Sunday, December 11, 2011

Austin F1 Race Saved, Texas MotoGP Round On For 2013

The Formula 1 race scheduled to be held in November 2012 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas appears to have been saved, and with it, the MotoGP race the season after. After a dispute over the sanctioning fee and the terms of the contract between Formula One World Championship Limited and the Circuit of the Americas, and a game of brinkmanship between F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and CotA founding partner Bobby Epstein, the Austin facility finally buckled, wiring an advance payment to Ecclestone's organizing firm just hours before the deadline - a meeting of the World Motor Sports Council in New Delhi - and securing the contract for the F1 race.

With confirmation of a signed contract from Ecclestone, work resumed at the circuit almost immediately. Construction had originally been halted on November 15th, when the dispute between Ecclestone and CotA first blew up. A series of press releases followed, and some hard bargaining ensued. But Ecclestone held the upper hand throughout the negotiations, throwing in an announcement of another F1 race to be held in the US, the New Jersey Grand Prix at a street circuit on the banks of the Hudson River looking across to New York City. In the end, the Austin circuit appears to have acquiesced to Ecclestone's demands.

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Sito Pons Sebastián Porto Umberto Praga Tarquinio Provini Alberto Puig Maurice Quincey

Between the Races: Riggs Klika

AMA Pro American Superbike Champion Josh Hayes has a secret weapon: physiological doctor Riggs Klika

Source: http://www.roadracerx.com/features/between-the-races/between-the-races-riggs-klika/

Takehiro Yamamoto Youichi Yamamoto Morisuka Yamashita Kazuaki Yamashita Fuyuki Yamazaki Shunji Yatsushiro

You Can Always Count on KTM for Some Good Photos

We don’t cover the off-road sector of motorcycling too often (we’re really trying to put the “asphalt” in the�Asphalt & Rubber around here), but KTM makes us wish we broke that vow to the tarmac more often. Sending us these photos of the official Red Bull/KTM Factory Supercross Team practicing at The Ranch in Anza, CA, the Austrian brand certainly seems “ready to race” (oh, brother), but with the lens of Frank Hoppen at the ...

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Claudio Mastellari Naoki Matsudo Giuseppe Matucci Cromie McCandless Garry McCoy Niall Mackenzie

Star Wars Stormtrooper Leathers ? Yes! Oh Baby Jesus Yes!

With all of our subtle and not-so-subtle references to the franchise, you’d have to be a newbie to Asphalt & Rubber to miss the fact that we’ve seen the Star Wars movies at least a couple times. So of course it goes without saying that it tickles our fancy that UD Replicas has unveiled another motorcycle-friendly costume replica, this time a Stormtrooper leather motorcycle suit. Clearly the droids you are looking for, UD Replicas’ Stormtrooper ...

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Paolo Pileri Michele Pirro Manuel Poggiali Patrick Pons Sito Pons Sebastián Porto

Up-Close with the MV Agusta Brutale 675

Finally making its public debut, the MV Agusta Brutale 675 was easily one of the most anticipated motorcycles of the 2011 EICMA show. Representing Varese’s commitment to more affordable motorcycles, the Brutale 675 comes with a ?8,990 price tag in the EU (US pricing is still up in the air, but should be competitive with the Triumph Street Triple). No exactly a surprise in its design, the 2012 MV Agusta Brutale 675 is true to ...

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Jorge Martínez Alexis Masbou Umberto Masetti Claudio Mastellari Naoki Matsudo Giuseppe Matucci

Star Wars Stormtrooper Leathers ? Yes! Oh Baby Jesus Yes!

With all of our subtle and not-so-subtle references to the franchise, you’d have to be a newbie to Asphalt & Rubber to miss the fact that we’ve seen the Star Wars movies at least a couple times. So of course it goes without saying that it tickles our fancy that UD Replicas has unveiled another motorcycle-friendly costume replica, this time a Stormtrooper leather motorcycle suit. Clearly the droids you are looking for, UD Replicas’ Stormtrooper ...

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Nello Pagani Alessio Palumbo Mattia Pasini Renzo Pasolini Daniel Pedrosa Fabricio Perren

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The 2009 1000cc/Literbike Shootouts: Who Won?

Source: http://sportbikeblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/2009-1000ccliterbike-shootouts-who-won.html

Marco Simoncelli Barry Smith Bradley Smith Jakub Smrž Freddie Spencer Svend Aage Sørensen

AMA Pro Racing Announces 2011 Flat Track Grand National Schedule

AMA Pro Racing announced today the 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship schedule that features an increased number of races, plus new and former events back on the schedule.

