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Michelin celebrate MotoGP return with awesome video series

To celebrate their return to MotoGP as the official tyre supplier in 2016, French firm Michelin have released a series of videos using the social media hashtag #WeAreAllRacers

Episiode 1 features Kenny Noyes on Kawasaki ZX10-R versus Sylvain Bidart on his supermoto:

Episode 2 features Duati’s MotoGP test rider, Michele Pirro, on a World Superbike setting a new lap record around Misano:

Episode 3 sees the mighty Yamaha YZF-R1 in a track battle with a Porsche 918 Spyder:


Stoner to return to Ducati as ambassador and test rider for 2016

Two-time MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner will return to the Italian manufacturer in 2016

Ducati Corse is delighted to announce that two-time MotoGP™ World Champion Casey Stoner will return to the Italian manufacturer in 2015 in the role of brand ambassador and test rider.

Casey Stoner won the 2007 MotoGP World Championship on the Ducati Desmosedici GP with ten wins in eighteen races, results that also helped the Italian manufacturer to clinch the Constructors’ title. Between 2007 and 2010, Stoner won a total of 23 races for Ducati.

The 30-year-old Australian from Southport (Queensland), who is widely considered to be one of the fastest and most talented riders ever, will become brand ambassador for the Bologna-based manufacturer and, as part of the agreement, will appear at the 2016 edition of World Ducati Week, scheduled to run from July 1-3. He will also take part in a selected number of MotoGP™ tests for the Ducati Team next year.  Read more at MotoGP.com

Superbike Corse is having an Italian Bike Night! 02 Dec 2015 (Wed)

Superbike Corse’s first Bike Night that’s at Night! 12/02/15 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


WHAT: Superbike Corse is having an Italian Bike Night!
WHEN: December 02, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
WHERE: Pizza 900, 23020 Lake Forest Dr, Ste 170, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
WHY?: Because ’tis the Season to be Jolly!!!

Read more about the venue here: Pizza 900 – 179 Photos – Pizza – Laguna Hills, CA – Reviews – Yelp

Melandri makes MV Agusta WSBK debut at Jerez test 23 Nov ’15

Melandri ran his first laps as an MV Agusta test rider at Jerez

Melandri running laps as an MV Agusta test rider at Jerez

MotoGP exile Marco Melandri has turned in his first laps as the MV Agusta test rider as he joined Althea BMW and other World Superbike teams at Jerez.

The Italian, who has ridden for Aprilia and BMW in the series, will do two days at the Spanish track before Leon Camier flies in for the final day. Melandri has been running a similar setup to Camier but says he needs to adjust it as the 6ft 2in Camier is significantly heavier than the Smurf-sized former 250GP champion.

Source: First pics: Melandri makes MV Agusta WSBK debut at Jerez test – Bikesport News

Ducati to make 85 Desmosedici motors in 2016

Ducati to make 85 Desmosedici motors in 2016

Ducati will build almost 100 of its jewel-like 1000cc Desmosedici 16-valve twin-cam engines in 2016, to fuel its ambitious programme of supporting no less than eight riders and four teams on the MotoGP grid. The figure was revealed to BSN in a conversation with Ducati Corse’s Sporting Director Paolo Ciabatti in the paddock at Valencia, as the factory continues its climb back from its darkest times just a couple of seasons ago.

With eight Desmos on the MotoGP grid, plus testing, in 2016 lots of engines are required

As well as the factory bikes of Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone, the Octo Pramac, Avintia and Aspar squads will also run Desmosedicis. The British riders Scott Redding, at Pramac, and Eugene Laverty at Aspar will be new recruits to the scarlet brand. “With seven engines per rider in 2016, it will involve 56 engines, plus maybe 28 engines for testing, so it could be a total of around 85 engines,” Ciabatti told Bikesportnews.com – Read more: MotoGP Valencia: Ducati to make 85 Desmosedici motors in 2016 – Bikesport News

Hayden completes first World Superbike test session at Aragon 17 Nov ’15

Former MotoGP champ Hayden completes first World Superbike test session on the Fireblade

Former MotoGP champ Hayden is only 1.5s slower than Jonathan Rea after only a short time on the Fireblade

Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden has completed his first World Superbike test with Honda and ended the fog-interrupted two-day session only 1.5s slower than reigning champ Jonathan Rea at Motorland Aragon.

Hayden turned in a total of 80 laps but only had a limited time due to the difficult weather conditions. His first taste of the new challenge translated into a significant number of new areas to explore – new bike, new tyres, steel brakes and different electronics. The 34-year-old from Owensboro, Kentucky has worked tirelessly with the team to get comfortable on his CBR machine with a special focus on the front of the bike and on its electronics.

Source: Hayden completes first World Superbike test session at Aragon – Bikesport News

Provisional 2016 World Superbike calendar released

World Superbike bosses have finally released the 2016 race calendar

2016 provisional World Superbike calendar

Rnd 1: 26-28 February Australia – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Rnd 2: 11-13 March Thailand – Chang International Circuit
Rnd 3: 1-3 April Spain – MotorLand Aragón
Rnd 4: 15-17 April Netherlands – TT Circuit Assen
Rnd 5: 29-1 May Italy – Autodromo Int. Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola
Rnd 6: 13 -15 May Malaysia – Sepang International Circuit
Rnd 7: 27-29 May United Kingdom – Donington Park
Rnd 8: 17-19 June Italy – Misano World Circuit ‘Marco Simoncelli’
Rnd 9: 8-10 July USA – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Rnd 10: 22-24 July Italy – Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
Rnd 11: 16-18 September Germany – Lausitzring
Rnd 12: September 30-2 October France – Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
Rnd 13: 14-16 October Spain – Circuito de Jerez
Rnd 14: 28-30 October Qatar – Losail International Circuit

