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Monster Energy Supercross kicks off 2015 Saturday night

'Parity-packed' lineup of the best motocross competitors.

FIM bans superstar James Stewart for 16 months

James Stewart's 2015 won't include any racing action.

Suzuki heads to Australian GP

Rizla Suzuki press release

ISDE: Pirelli preview

Pirelli FIM Approved Scorpion PRO Tires Available for Advance Purchase in Preparation for International Six Days Enduro, October 10-17 Rome, Ga. -- Since 1913, the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) has been one of the most prestigious events on ...

Motocross: World Championship Brazil summary

Parts Unlimited and Thor Motocross 2009 FIM Motocross World Championship Wraps Up in Brazil Thor Riders Philippaerts and Coppins Post Solid Seasons The lengthy FIM Motocross World Championship season drew to a close last weekend with the 15th ...

WMC: Pirelli Brazil GP summary

Pirelli Dominates in FIM World Motocross Championship Finale from Brazil Europe's Premier Motocross Tire Company Also Captures MX2 Championship Rome, Ga. -- The Grand Prix of Brazil served as the 15th and final round of the 2009 FIM World ...

ENDURANCE: YART Bol d'Or summary

YART claim the 2009 FIM World Endurance Championship The Yamaha Austria Racing Team's (YART) 2009 YZF R1 crossed the finish line at the Bol d'Or yesterday to claim the 2009 World Endurance Championship title. YART started the 24 hour race at its ...

SSC: Tommy Bridewell Assen summary

ASSEN DISAPPOINTMENT FOR BRIDEWELL British rider Tommy Bridewell's hopes of adding to the points he scored in the opening round of the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup at Valencia earlier in the month were dashed when he finished in a disappointing 20th ...

SSC: Tommy Bridewell Misano summary

RAIN STOPS PLAY IN ITALY FOR BRIDEWELL Tommy Bridewell saw his hopes of getting his Italian Superstock Championship campaign off to a good start halted when rain washed out the Misano race yesterday. The 20-year-old from Etchilhampton near ...

Motorcorss: Pirelli Bulgaria summary

Pirelli Mounted Riders Sweep Top Five at Round 2 of FIM World Motocross Championship in Bulgaria Rome, Ga. -- Through two rounds of the 2009 FIM World Motocross Championship, Pirelli and its Scorpion MX family of tire are in firm control of the ...

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 to ...

Bridewell signs for Team Lorenzini

Tommy Bridewell has this week signed a deal with the Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha Italia Team which will see him contest both the FIM 1000cc Superstock Championship as well as the Italian Superstock Championship. Following a season racing in the ...

Asian Grand Prix summary

BROTHERS, FAZRUL AND FAZLI CONQUER THE FINAL ROUND The Race 1 in the Underbone 115cc category of the PETRONAS FIM Asian Grand Prix was full with thrills and spills having different riders leading in each lap. However, the exciting race was red ...

FIM announces changes to World Superbike rules

Superbike & Supersport World Championship Changes to the Rules The Superbike Commission, composed of Messrs. Paolo Flammini (FGSport), Claude Danis (FIM) and Giulio Bardi (Team representative), in a meeting held today in Vallelunga, unanimously ...

Yamaha Race Training programme summary

Sixth Yamaha Race Training sees biggest turn-out yet in Valencia Last week at a sunny Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia on Spain's east coast, a gathering of Yamaha racing teams and riders from thirteen countries occupied thirty-one pit-boxes at ...

WEC: Yamaha Swedish GP summary

Albergoni takes podium at frosty Sweden UFO Corse Yamaha team rider Simone Albergoni got his 2008 Enduro 1 World Championship campaign off to an impressive start at the Grand Prix of Sweden, staged in Ostersund, where the Italian was runner-up on ...

WEC: Yamaha Swedish GP preview

Swedish stage launches 2008 WEC this weekend With just days to go before the 2008 FIM World Enduro Championship begins with the Grand Prix of Sweden, the UFO Corse Yamaha team are busy putting the final touches to what they are confident will be ...

Crump wins 2006 Individual World Championship title

AUSTRALIAN CRUMP WORLD CHAMPION AGAIN Australian Jason Crump has won the 2006 FIM Individual Speedway World Championship having taken an unassailable 71-point lead in the series after the Prague round on the weekend. Crump's 14-points at the ...

Inside Primo Racing's WEC Assen adventure

Easter weekend brings the opening round of the World Endurance Championship at Assen, and 2006 is the inaugural season for Primo Racing as a permanent team in the series. Based out of Antwerp, Belgium, team riders Hans Westra, Patrick De La Ruelle ...

World Endurance: Assen results

<pre> World Endurance Championship Assen TT Circuit Assen 500K (110 laps) Pos Team Riders Type Gap 1 Suzuki Castrol Phillipe/Kitagawa/Lagrive SBK - 2 Yamaha ...

WEC: Australian riders Assen summary

Nowland and Cudlin third at Assen Australians Warwick Nowland and Damian Cudlin have kicked off the 2006 world endurance title in strong fashion, securing third place in the season-opening event at a revamped Assen layout on April ...

