World Superbike – Joerg Teuchert Wed, 22 Sep 2021 11:09:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 World Superbike – Joerg Teuchert 32 32 SBK, Bulega to take part in the new SuperSport World Championship with a team from Aruba Ducati Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:11:03 +0000

In addition to its commitment to Superbike, Racing is pleased to announce its future participation in the 2022 SuperSport World Championship with the Ducati Panigale V2 955, which will be entrusted to Nicolò Bulega. This is a whole new project resulting from the change of championship rules and an attempt to revive his own personal career.

Born in Montecchio Emilia on October 16, 1999, Nicolò Bulega started racing in the Italian minibike championship in 2007. In 2011 he was Italian and European MiniGP Junior 50 champion. In 2012 he became champion of Italy PreGP 125, while in 2013 he won the PreGP 250 category championship. In 2014 he competed in the Spanish CEV championship, Moto3 category, finishing the season in sixth place and some CIV Moto3 races. In 2015, still in the Spanish championship, he obtained three thirds, as many second places and a victory, becoming champion in the last race in Valencia.

His debut in the Moto3 category of the world championship took place in 2015, during the Grand Prix of the Valencian Community with the SKY Racing Team VR46 with which he obtained his first podium in 2016 at the Japanese Grand Prix. Since the 2019 season, Bulega has competed in the Moto2 World Championship, securing a seventh place in the Czech Republic Grand Prix as his best result.

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Classic MotoFest at Daytona International Speedway from January 7 to 9, 2022 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:00:58 +0000

The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) Classic MotoFest at Daytona International Speedway will kick off the 2022 motorcycle racing season January 7-9, 2022. Off-Road MX, Dirt Track and a full list of road races will be featured .

The event, which makes its first appearance at the World Center of Racing since 2015, will feature classic and modern motorcycle racing on the famous Daytona road circuit and a tri-oval layout, which has been the site of motorcycle racing since 1961. For the very first time, modern and vintage sidecars will race the famous 31-degree banks of Daytona.

The term “Superbike” is known around the world as a descriptive term for thrilling sport motorcycle racing. The very first Superbike race was held at Daytona in 1976 and has peaked ever since. There’s nothing quite like the snarling, big-engined Superbikes, with high handlebars and no fairings, whizzing around the Daytona. It is a sight and a sound to be seen.

For the 2022 season, the AHRMA honors the legacy of Daytona Superbike by presenting Vintage Superbike Heavyweight as its featured Vintage Cup class. Fittingly, the first installment of the 2022 Vintage Cup Heavyweight Superbike series will take place on January 8, 2022, where it all began forty-five years ago… Daytona International Speedway.

In addition to this paved action, there will be Vintage and Post-Vintage MX on a nearby 135 acre grassed and wooded site (Lot 7). Nightly clay track action will also be featured on the Daytona Championship “Flat Track” miles outside of the west end of the speed track.

During the three days, the infield of the Speedway will be open at the campsite. RV hookups are available. Family infield events will also include a Swap Meet and Bike Show which will feature local and national vintage motorcycle clubs.

General admission tickets will include access to the stands and paddock where fans can soak up the history and feel the action. Ticket information is forthcoming.

Make your plans to enjoy the sights and sounds of motorcycle history at the World Center of Racing next January.

The iconic Daytona International Speedway will be the site of a host of motorsport events in early 2022, starting with the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA in January, the 64e DAYTONA 500 as part of Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth in February, featuring the 81st Annual Bike Week at DAYTONA in March, featuring the Monster Energy AMA Supercross and DAYTONA 200. Later in the summer, during Independence Day weekend, the track, in association with Torneos, will host the Soccer Fest before the return of the NASCAR Cup Series for the final race of the regular season with the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on August 27.

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest speedway news

The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association Ltd. is a non-profit organization dedicated to catering and racing on classic motorcycles. With approximately 4000 members, AHRMA is the largest vintage racing group in North America and one of the largest in the world. The association has grown steadily over the years, reflecting the growing interest in classic bikes.

