Filters 2008

Sort by:

News:

Posted in:

Article types:

Clear all filters

Most recent bike news articles:

Tue 30 Dec 2008
Miller Motorsports Park news 2008-12-23

Miller Motorsports Park news 2008-12-23

Miller Motorsports Park Receives 2008 World Superbike Organizer Award TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (December 23, 2008) -- Miller Motorsports Park is honored to have been named the recipient of the 2008 World Superbike Organizer Award from the FGS ...

Series names Miller Motorsports Park Organizer of the Year

Series names Miller Motorsports Park Organizer of the Year

HANNSPREE FIM SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2008 ORGANIZER OF THE YEAR AWARD Rome, Monday 22 December 2008 - FGSPORT is delighted to announce that the Miller Motorsports Park circuit has been given the "2008 Organizer of the Year Award". The...

Mon 22 Dec 2008
Carloia nominated as Permanent Race Director
FIM

Carloia nominated as Permanent Race Director

FIM SUPERBIKE & SUPERSPORT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SUPERSTOCK 1000CC FIM CUP New permanent Race Director The FIM-SBK Permanent Bureau, composed of Messrs. Vito Ippolito FIM President and Maurizio Flammini, President of FGSport, unanimously decided...

Mon 15 Dec 2008
Yamaha Kyalami test notes 2008-12-12

Yamaha Kyalami test notes 2008-12-12

Spies and Sykes put the 2009 WSB Yamaha R1 through its paces in South Africa 2009 Yamaha Motor Italia Superbike riders Ben Spies and Tom Sykes have endured some serious heat on their three day test in Kyalami. The young riders have endured track...

Ducati Kyalami test notes 2008-12-12

Ducati Kyalami test notes 2008-12-12

FABRIZIO BREAKS RECORDS AS THE DUCATI XEROX TEAM CONCLUDES THREE-DAY KYALAMI TEST Kyalami (South Africa): Friday 12th December 2008: The Ducati Xerox Team has spent the last three days on track at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in South Africa,...

Series Kyalami test notes 2008-12-12

Series Kyalami test notes 2008-12-12

Fabrizio (Ducati) tops tyre development testing times at Kyalami Michel Fabrizio was the revelation of the Pirelli tyre development tests at Kyalami, South Africa, in preparation for the 2009 FIM Superbike World Championship. The 24 year-old ...

Fri 12 Dec 2008
Ducati Kyalami test notes 2008-12-11

Ducati Kyalami test notes 2008-12-11

THE DUCATI XEROX TEAM CONTINUES WITH WINTER TESTING AT KYALAMI, FABRIZIO STILL FASTEST Kyalami (South Africa): Thursday 11th December 2008: The Ducati Xerox Team has concluded day two of the three-day Pirelli tyre tests taking place at the...

Series Kyalami test notes 2008-12-11

Series Kyalami test notes 2008-12-11

Fabrizio still leads the way in Kyalami testing Michel Fabrizio once again set the pace for Ducati Xerox on the second day of Pirelli tyre development tests at the Kyalami circuit in South Africa. The young Italian clocked a time of 1 minute ...

Series Kyalami test notes 2008-12-10

Series Kyalami test notes 2008-12-10

Kyalami, Wednesday 10th December 2008 Fabrizio goes quickest on opening day of Superbike testing at Kyalami Michel Fabrizio notched up the quickest time with his factory Ducati 1098F09 on the opening day of Pirelli tyre development testing at...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Valentino Rossi Wales Rally GB summary

Valentino Rossi Wales Rally GB summary

Rossi rewarded for perfect partnership with Stobart Wales Rally GB has seen a relationship blossom this weekend between MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi and the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team. When the two-wheeled champion made the decision...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
John Hopkins undergoes successful surgery

John Hopkins undergoes successful surgery

HOPKINS UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL SURGERY Kawasaki's John Hopkins was in a buoyant mood and looking forward to a period of rest and recuperation after undergoing successful surgery at the Fremont Surgery Centre in California on Thursday. The ...

