World Superbike – Joerg Teuchert Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:28:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 World Superbike – Joerg Teuchert 32 32 World Tourism Day 2022: Odisha Tourism organizes a super bike rally Tue, 27 Sep 2022 15:49:27 +0000

Bhubaneswar, 27th September: A super bike rally was organized by Odisha Tourism from Infocity Square to Dhauli Shanti Stupa on the occasion of World Tourism Day 2022.

The rally was reported by Police Commissioner SK Priyadarshi with Tourism Director Sachin R. Jadhav in the presence of Convenor Odisha Super Riders Devjyoti Patnaik.

With over 150 super cyclists participating, the rally culminated at Dhauli Shanti Stupa where an occasional event was held to promote cycling community road trips as part of a tourism initiative.

A special message from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was read by the Director of Tourism. With “Rethinking Tourism” being the global theme set by UNWTO for the World Tourism Day celebrations, the Chief Minister’s message highlighted various initiatives taken by the government towards the development of key tourist destinations through an integrated master plan.

“These projects have scope for community participation and the incorporation of sustainable value-added businesses to promote local handicrafts and crafts, cuisine and culture, among others,” he said.

A special ‘Unexplored Odisha’ guidebook has been launched by Tourism Minister Ashwini Kumar Patra. This guide along with the state tourist map features Odisha’s hidden tourist gems for travelers to explore.

On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, a cultural program was organized by the Paryatan Bibhaga Sanskrutika Parishad today evening at Bhanj Kala Mandap, Bhubaneswar.

SunLive – A Busy Summer for Motocross and Road Racing Sat, 24 Sep 2022 19:00:00 +0000

Entering the barrel of the first full summer racing season in three years, the Altherm JCR Yamaha motocross and road racing teams are fired up for plenty of track time over the next six months.

Yamaha motorsport director Josh Coppins has been working behind the scenes with the riders to ensure they are prepared and ready to start racing in maximum attack mode from October.

“There is a great feeling within the Altherm JCR Yamaha teams as heading into this season we are all really looking forward to starting again after all the Covid disruptions that everyone has been experiencing for the last couple of years. ”

“We kick off our motocross season with the New Zealand National Junior Motocross Championships in New Plymouth from October 7-9. We have a young and solid team and I am happy with the staff and the drivers we have on board. Not only are we on the verge of doing well at the top of the competition, with Maximus Purvis in MX1, but also, and above all, the development of the group is going in the right direction.

“We have Brodie Connolly coming up through the ranks in MX2 and our youngest team member Cole Davies racing in the MX125cc class. The team is excited to get going and it feels like our strongest roster ever. Saying that, we understand that it’s sport and anything can happen, so we have the pulse and we’ll keep working hard,” Coppins said.

Yamaha YZ250F of Altherm JCR Yamaha motocross rider Brodie Connolly. Photo: provided.

Yamaha YZ450 rider, Mangakino’s Purvis is clear about his goals for the 2022/2023 competition. “My goals for the season are to be fit and ready to go. I want to stay consistent throughout the Nationals and try to stay on the podium every round,” he said.

Tauranga’s Connolly has the 2022/2023 MX2 Championship trophy in sight and rides his YZ250F three times a week “doing motos and speed work” to supplement his off-bike training regimen. He will make his Motocross of Nations debut in Michigan, USA at the end of this month, where he will race in the MX2 class with Team New Zealand.

Davies also has victory on his list of goals and wants to win both the Junior 125cc and 250cc classes at the 2022 Junior National Championships and then back up those results with a first place finish at the New Zealand 125cc Senior Motocross Championship.

The Waitoki-based youngster trained with Yamaha ambassador and former international rider Ben Townley. Davies is looking forward to competing in the dual classes next month before heading to Australia to compete in the Australian Supercross Series from late October.

Townley’s sons, Levi and Jaggar, will also race under the Yamaha Junior Racing team banner in the junior motocross classes.

