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World Superbike Season Starts at Phillip Island!

Add comment February 24th, 2012

Jonathan Rea Honda Phillip Island World Superbike

Jonathan Rea pulled off the surprise of the day in first qualifying at Phillip Island as the Honda World Superbike man put in the only sub-1m32s lap in the last couple of minutes to head the field. Rea’s time of 1’31.959 put him in front of three Ducati men, who had dominated the session until then. Second place went to Jakub Smrz on the Liberty Racing machine, followed by Superstock 1000 winner Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) in third and Carlos Checa in fourth. The Italian rookie actually led at one point.
Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) was next up in fifth place ahead the Red Devils Roma Ducati of another rookie Niccolò Canepa, while the final two places on the provisional second row went to the two Kawasaki Racing Team riders, Tom Sykes and Joan Lascorz.
Joshua Brookes (Crescent Suzuki), Lascorz, Checa and Maxime Berger (Effenbert Liberty) all went off during the session, without any consequences, while Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing) again crashed, picking up a bump on his head, but was declared fit.

Jonathan Rea pulled off the surprise of the day in first qualifying at Phillip Island as the Honda World Superbike man put in the only sub-1m32s lap in the last couple of minutes to head the field.  Rea’s time of 1’31.959 put him in front of three Ducati men, who had dominated the session until then.  Second place went to Jakub Smrz on the Liberty Racing machine, followed by Superstock 1000 winner Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) in third and Carlos Checa in fourth. The Italian rookie actually led at one point.

Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) was next up in fifth place ahead the Red Devils Roma Ducati of another rookie Niccolò Canepa, while the final two places on the provisional second row went to the two Kawasaki Racing Team riders, Tom Sykes and Joan Lascorz.

Joshua Brookes (Crescent Suzuki), Lascorz, Checa and Maxime Berger (Effenbert Liberty) all went off during the session, without any consequences, while Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing) again crashed, picking up a bump on his head, but was declared fit.

Leon Haslam bravely took to the track to see how he felt on the BMW and completed a few laps – quite a feat after an operation only yesterday!

Leon Haslam BMW World Superbike Phillip IslandLeon Haslam Xray

For more news and coverage head to the World Superbike website.

Rossi Reveals his Pins!

Add comment February 22nd, 2012

Rossi with Pins

Valentino Rossi reveals his pins to the world! The ones pulled out of his leg along with the rod, apparently amused they are green.

The picture on Twitter also shows him wearing a very good t-shirt of the man we all miss, especially once this years racing gets underway as he would have been superb on the 1000cc bikes! Marco Simoncelli was such a talent, what a loss!

Bimota DB4 and Ducati Streetfighter 848 Arrive at Spyder Club

Add comment February 16th, 2012

Spyder Club Party at the BRDC

It was a great night at the British Racing Drivers Club, Silverstone on Saturday for the Spyder Club Party. 51 guests enjoyed a great venue, good food and exceptional company. Anyone wishing to join us for the summer party please email Spyder Club.

Spyder Club Party at the BRDC, Ducati 1199 Panigale, Norton Cafe Racer, Bimota DB4

On display at the party we had an 1199 Panigale from Ducati UK, one of only two in the UK and Norton provided a Cafe Racer, both the 1199 and a Commando will be arriving on the Spyder Club fleet this summer. We also had our beautiful, rare and very exclusive Bimota DB4….

Bimota DB4 on the bench

….which is now undergoing a very expensive service so it’ll be ready for our fly-ride trips to Spain.

Ducati Streetfighter 848

We have also picked up the new Ducati Streetfighter 848. Initial impressions from a 70 mile first ride, very good indeed, huge fun! It’ll be back on the bench for a first service very soon….

Ducati Streetfighter 848 on the bench

….and ready for you to ride in Spain!!

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Kevin Ash Rides the Ducati 1199 Panigale

Add comment February 15th, 2012

Ducati 1199 Panigale Kevin Ash
The waiting’s over, at last someone has ridden and reported on the hugely anticipated Ducati 1199 Panigale, and, going on the first paragraph, it’s been worth the wait!!

