Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pedrosa to Resume Full Training in January

Repsol Honda Team rider Dani Pedrosa is now in the final stages of recovery from the shoulder injury he sustained last October and is excited to return to training in early January.

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My Love letter to Elvis

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Road Racerhead #51

CJ checks in with a collection of photos from the Long Beach IMS show.

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Elvis' letter to Lord !

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New Scorpion EXO-R2000 helmet from STG!

*Introducing the NEW Scorpion EXO-R2000 helmet (http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Categories.bok?category=Scorpion+EXO-R2000+Helmets) ! This one...

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Elvis' letter to Lord !

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Sunday Summary at Laguna Seca: Contrasting Styles, Racing Softs, & A Decision is Nigh

Laguna Seca has a habit of throwing the Championship a curveball. The epic race between Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi in 2008 was a prime example, a turning point in the Championship when Rossi halted what looked like the inexorable rise of Casey Stoner. Last year, too, Laguna proved to be key moment in the Championship, when Stoner stopped Jorge Lorenzo’s resurgence with one of the bravest passes in racing for a long time, through ...

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Memories of Elvis ? By His High School Classmates, Part 2

This is the second installment of Elvis memories by his classmates at Humes High School in Memphis.� As I stated last week, these quotes were excerpted from the excellent website www.humeshighclassof53.com, which was created in 2003 as Elvis? graduating class … Continue reading

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Ogio No Drag Mach 1, 3 and 5 Backpacks

Backpacks can be an essential part of travelling or commuting on a bike, but most standard packs are not designed for that purpose. Motorcycle riders...

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The Yamaha Monday Wake-Up Call!

While snow fell on the Northeast, Florida's CCS racers were feeling just fine on the asphalt of Florida's Homestead Miami Speedway. Wake up?and warm up?with results from all thirty-seven classes.

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Shoei X-12 Vermeulen 5 Helmet

The Shoei X-12 is the preferred helmet of Riders Discount Vesrah Suzuki AMA racing team and, out of all the available options, the graphic that sees...

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2012 Elvis T-Shirt Review

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Backmarker: A note from the Dept. of Modest Proposals

Gardiner has an ingenious suggestion for how to make the Moto2 platform a good fit for AMA Pro Racing.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Saturday Summary at Laguna Seca: Lorenzo?s Blistering Pace, Stoner?s Traffic Problems, and Rossi?s Ducati Offer

Despite dominating the Championship so far, Jorge Lorenzo does not get a lot of pole positions. Except at Laguna: though this was only his third of the season, Saturday’s pole position was Lorenzo’s fourth in a row at the circuit, and he secured it in convincing style. The circuit record tumbled – it had stood since 2008, set by Casey Stoner when he looked on his way to dominating the US GP at Laguna, before ...

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Elvis' letter to Lord !

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Paddon gets new team for SWRC push

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Paddon began the season with the Spanish ASM Motosport outfit but switches to the Austrian Baumschlager Rallye & Racing...

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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.

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USGP: MotoGP from Laguna Seca 2009 Results

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Tuesday Conversation: Nicky Hayden

The 2006 MotoGP world champion on what to expect in his third season with Ducati, and his reunion with 2003 teammate Valentino Rossi.

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Ben Spies to Appear at Long Beach IMS Yamaha Display

December 10, 2010 Cypress Ca?. MotoGP Rookie of the Year and Team Yamaha Factory MotoGP pilot Ben Spies is scheduled to make a special fan appearance at the Long Beach Progressive Insurance International Motorcycle Show next Friday, December 17th.

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Race - Hamilton soaks up Lotus pressure for Hungary win

It may have been a slow-burning affair, but Sunday's Hungarian race didn't lack drama with Mclaren's Lewis Hamilton expertly resisting pressure...

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Andy Griffith and Elvis

Andy Griffith died on Tuesday, July 3 at age 86.� Like all good Elvis fans, when I heard the news, I remembered that Elvis had appeared with him on The Steve Allen Show in 1956.   They were in a … Continue reading

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tuesday Conversation II: Roger Hayden

For the last week of the year, we're offering up dual Tuesday Conversations--both with a certain family from Owensboro.