Coppins says the road racing season is shaping up to be very exciting, with two of the Altherm JCR Yamaha team riders currently racing internationally.

“We have Alastair Hoogenboezem competing in pre-season in Australia and Cormac Buchanan who raced in Europe. They will both come back with a lot of experience and confidence after their overseas campaigns and will really kick off. Jake Lewis joins Cormac in the Altherm Yamaha Racing development team under Steve Lloyd and will race in the Supersport 600 class.”

Altherm Yamaha Racing Team Superbike rider Alastair Hoogenboezem. Photo:

Riding for the top-flight 2022/2023 Altherm Yamaha racing team, Hoogenboezem is heading to Australia to prepare as best he can for the New Zealand Superbike Championship, which starts earlier than usual in December. He has already contested a club round at the Phillip Island GP circuit there and will race the Moto GP round on October 15/16 and the World Superbike/Australian Superbike round on the weekend of November 19/20 on the same track.

“The aim is to take the number 1 plate back from my good mate Mitch Rees, who has had it since I was NZ #1 in 2020. I also want to further develop our new Yamaha YZF-R1M which I haven’t yet doing a national season and flying the Yamaha flag after all the support they gave me,” says Hoogenboezem.

A big change this year is that the New Zealand Superbike Championship (NZSBK) starts in December.

“Normally we start the first weekend of the new year, but with our two big series combined we will be racing from December to March. We will have six rounds of racing, which I believe has never happened before. This means that the Suzuki series that we normally treat as a warm-up for national championships will no longer be our warm-up. We have to be ready to race for national points in December,” Hoogenboezem said.

Buchanan also intends to maximize his summer in New Zealand and returns from his European campaign on November 10 and intends to ride at his home track Teretonga Park, near Invercargill, the following day. He honed his considerable skills at international level in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and FIM JuniorGP, where he contested the Hawkers European Talent Cup, during the New Zealand off-season.

Buchanan will race two NZSBK classes and is aiming for a title defense in the Supersport 300 class and better the lap records he has already broken. “I want to win all the races and have a little fun,” he says.

Moving up to riding a Yamaha YZF-R6 in the Supersport 600 class comes with a different set of goals, he says. “I want to learn as much as I can from the front guys, while being competitive and mixing with them. It’s the best kind of racing I can do before I go back overseas for 2023.”

Buchanan trained in Spain, riding kart tracks, flat tracks and motocross circuits, which made him feel “the fittest I’ve ever been”, he says.

After taking a step up from last year to compete in the 2022 World Junior Championships, he has had a season full of learning but is looking forward to returning home to New Zealand once it is over. . “I am very happy to be back with the whole Altherm JCR Yamaha team and to see all my friends in New Zealand. It’s going to be really fun!” he says.

Rangiora’s Lewis plans to race consistently to finish on the podium, with the ultimate ambition of claiming the 2022/23 New Zealand Supersport 600 Championship trophy.

Among the motocross and road racing schedules, bLUcRU Kids Camps will be held across the country. Coppins says that although the quantity has been reduced, due to the busy racing schedule, “we are working on the quality of the bLUcRU Kids Camps as they grow and improve all the time.”

“I really enjoy this side of our Yamaha activations and being part of the team that works with children at the grassroots level. Seeing the smiles on their faces and watching them learn and progress in their riding over a few days is a real highlight for us as a brand.

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The Yamaha Off-Road Demo Days are suspended until 2023 and will be back bigger and better next year.

For Coppins, his personal and annual highlight is the Yamaha Adventure Ride, led by Townley and his wife Lucy’s company 101 Adventures. Next year it will be held from February 8-11 and will take participants on an off-the-beaten-track journey from Whanganui to Raglan.

“The Yamaha Adventure Ride is my favorite event of the year. Just because Ben and Lucy run it so well and I can just show up and enjoy the ride. I’ve introduced this adventure to many friends over the three years it’s been on and we’re still traveling through stunning parts of New Zealand that you never normally see.

