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Il GP di Sepang in calendario fino al 2024, Petronas sponsor dell'evento

Raggiunto l'accordo con Dorna e sono già iniziate le trattative per estenderlo fino al 2026

La SuperSport si rinnova: introdotto il limite di peso moto-pilota

La classe intermedia si adatterà a Moto2 e Moto3, mentre per la Superbike meno giornate di test a partire dal 2023 e concessioni stile MotoGP per le squadre in difficoltà

Ciapa la Moto ospita il freestyle con Riot Riders

L'appuntamento con il freestyle motocross è a Milano in via Gardone 22 per sabato 26 marzo dalle 20

Honda, Ducati, Kawasaki, Yamaha e BMW: mucchio selvaggio a Barcellona

Venerdì e sabato, al Montmelò, il primo confronto della preseason con tutte le squadre ufficiali in pista e qualche novità dell’ultima ora

PONTE DI COMANDO Honda senza Marquez romperà gli equilibri del mercato piloti

Senza una prima guida per la sua RC213-V il colosso di Tokyo sta per muoversi: nel mirino Quartararo, Mir, Bastianini e Martin. Gli ingaggi schizzeranno alle stelle ridicolizzando il diktat delle Case che proprio ieri hanno ottenuto l'abolizione dell' 'abbassatore' Ducati

Off-Road camp Yamaha, a Maggiora i corsi fuoristrada, anche per i più piccini

Eravamo presenti alla prima tappa, un tuffo nel mondo dell’off-road, a due e quattro ruote, all’insegna della passione e del divertimento, con la presenza tra gli altri di Pol Tarrès, Alessandro Botturi e Alberto Naska

BAR SPORT, Dopo MANDALIKA torna per Marquez l'incubo diplopia, carriera a rischio?

Il giorno successivo al GP di Indonesia Marquez è di nuovo ai box, nuovamente con problemi alla vista. Salterà i prossimi Gran Premi? Rischia il ritiro? Cosa farà la Honda sul mercato? Sono queste alcune delle domande a cui Carlo Pernat cerca di dare risposta assieme al terzetto di GPOne composta da Paolo Scalera, Matteo Aglio e Marco Caregnato

MotoGP: Team MotoUP Holding VIP Experience Fundraiser At COTA

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-03-22 21:53

San Antonio, TX – MotoUP, Inc. is a non-profit charity incubator that fundraises on behalf of veteran organizations in need. Team MotoUP hosts a VIP Experience Charity Event once a year during the MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. The all-volunteer team is in its third year of giving back to the veteran community.

“We are a team of passionate folks who are doing something unique by marrying our love of motorsports with the chance to pay it forward for those who have and continue to sacrifice so much for our freedoms,” explained Juan Toves, President of MotoUP. Within that construct, MotoUP has also partnered with the Roadracing World Action Fund to bring awareness to the importance of enhancing rider safety at United States circuits through educational programs and by buying and deploying soft barriers.

MotoUP is committed to curating an elevated experience with a purpose. Each beneficiary goes through a rigorous due diligence and background check before they are chosen. For example, Team MotoUP looks at how a nonprofit is assisting combat wounded veterans through motorsports therapy and their good standing in the community. In 2019, the team hosted a 40-person suite and raised $13,000. Last year, they were able to host a 120-person suite and raised $40,000. All MotoUP volunteers and members of the MotoUP Board of Directors pay for their entry into the suite because they all know how important it is to get help to our veterans, and 100% of all proceeds go to our beneficiary organizations.

The primary 2022 beneficiary is Motorcycle Missions, an Austin-based nonprofit with a national reach. Motorcycle Missions focuses on the post-traumatic stress disorder paradigm and encourages participants to develop a life-long passion for riding and building motorcycles that will help them enjoy a happy, healthy, and balanced lifestyle after trauma. Motorcycle Missions allows the veterans to build and ride motorcycles, giving them the camaraderie that veterans outside of the military often miss when they leave the service.

