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SUZUKI MOTOGP CONTINUES IMPROVEMENT AT SEPANG

February 23, 2015- The SUZUKI MotoGP team continued to improve with the newly-refined GSX-RR in the opening day of testing at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia today with riders Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales setting fourth and ninth-placed positions on the timesheets.

Monday, 23 February 2015 13:09 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Rossi Continues Form as Storm Disrupts First Day of Second Sepang Test‏

After two weeks of analyzing data, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have returned to the Sepang International Circuit for the start of the second official three-day pre-season test. Despite the difficult track and weather conditions the teammates were able to finish today's session in first and fifth respectively.

Monday, 23 February 2015 13:00 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Haslam Snatches WSBK Victory From Rea At Finish Line

The second race of the Swann Insurance Australian Round was another one to remember, given the thrilling finale that saw Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) edging out Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) for the win at the finish line by just 0.010. The 31-year-old from Derby, England, enjoyed better drive out of the last turn and managed to get on the outside of Rea, eventually prevailing over his rival by the smallest margin.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 08:04 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Rea and Kawasaki Win At First-Ever Attempt‏

The opening race of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship was held in hot and sunny conditions at the Phillip Island circuit with Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) taking the opening victory of the year after a titanic 22-lap fight with Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) and Chaz Davies (Aruba Ducati SBK), who completed an all-British podium.

Saturday, 21 February 2015 21:38 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Rea Tops Red-Flagged Australian Tissot-Superpole‏

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) will start the opening races of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship from Pole Position after successfully edging out fellow Britons Chaz Davies (Aruba.it - Ducati Superbike Team) and Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team - Red Devils), who will join him on the front row.

Saturday, 21 February 2015 11:52 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Lowes Clings To Top Spot On Day 1 In Phillip Island‏

With just one session to go to decide the first Tissot-Superpole riders of the new 2015 WorldSBK season, Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) is the one that everyone is chasing after ending day one in Australia on top, courtesy of his FP1 time of 1.30.855s.

Friday, 20 February 2015 15:34 Published in Reports, Results & Points


FOX Sports Racing Brand Unveiled in Canada; Launches on Rogers‏

@FOXSports1 • #NASCAR • @MotoGP • @SupercrossLIVE • @RogersBuzz • @UnitedSportsCar • #Canada • @EBASports - FOX Sports announces the re-branding of SPEED International, its motor sports and automotive network in Canada and the Caribbean, as FOX SPORTS RACING on Friday, Feb. 20, bolstering the high-octane programming lineup to deliver additional motor sports and big-event competition programming for 2015 and beyond.

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:46 Published in News


DUNDAS VALLEY HOBBY TO SPONSOR NEW BEGINNER LEVEL BIKE CLASS

DUNDAS, ONTARIO (February 17, 2015) –The DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series will be debuting a new class this summer, geared towards New and Beginner Street Bike Riders looking to learn the ins and outs of the sport while doing so in a no pressure environment.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 22:48 Published in News


Lowes Ends Official Test at Phillip Island On Top‏

Tuesday 17 February 2015 – The second day of testing ahead of Sunday first two eni FIM Superbike World Championship races of the 2015 season saw Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) better his own time from yesterday, ending the day in top spot, 0.070s under last year's race lap record.

This morning's first test ended with some impressive performances from a number of World Superbike rookies, especially Spanish riders Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) who finished second and Nico Terol (Althea Racing Ducati) who was eighth.

After eight hours of on-track action and as testing concluded over 2000 laps had been completed by the 25 entered riders across both days.

Behind Lowes, Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Jordi Torres completed the top three, the trio covered by only 0.112s.

With Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) and Chaz Davies (Aruba Ducati SBK) completing the top six on combined times, and with seven manufacturers in the top 13, the scene is set for the opening race of WorldSBK 2015.

Davide Giugliano (Aruba Ducati SBK) was not in action on day two, while Randy de Puniet (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) made an appearance this afternoon, both riders suffered crashes yesterday.

Former World Champion Sykes suffered a crash as the test entered its final hour but was able to rejoin the action as did reigning champion Sylvain Guintoli (Pata Honda World Supersport) who tumbled while on a personal improving lap in the final eight minutes. Sylvain Barrier (BMW Motorrad Italia) suffered a high speed crash entering the Gardner Straight but was able to walk away from the incident, unlike 12 months ago when he suffered a similar crash at the same corner. Leandro Mercado (Barni Racing Team Ducati) joined the list of fallers, the Argentine rider's condition will be reviewed on Thursday.

The on-track action is set to resume on Friday with the opening Free Practice sessions which will officially start the 2015 WorldSBK season.

 

World Supersport

As day two of official World Supersport testing drew to a close at an overcast yet dry Phillip Island it was 2014 round one winner Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) and his team mate Lorenzo Zanetti who will head into Friday's opening Free Practice sessions as the ones to beat after both riders dipped below the existing race lap record for the class, Cluzel producing a stunning 1.32.967s lap – the first ever sub 1.33s lap.

The cooler and less windy conditions ensured that all of the World Supersport contenders could maximise the track time available to them and despite a few spots of rain during the morning test almost every rider posted a faster time than on the opening day.

Behind the flying MV Agusta duo it was former multiple champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) who gave chase in a solid 3rd position overall, a fraction of a second ahead of the current STK600 Champion Marco Faccani (San Carlo Puccetti Racing) who impressed in 4th on his Phillip Island debut.

French sensation Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Intermoto PonyExpres) and American team mate PJ Jacobsen rounded the top 6 of two days of testing that has many people now predicting a close and hard fought 2015 World Supersport campaign.

Ratthapark Wilairot adjusted to his CORE Motorsport Thailand Honda machine moving up to 7th overall while WSS returnee Alex Baldolini elevated himself into 10th aboard his privately entered Race Department ATK#25 MV Agusta.

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015 09:44 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Kruger and Teammate Karl Roe Win Endurance Race in China; Track Record for Kruger

December 18, 2014- Kawasaki's Dan Kruger and Karl Roe teamed up and took a convincing win at the season Zhuhai 3-Hour Endurance Race at the Zhuhai International Circuit. Not only did they take the overall win but Kruger powered his Kawasaki ZX-10R to a lap record towards the end of the race with a 1:3665, which left everyone wondering what he has in store for the 2015 China Superbike Championship.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:00 Published in Reports, Results & Points


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