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Thinking of his journey...

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2012 Laguna Seca MotoGP Friday Press Releases

Press releases from Bridgestone and the MotoGP teams after the first day of practice at Laguna Seca:

Round Number: 
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2012

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Driver of the Race.

For me its Lewis and Kimi tied.

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Elvis Movie Bloopers

Last year, I mentioned a blooper in the movie Jailhouse Rock.� It was a lapse in continuity in the scene where Elvis sings ?Baby, I Don?t Care? at a pool party.� Notice in the close shots Scotty is not wearing … Continue reading

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Eric Bostrom (Team Icon Brammo) s'est plac� entre les pilotes du team Barracuda Lightning Michael Ba...

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Andy Griffith and Elvis

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Ducati at IMS Long Beach Show

Ducati North America announces today its plans for this weekend?s Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

FIA Friday press conference - Hungary

Team representatives - Andrew Green (Force India), Remi Taffin (Renault Sport), Martin Whitmarsh (McLaren), Toto Wolff (Williams), Luiz Perez-Sala...

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

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Lorenzo, Spies, Crutchlow, and Dovizoso on Hemi-powered Dodge Challengers

JOrge Lornzo, Ben Spies, Cal Crutchlow, Andrea Dovizioso, Hemi-powered Dodge Challengers

Four Yamaha riders Jorge Lorenzo, Ben Spies from factory team, along with Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso form Monster Yamaha Tech 3 were caught in action with their own Hemi-powered Dodge Challengers when they visited Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., headquarters. This event were held before the Laguna Seca MotoGP this weekend.

Bob Starr - General Manager of National Communications for Yamaha?s Motorsports Group
"The scene harkens back to the Mercury and Apollo astronauts who became well-known for all driving the same brand of sports car following their space flights. Our MotoGP pilots are paying homage to those pilots"

source: motorcycle-usa.com

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MotoGP: Ducati Expected to Re-Sign Hayden at Laguna Seca

Making the rounds in the MotoGP paddock today at Laguna Seca, several sources close to the matter revealed to Asphalt & Rubber that Nicky Hayden is to announce a contract extension with Ducati Corse for the 2013 season this race-weekend. Pegged to be a one-year renewal, Hayden’s place at Ducati has been in a precarious position, ever since it was revealed that Cal Crutchlow had received an offer from the Italian team. A workhorse for ...

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Variations on the Iconic Jailhouse Rock Image

Below are four images from Jailhouse Rock.� It appears that EPE has decided these are the definitive shots from the movie, and they have been used in various promotional efforts, especially the one on the right. �   In last … Continue reading

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Eric Bostrom Racing the Brammo Empulse RR at Seca

After its performance at the first TTXGP round at Sonoma, the Brammo Empulse RR returns to racing in California this weekend at e-Power/TTXGP round being held at Laguna Seca. With Steve Atlas on the mend�fielding one entry, and Steve Rapp unlikely to take another chance on the Oregonian machine, Brammo has tapped Eric Bostrom to ride its second race entry at the iconic sea-side track. Bostrom’s involvement with the team has been fairly hush-hush, though ...

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Leon Haslam Strips Down to Promote WSBK at Silverstone

World Superbike’s next stop is Silverstone, and BMW Motorrad’s resident Brit was willing enough to bear all to help promote WSBK’s stop at his home round. Stripping his leathers down to his waist, Leon Haslam got his torso and arms painted by�by double World Body Painting Champion Carolyn Roper. Taking three hours to complete the effect, Roper’s work is pretty phenomenal, as was Leon’s patience. “It was frustrating having to stand in one place for ...

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Looking into his eyes as he spoke...!

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LCR Honda?s Stefan Bradl Rides thru San Francisco

LCR Honda and team rider Stefan Bradl are in town early this week, doing a little promo work for US GP title sponsor Red Bull. Before heading down to Laguna Seca tomorrow (a track Bradl already scouted out with a local track day earlier this year), Bradl was in San Francisco yesterday, popping wheelies on Treasure Island and trying not to crash while going down Lombard Street (any SF motorcyclist could have told you the ...

