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Third place for Victory Racing (formerly Brammo) in its first ever Isle of man TT Zero Race
Lee Johnston rides a 111.62mph lap to his second TT podium
Fourth for Guy Martin on a 109.717mph lap, just shy of the 110mph mark

 
Isle of Man, Wednesday June10th, 2015 -Victory Racing is celebrating its first ever TT podium after Lee Johnston rode a 111.620mph lap in the SES TT Zero race to take third place.
Lee had ridden increasingly fast laps on successive practices throughout the week as he became more familiar with the intricacies of riding the electric motorcycle – including energy management and regeneration – and he rode his fastest lap to date just when it mattered most.

Lee said in the winner’s enclosure: “Yeah, awesome to be back on the podium again. Every time we go out, we’re getting faster. Think we had a little bit of battery left, so maybe could have went a bit quicker. Fair play to the Mugen boys, but at the end of the day they have been coming here for three years and in their first year they did nowhere near 110mph, so credit to the whole Victory team, it’s an absolutely awesome job. The bike’s so fun to ride because it’s so small, I really like riding it.”

Guy Martin, who stepped in to ride the bike on behalf of the injured William Dunlop, placed fourth, an equally sweet victory in some ways, as he had only ridden two practice laps on William’s No.6 machine ahead of the race. He also posted his fastest lap of the week in the race – a 109.717mph, just shy of the 110mph mark.

“It’s a proper fast bike,” he said. “The Victory boys judged it just right to use up all of the battery power as I came over the finish line. I’d need more time to properly get my head around it but I’m happy to have had the opportunity to ride it.”
For a first time at the TT, the team is thrilled that it has been so competitive. Victory Racing Team Manager, Brian Wismann, said: “I’m feeling very, very good. It was good day for Victory Racing on our first ever time at the TT. We accomplished what we set out to accomplish… got on to the podium, but we also got a 111mph average in our first ever TT Zero race. Speeds were good, the bikes were good and reliable, they looked great out there. I’m just very, very pleased with all the hard work the team’s put in and the work that the riders have done to get the bikes round here so quickly.”
Out of the 10 electric bike teams on the Isle of Man, seven of them entered the race. It is also the very first time that five teams have all achieved over 100mph laps under race conditions and is a strong indicator that electric racing technology is being taken seriously by many brands in anticipation of mass-produced consumer vehicles. 
 
For Gary Gray, Director Motorcycle Product for Victory Motorcycles, the third and fourth place is reward for all the efforts the brand is putting into proving ‘American Performance’. He said: “I couldn't be prouder of the team for putting a bike on the podium the first year out and for building the fastest American electric bike ever at the Isle of Man TT. I promised we would be competitive and beating nine of the 10 teams proves American performance.”
 
A podium result has also excited Parker, the makers of the GVM electric motor that propelled the bikes. Parker’s US-based strategic account manager, Kevin Holloway said: “We are proud of the entire Victory Racing team for the third and fourth
place finishes in the TT Zero. Everybody worked so hard and we exceeded our expectations by setting an American lap record today.”
 
Victory Motorcycles has been flexing their muscles in various forms, not only by entering the Isle of Man TT, but also by taking part in professional drag racing, running a stunt team and fielding an entry in the iconic Pikes Peak Hill Climb with a prototype and custom race machine built by Victory Racing and Roland Sands Design, all which will be exhibited at the upcoming American Victory Rally in Denver and Colorado Springs, CO.

DUCATI LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE DEALERSHIP TOURS WITH 2015 MODEL LINEUP TO TEST-RIDE
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Cupertino, Calif. (May 5, 2015) – As the most anticipated new Ducati models continue to arrive in showrooms across North America, Ducati is launching the cross-country Ducati Experience Tour in May to give customers and Ducati enthusiasts the ability to test ride 2015 models at participating dealerships, including the all-new Multistrada 1200, Monster 1200, Monster 821, 899 Panigale, Diavel, Hypermotard and Streetfighter.

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Los Angeles, April 3rd, 2015 - The FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars are excited to announce Calendar Kittens Sara Horvath, Helene Milana and Alena Savostikova, represented by Umbrella Girls USA, will be serving as the official SBK World Superbike Umbrella Girls at the upcoming Laguna Seca World and AMA Superbike race weekend July 17-19th 2015 at Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca, CA.  Then all three Kittesn will be hosting at the annual LA Calendar Motorcycle Show on Saturday July 25th at the Sagebrush Cantina, Calabasas, CA.

The SBK Kittens will also be making fan appearances in front of the Laguna Seca Paddock Souvenir Store during the Lunch Breaks on Saturday and Sunday to introduce, autograph and sell the new 2017 Fast Dates World Superbike Calendar. Sara, Helena and Alena will also be working the race weekend with FastDates.com Calendar photographer and publisher Jim Gianatsis to shoot the next edition of the Fast Dates World Superbike Calendar with all the top factory race team bikes on Pit Lane during the race weekend.

The newest FastDates.com Calendar Kittens, Helene Milana, who is joining us at Laguna Seca World Superbike and the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show in July, recently moved to Los Angeles from Belarus in Eastern Europe. While Alena Savostikoa is of Russia desent, but was born and raised in Florida, moving to Los Angles to become a professional model Los Angeles. Both are a perfect match in looks and 5' 9" height to Sara.

Sara Horvath
Alena Savostikova

Helene Milana

"This year's SBK World Superbike round at Laguna Seca USA marks the 21st year that the FastDates.com Calendars have provided our beautiful Calendar Kittens to be the official SBK Umbrella and Podium models, going back to the first ever American World Superbike race at Laguna Seca in 1995", explained Jim Gianatsis. "The Fast Dates Supebike Calendar shares a rich history with both SBK World Superbike - the most exciting production based motorcycle roadracing series ever, all the top factory race teams and their riders over those many years, and with Mazda Raceway in the years that SBK has been here at one of America's most renown roadracing venues, and with our partner Umbrella Girls USA.

This past year's 2014 USA Superbike round at Laguna Seca featured our official SBK Fast Dates World Superbike Calendar Kittens Jitunka Pralinka and Petra Ruzickova from the Czech Republic, who spent the summer in America with Calendar photographer Jim Gianatsis to shoot and work at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca USA World and AMA Superbike, and the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show. Jitunka and Petra are featured in all three Editions of this new 2016 FastDates.com Calendars.

