RACE-2. Stunning Sunday for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Team

RACE-2. Stunning Sunday for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Team

Scott Redding dominates Race-2 and Chaz Davies completes the masterpiece with a fantastic podium finish

Scott Redding and Chaz Davies were the protagonists of a fantastic race held in very tricky conditions after the rain had given a respite, letting the Magny-Cours circuit dry out, before falling again a few minutes before the start.

Starting from P4 after a stubborn comeback in the SuperPole Race, Scott got off a strong start, and on lap four he successfully attacked Rea (Kawasaki) to take the lead. His race pace was dominant and allowed him to pass under the checkered flag in first position comfortably.

The progression of Chaz Davies – who started from fifth position – was constant. After overtaking Rinaldi (Ducati) on lap 9, the Welshman started to chase the leading group. Between lap 11 and lap 14, Chaz managed to recover two seconds from Rea, overtaking him with seven laps to go and then defended himself to finish third.

P1 – Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati)

“It was a good race. I pushed to the maximum since the first lap trying to find the feeling with the bike immediately. It has been a difficult weekend, and for this reason, I am extremely happy with this result. During the SuperPole Race, I realized that I was losing precious hundredths in two corners of the circuit. I told my team: ‘If you can solve these two details, I am sure I can win’. They did it, and I thank them”.

P3 – Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati)

“I am very satisfied with this result. The feeling with the bike has been really positive all weekend, and for this, I want to thank my team for the work done in these days. The start was good, and I pushed hard to get Van Der Mark. Then I had a good duel with Jonny, and I’m happy to have finished with this good result”.

Stefano Cecconi (Team Principal Aruba.it Racing – Ducati)

“After the difficulties encountered in the first two days of this weekend, having obtained this result is for us a reason of great satisfaction and confirms the quality of our team. We have managed to keep the Superbike World Championship open, and even if the task is obviously difficult, we will go to Portugal to try. This is our DNA”.



Source: RACE-2. Stunning Sunday for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Team

VisionTrack Ducati team leave Donington with Josh Brookes & Christian Iddon 1-2

VisionTrack Ducati team leave Donington with Josh Brookes & Christian Iddon 1-2

VisionTrack Ducati team leave Donington Park with Josh Brookes and Christian Iddon 1-2 in the British Superbike Championship standings

Josh Brookes wins Race 2
Double VisionTrack Ducati podium in Race 1 with Josh Brookes and Christian Iddon 2nd and 3rd respectively
Tommy Bridewell out of the t**le race after retiring from Race 3

Race 1

Sunday’s opening British Superbike race at Donington Park proved to be a great one for the VisionTrack Ducati team, after both riders stepped on to the podium with Christian Iddon taking the Championship lead for the first time this season.

Saturday’s qualifying and race were cancelled due to poor weather conditions, with the grid for Sunday’s opening race formed using combined Free Practice times. Josh Brookes had topped both sessions so started from pole, with his VisionTrack Ducati teammate Christian Iddon lining up on the grid in 4th.

Iddon got the better start to move into 3rd as Brookes got swamped and demoted to 5th. Drama was to come later on the opening lap as the then current Championship and race leader Glenn Irwin crashed his Honda at Goddards.

Honda Racing’s Andy Irwin inherited the lead, with Iddon promoted to 2nd. On Lap 4 Brookes passed Danny Buchan to move up into 3rd behind his teammate. The two VisionTrack Ducati riders traded fastest laps and by two thirds race distance the three leaders had opened up a 6 second gap.

Andy Irwin had a 1 second lead as the riders started their 15th and final lap. Brookes was running close to Iddon but ultimately was unable to challenge him for 2nd. The two Ducati riders went on to claim a double podium for the VisionTrack Ducati team, with Iddon’s result seeing him take the championship lead for the first time this season.

Oxford Products Racing’s Tommy Bridwell started his race from 8th. A tyre gamble, where he opted for the harder rear option for the damp conditions, did not pay off and he finished his race in 15th position.

Race 2

Starting from 6th on the grid Brookes was soon up into 4th place and on the move towards the front, going on to pass Buildbase Suzuki’s Gino Rea for 1st place on Lap 5. Brookes managed to maintain his lead for the rest of the race, taking the chequered flag and with it the championship lead.

Tommy Bridewell had a lot to do from 19th on the grid but made fantastic progress to put his tyre woes from Race 1 behind him, going on to claim a Top 5 finish, half a second ahead of VisionTrack Ducati’s Christian Iddon in 6th.

Race 3

Brookes lines up for the day’s third and final race on the front row in 2nd, with Bridewell and Iddon starting from Row 2 in 4th and 5th respectively. Brookes got the holeshot to lead the pack around Donington. Tommy Bridewell slotted into 3rd, before going on to pass McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran for 2nd place at Craner on his opening lap.

