Category Archives: Racing and Trackdays

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Double Irish at Donnington

Andrew Irwin got the better of brother Glenn in the opening Bennetts British Superbike Championship race at Donington Park to give Honda Racing and the 2020 Fireblade a dream one-two Irish victory on its debut at the British circuit.

They saw off the spirited challenge of VisionTrack duo Josh Brookes and Christian Iddon with only 1.5s covering the quartet at the end of the 22 laps but it was a disaster for polesitter Jason O’Halloran who could only manage eighth after running off track to avoid the fallen Danny Buchan.

Kyle Ryde who grabbed the holeshot on the Buildbase Suzuki and he led at the end of the opening lap from Hector Barbera, the two Irwins, Buchan and Brookes as O’Halloran found himself back in eighth.

Ryde led the way for the first five laps but Buchan’s hopes ended on just the third lap as he crashed out at the chicane and that resulted in O’Halloran taking to the grass to avoid him.

Just over a second split the first six riders but Barbera was the next to go as he retired at the Old Hairpin on lap seven and two laps later Ryde’s good run ended as he firstly dropped back and then pulled into the pits.

At the head of the field, it was now Andrew Irwin in the lead from Glenn, Brookes and Iddon with Tommy Bridewell beginning to make good progress in fifth as he pulled away from the battling Tarran Mackenzie and Luke Mossey.

Lap 13 saw Brookes make a firm move on Glenn Irwin at Schwantz and the Australian took the lead shortly afterwards. However, on lap 17 he was back in third as the two Honda riders made their move.

Indeed, they were able to edge away in the closing stages and whilst it looked like Glenn would come out on top, Andrew had other ideas and grabbed the lead at the Old Hairpin, holding on by 0.119s for just his second BSB win.

Brookes was over half a second back in third ahead of team-mate Iddon, both riders making good strides forward from qualifying, whilst Bridewell also dropped back in the final few laps.

Mossey mauled Mackenzie on the final lap to claim sixth with O’Halloran, Ryan Vickers and Lee Jackson completing the top ten.

As well as Buchan, Joe Francis and Graeme Irwin also came to grief whilst Keith Farmer missed the race after his earlier crash in qualifying.

 

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Pos Rider Team

1 Andrew Irwin Honda Racing - IRL

2 Glenn Irwin Honda Racing - IRL

3 Josh Brookes VisionTrack Ducati

4 Christian Iddon VisionTrack Ducati

5 Tommy Bridewell Oxford Products Racing Ducati

6 Luke Mossey Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW

7 Tarran Mackenzie McAMS Yamaha

8 Jason O’Halloran McAMS Yamaha

9 Ryan Vickers RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki

10 Lee Jackson Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki[

11 Alex OLSEN Global Robots BMW

12 Peter HICKMAN Global Robots BMW

13 Jack KENNEDY Yamaha – Santander Salt TAG Racing - IRL

14 Dan LINFOOT Yamaha – Santander Salt TAG Racing

15 Taylor MACKENZIE R BMW – SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad

16 Storm STACEY Kawasaki – GR Motorsport

17 Bjorn ESTMENT BMW – NP Motorcycles/Lextek

18 Josh OWENS Kawasaki – CDH Racing

18 Brian McCORMACK BMW – Roadhouse Macau Racing - IRL


 

Source: Double Irish at Donnington

 


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BSB Donnington This weekend

BSB Donnington This weekend

Race weekend schedule and TV times for the opening Bennetts British Superbike round of 2020


On TV


Saturday – British Eurosport 2 13:00

Sunday – British Eurosport 2 13:30


On Track
FRIDAY

10.00 – 10.30 Honda British Talent Cup Free Practice 1

10.40 – 11.05 Quattro Group British Supersport/British GP2 Cup Free Practice 1

11.15 – 11.40 Pirelli National Superstock 600 in a**ociation with Black Horse Free Practice 1

11.50 – 12.15 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 in a**ociation with Black Horse Free Practice 1

12.25 – 12.50 // Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Free Practice

13.35 – 14.05 Honda British Talent Cup Free Practice 2

14.15 – 14.40 Quattro Group British Supersport/British GP2 Cup Free Practice 2

14.50 – 15.15 Pirelli National Superstock 600 in a**ociation with Black Horse Free Practice 2

15.25 – 16.10 BENNETTS BRITISH SUPERBIKES IN a**OCIATION WITH PIRELLI Free Practice 1

16.20 – 16.45 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 in a**ociation with Black Horse Free Practice 2

16.55 – 17.20 HEL Performance Junior Supersport Free Practice

17.30 – 17.55 Ducati TriOptions Cup Qualifying

SATURDAY

09.00 – 09.30 Honda British Talent Cup Qualifying

09.40 – 10.05 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 in a**ociation with Black Horse Qualifying

10.15 – 11.00 BENNETTS BRITISH SUPERBIKES IN a**OCIATION WITH PIRELLI Free Practice 2

11.10 – 11.35 Quattro Group British Supersport/British GP2 Cup Qualifying

11.45 – 12.10 Pirelli National Superstock 600 in a**ociation with Black Horse Qualifying

