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Bautista e la Ducati infiammano i test di Barcellona, 4° Rea, 5° Toprak

I TEMPI ALLE 13 -  Doppietta rossa con Alvaro che precede Rinaldi di 87 millesimi, 3° un super Gerloff, 6° Locatelli, 9^ la Honda di Vierge, fuori dalla top ten Lecuona e Redding 

Perché Marquez a rischio oltre ché la Honda mette in crisi Jarvis e Yamaha

"La nostra priorità è prolungare il contratto di Fabio Quartararo. Se riusciamo a raggiungere un accordo con Fabio, in circostanze normali non ci sarebbe nessun posto libero nel team ufficiale”, ha spiegato Lin Jarvis

Manfredi dà forfait, Suzuki sceglie il pupillo di Toseland per la prima del CIV: Webb

In fase di convalescenza dopo l’incidente ai test MotoE, Kevin Manfredi non prenderà parte al primo round del CIV Superbike 2022. Danny Webb al suo posto sulla Suzuki di Penta Motorsport, ex Mondiale Moto3 e beniamino di James Toseland 

Manfredi dà forfait: Suzuki sceglie Webb per la prima del CIV SBK

In fase di convalescenza dopo l’incidente ai test MotoE, Kevin Manfredi non prenderà parte al primo round del CIV Superbike 2022. Danny Webb al suo posto sulla Suzuki di Penta Motorsport, ex Mondiale Moto3 e beniamino di James Toseland 

BMW Fuel For Life: dalla pista all'off-road, esperienze per tutti

Dai viaggi con le BMW R18, passando per l'adventouring con la gamma GS, fino alle giornate in pista con la M 1000 RR. Ecco il programma di esperienze BMW Fuel For Life

Pasini: ecco perché ho deciso di non correre nel CIV

PARLA MATTIA: “Ho deciso dopo i test di Misano, le scelte tecniche non ci consentivano di essere all’altezza della situazione. Sostituire Baltus in Argentina? Sono solo fake news!”

Bardahl ancora insieme a Militem per i veicoli "speciali"

Il legame con gli Stati Uniti lega la filosofia dei due marchi, che hanno rinnovato su base triennale la loro collaborazione. Tutti i mezzi che usciranno dall'atelier Militem avranno lubrificanti Bardahl

Gerloff-Nozane: una Yamaha biancoblu per GRT nel 2022

Il team capitanato da Filippo Conti sfoggia una livrea rinnovata per la nuova stagione con Outdo new entry dopo la conclusione dell'avventura con Pedercini 

MotoGP Grand Prix Commission Bans Front Ride-Height Devices

Asphalt And Rubber - Thu, 2022-03-24 19:59
Starting with the 2023 MotoGP season, front ride-height devices will be banned from use in the premier class...much to Ducati's dismay. The post MotoGP Grand Prix Commission Bans Front Ride-Height Devices appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Marc Marquez Diagnosed with Double Vision After Highside

Asphalt And Rubber - Thu, 2022-03-24 19:45
Marc Marquez has been diagnosed with another episode double vision, after his huge highside in the morning warm-up before the Indonesian GP. The post Marc Marquez Diagnosed with Double Vision After Highside appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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MotoAmerica: Hudson Valley Motorcycles Backing DiCarlo In Stock 1000

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2022-03-24 19:40

Hudson Valley Motorcycles To Support Upcoming Local Racer Vito DiCarlo

OSSINING, NY – Hudson Valley Motorcycles is pleased to announce its support of upcoming local racer and soon to be MotoAmerica Stock 1000cc rookie Vito DiCarlo. HVMC will support DiCarlo throughout his 2022 season as he makes the jump up to the 1000cc level aboard a Kawasaki ZX-10R in both the CCS series and select wild card MotoAmerica events.

HVMC is known nationally for its deep professional road-racing roots but this will mark its first sponsorship of a local rider outside of the MotoAmerica paddock in some time. The 28 year old New Jersey based racer caught the eye of HVMC and the Alexander family throughout the 2021 season with great results on track but more importantly a professional presentation coupled with strong determination to excel at his craft.

Partner and General Manager of Hudson Valley Motorcycles Richie Alexander commented: “Vito is a great rider with a great personality which is very important to us at HVMC. His results over the course of his short riding career speak for themselves but when looking for a candidate to help represent our family locally, we know Vito will do a great job and we are all excited to support him on and off the track!”