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Storrar to Isle of Man TT (Pic)

Scottish rider Jimmy Storrar has confirmed that he will make his Isle of Man TT races debut in 2011. The Perth born racer will compete for Mick Charnock?s ?TC Racing Honda/DP Coldplaning? outfit in all classes at the 2011 meeting. The team have secured high spec 600cc and 1000cc Honda?s for their Isle of Man campaign.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

2012 Brno WSBK Race One: Damp Conditions Don't Last

After overnight rain and a very wet Superstock race, there was no chance that it would be declared a dry race, even though almost everyone judged it dry enough for full slicks. The first few laps looked like they would be damp, but the teams considered that it would dry out very quickly.

Race Details
Round Number: 
9
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Trackside Tuesday: The Summer of Our Discontent

The view from pit lane into Ben Spies' garage has been fairly grim in 2012, and today's announcement that Ben is leaving the factory Yamaha team at the end of the season sheds some new light on this gloomy situation. If you have watched Ben since his AMA days, where he learned from, and then triumphed over, the formidable Mat Mladin, you may not have been surprised by Spies' rookie season WSBK Championship, or his success at Tech 3 when he entered MotoGP, or his being the first non-alien to win a dry race since the Rossi-Lorenzo-Pedrosa-Stoner lockout. Surely after a season of adjustment, in 2012 he would repeat his success at Assen, by adding more wins and taking his rightful place among the elite riders.

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Variations on the Iconic Jailhouse Rock Image

Below are four images from Jailhouse Rock.� It appears that EPE has decided these are the definitive shots from the movie, and they have been used in various promotional efforts, especially the one on the right. �   In last … Continue reading

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RedBull Interview with Dani Pedrosa at Laguna Seca

Dani Pedrosa, Casey Stoner, Laguna Seca 2011

Dani, how happy are you with how the season has gone so far? Second in the Championship and eight podiums from nine races has to be considered a good first half?!
?I'm quite happy I have been injury free and able to have good races, and I've been riding well on the bike. I'm perhaps not hugely happy about the results because I was expecting to win a little bit more, but I just wasn't able to manage to win some more races. Overall I have to be happy compared to previous seasons if I take a look back. I always had injuries and things like that, so being injury free now is good and I think so far it's been good, but I have to keep focused for the second half of the season.

?It's crucial to keep the same level and even try to take a small step forward because [Jorge] Lorenzo is winning many races and is clearly controlling them sometimes. We have made some improvements to the bike, so I guess we can take a small step.?

Which race or races have really stood out for you this year?
?It's hard to say which weekend has been the best because the results have been very similar, but I've never really found an all-round complete weekend. In Jerez I had a great feeling but I was slipping a bit in the first laps when the track was half wet, so I kind of lost the race there. In Qatar, the first race of the season, it was similar over the last laps ? I executed my strategy but it was not good. In Assen I had a good weekend but in the race Casey got me on the strategy also, so I have kind of a mix ? good here and good there, but not the full weekend all round yet.?

You've signed for two more years with Honda, how easy a decision was that to make?
"Of course it's great for many reasons. One is because you keep racing [with the same team], secondly because it's where I want to race. I've been here for a long time and it's great to continue. I have a long history with the team and with my mechanics.?

Was it a relief to get it sorted relatively early in the season? There are still a few riders who don't know what they're doing next year...
"Normally I work well under pressure, that's when I ride my best, and I wasn't really worried. I knew if I kept racing well I should get a chance in a good team. Obviously with it being done now I can forget about it and focus, and stop thinking about all the possibilities here and there. It certainly feels more natural now.?

Were there any other options you considered?
?As is usually the case with these kind of things you check some different options (he says laughing). Finally I ended up in the same team and it's good.?

Let's talk about Laguna Seca. What do you like about it as a track and a Grand Prix?
?It's a great GP. The track is special and the fans are as well, they're cheering for many riders. It's just great to see how they push hard for all the riders on the grid, not just for some, and that's fantastic. It's very fair and I like it. The atmosphere is really good and it's usually sunny which is great, and that's excellent for racing.?