Kevin Ash reports it’s ‘just the sexist motorcycle ever built,’ what more do we need to know, everything so read on!

Spyder Club will have the Ducati 1199 in May, so if you want the ultimate test ride, join us now!

Troy Bayliss on the Ducati Panigale

Add comment February 14th, 2012

Watch a lap of Troy Bayliss on the Ducati Panigale 1199 at the Yas Marina circuit, Abu Dhabi – looks good! The Spyder Club Panigale should be on the fleet in May.

Spyder Club Party at BRDC Silverstone

Add comment February 13th, 2012

Spyder Club Party BRDC Silverstone

Spyder Club hosted a party at the British Racing Drivers Club at Silverstone on Saturday night. Great fun was had by all and some stunning bikes were on display that will be joining Spyder Club this year including a Bimota DB4 and the Ducati Panigale 1199

Spyder Club BRDC Party Bimota DB4 and Norton Cafe Racer

Spyder Club BRDC Party Silverstone Ducati Panigale

A big thank you to everyone at the BRDC, Ducati and Norton

February Newsletter

Add comment February 8th, 2012

Spyder Club Spanish Motorcycle Tour

BIKE FLEET FOR SPANISH TRIP

We have a few spaces left on our fast approaching trips to Spain.  The bikes confirmed to date are the exceptionally reviewed Ducati Streetfighter 848, the Monster 1100 Evo, Multistrada, 848 and Diavel; the brilliant Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC, Triumph Daytona 675R and our new Bimota DB4.  Other motorcycles to be confirmed.

Come and enjoy these amazing bikes over four days of riding in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia where the sun shines, the roads thrill and new friends are made!

Group One – Fri. 9th March – Tues. 13th March 2012 (2 spaces available)

Group Two – Wed. 14th March – Sun. 18th March 2012 (1 space available)

Group Three – Mon. 19th March – Fri. 23rd March 2012 (2 spaces available)

For further details or to book have a look at our motorcycle tours and events page or email Spyder Club now.

SPYDER CLUB PARTY AT THE BRITISH RACING DRIVERS CLUB

Spyder Club is having its winter party at the British Racing Drivers Club, club house Silverstone on Saturday evening (11th).  For anyone wishing to meet Spyder Club members to see what they get from the service we provide this is an ideal opportunity.

If you wish to join us at this exclusive venue for an evening spent with motorcycle enthusiasts please get in touch.  Tickets cost £60 and include dinner and a drinks reception.

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BIKE FLEET FOR SPANISH TRIP
We have a few spaces left on our fast approaching trips to Spain.  The bikes confirmed to date are the exceptionally reviewed Ducati Streetfighter 848, the Monster 1100 Evo, Multistrada, 848 and Diavel; the brilliant Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC, Triumph Daytona 675R and our new Bimota DB4.  Other motorcycles to be confirmed.
Come and enjoy these amazing bikes over four days of riding in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia where the sun shines, the roads thrill and new friends are made
Group One – Fri. 9th March – Tues. 13th March 2012 (2 spaces available)
Group Two – Wed. 14th March – Sun. 18th March 2012 (1 space available)
Group Three – Mon. 19th March – Fri. 23rd March 2012 (2 spaces available)
For further details  or to book have a look at our motorcycle tours and events page or email Spyder Club now.
SPYDER CLUB PARTY AT THE BRITISH RACING DRIVERS CLUB
Spyder Club is having its winter party at the British Racing Drivers Club, club house Silverstone on Saturday evening (11th).  For anyone wishing to meet Spyder Club members to see what they get from the service we provide this is an ideal opportunity.

If you wish to join us at this exclusive venue for an evening spent with motorcycle enthusiasts please get in touch.  Tickets cost £60 and include dinner and a drinks reception.

Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden Undergo Surgery

Add comment February 6th, 2012

Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden Ducati MotoGP

Both Ducati MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden have undergone surgery after testing in Sepang, Malaysia for the 2012 season.

