Sport (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Brad Ray to new European pre GP125s in 2010

    18 December 2009 by Tim Bourne

    Brad Ray to new European pre GP125s in 2010

    Multi British Champion, Bradley Ray from Lydd, Kent, has a new challenge in front of him for 2010. 12 year old Brad started racing at the age of 6 and has won 5 British Minimoto Championships and has...

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  • Honours shared in first-ever Eco Enduro

    14 December 2009 by MCN Sports Desk

    Honours shared in first-ever Eco Enduro

    Honours were shared in the world’s first-ever Eco Enduro for electric-powered motorcycles, held in Svanemoellen kaserne, Copenhagen French Enduro champion, Fabien Planet was the top rider in the...

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  • World class Sheffield Indoor Trial

    11 December 2009 by MCN Sports Desk

    World class Sheffield Indoor Trial

    The world’s top trials riders will be taking part in the 15th International Indoor Motorcycle Trial at the Sheffield Indoor Arena prepares on Saturday January 9. The World’s top three riders Toni Bou,...

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  • Ducati Challenge dates announced

    11 December 2009 by MCN Sports Desk

    Ducati Challenge dates announced

    The dates and venues have now been announced for the inaugural Ducati 848 Challenge race series which will be held over eight rounds including two televised BSB rounds and two overseas rounds at...

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  • Grant and Marshall at North Yorks chat show

    11 December 2009 by MCN Sports Desk

    Eighties racing legends Mick Grant & Roger Marshall are the stars of a North Yorks Road Racing Supporters Club chat show hosted by another former race hero Andy McGalddery on Tuesday, December 15 at The Golden Lion Hotel, Mowbray Suite, High Street, Northallerton DL7 8PP. Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8.15pm. Admission Price: £5 for all as includes buffet/nibbles. There’s also a bar, raffle...

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  • Wantanabe to race speedway

    04 December 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Wantanabe to race speedway

    Former Suzuka Eight Hour race winner and ex-BSB racer Atsushi Watanabe is training for a new career – as a racer in Auto Race, Japan’s municipally-managed, gambling-led, speedway-style...

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  • Dakota Mamola claims maiden win

    30 November 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Dakota Mamola claims maiden win

    Dakota Mamola, the son of former MotoGP winner Randy, won his first road race in Valencia yesterday. The 15-year-old kept his cool in treacherous conditions to win the final round of the Metrakit...

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  • Ducati UK launch 848 race series

    25 November 2009 by MCN Sports Desk

    Ducati UK launch 848 race series

    Ducati UK and New Era Motorcycle Club have joined forces to launch a prestigious ‘one-make series’ based on the stunning Ducati 848. Ducati 848s for sale The 848 Challenge will be run over eight...

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  • Phase One Yamaha second in Doha Eight Hour

    17 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    British-based Yamaha Phase One Endurance ended their season on a high note by finishing second in the final Qtel FIM World Endurance race of the year at the Doha Eight Hour. The Phase One team of BSB runner-up James Ellison, Aussie Glen Richards and Pedro Vallcaneras started from pole position and rode a faultless race to finish second behind World Champions Yamaha Austria. Igor Jerman, Steve...

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  • Morais to race Aprilia in 2010

    16 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Morais to race Aprilia in 2010

    Sheridan Morais, the South African who made such an impact on the Brands August BSB triple heading, riding for Paul Bird’s Kawasaki team, has signed to race an Aprilia RSV4 in the South African...

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  • Thundersport announces National sidecar series

    16 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Thundersports GB have announced a new National F1 Sidecar championship. Although billed as the “Battle of Britain” the organisers claim that the provisional entry list is a ‘who’s who’ of worldwide sidecar racing talent, and as such, is the highest ranking series outside of the World Championship. The Championship – which pays a £4000 purse per round and is covered by Motors TV - will be organised...

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  • Coghlan is Spanish Supersport champion

    16 November 2009 by Ben Davies

    Coghlan is Spanish Supersport champion

    Scot Kev Coghlan sealed Spanish CEV Championship Supersport title at Jerez on Sunday with a superb ride to fourth place on his Joe Darcy Honda 600. His rival challenger Ivan Moreno suffered an engine...

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  • 2010 Race Dates

    06 November 2009 by MCN

    2010 race dates   MotoGP Dates    Grand Prix    Circuit April 11 * - Qatar - Doha/Losail April 25 - Japan - Motegi May 2  - Spain - Jerez de la Frontera May 23 - France - Le Mans June 6 - Italy - Mugello June 20 - Great Britain - Silverstone June 26 ** - Netherlands - Assen July 4 -...

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  • LPE Kawasaki to launch 2010 team at Stoneleigh

    02 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    LPE Kawasaki to launch 2010 team at Stoneleigh

    After their debut season as Kawasaki Team Green’s official UK motocross squad LPE Kawasaki has now announced their 2010 rider line-up. With the winner of the 2009 British MMX Championship, Kristian...

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  • Daley Mathison DDM Racing Cadwell Oct 24/25th

    30 October 2009 by simon charity

    Daley Mathison DDM Racing Cadwell Oct 24/25th

    Daley Mathison and his DDM Racing Team competed in the final round of the Auto 66 Championships at Cadwell Park last weekend. The final meeting of the season for the Co Durham based 18 year old real...

