Tom Sykes To Remain With Kawasaki Racing Team

Tom Sykes To Remain With Kawasaki Racing Team Through 2016

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TomSykes

Irvine, Calif. (August 19, 2014) – Reigning World Champion Tom Sykes has recently signed an agreement to continue as an official Kawasaki Superbike World Championship rider for two more years, covering the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Yorkshireman Sykes (28) won the title with Kawasaki in 2013 and is currently in a commanding 44-point lead in the 2014 championship as Kawasaki continues its ‘Ninja 30’ anniversary celebrations throughout the year. Having competed on official Kawasaki machinery since the 2010 season Tom has become ‘Mr Kawasaki’ in the eyes of not only his many fans but also the Kawasaki family and the world at large.

Sykes has won all of his 22 career WSBK race victories to date with Kawasaki and is the m...

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Ducati Announces “Ducati Revs America”

Ducati Announces “Ducati Revs America” Track Day Experience at COTA With Jason Pridmore’s STAR School

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DucatiRevSchool

CUPERTINO, Calif. (August 18, 2014) – Ducati and Jason Pridmore’s STAR School today announce “Ducati Revs America,” a premium two-day track experience to be held at the prestigious Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, on September 29-30, 2014. Registration is now open to the public and is limited to only 90 participants. Contact your local Ducati authorized dealer to register.

As part of the experience, riders will be treated to two days of world–class instruction from AMA Pro Racing champion Jason Pridmore; technical demonstrations from Ducati; a fully catered breakfast and lunch on both days; a Ducati gift package; as well as special guest rider appear...

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Yamaha Complete Successful One-Day Test in Brno

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LorenzoBrno

Movistar Yamaha Complete Successful One-Day Test in Brno

Fresh from their second consecutive double podium yesterday in the Czech Moto Grand Prix, Movistar Yamaha riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were back on track today. The two spent the day focused on testing both a 2015 prototype M1 motorcycle and also a 2015 M1 engine placed within the 2014 frame.

The result of the test was positive overall. Lorenzo was first to test the 2015 machine, and was quick to rise to the top of the time sheets where he remained for most of the day, finally ending in second place, just 0.155 seconds from the front.

Teammate Rossi spent a productive day testing various details and was able to ride the 2015 prototype at the end of the day...

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Double Yamaha Podium in Brno

Brilliant Battle Scores Double Yamaha Podium in Brno

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YamhaaBrno

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo fought hard today to take second for the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic with teammate Valentino Rossi finishing in third for the second consecutive Yamaha double podium finish.

Lorenzo started in his traditional style, pushing hard at the start of the race. The Spaniard had a good start from sixth on the grid and soon passed Bradley Smith and Marc Marquez before plunging down the hill, with teammate Rossi following close behind. What followed next was a flurry of overtaking maneuvers between the top six riders, Lorenzo managing to overtake Dani Pedrosa to start the second lap in third place.

Lorenzo kept riding aggressively, overtaking the two Ducati’s of Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dov...

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Roczen Wins Ironman Motocross National and Retains Red Plate

Roczen Wins Ironman Motocross National and Retains Red Plate

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KTM

Crawfordsville, IN – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen took the overall win at the first-ever Lucas Oil Pro Championship Motocross race held at the Ironman race course, the eleventh stop of the 450 MX Championship. His teammate, and biggest competitor, Ryan Dungey took 3rd overall for the day allowing Roczen to extend his championship point lead.

The Ironman course was greeted with heavy rain for the morning practice sessions which resulted in varied lap times for all riders. Roczen managed to turn the 3rd fastest time of the morning while Dungey had the 12th fastest qualifying time.

Roczen selected a solid gate and pulled a large holeshot the first moto...

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Musquin Takes Victory at Ironman Motocross National

Musquin Takes Victory at Ironman Motocross National

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MusquinPodium

Crawfordsville, IN – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin earned the overall win at the Ironman Motocross National, the eleventh round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250 MX Championship Series.

Despite getting stuck in a large mud hole in the morning practice session, Musquin held a positive attitude and was looking forward to the first mud race of the season. “The mud definitely makes the course challenging but it is very exciting too,” stated the French rider before the first moto.

From a 15th place gate pick the first moto, Musquin pulled a decent start and was 4th around the first corner. He moved into 3rd a lap later when the rider in that position crashed...

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V&H Harley-Davidson Series Recap at IMS

McWilliams, Rapp split AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series victories at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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IMSXR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2014) – The AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series has quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP weekend, and this year’s doubleheader did not disappoint. For fans that like bar-to-bar racing and outcomes in doubt right up until the checkered flag drops, last weekend’s races produced in spades.

The Indy event is unique for the riders of the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series. While the class usually wages just one contest per race weekend, in Indianapolis, the single-make class and its riders are twice thrust into the spotlight as the sole AMA Pro representative of the high-profile event.

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Jake Lewis on the Verge of Capturing 2014 RWYG Award

Jake Lewis on the verge of capturing 2014 Roadracing World Young Gun Award

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JakesLewis

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2014) – The $2,500 Roadracing World Young Gun Award will go to the eligible rider in either AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike or AMA Pro SuperSport who earns the most overall points and was no older than 18 years old at the start of the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season.

Jake Lewis, aboard his MotoSport.com/Meen Yamaha YZF-R6, has put together a tremendous season in GoPro Daytona SportBike competition and has all but locked up the coveted Roadracing World Young Gun Award this season.

Lewis’s 182 points are 54 points higher than the next closest contestant, Kaleb De Keyrel, who has accumulated 144 points in SuperSport and four points in GoPro Daytona SportBike...

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Rain Disrupts Free Practice as Brno Begins

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YamahaBrno

Rain Disrupts Free Practice as Brno Begins

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi made a strong start to this weekend’s Grand Prix České Republiky in this morning’s first practice session, but were frustrated by wet weather in the afternoon.

After a successful weekend in Indianapolis, Lorenzo kept the momentum going today in Brno. The Spaniard was enjoying the flowing Czech circuit and was quick to top the timesheets, rival Marc Marquez taking over just half way through the session. Lorenzo finished Free Practice #1 with a best time of 1’56.840, only 0.037 off the lead, moving him to second place.

Teammate Rossi displayed a good race pace during his long stints in the morning...

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MotoGP Returns to Europe for Brno

MotoGP Returns to Europe for Brno

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Brno

Fresh from an impressive ride at the Indianapolis Grand Prix last weekend that delivered a double podium, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team head to Brno this weekend for Sunday’s Grand Prix of the Czech Republic.

Valentino Rossi arrives in Brno in confident mood after a strong performance in Indianapolis that saw him leading the race in the early laps and ultimately taking a third place podium finish. The Italian nine-time world champion has a stunning record in Brno, claiming a 125cc race win in 1996, a 250cc win in 1999 and one 500cc victory in 2001. In the modern MotoGP era Rossi also counts premier class Brno victories in 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2009.

Jorge Lorenzo arrives in Brno with his confidence and fitness both back at peak levels...

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