Monday, January 31, 2011

Sachsenring 2009 MotoGP race analysis

While the weather had produced torrential downpours thoughout the preamble to this GP, it stayed dry for the action in Germany. As the riders lined up on the grid, there was a real feeling of anticipation as Rossi and Lorenzo, so close through practice until that awesome final qualifying lap from Valentino, pulled up next [...]

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Slideshow: 8 Years of RRX Covers

Road Racer X says farewell with eight years of magazine covers. Thanks for reading; it's been a fun ride.

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Repsol Honda display 2011 team in Malaysia

The three-rider factory team line-up of new boy Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso were presented in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, along with the 2011 RC212V.

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Looking into his eyes as he spoke...!

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AMA's Jake Zemke to Replace John Hopkins at Monza WSBK

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Steve Brewer's Lonely Street on DVD, with Elvis

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UK Testing ?Saferider? Motorcycle Safety Driving Aids

Our former-overlords from across the pond have begun a new study on installing driving aids to motorcycles that would increase the safety of riding on two-wheels. In the research that is being carried out at Mira (formerly the Motor Industry Research Association), the UK is studying whether having devices that alert the rider to speed limits, road conditions, tightness on road bends, and possibly even collisions with other vehicles (not unlike the system currently being ...

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Norton Working on 1,000cc V4 for MotoGP

Norton, the Lazarus of motorcycling, continues to gain steam with its MotoGP project, as�the latest news is that the British company is working on a 1,000cc V4 for its racing platform, which will debut in 2012 when the pinnacle of motorcycle racing reverts back to a liter bike capacity.�Rumors had swelled that Spanish MotoGP hopeful Inmotec, who consistently fails to get its bike on the GP grid, could link up with Norton, likely in helping ...

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The Gates of Graceland

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Rea Fastest at Imola WSBK testing, Spies 3rd, Neukirchner Injured AGAIN!

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ISC to focus on new, young fans as operating profits drop 19 percent

International Speedway Corp. will try to educate its new fans better to make their race-day experience more enjoyable as it tries to reverse declines in admissions revenue in 2010, company officials said Thursday in announcing their 2010 financial results.

Source: http://www.scenedaily.com/news/articles/sprintcupseries/ISC_to_focus_on_new_young_fans_as_operating_profits_drop_19_percent.html

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forget you never!

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Best Buy back with Allmendinger, 43 and RPM

Best Buy Co., and Richard Petty Motorsports on Tuesday announced their continued partnership for the 2011 Sprint Cup Series season that extends the consumer electronics retailer's status as primary sponsor of the No. 43 driven by A.J. Allmendinger.

Source: http://nascar.com/news/110104/aallmendinger-rpm-best-buy/index.html?eref=/news/business

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New Motion Pro Digital Tire Pressure Gauge

For maximum safety, proper tire pressure is critical to the performance of your motorcycle - so get a gauge made by a company known for quality,...

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Graceland team in Montgomery today to promote new Elvis Presley exhibitions

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

2011 WSBK Portimao Test Friday Session 2 Times: Little Change In Tricky Session

The weather conditions were once again the main protagonist on the final day of testing for the World Superbike class at Portimao, with few riders managing to improve their times from the morning session. Only Noriyuki Haga and Eugene Laverty made any significant progress, moving up into 3rd and 4th respectively in the combined times from both of Friday's sessions. 

The World Superbike riders now turn their sights towards Australia, and the opening round of the WSBK season at Phillip Island. Before that, though, there is a final test at the Australian track, to prepare for battle to commence in earnest.

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The Yamaha Monday Wake-Up Call

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

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Notes: Aggressive Montoya gets nose jobs at Rolex

How aggressive was Juan Montoya during his final stint Sunday in the No. 02 Ganassi Racing BMW Riley, which Montoya kept in the overall lead in the Rolex 24 Grand-Am season opener at Daytona International Speedway?

Source: http://nascar.com/news/110130/jmontoya-allmendinger-rolex-notes/index.html?eref=/news/headlines/cup

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EIN E-Alert #253 ... May 2009

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2011 WSBK Portimao Test Wednesday Session 2 Times: Smrz Steals Top Spot In Final Moments

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Nearly 300 Children Attend Infineon Christmas Party

More than 500 people enjoyed a day of holiday cheer at Infineon Raceway on Saturday at the 6th annual Race to the Holidays Christmas Party.