After the Mugello test you decided to go with the new engine and the new chassis for Laguna, whereas Casey is just going with the new engine. What were the main reasons for your decision?
?Just the feeling. Obviously Casey and I have similar thoughts about the bike, but we ride a little differently so I believe it's just the feeling we have on this. We both had the same feeling with the engine which is good, and here I will have one standard bike which I have been using since the beginning of the season. That's to get the feeling on the track, how the tyres are here. Later in the weekend I'll start with the new bike and see if the new things really are okay for the race, because sometimes to get the feeling on a four- or five-lap run is not the same as it is over 30 laps.?

What do you like the most about the new bike?
?Basically the engine braking was a lot more helpful for me. On the Honda you can see on TV that it's always shaking on the entry into the corner, and the rear is moving, so it's very physically demanding for the rider and very tough. You're trying to hold onto the bike every time you'e braking and trying to control the stability. That takes a lot of energy and at the end of the race the rider is more stressed and tired than if you're riding with more stability. So the engine braking makes it a little bit smoother through the turns and I'm sure this will help.?

Talking about next season there are some big changes. Firstly Casey's retirement: what were your thoughts when you heard about that?
?It surprised me, obviously. We are young, the same age (26). Sure it's surprising, but at the same time I had already heard a few years earlier he was kind of looking for that but until it happens you don't really believe it. But I have respect for it. It's not easy to stay at the top when you're riding at that level, but I don't think that's the issue for him. It must be for other reasons, but I fully respect his decision. It's sad he is leaving the Championship because of the level of the competition. It wouldn't be the same if we lost one rider who was 10th or 11th on the grid, this is a guy who is always at the top.?

After Casey's announcement you revealed that you had considered retiring at one stage due to the injuries you were sustaining. What was the main reason you didn't retire?
?I believe [it was] because I hadn't won the Championship yet. I think that's the main point, because I was so down after so many injuries that I had no more will, and when the will is gone it's gone. But one day I woke up and I felt no, it's not gone, it's here and I must try again.?

Your new team-mate will be Marc M�rquez next season. Everybody knows he is extremely talented, but how excited are you about riding alongside him and how competitive do you think he can be from the beginning?
?Looking at him sure his level is extremely high, so I believe he will be strong. We should wait and see how it goes though. It's been a long time since Repsol Honda had two Spaniards on the team so it's great for Repsol, and for Honda I think it's a very strong team.? 

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Simoncelli Foundation Receives Gilera RSA 250

Marco Simoncelli Fondation Aprilia Racing

In the Aprilia Racing headquarters the number 58 Gilera RSA 250, the bike Marco Simoncelli rode to the category world championship title in 2008, was handed over to Paolo Simoncelli today. 

Astride Aprilia Racing bikes, the unforgotten "Sic" had begun to gain notoriety in 2002 with his unique style and good natured ways, characteristics which soon made him a favourite with the fans. Winning the 250 World Championship was the peak of an exciting path, fed by strong ties on both a personal and sports level. 

"Marco is an important part of history for Aprilia and the entire Piaggio Group - said Luigi Dall'Igna, Technical and Sport Director of the Aprilia Racing Division - With us, astride the Gilera 250, he won a World Championship and thrilled millions of fans, leaving an indelible mark on the world of motorcycle competitions and in the hearts of those who had the good fortune of working with him. Marco was a good rider, tenacious, courageous. But in all of our hearts, we will always hold that kid with the 'Romagnolo' accent, so tall that he had to struggle to cram himself into the GP bikes, who could make the entire garage smile just be being there". 

Also present at the delivery was Aligi Deganello, crew chief to "Sic" in the 2008 world championship season: "The Foundation is the best way to remember Marco, a guy who knew he was lucky and precisely for that reason he tried to help the less fortunate. Seeing this bike always has a strange effect on me because I think back on how hard we worked and on the joy of the World Championship we won with Marco". 

The Marco Simoncelli Foundation was created with the intention of sustaining humanitarian projects for the needy, especially young people. The goal of the Foundation is to promote the commitment of sports to society, based on the values for which Marco was a genuine and sincere ambassador. 

