MotoGP News

Oliveira to lead once-in-a-lifetime lap of Portimao today!

Official MotoGP.com News Feed - Wed, 2022-04-20 08:00
The Portuguese star will front a convoy on his factory KTM with thousands of his fans in tow from Portimao centre to the Algarve circuit

Michele Pirro, picnic di Pasqua con sorpresa al Mugello

Una gita fuori porta è quello che ci vuole per rinsaldare la (fresca) unità familiare. ecco dunque che quel romanticone di Michele ha portato la moglie sulle colline toscane

Formula 1, GP Imola: gli orari in tv su Sky, TV8 e NOW

Primo appuntamento in Europa per la Formula 1: ecco la programmazione completa del quarto round stagionale del Mondiale in scena al Santerno 

GP Portogallo, Portimao: gli orari in tv su Sky, TV8 e NOW

Ecco la programmazione completa del quinto round del Motomondiale in diretta sulla pay-tv al canale 208 e in chiaro sul digitale 

Superbike Assen: gli orari in tv su Sky e TV8

Le derivate tornano in azione al TT per il secondo round stagionale: cambia la programmazione vista la concomitanza con la MotoGP in Portogallo

Pol Espargaró (Honda): «Alles gegen uns gelaufen»

Speedweek, German Language MotoGP News - Wed, 2022-04-20 06:32
Nach den ersten vier Rennen der MotoGP-Saison 2022 bereitet sich das Honda-Werksteam mit Pol Espargaró auf den Lauf in Portimão vor. Er möchte endlich an die Leistung aus Katar anknüpfen, als er das Podium erreichte.
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Dovizioso würde auch auf das Rear-Device verzichten

Speedweek, German Language MotoGP News - Wed, 2022-04-20 04:52
Dass Ducatis neues Front-Device ab 2023 aus der MotoGP-WM verbannt wird, sorgt für Gesprächsstoff. Andrea Dovizioso sieht auch das mittlerweile von allen Herstellern verwendete «Rear Ride Height Device» kritisch.
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How New Technologies Have Changed the Face of MotoGP

Asphalt And Rubber - Tue, 2022-04-19 22:42
The rapid pace of innovation and technology development in MotoGP is providing new challenges and interesting results for the 2022 season. The post How New Technologies Have Changed the Face of MotoGP appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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The 2022 MotoGP Silly Season: The Slow Burn Starts

Asphalt And Rubber - Tue, 2022-04-19 22:05
The 2022 MotoGP season is barely underway, but talk is already starting to look to next year, and who will be riding where. The post The 2022 MotoGP Silly Season: The Slow Burn Starts appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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WorldSBK: Temperatures & Tire Life On Rea’s Mind Heading To Assen

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-04-19 20:27

Round Two Anticipation Builds For KRT Duo
 

KRT riders Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes are looking forward to competing at a true classic WorldSBK venue when the second round of the WorldSBK championship gets underway at the TT Circuit Assen, between 22-24 April.

After making a winning start to his latest campaign on his Ninja ZX-10RR at the Motorland Aragon opening round Rea approaches his statistically best circuit with a high degree of confidence and three podium finishes from three race starts so far. He was the victor in a thrilling Race One at Motorland, before going on to finish second in the two subsequent contests.

Rea has scored a class-leading 15 race victories at the Assen circuit, ten of them on Kawasaki machinery. Fifteen is the greatest number of race wins at a single circuit for any rider in WorldSBK racing history; just one of the many records held by six-times champion Rea.

Lowes is looking to boost his early season championship position after a Race One no-score preceded his sixth and fifth place finishes at the opening round in Aragon. Alex has scored one podium finish at Assen in the past, his very first top three performance in WorldSBK, in 2014. He has also taken a pre-race Superpole starting position at Assen, in 2018.

Alex set the fastest lap of Race Two at Motorland recently, proving that his pace is progressing well as he aims to get back into the championship fight in the coming rounds.

In the overall points’ standings Rea is second with 54 and Lowes is eighth overall, with 15. After Assen there will be a small break in the championship calendar as Round Three will not take place until May 20-22, at Estoril in Portugal.

Jonathan Rea, stated: “I expect to do my best again. Of course, I expect to be strong, but you never know how strong. The level is really good now. I hope my bike works well from the first day and we can, step-by-step, build the package. I think the temperature will be a little bit lower than it was in Motorland, so we have to understand the life of all the tyre options and see what happens. But Assen is a track I really love. A lot of fans make the journey from the UK, so I’m excited.”