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Jonathan Rea ‘tries to forget’ Alavaro Bautista controversy as Kawasaki rider targets first World Superbike victory since May Fri, 23 Sep 2022 16:22:00 +0000

Bautista accused the Northern Irish driver of deliberately making contact in race three at the previous round at Magny-Cours in France, which caused him to crash.

Rea received a long lap penalty for irresponsible driving after the incident and finished fifth, while Bautista’s advantage at the top was reduced to 30 points by defending champion Toprak Razgatlioglu on the Pata Yamaha, who won the race to secure a double.

Bautista’s Ducati team also strongly criticized Rea afterwards, with technical director Marco Zambenedetti accusing the six-time champion of a “dangerous maneuver” and saying that Kawasaki should “focus on working inside and giving his pilot a better package”. ”.

Jonathan Rea finished fifth in free practice overall on Friday at Catalunya.

Rea – who won a fierce battle with Bautista to claim the title in 2019 – said while he was keen to move on and focus on his team’s home run in Catalunya, the atmosphere with Bautista and Ducati had “deteriorated”.

“I went to see Alvaro and looked for him behind the garages,” said Rea, who is 47 points behind third-placed Bautista.

“I spoke to him and I really apologized. That was the first thing I wanted to do, excuse me, because the last thing I wanted or wanted for anyone – not just for Alvaro – was that a driver falls in an overtaking maneuver.

“But it happened and I had to deal with the consequences and try to move on.

“From my side, nothing will change because I have to fight so hard to be there in this incredible battle at the moment with two other strong rivals, but of course the mood has deteriorated a bit with a lot of things that have happened. say afterwards, maybe in the heat of the moment,” he added.

“What has been said has been said, they can’t retract it, but we are here at Barcelona now, trying to forget Magny-Cours and focus on the rest of my season.”

Rea’s last victory this season came at Estoril in Portugal in May, with Razgatlioglu winning eight of the 12 races held since and Bautista victorious in the other four.

Nevertheless, despite the growing gap at the top of the championship, Rea remains convinced that he can turn things around.

“I think we always have to look at every race as an opportunity,” said the 35-year-old.

“There are 15 races left, five rounds and three races per round, so there is so much to play for.

“The approach is the same as usual: try to work well with my team to have a good setup and manage the races in the best possible way.”

Rea was fifth fastest overall in Friday’s free practice, with Team HRC’s Iker Lecuona’s FP1 time putting him ahead of Ducati’s Michael Ruben Rinaldi by half a second.

Razgatlioglu finished third followed by Bautista, who was just 0.040 seconds ahead of Rea.

Today’s first race is on Saturday at 13:00 BST after final free practice and Superpole qualifying.

On Sunday, the Superpole race is at 10:00 a.m. BST with the second race at 1:00 p.m. BST.

Scott Redding disappointed with Barcelona chances Wed, 21 Sep 2022 11:16:00 +0000

Scott Redding says he must “forget” about trying to finish on the podium at the World Superbike round in Barcelona this weekend as he thinks the circuit layout is not suitable for his BMW M1000RR.

Since the arrival of a new Kalex-built swingarm for the Donington Park round in July, Redding has finished in the top three at least once every weekend, after finishing third in the Superpole race at his home with third in the opening race at Most and second in the first race at Magny-Cours.

However, the former MotoGP rider expects this weekend’s visit to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to be much tougher, and instead hopes to use the event to make improvements for the 2023 season.

Redding was more than a second off the pace in last month’s two-day season test in Barcelona, ​​which was attended by all five factory teams.

“To be honest, Barcelona is going to be one of the toughest races of the season for us,” Redding said. “We suffer in those long corners, but we have to learn. We tested there, but a lot of other people too, so I want to improve in that area to be better next year.

“I know it’s going to be tough so I’m probably not aiming for the podium, I have to forget about that and just think about where I can finish in a respectable way and just focus on that for Barcelona.

