TonyScott

Greatest Motorbike Games

December 24, 2019 / 412 / Blogs

What are the best motorcycle games for computer and console of the moment? We give you our opinion in this article full of games that will delight fans of motorcycle and speed in general.

If you are “born to be wild”, you are in the right place. Virtually we have put on our best leather jacket and we have tied our headscarves to bring you a special report with the best motorcycle games for PCs and consoles.

Burn wheel, let go of the gas and get ready to enjoy the speed at ground level because then the highway will dominate us with these games that will delight all lovers of two motorized wheels.

MotoGP 18

The official video game of the MotoGP World Championship could not be skipped from the best motorcycle games. In MotoGP 18, we have the option of ascending from the lower categories to MotoGP and of becoming two-wheel legends.

In addition, we can also have fun with Manager Mode or compete online against other players. In our MotoGP 18 analysis, you will find more details about everything that this motorcycle driving simulator includes.

MXGP Pro

Also developed by Milestone, we are facing the official video game of the Motocross World Championship. Among its main virtues is its difficulty of handling compared to MotoGP, which makes it a challenge for less expert players.

MXGP Pro has all the official drivers of the championship and all the circuits are, in addition to different possibilities of creating your own motorcycle and racing clothes. Without a doubt, one of the best motorcycle games for PC, PS4 and Xbox One at the moment.

Ride 2

Another title developed by Milestone, authentic experts in driving games. Ride 2 is a motorcycle video game with multiple customization options. It has 30 circuits and 15 game modes, including a local multiplayer for two split-screen players.

In addition, it includes Supermotos, a category that was missing in the first installment and that Milestone decided to include after numerous requests from fans. If you want to go deeper, you can read our analysis of Ride 2.

Road Rage

Do you remember Road Rash, the 1991 classic in which we played motorcycle races with weapons such as chains or sticks? Well, we could say that Road Rage is your spiritual successor.

In this motorcycle game for PC, PS4 and Xbox One we have to become the most feared biker of Ashen, a city besieged by biker bands and where the police put all the means to stop a scourge of which we are part. A title full of speed and violence that will delight the toughest bikers of the place.

Trials Fusion

Instead of simulation game or, in other words, with a more faithful and realistic recreation of the world of motorcycles, Ubisoft offers us a more arcade and casual game.

This is Trials Fusion, a game for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC that has a focus on physics and has simple controls that will delight players looking for an arcade alternative in the Motorcycle games.

MotoGP World Championship

October 30, 2019 / 424 / News

Formed in 1949, the World Championship, now known as MotoGP is ​​the oldest motor competition in the world. 63 years ago there were four categories that depended on the power of motorcycles (125cc, 250cc, 350cc and 500cc) and after several attempts with others such as the 80cc, 990cc or 50cc, have now been reduced to three: 250cc ( Moto3), 600cc (Moto2) and 1,000cc (MotoGP).

In the decades of the 50s and 70s the Italian domination of the competition takes shape in the 17 consecutive years in which MV Augusta won in the 500cc. Mostly thanks to Giacomo Agostini, the most successful in the history of competition thanks to his 15 titles achieved between 1966 and 1975, some of them achieved in the same season in different categories. The emergence of Japanese builders such as Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki ended the Italian monopoly to impose a Japanese one: from 1975 until today, the three Japanese brands have won all the championships of the most powerfull discipline except the 2007, when Ducati won.

After the Agostini came the 80s, considered the golden age of motorcycling, when Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Gardner, Wayne Rainey, Kevin Schwantz, Randy Mamola and Mick Doohan competed. The dominance of the latter was in the 90s, when he won five consecutive championships (from 1994 to 1998) came at the same time when Valentino Rossi competed in the lower categories. The Italian, nine times world champion in different categories, emulated Doohan by winning five consecutive World Cups between 2000 and 2005.

Since then, champions like Casey Stoner with two titles, Rossi himself with two others, Nicky Hayden and Jorge Lorenzo have alternated on the podium. The Spanish got it in 2010, when Spanish motorcycling won the titles and runners-up in the three categories. Toni Elías won the first Spanish laurel in the Moto2 category and Marc Márquez got the 125cc one.

The 2011 season, marked by the death of Marco Simoncelli in October in the Sepang circuit, ended with the second world title for Stoner, who climbed the podium in all races of the season except one. Ten triumphs with his Honda in the 18 races of the championship.