This year I am excited to welcome our newest Kitten Helena to working alongside Sara for SBK World Superbike and at this year's Fast Dates Calendar event and photo shoots."

Calendar Kitten Sara is also featured in the new 2016 FastDates.com Calendars - Fast Dates, Iron & Lace and Garage Girls, and in the new FAST2016 Digital Magazine found on the website. Race fans at Laguna Seca World Superbike can meet Sara and Helena at the Laguna Seca Paddock Souvenir Store on Saturday /Sunday during the track's Lunch Break. and in the SBK Paddock Show where they will be working as the SBK spokesmodels assisting with the awards presentations and rider interviews.

Then the following weekend, Sara, Helena and Alena will be hosting the 24th annual 2015 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show on Saturday July 25th at the Sagebrush Cantina, Calabasas, CA, which includes the Calendar Bike Building Championship with top celebrity custom bike builders from as far away as Japan and Europe premiering their latest custom builds. Included is the Calendar Girl Music Show featuring beautiful actress and singer songwriter Gwedolyn Edwards and her Band, and American Idol contender Alex Nester. And both Sara Horvath and Helena Milana will be premiering the new 2016 FastDates.com Calendars where Sara is again featured. For additional information on these two great California based Motorcycle Events and to purchase tickets, and for more about the Fast Dates Kittens and Calendars visit: http://www.FastDatess.com and http://www.MazdaRaceway.com

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Portiamo SBK World Superbike podium race one 2015
We could run this same podium photo every week in our World Superbike race coverage if the track name on the back panel didn't change. Misano podium finshers were again Jonthan Rea (65), Tom Sykes (66) and Chaz Davies (7).

2015 Eni SBK World Superbike Championhip, Pata Misano, Italy Round 8 of 13

Tom Sykes Jonthan Rea and Share Superbike Race Wins Again,This Time at Misano
WSBK, Misano, San Marino, Italy , 21 June 2015 - First Tom Sykes (KRT) and then championship leader Jonathan Rea (KRT) scored race victories at the eighth round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Misano today, Rea leaving with an extended lead of 133 points over his team-mate in the overall standings.

In the first 21-lap race Sykes rode from pole position to the win by a margin of 3.613 seconds over Rea, after the rider from Northern Ireland had opted for a different rear tyre from all his rivals and got held up in some of the early laps.
Sykes just counted the fast laps off out front to take his third win of 2015 but Rea had to fight for second in the final laps under pressure from another rider. He held on to take his 16th straight podium finish of the year.

In race two there was more of a tussle for all the top riders with Rea overhauling long time leader Davide Giugliano to take the 25 points. Sykes had more difficult finding the required traction in race two, and dropped from the lead he held for six laps to finish fifth.

Rea left with a new lap record of 1’34.720 after race two and a championship points score of 375 to Sykes’ 242. Sykes is now 16 points ahead of third place after eight rounds and 16 races. Rea has a new total of 26 WSB career race wins and Sykes 25.
In the manufacturers’ championship Kawasaki leads by 122 points.


A view of the beutiful Italian countryside from the Ducati pits.

The next World Superbike race takes place at Laguna Seca, in the USA, on July 19th.

Jonathan Rea: “Obviously we have to start to think about the championship now but I wanted to win today. In race two Davide Giugliano was a good marker to understand my pace and then with a few laps left I made a move to pass. We made a great race and I think at the end we are using our rear tyres better than some others. We changed our rear tyre choice from race one and that was always the plan, as the morning was a bit cooler. Kawasaki has given us a bike to win and they proved that today with Tom winning race one and me winning race two. I am so grateful to be in this position and to have the opportunity to fight to wins.”

Tom Sykes: “A lot of people would dream about a weekend with a pole position, a win and a fifth place but we were just not able to do it in race two. I do not think I started very well in race two but from the beginning I was lacking some grip and it was very difficult to recover. When I started fighting with other riders I was not able to be strong where I needed to be but we tried everything we could. I knew both races would be difficult today but we had a great race one. We were just not able to repeat it in race two. We have had positives and negatives this weekend and we will move on to America now.”
David Salom (Kawasaki Team Pedercini) scored one point today in race two and Roman Ramos (Team Go Eleven Kawasaki) was 14th on two occasions at Misano.

Tom Sykes Takes Superpole, Three Factory Aprilia Fill out the first Two Rows
BIAGGI TAKES AN EXCELLENT FIFTH PLACE JUST 25 HUNDREDTHS OF A SECOND FROM THE POLE AND TORRES IS SIXTH, BOTH WITH A GREAT RACE PACE
SUPEROLE Saturday 20 June 20th, 2015 – Tom Sykes (KRT) set a new track best of 1’34.214 at Misano to score his third Superpole win of the year, as his team-mate Jonathan Rea (KRT) placed fourth. Sykes had to first negotiate Superpole 1 after qualifying in 11th place after the first three timed qualifying sessions but ended up with a clear advantage of 0.212 seconds over the second placed rider after Superpole 2.

Sykes was only just out of the top ten after regulation qualifying meaning he had to ride in Superpole 1 to earn his place in Superpole 2. He led this first contest on a race tyre and then used a qualifying rear tyre to make sure he entered Superpole 2. In the second Superpole sector Tom pushed on to record his new track best lap time, to his own surprise in some regards, but his start from the best possible grid position will stand him in good stead for each race on Sunday.

Rea was on strong form from the start at Misano and although he missed a front row start in Superpole after pushing too hard in the first sector of his first flying lap, he is in a good starting position to take on the challenge of a newly resurfaced Misano circuit. Rea has been working through various tyre options, both front and rear, through race weekend and he will make his final race selection after morning warm-up on Sunday.

After taking his 27th career Superpole wins Sykes is now the second ranked qualifier of all time in his own right, moving one place ahead of WSB legend Troy Bayliss today. He has also scored pole at Misano in the past four visits of the WSB championship to the Adriatic circuit.

TOM SYKES (Rider Kawasaki Racing Team): “I am a little bit surprised to be win Superpole because I was not sure if my lap was good enough. But it was, so for this I am happy. I used a race tyre, then a qualifier in Superpole 1 and finally we had to do three fast laps on the front tyre. I did a 1’34.9 on a race tyre at one stage but the front tyre had already done ten laps. The new track surface is good and the circuit is faster, and a better camber in some areas. We have had a good way of working through the weekend but we had to try a couple of different things and they did not work out. We got caught out because we did not put a fresh tyre in during practice to check our performance over one lap. In a way it was good to do Superpole 1 because I got three extra flying laps in. At this level it gives you a bit more understanding, especially on fresh tyres.”

