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  • Jacobsen scoops first WSS pole position

    Today 12:24 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

    Today 12:21 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

    Today 10:04 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

    Yesterday 17:38 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

    Yesterday 17:37 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

    Yesterday 17:36 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

    Yesterday 17:35 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

    Yesterday 17:34 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

    Yesterday 17:32 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

    Yesterday 17:15 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

    Yesterday 17:08 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

    Yesterday 14:25 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

    Yesterday 09:42 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

    Yesterday 09:36 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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  • Biaggi leads after sole dry session in Sepang

    Yesterday 09:17 by Gordon Ritchie

    Biaggi leads after sole dry session in Sepang

    In a proverbial day of two halves a double WorldSBK champion shone as brightly as the Malaysian morning sun to lead the field of 22 riders on the time sheets, the only one that would count, at...

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  • Zanetti leads - then rain decends

    Yesterday 09:15 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

    Yesterday 09:11 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

    Yesterday 09:04 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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  • Moto3 recap: Round 3 - Argentina

    26 July 2015 by Steve English

    Moto3 recap: Round 3 - Argentina

    Fresh from a dominant win at COTA Danny Kent stretched his legs even further in Argentina and won by an incredible ten seconds at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Kent started from the front row but dropped...

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  • Moto2 recap: Round 3 - Argentina

    26 July 2015 by Steve English

    Moto2 recap: Round 3 - Argentina

    Johann Zarco took the second win of his Grand Prix career in Argentina after a dominant weekend that saw him cruise to victory ahead of the impressive rookie Alex Rins with Sam Lowes rounding out the...

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  • MotoGP recap: Round 3 - Argentina

    26 July 2015 by Steve English

    MotoGP recap: Round 3 - Argentina

    The Argentine Grand Prix will be remembered for the crash on the penultimate lap between Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi. Marquez had been in front but with Rossi on the charge the Italian was able...

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  • First Yamaha win at Suzuka since 1996

    26 July 2015 by Steve English

    First Yamaha win at Suzuka since 1996

    Bradley Smith, Pol Espargaro and Katsuyuki Nakasuga gave Yamaha their first Suzuka 8 Hours victory since 1996 after a superb race in Japan this morning. The Tech3 teammates partnered Yamaha factory...

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  • Casey Stoner crashes out of Suzuka 8 Hour

    26 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Casey Stoner crashes out of Suzuka 8 Hour

    Casey Stoner’s return to competitive motorcycle racing has lasted less than fifteen minutes, after he ran wide and crashed out at Degnar just minutes into his first run on the MuSHASi RT Honda...

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  • Bradley Smith's Suzuka diary: On the grid

    26 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Bradley Smith's Suzuka diary: On the grid

    The bikes and riders are on the grid for the start of the Suzuka 8 Hour - and we got the first of today's video diaries with Bradley Smith recorded right there in the middle of it!

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