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The tension is building ahead of the much-anticipated opening round of the 2017 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship next weekend (March 31 – April 2) at Donington Park as some of the world’s best riders prepare for the first clash of the season. The 2017 grid The rivalry has never been more intense before the opening races of the season; the grid featuring 2014 World Superbike Champion Sylvain Guintoli and five-time MCE BSB title-winner Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne, who is ready...
MotoAmerica is proud to announce Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. as an Official Manufacturer Partner of the 2017 MotoAmerica Series, marking a third successive season of Yamaha support of the road racing series. “Yamaha is proud to support the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, as an Official Manufacturer Partner, and also with the continued, active involvement of our official factory and Yamaha bLU cRU-supported racing teams and riders,” said Mike Doughty, ...
British Superbike contender and 2016 BSB runner-up, Leon Haslam will once again form part of Kawasaki’s Official ‘Team Green’ line-up for the 2017 Suzuka 8 Hour race. As well as racing in the 2017 British Superbike Championship for JG Speedfit Kawasaki, Haslam will travel to Japan for the 2017 Suzuka 8 Hour race which takes place on Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July. Following the huge success for the Team Green outfit in 2016 – finishing the race in second position – and his strong...
German rider’s FP1 time unchallenged as track conditions deteriorate After proving fastest in FP1, Südmetall Schedl GP Racing rider Philipp Oettl remained top on Day 1 of Moto3™ action at Losail International Circuit after FP2 as the wind set in and the field found it hard going in the lightweight class. Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) was second, with third placed rider Gabriel Rodrigo (RBA BOE Racing) in third but since declared unfit. The Argentine RBA BOE Racing rider crashed in the latter mi...
Tom Lüthi (CarXpert Interwetten) topped the first practice session for Moto2™ in the #QatarGP, with the Swiss rider’s time then enough to keep him top by the end of Day 1 on a 2:00.916 – despite a crash. Second was the fastest man at the Official Moto2™ Qatar Test, Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia), with Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo) completing the top three in a close fight. Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS pairing Franco Morbidelli and Alex Marquez completed the top five o...
After Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) was quickest out the box, it was a familiar scene from preseason by the end of the first track action at Losail International Circuit – Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) on top and Repsol Honda Team’s reigning Champion Marc Marquez in second, 0.596 off P1. 67% humidity and a temperature of 22 degrees Celsius greeted the grid on Day 1, with a single practice session on Thursday at the Grand Prix of Qatar due to the altered timetable. Viñales...
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Official FIM Supersport 300 World Championship Launch WorldSSP300 Revs Up for the opening round MotorLand Aragon will welcome the launch of the new rookie class for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. The Paddock Show stage will be the perfect setting to introduce the thrilling series on Friday 31st March at 17:50. Tensions will be high as the young riders will be revved up ahead of their opening first race appearance on board their 2017 machines. With all WorldSSP300 riders present on s...
Official Car of the MCE British Superbike Championship – MotorSport Vision Racing announce a new three year partnership with BMW Group UK BMW will provide the official course, safety and medical car fleet for the MCE British Superbike Championship (BSB) over the coming three years. BMW will be the “Official Car of BSB” for the coming three years following a partnership agreement between BMW Group UK and MotorSport Vision Racing. The MCE British Superbike Championship is widely acknowle...
New to the UK market, the stunning Airoh ST 701 ACU Gold approved full face helmet is designed for both sports and touring use. Designed and produced in Italy for performance aerodynamics, the wind-tunnel tested Airoh ST 701 is one of the lightest helmets in it’s category for exceptional rider comfort and stability. The internal drop down retractable sun visor is a standard feature along with the extra wide, quick release *Pinlock, anti-fog racing visor. The extra wide visor allows the rider i...
The North Armagh Motorcycle & Car Club Ltd is delighted to confirm that Guy Martin will be starting at the 57th Around A Pound Tandragee 100 on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd April 2017. Guy will compete in both the Open and the Around a Pound Tandragee 100 Feature races on board the all new SP2 Honda Fireblade superstock machine. Guy last appeared at Tandragee in 2005, where he finished 3rd and 5th in the Superbike races and 4th in the 600cc event on his last appearance in the Uel Duncan Rac...