Source: http://www.roadracerx.com/breaking-news/ama-pro-racing-announces-2011-flat-track-grand-national-schedule/

Taro Sekiguchi Barry Sheene Ivan Silva Dave Simmonds Julián Simon Marco Simoncelli

Simoncelli Champion in Sepang, killed Sepang

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Kuala Lumpur - Travel careers Marco Simoncelli in the primary classroom not long motorcycle grand prix. He died while diving the race at the Sepang circuit, where he had made sure he became a world champion.

Simoncelli, 24, died after falling off his motorbike on the second lap MotoGP Malaysia, Sunday (10/23/2011), after she was then hit by two other drivers speeding behind him, namely Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi.

He had an ambulance was rushed to hospital, but his soul can not be saved. When the horrific incident took place, regardless of his helmet to his head.

Death rider San Carlo Gresini Honda team was the worst in MotoGP since Daijiro Katoh, which Gresini rider, died of injuries from the Japanese series 2003. September last season, the drivers of the Moto2 class, namely Showa Tomizawa, also lost their lives on the track racing.

No less surprising, the new week in the world racing accident that killed a participant, ie And Wheldon, the IndyCar British event in Las Vegas.

Simoncelli really was knitting a bright career in MotoGP, after finishing eighth last season, completing 16 of 18 races in that year.

In this season he proved many people predicted that he will be one rider to be reckoned with. The proof, he was able to finish fifth in the series opener in Qatar, also in France and Italy. He earned his first podium when he became the third fastest rider in the Czech Republic.

Simoncelli more stable when consecutive series in fourth place in San Marino, Aragon, and Japan. In the series-16 at Phillip Island, Australia, he managed to reach its highest achievement, which was runner-up (behind Casey Stoner).

In addition to a promising talent, quirky guy with hair kribonya it also often sparked controversy. Racing style is considered "gratuitous", more than bold, and several times the assessed harm other drivers.

One of the most dangerous action is when brushed with Dani Pedrosa at Le Mans. Pedrosa injured collarbone, and he was sentenced to ride-through penalty. Initially Simoncelli dodge blame for the crash, but later admitted that he needs to do a reflection on the style of racing.

Before moving to MotoGP, Simoncelli had been a European champion in the 125cc class. He entered the Grand Prix level in 2002 with Aprilia in the 125cc class. Her achievements are always rises: from finishing number 33 to 21, 11, and five in 2005.

In 2006 The Kribo recruited to the 250cc Gilera, and in summer 2008 he managed to become world champion. Certainty grabbed it acquired title when he finished third in the race at Sepang.

Simoncelli in the Sepang well "acquainted" with the MotoGP, as the new Honda rider in the 2010 season. On the circuit he fell twice in the official trials. The incident is the second to destroy his helmet.

And today, Sunday (23/10/2011), Simoncelli back to Sepang but to "say goodbye" to fans and fans of MotoGP. He died in a high speed.

Source: http://www.zimbio.com/MotoGP/articles/AsWDO5ehS1q/Simoncelli+Champion+Sepang+killed+Sepang

Ronald Mead Marco Melandri Jack Middelburg Gilberto Milani Sammy Miller Derek Minter

FIM Gala: Red Carpet

Estoril Casino - Portugal - The stars of World motorcycling were out in force as they made their way...

Source: http://www.fim-live.com/en/media/news/news-detail/article/1323028448-fim-gala-red-carpet/

Roland Pike Paolo Pileri Michele Pirro Manuel Poggiali Patrick Pons Sito Pons

Speed Dating: December 27 ? January 2

This week in Speed Dating: Happy birthday to Kenny Roberts, Phil Read, William S. Harley, Jurgen van den "Flying Dutchman" Goodbergh, Sergio Gadea, Jordan Szoke, Doug ?the Wheelie King? Domokos, and remembering Cal Rayborn.

Source: http://www.roadracerx.com/features/speed-dating/speed-dating-december-27-january-2/

Umberto Praga Tarquinio Provini Alberto Puig Maurice Quincey Ray Quincey Ricardo Quintanilla

Legendary Riders & Iconic Machines Confirmed for Isle of Man TT Parade Laps (PICS)

Many of the riders and machines have already been confirmed for the 2011 TT ?Milestones of the Mountain? Parade lap to celebrate the centenary of racing around the iconic Isle of Man TT Mountain Course.