"Another special day, another gesture that fills the hearts of our family in memory of a victory which made Marco happy and proud: on 20 October 2008 astride this bike he achieved a dream he had always had - said Paolo Simoncelli - I can remember that even in primary school he had a very clear idea of what his goal was: 'one day I'll be world champion' was the phrase that appeared most often in his diary and on that day, astride the Team Metis Gilera, that dream came true. Many thanks to Aprilia again today, as then".

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Hamilton stays on top as rain hits Hungaroring | 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix second practice

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Lewis Hamilton was the only driver to lap the Hungaroring in less than 1'22s before rain prevented any further improvements during the session.

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Crutchlow and Dovizioso complete successful Mugello test

Cal Crutchlow Mugello Test 2012

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team riders Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso completed a positive test session at the Mugello circuit in Italy today. 

Hot and humid conditions enabled Crutchlow and Dovizioso to focus on a range of set-up options with their YZR-M1 machinery and both were able to post competitive times inside the top six. 

Crutchlow concentrated on improving his feeling with a full fuel tank to help him be faster in the early stages of races in the second half of the 2012 Mo toGP World Championship. The British rider also experimented with different geometry settings and he was satisfied with progress made having set the fifth quickest time.

The 26-year-old's best lap of 1.47.750 was only 0.315s behind Jorge Lorenzo's best pace and Crutchlow managed to improve on his best lap set in yesterday's Mugello race by an impressive 0.7s.

Dovizioso spent his time on track experimenting with different geometry settings and also working on adapting his riding style to improve his mid-corner speed on the YZR-M1 machine.

The Italian, who claimed a fantastic fourth podium finish in the last five races in yesterday's 23-lap Gran Premio d'Italia TIM encounter, set a best time of 1.47.775 to finish in sixth position. His best time was 0.5s faster than his quickest pace in yesterday's race and he was happy with improvements to the front-end feeling of his YZR-M1.

Cal Crutchlow ? 5th 1.47.750 ? 50 laps:
?I am feeling pretty tired now because it has been a hectic period in the Championship and today it was very hot. But it was a good test and it gave me the chance to work on the bike for the beginning of the race. Each time I went out I had a full fuel tank and we definitely made some progress. I can still improve but I will be going to Laguna Seca confident that I will be faster in the first part of the race. This season I have been really strong as the race has gone on, so we need to work on improving my speed right from the off. We worked on a few different settings and it was interesting to understand how they affected the bike and that will give us some options in the second part of the season." 

Andrea Dovizioso 6th 1.47.775 ? 38 laps:
?Today we just concentrated on trying modifications to the set-up that we don't normally have time to experiment with on a race weekend. We changed the geometry of the bike to help me understand some different options for the future and we definitely improved the bike from yesterday's race. We made the bike better on the front-end to help enter the corner better and the good thing is the changes we made should help at the next race in Laguna Seca. I also worked a little on my riding style with the YZR-M1 and now I am even more confident for Laguna Seca where I'm sure I can be battling for another podium.?

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BMW Team Thevent heads to Suzuka

BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent head this weekend to Japan for the prestigious Suzuka 8 Hours - rou...

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Marco Simoncelli's Gilera RSA 250 of 2008 granted to Paolo Simoncelli

The bike of Marco Simoncelli with whom he won the world title in 2008 in class 250 was delivered to Paolo Simoncelli yesterday. The delivery of the bike, a Gilera RSA 250, occurred at the site dell'Aprilia Racing Aprilia, near Venice. The bike is now on display at the museum Coriano the foundation that bears the name of Marco Simoncelli.

After the Honda RC212V number 58, then, the Foundation was presented with the Marco Simoncelli Gilera RSA 250.

"Another special day, another gesture that fills the heart of our family in memory of a victory that made ??Mark happy and proud" said Paolo Simoncelli.

20 October 2008, riding this bike is realizing his dream of sempre.Ricordo that from the elementary schools had a clear idea of ??what his goal: "I'll be world champion one day" was the phrase most frequently and in his diary that day, just riding the Metis Gilera Team, its dream was realized. Thanks to Aprilia - he concluded - then and now. "


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Memories of Elvis ? By His High School Classmates, Part 2

This is the second installment of Elvis memories by his classmates at Humes High School in Memphis.� As I stated last week, these quotes were excerpted from the excellent website www.humeshighclassof53.com, which was created in 2003 as Elvis? graduating class … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

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.

