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British Superbike: Race One Results From Brands Hatch

LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha rider Ryan Vickers took the victory in Bennetts British Superbike Race One Saturday at rainy Brands Hatch. It was Vickers’ career-first British Superbike win.

The race was stopped prematurely due to a red flag brought out by “track contamination,” according to the series’ official website, and because the race did not reach two-thirds distance only half points were awarded.

Lovell Kent Racing Honda’s Danny Kent was the runner-up, and Christian Iddon finished third on his Oxford Products Racing Ducati.

Americans Julian Correa and Eli Banish finished sixth and 12th, respectively, in wet R&G British Talent Cup Race One Saturday at Brands Hatch.

 

Julian Correa (40). Photo by Michael Hallam, courtesy Michael Correa.Julian Correa (40). Photo by Michael Hallam, courtesy Michael Correa.

 

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More, from a press release issued by MotorSport Vision Racing:

Vickers celebrates first Bennetts BSB win as Kent and Iddon claim first podiums in 2023

Ryan Vickers claimed his first Bennetts British Superbike Championship race win at Brands Hatch this afternoon in the BikeSocial Sprint race as the LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha rider held off Danny Kent before a red flag for track contamination. The race was not restarted and half points were awarded as two-thirds race distance had not been completed.

At the start, championship leader Tommy Bridewell launched into the lead, but Vickers was determined and as the BeerMonster Ducati rider had a big moment, he took advantage and made his move at Stirlings.

Kent was in close contention too and as the leading trio crossed the line for the start of lap three, he was able to get better drive out of Clearways to take second and ease Bridewell back into third place.

Vickers and Kent were controlling the race at the front, with a slight edge over their rivals as the pair, both fighting for their first Bennetts BSB race win, made a break from the chasing pack.

Vickers had a few moments, but he was able to keep Kent at bay, but behind Christian Iddon had moved his way into third and he was bidding to close down the pair. However, the race was red flagged for track contamination, and was not restarted due to track conditions.

That meant Vickers became the sixth different race winner in 2023 Bennetts BSB with Kent and Iddon sealing podiums for the first time this season, making it nine different riders to score top three finishes so far this year and the first in the series for the Lovell Kent Racing Honda team.

Jack Kennedy and the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha team also took advantage of the conditions, with the reigning Quattro Group British Supersport champion celebrating his best result in Bennetts BSB with a fourth place, edging just ahead of Jason O’Halloran and McAMS Yamaha.

Leon Haslam was sixth for the ROKiT BMW Motorrad Team, meanwhile Bridewell dropped to seventh, but still maintains his championship lead with 26.5 points now separating him from his BeerMonster Ducati teammate Glenn Irwin who finished in tenth place.

Storm Stacey was eighth after a hard-fought performance for Starline Racing Kawasaki ahead of Peter Hickman who led the FHO Racing BMW Motorrad Team effort.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Brands Hatch, BikeSocial Sprint Race result:

Ryan Vickers (LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha) Danny Kent (Lovell Kent Racing Honda) +0.152s Christian Iddon (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) +2.173s Jack Kennedy (Mar-Train Racing Yamaha) +3.431s Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +4.566s Leon Haslam (ROKiT BMW Motorrad Team) +4.941s Tommy Bridewell (BeerMonster Ducati) +5.817s Storm Stacey (Starline Racing Kawasaki) +17.412s Peter Hickman (FHO Racing BMW Motorrad) +17.501s Glenn Irwin (BeerMonster Ducati) +17.814s

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings:

Tommy Bridewell (BeerMonster Ducati) 221.5 Glenn Irwin (BeerMonster Ducati) 195 Kyle Ryde (LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha) 171.5 Josh Brookes (FHO Racing BMW Motorrad Team) 169.5 Leon Haslam (ROKiT BMW Motorrad) 169 Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 138.5 Lee Jackson (Cheshire Mouldings Kawasaki) 125 Christian Iddon (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) 115 Ryan Vickers (LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha) 113 Jack Kennedy (Mar-Train Racing Yamaha) 85

For more information on the Bennetts British Superbike Championship visit www.britishsuperbike.com

Ryan Vickers

LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha

“I am so happy to have taken my first win and I can’t thank the team enough. It is an amazing feeling. There have been times in the last couple of years when I didn’t think winning would happen again, but I had people who believed in me, and with this team and package I am in a really good place.

