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BMW’s HP4 is Official Safety Bike for MotoGP

BMW’s HP4 is Official Safety Bike for MotoGP

When the 2013 MotoGP World Championship gets underway with the Qatar Grand Prix this weekend, BMW M will be starting its 15th season as the “Official Car of MotoGP.” BMW has been involved in MotoGP since 1999 providing the official Safety Cars. A highlight of this anniversary at the opening round held at the “LosailContinue Reading »

Valerie Thompson Breaks 212mph on Modified S1000RR

Valerie Thompson Breaks 212mph on Modified S1000RR

Speed: it’s all about how fast you go. In the case of Valerie Thompson of Team Valerie Thompson Racing and her BMW S1000RR, it appears she can go very, very fast. Her latest speed record was achieved on March 24, 2013, when the young lady from Arizona set a terminal speed figure of 212mph inContinue Reading »

HP4 Races to Third on its First Outing in South Africa

HP4 Races to Third on its First Outing in South Africa

Former national Supersport champion Chris Leeson, riding the all-new BMW Motorrad Motorsport HP4 for the first time, scored a hard-earned third overall in the second round of the South African Superbike championship at Killarney in Cape Town on Saturday, March 16. Teammate Ryan Ottens was fourth overall. Heavy overnight rain resulted in the Killarney circuitContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: Podium for Marco in Opening Round

WSBK 2013: Podium for Marco in Opening Round

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team has started the 2013 season by celebrating a podium position finish. At the opening round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island is Australia, factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) finished third in the second race. It was a bravely fought podium for him after his already injuredContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad’s New 2013 WSBK Team Introduced

BMW Motorrad’s New 2013 WSBK Team Introduced

The winter break is drawing to an end and the countdown is on to the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship. With just two weeks to go until the season-opener in Phillip Island, Australia, the realigned BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team was presented to the public in Munich this week. The international media launch took placeContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Final Stage, 12 Total Podiums for Husky Team

Dakar 2013: Final Stage, 12 Total Podiums for Husky Team

The 14th and final stage of the 35th edition of the Dakar wound up today in Santiago, Chile. Frenchman Cyril Despres became the overall winner for the fifth time in a race that had been wide open right up until the end of the last special test. Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain did well onceContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 13, Goncalves Third and Barreda Fifth in Penultimate Stage

Dakar 2013: Stage 13, Goncalves Third and Barreda Fifth in Penultimate Stage

Local hero Chilean Chaleco Lopez won today’s stage of the Dakar, and in doing so equals Joan Barreda in the number of stage victories. Portuguese rider Paulo Goncalves was the best of the Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain crossing the La Serena finish-line in third, just five seconds behind second place Despres who looks setContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 12, Barreda Takes Third

Dakar 2013: Stage 12, Barreda Takes Third

High speeds throughout and a lot of navigation made the 12th stage of the Dakar, from Fiambala to Copiapo a tough one. Joan Barreda proved to be the best of the Husqvarna Team by Speedbrain taking third place on the day, and bringing the team its 10th podium place out of the 12 stages competedContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 11, Goncalves on the Podium Again

Dakar 2013: Stage 11, Goncalves on the Podium Again

Paulo Goncalves took second place in the much-feared La Rioja to Fiambalà stage of the Dakar 2013. The Portuguese rider rode an error-free race on the TE449RR by Speedbrain which handled the sandy terrain perfectly. Gonclaves thus moves up to eleventh place on the overall leader-board. Botturi too, put in a valiant effort struggling throughoutContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 10, Barreda Wins His Fourth

Dakar 2013: Stage 10, Barreda Wins His Fourth

Joan “Bang Bang” Barreda wins the 10th stage of the Dakar, from Cordoba-La Rioja with a special test of 222 miles (357 km). With this, his fourth stage victory, the rider who hails from Castellon, Spain, becomes the most honored rider so far in the competition. Barreda, on his Husqvarna TE449RR by Speedbrain, showed once againContinue Reading »