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  • Hopkins to replace Smrz for remainder of 2015

    Yesterday 16:42 by Simon Patterson

    Hopkins to replace Smrz for remainder of 2015

    John Hopkins will replace Jakub Smrz at Moto Rapido Ducati for the remainder of the 2015 MCE British Superbike season. The news comes as expected, after the American made impressive progress with the...

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  • Brookes doubles up at Thruxton

    02 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes doubles up at Thruxton

    Josh Brookes has extended his lead in the MCE British Superbike championship by backing up his opening race victory at Thruxton by taking the win in the second race of the day. The Australian took the...

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  • Jacobsen wins first WSS race in Malaysia

    02 August 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Jacobsen wins first WSS race in Malaysia

    Patrick Jacobsen (Core” Motorsport Thailand Honda) won the 14-lap WSS race from the front at Sepang but had to overcome a last corner attack from Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) to do...

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  • Brookes blitzes for Thruxton pole

    01 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes blitzes for Thruxton pole

    Josh Brookes has blitzed his MCE British Superbike opposition for pole position at Thruxton, taking the top spot by 0.2 from a surprise front row of John Hopkins and Luke Mossey. “I am really happy...

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  • Bradl confirmed at Aprilia

    01 August 2015 by Steve English

    Bradl confirmed at Aprilia

    Aprilia confirmed that Stefan Bradl will race for the squad for the rest of the 2015 season. The German was released from his Forward Racing contract yesterday and it was only a matter of time until...

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  • Jacobsen scoops first WSS pole position

    01 August 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Jacobsen scoops first WSS pole position

    As has been the recent norm in WSS racing, the big three - Patrick Jacobsen (Core” Motorsport Thailand Honda), Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) and Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse)...

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  • Sykes on Sepang pole

    01 August 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes on Sepang pole

    A strong session in Superpole for riders on several types of machinery finally delivered the best starting spot for Sunday’s two 16-lap races to second best Superpole rider ever, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki...

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  • Versatile Ray to make Grand Prix debut

    01 August 2015 by Steve English

    Versatile Ray to make Grand Prix debut

    Bradley Ray has raced in Spanish Moto2, British Superstock 600 and British Motostar championships this year and now the former Red Bull Rookies race winner will make his Grand Prix debut as a wildcard...

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  • Sykes praises Sepang

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes praises Sepang

    Tom Sykes (KRT) was one of the few riders who did not go out in the wet second sessions on Friday, but he had no regrets about the decision. “It was a shame to have one session wiped off the...

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  • Biaggi leads Friday dry session

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Biaggi leads Friday dry session

    Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) belted out a fastest lap of day one in Sepang, leading him riders half his age again, as he did on day one at Misano. But he was not overly optimistic of his race day...

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  • Rea thinking results first, series second

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rea thinking results first, series second

    Jonathan Rea could wrap-up the 2015 FIM Superbike World Championship at Sepang, but on Friday he was trying to think of the weekend as two races, not the potential highpoint of his career to...

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  • Van der Mark speaks futurism

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Van der Mark speaks futurism

    According to rumours Pata Honda WSB rookie Michael van der Mark is on his way to MotoGP in 2016, but according to the rider himself – who has a two-year contract with Honda Europe to ride in WSB –...

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  • Davies digs In early

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies digs In early

    After a superb double win for his Aruba.it Racing Ducati WSB team in America last time out Chaz Davies made a good early start at Sepang, second in the dry, even if he hardly went out at all in...

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  • Busy Lowes Continues Laguna Form

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Busy Lowes Continues Laguna Form

    A particularly hard-working rider at Sepang was Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) who had done the Laguna WorldSBK round two weekends before, then competed in the Suzuka 8-hour for the first time...

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  • Byrne confident despite slow times

    31 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne confident despite slow times

    Defending MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne is relaxed despite finishing the opening day at Thruxton a distant twelfth place. Working on tyre life instead of single lap pace, the four-time...

