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Rinaldi set for WSBK debut with European rounds deal

Reigning European Superstock 100 champion Michael Ruben Rinaldi has been handed his World Superbike debut by the Aruba.it Racing Ducati Junior Team with a deal to contest the European rounds in 2018. The Italian rider secured the Superstock 1000 title last year which set up a potential graduation to WSBK but with Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri already signed for ...

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Camaro NASCAR makes on-track debut

Chase Elliott in the Camaro ZL1 pic: NASCAR.com The new Chevrolet Camaro NASCAR has turned its first laps in a tyre test at Texas Motor Speedway. Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott drove the Camaro ZL1 on the high banks but has not yet got a feel for how it compares to the Chevrolet SS body which it replaces. “Behind the wheel ...

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F1 night races helped Alonso for Daytona test debut

Fernando Alonso says he had no issues adjusting to driving in the dark when testing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona last weekend thanks to his experiences in Formula 1’s night races such as Bahrain and Singapore. Two-time Formula 1 world champion Alonso will make his sports car racing debut in the Rolex 24 later this month with United Autosports, ...

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Zukanovic XD on schedule for Adelaide debut

Action Racing is currently building up two XD Falcons for the Touring Car Masters series Marcus Zukanovic expects to be on the grid at Adelaide’s season-opening Touring Car Masters round with the series’ first XD Falcon. Zukanovic will be one of up to three drivers to race an XD in TCM this year with his team currently working on two ...

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VIDEO: Danilo Petrucci's debut on 2018 Ducati

            <!–   –>   MotoGP desk 24 Dec 2017 Danilo Petrucci rode standard GP17 Ducati, then the 2018 prototype at November’s Jerez MotoGP test. Pramac’s Danilo Petrucci worked on perfecting a smoother ...

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Late 2018 debut hoped as Super5000 plans continue

The Formula Thunder 5000 and Super5000 car during demos at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Evaluations of the two prospective Super5000 cars continue as organisers admit that a late 2018 date is the earliest conceivable debut for the category. Plans for a new Formula 5000 single-seater series to support Supercars are still a way off coming to fruition with the ...

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Beach rides to debut Superprestigio triumph!

Picture: Steve English Debuts rarely go better. JD Beach triumphed in the Superprestigio Superfinal in his first appearance at the event, after winning out in a tight 16-lap battle with fellow American Briar Bauman. The two flat-track regulars starred in an action-packed evening that saw MotoAmerica Superbike champion Toni Elias and grand prix regulars Fabio Di Giannantonio, Albert Arenas and ...

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Gamarino set for WSBK debut as Ruiu fill-in at Grillini Suzuki

Christian Gamarino will fill-in for the illegible Gabriele Ruiu for the opening five rounds of the 2018 World Superbike championship at Grillini Suzuki before handing over from Donington Park onwards. 17-year-old Ruiu isn’t allowed to compete in WSBK until he turns 18 but has still signed a deal to race for Grillini Suzuki in 2018 alongside team-mate Roberto Rolfo. As ...

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VIDEO: Camier talks Red Bull Honda test debut

Leon Camier says he’s pleasantly surprised by the immediate feeling he had with the Red Bull Honda during the Jerez post-season test and can target the front-runners if the team solves its electronics issue which blighted its 2017 World Superbike campaign. The British rider has switched from MV Agusta to the factory-supported Honda squad in WSBK for 2018 and relished his ...

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Gino Rea to make British Superbike debut in 2018

Former Moto2 and WorldSSP star Gino Rea will make his British Superbike debut in 2018 after signing to ride for the all-new OMG Suzuki team. Londoner Rea has spent the last three seasons in WorldSSP and decided to move into Superbikes now as the right package rocked up at the correct time. The team – owned by Chris Oscroft, Greg ...

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