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Catalunya calls as Round 3 readies for Barcelona

Catalunya Calls As Round 3 Readies For BarcelonaWith two rounds of the season providing stunning action, the third round of the 2021 FIM CEV Repsol is ready to ignite the fight at the front even further

The battle for FIM CEV Repsol supremacy in 2021 takes to magical Montmelo and the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, a venue that often provides some of the closest racing seen all year. After the first three races across the opening two rounds, the FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship will enjoy two races once again with Daniel Holgado (Aspar Junior Team) the early leader; in the Moto2™ European Championship, Fermin Aldeguer (Boscoscuro Talent Team – Ciatti) has a 15-point advantage over his teammate Alonso Lopez and will again have two races. In the Hawkers European Talent Cup, four different winners have left Adrian Cruces (Cuna de Campeones) with a slender one-point lead over teammate Hugo Millan, but of course that could all change this weekend.

With Daniel Holgado taking a first FIM Moto3™ JWCh victory at Estoril at the start of the year, the floodgates opened at Valencia and he made it a magical hat-trick from the first three races, despite close battles. Holgado was fifth at Catalunya in 2019 and hopes to build on that in 2021. David Salvador (TM Factory Racing Team) is second in the overall title race, 38 points behind Holgado after a tricky Valencia round. Ivan Ortola (Team MTA) is third in the Championship, having achieved his first podium in Race 2 at Valencia, just two weeks after his debut pole at Estoril. Ortola scored points in the HETC back in 2019 at Catalunya and hopes to be in podium contention on Sunday.

Elsewhere on the grid and fourth in the standings is Indonesia’s Mario Aji (Astra Honda Racing Team), who took a career-best fourth place at Estoril’s season-opener and backed it up with an eighth and fifth in Valencia. Japan’s Takuma Matsuyama (Asia Talent Team) achieved a career-first podium last time out at Valencia and looked like he could have taken the victory, something he will hope to do at Catalunya and fresh from Moto3™ World Championship wildcards, one of which was in Barcelona, so he should be up to speed from lights-out. Sixth in the standings is Jose Julian Garcia (SIC58 Squadra Corse), who took second and a first podium of 2021 at Valencia in Race 2. Following a first-class podium, Diogo Moreira (Team Estrella Galicia 0,0) hopes for more, whilst David Alonso (Aspar Junior Team) slipped to tenth in the standings and aims to bounce back after a double DNF last time out.

Moving on to the Moto2™ ECh, and it’s the battle of the Boscoscuros once again with Moto2™ rookie sensation turning into rookie domination. Fermin Aldeguer (Boscoscuro Talent Team – Ciatti) stormed to a double victory at Estoril, and another victory at Valencia and has also been impressive during the Moto2™ World Championship, scoring points at Mugello in 12th. Teammate Alonso Lopez is 15 points behind Aldeguer and needs to get back on terms with his teammate at Catalunya, a track he was fifth at in the Moto3™ World Championship in 2020, his best result of the year. Third in the standings is Malaysia’s Adam Norrodin (Liqui Moly Intact SIC Racing Team), who took his second podium of the year at Valencia in Race 2 and is 15 points behind Lopez. Teammate Lukas Tulovic is fourth with 29 points, one point ahead of Dimas Ekky Pratama (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Stylobike Euvic Team).

For the Hawkers European Talent Cup, there’s been four first-time winners already in 2021; Jacob Roulstone (Leopard Impala Junior Team) took Race 1 at Estoril and David Garcia (Finetwork Hawkers Junior Team) clinched Race 2. Valencia’s Race 1 went to Xabi Zurutuza (Cuna de Campeones) before it was finally Alvaro Carpe’s (MT-Foundation 77) turn to stand on the top step of the rostrum in Race 2. A fifth different winner on Sunday at Catalunya would be the first time since 2017 that this has happened, whilst it would also be the first time since the class began that there had been eight consecutive different winners, given the three different victors at the end of 2020.

The FIM Moto3™ JWCh and Moto2™ ECh will both get two races to fight it out in order to conquer the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, whilst HETC will get one shot at the battle of Barcelona. Don’t miss any of the action on Sunday the 13rd June as the FIM CEV Repsol blasts into action once again!

Race schedule

11:00 Moto3™ Race 1 – 16 laps

12:00 Moto2™ Race 1 – 17 laps

13:00 HETC – 15 laps

14:00 Moto3™ Race 2 – 16 laps

15:00 Moto2™ Race 2 – 17 laps

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Catalunya Calls As Round 3 Readies For Barcelona

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The New MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR

The New Mv Agusta Brutale 1000 Rr208 “brutal” horsepower. An even more muscular engine, extended equipment and a more capable chassis. This is the new Brutale 1000 RR MY21 summed up in a single sentence. From the engine to the chassis, every area of the bike has been updated by way of the revamped electronics.



An MV Agusta exclusive not only in the segment but across today’s entire motorcycle panorama. The four cylinder with radial valves continues to undergo development with its components further improved to reduce internal friction.

An extremely high-performance engine that is particularly sophisticated in terms of its materials. The titanium con-rods, for example, are a unique element in the naked segment. Titanium is also used for the valves (intake as well as exhaust), an exclusive technical choice that not only ensures greater power, but also high engine speeds worthy of a true superbike. Timing is updated with the introduction of new cam phasing new camshafts that adopt new phasing in order to fill out the torque curve at medium/low rpm. The use of a DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating for the valve tappets cuts down on friction and improves reliability. The addition of new primary drive gearing helps reduce friction between the gears, while overall transmission has been strengthened to improve reliability, especially during the impressive starts guaranteed by the Launch Control, while the EAS 3.0 electronic gearbox, now in its third generation, has a new sensor for more precise shifting and more comfortable insertion. The four-exit exhaust, an unmistakeable MV Agusta Brutale trademark, boasts a revised main manifold. The purpose? To emphasise the unmistakeable Brutale sound, while fully conforming to Euro 5 regulations

The New Mv Agusta Brutale 1000 RrMORE COMPLETE ELECTRONICS
The electronics package of the new Brutale 1000 RR continues to reach new heights. The new IMU inertial platform allows for evaluating the bike’s real-time position, supplying very precise data to the ECU to swiftly manage every command.

Thanks to this new platform, traction and FLC wheelie controls are able to fully protect the rider’s safety while remaining “performance oriented”, offering the maximum possible acceleration in complete safety. Specifically, the FLC does not limit the wheelie, but controls it. The ABS boasts a new Continental MK100 module complete with cornering function to ensure ultimate braking control even at an angle. The comprehensive 5.5” TFT instrumentation, which communicates with the MV Ride app, allows the user to customise every aspect of the bike directly from their smartphone while also offering more ‘traditional’ functions, such as recording and sharing itineraries. Thanks to its mirroring function, the dashboard can be used as a navigator with turn-by-turn directions. Every function can be quickly accessed and navigated via the joystick on the left block. The TPMS sensor for monitoring tyre pressure is now available as an optional.The New Mv Agusta Brutale 1000 Rr

Radical, compact, and extremely light. The chassis of the MV Agusta Brutale RR has long topped the hypernaked segment.

Now, a few targeted structural updates make it even more ridable on narrow, uneven paths.The suspension boosts load transfer control and the ability to absorb rough surfaces, all of which makes the new 2021 Brutale 1000 RR even more effective on the road. The ultra-lightweight forged wheels emphasise its handling, while the full Brembo braking system with radial master cylinder and Stylema callipers is simply state of the art.The New Mv Agusta Brutale 1000 Rr

A unique and unmistakeable design does not need continual updates. The look of the Brutale 1000 RR remains unchanged, as do the distinctive lines and carbon elements, although on-going functional research has led to redesigned footpegs, now forged, for better riding control.The New Mv Agusta Brutale 1000 Rr

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It’s Game On For MotoAmerica’s Round Three At Road America

It’s Game On For Motoamerica’s Round Three At Road AmericaClose Racing Expected For The Pair Of HONOS Superbike Races In Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

MotoAmerica has held 14 Superbike races at Road America since it took over the AMA Superbike Series in 2015. The average margin of victory from those 14 races is just 2.49 seconds, and that includes Cameron Beaubier’s three runaway wins last year of 7.8, 14.4 and 6.32 seconds.