At the end of an exciting Superpole, raced with record breaking laps, Aprilia placed all three of its RSV4 RFs on the first two rows, demonstrating that they will be key players in the two races tomorrow which promise to be unforgettable.

With the second best time (at 1'34.426), Leon Haslam placed on the front row, an excellent performance that takes on even more value in light of the fact that the English Aprilia Racing - Red Devils rider made that time on his second lap with a qualifier tyre, forced to give up his best lap due to a mistake.
 
Max Biaggi, on his return to racing three years after retiring, continues to astonish. After clearly dominating the free practice sessions on Friday, the six-time World Champion confirmed all of his class and his excellent form battling with the 2015 championship protagonists and taking a brilliant second row spot thanks to his fifth best time (1'34.463) just 25 hundredths from the pole. And this is in his first experience with the current Superpole format that allows only one qualifier tyre to be used, making Max's achievement in this long-awaited Misano wild card performance even more exceptional.


Afther having been retired for 2 1/2 years, and inspired by Troy Bayliss' return to WSBK earlier this year, Max Biaggi thougth he would like to try a few of the nearby WSBK races as well. In Friday Practice Max posted quickest time of the day on his factory enter April, and then took 6th in Superpole on Saturday. Not bad for an old guy.


Max Biaggi:
"We knew that Superpole would be complicated for us. This is my first time with the new format and using a qualifier tyre on a flying lap isn't easy at all. In these conditions it doesn't take more than a small mistake to compromise all of the weekend's work and the pace is so frenetic that there is no room for indecision. I'm pleased with the placing. The gaps are very tight behind the leaders and we have also done a good job in terms of race pace. I am satisfied and my compliments go once again to the Aprilia test team which came to the track with me to Misano in race configuration. Now I'll begin to prepare for the two races tomorrow. I'm expecting a hard battle! The main goal is still to have fun and to give the fans a good time.
 
Leon Haslam: "This weekend we improved session after session. We had a good base to start from and we basically adapted the setup solutions we had tried at Portimão to make the work on this track. The track changes a lot depending on the temperature, so we tried to work quite a bit on tyre life and on consistency in the various conditions. I'm rather pleased with our level. I was the fastest one out there on a race tyre. In Superpole I made a mistake on the first turn, so I slowed down to conserve the tyre and make a go of it on the second lap. In light of this, second place and a good pace make me hopeful for tomorrow."

Ducati's Davide Giugliano (34) set a new Lap Record in Race One as he tired to catch race leader Tom Sykes (66) in the opening laps, then dropped back to finish 4th.

Sykes powers away to Misano Race 1 win

The opening race of the day at the Misano World circuit “Marco Simoncelli” was won by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) who converted his 27th Pole Position into his 25th career win – his third of the year in front of an enthusiastic Italian crowd. In doing so he once more tied his teammate Jonathan Rea for both number of wins and podium finishes.

Leading from the start, Sykes led all 21 laps, coming home ahead of team mate and championship leader Jonathan Rea and Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) who delighted the Italian fans around the circuit with an incredible final lap duel for second position. Davies lunged past Rea into the final corner only to run wide, being passed again on the run to the flag by Rea. Davide Giugliano put the second official factory Ducati into fourth, the Italian running second for the majority of the 21 lap encounter before being overhauled by the British pairing of Rea and Davies in the final two laps. He did however claim a new lap record, which he set on lap 3.

Above, Chaz Davies and Jonthan Rea got by Giugliano near the mid-point of race one, and battled back and forth over 2nd place, with Rea coming out on top. Note the new Akrapovic exhauast system on Chaz's 1199R Panigale which still has twin silencars under the engine, but rather then the usual outlets at the rear of the silencers, the twin exhausts are then routed into a single up pipe on the right side of the bike.

Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) was unable to show the pace he had in qualifying coming home fifth, 0.1s ahead of the returning Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) who had a steady ride to finish sixth. The six time World Champion survived a heart stopping moment on the opening lap when he collided with Sylvain Guintoli (Pata Honda World Superbike Team). Guintoli would eventually finish ninth after fighting for the full 21 laps with Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia), Michele Pirro (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) who finished seventh and eighth, and his own Pata Honda team-mate Michael van der Mark who finished just behind the Frenchman in tenth.

The final point scorers were Leandro Mercado (Barni Racing), Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki), Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse), Roman Ramos (Team Go Eleven) and Matteo Baiocco (Althea Racing). Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) was running in the leading group before crashing at turn 3 on the third lap. The WorldSBK rookie was physically annoyed with himself as he walked back to the pits.

WorldSBK Misano - Race 1
1 - Tom Sykes Kawasaki RacingTeam 
2 - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team +3.613
3 - Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing - Ducati SuperbikeTeam +4.178

Ducati's Davide Giugliano (34) took the start of Race Two ahead of Haslam (91) and Rea(65) and held it for mucg of the race, but Rea came on storng in the closing laps to pass them both and take the win

Masterclass performance gives Rea the Win in Race 2

Giugliano misses out narrowly on maiden victory as Haslam takes final place on the podium.
The second race of the PATA Riviera di Rimini round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship was won by championship Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a race long fight with Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team). Giugliano took the lead on lap 7 where he stayed until being passed by Rea with 5 laps to go. The current points leader was kept under constant pressure by the Italian, but held on to record his 11th win of the year by 1.290s. Rea’s double podium finish equals the record set by Troy Corser in 2005 of 16 consecutive podium finishes in a season.

Behind the first two, Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) got the better of Chaz Davies on the second factory Ducati after their own personal race long duel to claim the final podium place. Eventual race one winner Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was strong for the first half of the second encounter before dropping back to fifth at the flag. The former champion finished just ahead of Max Biaggi and Jordi Torres, the Aprilia Racing pairing swapping places throughout the 21 laps.
Michele Pirro rode a lonely race to finish eighth on the third Aruba.it Racing Ducati, with Pata Honda team mates Sylvain Guintoli and Michael van der Mark completing the top ten.