“It is difficult to know what a rider is doing behind you, especially in the wet as Danny was stronger in some areas, but then I was stronger in others. You don’t know when someone will make a move, but I was riding my own comfortable pace. There was one corner that was tricky, but I was consistent and I just was hitting my markers and was focused on my own race.

“I felt comfortable leading and I felt happier being there, especially in wet conditions. I could see my pit board was +0.1 and it was difficult – I just tried to make no mistakes. We feel in a good place for tomorrow, I need to thank everyone who has supported me as without them over the last few years I wouldn’t be able to experience this amazing moment and I am going to enjoy every minute of it.”


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Petersen To Focus On Returning To Full Fitness – MotoAmerica

Cameron Petersen aboard his Fresh N lean Progressive Yamaha Racing YZF-R1 Superbike at WeatherTech Raqceway Laguna Seca two weekends ago. Photo by Brian J,. Nelson.

The following is from Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A…

Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing’s Cameron Petersen will sit out the remaining rounds of the 2023 MotoAmerica season to repair a wrist injury

Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing’s Cameron Petersen will sit out the remaining rounds of the MotoAmerica Superbike season to focus on returning to full fitness. Together with his doctors and the team, the South African made the decision to undergo surgery to repair his wrist as soon as possible in order to return to 100%.

At this early time, there has not been a decision made for a fill-in rider; an update will follow at a later date.

Petersen intends to return “stronger than ever” to the Medallia Superbike Championship. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

Richard Stanboli – Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing Team Manager

“We’re bummed out that he can’t continue for the upcoming rounds, but we are encouraged that he will get the surgery that will allow him to return to 100%. We are supportive of his decision, as the injury has kept Cam from showing his full potential this season. We have not made a decision yet as far as a fill-in rider, and we will have an update to follow at a later date.”

Cameron Petersen – Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha Racing

“Unfortunately, this is not the news I wanted to give everyone, but it’s time for me to get this wrist worked on. I tried to fight through the pain and get to the end of the season with some decent results, but it’s at the point now that the pain is affecting my riding, results, and everyday life. I can’t thank the team enough for being so understanding, but I know after this surgery, I will be able to come back stronger and do my job, and that’s to win races! I’ll be back stronger than ever.”




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N2/WERA: Kruger Continues Winning Ways, At Roebling Road Raceway

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Dan Kruger Racing Team:

N2/WERA: 2 Wins, 4 Podiums as Dan Kruger continues his Winning Ways at Roebling Raceway for the Endurance/Sprint Championships

Date: July 15-16, 2023 Savannah, GA

Dan Kruger continued his winning form this past weekend on the Nature Power Superbike Kawasaki ZX-10R in the 100F+ heat to take 4 podiums including class Win (Relay) to remain unbeaten in 2023 in the N2 National Endurance Championship.  It was a 4-hour endurance event where Dan teamed up with MotoAmerica regulars Jason Waters and Gabriel Da Silva in the Relay Class.  We immediately took the lead in our class and never looked back for the entire 4 hours.  We ended up winning with an 11-lap margin over 2nd place in our class.  A big thanks to Dan’s teammates as Jason put in the quickest lap of the entire race and kept a quick pace whenever out on track.

Sunday was the WERA Sprint races where Dan managed a win and two 3rd place finishes to finish up the weekend on a high note.

We would like to thank all our sponsors including Nature Power, Mototron, Pirelli, RK, EBC, HEL, Dainese, KYT, Motul, Ktech, SK Support, Hindle, and Kinetik.

We would also like to thank the Roadracing World Action Fund for the many years they have and continue to keep riders safe with Air Fence across the country.

For more information, check us out at www.facebook.com/dankrugerracingteam to stay up to date on all our race results and latest team news.