Plain and simple: Those three races were anomalies. So, if we throw those three dominating wins by Beaubier out the window, the average margin of victory for the remaining 11 MotoAmerica Superbike races is a scant .669 of a second. Yes, .669 of a second.

The closest HONOS Superbike race in those 14 races? That would be Beaubier’s victory over Josh Herrin in race one in 2018 – .002 of a second. The next day, Beaubier did the dirty on Herrin again – by .195 of a second.

Guess you can understand why the MotoAmerica Series heads to the picturesque, high-speed venue in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, expecting ultra-close, nail-biting racing in all classes. After all, it’s the Road America way.

Last year, with COVID-19 wreaking havoc, MotoAmerica was forced to reschedule and that meant racing not once but twice at Road America with unprecedented back-to-back rounds separated by a month with the races taking place at the end of May and end of June. And no one complained – such is the popularity of the long-standing weekends at “America’s National Park Of Speed.”

As previously mentioned, Beaubier won three of the four HONOS Superbike races at Road America in 2020 and only a crash out of the lead in race four prevented a perfect four-race rampage in Wisconsin. When Beaubier crashed, the lead and ultimately the victory fell to M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Bobby Fong – and it marked the Californian’s first-career AMA Superbike win. So, with Beaubier now contesting the Moto2 World Championship, does that make Fong the favorite heading to Road America this week?


There is this one niggling problem by the name of Jake Gagne, the winner of three of the four HONOS Superbike races held thus far in 2021. Gagne, who finished second twice in Road America’s four races last year (including ending up right behind Fong in the fourth race), comes into Wisconsin with the smoking hot hand with his three wins on the Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha YZF-R1.

Although Gagne has done the most winning so far in 2021, he’s not leading the championship. That spot is held by Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz, the South
African with one victory, two seconds and a third thus far in his consistent start to the season. He leads Gagne, who has a DNF on his scorecard in the title chase, albeit by just seven points.

With three thirds and a fourth-place finish, Gagne’s teammate Josh Herrin is third in the point standings. Herrin has tasted Superbike victory before at Road America with a win in race two over Beaubier (by just .506 of a second). He trails Scholtz by 20 points after four races.

The aforementioned Fong sits fourth, the Suzuki GSX-R1000-mounted rider starting the season with a second-place finish but struggling a bit since then with two fifth-place finishes bookending a mechanical issue at VIRginia International Raceway that pushed him down to 12th in race one.

Non-defending MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Champion Cameron Petersen is tied for fourth in the title chase with his teammate Fong after his consistent start to the season hit a bit of a bump in the road in race two at VIR when he was involved in a first-corner melee that left him well behind. He fought through to finish seventh, but it ruined his streak of top-five finishes in his first season on the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike.

Six points adrift of the Suzuki teamsters is Panera Bread Ducati’s Kyle Wyman, who in turn finds himself just three points ahead of Scheibe Racing BMW’s Hector
Barbera – a MotoAmerica rookie in 2021.

Another series rookie with an immense international racing background is Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati New York’s Loris Baz, the Frenchman competing in his first season of racing in the U.S. series. Baz’s season started out with two non-finishes at Road Atlanta, but he turned that around at VIR with fourth- and second-place finishes. He’s got a long way to go to catch those at the top of the point standings, but Road America should suit the fast Ducati Panigale V4 R well and both Baz and Wyman should be able to let the Big Red (and in Wyman’s case, green) Dogs eat.

Travis Wyman Racing’s Travis Wyman and Altus Motorsports’ Jake Lewis round out the top 10 in the series standings heading to Road America with those two sitting first and second in the Superbike Cup standings, a class within a class for those riding Stock 1000-spec motorcycles.

In total, there are 36 entries in the HONOS Superbike class for Road America.

Road America Notes

Cameron Beaubier won three of the four HONOS Superbike races held at Road America last year with Bobby Fong winning the one race that Beaubier didn’t win. Beaubier beat Mathew Scholtz in race one, Jake Gagne in race two and Fong in race three. Fong beat Gagne in race four.

With his three wins at Road America last year, Beaubier has 10 AMA Superbike wins at Road America and that’s one better than Australian Mat Mladin and two more than Beaubier’s former teammate Josh Hayes.

In addition to his race wins, Beaubier is also the Superbike lap record holder at Road America with a 2:10.623 lap set during Superpole for the June race in 2020. Beaubier also holds the race lap record with a 2:11.033 set in race two of the May race weekend.

Six different manufacturers will be represented on the grid at Road America: Yamaha (11 entries), Kawasaki (seven entries), Suzuki (six entries), BMW (five entries), Ducati (five entries) and Honda (two entries).

As far as manufacturers go, Yamaha has the most wins at Road America with 22 followed by Suzuki with 18, Honda (12), Ducati (eight) and Kawasaki (four). Yamaha had won seven of eight races until Suzuki swept both races in 2019 with Toni Elias and Josh Herrin. In 2020, however, Beaubier and Yamaha chalked up three more wins before Fong gave Suzuki another victory in race two in the June event.

Riders from nine different countries will line up at Road America in the HONOS Superbike class with the U.S., Spain, South Africa, Great Britain, Mexico, Uruguay, France, Australia and Brazil all represented.

The official track length at Road America is 4.048 miles, which makes it the longest on the MotoAmerica schedule. The track features 14 turns and is affectionally known as “four miles of fun.”

Three-time World Champion Freddie Spencer won the first-ever AMA Superbike race at Road America in 1980.

Twelve years ago, Larry Pegram won the Superbike race at Road America, giving Ducati its last Wisconsin win in the Superbike class. Pegram won a race-long battle with Mat Mladin to take that victory. Well, that was 2009 and this is now and Pegram is back and set to race a Pegram Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R in both Stock 1000 and HONOS Superbike.

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MXGP returns this weekend in Russia

Mxgp Returns This Weekend In RussiaFinally, the wait is over and the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship is set to begin this weekend in the beautiful seaside location of Orlyonok for the MXGP of Russia!

After missing out on a Grand Prix in Russia last season due to COVID-19, MXGP will return to the hilly hardpack circuit for the first time since 2019, which will also be the fourth time that the FIM Motocross World Champion will take place in Orlyonok.

Located in southern Russia, close to the Black Sea, the Orlyonok circuit first hosted a World Championship Grand Prix race back in 2017, having successfully held the FIM Motocross Junior World Championship in 2016.

Back in 2017, Clement Desalle and Pauls Jonass were the first riders in MXGP and MX2 to win at the newly introduced track, with the pair still holding the record for the most GP wins at the Russian circuit, with two victories each. Though with Desalle retired from the Motocross World Championship, this gives Tim Gajser, the winner of the Russian Grand Prix in 2019 a chance to equal the Belgian’s record – but of course with Jonass now in MXGP and back to full health, we could see the Latvian make the perfect comeback to GP racing with a third win.

Last time MXGP was held in Russia was back in 2019 that saw Gajser and Jorge Prado dominate the field with the pair winning both races to take a secure GP victory each. But with Prado moving up to the premier class last season, this now leaves the door open for a brand-new MX2 winner in Orlyonok.

In MXGP, there is no doubt that Team HRC’s Tim Gajser will look for a strong start to his 2021 campaign as he defends the MXGP title for the second consecutive year. Though he’s got quite a field of riders up for the challenge with Jeffrey Herlings of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing making his return to racing following last season’s injury, along with fellow KTM factory rider, Antonio Cairoli looking to make a good start on his 10thworld title chase.

Of course, there’s also Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jeremy Seewer who last time around finished third on the podium and was last year’s runner up in the MXGP World Championship standings. Arnaud Tonus from the new Hostletter Yamaha Racing Team will also look for another podium finish in Russia, after finishing second in 2019.

And there’s also the two rookies, Thomas Kjer Olsen of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing and Ben Watson from Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing to consider, with both riders having both been on the podium in Russia before during their MX2 careers, with Olsen finishing third in 2019 and Watson on the third step as well in 2018.

You can’t forget Pauls Jonass of course who currently matches Clement Desalle’s record for the most wins at the hilly circuit, with a GP win in 2017 and 2019 while he was in MX2. A win or a podium could be the perfect comeback for the Latvian who will line-up in Russia with his new team, Standing Construct GasGas MXGP.

