MX1 / MX2 Racing
The Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing team chose the first round of the Italian Championship at Ponte a Egola on Sunday to launch their 2011 competition season, a Motocross GP day that turned out to be a battle against the elements as much as the track.
New Alstare Suzuki rider Leon Haslam admits his hopes for the 2010 FIM World Superbike Championship season have been boosted by the performance of the bike during winter testing.
The 26-year-old Briton, who has moved to the team from the now defunct Stiggy Racing Honda squad, will team up with Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli as the Belgium-based team look to battle for the title after some trying times since Troy Corser took the title for them in 2005.
This year’s Czech Grand Prix will be the 40th to be held at Brno. Below is a brief history of Grand Prix racing at this famous venue. Only two other venues have hosted more Grand Prix events than Brno: Assen in The Netherlands, which has hosted an event in each of the 61 years of the motorcycling world championship, and Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium which hosted 40 Grand Prix events, the last of which was 1990. Known originally as the Czechoslovakian Grand Prix, the opening event was held at Brno in 1965 on the original 13.94 km long road circuit.
700th Premier Class race milestone to be celebrated in Japan.
This weekend’s Polini Grand Prix of Japan marks the 700th premier class Grand Prix in the history of the World Championship. Since the first round, many changes in cylinder class, tyre regulations and even starting times have been used, some of which are documented in a milestone review of the 699 races to date.
June 1949, Race #1: Great Britain IOM TT – The first 500cc GP is won by Harold Daniell riding a factory Norton.