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Troy Bayliss Academy Misano & Paris!
EICMA 2012 International Motorcycle Show
New Ducati 1199R • Hypermotard 821
• MV Brutale 800
New Isle of Mann TT VIdeo

Previous Week Pit Lane News New Model Sportbikes
Feature Reports: Pit Board

Troy Bayliss Race Academy School Misano & Paris 2012!
• Ducati 1199 and Multistrada 1200 Performance Modifications
2013 MotoGP Season Finale Coverage Lorenzo Repeats
EICMA 2012 International Motorcycle Show Milan
2013 World Superbike Test Magny-Cours
Ezpeleta Details Dorna's Control of MotoGP and WSBK
Ducati Corse World Superbike Book by Cathcart and Gianatsis
2013 World Superbike Season Finale Magny-Cours Biaggi on Top
2013 KTM Adventure 1190 and Ducati Multistrada 1200 Gen Two
BMW HP4 S1000RR Superbike Track Day Weapon
2012 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Japanese Builder Best of Show
World Superbike Changes to Pirelli 17-Inch Wheel / Tires for 2013
World Ducati Week 2012 65,000 of the faithful merge on Misano
Ducati 1199RS 2013 World Superbike Part One & Part Two Revealed!
2012 Honda CBR1000RR Features New Updates
Editorial: World Championship Roadracing in America - Will it Survive?
Fast Dates Calendar Shoot at Miller 2012 USA World Superbike
Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2012 Classic Bikes on the Grass
Pirelli Diablo SuperCorsa - World Superbike Tires for the Street!
Ducati 1199S Panigale World Press First Track Ride
2012 World Superbike Season PreviewPhillip Island Race
Verona Italy Bike Show - Cool Customs and Sporbikes
Pro Italia Cafe Desmo 2011 Event Coverage
Ducati's Monocoque Design Dilemma - To Frame or Not?
Manuela Raffaeta - Marco Melandri's Girlfriend rocks our world!
Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike Feature Report
EICMA 2011 International Motorcycle Show
Pirelli Supercorsa street and track tire
Elena Myers - Teenage Dream Girl Roadracer
New 2012 World Superbike Regulations
New Ducati Superquadro 1199 Engine - 195 hp for the Street!
New 2012 Superbikes! Yamaha, Honda, Ducati 1199
NCR Factory / Poggopolini Ducati Racing Bikes and Parts

• Ducati Diavel Test in Italy! Superbike meets Custom Cruiser
DRE Troy Bayliss Racing Academy - Exclusive First Test at 180mph!
Editorial: Daytona Speedway & Motorcycles - UnSafe at Any Speed
Hansen Dam British Bike Meet - The biggest Brit Bike gathering in USA
Edelweiss Ducati Imola World Superbike Tour Across Italy
NCR D16! OMG 240hp / 316 pounds!
Motorcycle Advertsing Bringing Sexy Back!
• John Britten A Video Tribute to Motorcycling's Most Creative Innovator
High Speed World Superbike Feature Movie Drama with Sienna Miller

Yamaha Grid Girls

EICMA International Motorcycle Show 2012
All the hottest new bikes and models!

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The official game of the FIM Superbike World Championship is back and is now the most complete motorcycling simulation ever created! Play through the last four seasons of the SBK world championships, including the brand new 2012 season to become world champion or test your skills in the brand new SBK Experience mode. With SBK Generations, Milestone has developed a masterpiece: the definitive motorcycle game, crammed with over 220+ riders, 60 bike models, 140+ teams, 17 circuits and up to 16 player online multi-player! Game Modes Official Mode: live the glamour of the official Superbike championship! Race as one of the SBK, Supersport and Superstock 1000 riders on the most famous tracks in the world, and rewrite the history of the seasons from 2009 to 2012. Career Mode: take your rider through the championships from 2009 to 2012, starting in the lower classes and riding your way up to the top, where the title of World Champion awaits!

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The best motorcyce racing movie ever made! Filmed on location at World Superbike, this is an exciting romantic drama staring beautiful actress Sienna Miller with lots of romance, sex and high speed on-track action. You go behind the scenes with the factory teams, riders and their girlfriends for non stop action on and off the track.