Additionally, we have Romain Febvre and Ivo Monticelli from Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team who will be looking to impress at the opening round this weekend. For Monticelli this will be one of his first outings with his new team, so no doubt he will be keen to put on a solid performance.

The 2021 season will also welcome a new team and manufacturer to the roster, with SDM Corse Beta Racing Team making their World Championship debut with Jeremy Van Horebeek and Jimmy Clochet.

Italian Alberto Forato of SM Action Racing Team will make his season debut in MXGP, with the GasGas rider making the decision to move up to the 450cc class during the off-season.

Unfortunately, Arminas Jasikonis of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing and Team HRC’s Mitch Evans will not line up in Orlyonok as they continue to gain their strength back after injury.

2019 MXGP of Russia Top 3:

  1. Tim Gajser                  50pts
  2. Arnaud Tonus             44pts
  3. Jeremy Seewer           36pts


In MX2 things are bound to be interesting with plenty of new faces make the move up the 250cc category.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle will return to defend his MX2 World Title from last season, meanwhile Jago Geerts of Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing will be keen to start the season strong without repeating his mistakes of last season.

But the pair will come under new challengers, with Maxime Renaux looking like one of the main protagonists for the title this season as he joins Geerts in the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing squad. Renaux has proven that he can ride very well on hardpack circuits, so Orlyonok should be a good fit for him.

Of course, there’s also his teammate Thibault Benistant, last year’s EMX250 Champion, who will make his season debut in Russia and will be keen to make an impression, like his ride during the MXGP of Pietramurata last year where he finished third in the second race. Additionally, we have Mattia Guadagnini, EXM250 runner-up, also joining the MX2 class for 2021 as part of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team, which is a big move for the young Italian.

Others to look out for in Russia include F&H Kawasaki Racing’s Mathys Boisrame, Roan Van De Moosdijk and Mikkel Haarup, with all three possible podium contenders, especially Boisrame who has always been a strong hardpack rider and van de Moosdijk who was victorious in Orlyonok back in 2019, the same season he won the EMX250 Championship.

For Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory’s Jed Beaton the 2021 season will be his last opportunity to go for top positions in MX2, as the age rule in the 250cc category will mean he will need to move up at the end of the year. Nonetheless Beaton had some strong results in 2020 and will no doubt go for more podium positions this time around. While his young teammate Kay De Wolf will make his season debut with the ‘big boys’ in MX2 after moving up from the EMX250 class, where he often challenged for top positions.

2019 MXGP of Russia Top 3:

  1. Jorge Prado                50pts
  2. Thomas Kjer Olsen     44pts
  3. Jago Geerts                 40pts

It’s all to play for in Russia, with both classes stacked with talent! Make sure you tune in this Sunday on www.MXGP-TV.com to find out who comes out on top!

TIMETABLE (Local Timing GMT+3)

SUNDAY: 09:15 MX2 Free/Time Practice, 10:15 MXGP Free/Time Practice, 12:15 MX2 Race 1, 13:15 MXGP Race 1, 15:10 MX2 Race 2, 16:010MXGP Race 2.

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Omologato becomes the new Official Timekeeper of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship

Omologato Becomes The New Official Timekeeper Of The Bennetts British Superbike ChampionshipThe Bennetts British Superbike Championship welcomes a new Official Timekeeper ahead of this year’s 25th anniversary season, following a new partnership announcement with Omologato.

With over 25 years of watch-making experience, Omologato design and manufacture high quality watches to people who are passionate about Motorsport.

The British Company located in Windsor, have been involved with a number of motorsport associations in recent years, including the famous Monza race circuit, Ferrari Racing Series and Aston Martin GT Racing.

The new partnership will see an Omologato timepiece awarded to each of the 33 pole position holders in each race of the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship, in addition to the eight riders who qualify as Title Fighters in the Showdown. There will also be a watch awarded to selected support class champions after the final round of the season at Brands Hatch in October.

The Omologato logo will feature on the official event live timing service, and in the associated timing graphics embedded in the worldwide TV broadcast at each event as part of the exclusive Official Partner and Timekeeper status.

The new sponsorship was celebrated for the first time yesterday (Tuesday) at Donington Park when Jason O’Halloran became the first rider in 2021 to be presented with an Omologato watch for setting the pace at the final pre-season Official Test.

Founder of Omologato Shami Kalra said: “Motor Racing is all I’ve lived for and for years. Taking Omologato into two-wheel racing is one of the goals I have had since the beginning and what better way to start our journey than with the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. It’s a massive honour.”

Bennetts British Superbike Championship Series Director Stuart Higgs commented: “2021 marks the 25th anniversary season of Bennetts BSB and I am delighted to welcome a partner as passionate about motorsport as Omologato to the series. The Championship is steeped in history and over the years, we have seen incredible battles including a championship-winning margin of just six thousandths of a second, and in this sport timing precision is everything.”

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“Lights on me”: new “Black and Steel” version for the Diavel 1260 S

“lights On Me”: New “black And Steel” Version For The Diavel 1260 SDucati enriches the Diavel 1260 family for the 2022 Model Year with the presentation of the new Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel”, which will be available in dealerships starting from July 2021.

After launching the special Diavel 1260 Lamborghini version in November 2020, created in collaboration with the Sant’Agata Bolognese car manufacturer, Ducati is further expanding the Diavel 1260 family with the arrival of this new motorcycle, which is inspired by the concept of the Diavel “Materico” presented in 2019 on the occasion of the “Beautiful Boldness / Visionary Design” event during the Milan Design Week and subsequently put on display at MOARD (Motorcycle Art & Design), an exhibition dedicated to two-wheel design.

“lights On Me”: New “black And Steel” Version For The Diavel 1260 SThe livery of the Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” is characterized by the  choice of asymmetrical and refined graphics that combine glossy grey and matt black as the main colours, to which are added sporty touches in yellow, including the frame, the lower part of the tail, the dedicated seat badge and some details of the bike.

From 10 to 13 June the new Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” will be exhibited in a world premiere at the 2021 edition of the MIMO Motor Show. Enthusiasts will be able to admire it inserted in the prestigious setting of Piazza Duomo in Milan and join the presentation parade of the motorcycle, which will be attended by the Director of the Centro Stile Ducati Andrea Ferraresi.

The Ducati Diavel 1260 family, synonymous with style, innovation and performance, has won prestigious international design awards such as the “Red Dot Award” and the “Good Design Award”. We are really pleased to present this new version in Milan, a city that has always represented a world benchmark in this sector.” declared Andrea Ferraresi “The Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” is a bike that does not go unnoticed. Its asymmetrical graphics, the contrast between matt black, grey and touches of yellow have been designed to enhance the power, design and sportiness of this bike.”

“lights On Me”: New “black And Steel” Version For The Diavel 1260 SUnconventional and unmistakable, the Diavel 1260 combines the performance of a maxi-naked with the ergonomics and comfort of a muscle cruiser. The beating heart of the bike is the 1262 cc Testastretta DVT engine that delivers 162 hp at 9,500 rpm with a flat and full-bodied torque curve, which allows scorching acceleration and at the same time offers regularity at low revs ideal for everyday use or touring. The chassis, characterized by the distinctive 240 mm rear tyre, guarantees surprising levels of handling and lean angles for the rider, combined with a good level of comfort.

The Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” joins the S version in Thrilling Black & Dark Stealth colour with red frame and black wheels. The standard version is available in Dark Stealth colour with black frame and black wheels.

On the Ducati.com website there is the  “Configurator” section which allows you to view the Diavel equipped with your favourite Ducati Performance accessories on the screen of your PC, tablet or smartphone and to share the customized version with the nearest dealer to book a test ride.

The presentation video of the Diavel 1260 S “Black and Steel” can be viewed below:

For more Ducati news check out our dedicated page Ducati UK News

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Vroom – Your Motorsport Fix, Episode 33 – Bradley Perie, Brody Crockford

Vroom – Your Motorsport Fix, Episode 12 – Leandro ‘tati’ Mercado, Kyle Ryde

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Vroom – Your Motorsport Fix, Episode 33 – Bradley Perie, Brody Crockford

A weekly fix of motorsport news, interviews, features and fun with international motorsports presenter, commentator and expert Michael Hill.

