MotoGP pandemic

Great news! MotoGP free during pandemic

Amid all the pandemic doom and gloom surrounding cancelled motorcycle racing, motorcycle rallies and events, MotoGP has announced some great news for fans. MotoGP will make all their content free until racing starts again. They had been making some races available for free while they sorted out the calendar which they say could now extend …

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Aussies do us proud in tough African rally

As we celebrate Australia Day weekend and Toby Price’s podium finish in last week’s Dakar Rally, let’s also celebrate three Aussie riders in an equally tough African rally. Three Australians competed in the gruelling 14-day 2020 Africa ECO Race from France to Senegal. The event is probably closer to the original Dakar Rally when it was held in Europe …

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Toby Price Good Samaritan Dakar Rally

Good Samaritan Toby Price on Dakar podium

A Good Samaritan act, shortened and cancelled stages and incorrect roadblocks hampered Toby Price in his valiant efforts to win his third Dakar Rally. Despite all the hurdles, Toby finished on the podium today as the best KTM rider after a strong third place in the 429km 12th and final stage.   The event was won by …

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Toby Price stages last-ditch Dakar attack

Toby Price has staged a last-ditch attack on American Ricky Brabec’s lead in the penultimate stage of the Dakar Rally but failed to make up enough time. The Australian two-time Dakar winner attacked early and clawed back almost six minutes on the Honda rider who seemed to take it easy. Toby’s attack placed him fifth on the 379km …

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Toby Price slips in shortened course

Toby Price slides in shortened Dakar stage

Toby Price has dropped further off the lead after the marathon 534km 10th stage of the Dakar Rally was substantially shortened for safety reasons following several crashes. Organisers said their rescue helicopters were all deployed for fallen riders and with strong winds picking up, they decided on a shortened stage. The Aussie title defender and leading KTM rider finished fourth, …

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Toby Price Dakar lead

Toby Price stays in touch with lead

Aussie Toby Price has whittled a little off the lead of American Ricky Brabec with a strong second place in the 410km ninth stage of the Dakar Rally. The 410km stage across rocky terrain was won by Chilean Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarana) less than two minutes ahead of Toby who is chasing his third win and a 19th …

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Bathurst second circuit

Second Bathurst circuit plans revealed

Motorcycle racing has taken a step close to returning to Bathurst’s Mt Panorama with the unveiling of plans for a second circuit. Motorcycle racing at Bathurst finished in the late ’80s. Since then, the touring cars and now Supercars have heavily modified the track to a stage where is now unsafe for motorcycle racing. The existing Mount …

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Ken Lucas still racing at 88 years young

Veteran racer of 70 years Ken Lucas has been honoured with an Order of Australia Medal for his services to motorcycle racing … and he’s still racing at 88 years young! He was accompanied by his wife, Brenda, when he was awarded the OAM on 3 April 2019 by Victorian Governor Linda Dessau. Long-time trend …

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MotoGP 2019 Season Preview

MotoGP 2019 Season Preview

Contributed post  (Photo by Rotatingmass, License) February-April time is the traditional start to a number of racing series around the world, as the winter weather beginning to fade and race tracks becoming usable again. With this in mind, the 2019 MotoGP Season has just begun, with the first race of the season in Qatar. The season will run through …

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Kayla Yaakov, 10, is inspiring child riders

Kayla Yaakov, 10, is inspiring child riders

If the motorcycle industry is to survive it needs to encourage the next generation of riders and one of the most inspiring sights is 10-year-old Kayla Yaakov beating adult riders on the track. Inspiring children and parents Since Facebook page Kick-Ass Kids posted the above video of Kayla on their page on August 4 it …

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