When the first MotoGP testing for the year concluded yesterday, it was Ducatiâ€™s Casey Stoner who sat proudly atop the Sepang timesheets.
Stoner set the pace on the third and final day of testing yesterday, clocking 2:01.043 on the last of his 38 laps at the Sepang Circuit.
Having complained of persistent pain in his wrist, which hindered him in the second-half of the 2008 season, and is still recovering from the corrective surgery he underwent in November…Â More info
Michelin has announced its participation in three motorcycle speedway racing competitions in 2009. It will take part in the Endurance World Championship as well as in national speed championships in Spain and Italy.
This year, Michelin will provide tires for the Yamaha Austria Racing Team, which finished second over all in the six-race 2008 Endurance World Championship. The partnership will enable Michelin to measures its tires against its competitorsâ€™ products…Â More info
Aprilia USA is introducing a new way for consumers to experience Aprilia motorcycles. Starting with the 2009 Daytona Bike Week, March 2 â€“ 7, the company will offer its new Aprilia Adventure riding experience to serious enthusiasts with a taste for discovering the adrenaline rush of Aprilia motorcycles on a real-world ride. Participants who are considering adding more â€“ or a new set of – cylinders to their garage can truly experience the latest Aprilia motorcycles on miles of scenic backroads, enjoy hospitality, refreshments and breathtaking views along the way, and take home a limited edition shirt, Aprilia Racing hat and other rewards. The Aprilia Adventure Daytona is open to licensed riders with proper riding gear for $20.00 per person…Â More infoÂ
American Suzuki Motor Corporation announced today that the Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing team will compete in the AMA Pro Racing Superbike series for 2009. After extensive discussions with AMA Pro Racing, American Suzuki has received clarification of the AMA rules that will see the Suzuki GSX-R1000 sportbike on the racing grid beginning with the opening round in Daytona, Fla., in March.
Road racing is an important activity for Suzuki at the professional and amateur levels. The manufacturer uses…Â More infoÂ