Episode 33 – Bradley Perie, Brody Crockford

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Episode 33 of the VROOM Podcast hosted by Michael Hill. With special guests Bradley Perie – British Supersport rider, and Brody Crockford – R3 bLU cRU challenge rider… plus a look back at the latest motorsport action.

Presented and produced by Michael Hill, edited by Gareth Bouch, music by The Rain Dogs. A production of Michael Hill Promotions.

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KTM is Calling On All Riders To Go Adventure

Ktm Is Calling On All Riders To Go AdventureKTM is calling on all riders To Go Adventure during The World Adventure Week 2021.

Seven days, 1,000 kilometres, July 5th to 11th 2021.

Powered by KTM and RISER, THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK is the perfect excuse to put some mileage on your motorcycle. It is an invitation to go and explore the tracks and trails you’ve always wanted to and is an opportunity to share your favorite places with the global Adventure bike community.

The most adventurous riders will be rewarded with daily and weekly prizes and the chance to be featured on theworldadventureweek.com and KTM’s global social media channels. There will be different challenges to complete on each of the seven days, with all riders completing 1,000 km or more in total receiving a personalized award.

The challenges will be open to all Adventure riders from all brands. The goal is to strengthen the growing Adventure community and bring together riders who share the passion for Adventure motorcycling. To enter, you simply need to download the RISER app from the App Store or Google Play and start recording your rides.

For all adventurers keen to learn more about this exciting new challenge, more information is available on theworldadventureweek.com.

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2021 FIM EWC season gets underway

2021 Fim Ewc Season Gets UnderwayIn the first face-off of the season at Le Mans, a day of private testing saw the 47 teams expected to be on the starting grid of the 24 Heures Motos out on the track. The favourites were out in force and a few new challengers unveiled their podium ambitions.

BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team were expected to be among the front runners and the Belgian factory team did not disappoint, clocking the fastest lap of the day, a 1:36.260, in the morning.  In the afternoon, armed with their new M 1000 RR, BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team, once again posted the fastest lap, a 1:36.449, ahead of YART Yamaha’s 1:36.466 lap. BMW kept the upper hand but the gap narrowed.

At the end of the private test, the factory teams finished in the following order: BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team, YART Yamaha, Yoshimura SERT Motul, Webike SRC Kawasaki France Trickstar, F.C.C. TSR Honda France and ERC Endurance-Ducati.

Tati Team Beringer Racing spring a surprise 
A new independent team joined in the fray at the front end amid the factory teams. Tati Team Beringer Racing posted the 3rd-fastest time of the day with a 1:36.514 lap. The team are heading into their third season in the EWC with big ambitions, although team manager Patrick Enjolras is humble and discreet. “We’ve just worked on the new Kawasaki electronics with dedicated engineers. Now we know we have a very good machine.”

Among the privateer teams capable of giving the factory outfits a run for their money are VRD Igol Experiences, Moto Ain who are debuting in EWC after two back-to-back FIM Superstock World Cup wins, Maco Racing and 3ART Best of Bike, all four Yamaha-mounted.

New development in Superstock
BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers (Kawasaki) took the lead in the Superstock class ahead of Team 18 Sapeurs-Pompiers CMS Motostore (Yamaha), National Motos (Honda), the new favourite in class, Wójcik Racing Team 2 (Yamaha), JMA Motos Action Bike (Suzuki), Team 33 Louit April Moto (Kawasaki) and RAC41 ChromeBurner (Honda). Italian squad No Limits Motor Team (Suzuki) who were expected to take the lead in the category were slowed down by mechanical problems.

47 teams are expected to be at the start of the 2021 24 Heures Motos at 12pm this coming Saturday. Three teams have had to withdraw because of stricter travel restrictions in the UK and France. Two British teams, British Endurance Racing Team and ADSS97, will not be able to travel to Le Mans. The French team R2CL have also withdrawn as all three riders – Danny Kent, Luke Mossey and Dan Linfoot – are British.

The first official free practice session gets underway at 11am on Thursday 10 June. Don’t miss any of the action: follow practice and the race on the website fimewc.com, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, via the live timing and the FIM EWC smartphone app.

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Thor Motorcycles do the double, winning Indian Motorcycle’s Project Scout 3K Challenge

Thor Motorcycles Do The Double, Winning Indian Motorcycle’s Project Scout 3k ChallengeUK Indian Motorcycle dealers Thor Motorcycles take the Project Scout 3K custom build crown by public vote.

Indian Motorcycle UK’s build-off challenge ‘Project Scout 3K’ saw Indian Motorcycle dealerships competing for the crown of best lockdown custom Scout build. With a limited parts and labour budget of three thousand pounds and just twelve weeks to complete the bike, nine dealerships rose to the challenge and submitted machines for the public vote, which closed on May 31st.

Thor Motorcycles, clinched the win with their striking green Scout Bobber based ‘Kermit’, followed by Midwest Moto’s ‘MWM-3K’ and Alba Customs ‘FREAKSHOW’ in third place.

1st Place: ‘Kermit’ Scout Bobber – Thor Motorcycles – Bodmin, Cornwall

Thor’s modern West-coast style bobber features an authentic Indian Motorcycle 8 inch Mini-Ape handlebar conversion, LED Pathfinder headlight and micro COB stop-tail and turn signals with Thor’s own design of curved side-mount number plate mount. Volume is turned up to 11 with curved ground-pounder exhausts. Finishing the tin-wear Thor kept on budget by utilising a 3D Gel vinyl wrap in a triple-layer green overlay and finished with a charcoal pinstripe.

Thor Motorcycles Do The Double, Winning Indian Motorcycle’s Project Scout 3k Challenge2nd Place: ‘MWM-3K’ Scout Bobber Twenty – Midwest Moto – Stourport-on-Severn

Midwest Moto’s in-house fabrication workshop produced the distinctive replacement tubular steel rear subframe with hand crafted leather gunfighter seat, combined with billet led 3-in-1 light cluster. Up front billet-alloy LED turn-signal bar-end mirrors are mounted to standard mini-ape bars. Performance is enhanced by unique stainless exhaust headers mated to Midwest Moto’s hand-made mufflers.Thor Motorcycles Do The Double, Winning Indian Motorcycle’s Project Scout 3k Challenge

3rd Place: ‘FREAKSHOW’ Scout Bobber Twenty – Alba Customs – Edinburgh

Classily inspired, Alba customs build reflects the golden era of 50’s inspired traditional stripped back bobbers. Hand laid pin-striping adorns the standard matte black tank, headlamp bucket and the hand-made steel fender, which is mounted to the swing-arm to maintain a tight radius around the rear tyre. Standard exhaust headers are mated to straight-through shotgun pipes and finished with vintage style heat-wrap. Beach-bars with white-wall rubber front and rear complete the look.

Indian Motorcycle UK’s National Sales Manager Andrew Simpson commented “The Indian Scout family have become firm favourites with custom bike builders, due to their clean lines, minimalist yet powerful liquid cooled engines and modular construction. Our customers tend to invest an average of Three Thousand Pounds upgrading and customising over their ownership period, so we wanted our dealer network to showcase that average customer spend in our Project Scout 3k Challenge and the resulting builds have been astonishing given the budget allowed. Owners simply undertaking a bolt-off and bolt-on build can create a unique showstopper with modest engineering experience from a huge portfolio of official Indian Motorcycle accessories and aftermarket products”.

Project Scout 3K isn’t the first time the UK’s Indian Motorcycle dealerships have showcased their custom skills. Back in 2016 ‘Project Scout’ saw Indian Motorcycle celebrate 115 years of the brand by revealing a jaw-dropping ‘Unlimited Budget’ build-off at Motorcycle Live, Cornwall’s Thor Motorcycles took home the spoils with ‘Thug!’ closely followed by runner-up Midwest Moto’s ‘MWM-115’ from Stourport, and Bournemouth’s Moore Speed Racing took third place with their ‘Beach Tracker’ that went on to become a popular aftermarket custom kit for the dealership.

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O’Halloran steals top spot from Mackenzie in final Official Test ahead of season opener

O’halloran Steals Top Spot From Mackenzie In Final Official Test Ahead Of Season OpenerJason O’Halloran topped the times in the final Official Test ahead of the opening round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship later this month. The McAMS Yamaha rider snatched the top spot on his final lap of the day to bring a thrilling end to pre-season testing in front of the returning fans at Donington Park.

