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Franco Morbidelli: «Ein komplettes, intensives Jahr»

Speedweek, German Language MotoGP News - Fri, 2021-12-03 08:15
Im Rückblick auf eine durchwachsene MotoGP-Saison 2021 samt Kreuzband- und Meniskus-OP kommt bei Yamaha-Werksfahrer Franco Morbidelli am Ende wieder seine entspannte Lebenseinstellung durch.
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100-km-Rennen auf der Rossi-Ranch mit Lorenzo und Co.

Speedweek, German Language MotoGP News - Fri, 2021-12-03 06:22
Beim traditionellen Saisonausklang «La 100 km dei Campioni» auf der legendären Ranch in Tavullia erwartet MotoGP-Legende Valentino Rossi am Wochenende unter anderen Jorge Lorenzo, Jeremy McGrath und Chaz Davies.
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Formula 1: Gran Premio Arabia Saudita, Jeddah: gli orari in TV su Sky e TV8

Pista inedita per il penultimo appuntamento del Mondiale di Formula 1: ecco tutti gli orari del weekend con la sfida per il titolo tra Hamilton e Verstappen 

Our EICMA Pick for Best in Show: Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello

Asphalt And Rubber - Thu, 2021-12-02 22:47
A true gentleman's sport bike, with no flash and all substance - that is why the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello is our "best in show" from EICMA. The post Our EICMA Pick for Best in Show: Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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MotoAmerica: Standish Returning To Twins Cup

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2021-12-02 18:25

Unfinished business… Trevor Standish out for glory in MotoAmerica Twins Cup 2022

Pure Attitude Racing is delighted to announce that Trevor Standish will return to the MotoAmerica grid in 2022 alongside the previously announced Liam MacDonald. The pair will contest the Twins Cup championship.

For Standish, who led the 2021 series after the opening round in Atlanta, there is unfinished business in the class following an early season spill curtailed his title aspirations.

Over the coming weeks, Pure Attitude Racing will make a series of announcements relating to their other riders for the 2022 season, in addition to announcing their sponsors and some exciting manufacturer news!

Trevor Standish: “Starting 2021 I wanted to show people what I could do. Due to my crash at Road America my season was cut short, but I feel that I did a good job. I led the championship early on, made the podium, was regularly fighting for the podium and even went viral in the rain in the final round – it was a rollercoaster that’s for sure. I am ready to go all out to win the MotoAmerica Twins Cup championship and with some of the things we have in the pipeline I believe fully in our program and my ability. I want to thank everyone that is supporting me personally – see you at Round 1!”

Dean Standish – Team Owner: “I have never pushed Trevor to race in any category and I had thought that he would naturally want to move into Supersport for 2022. The decision was his and I am happy that we can support him alongside Liam in an unchanged line-up in the Twins Cup. He feels that he has a real shot of challenging for the title and after his crash this year, I can understand why he wants to have another season in the same category. We have several exciting announcements coming in the next few weeks which will certainly prick people’s attention and I look forward to watching all the hard work behind the scenes come to the fore on track at Daytona!”

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British Superbike: Long-Time Race Announcer Fred Clarke Retires

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2021-12-02 18:14

Fred Clarke Announces Retirement

After a career spanning over half a century, legendary motorcycle racing circuit commentator Fred Clarke has  announced his retirement following the 2021 season.

The renowned voice of British motorcycle racing for the past 56 years posted a statement on his Facebook social media account earlier today as follows:

“There is no easy way to say this but following a lengthy period of soul searching and contemplation, it is, with sadness, that I inform you of my decision to retire from the BSB commentary box. My shift has now come to an end, and I will not be returning in 2022.

My whole life has centred around motorcycle racing. From standing trackside at Silverstone in the 1950s, to becoming formally involved in the paddock from 1960 onwards, and then by accident, moving into the commentary box some 56 years ago.

Highlights include commentating at 43 consecutive British GPs, held at Silverstone and Donington Park (1977 to 2019 inclusive), every World Superbike Championship meeting held in the UK, and even the hugely popular TransAtlantic Match Races, which began in 1971, plus being series commentator at BSB and its predecessor since the dawn of time!

I’ve enjoyed a wonderful life in the world of motorsport, which as well as motorcycles, has included karts, cars, and truck racing. However, time waits for no man. I am currently 77 years of age and feel that now is the time to hang up the ‘mic, so that for my remaining years, I can re-direct my undivided attention to the other love of my life, my wife Sandra, who for the 51 years that we have been married, has without complaint played second fiddle to my world of motorcycle racing.