About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art powersports facility and received the prestigious Sports Business Journal from the Sports Business Award for Sport Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is home to the Great American Race – the DAYTONA 500. Although the opening event of the NASCAR Cup Series season attracts the most attention – as well as the general public in motorsport – the approximately 500-acre motorsport complex, also known under the name World Center of Racing, offers the most diverse racing program in the world. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the grounds of the Speedway are also widely used for events such as concerts, civic and social gatherings, auto shows, photo shoots, test drives. production vehicles and police motorcycle training.

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Team Classic Suzuki Katana World Superbike Resto-Mod: Inside look Mon, 20 Sep 2021 23:23:25 +0000

Team Classic Suzuki, a promotional vehicle for Suzuki’s vintage parts program in England, competes in championship endurance races. In 2018, the team won the superbike category in the Oschersleben 4 hour endurance race with John Reynolds and Pete Boast on a Katana. The team was set to make their Isle of Man TT debut in 2020 on a contemporary GSX-R1000 – we all know how it turned out.

When you can’t run, you tear yourself away. In the case of Team Classic Suzuki, you build. The result is this superb Team Classic Suzuki Katana, which is a fascinating street legal retro-mod based on a 2008 Suzuki Alstare raced in World Superbike.

Classic Team Suzuki Katana Resto-Mod

The Katana is powered by a 2008 GSX-R1000 engine that develops 200 horsepower at the rear wheels. The exhaust is initially routed out of the Alstare World Superbike headers. Racefit in Darley Dale, Derbyshire, about an hour north of the Donington Park circuit, takes over for the exhaust gas journey through the muffler. Cooling is provided by a factory radiator and oil cooler, with fluids being guided through aluminum pipes. An ECU and Yoshimura EM Pro software were brought in to handle refueling and other engine management tasks. For the construction, Nathan Colombi of Team Classic Suzuki carried out a complete refresh of the classic powertrain.

The retro look comes through changes to the Alstare World Superbike frame. Instead of the linkage-assisted single-shock rear suspension, the Team Classic Suzuki Katana features a unique subframe and wishbone swingarm created by Alpha Performance Fabrication in Wellingborough, Northhamptonshire, about 60 miles north. -west London. The new rear section allows the fitting of twin Öhlins shocks, in homage to the original 1981 Suzuki Katana.

Team Classic Suzuki Katana: custom bike

Team Classic Suzuki’s XR69 racing replicas use British built Dymag CH3 wheels. Those same cast magnesium wheels are deployed on this Katana build, with Brembo rotors, calipers, and pads taking care of all deceleration. Team Classic Suzuki slipped the rear brake caliper behind the swingarm for a clean look, and the result is flawless. The rubber is courtesy of Michelin Power Cup Evo road approved tires.

The tank comes from the Alstare Suzuki, while the seat is a modified part from the Team Classic Suzuki. The headquarters originate from Parabiago, Italy, a few kilometers northwest of Milan, by Race Seats. The elegant perch is adorned with an embroidered Katana logo. To complete the ergonomics, Team Classic Suzuki has added its own rear controls.

Team Classic Suzuki Katana: World Superbike WSB

Up front, the nose is the Katana NOS, which can be obtained from vintage Suzuki parts, modified to fit the more modern front end. The seat unit has the Team Classic Suzuki logo painted on the back, as well as the Katana logo painted on the lower front. The rear light and the headlight are LED.

Final details include carbon fiber panels accentuating the seat and nose units, as well as fittings and fasteners from Indiana-based RaceFastener.

If you happen to see the Team Classic Suzuki Katana retro-mod in your rear-view mirrors, remember that the double-impact resto-mod is a 2008 World Superbike racing bike under its fabulous skin.

Suzuki Katana Classic Team Photo Gallery

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  • Six Grands Prix broadcast in FTA on TV8
  • The Sky team will be present at every race, providing pre and post race coverage
  • In addition, Enel signs a partnership extension with MotoGP and MotoE

Moto GP promoter Dorna Sports has announced a four-year broadcast rights extension with the Italian pay-TV network Sky Italia.

The new agreement will run from 2022 to 2025 and covers the MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE categories, as well as the World Superbike Championship (WorldSBK).

