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2019 Isle of Man TT Motorcycle Racer Chris Swallow Killed in Racing Crash

Swallow lost control at the tricky Ballaugh Bridge section, which has claimed a total of seven lives in recent years.Professional motorcycle racer Chris Swallow reportedly died Saturday as a result of a racing crash at a 2019 Isle of Man TT event. Swallow, a New Zealand native, was an experienced competitor and a regular at the […]

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FIM Conference Gives Voice To Women In Motorsport

History made in 2019. It’s 2019 and more than ever women are taking to life on two wheels. Here in North America, women account for most of this decade’s growth in motorcycling. The Supersport 300 World Championship, part of the WSBK tour, was claimed by Ana Carrasco, in 2018.  Laia Sanz is a regular top-10 contender in […]

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SA MUD SWEAT & TEARS

SA motorsportsmen star around the world The past South African race weekend saw local talent in action in a wide variety of racing on dirt and track, and two and four wheels across the globe, highlighted by a group of top enduro riders heading to Romania for among the hardest races of any kind. Only […]

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Birchalls make it seven in a row in Isle of Man TT Sidecars

Ben and Tom Birchall have secured their seventh consecutive Isle of Man TT Sidecar victory, and 10th overall, to complete a perfect event.Having dominated the one-lap opening Sidecar TT on Monday, the Birchall brothers repeated the feat on the Haith Live Your Adventure LCR over the two-lap race taking victory by a 20.511s margin over […]

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SA JUNIORS SET FOR WORLD MX

Fifteen top riders off to fly flag in Italy South Africa is sending a powerful team of young riders to compete in the FIM Junior World Motocross Championship at Pietramurata Arco di Trento in Italy 13-14 July. The team includes top local riders set to race in the 125cc and 85cc two stroke World Junior […]

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Isle of Man TT: Harrison scores Senior win as Hickman hampered by mechanical problems

Dean Harrison secured his third TT win and a first in the blue riband Senior event when he took victory in Friday’s six-lapper on the Isle of Man. Harrison, 30, assumed the lead on lap five after long-time leader Peter Hickman suffered mechanical problems.The Bradford rider finished 53 seconds ahead of Hickman, with Manx rider […]

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Daley Mathison dead: Isle of Man TT rider dies after crash during RST Superbike race, aged 27

BMW rider crashed during Monday’s RST Superbike race at the TT. Road racer Daley Mathison has died after crashing at the Isle of Man TT, aged 27. The Penz13.com BMW rider came off on lap three at Snugborough on the approach to Union Mills during the opening RST Superbike race on Monday morning, resulting in a red […]

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KENNY MARCHES ON

Husqvarna star tightens title grip Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing star Kenny Gilbert tightened his grip on the South African Cross Country OR1 Motorcycle championship with a hard fought back-to-back victory at the Gauteng 400 near Brakpan on Saturday 1 June, while teammate Taki Bogiages climbed another position in his OR2 title fightback. Gilbert laid the […]

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South Africa’s Top Female Enduro Racer talks almost losing her life while riding

Kirsten Landman, an extreme sports fanatic, is making history for Africa and for women. Hear it all first on this week’s Keri’s Couch. This week, I met one heck of an incredible woman. I don’t know what I imagined the first African woman to qualify to ride the Dakar rally would look like, but Kirsten […]

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Dakar Rally champions prepare for desert battles on two fronts

The new cross-country rally season is alright hitting top gear as a gang of world class offroad racers target glory this year. The upcoming Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge will welcome a number of high-profile Dakar Rally champions as well as a host of exciting, up-and-coming competitors. The challenge for all entered into the rally will be […]

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DRAGS ROCK ALDO

National action lights up PE Port Elizabeth race fans were treated to a shot of pure power and speed when an action packed double-header first and second round South African National Motorcycle Drag Racing Championship went down at the Aldo Scribante Race Track on Saturday. The bikes were backed by the opening round of Eastern […]

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Motorcycle fans catered for at Zwartkops Raceway this Sunday, 3 Feb