Source: http://www.roadracerx.com/breaking-news/legendary-riders-iconic-machines-confirmed-for-isle-of-man-tt-parade-laps-pics/

Luca Morelli Chas Mortimer Stefano Musco Benoit Musy Shinya Nakano Aldo Nannini

Vettel crowned champion at FIA Gala | F1 Fanatic round-up

In the round-up: Sebastian Vettel collects his world championship trophy.

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Bill Lomas Dino Lombardi Enrico Lorenzetti Jorge Lorenzo Marco Lucchinelli Thomas Lüthi

Construction Resumes at Circuit of the Americas

Construction of the Circuit of the Americas outside of Austin, TX has resumed, after the track finally secured its contract with Formula One for a 2012 round. Work at the Circuit of the Americas had been suspended indefinitely after a contract between F1 and CotA was not signed by its appropriate deadline. However with Formula One Boss Bernie Ecclestone now getting his blood money, construction can once again resume in Texas. Announcing that Formula One ...

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Tomomi Manako Anton Mang Gyula Marsovsky Jorge Martínez Alexis Masbou Umberto Masetti

Let your mouse do the shopping

Story from www.indycar.com

Relax*the burden of holiday shopping by visiting the INDYCAR*online store with one simple click of your mouse.

With...

Source: http://www.motorsportforums.com/indycar-news/149762-let-your-mouse-do-shopping.html

Giovanni Zigiotto Luigi Zinzani Randy Krummenacher Hiroaki Kuzuhara Gijs Lagervey Fabrizio Lai

Burgess Plea for Change

From Matthew Birt in MCN, the starkest statement yet that Ducati needs to change direction: We need to make some bigger steps and that is up to Ducati. We?ve moved the bike around in all shapes and positions, as has every other guy riding the Ducati. When we look at the settimgs [sic] used by [...]

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Jakub Smrž Freddie Spencer Svend Aage Sørensen Emilio Soprani František Štastný Julian Stevens

The Yamaha Monday Wake-Up Call

Wake up with results from weekend superbike, supermoto, and sidecar racing at New Zealand's Cemetery Circuit!

Source: http://www.roadracerx.com/features/monday-wake-up-call/the-yamaha-monday-wake-up-call-6/

Renato Magi Randy Mamola Tomomi Manako Anton Mang Gyula Marsovsky Jorge Martínez

Ken Roczen arrives in Estoril ready for the FIM Gala

Seventeen-year old 2011 FIM MX 2 World Champion Ken Roczen is one of the first guests to arrive in E...

Source: http://www.fim-live.com/en/media/news/news-detail/article/1322915289-ken-roczen-arrives-in-estoril-ready-for-the-fim-gala/

Alberto Pagani Nello Pagani Alessio Palumbo Mattia Pasini Renzo Pasolini Daniel Pedrosa

Friday, December 9, 2011

K-Tech Partners With Celtic Racing/Fast By Ferracci for 2011

Orient Express of Brentwood New York, the official U.S. importer and distributor of K-Tech Suspension components from the U.K., is pleased to announce continued support of Celtic/Fast By Ferracci Racing over the 2011 AMA Pro Racing season. After an encouraging Daytona test with the new Ducati 848 Evo, PJ Jacobsen is preparing his attack on the Daytona Sport Bike class with new determination and vigor.

Source: http://www.roadracerx.com/breaking-news/k-tech-partners-with-celtic-racingfast-by-ferracci-for-2011/

Giovanni Zigiotto Luigi Zinzani Randy Krummenacher Hiroaki Kuzuhara Gijs Lagervey Fabrizio Lai

WSBK: 2009 World Superbike Results from Miller Motorsports Park, Utah

Source: http://sportbikeblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/wsbk-2009-world-superbike-results-from.html

Ruben Xaus Kazuya Yamada Tetsuya Yamaguchi Yousuke Yamakawa Takehiro Yamamoto Youichi Yamamoto

2010 World Superbike Season Begins With Closest WSBK Finish Ever

Source: http://sportbikeblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/2010-world-superbike-season-begins-with.html

Jim Redman George Reeve Taru Rinne Tommy Robb Kenny Roberts Kenny Roberts Jr

Lotus in limbo with midfield out of reach | 2011 F1 season review

Lotus took a step closer to the midfield in 2011 but rarely raced close to the cars in front of them.