HVMC will support DiCarlo through its Kawasaki Team Green program as well as offering dealership resources including riding gear, parts, and overall technical support. Vito also has access to the all new RideHVMC  west coast facility based at California’s Chuckwalla Valley Raceway receiving instruction with our very own Corey Alexander and the JP43 Training team throughout the winter months.

Vito commented, “I’m beyond blessed for this opportunity. The Hudson Valley family is the epitome of what every motorcycle enthusiast seeks out at a dealership and more.  They aren’t there to sell you a motorcycle, but more of an overall experience.  They welcome all walks of riders with open arms and that is the reason why I won’t go anywhere else for my motorcycle needs.”

About Hudson Valley Motorcycles:

Hudson Valley Motorcycles (HVMC) is a family owned and operated motorcycle dealership that serves New York’s Hudson Valley and Westchester County as well as the Tri-State and New England regions. HVMC has offered Kawasaki, Ducati, Scrambler Ducati, Suzuki, Energica and ATV, motorcycle or UTV Sales, Parts, and Service for over 55 years. For more info visit hudsonvalleymotorcycles.com, call (914)-762-2722 or follow @hvmotorcycles on social media.

About RideHVMC:

RideHVMC is a premier track experience provider offering track events, bike rentals, rider training, transportation, and bike storage at its California based facility located at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway. It is also a proud supporter of Hudson Valley Racing’s MotoAmerica racing program. Visit RideHVMC.com or follow @ridehvmc to learn more about its offerings.

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Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 268 – MotoGP at Mandalika

Asphalt And Rubber - Thu, 2022-03-24 19:34
Episode 268 of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out, and this one sees us covering the Indonesian GP at the Mandalika International Street Circuit. The post Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 268 – MotoGP at Mandalika appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Canadian Rider Fund Will Be At International Motorcycle Super Show

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2022-03-24 19:15

Canadian Rider Fund at North American International Motorcycle Super Show

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Rider Fund will be hosting a display at the upcoming North American International Motorcycle Super Show, at Toronto’s International Centre, March 25-27.  The CRF display will include examples of current at-track installation devices focused on rider protection, and show give aways including the new season poster for the 2022 CSBK National roadracing championship series.

On Sunday afternoon, March 27, former CSBK National Superbike Champ Ben Young of Collingwood, ON, will be in the CRF booth, signing the 2022 poster that features an image of the lead Feature class final race battle from Calabogie, ON, between Young and eventual 2021 overall National Champ Alex Dumas of Desmaures, QC.

Young competes aboard a Van Dolder’s Home Team/Parts Canada backed BMW, while the Dumas Suzuki effort is backed by the Liqui Moly, FAST Riding School and MPG.  Their rivalry will resume at the opening round of the 2022 Nationals at Grand Bend Motorplex, with Qualifying on Friday June 10, and feature races on June 11 & 12.

The Super Show has been a staple of the motorcycle off-season for over forty years, and typically kicks off the winter event tour at the start of January.  This year, the pandemic delayed the show until the end of March, and the Super Show, presented by NFP, will be the first indoor consumer motorcycle event to take place in Canada for more than two years.

Hours for the North American International Motorcycle Super Show, held at Mississauga’s International Centre near the Airport, are Friday 11 AM – 9 PM; Saturday 10 AM – 8 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM.

Founded in 2008, the Canadian Rider Fund (CRF) was formerly known at the Canadian Rider Safety Fund (CRSF).  A registered non-profit, the CRF provides a range of installation solutions at a variety of venues, including Atlantic Motorsport Park in Nova Scotia, Shannonville Motorsport Park, Calabogie Motorsports Park, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Grand Bend Motorplex, and venues in Alberta.

The initial focus of the CRF was the development and installation of Bottle Bags at tracks across Canada, starting at A.M.P. on the east coast.  The Bottle Bags are large, soft sided resin containers that are filled by empty plastic water bottles and other similar crushable containers, with their screw-on lids attached.

The CRF are currently seeking donations and support towards the expansion of the Bottle Bag program, and the purchase of the latest portable trackside soft barrier modules.  Two of the new modules will be on display at the Show.