On Lap 7 Christian Iddon also passed O’Halloran, who had dropped down the pack, to move into 4th. But that same lap disaster struck for Bridewell, when a problem forced him to retire from the race whilst he was running in a podium position.

Brookes led until two/third race distance when he was passed Glenn Irwin and McAMS Yamaha’s Tarran Mackenzie on Lap 10. Mackenzie went on take the win, with Irwin 2nd and Brookes claiming the final podium position, 6.7s ahead of his VisionTrack Ducati teammate Iddon in 4th.

After finishing on the podium in all 3 races today, Josh Brookes was crowned ‘King of Donington’ and heads to the final British Superbike round at Brands Hatch next month leading the championship with a total of 225 points.

Iddon now lies 2nd in the championship with a total of 209 points. Sadly, for Tommy Bridewell, his Race 3 DNF meant he dropped to 6th in the championship with 146 points and is no longer in contention for the t**le.

Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati #25) – Race 1, 2nd – Race 2, 1st – Race 3, 3rd

“I wanted to keep the lead but both Glenn and Taz had a bit more pace. Lap times were slightly better than the previous race but not as fast as those guys. I wanted to try and keep staying with them, but I had a bit of a front-end moment. And I thought that this is an important race to stay on and finish. Obviously, I would have wanted to do better but still pleased to have come out with the championship lead and another 3rd place for the team, the sponsors, VisionTrack Ducati, they’ll all be pleased.
It’s nice to lead the championship going into the last round. I’ve often been going into Brands trailing and trying to win races to claw back. So, hopefully this is enough this year to just enjoy the wins and hopefully the championship.”

Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati #21) – Race 1, 3rd – Race 2, 6th – Race 3, 4th

“The main focus was to leave Donington Park still with a good chance of the championship and I’ve managed that and got the boxes ticked. It was good to get on the podium in the first race in the damp conditions, but I struggled quite a lot in the second race with a couple of issues. We improved the bike for the final race but 4th was the best I could do, although maybe I should have tried a different plan in hindsight. I’m just 16 points off the championship lead with all to play for at Brands Hatch, although we missed a couple of opportunities to close the gap today. But either way, I’m looking forward to it.”

Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing #46) – Race 1, 15th – Race 2, 5th – Race 3, DNF

“I am certainly looking at the weekend as pint half-full. It’s no secret this year that I’ve struggled to get the feeling with the bike that I have had previously and to be honest for me at Donington in Race 3 the bike was absolutely fantastic. So, so good. It was brilliant so I’m happy. Yes, I’m very disappointed that we suffered a technical, but you have to take the positives. We have been searching a fix for the problem we’ve had this year and I now feel that we have certainly made some very good inroads with that and have a very strong direction to how we can now improve and just keep going forward. I’m taking the positives from this weekend, for definite. It’s not all doom and gloom!”



Source: VisionTrack Ducati team leave Donington with Josh Brookes & Christian Iddon 1-2

old tt pics

old tt pics

Hi there im a new member to the forums,my dad was obsessed with bike racing and loved the TT above everything,sadly he died a few years ago and i found 100’s of old slides (pics) of bike racing from the years (the earliest ive found is 1973) ,ive just got round to converting them and would like to post them somewhere where they will be appraciated and id also like any info on any of them.

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Source: old tt pics

Brookes strikes back as McAMS Yamaha complete podium lockout

Brookes strikes back as McAMS Yamaha complete podium lockout

Josh Brookes returned to the top step of the podium in the second Bennetts British Superbike Championship race at Donington Park, working his way to the front by lap five and then edging out his rivals and also claim the championship lead.

A hectic opening lap was lead by Kyle Ryde on the Buildbase Suzuki ahead of Tarran Mackenzie and, Gino Rea and pole-sitter Jack Kennedy, but the Silverstone race winner was later forced out of the action with a technical problem.

However the race action was ended prematurely for Ryan Vickers and Andrew Irwin, who crashed out together at the Melbourne Loop for the first time, with Peter Hickman and Danny Buchan also falling on the exit to curtail their bid for results.

At the front, Kennedy had then grabbed the advantage on the RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki, but Rea was attacking and he moved into the lead at Redgate at the start of lap three.

Brookes was calmly working his way up from sixth, were he was at the start of the race, taking the lead with a decisive move on lap five to push Rea into second place and then the VisionTrack Ducati rider put in a consistent run of laps to break the pack.

Jason O’Halloran was on the move, and the McAMS Yamaha rider was able to move ahead of Glenn Irwin and then Rea by the ninth lap, and despite his best efforts to reel Brookes back in, he crossed the line second and 0.578s adrift. The podium finish moves him back up to second in the standings now ahead of today’s final race.