The weekend is jam-packed with in-suite demos, special guests, panel discussions and a whole lot of racing action. MotoUP is also pleased to work with the Roadracing World Action Fund (RWAF) again this year. With MotoAmerica back in the paddock at Circuit of The Americas, we are excited to learn more about Airfence and Alpina-brand inflated soft barriers paid for by the RWAF and to see them in action. “Improving rider safety is what we do,” said John Ulrich, RWAF founder and President.

To learn more about MotoUP, Inc. check out our website www.motoup.org

To follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/MotoupUSA

To follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/motoupusa/

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R.I.P. Motorcycle Industry Executive Mel Harris

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-03-22 21:15

Mel Harris, a longtime motorcycle industry executive, died March 20. He was 76.

Harris worked for what was then known as American Suzuki Motor Corporation (American Suzuki) from 1981 to 2008, holding positions as Regional Manager, National Sales Manager, and Vice President in its Motorcycle & ATV Division.

After leaving American Suzuki, Harris worked for Quantya Electric Motorcycles, ATK, and most recently for SSR Motorsports as Vice President of Operations.

He is survived by wife Gale, sons Scott and Shawn, daughters Kim and Amy, and his brother Ray.

We will post more information as it becomes available.

 

Mel Harris, R.I.P. Photo courtesy SSR Motorsports.

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Rider Training Fundraiser For Ukraine Relief Scheduled May 28

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-03-22 18:46

The Women’s Moto Project and M1GP

The Women’s Moto Project and M1GP launches a GoFundMe Moto Fund Raiser for Ukrainian Relief

Long Beach, California. The Women’s Moto Project (TWMP) and M1GP launches a GoFundMe to raise money to benefit the humanitarian non-profit Americares.

TRAIN FOR UKRAINE GoFundMe link: https://gofund.me/5fe6fbda

A special feature of TRAIN FOR UKRAINE is the offer of limited training to riders who donate $300 or more. All donation amounts are appreciated and encouraged. 100% of proceeds will go to Americares

Proceeds go to Americares, a top-rated non-profit by Charity Navigator providing aid to the crisis in Ukraine.

The fundraiser comes as the war continues and innocent people are being killed.

The event is the first that TWMP and M1GP has put on with a charitable cause.

“TWMP is a proud sponsor of this event and look forward to volunteering at the Train for Ukraine and hope to inspire new riders with the freedom that comes with it.” – Amanda Hazzah, TWMP

“In every human breast, God has implanted a principle, which we call love of Freedom; it is impatient of Oppression and pants for deliverance.” – Phillis Wheatley, African-American poet

“We’re hoping this event will unite the motorcycle community and provide a unique outlet to help the situation in Ukraine.” – Young Lee, M1GP.

 

 

Some details on the training:

TWMP will be hosting an “Introduction to Motorcycling.” No M1 required, No experience necessary, just an ability to ride a bicycle. Please wear sturdy over-the-ankle boots, jeans and a long sleeve shirt.

M1GP will be holding its famous drills training. No M1 license required, no experience required. Good bicycle skills. Full-face helmet, gloves, boots and 1 or 2 pc leathers with knee sliders are required.

Both training activities will be held Saturday, May 28th, 2022 at the Long Beach Scottish Rite Cultural Center, at 855 Elm Avenue, Long Beach, California, 90813.

A full day’s schedule will be announced on the GoFundMe page as we get closer to the event date.

About The Women’s Moto Project

The Women’s Moto Project are a group of women who are highly experienced, licensed instructors who believe riding is empowering as much as it is exciting, and wish to instill strength and knowledge in every rider who takes part in TWMP. They teach the skills necessary to become a safe, lifelong rider and they want to see their students succeed, gain confidence and connect to others who share the same passion.

About M1GP

M1GP is both a motorcycle racing association and riding school that provides riders racing events and proven training techniques with the lowest amount of time and risk, with maximum learning and fun!

We invite companies and individuals who would like to be a part of this event as a sponsor to get involved and offer their own unique packages with the TRAIN FOR UKRAINE event to help this effort. Please contact us ASAP to get involved!