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WorldSBK: Razgatlioglu Says His Approach Is The Same For 2022 (Includes Video)

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2022-03-24 18:35

Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK Fired Up for 2022 WorldSBK Title Defence Campaign

Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK and its riders Toprak Razgatlıoğlu and Andrea Locatelli revealed their official colours for the 2022 FIM Superbike World Championship today, as the team prepares to defend the ‘Triple Crown’ with two further days of pre-season testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya from 25-26 March.

The two official Yamaha riders line up for their second season together as a formidable pair aboard the R1 WorldSBK. For Razgatlıoğlu, it will be his third year in Yamaha blue after a sensational 2021 season which saw the Turkish ace win 13 races, collect 29 podiums, three pole positions and seven fastest lap awards on his way to the Riders’ Championship title. The 25-year-old will compete with the coveted #1 on his R1 WorldSBK, also revealed for its inaugural outing today.

It will be a tough act to follow one of the most thrilling WorldSBK seasons of the sport’s history, but Yamaha Motor Research & Development Europe and the Crescent team have left no stone unturned during the winter in order to provide the best chance to defend the Riders’, Manufacturers’ and Teams’ Championships. A raft of upgrades introduced across engine and chassis components, as well as key electronics developments, will bolster the R1 WorldSBK’s well-rounded race package. Launched in its new colours with accents to reflect the latest production-based Yamaha R1, the 2022 Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK machine gives its riders enhanced overall performance compared to the 2021 title-winning racer.

Playing a key part in the team’s future success is 2021 Rookie of the Year Locatelli, who out-performed seasoned stalwarts of the series to finish fourth overall in the Riders’ Championship with incredible consistency throughout his first year in the premier class. The 25-year-old Italian achieved four podiums in total last year and is eager to deliver more – including challenge for his first WorldSBK race victory in 2022.

Pata Snack, a name that has become synonymous with Yamaha since its return to WorldSBK competition in 2016, continues for a seventh consecutive year as title sponsor, joined by financial forecasting software company Brixx displayed in its striking red. Motorcycle accident management specialists, McAMS has also become a Primary Partner of the team to further strengthen its title defence campaign.

The team would also like to welcome back and thank BMP Tappi, Semakin di Depan, Yamalube, Akrapovic, Hel Performance, Corpay and Breeze Motor Group, and extend a warm welcome to new key partners Pro-Bolt, industry leaders in premium fasteners, and OUTDO high performance motorcycle batteries.

Finally, Yamaha fans will not need to wait much longer to see their favourite protagonists turn a wheel in anger, with the first round of the season just around the corner in two weeks’ time from 8-10 April at MotorLand Aragon, following the official pre-season test at the same venue on 4-5 April.

Paul Denning – Team Principal, Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK

“It is a pleasure to show off the new Yamaha WorldSBK colours for the 2022 season. Heading into this year’s racing has an extra special element as we line up as the defending WorldSBK Champions, but our goals remain the same – do our best, stay focused on what we can control and maximise our performance. Both Toprak and Loka have been working hard over the winter, Yamaha’s engineers have been completely committed, and the Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldBSK team has been fully engaged to finalise our competitive package both on and off the track. The entire project is very grateful for the support from our loyal partners, including Pata Snack and Brixx, the expanded support levels from McAMS, Hel Performance and Corpay, new partnerships with Pro-Bolt and OUTDO, and returning support from BMP Tappi, Semakin di Depan, Yamalube, Akrapovic, Breeze Motor Group and our many technical partners and long-time suppliers. We could not be in this position without this support, and we will do all we can to represent our partners and the Yamaha brand with another title challenge in 2022.”

Toprak Razgatlıoğlu

“My team has done incredible work over the winter and I have enjoyed testing all the developments! The new R1 WorldSBK looks amazing and we are ready to start the new season. I always say, my approach is the same in this championship: to fight for race wins every time. I cannot wait to ride my bike this week in Barcelona, we will continue to work on the race package and try to improve after very good tests in Aragon and Portimão. It will also be good to see our competition for 2022, but our focus is inside the Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK pit box for these final days before the first race.”

Andrea Locatelli

“I am really excited to start racing again! It’s my second season in WorldSBK and also with Yamaha, so for sure we have higher objectives. Even with more experience, the focus remains on trying to improve every session towards being able to fight for the podium every weekend. This is our objective and I hope we can start well, from the first race until the last one! I want to try and win with the Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK team in 2022, because it is important for me and also for the team. We had such an amazing season last year, but I am ready to take the next step. The 2022 Yamaha R1 WorldSBK looks great, we have new colours on the bike but also some new developments and parts that we tried during testing this winter – now, we will finalise the package to use during the season. Yamaha has done a fantastic job around the bike to find improvements and we are almost ready to go!”