Yes, I will certainly miss all that I’ve known and loved throughout my 60 years involved in racing, not least the countless wonderful people I’ve met, including the many marvellous fans who have been ultra-generous to me with their flattering accolades.

There are far too many people for me to thank individually, with but the following exceptions:

Special thanks go to my lifelong friend Bruce Cox, who back in the sixties was responsible for setting me on a path that, unwittingly, was to lead me into the world of commentating.

I also thank the ‘Guvnor’, BSB Race and Series Director Stuart Higgs for not interfering and simply allowing me to do the commentary job ‘my way’.

Thanks go to my assistant of countless years, the now-retired Geoff ‘Baldrick’ Judges.

Equally, my thanks and gratitude go to Paul Bird for his friendship and for allowing me unrestricted access to the PBM team hospitality over many years.

But my biggest debt of gratitude goes to my commentating partner for the past 21 years, my good friend Larry ‘Scoop’ Carter, whose professionalism, knowledge, and ability are second to none. I could not have had anyone better to have worked alongside.

May I also offer my heartfelt thanks to those who responded here on Facebook with such touching messages of congratulations upon receiving the BSB 25-year Outstanding Contribution Award. I was staggered and flattered by the content as well as the sheer volume.

This award now sits proudly alongside the Special Achievement Award given to me by the David Jefferies Foundation in 2009 and the MCN Dave Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award presented to me in 2011, all tangible reminders of my time spent in the commentary box.

Finally, I hope that you’ve enjoyed the ‘Fred and Scoop Show’ over the years, as well as the commentaries. I’ve had a blast and would do it all over again in a heartbeat. But for me, the show is now over, and it only remains for me to say this one last time: From myself, Fred Clarke, it’s goodbye my friends, and thank you so much for listening.”

Fred is planning on attending the Motorcycle Live Show at the NEC, Birmingham on Saturday 11th December as part of their BSB Day and will be on the main stage at 11am.

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American Flat Track: Estenson Racing Announces 2022 Rider Lineup

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2021-12-02 17:31

Estenson Racing Announces 2022 American Flat Track Lineup

Estenson Racing is happy to announce a powerhouse line-up for the 2022 Progressive American Flat Track season. Multi-time road race champion JD Beach and the reigning back-to-back AFT Singles Champion Dallas Daniels return, with the young rider making his premier class debut and joining the veteran for a two-pronged threat in the Mission SuperTwins Championship. Up-and-coming rider Trevor Brunner joins the team to spearhead the campaign in the AFT Singles class.

Beach enters his fourth season with the team and looks to build on their success with the Yamaha MT-07. Since his first premier class victory that debut season with the team in 2019, he has been the rider to beat on the TT tracks, winning four of the last five TT Main Events. Beach and the team have continued to make forward strides, ending the 2021 season with a pair of wins and a total of four podium finishes for a top-five finish in the point standings.

Daniels steps up to the premier class after an impressive tenure in the AFT Singles Championship since he made his debut midseason in 2019 at the Lima Half-Mile. In addition to becoming the first back-to-back champion in the class, he rose to second on the support class’ all-time win list with 13 victories. While defending his AFT Singles title in 2021, Daniels also enjoyed a stellar debut aboard the Twin in the AFT Production Twins class, scoring three wins and a second-place finish in the four events he entered.

The newest addition to Estenson Racing, Brunner is one of the sport’s rising stars. He capped off his amateur career with top honors and has followed a similar career trajectory as Daniels. The Indiana rider was named the 2019 Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award Winner and the 2019 AMA Athlete of the Year from Grand Championship events. He then went on to impress during his debut in the pro ranks, scoring a win at the Springfield Short Track in 2020. Brunner finished his sophomore year strong with a pair of wins at the Sacramento Mile doubleheader, securing a top-five finish in the points standings. The 19-year-old aims to put another number-one plate on the Yamaha YZ450F and bring the team its fourth title in its sixth year in the championship.

 

Tommy Hayden – Estenson Racing Team Manager

“Estenson Racing is really happy to announce our racing program for 2022. We could not be more excited about our riders that we have on the team for next year. In the SuperTwins class, I feel really good about our balance of strengths. With JD, we have experience and maturity, and with Dallas, we have raw talent and eagerness. Together I think this is a perfect match that will push us forward.

“In the AFT Singles class, we are really happy to have Trevor join our team. We have had a lot of success in the championship with three titles, including the recent back-to-back championships, and we believe Trevor is the guy to help us continue that success on the 450. He has already proven to be a race winner, and we look forward to helping him become a champion.