Alex Lowes, stated: “Assen is a track I really enjoy and the Dutch fans are fantastic. I’m hoping to see them out in force this weekend. We had a solid Sunday at Round One and I’m looking forward to building on that. I am excited to see if me and my guys can challenge for our first podium of the 2022 season.”

Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) will be back in action and out for more points scores in his second season of WorldSBK competition. He is 14th overall in the championship rankings after Round One.

Oliver König (Orelac Racing VerdNatura) is enjoying his first season of WordSBK competition on the Ninja ZX-10RR, and like his fellow independent rider Loris Cresson (TPR Team Pedercini Racing) he is aiming to score his first championship points at Assen this coming weekend.

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American Flat Track: First Race Broadcasts On FOX Sports Broke Records

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-04-19 19:58

Progressive AFT Telecasts on FOX Sports Draw Record-Breaking Viewership

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 19, 2022) – Progressive American Flat Track is pleased to announce record-breaking viewership ratings for the opening two broadcasts in its new partnership with FOX Sports.

Preliminary combined numbers for the Mission Volusia Half-Mile presented by Daytona Dodge and Mission Texas Half-Mile Presented by Roof Systems according to Nielsen:

450,000 total viewers watched the opening two rounds of the Progressive AFT season, up 105% year-over-year compared with last season’s opening two rounds.

366,000 households tuned in for this season’s first two rounds, up 117% year-over-year.

The key 18-34 demographic enjoyed a particularly dramatic increase with 54,000 viewers. That beat the previous high mark in terms of total 18-34 viewership for the opening two rounds of 40,000 dating back to 2018 by 35%.

The new multi-year agreement with FOX Sports, featuring highly desirable time slots and bolstered by an outstanding overall motorsports line-up on the network, promised to both deliver for the sport’s hardcore enthusiasts and introduce it to legions of new fans. The early returns demonstrate that potential is already being fulfilled with much more to come.

Progressive AFT makes its inaugural visit to I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, April 23 for the I-70 Half-Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle of Kansas City. Secure your tickets now at https://store.americanflattrack.com/ebooking/ticket/view/id/3775.

The I-70 Half-Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle of Kansas City will premiere on FS1 on Sunday, May 1 starting at 10:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. PT.

For more information on Progressive AFT visit https://www.americanflattrack.com. To score the latest gear for the Progressive American Flat Track fan, visit our official merchandise store at https://store.americanflattrack.com.

How to Watch:

FOX Sports and Facebook are the official homes for coverage of Progressive American Flat Track. For the 2022 season, all 18 races will premiere in one-hour telecasts on FS1 during highly desirable weekend time slots. The complete schedule can be viewed at https://www.americanflattrack.com/events-foxsports. Viewers can watch livestream coverage of every round in the Facebook mobile app, Facebook desktop site or on the Facebook Watch mobile app. To watch the livestream on TV, fans can download the Facebook Watch TV app, or cast to a TV from the Facebook mobile app. Facebook Watch is available through Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and Xbox One.

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Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup: 2022 Season Starts In Portugal

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-04-19 19:22

Roisterous Rookies ride starts season in Portimão

It’s all action in Portugal this weekend. Races one and two of the 16th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup season take place in Portimão with 26 young riders ready to put on the dazzling displays of skill and enthusiasm that are the hallmark of the Cup.

The dramatic tarmac twists and elevation changes of the Algarve circuit are a perfect stage for the Rookies to show their skills on the KTM RC 250 Rs and after the three day preseason test they are primed to go racing.

New stars the only certainty

Lining up for the 2022 Cup are just 4 riders in their 3rd Cup season, Tatchakorn Buasri, Gabin Planques, Luca Lunetta and Collin Veijer. For 14 it is their first season so a wide variety of experience going into the opening weekend.

We are guaranteed to see some new stars as the top 7 in last year’s title chase have moved on. None of this year’s grid have won a race, only Buasri has been on the podium.

First races only a hint of things to come

Last year Portimão saw eventual Cup winner David Alonso win both races. It looked like the start of a charge but against super tough opposition he didn’t win again until the 4th event at the Sachsenring. It was then his incredible hat-trick, winning 3 of the 4 races at the Red Bull Ring that really secured him the Cup that he actually clinched at the final weekend in Aragón.

