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Video: Watch Ducati’s MotoE Prototype In Action

RoadRacing World - Fri, 2022-04-15 22:53

Ducati MotoE: it’s time to see it in action!

The development path of the Ducati MotoE project is proceeding at a rapid pace with continuous progress shown during the tests which in this first phase are taking place at the main Italian circuits

Former world championship rider Alex De Angelis, riding the bike in the first dynamic video, joins the Ducati family with the role of test rider for the “V21L” prototype

The video showing the Ducati MotoE in action on the Vallelunga circuit is available on the YouTube channel and on Ducati’s social media profiles

Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 15 April 2022 – A video showing the first images of the Ducati MotoE prototype in action is online on the YouTube channel and on Ducati’s social media profiles.



Since the first track test, carried out at the Misano World Circuit in December 2021, the development of Ducati’s first-ever electric bike has proceeded relentlessly through analysis of the collected data, technical developments and numerous tests carried out internally and at major motorcycle circuits.

Roberto Canè, Ducati eMobility Director: “Ever since we took the Ducati MotoE prototype to the track for the first time, development work on the project has never stopped, not even for a moment. The hard work of the whole team is paying off for the efforts made through continuous progress, which is giving us great satisfaction. In just four months, our prototype has already tackled the curves of some of the main Italian circuits, providing positive responses. There is still a lot of work to do, but the direction is certainly the right one”.

In the dynamic video, shot on the Vallelunga track, the Ducati MotoE bike is in the hands of former world championship rider Alex De Angelis, who took part in the 2019 edition of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup and who is very familiar with this world. De Angelis has officially joined the development team, which among its test riders can also count on the experienced Michele Pirro, the first man to ride the prototype.

The path that will take the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer to the role of sole supplier of motorcycles for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup (the electric class of the MotoGP World Championship) starting from the 2023 season, is proceeding with great enthusiasm both on the track and in Borgo Panigale, thanks to the teamwork that is involving numerous company areas.

The “V21L” prototype comes about from the close collaboration and constant exchange of know-how between Ducati Corse and product R&D to create a motorcycle that is both highly performing and with a lightweight benchmark target for an electric motorcycle.

The MotoE project is undoubtedly an important step in the history of the company as it represents the start of the Ducati electric era . Over the next few months, the Borgo Panigale manufacturer will share further information on the technical evolution of the bike and on the subsequent steps concerning this fascinating and ambitious project.

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Yamaha da record: è pole alla 24 Ore di Le Mans, 5^ Ducati

Canepa, Hanika e Fritz sono stati incontenibili in qualifica a tal punto da arrivare a 3 secondi dalla MotoGP, dietro di loro Suzuki e Honda, 4^ la BMW poi la Panigale V4 del team ERC con Oettl, Forés e Checa

O’Halloran svetta nel venerdì del British Superbike, Haslam e Sykes in Q1

Jason O’Halloran comanda nel primo venerdì di prove libere del British Superbike 2022 a Silverstone. Distacchi serrati con 24 piloti in 1 secondo, ma gli attesi Leon Haslam e Tom Sykes dovranno passare dal Q1

World Endurance: YART Yamaha Takes Pole Position For Le Mans 24-Hour

RoadRacing World - Fri, 2022-04-15 16:55

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More, from a press release issued by EWC Press Office:

Qualifying report: 24 Heures Motos pole hat-trick for top EWC team YART
April 15 2022

*YART – Yamaha Official Team EWC makes it three poles at Le Mans in succession

*Sensational lap from Hanika almost one second faster than previous pole record

*Team 18 Sapeurs Pompiers CMS Motostore quickest Dunlop Superstock Trophy team

YART – Yamaha Official Team EWC has claimed a sensational provisional pole position – its third in succession – for the 24 Heures Motos, round one of the 2022 FIM Endurance World Championship.

With qualifying results this season based on the average time of the fastest two riders from each team, rather than three previously, the laps of Karel Hanika (Czech Republic) and Marvin Fritz (Germany) were used to determine which team lines up at the front for the start of the big race, which is scheduled to begin at 15h00 CET tomorrow (Saturday).