12.20 – 12.45 HEL Performance Junior Supersport Qualifying

12.50 – 13.15 Commercial activities TBC

13.20 – 13.45 BENNETTS BRITISH SUPERBIKES IN a**OCIATION WITH PIRELLI DATATAG Qualifying

14.15 Honda British Talent Cup Race 1 – 24 laps

15.05 Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Race 1 – 15 laps

15.45 Quattro Group British Supersport/British GP2 Cup – Sprint Race 1 – 20 laps

16.15 Pit lane opens for Bennetts BSB race one:

16.30 BENNETTS BRITISH SUPERBIKES IN a**OCIATION WITH PIRELLI Race 1 – 22 laps

17.15 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 in a**ociation with Black Horse Race 1 – 22 laps

SUNDAY

09.00 – 09.08 Pirelli National Superstock 600 in a**ociation with Black Horse Warm up

09.15 – 09.25 British Talent Cup Warm up

09.30 – 09.40 BENNETTS BRITISH SUPERBIKES IN a**OCIATION WITH PIRELLI Warm up

09.45 – 09.55 Quattro Group British Supersport/British GP2 Cup Warm up

10.00 – 10.08 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 in a**ociation with Black Horse Warm up

10.20 HEL Performance Junior Supersport Race 1 – 15 laps

11.00 Pirelli National Superstock 600 in a**ociation with Black Horse Race – 20 laps

11.40 Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup Race 2 – 15 laps

12.25 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 in a**ociation with Black Horse Race 2 – 22 laps

13.00 – 13.30 Commercial activities TBC

13.30 Pit lane opens for Bennetts BSB race two:

13.45 BENNETTS BRITISH SUPERBIKES IN a**OCIATION WITH PIRELLI Race 2 – 26 laps

14.35 Honda British Talent Cup Race 2 – 24 laps

15.35 Quattro Group British Supersport Championship/British GP2 – Feature Race 2 – 24 laps

16.15 Pit lane opens for Bennetts BSB race three:

16.30 BENNETTS BRITISH SUPERBIKES IN a**OCIATION WITH PIRELLI Race 3 – 26 laps

17.20 HEL Performance Junior Supersport Race 2 – 15 laps


Source: BSB Donnington This weekend


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Bike racing on telly….

Bike racing on telly….

..does anyone bother anymore….??

I’ve been more than suprised at the lack of interest on here lately..is it an age thing or has it just become boring..i.e JR and Marquez winning all the time….?


Majority of the guys i meet or hang around with dont bother…not now or ever……I’ll watch all the racing, even the Aussie and American superbikes….


Any thoughts or opinions lads….??


Source: Bike racing on telly….


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MotoGP 2020: Three remaining races outside of Europe cancelled

MotoGP 2020: Three remaining races outside of Europe cancelled

MotoGP has cancelled the remaining 2020 races scheduled to take place outside of Europe because of Covid-19.


The three races in Argentina, Thailand and Malaysia had initially been postponed, but MotoGP confirmed on Friday that they will now be scrapped.


Instead, a season-ending race in Europe on 2 November has been announced, at a location to be revealed next month.


It means the championship will include a total of 15 races all taking place in Europe, instead of the 20 planned.


Both races held at the Jerez circuit in Andalusia since the season began in July have been won by championship-leading Frenchman Fabio Quartararo.


The next race is scheduled for Brno in the Czech Republic on 9 August 2020.


Source: MotoGP 2020: Three remaining races outside of Europe cancelled


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Cheap track bike for Mondello

Cheap track bike for Mondello

……..I’d love to see them noise test this…….and then turn the owner away…..:lbhbh:


Source: Cheap track bike for Mondello


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MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica

Anyone watching…better than nothing……:bag:


Source: MotoAmerica

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Mondello Noise

Mondello Noise

Taken from Caragh and Donore Fake book page. Posted anonymously.

Most of the replies are positive and take into consideration the revenue it brings to the area. BSB needs to be brought back.


Feel free to email them but keep it civil. :thumbsup2:


Would you mind posting the following if possible.

With the sound of Mondello returning to our lovely countryside quiet, if anyone is interested in discussing in a positive and proactive way (or if you have already discussed, or would like to join the discussions ) how the noise levels and increased frequency of events can be better managed to the benefit of all please get in touch with us on [email protected]

Thank you.


Source: Mondello Noise

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Investigation into noose found at Mondello

Investigation into noose found at Mondello

Motorsport Ireland are set to launch an official investigation into Mondello Park, following outrage on twitter over the racial injustice and blatant discrimination and incitement to hatred, after a noose was found near a garage stall by a team of infra red scanning drones during the early hours of Tuesday night.

Plot-thickens-media incorporated have discovered archive footage from the paddock bar depicting hints of racism during the black and white ages, where it is believed the ‘whites go first’ rules of chess playing was originally inaugurated.

‘Valiant Thor’ of the peoples liberation of the popular peoples front of Cork made the following statement ;

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“The time for standing around is gone lads, We need action now and as a third party representative who chooses to take offence on the behalf of oppressed minorities in order to garner likes on bookface, I find these recent revelations particularly egregious and heinous towards black irish wankers from cork who don’t pay tax and happen to drive around in 3 wheeled robin reliants for example “


Meanwhile Gardai have detained a ginger transactivist protester who was acting suspiciously at turn 3 and was believed to have ‘a concealed weapon’.

Mondello were unavailable for comment, but are believed to be taking this series of events and revelations very seriously and are rumored to have returned a number of Black Edition BMW’s in exchange for Whites models as a show of solidarity, and to avoid virtually petrol-bombing and malicious conclusions on social media.


Source: Investigation into noose found at Mondello