In 2012 the Spaniards demonstrated their dominance in the competition and made it clear that they are rivals to fear for the rest of the competitors. Jorge Lorenzo (champion of the Queen category in 2010) won the World Cup (with eight wins in 18 races), in which Dani Pedrosa was second with 20 points below the champion. Marc Márquez took the triumph of Moto 2.

2013 was a historic year that will remain forever in the fan’s heart. Marc Márquez not only became the best debutant of all time in the premier category of motorcycling, he won the title after an exciting year, marked by a handful of precocity records and his battle with Jorge Lorenzo, who defended his 2012 title furiously.

And what he achieved the previous year, he confirmed it with an excellent season and was crowned champion for the second consecutive year in 2014, matching the record: ten consecutive wins, the same motorcycling myths Agostini or Doohan achieved. In addition, he did it with style, aggressively and getting off the bike like nobody else. With the arrival of Márquez to MotoGP a new way of driving is imposed, the skid is the protagonist, and to compete: always risking.

Always battling and not wanting to resign himself, makes him a contender for the 2015 title fight also, in which mistakes happen with a difficult-to-drive Honda. The World Cup is lead by the Yamaha and a mature, very smart Rossi and an erratic Lorenzo at the start, but very fast, he manages to prevail in Jerez and chain four consecutive victories for the first time in his career. The season, with an apotheosis ending and uncontrolled anger between Rossi and Márquez in Malaysia, is decided in Valencia, the last race, with the Italian sanctioned with leaving last. And Lorenzo wins. The race and the championship.

Motorcycling Racing

August 19, 2019 / 365 / News

The first circuit race began in 1894. Several nations started to make significant events such as the case of the first Grand Prix of Switzerland, the United Nations and Ulster (1922 – 1923). The FICM creates the FICM Grand Prix of Europe ( 1924 ). Each year, a country will be designated as the venue for this event. It is not until 1949 that the world motorcycling championship (FIM) is created.

Motorcycling as a sport, logically originates, after having invented the motorcycle, which appeared in Germany in 1885, the year in which Gottlieb Daimler installed a combustion engine to a wooden bicycle.

In 1896 the first motorcycle race was held, in France, when eight competitors traveled the Paris – Nantes distance back and forth, traveling 152 kilometers. The winner, M. Chevalier, was riding a Michelin-Dior tricycle.

General Characteristics

Motorcycles have a series of characteristics such as stability, high speed (both straight and cornering), high acceleration, great braking, easy maneuverability and low weight.

Each type of race requires a type of machine, with different structure, weight, wheels, displacement and aspects of great technical specificity that can be found in the clubs of each specialty or in the stores where these and other sports equipment are sold.

Types of Races

Speed

It is done in circuits specially built for it. Motorcyclists run at the maximum speed allowed by their motorcycles with an average motor of 1200 cubic centimeters. The competitor who manages to circumvent all the laps at maximum speed wins, arriving first.

Trial

The emphasis placed on this discipline is the skill and grace in the driver’s handling with his motorcycle. Speed ​​is rather a factor not taken into account.

The tests are carried out in sections and in stages: partially on flat, unpaved and extremely irregular terrain with very cumbersome obstacles. The competitors start at intervals and the one who incurs the least amount of fouls is the winner.

The sanctions are applied when the participant touches the ground with some part of his body, disassembles the machine, does not move forward and / or receives external help, exceeds the demarcated limits of the competitive route, which is usually oval.

Motocross

It is done in closed circuits with land prepared to overcome a large number of obstacles such as hills or shallow wells and streams. Unlike the “Trial” the emphasis is not on not touching “foot on the ground”, but rather on overcoming the complicated obstacles first reaching the goal.

Here, speed, although less than in other variations, is also taken into account.

As for the rules of conduct, participants are prohibited from taking dangerous or unfair actions such as: getting in the way of other participants, deliberately preventing a runner from moving forward, etc. The game is marked with an access gate and is made with the engines running. The arrival of the winner is announced by waving a checkered flag.

Hard

It is done on cross-country routes, with unprepared natural obstacles. The emphasis is on the novelty of the terrain and the expectation of natural obstacles to overcome, since the lands are chosen by the authorities of the clubs and the runners know them in their real magnitude in full competition.

Here it matters who comes first, but not speed; their motorcycles do not exceed 500 to 1000 cubic centimeters. Important is to demarcate the boundaries of the land with monoliths or colorful elements so that competitors do not get lost in this sketch of “safari”.

