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The start of the World Superbike season took a somber start this weekend in Phillip Island when Australian Superstock 600cc rider Oscar McIntyre lost his life in a fatal crash during the 2012 Superstock 600cc race, a support race to the World Superbike opener.  According to spokeswoman Ingrid Roepers, "Oscar…

Marcel Irnie has a new agenda for 2012. The Kelowna BC native welcomes a new teammate, a new motorcycle, a full-time Canadian crew chief and exciting new sponsors to assist the team with their challenging privateer program – The MOPAR Canadian Superbike Championship!      Andrew Rogers of Gig Harbor WA joins…
Phillip Island (Australia): The clock is ticking down in Australia towards the start of the 25th edition of the FIM Superbike World Championship. With 24 permanent riders on the grid and the participation of six manufacturers (Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki) the 2012 championship is sure to live up…

After losing his ride in MotoGP merely weeks ago, Australian Anthony West will be joining the Supersonic Racing squad in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship. The former Grand Prix race winner will join Italian Supersonic Racing team along with Switzerland’s Patric Muff in the premier British championship.
News from HRC-Racing Team reported today that Casey Stoner and his wife, Adriana, were pleased to announce the birth of Alessandra Stoner, born on February 16, 2012 at 21:55 weighing 2.8kg (6lbs 2oz). Both mom and baby are reportedly doing well.
The Effenbert Liberty Racing Team successfully completed a 3-day private test in Phillip Island in preparation for the World Superbike Championship season-opener in 2 weeks time. Saskatchewan’s Brett McCormick had an opportunity to test the his new Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati Panigale in preparation for the upcoming World Superstock race…

Winners of the 10th annual Inside Track Readers’ Choice Awards were announced at the Canadian Motorsports Expo this past weekend in Toronto, Ontario.  The awards, which serve as a key component of our commitment to focus positive attention on this country’s current and future stars, invited readers to vote on…
From a press release from the Pro Bike and Sled Series: The champion of the first year of Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products will return for the 2012 season of drag racing competition, and London’s Randy Hope said he won’t be making any major changes.…
News from the Italian National daily, Il Sole 24 Ore, reported today the Ducati could be up for sale through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and that the transaction could be worth up to EUR 1 billion, three times the initial investment. Investindustrial, the private equity group headed by the…

From a press release from Motonation- Effective immediately Motonation is now responsible for the Canadian market for Sidi boots,AGV Sport apparel and Vemar helmets! This is a great step for the Motonation “brand” and we intend on treating the Canadian market with the same intensity that we have applied to…

Ontario road racers disgruntled with the scheduling conflict that replaced a RACE Superseries regional event with a CSBK national event at Shannonville this year no longer need to worry about a month-long gap in their racing schedule. Earlier this year, when regulars to the Shannonville-based RACE Superseries learned that one…
From M.V. Agusta Motor S.p.A-  Despite the difficult global economic conditions and the continued reduction in the sportbike market, MV Agusta has closed 2011 with an increase in sales of +12% over the previous year. For 2012, the company has already received orders that are +100% compared to 2011, thanks to new 3-cylinder mid-sizemodels: F3 675 and BRUTALE 675 and the increase of the maxi BRUTALE family.
from Effenbert Liberty Racing-   Held in Sestriere, on the top of the Piemonte Mountains, Effenbert Liberty Racing Team has officially presented the team for the 2012 championship. The whole team attended this special event to celebrate the upcoming season including SBK protagonists Sylvain Guintoli, Jakub Smrz and Maxime Berger as well as the…

From a Press Release from HotLap TV- HOT LAP, the new motorcycle racing reality TV game show, is pleased to announce PRO 6 CYCLE Inc. of Ontario, Canada as the host organization for the on-track filming of episode one of the thirteen-part made-for television series. Season one of the HOT…
Canadian-made Hindle Exhausts Systems are stepping up their support for Canadian roadracers abroad in 2012. The Port Perry, Ontario-based manufacturer recently announced its continued partnership with Team Dynojet-ZAG Racing’s Javelin Broderick for the 2012 AMA Pro Roadracing System. Broderick, an Ontario native, will be supplied with high performance full Hindle…
One of Canada’s best known motorcycle racers and journalists has come home, as former road race champion Andrew Trevitt has joined the roster of Inside Motorcycles magazine. The British Columbia resident will contribute a regular feature to the magazine and produce a bi- weekly blog for its website, www.insidemotorcycles.com. He…

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