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  • Obituary: Colin Appleyard

    Yesterday 08:38 by Stuart Higgs

    Obituary: Colin Appleyard

    Colin Appleyard MBE, who passed away this afternoon, was a typical Yorkshireman - hard headed in business, a great lover and supporter of his sporting passion of motorcycle racing, and a gentle giant...

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  • Stage is set for close Ulster Grand Prix

    30 June 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Stage is set for close Ulster Grand Prix

    Noel Johnston, Clerk of the Course at the Ulster Grand Prix, says the stage is set for some of the closest racing in years at the Northern Irish event, as a host of top stars confirm their attendance...

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  • Guintoli: We need to improve

    30 June 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Guintoli: We need to improve

    Reigning World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli has admitted that his Pata Honda World Superbike team have to find improvements from the CBR1000RR before long, after a difficult start to his first...

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  • Espargaro calls for more power from Suzuki

    30 June 2015 by Steve English

    Espargaro calls for more power from Suzuki

    Aleix Espargaro faded to the lower reaches of the open in Assen after a difficult race for the front row starter. Despite entering the first corner in second place Espargaro was unable to offer...

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  • Clutch and brake problems for Pedrosa

    30 June 2015 by Steve English

     Clutch and brake problems for Pedrosa

    Dani Pedrosa crashed on race day morning in Assen and had to settle for eighth at the flag after a difficult day at the Dutch TT. The crash left his preferred race bike badly damaged and at the start...

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  • Ajo's incredible escape!

    30 June 2015 by Steve English

    Ajo's incredible escape!

    Niki Ajo channeled his inner Randy Mamola at Assen after an incredible last lap save saw the Finn roll across the finish line alongside his Moto3 machine. Having ridden his bucking KTM across the line...

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  • Bradl in doubt for Germany after surgery

    30 June 2015 by Steve English

    Bradl in doubt for Germany after surgery

    With his home Grand Prix next on the calendar Stefan Bradl faces a race against time to be fit for Sachsenring. The German crashed during the race at Assen and fractured his right scaphoid. The injury...

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  • Difficult Dutch weekend for Ducati

    29 June 2015 by Steve English

    Difficult Dutch weekend for Ducati

    Assen was a difficult race for the Ducati squad with Andrea Iannone able to salvage a top five finish despite suffering from braking problems. Andrea Dovizioso wasn’t so lucky with the Italian...

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  • Jamie Hamilton making progress after TT crash

    29 June 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Jamie Hamilton making progress after TT crash

    Jamie Hamilton is continuing to make progress after his crash at the 2015 Isle of Man TT races, with the Cookstown BE Racing rider transferred last week from hospital in England back to Northern...

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  • Linfoot making progress with return from injury

    29 June 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Linfoot making progress with return from injury

    Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot says he’s happy with the progress he made at the Snetterton round of the CME British Superbike Championship last weekend, his first round back after breaking his wrist at...

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  • Rossi and Marquez serve up a classic!

    27 June 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi and Marquez serve up a classic!

    Valentino Rossi took the 111th win of his career after a superbly judged fight with Marc Marquez for the win. The duo were in a class of their own but when Rossi moved past with three laps to go there...

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  • Zarco wins again

    27 June 2015 by Steve English

    Zarco wins again

    Johann Zarco extended his Moto2 championship lead to 45 points from Tito Rabat after a well judged victory in a shortened Dutch TT. The race was reduced to 16 laps after a crash at the start by Luis...

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  • Oliviera wins a thriller!

    27 June 2015 by Steve English

    Oliviera wins a thriller!

    Miguel Oliviera claimed a thrilling Moto3 victory at Assen with the Portuguese rider taking the second victory of his career from Fabio Quartararo and Danny Kent. The race distilled into a battle at...

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  • Easton confident for home race

    27 June 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Easton confident for home race

    Stuart Easton says he’s looking forward to getting to his home round of the MCE British Superbike championship at Knockhill, after getting his least favourite track of the season out of the way last...

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  • Marquez sets pace in warmup

    27 June 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez sets pace in warmup

    Marc Marquez showed his potential for today's Dutch TT by topping the times in morning warmup by over four tenths of a second from Valentino Rossi. Marquez has had the speed this weekend to contend...