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FIM JuniorGP: American Daniel LCQ To P7 In European Talent Cup At Catalunya

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Kristian Daniel Jr. Racing:

EUROPEAN TALENT CUP: FIRST TOP 10 FINISH FOR AMERICAN KRISTIAN DANIEL JR

Kristian Daniel Jr finishes 7th place in a chaotic European Talent Cup race

July 16th  – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain

After securing a career best 12th position earlier in the year at Round 2 of the FIM European Talent Cup, MRE Talent Team rider Kristian Daniel Jr fought through a chaotic race this past weekend in Barcelona to cross the line in the top ten of the elite junior racing series.

The young American was showing great pace during Thursday and Friday’s practices but ended Friday with a high-speed crash in the last corner of Circuit de Catalunya, seeing rider and bike tumble through the gravel. Kristian walked away uninjured and the team repaired the Honda NSF250R in order to run a strong qualifying Saturday. Bad luck struck Saturday when during Qualifying One, two crash-related technical issues saw Kristian and team lose valuable laps while the team repaired the bike. They had another chance during Qualifying Two, but half way through the session a rock broke the radiator, putting an end to their session. Kristian finished 0.3 second away from a position that would have qualified him straight into the main race, which meant that he had to compete in the Last Chance Qualifying (LCQ) race Sunday morning in order to participate in the main race Sunday afternoon.

On Sunday morning, 24 riders lined up in the seven-lap LCQ race, where only the first and 2nd place finishers advanced to the main race in the afternoon. Kristian was in control for most of the race, except for the penultimate lap when he dropped back to sixth after being slipstreamed down the main straight. He recovered the positions in the final lap, crossing the line in second, qualifying him to compete in the main race.

On Sunday afternoon, Kristian was supposed to line up 30th on the grid for the Main Race, but due to penalties handed out to riders further ahead who were moved to the back of the grid, he started from 25th position. The young American showed his pace early on, moving from 25th to 15th by lap three. While he battled and led the second group for most laps, this race quickly turned into a race of attrition, seeing many riders either crash or make mistakes. By lap eight, Kristian was engrossed in a fierce battle against eight other riders for 11th position. During the last lap, four of the leading riders crashed out in corner 10, and Kristian, seeing this, made a daring last-corner move to cross the line in seventh position. This marks his best finish in the championship and the best result for an American in the European Talent Cup.


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World Supersport: Race Two Results From Imola

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Eleven Percent Growth For Ducati In First Half Of 2023 In U.S. Market – MotoAmerica

The following is from Ducati…

A record of 34,976 motorcycles were delivered globally in the first half of 2023, 5 percent more than in the same period of 2022 The top three markets for Ducati have grown compared to last year: Italy +10 percent, United States +11 percent and Germany +13 percent The Multistrada V4 is the top-seller of the Ducati range with 6,382 motorcycles delivered so far in 2023

Following a positive first quarter, Ducati closes the first six months of 2023 reporting growing delivery figures.

The Bologna-based manufacturer delivered a record of 34.976 motorcycles over the course of the first half of the year, thus accomplishing a 5 percent growth compared to the same period of 2022.

Francesco Milicia, Ducati VP Global Sales and Aftersales: “This first half-year was Ducati’s best ever in terms of deliveries. We reached a record 34,976 bikes delivered, proving that our passionate clients continue to appreciate our product range, which is now wider than ever. The supply bottlenecks experienced last year are now over but the global competition in the market is more intense post-Covid  because of better product availability. Our commitment to reinforce the satisfaction of our Ducatisti is stronger than ever and their continuous trust gives all the people in Borgo Panigale extra motivation.”

At the end of the second quarter of 2023, Italy remains in the leading position among Ducati’s markets with 6,639 motorcycles delivered and a growth of 10 percent compared to last year’s period. The United States represents the second largest market for the company with 4,505 bikes delivered resulting in an 11 percent growth over 2022. Germany is in third position, gaining a 13 percent growth with 4,217 motorcycles delivered.

The most appreciated motorcycle in the ever-wider Ducati range is the Multistrada V4 in all its versions with 6,382 models delivered globally between January and June 2023. Ducati’s naked sports bike par excellence, the Monster, is in second position with 4,299 delivered motorcycles in the world, while in third place there is the Scrambler Ducati 800 family with 3,581 bikes.

