The Atlantic Roadracing League (ARL) has announced their 2012 road racing and riding school schedule as follows:
ARL Roadracing Series:
- Round #1: May 11-13, 2012
- Round #2: June 15-17, 2012
- Round #3: July 13-15, 2012
- Canadian National: July 19-22, 2012
- Round #4: August 17-19, 2012
- Round #5: September 7-9, 2012
- Women's Riding School: May 20, 2012
- Co-Ed Ridign School: June 9-10, 2012
For more information visit www.atlanticroadracing.com
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 10:03
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 12:18
Race fans can check out Mosport International Raceway's booth at the North American International Motorcycle Supershow in Toronto this weekend. Mosport's 2012 Race Tour continues at the show, which takes place at the Toronto International Centre this weekend, January 6-8.
Thursday, 05 January 2012 19:08
Motorcycle enthusiasts heading to the International Motorcycle Supershow in Mississauga this weekend can catch team FOGI Racing and rider Ben Young at the event. For the second consecutive year "SUPERSHOW" has continued to support the Canadian Motorcycling Road Racing team at the largest motorcycling show in North America. According to Scott Young, FOGI team manager, "we are delighted with the response that was achieved at the 2011 show, now to get the chance to show the team off again is fantastic, we cannot thank the SUPERSHOW enough."
The team will be showcasing Ben Young's Yamaha R6 AMA Daytona Sportbike spec machine and Ben will be on hand to chat with fans and do poster signings. In addition to AMA rounds, Young will also be piloting a GP Tech Moto3 powered Yamaha in select WERA and USGPRU events in the United States, the result of a partnership between FOGI Racing and GP Tech LLC. GP Tech will have the Moto3 machine on display at the show under the FOGI Racing camp. According to GP Tech owner Geoff Maloney, "we were delighted with the feedback and fun we had with Ben Young at a race/ test weekend at the end of the 2011 season. GP Tech and Frame Crafters, the chassis builders, thought Ben would be perfect to continue to race and test the new Moto3 machine to gain interest among race clubs and riders. With GP Tech and FOGI Racing striving together to bring in up and coming kids into the sport, our new Moto3 machine is the perfect way to get kids into riding GP."
Be sure to visit the FOGI Racing team at the North American International Motorcycle Supershow this coming January 6-8 at the International Centre.
Thursday, 05 January 2012 13:27
At Honda’s annual journo session prior to the Toronto Motorcycle Show in December, product planning specialist Nick Smirniw previewed a host of new models and revised equipment. We heard about the return of several rides including the CBR125R, which will be available in Repsol livery, and the CB1000FA returning in a new gun metal grey coat with gold wheels. The centerpiece, however, was a pair of versatile new street 670cc twins – the NC700X and NC700S.
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 17:39
A New Year's gift came a little early this year for seven-time Canadian Superbike Champion Jordan Szoke and his wife, Amy, who were pleased to welcome the arrival of Wolfgang Larry Szoke to the family on December 29, 2011 at 10:52am. Born at the Brantford General Hospital, the newest member of the Szoke family weighed in at 6lbs 8oz. The birth came one day before Jordan's own birthday, December 30th, proving perhaps that baby Szoke is already trying to finish ahead of dad?
Monday, 02 January 2012 14:54
Yamaha Factory Racing was dealt another blow today as Indonesian and Malaysian petroleum giant, Petronas, announced they will not be extending their sponsorship for the 2012 season, following a successful three year partnership that included a two consecutive world championship titles with Valentino Rossi (2009) and Jorge Lorenzo (2010).
Commenting on the conclusion of the three-year partnership, Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing said "The relationship between Yamaha and PETRONAS has been a great success, we have enjoyed some major achievements together in the MotoGP class. Now that the partnership has reached its natural conclusion I would like to thank our friends at PETRONAS for the support during their time with us and wish them well for the future".
Mohammad Medan Abdullah, Senior General Manager of PETRONAS Group Corporate Affairs Division: "We are happy to have had this opportunity to work with the Yamaha Factory Racing team over the past three years. In that time, we have enjoyed the benefits of strong brand exposure through the privilege of being associated with a team that shares our values and passion. The team has achieved many successes through a high level of competitiveness and stretched performance standards and we wish the team continued success in the future".
After losing Fiat as a title sponsor in 2011, followed by this more recent conclusion of the Petronas support, the Japanese manufacturer may be expected to shoulder a significant amount of the costs for the 2012 season, a questionable ask when motorcycle sales are down globally and the economic climate is not condusive to supporting an expensive MotoGP racing program.
Only time will tell if the Japanese manufacturer will find a new sponsor for 2012 or if it will aim to finance the bulk of its own racing program, and what that means for Yamaha Factory riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies.
Friday, 30 December 2011 09:40
BMW Motorrad Canada recently announced their 2012 product and pricing updates for the Canadian market, including the introduction of the C600 Sport and C650GT Maxi Scooters. In an effort to address growing traffic volumes, rising energy costs and increasing pressure on CO2 emissions and fuel efficiency, BMW, as part of their strategy for sustainable mobility, are introducing these two premium vehicles in the maxi-scooter segment.
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:08
You're probably already familiar with GoPro cameras, a powerful line of wearable and gear-mountable cameras and accessories designed for action sport enthusiasts. First developed for the surf industry, GoPro has expanded its powerful line to include Outdoor sports such as cycling and skydiving, as well as a Motorsports line, with accessories tailored to the motorsports enthusiast.
GoPro has recently launched their Hero2 camera, which the company claims to be 2X more powerful than the original GoPro Hero camera in every way.
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 22:23
Team Kawasaki/BG finished 2nd in Free Practice, took Pole in Qualifying by only 100th of a second (On the first flying lap), and led the first 2 laps of the 103 lap, 3 Hour Endurance Race at Zhuhai on December 11th. The team swapped the lead with Factory Yes Yamaha and it was starting to appear to be more of a 3 Hour sprint race until about half way through when Yamaha encountered some engine problems. They pitted and rolled out the other bike. The rules in this event allow for 2 bikes and 2 or 3 riders on the track for 45 minutes at a time.
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 20:51