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Ducati Corse World Superbike Collectors Package
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Exclusive Autographed Collector's Package!
The all new Ducati Corse World Superbikes 224-pg book and the 2013 Fast Date World Superbike Calendar - World Release July 1st 2012
Personally autographed to you (or the name you request on the Order Form) by Jim Gianatsis and shipped direct to you.
For more information or to order the Book or the Calendar individually, unsigned, go to the Sportbike Books and Fast Dates Calendar order pages.
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Collector's Package Buyers Comments:
• Hi Jim, I just got the book and calendar and I would like to say thanks for the great service. I have had a quick look through it and the photography is amazing. I look forward to many an evening reading about those beatiful bikes. From one Ducatisti to another MILLE GRAZIE!
- Tim Scanlon, Waterford, Queensland, Australia. Dec 4th 2012.  

Dunlop AMA Pro Roadacing Annual

Dunlop Online Digital Magazine
Reviews the 2012 AMA Pro Roadracing Season

The December issue of Dunlop Download magazine is out and this special issue is dedicated to the 2012 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing season. You'll find detailed review of this past year's championships, including close-up looks at the fastest riders and machines in 2012 and the efforts it took them to gain race victories and championships. You'll also enjoy behind-the-scenes looks at what it takes to go racing for the entire season, how the latest developments in race tires helped establish numerous new lap records in 2012 at a wide assortment of tracks and much more.

It's a good looking, good reading piece with great photography. Unfortunatly, the AMA Pro Roadracing Series covered has spiraled downward into oblivion since having been taken over by the Daytona Motorsports Group, together with the impact of the economic recession and the resulting loss and downsizing of the factory teams and sponsors.

So just click on the link below and take enjoy a look back on the 2012 racing season and the people who made it memorable.  
< Click on the Cover to download this December issue.

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Troy Bayliss Experience School photo

Troy Bayliss Race Academy School Misano & Paris 2012!
Join us again as Editor Jim Gianatsis takes the Troy Bayliss Academy DRE Race School aboard a Superstock 1199S Ducati Panigale Superbike at the Misano MotoGP Circuit in Italy, then caps it off with a sexy and romantic Vespa scooter trip to the City of Lights, Paris France! From the world's fastest Superbike, the world's biggest airliner to a 50cc Vespa - it was a non-stop thrill ride. CLICK HERE

Aprila Signs Sylvain Guintoli for 2013 World Superbike Championship
Aprilia has announched signing Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli during the off-season to replace reigning World Champion Max Biaggi who made the unexpected annoucement to retire just one week after clinching the 2012 title in October. Guintoli will join returning Irshman Eugene Laverty on the factory Aprilia team.

EICMA 2012 Motorccyle Show covergae photos

EICMA 2012
Milan, Italy November 13-18th, 2012
- MVAgusta's reply to the Ducati's Streetfighter / Hypermotard premiering at EICMA this year is their new Rivale 800cc which uses the F3 Supersport's 675cc 3-cylinder motor that has been bored and stroked to the maximum.
The Rivale was voted 'Most Beautiful Bike' at this year's EICMA Show....

Fast Dates Exclusive! EICMA 2012 International Motorcycle Show coverage, Milan, Italy! - CLICK HERE

Ducati Hypermotard SP pictures phtos and specifications

Carols Checca Ducati 1199R EICMADucati World Superbike Champion Carlos Checa helped introduce the new 1199R at EICMA.

Ducati Unleashes the 1199R Panigale Superbike
Nov 15th 2012 - The 2013 Ducati Superbike family line-up is now completed with the highly-anticipated arrival of the 1199 Panigale R, the absolute flagship of the range and the machine specially developed with enhanced technical specification by Ducati Corse for World Superbike homologation. The exciting “R” model stands alongside the 1199 Panigale and 1199 Panigale S in the new-for-2013 arctic white colour scheme and
signature Ducati red, in addition to the exclusive 1199 Panigale S Tricolore.

All 2013 year 1199 models are updated with latest generation engine management mapping and Ride-by-Wire calibration, stated to increase low and mid-rage power significantly over the 2012 Superquadro engine, further enhancing the Ducati Superbike riding experience. This ECU software upgrade is also available now to all 2012 model 1199 Panigale owners free of charge through their Ducati dealers, both for standard exhaust system bikes and those upgraded with the DP Termigoni Silencer Kite, and the Complete Race System as now come standard on the 1199R.