O’Halloran had been at the top of the times during the early stages of the final session ahead of Honda Racing’s Glenn Irwin, but with 20 minutes remaining Christian Iddon had moved into second.

The final ten minutes of the test produced a flurry of faster laps and Danny Kent, who had been quickest in the opening session for Buildbase Suzuki, went fastest with just over eight minutes remaining.

O’Halloran then reclaimed the position just seconds later as Glenn Irwin moved back into second place, but the order didn’t remain for long as Kyle Ryde fired the Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW ahead with four minutes remaining.

It wasn’t over however, as Tarran Mackenzie leapt up the order to post the benchmark time as the session approached the final two minutes.

The McAMS Yamaha rider didn’t remain fastest though, his teammate saving his best till last. O’Halloran’s final lap of the day was enough to put him 0.184s clear by the finish.

Ryde held onto third place at the chequered flag, narrowly holding off Glenn Irwin with Kent completing the top five. The Buildbase Suzuki rider edged out defending champion Josh Brookes into sixth place as five different manufactures featured in the top six positions.

Christian Iddon was seventh fastest on the second of the VisionTrack Ducatis with Gino Rea, Lee Jackson and Peter Hickman completing the top ten.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Donington Park, Official Test, combined times:

  1. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 1m:05.725s
  2. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +0.184s
  3. Kyle Ryde (Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW) +0.282s
  4. Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) +0.335s
  5. Danny Kent (Buildbase Suzuki) +0.415s
  6. Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati) +0.685s
  7. Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati) +0.723s
  8. Gino Rea (Buildbase Suzuki) +0.741s
  9. Lee Jackson (FS-3 Kawasaki) +0.746s
  10. Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW) +0.838s

For more information on the Bennetts British Superbike Championship visit www.britishsuperbike.com

Jason O’Halloran, McAMS Yamaha
“It is obviously nice to be able to finish pre-season testing off on top but to be honest I was even more happy with the second session when I did a race run. I did my fastest lap on the last lap and I felt really good and comfortable on the McAMS Yamaha.

“I feel that we have done a great job pre-season and the bike has improved since last year. I have a great feeling and feel that I can go fast when I want to. I know we have some things still to improve before Oulton Park but hopefully we can take what we have learnt today into the first round. I can’t wait to get racing now and try and reap the rewards of our hard work.”

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Ace Café headlines London dates for Experience Electric tour

Ace Café Headlines London Dates For Experience Electric TourFresh from a successful trip to Scotland for the opening leg of their ‘Experience Electric’ tour, Zero Motorcycles heads to London and the Home Counties later this month for leg two.

The tour is designed to give everyday motorcyclists the opportunity to sample an electric motorcycle for the first time by offering short, no obligation, demo rides on a number of models from Zero’s transformational range.

The six-day second leg kicks off at new Zero dealership Spark Motos in Surrey on Saturday 19th June, before heading to Rye House stadium in Hertfordshire and another new dealership in the form of Oakley Motorcycles in Maidstone. The roadshow then moves into the capital with a date at one of the brand’s longest established dealerships, Chelsea Motorcycles in West London, on Tuesday 22nd June, before heading to the iconic Ace Café on the North Circular on Wednesday 23rd June. Renowned London artist and Zero rider Dan Gold will also be making an appearance at the ‘Ace’, where he will be on hand to discuss first hand his adventures touring with a Zero SR/S and living with one on a day-to-day basis. The second leg concludes in the East Midlands, with a day at Pidcock Motorcycles in Nottingham on the 24th.

“I really enjoy the Experience Electric tour,” says Dale Robinson, Zero Motorcycles’ UK Country Manager. “We’ve been doing demo days for a few years now and seeing the smile on the faces of experienced motorcyclists when they get off a Zero for the first time never gets boring!

“We understand that electric vehicles are still very new, especially for motorcyclists, but as soon as you experience one for yourself you’ll get what they are all about. That’s what these days are designed for. We’ve had a great time up in Scotland and hopefully in leg two we will be able to offer an even bigger experience as Covid restrictions ease. I’m particularly looking forward to returning to the Ace Café, where we have had some great events in the past, and we will have a few surprises up our sleeve throughout the tour. There’s no hard sell on these days, just a chance to go for a free ride out on a technically innovative motorcycle and have a great story to tell down the pub. What’s not to like!”

Places are limited on each date so, in order to guarantee a slot, potential participants are encouraged to pre-book. Events, along with specific times, are listed on the Zero Motorcycles UK Facebook page and have a link to a booking form.

As well as the chance to sample an all-electric motorcycle for the first time, each date will have opportunities to win a free T-shirt and to discuss the realities of living with an electric motorcycle with Zero’s team of experts.

All dates are subject to change, especially in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and any changes will be communicated through Zero’s UK Facebook page. All test rides are subject to the rider holding a full motorcycle licence and providing their own protective equipment. Taster rides are all accompanied and last approximately 10 minutes.

Zero Motorcycles 2021 ‘Experience Electric’ Tour Dates

Zero Experience Electric Tour – second leg

19th JuneSpark Motos, Addlestone, Surrey
20th JuneRye House Kart Raceway, Hertfordshire
21st JuneOakley Motorcycles, Maidstone, Kent
22nd JuneChelsea Motorcycles, London
23rd JuneAce Café, North London
24th JunePidcocks, Nottingham

Zero Experience Electric Tour – third leg (provisional)

4th JulyWheels Motorcycles, Peterborough
17th JulyZenith Motorcycles, Ringwood
18th JulyLondon to Brighton EV Rally
19th JulyOn The Wheel, Brighton
20th JulyDavant, Torquay
21st JulyFowlers, Bristol
22nd JulyMotorcycles UK, Swindon
23rd -25th JulyMalle Mile, Lincolnshire

Zero Experience Electric Tour – fourth leg (provisional)

11th AugustWheels Motorcycles, Leicester
12th AugustStreetbike, Halesowen
13th AugustDrop the Hammer, Manchester
14th AugustNYA Bikes, Ossett
15th AugustSquires Café, Sherburn

Zero Experience Electric Tour – fifth leg (provisional)

3rd/4th SeptemberMCN Festival with DTRA Electric Oval
16th SeptemberThe Bikestop Café
17th SeptemberCannon, Witham
18th SeptemberWheels, Peterborough
19th SeptemberCopdock Show, Ipswich

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Tucano Urbano’s all-new gloves for Summer 2021

Tucano Urbano’s All-new Gloves For Summer 2021We all know that protective gloves are an essential part of any rider’s motorcycle kit, but with temperatures heating up for summer, riders shouldn’t have to choose between protection and comfort. Tucano Urbano’s all-new glove line-up for Summer 2021 combines quality materials that provide CE-approved levels of protection and maximum breathability for rider comfort in warmer weather.


Brand-new for 2021, the Tucano Urbano STACCA gloves are designed for summer riding. Fully CE-approved, the STACCA gloves feature approved rigid knuckle protectors covered with derma-touch polyurethane, direct injection protectors on the fingers as well as a micro-injected, flexible anti-abrasion rubber insert on the palm.

For a comfortable fit, the STACCA gloves are constructed with elasticated fabric on the back of the hand in addition to the Lycra inner fingers for a close feel. The palm, fingers and Velcro strap feature faux suede fabric, and there’s also a silicone print on the fingers to boost grip.

Fully touchscreen compatible, the STACCA gloves are available in black with red details, in sizes S-3XL, with RRP £49.99.


For 2021, Tucano Urbano also introduces a number of its bestselling summer gloves in a host of new colours.

The PENNA gloves, featuring a mix of synthetic suede and mesh inserts for maximum ventilation, are now available in military green colour option, whilst the LADY PENNA gloves are now available in black/red. With rigid inserts on the knuckles, padded inserts on the fingers and anti-abrasion inserts on the palm, the LADY PENNA and PENNA gloves provide CE-approved protection. Both gloves also feature touchscreen compatibility and a neoprene, adjustable cuff with lycra ribbed panels. Both have RRP £37.99.