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Special Deal for Inside Blue Hawaii

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Honda Sales Up 19% Globally for 2010 ? Sells 80% in Asia

Honda Motor Co. just released its sales figures for motorcycles in 2010, and surprisingly the Japanese company has done very well during an otherwise dismal year for the motorcycle industry. The secret to Honda’s success? The Asian market. Eight out of ten motorcycles Honda produces, ends up in Asia…and this figure excludes motorcycles sold in Japan and China. Honda sold 14.3 million motorcycles in what it calls Asian countries last year (17.7 million globally), a ...

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Talks About His Dad, Daytona and New Hendrick Digs

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt, Jr. spent a portion of his lunch break Thursday visiting with reporters at Daytona International Speedway, where his No. 88 AMP Energy Chevrolet was a respectable 11th fastest in the first morning session of a three-day test for the Feb. 20 Daytona 500.

This year's 53rd running of the Daytona 500 marks 10 years since his father, NASCAR's seven-time champ Dale Earnhardt, was killed on the last lap of NASCAR's biggest race. And while fans and the racing media are paying special attention to the sad milestone, Earnhardt said he thinks about his dad every day anyway.

"You think about your parents all the time,'' Earnhardt said, alternately bowing his head and then looking off in the distance, as he endured the inevitable questions. "I think about him and my mother all the time, especially getting back to racing.''

Earnhardt said his father would approve of the new $20 million pavement job gracing Daytona's 2.5-mile high banks. This week's test is the first time the majority of teams have tried the new surface. But Earnhardt didn't appear as concerned about the challenges of a new race surface as much as his desire to get out of a competition rut.

Earnhardt hasn't won a race in two and a half years and his 21st place finish in the 2010 standings was the second-worst of his career. The worst was a 25th-place ranking in 2009. Earnhardt will break in his third crew chief in as many years with NASCAR powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports. Steve Letarte -- formerly Jeff Gordon's crew chief -- will now lead Earnhardt's No. 88 team, which will share a shop with teammate and five-time reigning Sprint Cup Series champ Jimmie Johnson.

"I feel good about the position I'm in now and I feel pretty confident about it and I'm looking forward to going into the season and working hard for it,'' Earnhardt said. "We'll just see how it goes.

"When you're running good you can put up with about anything. It's not fun being on the radar when you're running like crap. But last year we sort of fell off the radar altogether.

 

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Dale Jarrett inducted into NMPA Hall of Fame, credits Wood Brothers with ?defining moment? of his career

Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500, the Brickyard 400 and the NASCAR Cup championship while driving for car owner Robert Yates. He won the Daytona 500 for the first time with car owner Joe Gibbs. But Jarrett credits the famous Wood Brothers for giving him his big break in NASCAR.

Source: http://www.scenedaily.com/news/articles/sprintcupseries/_Dale_Jarrett_inducted_into_NMPA_Hall_of_Fame_credits_Wood_Brothers_with_defining_moment_of_his_career.html

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Richard Childress: ?This will be our year?

WELCOME, N.C. ? Team owner Richard Childress makes no bones about his expectations for his four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams for the upcoming season. Coming off a year that saw all three of his teams (a fourth was added during the offseason) qualify for the Chase For The Sprint Cup, and driver Kevin Harvick in the hunt for the title through the final event, the former racer says it?s time to end the five-year reign of Hendrick Motorsports? Jimmie Johnson.

Source: http://www.scenedaily.com/r?19=961&43=282517&44=114640784&32=4882&7=402889&40=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scenedaily.com%2Fnews%2Farticles%2Fsprintcupseries%2FRichard_Childress_This_will_be_our_year.html

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Orange County Choppers Facing Foreclosure

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, only have basic cable, and don’t frequent moustache competitions, you’ve likely heard of Orange County Choppers, American Chopper, and the Teutul family. Originally started by father (Paul Sr.) and son (Paul Jr.), the small theme bike builders of Orange County Choppers came to fame when The Discovery Channel (later moved to The Learning Channel) picked them up for its hit show American Chopper. Usually centering around a bike ...