For More Go to New Bikes/Ducati: Ducati 1199 Feature IntroductionDucatii 1199S Track RideDucati 1199R
Design of the 1199 SuperQuadro Engine

Ducati 1199RS

Fast Dates Ducati 1199 Panigale Performance Upgrades - from "S" to "RS"
Dec 1st, 2012 - Our 1199RS project bike has had the finishing touches put to it and we're really excited. Actually it's my personal 2012 year 1199S model which I've upgraded with Ducati Performance and Ducati Corse RS race parts. With the addition of the DP Termignoni Full Race Exhaust System we've got esentially the new 2013 model 1199R sans the Titanium Rods which let the R-model rev 500 rpm higher. The additional RPM will only be an advantage on a factory race bike where hotter cam changes and higher compression pistons can take advantage of the higher RPM to find more peak power. But then, it's almost a moot point a present in World Superbike as the Ducati 1199 Superquadro engines still must run a 52mm intake restrictor on their 58mm throttle bodies to keep the horsepower down to 195hp as on the stock 1199 street bike. More Here

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Retro Racers!
See awesome bike editorial features like Yaniv Evans' Powerplant Choppers "Black & White"
with Fast Dates World Superbike grid girls Kinsey and Sabella in the Calendar Bike Garage

MotoGPwerks Katana Wes Cooly feature

Chris Redwing / MotoGPwerks Suzuki Katana "Wes Cooley" photographed by editor Jim Gianatsis is featured in the 2012 Fast Dates Calenar,
with big screensavers in the Calendar Bike Garage, and in recent magazine features including this one from Ultimate Motorcycling.

LA Calendar Show Winner AFT featured in new iKustom TV Series
Watch the build of AFT Metric Custom's LA Calendar Bike Show winner and Calendar Bike "Kimosabe" and join the AFT Spokesmodels
as they take it to Bonneville to race on the Salt Flats. This video is One of Twelve iKustoms show Bike Builder TV Series

Jan. 7, 2013, Los Angeles – RogueFlix, the new young-male driven Action Lifestyle Network will release the iKuztom TV series on January 7, 2013 featuring the world of custom motorcycles written, directed, and produced by award winning producer, Erik Lundmark and his partner Timothy G. Ledford, an innovator in the custom motorcycle industry.    

“CINE Golden Eagle Award Winner, iKuztom takes you up close and personal through smoke, fire, and steel as elite custom motorcycle artisans ply their trade behind the scenes to design and create one-of-a-kind bikes for the ultimate discerning bike enthusiasts,” stated Erik Lundmark, CEO of Leomark Studios which created the series together with Grip Ace Industries.  “The 13 half-hour episodes also feature a bevy of bikini models and comedy sketches, in a fun, fast paced thrill ride.”    

“We are very excited about teaming up with Erik and his team at Leomark Studios to bring our RogueFlix audience a truly amazing motorcycle TV series,” stated Bryan Duran, co-founder, CEO and General Counsel of RogueFlix.  “I was very impressed with the quality of the award winning iKuztom TV series and I knew right away that I wanted it on RogueFlix.  Erik and I met poolside at the Loews Hotel during the American Film Market and quickly realized we wanted to work together and are collaborating on more productions.”  

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Lana Del Ray Ride song music video

Singer and Model Lana Del Ray's sexy new
Biker Video and Song "Ride"

Portrays her working as a prostitute and hanging out with a biker gang.

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Musically, she draws influence from what she deems to be the masters of each genre, including Elvis, Janis Joplin, Eminem, and Britney Spears, as well as from poetry and film noir. Del Rey has endorsed clothing line H&M, serving as the model for their Fall and Winter 2012 collection. In 2012, Del Rey became the face of the Jaguar F-Type luxury automobile. presents the
Edelweiss Ducati Best of Italy Tour with a World Superbike or MotoGP Race 2013/2014

Ever wonder why Italian motorcycle racers win almost twice as many world championship titles as any other nation? Well, there are probably many reasons, but looking at an Italian map you will see one particular reason: beautiful Italian roads weaving through a patchwork of mountains and mountain chains. That, and a passion for buildoing incredible high performance machinery, like Ducati which has won more World Superbike Championships than all the other bike manufacturers combined. Take that Championship winning Desmoquatro motor and place it in one of the world's premier sport touring bikes, the Multistrada 1200, and you've now got an incredible motorcycle to tour central Italy with its beautiful Tuscany region. Website editor and photographer Jim Gianatsis has experienced the Edelweiss Ducati Best of Italy Tour first hand and recomends it highly, particularly for roadracing enthusiasts, and if you've never been riding or attended a World Championship round in Europe. For any Ducatista the trip to the Ducati factory is just icing on the cake. This tour begins in the birthplace of the most infamous of Italian motorcycles, the Ducati Factory in Bologna where you will tour the Ducati Museum and New Motorcycle Production Line before picking up your bike and heading out across the wine country of Tuscany with your newest friends.