Alonso won 6 of 14 races last season, the most ever wins is Bo Bendsneyder who won 8 of 13 in 2015. There were 7 different victors in last year’s incredible season, we have only once had 8. That was back in 2011 when Lorenzo Baldassarri took the title with just 2 wins. Arthur Sissis had 4 wins but was only 2nd on points.

Whatever happens in these first 2 races it is unlikely to be much of a help predicting the outcome of the 2022 Rookies Cup, the only thing we can be certain of is that it will be thrilling.

 

History making

This is the first of 7 2022 Rookies Events that will build on the already extraordinary legacy, these are Rookies Cup races 183 and 184.

The World Championship classes have already started their 2022 seasons of course and ex-Rookies have already won 5 GPs. The GP paddock will be keeping a close eye on the Rookies races as always, wondering which will be the next riders to join their ranks. To date 49.25% of Rookies make it to the GPs.

Broadcast

This weekend’s Rookies Cup races can be seen live on www.redbull.tv and on TV stations around the world.

Race 1 is at 17:30 CEST on Saturday and Race 2 is on Sunday at 17:00, the show starts 10 minutes before the race.

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MotoAmerica: Shoei And Cortech Are Newest Official Partners

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-04-19 18:11

SHOEI And Cortech Onboard As Official Partners For 2022 MotoAmerica Season

Helmet And Apparel Companies Are A Perfect Fit For North America’s Premier Road Racing Series

 

IRVINE, CA (April 19, 2022) – MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is pleased to announce SHOEI Helmets and Cortech motorcycle apparel as official partners for the 2022 Auto Parts 4 Less MotoAmerica Championship.

“SHOEI and Cortech are both quality brands and a natural fit for our series,” said Lance Bryson, MotoAmerica’s Senior Sponsorship Manager. “Safety and protection from the elements are important to our motorcycle-riding fans and SHOEI and Cortech make top-notch products. We look forward to having a great relationship with them as our newest sponsorship partners for the 2022 season.”

With some 60 years of helmet building experience, every SHOEI helmet is still handmade in Japan. The company is also very active in racing with sponsorship of some of the top racers in the world, including multi-time World Champion Marc Marquez.

Cortech, meanwhile, has virtually every part of motorcyclists covered – from leather jackets, to gloves, to riding suits, to rain wear. Cortech also has a Speedway collection that caters to sportbike riders and racers.

“Watching MotoAmerica’s dedication to the sport of road racing over the years made the partnership with SHOEI and Cortech a no-brainer for us,” said Don Becklin, Helmet House Chief Digital Officer. “We’re honored to be a part of America’s premier road racing series for the 2022 season, and we look forward to seeing where this partnership takes us. MotoAmerica has elevated U.S. motorcycle road racing to unprecedented levels and it’s a natural fit for premium brands like SHOEI helmets and Cortech riding gear to be involved. We can’t wait to watch the racing and grow our participation.”

About MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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WorldSBK: Van Der Mark Returning To Action Next Weekend At Assen

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-04-19 17:42

BMW Motorrad Motorsport in WorldSBK: Heading to the ‘Cathedral of Speed’ at Assen.

Round two of the 2022 FIM Superbike World Championship.

BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team rider Michael van der Mark plans his comeback at his home round.

Loris Baz and Eugene Laverty from the Bonovo action BMW Racing Team aim to build on the good basis from the season opener.
 

Assen. The next stop of the 2022 FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) will lead BMW Motorrad Motorsport to the famous ‘Cathedral of Speed’. The TT Circuit at Assen (NED) will host round two of the season this coming weekend (22nd to 24th April). Michael van der Mark (NED) from the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team, who had to sit out the season opener at MotorLand Aragón (ESP), plans his comeback at his home round. The final decision will be made at a medical test on Thursday.

Van der Mark suffered a fractured leg in a training accident with his mountain bike in early March. After surgery, he fully focused on his healing process that went very well. If he gets green light from the WorldSBK medical team, van der Mark will race at the weekend in the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team next to his new team-mate Scott Redding (GBR).

In the Bonovo action BMW Racing Team, riders Loris Baz (FRA) and Eugene Laverty (FRA) head to Assen with great confidence. They want to build on the strong results the team achieved at the Aragón season opener.

Quotes ahead of the Assen round.
 

Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “Assen is always something special and I don’t say that just because I am Dutch. It is great that Michael recovered so well and we hope that he gets green light to ride his BMW M 1000 RR at the Assen races. Of course it won’t be an easy weekend for him as he has not been on the World Superbike for a long time but it would be a first step into the season for him. In addition, his feedback can be valuable for our work with all our M 1000 RRs, particularly with Scott’s bike. After the difficult season opener we have analysed the data and Scott and the entire team are working very hard to improve the situation for Assen. The Bonovo action BMW Racing Team demonstrated at the season opener that they have a very good base and I am confident that they can make the next step forward at Assen.”

Michael van der Mark, BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team: “After the forced break of several weeks I feel ready to return at my home round in Assen. Of course it depends on the final medical check on Thursday but I am confident I can get back on my BMW M 1000 RR at the weekend. The healing process after the surgery went very well. I also had several treatments that additionally seem to have helped to speed up my recovery. I regularly trained in the gym, with an adjusted programme, and that enabled me to keep my fitness at a high level. Of course, I am not expecting to ride at the top at Assen. I know that it will be a challenge, as I haven’t ridden my WorldSBK BMW M 1000 RR since the end of last year and I missed all the pre-season tests in spring time so I also don’t know all the developments made over winter and I first need to understand them before I can benefit from them. In addition, I am feeling very well but am not back to 100 per cent fitness yet, so for me, the most important thing would be to be back in action without focusing on any results. Then we move forward step by step.”

Scott Redding, BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team: “Assen is a good track for me, a track that I had a lot of good results on in the past. It’s a track I really enjoy to ride. I love going to Holland, the atmosphere is always amazing with the fans there. I also lived there for a while, so I have some friends there and it feels very good for me to go to Assen. I think it is maybe a circuit a little bit better for our bike, so I hope to work on better results than in Aragón and work from there. So I look forward to the weekend.”

Loris Baz, Bonovo action BMW Racing Team: “I’m looking forward to Assen. It’s one of my favourite tracks in the world and I love racing there! It’s a long time  since I have raced there, although I was there testing in 2019 and 2020. I’m looking forward to it! It’s always full of fans and definitely one of the best circuits in the calendar. I think also it suits the BMW M 1000 RR a little bit better than Aragón, so I will try to keep the same direction, making some improvements on the bike and continue the good job we are doing with the Bonovo action BMW Racing Team together with BMW. So, let’s go rock one of the most amazing tracks of the world!”

Eugene Laverty, Bonovo action BMW Racing Team: “We had a reasonable start to the season at Aragón. I’ve gelled fantastically well with the Bonovo action BMW Team and we will build from here on. Next up is the flowing circuit of Assen and while I’ve yet to ride the BMW M 1000 RR there I believe that the circuit is better suited to the strengths of our bike. Our aim will be to qualify better to give a better track position during the early laps of the race. The fight at the front is currently out of reach but I’m confident that we can fight to finish between 6th and 8th position. That is our target right now.”

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American Flat Track: Racing Resumes April 23 With I-70 Half-Mile

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-04-19 17:29

Progressive AFT Returns to Missouri for Inaugural I-70 Half-Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle of Kansas City

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 19, 2022) – The 2022 Progressive American Flat Track season resumes this weekend with the inaugural I-70 Half-Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle of Kansas City on Saturday, April 23 in Odessa, Missouri.

The stop at the newly revived I-70 Motorsports Park represents Progressive AFT’s long-awaited return to Missouri, some 17 seasons after the championship last visited Sedalia. To celebrate that return, along with Saturday’s championship round, Kansas City-area fans are invited to come out to the venue on Friday, April 22 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. local time to attend the day’s test session free of admission.

The young ‘22 season has already taken on an interesting shape. It was widely expected that the premier Mission SuperTwins presented by S&S Cycle class would once again be a battle for supremacy waged by reigning champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) and his great rival, Briar Bauman (No. 3 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750).

That has proven true to an extent, as the Indian Wrecking Crew superstars have split the season’s two available wins and are currently separated by a single point atop the championship standings.

However, the efforts to level the playing field have yielded early dividends, as five different riders out of a possible six, representing three different manufacturers, have stood upon the podium already in 2022.

In fact, it’s Yamaha-mounted JD Beach (No. 95 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT) who stands as the only rider with a perfect podium record thus far. And his teammate, heralded rookie Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha MT-07 DT), has proven nearly as successful, and the two threaten to collect race wins in the near future.

That sort of parity and unpredictability has added an extra dimension to the season’s title fight, and promises to continue this weekend on a track new to the tour.

Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Latus Motors Racing Harley-Davidson XG750R), who put Harley-Davidson back up on the box in the season opener, Mission Roof Systems teammates Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750) and Jarod Vanderkooi (No. 20 Mission Roof Systems Indian FTR750), and last year’s finale winner, Davis Fisher (No. 67 Bob Lanphere’s BMC Racing Indian FTR750), are just a sampling of the riders with the potential to factor up front this weekend.

Mission Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines

Defending Mission Production Twins presented by Vance & Hines king Cory Texter (No. 1 G&G Racing/Yamaha Racing Yamaha MT-07) rebounded like a champion at the Texas Half-Mile following a difficult opener. Despite tricky conditions and a series of stoppages, Texter controlled the Main Event at Texas Motor Speedway to remind everyone exactly why he’s the one brandishing the #1 plate on his machine.

That said, Nick Armstrong (No. 60 Competitive Racing Frames/Lessley Brothers Yamaha MT-07) provided evidence that his virtuoso performance at the opening round was no fluke, logging a fourth-place result as an encore. That result puts him in front of the early-season championship chase heading into Odessa.

Meanwhile, a number of the category’s usual suspects – Ben Lowe (No. 25 Helipower Racing/Mission Foods Harley-Davidson XG750R), Jesse Janisch (No. 33 Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XG750R), Kolby Carlile (No. 36 KC36 Las Vegas Harley-Davidson XG750R), and Dan Bromley (No. 62 Vinson Construction, Viper Air Yamaha MT-07) – have already marked up podium finishes this season.

Some others have yet to break into the top three, but it’s likely only a matter of time before the likes of multi-race winners Chad Cose (No. 49 DPC Racing/Voodoo Ranger Harley-Davidson XG750R), Johnny Lewis (No. 10 Moto Anatomy X Powered by Royal Enfield 650), and Ryan Varnes (No. 68 Schaeffer’s Motorsports/Rausch Fuel & Oil KTM 890 Duke) make their presences felt in a major way.

Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER

Top honors Parts Unlimited AFT Singles presented by KICKER are seemingly always up for grabs, as the class features a deep pool of both hard-charging youngsters and battle-proven veterans aboard a range of equipment backed with factory support from multiple manufacturers.

However, while the list of potential winners extends into the double digits, an early pecking order headlined by the preseason favorites is already starting to take shape.

Sophomore ace Kody Kopp (No. 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE) and his two-time class runner-up teammate, Max Whale (No. 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 450 SX-FFE), currently sit first and third in the championship standings.

Meanwhile, American Honda teammates Morgen Mischler (No. 13 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) and Dalton Gauthier (No. 79 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R) – the riders many would have pegged as the most likely to prevent this year’s title hunt from turning into a factory KTM intrateam affair – are currently ranked second and fourth.

While those four expect to continue to jockey for position as the championship campaign develops, a number of others could easily work their way into the mix as well.

Trent Lowe (No. 48 Mission Foods/Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda CRF450R), Michael Inderbitzin (No. 54 1st Impressions Services of Florida Honda CRF450R), Chase Saathoff (No. 106 American Honda/Progressive Insurance CRF450R), Trevor Brunner (No. 21 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F), and Brandon Kitchen (No. 80 Vance & Hines/Husqvarna Motorcycles Husqvarna FC450), among several others, all have the requisite speed and ability to walk away from I-70 Motorsports Park with the winner’s trophy.

There will be plenty to keep fans entertained off the track as well. Along with numerous vendors, food and beverage options, and the Kids Zone, the high-energy three-piece group Pompous Jack, will be performing their blend of ‘80s rock, blues, and country. And the night will conclude in fitting fashion thanks to a post-event fireworks display.

Along with the action at the track on Saturday night and the free test day on Friday, fans are invited to attend the I-70 Half-Mile American Flat Track Rider Meet & Greet at RideNow Kansas City in Olathe, Kansas, where fans can meet their favorite riders and enjoy Mission Foods chips and salsa, on Thursday, April 21, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time.

Visit https://store.americanflattrack.com/ebooking/ticket/view/id/3775 to purchase your tickets for the I-70 Half-Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle Kansas City now.

General Admission Grandstand tickets are just $40 and kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Fans who would like seating along the front stretch of the racetrack, including seat-backs in all sections, can select seats in the Reserved Grandstand for just $10 more. The Indoor Suite Reservation ticket provides exclusive viewing above the grandstand in private, climate-controlled accommodations for $150.