The final 5 point scoring riders were Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia), Niccolo Canepa (Althea Racing), Markus Reiterberger (VanZon Rehema BMW), Roman Ramos (Team Go Eleven Kawasaki) and David Salom (Team Pedercini Kawasaki).

Leandro Mercado’s run of point scoring finishes in every race came to an end, the Argentine rider retiring his Barni Racing Ducati at the end of lap 3. Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) was another of the riders to retire, on lap 9, while Matteo Baiocco (Althea Racing Ducati) fell off his Panigale R machine to end as the local rider’s racing weekend drew to a close on a low.

JONATHAN REA (Rider Kawasaki Racing Team): “Obviously we have to start to think about the championship now but I wanted to win today. In race two Davide Giugliano was a good marker to understand my pace and then with a few laps left I made a move to pass. We made a great race and I think at the end we are using our rear tyres better than some others. We changed our rear tyre choice from race one and that was always the plan, as the morning was a bit cooler. Kawasaki has given us a bike to win and they proved that today with Tom winning race one and me winning race two. I am so grateful to be in this position and to have the opportunity to fight to wins.”

TOM SYKES (Rider Kawasaki Racing Team): “A lot of people would dream about a weekend with a pole position, a win and a fifth place but we were just not able to do it in race two. I do not think I started very well in race two but from the beginning I was lacking some grip and it was very difficult to recover. When I started fighting with other riders I was not able to be strong where I needed to be but we tried everything we could. I knew both races would be difficult today but we had a great race one. We were just not able to repeat it in race two. We have had positives and negatives this weekend and we will move on to America now.”

Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike Team #34) – 4th, 2nd - “We were so close to the podium in race 1 and then got there in race 2 but I’m a little disappointed because I wanted to win here. Unfortunately Friday’s session and the fact I couldn’t work effectively due to my physical condition didn’t help us. Today I was missing a little grip in both races, the rear tyre was sliding around and that made it difficult to ride as I wanted in the final laps. But all in all, I’m pleased because I was able to hold the lead for many laps in race 2 and, seeing that I only came back at Imola, this shows that the bike has developed and that we are working really well.”

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike Team #7) – 3rd, 4th - “It’s nice to know that I’ve given Ducati its 800th Superbike podium. Race 1 was really enjoyable. I knew it was important to get away well, considering my grid position, and I was able to do that, before getting into a real battle with Rea. We both had good pace and, despite a few hairy moments, it was a clean, fair race, one of the best of the year actually, and so I’m pleased with that result. I’m disappointed that I didn’t reach the podium in race 2, but I suffered more with a lack of grip and couldn’t find a way past Haslam. Anyway, we have to be pleased with today’s results and now look ahead to Laguna Seca.”

WorldSBK Misano - Race 2
1 - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team 
2 - Davide Giugliano Aruba.it Racing - Ducati  Team +1.290
3 - Leon Haslam Aprilia Racing Team - Red Devils +2.436
Standings (8 of 13 rounds completed)
1 - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team - 375
2 - Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team - 242
3 - Leon Haslam Aprilia Racing Team - Red Devils - 226

For Complete Results, click HERE

Savadori (ITA) leads the way ahead of De Rosa, Coghlan, Calia.

Savadori wins action-packed STK1000 race at Misano
Four-way battle for the podium as De Rosa edges out Tamburini and Calia for second.
orenzo Savadori (Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia) took a hard-fought win in the sixth race of the 2015 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”, his fourth victory of the season. The tall Italian rider took advantage of the battle for second place storming behind him, which saw Raffaele De Rosa (Althea Racing Ducati) successfully defend his position despite the numerous attempts by Roberto Tamburini (Team MotoxRacing BMW) to edge out his fellow Italian rival.

Kevin Calia (Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia) managed to stick with the leading trio but was unable to get into the mix for a podium finish, likewise Kev Coghlan (MRS Yamaha) who dropped back in the latter stages of the encounter after running in second for a handful of laps. The experienced Scottish rider claimed fifth place ahead of team mate Jeremy Guarnoni as Christoffer Bergman (MG Competition Yamaha), Ondrej Jezek (Triple-M by Barni Ducati), Bryan Staring (Team Pedercini Kawasaki) and Fabio Massei (EAB Racing Ducati) rounded out the top 10.

With only two races to go, Savadori holds a 34-point lead over Tamburini. The FIM Superstock 1000 Cup action will resume in Jerez on September 20th.

FIM Superstock 1000 Cup Misano - Race
1 - Lorenzo Savadori Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia
2 - Raffaele De Rosa Althea Racing Team +0.589
3 - Roberto Tamburini Team MotoxRacing BMW +0.826
Standings (6 of 8 rounds completed)
1 - Lorenzo Savadori Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia - 140
2 - Roberto Tamburini Team MotoxRacing BMW - 106
3 - Ondrej Jezek Triple-M by Barni Ducati - 85

Althea team owner Genesio Bevilacqua seems a little confused which team member to grab on the starting grid at Misano.




2015 MotoGP World Championhip,
Motul Assen TT, Round 7 of 18

Rossi Smashes Lap Record to Take Pole for Assen TT MotoGP
Then Battles with Marquez for a Epic Race Win

Valentino Rossi sets the fastest ever MotoGP lap around the world famous TT Circuit Assen
to claim his first pole position since Valencia in 2014.


Assen, Netherlands, June 25-27th, 2015 - Movistar Yamaha’s Rossi dramatically transformed his qualifying fortunes in Assen today by demolishing Casey Stoner’s 2012 pole record by over a second to claim his 61st career pole position. The nine-times World Champion set a 1’32.627 to become the fastest ever rider around the legendary 4.5km track.

With the sun breaking through the clouds and track temperatures reaching 38°C, the scene was set for an epic Q2 at the historic TT Circuit Assen, and the fans in the packed grandstands were not left disappointed. Rossi, who admitted in the build-up to this weekend’s action that his qualifying performances have been his weakest link so far in 2015, responded in magnificent fashion to take his 51st premier-class pole position for the Motul TT Assen. The Italian had earlier finished on top of the combined timesheets after FP3 for the first time since the new two-tiered qualifying system came into place in 2013.



Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Aleix Espargaro (+0.231s), who had been forced to battle it out in Q1, just missed out on his second successive pole position and will start from second on the grid.Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez (+0.259s), who had earlier topped FP4, led the session after the first time attack on soft tyres. But he eventually had to settle for third to complete the front row. His teammate Dani Pedrosa (+0.360s) will start from the front of the second row, with Monster Tech 3 Yamaha’s Pol Espargaro (+0.386s) the leading Satellite rider in an impressive fifth.

Ducati Team’s Andrea Iannone (0.389s) qualified in sixth with Cal Crutchlow (CWM LCR Honda) just 0.012s further back in seventh. Rossi’s teammate Jorge Lorenzo, the man who trails the Italian by just one point in the Championship standings, will have to start his quest for a fifth straight win from eighth. Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) completed the top ten.


Valentino Rossi wins in dramatic fashion
after an incredible race-long battle with Marc Marquez at the Motul TT Assen.

Assen, Netherlands, Saturday, June 27th 2015 - A massive crowd of over 97,000 fans witnessed one of the greatest MotoGP™ battles ever today, as nine-times World Champion Valentino Rossi secured a dramatic last corner victory against Marc Marquez at the legendary TT Circuit Assen. After a thrilling race-long duel, Marquez made a brave move on Rossi as the duo entered the final chicane on the last lap.

There was contact between the pair, which forced Rossi to run straight on through the gravel at the Geert Timmer chicane. The Italian managed managed to stay upright though and went on to take the chequered flag 1.242s ahead of Marquez, claiming his third win of the season and first from pole position since Misano in 2009. Movistar Yamaha’s Rossi, starting from pole for the first time since Valencia last season, led into the first corner and it didn’t take Marquez long to join him after starting from third on the grid, overtaking Aleix Espargaro on the first lap to move into second.

Marquez was happy to sit behind Rossi for most of the race, before making his move and taking the lead into turn 1 on lap 20. Rossi bided his time, and then responded with three laps to go to retake the lead at turn 10. The Italian then put in his fastest lap of the race in an effort to pull away, but Marquez responded on the final lap to get within striking distance once again as the duo approached the final chicane.

On the 2nd to final lap marquz would pass Roosi for the lea, only to have Valenation take it back a few corners later. Then, going into the final chicane on the last lap beofre the finish, Marquez (93) tries a desparate late braking dive inside Rossi (46) and they collide (see above). The collision forces Valentino (and Marquez) off the track where Valention pegs the Yamaah full throttle across the gravel trap and straight onto the finish straightway to take the win (see below).

Rossi’s teammate Jorge Lorenzo enjoyed a brilliant start from eighth on the grid, and found himself in third after the first lap. Any hopes the Spaniard had of making it five wins in a row disappeared shortly afterwards though, as Rossi and Marquez pulled away at the front and disappeared off into the distance. The double MotoGP™ World Champion eventually crossed the line 14.576s behind his teammate in a lonely third position and slipped 10-points behind Rossi in the World Championship standings.

Ducati Team’s Andrea Iannone (+19.109s) was another four seconds back to finish in a lonely fourth. Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Pol Espargaro won an incredible battle for fifth that saw four riders all finish within 0.4s of each other. The Spaniard also finished as the leading Satellite rider after he crossed the line just 0.105s ahead of CWM LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow in sixth. Espargaro’s teammate Bradley Smith was seventh in front of Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa (+24.656s), who had fought back valiantly after a crash in the earlier Warm Up session and a disastrous start that saw him down in 12th after the first lap.

The Team Suzuki Ecstar duo of Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales were next across the line in ninth and tenth respectively, ahead of Octo Pramac Racing’s Danilo Petrucci (11th) and the second Factory Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso in twelfth.

EG 0,0 Marc VDS’s Scott Redding finished 46.663s back from Rossi in 13th, while Loris Baz (Athina Forward Racing) took the Open class victory for the second time in three races ahead of Aspar MotoGP Team’s Nicky Hayden who crossed the line in 16th.

Hector Barbera and Jack Miller were involved in a crash on the very first lap that resulted in the Spaniard having to go to the medical centre for checks on his right leg, although he was later declared free of injury. Alex De Angelis, Eugene Laverty and Stefan Bradl also crashed out; with the latter finding out he had fractured the scaphoid in his right wrist after an X-ray at the Medical Centre.

Rossi’s (163pts) victory, his 85th in the premier class, means he has extended his lead in the championship standings over Lorenzo (153pts) to 10 points with ten races to go.

Valentino Rossi, 1st - ”I pushed, and I don't want to say I did a perfect race, but close. I saw I was not able to get distance from Marc. It's always difficult with him and you know the battle will be very hard, but I was confident that I was competitive and I wanted to try for victory. In the last laps I pushed a lot and I arrived at the last chicane when Marc tried to overtake but he arrived a little bit too late, I was already into the chicane and we touched a little bit and I had to cut the corner. Essentially I had no choice and I was lucky, because I got on the gravel, but I stayed on the throttle even though I didn't know how deep it was and I thought there was a chance I could lose control. When I returned to the track I checked the position of Marc, but he had slowed down more than I did.

It has been a great weekend and it's very important because I increased my point advantage over Jorge. I think that in a championship as close as this, it is very important you take the maximum profit when you are competitive and when you like the track, because for sure we will have some more difficult moments. It was fantastic to come back here with a victory. I think we deleted the results of Jerez, where Jorge gained nine points over me and now we have to try to delete also Mugello's results where he did the same thing. Apart from the joke, it is very important because Jorge did fantastic to cut down a 28 points gap to just one. So to take nine points now is crucial, also because I think this championship will arrive to the last race and the last lap."

Check out the Full Race Results and the latest MotoGP™ World ChampionshipPoints Standings.



1972 Kawasaki KZ1000 Superbike.

2015 Corsa Motoclassica at Willow Spring Raceway, California

Photos and Report by Jim Gianatsis
 
Rosemond, CA -April 24-26th 2015 - The annual Corsa Motoclassica was first run 20 years ago at
Willow Springs Raceway in Rosemond, California, just down the road from Edwards Air Force Test Base in the Mojave Dessert. It was the child of Yoshi Kosaka of Garage Company, a Los Anegles based motorcycle used bike and parts store and restoration shop specializing in classic street and race bikes. The Corsa Classic at Willow Springs gave Yoshi's customers a place to bench race and ride their beloved classic race bikes at speed, and could be called the West Coast's version of the Barber Motorsports Festival in near Montgomery, Alabama.       Continued Here



Will NASCAR's France Family's Speedway Corp take over Laguna Seca Raceway?
June 25th,2015 h - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca could be set to change hands, as Monterey County officials have confirmed that they are in negotiations with the France family’s International Speedway Corporation (ISC) to takeover operations at the rack track. ISC should be a familiar name to NASCAR fans, as the corporation not only built Daytona International Speedway, but the company’s primary business is owning and operating NASCAR race tracks (roughly half of the NASCAR season takes place on an ISC-owned track).

