Webdocumentary on Metzeler 2013 Road Racing season. An adventure lasted from March, with the presentation at the Ace Cafe in London, to November 2013, with the circuit of Macau, through the North West 200, the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, and the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix. A journey that lasted 10 months, full of hope, workouts, great trials, disappointments and victories for the Metzeler riders. A year of racing where every time the pilot faces the asphalt and the danger with the only goal to make a single dream come true – become a legend.
More than 37 years after its last success in the Gran Prix competition, MV Agusta makes its official return to the premier class in the World Championship racing series. The historic Italian brand that has one of the most significant records in the history of motorcycling, with 37 constructors’ and 38 rider world championship titles, has committed to an official return to competition and it will do so thanks to an agreement made over the last few days between the President of MV Agusta Motor S.p.A., Giovanni Castiglioni, and Alexander Yakhnich, owner of
Yakhnich Motorsport. Continue reading →
When it first appeared in 2006, Triumph’s Daytona 675 was more or less the benchmark bike for the Supersport class. So it might as no wonder then, that this particular machine was specifically rebuilt – by T-Factorbikes, Belgium – for track action, with tweaks to the engine, brakes and a weight loss programme. Continue reading →
Renowned Italian frame maker Pierobon had been burning the proverbial midnight oil on creating a trellis frame version for the Ducati 1199, and here it is. Stuffed to the gills with awesome race-grade tech, the frame – which is a direct replacement by the way – boasts a blend of steel and aluminium along with machined billet lateral plates. The rake and wheelbase of the Panigale are adjustable for various setups, along with carbon fibre air ducts and more ergonomic foot pegs. Another highlight is that the rear subframe is now bolted directly to the chassis. Continue reading →
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda RC213V) won the 2013 MotoGP World Championship in superb style at Valencia on Sunday when he finished the season finale in third place. The result secured him a historic crown – he is now the youngest premier-class king in history – by four points from Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) at the end of a thrilling and fascinating championship campaign. Marquez’s brilliance gives Honda its 16th riders’ title, three decades after its first premier-class crown won by Freddie Spencer in 1983. Continue reading →
The Terminus features 2013 GNCC champion Kailub Russell and runner up Charlie Mullins as they battle for the title in the final round of the season. With only two points separating them it would come down to who won the race in Indiana. GNCC is the premier series in off-road motorcycle racing and continues to host the top pro talents from around the world. The video is about 7 minutes 30 seconds, so grab that cuppa.
Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) is the new eni FIM Superbike World Champion. The 28 year-old from Huddersfield, England, rode a smart race and crossed the line in third place, a result that allowed him to clinch his first-ever World Title, in his fifth year of racing in the series. Sykes also brings the title back to Kawasaki after 20 long years – the last one dated back to 1993 and was won by Scott Russell. Continue reading →
The MV Agusta F3 675, after the optimum results achieved at Magny Cours, has once again returned to the podium with a third place finish achieved by Robert Rolfo. This podium finish at the World Supersport race has allowed the Italian pilot to obtain the sixth place in the final world championship standings. Rolfo was the protagonist in an outstanding race, after fighting for the lead early he was able to successfully defend his position and guarantee a position on the podium with the current world champion Sam Lowes and the vice-champion Kenan Sofuoglu. Christian Iddon, Rolfo’s teammate was also extremely fast in the early stages of the race holding fourth place before being forced to pit. Continue reading →
Jorge Lorenzo has inflicted maximum damage on the day Marc Marquez could have clinched the MotoGP crown, as the current title holder clinched his 50th career race victory in a Tissot Australian Grand Prix including mandatory bike changes. Failing to acknowledge the pre-determined pit window, Marquez was shown the black flag. Continue reading →