Different Types

August 2, 2019 / 407 / Blogs

In motorcycling, as in other sports, there are different variations. In the case of football, there are different variants: soccer 11, soccer 7, futsal, beach soccer … If we talk about Motorcycling, we could say that it is one of the sports with more different variations, where you compete with different types of motorcycles. We will explain them to you below.

Speed

Ridden on circuits with paved roads, it is the most famous type in motorcycling. A race of this type consists of completing the number of laps in the circuit as quickly as possible. Normally, before the race, there is some training. There are free and official training, in which the pilots try to go around the circuit as quickly as possible, which will determine their position on the starting grid of the race.

There are different categories depending on the age, type and components of the motorcycle. We can distinguish between prototype bikes, developed specifically for the competition, or series sports models, modified to increase their performance:

  • MotoGP: is the Queen of the Grand Prix category. Prototype motorcycles, 1,000cc with a four-stroke engine.
  • Moto2: 600cc prototype motorcycles with a four-stroke engine.
  • Moto3: 250cc prototype motorcycles with a four-stroke engine. Minimum age to participate 16 years, or be a winner of the FIM CEV. Maximum age 28 years.
  • Superbikes: standard, 900cc, 1,000cc, and 1,200cc bikes depending on the cylinders, with a four-stroke engine.
  • Supersport: standard, 600cc and 750cc motorcycles depending on the cylinders, with a four-stroke engine.
  • Superstock: standard bikes, 600cc and 1,000cc categories that serve as a springboard for the Superbike Championship. Minimum age 16 years and maximum of 28 years.

Enduro

It is a Rally competition that is practiced in the open and covered tracks. It runs under previously established routes, where the pilot who performs it in the shortest possible time is proclaimed champion. In the open field, the sections are usually between trees, rivers and rocks, which makes these tests of high hardness. The resistance of the rider takes an important role as well as his ability on the motorcycle. There are several categories depending on the displacement and the type of engine:

  • Enduro 1: 2-stroke motorcycles up to 125 cc and 4-stroke motorcycles up to 250 cc.
  • Enduro 2: 2-stroke motorcycles up to 250 cc and 4-stroke up to 450 cc.
  • Enduro 3: 2-stroke motorcycles of more than 250 cc and 4-stroke of more than 450 cc.

Motocross

It is a type of race that is carried out on closed circuits of land, where jumps and curves predominate in which the pilots test their physical state and that of the motorcycle. Combine the speed with the skills necessary to control the bike over the irregularities of the terrain. Competitions are usually done for batches of a certain duration that are usually 30 or 20 minutes plus 2 laps, in which the driver who first completes them is the one who becomes the winner. This duration is usually shorter for pilots of lower categories.

Freestyle

It is also a discipline derived from Motocross. The pilots perform jumps on ramps, impressing judges and public with tricks or stunts in the air. They can reach more than 10 meters high and long distances in their jumps, which makes this one of the most risky sports in the world.

The motorcycles are like those of Motocross, although with some modifications in the suspension and structure of the motorcycle, where the rider must grab during the trick in the air so as not to let go of the motorcycle.

The most famous tricks are: 360 °, Backflip and Double Backflip, Superman, Suicide Surfer, Bikeflip, Tsunami among others.

The most famous Championships of this modality are the X Games and the Red Bull X-Fighters, although there are also national and even regional championships.

Raid rally

It is a discipline in which pilots must travel from one town to another generally, without signs that indicate the route where they have to go. The tests are usually performed on dunes and steppes, where orientation takes a crucial role in the results of the race. Each motorcycle is equipped with a satellite navigation system, a few years ago they had to settle for maps and compass.

Most popular races In this variation are the World Cross-Country Rally and the Dakar Rally, although it is currently held in South America. The difference between these two is that in the first one a test is carried out in March, April, 2 in August and one in October. On the other hand, in the Dakar Rally, 14 tests are carried out in 15 days in a row in January.

Supermotard

It is a fusion between speed motorcycling and motocross. The races are held in circuits with 70% asphalt and 30% dirt, in addition to some small jump. The motorcycles used are motocross but with asphalt wheels, in addition to some modifications, especially in the suspension and brakes. The riders wear leather jumpsuits as in speed motorcycling, but with boots and motocross helmet. There are the world, national and regional championships.

