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  • Pole for Lowes with new lap record

    Today 16:19 by Steve English

    Pole for Lowes with new lap record

    Sam Lowes claimed his second pole position of the year at Mugello and the Englishman will have his sights firmly set on adding to his victory at COTA earlier in the year. The Speed Up rider has been...

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  • Hernandez knocks Marquez out of QP2

    Today 13:31 by Steve English

    Hernandez knocks Marquez out of QP2

    Yonny Hernandez caused a stir by setting the fastest time in QP1 and knocking Marc Marquez out of the top two places in the session. As a result the Columbian and Aleix Espargaro made it through to...

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  • Dovi leads the way as Marquez crashes

    Today 13:03 by Steve English

    Dovi leads the way as Marquez crashes

    At the end of a typically informative  FP4 session Andrea Dovizioso set the fastest time to lead the way from Dani Pedrosa at Mugello. Pedrosa had set the pace for most of the session and looked...

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  • Kent smashes lap record for pole at Mugello

    Today 12:23 by Steve English

    Kent smashes lap record for pole at Mugello

    Danny Kent threw down a gauntlet to the rest of the Moto3 field by storming to a dominant pole position at Mugello. Kent felt so comfortable with his time that he elected to come into the pits with...

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  • Rabat fastest from Lowes and Zarco

    Today 10:43 by Steve English

    Rabat fastest from Lowes and Zarco

    A late lap from Tito Rabat saw the reigning world champion break the lap record at Mugello for the Moto2 class. Rabat ended the session two tenths faster than Sam Lowes and Johann Zarco. The top three...

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  • Marquez misses out on QP2

    Today 10:15 by Steve English

    Marquez misses out on QP2

    Marc Marquez will have to make it through QP1 this afternoon after finishing outside the top ten in the combined times from the first three practice sessions. Marquez missed out by nine thousands of a...

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  • Quartararo quickest ahead of qualifying

    Today 10:10 by Steve English

    Quartararo quickest ahead of qualifying

    On his first visit to Mugello Fabio Quartararo set the pace ahead of qualifying with the French rookie two tenths faster than Miguel Oliveira and Danny Kent. Kent is the only rider to have been inside...

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  • Yamaha riders weigh in on Ducati

    Today 08:02 by Steve English

    Yamaha riders weigh in on Ducati

    At Le Mans the top speed of the Ducati saw Andrea Iannone blast past Marc Marquez at will on the pit straight during their late race battle and with the fastest top speeds of the year reached at...

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  • Lorenzo looking strong after day one

    Yesterday 17:27 by Steve English

    Lorenzo looking strong after day one

    Jorge Lorenzo was second fastest today and showed the potential to continue his strong run of form at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. Lorenzo has always been strong at Mugello and while he could...

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  • Ducati looking strong but need another step

    Yesterday 17:19 by Steve English

    Ducati looking strong but need another step

    Andrea Dovizioso topped the times on an impressive opening day for Ducati with the Italian leading the way ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Iannone. Having tested at Mugello before the French Grand...

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  • Dovi consolidates pace to lead FP2

    Yesterday 14:05 by Steve English

    Dovi consolidates pace to lead FP2

    Andrea Dovizioso consolidated his place at the top of the times in FP2 with the Italian leading the way from Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo. Dovizioso was able to consistently lap in the 1m48's and...

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  • Dominace from Antonelli in FP2

    Yesterday 13:50 by Steve English

    Dominace from Antonelli in FP2

    Niccolo Antonelli followed up his strong French GP with a superb start to his home Grand Prix with the Italian topping the timesheet in the afternoon by over half a second from Efren Vazquez.

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  • Lowes fastest and looking to make next step

    Yesterday 11:01 by Steve English

    Lowes fastest and looking to make next step

    Sam Lowes has made a strong start to his Italian Grand Prix weekend by leading the times after opening practice at Mugello. The Speed Up rider was 0.005s faster than Thomas Luthi with Tito Rabat...

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  • Bastianini fastest in FP1

    Yesterday 10:04 by Steve English

    Bastianini fastest in FP1

    Enea Bastianini led the way after opening practice with Danny Kent second fastest but trailing the Gresini rider by three tenths of a second. Niccolo Antonelli was a further two tenths adrift with...