World Endurance Championship: Behind the scenes

The FIM World Endurance Championship: Production based motorcycles from as many as twelve different manufacturers, riders from twenty different nations, four different race formats, one FIM World Championship-- What is Endurance? * The World ...

Lake Gairdner record attempt unsuccessful

FIM land speed record attempt at Lake Gairdner unsuccessful Australia's chance of hosting a new FIM land speed record has been gazumped by the rarest of outback occurrences -- precipitation. The planned attempt, using an American-backed, ...

Lake Gairdner set to host speed record attempt

Lake Gairdner set to host FIM land speed record attempt A Suzuki Hayabusa-engined motorcycle -- the "Ack Attack" -- will attempt to break the 16-year-old FIM land speed record at South Australia's Lake Gairdner in early March. With ...

SWC: Round nine Italy summary

Adams gets fourth place monkey off back Australian Leigh Adams is now the third best speedway rider in the world -- and that's official. The 34-year-old finished fourth in the final round of the 2005 FIM Speedway Championship at Lonigo in ...

SWC: Poland round 8 preview

Can the Aussies knock off Gollob? The penultimate round of the 2005 FIM Speedway World Championship moves to the biggest stage of them all on Saturday night -- slider-mad Poland -- as local legend Tomasz Gollob sets out to become the ...

SWC: Sweden round seven notes, results

Crump wins 12th GP, Rickardsson made to wait Reigning world speedway champion Jason Crump returned to his explosive best at the Scandinavian GP in Sweden on August 13, spoiling Tony Rickardsson's planned re-crowning in front of an enthusiastic ...

SWC: Malilla round seven preview

Adams and Crump out to deny Rickardsson The 2005 FIM Speedway World Championship makes its second stopover in Sweden on Saturday night, where Aussie giants Jason Crump and Leigh Adams would enjoy nothing better than delaying the inevitable -- ...

Track Racing Sidecar Gold Trophy canceled

The FIM Track Racing Sidecar Gold Trophy, which was to have been held in Werlte, Germany, on August 6, was eventually cancelled because of adverse weather conditions. The meeting, which was being branded as a 'try-out' for full world ...

SWC: Wroclaw results

Results, 2005 FIM Speedway World Cup Final, Wroclaw, Poland, August 5 1 Poland 62pts (Tomasz Gollob 14, Jarek Hampel 13, Piotr Protasiewicz 13, Rune Holta 12, Grzegorz Walasek 10) 2 Sweden 34 (Andreas Jonsson 12, Tony Rickardsson 7, Antonio ...

EU SS 1000/600: Team Alstare Brands Hatch summary

2005 Superstock 1000 Championship Round 6, Brands Hatch Sunday 7th August Circuit: 4.197 kms. Crowd: 108,000 (3-day) Weather: Sunny/cloudy 18 C. Fighting fourth for Chiarello. Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Riccardo Chiarello took a ...

EU Superstock 1000: Ollie Birdwell Brands Hatch notes

World Superbike Championship Meeting, Brands Hatch, Kent Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August 2005 EUROPEAN TOP TEN FOR OLLIE Vivaldi Racing rider Ollie Bridewell scored his first ever European Championship points with a battling tenth place ...

Superstock 1000/600: Team Alstare Brands Hatch qualifying

2005 Superstock 1000 Championship Round 6, Brands Hatch Final qualifying, Saturday 6th August Second row for Chiarello. Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Riccardo Chiarello ended final qualifying with the sixth fastest time after suffering ...

SWC: Australia out of competition

Australia out of 2005 FIM Speedway World Cup Badly weakened by the late withdrawal of world champion Jason Crump, Australia finished a distant third in the 2005 FIM Speedway World Cup Race-off at Wroclaw in Poland on August 4, and will now miss ...

Team Alstare Superstock FIM Cup round five summary

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra news 2005 Superstock FIM Cup Round 5, Brno, CZ Circuit: 5.403 kms. Crowd: 31,000 (3-day). Weather: Dry, sunny/cloudy 23 C. Seventh for Chiarello Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Riccardo Chiarello suffered ...

SWC: Czech Republic round six summary

Rickardsson wins again, Crump consolidates The 2005 Speedway World Championship is all but over -- that's the conclusion after venerable Swede Tony Rickardsson dominated round six in the Czech Republic on July 9. Rickardsson, 34, continued ...

Superstock 1000: Alstare Suzuki San Marino summary

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra news 2005 Superstock 1000 FIM Cup Round 6, San Marino (at Misano) Sunday 25th June Circuit: 4.060 kms. Crowd: 52,000 (3-day) Weather: Dry, sunny 32 C. CHIARELLO WINS IN STYLE! Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra ...

Speeday World Copenhagen round five preview

Round five of the 2005 Speedway World Championship will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 25, for what will be the 11th Danish GP. Here is some information to whet your appetite: * The GP will be held at the 32,500-seat Parken for the ...

SWC: Cardiff round four preview

Aussies primed for Millennium bout Round four of the 2005 Speedway World Championship will be held at the majestic Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on June 11, for what will be the 11th staging of the British GP. The 320-metre purpose-built ...