For 2024 Ducati has already unveiled four new color schemes for its motorcycles. Enthusiasts can choose their SuperSport 950 S in the Stripe Livery that alternates white, grey and red colors, accentuating the sporty elegance of the bike. The Monster is now even more stylish thanks to the new Iceberg White color. Boldness meets performance on the Panigale V2 with the new Black on Black Livery, and the pleasure of traveling every day finds a new sporty attitude on the Multistrada V2 S with the Thrilling Black & Street Grey color scheme. And, in North America, the recent market arrival of the new Scrambler Ducati family, including the Icon, Nightshift, and incoming Full Throttle, are making a big impression. Notably, the Icon can be personalized with nine different colors. 




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Video: 100th Loudon Classic Post-Race Chat With NEMRR’s John Grush

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ASRA Team Challenge: Dolipski & Soltisz Take Overall And GTO Wins At Blackhawk

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Canadian Superbike: An Update From Flooded AMP, With Video

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By CSBK/Professional Motorsports Productions (PMP):

Editorial Note: Scroll down to see raw drone video footage of the flooding and bridge damage shot by the TSN crew.

 

AMP Update as of Sunday, July 23

Shubenacadie, NS – Bridgestone Canadian Superbike Championship officials are happy to confirm that progress on ensuring the safe departure of everyone at Atlantic Motorsport Park has officially begun Sunday morning, July 23.

In conjunction with local emergency services, work has started on installing a temporary bridge on the main road in and out of the facility (North Salem Road), which has suffered significant erosion in the wake of extreme rainfall and flooding early Saturday morning.

As this is a difficult and complicated process with no estimated time of completion, CSBK officials stress that no one leaves the facility until work is finished in order to avoid delaying the exit of all involved and/or causing additional unsafe road closures.

CSBK officials will issue an update as soon as it is deemed safe to leave the facility.

This is a customary response in extreme weather scenarios like the one witnessed across Nova Scotia with record rainfall this weekend.

More updates will be provided when the temporary bridge is safely installed, at which point CSBK officials will do all they can to ensure the quick departure of everyone at AMP.

CSBK staff continue to prioritize the safety and wellbeing of everyone at the facility, and thank those for their patience during this process.

 


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British Superbike: New Twins And Ninja ZX-4RR Classes Added For 2024

2024 Bennetts British Superbike Championship support class line up unveiled

Bennetts British Superbike Championship series organisers, MSVR have today announced the complete line-up of support classes that will feature from 2024, following careful consideration of the technical regulations to ensure class stability, whilst continuing to deliver close and competitive racing throughout the programme.

The announcement features the introduction of two new classes for 2024, designed to showcase and promote junior riders, offering a career path that allows development and progression through the championships classes.

2024 CLASS INFORMATION
 
Bennetts British Superbike Championship

In the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, the Promoter and teams will consider technical (firmware) changes and identify areas of performance and cost control. There is also a consideration to BSB “Pathway” technical level for teams transitioning from National Superstock, for their first year of BSB class competition only. This would include being on the MoTeC ECU platform but some lower regulation requirements on certain cycle and mechanical parts.

Quattro Group British Supersport Championship

For 2025, the class will fully adopt Supersport “Next Generation” technical regulations, with the expected launch of further eligible machine models. The use of “kit” electronics will cease at the end of the 2024 season. This year’s Pirelli Junior Superstock Championship will also be a pathway to the BSS Cup in 2024.

Quattro Group British GP2 Championship

There will be a further review for the remainder of the 2023 season to ascertain viability for 2024 and beyond. The Promoter does recognise the benefits of a middleweight prototype class, but further teams’ commitment to the class is a priority to confirm.

Pirelli National Superstock Championship

Series Organisers are continuing a review of technical regulations to balance machine models where required. There will also be a review of tyre material standard.

Pirelli National Junior Superstock Championship

The Pirelli National Junior Superstock Championship will not continue into 2024 as the class is confined to two manufacturers without the realistic option of more and the inability to operate a balance of performance (BoP) formula, as in BSS. Current machines/teams can transition into the BSS Cup (or main BSS Championship). All national and regional clubs will maintain a 600cc class.

