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Benavides clinches Dakar Rally title for Honda

Kevin Benavides clinched his first Dakar Rally title on Friday's 12th and final stage of the event, giving Honda back-to-back wins in the motorcycle class.
Having initially held a lead of 4m12s after Thursday's penultimate test of the rally, Benavides' hopes were given a boost when his advantage over KTM rider Sam Sunderland was revised upwards to 5m07s due to a failure with the organisers' GPS equipment.

Eazi-Grip supported Honda Racing UK and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announce all-new Superbike project and new rider in the British championship

As part of the ‘Honda Superbike Challenge Program’, Honda Racing UK have signed Ryo Mizuno for the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship aboard the race winning CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. Bringing a wealth of experience from the All-Japan series, as well as the Suzuka 8 Hours aboard Fireblade machinery, this will be the first time Ryo has raced on UK soil.

Dakar 2021 Stage 11: Sunderland slashes Benavides’ lead

KTM rider Sam Sunderland took a major chunk of time out of Dakar Rally leader Kevin Benavides on the penultimate stage, with four minutes splitting the pair heading into the final day.
Sunderland scored his first stage win of the 2021 Dakar on the shortened 464km Al Ula-Yanbu stage, more than halving the 10-minute deficit he faced to Honda man Benavides.

Dakar 2021 Stage 10: Benavides takes lead as Cornejo retires

Kevin Benavides moved into the lead of the Dakar Rally after overnight leader Jose Cornejo retired from the race following a crash on Wednesday's Stage 10.
Honda rider Cornejo had held a substantial 11 minute lead heading into the 342km test between Neom and Alula, with a maiden win in his sight.

Eazi-Grip delighted to be involved with supporting the Yamaha blU cRU Challenge

We are delighted to be involved with McAMS Yamaha and Yamaha Motor UK'S R3 blU cRU Challenge for developing upcoming racers. Here are the details and how to apply to take part...
Applications are open to join Yamaha Motor UK’s R3 bLU cRU Challenge in the 2021 British Junior Supersport Championship, which will again run alongside the popular Bennetts British Superbike series next year supported by McAMS Yamaha.
The programme, which looks to engage with, nurture and develop new riders and home-grown talent, will be expanded in 2021 to offer more support and benefits to riders running the YZF-R3 in the growing Junior Supersport class.

Josh Waters joins Eazi-Grip supported ASBK team Kawasaki BCPerformance

Josh Waters is joining Kawasaki BCPerformance Racing alongside Bryan Staring for the 2021 mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul.
"I am very excited to be joining the Kawasaki BCperformance Racing Team for the 2021 Australian Superbike Championship. Like at everyone at Kawasaki I'm really looking forward to seeing the new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR on track."

Eazi-Grip supported DesmoSport Ducati confirms Jones and team expansion

Multiple Australian Superbike Champion Mike Jones will return to DesmoSport Ducati for the 2021 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK). In an expanded, 2-rider team line-up, Jones will look to cement his status as one of Australia's best superbike racers aboard the DesmoSport Ducati Panigale V4 R, and race for the 2021 championship.

Dakar 2021 Stage 9: Cornejo lead grows after Price exit

Honda rider Jose Ignacio Cornejo took a step towards victory in the 2021 Dakar Rally's bikes class as he opened up a lead of more than 10 minutes in the wake of Toby Price's crash on the ninth stage.
Cornejo entered Tuesday's 465km loop around Neom with one minute and six seconds in hand over KTM rider Price, having taken his first win of the rally on Monday.

Dakar 2021 Stage 8: Cornejo stretches lead with victory

Honda rider Jose Ignacio Cornejo extended his Dakar Rally lead with his first victory of the 2021 edition on Monday's eighth stage.
Chilean rider Cornejo took the lead of the Saudi Arabian event on Sunday, by just one second from KTM's Toby Price, and was second on the road for Monday's 375km Sakaka-Neom stage behind Honda colleague and defending champion Ricky Brabec.

Dakar 2021 Stage 7: Brabec scores first win, Cornejo leads

Ricky Brabec scored his first stage win of the 2021 Dakar Rally as the event resumed on Sunday, while Honda teammate Jose Ignacio Cornejo snatched the lead from KTM rival Toby Price. Reigning champion Brabec had been sitting only 13th heading into the first part of the marathon stage, a 453km test between Ha’il and Sakaka.
But after a relatively sluggish start to the day, Brabec slowly started catching early leader Price before finally pulling clear at the eighth waypoint.

Dakar 2021 Stage 6: Barreda wins, Price leads at halfway

KTM rider Toby Price leads the 2021 Dakar Rally at the halfway point, while Joan Barreda scored his third stage win of the event so far on Friday's shortened sixth stage.
Cut by 100km to 348km following navigational troubles experienced by some competitors on Thursday, the Al Qaisumah-Ha'il test witnessed a tight battle for honours in the motorcycle class, as the top three completed the stage split by less than a minute.

Dakar 2021 Stage 5: Benavides takes overall lead with win

Honda rider Kevin Benavides became the sixth different outright leader of the motorcycle category in the 2021 Dakar Rally after grabbing his first stage win of the Saudi Arabian event.
Benavides went into Thursday's 456km Riyadh-Al Qaisumah stage third overall and 3m24s off overnight leader Xavier de Soultrait, but only 14th in the running order owing to his finishing position on the previous day's test.

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