Owning 13 tracks in all, ISC could add another if its deal with Monterey County goes forward, supplanting the nonprofit Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), which has operated Laguna Seca since its inception in 1957.
According to a statement by Monterey County officials, the coastal Californian track “has been exploring options for the management of the raceway to ensure its long-term success.” ISC is therefore just one of several options on the table for the county, and its running of the historic racing venue.

Laguna Seca is a county public park, and thus publicly owned, any proposal would be subject to an open session where there would be an opportunity for public comment on ISC’s proposal to run Laguna Seca. It should go without saying that this news is a tectonic movement for Laguna Seca, which has struggled lately as a venue, partially because of the nature of its public ownership.

Laguna Seca, through SCRAMP, has struggled with locals that does not want major racing events taking place in their backyard, despite the millions of dollars the race track brings to the surrounding cities and towns. With Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca losing its MotoGP round, and its World Superbike round having meager attendance, there certainly has been pressure on SCRAMP to increase profitability, even when the county hamstrings the nonprofit organization’s efforts.

We will have to see what ISC proposes as its business plan to turnaround racing at Laguna Seca, and what the public commentary on their offer will be. In the road racing community, both two-wheels and four-wheels, ISC and the France family are not highly regarded entities. Yet, one cannot argue that they are also responsible for America’s most successful racing events.
For diehard Laguna Seca fans and long-time race goers, the move away from SCRAMP will certainly be not be welcomed, though with the track struggling, clearly something in the situation has to change…and that might just be SCRAMP itself. As always, time will tell.

The Daytona Motorsport Group has a history of NOT maintaining or improving their corporate owned road race course facilities. They also have a history of not bringing in expensive World Championship motorcycle or sports car events, not trying to find sponsors for such race events at their tracks, and not wanting to spend the money to maintain or improve their tracks to FIM / FIA standards. That's why Daytona Speedway no longer hosts FIA and FIM races, or even held an AMA National road race this year. If DMG takes over Laguna Seca there probably will never be another MotoGP, World Superbike or AMA National there, just like their other tracks. It will only be club, historic races and their Tudor Sports Car and NASCAR events. Sad.

Unfortunately, as well loved as Laguna Seca Raceway is, in today's world of live TV coverage, the expensive cost for fans to travel there for a race weekend, aging demographics, and being located so far away from a major population area, the track may no longer be a viable commercial product. We hope the city / county needs to consider running or lease the track at no cost to SCRAMP, supported by the revenue and taxes it brings to the community.


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Los Angeles, CA, USA March 1st 2015 - The 2015 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show continues its now 24- year tradition as the premier outdoor streetbike event in America as it rocks the legendary Los Angles bike hangout and party zone, the Sagebrush Cantina in beautiful downtown Calabasas, California. Featured are top Celebrity Custom Bike Builders, the Calendar Bike Building Championship & Concourse d' Elegance, selected Vendors and Exhibitors, and Calendar Girl Music live performances. The Calendar Motorcycle Show is also a benefit for the American Cancer Society with a portion of each Admission Ticket being donated to help those people who are fighting cancer, and to help find a cure.

The Calendar Motorcycle Show features many of the world's top Pro and Amateur custom street bike builders in attendance with their newest 2-wheeled creations of rolling art to compete in the Calendar Show Bike Building Championship for cash and awards including the coveted Best of Show Trophy. The Calendar Show provides a broad focus for all motorcycle enthusiasts including the growing Collector Bike Market with Exhibitors and Bike Show classes for classic European, British and Japanese motorcycles, along with American V-Twins and Customs. Show Entries will be placed in a Concourse display on the Cantina's large outdoor event patio.

The annual Calendar Motorcycle Show always kicks off the world premier of next year's new 2016 FastDates.com Motorcycle PinUp Calendars featuring the world's top road race and custom motorcycles with the beautiful Calendar Kittens featured in the Calendars in attendance at the Show. Show Producer Jim Gianatsis will again be photographing the winning bikes to appear in the Motorcycle Magazines and the next FastDates.com Calendars.

Included with admission is the Calendar Girl Music Show is an incredible day of live music featuring beautiful actress and singer songwriter Gwendolyn Edwards and her Band, and former American Idol contender Alex Nester, each performing two sets of a spicy mix of hot cover tunes and their own original songs. Like many we know impacted by cancer, Alex is a survivor and we are excited the Calendar Show will be helping others with a portion of our ticket sales going to the American Cancer Society. To find our more about their important work fighting cancer go to www.Cancer.org

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Together with the Calendar Motorcycle's Show's display of exciting new Custom and Classic bikes, Celebrity Builders, and select Manufacturers, there will live performances by a talent female singer songwriters. And VIP Admission includes the Sagebrush Cantina's excellent Taco Plate Buffet with soft drinks, where you can custom design your Mexican lunch plate with a large selection of meats, sides, salads, chips and toppings. Full Bar service is also available. Because the Show is now in gated patio venue, spectator capacity is limited and advance online ticket purchase is recommended to assure your entry to the longest running and most exciting streetbike event on the West Coast.

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June 11th 2105 - The RC213V is a machine exclusively for racing that has won consecutive championships in the MotoGP class of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (hereinafter called “MotoGP”) in 2013 and 2014. Honda has made changes to some of the specifications of the RC213V, and will now introduce this as the RC213V-S. It is possible to ride the RC213V-S on public roads,

In 1954, Honda declared its intention of participating in the Isle of Man TT races, which were a part of the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix at the time. Honda developed its own racing vehicles and in 1959, five years after the declaration, started competing in the Isle of Man TT races. In 1961, Honda successfully won the TT race championships in the two classes it entered. The total number of cumulative racing victories for Honda reached an unprecedented 600 wins in 2005, which rose to a cumulative 695 victories as of June 11, 2015. Since the Isle of Man TT races, Honda has positioned its racing activities in a wide variety of races as its “laboratory on wheels,” and has incorporated the feedback from the wide-ranging technologies developed for competition in these races into its commercially available production models, relying on these technologies as a way to help maintain and evolve the excellent performance and reliability of Honda motorcycles.       Continued HERE



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SYKES AND REA SHARE RACE WINS AT MISANOJUne 21st - First Tom Sykes (KRT) and then championship leader Jonathan Rea (KRT) scored race victories at the eighth round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Misano today, Rea leaving with an extended lead of 133 points over his team-mate in the overall standings.