“[At Magny-Cours] I expected more, that’s why I fought more, Barcelona will be the one where we take a step back, understand some things, and maybe when we go to Portimao it can be better.”

Redding finished second in the opening Magny-Cours race behind Alvaro Bautista, helped by Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea, both of whom crashed out early in separate incidents.

However, the next day he was only able to manage fifth in the Superpole race and sixth in the second long distance race, although Bautista was controversial by Rea in the latter event.

Explaining his drop in competitiveness, Redding admitted that a rainy test on Friday served to obscure BMW’s true level of competitiveness in the first race and that its weaknesses were more exposed on Sunday.

“I was losing a bit to everyone on acceleration in a few corners,” Redding explained. “That’s another weak point, but there was really nothing we could do. I had to overtake because I lost on acceleration and started to destroy the front tyre.

“It was one of those races, I held on as long as I could, but I had too much of a disadvantage on acceleration to fight them.

“[On Saturday] people had less track time in the dry so in my opinion the rider could make more of a difference but then [on Sunday] everyone had time to check the data, change some things and take a step.”

NEMRR: Franco, Greenwood, Guyer, Paganis, Wood claim multiple wins – Roadracing World Magazine Mon, 19 Sep 2022 12:01:48 +0000

NEMRR Round 6 – September 17-18, New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

September in New Hampshire is known for having some of the best “go fast” conditions of the season, and mother nature did not disappoint for round six of the NEMRR. Saturday featured clear, sunny skies and temperatures hovering around 70 degrees, making it a near-perfect combination of bikes that make great power and asphalt that has great grip. The result was dozens of riders recording personal lap times and great races to boot!

The best riders in each category almost all posted the best times of the season. Renee Franco won three races on her Kawasaki Ninja 400, setting a personal best of 1:16.3 in the 500 Supersport class. NEMRR hasn’t seen moments like this since top MotoAmerica Junior Cup riders Eli Block and Ben Gloddy raced at NHMS. The future looks bright for this young 18-year-old woman! Adam Muscaro, another promising teenager, also played in the junior division and clocked a personal best of 1:17.3 and won the Rising Sun Cycles Moto 3 class.

The weekend’s top performer in the lightweight classes was Brett Guyer and his Aprilia RS 660. The veteran Seacoast Sport Cycle rider won four races over the weekend, highlighted by his best time in the lap of the season in 1:14.0 at the lightweight GP. , which is also rightfully sponsored by Seacoast Sport Cycle. The only riders to beat Guyer over the weekend were young gunslinger Eli Block on his Manchester Honda KTM 450 in the Robert Pease GTL class, and fellow veteran Tim Hogan on his Superbike Services Ducati 749 in the shortened Thunderbike class at the red flag.

The featured middleweight races were once again dominated by the ever-quick and smooth Scott Greenwood, who scored an impressive eight wins. The veteran Argo Cycles Yamaha rider is known for his laid-back riding style, where he looks like he’s out for a ride on a Sunday while running away from the terrain. During the $1,500 Michelin-Motorace Middleweight GP feature, Greenwood clocked a season-best 1:12.1 to secure his win. On the bottom run Eli Block grabbed the holeshot and Greenwood caught on the inside leaving Turn One in third place. He passed the reborn Paul Duval on the first lap and visibly set off in pursuit of the leader. Greenwood made his move on the brakes into banked turn six and ran a series of average-to-low lap times of 1:12. Block held on at the halfway mark, but couldn’t keep pace with the veteran as the laps went by. Greenwood praised his young rival during his victory speech and noted that he will most likely be pushed by the rising star in the years to come.

Unlimited displacement races featured Eric Wood’s Penguin Racing/Woodcraft Kawasaki ZX-10R, which won four races over the weekend. Wood posted a season best 1:11.0 in the Superbike Services 44 Unlimited Grand Prix race. This time marked the fastest lap recorded at NEMRR since taking over management of the series from New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2020.

