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2013 Isle of Man USA TV Schedule & Calendar of Events

By Sam Sims
2013 Isle of Man America TV Schedule
One of the biggest issues for stateside Isle of Man TT fans was always the lack of TV coverage.
But as the IOM TT’s international audience grows, so does the event’s TV broadcast offerings. According to Isle of Man TT officials, the broadcast audience for this year’s TT  [...]

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BMW HP Race Support In Action for 2013

Courtesy of BMW
The title race is back on: the 2013 season is getting underway in national and international motorcycle championships all over the world. In amongst the action again this year will be BMW Motorrad HP RaceSupport. The specialist division supports BMW customer teams in a wide range of championships with engineering assistance and performance [...]

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World Superbike Season Preview 2013

By: Byron Wilson
With the 2013 World Superbike season opener at Phillip Island just days away, motorcycle road racing fans the world over are gearing up for a championship that promises to be as enthralling and competitive as any in recent memory. There have been some dramatic shifts since the end of 2012 including roster changes, administrative [...]

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Ducati Alstare to Test 1199R Panigale at Jerez

The SBK Ducati Alstare team, which will participate in this year’s World Superbike Championship with riders Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini, readies itself to get started on the 2013 work programme that begins with a three-day test session this weekend at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain.
This first test of the year, which gets underway on [...]

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Del Torchio: “A new era has started for Ducati with the Audi group”

Ducati CEO Gabriele Del Torchio opened Tuesday’s Wrooom event for Ducati, by saying that a new era has begun for the Italian outfit with the backing from Audi from the start of the 2013 season.

He touched upon the 2012 season, the managerial changes that have occurred, and mentioned the new direction the Italian outfit will [...]

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Melandri: We fought above our weight

 
World Superbike contender Marco Melandri believes he punched above his weight on the factory BMW this year.
Melandri finished third overall but was right in the title hunt until a crash at Portimao in Portugal ruled him out of both races and blew the championship race open.
He won more races than other rider, taking six victories [...]

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2013 MotoGP Championship Schedule Update – Euro Cycles of Tampa Bay Florida

 
The 2013 MotoGP World Championship schedule continues to fall into place, with confirmation of a contest in Spain at Jerez de la Frontera on May 5, 2013 and a change of date for the Sachsenring round from July 7th to the 14th. In the update issued in October, the start of the season would have been March [...]

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Ducati Confirms Checa to Race Panigale in 2013. Factory Team to Return?

Ducati is finalising its plans for the 2013 World Superbike Championship, both in the development of the 1199 Panigale and how it will participate in the series. The company has already confirmed the renewal of its contract with Carlos Checa, who won the 2011 World Superbike Championship on a Ducati 1198, and the Spanish rider [...]

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Australian MotoGP, Phillip Island – Qualifying

Posted by Crash.Net
Casey Stoner suffered a corner entry highside at the Honda hairpin after 20-minutes, while on his out lap with the harder rear tyre. Stoner was unhurt and back out on his spare bike within five minutes.
Yamaha’s Ben Spies will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to repair shoulder injuries at [...]

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Even a 40th B-Day Doesn’t Stop Carlos Checa

Source: Althea Racing
The Althea Racing team and Ducati are pleased with the progress that riders Carlos Checa and Davide Giugliano have made on board the new 1199 Panigale Superbike during a three-day test session at Motorland Aragon.
Checa and Giugliano took to the track on Monday where in cool and very windy conditions, totally the opposite [...]

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Rossi: ‘Slowest of the three but we have to try’

Reported by Crash.net
Valentino Rossi starts his final three races as a Ducati rider in the middle of a close three-rider fight for fifth place in the final MotoGP World Championship standings.
The seven time MotoGP champion is seven points behind Gresini Honda’s Alvaro Bautista, who presently holds the position, and two points ahead of Tech 3 [...]

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