Sky will continue to live stream every session of the MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE series, with viewers able to watch via satellite, fiber, digital terrestrial and streaming via the Now over-the-top (OTT) platform.

In addition, six Grands Prix will be broadcast live on the free channel TV8, the remainder being broadcast on the same day.

Members of the Sky team will also be present at each Grand Prix, providing coverage on the pitch including pre and post-race performances, while Sky Sport MotoGP, the dedicated 24-hour MotoGP channel, will continue to broadcast. stream content from the paddock. .

In addition, all WorldSBK races will be televised live on Sky, including the World Superbike, World Supersport and World Supersport 300 categories.

Manel Arroyo, Commercial Director of Dorna Sports, said: “A country with so much passion for our sport deserves the best possible coverage and Sky always offers state-of-the-art broadcasting, with fantastic on-site programming from their dedicated team. . .

“This new agreement will allow us to reach the milestone of 12 seasons of collaboration and we look forward to the next four years together, providing our fans in Italy with the best possible motorcycle racing spectacle – as well as reaching new audiences. and grow audiences by diversifying digital platforms and new ways for fans to watch and connect to MotoGP and Sky.

Elsewhere in motorcycle racing, MotoGP and the MotoE Electric Championship have signed a three-year partnership extension with Italian electricity and gas company Enel.

Enel has been the title sponsor of MotoE since the inception of the series in 2019 and has since provided smart charging solutions for motorcycles used in the championship.

As part of the extended agreement, Enel will continue to play its role as MotoE’s official smart charging partner until 2024 and will remain the title sponsor of the series.

In addition, Enel will remain MotoGP’s sustainable energy partner for the duration of the agreement.

Marc Saurina, Senior Director of Global Business Partnerships at Dorna Sports, said: “Since the debut of MotoE in 2019, we have grown stronger by creating a competitive, exciting and important series that is true to its values ​​and those of those around them. and competitive. racing – perfectly aligned with Dorna’s ESG strategy.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership to take MotoE to even higher heights and working together on sustainability as Enel continues to play a vital role throughout the paddock as a sustainable energy partner. “

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Chaz Davies broke his ribs in Barcelona crash Mon, 20 Sep 2021 05:30:07 +0000

Chaz Davies suffered two broken ribs in the crash that excluded him from the final Barcelona World Superbike race on Sunday, his Go Eleven Ducati team confirmed.

Davies was eliminated in an incident with Puccetti Kawasaki rider Lucas Mahias in the third lap of Sunday morning’s Superpole race at turn 11-12, which resulted in a red flag.

Initially, it was reported Davies suffered a “lumbar contusion” in the crash, preventing him from lining up on the grid for the second long distance race of the weekend afternoon.

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But, according to a statement released by the Go Eleven to a Bike team, further examinations at Hospital de Catalunya revealed that the Welshman had in fact suffered two broken ribs. He was kept under observation overnight.

With the next round of the season at Jerez just a few days away, that casts doubt on Davies’ ability to compete.

Go Eleven boss Denis Sacchetti commented: “Let’s see how [Davies] done this week and we’ll assess what to do for the next round. “

Davies was not the only rider taken to hospital after a deadly pair of races on Sunday, as Kawasaki rider Alex Lowes and BMW man Tom Sykes also suffered injuries from crashes.

Alex Lowes treats his wrist after being picked up by Lachlan Epis

Lowes got caught in a scrum in the first round of Sunday’s main event at Turn 1 after making contact with Leon Haslam’s Honda, with Pedercini Kawasaki rookie Lachlan Epis also involved.

The result was that Lowes had to be taken to the medical center due to pain in his right wrist, causing him to miss the restart that followed another crash at Turn 1, this time between Sykes and Mahias.

A statement from Kawasaki clarified that Lowes would have the injury checked at the hospital, without giving further details.

Sykes had to be taken to the medical center with a concussion following his encounter with Mahias, which came in the second round and was severe enough to bring out the red flags.

