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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


Dan Kruger Nets Top 20 Finish at Macau GP‏

November 24, 2014- Canadian Dan Kruger wrapped up his 2014 road racing program in fine form at the Macau GP in Japan on November 15.

Monday, 24 November 2014 14:10 Published in Reports, Results & Points


2014 Flat Track Canada Championship Awards Banquet This Saturday

November 19, 2014- After an eleven race national series spread over the past five months, Flat Track Canada has named its champions for the season.  In only their second year of existence, Flat Track Canada witnessed an increase in the calibre of competition, as well as the addition of new tracks and new classes, which resulted in many classes not being decided until the final race of the year.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:58 Published in News


CTMP releases 2015 major events schedule

@CTMPOfficial • @cdnsuperbike • @OfficialMOPAR • BOWMANVILLE, ON – Featuring the best variety of racing in the country, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has confirmed its 2015 major event schedule, headlined by the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, July 9-12 and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, August 28-30.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:53 Published in News


CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK KART RACING CENTRE TAKES ON EXCITING NEW LOOK‏

(BOWMANVILLE, ON – November 7, 2014) Just as the 2014 kart racing season completed its final event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, heavy equipment rolled onto the site to begin upgrading the popular venue to enhance the presentation of the facility to its customers for 2015 and beyond.

Friday, 07 November 2014 10:30 Published in News


Casey Stoner Completes Two-Day Test in Motegi‏

Motegi, Japan (October 30, 2014)- Two-time MotoGP World Champion, Casey Stoner, has finished his two day test in Japan with Honda Racing Corporation – the first time back on a MotoGP machine since October last year.

Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:48 Published in News


Barber Motorsports Park Announces Completion of “Barber Proving Grounds” Expansion‏

Birmingham, Alabama, USA (Oct 16) ‐ The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Barber Motorsports Park are pleased to announce the completion of the Barber Proving Grounds, a major addition to the Barber Motorsports Park.  The Proving Grounds are currently in operation, with Mercedes‐Benz USA as the first customer, using it for their employee "Brand Immersion Experience."

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 22:25 Published in News


Barkley Wins His 14th National Title

October 9, 2014- Unable to gain any significant points at the previous rained out event, Barkley had a very big point's deficit coming into the CMDRA finale. In order to win the championship he would not only need the event win, but also additional points from either a speed or elapsed time record.

Thursday, 09 October 2014 11:32 Published in Reports, Results & Points


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