Once underway, you will be busy all day, every day, to make it to places which are, on average, 60 miles apart as the crow flies. Why does it take so long? You'll spend a night in the beautiful cities of Florence, Sienna, Assisi and San Marino. But there's lunch and coffee stops in small villages along the way, plus you'll want to get to your destination city early to take in the sights, then end the day with a glorious dinner. You'll find your luggage waiting for you in your hotel room, having been transported there earlier by the chase van, so you can enjoy the day riding and enjoying the sights, not worrying about anything else. The Multistrada 1200 transforms mobility into art, rendering time and distance irrelevant, that’s why. Art needs freedom, therefore our flight pattern is not necessarily bound to any particular road surface either.

You'll devote a week of your lives to create a team masterpiece of motorised motion, consider yourself part of the Ducati team, and do not expect anything short of Ducati VIP treatment at the World Superbike or Moto Grand Prix round that completes the tour on the following weekend. At the legendary tracks of Imola or Mugello you'll get VIP Parking in the Ducati Village just behind the Ducati Grandstands where you'll have the best seat in the house to watch the races. Then its a short ride back to Bologna that evening for a final evening banquet party with your new closest freinds before leaving for home the next day. For complete information go to: Edelweiss Ducati Italy Race Tour

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The Edelweiss Ducati Best if Italy Tours are schedued to take place in June of 2013 and 2104.
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Consumer International Motorcycle Show tour
joins Dealer Expo in Indianapolis February 15-17th.

Dec 7th, 2012 - The largest consumer motorcycle show tour launches its first Indianapolis event during Dealer Expo weekend in February 2013. The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows will make a weekend stop at the Indiana Convention Center Feb. 15-17, co-locating with the 2013 Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo being held that same weekend in a separate area of the facility.
“Our goal in developing one, single powersports weekend was to make sure we listened carefully to our customers, so that we created the right format, in the right city, at the right price and built the combined trade and consumer industry event they wanted,” said Advanstar Executive Vice President Danny Phillips.

Dealers attending the 2013 Dealer Expo will be able to visit the motorcycle show for free on Sunday afternoon. Show management encourages dealers to schedule meetings with their OEMs during this time. Dealers also will have the opportunity to view the 2013 models from a number of vehicle manufacturers.

Consumers will not be granted access to the Dealer Expo, nor any of its features and events, until Sunday afternoon, when the entire facility will be open to all trade and consumer attendees. The Dealer Expo will remain a secured, trade-only event from Friday morning to noon on Sunday, according to show management.

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Team Althea Racing with APRILIA FOR THE 2013 SBK SEASON.
Davide Giugliano will race with an Aprilia RSV4

 Noale,Italy, 3 December  2012 – Genesio Bevilacqua's Althea Racing, one of the top teams in World Superbike, has chosen Aprilia as their partner for the 2013 season.
The Aprilia RSV4 Factory, extraordinary winner of the Rider and Manufacturer titles in the season which just ended as well as in 2010, will be ridden in the next WSBK season races under the team Althea colours by Roman rider Davide Giugliano.
Born in 1989, Davide Giugliano had an excellent WSBK rookie season in 2012 with one second and one third place, and in 2011 he won the Superstock 1000 title with team Althea.
With the contract between Aprilia and Althea Racing, there will now be 4 Aprilia RSV4 bikes starting in the 2013 World Superbike season. In fact, Giugliano's Aprilia will be riding alongside the two official Aprilia Racing Team RSV4s ridden by Northern Irishman Eugene Laverty and Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli, as well as the Red Devils Roma team bike ridden by Michel Fabrizio.
Gigi Dall'Igna, technical and sport director of Aprilia Racing had this to say: “We are truly pleased to announce the cooperation with Althea Racing, unquestionably one of the top teams in World SBK. This is a structure with great technical skills that has our complete confidence. With the bike provided to Althea, and after the agreement reached with the Red Devils Roma team, we now have four RSV4 bikes lined up for the next World SBK season. This is a great challenge for Aprilia Racing and, at the same time, a reason for us to be proud since even in the season which just ended the RSV4 has shown itself to be a winning project”.
Aprilia is the reigning brand champion in WSBK and boasts a collection of 51 world titles: 4 in Superbike, won in 2010 and 2012, 9 championships in off-road disciplines and an incredible 38 championship titles in MotoGP where it is the most victorious Italian and European brand of those active in racing.

and from Althea...
Team Althea Racing together with Aprilia in 2013 World Superbike Championship

Dec 3rd - Althea Racing partners with Aprilia and prepares to compete at the top level in the 2013 World Superbike Championship. Davide Giugliano will be tasked with riding the RSV4 Factory machine, the bike that won theRider’s and Manufacturer’s titles in both the recently concluded 2012 championship and the
2010 season.

