Tuesday May 19th, at 10:30 p.m. (EDT), SPEED TV will premier a new motorcycle show, Test Ride, featuring the Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-6R, a bike that’s won every major magazine “shootout” in 2009. Hosted by Jason Britton, Monster Energy/Kawasaki factory stunt rider and the irrepressible star of SPEED TV’s Super Bikes show, this will be the first of 13 airings for this episode of Test Ride on Speed, throughout the remainder of 2009.
AllAboutBikes Staff Writer
After a four-bike crash that brought out the safety car for four laps at Infineon Raceway during Race 1 in AMA Daytona Sportbike Saturday, Martin Cardenas on the No. 36 Team M4 Suzuki GSX-R600 remained calm behind the field until taking the lead on lap 12, out-running the 40-rider field to his fourth victory of the season.
The native of Columbia finished 2.158 seconds ahead of Jamie Hacking on the No. 88 Monster Energy Attack Kawasaki ZX-6R and third-place finisher Steve Rapp on the No 15 Bazzaz Yamaha YZF-R6 at the Kawasaki Superbike Showdown presented by Supercuts, making for three different manufacturers on the podium after the 22-lap race.
Troy Bayliss completed his first day of testing on board the Desmosedici GP9 at Mugello today alongside regular factory test rider Vittoriano Guareschi. It was a first outing for the Australian on a MotoGP bike since the final round of 2006, when he followed up his second World Superbike title by competing in the final Grand Prix of the season at Valencia, scoring a sensational one-two for Ducati with victory ahead of his team-mate Loris Capirossi.
All About Bikes Staff-Writer
The constantly evolving 2009 MotoGP World Championship continues this weekend, with the Le Mans circuit set to host a fourth round that will see each practice session return to a 60-minute format, as opposed to the 45-minute rule imposed at the start of the season.
There is constant evolution behind the scenes too, specifically in Bologna and at Mugello, where Ducati test rider Vittoriano Guareschi is preparing to be joined tomorrow by Troy Bayliss for the start of a three-day test focused on using the data from the opening three rounds of the season to further develop the GP9.
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