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  • Sheffield Endurocross is ready to rock

    30 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Sheffield Arena. This Saturday night. The World's best enduro and trials riders go head-to-head in the opening round of the World Endurocross series. It is first time in history that the FIM Indoor Enduro World Championship has visited the Sheffield Arena and in the last few months the event promoters, Future West, have been scouring South Yorkshire for all of the necessary ingredients required to...

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  • Weston Beach Race faces uncertain future

    15 October 2009 by Luke FitzGerald

    Weston Beach Race faces uncertain future

    The UK’s largest beach race could be scrapped indefinitely following last weekend’s multiple crash, according to the Bristol Evening Post. Altogether 19 riders were taken to hospital after the crash...

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  • Yamaha back NEC Supercross

    15 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Yamaha back NEC Supercross

    Yamaha UK have a major investment in this year’s British Supercross Championships, which bursts into life at the NEC on November 28 and repeats again on December 5 at the same venue. In addition to...

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  • Multiple crash stops Weston Beach race

    12 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Multiple crash stops Weston Beach race

    The 27th running of the Weston Beach Race was cancelled today, following a major incident on the main straight involving more than a dozen riders. A collision within the main pack, as the competitors...

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  • Simpson headlines Weston Beach Race

    09 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Simpson headlines Weston Beach Race

    Factory KTM star Shaun Simpson and former World Motocross Champion Stefan Everts headline this weekend’s Weston Beach Race. Everts won last year’s race from Simpson and the pair of them line up...

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  • Sword tops at Landrake British MX2

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Sword tops at Landrake British MX2

    Newly-crowned British MX2 Champion Stephen Sword picked up the overall win at the final round of the series at Landrake in Cornwall. He was joined on the podium by overall runner-up Billy MacKenzie...

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  • Racing results round-up: September 26-27

    28 September 2009 by MCN Sports Desk

    Racing results round-up: September 26-27

    WORLD SUPERBIKES, IMOLA, ITALY, SUNDAY BRITISH SUPERBIKES, SILVESTONE, NORTHANTS, SUNDAY BRANDS HATCH, KENT, SATURDAY-SUNDAY PEMBREY, CARMARTHENSHIRE, SATURDAY-SUNDAY BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP TRIAL,...

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  • Chad at Goodwood Revival

    24 September 2009 by mickrobo

    Chad at Goodwood Revival

    Photo of your Adam Child in action at Goodwood Revival, more stars in action can be seen on my motorcycle gallery at: www.msrphotographic.co.uk

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  • Scarborough and speedway for Reeves!

    23 September 2009 by Phil Wain

    Scarborough and speedway for Reeves!

    Sidecar star Tim Reeves explored two very different forms motorcycle sport this week – with a winning debut at the Scarborough Gold Cup and a day of riding speedway bikes with John McGuinness at Stoke...

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  • Racing results round-up: September 19-20

    22 September 2009 by MCN Sports Desk

    OULTON PARK, CHESHIRE, SATURDAY AINTREE, MERSEYSIDE, SATURDAY OLIVERS MOUNT, SCARBOROUGH, SATURDAY-SUNDAY MALLORY PARK, LEICS, SUNDAY JURBY, ISLE OF MAN, SUNDAY WORLD SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP, PAS DE LA CASA-GRANDVALIRA, ANDORRA, SUNDAY TRIAL DES NATIONS, DARFO, ITALY, SUNDAY ROAD RACING OULTON PARK, CHESHIRE, SATURDAY All races 6 laps – 16.15 miles unless stated First 125GP: 1 C Lewis 11:18.46 –...

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  • Save of the season at Scarborough?

    20 September 2009 by simon charity

    Save of the season at Scarborough?

    Scarborough Gold Cup Road Races, save of the season? Paul Battersby on his GSX-R1000 exiting farm bends onto start finish straight gets the power on a bit too early but stays on board to continue.

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  • Alessi to race NEC Supercross

    17 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Alessi to race NEC Supercross

    Makita Suzuki US factory star Mike Alessi has confirmed that he will ride in the SX1 class at the NEC in the opening round of this year's Future West ACU British Supercross Championship on November...

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  • David Knight wraps up WEC season with a win

    16 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    David Knight wraps up WEC season with a win

    At the end of what has been a hugely challenging season, Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team rider David Knight claimed victory at the final round of the 2009 World Enduro Championship when the GP of...

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  • Alastair Seeley headlines Mondello Masters

    16 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Alastair Seeley headlines Mondello Masters

    Newly crowned National Superstock Champion Alastair Seeley will top the entry list on a Relentless TAS Suzuki Superbike at the Mondello Masters on October 4. Seeley is the only rider ever to taste...

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  • Honda on pole at Bol

    12 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Honda on pole at Bol

    After a breathtaking Superpole session to determine the leading grid placing at the Bol d’Or, Matthieu Lagrive managed to keep the Honda Michelin Power Research Team on pole position after a very...

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  • Young guns sign up for NEC Supercross

    11 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Young guns sign up for NEC Supercross

    The LPE Kawasaki team has staked its intent by announcing a title-challenging team ahead of the first rounds of the 2009 / 2010 Future West ACU British Supercross Championships which take place for...

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