Nik Paganis (492). Photo by Martin Hanlon, courtesy of NEMRR.

In the novice ranks, first-year driver Nik Paganis won three classes and set his personal best of 1:22.0 in the Formula 2 class on Saturday. His only second place of the weekend was in the Formula 1 event, where he lost a dogfight with Johnathan McCluskey. Both riders may have earned their “bump” in the amateur class for the final event of the season. The ever-popular (and growing) Super Street races were dominated by Josh Stewart on his Aprilia RSV1000. Josh has won both Super Street Unlimited races and looks set to launch an assault on NEMRR Rookie of the Year honors in 2023!

Josh Stewart (932).  Photo by Martin Hanlon, courtesy of NEMRR.
Josh Stewart (932). Photo by Martin Hanlon, courtesy of NEMRR.

NEMRR will host the final round of the 2022 series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on October 1-2. For more information, visit

Moto3 Aragon | Mechanics banned for ‘dirty’ qualifying tactics Sun, 18 Sep 2022 06:02:55 +0000

A Moto3 team manager has denounced the “unacceptable” behavior of two of his mechanics banned for two races for interfering with a rival motorcycle.

As Tech3 KTM rider Adrian Fernandez attempted to leave the pits during the second part of qualifying for the Moto3 Grand Prix of Aragon in eastern Spain, the two Max Racing team mechanics appeared to cling to the bike to prevent him from leaving the pits. .

As a result, Fernandez stalled the bike and by the time they got him going again he didn’t have enough time to get the track flowing to get back to the start line to start a hot lap.

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He will start Moto3 racing – the third tier below MotoGP – from 15th place.

The two Max Racing Team mechanics were each banned from two races for the incident.

In motor racing, drivers often look for a clear track during qualifying to maximize the downforce produced by the maps. But due to the underpowered Moto3 bikes and reliance on mechanical grip as opposed to aerodynamic grip, riders often follow each other in qualifying to catch a wake.

The mechanics, perhaps exasperated by Fernandez trying to take a tow on their two riders, then restrained him. Fernandez also rode for Max Racing Team the last tear.

In a statement, MotoGP stewards said the two mechanics “found themselves interfering with and coming into contact with another team’s bike and rider in an aggressive and dangerous manner”.

They were both fined just under $3,000 and delayed two-race bans for the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island and the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.

The mechanic’s boss, former Superbike world champion Max Biaggi, said his two staff would both be punished beyond what is imposed by MotoGP.

“It’s clear to me – I was there… I didn’t notice because it was quick, I noticed when someone sent me the tweet,” the Italian told The Race.

“I saw. I want to speak with the mechanics about what happened. They were talking very (mumbles softly)…why? It’s unbelievable.

“I went to Tech3 and asked what happened. They explained to me. I said sorry, I said it was unacceptable and I will take action. So from my point of view, it’s unacceptable.

“(Even if the governing body) Dorna or IRTA are going to, I don’t know, punish one way or another… I’ll do my own in the team. There will be punishment for the behaviour.

“It doesn’t mean anything whether they did it on purpose or not. It was clear to me. And unacceptable.”

Tech3 boss Hervé Poncharal said he was shocked when shown the footage.

“They all follow each other! That’s the game! It’s not the rule but that’s what they do,” he told The Race.

“I think it’s the first time I’ve seen it. It’s like when you have dirty things happening in a football match and you see it live on camera… I think once that you showed it, and I think there were quite a few people who watched it, you know it happened and you can tell people don’t do that again.

“The more input and focus on it, the more some people know it happened and it shouldn’t be done because it’s dirty.”

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]]> Fernandez signs with GasGas Tech 3 to complete 2023 MotoGP grid – Motorsport Week Fri, 16 Sep 2022 12:32:38 +0000

Augusto Fernandez has been confirmed as the latest rider to make up the 2023 MotoGP field, with the Spaniard joining Pol Espargaro in the GasGas Tech 3 team.

