Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) ran a brilliant race yesterday during the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France in Le Mans which makes it three out five wins this season.

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) crashed out of yesterday’s race dropping them down the world standings.

Vinales now leads the 2017 MotoGP championship with 85 points, Dani Pedrosa second with 68 points and Rossi in third with 62 points.

After a difficult weekend for most of the high-profile riders from top factory teams all weekend, Maverick Vinales from the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP squad came out on top with yet another win at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France in Le Mans. This third win of the season puts him in ahead in the world championship with 85 points. (more…)

  • Sesi kelayakan MotoGP semalam menyaksikan barisan hadapan dipenuhi Yamaha dimana Maverick Viñales dan Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) akan bermula di hadapan hari ini.
  • Mereka akan memulakan perlumbaan hari ini bersama dengan harapan para peminat Perancis, anak watan mereka iaitu Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) yang melalui Q1 dan Q2 dengan penuh sensasi di hadapan penyokong tuan rumah.
  • Kejutan lain pada perlumbaan hari ini termasuklah pasangan Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, Pol Espargaro dan Bradley Smith yang layak di kedudukan P8 dan juga P10.


Yesterday’s MotoGP qualifying session saw an all Yamaha front row assault where Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) will start at the front of today’s race.

They will start today’s race together with French local boy, Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) who ran a sensational Q1 and Q2 in front of his home fans.

Other surprises in today’s race includes the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing duo, Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith who qualified in a respectable P8 and P10.

Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) will start tomorrow’s MotoGP race for the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France when he qualified on top of the time sheets during qualifying yesterday. After a troubled free practice sessions which haunted most of the high profile riders and factory teams, Vinales managed to set a blistering pace to sit comfortably at the front for tomorrow’s race. (more…)

  • MV Agusta telah mengeluarkan satu set singkapan memperagakan motosikal terbaru yang sedang menghendap dari bayangan dengan huruf-huruf “RVS” terpahat pada blok aluminium.
  • “RVS” disini bermaksud ” Reparo Veicoli Speciali” yang boleh diterjemahkan sebagai “Bahagian Kenderaan Khas” atau “Operasi Kenderaan Khas”.
  • Ianya telah dinyatakan pada awal tahun ini bahawa firma ini sedang dalam usaha membangunkan Brutale empat silinder 1,200cc yang berpotensi menjadi motosikal yang telah ditunjukkan dalam video ini.


MV Agusta has released a new trailer showcasing a brand new bike lurking in the dark with the letter “RVS” milled into an aluminium block.

The RVS stands for “Reparto Veicoli Speciali” which means “Special Vehicles Department” or Special Vehicles Operations”.

It was stated earlier this year that the firm is currently working on a four-cylinder, 1,200cc Brutale which has the potential to be the very same bike in the video.

MV Agusta has officially released a very short but exciting thriller just a couple of days ago. In a very simple 37 second video, it can be seen that the letters ‘RVS’ is milled on a solid aluminium block which stands for “Reparto Veicoli Speciali” which means “Special Vehicles Department” or Special Vehicles Operations”. (more…)

  • WorldSBK sedang mempertimbangkan untuk memperkenalkan pakej elektronik yang diselaras bagi kesemua motosikal yang bertanding dalam perlumbaan.
  • Idea ini telah diutarakan untuk menjadikan sukan ini lebih berdaya saing dan mengujakan buat pasukan dan penunggang yang mengambil bahagian dan juga untuk para penonton.
  • ECU yang diselaras spesifikasinya ini diharapkan dapat memberikan peluang kepada pasukan dan penunggang lain untuk muncul di atas podium memandangkan lima pusingan pertama musim 2017 dengan jelas sekali dikuasai oleh Kawasaki dan juga Ducati.




  • Pelumba WorldSBK Racing Chaz Davies telah mengemudi jentera Ducati 1199 Panigale R-nya ke kedudukan pertama atas podium dalam kedua-dua perlumbaan hujung minggu lalu di pusingan Motul Itali.
  • Davies berjaya mengekang kemaraan Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing) di Litar Imola yang telah menamatkan perlumbaannya di tempat kedua untuk kedua-dua perlumbaan.
  • Marco Melandri dan Tom Sykes masing-masing menamatkan perlumbaan di tempat ketida dan keempat di Perlumbaan 1 dan bertukar posisi di Perlumbaan 2.


The WorldSBK scene is considering introducing a standardised electronic package for all bikes competing in the races.