R&G British Talent Cup

Despite various other Dorna promoted Talent Championships moving to Pirelli tyres, the BTC remains under contractual supply from Dunlop tyres.

HEL Performance British Junior Supersport Championship

The Junior Supersport class will not continue into 2024 – as a defacto one make series already, the Promoter has defined with Kawasaki UK a replacement machine running to tight financial and technical parameters. All national and regional clubs will maintain a class that will cater for current Junior Supersport machines.

ABK Beer 0% BMW Motorrad F 900 R Cup

Combined rider and machine weight to be implemented with immediate effect (2023).

NEW FOR 2024
 
Pirelli National Sportbike Championship

New for the 2024 season, eligible machines include the Yamaha R7, Aprilia RS660, Kawasaki Ninja 650, Honda Hornet 750 as well as others believed to be entering the sector. Machines will run on Mektronic ECU platform with BoP formula to manage model parity and slick tyres. Rider eligibility is a minimum age of 16 years old on 1st March 2024.

Kawasaki British Superteen Championship

In association with Kawasaki UK a high level promoted championship with manufacturer presence and support and importantly contained budget and technical controls. The machine to be used is the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR, which will offer a higher standard of competition material. Rider eligibility is a minimum age of 15 years old on 1st April 2024 and a maximum of 20 years old on 1st April 2024. Riders must have a minimum of a Clubman licence.

For the 2024 classes information, please click here

For more information on the Bennetts British Superbike Championship visit www.britishsuperbike.com

 

 

 

More, from another press release issued by MotorSport Vision Racing:

Kawasaki UK announce exciting new British Superteen class for 2024

After the highly popular unveil of the all-new Ninja ZX-4RR, Kawasaki UK is pleased to announce that it will be launching an all-new one-make series, the Kawasaki British Superteen Championship. The series will feature as part of the 2024 Bennetts British Superbike Championship calendar, giving young riders a chance to race in front of huge crowds at the best circuits in the UK.

The new Kawasaki British Superteen class will be open to riders aged between 15 and 20 and will run across eight double-header rounds, at the UK’s premier circuits, including a planned World Superbike support race.  With riders on equal machinery, the series will be a thrilling spectacle for fans trackside, while the high-revving characteristic of the 4-cylinder 400cc Supersport machine is perfect for helping young riders develop their skills as part of the world’s most competitive domestic series. The overall winner of the 2024 Superteen class Championship will receive a brand-new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R road bike.

Each race bike competing in the series will be built by Kawasaki Team Green Technical Partner, MSS Performance, who will also offer a choice of two packages to suit every budget. Eager to make this a fair and competitive option for going racing, package prices will begin at under £12,000 plus VAT.

The series was officially launched today at Brands Hatch, with the very first Ninja ZX-4RR in the UK, which has been built to race spec, available to view in Pit Lane throughout the weekend. Members of staff from Kawasaki UK and MSS Performance will also be in attendance all weekend for any riders and teams interested in joining the Championship next season.

Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department at Kawasaki UK said: “As soon as we saw this model on the production plan, we knew it was destined for the race track! To have the BSB Championship promoter MSVR on board and enabling us to have a class entirely devoted to this bike is fantastic!

“We are excited to be able to offer a competitively priced and exciting race package to young riders looking to develop their racing careers. The Team Green ethos has always been about supporting young talent and offering opportunities on track, so we cannot wait to take this one step further with this new class in 2024.”

Stuart Higgs, Bennetts British Superbike Championship Series Director commented: “It is 32 years since the British circuit promoters launched the first “Superteen” Championship, and within the entry list was James Haydon, David Jefferies, John McGuiness and Michael Rutter.  We are tremendously excited to bring the “Superteen” name back to British Championship status.

“Together with our partner Kawasaki UK we are re-calibrating this most important entry level class with a new motorcycle that will benefit team and rider development, and importantly be contained to tight budget and regulations parameters.  Any major change to the championship structure is carefully considered and current Junior Supersport machines will be eligible for many different regional and national club championships.”

To find out more details on the ZX-4RR package, please contact MSS Performance on [email protected] or 01206 913216.

To register your interest in racing in this class, please contact [email protected].

For more information on the Bennetts British Superbike Championship visit www.britishsuperbike.com


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