The popular, sporty-style MRK2 gloves are now available in black/fluorescent yellow with RRP £62.99. Modern and intricately designed with mesh, goat leather and synthetic suede detailing; the MRK2 gloves have a refined look and feel. For comfort in warmer weather, there are Aero 3D mesh inserts on the palm and back for maximum ventilation and comfort. For safety, the gloves have soft certified armour on the knuckles, as well as a flexible, micro-injected rubber pad on the palm for abrasion resistance, and direct protective injection on the fingers. The MRK2 gloves also feature a Velcro strap with micro-injection ends for ease of use, touchscreen compatibility and a silicone rubber print on the fingers to improve grip.

A new teal colour option has been added to the retro-look GIG PRO glove line-up, which has an RRP of £74.99. Classically styled with high attention to detail, the GIG PRO gloves both look and feel high in quality. Made with 100% goat leather, these abrasion-resistant gloves are soft to the touch with the flexibility to allow maximum dexterity. Fully CE-approved, there are soft D3O armour inserts on the knuckles and palm for protection as well as an adjustable Velcro wrist strap to ensure the perfect fit.

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WorldSSP heads to Italy with an intense battle at the top

Worldssp Heads To Italy With An Intense Battle At The TopAfter a two year wait between rounds, the WorldSSP paddock heads back to Italy with a 35-strong grid.

The FIM Supersport World Championship paddock is preparing to head to the Adriatic Coast and the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” for the Pirelli Made In Italy Emilia-Romagna Round, the third round of the 2021 season and the first time the Championship has headed to the Adriatic Coast since 2019.

There is an intense battle developing at the top of the standings between Steven Odendaal (Evan Bros. Yamaha WorldSSP Team) and Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha), the only two riders to have won in the four races ran so far in 2021, with just six points separating the pair despite Odendaal taking three wins to Aegerter’s one. A retirement for Odendaal last time out in Estoril coupled with Aegerter’s emotional victory meant the Swiss rider was able to close in at the top of the standings.

Both Odendaal and Aegerter have experience of the Italian circuit from their respective Moto2™ days, with Odendaal taking a best result of 17th in 2018 while Aegerter has a best result of fifth, in 2013, but three other top-ten finishes between 2010 and 2014. It will be both their first races at the circuit on WorldSSP machinery, with Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) hoping he can take advantage of their inexperience on their Yamaha YZF-R6 machines at Misano to close the gap; the French rider claimed two victories in 2014 and 2015, when WorldSSP ran to one race per weekend, and a double victory for Cluzel in 2021 would mean he becomes the most successful rider at Misano in terms of wins in WorldSSP, going ahead of five-time Champion Kenan Sofuoglu.

There are two other winners of a WorldSSP race at Misano on the 2021 grid with Randy Krummenacher (EAB Racing Team) the winner last time the Championship visited Misano in 2019 and then-teammate Federico Caricasulo (GMT94 Yamaha) who won in 2018. Both have had ups-and-downs to their return to the Championship and will be hoping a previous happy hunting ground will mean they can step back on the podium.

Philipp Oettl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) currently sits third in the Championship after a double podium at the Circuito Estoril but has experience of Misano from Moto3™ where he took a best of fourth in 2017 although he still chasing his first WorldSSP victory. He sits just ahead of Luca Bernardi (CM Racing) with the Sammarinese rider getting to enjoy a home round on the world stage; the town of Misano Adriatico is around an hour away from San Marino. Bernardi has been one of the surprises of 2021 so far, including a podium last time out, while he also experienced this circuit in the Italian championship last year, picking up a race win here.

Just behind Bernardi in the Championship standings is Estonian rider Hannes Soomer (Kallio Racing), who has raced at Misano in WorldSSP before with a best result of seventh, Manuel Gonzalez (Yamaha ParkinGo Team) who has stood on the podium at the Italian venue in WorldSSP300 on two occasions, with a best result of second, and heads into the third round of the season on the back of his best-ever WorldSSP result at Estoril, and Raffaele De Rosa (Orelac Racing VerdNatura) with the Italian still searching for his first WorldSSP victory and looking to bounce back after crashing out from the lead at Estoril. De Rosa has stood on the podium at Misano, in 2018, and will be hoping he can repeat that feat and claim his first victory at the Italian venue.

In the WorldSSP Challenge, Leonardo Taccini (Orelac Racing VerdNatura), Kevin Manfredi (Altogo Racing Team), Luigi Montella (Chiodo Moto Racing) will all have their home race with Maria Herrera (Biblion Iberica Yamaha Motoxracing), Shogo Kawasaki (G.A.P. MOTOZOO Racing by Puccetti) and Stephane Frossard (Moto Team Jura Vitesse) all racing.

There will be two wildcard riders taking to the circuit during the Made In Italy Emilia-Romagna Round with Massimo Roccoli (Promodriver Organization) taking to the field for the first time since 2019 and Roberto Mercandelli (Team Rosso e Nero) on the grid for the first time since 2018; Roccoli already having made 110 starts in WorldSSP.

Five One Event riders will also join the Championship at Misano with Armando Pontone (Bike e Motor Racing Team) and teammate Matteo Patacca, Filippo Fuligni (D34G Racing), Davide Stirpe (Extreme Racing Service) and Luca Ottaviani (RM Racing) on the grid, bringing the total number of competitors to 35. All but two of the seven additional riders will ride on Yamaha machinery, with Stirpe on the MV Agusta F3 675 and Ottaviani competing on a Kawasaki ZX-6R.

Championship Standings (after Race 2, Round 2)
1. Steven Odendaal (RSA) Yamaha (75 points)
2. Dominique Aegerter (SUI) Yamaha (69 points)
3. Philipp Oettl (GER) Kawasaki (52 points)

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WorldSSP300 heads to Misano as the 2021 season continues

Worldssp300 Heads To Misano As The 2021 Season ContinuesAfter missing out in 2020, the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” will once again host WorldSSP300 action.

After an extra week’s rest between rounds, the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship returns to action as the paddock heads to the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” for the second round of the season for the Pirelli Made in Italy Emilia-Romagna Round as the Championship returns to action.

Tom Booth-Amos (Fusport – RT Motorsports by SKM Kawasaki) comes into the second event of 2021 with a four-point lead at the top of the Championship but faces his first event on WorldSSP300 machinery at Misano although the British rider has taken part in the Italian championship at Misano, claiming two victories. He will be hoping to use his recent experience and success to maintain his Championship lead.

Spanish rider Adrian Huertas (MTM Kawasaki) has made a strong start since moving to his new team with 41 points out of a possible 50 so far in 2021. Huertas gives up some experience at Misano compared to his rivals but will be hoping his quick adaptation to the MTM Kawasaki outfit will keep him in good stead for the weekend.

Unai Orradre (Yamaha MS Racing) is another rider who has not raced at Misano in WorldSSP300, with the 17-year-old not yet having raced in an Italian championship. Orradre will be looking to continue his strong start to the season after he challenged for victory at MotorLand Aragon as he builds a title challenge.

MTM Kawasaki have two riders in the top six with Japanese star Yuta Okaya on 29 points, four behind Orradre, after he was able to challenge for victory at MotorLand Aragon. Okaya raced at Misano when WorldSSP300 last visited the Italian circuit and came home in 19th place. Will his experience on WorldSSP300 machinery at the Italian venue pay dividends for the Pirelli Made in Italy Emilia-Romagna Round?

Samuel di Sora (Leader Team Flembbo) currently is fifth in the Championship with 19 points, level with Ton Kawakami (AD78 Team Brasil by MS Racing). Frenchman di Sora has claimed a points finish at Misano in WorldSSP300 before, in 2019 when he finished 13th, while Aragon polesitter Kawakami finished outside the points in the same race when he finished 16th. Kawakami has proven his one-lap pace on a few occasions throughout his WorldSSP300 career, and di Sora has shown he can claim podium finishes, so both will be hoping they can use these to their advantage as WorldSSP300 returns to Misano.

2018 Champion Ana Carrasco (Kawasaki Provec WorldSSP300) will continue her comeback from seventh in the Championship at a venue she won at last time out in 2019 and will be looking to close the gap at the top of the Championship by repeating that success. Carrasco sits two points clear of reigning Champion Jeffrey Buis (MTM Kawasaki) but, unlike Carrasco, this is a circuit that Buis is yet to secure a top-ten finish at, having finished 15th in 2019.

