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  • Doohan/Schwantz: Honda should have placed Miller in factory team

    Today 15:04 by Matthew Birt

    Honda should have gambled on placing rising star Jack Miller alongside Marc Marquez in HRC’s official factory team in 2015. That’s the high-risk strategy that MotoGP legends Mick Doohan and Kevin Schwantz believe HRC bosses could have adopted considering the eagerness to fast track Miller out of Moto3 into the premier class. Miller has been headhunted by HRC and signed an unprecedented three-year...

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  • Kawasaki back in MotoGP?

    Yesterday 16:25 by Michael Guy

    Kawasaki back in MotoGP?

    Moto2 contender Dominique Aegerter is at Jerez today testing an evolution of the Avinta Kawasaki CRT bike used in 2014. The project appeared to have no official connection with the current factory...

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  • Luke Mossey kicks off 2015 BSB testing

    Yesterday 10:47 by Simon Patterson

    Luke Mossey kicks off 2015 BSB testing

    The first of the 2015 MCE British Superbike testing programmes has gotten underway in Spain, with Supersport graduate Luke Mossey taking to track at Cartagena on the Quattro Plant Teccare...

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  • Pata Honda unveil 2015 livery

    24 January 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Pata Honda unveil 2015 livery

    Pata Honda have unveiled their 2015 livery at the Verona Motorcycle Expo, with their pair of reigning World Champions in the form of Sylvain Guintoli and Michael van der Mark officially stepping out...

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  • Conor Cummins at the English Institute of Sport

    24 January 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Conor Cummins at the English Institute of Sport

    A host of top Honda Racing riders have been given a pre-season assessment at the English Institute for Sport ahead of the beginning of their 2015 campaigns. BSB riders Jason O’Halloran and Dan Linfoot...

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  • Camier now waits for Australia

    23 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Camier now waits for Australia

    As one of the smaller manufacturers in WSB racing MV Agusta has not got the resources of some other teams but it is a full factory effort in 2015, with one rider to focus on in the tall shape of Leon...

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  • True Heroes Racing to expand in BSB

    23 January 2015 by Simon Patterson

    True Heroes Racing to expand in BSB

    True Heroes Racing, the team set up to support injured servicemen with a return to civilian life, will expand their presence in the MCE British Superbike paddock for 2015, going from one bike in the...

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  • R&G become official BSB crash protection

    23 January 2015 by Simon Patterson

    R&G become official BSB crash protection

    R&G will become the official crash protection provider for the 2015 MCE British Superbike season, after a deal signed with oprganisers MSV to bring the Hampshire supplier into the paddock on...

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  • Mugello safety works underway

    23 January 2015 by Matthew Birt

    Mugello safety works underway

    The fast and technical Mugello track in Italy is currently undergoing numerous safety upgrades. Work to improve and extend run-off in several corners of the spectacular Ferrari-owned track has...

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  • Haslam fastest in final day rush at Portimao

    23 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Haslam fastest in final day rush at Portimao

    The weather was usually unkind at the well-attended two-day Portimao tests in Portugal, but there was enough in the track later in the final dry afternoon to allow Leon Haslam (Red Devils Aprilia) to...

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  • One hour more for Portimao tests

    22 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    One hour more for Portimao tests

    After two red flags in the final afternoon a request from the teams testing at Portimao was granted and they got the chance to run on from the scheduled finish at 5pm to what will now be 6pm. For many...

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  • Wrist injury healing up for rookie Mercado

    22 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Wrist injury healing up for rookie Mercado

    One-man Barni Racing team member Leandro Mercado is still carrying the effects of a recent left wrist injury, suffered in winter tests in 2014, but is making progress after having a pin removed from...

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  • Knighter hits out at ‘lazy’ opposition

    22 January 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Knighter hits out at ‘lazy’ opposition

    Manx enduro legend David Knight has hit out at his Enduro World Championship rivals, branding them ‘lazy’ for failing to exploit the opportunity to improve in the winter indoor SuperEnduro...

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  • New Hero EBR team takes first European steps

    22 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    New Hero EBR team takes first European steps

    The Hero EBR squad, brought over to Europe this year as a much-more directly controlled American-based outfit, is making its first test outside of the USA at Portimao, with riders Larry Pegram and...

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  • Roczen wins again as Reed causes controversy

    22 January 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Roczen wins again as Reed causes controversy

    Ken Roczen has made it two from the AMA Supercross championship’s visits to Anaheim this year, winning the third round of the series to make it two from three so far for the German. But the real buzz...

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  • Andrea Iannone never looked to quit Ducati

    22 January 2015 by Matthew Birt

    Andrea Iannone never looked to quit Ducati

    Andrea Iannone reckons he’d have been ‘stupid’ to quit Ducati just when the Bologna factory is embarking on a radical re-design of its struggling Desmosedici machine. The Italian has been promoted to...

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  • Hero EBR rider Canepa tests again

    21 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Hero EBR rider Canepa tests again

    Before the Portimao weather changes halted his progress new Hero EBR rider Niccolo Canepa enjoyed some track time on his big vee twin 1190 RX, after a recent test in the USA. With team manager the...

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  • Biaggi tests MotoGP electronics then crashes

    21 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Biaggi tests MotoGP electronics then crashes

    MotoGP and WSB legend Max Biaggi joined 2015 Red Devils Aprilia riders Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres on track at the first day of wet and dry Portimao testing - but his mission was not to help with the...

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  • Denning Explains New Tyco Link

    21 January 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Denning Explains New Tyco Link

    The Crescent Suzuki team had formed a new partnership with international security products brand Tyco, but the deal according to team principal Paul Denning is not for title sponsorship. “The team...

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