Glenn Irwin was having a tough final part of his race and he was dropping back down the order, but ahead of him Mackenzie had got the better of Rea to grab third place and ensure that he made a break to give McAMS Yamaha a double podium finish.

Rea claimed his best result of the season in fourth for Buildbase Suzuki, with Tommy Bridewell having a resurgent race two to finish fifth ahead of Christian Iddon, who had been at the top of the standings after his second place in the first race of the day.

Glenn Irwin eventually crossed the line in seventh place ahead of Kennedy with Luke Mossey and Joe Francis completing the top ten.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Donington Park, Round 14 result:

1.Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati)
2.Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +0.578s
3.Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +1.805s
4.Gino Rea (Buildbase Suzuki) +3.123s
5.Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) +4.419s
6.Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati) +4.908s
7.Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) +7.734s
8.Jack Kennedy (RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki) +8.307s
9.Luke Mossey (Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW) +11.511s
10.Joe Francis (Lloyd & Bowker BMW Motorrad) +12.165s

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings after Round 14:

1.Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati) 209
2.Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 198
3.Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati) 196
4.Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) 187
5.Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 154
6.Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) 146
7.Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing) 130
8.Kyle Ryde (Buildbase Suzuki) 128
9.Lee Jackson (Rapid Fulfillment FS-3 Kawasaki) 121
10.Danny Buchan (Rapid Fulfillment FS-3 Kawasaki) 97



Source: Brookes strikes back as McAMS Yamaha complete podium lockout

Skinner crowned champion with dominant Supersport win

Skinner crowned champion with dominant Supersport win

Rory Skinner took the 2020 Quattro Group British Supersport Championship t**le with victory in the Feature race at Donington Park. Skinner grabbed the holeshot and was able to extend a small lead over the pursuing pack over the opening laps, but team mate Brad Jones and Lee Johnston soon began chipping away. With the duo trading fastest laps, they were able to close the lead down to just 0.2s at the halfway stage of the race.

As they stated lap eight, Jones was able to find a way past his team mate to take the lead. Fighting straight back, Skinner wasted no time in retaking the lead but was unable to shake off Jones or Johnston. Continuing to trade places throughout the closing stages, the race came down to the final two laps and Skinner was able to edge away from Jones to take the victory and claim the 2020 Quattro Group British Supersport t**le.

Johnston completed the podium in third, with James Westmoreland in fourth ahead of Harry Truelove and the first of the of the GP2 machines of Charlie Nesbitt.            

Quattro Group British Supersport, Donington Park, race one:

1.Rory Skinner (Tysers Yamaha)
2.Brad Jones (Tysers Yamaha) +2.011
3.Lee Johnston (Ashcourt Racing Yamaha) +5.367s
4.James Westmoreland (Gearlink Kawasaki) +6.918s
5.Harry Truelove (Truelove Brothers Racing Yamaha) +7.167s
6.Charlie Nesbitt (Quattro Team ABM Racing) +9.133s

Quattro Group British Supersport Championship Standings:

1.Rory Skinner (Tysers Yamaha) 220
2.James Westmoreland (Gearlink Kawasaki) 143
3.Brad Jones (Tysers Yamaha) 142
4.Bradley Perie (Diamond H Racing Yamaha) 114
5.Harry Truelove (Truelove Brothers Racing Yamaha) 103
6.Lee Johnston (Ashcourt Racing Yamaha) 98



Source: Skinner crowned champion with dominant Supersport win

Andrew Irwin wins as 8 points now cover the top four t**le contenders

Andrew Irwin wins as 8 points now cover the top four t**le contenders

Andrew Irwin was victorious again at Donington Park this afternoon for Honda Racing as he delivered a perfect performance to win the opening race in today’s triple-header in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship t**le fight.

On the opening lap Glenn Irwin led the pack, however there was a disaster for the championship leader when he crashed out at Goddards unhurt on the opening lap, and losing the lead in the standings for the first time this season.

At the front though Andrew Irwin was still flying the flag for Honda Racing, riding a perfect race to claim his third win of the season with the VisionTrack Ducati pairing behind him. Josh Brookes wasn’t able to get the better of his teammate for second place in the closing stages and Christian Iddon now leads the standings by two points ahead of Round 14.

Glenn Irwin is now equal on points in third place in the standings with Jason O’Halloran as the McAMS Yamaha rider also endured a tough opening race to the weekend, finishing in 14th place, just ahead of Tommy Bridewell.

At the front Tarran Mackenzie had been moving up the order on the leading McAMS Yamaha, edging out Ryan Vickers in the closing stages to finish fourth.

The RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team though celebrated Vickers’ best result of the season and on the opposite side of the garage, Jack Kennedy was one of three riders to opt for an intermediate rear tyre, which saw him move up to seventh in the closing stages and he will start on pole position for Round 14.

Vickers was able to maintain fifth ahead of Gino Rea, who claimed his best finish for Buildbase Suzuki after also opting for the intermediate rear tyre option as conditions improved in the closing stages with teammate Kyle Ryde holding eighth place.

Danny Buchan and Lee Jackson completed the top ten for the Rapid Fulfillment FS-3 Kawasaki team with two races remaining at Donington Park this afternoon.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Donington Park, Round 13 result:

1.Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing)
2.Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati) +1.824s
3.Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati) +2.508s
4.Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +8.048s
5.Ryan Vickers (RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki) +10.776s
6.Gino Rea (Buildbase Suzuki) +12.297s
7.Jack Kennedy (RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki) +12.387s
8.Kyle Ryde (Buildbase Suzuki) +13.841s
9.Danny Buchan (Rapid Fulfillment FS-3 Kawasaki) +17.938s
10.Lee Jackson (Rapid Fulfillment FS-3 Kawasaki) +25.058s

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings after Round 13:

1.Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati) 186
2.Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati) 184
3.Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 178
4.Glenn Irwin (Honda Racing) 178
5.Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 138
6.Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) 135
7.Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing) 130
8.Kyle Ryde (Buildbase Suzuki) 128
9.Lee Jackson (Rapid Fulfillment FS-3 Kawasaki) 121
10.Danny Buchan (Rapid Fulfillment FS-3 Kawasaki) 97



Source: Andrew Irwin wins as 8 points now cover the top four t**le contenders

Rea holds off Baz for victory in dramatic WorldSBK Race 1

Rea holds off Baz for victory in dramatic WorldSBK Race 1

Thrilling wet race at Magny-Cours won by Jonathan Rea after the two BMW riders crash out from first and second on Lap 1

Thrilling action up and down the grid was the order of the day during Race 1 for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship with wet conditions greeting the 21 riders for the opening race of the Pirelli French Round at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours as Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) claimed his 10th victory of the 2020 season.

The drama started at Turn 1 as both Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) and teammate Eugene Laverty both retired from the race on the opening lap; Laverty was taken out by a falling Sykes after the British rider was hit by Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team).

The incident left Rea, Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) and Gerloff battling for victory after Gerloff fell back following a mistake at Turn 5. Gerloff recovered to third place but a crash at the Turn 6-7 Nürburgring chicane forced him to retire; the American star taken to the medical centre for a check-up. It meant Rea and Baz duelled it out for victory with Rea coming out on top by around three seconds while Baz secured his first podium at Magny-Cours Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) finished in third place as he secured his first podium since the Australian Round; Lowes securing his third podium of the season.

Chaz Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) followed up his victory at Catalunya with fourth at Magny-Cours as he continued to his strong end to the season as the Welshman finished ahead of the battling trio of Toprak Razgatlioglu (PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team), Leon Haslam (Team HRC) and Scott Redding (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati). Redding finished in fifth place ahead of Razgatlioglu in sixth after Haslam passed Razgatlioglu into Turn 12 before crashing straight after; Haslam retiring from the race.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GOELEVEN) finished in seventh place ahead of Xavi Fores (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) equalling his best result of the 2020 season with eighth place. Michael van der Mark (PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team) finished ninth after the Dutchman crashed on Lap 15 at Turn 13 while battling in the top four positions, ahead of Leandro Mercado (Motocorsa Racing) in tenth.

Federico Caricasulo (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team) finished the 21-lap race in 11th place with Alvaro Bautista (Team HRC) finishing just ahead of French rider Sylvain Barrier (Brixx Performance) finishing in 13th place as he scored more points. Valentin Debise (OUTDO Kawasaki TPR) scored his first ever WorldSBK points with 14th place and Xavier Pinsach (ORELAC Racing VerdNatura) claiming points in his first WorldSBK race.

Samuele Cavalieri (Barni Racing Team) finished the race in 16th; equalling his best result of his races in the 2020 season with Takumi Takahashi (MIE Racing HONDA Team) rounded out the classification in 17th place, with Haslam, Gerloff, Sykes and Laverty all retiring from the race.

The top six after WorldSBK Race 1, full results here:

1.) Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK)
2.) Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) +3.342s
3.) Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) +9.707s
4.) Chaz Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) +14.045s
5.) Scott Redding (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) +16.427s
6.) Toprak Razgatlioglu (PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team) +16.976s



Source: Rea holds off Baz for victory in dramatic WorldSBK Race 1