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Gyula Marsovsky Jorge Martínez Alexis Masbou Umberto Masetti Claudio Mastellari Naoki Matsudo

DONINGTON DATE COMPLETES 2012 BTCC RACE CALENDAR



Donington Park?s date on the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship calendar has today been confirmed ? meaning all ten BTCC fixtures for next year are now in place.
The historic Leicestershire venue will host the second event of the season when the BTCC, the UK?s premier motor racing championship, tours the country ? in total it will visit nine top-class race circuits in eight different counties.
The BTCC?s 2012 race dates are:
Date                                          Circuit, Location
31 March-1 April                      Brands Hatch, Kent
14-15 April                               Donington Park, Leicestershire
28-29 April                               Thruxton, Hampshire
9-10 June                                 Oulton Park, Cheshire

23-24 June                               Croft, North Yorkshire
11-12 August                           Snetterton (300), Norfolk
25-26 August                           Knockhill, Fife
22-23 September                    Rockingham, Northamptonshire
6-7 October                             Silverstone, Northamptonshire
20-21 October                         Brands Hatch, Kent


Source: http://www.zimbio.com/MotoGP/articles/dE5S-ib-DMN/DONINGTON+DATE+COMPLETES+2012+BTCC+RACE+CALENDAR

Renzo Pasolini Daniel Pedrosa Fabricio Perren Lukáš Pešek Bill Petch Roland Pike

Simoncelli Dead Photos



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Marco Simoncelli could not fight against serious injury that happened, due to an accident at the Sepang Circuit, Malaysia, Sunday (10.23.11). "Supersic" finally breathed last at 16:56 pm local time or 15:56 pm, although it had received treatment at the medical center circuit.

Horrible accident that occurred on the second lap in the Corner 11. Simoncelli, who was fighting with Alvaro Bautista in the race for fourth spot, unable to control the bike when cornering to the right, so it slipped.

When it fell, he and his motorcycle across the circuit and into the path's Tech 3 Yamaha rider Colin Edwards, and Ducati rider, Valentino Rossi. Horror accident is inevitable, because the motor Edwards ran over Simoncelli, precisely on the head.

Edwards fell outside the track with a dislocated shoulder injury, and Rossi was still able to control the bike while bouncing off the track and mount GP11.1 Desmosedici damaged. However, Simoncelli flounder on the track with a helmet has been freed from the head (after the overrun), and he did not move.

Immediate red flag was raised over the tragic accident. After waiting some time, the race committee announced that the Malaysian Grand Prix was officially canceled, because the medical team to focus on rescuing Simoncelli, who eventually died at 16:56 o'clock.

Source: http://www.zimbio.com/MotoGP/articles/AeXmcLs8h-s/Simoncelli+Dead+Photos

Gyula Marsovsky Jorge Martínez Alexis Masbou Umberto Masetti Claudio Mastellari Naoki Matsudo

Ben Spies 2009 World Superbike Champion

Source: http://sportbikeblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/ben-spies-2009-world-superbike-champion.html

Pierrot Vervroegen Walter Villa Arnaud Vincent Jan de Vries Jason Vincent Danny Webb

NASCAR Makes Another Small Rule Change for Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR has made another change to cars for the Daytona 500, this one because temperatures are expected to reach 80 degrees Sunday during the season-opening race.

Sprint Cup officials say teams can add an extra inch to grill openings, allowing more air to flow to engine-cooling radiators.

The change was made following the final practice session Saturday and should help drivers keep their engines cooler at speeds nearing 200 mph around Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.

NASCAR made three changes earlier in the week, reducing the size of the horsepower-sapping restrictor plates, adding a pressure-relief valve to cooling systems and reducing the size of grill openings. The moves were made to slow downs cars after speeds topped 206 mph.

The 43-car field will take the green flag at about 1:15 p.m. ET.

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Sammy Miller Derek Minter Kevin Mitchell Luca Morelli Chas Mortimer Stefano Musco

Project: Shrink Ray

For a day at least (or two technically). Enter a 2008 Kawasaki 250R ala Craigslist.

My brother in law took his MSF course over the summer and was...

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Toshimi Yorino Kenichi Yoshida Lewis Young Paul Young Yasuharu Yuzawa Shahrol Yuzy

2012 British and Irish Rally Calendars

*_BRC_*

24/25 Feb 2012 Rallye Sunseeker International

23/24 Mar 2012 Bulldog International Rally North Wales

27/28 Apr 2012 Pirelli...