 

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WorldSBK: GRT GYTR Yamaha Team Officially Introduced

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2022-03-24 18:00

GRT GYTR YAMAHA WORLDSBK TEAM OFFICIALLY LAUNCH ITS 2022 YAMAHA R1 BIKES

The GRT GYTR Yamaha WorldSBK Team officially unveiled its 2022 colours for the upcoming FIM Superbike World Championship campaign, with the team and its riders Garrett Gerloff and Kohta Nozane set to run the new livery for the first time at the Barcelona test (25th-26th March).

After being crowned the Best Independent Team, the renewed GRT GYTR Yamaha WorldSBK Team aims for another successful season with Gerloff, who heads into 2022 having won the Best Independent Rider title. The American is targeting his first WorldSBK race victory and regular podium finishes in his third campaign with the team.

On the other side of the box, Nozane demonstrated promising potential in his rookie season, making significant progress and scoring strong results despite not knowing most of the tracks. The Japanese rider learned a lot in his debut year and is aiming to use the experience gained to challenge further up the order in 2022.

This year’s Yamaha R1 WorldSBK will feature significant Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing branding, with GYTR also included in the team’s name. The high-quality GYTR products are sure to help the team maximise its on-track performances every race weekend.

The colour scheme of the GRT GYTR Yamaha WorldSBK Team has also received an update for 2022, with accents reflecting the latest line of Yamaha R1 production bikes. Moreover, the team is delighted to introduce numerous new partners for this season, as well as welcoming back several key partners, who have been significant in the squad’s successes over the years.

 

Garrett Gerloff. Photo courtesy GRT GYTR Yamaha WorldSBK Team.

Garrett Gerloff: “I’m so glad I only had to wait 24 hours between seeing the new bikes for the first time and them being shown to the public! I couldn’t have kept it a secret much longer than that! The colour scheme and the graphics are incredible, they’ve outdone themselves. I’m very excited to ride the new GRT GYTR Yamaha WorldSBK Team R1 on track here in Barcelona. We’re still going through our pre-season campaign in preparation for the 2022 FIM Superbike World Championship, and test after test we’re gaining confidence to be ready for the first round in Aragòn. Just two weeks left until the lights go out and I cannot wait for a new beginning with my amazing team!”

 

Kohta Nozane. Photo courtesy GRT GYTR Yamaha WorldSBK Team.

Kohta Nozane: “I didn’t lie when I said that the new bikes and leathers were definitely something worth waiting for! We’re finally underway with the new GRT GYTR Yamaha WorldSBK Team and it couldn’t be much better than this. We’re getting ready for the beginning of the 2022 WorldSBK season and I want to prove what I’m capable of after my rookie campaign.”

Filippo Conti: “The bike and leather’s unveiling is always something special and we were thrilled to show off our new GRT GYTR Yamaha WorldSBK Team. Having GYTR is an important step for our growth and we’re sure it will help us to make another step forwards to reach our goals. As you can see, the livery looks a bit different from what we had in 2021 but we’re really pleased with how it looks and hope you are too. I would like to thank the new sponsors and partners which had faith in us, and I’m super delighted to confirm the continuation of our relationship with numerous Official Sponsors and Official Partners. Now we’ll keep working on track during the test days to be ready for the 2022 WorldSBK season.”

OFFICIAL SPONSORS

GYTR

OUTDO

PATA

Yamalube

Banqua

Ford Trucks

Tortellini Soverini

Heliopolis

Net Admin

Ret Group

 

OFFICIAL PARTNERS

Yamaha Motor R&D Europe

Akrapovic

2D

NGK Spark Plugs

HEL Performance

Bonamici Racing

BST Bolts

BMC AirFilter

Alkiria

GB Racing

Suter Clutches

Plastic Bike

Mikymotor

Domino Accessori

Regina Chain

Gandini Race

Beta Utensili

WRS

RaceSeats

Sharp

Micron Equipments

Hurly Parts

Prisma Electronics

Falc (W6YZ)

Saquella Caffè

 

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Pasini fa dietrofront: niente CIV e sfida con Pirro su Ducati

Salta ufficialmente l’accordo tra Mattia Pasini e Vince64-Broncos Racing Team per il CIV Superbike 2022. Per il romagnolo possibile wild card al Mugello in Moto2

American Sanchez Moving Up To ESBK Moto4 Championship

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2022-03-24 17:19

American Mikey Lou Sanchez, age 11, will be racing for the Austin Racing VHC Team in Spain’s RFME ESBK Moto4 National Championship in 2022.