Trial

This variation consists mainly of overcoming different obstacles within a circuit or delimited route. The pilot has to make the route without putting his foot on the ground and without touching the obstacles with any part of his body, if he does so, he will have a negative point that will penalize him in the final result. In these tests, the rider tests his balance and agility of movement on the bike.

The bikes are characterized by being lightweight, without a seat and with shorter gears, which will give you more strength to propel and climb obstacles easily. Another feature is the pressure of their wheels; they carry a pressure below the usual that allows greater adhesion and the suspension travel is also smaller.

The championships are played in natural areas or in enclosures enabled for the practice of this (Indoor Trial). There is a trial world both Indoor and in the open area, where the Spanish Toni Bou has been champion since 2007 in both variations.

 

The Rise of Motorsports

June 23, 2019 / 401 / Blogs

Motoring Definition

At the end of the 15th century, the first steam-powered vehicles and cars appeared. One hundred years later, the first explosion engine was patented, and then came the internal combustion engine and the four-stroke engine. These advances eventually led to the first cars in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with manufacturers such as Benz, Peugeot, Citroen, and Ford.

Initially, several competitions were held with an adventurous spirit. Still, it was not until 1906 when the French Automobile Club organized the first competition in a closed circuit, the Le Mans Grand Prix.In 1909 the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval and built the legendary race of 500 miles was first held two years later. From then until today, the sport of motor racing has not stopped evolving.

In Motor Racing There Are Different Sports Categories

In the Formula 1 competition, motorists carry single-seaters that have been designed with the most advanced technology and according to the technical regulations of the FIA ( International Automobile Federation ). The first championship in this category happened in 1950. The different races integrated into this competition with the term Grand Prix or Grand Prix.

In prototype racing cars have two seats, and their wheels are different from those carried by vehicles. The 24 Hours of Daytona or the 24 Hours of Le Mans are two examples of competitions in this category.

The rally is a motoring modality that takes place on regular roads that close to traffic. Pilots and co-pilots take the single exit and beat those who travel the different sections in the shortest possible time.

The series car races are generally short competitions, and in them, the vehicles have only minor modifications concerning conventional cars. Formula E is a category that began in 2014 to test electric cars and is also regulated by the International Automobile Federation. In 2018, the international electric car competition will occur, and its name is Electric GT. It is planned that in a few years, a category will be incorporated with vehicles without a driver, and Roborace is the expected name for this type of racing.

Drifting is an Exhibition Category

This driving mode has some unique features. It consists of making the car skid. For this, the vehicle has to incorporate rear-wheel drive, a self-locking, a powerful handbrake, and a large number of horses. Motorists must be very skilled when playing with the weight of the car and its reaction in the corners.

2014 Championship Points after Donington Park – Round Seven

September 11, 2014 / 345 / Results

Main Class

 

 

Total

Gap

Freddy PETT

205.5

 

Phil ATKINSON

155.5

50

Scott PITCHERS

152.5

53

Sam COX

148

57.5

Tom CARNE

100

105.5

Krister BOHM

87.5

118

Sam THOMPSON

74

131.5

Sam MIDDLEMAS

60

145.5

Jesse JONES

58.5

147

Richard STEADMAN

46.5

159

Josh WOOD

46.5

159

Scot ADAM

42

163.5

Andrew LUND

34

171.5

Terry LEWIS

34

171.5

Max ALEXANDER

31.5

174

David SELLERS

29.5

176

Kieron NEWMAN

22

183.5

Matt WALDRON

19

186.5

Mark PENNINGTON

11

194.5

Brendan BROWN

9.5

196

Norbert MAJER

8

197.5

Oliver HILL

7.5

198

Ben TAYLOR

6

199.5

Luke SMITH

4

201.5

Matt COLES

3

202.5

Ben NEARY

2.5

203

Chris THREADGILL

2

203.5

 

Cup Class

 

Total

Gap

Sam THOMPSON

188

42.5

Terry LEWIS

145.5

65

Andrew LUND

123

72.5

Max ALEXANDER

115.5

90.5

Mark PENNINGTON

97.5

92.5

Kieron NEWMAN

95.5

99.5

Brendan BROWN

88.5

107

Luke SMITH

81

117

Matt COLES

71

117.5

Ben NEARY

70.5

133.5

Chris THREADGILL

54.5

139.5

Norbert MAJER

48.5

148

Matt WALDRON

40

159

Murray HAMBRO

29

165.5

Oliver HILL

22.5

172

Dean MITCHELL

16

180

Marcus GOOSE

8

183

Chris BEXON

5

42.5

Chrissy Rouse dominates again at Cadwell Park

August 26, 2013 / 358 / News

Chrissy Rouse showed his incredible racing talent again at Cadwell Park as he fought his way to the front and took the double win with a gap of four seconds from the rest of the pack.

