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18 April 2019

Andrew Buchanan to Retire after Pioneer Park

With less than two days till kick off, the 2019 Australian Senior Speedway Sidecar Championship will also hold a momentous memory for Australian and New Zealand fans alike, with household name Andrew Buchanan confirming his retirement upon the close of this weekend’s event. Rac

Sport / Off-road
15 April 2019

Entries Now Open For 2019 Shannon’s Australian Classic Dirt Track Championship

As the countdown begins for the 2019 Shannon’s Australian Classic Dirt Track Championship, Motorcycling Australia (MA) advises that entries are now open. Ahead of the massive weekend from 8-9 June at Broadford State Motorcycle Complex, Victoria. Entries are now open until la

Sport / Motogp
15 April 2019

Remy Gardner eleventh in American GP

Remy Gardner salvaged five world championship points in today’s Moto2 race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, putting in a great recovery ride from eighteenth on the grid to finish eleventh at the flag, maintaining a top five position overall in the 2019 FIM Moto2

Sport / Motogp
14 April 2019

First MotoGP win for Rins

Always expect the unexpected. The GP of the Americas proved the truth of this, in an extraordinary afternoon of surprises. The biggest came from former King of Cota Marc Marquez, who sprang into the lead from pole position, and was better than three seconds clear when he crash

Sport
14 April 2019

Bautista unstoppable with 11 wins from 11

Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) now has enough WorldSBK trophies to build his own static football team, his 11th win of the season coming after an early struggle with Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team). Bautista ran clear at the end to win by 4.688 seconds, but n

Sport / Motogp
14 April 2019

Problems for Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo suffered a costly replay of two problems that have previously afflicted his new Repsol Honda team-mate Marc Marquez, both of them coming at once. Firstly, having got through from Q1 to Q2, the chain jumped the sprocket as he was about to start his second timed la

Sport / Motogp
14 April 2019

KTM carbon-fibre scoop

The swing-arm spoiler took another turn on Saturday, with KTM fitting a carbon-fibre scoop visually similar to that used the day before by Honda, as the companies that had joined the unsuccessful protest against Ducati at Qatar now hastened to copy them. KTM’s version appear

Sport / Motogp
14 April 2019

Seventh consecutive pole for Marquez

There was to be no surprise after fans had waited through a barren morning for MotoGP qualifying. As every year since the first visit to CotA in 2013, it was the thrilling brinkmanship of Marc Marquez that put his Repsol Honda on top of the time-sheets. It was accomplished wit

Sport / Motogp
14 April 2019

FP3 sessions were cancelled at Austin

Bad weather and cautious local regulations meant that after a morning of waiting all Saturday morning FP3 sessions were cancelled at Austin. Although a biblical deluge had abated by the time schedule free practice was due to commence at 9am, rain was still falling … but more

Sport / Motogp
13 April 2019

Straight talking Jack Miller

Straight-talking Australian Jack Miller raised a laugh at the pre-race press conference when asked what had made the difference, after his very strong start to the year. “It’s the big thing between my legs,” he said. He quickly elucidated … “the engine.” It m

Sport / Motogp
13 April 2019

CotA Bumpiness

Bumps, bumps and more bumps – interspersed with low grip – were the talk of track at CotA, with riders universally bemoaning that the fantastic layout was spoiled by a sub-standard surface. Fresh efforts to improve the situation did win some positive remarks, but the gener

Sport / Motogp
13 April 2019

Riders Views on Crutchlow Argentina Jump-Start Penalty

While jump-start victim Cal Crutchlow insisted he had “moved on” from the ride-through penalty that robbed him of a podium finish in Argentina, rival riders were torn between approval of a firm rule and sympathy for the disproportionate severity of the penalty. Crutchlow h