Tom Sykes taken by ambulance after collision with Lucas Mahias

BMW’s statement offered no further details on Sykes’ condition, although German marque motorsport director Marc Bongers said the team hoped “he would come out relatively unscathed” .

Like Davies, Lowes and Sykes now face a race against time to be fit for the start of practice in Jerez on Friday.

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Garrett Gerloff put the team “in hell” Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:43:29 +0000

American rider Gerloff was involved in a series of top-level clashes with other riders in the first part of his second WSBK season, including Jonathan Rea at Aragon and Michael Ruben Rinaldi at Estoril.

But he made the headlines when he knocked out compatriot Yamaha Toprak Razgatlioglu in the first corner of the final Assen weekend race in July, earning him a sharp reprimand from the Turkish rider as well as by Rea and Scott Redding.

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Gerloff said following the incident that he “cleaned the air” with Razgatlioglu, but his form has declined since then as he has failed to finish in the top five in any of the three laps since.

That compares to six top five before Assen’s crash, including a third-place finish at Aragon and a second-best career tie at Donington Park.

“I certainly would not have imagined that things would have turned out the way they did,” Gerloff said in an interview with the official WSBK website. “It’s been a tough year. I expected more of myself and I’m just disappointed with the way things turned out.

“I wish I could change some things for sure. I’m working to try to keep changing those things and come back to where I think I should be and can be.

“I feel so bad for my team, I put them through hell this year. I feel like we had a few good times, but they were overshadowed by other things that happened.

“I’m really working to make a difference because I know I can do it, and I know who I am and it’s really, really hard with the things that have happened this year. They don’t match who I know that I am.

“It’s definitely a tough thing. I’m doing my best to try to get back on track and try to get back to where I know I can be.”

Garrett Gerloff, GRT Yamaha WorldSBK team

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Gerloff, who sits ninth in the standings with five innings to go, added that the situation had an impact on his mental well-being.

“It’s tough mentally,” he said. “I’ve never been in this situation before. I’ve never seen anything like this in my career. So it really feels like new territory. I’m just trying to move on. impression of working there. “

Gerloff finished 11th overall last year in his rookie WSBK season after leaving MotoAmerica, but has finished the season with three podiums in the last seven races, giving hope for his second campaign with GRT and Yamaha.

“Definitely 12 months ago is really very long and also very short,” said the Texan. “I feel like I remember exactly how I felt 12 months ago like it was yesterday, it was an amazing feeling.

“I had taken the risk to come to Europe. It was something I knew I could do. I felt like I knew I could get on the podium.

“And then it was a tough season at the start of last year, but finally finishing on the podium was like the most unreal confirmation more or less that I wasn’t crazy. And it’s a nice feeling.”

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MotoAmerica premieres racing support classes at Barber – roadracing world magazine Thu, 16 Sep 2021 23:27:27 +0000

A title yet to be won in the MotoAmerica final at Barber

Who will be crowned Junior Cup champion at Barber Motorsports Park?

IRVINE, CA (September 16, 2021) – With the MotoAmerica Superbike, Supersport, Stock 1000 and Twins Cup championships decided on last week in New Jersey, all eyes will be on the Junior Cup championship this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park as it will be the last class in crown a champion.

Tyler Scott will look to win the Junior Cup championship as he enters the season finale with a 30-point lead. Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Scott Powersports KTM’s Tyler Scott arrives in Alabama with a 30-point lead over Landers Racing’s Benjamin Gloddy, 340-310, with 50 points left on both races at Barber. Simply put, if Scott finishes the first race within five points of Gloddy, the title is his.

Scott had an incredible rookie season in the MotoAmerica series with nine wins in 16 races. The Pennsylvanian also has five podiums in addition to nine race wins. Gloddy, meanwhile, also had an exceptional year as these two fought for the title from the start. Gloddy has four wins and 10 other podiums.

With his good weekend in the previous round at the NJMP, Gus Rodio now has a solid grip on third place in the series standings as he is 21 points ahead of David Kohlstaedt ahead of Barber. Kohlstaedt is just four points ahead of Cody Wyman, but Wyman is injured and out of action. Wyman, however, has enough points to keep his fifth place in the title race.

