DIARY OF BEN BILLARD: VIRGIN MEDIA R6 CUP RACER

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BRITISH GRAND PRIX, DONINGTON PARK, 22-24 JUNE 2007 As the MotoGP elite thrilled a record 85,000 spectators at Donington at this weekend’s British Grand Prix, Ben Billard, a nineteen year old personal trainer from Chesterfield, was enjoying his first taste of life in the Grand Prix paddock. The opportunity for Ben to race at the British Grand Prix arose because at the beginning of the … [Read more...]

BEN BILLARD MOVES UP A GEAR

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Exclusive to the Biker Cafe! This weekend motorcycle racer Ben Billard, a personal trainer by profession, will be experiencing life in the MotoGP paddock as he races in official support race at the British Grand Prix, the Virgin Media Cup.   Ben was until very recently racing at club level at circuits such as Darley Moor, so the contrast for the affable young man from Chesterfield … [Read more...]

2007 ISLE OF MAN CENTENARY TT RESULTS SUMMARY

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TT SUPERBIKE RACE Monday, 4. Jun. 2007 John McGuinness scorched to his 12th TT victory when he took today’s delayed 6-lap Bennetts TT Superbike race, coming home ahead of young rivals Guy Martin and Ian Hutchinson. Postponed from Saturday and further delayed by two hours due to damp and misty conditions, the race eventually got underway at 12.45pm and the HM Plant Honda rider put in his … [Read more...]

HONDA READY FOR TT CELEBRATIONS

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Honda is looking forward to this year’s 100 th Anniversary TT races with one of the strongest line-ups ever in both solo and sidecar classes. In 1954, the company’s founder Soichiro Honda vowed to take part in the Isle of Man TT races and five years later on May 5 th 1959 a party of four riders and five engineers set foot on Manx soil to begin Honda’s love-affair with the Tourist Trophy … [Read more...]

MCGUINNESS CLOSES IN ON OUTRIGHT LAP RECORD AT TT 2007

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Plater shows his mettle with record newcomer practice lap The leading contenders for Saturday’s Superbike race continue to make their mark in the Bennetts TT practice sessions as records tumbled in near perfect conditions. A packed grandstand was bathed in sunshine as blistering times were posted on the track. John McGuinness dominated the session and confirmed that he will again be the … [Read more...]