Source: http://www.motorsportforums.com/britishrallying/149752-2012-british-irish-rally-calendars.html

Michael Ranseder Phil Read Jim Redman George Reeve Taru Rinne Tommy Robb

A Day at the Office with Team Yamaha (MotoGP)

Source: http://sportbikeblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/day-at-office-with-team-yamaha-motogp.html

Renzo Pasolini Daniel Pedrosa Fabricio Perren Lukáš Pešek Bill Petch Roland Pike

Suzuki Post-Portimao Test Press Release: Camier's First Outing On The GSX-R 1000

The press release from Suzuki after the Crescent team's first World Superbike test:

Year: 
2011

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Michele Pirro Manuel Poggiali Patrick Pons Sito Pons Sebastián Porto Umberto Praga

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ryder on Rossi Mis-information

Ryder spots Rossi trying to sell a dummy to the paddock: Rossi’s Friday comment about raising the handlebars being responsible for the improvement is clearly disingenuous. When you drop the forks as far as they’ll go through the yokes, then add extensions so you can drop them some more there is a fighting chance you’ll [...]

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Claudio Mastellari Naoki Matsudo Giuseppe Matucci Cromie McCandless Garry McCoy Niall Mackenzie

Does Workers? Comp Apply to Motorcycle Stunt Shows?

As far as motorcycle stunt shows go, this one started out as one of the better we’ve seen in a while (we appreciate some showmanship in our stunt shows, rather than a rider aimlessly popping wheelies for hours on end). As you’ll see in the video after the jump, this show at the�Beto Carrero World theme park in Brazil starts out well-timed, well-choreographed, and well-executed. Of course it goes without saying that we’re showing you ...

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Shahrol Yuzy Lorenzo Zanetti Vincenzo Zanzi Giovanni Zigiotto Luigi Zinzani Randy Krummenacher

Photos: 2003 Yamaha YZR-M1 Prototype

It seems only fitting that after reviewing the BRD RedShift SM prototype, that we should turn our attentions to another prototype machine…or should we say, a prototype of a prototype. A glimpse into how lost in the woods Yamaha was with its MotoGP program pre-Rossi, the�2003 Yamaha YZR-M1 prototype is the work of a company desperately looking for a solution against Honda’s very potent RC211V. Employing two �hlins rear shock absorbers, Yamaha’s philosophy and process ...

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Esteve Rabat Wayne Rainey Michael Ranseder Phil Read Jim Redman George Reeve

TGI Monday Trivia Contest: MotoMatters.com 2011 Calendar

Because Mondays need all the help they can get....

Source: http://www.roadracerx.com/breaking-news/tgi-monday-trivia-contest-motomatters-com-2011-calendar/

Martin Wimmer Russel Wood Tommy Wood Derek Woodman Ruben Xaus Kazuya Yamada

All systems go for Austin 2012

The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix's place on the 2012 calendar was confirmed by the FIA on Wednesday after organisers revealed they have reached...

Source: http://www.motorsportforums.com/formula-1-news/149735-all-systems-go-austin-2012-a.html

Enrico Lorenzetti Jorge Lorenzo Marco Lucchinelli Thomas Lüthi Ernie Lyons Kevin Magee

Simoncelli Champion in Sepang, killed Sepang

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Kuala Lumpur - Travel careers Marco Simoncelli in the primary classroom not long motorcycle grand prix. He died while diving the race at the Sepang circuit, where he had made sure he became a world champion.

Simoncelli, 24, died after falling off his motorbike on the second lap MotoGP Malaysia, Sunday (10/23/2011), after she was then hit by two other drivers speeding behind him, namely Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi.

He had an ambulance was rushed to hospital, but his soul can not be saved. When the horrific incident took place, regardless of his helmet to his head.

Death rider San Carlo Gresini Honda team was the worst in MotoGP since Daijiro Katoh, which Gresini rider, died of injuries from the Japanese series 2003. September last season, the drivers of the Moto2 class, namely Showa Tomizawa, also lost their lives on the track racing.

No less surprising, the new week in the world racing accident that killed a participant, ie And Wheldon, the IndyCar British event in Las Vegas.

Simoncelli really was knitting a bright career in MotoGP, after finishing eighth last season, completing 16 of 18 races in that year.

In this season he proved many people predicted that he will be one rider to be reckoned with. The proof, he was able to finish fifth in the series opener in Qatar, also in France and Italy. He earned his first podium when he became the third fastest rider in the Czech Republic.

Simoncelli more stable when consecutive series in fourth place in San Marino, Aragon, and Japan. In the series-16 at Phillip Island, Australia, he managed to reach its highest achievement, which was runner-up (behind Casey Stoner).

