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Lowes on pole at Thruxton BSB

Samsung Honda’s Alex Lowes (above) will start from pole position in tomorrow’s opening MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship race at Thruxton ahead of Tyco Suzuki’s PJ Jacobsen. Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) and Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) complete the front row of the grid. […]

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Brookes third at Brands BSB

Team Suzuki’s Josh Brookes (above) holds third place in the British Superbike Championship standings after the opening round of the season at Brands Hatch, the Tyco Suzuki rider taking third place in the opening encounter, after leading in the early laps; and followed it up with a lonely fifth place in race two. […]

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Lorenzo wins in Qatar from Rossi and Márquez

Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo (above) proved too strong for his competitors in The Commercial Bank of Qatar Grand Prix, held under lights on Sunday evening at the Losail International Circuit. Teammate Valentino Rossi was an impressive second, with Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) taking third place on debut. […]

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Lorenzo clinches pole at Qatar MotoGP

At the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo (above) became the first pole-sitter under the new look MotoGP Qualifying format whereby the top 12 riders go head-to-head in a 15-minute shootout for the top spot. […]


Customer Racer

YAMAHA has turned its YZ450F motocrosser into an entry level road racing weapon and who better to let loose on one than Cycle Torque’s moto head Darren Smart and former dirt track champion turned road racer Josh McGrath. […]


Yamaha YZ450F

AFTER its groundbreaking release in 2010, with the backwards engine design and mass centralisation concept, the current generation YZ450F has had quite a controversial impact on the off-road motocross market. […]


Riding a winner

YAMAHA Australia recently invited ol’ Smarty out to Queensland Raceway to have a crack at Kevin Curtain’s championship winning Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 racers so along with up-and-coming road race star Josh McGrath we hit the track to see what makes these blue beasts so special. […]