FIM Superbike 2009 calendar (revised)

FIM Superbike 2009 calendar (revised)

The 2009 calendar of the FIM Superbike and Supersport World Championships and Superstock 1000cc FIM Cup is the following : <pre> Dates Country Circuit Sbk Ssp Stk Mar 1 Australia Phillip Island X ...

Series returns to Imola in 2009

Series returns to Imola in 2009

Rome, Thursday 4th December 2008 In a meeting with the press at the Bologna Motorshow, the Mayor of Imola Daniele Manca today confirmed the Imola circuit's sporting activities for the 2009 season, which will see the return of the FIM Superbike...

Vallelunga event removed from calendar

Vallelunga event removed from calendar

Following two years of successful collaboration, with record spectator attendance at the Autodromo di Vallelunga -- Piero Taruffi, the contractual agreement between FGSPORT and the SOCIETA' VALLELUNGA SBK has been terminated. The FGSPORT...

Tue 02 Dec 2008
Bridgestone weekend tests summary

Bridgestone weekend tests summary

Bridgestone MotoGP: Jerez/Philip Island Tests Debrief The final MotoGP tests of 2008 took place at the end of last week with eight teams enjoying a two-day test at Circuito de Jerez in Southern Spain and two teams testing at Australia's Philip...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Alice Team Jerez test summary

Alice Team Jerez test summary

CONCLUDED THE LAST TEST OF 2008 IN JEREZ. KALLIO SEVENTH, CANEPA ELEVENTH 2008 testing are over for the Pramac Racing Team with the two new riders, Mika Kallio and Niccolò Canepa, who concluded respectively in seventh and eleventh...

Rizla Suzuki Phillip Island test summary

Rizla Suzuki Phillip Island test summary

Rizla Suzuki completes successful final 2008 test Rizla Suzuki MotoGP has rounded off 2008 with a successful three-day test at Phillip Island in Australia. Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen recorded over 450 laps of the 4,448m Australian...

Fiat Yamaha Jerez test summary

Fiat Yamaha Jerez test summary

Rossi signs off for winter holidays with fastest time in Jerez World Champion Valentino Rossi set the fastest time in Jerez today on the final day of testing for the year. His Fiat Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo was third fastest, making it a ...

Kawakai Phillp Island test summary

Kawakai Phillp Island test summary

KAWASAKI CONCLUDE SUCCESSFUL PHILLIP ISLAND TEST The Kawasaki Racing Team today concluded a successful three-day test at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia, with the three riders clocking up more than 150 laps of the 4.445km track, despite...

Gresini Racing Jerez test notes 2008-11-27

Gresini Racing Jerez test notes 2008-11-27

JEREZ -- SECOND DAY OF TESTING The second day of this week's official test at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain has come to an end for Team San Carlo Honda Gresini, the final track meeting of the year before the winter break. The team...

Ducati Jerez test notes 2008-11-27

Ducati Jerez test notes 2008-11-27

MOTOGP TESTING CALENDAR CONCLUDES FOR 2008 AT JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA Jerez de la Frontera, (Spain). The Ducati Marlboro Team completed their final test of 2008 today with Nicky Hayden fifth fastest at the end of a day that saw a particularly late...

Repsol Honda Jerez test notes 2008-11-27

Repsol Honda Jerez test notes 2008-11-27

Repsol Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso completed their final test of 2008 at Jerez today, both men continuing the useful progress they made yesterday despite limited track time. Overnight rain forced the pair to make a late start,...

Fiat Yamaha Jerez day one test summary

Fiat Yamaha Jerez day one test summary

Rossi second in chilly Jerez The Fiat Yamaha Team began a two-day test in Jerez, southern Spain yesterday and Valentino Rossi made a positive start to the second winter session, finishing the day second fastest behind Dani Pedrosa. With this...

