Olaf WolffAll About Bikes Sr. Staff-Writer
“One engine manufacturer, one tire supplier, one frame maker, one rider. One load of crap.”
That’s pretty much the medium opinion expressed on discussion boards regarding the new Moto2 class. The Grand Prix Commission announced not long ago that the new Moto2 class would be contested by 600cc four strokes. That was the simple part. Since that decision Moto2 has ignited more then a fair share of controversy, bickering, and bitterness – nearly killing the series before the first flag ever drops.
Chicken Hawk Racing is proud to announce that Spunk Race Parts of Holland will be their European Distributor. Spunk Race Parts distributes High Performance racing parts for motorcycles and got started in the SuperMoto market.
All About Bikes Staff-Writer
The French Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship is scheduled to take place at Magny-Cours on 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October 2009, a circuit that is much appreciated by riders, organizers, media and public alike. The circuit company, led by Mr Philippe Guillaume, has organized and developed the French Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship since 2003, and the event has met with growing success, most notably regarding the public attendance (+105% in six years, +18% in 2008 compared to 2007) and as a result the economic benefits for the region.
On March 31st, after a productive meeting between Paolo Flammini and Philippe Guillaume in Paris, both parties - with the aim of developing the event in the long term - have agreed on an extension to the binding contract for three more years, from 2010 to 2012, on the Nevers Magny-Cours Circuit.
Italian food brand Sterilgarda has joined up to sponsor the Yamaha World Superbike team for selected races of the 2009 championship season. Starting with the upcoming Monza race, the Sterilgarda brand will feature on the bikes and leathers of both Ben Spies and Tom Sykes.
"We are really happy to be able to link our brand with The Yamaha World Superbike Team," said Nando Sarzi, the owner of Sterilgarda Alimenti. "We're really excited to be able share the racing emotions and success with the team, starting with Monza this weekend, the home race for both the team and our company. Professionalism and quality are two common, shared elements that drive both Sterilgarda and Yamaha in the search for great success."
Eight-time MotoGP world champion, Valentino Rossi, has confirmed today that he will make his first visit to the world-famous Isle of Man TT races in June this year with Dainese, who recently renewed their current partnership with the Isle of Man TT races as Official Safety Partner for the second successive year. The company's founder and CEO Mr Lino Dainese will accompany Rossi and Italian legend Giacomo Agostini on this historic visit.
The Doctor of Tavullia, winner of 97 Grands Prix will attend the Dainese Superbike Race on Saturday 6th June with Agostini, who raced on the famous Mountain Course between 1966 and 1972, winning 10 TT races which then held world championship status.
Rossi will complete a memorable parade lap of the 37.73 mile (60.7 km) circuit before the start of the six-lap Dainese Superbike race. He will ride behind the course car on a 2009 Yamaha R1, flanked by eight of the famous Travelling Marshalls, who will be riding similar machines.
“I am fascinated by all sort of motorsport and the Isle of Man is a destination and a race I have wanted to experience for a long time,” commented Rossi. “Always the MotoGP schedule is very busy around this time of year, but this year the TT has moved dates a little and there is a week gap between Mugello and Catalunya, so now at last we have the opportunity!” “I have seen many famous images from the TT races,” he added, “and of course heard much about it from Giacomo and Mr Dainese who enjoyed the experience so much last year.”
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