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WSB extend Pirelli tyre contract until 2018

Simon Patterson, 11 September 2014 11:04

World Superbike organisers have extended their one-make tyre deal with Pirelli until the end of the 2018 season, extending the deal until its fifteenth year. Javier Alonso, WSBK Executive Director said: “We are glad to continue with Pirelli for a further three seasons. This renewal testifies our excellent relationship with the Italian company, a partnership for more than a decade ...

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BSB to launch KTM 390 Cup?

Simon Patterson, 06 August 2014 10:04

KTM UK are currently in talks with MCE British Superbike organinsers MSV about the potential of seeing the Austrain’s new RC390, aimed at new riders, headlining a one-make series for 2015 in the BSB paddock. The 375cc RC390 is a sports bike designed to meet the new A2 licence criteria, and makes 44bhp as standard. A similar race series suing ...

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Haslam with 'lots still to do' despite Suzuka provisional pole

Simon Patterson, 25 July 2014 17:23

Leon Haslam says that despite teammate Michael van der Mar putting their Musashi Honda team on provisional pole for Sunday’s Suzuka 8hr race, the Derbyshire man still has a lot of work to do to find the sort of times he wants to be running at Honda’s home track. "We’re still playing big catch up. I didn’t do any of ...

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Ten Kate blasts Pirelli for inconsistent tyres

Michael Guy, 02 April 2012 10:11

Ten Kate Honda boss Ronald ten Kate has raised serious concerns over the performance of the Pirelli tyres used in World Supersport after his rider Broc Parkes was ruled out of a potential podium finish at Imola. Parkes who finished third in Australia last month saw any chance of a repeat performance end within the first three laps of the ...

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Michelin control tyre for Spanish Moto2

MCN Sportsdesk, 22 January 2010 10:21

Michelin has become the official and exclusive tyre supplier to the Spanish Speed Championship’s newly-created Moto2 category. The deal is for a period of three seasons. Struck jointly with Spain’s motorcycling governing body and with the championship’s promoter, DORNA, this agreement will permit Michelin to increase the awareness of its products via this fiercely fought series. “Our presence in Moto2 ...

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Ducati Challenge dates announced

MCN Sports Desk, 11 December 2009 13:48

The dates and venues have now been announced for the inaugural Ducati 848 Challenge race series which will be held over eight rounds including two televised BSB rounds and two overseas rounds at Misano and Assen. New Era Motorcycle Club, in association with Ducati UK and Chris Bushell (Ducati Desmo Due series organiser), have joined forces to launch this prestigious ...

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Ducati UK launch 848 race series

MCN Sports Desk, 25 November 2009 10:35

Ducati UK and New Era Motorcycle Club have joined forces to launch a prestigious ‘one-make series’ based on the stunning Ducati 848. Ducati 848s for sale The 848 Challenge will be run over eight rounds, six in the UK and two in Europe incorporating four world championship circuits. Each of the UK rounds will host two races. Misano will also ...

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Gary Johnson’s Scarborough learning curve

Gary Pinchin, 22 September 2009 12:52

Gary Johnson was racing his own Honda at Scarborough, the same bike he’s run in the last two National Superstock rounds at BSB meetings. Johnson said: “The last time I came to Scarborough was in 2007 on a friend’s road bike so this is my first Scarborough on a proper racing machine. “I’ve never braked so hard, so many times ...

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British GP Tech Blog: Playing catch-up

Gary Pinchin, 26 July 2009 10:58

After Friday’s rain-hit free practice, the MotoGP teams faced a race against time to fine the perfect set-up for Sunday’s race. There were two dry sessions on Saturday. Free practice in the morning it was back to basics, to get the initial setup guesses they had come to Donington with confirmed (or not) and then they set to work, where ...

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Tuxworth talks BSB cost-cutting

Gary Pinchin, 19 February 2009 09:38

In this week’s MCN we go behind the scenes at the HM Plant Honda team workshops in Louth to talk to the team about their 2009 race bikes. We also talked to team boss Neil Tuxworth about what he thinks the true costs are for the majority of top teams chasing the BSB title. The team have had budget cuts ...


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