In the first 21-lap race Sykes rode from pole position to the win by a margin of 3.613 seconds over Rea, after the rider from Northern Ireland had opted for a different rear tyre from all his rivals and got held up in some of the early laps.

Sykes just counted the fast laps off out front to take his third win of 2015 but Rea had to fight for second in the final laps under pressure from another rider. He held on to take his 16th straight podium finish of the year.

In race two there was more of a tussle for all the top riders with Rea overhauling long time leader Davide Giugliano to take the 25 points. Sykes had more difficult finding the required traction in race two, and dropped from the lead he held for six laps to finish fifth.

Rea left with a new lap record of 1’34.720 after race two and a championship points score of 375 to Sykes’ 242. Sykes is now 16 points ahead of third place after eight rounds and 16 races. Rea has a new total of 26 WSB career race wins and Sykes 25.

In the manufacturers’ championship Kawasaki leads by 122 points.

The next race takes place at Laguna Seca, in the USA, on July 19th.

Top tens all-round for Pata Honda in Italy
Misano, June 21st - Pata Honda riders Sylvain Guintoli and Michael van der Mark finished in ninth and tenth places respectively in both races at today’s eighth-round World Superbike championship event at Misano World Circuit in Italy. The races at the 4.226km circuit were won by Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea.
 
Guintoli enjoyed good starts in both races but, despite running as high as seventh in the early stages, the French rider was unable to hook up with the leading groups, instead becoming embroiled in battles with local rider Ayrton Badovini and his own Pata Honda team-mate, van der Mark.
 
For van der Mark, a grid position of 15th following problems during qualifying yesterday was a difficult place to start the two 21-lap races. However, the 22-year-old Dutch rider enjoyed flying starts in both outings, with an intermittent electrical issue hindering his progress in the opening race.
 
The Pata Honda team is now packing its Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP machines and all associated equipment into flight cases for the next WSBK round at Laguna Seca in the USA on 17-19 July

Sylvain Guintoli,  9th & 9th - "I had to fight hard today in both races; all I saw on my board was +0 – I was being hunted down by everyone! In race one, with the colder track, we had some significant tyre wear in the second half of the race and the rhythm went a little. Race two was more consistent but we’re still missing some pace from the guys at the front. I gave everything I could today and won my personal battles in each race. We have a bit of time now before the next race to try to make some different plans and strategies for the second half of the season, but we need to find something because there is still some pace missing."

Michael Van de mark,10th, 10th - In race one I had a really good start and made up some places early on. I had a good feeling and was quite fast, closing the gap to the guys in front of me. I passed Sylvain but then I had an issue which seems to have happened quite a lot this season. In the end I finished 10th just behind Sylvain, which was quite disappointing. I got another good start in race two but I was missing a lot of grip from the start. It was difficult to maintain the lap times but in the last couple of laps I was able to close the gap again to Sylvain and had a nice battle with him and Badovini. Sylvain passed Badovini and I went with him and I wanted to attack in the last lap but he was strong and in the end he finished in front of me. I think this is the best we can do at the moment because we are both doing very similar lap times.

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Misano Adriatico (Italy), Sunday 21 June 2015 – Great results for the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike Team, racing in Round 8 of the Superbike World Championship at the Misano World Circuit. Second and fourth for Giugliano, third and fourth for Davies, and two eighth place finishes for Pirro at his first World Superbike event of the season.

Race 1 – race one took place in warm and sunny conditions. Giugliano, from third on the grid, was lying second through the opening laps, positioned behind Sykes. On lap three, the Roman rider set a new lap record thanks to a very impressive 1.34'855. Retaining second position until two laps from the end, a drop in tyre performance slowed him down and, reached by both Rea and Davies in the final phase, the Italian had to be satisfied with final fourth position.
Thanks to his very fast pace, Chaz, 11th on the grid, used the opening laps to cut his way through the field, moving into fourth place by lap seven. On lap sixteen he reached Rea, at which point both riders gave chase to Giugliano, battling amongst themselves before passing the Italian in the final stages. Davies therefore crossed the line in third place, followed by his teammate Giugliano, fourth. The podium achieved today by Davies is particularly significant as it brings the number of podiums scored by Ducati to an incredible total of 800.
Having started the race tenth, Pirro lost a little ground at the start but a solid pace allowed him to make up several positions, moving from fourteenth to tenth by mid-race. Continuing to push, he was also able to pass VD Mark and Guintoli in the second half, meaning that the Italian wildcard concluded this first race in eighth place.

Race 2 – in race 2 Davide wasted no time in catching up to and then passing leader Sykes, taking command on lap seven. He remained in front until the fifteenth lap when Rea found a way past time. The Roman nevertheless continued to fight but a lack of grip in the later stages prevented him from scoring the win, meaning that Davide crossed the line in final second position.
Chaz made an excellent start, immediately making up seven positions to place fourth after just one lap. Fighting first with Sykes, then with Haslam, the Welshman pushed hard for a podium finish but this time he had to settle for fourth place, crossing the line less than a tenth of a second behind Haslam, third.

Pirro again lost out somewhat at the start but, as he had done in race 1, he was able to make up a lot of lost ground in the space of just a few laps. A constant pace saw him move into eighth place by the mid-race point, a position he was able to hold all the way to the line.

This means that as round 8 of the 2015 championship draws to its conclusion, Davies retains fourth place in the overall standings, with 213 points, while Giugliano moves up into seventh place, having earned 106 points. Pirro, having scored 16 points today, lies 21st in the standings. Ducati holds second position in the manufacturer’s standings with 268 points.

Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to play host to 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track finale and inaugural Superprestigio of the Americas.

