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Vivaldi British Supermoto Championship battle recommences at Rowrah - November 1st 2005


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    A number of British Superbike Championship riders are gearing-up to challenge the best Supermoto talent in the country on their home turf at the final round of the Vivaldi British Supermoto Championship at the Three Sisters Circuit in Wigan on the 4th December. Read more.....

    The Kawasaki Racing Team have completed their 2005 season with an exhausting, but very productive, three day test at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia. Read more.....

    Repsol riders Dani Pedrosa and Nicky Hayden set today the fastest and second fastest times, thus putting an end to three positive test days. Read more.....

    The final day of the three-day MotoGP test held at Sepang, Malaysia was characterized by rapidly changing weather conditions that hindered the Honda MotoGP riders to carry out their programme of work scheduled for today. Read more.....

    Today's testing was conditioned by cold wind but the first outing for the 2006 Ducati Marlboro Team machine was positive. Read more.....

    Although Marco was not in perfect physical conditions, he continued to be one of the fastest riders on track: after having scored the best lap time yesterday, today the Italian posted the second fastest time. Alongside Marco, his team mate Toni Elias who, entering his second MotoGP season but his first for Honda, is building up experience on the RC211V. Toni completed 80 laps improving lap by laphis feeling with the bike. The Spaniard signed today's third fastest time. Read more.....

    Over thirty thousand pounds raised at a benefit auction held last Sunday night (27th November) will be held in trust for eleven year-old Yasmin Scott, the daughter of motorcycle racer and journalist Ian 'Gus' Scott who lost his life at this year's Isle of Man TT races. Read more.....

    EXPRESS INSURANCE AND FAST BIKES are key partners to the Rizla Suzuki British Superbike team of Shane Byrne and James Haydon. They've joined forces with Rizla to give you this fantastic opportunity to win a Rizla Suzuki Replica GSX-R1000 worth nearly 12,000. Read more.....

    BMW Motorrad UK, in partnership with Hull College, is officially launching its first ever motorcycle apprenticeship scheme. It will take place at the college's brand new 4.7 million Cannon Street Motor Vehicle Centre, which was officially opened last week. Read more.....

    Martin Finnegan, Callum Ramsey and Cameron Donald joined the Klaffi Honda Team for the 39th Macao Motorcycle Grand Prix on Saturday 19th Nov 2005. Martin Finnegan (Superbike # 45) participated with a Honda Fireblade, Callum Ramsey (Supersport # 60) and Cameron Donald (Supersport # 86) with a Klaffi Honda CBR 600 RR. Macau is the most challenging circuit in the world and maybe even tougher than the Tourist Trophy Isle of Man. The Circuito da Guia with its 6.2 kilometres leads through a real street canyon and up to a hilly copse. And then there is the Melco Hairpin with its generous width of 7 meters! Read more.....

    Motorcyclists currently have the opportunity to spend a day with the award winning 2005 Motor Cycle News Tourer of the Year courtesy of a unique consumer promotion by the BMW Motorrad UK dealership network. The promotion, which allows riders to spend a prolonged period or just a 'day' in the saddle of the BMW R1200 RT to really experience the benefits of BMW motorcycle ownership, also comes with the added value incentive of a chance to win a biking holiday worth nearly 1,000. Read more.....

    MAG's giant Farmyard Party is back for 2006 on a new flood-free site following this year's near catastrophe when the valley flooded on the Sunday night due to torrential rain in North Yorkshire. Read more.....

    Shane 'Shakey' Byrne will race for Rizla Suzuki in the 2006 British Superbike Championship aboard a factory-backed GSX-R1000. Read more.....

    The Ducati Xerox Team's 2006 riders Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi finally got down to some dry-weather running as the conditions improved on the second and final day of Pirelli tyre testing for the top World Superbike teams at Valencia. Read more.....

    Day two of the Pirelli SBK test saw a distinct improvement in the weather after rain and low temperatures affected the Ricardo Tormo circuit near Valencia in Spain yesterday. Winston Ten Kate Honda's Karl Muggeridge took to the 4km circuit - his first time back on the Honda CBR1000RR after his dramatic crash in the final race of the 2005 World Superbike championship at Magny-Cours in France. Read more.....

    Klaffi Honda will be the first World Superbike team taking part in pure road race events for the first time since Carl Fogarty and the Moto Cinelli team took part in the 1993 North West 200. Read more.....

    Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi encountered cold and rainy conditions today on their first outing for the 2006 Ducati Xerox Team at Valencia as the first of two days of Pirelli winter testing for the top World Superbike squads was hit by bad weather. Read more.....

    The Winston Ten Kate Honda team was restricted to a handful of laps today - the first of a two-day Pirelli test at the Ricardo Tormo circuit near Valencia in Spain. However, Britain's James Toseland did not pass up the opportunity to acquaint himself with the Honda CBR1000 Fireblade that he will ride for the team in the 2006 World Superbike championship. Read more.....

    THE dates for the 2006 British Superbike Championship are now confirmed. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki triple British Superbike Champion John Reynolds has been speaking openly and exclusively to www.rizla-suzuki.co.uk about his fight back to fitness after the crash at Brands Hatch in October that ended his racing career. Read more.....

    Pedrosa decided not to get onto the track and will be back on his Honda RC211V in Malaysia. Nicky Hayden used the day to test tyres, and makes a total of 46 laps. Read more.....

    Bad weather conditions bring about the cancellation of the second day of scheduled testing for the Ducati Marlboro Team. Read more.....

    Pedrosa covered a total of 62 laps and 250 kilometres on this first day. Nicky Hayden set the fastest clock of the day. Read more.....

    The whole motorcycle community has joined together and donated some priceless items to a charity auction in memory of a much-loved friend. Read more.....