Sebastián Porto Umberto Praga Tarquinio Provini Alberto Puig

His dignity

MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY MAMA MAMA DON T DANCE MAMA LIKED THE ROSES

WSBK: World Superbike 2010 Philip Island Highlight Videos

Aramis Brito Massimo Broccoli Bo Brolin Rob Bron

Words to Elvis

ALMOST ALWAYS TRUE ALMOST IN LOVE ALOHA OE ALWAYS ON MY MIND

BMW hails a "fantastic Sunday"

Another historic race Sunday for Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport: at the iconic "Automotodrom Brno" (CZ...

Frank Fry Sergio Gadea Roberto Gallina Wayne Gardner

Words to Elvis

LITTLE EGYPT LITTLE SISTER LONELY MAN LONESOME COWBOY

Honda Road Racerhead #53

With Road Racer X ceasing publication, CJ says goodbye in his final Road Racerhead.

Jean Aureal Josef Autengruber Stu Avant Rex Avery

Words to Elvis

MILKY WHITE WAY MINE MIRACLE OF THE ROSARY MIRAGE

American Suzuki Honors 2010 Champions

American Suzuki Motor Corporation is to present its five Suzuki champions of the 2010 AMA race season with custom commemorative awards honouring their achievements.

Derek Woodman Ruben Xaus Kazuya Yamada Tetsuya Yamaguchi

I am so hurt!

KU U I PO HAWAIIAN SWEETHEART LADY MADONNA LAWDY MISS CLAWDY LEAD ME GUIDE ME

Honda Road Racerhead #53

With Road Racer X ceasing publication, CJ says goodbye in his final Road Racerhead.

Juan Bordons Andrea Borgonovo Eduard Borisenko Juan Borja

Memories of Elvis ? By His High School Classmates, Part 1

This is the time of the year when seniors are graduating from high school all over the country.� Fifty-nine years ago, Elvis graduated from Humes High School in Memphis. When the Humes High class of ?53 approached their 50th reunion … Continue reading

THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE THE SOUND OF YOUR CRY THE TWELFTH OF NEVER THE WALLS HAVE EARS

His words from heaven

GIBLUES GENTLE ON MY MIND GENTLY GET BACK

KTM Sells 50,000+ Motorcycles in the First-Half of 2012

KTM has crunched the numbers on it sales for the first half of 2012, and the Austrian company has some very impressive news to share. Selling 50,233 units in the first six months of the year, KTM’s increase in sales is 36% over last year’s figures for the same time period, a gain due mainly to the company’s efforts in emerging markets like India. Though this is the first time that Bajaj’s selling of the ...

Kevin Mitchell Luca Morelli Chas Mortimer Stefano Musco

Elvis Movie Bloopers

Last year, I mentioned a blooper in the movie Jailhouse Rock.� It was a lapse in continuity in the scene where Elvis sings ?Baby, I Don?t Care? at a pool party.� Notice in the close shots Scotty is not wearing … Continue reading

ONE NIGHT OF SIN see ONE NIGHT ONE SIDED LOVE AFFAIR ONE TRACK HEART ONLY BELIEVE

Storrar to Isle of Man TT (Pic)

Scottish rider Jimmy Storrar has confirmed that he will make his Isle of Man TT races debut in 2011. The Perth born racer will compete for Mick Charnock?s ?TC Racing Honda/DP Coldplaning? outfit in all classes at the 2011 meeting. The team have secured high spec 600cc and 1000cc Honda?s for their Isle of Man campaign.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

His words

SPEEDWAY SPINOUT SPRING FEVER STAND BY ME

2012 Brno WSBK Saturday Roundup

On a track with elevations that should suit the more horsey four-cylinders, the amount of time that bikes spend on their sides means that it also suits the thumpy twins. Cold weather coupled with splashes of rain meant that it was going to be an interesting and unusual day qualifying, but nobody predicted just how unusual.

Race Details
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9
2012

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Manfred Bernsee Bruno Bertacchini Silvano Bertarelli Albert Bertholet