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AHRMA: Maddrill Sweeps Vintage Cup Races At CMP

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-03-22 18:16

Maddrill Dominates AHRMA Vintage Cup Action at Carolina Motorsports Park

(Elora, Tennessee) – A 650cc Kawasaki dominated a field of diverse classic superbikes during the fifth and sixth rounds of the 2022 Bridgestone Tires American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) National Historic Cup Road Racing Series at Carolina Motorsports Park near Kershaw, South Carolina on March 19 and 20.

Jeremy Maddrill, from Stiger, Illinois, in a replay of the Roebling Road event, won both rounds of the 2022 Vintage Cup on his 1979 Kawasaki KZ 650.  The Vintage Cup, sponsored by RoadracingWorld.com, highlights the Vintage Superbike Heavyweight class, and was featured on both Saturday and Sunday of the Carolina Motorsports Park event.

“We had two days of spectacular weather providing us the opportunity to use our machinery to the limit. The interest in the Vintage Cup continues to grow as we see additional iron on the grid for each event, bringing the competition to another level,” said Brian Larrabure, 2022 Chair of the AHRMA Board of Trustees.

Saturday’s race saw Maddrill clearing Turn One first, taking and keeping the lead through the checkered flag.  Will Brint, from Mount Airy, Georgia, riding a 1979 Honda CBX, and Kevin Rammer, from Newnan, Georgia, on a 1982 Honda CB650SC, battled for the other two steps on the podium with Brint ultimately taking second.

Just off Saturday’s podium was a parade of both Japanese and European superbikes. Alan Perry, on a 1982 Suzuki Katana 1000S, from East Providence, Rhode Island, was fourth; Dominik Goertz, riding a 1982 Moto Guzzi 1100, from Fort Myers, Florida, in fifth; Matt Esterline, on a 1977 Honda CB750F, from Portage, Maine, in sixth; Russell Jordan, on a 1982 Honda CB900F, from Williamsburg, Ohio, in seventh; Wes Burden, riding a 1977 BMW R100, from Atlanta, Georgia, in eighth; and Alexander Cook, racing a 1979 Moto Guzzi Le Mans, from Dublin, Ohio, in ninth position.

On Sunday, Maddrill made a shifting error on the entrance to Turn One leaving him in fourth position going into Turn Two behind Brint, Rammer, and Perry, in that order.  By the halfway point, Maddrill had worked his way through to the lead, keeping it for victory at the checkered flag.

Brint suffered a mechanical issue on lap two forcing him to retire, and Rammer, unchallenged, completed the race in second with Esterline rounding out the podium.  The balance of the results had Jordan in fourth, Goertz in fifth, Cook in sixth, Burden seventh, Brint eighth, and Perry in ninth.

The 2022 Vintage Cup Trophy will be awarded to the Vintage Superbike Heavyweight class winner at select events including High Plains Raceway, Thunderhill Raceway Park, Heartland Motorsports Park, New Jersey Motorsports Park, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Ridge Motorsports Park and Barber Motorsports Park.  The Vintage Superbike Heavyweight class is sponsored by International CBX Owners Association (ICOA).  Race dates and event registration links are available at: ahrma.org/schedules-results.

AHRMA National Historic Cup Roadracing Series Vintage Superbike Heavyweight Results – Saturday, March 19, 2021

  1. Jeremy Maddrill, 1979 Kawasaki KZ 650, Steger, IL
  2. William Brint, 1979 Honda CBX, Mount Airy, GA
  3. Kevin Rammer, 1982 Honda CB650SC, Newnam, GA
  4. Alan Perry, 1982 Suzuki Katana 1000S, East Providence, RI
  5. Dominik Goertz, 1982 Moto Guzzi 1100, Fort Meyers, FL
  6. Matt Esterline, 1977 Honda CB750F, Portage, MI
  7. Russell Jordan, 1982 Honda CB900F, Williamsburg, OH
  8. Wes Burden, 1977 BMW R100, Atlanta, GA
  9. Alexander Cook, 1979 Moto Guzzi Le Mans, Dublin, OH

 