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Motorcycle Porn: Mission R Swingarm by Speedymoto

The Mission R electric superbike by Mission Motors is one of those motorcycles that looks great by itself in a photo, and then looks even better once you see it in person. Up-close it is easier to appreciate the finer details that went into making the Mission R, like the all-carbon “fuel tank” and battery enclosure, the chrome-moly trellis frame, and of course the single-piece billet aluminum swingarm that was produced by Speedymoto. Like most ...

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Guy Martin Tests Relentless Suzuki in Spain (Pic)

Guy Martin had his first taste of Relentless Suzuki by TAS machinery at Almeria in Spain when he tested the team's GSX-R1000 Superbike at the weekend.

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Elvis' Graceland Stable Opens for Tours; Rescued Horses Helped

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Denny Hamlin says he needs to run like he normally does at Homestead

Denny Hamlin says, as long as he runs like he normally does at Homestead, everything will be fine

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2011 WSBK Portimao Test Friday Session 1 Times: Xaus Profits From Drying Track

The track started drying out fast towards the end of the first session for the World Superbike class on the final day of testing, and it was Castrol Honda's Ruben Xaus who took full advantage, grabbing the top spot on the timesheets. Xaus had only Michel Fabrizio close, the Alstare Suzuki rider 1.2 seconds off Xaus' time, while the next man - former MotoGP rider Marco Melandri - was over seven seconds behind Xaus. The times are still a long way off the dry pace - Xaus' lap is over 5 seconds slower than the pole record held by Cal Crutchlow - and dark clouds are hanging ominously over the circuit, threatening more rain.

Testing concludes this afternoon.

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Changes to scoring system not only element that left fans wondering

In the wake of Wednesday's announcement of sweeping changes in the way NASCAR intends to do business on race weekends, fans have expressed a need to have some facts clarified.

Source: http://nascar.com/news/110127/nascar-changes-points-clarification-explained/index.html?eref=/news/headlines/truck

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Graceland team in Montgomery today to promote new Elvis Presley exhibitions

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Brad Parrott named crew chief for JD Motorsports' Mike Wallace

JD Motorsports has hired Brad Parrott as crew chief for Mike Wallace in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Team owner Johnny Davis had been serving as the crew chief.

Source: http://www.scenedaily.com/news/articles/nationwideseries/Brad_Parrott_named_crew_chief_for_JD_Motorsports_Mike_Wallace.html

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Goodbye and thanks, from Senior Editor LCA

I?ve always hated goodbyes, and since it?s difficult to deny that this one?to a publication I?ve been proud to work for since March of 2005?stings a bit more than most, I?ll classify this paragraph a thank-you instead of a farewell....

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Tony Curtis To Attend Elvis Week 2009

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NASCAR changes points system to 43-to-1 format with three-point bonus for wins

CHARLOTTE ? NASCAR will overhaul its points system for the first time since 1975 as it will use a 43-to-1 structure under which the winner gets 43 points and each spot is separated by one point. The winner also will get three bonus points for winning.

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2011 WSS Portimao Test Thursday Session 1 Times: Lowes Fastest In The Wet

The track remains wet at Portimao, but with temperatures climbing, most of the World Supersport riders present decided to brave the conditions and take to the track. Parkalgar's brand new rider Sam Lowes continues to impress, setting the fastest time of the session, ahead of PTR Bogdanka's James Ellison, a seasoned veteran, though not on a World Supersport machine. Ellison and Lowes were the only two riders to get under the two minute mark, BE1's Luca Scassa taking 3rd spot just shy of two minutes, with Kawasaki's Broc Parkes four tenths behind Scassa.

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Kyle Busch to run 15 truck races, defend owners title

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. ? Kyle Busch Motorsports will defend its 2010 owners championship in the Camping World Truck Series, team owner Kyle Busch said Thursday.

Source: http://www.scenedaily.com/news/articles/truckseries/Kyle_Busch_to_run_15_truck_races_defend_owners_title.html

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His dignity

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Saturday, January 29, 2011