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  • Rossi and Lorenzo grow to accept each other

    Yesterday 07:53 by Steve English

    Rossi and Lorenzo grow to accept each other

    Valentino Rossi's title challenge will be put to the test this weekend at his home Grand Prix. Rossi was the past master of Mugello with an unbeaten run of eight years but recently Jorge Lorenzo has...

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  • Reaction to Smith and Espargaro racing at Suzuka

    28 May 2015 by Steve English

    Bradley Smith claimed the headlines this week with news of his Suzuka 8 Hours debut alongside his Tech3 teammate, Pol Espargaro, and both riders are looking forward to the challenge. "It's something that I've wanted to do for a while and from when I signed with Yamaha I wanted to ride it and they always told me that I was on the list of riders," said Smith. "They said that they'd let me know when...

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  • Espargaro to race through the pain

    28 May 2015 by Steve English

    Espargaro to race through the pain

    Aleix Espargaro plans to race this weekend at Mugello with the Spaniard confident that despite having recently undergone surgery on his left wrist that he'll be fit enough to compete at the Italian...

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  • TT nominated for USA Today 10Best award

    28 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    TT nominated for USA Today 10Best award

    The Isle of Man TT has been nominated for a 10Best award by prestigious newspaper USA Today. The event joins US events like the Indy 500 and the Baja 1000, as well as international races like the Le...

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  • Taz Taylor hunting for Silverstone sponsorship

    28 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Taz Taylor hunting for Silverstone sponsorship

    British Motostar championship leader Taz Taylor is currently in the hunt for a wildcard sponsor for the British round of the Moto3 championship later this season at Silverstone. The seventeen year old...

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  • Smith talks Suzuka 8 Hours

    28 May 2015 by Steve English

    Smith talks Suzuka 8 Hours

    "Suzuka is something that's been calling my name for quite a while" was how Bradley Smith explained why he's decided to take on the challenge of the fabled 8 Hours race this year. The Tech3 Yamaha...

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  • Linfoot back on track after injury absence

    28 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Linfoot back on track after injury absence

    Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot has returned to track in the MCE British Superbike championship after his five-week enforced absence as he recovered from a broken wrist. The Yorkshireman broke the wrist on...

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  • Brookes blitzes lap record at Snetterton

    27 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes blitzes lap record at Snetterton

    Josh Brookes has blitzed another MCE British Superbike lap record in testing, with the Milwaukee Yamaha rider becoming the only rider ever to lap the new configuration at Snetterton faster than 1:47...

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  • Brookes tops opening day of Snett test

    27 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Milwaukee Yamaha rider Josh Brookes has topped the opening day of the two-day MCE British Superbike test at Snetterton, going under the lap record at the Norfolk circuit as the first major upgrade parts for the new R1 arrived for him. Using a new fuel tank designed to lower the centre of gravity of the bike, he was able to finish the day with a new unofficial lap record of 1:47.176, 0.4 ahead of...

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  • Sykes doubles up at Donington

    24 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes doubles up at Donington

    Tom Sykes (KRT) put on his best weekend of the year to record his second win of the day at home in Donington Park, running out 9.772 seconds ahead of his team-mate Jonathan Rea (KRT). Rea had almost...

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  • Speedway: Woffinden wins in Prague

    24 May 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Speedway: Woffinden wins in Prague

    Tai Woffinden won last night’s Czech speedway Grand Prix in Prague to cement his position at the top of the world championship standings. The Brit was fast all night, but saved his best starts for the...

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  • Sofuoglu takes Donington win

    24 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sofuoglu takes Donington win

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) scored yet another win in the WSS class but he had his hands full with early leader Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) and British wild card Kyle Ryde...

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  • Sykes takes first clear win of 2015

    24 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes takes first clear win of 2015

    Race One at Donington was a two-man fight between KRT team-mates Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea, in what was an occasionally over-aggressive battle for supremacy that kept the crowd’s attention for most...

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  • Twenty six up for Sykes at Donington

    23 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Twenty six up for Sykes at Donington

    Superpole at Donington got underway at noon, thanks to the unusual schedule at this round, with Tom Sykes (KRT) taking his 26th career Superpole win with a new track best of 1’27.071. Jonathan Rea...

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  • Sykes breaks away to top day one

    22 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Sykes breaks away to top day one

    Tom Sykes has broken clear of the chasing field to take a clear top spot on the opening day of his home round of the World Superbike championship at Donington Park. The former World Champion finished...

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