“We have increased our commitment to winning even more with our concentrated effort, and have added staff members and expanded in other areas to give us more resources to accelerate our development capabilities. We’re looking forward to lining up in Volusia next March.”

 

Multi-time AFT SuperTwins race winner JD Beach. Photo courtesy Yamaha.

 

JD Beach – Estenson Racing Mission SuperTwins

“I’m excited to be back with the Estenson Racing team for the fourth season now. I’ll have the same crew as last year, and I think it’ll be good to build off that as well. I feel like every year, we are taking steps forward with the bike, sometimes not as big of steps as we would have liked, but we have never stopped working. With what we learned in 2021 and the people that we have around us, I think we could take our biggest step forward next season. I’m thankful to have the continued support from Tim (Estenson) and the whole team. I think ‘22 will be a big year for us, not only with having a strong team but also some really strong competition in the SuperTwins class. I hope that I can make this year the best one yet and add some wins on the oval tracks.”

 

Two-time AFT Singles Champion Dallas Daniels. Photo courtesy Yamaha.

 

Dallas Daniels – Estenson Racing Mission SuperTwins

“I’m super excited to be returning with Estenson Racing. We’ve had a lot of success together during the two-and-a-half years that I’ve been there, taking home two championships in the AFT Singles class. So it just seems like the right time for us to make the move to the premier twins class, the Mission SuperTwins. It’s been my dream to even race in this class, let alone be given the opportunity to win and accomplish my goals. The team has been putting in an endless amount of work into the bikes and the program, and I think we have a really good package heading into the season opener. I can’t wait for the season to start!”

 

AFT Singles race winner Trevor Brunner. Photo courtesy Yamaha.

 

Trevor Brunner – Estenson Racing AFT Singles

“I’m ecstatic to be joining the Estenson Racing team. They have had a lot of success in American Flat Track and have been the pinnacle of the AFT Singles class the past few years. I have a lot of confidence in them, and they have a lot of confidence in me, so I’m looking to put it all out on the track aboard the Estenson Racing Yamahas. The team is all about winning races, and we’re going after the championship. It’s a big step for me in my career, and I can’t wait to get started.”

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Jack Miller: Vorfreude auf Superbike-Gaststart

Speedweek, German Language MotoGP News - Thu, 2021-12-02 17:28
Jack Miller nutzt die MotoGP-Winterpause, um am Wochenende in der Australischen Superbike-Meisterschaft (ASBK) anzutreten. Der Ducati-Star über seine Leidenschaft fürs Rennfahren und den «The Bend Motorsport Park».
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MotoAmerica: Lochoff Re-Signs With Team Hammer For 2022

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2021-12-02 17:00

LOCHOFF RE-SIGNS WITH TEAM HAMMER FOR 2022

Team Hammer, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has retained the services of Sam Lochoff to contest the 2022 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, in the Supersport class.

The 19-year-old South African will look to build on the momentum of his spectacular rookie season and fight for next season’s MotoAmerica Supersport title aboard a Team Hammer-built M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R once again.

Prior to the start of his 2021 campaign, Lochoff admitted his opportunity with Team Hammer represented a “prove it” year to determine whether or not he has what it takes to make a career out of professional motorcycle road racing.

He proved that and then some, finishing the season ranked third in the final 2021 MotoAmerica Supersport point standings on the strength of 14 top-five finishes, six podium finishes, and a thrilling first race victory earned in a last-lap duel with Moto2-bound 2021 Supersport Champion and M4 ECSTAR Suzuki teammate Sean Dylan Kelly.

Lochoff continued to improve throughout the 2021 season as he gained Supersport class experience. He earned five of his six podiums — including his dramatic win — in the season’s final eight races, and expects to pick up where he left off in 2022.

“First, I want to thank M4 ECSTAR Suzuki for helping me so much last season. It felt like every member of the team had an impact,” said Lochoff. “I was learning, going from a 400cc bike to a 600cc bike and the team really accelerated my progress. At the first of the year, I was off the leaders’ pace a good bit. We focused on improving lap times to close that gap down. We worked really hard and earned some good results.

“There are some big names in Supersport this coming year, including my new teammate Richie Escalante,” Lochoff continued. “Of course, I want to shoot for the moon and be the guy everyone else chases but my plan is to keep working hard. I’ve been in California so I can ride and train more this off-season and I am looking forward to carrying our momentum into 2022.”

