MOTOGP IS SET FOR AN INFLUX OF NEW TEAMS

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The size of the MotoGP grid could be set to increase substantially for the 2012 season. The Governing body, FIM has said that 11 teams comprising 16 riders have been invited to take part in the next stage of selection to compete in MotoGP. For the last four season the grid seasons have been made up to 17 bikes but new regulations have led to plenty interests especially from Moto2. Existing … [Read more...]

MOTORBIKES CALENDAR

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April 2011 1st - 3rd Moto GP rd 2, Jerez, Spain . 15th - 17th World Superbike Championship rd 3, Assen, The Netherlands . 22nd - 25th British Superbike Championship rd 1, Brands Hatch Indy. 29th - 1st May Moto GP rd 3, Estoril, Portugal . 30th - 2nd May British Superbike Championship rd 2, Oulton Park. May 2011 6th - 8th World Superbike Championship rd 4, Monza, Italy. 13th - 15th … [Read more...]

MOTO GP CALENDAR 2011

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Date Location 20 March Qatar, Losail 3 April Spain, Jerez 1 May Portugal, Estoril 15 May France, Le Mans 5 June Catalunya, Barcelona 12 June Great Britain, Silverstone 25 June Netherlands, Assen 3 July Italy, Mugello 17 July Germany, Sachsenring 24 July United States, Laguna Seca 14 August Czech Republic, Brno 28 … [Read more...]

HONDA TT LEGENDS RACE TEAM RETIRE FROM THE WORLD ENDURANCE RACE

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Steve Platers Honda TT legends retired from the latest round of the World Endurance Championship in the early hours of yesterday morning. The Louth based squad were in fourth position. There was 50 minutes remaining when their team mate  John McGuinness, crashed just seconds away from the end of his final stint. The Isle of Man TT legend was uninjured, but the team failed to build on their … [Read more...]

ALEX LOWES VOWS A QUICK RETURN TO THE SUPERBIKES AFTER SPLIT FROM WFR HONDA

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Alex Lowes says he expects to be back in action at round four of the British Superbike Championship at Thruxton following his shocking departure from the WFR Honda squad. Lowes, who leads the SuperBike Evo standings by 60 points was axed after he refused to sign a 10 year management contract with the Yorkshire based team WFR Honda. Lowes has been taken back by … [Read more...]

ALEX LOWES EXCELS DESPITE TOUGH COMPETITION AT CROFT

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Alex Lowes  swept to a brace of wins in the Evo class at Croft but despite producing a pair of fantastic rides on his WFR Honda the Lincoln rider insisted he was frustrated he could not finish higher than fifth and 11th overall at the North Yorkshire venue. The incident-packed race one, which was run in wet-dry conditions, saw an intermediate tyre-shod Lowes run as high as third … [Read more...]

STEVE PLATER EYES PODIUM PLACE AT ALBACETE 8 HOUR

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Steve Plater is targeting a podium finish once he resumes his World Endurance campaign. Next up for the squad is the Albacete 8 Hour which finished a solid fifth at first race of the season, the Bol d'Or 24 Hour in France. With  one of the toughest races of the season out of the way, Plater believes the team can push for the top three in south-east Spain. "We're in it to win," declared … [Read more...]

MOTORBIKE WORLD RESULTS

Moto GP rd 4, Le Mans: Leading final positions after Moto GP Race: 1 Casey Stoner (Aus) Honda 44mins 03.955secs 2 Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Honda 44:18.169 3 Valentino Rossi (Ita) Ducati 44:18.519 4 Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 44:25.030 5 Marco Simoncelli (Ita) Honda 44:35.200 6 Ben Spies (USA) Yamaha 44:35.564 7 Nicky Hayden (USA) Ducati 44:39.521 8 Hiroshi Aoyama (Jpn) … [Read more...]

SCOTTISH BIKERS STAGE FUEL PROTEST

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A group of bikers is planning to demonstrate against the rising cost of fuel with a mass ride into Edinburgh. The event has been organised by the web forum fifebikers.co.uk which has about 1,100 members. Organisers are hoping several hundred people will take part. Their plan involves riding from the M90 Kinross services on Saturday, towards Edinburgh, around the city-bypass and into the … [Read more...]

MARTIN FINNEGANS DEATH STUNS MOTORCYCLING COMMUNITY

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Tributes have been paid to motorcyclist Martin Finnegan after the Dublin rider's death in a crash at the Tandragee 100 event on Saturday. The rider's manager Barry Symmons spoke of his shock at the tragedy. "He was a really nice guy who was well-respected by his peers and someone with a true talent for road racing," said Mr Symmons. The rider's wife Brenda and his father were present at … [Read more...]