It has been said by Triumph Triple Challenge (TTC) Race Promoter Tony Scott that Cadwell Park is a circuit for men and it definitely proved itself this weekend. In Race 2 Charlie King rode despite his injury and finished the race second, increasing his lead in the Cup class to 35 points and moving up to third in the main championship.

King had got pole position after demonstrating some great pace in Race 1. As they pulled away it seemed he would struggle though and Spanish rider Aleix Aulestia got the holeshot, followed by Rouse and Tom Ward.

It was clear, Rouse was determined to get both wins again this weekend and took the lead after making a move on Aulestia at the Gooseneck.

On lap two King was giving it his all and passed Ward, putting him in third and closing in on the Spaniard. Ward tried to make a move on him twice but was unable to make it stick both times.

While this was going on, Rouse was storming ahead. By lap three he already had a 1.2 second advantage on Aulestia.

The front runners were still pushing one another, on lap five King attempted an overtake on Aulestia but ran wide allowing him to regain the position. He managed to push the Spaniard wide again though and this time took the advantage. Aulestia was not giving up though and continued to put the pressure on.

On lap eight, Aulestia had a moment and Pett also attempted to pass him but was unable to do so and soon found Phil Atkinson attempting the same move on him. Luckily for Pett, Atkinson was also unable to take the position.

Rouse was on another level, on lap seven he put in the fastest lap of the race. Then on lap eight, he broke the lap record for the TTC at Cadwell Park. He went on to win his eighth TTC race with a lead of almost four seconds.

Unfortunately Ward, who had been running fourth behind Pett, had to pull in on lap six due to a fault with his bike. The wildcard rider was frustrated with the result as he believed he had the pace to win the race and was catching the top three despite riding the 2011 Daytona 675.

The battle to get on the Cup class podium and sixth was going on behind. On lap four Dan Helyer was devastated when he and Tom Oliver made contact, throwing him from his bike at Chris Curve. Helyer was only ten points behind King in the Cup class and looking to consolidate his position, if not take the lead, in Race 2 but is now 35 points behind.

King came second across the line but took the Cup win once again, Aulestia came third. Oliver managed to stay on his bike after the knock with Helyer and finished sixth but second in the Cup class. Next over the line was Scott Pitchers who took advantage of Luke Shelley’s mistake on the last lap and took third from him.

Cup class winner King commented: “It was a really tough race, just riding through the pain barrier the whole way. I just couldn’t compete with Chrissy he was just riding at another level this weekend – and all year really. It’s been a matter of if you can keep up with Chrissy you’re really on the pace this year because he’s just racing so fast but so consistently and smooth. We can give it a go in the last couple of rounds but I think it’s going to be difficult to beat still. I’m physically shattered, I don’t think we could have put more effort into that.”

Race winner Rouse was ecstatic with the way the weekend had gone: 

“It’s been a fantastic weekend for me, my Stratstone Triumph has been perfect the whole time and having a 58 point lead has put me exactly where I wanted to be ahead of Donnington.”

Aulestia was surprised with the result but really happy with how the weekend went:

“Its been a very good weekend for me, especially in this second race. I got the race lines and found that following the leaders meant I could push hard and feel comfortable on the track. But just when I got this solved, the arm pump appeared and I could not keep improving my lap times and Freddy and Phil were pushing hard from behind. Getting on the podium twice was not something I was not expecting after qualifying and we made it despite that the set up was not very good and I had a lot of sliding. Now I’m really motivated for the weekend at Donington!”

Tom Oliver has been improving steadily over the season and got on the Cup podium twice this weekend. He commented:

“It was a really good race, everyone’s really on the pace, it was a quick race. Me and Dan had a bit of a coming together, he sort of ran wide on Park and I saw the gap going round Chris Curve and went for it. I was committed to the move and I think he was committed to the corner as well.”