There will be one wildcard rider for the 2021 event with Chilean Isis Joylin Dellanira Carreño Avila (Gp3 By Pa.Sa.Ma) joining the grid for Misano. Alejandro Carrion (Kawasaki GP Project) was declared unfit at MotorLand Aragon and will need to undergo a medical check before his participation is confirmed, while Alfonso Coppola (Team Trasimeno) was declared unfit following a crash in the Italian championship; the Italian missed the Aragon Round following that crash.

Championship Standings (after Race 2, Round 1)
1. Tom Booth-Amos (GBR) Kawasaki (45 points)
2. Adrian Huertas (ESP) Kawasaki (41 points)
3. Unai Orradre (ESP) Yamaha (33 points)

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Viñales top, Marc Marquez clocks most laps, KTM busy in Barcelona

Viñales Top, Marc Marquez Clocks Most Laps, Ktm Busy In BarcelonaYamaha make it a 1-2 in the post-Catalan GP test, with a few headlines made at Honda and KTM too.

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales set a 1:39.400 to finish top of the Official Test standings at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, as teammate Fabio Quartararo makes it a factory YZR-M1 1-2 at the summit. Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) was third on the timesheets as he and his HRC colleagues complete a crucial day at the office that saw Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) put in the most laps of anyone. KTM also looked pretty busy down in pitlane…

At Yamaha, fastest man Viñales was testing the carbon swingarm, and the Spaniard went to the top of the standings late in the day to top his teammate. As is often the case with Viñales, he tallied up an impressive amount of laps: 85, the second highest. Quartararo, meanwhile, was mainly playing around with different settings as the World Championship leader got back on track after a dramatic Sunday.

Valentino Rossi (Petronas Yamaha SRT) was trying Brembo’s new brake discs which have slits in them, aiding cooling. The Doctor didn’t have anything else in terms of new parts to try, but it was nevertheless a busy for the nine-time World Champion. Rossi completed 72 laps, finishing just six tenths away from former teammate Viñales in 10th place. Franco Morbidelli’s (Petronas Yamaha SRT) day lasted until 13:30 local time, the Italian completed 39 laps and set a 1:40.022 to finish P8 in the classification. He too tested the new Brembo brake discs.

It was a busy day across the board for the Honda riders. Marc Marquez said after the race on Sunday that Monday’s test was more important that the Grand Prix itself, which tells you why the Japanese manufacturer riders had a busy day at the office.

Marc Marquez was out on an all-black bike, one that has a different air intake, for some laps, and the eight-time World Champion also lapped with – at least – two different aero packages. Teammate Pol Espargaro was circulating on the 2021 bike all day, he and the team trying different setups to try and aid their early season difficulties. Espargaro too tried at least one of the aero packages, as well as the new Brembo discs, with a crash at Turn 9 not affecting his day’s work in Barcelona.

Notably, Marc Marquez was able to complete 87 laps on Monday, the most of any rider. That’s after he completed less than 10 laps at the Jerez Test due to fitness concerns, so it seems great news for the number 93. He finished P11, just 0.6s shy of the leading Yamaha.

LCR Honda Idemitsu’s Takaaki Nakagami led for a couple of hours during the afternoon, the Japanese rider had one 2020 and one 2021 bike in the garage. LCR Honda Castrol teammate Alex Marquez was seen running a few different aero packages, and like Pol Espargaro, was using the 2021 bike throughout the day. Nakagami ended the day P3 on the timesheets, a positive day in terms of laps time, with Alex Marquez sitting P15 after 70 laps.

Across the board in the Honda ranks, 296 laps were completed – every one of those will have brought useful data as the manufacturer aims to get back to winning ways in 2021.

With Alex Rins out of action through injury, Team Suzuki Ecstar testing duties on Monday were left to reigning World Champion Joan Mir and test rider Sylvain Guintoli. Mir was positive about the day’s work as he and the team focused on geometry and general settings with the GSX-RR. The Spaniard finished P4 on the timesheets after 65 laps. Guintoli added another 72 and had some things to try, but wouldn’t say what…

At Ducati Lenovo Team, work was mainly focused on setup for Francesco Bagnaia and, for Sunday podium finisher Jack Miller, reconfirmation. Bagnaia’s key takeaway was better consistency after a bit of a tougher weekend for the number 63, and he felt more positive and ready for the next couple of races after the extra time on track. He finished the day in P5 after 48 laps, just under half a second off the top. Miller, meanwhile, said the track wasn’t perfect after overnight rain, but he got 49 laps in and was P14 by the end of the day, 0.842 in arrears.

Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) also focused on setup. He also said he worked on himself physically, trying to do a lot of laps in shorter time. He was P7 after 61 laps. Sky VR46 Avintia’s Luca Marini and Avintia Esponsorama’s Enea Bastianini also focused on setup. The former was P13 and did 49 laps, the latter P17 after 36 laps. Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing), returning from injury, wasn’t present.

At KTM, there was plenty to see. First off, both Catalan GP winner Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and teammate Brad Binder pitted out on a bike first spotted at the Qatar Test in the hands of test rider and MotoGP™ Legend Dani Pedrosa. It seems to sport a new chassis, swingarm, exhaust and tail unit. In the afternoon, both factory riders went back to their bikes used over the race weekend, working on set up. Oliveira ended the test in P9 and said one particularly useful thing for comparisons was having a proven good base – the one that won yesterday. Binder was P12 by the end of play. The two bikes they tested in the morning did 25 and 7 laps, respectively, with their own transponders showing up on the timing screen.

At Tech3 KTM Factory Racing, the new chassis – the one raced by Oliveira and Binder since Mugello – was in the box for both Danilo Petrucci and Iker Lecuona. Lecuona was also spotted with some different aero items: one was a fairing with holes, and one addition to that looked a lot like a fellow factory’s aero on the bottom of the fairing. Petrucci did 61 and Lecuona 71 laps.

For Aprilia, Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) was in the box at the start of the day but then headed for a check up on his arm following recent arm pump surgery, sitting the test out. He got the all-ok to continue his recovery as he has been doing. Instead, Matteo Baiocco was on the bike testing reliability and doing a few practice starts, joining Lorenzo Savadori on track. Baiocco did 66 laps, Savadori 78 as he worked on setup.

That’s a wrap on the test day, with MotoGP™ now heading for Germany to take on the Sachsenring in just under two weeks.

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Bike Racing Returns To Croft For No Limits Extravaganza

Bike Racing Returns To Croft For No Limits ExtravaganzaAfter two hugely successful car race meetings last month, it is the turn of two-wheel action which will take centre stage at Croft Circuit this weekend as No Limits Racing look to make it a spectacular meeting to remember.

Established in 2013 as the racing arm of the No Limits Trackday Ltd company, No Limits Racing has risen through the ranks to become one of the leading organisations for motorcycle racing in the UK and the club’s annual venture to the North Yorkshire track will see no less than 23 races over the two days with packed grids throughout.

Many of the top BSB support race stars are likely to be in attendance as they get more valuable track time ahead of the opening round at Oulton Park later this month with two established stars heading the Pirelli Super Series 1000 grid at Croft. Luke Hopkins leads Yorkshireman Josh Daley by 37 points, but local aces Richie Harrison from Darlington and Northallerton’s Andrew Stockdale will be major threats at their local track.

Durham rider James Alderson sits in second place behind leader Joe Talbot in the Pirelli Super Series 600 and will be looking to reduce the 28-point deficit whilst in the Ducati Coventry JHP Challenge, many of the leading lights in the BSB Ducati Tri-Options Cup are expected to be in action as they chase down leader Martin Heaton.

Joe Higham leads the Metzeler Newcomers 600 class with six wins whilst in the Metzeler Newcomers 1000 series, Craig Havlock has won eight out of the ten races so far. Roddy Taylor has won four races in a row to lead the CFMoto UK Super Twins class whereas Rob Childs leads the Standard Twins, Paul Manning heads the CB500s, and Kam Dixon leads the 400cc class.

Scott Stone has won three races in a row to lead the Premier 600 category with John Coughlin heading the Premier 1000 series whilst in the 600 Cup, leader Andrew Smart won the opening five races but has won just one in the last six. Shaun Evans is in charge in the Pre-Injection 600 class whilst Adam Thomspon leads the Moto46 Streetbike Cup.

