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  • WSBK Test: Fabrizio Optimistic on GSX-R

    WSBK Test: Fabrizio Optimistic on GSX-R

    2011 World Superbike

    Due to poor weather at the first official test of the 2011 World Superbike season at the Autodromo do Algarve in Portugal, Suzuki Alstare and the WSBK team’s sole rider Michel Fabrizio didn’t get too much work completed.

    But regardless, Fabrizio says he’s upbeat about the upcoming 2011 WSBK season, feeling comfortable on the GSX-R1000. 



  • Portimao WSBK Test: Althea Ducati, Day 2

    Portimao WSBK Test: Althea Ducati, Day 2

    2011 World Superbike Prep

    Official testing continued Thursday for World Superbike teams at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal. Team Althea Racing Ducati rider Carlos Checa continued to make strong progress despite the wet conditions.

    A heavy rain shower meant that there was no track action for the best part of the early morning session.


  • Portimao WSBK: Supersonic Ducati, Day 2

    Portimao WSBK: Supersonic Ducati, Day 2

    World Superbike Test

    There was rain during the second World Superbike test day on the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal.

    But Maxime Berger and the Supersonic Superbike team were not interrupted, the French Supersonic Team rider made the most number of laps: 43.


  • Portimao Superbike Test Results, Day 2

    Portimao Superbike Test Results, Day 2

    2011 World Superbike Tests

    The second day of official World Superbike testing at Portimao, Portugal, got underway in wet conditions on Thursday.

    Both the morning and afternoon sessions were plagued by consistent rain drops, but as the track began to slowly dry out during the later session, the top time went to Jonathan Rea on the Castrol Honda CBR1000RR.


  • Potimao WSBK Test: Althea Ducati Day 1

    Potimao WSBK Test: Althea Ducati Day 1

    World Superbike Test

    The first official tests of the 2011 World Superbike season, organized by Infront Sports, got off to an overcast start this morning at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal.

    Almost every Superbike team is present at this three-day test session, including Team Althea Racing Ducati, on track with Spanish rider Carlos Checa.




  • MotoGP: Three Practice Sessions for 2011

    MotoGP: Three Practice Sessions for 2011

    2011 MotoGP Rules

    During the 2010 season, MotoGP implemented three practice sessions at the debut of the Aragon circuit, and then at the final two rounds in Portugal and Valencia.

    It was assumed that MotoGP would begin using the three-practice format in 2011, and on Monday, the FIM Grand Prix Commission proved this assumption correct.



  • 2011 Dakar Motorcycles: Stage 8 | Video

    2011 Dakar Motorcycles: Stage 8 | Video

    2011 Dakar Rally Video

    Stage 8 at the 2011 Dakar Rally tested the motorcycle riders’ abilities as they pummeled through desert from Antofagasta to Copiapo, 268 km of road, 508 km of timed special.

    Taking the stage win was KTM 450 Rally rider Mar Coma; the win was the Spaniard’s third so far in the Dakar 2011.



  • 2011 Dakar Motorcycles: Stage 8 Results

    2011 Dakar Motorcycles: Stage 8 Results

    Antofagasta to Copiapo

    For the third time in the 2011 Dakar Rally, Marc Coma was victorious aboard the KTM 450 Rally.

    The Spaniard took the victory on Monday at Stage 8 of Dakar 2011, which brought the motorcyclists through 268 km of road, and then 508 km of timed special.



  • 2011 Dakar Motorcycles: Stage 7 Results

    2011 Dakar Motorcycles: Stage 7 Results

    Arica to Antofagasta

    For the third consecutive stage at the 33rd edition of the Dakar Rally, a bike other than a KTM took victory. On Sunday, after a shortened 273-km Stage 7, Chilean rider Francisco "Chaleco" took the victory aboard an Aprilia 450.


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