In addition to a promising talent, quirky guy with hair kribonya it also often sparked controversy. Racing style is considered "gratuitous", more than bold, and several times the assessed harm other drivers.

One of the most dangerous action is when brushed with Dani Pedrosa at Le Mans. Pedrosa injured collarbone, and he was sentenced to ride-through penalty. Initially Simoncelli dodge blame for the crash, but later admitted that he needs to do a reflection on the style of racing.

Before moving to MotoGP, Simoncelli had been a European champion in the 125cc class. He entered the Grand Prix level in 2002 with Aprilia in the 125cc class. Her achievements are always rises: from finishing number 33 to 21, 11, and five in 2005.

In 2006 The Kribo recruited to the 250cc Gilera, and in summer 2008 he managed to become world champion. Certainty grabbed it acquired title when he finished third in the race at Sepang.

Simoncelli in the Sepang well "acquainted" with the MotoGP, as the new Honda rider in the 2010 season. On the circuit he fell twice in the official trials. The incident is the second to destroy his helmet.

And today, Sunday (23/10/2011), Simoncelli back to Sepang but to "say goodbye" to fans and fans of MotoGP. He died in a high speed.

Source: http://www.zimbio.com/MotoGP/articles/uWWO1NWIvNj/Simoncelli+Champion+Sepang+killed+Sepang

Wayne Rainey Michael Ranseder Phil Read Jim Redman George Reeve Taru Rinne

Backmarker says, ?See ya later, eh??

Nearly 300 editions later, Mark Gardiner says goodbye... for now.

Source: http://www.roadracerx.com/breaking-news/backmarker-says-see-ya-later-eh/

Russel Wood Tommy Wood Derek Woodman Ruben Xaus Kazuya Yamada Tetsuya Yamaguchi

Alex Salvini ? A fast learner

Although it was Poland's Taddy Blazusiak - KTM who stole the show &nbs...

Source: http://www.fim-live.com/en/media/news/news-detail/article/1323260479-alex-salvini-a-fast-learner/

Lewis Young Paul Young Yasuharu Yuzawa Shahrol Yuzy Lorenzo Zanetti Vincenzo Zanzi

Backmarker: Nine more shopping days?

"The Twelve Days of Christmas," motorcycle-style

Source: http://www.roadracerx.com/features/backmarker/backmarker-nine-more-shopping-days/

Mattia Pasini Renzo Pasolini Daniel Pedrosa Fabricio Perren Lukáš Pešek Bill Petch

Buell 1125RR to Race in AMA/DMG Superbike Class

Source: http://sportbikeblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/buell-1125rr-to-race-in-amadmg.html

Bradley Smith Jakub Smrž Freddie Spencer Svend Aage Sørensen Emilio Soprani František Štastný

Notes: Stars come out for Granja Viana

Story from www.indycar.com

James Hinchcliffe, the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year, participated in the Dan Wheldon Memorial...

Source: http://www.motorsportforums.com/indycar-news/149727-notes-stars-come-out-granja-viana.html

Eric McPherson Jeremy McWilliams Ronald Mead Marco Melandri Jack Middelburg Gilberto Milani

Construction to resume at Circuit of the Americas | 2012 F1 season

Construction will resume at the Circuit of the Americas having confirmed its place on the calendar.

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George Reeve Taru Rinne Tommy Robb Kenny Roberts Kenny Roberts Jr Raymond Roche

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The 2009 1000cc/Literbike Shootouts: Who Won?

Source: http://sportbikeblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/2009-1000ccliterbike-shootouts-who-won.html

Billie Nelson Kim Newcombe Angel Nieto Fonsi Nieto Pablo Nieto Alan North

The Yamaha Monday Wake-Up Call

Wake up with results from weekend superbike, supermoto, and sidecar racing at New Zealand's Cemetery Circuit!

Source: http://www.roadracerx.com/features/monday-wake-up-call/the-yamaha-monday-wake-up-call-6/

David Whitworth Peter Williams Warren Willing Mark Willis Martin Wimmer Russel Wood

Confederate X132 Hellcat Breaks Cover

It has been almost a year and a half since we first heard of the Confederate X132 Hellcat, and today we get word that the “more affordable” Confederate has been finalized and is ready for pre-production orders. Borrowing on the namesake of its predecessors, the new Hellcat shares some of the basic characteristics of the original Hellcats, while still bringing a very unique look and style to the custom cruiser. Set to begin production in ...

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Kevin Schwantz Taro Sekiguchi Barry Sheene Ivan Silva Dave Simmonds Julián Simon