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Yamaha YZF-R125 Cup launched in Italy

Rob Hull, 19 January 2009 15:19

A totally new single-make Italian race series has been launched in Italy at the Verona Motorcycle Show this weekend for the Yamaha YZF-R125. Budding Valentino Rossi wannabes between the age of 14 and 18 will get to race the single-cylinder four-strokes over five rounds in 2009 to encourage more youngster s to the sport. Participants get a reduced rate on ...

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Poll: Where would you prefer to see the British GP?

Rob Hull, 12 January 2009 14:12

With rumours of the British GP switching to Silverstone from Donington for 2010, we want to know what you think. Reports have emerged that Silverstone has offered to pay series organisers Dorna a higher sanction fee to host the biggest motorcycle race weekend of the year in the UK after the Northamptonshire circuit lost the rights to host Formula One to ...

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Dakar day 6 - Simon Pavey Blog

Rob Hull, 09 January 2009 10:44

World of BMW Off Road Skills Chief Instructor Simon Pavey has secured his best Special Stage result of the 2009 Argentina – Chile Dakar Rally on the sixth day of the event. Pavey was 34th overall in the 178km Special, on route from San Rafael to Mendoza in South America and now lies 42nd overall in the motorcycle category. Originally ...

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Harley-Davidson announce XR1200 prize money and tyre details

Rob Hull, 06 January 2009 10:18

Harley-Davidson has confirmed today that the one-make XR1200 series that will run as part of British Superbike weekends in 2009 will have Dunlop solely supplying tyres for the championship. Dunlop, who supply the OE tyres for the road going bike, will increase their presence in the domestic championship following BSB using Pirelli as a control tyre from last year. The ...

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The changing weight regulation timeline

Rob Hull, 31 December 2008 08:00

When British Superbike organisers adapted the minimum weight regulation for V-twins in May it sparked the biggest riot in recent BSB history. Here’s how it all happened. FebruaryJonathan Palmer becomes the commercial rights holder of BSB, taking over from Dorna UK. And with it comes a new set of MCRCB rules. May Shane Byrne’s 44 point leads to an announcement ...

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BSB Review: The moment that made us wince, in pictures

Rob Hull, 29 December 2008 08:00

One of the most unforgettable moments of the 2008 British Superbike campaign was this almighty off at Thruxton back in April. Do you think you’d be able to get up and walk away from being slammed in the face with a Rizla Suzuki? No, me neither. But that’s what Karl Harris did at the opening race weekend of the season ...

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BSB Review: Difficult first season for Atsushi Watanabe

Rob Hull, 28 December 2008 08:00

Atsushi Watanabe may have arrived in Britain with a glowing reference and a CV good enough to make any Superbike team salivate, but the two-time Japanese Superbike champion had a difficult opening campaign in the series. Fourteenth in the championship, 247 points shy of team-mate Tom Sykes and a best result all season of seventh at Cadwell Park was short ...

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BSB Review: Why Tom Sykes is the most promising

Rob Hull, 27 December 2008 09:00

Tom Sykes might have finished fourth in the championship, but a late performance surge and impressive wildcards made him one of the hottest properties to come out of BSB in 2008. Sykes had a torrid start to his 2008 title push. The 23-year old had two DNF’s in the first six races of the year – enough to hamper a ...

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Alistair Kennedy: Why we didn't go with Ducati

Rob Hull, 23 December 2008 10:30

Alistair Kennedy has spoken out about the decision to take North West 200 backing to Rob McElnea’s Yamaha team over forming his own squad and running Ducati machinery. Kennedy was contemplating setting up his own team around Michael Rutter for 2009 after a deal to run factory-backed Ducati’s fell out of bed. Kennedy was on the verge of sealing an ...

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Leon Camier takes on gold medal-winning cyclist

Rob Hull, 23 December 2008 10:00

Three-time British Superbike race winner Leon Camier took time out of his training regime to go head-to-head in a cycling contest with Beijing Olympic double gold winning sprinter, Jason Kenny. The pair were brought together at the Manchester Veledrome as part of an Airwaves Pro opportunity. Camier was set the task of spending a morning following Kenny’s strict cycling training ...

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