Kawasaki Phillip Island test notes 2008-11-27

Kawasaki Phillip Island test notes 2008-11-27

KAWASAKI CONTINUES GOOD WORK DESPITE RAIN AT THE ISLAND Work continued in Australia today with the second of three days development testing for the Kawasaki Racing Team, which brought positive results, despite mixed weather conditions at the ...

Gresini Racing Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

Gresini Racing Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

The final test of the season got underway for Team San Carlo Honda Gresini at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in southern Spain today. It was a sunny start to the test with temperatures fluctuating between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius and a track...

Alice Team Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

Alice Team Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

PROMISING START FOR CANEPA AND KALLIO IN THE FIRST TEST ON THE DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP9 SAT Good day of work for the two Pramac Racing riders at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit. The cold weather conditions didn't help the MotoGP riders who were...

Ducati Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

Ducati Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM KICK OFF FINAL TEST OF 2008 AT JEREZ Jerez de la Frontera, (Spain). The Ducati Marlboro Team began their final MotoGP test session of the year today, ahead of the testing ban that gets underway on 1st December 2008 and runs...

Kawasaki Phillip Island test notes 2008-11-26

Kawasaki Phillip Island test notes 2008-11-26

SUCCESSFUL FIRST DAY AT THE ISLAND FOR KAWASAKI The Kawasaki Racing Team were met with perfect conditions as they arrived at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia today, to start the first of three days of development testing ahead of the...

Repsol Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

Repsol Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

Jerez: Repsol Honda MotoGP Test Recap - Pedrosa Fastest Repsol Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso commenced their final test session of 2008 at Jerez today. Despite bitter cold and strong winds, the pair had a useful day at the ...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrillHeadline

Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrill

The funny thing is, Valentino Rossi was never particularly a Ferrari fan. As he wrote in his 2005 autobiography, "What If I Had Never Tried It," the Italian motorcycle racer who has won world championships at 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and five times in...

Sun 23 Nov 2008
Rizla Suzuki Phillip Island test preview

Rizla Suzuki Phillip Island test preview

Rizla Suzuki travels down under for final 2008 test Rizla Suzuki MotoGP is on its way to Phillip Island in Australia to participate in its final test of 2008, as it further evaluates new parts and components for next season's Suzuki ...

Wed 19 Nov 2008
Indianapolis Motor Speedway news 2008-11-17

Indianapolis Motor Speedway news 2008-11-17

THE RACETRACK OF CHAMPIONS: 2008 IMS WINNERS SWEEP TITLES INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 -- When Jimmie Johnson crossed the finish line Sunday, Nov. 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, history was made 1,045 miles away, at the Indianapolis...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
Stobart support Rossi's run for Children In Need

Stobart support Rossi's run for Children In Need

Stobart Motorsport have backed MotoGP star Valentino Rossi's bid to raise funds for Children In Need on next month's Wales Rally GB. Rossi will drive a Ford Focus RS with full Stobart livery and incorporate the charity's logo and mascot Pudsey ...

Tue 11 Nov 2008
Paul Bird finalises details at Kawasaki Motors UK

Paul Bird finalises details at Kawasaki Motors UK

Owner of the PBM team, Paul Bird, visited Kawasaki Motors UK on Friday 7 November to conclude the last areas of his agreement with the Japanese manufacturer in becoming their official World Superbike racing partner. Paul and Steve Guttridge, ...

Mon 10 Nov 2008
Loris Capirossi Tempest Rally summary
BRC

Loris Capirossi Tempest Rally summary

Capirossi tastes podium success in UK rally Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer Loris Capirossi had a successful rally debut yesterday as he drove his Suzuki Swift to third place in the Swift Sport Cup, and ninth position overall in the two-wheel drive ...

Sat 08 Nov 2008
Michael Schumacher Portimao test summary

Michael Schumacher Portimao test summary

Schumacher takes on the Yamaha WSB R1 at Portimao 2008 Media Test There was an extra guest amongst the media journalists present for the 2008 Factory Media Test at the Parkalgar circuit in Portimao last Monday. Former Formula One star and ...