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Cal Crutchlow in second Suzuka test assault

Rob Hull, 07 July 2008 15:27

HM Plant Honda’s Cal Crutchlow is currently in Japan ready for his second Suzuka test with Moriwaki ahead of the Eight Hour. The 22-year old from Coventry had a successful test and 300K race at Suzuka back in June, and has returned ahead of preparations for the Eight Hour on July 29. He’ll be out on track tomorrow and Wednesday ...

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Mallory Park British Superbikes: Electronics development costs James Ellison

Rob Hull, 30 June 2008 14:18

James Ellison’s decision to test a new traction control system on his number two bike during practice and qualifying for the Mallory Park round of British Superbikes cost the former MotoGP rider dear come race day. Ellison has two machines in the Hydrex Honda squad – one with HRC kit electronics that he’s used all season and the second with Pectel electronics as ...

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Donington Park MotoGP: Valentino Rossi reflects on 200th GP

Rob Hull, 22 June 2008 23:35

Valentino Rossi was less than enthused by having to settle for second place at Donington Park in his 200th MotoGP start. The seven-time World Champion couldn’t match the pace of the reigning World Champ, and was left to partake in yet another Pedrosa versus Rossi epic battle to decide on second spot. And it was the Italian who won through, ...

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Donington Park MotoGP: John Hopkins unable to hide frustrations

Rob Hull, 22 June 2008 21:25

Factory Kawasaki rider John Hopkins had yet another MotoGP weekend to forget, retiring from his third race out of the last four. Hopkins was one of the unlucky riders who got caught up at the first turn with James Tosleands unexpected high-side, and after battling his way back into contention suffered yet another mechanical failure. “It’s difficult to express how ...

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Donington Park MotoGP: Scott Redding wins British 125 Grand Prix

Rob Hull, 22 June 2008 12:57

Scott Redding has become the first Brit rider to win a 125 GP since Chas Mortimer in 1973 with an incredible victory making him the youngest rider in history to win a Grand Prix! The 15-year old sent a massive home crowd wild with a stunning victory performance. Redding, who also became the youngest rider in history to qualify on ...

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Donington Park British Superbikes: Leon Haslam quickest in stoppage-ridden Free Practice 2

Rob Hull, 24 May 2008 17:05

Leon Haslam has started his home British Superbike round as he means to go on, putting in the fastest time of the opening day at Donington Park this bank-holiday weekend with a 1.32.152. Haslam set the time in the second free practice session which was hit by two red flag incidents, both involving Riders Racing’s Martin Jessopp. Martin Jessopp crashed ...

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British Superbikes: Airwaves Ducati pull out of Donington Park round

Rob Hull, 20 May 2008 18:58

British Superbike Championship leaders Airwaves Ducati will not be racing at Donington Park for round four of the season due to concerns over extra weight being added to their machines. Team Owner Darrell Healey has withdrawn the team who lead both the riders and teams standings, due to a safety concern with the recently added regulation. It was announced on ...

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Oulton Park British Superbikes: Leon Haslam docked race two points

Rob Hull, 06 May 2008 09:52

HM Plant Honda’s Leon Haslam has been stripped of his fourth place position in race two by British Superbike organisers after he was deemed to have ridden carelessly in the course of a meeting. Haslam and Sykes clashed for the second race weekend in a row as the pair battled for the lead of race two at Oulton Park. The ...

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British Superbikes: Atsushi Watanabe slips in Oulton trackday

Rob Hull, 01 May 2008 15:37

Atsushi Watanabe has squeezed in a quick trackday at Oulton Park just a couple of days before the BSB field rolls into paddock at the Cheshire circuit. The two-time Japanese Superbike Champion is attempting to get to as many tracks as possible before having to run there in BSB to get a taste of what each circuit is about. But ...

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British Supersport: Gearlink Kawasaki head to Oulton Park on a high

Rob Hull, 30 April 2008 16:09

After securing a podium finish at the first race of the season at Thruxton a fortnight ago, the Gearlink Kawasaki squad is looking to better that result this weekend and Thruxton. Team Owner and Manager Michael De Bidaph said: “I was delighted with our results from Thruxton but we must now turn our attention to Oulton Park and focus on ...

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