Steward Baylor Wins Rattlesnake Enduro

Steward Baylor Wins Rattlesnake Enduro

Baylor

Baylor

Cross Fork, PA – KTM support rider Steward Baylor took the win at the seventh round of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series by 51 seconds over the next closest competitor.

Baylor, a former National Enduro Champion, started the day off with a mediocre test score but quickly changed the tune for the next five sections. His 9th place finish on test one would be his worst placement of the day as he returned to win the next two tests after that. He collected two more 2nd place test scores and one more win on his way to claiming the overall victory.

FMF KTM Factory riders Russell Bobbitt and Kailub Russell both had difficult race days...

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Yamaha Factory Racing Reigns at Suzuka

Yamaha Factory Racing Reigns at Suzuka

Round 2 of the 2015 FIM Endurance World Championship
The 38th “Coca-Cola Zero” Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race

YamahaSuzuka

YamahaSuzuka

The Yamaha Factory Racing Team went above and beyond all expectations today at the Suzuka Circuit, riding the new YZF-R1 to a phenomenal victory at the 38th “Coca-Cola Zero” Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race.

Riders Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Pol Espargaró and Bradley Smith gave an outstanding performance in the hottest and most challenging conditions of the weekend. It was the trio‘s unbreakable determination, team spirit and the stunning performance of the YZF-R1 that saw them overcome all obstacles and win Yamaha its first victory in this event in 19 years and its fifth in the race’s history.

Losing a couple of positio...

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Dungey Wins Washougal Motocross National

RyanDungey

RyanDungey

Dungey Wins Washougal Motocross National

Washougal, WA – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey secured another win at the Washougal National to strengthen his points lead in the championship standings of the 450 Pro Motocross Championship.

Dungey’s win in the 450 Motocross class did not come easy as rain poured down on the track throughout the entire day making the course very muddy and slick. In the first moto, Dungey was able to pull a 6th place start and had moved up two positions by the end of the first lap. He spent the next few laps reeling in the 3rd place rider and was able to make a pass for the position on lap six. He continued to make passes and eventually moved his way into 2nd position. He pushed hard but was unable to close the gap and finished 2nd for moto one...

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Yamaha Factory Racing Strikes with Sensational Record Suzuka Pole

Yamaha Factory Racing Strikes with Sensational Record Suzuka Pole
Round 2 of the 2015 FIM Endurance World Championship
The 38th “Coca-Cola Zero” Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race

YamahaSuzuka

YamahaSuzuka

The Yamaha Factory Racing Team blew away the competition today with a stunning 2‘06.000 lap on the YZF-R1 around the 5807m long Suzuka Circuit to claim a superb pole position for the 38th “Coca-Cola Zero” Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race.

Hot and sweaty weather and a slippery track set the scene for the third day of action at the legendary eight hours endurance race weekend. Riders Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Pol Espargaró and Bradley Smith looked competitive during the morning Free Practice session, setting the second fastest time with a 2’08...

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2015 Yamaha YZR-M1

2015 Yamaha YZR-M1

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Yamaha Factory Racing Shines in Suzuka Qualifying

Yamaha Factory Racing Shines in Suzuka Qualifying

Round 2 of the 2015 FIM Endurance World Championship
The 38th “Coca-Cola Zero” Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race

Friday – Timed practices

YamahaSuzuka

YamahaSuzuka

As the second day of action unfolded today in preparation for the legendary 38th “Coca-Cola Zero” Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race this Sunday, the Yamaha Factory Racing Team continued to impress with their dominant form in practice and qualifying.

Riders Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Pol Espargaró and Bradley Smith picked up where they left off yesterday at the top of the timesheets to set a blistering pace in the first free practice with a 2‘07.888s lap. Smith endured a small crash in the final stages of the session, but it had no lasting effect on the bike or the rider...

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Jake Gagne to Compete in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Event

Jake Gagne to compete in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Event
Getting back to his roots in the dirt

RoadRaceFactory

RoadRaceFactory

In what has probably been the worst kept secret in the paddock; we are happy to formally announce that current MotoAmerica Superstock 1000cc Series points leader, Jake Gagne will race in one round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series! You read that correctly.

Jake Gagne will ride a RoadRace Factory / American Supercamp backed Yamaha YZ450F with assistance from Yamaha USA, Red Bull, Alpinestars and Bell Powersports. Jake will enter the August 15th, motocross event from Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT. This is round 11 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series and to say that Jake is stoked, is an understatement...

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Tenneco Announces Intention to Discontinue Its Marzocchi Suspension Business

Tenneco

Tenneco

Tenneco Announces Intention to Discontinue Its Marzocchi Suspension Business

LAKE FOREST, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN) announced today its intention to discontinue its Marzocchi motor bike fork suspension business and its mountain bike business, and liquidate its Marzocchi operations.

“We sincerely regret the impact these actions would have on our Tenneco Marzocchi employees, and thank them for their tireless efforts to improve performance and reduce costs. Unfortunately, it was not enough to overcome continuing market challenges in the two-wheeler business”

These actions are subject to a consultation process with the employee representatives and in total would eliminate approximately 138 jobs...

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Yamaha Sets the Pace at First Practice Session in Suzuka

Yamaha Factory Racing Team Sets the Pace at First Practice Session in Suzuka

Round 2 of the 2015 FIM Endurance World Championship
The 38th “Coca-Cola Zero” Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race

YFRT

YFRT

The Yamaha Factory Racing Team has a dream start and come forth as a key protagonist at the first day of the 38th “Coca-Cola Zero” Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race weekend.

Riders Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Pol Espargarò and Bradley Smith hit the ground running in the first one and half hour session with a very stable basis set-up and despite difficult conditions, they soon rose to a provisional first place, before dropping back to third.

The second session saw more of the same from the new, yet solid team...

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Hayden Comes Within Inches of a Victory at Laguna Seca

HAYDEN COMES WITHIN INCHES OF VICTORY AT LAGUNA SECA
Yoshimura Suzuki Superbike Nipped by 84-1000th of a Second

RogerHayden

RogerHayden

MONTEREY, CA (July 20, 2015) – Roger Hayden came within a blink of an eye of winning in a thrilling finish at MotoAmerica AMA Superbike Race two on his Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing GSX-R1000 at Laguna Seca on Sunday. Hayden actually passed for the lead on the final turn, only to run just a tad wide and getting passed back. At the checkered flag Hayden was nipped by 0.084 seconds by Cameron Beaubier. It was an exciting race for the fans and agonizingly close for Hayden, who has been edging ever closer to victory this season.

The Laguna Seca weekend, a combined World Superbike/MotoAmerica event, was struck by tragedy when racers Bernat Martinez and Daniel Rivas Fer...

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