Rumor has it in recent weeks that the current Moto2 series leader is the favorite for the final seat in the KTM fold following the Austrian brand’s decision to dismiss Remy Gardner after a tricky first campaign, Australian teammate Raul Fernandez in 2022. having already signed with the RNF Aprilia operation for next season.

Like Gardner and his namesake Raul, Augusto has had a year to make an impression in MotoGP before a decision is made on whether he will continue with the brand for 2024, along with Moto2 rookie and reigning Moto3 world champion Pedro Acosta waiting in the wings.

Fernandez hailed the news of his move to the premier class as “incredible”, while saying his goal was still to be able to become Moto2 world champion at the end of the term.

“Wow, it’s amazing to be able to make the jump to MotoGP with GASGAS,” said Fernandez.

“I want to thank everyone in the racing structure for all their support since I signed with the Red Bull KTM Ajo team last year. I’m really happy. It’s a dream.

“We still have work to do in Moto2 and I want to aim for the title and get into the MotoGP class – and this next challenge – in the best possible way.”

Fernandez currently holds a slender four-point advantage over Honda Team Asia’s Ai Ogura in Moto2 with just six races remaining, with the Ajo rider having taken a total of four wins so far – his triple success across the German, Dutch and Dutch events. British pushing him firmly in contention for the championship.

Gardner, meanwhile, will move up to the Superbike World Championship for 2023 after being kicked out of the KTM family, with the reigning Moto2 world champion agreeing a deal to join the GRT Yamaha team on a more satellite-spec R1. early this week.

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa V4 tires Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:02:28 +0000

Press release | September 12, 2022

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa: from track to road, the fourth generation of the tire that symbolizes sporty driving.

The following is a press release from Pirelli….

The new product, both in SP race replica and SC compound versions, is in the final stages of development and testing, to be on sale from early 2023.

Milan (September 12, 2022) – The fourth generation of Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres, both in the SP racing street version and the SC option (available in different compounds and designed for track use), successfully complete the final stages development and testing and will be available to the public from early 2023.

Compared to its predecessor, the Diablo Supercorsa V4 (V4 indicates the fourth generation) is a completely renewed product in terms of tread design, compounds, structures and profiles. Diablo Supercorsa, both in the racing version and in the racing replica version, is a tire approved for road use and has always been an emblem of pure performance and absolute sportiness, in other words “speed”.

Diablo Supercorsa was born from the experience of Pirelli in the FIM Superbike World Championship, which since 2004 has partnered with the Italian tire company as a sole supplier. After launching in 2005 the Diablo Superbike slick tire for exclusive use on the track and designed for the maximum competition of the derivatives of the series, Pirelli presented the Diablo Supercorsa SC racing tire in 2007, which was followed in 2008 by the SP ( Sports Production). Over the years, in its SC compound version, Diablo Supercorsa has become the absolute reference of the Supersport and Superstock classes not only in the world but also for many national championships and still represents the standard for competitions that still use tread tires. rolling.

Diablo Supercorsa not only marked a turning point for professional riders: together with the SP version, it represented a revolution in the world of road tires for motorcycles. It created a new segment, that of race-derived hypersport tires designed to fit the most prestigious and powerful supersport motorcycles in the world, the same motorcycles seen in action in the Superbike World Championship. Over time, and with the evolution of two-wheelers which have seen the birth of increasingly high-performance hypernaked tires similar to faired “cousins”, Diablo Supercorsa SP has become the benchmark supersport tire for all motorcycle owners on the go. high performance, who want an uncompromising driving experience on the road, thanks to the highest level of grip and performance.

It was precisely with Diablo Supercorsa that the Pirelli motto “We sell what we race, we race what we sell” was born to indicate how the same tires used by professional riders can be purchased by all motorcyclists. To date, Diablo Supercorsa SP remains the best and most direct example of technology transfer from track to road among Pirelli tires, as it shares the profiles and many materials and technologies used for the structure with the SC version. But unlike the SC version, which uses full racing compounds, the SP adopts a dual compound solution, with racing compound on the shoulders and road compound in the center strip, to meet the demands of the road and ensure adequate mileage.