The two winning companies have decided to work together to consolidate their position as
frontrunners and give Davide Giugliano the chance to prove himself as a top rider in the
category. The young Italian rider can count on the tried and tested structure of the Civita
Castellana-based team and on the expertise of technicians who have clearly demonstrated their
ability in recent years.

Genesio Bevilacqua: “I am very pleased to have reached such an important agreement with
Aprilia. We will race with the championship winning bike next year and this will only encourage
us to push even harder and live up to the potential of the bike that we are entrusted with. As
everybody knows, Althea Racing is used to facing important challenges and counts on a
structure that works in perfect harmony to achieve great goals.

Our strength is our team and
its components; our team members, who have worked together for many years with no secrets between them, remain the same. We believe that we have sufficient experience with which to confront the challenge of the 2013 championship. Davide Giugliano is our secret weapon. He is a young and aggressive rider who has amazing talent and together with him we will fight for
success in the 2013 SBK championship standings. I would like to thank the entire Aprilia staff and particularly Engineer Dall’Igna for their willingness and professionalism.”

MV Agusta to Compete in World Supersport Beginning 2013 ßwith Team Park & Go
Varese, Italy, Nov 22nd 2012 - The Italian motorcycle manufacturer who is currently the sales leader of the middle weight supersport class has decided to return to racing on the world stage and is convinced that they have joined forces with the ideal partner: ParkinGO.

The two companies will be joined together in a three year contract.

The program will debut the MV Agusta F3 675 in the 2013 world Supersport class together with additional racing activity development.

The project will place the three cylinder bike from Varese in the able hands of the race technicians whom have already won the World Supersport Championship in 2011 and were contenders in the 2012 World Superbike Championship.

The ParkinGO Team have helped bring about this dream project building a long term link to the historic Italian motorcycle manufacturer whom have in the past accumulated 37 world championship titles, a number of which together with Giacomo Agostini.

The signature of the contract arrived on the day of Claudio Castiglioni's birthday, whom would be 65 years old today. This is clearly a sign that goes beyond mere coincidence and continues to convey the passion for racing that has always been synonymous with the motorcycle icon.

Giovanni Castiglioni - Presidente MV Agusta: "To be able to reach this agreement with ParkinGO is personally very satisfying. Taking into account the passion for racing that I have inherited from my father, this is a very emotional decision and I am looking forward to the challenges that will inevitably need to be overcome. Together with Engineer Bordi's experience, who personally plays a very important role in this project, I am convinced that there are all the elements needed to achieve our goals."

Giuliano Rovelli - Presidente ParkinGO: " Together with my brother Paolo we recognize the importance of MV Agusta's return to World Championship Racing and are extremely satisfied to be able to join forces and conclude this accord. From our very first encounter with MV there has been a tremendous feeling and understanding between our management teams, our common vision with regards to this project has been an important element that allowed us to join together in this partnership."

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AMA Pro Roadracing Losses its
Brightest New Star -

In a more that shows the current state of AMA roadracng under Daytona Motorsports leadership offers no future for the few young emerging new riders in America, we were issued the following press release today...

Team Suzuki Press Office - November 22 - Tyco Suzuki has completed its 2013 British Superbike line-up having today signed 19-year-old American PJ Jacobsen to join Australian Josh Brookes next year on the GSX-R1000.

The New Yorker rode to success at Donington and Assen on the team's GSX-R1000 and 600cc machinery during ad hoc appearances this season, and with further podiums at Silverstone and the Brands Hatch finale in the Superstock class, the former American National Dirt Track champion was a big favourite amongst fans, sponsors and Tyco Suzuki personnel.

His transition to the British Superbike Championship - regarded as agruably the world's toughest domestic national tarmac series - is the next step in his fast moving career with Jacobsen and his New York Mets' cheerleader girlfriend Danielle now looking forward to setting up home in Northern Ireland prior to next season's BSB season which commences in April.

