May 2009 Archives

Spies wave.jpgBEN Spies took another easy win in Race Two of the Work Superbike Championship at Miller Motorsport Park.

The Texan Terror led from lights to flag in a relatively uneventful race at the USA track.

Ducati Xerox's Michel Fabrizio was third ahead of Britain's Jonathan Rea, as Leon Haslam crashed out on the final lap while pressing for third.

rear kyalami cropped blog.jpgEUGENE Laverty lost out on the win at the USA round of the World Supersport Championship after a banzai move by Kenan Sofuoglu in the closing seconds of the race.

Laverty, who had led the pack across the line on every one of the 18 laps around the Miller Motorsport Park, had to settle for second.

The Parkalgar Honda rider was lucky to hold the place after the HANNSpree Ten Kate pilot charged through on the inside just a handful of corners from the chequered flag, somehow managing to hold off Cal Crutchlow across the line.

Spies losail action small.jpgBEN Spies made it look easy as he scorched to victory in Race One at the Miller Motorsport Park.

Just a day after scoring his magnificent seventh pole in the USA, the 24-year-old took a comfortable World Superbike victory at his home round.

The race, which was run over two halfs, was decided on aggregate - but this wasn't to trouble Spies who led from the opening lap to the flag in both parts.

Don Camier 2 Small.jpgAIRWAVES Yamaha's Leon Camier made it look easy as he strolled to victory in the second ViSK British Superbike Championship at Thruxton.

And in a carbon copy of Race One, Camier was followed across the line by team-mate James Ellison, as Colin Wright's squad continued it's domination.

But this time around, third place went to HM Plant Honda's Josh Brookes, who did his bit to silence the critics who have turned against him since last weekend's Donington debacle.

Don Camier 1 Small.jpgLEON Camier led an Airwaves Yamaha 1-2 with a victory in Race One of the ViSK British Superbike Championship at Thruxton.

The local rider recovered from one of his trademark bad starts to storm back to the lead just five laps in, and staying there all the way to the chequered flag.

His team-mate, Cumbria's James Ellison crossed the line in second place, ahead of Howick's Stuart Easton in third.

This blog is usually billed as a cheeky look at the world of TV. Not this time, it's not.

Climate change action in Durham

By Trash Talk on May 27, 09 10:00 AM

A new group called Climate Durham has just launched.

Climate Durham is a coalition of residents, businesses and organisations seeking to inspire every individual, household, business and organisation in Durham to adapt to a low carbon lifestyle.

blog size head.jpgCHRIS Burns will replace injured reigning champion Martin Bauer at the Holzhauer Honda Racing outfit in the IDM German Superbike series from this weekend.

The rider from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne will become team-mate to seven times Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher at the leading IDM outfit, which took Bauer to championship glory in 2008.

He will pilot the team's CBR1000 Fireblade for at least four rounds, starting at the famous Nurburgring circuit this coming weekend.

ViSK British Superbike Championship qualifying - By Zoe Burn and Mic Archbold

Don Camier 1 Small.jpgLEON Camier scorched to his second pole of the season at a sun-drenched Donington Park this afternoon.

The Airwaves Yamaha pilot set a blistering time of 1.31.047 around the Leicester track.

Kendal's James Ellison was third quickest, with Howick's Stuart Easton eighth, while Graeme Gowland suffered a high-speed crash earlier in the session.

doni Linfoot Small 2.jpgBritish Supersport Championship at Donington Park....By Zoe Burn and Mic Archbold.

HUDSON Kennaugh snatched pole from under the nose of Knaresborough's Dan Linfoot in the searing Donington heat this afternoon.

The South African will line up at the head of the grid for tomorrow's Fuchs-Silkoline British Supersport Championship event at the Derbyshire track.

But second-placed Linny won't be too disappointed to be lining up alongside him at the front of the pack, having looked strong all weekend.

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