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Second place for Oakland in Euro debut

Second place for Oakland in Euro debut

Thursday, May 28 2015

Charley Oakland managed to finish second in the Women’s European Cup. The Lincolnshire-based rider rounded out a solid weekend by finishing second in the female championship behind Kiwi rider, Avalon Biddle. In the paddock, Charley had The Bike Insurer’s very own Lewis Osler as her lead mechanic and the two made some important tweaks to […]

MotoGP France Report: Lorenzo Makes It Two in a Row

MotoGP France Report: Lorenzo Makes It Two in a Row

Sunday, May 17 2015

Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo won his second race in a row with a comfortable victory over teammate Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso to move second in the championship. After Marc Marquez started on pole, it was Lorenzo who led early on after forcing his way past Dovizioso through the second corner, capitalising on Marquez running wide […]

Female rider given opportunity to race on world stage

Female rider given opportunity to race on world stage

Wednesday, May 6 2015

Charley Oakland will ride in the European Women’s Championship at Donington Park this month. The talented female rider will compete under The Bike Insurer banner at the East Midlands track in round four of the eight-round championship, which is part of the larger European Junior Cup (EJC) series. Charley will be up against some of […]

MotoGP Jerez Report: Lorenzo back on track with home domination

MotoGP Jerez Report: Lorenzo back on track with home domination

Sunday, May 3 2015

Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo took his first win of the 2015 MotoGP season with a flag to flag victory ahead of an injured Marc Marquez and championship leader Valentino Rossi. Having been quickest for the majority of the weekend, Lorenzo was able to make the perfect start from pole position and quickly established a lead over […]

Racing flags – what they mean for motorbike racers

Racing flags – what they mean for motorbike racers

Monday, April 27 2015

While nobody wants to see a red flag during a race, they’re commonplace and unavoidable at most race weekends. Whether there’s a red flag on show, a yellow one with stripes or a white flag being waved, each one informs riders if there is some form of obstruction on the track ahead giving them vital […]

Lewis Osler in 12th after two rounds

Lewis Osler in 12th after two rounds

Wednesday, April 22 2015

Lewis Osler, The Bike Insurer’s sponsored rider, finds himself in 12th position in the Thundersport 500 series after two races, but don’t expect him to end the season in the same position. “I like to try and stay as positive as possible,” said Lewis. “But I would be lying if I said I was happy […]

Dan Drayton’s EJC challenge underway

Dan Drayton’s EJC challenge underway

Wednesday, April 22 2015

With two rounds of racing and one training camp under his belt, it’s fair to say that Dan Drayton (The Bike Insurer sponsored rider) is enjoying life on the continent. After more than a week in Spain, where Dan took part in a training camp in Calafat before taking on the rest of the European […]

Termas De Rio Hondo Race Report: Rossi Wins Argentina Thriller

Termas De Rio Hondo Race Report: Rossi Wins Argentina Thriller

Monday, April 20 2015

Valentino Rossi won his second MotoGP race of the season after defending champion Marc Marquez dramatically crashed out while battling the nine times World Champion for the lead in Argentina. After Suzuki’s Aleix Espargaro had taken a short lived lead at the start of the race, it was pole sitter Marquez who moved quickest to […]

Texas MotoGP: Marquez bounces back to take win

Texas MotoGP: Marquez bounces back to take win

Tuesday, April 14 2015

Defending champion Marc Marquez took his first win of the 2015 MotoGP season with a dominant victory in Texas. With the bikes lined up on the grid, water began to drop from the bridge over Turn 3, dramatically altering conditions in that area of the track in comparison with the rest of the 3.3 mile […]

MotoGP Qatar: Rossi Holds off Dovizioso to Take Season Opener

MotoGP Qatar: Rossi Holds off Dovizioso to Take Season Opener

Sunday, March 29 2015

Valentino Rossi won a thrilling curtain raiser to the 2015 MotoGP season ahead of Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone as Ducati proved their pre-season domination was not a fluke. Jorge Lorenzo was fourth with Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa fifth and sixth respectively. After an eventful qualifying session on Saturday it was Dovizioso who started […]

British dominance continues in Thailand

British dominance continues in Thailand

Monday, March 23 2015

Thailand’s first ever World Superbike races were dominated by British riders this weekend with Jonathan Rea taking a particular liking to the Buriram circuit. The Northern Ireland rider won both races in searing heat to take a 10-point lead at the top of the World Superbike standings, following a win and a second place finish […]

Rea seals the Double in Thailand

Rea seals the Double in Thailand

Sunday, March 22 2015

Jonathan Rea has taken a comprehensive race 2 victory in Thailand, Dominating race 2 from start to finish the Ulsterman has come away from Thailand with a maximum 50 points to cement his place at the top of the leaderboard. Second place again went to Donington Park sponsored Leon Haslam on the Aprilia followed by […]

Rea takes race 1 victory in Thailand

Rea takes race 1 victory in Thailand

Sunday, March 22 2015

Kawasaki’s Johnny Rea has won the first ever World Superbike race to be held in Thailand. JR dominated the 20 lap race at the all new Chang International circuit in Buriram. Aprilia’s Leon Haslam and 2013 world championTom Sykes joined him on the podium making it in all British podium in Thailand. Rea who jointly […]

All British top 6 as Rea takes pole in Thailand

All British top 6 as Rea takes pole in Thailand

Saturday, March 21 2015

The first ever Pole Position in the history of the eni FIM Superbike Championship in Thailand went to Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea who came out on top of an exciting final 15 minute shoot-out that decided the grid for tomorrow’s two 20 lap races. Today’s result marks the 6th Pole Position of his career. In Superpole […]

The Bike Insurer British Women’s Motorcycle Racers Championship

The Bike Insurer British Women’s Motorcycle Racers Championship

Wednesday, March 11 2015

The Bike Insurer has continued its involvement with Thundersport GB by sponsoring the 2015 female championship within the series. The series runs alongside the other championships within Thundersport and riders are given a point for racing and a point for every competitor they finish ahead of in their race. And that means a ton of […]