Jacobsen said: "It's great to finally sign the deal to ride for Tyco Suzuki and I'd like to thank team boss Philip Neill and Phil Dashey from Tyco for their support. The team stood by me this season and gave me an opportunity in British Superstock and Supersport and put my career on the map. I just can't wait to get out there now and test the Superbike, and I know my experienced Australian team-mate Josh Brookes will help me a lot. I like his determination and attitude to racing and already knowing the Tyco Suzuki guys is also a big help."

Team Manager Philip Neill added: "After agreeing terms with Josh during September it feels like it has taken a long time to finalise our British Superbike line-up. However now that it's done I am really looking forward to next season with a very exciting line up. PJ has been groomed as a motorcycle racer from a very young age and his unique all American style, of enjoying a bike sliding underneath him, will be a major factor in his future success in the Superbike category.
"As we have done with many of our riders, we will now start to put everything in place to create the correct environment for both PJ and his girlfriend Danielle, so they can be as comfortable as possible during their stay with us in Northern Ireland for 2013.

"With time spent riding our GSX-R1000 Superstock bike this year, we have secured some valuable information, so our technicians have already started fitting PJ around a GSX-R1000 Superbike, ready for his first test opportunity early next year. This really is the overall package we wanted, with Josh being a proven championship contender with years of experience and PJ being the young up and coming star. I have no doubt that the support of the Tyco Suzuki team and indeed Josh Brookes will be a significant factor in the eventual rise to the very top for this young man."


Team Suzuki Press Office - November 28. - Tyco Suzuki's Josh Brookes will make his Isle of Man TT debut next year with International road racer Guy Martin in the Northern Ireland-based team - although his main focus will remain on winning next season's BSB title.

Brookes fell in love with the TT on his first visit in 2009, but having sampled the atmosphere around the TAS Racing-run Tyco Suzuki camp during 'Race Week' in 2011 and 2012 where Martin was a strong contender - and having participated in parade laps on the Mountain Course - the Australian now feels the time is right to put his name on the entry list.

Brookes, who is currently at his New South Wales home, said: "I'm glad it's out in the open now as all the questions about whether I was going to ride or not - and not being able to say anything - was getting a bit tiring. Since making the decision, I've taken in some reconnaissance trips and spoken to a number of influential people. I fell in love with the place on my first visit back in 2009 and now that I'm with what I regard as the best team to be competing at the event with, it gives me peace of mind. It's too early to be setting any goals. It's the beginning of a new project and we'll just see how it goes."

Team Manager Philip Neill added: "As a team with a strong background in pure road racing I suppose it was inevitable that Josh would like to have a go at the TT. He will be one of the highest-profile newcomers to come to the TT in recent years, but I know it's not a spare-of-the-moment idea; he has given it careful consideration. We won't be expecting any miracle results and there is certainly no pressure on him. Our job is to use our experience and guide him to our best ability, but Josh is a sensible lad and BSB will remain his number one focus.

Strong Performance For Kawasaki Superbike Riders In Final 2012 Tests
November 28th, 2012 - Tom Sykes and Loris Baz made the most of a three-day test at new SBK venue Jerez before the winter test ban kicks in, with Sykes again setting impressive times and Baz making real progress once more.

Three good days of weather helped the team to develop their chassis package, with evaluation of many components starting early and continuing from the beginning to the end of the test sessions. The dry track and consistent tarmac condition allowed Sykes to make his first real test at this track, having only done a few laps of Jerez earlier in his career in wet conditions.

Despite his initial lack of true circuit experience Sykes scorched around the Jerez circuit in the south of Spain in his usual fast but consistent style, producing good single lap times and a strong race pace as well. He set a best lap of 1’40.4 seconds on a race tyre during the final morning.

The upward development path of 19-year-old Baz also continued once more with the French rider showing good pace and an ability to learn as he pushed his way to a best lap of 1’41.4. Loris also did final day race simulations, which provided very positive results.

The winter testing ban, which applies to all SBK teams, will lift in mid-January with more tests in Spain coming along for the KRT team before they head off to the first round in Australia in late February.

Tom Sykes: “Today was very productive and I did 89 laps, which is about four race distances, so needless to say I will sleep well tonight! I am happy because we know what we need to do and we have taken a lot of information from this test. Monday was my first dry day here at Jerez because I had only been able to do ten wet laps before. I am still finding a few little secrets so I am happy because many other riders have been here many times, especially the ex-GP riders. Our times were pretty good. I did a 1’40.4 on an SC1 tyre and although we went to try an SC0 tyre at the end if the day, with the low sun and so on, I thought we would give it a miss. At the end of the day this is testing and it has been a good experience. We have done some good laps, fast and consistently and we have worked on various settings on the bike.”