Official test days:
Rnd 1, Phillip Island (AUS) – Mon 22nd and Tue 23 Feb (WorldSBK, WorldSSP)
Rnd 7, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli (ITA) -­ Mon 20 Jun (WorldSBK)
Rnd 13, Circuito de Jerez (SPA) -­ Mon 17 Oct (WorldSBK)

Source: Provisional 2016 World Superbike calendar released – Bikesport News

Final approval given for £315m ($510.8 million) Circuit of Wales project

The Circuit of Wales has received the final planning permission that was needed to begin construction

Work on the £315m Circuit of Wales project, which will bring a world class motor sport venue to Blaenau Gwent alongside a one million sq. ft. technology park, can begin after the final planning issue was resolved. The circuit signed a contract with Dorna Sports to be the venue for the British GP from 2015 to 2019, but could not host this year’s race due to these issues:

Today, the Heads of the Valleys Development Company (HOTVDC) confirmed that the S16 application has been accepted clearing the final planning hurdle for the Circuit of Wales development.

After an extensive and robust eight-day Public Inquiry, sitting in March 2015, approval by the Deputy Minister for Farming and Food Rebecca Evans AM has permitted land previously designated as ‘common’ to be deregistered into private ownership. Throughout the Public Inquiry, Circuit of Wales presented detailed plans for substantial on and offsite mitigation highlighting the suitability of replacement land, which will lead to improved maintenance and ease of access.

Importantly, Planning Inspector Emyr Jones BSc (Hons) CEng NICE MCMI agreed stating in his report: “The likely out-turn of deregistration would be an overall enhancement of nature conservation interests[…]resulting in an overall nature conservation benefit as a result of the proposal as a whole.”

Read more @MotoGP.com: Final approval given for £315m Circuit of Wales project

2016 FIM World Superbike Championship Returns to Monterey, CA!!!

 2016 FIM WSBK Championship @  Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca


Elite competitors of both international and national motorcycle road racing take over July 8-10 with Round 9 of the Motul FIM World Superbike Championship GEICO U.S. Round featuring the MotoAmerica Superbike Showdown. The World Superbike Championship showcase event will receive a decidedly American shot in the arm with 2006 MotoGP World Champion and two-time Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca race winner (2005, 2006) Nicky Hayden returning to compete at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the first time since 2013. MotoAmerica returns for its sophomore season of doubleheader races with five levels of wheel-to-wheel and handlebar-to-handlebar action, including the showcase Superbike class.

Tickets for this event will begin to go on sale January 13th 2016 8 a.m. PT

Reminder: Superbike Corse Holiday Closures

Reminder: Superbike Corse Holiday Hours


Regular Shop Hours

Tuesday thru Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Shop Schedule for 2015-16
Thanksgiving Eve Early Close: 2:00 p.m. – Wed, Nov 25th
Closed Thanksgiving Day + 4 Days – Thurs thru Mon, Nov 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Christmas Eve Early Close: 2:00 p.m.– Thurs, Dec 24th
Closed Christmas Day + 6 Days – Fri thru Thurs, Dec 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Closed New Years Day 2016 + 3 Days – Fri thru Mon, Jan 1, 2, 3, 4

People on the Move: Dan is Returning to Yoshimura Suzuki

Dan is Returning to Yoshimura Suzuki

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Superbike Corse Inc. is proud to announce that their top mechanic Dan Schwartz has accepted a position to return to Yoshimura Suzuki’s MotoAmerica AMA Superbike Team as Yoshimura rider Jake Lewis’s new chassis mechanic. All is not lost as Dan will still be available to tune, adjust, or rebuild your engine…but by appointment only.

Dan is and will continue to be part of the Superbike Corse family.

Please come by, show your support and wish him well on his new venture.

Keep returning to this Superbike Corse Inc website for exciting new announcements for 2016.

Ducati 2016 New Model Intro – Watch Now

Watch the Ducati 2016 New Model Unveiling Video announced 16.Nov.2015

Watch the New Model Intro Video Now! (58 min)

Watch “What is X?” video (2 min) below. Note: this is shown in the 58min video above.

New 2016 Ducati 959 Paigale info Link

New 2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro info Link

New 2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak info Link

New 2016 Ducati Sixty2 Scrambler info Link

New 2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939 – Hypermotard 939 SP – Hyperstrada 939 info Link

New 2016 Ducati XDiavel info Link

New 2016 Ducati 1200R Monster info Link

Ducati Denies the Upcoming V4 Engine

Ducati Rumored to Ditch the Superquadro Engine and Replace It with a MotoGP-Derived V4

Several Italian motorcycle media were informed that Ducati denies the rumors of switching over to a V4 engine and a completely different frame architecture. Despite this official denial, we suspect that Ducati is not exactly telling the truth. Read more at Autoevolution.com.

Link to previous rumor artcle (click on photo)

Will Ducati Ditch the Superquadro Engine for a V4?

Ducati Island Returns to 2016 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas

Ducati Island at the 2016 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas

Ducati North America is excited to announce that Ducati Island is returning to Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX for the 2016 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas on April 8 – 10, 2016 at Circuit of The Americas.

Ducati Island has turned into one of the most anticipated non-racing activities throughout the MotoGP weekend and 2016 is sure to be another great year at the world-class racetrack. Get your 2016 Ducati Ticket Package now and we’ll see you next year in Austin for another amazing weekend on Ducati Island!