April 15, 2014 by Jamie Masterson
Jamie hard at work on the way out of Ford Corner.... Image from James Foley
Well, that’s the first round of the Adelaide Masters series from Mondello Park over, and what an enjoyable weekend it turned out to be! I had been down testing on the Wednesday at Woolsey Coulter’s ART day which had left me brimming with confidence rolling into the first round, I was chuffed with how the bike felt and was pretty happy with how... [Read more...]
March 29, 2014 by Jamie Masterson
Motorsport.ie's Biking blogger Jamie Masterson has been working hard over the winter months, both on his fitness and chasing sponsorship- he seems to have done well at both!
With the new season looming, I’m focusing on just one thing- victory in 2014. After a poor season in 2013, I’m looking to bounce back and get back to my winning ways. With a mixture of bad luck and low team morale we struggled all year to get to terms with the big AMA Suzuki but now with a new bike, new sponsors, full fitness and a positive... [Read more...]
March 28, 2014 by Tom O'Hanlon
Cody at speed on his ZX10R. Image from Stephen Mahon
Athlone’s Cody Nally had a fantastic start to the opening round of the Irish Championship by sealing a double win around the Mondello Park National Circuit on Sunday 23rd of March. This year the Superbike class has seen a lot of change. This is mainly due to the fact that the Kawasaki ZX10R is seen as the bike to have and many of the front runners... [Read more...]
March 10, 2014 by Jim Halligan
Rossi at speed on the 2014 Yamaha.
The 2014 MOTO GP season testing took place at SEPANG recently and the Doctor, Valentino Rossi, topped the times- lapping a second faster than the 2013 times! Unsurprisingly, he is delighted with the performance of the 2014 machine and the lack of those handling issues that plagued him in 2013. “First of all I am very happy because... [Read more...]
March 8, 2014 by Tony Gregory
Natalie on her way to a fine second place on her HM Plant KTM
HM Plant KTM UK’s Natalie Kane was pleased to have made a solid start to the 2014 FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship yesterday, as the Irish lady took two strong results with a second and third place for second overall at the Grand Prix of Qatar in Losail. It’s been a long off-season for Kane, who took her first overall Grand Prix win last... [Read more...]
March 8, 2014 by Jim Halligan
Damien is excited about his new machine, collected recently from the UK.
As the new Adelaide Masters Series approaches, Ireland’s top short circuit riders are firming up their 2014 plans and Kilkenny’s Damien Byrne is the latest to announce a major assault on the Superbike class, with the news that he will run an MSS Kawasaki ZX10 in the series.Supported by Motorcycle Insurance Specialists, Adelaide Insurance... [Read more...]
February 27, 2014 by Leo Nulty
The arrival of works MV Agustas is a big boost for the Adelaide Masters Series
Following the announcement by Motorcycle Insurance Specialists Adelaide Insurance Services that they would increase their backing of the Adelaide Masters Series for 2014 a number of new bike and rider combinations are getting ready to announce their plans for the series. First to break cover is growing Northern Irish Team, BikeBitsNI Racing, who have... [Read more...]
February 23, 2014 by Jim Halligan
A delighted Eugene Laverty celebrates his race one victory!
Eugene Laverty stormed to victory on his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki debut in race one at Phillip Island in Australia this afternoon, securing the first World Championship win for the Japanese manufacturer since 2010. Fighting back from a difficult start, a determined Laverty made his way through from seventh to hunt down the leading pack of Giugliano,... [Read more...]
February 16, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Sidecars were a regular part of the Leinster Trophy Meeting for many years.
The sidecar race at the televised Leinster Trophy meeting was named the Steven Galligan Memorial Race, with Galligan having succumbed to his injuries ten days after an accident at the Ulster Grand Prix just a few weeks beforehand. Bothers Sean and Mark Hegarty start this one from pole and are clearly the class of the field. John Kenny and Richard Young... [Read more...]
February 15, 2014 by Jim Halligan
Kennedy is tipped by our man to spring a surprise or two in 2014!
The WSBK 2014 season kicks off at Phillip Island in Australia on the 23/2/14 and Ireland’s Jack Kennedy is poised for his second year in the WSBK paddock. Riding for the PTR Honda team in the Supersport 600 class in 2014, a move from the Riva- Moto team having taken place over the winter puts Kennedy in a team that has been constantly at the... [Read more...]