Loris Baz: “I am happy with my lap time because I did a 1’41.4 second lap with a race tyre, an SC1, in the morning. Then we did a race simulation with good lap times. I had two small crashes on the final day but when trying out some new parts on the bike. It is part of the job sometimes. It is another new track here. Overall our winter tests have gone well. Before the final race of 2012 I was maybe 1.5 seconds behind Tom but now it is something like half a second to one second, so we have improved things a lot.”

Crew Chief Sykes, Marcel Duinker: “We had three wonderful days of weather, very nice and stable. The main reason we came here is sorted and it took all of our time. Finally we can make a conclusion now and it was the main reason we were here. So some other things we will now evaluate in testing in January. The lap times that Tom showed on regular race tyres were very fast and very consistent. I am a very happy man to end the 2012 season in this way.”

Crew Chief Baz, Pere Riba: “Overall the result and the lap times were good. Jerez is a very good test track because you have many kinds of corners, hard braking, and lots of different elements so it is one of the best tracks to really help you improve the bike. From the first day the lap times came quite easy for Loris and then we worked trying to improve the chassis and suspension side. We also kept working with the electronics, and at the same time we continued to give input to Loris on the best way to ride the bike. This morning he did a good time with a race tyre and also he made some long runs and was doing similar lap times to everyone except Tom. He is one step forward but it was a very positive test for us.”

Team Suzuki Press Office - December 18. - Michael Jordan Motorsports has signed Danny Eslick to ride its GSX-R1000 in the 2013 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship alongside Roger Lee Hayden.

MJM has also renewed the partnership with the Army National Guard; the team's fifth year of collaboration with America's oldest branch of the military, whose common goal is to continue to provide a platform for recruiting and training National Guard soldiers to ride street motorcycles safely.

Eslick finished eighth overall in last year's AMA Pro Superbike series and brought home three podium finishes; his best result of the season being a second place at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida. He will ride the #23 Jordan Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike alongside Hayden's #54 National Guard Jordan Suzuki.

Last year, Hayden (pictured) picked up his first-ever AMA Pro Superbike victory and finished third overall in the series. His win came at Homestead-Miami Speedway where he also captured his first career AMA Pro Superbike pole position. Overall, 2012 saw Hayden visit the podium seven times.

Said Kreig Robinson, MJM Vice President of Corporate Relations: "It's all about the goal of winning a championship. Each year we work tirelessly to improve upon the last. Through intense off-season development and testing we try to come up with the formula that will put us on top at every race. We are looking forward to a good 2013 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike season."

The MJM team's first event in the 2013 AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship will be the season-opening round at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida in March.


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December 2012 - Ducati prepares for tenth edition of prestigious riding school with Twelve dates at four different venues confirmed for 2013

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Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy) 18 December, 2012 – Ten years after its initial introduction, Ducati’s prestigious Ducati Riding Experience (DRE) is again preparing its motorcycles and riding school staff to teach riders of all levels in 2013, from absolute beginners to experienced race track specialists.  
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After two years of sell-out success, Ducati is delighted to welcome back the legendary Troy Bayliss for 2013. The three-times World Superbike Champion is set to continue the 'Troy Bayliss Academy', an exclusive and advanced course that focuses on extreme riding techniques. On each of the Academy’s four dates, participants will get the unique opportunity to ride with the Australian and learn specialised track craft on the World Championship circuits of Misano and Mugello. The once-in-a-lifetime experience will use Ducati 1199 Panigale S Superbikes equipped with racing kit components, including complete Termignoni exhaust system, Ducati Performance aero kit and additional carbon fibre parts.
DRE 2013 also sees the introduction of the award-winning Ducati 1199 Panigale to both Racing 1 and Racing 2 courses. The outstanding usability of the 1199, with its Riding Mode technology, makes it an ideal choice for both expert riders and those new to track riding, while the more sophisticated “S” version will be used for the Master Racing and Troy Bayliss Academy courses. The Racing 1 course, intended for riders with little or no track experience, will take place on dedicated circuits, separating participants from the faster Racing 2, Master Racing and Troy Bayliss Academy.
Completing the DRE 2013 offer with road-oriented activities are the very popular Intermediate and Basic courses. The Intermediate course is specially designed to improve participants existing road-riding skills and techniques, while enhancing overall motorcycle safety awareness. The course uses Ducati’s Monster 1100 EVO, the new Multistrada 1200 with semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension and the new generation Ducati Hypermotard, all three models equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack of ABS and Ducati Traction Control. Intended for those riders who are completely new to motorcycling, the Basic course provides one-on-one tuition in the paddock area of each event venue using Ducati’s Monster 796, an 'iconic naked' motorcycle ideally suited to those on two wheels for the very first time.