Replacing the Pamona Fairplex Season Finale with the loss of the Fairplex Track

June 8th 2015 - On the heels of a spectacular debut for the sport in Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing at X Games, AMA Pro Racing has announced that the world's premier flat track motorcycle racing series will end the 2015 season in grand fashion. The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. will play host to the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Finale on Friday, November 20, followed by the inaugural running of the Superprestigio of the Americas on Saturday, November 21. The pair of short track races will be promoted by industry veteran Steve McLaughlin and held on a circuit designed by seven-time Grand National Champion Chris Carr.

"We're pleased to be ending our season in America's home for entertainment and in conjunction with such a prestigious event," said Michael Gentry, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing. "Fans can expect incredible excitement both on and off the race track as we crown the next GNC2 and Grand National Champions."

Superprestigio of the Americas will be modeled after the pair of highly successful Superprestigio short track exhibition races held last year in Barcelona, Spain. A vision of RPM Racing's Jaime Alguersuari, the original Superprestigio concept pitted top motorcycle Grand Prix competitors such as Marc Márquez and Tito Rabat against the best riders from nearly every form of motorcycle racing in the world, including an AMA Pro Flat Track contingent of Brad Baker, Jared Mees and Shayna Texter. Superprestigio of the Americas will carry the flame stateside, keeping with the spirit of the original but with a few American twists.

"Like many things in the states, we're going to do some things a little differently with the Superprestigio of the Americas," said Steve McLaughlin, CEO of SMI. "We're not just going to feature road racers and dirt trackers, this is going to be an invitational event for champions and top riders from all forms of motorcycle racing throughout the Americas. There might even be some interest from Supercross, Motocross, Freestyle, Supermotard and Speedway riders, and we would certainly welcome their participation. It's all about broadening the appeal base of the sport, and we're real excited about this opportunity."

The Pomona Half-Mile, previously planned as the season finale on October 10, has been canceled due to the permanent closure of the racing circuit at the LA County Fairplex.

"Despite our best and continued efforts, we were unable to save the historic Pomona Half-Mile event for 2015," said Chris Morgan of The Activation Group and event co-promoter. "We are working on some very exciting possibilities for 2016 and hope to bring dirt track racing back to Southern California in the near future. We would like to thank all of our great partners, sponsors, and most of all the Flat Track fans for their years of support for the Law Tigers AMA Pro Flat Track Finals at LA Fairplex."

Next up, AMA Pro Flat Track heads to Hagerstown, Md. for the Hagerstown Half-Mile on June 20. For tickets and information, please visit HagerstownSpeedway.com. Every round of the AMA Pro Flat Track season is available for live streaming in high definition at http://www.FansChoice.tv.

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1. March 12, 2015 - DAYTONA Flat Track I - Daytona Beach, Fla.

2. March 13, 2015 - DAYTONA Flat Track II - Daytona Beach, Fla.

3. May 24, 2015 - Springfield Mile I - Springfield, Ill.

4. May 30, 2015 - Sacramento Mile - Sacramento, Calif.

5. June 20, 2015 - Hagerstown Half-Mile - Hagerstown, Md.

6. June 27, 2015 - Lima Half-Mile - Lima, Ohio

7. July 4, 2015 - Du Quoin Mile - Du Quoin, Ill.

8. July 11, 2015 - Indy Mile - Indianapolis, Ind.

9. August 1, 2015 - Castle Rock TT - Castle Rock, Wash.

10. August 4, 2015 - Black Hills Half-Mile - Rapid City, S.D.

11. August 16, 2015 - Peoria TT - Peoria, Ill.

12. August 29, 2015 - Don Tilley Memorial Charlotte Half-Mile - Charlotte, N.C.

13. September 6, 2015 - Springfield Mile II - Springfield, Ill.

14. September 19, 2015 - Roar on the Shore - Delmar, Del.

15. September 26, 2015 - Calistoga Half-Mile - Calistoga, Calif.

16. November 20, 2015 - AMA Pro Flat Track Finale - Las Vegas, Nev.

November 21, 2015 - Superprestigio of the Americas - Las Vegas, Nev.

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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi came out victorious today after a stunning race at TT Circuit Assen, that was decided in the final meters before the flag. Teammate Jorge Lorenzo also gave a strong performance to secure third.

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi completed a perfect weekend at the TT Assen with an impeccable victory, the 111th in his career and his third of the 2015 season. Teammate Jorge Lorenzo also did a superb job at the overcast but dry track, coming from eighth on the grid, to take Yamaha to its fifth double podium of the season.

Valentino Rossi kicked off the Dutch Grand Prix from pole with a dream start to take the holeshot. He held a 0,426 advantage to Marc Marquez after the first lap. The Doctor tried to break away from his encroaching rival and the rapidly approaching Lorenzo and responded by dipping under the previous lap record, but was unable to shake his pursuers off.

Rossi had Marquez on his tail by lap four, but used his YZR-M1's nimble nature to the fullest to keep him at bay. He held on to his position until the Spaniard made his move going into turn one with seven laps to go, but the Doctor was far from defeated. Refusing to let his rival go he stuck close to Marquez and bided his time for four laps before retaking the lead.

The following laps had the fans on the edge of their seat. Valentino rode a personal best time on the penultimate lap of 1'33.673 to create a margin, but Marquez closed in on him in the second half of the last lap. The crowd went wild when the Spaniard made his move going into the chicane for the final time clipping the side of the YZR-M1 and forcing Rossi to run straight through a patch of gravel. The Italian did well to hold on to the bike and reentered the track in front of his rival to take his third win of the season with a 1.242s advantage.

It was a lonely race for teammate Jorge Lorenzo. Starting from eighth on the grid he flew off the line, taking fifth in the first corner. With his teammate in his sights he had an incredible first lap and started to claw his way to the front. He overtook Aleix Espargarò and Pol Espargarò to finish the first lap in third, but the passes cost him valuable time.

The Spaniard put his head down to close the gap to Marquez in second place, but was unable to join the front-runners. With no other riders to spar with, he focused on managing the gap to the rider in fourth place and crossed the line 14.576s behind his teammate, claiming his fifth podium in a row.

The results see Rossi hold on to the lead in the championship with a 163 points total. He is now ten points ahead of teammate Lorenzo in second place.
There is little time for Rossi to recover from today's epic battle; he will be heading straight to the United Kingdom for the Goodwood Festival of Speed this evening and tomorrow. After this prestigious event, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP will move on to Germany for the next round at Sachsenring in two weeks' time.

 

 



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