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Eugene Laverty is Irish Motorcyclist of the Year

Stephen Davison, 13 December 2010 15:27

Eugene Laverty has won the coveted Irish Motorcyclist of the Year award. The World Supersport runner-up edged out WSB star Jonathan Rea and Irish national road racer Ryan Farquhar. Final standings:  1st Eugene Laverty2nd Jonathan Rea3rd Ryan Farquhar4th Michael Laverty5th Marshall Neill6th Alistair Seeley7th Michael Dunlop8th Robert Hamilton Other awards:Off Road Rider of the Year - Robert HamiltonMost Promising Off ...

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Moto2 bikes humbled by World Supersport at Valencia test

Michael Guy, 11 December 2009 10:50

After two days of testing in Valencia alongside Ten Kate Honda’s world Supersport team, it appears that the current Moto2 teams are not yet going as fast as expected. Despite running prototype chassis, top specification suspension, brakes and having world class riders onboard, the fastest true Moto2 bike was 1.6 seconds adrift of Kenan Sofuoglu onboard his production based CBR600RR. ...

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Honda is a work in progress for Lavilla

Michael Guy, 23 January 2008 18:04

Former BSB Champion Gregorio Lavilla continued his transition to the Paul Bird Honda CBR1000RR he’ll ride in WSB this season with his second test on the bike in Almeria, Spain. Having tested at Jerez in December, Lavilla has three days in Almeria before heading to Qatar for a further two day test one week before the opening race at the Doha circuit. ...

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World Superbikes: Exclusive interview with Carlos Checa on his move from MotoGP in this week's MCN

Michael Guy, 21 December 2007 09:00

With his first test completed, Carlos Checa believes that his decision to quit MotoGP and join Ten Kate Honda in World Superbikes is the best decision of his life. Carlos Checa has followed fellow MotoGP refugee Max Biaggi to World Superbikes after enduring a nightmare two seasons in the premier class with the Dunlop shod Yamaha Tech 3 team in ...

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World Superbikes: Makoto Tamada in potential World Superbikes switch

Michael Guy, 29 November 2007 10:34

Makoto Tamada looks odds on for a dramatic switch to World Superbikes with the factory backed Kawasaki PSG-1 squad in 2008. Tamada shot to fame when he won three races in World Superbikes at Sugo as a wildcard onboard a Honda. Later he looked set to become a big player in MotoGP after seriously impressing in 2004 taking two wins ...

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World Supersport: Jonathan Rea on the mend

Michael Guy, 16 November 2007 10:48

After leaving his sick bed to collect the Joey Dunlop Trophy as NGK Irish Motorcyclist of the year award, last week, Jonathan Rea is continuing to make a good recovery and remains focussed on regaining full fitness for 2008. Jonathan Rea underwent Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction in his right knee after the final round of the British Superbike championship ...

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Breaking motorcycle news: James Toseland's MotoGP future - decision imminent

Michael Guy, 01 August 2007 14:20

Rumours are breaking out all over the racing world right now that World Superbike rider James Toseland has just signed for Tech 3, to ride their machine in MotoGP next year.  Although nobody will actually confirm any details until later this afternoon, MCN’s World Superbike reporter Michael Guy has been told by an unnamed source that James Toseland and his ...

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Suzuka: James Toseland crashes out of Suzuka 8-hour

Michael Guy, 29 July 2007 18:54

James Toseland crashed out of the Suzuka 8-hour race just three laps into his first stint forcing the number one Honda squad out of the race and ending his dream of victory in the prestigious event. Toseland and his team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari were lying in second position after starting the race in fourth place, but it all went wrong for ...

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Jordan bosses bike team

Anonymous, 01 January 2005 00:00

American basketball legend and sometime film star Michael Jordan has announced he will run a team of Suzuki GSX-R1000s in the AMA Superbike championship. Keen biker Jordan owns a Ducati 998 and 999 amongst others, and the six foot six sportsman recently tried the two-seater Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP bike for size at the Valencia GP in 2004. Riders will be ...

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