    Sete Gibernau gets first taste of the Ducati Desmosedici and Bridgestone tyres in poor weather conditions - Loris Capirossi tests latest version of the engine-braking system used at the start of the year. Read more.....

    The 2006 season has already started for Team Fortuna Honda. After being presented officially to the press on Monday morning, Marco Melandri and Toni Elias today took to the track in their new Fortuna colours for a day of tests, the first of an intense winter schedule. Read more.....

    Craig Carey-Clinch and David French will depart the UK tomorrow - Thursday 10 November - on a motorcycling adventure and memorial charity ride to Africa. Their aim is to raise awareness for healthcare charities in developing countries through Riders for Health and a new programme, Motorcycle Outreach. Read more.....

    Steve Martin's involvement in the spectacular crash at the final race of the World Superbike season proved to be a blessing in disguise for the Foggy PETRONAS Racing rider. Read more.....

    Randy de Puniet made his first appearance as a Kawasaki MotoGP rider today at Valencia, taking advantage of a journalist test day to try for the first time the Ninja ZX-RR he'll race during the 2006 season. Read more.....

    Marco takes his second consecutive victory in MotoGP to finish second in the championship standings, as Sete breaks down with engine trouble. Marco Melandri could not have dreamed of a better way to finish as MotoGP World Championship runner-up than by ending an excellent season with another victory at Valencia. Read more.....

    The Kawasaki Racing Team gathered to bid a fond farewell to popular German rider, Alex Hofmann, during a surprise presentation today ahead of the Valencia Grand Prix. Read more.....

    The Ducati Marlboro Team has reached agreement with Sete Gibernau to contest the 2006 MotoGP World Championship. The Spanish rider will join Loris Capirossi, who renewed his contract with the squad before September's Japanese GP. Read more.....

    Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi faces an uphill battle in the final round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship tomorrow after qualifying fifteenth fastest at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. Rossi slid from his YZR-M1 machine just over eleven minutes from the end of this afternoon's qualifying session and, despite returning to the track on his second machine, he lost several positions in the final push for times. The Italian will start from the fifth row of the grid as he aims to score his twelfth victory of the season and repeat the success he has enjoyed at this circuit for the past two years. Read more.

    Yamaha Factory Racing riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards began making preparations for the final round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship at Valencia today, with the cloudy conditions at the Ricardo Tormo circuit brightened by the return of the factory's traditional red, white and black racing colours. Both riders' YZR-M1 machines and leathers are decorated in the famous livery, in commemoration of Yamaha's 50th Anniversary and its extraordinarily successful year in racing this season. Read more.....

    In advance of the Second reading of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities (NERC) Bill the Motor Cycle Industry (MCI) has today written to very member of the House of Lords to try and prevent a catastrophe to off-road motorcycle activity. Read more.....

    There's no other race like the Dakar rally. It is the most physically gruelling and mentally challenging motor sport event in the world, where only the best riders and drivers will get to the end. During the 16-day marathon, competitors will travel over 8,500 km battling the toughest terrain imaginable and testing their mental and physical skills to the ultimate limit. Hundreds of competitors enter each year on motorcycles, quad bikes, cars and trucks, but less than 40 per cent make it to the finish. Read more.....

    There are some circuits loved by the riders, and some circuits loved by the fans. The Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia certainly falls into the latter category with its location within what feels like a giant stadium, which allows spectators to see practically the whole track. As such the stands that surround the circuit are packed to the brim with fervent supporters, creating an incredible atmosphere for the last race of the championship which will see the appreciate return of one of its young former rider after a year's absence. Japanese youngster Ryuichi Kiyonari will ride as substitute for Troy Bayliss, who has not recovered in time for this weekend's race in Valencia, and he will be joined on track by his experienced Camel Honda colleague, Alex Barros. Read more.....

    To commemorate Yamaha's 50th Anniversary and its extraordinarily successful year in racing this season, Yamaha has decided to race the last round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship in the company's traditional red, white and black racing color scheme. This follows the Yamaha Factory Team's earlier showing of the yellow and black traditional US racing colors in the US MotoGP round at Laguna Seca. Read more.....

    Triple British Superbike Champion John Reynolds has been voted as the BSB fans' favourite Superbike rider in 2005, while Rizla Suzuki has been voted the fans' favourite team. Read more.....

    The 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Champion Gregorio Lavilla, Leon Haslam and the rest of the Airwaves Ducati Team have been celebrating their season's successes at the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the NEC in Birmingham this week. Read more.....

    Insurance giant Express has teamed up with Suzuki to offer free Third Party Only insurance on all 50cc and 125cc models (subject to status). Owners are invited alternatively to take advantage of a Suzuki subsidy and upgrade to Third Party Fire & Theft or Comprehensive cover. Read more.....

    Germany's Alex Hofmann will return to the Kawasaki line-up for this Sunday's Valencia Grand Prix, the final event of a marathon, 17 race, MotoGP World Championship season. Read more.....

    Following a successful campaign in the 2005 British Supersport Championship, Gary Ekerold, Team Principal of Northpoint Honda Racing, is already looking to the future. Although the team are thrilled that they secured second and joint third positions in the ultra-competitive series last season, they are determined to go one better in 2006 and claim the crown. Read mopre.....

    At Valencia Valentino Rossi secured his ninth and final win of his world championship winning first season with Yamaha. Down in sixth after a tricky start he used his improving pace to good effect, winning 0.425 seconds ahead of second-placed rider Max Biaggi (Honda) and final podium finisher, Troy Bayliss (Ducati). Read more.....

    After a long lay-off the simmering battle between Winstanley and Iddon is set to continue at the fifth round of the Vivaldi British Supermoto Championship on the 6th November at the Rowrah circuit in Cumbria. Read more.....