Articles Posted in the " Australia " Category


  • Donington World Superbike: Stats & Facts

    Donington World Superbike: Stats & Facts

    2011 World Superbike

    The 2011 World Superbike Championship returns to Donington Park in the UK this weekend after a year hiatus.

    Leading the points race is Althea Ducati’s Carlos Checa, who doubled at the opening round in Phillip Island a month ago.



  • MotoGP: Racing Season Officially Begins

    MotoGP: Racing Season Officially Begins

    MotoGP Season Preview

    A few weeks ago in Australia the World Superbike Championship series made its debut for 2011 with Spaniard Carlos Checa taking a double win aboard his Althea Ducati.

    Last week welcomed the official start of the AMA Pro Road Racing series at the traditional opening round at Daytona. The results were amazing (albeit controversial).


  • Son of Wayne Gardner to ‘Pre GP 125′

    Son of Wayne Gardner to ‘Pre GP 125′

    Spanish Motorcycle Racing

    Thirteen-year-old Remy Gardner, son of Australia’s first 500cc World Motorcycle Champion Wayne Gardner, has signed an agreement to race a Pre GP 125cc motorcycle for the Spanish Monlau Competición team, competing in the 2011 "Campeonato Mediterráneo de Velocidad" (CMV).



  • WSBK Crash Update: Rea Fit for Donington

    WSBK Crash Update: Rea Fit for Donington

    2011 World Superbike

    The first round of the 2011 World Superbike Championship was almost a no go for Castrol Honda’s Jonathan Rea.

    The Northern Irishman had to jump from his CBR1000RR during the final pre-season test at the Australian track, dislocating his left ring finger and experiencing much pain in his left wrist.


  • Phillip Island Supersport: Close Finish Return

    Phillip Island Supersport: Close Finish Return

    World Supersport

    The outstandingly close finish to the Phillip Island Supersport World Championship race last weekend was, remarkable as it sounds, a return to business as usual in this class.

    The top three World Supersport riders were covered by only 0.033 seconds after 21-laps of action, but close finishes are something of a specialty in Australia.



  • Salom on Phillip Island Supersport Pole

    Salom on Phillip Island Supersport Pole

    World Supersport

    David Salom (Kawasaki Motocard.com) emerged as the surprise pole sitter for Sunday’s World Supersport race at Phillip Island, Australia, after practice and qualifying was turning into a battle between Fabien Foret (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) and Broc Parkes (Kawasaki Motocard.com).






  • Ducati Leads 2nd Australia SBK Morning Test

    Ducati Leads 2nd Australia SBK Morning Test

    2011 World Superbike

    Ducati riders continue to dominate in World Superbike testing at Phillip Island, Australia, Tuesday morning, with Carlos Checa (Ducati Althea Racing), Sylvain Guintoli and Jakub Smrz (Effenbert – Liberty Racing) all setting rapid times.


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