Chief DRE Instructor and highly successful racer, Dario Marchetti, co-ordinates an impressive line-up of teachers, including Troy Bayliss (three-times World Superbike Champion), Marco Lucchinelli (500 World Champion), Manuel Poggiali (125 and 250 World Champion), Paolo Casoli (World Supersport Champion), Andrew Pitt (two-times World Supersport Champion) and Niccolò Canepa (2013 FIM Superstock Championship competitor). While one of Ducati’s very own development riders, Alessandro Valia, presents the Master Racing courses, the formidable track team combines with highly qualified road-oriented instructors to provide a totally professional Ducati Riding Experience.
Ensuring constant development and control of teaching protocols and standards of excellence within all DRE activities during 2013, the courses will continue the valuable collaboration created between Ducati and the Federazione Motociclistica Italiana.
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Jerez, 30th Nov 2012 - The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team finished the 2012 winter testing season with a three-day test in Jerez (ESP). While weather conditions were sunny on Wednesday and Thursday, showers and cold temperatures did not allow for track activities on Friday. In total, works rider Marco Melandri (ITA) completed 123 laps (524 km). His team-mate Chaz Davies (GBR) did 125 laps (533 km) on his BMW S 1000 RR.
Marco Melandri:
Bike: BMW S 1000 RR
“We certainly hoped to have more dry track time during winter testing. Anyhow, we can be happy as we were able to complete our planned programme on Wednesday and Thursday. I started working with the 17-inch tyres on the 2012 bike. The feeling of the bike was completely different compared to last year – not only the chassis, but also the engine characteristics and the electronics. Pirelli has done a good job. In my opinion, the switch to the new tyre is a positive one. The tyre is more consistent and really good fun to ride. Once I was happy with the settings of the bike, we went on to test different 2013 parts. We clearly have an idea of which way to go, as we understand exactly what we need to do. I am looking forward to the winter break now, as I need some rest before I start working out in the gym again and preparing for 2013.”
Chaz Davies:
Bike: BMW S 1000 RR
“The 2012 winter testing was quite difficult for me. Out of seven days in total, we had only two days in the dry. These last two days were very important for me. In Aragon I got an initial feeling for the bike in the dry, but here I really had a lot of track time, which helped me to get used to the BMW S 1000 RR, the working system and the team. We made good progress, and I am confident that I will make further progress when I get some more time on the bike. So far, I am not on the limit. Once I am close to the limit, I am sure we can improve a lot. We will continue to work methodically, and I am already looking forward to jumping on the RR again. Over the next couple of weeks I will stay at home and step up my training. Depending on the weather, I might go to Tenerife in January to find consistent conditions for preparing for the season.”
Andrea Dosoli (Technical Director BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team):
“Overall, we were not particularly lucky with the weather conditions during our 2012 winter testing programme, as only two of the seven test days were in dry conditions. The rain has certainly not helped Chaz in his attempts to familiarize himself with the BMW S 1000 RR. Still, he has made good progress over the last couple of days. He has learned the characteristics of the bike and improved the way he works with his new crew. Day by day, he improved his feel for the bike and the situation, but we believe that he still needs some more time in the dry to reach the level he is capable of.
Marco’s target for this test was clear: on day one we set up the 2012 bike for the 17-inch tyres, and we have been working on all the areas – engine, electronics and chassis. The new tyre required a few changes. On the second day Marco evaluated several new parts for the 2013 machine. He tested different solutions for the front end of the bike, for the engine, and for the electronics. Marco’s clear feedback and the data we acquired will form the basis, on which our engineers will define the 2013 bike, which will undergo its shakedown at the end of January.
Although we were only able to ride in the dry on two days, we are very happy with what we have achieved in terms of performance and preparations for the 2013 season. We will work full-throttle over the next couple of weeks, and are already looking forward to the start of the season.” Pit Lane News