Both surgeries were successful according to reports – Rossi’s surgery was not announced in the press and it is understood it was to remove the rod he had inserted in the leg he injured at Mugello in 2010.  Nicky Hayden had further shoulder surgery after injuries were worse than first thought.

Moto GP Sepang Test, End of Day Two

Add comment February 1st, 2012

Casey Stoner Sepang 2012

Stoner finishes on top but Rossi and Hayden (despite a shoulder injury preventing much track time) are pleased with the performance of the 1000cc Ducati!  Spies and Lorenzo rode the Yamaha into the second and third (respectively) fastest times of the day!

Pos  Rider               Team/Bike             Time       Gap       Laps

1.  Casey Stoner        Honda                 2m00.895s             29

2.  Ben Spies           Yamaha                2m01.052s   + 0.157s  37

3.  Jorge Lorenzo       Yamaha                2m01.068s   + 0.173s  40

4.  Dani Pedrosa        Honda                 2m01.508s   + 0.613s  35

5.  Cal Crutchlow       Tech 3 Yamaha         2m01.565s   + 0.670s  42

6.  Hector Barbera      Pramac Ducati         2m01.788s   + 0.893s  50

7.  Valentino Rossi     Ducati                2m01.886s   + 0.991s  44

8.  Alvaro Bautista     Gresini Honda         2m01.933s   + 1.038s  46

9.  Andrea Dovizioso    Tech 3 Yamaha         2m02.160s   + 1.265s  42

10.  Nicky Hayden        Ducati                2m02.354s   + 1.459s  41

11.  Stefan Bradl        LCR Honda             2m02.414s   + 1.519s  41

12.  Karel Abraham       Cardion Ducati        2m02.598s   + 1.703s  66

13.  Katsuyuki Nakasuga  Yamaha                2m02.941s   + 2.046s  40

14.  Franco Battaini     Ducati                2m04.311s   + 3.416s  38

15.  Colin Edwards       Forward Suter-BMW     2m05.603s   + 4.708s  37

16.  Ivan Silva          Avintia FTR-Kawasaki  2m10.297s   + 9.402s  16

17.  Jordi Torres        Avintia FTR-Kawasaki  2m11.893s  + 10.998s   2

18.  Robertino Pietri    Avintia FTR-Kawasaki  2m12.546s  + 11.651s   5

Pos  Rider               Team/Bike             Time       Gap       Laps
1.  Casey Stoner        Honda                 2m00.895s             29
2.  Ben Spies           Yamaha                2m01.052s   + 0.157s  37
3.  Jorge Lorenzo       Yamaha                2m01.068s   + 0.173s  40
4.  Dani Pedrosa        Honda                 2m01.508s   + 0.613s  35
5.  Cal Crutchlow       Tech 3 Yamaha         2m01.565s   + 0.670s  42
6.  Hector Barbera      Pramac Ducati         2m01.788s   + 0.893s  50
7.  Valentino Rossi     Ducati                2m01.886s   + 0.991s  44
8.  Alvaro Bautista     Gresini Honda         2m01.933s   + 1.038s  46
9.  Andrea Dovizioso    Tech 3 Yamaha         2m02.160s   + 1.265s  42
10.  Nicky Hayden        Ducati                2m02.354s   + 1.459s  41
11.  Stefan Bradl        LCR Honda             2m02.414s   + 1.519s  41
12.  Karel Abraham       Cardion Ducati        2m02.598s   + 1.703s  66
13.  Katsuyuki Nakasuga  Yamaha                2m02.941s   + 2.046s  40
14.  Franco Battaini     Ducati                2m04.311s   + 3.416s  38
15.  Colin Edwards       Forward Suter-BMW     2m05.603s   + 4.708s  37
16.  Ivan Silva          Avintia FTR-Kawasaki  2m10.297s   + 9.402s  16
17.  Jordi Torres        Avintia FTR-Kawasaki  2m11.893s  + 10.998s   2
18.  Robertino Pietri    Avintia FTR-Kawasaki  2m12.546s  + 11.651s   5


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