AHRMA National Historic Cup Roadracing Series Vintage Superbike Heavyweight Results – Sunday, March 20, 2021

  1. Jeremy Maddrill, 1979 Kawasaki KZ 650, Steger, IL
  2. Kevin Rammer, 1982 Honda CB650SC, Newnam, GA
  3. Matt Esterline, 1977 Honda CB750F, Portage, MI
  4. Russell Jordan, 1982 Honda CB900F, Williamsburg, OH
  5. Dominik Goertz, 1982 Moto Guzzi 1100, Fort Meyers, FL
  6. Alexander Cook, 1979 Moto Guzzi Le Mans, Dublin, OH
  7. Wes Burden, 1977 BMW R100, Atlanta, GA
  8. William Brint, 1979 Honda CBX, Mount Airy, GA
  9. Alan Perry, 1982 Suzuki Katana 1000S, East Providence, RI

 

About AHRMA:

The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring and competing on classic motorcycles. With about 3500 members, AHRMA is the largest vintage racing group in North America and one of the biggest in the world. The association has grown steadily over the years, reflecting the increasing interest in classic bikes.

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CIV SBK: Ferroni appiedato da Nuova M2, rinnova la sfida con DMR

Non riconfermato da Nuova M2 Racing dopo una positiva stagione d’esordio, Flavio Ferroni andrà a caccia di rivincite con la Honda di DMR Racing per il CIV Superbike 2022

MotoAmerica: Altus Motorsports Fielding Jones, Nassaney In Supersport

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-03-22 17:38

MotoAmerica: Justin Jones Joins Jaret Nassaney to Race Supersport for Altus Motorsports 

(Altus, OK) Jaret Nassaney will return for his sixth year in the MotoAmerica middleweight class for the Altus Motorsports team. Nassaney has progressed each year in the class and last year was a big step forward. He scored points at every round and finished 10th overall. Based on off-season testing, 2022 could be a breakout year for Jaret.

Justin Jones joins Altus to ride the second of the team’s Supersport Suzukis. Jones is a veteran racer and has amassed multiple club championships over the past 10 years. During COVID, he had the opportunity to grid up against some of the top MotoAmerica racers at his local events. The influx of talent brought hard battles and good competition. This inspired him to race a national round at New Jersey in September of 2021. Jones qualified 8th and finished 11th. At that point, he decided he wanted to run the entire 2022 MotoAmerica season.

Altus Motorsports Crew Chief Eric Gray worked with Jones early in his racing career and the two have kept in touch. When the Supersport seat at Altus opened up, Eric suggested Justin for the spot.

 

Justin Jones. Photo courtesy Altus Motorsports.

“I’m excited to join Altus and to work with Eric again. The team has quite a bit of prestige and it is an honor to be part of it,” said Justin Jones. “For 2022, I am looking forward to a lot of great battles and good results. Knowing that I have a proven program behind me will allow me to focus solely on riding. I know a lot of the East Coast tracks already and expect to be consistently in the fight toward the front. When we get to the Midwest and West, it will be a bit more challenging. But that’s why I’m here.”

“Super excited to get the season started!” said team owner, George Nassaney. “The riders have all been training hard. We have another test this week and then off to COTA for Brandon’s first race in the Superbike Cup.”

The Altus Motorsports team is supported by our great family of sponsors: Altus Motorsports, FLY Racing, WPS, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Moto-D Racing, Bonamici, Hot Bodies Racing, M4 Exhausts, Vortex EK, Motion Pro, Barnett, Maxima Racing Oils, SBS Brakes, Galfer USA, Ohlins, K-Tech, RS Taichi, Arai, Law Tigers Oklahoma, and Altus Factory Racing.

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AHRMA Race Results From Carolina Motorsports Park

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-03-22 17:08

Editorial Note: Use the scroll and zoom tools in the bottom left corner of the PDF viewer to better see all of the race results.

