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BSB bikes under development

Gary Pinchin, 13 February 2009 09:48

I’ve had the privilege to go behind the closed doors of some British Superbike team workshops this past couple of weeks, namely Relentless Suzuki, Cresent Suzuki, and Rob Mac Racing Yamaha and it’s fascinating to see the 2009 bikes gradually coming together. Two weeks ago the Relentless by TAS team were still waiting on swing-arms and suspension parts so their bike ...

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BSB well-placed to weather the storm

Gary Pinchin, 21 January 2009 16:34

“Is Jonathan Palmer completely delusional? He’s lost his best riders. The top guys left are all old. The teams are struggling like any other businesses. "Yet he’s predicting crowds will only drop off by 5% and says BSB won’t be affected by the recession. Interesting!” That was the emotional outburst I heard in the office from a non-racing person as ...

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Dakar Rally day 14: Simon Pavey blog

Michael Guy, 19 January 2009 11:43

Simon Pavey has finished in 42nd place on the final timed stage of the 2009 Dakar Rally to secure 68th overall and his fifth career finish of what is regarded as the toughest event in the world. The Australian has completed the penultimate Stage of the 16-day, off-road endurance event, finishing the Special Timed Stage in 42nd position and is ...

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Dakar Day 12 – Simon Pavey Blog

Michael Guy, 16 January 2009 11:39

Simon Pavey has reached the finish of the toughest day of the 2009 Argentina – Chile Dakar Rally. The BMW rider finished an impressive 45th in the extreme Stage 12 200km Special Timed Stage and now holds 73rd overall. Writing for MCN, Pavey said: “What a stage! The sand was so soft, that it seemed untrue. I started absolutely dead ...

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Dakar Rally day 10: Simon Pavey blog

Michael Guy, 14 January 2009 16:51

Simon Pavey was forced to ride 200km off-road with a flat tyre after his mousse blew, but through sheer determination managed to complete stage ten and as a result remains in the Dakar Rally. Writing for MCN Pavey said: “I have made it to the finish safely. The mouse blew in my tyre today, so I had to ride with ...

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Dakar day 10 – Simon Pavey blog

Michael Guy, 13 January 2009 14:08

BMW’s Simon Pavey got his Dakar back on track after suffering a crascked head gasket problem on day eight to post the the 34th quickest time on day tens special stage. Pavey’s impressive result has escalated him up to 47th in the overall standings. Writing for MCN, Pavey said: “I was obviously worried about whether or not we could fix the ...

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Dakar day 9: Simon Pavey blog

Michael Guy, 12 January 2009 10:17

After racing his BMW G650 Xchallenge almost 5,000 kilometres through to Stage 8 of the punishing 2009 Argentina – Chile Dakar Rally, Simon Pavey suffered his first major problem in the Rally. The World of BMW Off Road Skills Chief Instructor suffered bike problems from the start of today, but managed to nurse his motorcycle across the first stage in ...

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Dakar day 7 - Simon Pavey blog

Michael Guy, 10 January 2009 16:00

The World of BMW Off-Road Skills Chief Instructor Simon Pavey has impressively finished Day 7 of the Rally, riding 815km from Mendoza in Argentina and crossing the border to Chile to arrive in the bivouac in Valparaiso. Pavey finished the Special Timed Stage in a credible 58th position and is placed 49th overall in the Rally. Writing for MCN, Pavey ...

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Video: The special status of the North West 200

Gary Pinchin, 09 January 2009 15:26

Back in the office after two days in Northern Ireland, primarily for Thursday’s North West 200 launch and I was trying to explain just how the race is revered in the province. The launch festivities kicked off at around 10.00am but by then there were already pictures flying through cyber-space to serve websites worldwide of bikini-clad Miss Northern Ireland, draped ...

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BSB blog 2009 – plenty of sub plots

Gary Pinchin, 09 January 2009 14:34

It may be a long way off to the start of the British Superbike season – and it’ll seem even longer with a predicted cutback in pre-season testing. But that hasn’t stopped talk in the MCN office about BSB’s prospects for 2009. There’s no denying that in the past two seasons, BSB hasn’t just lost its top riders, it’s lost ...

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