Prior to joining Team Hammer, the Cape Town native finished third in the 2020 MotoAmerica Junior Cup championship and won the 2018 Alpe Adria International Motorcycle title and the 2018 FIM Supersport 300 European Cup.

“Sam exceeded our expectations in 2021,” said Chris Ulrich, Team Hammer Vice President of Operations, who handles talent scouting. “He had a good approach, taking it step-by-step and making progress in an organized fashion. By the end of the year, Sam was a consistent podium finisher and earned his first Supersport race win. That made him the best of the Junior Cup graduates, comparing Sam to his previous competition. Now our goal is to continue his development in 2022 and for Sam to become a consistent Supersport race winner.”

About Team Hammer

The 2022 season will mark Team Hammer’s 42nd consecutive year of operating as a professional motorcycle road racing team. Racebikes built and fielded by Team Hammer have won 128 AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National races, have finished on AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National podiums 332 times and have won 11 AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National Championships, as well as two FIM South American Championships (in Superbike and Supersport.) The team has also won 138 endurance races overall (including seven 24-hour races) and 13 Overall WERA National Endurance Championships with Suzuki motorcycles, and holds the U.S. record for mileage covered in a 24-hour race. The team also competed in the televised 1990s Formula USA National Championship, famously running “Methanol Monster” GSX-R1100 Superbikes fueled by methanol, and won four F-USA Championships.

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Norton V4 Cafe Racer, la superbike inglese si spoglia

Derivato dalla V4SV, il nuovo concept di Norton Motorcycles abbina le prestazioni della sorella supersportiva al retaggio classico del marchio. Ecco i dettagli

Alvaro Bautista: dopo la Ducati festeggia il compleanno di Grace

Prima i test di Jerez in sella alla Panigale V4, poi il meritato relax in compagnia della moglie Grace, che in questi giorni ha spento le candeline

Le Mans: Die sturzreichste Kurve im MotoGP-Kalender

Speedweek, German Language MotoGP News - Thu, 2021-12-02 16:00
Die jährlich veröffentlichte Sturzbilanz kürt nicht nur den Crash-König der MotoGP-Saison 2021, sondern zeigt auch, welche Strecken im Kalender in Verbindung mit den Verhältnissen besonders tückisch sind.
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Guidotti: "KTM come l'Aprilia negli anni '90, ha coraggio ed è diversa"

INTERVISTA - "Sono io il primo a essermi meravigliato ad avere lasciato Pramac. Mi rimetto in gioco e sono determinato, c'è tutto quello che serve per fare bene"

Joan Mir: If I see Suzuki wants the same thing I do, I'll stay

Crash.Net MotoGP News - Thu, 2021-12-02 15:28
Suzuki wants to keep both its MotoGP riders, but former champion Joan Mir needs to see the factory wants 'the same thing I do' to extend beyond 2022.
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LIVE Test Talk alle 21:00 - Triumph Speed Triple RR: Hooligan in abito da sera

VIDEO - L'abbiamo provata sul tracciato dell'Ascari Resort, scoprendo una sportiva dal carattere unico e dal fascino inconfondibile. Ne parliamo in diretta, rispondendo alle vostre domande

KTM 390 Adventure 2022: l'enduro stradale per iniziare bene

La nuova KTM 390 Adventure 2022 vanta nuove grafiche ed interessanti aggiornamenti tecnici, come le due modalità di guida

Moto3: Scott Ogden: 'You have to put your life and soul into it'

Crash.Net MotoGP News - Thu, 2021-12-02 14:22
After CEV success, Scott Ogden prepares for 2022 grand prix debut; 'You have to put your life and soul into it and give it your best shot'
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Fabio Quartararo: Auf ungewohntem Terrain im Einsatz

Speedweek, German Language MotoGP News - Thu, 2021-12-02 13:59
MotoGP-Weltmeister Fabio Quartararo traf am gestrigen Mittwoch bei PSG auf die Fußballelite um Lionel Messi und stellte dabei einen wesentlichen Unterschied zum Motorradrennsport fest.
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L’analisi: il 2021 di Binder qualifiche da incubo e gare in rimonta

Il campionato MotoGP 2021 ha rappresentato un ritorno alla (quasi) normalità in termini di calendario, con le 18 gare disputate. Scorrendo la classifica finale, spicca il 6° posto di Brad Binder le cui prestazioni sono spesso passate inosservate

Pramac prepara il dopo Guidotti: Fonsi Nieto il nuovo team manager

Tutti gli indizi portano all'ex pilota spagnolo che dal 2018 riveste il ruolo di coach nella squadra di Paolo Campinoti

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