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Coronavirus panic hits motorcycling

As panic buying sets in over the coronavirus, bans are placed on large gatherings and Italy goes into lockdown, motorcycling looks set to be one of the victims. MotoGP and World Superbikes are scrambling to reschedule their calendar, factories are scaling down and accessories such as helmets may soon become short in supply. (THIS ARTICLE …

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MotoGP 2020 travel bans

Virus travel bans hit motorsports

Travel bans are set to throw international motorsport such as MotoGP, World Superbkes and the Isle of Man TT into disarray this year. In a rapidly changing world of travel bans, the first round of the MotoGP at Losail, Qatar, this weekend was cancelled yesterday (2 March 2020). Then Thailand announced it had postponed the …

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Troy Bayliss Ducati V4R demo bike stolen

Troy Bayliss demo bike stolen

Motorcycle theft is running rampant and even three-time World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss is not immune with his two-up demo Ducati V4R being stolen from his race truck. Troy returned to Australian Super-bikes last year and is competing this weekend at the combined round with WSBK this weekend at Phillip Island. However, he has tweeted that …

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Ducati Memorabilia

Ducati racing memorabilia now on sale

For the Ducatisti tragic who has everything, how about this collection of Ducati racing memorabilia from MotoGP and World Superbikes that is now on sale. The first load of limited-edition gear includes crankshafts, camshafts, pistons and con-rods with more being added over time. Each item of memorabilia comes in a smartly styled plexiglass display case …

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World Superbikes BDR to promote health issues

World Superbikes ride to promote health issues

Tickets are now available for the third annual Black Dog Ride to the World Superbikes at Phillip Island in 2020 to promote mental health issues. Black Dog Ride Australia Victoria co-ordinator Bernie Garvey says riders get to see some spectacular scenery, participate in a parade lap of the circuit and promote mental health issues. “In …

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Speed is my Need documentary

Watch: Speed is my Need documentary

“Life without danger is just no life at all” says a new motorcycle documentary featuring racers Freddie Spencer, Colin Edwards, Ron Haslam and Peter Hickman. The documentary film title Speed is my Need is an interesting version of the computer game Need for Speed and the Tom Cruise line from the original Top Gun movie. …

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Ant West

Anthony West quits over doping scandal

Gold Coast racer Anthony West, 37, has parked his motorcycle racing career over a seven-year doping dispute with the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme). Ant West, who has raced in seven world championship series since 1998, announced his decision in a Facebook post over night: Fuck FIM I’m done with this sport!!!! You will never …

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World Superbikes 2019 Phillip Island WSBK Jamie Morris/Geebee Images/2SNAP warning

Warning of police patrols for WSBK riders

Victoria Police will be out in force over the next few days as warning to motorcyclists to ride safely on their way to and from the World Superbikes at Phillip Island this weekend. In previous years, VicPol have conducted “Motosafe” operations around the WSBK and MotoGP events. We contacted VicPol to find out what they …

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A tale of two Troys and an ASBK title

It was a tale of two Troys when two-time World Superbike champion Troy Corser caught up with three-time WSBK champ Troy Bayliss  to discuss his return to Australian Superbikes. The two Troys met at Phillip Island where Corser was part of the Australian team that reclaimed the International Challenge trophy from the United Kingdom at …

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