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  • Brookes tops opening day at Thruxton

    31 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes tops opening day at Thruxton

    Josh Brookes has topped the opening day of the Thruxton round of the MCE British Superbike Championship, taking the top spot from a surprise performance form John Hopkins on the Moto Rapido Ducati,...

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  • Jenkinson to replace Parkes for Thruxton BSB

    31 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Jenkinson to replace Parkes for Thruxton BSB

    National Superstock 1000 rider Adam Jenkinson will replace Broc Parkes on the Milwaukee Yamaha for this weekend’s Thruxton MCE British Superbike round. The Australian is struggling with the...

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  • Elias to replace Abraham at Indy

    31 July 2015 by Steve English

    Elias to replace Abraham at Indy

    Toni Elias will deputise for Karel Abraham at next weekend's Indianapolis Grand Prix with the Czech rider once again sitting out due to injury. Abraham fractured his toe in Catalunya and the team...

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  • Bradl confirms Aprilia interest

    31 July 2015 by Steve English

    Bradl confirms Aprilia interest

    With Forward Racing not taking part in next weekend's Indianapolis Grand Prix Stefan Bradl has been confirmed fit to race and is now on the lookout for a new ride. The German, a former Moto2 world...

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  • Zanetti leads - then rain decends

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Zanetti leads - then rain decends

    Lorenzo Zanetti (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) finished on top of the first day time sheets at the Sepang round of the FIM Supersport World Championship with a 2’09.235 lap set in the dry conditions of the...

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  • Biaggi speaks testing future

    31 July 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Biaggi speaks testing future

    Regular Aprilia test rider and Sepang wild card Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) spoke at Sepang about his potential future role for Aprilia as a test rider. “Nothing is clear, because the factory...

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  • Mahindra takes squad of customer squad policy

    31 July 2015 by Steve English

    Mahindra takes squad of customer squad policy

    Hahindra has had a challenging start to 2015 with Francessco Bagnaia tenth in the standings their leading rider. This year the team took a very different approach to racing and instead of running a...

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  • HRC admit fault for Stoner Suzuka crash

    30 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    HRC admit fault for Stoner Suzuka crash

    Honda Racing Corporation have admitted in the aftermath of last week’s Suzuka 8 Hour that Casey Stoner’s high-speed crash was the fault of a mechanical failure on the MuSASHi RT Fireblade and not the...

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  • Zarco: 65 point advantage is incredible

    29 July 2015 by Steve English

    Zarco: 65 point advantage is incredible

    Johann Zarco has enjoyed a superb first half of 2015 and the Frenchman has put himself into a great position to win a first world title having won three races so far. With nine races remaining the Ajo...

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  • Moto3 recap: Round 4 - Spain

    27 July 2015 by Steve English

    Moto3 recap: Round 4 - Spain

    Danny Kent won his third race on the bounce but whereas COTA and Argentina were dominant wins he had to claw for it in Jerez. The last lap came down to a classic Jerez fight and Kent came out on...

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  • Moto2 recap: Round 4 - Spain

    27 July 2015 by Steve English

    Moto2 recap: Round 4 - Spain

    Jonas Folger claimed his second win of the year by dominating the latter stages of the Spanish Grand Prix. The German took advantage of the fight for second with Tito Rabat and Johann Zarco battling...

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  • MotoGP recap: Round 4 - Spain

    27 July 2015 by Steve English

    MotoGP recap: Round 4 - Spain

    Jorge Lorenzo got his title campaign back on track with the first of four consecutive wins. Lorenzo was dominant at Jerez and afterwards he took advantage of the opportunity to remind everyone that...

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  • Forward to sit out Indy

    27 July 2015 by Steve English

    Forward to sit out Indy

    Forward Racing will miss the next round of the MotoGP world championship in Indianapolis. The team cited lost sponsorship as their primary reason but with financial authorities in Switzerland having...

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