And if that’s not enough choice, then there is a three-hour Endurance race with many of the top riders taking part. Saturday will see practice commence at 09.30 and see seven races culminating in the Endurance race at 14.55. Sunday’s 16-race card gets underway at 12.15 following an emergency practice session for any rider requiring it at 12.00 noon.

Once again, Croft Circuit is allowing a strictly limited number of spectators to attend whereby THERE ARE NO TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THE GATE, ALL MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE BY BOOKING ONLINE AT www.croftcircuit.co.uk. Adult admission costs £16.50 per day with accompanied children aged 15 and under admitted free (must be advised when booking). Thereafter, a reference number will be given to allow access upon arrival. If the meeting is postponed, a full refund will be issued and until further easing of restrictions are announced, there is no access to the paddock or pits and viewing is confined to the spectator banking from Clervaux to Hawthorne. Further details are available from Croft Circuit on 01325 721815, www.croftcircuit.co.uk and www.750.co.uk.

Picture attached (courtesy of Tony Todd): Packed grids and 23 races will be the order of the day at the No Limits race matting at Croft Circuit this weekend.

2021 Race Meeting Calendar 

12/13th June                No Limits Bike Meeting
26/27th June                Ferrari Owners Club Event Weekend
7/8th August                BARC Car Meeting
21/22nd August            D&DMC Battle of Britain Meeting
4/5th September           BRSCC Car Meeting
18/19th September       Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship Weekend
2/3rd October               CMRC Bike Meeting

Advance ticket sales are available for all meetings, book online at www.croftcircuit.co.uk or for further information, please contact Croft Circuit on 01325 721815 or [email protected].


Alpinestars – BOOSTER v2 glove

Alpinestars – Booster V2 GloveProduct Name – BOOSTER v2 glove (suggested retail price – € 74.95 Euro / £ 64.99 Sterling)


Category – Performance Riding

Description – The multi-panel Booster v2 Glove is made from premium leather and incorporates an over-molded viscoelastic knuckle guard for optimized levels of protection. Featuring Alpinestars’ stretch palm insert as well as grip panels, the multi-purpose Booster v2 Glove provides excellent sensitivity on the bike’s controls.

  • Constructed from durable goat leather and abrasion resistant stretch polyester fabric for comfort and
  • Innovative microfiber and PU grip panels strategically position on palm and thumb for excellent levels of grip control and
  • Premium, full-grain leather palm construction is durable and offers excellent abrasion
  • Viscoelastic knuckle pad for softness and
  • Viscoelastic knuckle protector provides impact and abrasion Guard is reinforced on the interior side with foam for improved levels of fit, comfort and shock absorption.
  • Alpinestars’ exclusive ergonomic stretch insert between palm and thumb offers improved range of hand movement and greater sensitivity while operating the bike
  • Accordions on fingers and back hand for all-round movement and
  • Alpinestars’ patented third and fourth finger bridge prevents seam failure and finger separation in the event of a
  • Viscoelastic protector provides impact and abrasion Guard is reinforced on the interior side with thick foam for improved levels of fit, comfort and shock absorption.
  • Palm, thumb and fingers padded with energy absorbing foam for additional
  • Wrist flap with hook and loop on cuff provides a secure
  • Little finger side wall leather reinforcement for abrasion
  • Touchscreen compatible index fingertip and thumb allow the use of smartphone and GPS
  • Pre-curved finger construction reduces rider fatigue while offering excellent comfort and
  • New construction for reduced seams and enhanced rider
  • According to European statutory law the CE mark is a conformity requirement for the marketing of this The following standards apply to this product: EN 13594 2015, Level 1 KP.

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Alpinestars – FASTER-3 RIDEKNIT riding shoe

Alpinestars – Faster-3 Rideknit Riding ShoeProduct Name – FASTER-3 RIDEKNIT riding shoe (suggested retail price – € 154.95 Euro / £ 159.99 Sterling)

SIZES: 38-48 EUR / 6-14 US

Category – Road Riding

Description – Featuring new performance innovations adapted from decades of R&D experience in the highest level of motorsports, the Faster-3 Shoe utilizes a seamless knitted construction to create a riding shoe that is extremely lightweight and breathable and also boasts class-leading protective features, both inside and outside.

  • Main upper material combination of advanced microfiber, knitted mesh and seamless thermo-welded microfiber forms an innovative and technical
  • Lower tongue, lateral and medial quarter in knitted mesh construction allows breathability, comfort and a modern street- wear
  • Air vent details on lateral and toe area are strategically positioned to improve airflow and
  • Enhanced TPU ankle extended into lower lateral area gives improved support and
  • TPR slider details on lateral toe box gives increased flex and
  • New TPR heel counter design ensures additional lateral support and
  • Asymmetric toe design gives protection on shift
  • Traditional lace closure system for an easy, secure and comfortable
  • Lateral adjustable hook and loop closure system with TPR strap for increased
  • Medial dual density ankle protectors are applied between the upper and padded lining to provide strategic protection and flexibility in key
  • Tongue and collar padding provides high levels of comfort and fit around the ankle and
  • Internal toe box and heel counter reinforcement is layered under the upper for a more ergonomic
  • 3D mesh lining for high levels of breathability with anti-slip micro-suede in the
  • Replaceable anatomical EVA footbed with Lycra lining on
  • Extremely lightweight, specifically compounded, rubber sole provides textured grip, excellent absorption and features an integrated support shank for enhanced sole
  • Faster-3 Rideknit shoe is CE-certified to EN 13634:2017.

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Alpinestars – GP PLUS R v3 RIDEKNIT leather jacket

Alpinestars – Gp Plus R V3 Rideknit Leather JacketProduct Name – GP PLUS R v3 RIDEKNIT leather jacket (suggested retail price – € 529.95 Euro / £ 529.99 Sterling)  

Sizes: 48-64

Category – Performance Riding 

Description – With a highly durable and abrasion resistant leather main shell and subtly incorporated class-leading Nucleon Flex Plus protection, the GP Plus Rideknit Leather Jacket is designed for the optimum blend of safety and comfort. Fully optimized for use with or without Tech-Air5®, Alpinestars world leading electronic airbag safety system, this jacket is equipped with knitted technology fabric on the seam area for maximum stretchability, thus optimizing fit and comfort, while zippered air intakes provide crucial ventilation.

  • Tech-Air® 5 compatible; Tech-Air® is the world’s first completely electronic, self contained, full independent upper body motorcycle airbag system with no bike-to-rider set-up configurations required.
  • Knitted design leather jacket designed with a body mapped race fit and pre-curved sleeves and body for optimal riding performance.
  • Advanced inner comfort liner construction and assembly for optimized flexibility and ease of use, thereby maximizing the knit panels function for an unrivalled sensation of freedom when the jacket is on.
  • Engineered stretch panel inserts have been designed to accommodate Alpinestars Airbag System, allowing expansion when the airbag inflates but also offering a high level of anatomical performance and a superior fit when riding without the system fitted.
  • Chassis constructed from premium bovine leather for superior abrasion resistance.
  • Large mesh panel on back of collar for optimized levels of airflow.
  • Level 1 Nucleon Flex Plus armor on shoulder and elbow (Nucleon chest Level 1 and Nucleon Level 1 and 2 back protectors available as an accessory upgrade).
  • DFS Lite shoulders for enhanced impact protection and abrasion resistance.
  • Rear of the jacket is elongated for enhanced coverage when riding.
  • Knitted technology fabric on seam area for programmed stretchability, thus optimizing fit and comfort.
  • Hook and loop waist and cuff with semi-automatic zip for a secure closure.
  • Low profile collar construction with soft lining for enhanced rider comfort.
  • Two front zippered pockets, inner waterproof document pocket and two inner pockets on the liner for safe and secure storage.
  • Upper side vents for optimal airflow.
  • Coil main zipper for ease of use, even with gloved hands.
  • Waist connection zipper allows attachment to Alpinestars riding pants.
  • Reflective details.
  • According to European statutory law the CE mark is a conformity requirement for the marketing of this product. The following standards apply to this product:
  • Fully CE-certified riding garment to CE – Category II prEN17092 standards – AA class
  • CE Level 1 EN1621-1:2012 Alpinestars Nucleon Flex Plus shoulder and elbow protectors.

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