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Displaying items by tag: Motorsports - Belt Drive Betty, serving the Canadian Motorcycle Community since 2003! - Belt Drive Betty, serving the Canadian Motorcycle Community since 2003! https://beltdrivebetty.com Fri, 26 May 2017 22:37:17 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Vincent Doyle is Ready for his Close-Up in the Nissan Micra Cup https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5551-vincent-doyle-is-ready-for-his-close-up-in-the-nissan-micra-cup https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5551-vincent-doyle-is-ready-for-his-close-up-in-the-nissan-micra-cup

Quebec motorcycle racer Vincent DoyleQuebec motorcycle racer switches gears, winning a 12-race ride in the cup, courtesy of The Motorsport Agency of Toronto, which conducted a driver search, attracting nearly 200 entries.

Quebec motorcycle racer Vincent Doyle always wanted to race cars. He’s getting his chance this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, scene of the 2017 Castrol Victoria Day SpeedFest. READ ON

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    News Feeds Thu, 25 May 2017 13:49:36 +0000
    Oil on Track Takes Out Half the Field In Wild Le Mans MotoGP Crash https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5531-oil-on-track-takes-out-half-the-field-in-wild-le-mans-motogp-crash https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5531-oil-on-track-takes-out-half-the-field-in-wild-le-mans-motogp-crash

    MotoGPFormula 1 may be moving towards a closed cockpit setup in the name of driver safety, but over in MotoGP the racers are still riding al fresco inches above the asphalt at ludicrous speeds.

    That's why it's so unbelievable that no one was seriously injured after an oil spill sent almost half the field flying off a curve in a crazy pileup at the French Moto3 Grand Prix race this weekend. READ ON

    • Motorsports
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    • Motorcycle Safety & Training
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      News Feeds Mon, 22 May 2017 13:02:51 +0000
      Nicky Hayden has died https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5529-nicky-hayden-has-died https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5529-nicky-hayden-has-died

      Nicky Hayden    It has been announced that 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has died, following a crash on Wednesday afternoon while training on his bike near the Misano circuit in Italy.

      The 35-year-old was involved in a road accident with a car while training, getting hit by the vehicle at a junction, and was taken to a local hospital. READ ON

      • Motorsports
      • International
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        News Feeds Mon, 22 May 2017 12:48:59 +0000
        American Flat Track: Bryan Smith Wins Again At The Sacramento Mile https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5528-american-flat-track-bryan-smith-wins-again-at-the-sacramento-mile https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5528-american-flat-track-bryan-smith-wins-again-at-the-sacramento-mile

        Bryan SmithSACRAMENTO, Calif. – The massive crowd of American Flat Track fans who flooded the Cal Expo Fairgrounds for the Harley-Davidson Sacramento Mile presented by Cycle Gear witnessed both a rider and a manufacturer in action at the height of their powers.

        Once again, Bryan Smith demonstrated his mastery of the Mile with a tactically brilliant victory aboard his No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750. READ ON

         

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          News Feeds Sun, 21 May 2017 12:34:23 +0000
          Vincent Doyle is ready for his close-up in the Nissan Micra Cup https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5521-vincent-doyle-is-ready-for-his-close-up-in-the-nissan-micra-cup https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5521-vincent-doyle-is-ready-for-his-close-up-in-the-nissan-micra-cup

          Vincent DoyleQuebec motorcycle racer switches gears, winning a 12-race ride in the cup, courtesy of The Motorsport Agency of Toronto, which conducted a driver search, attracting nearly 200 entries.

          Quebec motorcycle racer Vincent Doyle always wanted to race cars. READ ON

          • Motorsports
          • Quebec
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            News Feeds Sat, 20 May 2017 20:10:58 +0000
            The Dual-Sport Motorcycle for Beginners https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5514-the-dual-sport-motorcycle-for-beginners https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5514-the-dual-sport-motorcycle-for-beginners

            The 2017 Honda CRF250Often overlooked by new motorcyclists, small dual sports are a great way to learn how to ride.

            They’re lightweight and easy to maneuver, and thanks to an upright riding position they’re relatively comfortable. READ ON

            • Motorsports
            • Motorcycle News & Reviews
            • Honda
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              News Feeds Fri, 19 May 2017 10:50:29 +0000
              Hayden suffered severe brain damage in road accident https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5511-hayden-suffered-severe-brain-damage-in-road-accident https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5511-hayden-suffered-severe-brain-damage-in-road-accident

              Nicky HaydenFormer MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has suffered severe brain damage as a result of his bicycle accident, a medical statement issued on Thursday confirmed.

              The American remains hospitalised in the Intensive Care unit in the Bufalini hospital in Cesena, having been hit by a car while riding with friends on Wednesday. READ ON

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                News Feeds Fri, 19 May 2017 10:40:36 +0000
                Karel Pavich: racer turned motorcycle safety champion https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5506-karel-pavich-racer-turned-motorcycle-safety-champion https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5506-karel-pavich-racer-turned-motorcycle-safety-champion

                Karel PavichBikes are still at the forefront of Karel Pavich' s life, as any peek inside her South Auckland garage will confirm.

                There's the Yamaha TZ350 grand prix bike that replaced the TZ250 that she won the 2006 New Zealand 250cc Road-Racing Championship with, a Harley-Davidson XR1200, a perfectly restored Honda CBX 1000, a Kawasaki KLX450 trail bike, and the Kawasaki Z1000 that is now her "work bike": plastered with the logos of her motorcycle training company instead of those of racing sponsors. READ ON

                • Motorsports
                • Motorcycle Safety & Training
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                  News Feeds Wed, 17 May 2017 12:45:10 +0000
                  Chaos at Giro d'Italia as ill-parked police motorcycle on racecourse causes brutal crash https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5493-chaos-at-giro-d-italia-as-ill-parked-police-motorcycle-on-racecourse-causes-brutal-crash https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5493-chaos-at-giro-d-italia-as-ill-parked-police-motorcycle-on-racecourse-causes-brutal-crash

                  Fubo.tvThe driver who parked a police motorcycle on the Giro d'Italia racecourse during Sunday's stage 9 wreaked havoc on the race by causing several riders to crash.

                  Nobody was seriously injured, but the dramatic crash forced one rider to abandon the race with a broken finger and three favorites to lose serious time. READ ON

                   

                  • Motorsports
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                    News Feeds Sun, 14 May 2017 21:58:38 +0000
                    MotoGP Plans to Have Electric Motorcycle Racing in 2019 https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5472-motogp-plans-to-have-electric-motorcycle-racing-in-2019 https://beltdrivebetty.com/index.php/news/5472-motogp-plans-to-have-electric-motorcycle-racing-in-2019

                    MotoGPThe head of Dorna, the company that holds the rights to MotoGP, has confirmed to Motorsport.com Motorsport.com that the racing series will be adding a special class for electric race motorcycles in 2019. 

                    Currently, Dorna is working to set up an electric support series for five MotoGPevents in 2019, according to the report from Motorsport.com. READ ON

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                    • Electric
                    • International
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                      News Feeds Tue, 09 May 2017 19:45:48 +0000