This has been brought into light to make the sport more competitive and exciting for teams and riders taking parts and also for the spectators as well.

The regulated spec-ECU hopes to give a fighting chance for other teams and riders to make it on podium as the first five rounds of 2017 were clearly dominated by only Kawasaki and Ducati.

The WorldSBK has been going through a few evolutions for the past couple of years to make sure that the motorsport is up to date with current times. With the introduction of the new starting line up where the podium finishers in Race 1 will start from the third row in reversed order, the WorldSBK is doing everything they can to make the races as interesting as they can be.

Alex Lowes, Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team

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Now, rumours are floating around the garages that they will be introducing a standard ECU (Electronic Control Unit) for 2018 in hopes that the races will give a fair competition to all manufacturers and teams in the WorldSBK arena. This option has been discussed for a while now to make the race more exciting and competitive for all competitors in the field.

The other reason why some folks are calling out for the unified electronic packages is probably due to the fact that the sport is being dominated by the likes of Ducati and Kawasaki. All 10 races in the past five rounds since the start of the 2017 season has clearly being conquered by Jonathan Rea from Kawasaki Racing Team and Chaz Davies from Racing Ducati squad.

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Actually, the podiums finishes for all of the 2017 races so far are all shared between just four different riders; Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes from Kawasaki, Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri from Ducati. No other manufacturers have stepped up to the podium spot so far.

This is probably due to the fact that Kawasaki and Ducati have the necessary funds and manpower to develop superior electronic packages for their bikes and riders while other manufacturers are somewhat limited in those two aspects. So, we can understand why there’s a calling for a standardised electronic package like MotoGP to even out the playing field.

All in all, there’s one question remains. Will the spec-ECU help the sport or will it affect the overall development of the manufacturer’s products when they go on sale in their respective showrooms? Well, race wins are a good way to promote the brands and products and those participating in the races do want to win.

We will only know in the near future whether the spec-ECU will be implemented in the world superbikes championship as how it is in MotoGP. One thing is for sure, an even playing field offers a much more interesting race instead of just seeing either green or red on crossing the finish lines time and time again.

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Source: Asphalt & Rubber

WorldSBK Racing rider Chaz Davies took his Ducati 1199 Panigale R to the top of the podium in both races last weekend at the Motul Italian round.

Davies managed to fend off Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) at the Imola Circuit who crossed the chequered flag in P2 for both races.

Marco Melandri and Tom Sykes finished in P3 and P4 respectively in Race 1 but switched positions in Race 2.

The fifth WorldSBK round over at Imola saw Chaz Davies dominating the entire field with his Racing Ducati 1199 Panigale R for both races in the Motul Italian Round yesterday. The number 7 rider orchestrated a text book win in Race 1 where Davies started from pole position and was never challenged for the top podium spot throughout the entire race. (more…)



  • Sky Team Ace 125 Cafè Racer 2017 telah dilancarkan awal hari ini di Litar ELITE Speedway PLUS.
  • Cafè racer ini dilengkapkan dengan enjin empat lejang 125cc satu silinder yang menjana 11hp pada 8,500rpm dan 8.5Nm tork pada 7,500rpm.
  • Cafè racer sedia ditunggang dari Sky Team ini boleh didapati pada harga RM7,366.78 (harga atas jalan).


The 2017 Sky Team Ace 125 Cafe Racer was launched earlier today at the ELITE Speedway PLUS Circuit.

The cafe racer is equipped with a single-cylinder, 125cc, 4-stroke engine churns out 11hp @ 8,500rpm and 8.5Nm of torque at 7,500rpm.

The ready-to-ride café racer from Sky Team is available at RM7,366.78 (on-the-road price).

The all-new 2017 Sky Team Ace 125 Cafe Racer is now available in Malaysia. Those looking for and easy and affordable option for a retro-looking café racer motorcycle might want to pay attention more. The Sky Team brand is based in Hong Kong ever since 1999 and has developed over 45 models. (more…)

  • Perlumbaan MotoGP ke-3000 menyaksikan Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) kekal sempurna dari awal hingga ke akhir perlumbaan untuk kemenangan yang klasik di Gran Premio Red Bull de España.
  • Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) dan Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) melengkapkan podium yang dipenuhi dengan penunggang Sepanyol di hadapan penyokong senegara mereka di Jerez.
  • Jorge Lorenzo telah berjaya menduduki podium buat kali pertama di atas jenteranya, Ducati Desmosedici GP17.



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