Paddock Access Upgrades are available for purchase (and come included with Indoor Suite Reservation tickets), which provide all-day access to the pits where fans can scope out the racebikes and get up close and personal with the stars of the sport.

Other options include the Party Deck Add-On for fans 21+ and a range of Multi-Day Camping Passes.

Gates will open for fans at 3:30 p.m. local time with Opening Ceremonies scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT ahead of the evening’s Main Event program. You can catch the livestream of all the weekend’s racing activities free via Facebook up until Opening Ceremonies. Fans can then purchase access to watch Opening Ceremonies, Semis, Main Events, and podium celebrations via Facebook Paid Online Events for $3.99 if purchased 24 hours or more in advance, or $4.99 if purchased on the day of the event.

The I-70 Half-Mile will premiere on FS1 on Sunday, May 1, at 10:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. PT., including exclusive features, cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage, and expert commentary.

For more information on Progressive AFT visit https://www.americanflattrack.com. To score the latest gear for the Progressive American Flat Track fan, visit our official merchandise store at https://store.americanflattrack.com.

How to Watch:

FOX Sports and Facebook are the official homes for coverage of Progressive American Flat Track. For the 2022 season, all 18 races will premiere in one-hour telecasts on FS1 during highly desirable weekend time slots. The complete schedule can be viewed at https://www.americanflattrack.com/events-foxsports. Viewers can watch livestream coverage of every round in the Facebook mobile app, Facebook desktop site or on the Facebook Watch mobile app. To watch the livestream on TV, fans can download the Facebook Watch TV app, or cast to a TV from the Facebook mobile app. Facebook Watch is available through Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and Xbox One.

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Sacchetti: “Correre la 24 Ore di Le Mans è peggio che fare l’Ironman”

“I piloti devono fare 300 giri a testa e quando si fermano hanno il fuoco negli occhi. Il loro ostacolo più grande? L’odore del barbecue”

Northern Talent Cup: Rossi Moor P2 But Crashes During Testing In Germany

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-04-19 16:59

Schneider starts the Northern Talent Cup season on top

The German was quickest on both days of testing, with Moor for closest company on the timesheets

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

The Northern Talent Cup recently concluded two days of pre-season testing at Oschersleben, with the class of 2022 now ready to race and looking ahead to the season opener alongside MotoGP at Le Mans.

Two days of dry weather gave the grid – with a whole host of rookies joining this season – chance to maximise track time, but it was Dustin Schneider (Goblin Racing) top of the pile on both days as the German threw down the gauntlet early in 2022 in terms of laptime.

 

Germany’s Dustin Schneider (20), seen here leading Martin Vincze (12) and others, posted the quickest lap time during the Northern Talent Cup pre-season test. Photo courtesy Dorna.

 

The field also did a race simulation on Day 2, and once again it was Schneider on top – pulling away by some margin. Second went to a stunning rookie performance from Rocco Sessler (MCA Racing), with experienced Hungarian Tibor Varga (Forty Racing) completing the podium.

Day 1

Schneider was quickest with a 1:36.024 to lay a marker down on the first day of action, with Rossi Moor (Fairium Next Generation Riders Team) second but only 0.073 off. Valentino Herrlich (Busch und Wagner Racing Team) was third on Saturday, although a full second further back as the order got much closer behind the leading duo.

Loris Veneman (TeamNL Open Line) was within a tenth of Herrlich, and it was a rookie completing the top five as Sessler started impressing early to end the day 0.060 off the more veteran Dutchman ahead of him.

There were a number of crashes and some technical incidents on Day 1, but all riders ok.

Day 2

Schneider made it both days on top as the German improved his best laptime down to a 1:35.913, becoming the only rider into the 1:35s at the test. Herrlich improved to a 1:36.567 to go second on Day 2, and although he remained third overall, the gap got cut in half in a good step forward.

Varga moved up into third quickest on the second day of action, the Hungarian another in a group of riders who all managed to get into the mid or high 1:36s. Veneman was fourth once again on Day 2, with Lennoxx Phommara (Team Phommara) completing the top five. From second to tenth, however, was split by only half a second.

Some big news saw Moor suffer a crash that ended his testing early, rider ultimately ok following a full check up at local hospital. The number 92 is already looking ahead to Le Mans, hoping to be back fully fit.

