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The SVP, Mitsubishi say, has been specifically built from the ground up, giving it a rugged new appearance with 17” bespoke black alloy wheels and BF Goodrich off-road tyres, aggressive oversized wheel arches, black detailing, special seat trims with embroidered Limited Edition vehicle number and a tailgate SVP badge, there’s also only 250 available from your local Mitsubishi dealer. Exclusivity sells after all. The small yet significant improvements in detailing added by Mitsubishi over the standard L200 gives the Barbarian a whole new look. Now let us not forget that last year’s L200 was no shrinking violet, having a presence … Continue reading Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP: Barbarian Kings
Following on from Race 1, Honda have explained to MotorMartin how Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team’s Leon Camier capped off a strong showing in Thailand with a sixth place finish at Chang International Circuit, while Jake Gagne was back in the points after taking fourteenth place on the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. Camier started on pole position in Race 2 courtesy of his fourth place in Race 1 and although he got the holeshot and led into the first corner, a fierce battle in the lead group resulted in him ending the first lap in P5. Showing consistent pace throughout … Continue reading News: SOLID SIXTH PLACE FOR CAMIER IN THAI WORLDSBK RACE 2
Following on from Race 1, The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team have shared with MotorMartin how they climbed back to the top step of the podium at Buriram (Thailand) with Chaz Davies, who sealed a brilliant win in Race 2 starting from third row. The Welshman, who took the lead during lap 7 and progressively broke away from the field, thus claimed the first victory of 2018 and the 28th of his career. A particularly significant win – coupled with the fastest lap of the race in 1:33.627 – since it came on a historically difficult track. Race 2, on … Continue reading News: SUPERB VICTORY BY DAVIES IN RACE 2 AT BURIRAM, MELANDRI 7TH DESPITE SOME ISSUES
Race 1 of the second round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship, held at Buriram (Thailand), was characterised, Ducati say, by opposite fates for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team. Chaz Davies sealed a fantastic third place coming back from ninth position on the grid, while Marco Melandri was forced to settle for 8th on the finish line due to issues in some sectors of the track. Starting both from third row, in seventh and ninth position respectively, Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team have confirmed to MotorMartin that Melandri and Davies fought early on within the leading group, which was progressively … Continue reading News: STRONG COMEBACK FOR DAVIES, 3RD IN RACE 1 AT BURIRAM; DIFFICULT RACE FOR MELANDRI, 8TH
The all-new Triple M Honda World Superbike Team have shared with MotorMartin how they secured their best finish to date thanks to a tenth place for their American rider PJ Jacobsen in race two at a hot and steamy Buriram in Thailand recently. Following on from 17th place in race one, when PJ finished ahead of his countryman Jake Gagne, Jacobsen scored tenth place in race two, finishing much closer to the leading rider in Thailand than he had in the opening round in Australia last month. PJ was only a couple of seconds from ninth place, and had four more … Continue reading News: STUNNING TOP TEN FOR TRIPLE M ROOKIES IN THAILAND
In what was a hard fought battle out on the track, Leon Camier narrowly missed out on a debut podium with the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team, the Briton claiming a hard-fought fourth place in Race 1 of the Thai WorldSBK round after a stellar qualifying performance saw him start on the front row. Honda have shared with MotorMartin that after a brilliant showing in Superpole 2 where he set a time of 1’32.922 on the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 to qualify in P3, Camier had a great start to the race and settled into third place for the opening laps. … Continue reading News: CAMIER CHARGES TO FOURTH PLACE IN EPIC RACE 1 BATTLE IN THAILAND
Here’s one for all you long time MG fans out there or perhaps you’ve just purchased a b4and new MG3, MG GS or MG ZS and want to know a little more about the famous octagonal badge. Either way, the following book from Bob Frampton will most definitely be of interest. MG was a home-grown concept that became an international success, bringing the small market town of Abingdon onto the global map. MG – Made in Abingdon recounts the inside story of the famous factory, recognising that the most important aspect of MG’s success was its team – the tea-boys … Continue reading News: MG, MADE IN ABINGDON – ECHOES FROM THE SHOPFLOOR