Speedway World: Round 3 Slovenia summary

Rickardsson's night out Tony Rickardsson continued his sizzling start to the 2005 Speedway World Championship with victory at round three in Slovenia on Saturday, May 28. The venerable Swede, who is aiming to join New Zealander Ivan Mauger ...

Euro Superstock 1000: Alstare Suzuki Silverstone summary

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra news 2005 Superstock 1000 European Championship Round 3, Silverstone, GB Sunday 29th May Circuit: 3.561 kms Weather: Dry, mostly cloudy 16C DISAPPOINTMENT FOR CHIARELLO Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider ...

EU Superstock 600: Team Alstare Silverstone race notes

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra news 2005 Superstock 600 European Championship Round 3, Silverstone, GB Saturday 28th May Weather: Dry, sunny/cloudy, windy. XAVIER CRASHES OUT Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon made a good ...

Junior Speedway World: Schlein out for season

Schlein breaks back: out for season Just a day after progressing through to the semi-finals of the 2005 Junior Speedway World Championship, Australian Rory Schlein has suffered a season-ending broken back in a British Elite League ...

Speedway World round three perview

Adams returning to favourite haunt The 2005 Speedway World Championship turns its focus to Slovenia this weekend, much to the delight of one Australian hotshot -- Leigh Adams. The 34-year-old, who is currently running third in the ...

Endurance World round two Albacete summary

Nowland and Cudlin fifth in Spain Australians Warwick Nowland and Damian Cudlin finished fifth in round two of the Endurance World Championship at Albacete (Spain) on May 21-22. Despite suffering engine problems in the closing stages of ...

Speedway Junior World Belle Vue summary

Australian duo Rory Schlein and Chris Holder are through to the semi-finals of the 2005 Speedway Junior World Championship after polished performances in the qualifying round at Belle Vue, Great Britain, on May 22. With the top eight riders ...

Speedway Junior World round one preview

Schlein and Holder for junior opener The opening qualifying round for the 2005 Individual Speedway Junior World Championship will be held at Belle Vue, Great Britain, on May 22, with two highly regarded Australians in action -- Rory Schlien ...

Speedway World round two Sweden summary

Crump wins Swedish spectacular Jason Crump has continued the remarkable strike rate of Australian riders in the Swedish leg of the Speedway World Championship with a stunning victory in round two last Saturday night. The reigning world No.

Speedway World round two preview

Aussies gunning for more Swedish success Round two of the 2005 FIM Speedway World Championship will be held on Saturday, May 14, in a country which has recently been very amenable to the Australian connection -- Sweden. Combined, the ...

EU Superstock 1000: Alstare Suzuki Monza summary

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra news 2005 European Superstock 1000 Championship Round 2, Monza, Italy Sunday 8th May Circuit: 5.793 kms Crowd: 93,000 (3-day) Weather: Dry, sunny 23 C. CHIARELLO JUST MISSES THE PODIUM. Team Alstare Suzuki Corona ...

EU Superstock 600: Alstare Suzuki Monza race summary

2005 European Superstock 600 Championship Round 2, Monza, Italy Saturday 7th May Circuit: 5.793 kms. Weather: dry, sunny 25 C. STEADY SIMEON. Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon used his head and rode a steady race at Monza ...

Speedway World Championship round 1 summary

Rickardsson prevails from Adams and Crump Swedish master Tony Rickardsson launched his bid for a sixth FIM Speedway World Championship in sublime fashion last Saturday night, leading home Aussie duo Leigh Adams and Jason Crump in a star-studded ...

Aussie riders SWC round 1 preview

Crump, Adams and Sullivan to lead Aussie assault -- again! The nine-round 2005 FIM Speedway World Championship gets underway in Poland on April 30, complete with an Australian defending champion for the first time since 1953. Jason Crump, ...

Sullivan gains a world speedway reprieve

Australia will maintain its three-rider representation in the 2005 Speedway World Championship, with news that Ryan Sullivan has been awarded a 'permanent' wildcard position by the FIM. Sullivan finished a lacklustre 13th in the 2004 ...

SWC: Jason Crump wins championship

Crump wins world championship! Australian Jason Crump is the 2004 world speedway champion. The 29-year-old Australian did enough at the final round in Norway on October 2 -- a semi-final appearance -- to snuff out the stern challenge of arch-rival ...

SWC: Jason Crump Racing round 8 summary

Crump in the box seat Australia is on the cusp of hailing its first speedway world champion in 52 years -- that's the upshot after the penultimate round of the 2004 title was staged in Poland on September 18. Crump, 29, finished second in ...

SWC: Jason Crump Racing round 8 summary

Crump in the box seat September 19, 2004 - Australia is on the cusp of hailing its first speedway world champion in 52 years -- that's the upshot after the penultimate round of the 2004 title was staged in Poland on September 18. Crump, ...

SWC: Jason Crump Poland round eight preview

Crump moves into overdrive Australian Jason Crump's play on the 2004 Speedway World Championship will move into overdrive on Saturday, September 18, when the penultimate round is held in the sport's Continental nerve centre -- ...