Jorge Lorenzo fastest overall The factory Moto GP Yamaha team of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo — or teams, really, since each rider has his separate group and tire choice — skipped the recent Australian tests in favour of a return to Sepang in Malaysia. They were joined by the factory Honda team with Nicky … Continue reading Lorenzo speedy in Sepang
Hayden not satisfied with time The year’s second Moto GP test, this one at Australia’s Philip Island circuit, is complete. To nobody’s great surprise Casey Stoner on the new version of the Ducati Desmosedici was fastest, a kick-in-the-face entire second faster than the next quickest rider, Repsol Honda’s Nicky Hayden. The official lap record of … Continue reading Stoner rocks Hayden's world
There’s no shortage of cash at Calabogie Motorsports! Calabogie Motorsports Park has announced more big $$$ upgrades to their facility, situated about an hour west of Ottawa. The already-large paved paddock is scheduled to nearly double in size this spring, with 2.5 acres of new pavement taking the area to more than six acres. At … Continue reading Calabogie Motorsports expansion
Rally action in South America Jordi Viladoms: www.porlaspampasrally.com Dakar rally organizers are saying "¡Hola!" to South America for the 2009 running of the wheels, according to various sources. The ’08 Dakar rally went into history as the first to be cancelled after terrorists made threats to spoil things on the planned African route. ASO, the … Continue reading A Chile Dakar
Hayden on the charge motogp.com Maybe the hardest-working rider in the Moto GP paddock (at least if you go by the number of laps he runs in practice) is 2006 world champion Nicky Hayden. He kept up that tradition at the ’08 season’s first test in Sepang, Malaysia, and ended up with the fastest time … Continue reading MotoGP Tests – Nicky fastest at Sepang
Crevier contemplates his racing future Steve Thornton And they thought it was expensive before, just racing the Thunder class! Deeley Harley-Davidson has announced that they plan to enter the full-blown Superbike wars in Canada in 2008 with the new Buell 1125R and its Rotax liquid-cooled engine. A two-rider team is expected, with current plans to … Continue reading Buell 1125 in Superbike!
No champagne in Calgary after October 2009 Steve Thornton Last week we reported on a shake-up with racing on the East Coast, as long-time club and organizer AMCRA decided it couldn’t run its usual schedule and passed off responsibility for motorcycle racing at Shubenacadie to the Atlantic Roadracing League Inc. Terry Steeves, one of the … Continue reading Calgary no race city
AMP race course For the first time since Atlantic Motorsport Park was built in 1974, the Atlantic Motorcycle Competition Riders Association (AMCRA) won’t be running motorcycle races there. But no fear, there will be a complete race schedule at the Shubenacadie track. Following an "emergency meeting" in early January, AMCRA said, "After an in-depth review … Continue reading Race shake-up on Right Coast
"Okay … where’s the track?" With the introduction of lightweight, high-performance twins like the KTM 990 Super Duke and the Buell 1125R, change had to come to the Canadian Thunder racing series. This year, the series that has been an air-cooled BMW-Buell-Ducati support series in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship gets split in two and … Continue reading Canadian Thunder All Change!
Motogiro California blessed by real Italians Two ‘motogiros’ will be held this summer, one knock-off in British Columbia and one authorized-by-the-Italians in California. Motogiro BC 2008 is organized by a Kamloops, B.C., resident and more or less copies the small bike, wandering course layout of the real thing. The real thing, of course, is the … Continue reading Motogiro, if you please