Statement from AMA Pro Racing on the Loss of Dane Westby

Statement from AMA Pro Racing on the Loss of Dane Westby

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DaneWestby

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 24, 2015) – AMA Pro Racing is deeply saddened about the passing of Dane Westby. Dane was a true champion, on and off the track, and one of the brightest stars in the paddock. He was well deserving of the large, dedicated fanbase he built not only for his riding, but for his charity efforts and personality off the bike. Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with his family and friends and the entire motorcycle racing community during this difficult time.

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP is Ready for 2015 Season

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP is Ready for 2015 Season Racing Action

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After more than four months since the last GP, the waiting is finally over. Movistar Yamaha MotoGP heads to Qatar to kick off the first MotoGP Grand Prix weekend of the 2015 season this weekend, held under the famous floodlights of the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar.

It was only a week ago when riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo were at the Losail International Circuit to complete the final pre-season test, which was cut short due to a sudden rainstorm.

Despite this unfortunate turn of events, both riders had very positive results during the winter tests...

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Ducati India Shifts Into Top Gear to Enter the Indian Market

Ducati India shifts into top gear to enter the Indian market

• Ducati India opens world class dealerships in Mumbai, Delhi and Gurgaon
• Highly trained network ready to deliver high standards of after-sales service
• Ducati Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster and Superbike now in dealerships

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Ducati Logo

New Delhi, India, 20 March 2015 – Ducati has re-entered the market with an official subsidiary, Ducati India Private Limited, which is ready to provide a premium ownership experience to motorcycle enthusiasts in India. Ducati is reinforcing its commitment to the Indian market with the opening of world class dealerships in Mumbai, Delhi and Gurgaon.

Infinity has opened a Ducati dealership in Mumbai, whilst AMP has established dealerships in Delhi and Gurgaon; the latter claimed to be Ducati...

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Musquin Finishes 2nd at Detroit Supercross

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Musquin

Musquin Finishes 2nd at Detroit Supercross

Detroit, MI – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin finished 2nd overall at the sixth round of the East 250 Supercross Championship held at Ford Field.

Musquin turned the fastest lap of the day in the afternoon qualifying sessions to earn first gate pick for the main event. He got a great jump off the line in the second 250 Supercross heat coming around the first corner in 2nd place. He fell to 3rd a few corners later and then spent the next two laps reeling in the 2nd place rider. He made a pass for 2nd and remained in that position through the checkered flag.

In the main event, Musquin got a decent start and rounded the first corner in 7th place. He quickly made up time to move into the 3rd place position...

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Dungey Earns 2nd at Detroit Supercross

Dungey Earns 2nd at Detroit Supercross

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Dungey

Detroit, MI – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey earned 2nd overall and maintains his strong points lead in the Monster Energy Supercross Series, an FIM Championship at the twelfth round held at Ford Field.

Dungey earned a 2nd place start in the second 450 SX heat race of the night. Within the first two corners he launched out front to take the lead. He never looked back, and went on to easily win the heat race for top pick in the main event.

When the gate dropped for the main event, Dungey got off to a great start leading the first lap. On the second lap he was passed by Eli Tomac. Once in 2nd place, Dungey rode a smart, mistake-free race to finish on the podium...

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BMW Motorrad Achieves 13.5% Sales Increase in February

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BMW Motorrad achieves 13.5% sales increase in February
Highest-ever February sales with 9,195 vehicles sold.

Munich. In February BMW Motorrad sales increased by 13.5% thereby achieving the fifth all-time high for this month in succession. 9,195 motorcycles and maxi scooters (previous year: 8,098 units) were supplied to customers worldwide last month. As per February sales increased by 14.2% to 15.458 vehicles (previous year: 13,536 units).

Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad Head of Sales and Marketing: “With 15,458 vehicles sold we have achieved a new record after the first two months of the year. This is a considerable increase in sales of 14.2% as compared to the equivalent period last year...

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Ducati Team Riders Test in Qatar

Ducati Team riders get off to a superb start on day 1 of testing in Qatar. Iannone 1st and Dovizioso 2nd with the new Desmosedici GP15.

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Iannone

Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso were on great form today on the opening day of the three-day IRTA test taking place at the Losail circuit in Qatar. After running in the leading positions throughout the session, the two Ducati Team riders finished the day in the top two slots.

Iannone took to the track at around six o’clock in the afternoon and concentrated on testing the new Desmosedici GP15. He completed 50 laps, setting his quickest time in 1’55.265 on lap 30 and topping the timesheets at the end of the day.

Dovizioso on the other hand began his testing schedule right at the start of the session, around four o’clock, and completed a few l...

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Russell Dominates The General GNCC

Russell Dominates The General GNCC

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PodiumXC1

Washington, GA – FMF KTM Factory Team rider Kailub Russell took another dominating win to make it two in a row for the first two rounds of the GNCC Series. This time he crossed the finish line 2 minutes and 13 seconds ahead of the 2nd place rider. His teammate, Kacy Martinez, also took the win in the Women’s WXC GNCC class after a come-from-behind charge through the pack.

Russell had a great jump off the start of the XC1 Pro class and pulled the holeshot as the riders rounded the first corner. His teammate, Russell Bobbitt, made a guest appearance at this round and followed Russell’s pace coming around 2nd in the first corner. The two KTM riders led the field as the riders headed into the woods for the first lap.

Bobbitt dropped to 3rd lat...

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Positive Second Day of Testing in Qatar for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Positive Second Day of Testing in Qatar for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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Lorenzo

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi completed the second night of preseason testing at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar this evening, finishing in fourth and fifth place respectively.

Beating the crowd, Jorge Lorenzo was one of the first riders to leave the pits and face the slippery circuit. Though today’s conditions were cool and overcast the competition soon heated up when he was joined by the rest of the field. Lorenzo positioned himself as a key protagonist with a 1’55.500s lap and slotted into second place in the time standings. He spent the remaining time of the session concentrating on a race set-up and finished the day in fourth place, +0.593s from the front.

Teammate R...

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Dungey Wins Third Consecutive Race in a Row

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Dungey

Dungey Wins Third Consecutive Race in a Row
Victorious at Indianapolis Supercross

Indianapolis, IN – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey, once again, secured a win following his 250 Supercross teammate, Marvin Musquin, for the third consecutive time this season. This win marked Dungey’s fifth win of the season.

Dungey was placed in the second 450 Supercross heat where he got a 6th place start. Fellow KTM rider, BTO Sport/KTM’s Andrew Short, pulled the holeshot. Dungey moved into 4th place within the first lap, however lost a spot on the next lap through the whoop section. In the remaining laps, he was able to make up some time on the 4th place rider and make a pass to take that position and the final transfer spot from that heat into the main event.

When the gate dropped fo...

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