Even though the other championships have been signed, sealed and delivered, there is plenty to run around. And everyone wants to enter the long offseason with a win.

In the Supersport category, Sean Dylan Kelly (M4 ECSTAR Suzuki) was crowned New Jersey champion after two great races with his rival Richie Escalante. New Jersey was also the exit party for Kelly’s teammate Sam Lochoff, the South African winning his first career MotoAmerica race with a relentless victory in the second race of the Supersport class – a victory over the two riders who dominated. class over the past two years.

Lochoff’s solid weekend in Jersey puts him in control of third place in the standings as he now leads rookie Rocco Landers by 22 points.

Although the Stock 1000 title has already been won by Jake Lewis of Altus Motorsports, the battle for second place will be played on the wire as Corey Alexander of HONOS HVMC Racing is just three points ahead of Travis Wyman of Travis. Wyman Racing, 12 points ahead of Michael Gilbert Michael Gilbert of Racing, and 22 ahead of Ashton Yates of Jones Honda.

There is a similar situation in the Twins Cup in the battle for second place in the championship. With Robem Engineering’s Kaleb De Keyrel finishing the NJMP title, the fight for second place will go a long way with today’s track day winner Jackson Blackmon currently holding eight points ahead of Hayden Schultz of Hayden Schultz Racing and nine points. on Innovative Motorsports / Mike’s Imports’ Teagg Hobbs.

This weekend will mark the first race of the Mini Cup by Motul Series at Barber Motorsports Park with races scheduled for Saturday afternoon on a race track built on the Barber Proving Grounds ice rink. This weekend marks the conclusion of the series of four rounds.

Women of the Royal Enfield Build. Form. The racing schedule is also back for their season finale at Barber. CJ Lukacs puts her perfect season on the line at Barber as she won the previous two rounds. Lukacs is ahead of Becky Goebel, who finished second in the first two laps, by 10 points.

Barber Motorsport Park Notes…

The MotoAmerica Series Final at Barber Motorsports Park drew 225 entries for all nine racing classes – HONOS Superbike, Supersport, Stock 1000, Junior Cup, Twins Cup, Royal Enfield and Mini Cup by Motul (three classes).

Rocco Landers, who now races in the Supersport class, had a perfect weekend last year at Barber Motorsports Park, placing two-on-two in the Junior Cup and Twins Cup classes.

It was also a perfect weekend a year ago for Cameron Petersen, the South African winning the Stock 1000 class pair on his Altus Motorsports Suzuki GSX-R1000. Ditto for Richie Escalante with the victory of the Mexican in the two Supersport races on his HONOS Kawasaki.

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Daytona International Speedway and MotoAmerica Team for 2022 DAYTONA 200 Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:57:56 +0000

80e Edition of the DAYTONA 200 Weekend scheduled from March 10 to 12, 2022; New rules, a new partner and, for the first time, the king of baggers racing on the high banks

Daytona Beach, Florida – MotoAmerica, home of AMA Superbike and North America’s premier road motorcycle racing series, is delighted to announce that it will be teaming up with Daytona International Speedway to host one of the most prestigious worldwide – the DAYTONA 200 – during the weekend of March 10-12, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The 2022 DAYTONA 200, scheduled for the green flag on Saturday March 12, will be the 80e racing event that began on the shore of Daytona Beach in 1937 before moving to the World Center of Racing in 1961.

The DAYTONA 200 will feature new rules based on the technical rules proposed for World Supersport 2022, which take into consideration several performance-related elements that set benchmarks for balancing a wide variety of mid-weight performance machines. These new rules open the door for motorcycles such as the Triumph 765, Ducati Panigale V2, MV Agusta F3 and others to compete alongside the current Yamaha YZF-R6, Suzuki GSX-R600 and Kawasaki ZX-6R. The DAYTONA 200 will also continue to run as an “open tire” event, allowing multiple tire manufacturers to join in the competition.

The DAYTONA 200 will not be included in the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship, leaving the best riders around the world the opportunity to compete for the minimum $ 175,000 in purse and contingency that will be offered.

