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  1. 4 Straight For Hayes At Laguna Seca AMA Pro Superbike

    The Monster Energy Graves Yamaha ace, racing on the No. 4 Yamaha R1, moved past the holeshooting Martin Cardenas on the 23-lap race's opening circulation. The contest was pretty much decided at that point, save for 18 more precision laps executed at breakaway speed. The race was red flagged and ...    Read more

  2. 14 MotoGP Racers Start From Pit Lane

    As cloudy skies began to clear, a rapidly drying Sachsenring circuit caused confusion and riders rushed to their pits to make last-minute changes from wet setup to dry after the final warm-up lap. The starting grid appeared deserted as 14 riders were required to start the race from pit road. Stefan ...    Read more

  3. Tom Sykes Sets Lap Record To Take Laguna Seca Pole

    The Tissot-Superpole ahead of tomorrow’s two WSBK races saw Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) set a new lap record at the Laguna Seca circuit in California. Superpole 1 saw Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Niccolo Canepa (Althea Racing Ducati) progress to join the already seeded top ten riders after the combined ...    Read more

  4. Bell Helmets Mobile Custom-Fit Scan Vehicle

    At its first road racing event, the Bell Custom-Fit Scan Vehicle will be open to attendees and offer free head scans. Through a high-tech process of digital mapping, and the use of a proprietary 3D-imaging program, Bell uses the rider’s unique head characteristics to create an industry-first, custom-mold process for ...    Read more

  5. Team Suzuki To Compete This Year In MotoGP?

    While visiting the MotoGP paddock this weekend at Sachsenring for the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland in Germany, Team Suzuki MotoGP manager Davide Brivio has acknowledged that the Suzuki rider line-up for 2015 is still not decided but revealed that the factory plan is to field test ...    Read more

  6. Espargaro Tops Friday MotoGP Practice As Marquez and Pedrosa Crash

    Starting off just as strong as he did at Assen two weeks ago, Aleix Espargaro finished the Friday Free Practice 2 with a best 1’22.041s lap on the NGM Forward Racing ‘Open’ Forward-Yamaha on a softer option rear tire. Having also gone quickest in FP1 puts Espargaro at ...    Read more

  7. Rossi’s Mugello Suit Raises Big Money For Charity

    When the eBay auction ended recently for the leather suit that Valentino Rossi wore during the 2014 Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, the bidding closed at 24.001 Euro, or $32,865 U.S. Dainese created and promoted the hashtag #thisforSIC58 on its website and social channels in memory of Marco Simoncelli, ...    Read more

  8. Eight Straight At MotoGP Assen!

    In a race that started after a delay due to wet conditions, Marc Marquez judged the 26-lap challenge to perfection, running with Dovizioso at the front in the early stages and asserting his authority as the riders changed to dry set-up machines on the seventh lap. Marquez eventually ...    Read more

  9. 2014 Triumph Daytona 675R Eslick Edition Unveiled

    Triumph Motorcycles celebrated its historic Daytona 200 win from the pole with Danny Eslick and the Riders Discount Racing team recently during the Triumph Superbike Classic at Barber Motorsports Park. This was the debut of AMA Pro Road Racing’s new two-day race schedule that began with the unveiling of a ...    Read more

  10. Suzuki Team Testing With MotoGP Field Today

    Randy de Puniet of the Suzuki Test Team joined the full-time riders on track as the Japanese factory continue to develop their MotoGP project ahead of a planned return next year. Suzuki will be testing alongside the current field to gauge their progress, with De Puniet having undertaken extensive tests ...    Read more

  11. MM93’s MotoGP Win Streak Continues In Barcelona

    The Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya produced the most exciting race yet, with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez securing the victory on the final lap by a mere half second ahead of Movistar Yamaha Team’s Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa. Marquez survived a last-lap scare as his ...    Read more

  12. Perfect MotoGP Pole Streak Ends With A Crash For Marc Marquez

    At his home event in Barcelona, Spain, Dani Pedrosa took his first pole since the 2013 Catalan Grand Prix with a 1’40.985s lap in the Barcelona-Catalunya heat and in doing so, he ends his teammate’s perfect 2014 season at six straight pole positions. Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo, also riding before ...    Read more