Pitchers was also please with the result: “I think I need to have a think about how I start the race because it keeps giving me loads of work. It was a good race, I kept trying and pushing on and I was able to pinch third in the Cup on the last lap. I knew I was going to struggle here so that wasn’t too bad, I think the rest of the tracks I’m going to find it easier to get on the pace.”

It was another great race from Shelley who spoke to us about his mistake and narrowly missing out on third: “I just ran wide and Scott Pitchers flicked through. I think we were just as fast as each other and I couldn’t push. I led the battle the whole time so I didn’t see anyone until the last lap when I made a mistake myself!”

The TTC will be back at Donnington Park in two weeks time, for more information head to the website (www.triumphtriplechallenge.com), like our page on Facebook or follow @TriumphTC on twitter.

Charlie King Takes His First Triumph Triple Challenge Win

July 21, 2013 / 347 / News

Charlie King managed to take his first ever Triumph Triple Challenge win in the first race of the weekend at Brands Hatch. As the majority of the riders took part in the first weekend of the season at Brands Hatch they were all fairly familiar with the track and were able to use that past experience to achieve some very fast laps which made for an excellent race.

Dan Helyer had qualified first earlier in the day even though he actually came off towards the end of qualifying, luckily his team managed to get his bike repaired and ready for the race. Helyer held pole position while Chrissy Rouse was in second and Charlie King in third. Unfortunately Helyer did not get off to a good start and dropped down to fourth position while King shot forward in to first. Rouse did not let him get away though and was immediately on his tail by the first corner. Meanwhile Helyer was making his way back up and was following the two battling front runners most of the lap until right at the end he managed to squeeze past Rouse by the end of the first lap.

The battle for first was not the only one going on in the first couple of laps, Aleix Aulestia the Spaniard was trading places with Phil Atkinson in a fight for fourth. By the end of the third lap it was still King in the lead followed by Helyer then Rouse but the Geordie boy Chrissy was not letting Helyer out of his sights and was breathing down his neck the entire time.

A surprise move from Aulestia in the fifth lap shocked everyone as he jumped in to second from fourth in the blink of an eye and he was not going to give up his newly earned spot without a fight, he remained trading places with Rouse and Helyer the entire race while Charlie King put in near on perfect lap after lap and only lost first briefly to Rouse in the ninth lap.

The last lap saw Helyer come from fourth past Aulestia then Rouse to take second while Rouse claimed third and Aulestia ended up fourth after a fighting attempt at podium. Sam Cox followed closely behind to take third in the cup as King and Helyer had not only came first and second respectively overall but in the cup class too.

We caught up with King to talk about his first ever Triple Challenge win:

“I am absolutely ecstatic with the result! I was determined to maintain first position to take the win and I didn’t want to let Chrissy through to take the win even though it was a real punch up at the front the entire race!”

Dan Helyer, who not only managed to take second but actually set a new Triple Challenge lap record, had this to say about the race:

“They were all riding so well, it was co close between the top four of us, it was impossible to pass they were so good. I did have a few places where I was faster than them but it was just getting close enough to them to put the pass on. On the last lap somehow I found a new lap record and got fourth to second! I am really made up!”

An very intense day of racing to start off the weekend at Brands Hatch which hopefully is a sign of excellent things to come for the rest of the meeting.

Chrissy Rouse takes the win at Brands Hatch

July 21, 2013 / 353 / News

Chrissy Rouse takes home another win on the second Triumph Triple Challenge race of the weekend. The young star from Newcastle-upon-Tyne furthers his championship lead after an excellent race from all on the Brands Hatch GP circuit.

Dan Helyer started on pole followed by Rouse, with Scott Pitchers and Aleix Aulestia completing the front row. Helyer got off the line with a good start, keeping ahead for the first lap. During lap one both Gavin Little and Andrew Lund, the new starter this weekend, went down leaving some debris on the track which meant the safety car had to come out for two laps. Aulestia took advantage of everyone being bunched up and managed to blast his way past Helyer on the pit straight, cutting it very close to being penalized for passing whilst is was still a safety car lap.

By the end of lap five the Spaniard still held his lead followed by Helyer, with Rouse in third and Charlie King in fourth and a real battle was breaking out. This was not the only fight going on though, behind the front runners Michael Corbino and Phil Atkinson were both challenging for fifth.

