Russell Takes National Enduro Points Lead

Russell

Russell

Russell Takes National Enduro Points Lead

Salley, SC – FMF KTM Factory rider Kailub Russell took over the points lead after a 2nd place finish at the Sandlapper National Enduro, the second round of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series. His teammate, Russell Bobbitt, missed the podium by one spot finishing 4th at the round.

Both riders had a great start to the day finishing 2nd and 3rd fastest in the first test. Russell remained consistent throughout the remaining tests often in the top three just seconds off of the lead rider’s time.

Meanwhile, Bobbitt suffered a mechanical issue on the second test that cost him roughly 1 minute and 30 seconds. His team repaired the issue during the transfer and he got back up to speed on test three turning the 2nd fastest time...

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Dungey Earns Victory at Atlanta 2

Dungey

Dungey

Dungey Earns Victory at Atlanta 2
Increases Championship Points Lead

Atlanta, GA – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey took the victory by a large gap of 7 seconds over the next closest competitor at the ninth round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series, an FIM Championship, held at the Georgia Dome. Dungey’s victory was the second for the Red Bull KTM Team at the Atlanta round as his teammate Marvin Musquin took an equally dominating win in the 250 SX class.

Dungey was successful from the start of the day turning the fastest lap in the afternoon practice sessions. His fast time earned him first gate pick for the evening’s heat race.

Dungey got his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition off to a great start in the second 450 SX heat pulling the holeshot and leading the field around...

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The Revamped Ducati Riding Experience

The revamped Ducati Riding Experience

• Enrolments are now open for DRE 2015 courses (at dre.ducati.com)
• Introduced a road riding course dedicated to the new Multistrada 1200
• The new 1299 Panigale S will play a leading role on renewed track courses

DRE

DRE

Borgo Panigale (Bologna) 26 February 2015 – The 2015 edition of the Ducati Riding Experience, the riding school that Ducati has been organising for over 10 years, is now taking enrolments.

The DRE has four distinguishing factors that put it in a class of its own:

• a group of internationally renowned instructors from the worldwide racing community (such as official Ducati MotoGP test rider Michele Pirro, world Superbike champion Carlos Checa, two-times world champion Manuel Poggiali, official Ducati test rider Alessandro Valia an...

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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Completes Second Sepang Test

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Completes Second Sepang Test
Sepang International Circuit (Malaysia), 25th February 2015

Lorenzo

Lorenzo

The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team has wrapped up the second official test of the 2015 season today at the Sepang International circuit in Malaysia. Riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi have spent the three days of riding working through a number of testing elements, an update to the gearbox and some intensive work on their YZR-M1 set ups.

Today’s last day of testing was the toughest for the riders as they focused on a time attack in the morning before starting a full race distance simulation in the afternoon in the hotter temperatures.

Lorenzo scored his fastest lap of the day in the morning with a 1’59.437 to slot into second on the timing sheets, 0...

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Chaz Davies Celebrates First Podium at Phillip Island

The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team celebrates its first podium successes of the 2015 season with Chaz Davies at Phillip Island

DaviesPodium

DaviesPodium

Phillip Island (Australia), Sunday 22 February 2015 – A fantastic start for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team today at Phillip Island, with Chaz Davies scoring two third place finishes in these opening races of the 2015 Superbike World Championship season.

Race 1 – Today’s races took place in hot conditions with track temperatures of 42°C for race one. Davies, from second on the grid, was lying third through the opening stages, right behind Haslam and Rea. This British trio battled it out for the podium positions for the entire duration of the race, passing and re-passing each other in what was a spectacular opening race...

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Lorenzo Satisfied After Second Day of Test at Sepang

Lorenzo

Lorenzo

Lorenzo Satisfied after Second Day of Test at Sepang
Sepang International Circuit (Malaysia), 24th February 2015

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were back on track today for the second of three days of riding for the second IRTA official Sepang Test, finishing in second and fifth place respectively.

With yesterday’s storm having cleared off, today’s dry and bright weather conditions were perfect for more action at the Sepang International Circuit.

Re-energized after a good night’s sleep, Lorenzo adapted well to the morning’s cooler but still slippery track conditions and was quick to position himself at the front of the leaderboard. He rode consistent lap times in the 2’00, before turning the level up a notch further...

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Ramirez Finishes 2nd at Barstow Hare & Hound

Ramirez Finishes 2nd at Barstow Hare & Hound

Ramirez

Ramirez

Barstow, CA – FMF KTM Factory rider Ivan Ramirez finished 2nd overall at round two of the AMA National Hare & Hound Series after a crash approximately 15 miles from the finish line cost him the lead.

The course for the second round was much rockier than the first round of the series. The race was 80 miles total with two loops of 40 miles each. Ramirez launched off the start line to a great start and was 1st overall at the end of the long bomb run. Factory FMF KTM support rider Gary Sutherlin, who won the opening round, was sitting in 14th at the end of the bomb.

Within the first five miles, Sutherlin had moved into the top five but shortly after stuck his front end in the ground hard which jarred his wrist...

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Carlos Checa and His New Multistrada 1200

Carlos Checa and his new Multistrada 1200

The 2011 WSBK Champion & Ducatista joined the Ducati Factory in Borgo Panigale for a day and took the very first new Multistrada 1200 out of the production line.

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Ducati Desmosedici GP15 Makes Track Debut at Sepang

Ducati Desmosedici GP15 Makes Track Debut at Sepang

DucatiDesmosedici

DucatiDesmosedici

Exactly one week after its world premiere at the Ducati Auditorium in Borgo Panigale, the new Desmosedici GP15 took to the track today in the IRTA tests at Sepang International Circuit, for the first time in the hands of the two factory Ducati Team riders. Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone first completed a few laps on their usual GP14.3 bikes, which had been used in the Sepang 1 tests at the start of February, before stepping onto their new machines for the first time.

Dovizioso lapped on the GP14.3 in 2’01.355, which was tenth quickest time of the day, before focussing entirely on his new bike, with which he completed 17 laps, the best of which in 2’01.692...

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Russell Wins Opening Full Gas Sprint Enduro Round

Russell

Russell

Russell Wins Opening Full Gas Sprint Enduro Round

Gaston, SC – FMF KTM Factory rider Kailub Russell took the win at the opening round of the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series after a tight battle for the lead over the two-day series opener.

Frigid temperatures leading up to the event and high winds on day one of the competition made riders skeptical of how the course would turn out. However, both test sections proved to be pretty fun reported Russell. “The track was smooth for the first few tests on Saturday because it was groomed pretty well. Then it got rougher as the day continued which made for some good racing,” stated the eventual winner.

The temperature warmed up into the 50’s for the race weekend...

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