Hanika’s performance on the #7 Yamaha RZF-R1 stood out with the Czech the only rider to lap the 4.185-kilometre Circuit Bugatti in under 1m35s in a time of 1m34.878s. It also comfortably eclipsed Randy de Puniet’s previous Le Mans’ benchmark of 1m35.730s set on a Kawasaki in 2017. YART’s pole at an average of 1m35.080s came despite Niccolò Canepa (Italy) suffering a low-speed fall during his in-lap in the Red Rider session.


Karel Hanika smashed the qualifying lap record. Photo courtesy EWC Press Office.


“I’m really proud of my team because they give me the perfect bike and I could really do the perfect lap so we happy to be on the pole again,” said the 26-year-old Hanika. “It’s the result of our hard work during the winter, we were practicing also very well here and our pace is really strong. For me it was a great lap, I had the perfect timing, the perfect bike, the perfect tyres and I’m really thankful to my team for that. We always say it’s possible to do better and I am sure one of us next year is going to prove this. But now I’m really happy because my team-mates are doing a great job and I’m learning every day with them. It’s amazing to be again on pole, we we are ready for tomorrow.”


Yoshimura SERT Motul (1) in action at Le Mans. Photo courtesy EWC Press Office.


Yoshimura SERT Motul, the winner of the 24 Heures Motos last year and the defending EWC world champion team, qualified second ahead of F.C.C. TSR Honda France, BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team and ERC Endurance-Ducati. Wójcik Racing Team was the top Independent Trophy entrant in sixth followed by Team MOTO AIN, Webike SRC Kawasaki France, Viltaïs Racing Igol and Team 18 Sapeurs Pompiers CMS Motostore, which headed the Dunlop Superstock Trophy order ahead of National Motos in P12 behind Formula EWC squad Tati Team Beringer Racing.

How the chase for pole position unfolded

Following Thursday afternoon’s First Qualifying, which ended with session bests for Karel Hanika (Blue Rider), Gino Rea (Yellow), Niccolò Canepa (Red) and Kenny Foray (Green), Second Qualifying took place in similarly dry and sunny, albeit cooler conditions this morning.  Hanika took full advantage to once again top the Blue Rider session, this time with a stunning 1m34.878s effort after Josh Hook held top spot for a period. Hook ended up third behind Gregg Black but ahead of Markus Reiterberger and Claudio Corti. Italian Corti was one of a handful of riders to crash during the session, with Christian Gamarino and Marek Szkopek also falling.


BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team (bike closest to the camera). Photo courtesy EWC Press Office.


Illya Mykhalchyk initially headed the Yellow Rider order before Marvin Fritz and then Gino Rea demoted him in quick session, with Rea completing the 20-minute session in first place on a 1m35.186s. Fritz took second followed by Mykhalchyk, Xavier Siméon and Xavi Fores who, along with Kevin Manfredi, was among the notable fallers.


F.C.C. TSR Honda France (5). Photo courtesy EWC Press Office.


Mike Di Meglio was the early pacesetter in the Red Rider session until Niccolò Canepa moved ahead only to fall at Turn 7. Di Meglio retook top spot and headed the order until the final five minutes when Sylvain Guintoli grabbed the initiative. The session ended with Guintoli, part of the EWC world title-winning Yoshimura SERT Motul team from 2021, fastest in 1m35.535s. Canepà returned to the action and ended up second quickest ahead of Di Meglio, Jérémy Guarnoni and David Checa.

The Green reserve riders were the last to take to the track although their lap times are not used to determine the final Qualifying order. Kenny Foray was fastest ahead of Kazuki Watanabe, James Westmoreland, Marc Moser and Bálint Kovács.


Formula EWC, Niccolò Canepa (YART – Yamaha Official Team EWC): “I’m really happy and I’m really proud of my team and my team-mates. Karel did an amazing lap time that was really impressive. We are in pole position, we are here and we have to be happy. We feel really good for the race. During the whole winter in the winter testing we did really well as a team and we feel good with the bike, we have a good pace and our target is to finish the race but I am confident we can fight for the victory. We believe we have the strongest machine to win the race. When I crashed, we checked the data and we saw there was a small problem on the brakes. I knew I was coming back to the pits so I was not pushing. I was really surprised to be on the floor but when I came back in we didn’t have any fresh tyres so I had to put on a rear tyre with more than 50 laps so it was impossible to improve my lap from yesterday and be in the 1m34s. But we are on pole, we are three riders and we did the pole and this is enough.”


Team 18 Sapeurs Pompiers CMS Motostore (18). Photo courtesy EWC Press Office.


