Nicky Hayden Dies After Being Hit by a Car

Nicky Hayden Crash Car Bike

Nicky Hayden, the former MotoGP world champion, has died five days after he was involved in a cycling accident with a car in Italy. The 35-year-old American also known as the Kentucky Kid was hit by a car on a training exercise in Italy last weekend, suffering severe head and chest injuries. On Monday, the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital, where he had been placed into a medically induced coma, confirmed that…

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Laverty Not Hurt After His Aprilia Explodes

Eugene Laverty Unharmed after 160 MPH Crash on his RSV4 Aprilia

Eugene Laverty says he is feeling okay and been given the all clear by the World Superbike medical team after his scary fall which caused the red flag stoppage of race one at Imola. On lap 13 Milwaukee Aprilia’s Laverty and Alex Lowes on the Pata Yamaha collided in the run down to the Rivazza double left-hander which broke the brake lines on Laverty’s bike. Travelling at approximately 160mph Laverty…

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FIM Adds 300cc Class to 2017 WSBK Season

WSBK FIM Super Sport Bike 300

The International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) and promoter Dorna announced a new entry-level racing class that will join the World Superbike Championship (WSBK) in 2017. The new Supersport 300 World Championship will open a new avenue for developing young racers while also giving manufacturers a venue to showcase their small-displacement sportbikes. “This new platform will be the perfect environment for developing future talent,” says Vito Ippolito, President of FIM. “The intention of…

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Beaubier Impresses Yamaha at Donington Park

Knee Dragging

Pata Yamaha team boss Paul Denning has expressed his satisfaction with Cameron Beaubier’s performance on his World Superbike debut at Donington Park. The MotoAmerica champion was drafted in as a replacement for the injured Sylvain Guintoli at the British venue, and became the team’s sole representative when Alex Lowes was declared unfit to race. Beaubier impressed by qualifying ninth for his debut WSBK race, but crashed out on the first…

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