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Sir Stirling Moss to retire from public life after illness

Motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has decided to retire from public life following a long illness. A statement from his son said Moss had made the decision because of his “slow recovery” from health problems. The 88-year-old spent 134 days in hospital after suffering a chest infection while on holiday in Singapore in December 2016. Moss and his wife ...

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Illness rules Folger out of 2018 MotoGP season

Jonas Folger will miss the 2018 MotoGP season Jonas Folger will miss the 2018 MotoGP season as the Tech3 rider continues to fight Gilbert’s syndrome. The German was forced out of the final four rounds of 2017, as well as post-season testing, after the genetic ailment left him bedridden. The 24-year-old was intially expected to be able to make a ...

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Illness forces Folger to withdraw from Japanese GP

Jonas Folger pic: Tech 3 Yamaha Jonas Folger has been forced to withdraw from this weekend’s MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix due to a mystery illness. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider has been ordered to return to his native Germany for further tests after doctors deemed the MotoGP rookie unfit to compete at Motegi this weekend. Folger, who had travelled with ...

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Sykes battling illness ahead of Assen

Tom Sykes says he’s ready to get back into action despite still fighting off an infection in his digestive system which he’s been battling since the Aragon race weekend. The Kawasaki Racing Team rider has endured a challenging start to the 2017 season adjusting his riding style to suit the new technical rules with the ZX-10RR plus a sickness which ...

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Folger battles illness, nervy start for top six finish

… premier class of MotoGP despite being ill. The MotoGP rookie endured a … him.” In just his second MotoGP race Folger accepted he is … in the early MotoGP riders' standings. “In MotoGP when the fuel … Motogp Search Results

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Folger battles illness, nervy start for top six finish

Jonas Folger says he learnt the lessons from his awful opening lap at the Qatar race to hold his position before going on to secure a sixth place finish on just his second start in the premier class of MotoGP despite being ill. The MotoGP rookie endured a nightmare first lap on his debut in Qatar but steeled himself to ...

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Aragon WorldSBK test: Rea on lap record pace despite illness

Reigning WorldSBK Champion Jonathan Rea was limited to only 42 laps at the Aragon test after the illness that caused his team problems at the Spanish circuit hit the Isle of Man resident hard yesterday. Rea managed to challenge team-mate Tom Sykes – who was sick on Sunday – for top spot and was only 0.020s behind the Huddersfield rider ...

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Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver pulls out of Pirelli tyre test through illness

Lewis Hamilton has pulled out of a test aimed at finalising tyres for next season because he was feeling unwell. Hamilton, who lost the world title to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, was scheduled to drive all day at the Yas Marina circuit. But after a few laps the Briton felt ill, and Pascal Wehrlein took ...

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Laverty battles illness and bike to lead pack

Michael Laverty has overcome a bug and a bucking Tyco BMW to finish quickest on Friday practice at Knockhill as the MCE British Superbike championship returns to full force. After topping the in-season Snetterton test, the County Antrim rider carried his momentum into the opening day of action for the fourth round of the BSB season by setting lap record ...

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