“It’s been a long winter…” The first words of Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) in the pre-event Press Conference in Qatar are surely echoed by the MotoGP™ grid and the whole paddock. After four tests beginning in November and wrapping up earlier in March, it’s finally time to race. Or almost. First on Wednesday was the pre-event to preface the weekend: a nine-time motorcycle racing World Champion and a two-time Dakar Rally winner going skeet shooting. Local hero Nasser Al-Attiyah, Qa...
Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles will be the official commercial vehicle partner for the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship (BSB). A total of six vans will be utilised by MCE BSB to provide both track and offsite support during the season and the fleet will include four Movano and two Brit-built Vivaro panel vans. To celebrate, Vauxhall invited riders Billy McConnell and James Rispoli, from Team Quattro Plant FS-3 Kawasaki, to its Luton van plant to handover the vans. “We are delighted to...
Avon Tyres has ramped up production of its acclaimed Cobra motorcycle tyre in response to the successful launch of the new Triumph Bonneville Bobber. The Cobra product is the OE fit rubber on which every Bobber rolls off the production line, with the bespoke front and rear tyres specially designed for this premium custom bike. The new twin-cylinder machine appeared at the end of last year to massive critical acclaim from journalists, industry influencers and the great British riding public. High...
Best analysis tool ever provided for fans of MotoGP™ launches for 2017 The brand new TimingPass package is for fans who don’t want to miss a single detail of the MotoGP™ World Championship – providing full Live Timing, 3D Tracking and Audio Commentary Live and OnDemand. The TimingPass is the most advanced analysis tool ever provided in MotoGP™ and can be enjoyed on motogp.com as well as on the Official MotoGP™ App.  • Live Timing Follow the action as it unfolds with extensivel...
The Halsall Racing team is heading back to short circuit action this year after signing Joe Francis to contest the 2017 Dickies British Supersport Championship. The team, headed by entrepreneur Martin Halsall, will now be known as Movuno.com Halsall Racing and will run Francis on a Yamaha R6 in the leading series. Following four years in the MCE British Superbike Championship, Halsall is returning to the paddock this year after signing 2013 British Motostar champion Francis. The 19-year-old fro...
Designed for life on the road, the new SW-Motech Legend Gear Messenger Bag can even be converted from a handy shoulder bag to a tail pack. A combination of waxed canvas and robust Napalon synthetic leather, with webbing straps and anodized aluminium buckles, gives the Legend Gear Messenger Bag an authentic vintage look, as well as the toughness needed for everyday use on a motorcycle. The shoulder strap can be adjusted for length with one hand and is suitable for wearing on either left or right ...
This weekend will see Dunfermline based rider Carl Vickers #87 take to the track for the first time this season in the Thundersport GB Golden Era Supersport Championship at Donington Race Circuit. Following an impressive year in 2016 with numerous top 5 and top 10 finishes on the Blackbird Corporate Yamaha R6, Vickers is focused on podium finishes. The bike has been worked on by the team at Delkevic UK, who have fitted the bike with a new prototype exhaust system. The exhaust system will be test...
2016 was a history maker of nine different winners, Independent Team glory and another incredible Championship win for Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez – despite what had seemed like an incredible hurdle to climb as preseason came to a close. But 2017 is the deepest grid ever, with ten World Champions sharing 29 titles between them – some gearing up to add to their legends, some wanting to start writing them – and an unbelievable total of 197 premier class victories shared by the cla...
The stars of the MCE British Superbike Championship will descend on Donington Park this Wednesday (22 March) for a major pre-season test day ahead of the opening round of the 2017 season at the East Midlands circuit on 31 March-2 April. This is the first opportunity this year for superbike fans to see heroes including Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne, local man Leon Haslam, returning champion Josh Brookes and former world champion Sylvain Guintoli in action. All will be keen to lay down the gauntlet wit...