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
Kagayama fastest on Alstare Suzuki sukuzi-racing.com After completion of the second WSB pre-season test in Australia, Yukio Kagayama on his Alstare Suzuki claimed the fastest time, just pipping Troy Bayliss on his Xerox Ducati by a 10th of a second. Bayliss ended the test on a sour note, however, as he high-sided himself in an … Continue reading Bayliss pipped off
Bayliss fastest on Ducati troybayliss.com World superbike is the first series to get back on track after the Christmas break, with testing in Qatar already complete and the teams now in Australia at Philip Island. Big shock (not!) – Troy Bayliss and his factory Xerox Ducati have been the fastest so far, followed by the … Continue reading Bayliss leads WSB return
Scrutineering tent empty following announcement 2008 was supposed to have marked the 30th anniversary of the Dakar Rally. Instead, and for the first time since its inception in 1978, this year will go down in history as the first time the Dakar was cancelled. With less than 24 hours before the official start of the … Continue reading Dakar called off