The SC version, available in different compounds designed to adapt to different asphalt conditions and temperatures, remains the first choice for professional, semi-professional or trackday enthusiasts who want a tread tire capable of delivering performance. maximum on the track.

With Diablo Supercorsa V4, Pirelli completes the process of renewing the fourth generation of the Diablo sports range, which began in 2021 with the Diablo Rosso IV and continued in 2022 with the Diablo Rosso IV Corsa.

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British Superbike: Snetterton’s first race results – Roadracing World Magazine Sat, 10 Sep 2022 13:02:08 +0000

Editorial note: American Julian Correa, driving his Microlise Cresswell Racing Honda, qualified 18th and finished 17th in the British Talent Cup Race One on Saturday at Snetterton.


More, from a press release issued by MotorSPort Vision Racing:

Bennetts British Superbike Championship honors Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The British Bennetts Superbike Championship paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Snetterton today with a two-minute grid silence ahead of the first Superbike race of the weekend.


Bradley Ray then took a resounding victory in the opening race of the weekend, mastering the eBay Sprint Race to take the checkered flag with a 2.437 second advantage.

Early in the race Ray took the lead, but on the first lap Danny Buchan saw his Showdown chances made even more difficult when he was involved in an accident with Ryan Vickers and Josh Owens at Agostini. The incident prompted the deployment of the BMW safety car.

When the race resumed, Ray was leading the field and the championship leader continued to try to break up the field, taking an advantage that led to his fifth win of the season.

The scramble for Showdown Title Fighter positions continued and defending champion Tarran Mackenzie fought his way through the field after losing places at the start, fighting his way up to second in eighth round.

Mackenzie managed to fend off challenges from Yamaha rival Kyle Ryde as the rider in the most precarious position in the standings returned to the podium for the first time since Donington Park. Ryde enters tomorrow’s two deciding races with a 30-point margin over Buchan in ninth place.

Christian Iddon achieved his best result of the season in fourth place for the Buildbase Suzuki team, he had been involved in the battle for the podium after starting from pole position.

Leon Haslam delivered an impressive performance to move up the order from 21st on the grid to finish the race in fifth place for home team VisionTrack Kawasaki to keep their outside chance of a Showdown place.

Lee Jackson finished sixth in the race, scoring valuable points that would confirm his place in the showdown for the first time to ensure both Cheshire Moldings FS-3 Kawasaki riders enter the final title fight.

Tom Sykes finished seventh on the Ducati MCE in the lead, fending off challenges from Peter Hickman, who dropped a position in the standings, and Glenn Irwin.

Irwin had been battling for a top-five spot when he crashed on lap seven, but also became the fifth driver to secure his spot in the Showdown. Danny Kent rounded out the top ten for Buildbase Suzuki.

There was disappointment for Tommy Bridewell; the Oxford Products Racing Ducati rider appeared to be suffering from a technical problem. He was briefly halted in the seventh round before continuing, but he failed to score a point in his quest to become one of Showdown’s Title Fighters.

Five riders are confirmed in the Showdown and three Title Fighter positions remain available with six riders in mathematical contention before the two races tomorrow.

British Superbike series director Stuart Higgs (right) congratulates race one winner Bradley Ray (left). Photo courtesy of MSVR.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Snetterton, eBay Sprint race:

  1. Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha)
  2. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +2.437s
  3. Kyle Ryde (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) +4.474s
  4. Christian Iddon (Buildbase Suzuki) +4.894s
  5. Leon Haslam (VisionTrack Kawasaki) +8.353s
  6. Lee Jackson (Cheshire Moldings FS-3 Kawasaki) +9.264s
  7. Tom Sykes (MCE Ducati) +10.146s
  8. Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) +11.412s
  9. Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing UK) +12.713s
  10. Danny Kent (Buildbase Suzuki) +13.273s