In addition to the DAYTONA 200, the MotoAmerica Weekend at Daytona International Speedway will be the opening round of the 2022 MotoAmerica King Of The Baggers Championship, marking the first time that Baggers will race on the high banks of a Superspeedway with speeds that should exceed 160 mph, and also the first round of the Twins Cup Championship.

“The DAYTONA 200 is known the world over for being one of the most exciting motorcycle races in the world,” said Wayne Rainey, president of MotoAmerica, who won the DAYTONA 200 in 1987. “We are proud to work. with Daytona International Speedway, WADA and FIM North American organizations will continue to build awareness of the DAYTONA 200. With the implementation of the new DAYTONA 200 rules, we hope this will open the door to more manufacturers and manufacturers. teams that will be joining us in March. It will be a great way to start the 2022 season. And, wow, Baggers on the high banks! What a spectacle that will be. Obviously, this is MotoAmerica’s first trip to Daytona, and it is my first return to the Speedway since 2008. I can’t wait for what is going to be a really cool weekend.

“The tradition of the DAYTONA 200 is unprecedented, and we are delighted to be working with such a renowned group in MotoAmerica to continue the tradition,” said Frank Kelleher, President of Daytona International Speedway. Two-wheel racing style has been a staple at Daytona for many years, first on the beach before moving on to Bill France Sr.’s incredible creation of the 31 degree turn at Daytona International Speedway and Infield Road. Race. There’s nothing quite like the excitement the DAYTONA 200 provides, including tight finishes that have become the norm. WADA President and CEO and FIM North America President Rob Dingman. “This has been one of our goals since 2015, when we partnered with MotoAmerica and facilitated the return of sanctioning rights for professional road racing to WADA.”

Earlier this year, Brandon Paasch, just 19, used an old veteran move common to Daytona, to capture the 2021 DAYTONA 200 in stunning ways. After finishing second for most of the latter part of the race, Paasch, using the draft, knocked down leader Sean Dylan Kelly and calculated a perfect slingshot move at the entrance to the tri-oval as the duo came in. the checkered flag, winning by just 0.031 of a second, and taking home the traditional Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch.

Nine World Champions, including seven 500cc / MotoGP World Champions – six Americans (Kenny Roberts, Freddie Spencer, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kevin Schwantz and Nicky Hayden) and one Italian (Giacomo Agostini) – won the Daytona 200.

The most successful Daytona 200 riders are former World and AMA Superbike champion Scott Russell (1992, ’94, ’95, ’97 and ’98) and 1995 AMA Superbike champion Miguel Duhamel (’91, ’96, ’99, 2003, 2005). The two men have each won five Daytona 200s.

More information on the DAYTONA 200 2022 will be announced soon, including additional support courses, final rules, entry instructions, broadcast coverage and ticket opportunities.

The iconic Daytona International Speedway will be the site of a host of motorsport events in early 2022, starting with the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA in January, the 64e DAYTONA 500 as part of Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth in February, featuring the 81st Annual Bike Week at DAYTONA in March, featuring the Monster Energy AMA Supercross and DAYTONA 200. Later in the summer, during Independence Weekend, the track, in association with Torneos, will host the Soccer Fest before the return of the NASCAR Cup Series for the final race of the regular season with the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on August 27.

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest speedway news. For more information on all events, visit or call 1-800-PITSHOP.

About Moto America
MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that hosts the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is a subsidiary of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike champion and AMA Hall of Fame member Wayne Rainey, former rider and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, Motorsport Marketing Director. Terry Karges and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit Also be sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Ducati launches production of the Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary Edition Wed, 15 Sep 2021 16:45:00 +0000 The spectacular victory of Australian motorcycle rider Troy Bayliss at the 2001 World Superbike Championship marked a turning point in the history of Ducatti motorcycles. Now that 20 years have passed since this momentous achievement, Ducatti has begun production of a special edition sports motorcycle in his honor.

This special edition of the Ducati Panigale V2 will be produced in very limited numbers and will be immediately recognizable by the festive livery reminiscent of the Ducati 996 R of the first world Superbike title won by Bayliss in 2001.