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  • Zarco fastest in warmup

    27 June 2015 by Steve English

    Zarco fastest in warmup

    Moto2 has been about three men all wekeend-Johann Zarco, Tito Rabat and Sam Lowes-and while Simone Corsi was able to get amongst them this morning there's little indicators to expect the podium fight...

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  • Kent leads way in warmup

    27 June 2015 by Steve English

    Kent leads way in warmup

    After qualifying off the front row Danny Kent said that he was confident in his race pace and this morning's warmup was a clear indication that he will be the man to beat this afternoon. Kent was...

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  • Ducati to lose concessions from 2016

    27 June 2015 by Steve English

    Ducati to lose concessions from 2016

    Ducati will lose all concessions for 2016 with an announcement today by the Grand Prix Commission stating that "any team that scores six concession points in wet or dry will lose all concessions for...

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  • "So important" for Rossi to claim pole

    26 June 2015 by Steve English

    "So important" for Rossi to claim pole

    Valentino Rossi's first pole position of the season was greeted by huge cheers from the Assen crowd and afterwards the championship leader was under no illusions as to how crucial it was for him. “It...

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  • First pole of the year for Rossi

    26 June 2015 by Steve English

    First pole of the year for Rossi

    Valentino Rossi claimed his first pole position of the season at Assen after a stunning qualifying session that saw the Italian take pole from Aleix Espargaro and Marc Marquez. While Rossi had a...

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  • Marquez fastest in final practice

    26 June 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez fastest in final practice

    The final free practice session of the weekend is a crucial 30 minute session that gives the best indicator of what to expect over the course of the weekend. No longer bound by a need to finish inside...

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  • Pole for Bastianini, Kent fourth on the grid

    26 June 2015 by Steve English

    Pole for Bastianini, Kent fourth on the grid

    Enea Bastianini took a second consecutive pole position this afternoon with the Italian continuing to show why he is rated as the only rider capable of fighting with Danny Kent for the Moto3 world...

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  • Rabat quickest ahead of qualifying

    26 June 2015 by Steve English

    Rabat quickest ahead of qualifying

    Tito Rabat set the fastest time of the final Moto2 practice on his final lap with the reigning world champion ending the session over two tenths faster than his nearest pursuer, Xavier Simeon, with...

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  • Snetterton celebrates Ago with corner naming

    26 June 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Snetterton celebrates Ago with corner naming

    Norfolk race circuit Snetterton has celebrated the career of Grand Prix legend Giacomo Agostini, officially naming one of the corners at the redesigned circuit in memory of the fifteen-time world...

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  • Yamaha lay down a morning marker

    26 June 2015 by Steve English

    Yamaha lay down a morning marker

    Yamaha laid down an ominous marker in the critical FP3 session with Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo topping the timesheets ahead of the Ducati's of Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso. Having seen...

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  • Kent fastest ahead of qualifying

    26 June 2015 by Steve English

    Kent fastest ahead of qualifying

    Late in the session Danny Kent put in a series of fast times to move to the head of the timesheets in Moto3. The Englishman has led every session before this afternoon's all important qualifying...

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  • Fifth for Crutchlow after solid opening day

    25 June 2015 by Steve English

    Fifth for Crutchlow after solid opening day

    Despite spending most of the day in the lower reaches of the top half of the field Cal Cruthclow was pleased with his speed on the opening day in Assen. Crutchlow spent most of the day using a single...

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  • Rossi wary of Honda threat

    25 June 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi wary of Honda threat

    Valentino Rossi was pleased with his efforts on the opening day of the Dutch TT with the nine times world champion evaluating a new chassis and coming away impressed. The new Yamaha frame was tested...

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  • Assen to move to Sunday race day from 2016

    25 June 2015 by Steve English

    Assen to move to Sunday race day from 2016

    In a move that has been mooted for years the Dutch TT will change  from its traditional Saturday race day to Sunday from 2016. The organisers originally hosted their event on a Saturday because...

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  • Zarco leaves it late to top times

    25 June 2015 by Steve English

    Zarco leaves it late to top times

    A last gasp lap from Johann Zarco saw the championship leader steal the top spot at the end of the opening day of practice at Assen. Zarco has been in great form of late and on his 24th lap of the...

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