  13. Harley-Davidson Street 750 Flat-Track Exhibition at Circuit of the Americas

    Harley-Davidson Press Release After scorching the ice at ESPN’s X Games Aspen, the new Harley-Davidson Street 750 will be kicking up some dirt at X Games Austin with a Flat Track exhibition race just weeks before the new bikes begin to arrive at U.S. dealerships. Highlights of the race will air ...    Read more

  14. MotoGP: Crutchlow and Bradl Get Tangled At Mugello

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  15. Marquez and Lorenzo Battle It Out For the Win

    Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) and Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) put on a great show in front of the Italian crowd, battling for the lead for several laps. Lorenzo, who has won his last three races at Mugello (2011, 2012, 2013), made an excellent race start and caught up quickly ...    Read more

  16. Where Was Nicky Hayden?

    After completing just 11 laps on Friday Hayden took the decision just moments before FP3 at the Gran Premio d'Italia TIM that he would not compete in the sixth round of the MotoGP World Championship. The American has suffered with the problem since round four in Spain but treatment in between ...    Read more

  17. Pasta Di Vale

    Saturday at Mugello is when Valentino Rossi debuts a new helmet and for 2014 the tasty colorway on his AGV is dedicated to “Di Vale” pasta, inspired by an actual Italian brand of a similar name. The symbolism and humor represented in the Aldo Drudi-designed graphics are subtle, ...    Read more

  18. Marco Simoncelli Inducted Into MotoGP Legends Hall of Fame

    The 2008 250cc World Champion tragically lost his life on October 23rd, 2011, at the Sepang circuit following a crash on the second lap of the MotoGP race. The Italian rider gained millions of fans worldwide with his charisma, ability and racing style, and in addition to becoming a World Champion ...    Read more

  19. MotoGP Will Roll On Michelin In 2016

    Michelin Press Release Dorna Sports, promoter and organizer of the MotoGP World Championship, which is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), has announced that Michelin will be the sole supplier of tires to teams participating in the series from 2016. “Our policy of carrying over our technologies ...    Read more

  20. Screamin’ Eagle Final-Round Shootout at Atlanta

    MotoGP champ Marc Marquez is not the only racer to be winning from pole position lately. Three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Eddie Krawiec was the dominant racer all weekend at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals in Atlanta. Krawiec qualified his Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines ...    Read more

  21. And The Streak Continues

    It was the most challenging start so far this year for Marc Marquez at the Monster Energy MotoGP of France. The Le Mans circuit is a tight track dominated by first gear corners that place the emphasis on late braking and hard acceleration. Pressure by Jorge Lorenzo forced Marquez wide, a ...    Read more

  22. On the Trail of Hailwood, Agostini, Doohan and Rossi

    As Marc Marquez continues his domination in MotoGP at the French Grand Prix of Le Mans, we've come up with a short list of firsts that are within his reach on race day: - If Marquez is the fastest qualifier at Le Mans, this will mark the first time that a ...    Read more

  23. Marquez Re-Signs With Honda Racing Corporation

    To say that it was a priority for HRC to re-sign Marc Marquez, the young sensation who has won every race so far this season – all from pole position, is likely the understatement of the year. Since joining the Factory outfit – the Repsol Honda Team – Marquez has ...    Read more

  24. A New Chassis For Rossi At LeMans MotoGP

    With two MotoGP second place finishes so far this year (Qatar, Jerez), The Doctor seems to be a likely candidate to take the top podium spot away from Marc Marquez, who has not only won all four GPs so far this year, but has also qualified number ...    Read more

  25. Pedrosa Undergoes Arm Surgery After Jerez MotoGP Race

    Dani Pedrosa has emerged from successful surgery in order to address an issue with arm pump. The procedure was performed at the Quiron Dexeus University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain, by Dr. Xavier Mir. Pedrosa had begun to feel the affects of arm pump several days ago. He will now rest ...    Read more

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