 

RRW 2022 Carolina Motorsports Park - Weekend Results

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VIDEO Da Jerez 2020 a Mandalika 2022: l'odissea di Marc Marquez

Sono tre anni che Marc Marquez non riesce non solo a correre, ma anche a vivere una vita normale. Dalla rottura dell'omero, alle tre operazioni, passando alla diplopia che ora, dopo il volo di Mandalika, è tornata

MotoGP: Front Ride Height Devices Outlawed

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-03-22 16:35

FIM Grand Prix World Championship

Decisions of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul Duparc (FIM), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Biense Bierma (MSMA), assisted by Jorge Viegas (FIM President), Carlos Ezpeleta (Dorna), Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting) and Corrado Cecchinelli (Director of Technology), in an electronic held on 18 March 2022, made the following decision:

Technical Regulations

EFFECTIVE SEASON 2023

MotoGP Class

RIDE HEIGHT DEVICES

During the meeting of the Commission held in Lusail on 4 March 2022 the Grand Prix Commission delegates were asked to consider two alternative proposals on this matter. Both had the objective of preventing further performance improvements and development cost increases. After consideration of the proposals the following regulation was approved unanimously.

The use of any device that modifies or adjusts the motorcycle’s front ride height while it is
moving is forbidden.

The decision of the Technical Director will be final when determining what constitutes a front ride height device; devices that only operate one-shot at the race start (i.e. “holeshot” devices) are allowed.

A regularly updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the regulation changes may be viewed shortly on:
https://www.fim-moto.com/en/sports/view/fim-world-championship-grand-prix-4327

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Prova Zontes 310 T2: entry level a chi?

Piccola in cilindrata e prezzo, sfoggia un'estetica ed una dotazione “ad effetto”. Tanti dettagli da grande e pochi veri difetti: ecco come va

Taramasso: "Sorpreso da Puig, la sicurezza viene prima di tutto"

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MotoGP: Marc Marquez Has Double Vision Again

RoadRacing World - Tue, 2022-03-22 15:11

Marc Marquez diagnosed with a new episode of diplopia upon his arrival in Spain

The Repsol Honda Team rider experiences another episode of diplopia as a result of the heavy fall suffered during Warm Up for the Indonesian Grand Prix.

Marc Marquez was declared unfit for the Indonesian Grand Prix held at the Mandalika circuit after suffering a high side at Turn 7 during Warm Up prior to the race.

The MotoGP medical team confirmed that Marquez suffered a concussion and several minor traumas before being transferred to the hospital in Mataram, the capital of the island of Lombok, where he underwent a more exhaustive medical examination and a CT scan in which major injuries were ruled out. As a precaution, the MotoGP medical team together with the Repsol Honda Team jointly decided that Marc Marquez would not take part in the Indonesian race.

During the journey back to Spain, Marc Marquez began to experience discomfort with his vision and upon his arrival in Barcelona on Monday, he had an emergency visit to the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona with his trusted ophthalmologist, Dr. Sánchez Dalmau, who after an examination confirmed a relapse in the diplopia that the rider suffered last November.

This morning, the Spanish rider visited his medical team, led by Dr. Samuel Antuña, at the Ruber Internacional Hospital in Madrid, where Marquez underwent a general medical check-up to evaluate all the bruises caused by the crash and a brain MRI. This has reconfirmed that he did not suffer any other injuries.

Doctor Sánchez Dalmau

Ophthalmologist

“The neuro-ophthalmological evaluation carried out on Marc Marquez on Monday after the head injury that occurred at the Indonesian Grand Prix, shows a new episode of diplopia caused by a recurrence of paralysis of the fourth right nerve, with less involvement than the one that occurred in the injury in November 2021. After this examination, it was initially decided to follow a conservative treatment with periodic medical tests. Next week, Marc Márquez will undergo a new check-up to evaluate the evolution of the injury and to predict the estimated recovery period to return to competition.”

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La Superbike si tuffa nel 2022: via libera allo Scenario 3 post Covid

Dorna ha comunicato le nuove linee guida: le derivate a un passo dal ritorno alla normalità con hospitality e paddock aperti agli ospiti, restano invece le mascherine, non obbligatorie per i piloti in griglia

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