Sanchez will ride a Corse Factory motorcycle fitted with one of the series’ spec Honda CRF150R engines.

The RFME ESBK Moto4 Championship consists of seven double-header rounds with the races on Sundays streamed on the series’ YouTube channel.

“After a great 2021 season racing Moto5 with the Cuna de Campeones,” said Sanchez’s mother Trinity Richardson, “we decided Mikey was ready to go to the next level, Moto4, with this series being the most competitive for ages 11-14.”

The 2022 RFME ESBK Moto4 Championship starts April 2-3 at Jerez.

Sanchez is supported by: Shawn Knoche, Roadway Traffic Control, Williams Custom Painting, Fondu, San Marcos Iron Doors, Texas Motorcycle Academy, Harris Hill Flat Trackers, and Moto Liberty.

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Svelata la Yamaha R1 di Toprak Razgatlioglu: "Studierò i miei rivali"

VIDEO - Il campione del mondo rivela la R1 con cui tenterà di ripetersi, mentre il suo compagno Andrea Locatelli punta al ruolo di sfidante: "Pronto per il prossimo passo"

WorldSBK: Rea Ready To “Get The Title Back”

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2022-03-24 16:39

KRT Ready To Unveil 2022 Worldsbk Title Attack
 

Kawasaki’s official WorldSBK team, KRT, will hosted its 2022 launch event at 20.00 CET on Wednesday 23 March at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit, located just a few hundred metres from the team’s home base in Granollers.

The circuit is also the venue for KRT’s final private winter tests before the season gets underway at Motorland Aragon in early April.

After running their now traditional winter test liveries on track the team will made a first high impact ‘reveal’ of the new colours that will grace the Ninja ZX-10RR in 2022, plus the updated colours of Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes’ helmets and leathers.

The much-anticipated event gave the media its first chance to see the 2022 KRT racing project in its entirety. Key personnel – including the Riders, Crew Chiefs and Team Management – were available for interview after the formal presentation concluded.

The team also confirmed its existing key sponsors, plus some exciting new partners, for what is expected to be another dramatic and unmissable WorldSBK campaign.
Kawasaki riders have started more races than any other manufacturer in the 34 year history of the WorldSBK championship. The current official KRT effort, managed by Provec Racing, is entering its 11th year in partnership with Kawasaki.

STATEMENTS:

Guim Roda (KRT Team Manager): “After over a decade being so closely connected with this Kawasaki WorldSBK project, and with eight titles in that time, our primary goals are another riders’ championship, plus teams’ and manufacturers’ titles in 2022. Launching the new team livery so close to our base in Granollers allows everyone connected with the team to be involved and it’s a great launch pad for our mission to succeed. Both Johnny and Alex have the potential to win races and chase for championship honours, and we have many dedicated staff who have worked with us for several years. For sure the challenge is big but we have come up with good plans and now our ‘big unveil’ becomes a major public display of our commitment to succeed.”

Jonathan Rea: “For me the team launch is always a big step in the process of starting a new season. After six Winter tests we are now ready to put the black and white bikes away. Just like Spring arriving we reveal our new colours telling the world that KRT is fully prepared for 2022. Let’s get the title back.”

Alex Lowes: “It is my third year inside KRT and I truly feel part of the family so it’s a proud moment to help launch the new team colours confirming our partners and sponsors for 2022. I am fully fit for the start of the season and super motivated. Bring it on.”

Two days after the launch the team will make their final on-track tests at Montmelo, between 25-26 March. The official WorldSBK championship organisers’ pre-season tests will take place at Motorland Aragon on 4-5 April, with the same circuit hosting the opening round of the season from 8-10 April.

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Yamaha TY-E 2.0: il nuovo trial elettrico di Iwata

Yamaha TY-E 2.0 sarà mostrata al salone di Tokyo che si terrà nei prossimi giorni e verrà sviluppata grazie alla partecipazione al Campionato Mondiale di Trial 2022. Ecco i primi dettagli

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