Road Racing

Alvaro Bautista masters his debut in Superbike. Randy Krummenacher wins the Supersport race.

Maser (Treviso), 25 February, 2019 – The season has gotten off to the best possible start for Sidi and our riders in the WorldSBK series. In the first round of the 2019 World Series held on the Phillip Island racetrack in Australia, Alvaro Bautista won everything in his Superbike debut. The Spanish rider from team Racing – Ducati scored a magical triple, capturing race1 on Saturday and then replicating the feat on Sunday by winning the Superpole race, which is one of the new events of the season. He then went on to win race2 as well. On the Australian circuit Bautista carved out an impressive lead ahead of the second ranked rider who had dominated the last four seasons, Britain’s Jonathan Rea, on Kawasaki.

Winter tests had indicated that Bautista was riding his Ducati Panigale V4 remarkably fast, but things always turn out differently once it comes to actual racing. Instead the Spaniard has consolidated his status in this season’s first Grand Prix race. He has already put all his adversaries in line, proving himself to be the man to beat. Not since Max Biaggi in 2007 has a rider won his debut in the Superbike class.

Alvaro Bautista competes on the racetrack and shines on the podium in his Sidi boots. Sidi already supported the Spanish rider in his previous seasons riding in MotoGP; now we are following him on this new adventure in Superbike. Alvaro Bautista uses Sidi MAG-1 boots, which have consistently been one of the top models in the Sidi collection for track and speed.

This was a simply perfect weekend on the Phillip Island raceway for Sidi, which also took home the victory in the Supersport race with Randy Krummenacher on the saddle of his Yamaha from team Bardahl Evan Bros. What better gift could the Swiss rider have given himself for his twenty-ninth birthday? This is the third bull’s-eye he has scored in this category during his career. In 2018 Krummenacher closed out the WorldSSP Series in fourth place, but this year it looks like he could be one of the major contenders vying for the title. He has chosen Sidi REX boots, the new racing model offered by the Sidi Collection. This innovative boot with a modern design features a cutting-edge structure comprising the highest technology, maximum functionality and finest quality. Find out all the technical details of the Sidi REX boot:






Team Suzuki Press Office – September 5.

Suzuki Motorcycle India and JK Tyre Motorsport showcased some brilliant racing at Kari Motor Speedway for the third round of the JK Tyre presents Suzuki Gixxer Cup and Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup at the weekend.

This was the last round at Kari, before the championship heads north to BIC for its fourth and final round in November. It also coincided with the final round for the Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup for the 2017 season, as the young Rookie was selected to be sent to Spain for the Road to Rookies Cup Selection.

The riders put down improved lap times aboard the Gixxer SF machines, compared to the previous round as they gain more experience with their motorcycles this season. The weekend was packed with the usual rider briefing, practice sessions, qualifying and two races each for Suzuki Gixxer Cup and Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup.

In the Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup, Race 1 was won by Jaden Gunawardena ahead of Lalhruaizela and Lalnunsanga; a thrilling battle, not just for the top-three, but throughout the field during the eight-lap race.

Race 2 had Lalnunsanga and Lalhruaizela fighting for Pole position for the first six laps after which Jaden showed his professional experience and overtook both riders in the last two laps and claimed victory after battling hard with Lalnunsanga and won the race with a margin of 0.4 seconds. At the end, Lalhruaizela came third followed by Varoon.
This round concluded the JK Tyre presents Suzuki Gixxer Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup for 2017 and Lalhruaizela was the lucky and talented young rider who was chosen to represent India in Spain for the qualifying round of the Road to Rookies Cup next month.

The Suzuki Gixxer Cup Race 1 turned out to be the best race of the weekend with Joseph Matthew taking the top step of the podium by a mere 0.01 seconds. Malsawmdawngliana made a phenomenal effort to catch Joseph Matthew but towards the end, the race tipped in Joseph’s favour.

Race 2 of Suzuki Gixxer Cup surprised everyone with last year’s Road To Rookies Winner, Sachin Chaudhary, progressing to the second spot after battling hard with Malsawmdawngliana; who sealed victory by 0.8 seconds and Joseph Matthew third.

Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup Race 1:
Laps: 8
1st: Jaden Gunawardena11:36:318
2nd: Lalhruaizela11:39:108
3rd: Lalnunsanga11:39:768
Best Lap: Jaden Gunawardena 1:24:779 @ 86.857 km/hr Average Speed

Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup Race 2:
Laps: 8
1st: Jaden Gunawardena11:36:996
2nd: Lalnunsanga 11:37:376
3rd: Lalhruaizela 11:37:628
Best Lap: Lalnunsanga 1:24:498 @ 86.772 km/hr Average Speed

Suzuki Gixxer Cup Race 1:
Laps: 10
1st: Joseph Matthew14:17:037
2nd: Malsawmdawngliana 14:17:048
3rd: Lalmawipuia14:20:633
Best Lap: Malsawmdawngliana 1:23:055 @88.211 km/hr Average Speed

Suzuki Gixxer Cup Race 2:
Laps: 10
1st: Malsawmdawngliana 14:15:595
2nd: Sachin Chaudhary14:16:355
3rd: Joseph Matthew 14:18:080
Best Lap: Sachin Chaudhary 1:23:469 @ 88.360 km/hr Average Speed

JK Tyre presents Suzuki Gixxer Cup now hits the North for the fourth and final round at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida on the weekend of November 17–19th.

Suzuki Gixxer Cup Image Gallery: CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

Championship points (after 3 rounds): CLICK HERE











Team Suzuki Press Office – July 7.

The 2017 Suzuki Gixxer Cup Championship gets underway this weekend at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore, India with a new line-up of enthusiastic young riders ready to make their mark aboard the Suzuki Gixxer SF motorcycle in this popular one-make, single platform series.

This season, the continued evolution of the Gixxer Cup sees Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) join forces with JK Tyre Motorsport – the trendsetters for Indian Motorsport - as the organisers for the Suzuki Gixxer Cup 2017. After playing a pioneering role in identifying and nurturing India’s top racers for over two decades, JK Motorsport is ready to nurture potential world-class motorcycle racers in partnership with Suzuki Motorcycle India.

And, like last year, the Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup is back with the Suzuki Gixxer Cup to give a chance to the young and aspiring riders from India to get a foothold into the international racing arena. This is still the only platform of its kind in India, which provides the selected riders with a chance to participate in the Red Bull Rookies Cup Qualifiers in Spain later this year.

Last season’s Suzuki Gixxer Cup witnessed the first edition of the Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup; and after six races, spread across two rounds, Sachin Chaudhary from Ahmedabad was crowned the winner from seven talented, young Indian riders. He went on to represent India in Spain at the qualifiers of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

Said Mr. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, SMIPL: “We are extremely pleased to announce our tie-up with JK Tyre to conduct the Suzuki Gixxer Cup 2017. This partnership between two pioneers can only lead to great things for Indian Motorsport. We are also equally happy to announce our continued partnership with Red Bull for the Road to Rookies Cup for a second year running. We look forward to another exciting year of racing and we are confident that we will raise the bar even higher this time.”

Both the Suzuki Gixxer Cup and the Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup will be run as a part of the prestigious 20th JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship 2017. While the Road to Rookies Cup will cater to riders between the ages of 12 and 16 years-old, the Suzuki Gixxer Cup will be for riders of 17 years and older.

A new addition this year has been the Rider Selection Program which has enabled Suzuki Gixxer Cup to get the best competitors from all corners of India to come and participate. The program has been held across all four zones of the country to scout for the best riding talent.

The 2017 Suzuki Gixxer Cup Championship will comprise three rounds at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore from July-to-September and the fourth and final round will be at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida in November.

2017 Gixxer Cup Championship Dates:

Round 1: July 7-9th (Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore)
Round 2: August 4-6th (Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore)
Round 3: September 1-3rd (Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore)
Round 4: November 17-19th (Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida)

The second edition of Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup will culminate at the third round at Kari Motor Speedway, as the selected rider will need to head to Spain to participate in the Red Bull Rookies Cup Qualifiers. The Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, since its inception in 2007, has grown into one of the most thrilling two-wheel spectacles in the world. Every year, the level of competition has climbed and this year's intake is set to raise the bar yet again for the 11th running of the Cup