Danish rookie Julius Frellsen (Frellsen RR) and Swiss rookie Levin Phommara (Team Phommara) also crashed and headed for the Medical Centre, riders both passed fit.

That’s a wrap on first touch with 2022, now it’s time for the field to go into race mode as the NTC saddles up for the first time alongside MotoGP at Le Mans. Don’t miss it!

 

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Kawasaki Ninjas Will Be Featured In “Top Gun: Maverick” Movie

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-04-19 16:32

Kawasaki Ninja® Models To Be Featured In “Top Gun: Maverick”

Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell returns to the big screen, once again riding a Kawasaki Ninja®.

There are few motorcycle movie scenes more iconic than Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell riding his Kawasaki Ninja®GPZ 900R along the flight line at United States Navy Fighter Weapons School in Miramar, California back in 1986. That scene helped cement Mitchell’s “Maverick” image as a TOPGUN hero.  36 years later, Maverick is not only back at TOPGUN, but back riding a Kawasaki, only today he chooses to ride the supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon in the new Paramount Pictures blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick” opening May 27th, 2022.

“Working with the “Top Gun: Maverick” team has been amazing,” said Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., Vice President, Marketing, Chris Brull. “When we had the chance to jump onboard and see our Kawasaki Ninja motorcycles on the big screen again, we had to be involved. We know that Maverick is a dedicated Kawasaki rider and we made sure he had a full garage of Kawasaki models.”

To celebrate “Top Gun: Maverick,” Kawasaki has partnered with Paramount Consumer Products to launch limited edition t-shirts exclusively sold at participating Kawasaki dealers in the U.S.A. These t-shirts feature both the iconic Ninja GPZ 900R featured in the original Top Gun as well as the supercharged Ninja H2 Carbon. Visit your local Kawasaki dealer while supplies last.

A total of four supercharged Ninja H2 Carbon machines and two restored Ninja GPZ 900R motorcycles were provided to the “Top Gun: Maverick” production team along with some additional surprise models that may appear in Maverick’s personal hanger featured in the film.

“Top Gun: Maverick” will premiere in theaters nationwide on May 27th, 2022 and fans can now experience the breathtaking power of the world’s only supercharged production hypersport motorcycles by owning a Ninja H2, Ninja H2 Carbon or Ninja H2R.

About Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) started full-scale production of motorcycles over a half century ago. The first Kawasaki motorcycle engine was designed based on technical know-how garnered from the development and production of aircraft engines, and Kawasaki’s entry into the motorcycle industry was driven by the company’s constant effort to develop new technologies. Numerous new Kawasaki models introduced over the years have helped shape the market, and in the process have created enduring legends based on their unique engineering, power, design and riding pleasure. In the future, Kawasaki’s commitment to maintaining and furthering these strengths will surely give birth to new legends.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, side x sides, and JET SKI® watercraft through a network of approximately 1,100 independent retailers, with close to an additional 7,700 retailers specializing in general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with approximately 260 of them located at KMC’s Foothill Ranch, California headquarters.
Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.®”, is recognized worldwide. The Kawasaki brand is synonymous with powerful, stylish and category-leading vehicles. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of powersports products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.

About Paramount Consumer Products

Paramount Consumer Products oversees all licensing and merchandising for Paramount (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, Paramount Consumer Products’ portfolio includes a diverse slate of brands and content from BET, CBS (including CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution), Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and Showtime. With properties spanning animation, live-action, preschool, youth and adult, Paramount Consumer Products is committed to creating the highest quality product for some of the world’s most beloved, iconic franchises. Additionally, Paramount Consumer Products oversees the online direct-to-consumer business for CBS and Showtime programming merchandise, as well as standalone branded ecommerce websites for Star Trek, SpongeBob, South Park, and MTV.

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Aleix Espargaró: «Sehe Devices nicht auf der Straße»

Speedweek, German Language MotoGP News - Tue, 2022-04-19 15:37
Aprilia-Speerspitze Aleix Espargaró schildert seine Sichtweise zum umstrittenen «Front Ride Height Device» von Ducati und sagt wie gewohnt ganz offen, was er denkt.
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Dixon targeting title glory after breakthrough podium

Official MotoGP.com News Feed - Tue, 2022-04-19 14:05
The Brit joined the MotoGP™ Podcast: Last on the Brakes to discuss the 2022 season and a potential return to MotoGP™

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