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings:

1. Bradley Ray (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) 397 – CONFIRMED CLASH

2. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 363 – CONFIRMED MATCHUP

3. Rory Skinner (Cheshire Moldings FS-3 Kawasaki) 241 – CONFIRMED CLASH

4. Lee Jackson (Cheshire Moldings FS-3 Kawasaki) 235 – CONFIRMED CLASH

5. Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing UK) 221 – Clash CONFIRMED

6. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 206

7. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) 201

8. Kyle Ryde (Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha) 194

9. Danny Buchan (SYNETIQ BMW) 164

10. Leon Haslam (VisionTrack Kawasaki) 154

11. Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) 152

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Bradley Ray

Rich OMG Racing Yamaha

Winner of the race

“I knew I had to try and get in front and kind of set my own pace and drive my own race, if I got in with people and started fighting it would hamper my lap times.

“I was really aggressive at the start and managed to go from fifth to first on the first lap and then unfortunately the safety car came out. I knew coming back from Oulton Park that after the car from safety, I just needed to do a few quick laps, stun the group a bit, take a bit of a gap and manage it throughout the race.

“I felt really good, to be honest I probably had more in the tank, gave them a few quick laps at the start and settled in. I feel really good for the two long races tomorrow. “

Carter Thompson rookie Red Bull for 2023 Fri, 09 Sep 2022 00:05:52 +0000

Carter Thompson a Red Bull rookie

14-year-old Carter Thompson has secured a place in the next level of Dorna’s Road to MotoGP programme.

Carter successfully went through a hotly contested process at the Autodromo di Modena in Italy to be selected to join the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup for 2023.

Three days of intense on-track action at the Selection Event, featuring 115 young riders from 29 nations, resulted in eight riders being invited to join the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup for 2023.

Red Bull Rookies Instructors/Judges

It was the first time the Red Bull Rookies Cup selection event was held in Modena and the first time in three years that there was a selection event as it could not be held in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid.

Carter was the only Australian to succeed after fellow Australians Angus Grenfell, Jayden Martin, Archie McDonald, Samuel Pezzetta and Marianos Nikolis were phased out of the selection process as the battle for a place in the Red Bull Rookies Cup was waged.

Carter Thompson showing his elbow scratches after winning an ASBK Supersport 300 race at Winton last year – RbMotoLens Image

After winning the 2019 bLU Oceania Junior Cup championship and then becoming the 2020 R3 Cup champion here in Australia, Carter made his Asia Talent Cup debut at the age of 11, but the scourge of COVID has seen some major hiatuses and all season. cancellations.

Carter Thompson seen here as No. 6 chasing Reykat Fadillah at Mandalika earlier this year

Nevertheless, despite his young years, Carter managed to gain extensive experience in competition and training abroad.

Carter competed in the Asia Talent Cup this year but had some bad luck at times, but he finished sixth in his last ATC contest at Indonesia’s Mandalika Circuit.

Carter Thompson in her Asia Talent Cup leathers

Thompson will take part in the next race at Motegi later this month, where the Asia Talent Cup will play a supporting role for MotoGP. ATC then travels to Thailand, Malaysia before returning to Indonesia for the final round alongside World Superbike at Mandalika.

ASBK TBG Round SMP Carter Thompson TBG FinalRnd
Carter Thompson won the ASBK bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup in 2019 – TBG Image

2023 will be the 17th year of the cup. Over 50% of rookies have made a GP start, and 26 of them have won 152 GPs.

Red Bull Rookies Cup 2023 selections

  • Alberto Ferrandez Beneite (Spain)
  • Alvaro Carpe (Spain)
  • Danish Hakim (Malaysia)
  • Guido Pini (Italy)
  • Carter Thompson (Australia)
  • Leo Rammerstorfer (Austria)
  • Alexander Enriquez (USA)
  • Marco Morelli Chincolla (Argentina)
Carter Thompson
Carter Thompson