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    Motorsports: Dakar Rally claims life of rider Eric Palante
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    The infamous Dakar Rally has claimed the life of another participant. 50-year-old Eric Palante of Belgium was killed while traversing the fifth stage of the cross-country race via motorcycle. Organizers grew concerned earlier Friday after he hadn't finished the leg, which most racers had ...

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    Official: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca officially off MotoGP calendar for 2014
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    It's a sad day for motorcycle racing fans the world over. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has announced that after it will no longer be on the MotoGP calendar for 2014. The circuit has held 15 world championship grands prix over the last 25 years. Fans and riders alike have historically had nothing ...

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    Video: Watch a one-hour documentary on the Isle of Man TT
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    If you're looking for a little film to distract you from the inevitable approach of the new year, we may have just the thing for you. Al Jazeera Corespondent has taken an in-depth look at what is arguably the world's most dangerous motorsports event in a one-hour documentary. Isle of Man TT: A ...

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    Video: Bizarre motorcycle racing "fish hook" crash could have been a lot worse
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    Motorcycle racing is a constant battle between close calls and hard crashes, and we'll have to put this video in the very close call category. During a Mini Moto race in Sandy Hook, Maryland last weekend, the fourth-place rider low-sides his bike but is instantly hit by the rider behind him. The ...

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    Video: Red Bull Romaniacs Hard Enduro Rallye 2012 is a basket of insanity
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    If you've never heard of he Romaniacs Hard Enduro Rallye, crack open your ears for a spell. The race is a grueling four-day event that slithers through the Carpathian mountains of Romania. We aren't talking about battling some logging road, either. The competitors who tackle Romaniacs bolt up ...

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    Video: Watch this motorcycle racer suffer from premature celebration
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    Some tragedies are funny. Even if it costs you the 2012 Italian CIV championship race in Mugello. Motorcycle racer Riccardo Russo held a three-bike lead over his nearest racer, but when he started the final lap, Russo thought he had already crossed the finish line. Russo began his celebration ...

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    Video: Watch Josh Wainwright deflect a motorcycle with his head
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    Josh Wainwright became a living testimony for the value helmets during the British Superstock 600 recently. The rider put his bike down on the 11th lap just ahead of Johnny Bradshaw. With nowhere to go and no time to get there, Bradshaw literally drove over Wainwright's head with his motorcycle, ...

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    Video: World Supersport race in Assen sees two red flags, carnage galore
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    Last weekend's World Supersport race at Assen was a rough one. Both Sam Lowes and Alexander Lundh took away broken bones after separate incidents that caused marshals to bring out the red flag each time. Lowes highsided his machine while jousting with championship-leader Luca Scassa and eventual ...

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    Video: Runaway ghost-riding motorcycle wants to keep racing *Update
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    Here's something you don't see everyday. We're a little short on details – there's no description provided and we didn't watch the race live – but the video after the break appears to have been taken at the start of the second SuperSport race in Daytona, Florida, earlier in ...

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    Pics Aplenty: BMW 1 M MotoGP safety car
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    The new BMW 1 M is a sports coupe we've all been waiting for the Roundel-badged German automaker. Sure, it could be lighter or a little cheaper, but by all accounts, it has the driving-sensation meter bouncing off "Awesome." To tout its new performance machine, BMW has tarted one up in classic ...

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    MotoGP 2010 Phillip Island: Sometimes it's lonely at the top [Spoilers]
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    Proving that the power of hometown heroics should never be underestimated, Casey Stoner not only put on a great show for his fellow countrymen but once again proved to be dominant at the Australian GP. The starting grid at Phillip Island was the last time Stoner would be seen by competitors, as ...

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    MotoGP 2010 USA: Live action from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca [Spoilers]
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    MotoGP action from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're live from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca today for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, and we just witnessed some awesome racing action. Well, awesome for some riders, less so for others. For instance, we're ...

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    MotoGP 2010 Sachsenring: Shake-up, crack-up and the return of The Doctor [Spoilers]
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    Call it a feeling of shear uncertainty, nervousness if you will... or better yet anticipation. That is exactly what the German round of MotoGP racing provided for fans around the globe. Not only was the Sachsenring round the mid-marker of this season's racing schedule, but more importantly it ...

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    Ducati North America seeks new CEO
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    Amidst recent rumors, Ducati has officially announced that its CEO of North American operations, Michael Lock, will step down at the end of July to pursue other opportunities. Since Lock took the reins in North America in late 2003, Ducati has bridged the gap from something of a novelty brand ...

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    MotoGP 2010: Tire choice plays a key role for top finishers at Assen [Spoilers]
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    The sixth round of GP racing for 2010 from the Assen circuit marked not only the 80th anniversary of the Dutch TT but also the further dominance of Fiat Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo. With Rossi still out, Lorenzo's winning ways seem untempered by any of the fields competitors. The Spaniard's ...

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    Report: Casey Stoner leaves Ducati for Honda
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    2009 MotoGP Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to reports streaming in from the Italian media (via Visordown.com), Australian phenom Casey Stoner is planning to switch teams from Ducati to Honda following the 2010 MotoGP season that's currently ...

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    IIHS asks gov't to mandate ABS on motorcycles
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    How far is too far? In a recent press release, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety made a plea to the federal government to require anti-lock braking systems on all motorcycles sold in the U.S. The group cites a newly-released study showing 22 percent fewer damage claims are made on ...

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    Airbags on motorcycles: Alpinestars introduces Tech Air Race motorcycle suit [w/video]
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    Alpinestars Tech Air Race prototype suit – Click above to watch the video after the break
    We traveled out to Alpinestars' U.S. headquarters near Los Angeles, California today so that the giant manufacturer of automotive and motorcycle safety gear could show us its latest high-tech ...

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    Stoner crashes, Rossi wins: MotoGP 2010 is officially out of the chutes
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    Yes, we can officially get, not just a little, but very excited by the first taste of Grand Prix action from the opening round of MotoGP, which happened over the weekend at Losail Raceway in Doha, Qatar. The Doctor, Valentino Rossi, continues to prove that his winning ways are no mere fluke, as ...

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    Video: Dragging a knee on a Honda... Gold Wing?
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    Dragging a knee on a Honda Gold Wing – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    It's not at all uncommon to see Honda two-wheelers at a local track day event. After all, the Japanese company is the world's largest manufacturer of motorcycles, and its VFR, CB and CBR line of sport ...

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