During the fifth lap Aulestia made a mistake that costs him the win, Rouse jumped in to the lead followed by King in to second. At the end of the seventh lap the Geordie boy was developing quite a large lead after the three riders behind got caught up in their own fight. On the eighth lap Helyer was right on King’s tail but it was Aulestia who managed to squeeze through in to third.

In the final lap King was putting in some very fast times and beginning to catch Rouse. Then, out of nowhere, a really gutsy move from Aulestia just pushes himself in to second past King as Rouse went on to take the win. King was the winner in the Cup class though, followed by Helyer and Luke Shelley third

We spoke to winner Rouse after the race:

“Yesterday was the first time I’ve finished a race that I haven’t won since Brands, that fired me up and I was really hungry for the win on this one. I just felt really comfortable on the bike, managed to get in to the lead and just put some fast laps together nice and consistent and very, very pleased with the win”

After we asked him what he thought about racing on the GP circuit he had this to say:

“I have always loved the GP circuit, it’s a proper track, some of my favourite corners in the whole country. Out the back you have got the fast right and the straight, you get the G forces on your shoulders going up through there then you have got a lot of blind corners it’s just really exciting and keeps you on your toes. I just love it!”

Afterwards we spoke to race one winner Charlie King about the race, even after just being beaten to second by Aleix:
“Another top three is exactly what we wanted, brilliant points again and to be challenging Chrissy and Aleix! We are now second overall and leading the cup exactly where we want to be.  Just moving on to Cadwell now, I like the track so I’m confident and we can try and string another win together!”King was extremely happy and very optimistic about the next meeting and it would be safe to assume we are going to be seeing some very exciting racing especially from the top three at Cadwell! For more information about the Triumph Triple Challenge visit our website www.triumphtriplechallenge.com, follow us on twitter @TriumphTC or like us on facebook (www.facebook.com/TriumphTripleChallenge).

Two Triumph Triple Challenge wins and third in Superstock 600 for Chrissy Rouse at Snetterton

July 9, 2013 / 335 / News

Chrissy Rouse jumped straight off a Superstock 600 Haribo Starmix Triumph and back onto his Triumph Triple Challenge bike to take his second win of the weekend. A total of 22 laps and almost an hour on track in 26 degree heat, add in a tough battle with Cup class winner Dan Helyer, and you have a very well deserved victory for championship leader Chrissy Rouse.

Helyer was quicker off the line than Rouse but local boy, Charlie King, was also looking for the win this weekend and soon took the lead. Rouse followed through behind King with Aleix Aulestia, yesterday’s other winner, closing in on Helyer.

On lap three Helyer came off the track but saved it and was able to rejoin the pack without losing any places. King was storming ahead but wasn’t so lucky when he swerved onto the grass the following lap. He saved it and returned to the track but lost three places, putting him in fourth behind Aulestia.

Rouse and Helyer were pulling away from the pack. With the novice TTC rider seeming to catch Rouse on entry to the corners, the Geordie had the drive out of them. On lap five Helyer made his attempt on the leader but it was unsuccessful.

Two battles were going on at the front, King was not going to miss out on a podium at his home circuit and Helyer had already made it clear that today he was looking to win. On lap eight King made his move on Aulestia and was able to make it stick.

Chrissy Rouse on the grid for Superstock 600 with the Haribo Starmix Triumph

Regardless, Aulestia beat King to the lap record. On lap two, King beat the lap record for the TTC at Snetterton but on the final lap the Spaniard smashed it by tenths of a second.

Aulestia commented: “I was just chasing down Charlie and going faster and faster. I didn’t get third but I got the lap record which is great!”

It was on the last lap that Helyer made another attempt on Rouse through the chicane and this time was successful. Rouse was not having any of it though and swiftly retook the position through the right hander of the turn and went on to take the win.

Heyler commented: “I was battling with Chrissy all the way through, unfortunately I made a mistake in the first lap because I had to burn out most of my tyres catch back up with Chrissy. He is so strong, he doesn’t miss any of his braking markers and he is so consistent.”

Rouse was ecstatic with the result: “This weekend, just these two races have been great, another double. And doing it after the stock 600 as well, just alive with it all really! Probably the best weekend of racing of my entire life.”

King was also pleased with what he achieved this weekend: “We got a great start, it was just a shame that the mistakes made meant I had to pull back a bit. To get the lap record on lap two here, even if just for a short time, was fantastic. We’d been doing 1.56s all weekend and to get a 1.55 was just great.”

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER!

Compare List