Dunlop Superstock Trophy, Hugo Clere (Team 18 Sapeurs Pompiers CMS Motostore): “We are satisfied because it’s a pole position, we knew that we could do this performance this morning because of the cold temperatures, which was of course the best conditions for us. I am happy, we had some very good lap times, we did the job and myself too. The most important now is the race. We remember last year that the number 18 Yamaha had the pole position for the Superstock class but, unfortunately, we had a very unlucky beginning of the race and we stopped quite early in the race. We are back in pole position and we really hope we can finish the race and, of course, a podium is the target in the Superstock class.”

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MotoGP: Warum nicht alle Devices 2023 verboten werden

Speedweek, German Language MotoGP News - Fri, 2022-04-15 16:42
Es gibt sehr triftige Gründe, warum nur das «Front Ride Height Device» von Ducati für 2023 verboten wurden, die restlichen Systeme aber erlaubt bleiben. klärt auf.
Categories: MotoGP News

TrackAddix 4/16-17 Track Days At Motorsports Park Hastings Cancelled

RoadRacing World - Fri, 2022-04-15 16:26

All TrackAddix Riders for 4/16-4/17 weekend

EMERGENCY ALERT!! The MPH track weekend is being CANCELLED immediately, the track just let us know a few minutes ago they had an unexpected issue getting ambulance coverage for the weekend and now can’t secure an ambulance due to it being Easter weekend. We can’t run an event without an ambulance, so that leaves no choice but to cancel the event. EVERYONE at the MPH track apologizes profusely to ALL of us for this very unfortunate situation. We’ll work out the rider sign-up details/credits later but please get the word out ASAP as we know a lot of riders are traveling in from a distance today. We’ll be sending an e-mail and text blast out to everyone this morning as well.

Please give us the day today to get the rest of the details worked out and we’ll send another blast out to everyone, right now we just wanted to STOP any travel plans that are in progress as quickly as possible! We’ve never had anything like this happen in 15+ years of track day events, and hopefully never have it happen again, we’re so sorry to everyone who was planning to ride this weekend, including us!

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RC Moto: "stoppie" per il costo delle polizze 2022, sono in discesa

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Racing History: When Two-Strokes Took Over The Daytona 200, In The April Issue

RoadRacing World - Fri, 2022-04-15 12:33

Feature In the April 2022 issue of Roadracing World:


        The world of motorcycling has never known a bigger earthquake than the convulsion that transformed it in the early 1970s, when the dominant British industry crumbled under a Japanese onslaught and racetracks across the globe were overrun by two-strokes, relegating the four-stroke to Grand Prix history. 

        At least until Dorna created four-stroke MotoGP in 2002.

        A big moment in this seismic shift was Don Emde’s victory in the 1972 Daytona 200, the first by a rider on a two-stroke. At that time the 200 was the biggest single motorcycle race in the world, contested around the huge Daytona super-speedway: Just four corners, then 2.5 miles of full-gas riding around the banking, a nightmare for early two-strokes, which were prone to burning pistons and seizing crankshafts… 

            —When the Two-Strokes Conquered Daytona, by Mat Oxley


In March 1972 Don Emde and his Yamaha TR3 became the first two-stroke winners of the Daytona 200, ending decades of domination by BSA, Triumph, and Harley-Davidson four-strokes. Read all about the ring-ding heard around the world in the latest issue of Roadracing World!


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Benelli e QJ Motor: in sviluppo un motore V-Twin 1301 cc

Un nuovo propuslore V2 (simile all'LC8 di KTM 1290) è in pieno sviluppo e lo vedremo sulle moto di Benelli e QJ Motor

VIDEO E FOTO - La Ducati elettrica a Vallelunga con Alex De Angelis

Continua lo sviluppo della V21L, il prototipo della moto che correrà in MotoE a partire dal prossimo anno. Il sammarinese entra nel team dei collaudatori

Le biciclette non si fermano più, nuovi record nel 2021

Dopo un 2020 incredibile, il 2021 vede una piccola flessione per le muscolari, ma salgono ancora le eBike. Sono più di 3,2 milioni le biciclette prodotte in Italia, con una forte crescita dell'export. Tra bici e componenti si avvicina la soglia del miliardo di euro

Roadracing World Young Guns 2022: Rocco Landers

RoadRacing World - Fri, 2022-04-15 09:59

Roadracing World started this exclusive special feature recognizing the most promising young road racers as an answer to pessimists who claimed America had no new, up-and-coming young racers. This edition of the Roadracing World Young Gun Awards marks the 26th consecutive year of showcasing an abundance of new talent.

