It’s a long wait between fall and spring for fans of motorcycle racing, but there’s good news for cold days – because when the lake freezes, the bikes come out, studded tires and all. Ice racing is usually done on motocross bikes with special guards over the wheels to keep those studded knobbies from shredding … Continue reading Winter boredom banished – update
Davies testing Ducati at Mugello Kawasaki U.S. has announced that 20-year-old Welsh sensation Chaz Davies will join Daytona 200 winner Steve Rapp on the Attack Kawasaki team for the 2008 AMA Superbike Championship Series, riding ZX-6Rs in both the Supersport and Formula Xtreme classes. Despite his age, Davies has already carded five seasons on the … Continue reading Davies on the Attack
Moto GP riders test lights The first race of the 2008 Moto GP season will be run under floodlights. Following a successful test at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar, Dorna Sports announced that the season opener there will be run at night. That’s never been done before in Moto GP. Five riders – Loris … Continue reading Moto GP lights up
Rossi has the Michelin techs line up and explain the tire issues. credit:motogp.com It’s official … Valentino Rossi will be on Bridgestone tires for 2008. A press release from the Fiat Yamaha team after the Valencia race stated that world 250 champ Jorge Lorenzo will be joining Rossi on the factory team, only he will … Continue reading Rossi to run Bridgestone
Pedrosa (middle) clinches second in championship Repsol Honda and the Spanish corporate hope for the future, Dani Pedrosa, took victory in the last Moto GP of 2007 at Valencia, in front of the usual hysterically supportive home-town crowd. Casey Stoner and his Marlboro Ducati, who clinched the title three races ago, took a hard-fought second, … Continue reading Moto GP ? Valencia final
Max Biaggi has signed to race a Ducati in WSB next year with Team Ducati-GMB, according to his website. He says the team has guaranteed he’ll have “high-level technicians,” and he hopes to start testing early in December. Biaggi is a four-time Grand Prix champion and has won 42 Grand Prix races.
Any WSB parts here? Credit: Steve Thornton BMW will compete on the World Superbike stage in 2009, using a completely new four-cylinder, 1,000 cc motorcycle. The bike will be developed during the 2008 season. No word yet on riders, but the company will partner with Technik GmbH of Germany, which has experience in development and … Continue reading BMW in WSB '09
From the Moto GP front, some interesting changes for 2008 – and surprising ones, clearly riders jumping ship looking for more money, and in some cases, factories desperate for proven talent paying way more money … Capirossi moving to Suzuki. credit:motogp.com At Ducati, world champions for both rider and manufacturer this year (and what a … Continue reading Moto GP ? Rookies everywhere!
Parts Canada Superbike champion Jordan Szoke’s father told CMG the other day that Jordan would be in Valencia and was slated for a Monday test ride on Kawasaki’s Moto GP machine, with possible wild card rides in Moto GP or WSB in 2008/9! Jordan’s double titles in Canada the last two years have made him … Continue reading Szoke and Moto GP?
Pedrosa got pole but finished third in the race and the series. credit: motogp.com Casey Stoner and his Ducati clubbed everyone else over the head again (yawn) at Sepang in Malaysia last weekend. Spanish wicked midget Dani Pedrosa had pole on his factory Repsol Honda and eventually finished third – and although the first three, … Continue reading Sepang Moto GP wrap up