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Sport (February 2009)

  • Kop Hill Climb is back

    18 February 2009 by Bob Woodman

    Historic Kop Hill Climb to be revived in 2009! Kop Hill, Princes Risborough, is one of the oldest Hill Climb venues in England. In the period between 1910 and 1925 Kop Hill was one of several hill climbs in the Chilterns along with Aston Clinton. Kop Hill, where the first open hill climb was held, was a major event on the motor sports car and motorcycle calendar at that time. One of the fastest...

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  • Why Is Racing So Expensive?

    17 February 2009 by Dan D

    Why Is Racing So Expensive? Teams and organisers often comment about how expensive racing is, but what makes it so expensive? There’s no written rule that says how much you have to spend to race, it’s all down to how competitive you want to be, and who you want to beat. As an example let’s look at World Superbikes, a supposed less expensive formula. When this Championship started in 1988, no one...

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  • World road race series

    17 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    World road race series

    Would a World Championship racing series on pure roads be a viable proposition? It’s something that’s been talked about ever since the demise of the FIM World Championship TTF1 series at the end of...

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  • Michael Schumacher in hospital after crash

    12 February 2009 by MCN

    Michael Schumacher in hospital after crash

    Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was in hospital yesterday after crashing during a testing session for the 2009 German superbike championship.   The 40-year-old had been...

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  • MZs with Bemsee for 2009 Centenary year

    07 February 2009 by Anonymous

    The British M.Z, racing club is delighted once again to be racing with The British Motorcycle Racing Club (Bemsee) in their centenary year. As in most areas of life the credit crunch has had an effect and to ease the financial burden dates have been cut from 10 weekends to 8 . This means that people who wish to take advantage of the legendary M.Z Renta scheme and enjoy the ”M.Z. experience” need...

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  • Daytona entry list gains weight

    04 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Daytona entry list gains weight

    Brits Neil Hodgson and Chaz Davies are now both official entries for the 2009 Daytona 200 meeting on March 4-6. Hodgson is riding a Corona Honda in the American Superbike class while Davies is riding...

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  • Neil Hodgson to race Corona Honda

    02 February 2009 by Henny Ray Abrams

    Neil Hodgson to race Corona Honda

    Neil Hodgson will ride a Corona Honda in the 2009 American Superbike Championship. The decision to put the former World Superbike champion on a Superbike, rather than the Erion Honda Daytona...

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  • Scott Redding third at rain-hit Valencia

    01 February 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Scott Redding third at rain-hit Valencia

    British 125GP winner Scott Redding clocked the third fastest time on an opening day of testing in Valencia hit by wet weather conditions. Redding, who made his debut on Aprilia's new 2009 factory...

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