WALKER RETURNS TO BRITISH SUPERBIKES

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After a six year absence, Chris Walker returns to British Superbike action in the opening round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch this Bank Holiday Monday riding an all-new Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 and determined to establish himself as a title contender from the outset. A four-time runner up in the series, fans' favourite 'Stalker' has spent the last half dozen … [Read more...]

TOSELAND TAKES RACE ONE

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James Toseland dominated the first World Superbike race of the day to take an emotional win in front of his home fans at Donington Park in England. British star Toseland, 26, kept his head when race leader Troy Bayliss crashed out of the lead at high speed on lap six to take his third win of the year on his Ten Kate Honda, beating Motor Italia Yamaha rider Troy Corser by 1.368 … [Read more...]

BAYLISS CRASHES OUT OF DONINGTON RACE 1 AND INJURES RIGHT HAND

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Donington (UK), Sunday 1 April: Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) crashed out at Coppice corner on lap 6 of the first World Superbike race at Donington Park today, injuring his hand in the process. Troy was accelerating through Coppice while in the lead and the rear of the bike just snapped away from me and he high-sided into the gravel. In the early afternoon he was taken to the nearby Derbyshire Royal … [Read more...]

MECHANICAL FAILURE FOR TOSELAND IN RACE TWO AT DONINGTON

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Toseland maintains advantage in eventful home round HANNspree Ten Kate Honda's James Toseland maintained his Superbike World Championship lead by the narrowest of margins at Donington Park today. The Yorkshireman suffered mixed fortunes in the two 23-lap races at the 4.02km track in front of a home crowd of 51,000 spectators. Toseland extended his championship advantage to 25 points after … [Read more...]

LACONI SOARS TO A FRONT ROW START

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Donington Park, Europe, 31 March 2007 - Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) put in a superb Superpole performance to secure third slot on the starting grid at Donington Park, placing himself in an ideal position for Sunday’s two 23-lap races. Fonsi Nieto (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) was fast around the majority of the circuit but lost some time in the slower final parts … [Read more...]

BAYLISS POWERS TO 14TH CAREER POLE WITH RECORD BREAKING LAP

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Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox Team) set a record-breaking lap time of 1m30.370s at the Donington Park circuit to power to his 14th Superbike career pole. The Australian, who turned 38 yesterday, was seven tenths clear of second-placed Yamaha man, Noriyuki Haga and a full second quicker than Régis Laconi (Kawasaki) and James Toseland (Honda), who make up the front row of the grid. Lorenzo Lanzi made … [Read more...]

FINNEGAN READY TO RACE

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Reigning Irish Champion Martin Finnegan is once again back with Klaffi Honda aboard their CBR 1000 RR.  He will contest the Irish Road Race Championship as well as the Superbike and Supersport classes at the TT and the Southern 100. The Klaffi Honda team have a wealth of experience in pure road racing and they will be using that to help prepare their bikes for the extreme conditions produced … [Read more...]

VIRGIN LEAD AT SNETTERTON

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After two days of arctic conditions at the Norfolk circuit, the Virgin Media Optoma Loans Yamaha riders were greeted by radiant sunshine for the final day of the official 2007 Bennetts British Superbike test. It was well worth the wait with three of the four riders finishing in the top 4 of their respective classes. The Snetterton track layout lends itself for an ideal proving ground, with … [Read more...]

STEVE MARTIN TO RACE AT DONINGTON

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Following a week of negotiations after being side-lined by DFX Honda due to the team's financial difficulties, Steve Martin will be lining up on the World Superbike grid for the third round of the championship at Donington this coming weekend. Steve spent much of last week on the phone and in meetings trying to find a solution to DFX’s financial problems, after two sponsors withdrew their … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE – TT LEGEND BILL SMITH TO RUN MAJOR TEAM AT THIS YEARS RACES

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Bill Smith Motors make their intentions known for Centenary TT Chester motorcycle dealership Bill Smith Motors are making their intentions known for the hundred year anniversary of the Isle of Man TT by fielding an impressive line up of riders and motorbikes. Bill Smith is a famous name at the Island, having won more TT replicas than any other rider in the event’s glittering hundred year … [Read more...]