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McCormick Completes 3-Day Test with Effenbert Liberty Squad at Phillip Island

The Effenbert Liberty Racing Team successfully completed a 3-day private test in Phillip Island in preparation for the World Superbike Championship season-opener in 2 weeks time.

Saskatchewan’s Brett McCormick had an opportunity to test the his new Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati Panigale in preparation for the upcoming World Superstock race season. 

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 18:29

Congratulations Readers' Choice Award Winners: McCormick & Nesbitt

Winners of the 10th annual Inside Track Readers’ Choice Awards were announced at the Canadian Motorsports Expo this past weekend in Toronto, Ontario.  The awards, which serve as a key component of our commitment to focus positive attention on this country’s current and future stars, invited readers to vote on their favourite Racer of the Year and Up and Coming Racer in a variety of motorsports disciplines, including Road Racing and Motorcycles. Nominees were selected from across Canada.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 18:02

Pro Bike & Sled Series: Randy Hope Returns

From a press release from the Pro Bike and Sled Series: The champion of the first year of Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products will return for the 2012 season of drag racing competition, and London’s Randy Hope said he won’t be making any major changes.

“We’ll be doing a little bit of maintenance,” said the 1978 Kawasaki Z-1R rider. “We’re planning on keeping the same program and look for more consistency.”

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:42

Ducati up for Sale?

News from the Italian National daily, Il Sole 24 Ore, reported today the Ducati could be up for sale through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and that the transaction could be worth up to EUR 1 billion, three times the initial investment. Investindustrial, the private equity group headed by the Bonini family, is expected to launch an IPO in Hong Kong, sometime during the second part of 2012. 

Monday, 13 February 2012 22:57

Haga all fired up for British Superbike Championship; Replaces Hutchinson on Swan Yamaha

From a press release from Yamaha-Racing: The Swan Yamaha team has today (Monday) confirmed that World Superbike sensation Noriyuki Haga will be completing their line-up for the 2012 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship as he permanently replaces the injured Ian Hutchinson for the forthcoming season. 

Monday, 13 February 2012 22:26

Motonation to Distribute Sidi Boots, AGV Sport, Vemar Helmets

From a press release from Motonation- Effective immediately Motonation is now responsible for the Canadian market for Sidi boots,AGV Sport apparel and Vemar helmets!

This is a great step for the Motonation “brand” and we intend on treating the Canadian market with the same intensity that we have applied to the USA market since 1999.

Monday, 13 February 2012 17:48

World Superbike Phillip Island: Sykes on Top, Effenbert Liberty Arrives Safely, Hopper's Hand Woes

A few short weeks away from the opening of the World Superbike season, most of the teams have arrived safely in Australia, where a number of top riders are taking advantage of private test days before the official IMS test February 20-21. Kawasaki Racing Team's Tom Skyes proved to be the man on top in early private practice, setting a blistering pace of 1.33:0 laptime on the opening day of private testing. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) was a close second with a time of 1:33.3, while Eugene Laverty (Aprilia) also set a 1:33.3, one-tenth faster than BMW Motorrad rider Marco Melandri. Max Biagi (Aprilia Racing) and Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) set identical times of 1:33:7's, while Brett McCormick's Effenbert Liberty Racing teammate (and roommate, apparently), Jacub Smrz scored a 1:34.0 following a lengthy trip from Europe. 

Monday, 13 February 2012 15:21

RACE & TRACKFEVER Partner Up for 2012 Ontario Road Racing Events

Ontario road racers disgruntled with the scheduling conflict that replaced a RACE Superseries regional event with a CSBK national event at Shannonville this year no longer need to worry about a month-long gap in their racing schedule. Earlier this year, when regulars to the Shannonville-based RACE Superseries learned that one of their regional events had been replaced with a CSBK national roadracing event, there was concern among regional regulars that they would experience a large gap in their schedule. With no racing from May 6 (Round 1) to July 20 (Round 2), the revised schedule left no races to compete in during the month of June, save for the national CSBK event at Shannonville on June 22, 2012.  

Wednesday, 08 February 2012 11:37

Introducing the 2012 MV Agusta F3 675

From M.V. Agusta Motor S.p.A-  Despite the difficult global economic conditions and the continued reduction in the sportbike market, MV Agusta has closed 2011 with an increase in sales of +12% over the previous year. For 2012, the company has already received orders that are +100% compared to 2011, thanks to new 3-cylinder mid-sizemodels: F3 675 and BRUTALE 675 and the increase of the maxi BRUTALE family.

Tuesday, 07 February 2012 13:06

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