  Two-wheeler enthusiasts will be treated to six races at the Zwartkops Raceway this Sunday, to round off the weekend’s Passion for Speed events. Heading up the programme will be two races for the Red Square Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters contingent. Top runners should include Graeme van Breda (Stefanutti ZX10), Greg Bezuidenhout (Kawasaki ZX10), Jonty Collard (Pappaz Piza ZX10), Gareth Jackson (Morphine […]

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Manawatū motocross legend’s trials behind the iron curtain

The story fits snugly into a spy thriller. It concerns a champion motorcycle rider, a Czech national and the KGB.The rider’s competing behind the iron curtain and agrees to sell a pair of RAF goggles to a local. The transaction takes place in the lobby of a hotel. As the goggles are handed over, money […]

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A Humiliating End to a Great & Formidable Team: ten Kate Honda Declares Bankruptcy

“This sad situation is the direct result of very late notification given to Ten Kate Racing that Honda wished to end its association with the Dutch firm.” This just in from ten Kate Honda WSBK: ‘Ten Kate Racing BV, the company that for 18 years has been responsible for Honda’s racing activities in the World […]

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Ana Carrasco: ‘Women don’t just have to be grid girls – they can race too’

The World Supersport 300 champion motorcycle racer rose through the ranks racing for free but revelling in subverting the male-dominated status quo.  Ana Carrasco has ridden professionally since she was 16 and says of her first season: ‘The riders were not ready to have a woman on the grid.’ Photograph: Eduardo Parra/Getty Images for the Guardian […]

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Jessica Howden shines in S. Africa

ZIMBABWE’S female Superbike sensation Jessica Howden made her presence felt during the Midas PE200 & Klinicare PE100 Endurance Race Championships at the Aldo Scribante Circuit in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, at the weekend where she managed to last the distance in the two races that she competed in. Only 15-years-old and having started riding in […]

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Bengaluru biker girl is breaking barriers in fast lane

Motorcyclist Aishwarya Pissay loves living her life in the fast lane. Yet for the winner of four national championship titles, convicing her near and dear ones about making a career in motoracing was a rather slow process. “I come from a very conservative family,” the 22-year-old from Bengaluru says during her visit to the city.”The […]

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MotoGP: Phillip Island Waiting To Host Another Classic

Full attack mode at Phillip Island Shackles off, it will be surely be another race to remember as Marquez arrives as Champion and the pressure lifts From a history maker of a Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi, it’s all change as MotoGP™ now heads down under for the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. […]

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Toby Price wins 2018 World Rally Championship

AUSTRALIA’S one and only Dakar Champion, Toby Price, added another notch to his belt this morning when he won the Morocco Rally to claim the 2018 World Rally Championship. Riding his Red Bull KTM, Price won the rally over Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla. Quintanilla was leading the Championship by eight points over Price coming in to […]

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2018 MONSTER ENERGY FIM MOTOCROSS OF NATIONS IS READY FOR REDBUD

The 2018 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations is upon us at “America’s Motocross Track” RedBud! Perhaps the most patriotic track in the country, located in Buchanan, Michigan, will host the 72nd Edition of the single biggest motocross event of the year where countries from around the world will converge this weekend. A sea of […]

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AT LAST, INDIAN UNVEILS THE FTR1200 FLAT TRACKER FOR THE STREET

We’ve been talking about this motorcycle on The Bike Show for what feels like decades, and at last – at bloody last! – we can see it in the flesh, and it has not disappointed. The covers have been lifted off the new Indian FTR1200, the street version of the Indian FTR750, the race bike that took […]

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Motorbike racer Ana Carrasco leaves the guys eating her dust to become world champ

Spanish rider Ana Carrasco has become the first female rider to win a motorbike world championship, claiming the title by a single point over countryman Mika Perez.The 21-year-old claimed her title in the World Supersport 300 — a support series for the World Superbike championship. The championship was decided in the most dramatic way possible, […]

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Championship titles decided at Phakisa

Blaze Baker (King Price Extreme/BikeFin Yamaha R6) went to Phakisa Freeway for the final round of the 2018 SuperGP Champions Trophy on Saturday, 22 September with a slender five-point lead over his closest rival, Adolf Boshoff (Uncle Andy Racing Suzuki GSXR600). Two races and two wins later the KwaZulu-Natal rider claimed his first Super600 championship. […]