Acclaimed motorcycle designer steps down as Director of Design for Ducati
Motor Holding, Bologna, Italy. December 2007.
* Tribute to Pierre Terblanche *
By John M. Rossi
Our sincere thanks to a friend and respected colleague, Pierre ...
After having contested in the World Supersport Championship for the last
two years, the Yamaha GMT94 team will move up to the World Superbike
Championship in 2008. In addition to this and following on from their
Bol d'Or win in 2007, Yamaha GMT94...
Lavilla Laps It Up At Jerez
Paul Bird Motorsport rider Gregorio Lavilla concluded a successful
three day test at Jerez by racking up close on 200 laps despite varying
weather conditions at the Spanish track.
The 34 year old from ...
Zemke, Kizer Conduct AMA Track Inspection
at Miller Motorsports Park
TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (December 10, 2007) -- AMA Pro Racing sent
former Daytona 200 winner Jake Zemke and AMA Road Race Series Director
Keith Kizer to Miller Motorsports Park...
Following on from their announcement last month regarding the team
contesting the 2008 World Superbike Championship, Paul Bird Motorsport
have confirmed that they will field a single ride on board
factory-supported Honda machinery in the fifteen...
Parkes and Foret Fly on the New YZF-R6
Broc Parkes and Fabien Foret started the racetrack development work on
the new YZF-R6 in good form, posting 1-2 on the timesheets and making
significant gains in terms of the machine's overall ...
Corser and Haga on Competitive Testing Package
Noriyuki Haga and Troy Corser have secured encouraging lap and race
simulation times during a three day test at the 5.380km Losail circuit
in the deserts of Qatar by finishing second and third ...
BAYLISS (DUCATI XEROX) POWERS THE NEW DUCATI 1098 F08 TO QUICKEST TIME IN
QATAR TESTING SESSION
Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) made all
the difference as he powered the new Ducati 1098 F08 to the fastest time
on the final day of the Qatar winter...
FONSI LEARNING, YUKI TESTING.
It was another day of hard graft for Team Alstare Suzuki riders Fonsi
Nieto and Yukio Kagayama in Qatar today. Conditions at the Losail circuit
were better today because the wind was not as strong and there wasn't...
WINTER TESTING GETS UNDERWAY FOR DUCATI XEROX TEAM WITH BAYLISS, NEW
SIGNING FABRIZIO AND 1098 F08
Almost two months after the end of
the 2007 World Superbike season, winter testing got underway for the
Ducati Xerox Team at the Losail circuit in...
Miller Motorsports Park Announces 2008 Racing Schedule
TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (November 12, 2007) -- As Miller Motorsports
Park prepares to wave the checkered flag on the 2007 season, preparations
are already well underway for 2008.
Martin, Metatarsals and Magny Cours
Riding for the Celani Suzuki team at the final round of the World
Superbike Championship last weekend, Steve Martin took the chequered flag
in 16th position in race one after an on track incident lost him ...
Following weeks of speculation, HANNspree Ten Kate Honda is pleased to
announce its full rider line-up for the 2008 World Superbike and
The Netherlands-based team will run a three-man squad in the Superbike
class to ...
About the Passing Away of Norifumi (Norick) Abe
It is with
great sadness that we learn of the death of Norifumi (Norick) Abe (32)
on October 7, 2007, following a traffic accident. Norick Abe, as he is
fondly known by motorcycle race fans around...
Double tops for HANNspree Ten Kate Honda
An astonishing display of true grit and determination enabled British
rider James Toseland to secure his second World Superbike Championship
title - and the first ever for HANNspree Ten Kate Honda. The...
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda's Kenan Sofuoglu ended a near-perfect 2007 World
Supersport season at Magny-Cours today with another spectacular race win.
The victory sees the 2007 World Superbike Champion's results tally ...
END OF THE LINE FOR THE DUCATI 999
The final round of the 2007
World Superbike Championship at Magny-Cours also marked the end of the
line for one of the most successful racing machines ever built by the
Borgo Panigale manufacturer.
Parkes Takes Championship Second for Yamaha
Second place in the race was enough today for Broc Parkes to secure
second place overall in the 2007 World Supersport Championship. With
four of the top six riders on Yamahas, including Hill who...
Yamaha Wins the 2007 World Superbike Manufacturers Championship
Yamaha has won the 2007 WSB Manufacturers Championship with a 28-point
margin following today's season finale at Magny-Cours. Both Yamaha Motor
Italia riders put in 100% effort...
BAYLISS BRINGS 999 ERA TO AN END FOR DUCATI XEROX AS TOSELAND TAKES TITLE
- LANZI CRASHES OUT OF FINAL RACE
Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox)
brought the Ducati 999 era to an end as he finished second and fifth in
the final two races of the year in ...
Blistering lap puts Toseland on pole
The final races of the 2007 World Superbike Championship will see
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda's James Toseland start from pole position on the
grid. The current series leader heads into tomorrow's two 23-lap ...
Sofuoglu secures full set of front rows
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda's Kenan Sofuoglu will start the final race of
the 2007 World Supersport Championship at Magny-Cours from pole position.
The feat will see him complete the season having started...
Yamaha Claims Two Front Row Seats for Season Finale
Broc Parkes and Tommy Hill put in confident performances today to take
second and fourth places respectively on the grid with another three
Yamaha riders in the top eight for tomorrow's 13th...
Yamaha Lines up in Third and Fourth for the Showdown at Magny-Cours
The Yamaha Motor Italia WSB Team has its name on two spaces on the front
row of the grid for the final race of the season tomorrow, with Corser
in third and Haga in...
LANZI AHEAD OF BAYLISS AS DUCATI XEROX MEN LINE UP ON ROW 2 OF
MAGNY-COURS GRID FOR FINAL ROUND
Lorenzo Lanzi and Troy Bayliss
will line up on the second row of the grid for the Ducati Xerox Team
after a relatively below-par Superpole qualifying...
Positive Qualifying as Yamaha Five Positions in Top Ten
Yamaha today had a successful first day of qualifying with the 2007
YZF-R6 occupying five of the top ten grid positions. Parkes was the
top-placed rider for Yamaha with second place while...
XAVI SECOND QUICKEST ON DAY ONE!
Despite problems with traffic and getting held up by slower riders in
this afternoon's timed qualifying session, Team Alstare Suzuki Corona
Extra rider Xavi Simeon still managed to set the second quickest time ...
Positive start at Magny-Cours
Day one qualifying for the final round of the 2007 World Superbike
Championship took place in unpredictable weather at Magny-Cours in France
today. HANNspree Ten Kate Honda's James Toseland ended the day as ...
Charpentier on top at home circuit
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda's Sebastien Charpentier started the final
weekend of the 2007 World Supersport Championship in style today by
topping the qualifying timesheet. Team-mate and 2007 World ...