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Danny Kent takes the Moto3 Championship! (video)
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Congratulations to Danny Kent, who has now become the first British motorcycling Grand Prix champion for 38 years, the last Brit to win was Barry Sheene in 1977. Kent, 21 years old from Wiltshire, won the Moto3 Championship with a six point lead after finishing ninth in Saturday’s race in Valencia. “It’s an amazing feeling, […]

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Dick Mann’s Daytona 200 Winner? Maybe.
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“There are few things with less value than last year’s race bike.” In the short piece, “Coming Soon, Ex-Dick Mann BSA Rocket 3,” regarding the restoration of the three-cylinder race bike at Robert Iannucci’s shop in Brooklyn, New York, I neglected the fact that there are at least two bikes claimed to be Dick Mann’s […]

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Michael Dunlop Makes Isle of Man TT History (Watch this Video!)
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No, Michael Dunlop did not get a record-setting 5 wins this year, but he did set a record by becoming the first Isle of Man TT rider to take 4 wins in each of two consecutive years. His career total stands at 11 victories at the event. His final win this year was his third […]

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Michael Dunlop sets spectacular 131.501 mph lap at the Isle of Man – just 1.3s off record!
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Michael Dunlop has thrown the gauntlet down at the Isle of Man TT, setting a blistering 131.501 mph lap around the legendary mountain course – the fastest seen so far in 2014. He also set the second-fastest Superstock lap with an incredible 129.333 mph average speed. Dunlop and the BMW S 1000 RR Superbike stormed […]

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Jake Gagne Breaks Road America DSB Track Record
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Jake Gagne came out swinging at Road America, registering a series of blistering laps during Friday’s Daytona SportBike qualifying session. The best of those laps was a 2:18.647, 0.726 inside the old lap record. The RoadRace Factory/Red Bull rider was quickly up to speed in Wisconsin despite not having the benefit of the additional track […]

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Michael Dunlop Looks Ready to Defend Several Isle of Man TT Titles
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Still following in the footsteps of his famous Uncle Joey, young Michael Dunlop looks ready to add to his 7 Isle of Man TT championships (including 4 last year) as he set the fastest lap during practice for the multi-day event beginning tomorrow. Dunlop recorded a blistering 131.501 mph average during a practice lap aboard […]

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Team SBK Ducati Alstare SBK Race Recap & Results – Donington Park
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Donington Park (UK), Sunday 26 May 2013: the fifth round of the World Superbike championship took place today at Donington Park but for Team SBK Ducati Alstare, on track with three riders this weekend, it was a somewhat difficult day; while Canepa brought his 1199 Panigale home in eighth and thirteenth place, Badovini finished race […]

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Ducati Team prepares for home GP at Mugello in the Hills of Tuscany
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Buoyed by its recent positive showing at the French Grand Prix, the Ducati Team is preparing for its home round at the Mugello Circuit in the hills of Tuscany. Always one of the most popular rounds on the championship tour, this year’s edition of the Italian Grand Prix has been moved forward on the calendar […]

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