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Martin Finnegan Killed in Supersport Crash

May 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Martin Finnegan Killed in Supersport Crash · Moto GP / SBK

Finnegan had just won the Open race, his first Tandragee success and his 43rd Irish road race victory, when he suffered fatal injuries in a crash in the Supersport 600cc race.

The Dubliner began his two-wheel career by competing in motocross, cultivating a spectacular style of riding that would go on to thrill many thousands of fans when he moved on to his first love, real road racing...

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Rossi roars back to winning form

May 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Rossi roars back to winning form · Moto GP / SBK

MOTORCYCLING supremo Valentino Rossi rode his Yamaha to victory at the China MotoGP today to snap a seven-race winless streak, beating Spain's Dani Pedrosa and Australia's Casey Stoner.

The five-time world champion from Italy completed the Shanghai race, the fourth of the season, in 44min 08.061sec, with Pedrosa's Honda nearly four seconds behind, and Stoner, on a Ducati,...

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American Edwards wins Chinese Moto GP pole

May 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on American Edwards wins Chinese Moto GP pole · Moto GP / SBK

Colin Edwards claimed his first Moto GP pole position since 2006 on Saturday, edging out fellow Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi for the first grid spot for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.

The American broke Rossi's 2007 pole record by nearly three tenths of a second with a late lap of 1 minute, 58.139 seconds -- almost four tenths ahead of the...

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Spies, Mladin try to keep streak alive for Suzuki team

April 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Spies, Mladin try to keep streak alive for Suzuki team · Moto GP / SBK

Brea-based Suzuki team brings 10-race win streak into weekend doubleheader at Fontana.

FONTANA -- There aren't many sure things in the world of motor sports, except when the AMA Superbike Series heads to Auto Club Raceway.

The Suzuki factory team brings a 10-race winning streak into this weekend's motorcycle racing doubleheader here, and on Friday, Ben Spies showed that his GSX-R1000 has the power to make that 12 in a row for the Brea-based operation.

Spies, riding a Suzuki GSX-R1000, sped to the top of qualifying, covering the speedway's 21-turn, 2.36-mile road course, at an average of...

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Harris OK after flying bike in the face

April 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on Harris OK after flying bike in the face · Moto GP / SBK

Karl Harris was left looking 'like he'd been boxing Joe Calzaghe' after being hit in the face by a flying Suzuki during race two at Thruxton on Sunday.

The Rob Mac Racing Yamaha rider was hit by the 170kg Superbike - travelling in excess of 120mph - after Rizla's Tom Sykes fell in front him following contact with Leon Haslam.

The race was stopped immediately to care for Harris who remarkably escaped serious injury.

"I don't feel too bad apart from...

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Best of motorcycle road racers will trade master strokes in Fontana

April 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on Best of motorcycle road racers will trade master strokes in Fontana · Moto GP / SBK, Suzuki

America's top motorcycle road racers will be at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana this weekend for the AMA Suzuki Superbike Championship.

Racing will be Saturday and Sunday on the 2.36-mile, 21-turn infield road course.

The featured event both days will be a 28-lap heat of the Superbike Series featuring reigning series champion ...

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Spies revs up Suzuki for shot at three-peat

April 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Spies revs up Suzuki for shot at three-peat · Moto GP / SBK

Ben Spies is the Jimmie Johnson of motorcycle racing - a two-time champion itching for a three-peat. In fact, the reigning AMA Superbike champion would like not only to repeat, but to treat the AMA record books like the tuna at the sushi restaurant in Dallas he has invested in.

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KTM WSBK entry in 2010?

April 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on KTM WSBK entry in 2010? · Moto GP / SBK

KTM's RC8 Superbike may have made its first FIM Superstock 1000 appearance at Valencia last weekend, but the Austrian factory doesn't expect to join the premier WSBK class until 2010.

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World Superbikes: 2008 championship standings

April 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on World Superbikes: 2008 championship standings · Moto GP / SBK

Here are the current standings in the World Superbike championship with both rider and manufacturer points shown. Check back after each round to see who is leading. World Superbike championship rider standings after Valencia: Troy Bayliss AUS Xerox Ducati 128Fonsi...

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Teenage sensation Smith takes pole

April 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Teenage sensation Smith takes pole · Moto GP / SBK

The Oxfordshire teenager Bradley Smith will today attempt to become the first Briton in 35 years to win a 125cc motorcycle grand prix, having qualified in pole position at the Spanish round at Jerez.

Seventeen-year-old Smith lapped the 2.75-mile circuit in ...

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