Roadracing World Young Guns have won:

FIM MotoGP and FIM Superbike races and World Championships;

MotoAmerica and AMA Pro races and Championships, including 11 AMA Pro Superbike Championships;

A KTM RC Cup World Final race;

The Daytona 200 (11 times);

WERA National Endurance Championships and WERA National Challenge Championships;

ASRA/Formula USA Grand National and CCS National Championships;

AMA Road Racing Grand Championships and Horizon Awards;

USGPRU National Championships;

Many regional and local titles.

The competition has continually become more intense as more – and younger—racers with higher levels of accomplishment are nominated, and the level of achievement required to make the grade keeps getting tougher.

We’ve spent the last several months accepting nominations and evaluating road racers between the ages of 10 and 18 (as of the start of the 2022 season) who have, at a minimum, won Expert-level road races and/or Championships or had outstanding results as an Amateur/Novice. Most of the riders included here have done far more than the minimum.

The young riders recognized here are the most promising young road racers in North America. All have earned the title of Roadracing World Young Gun.

We will feature one Young Gun per day, presenting them in alphabetical order.


Rocco Landers. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.


Rocco Landers

Age: 17.

Current home: Burns, Oregon.

Current height/weight: 5’11/165 pounds.

Current school grade level: Graduated High School.

Began riding at age: 2 years.

First road race: 2010, Buttonwillow, California, SC MiniGP, Blata Cup, 1st Place.

Current racebike: Yamaha YZF-R6.

Current tuners/mechanics: Stoney Landers (father), Will Eikenberry.

Primary race series: MotoAmerica Supersport.

Sponsors: CVMA, SoCal Track Days, Track Daz, Mithos, KFG Motorsports, California Superbike School, Keith Code, Joe Roberts, J4orce Training, Racer’s Edge Performance, Yamaha, M-Tech Motorsports, Dunlop, Ohlins, SBS, Berringer Brakes, Tyrant Designs CNC, HJC.

Recent racing accomplishments: 2021 season, finished 4th in MotoAmerica Supersport Championship (4 podium finishes), 2020 season, won MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship (9 wins and 12 podiums in 12 races), won MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship (15 wins and 18 podiums in 18 races); 2019 season, won MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship (won 14 of 17 races), won five CVMA class Championships, won multiple races and titles at Dunlop Invite event; 2018 season, finished 4th in RFME CEV (Spanish) 85cc GP National Championship, 18 race wins with CVMA, 3 race wins with WERA West; 2017 season, finished 5th in RFME CEV (Spanish) 85cc National Championship; 2016 season, finished 9th in CIV (Italian) 50cc MiniGP Championship; 2015-2010, multiple mini road racing Championships and race wins.

2022 racing goals: Win as many Supersport races as possible and the Championship.

Racing career goals: Win races and Championships in World Superbike and MotoGP.

Racing heroes: Wayne Rainey, Ronnie Mack, Ben Spies.

Favorite track: Sonoma Raceway.

Favorite hobby: Riding flat track.

If I wasn’t racing I would be…: Moping around.

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Front Device von Ducati: Viele offene Fragen

Speedweek, German Language MotoGP News - Fri, 2022-04-15 09:48
Fünf der sechs MotoGP-Hersteller wetterten gegen das 2022 aufgetauchte Front Ride Height Device von Ducati. 2023 wird es verboten sein. Manche Techniker fragen sich: Warum bleiben alle anderen Systeme erlaubt?
Categories: MotoGP News

Cecconi celebra il ritorno alla vittoria di Aruba Ducati: back to the future!

La duplice vittoria di Alvaro Bautista e della Ducati ad Aragon, nella Superpole Race e Gara 2 ha ovviamente galvanizzato gli animi del team Aruba e del suo team owner Stefano Cecconi

VIDEO - Marquez Vs YouTuber: gli basta una CBR 600 contro una ZX-10 RR

Nel test svolto ad Alcarras prima di partire per Austin, Marc si è trovato a duellare in pista con Johann Flammann e nonostante una moto con 90 cv in meno, ha dato spettacolo


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