This special edition sports bike will receive a special paint finish consisting of the iconic Ducati red with accents of green and white, with Bayliss number 21 on the sides of the bike. Apart from the aesthetic enhancement, Bayliss’ Panigale V2 Special Edition will be fitted with sport tune suspension components from Öhlins, the same company that supplied suspension parts for the award-winning Multistrada V4.

The Bayliss Special Edition will also be three kilograms (6.6 pounds) lighter than the standard Panigale V2. Not a huge reduction in weight, but very suitable for such a race-oriented bike like this.

No Special Edition vehicle is complete without its own unique set of accessories. This is another area that the Bayliss Panigale V2 Special Edition does not disappoint. The bike will leave the factory with sport grips, the carbon fiber and titanium silencer outlet cover, and a rider saddle made by merging two different technical materials with a red double stitching.

The number 21 of Troy is embroidered on the saddle in white and, together with the two vertical green and red stripes, constitutes the Italian flag.

The bike is expected to arrive in Ducati showrooms as early as next month. No pricing information is available, but don’t expect true sports bike fanatics to have a hard time writing this check.

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Bagnaia breaks pole lap record in Ducati 1-2 Sat, 11 Sep 2021 13:08:25 +0000

The old Aragon lap record has been around since 2015, but Bagnaia broke it to win his second pole of the 2021 campaign and the 50th for Ducati in MotoGP.

Avintia rookie Enea Bastianini set the tone with 1m47.578s in his first appearance in Q2 in 2021, but was quickly knocked down by teammate Ducati Bagnaia with 1m46.908s at his Desmosedici factory.

Bagnaia briefly led a Ducati 1-2 of teammate Jack Miller, but Marc Marquez split the pair on his second lap pitched on the Honda.

Quartararo’s first pitched lap left him third, but he lost more than four-tenths of a second in the last sector after leading the remainder of the lap.

The Yamaha rider worked his way through the first three sectors of his next effort to enter the final division with over half a second off, which saw him finish in the lead with a time of 1.46m. , 727.

This lap would be enough to keep Quartararo in provisional pole position, however, as Bagnaia opened his second heat he produced a new lap record of 1m46.332.

Bagnaia would be undisputed until the checkered flag, with teammate Miller being their closest rival 0.366 seconds behind – scoring Ducati’s first double in qualifying since Aragon 2018.

Quartararo completed the first row with a time of 1m46.719s to bring his streak of successive top three results to 11 this season.

Miller’s late improvement to second place came at the expense of a front row start for Honda’s Marc Marquez, who will start fourth after missing third by just 0.017 seconds.

Jorge Martin briefly held the provisional pole at the start of the session and will start fifth in the Pramac Ducati ahead of Aleix Espargaro d’Aprilia.

The latter’s 1m46.883 demoted world champion Joan Mir to seventh place on the Suzuki, the Spaniard having been lucky not to be recovered by Marquez at turn 1 at the end of the session.

Pol Espargaro placed eighth on Bastianini’s second factory Honda and Q1 leader Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati), while Takaaki Nakagami was 11th on LCR Honda and Brad Binder – who followed Zarco to Q1 – only 12th on the KTM having been left without any fresh soft slicks for Q2.

The big shock of qualifying came from the 2020 Aragon GP winner Alex Rins on the Suzuki recording his worst result on Saturday of the season.

The Suzuki rider finished 0.497 seconds behind session leader Zarco and will start 20th, with only Petronas SRT duo Valentino Rossi and Jake Dixon behind him on the grid.

Tech 3 KTM’s Iker Lecuona’s recent strong form continued in qualifying at Aragon, with the Spaniard linked to the Honda World Superbike just over a tenth behind Q2 in 13th.

Lecuona led 2020 Aragon GP runner-up Alex Marquez on LCR Honda and Yamaha substitute Cal Crutchlow, with Danilo Petrucci on second Tech 3 KTM 16th.

Luca Marini in the Avintia Ducati will start 17th ahead of KTM’s Miguel Oliveira, while Maverick Vinales will start from 19th for his Aprilia debut on Sunday.

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