Sunday, September 30, 2012

Scotty Moore Returns to Live Performances After 24 Year Absence

When Scotty Moore returned to Nashville after appearing in the ?68 Comeback Special, he never dreamed it was the last time he would perform on stage for 24 years.   In fact, Elvis had talked about wanting to do a … Continue reading

HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG HE IS MY EVERYTHING HE KNOWS JUST WHAT I NEED HE TOUCHED ME

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.

Masaki Tokudome Shoya Tomizawa Ricardo Tormo Ramon Torras

His words

ALL SHOOK UP ALL THAT I AM ALLA EN EL RANCHO GRANDE ALMOST

MotoGP: Magneti Marelli Offering Free Electronics in 2013

Paul Berwick Kees Besseling Max Biaggi Pier Paolo Bianchi

My Love letter to Elvis

TENNESSEE WALTZ THANKS TO THE ROLLING SEA THAT S ALL RIGHT THAT S SOMEONE YOU NEVER FORGET

Alvaro Bautista Working on Suspension Setting at Aragon

Alvaro Bautista Aragon 2012

After four months of virtual drought in Aragon the rainclouds finally arrived today and it had to be on the opening day of the MotoGP World Championship's third visit to Spain this season. Barely any riders bothered to ride in mixed conditions this morning although heavier rainfall this afternoon at least afforded them the opportunity to gather confidence with their bikes in the wet.  It was a frustrating day for Team San Carlo Honda Gresini but it served to provide important set-up information should the rainy conditions persist tomorrow.

Alvaro Bautista
?Another wet day! This morning we weren't able to ride because the conditions were half wet and half dry and it would have been useless. In the afternoon the rain got heavier and with the track completely wet it was a good opportunity to ride. We had two settings to try and we did two runs. On the first one I just got into my rhythm and then on the second I tried to build my confidence in the wet conditions but if anything I lost it because my feeling with the front was not good. There is more rain forecast for tomorrow so we need to work hard on the suspension setting because I'm also lacking some grip on the rear.?

Michele Pirro
?Unfortunately the first session was a total waste of time because of the mixed conditions whilst in the second session we were able to get some work done. I am struggling to get a feeling with this bike in the wet so it was important to get some laps in with more rain forecast for tomorrow. Luckily we found out what things we need to change and hopefully tomorrow we can have a bike that will allow me to push harder and close the gap to the top CRT. ?

San Carlo Honda Gresini Press Release

Pierre Cecchini Johnny Cecotto Adu Celso Santos Enrico Cereda

BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY BLUE RIVER BLUE SUEDE SHOES BLUEBERRY HILL

Ducati 1199 Panigale Gets Clean Slate for Weight in WSBK

Helmut Bradl Stefan Bradl Umberto Braga Stefan Brägger

So, How Much is an Elvis Autograph Worth ? Pt. 2

When we took our first look at Elvis autographs two years ago, the auction prices ranged from $384 to $4,062.� There was also an autograph that went for $11,520, but it was on a shirt Elvis had worn, and four … Continue reading

I LL BE BACK I LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS I LL BE HOME ON CHRISTMAS DAY I LL BE THERE IF YOU EVER WANT ME

MotoGP: Riders Give Mixed Reactions to Spec-ECU News

Barry Sheene Ivan Silva Dave Simmonds Julián Simon

So, How Much is an Elvis Autograph Worth ? Pt. 2

When we took our first look at Elvis autographs two years ago, the auction prices ranged from $384 to $4,062.� There was also an autograph that went for $11,520, but it was on a shirt Elvis had worn, and four … Continue reading

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2012 Aragon Moto2 Qualifying Practice Result: Pole Settled In Thrilling Final Minute Battle

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Marco Lucchinelli Thomas Lüthi Ernie Lyons Kevin Magee

His words

WHY ME LORD WILD IN THE COUNTRY WINTER WONDERLAND WISDOM OF THE AGES

Tissot Extends Official Timekeeper Partnership With Dorna

Dorna Sports have extended their long-standing partnership with Swiss watchmaker Tissot as the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of MotoGP. The successful partnership, which began over 10 years ago, sees Tissot continue as the official timing partner of the FIM?s flagship motorcycle racing championship.

Jean Campiche Salvador Cañellas Maurice Cann Michele Cannizzaro

So, How Much is an Elvis Autograph Worth ? Pt. 2

When we took our first look at Elvis autographs two years ago, the auction prices ranged from $384 to $4,062.� There was also an autograph that went for $11,520, but it was on a shirt Elvis had worn, and four … Continue reading

GIVE ME THE RIGHT GO EAST YOUNG MAN GOIN HOME GOLDEN COINS

Germany leads the way in Lommel

The qualifying heats of the 66th edition of the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations took place i...

Ramiro Blanco Rolf Blatter Norman Blemings František Bartoš

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Thinking of his journey...

WHEN I M OVER YOU WHEN IT RAINS IT REALLY POURS WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

The S1000RR... How it Should Have Looked

David Checa Jean Claude Chemarin Olivier Chevallier Ricardo Chiarello

His words from heaven

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Confederate X132 Hellcat Hits 172.211 MPH at Bonneville

Walter Brehme Jack Brett Domenico Brigaglia Aramis Brito

HIS LOVE

LET ME LET ME BE THERE LET US PRAY LET YOURSELF GO

2013 ERC News and Results

So in 2013 we will hopefully have a Championship that could take the role IRC have had since 2007 as a tier 2 Championship that it means something to...

Paul Bordes Juan Bordons Andrea Borgonovo Eduard Borisenko

His words from heaven

I WANT YOU I NEED YOU I LOVE YOU I WANT YOU WITH ME I WAS BORN ABOUT TEN THOUSAND YEARS AGO I WAS THE ONE

Confederate X132 Hellcat Hits 172.211 MPH at Bonneville

Carlo Ubbiali Franco Uncini Youichi Ui Chris Vermeulen

Don't go Daddy!

JUST PRETEND JUST TELL HER JIM SAID HELLO KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF IT KENTUCKY RAIN

Forcefield Race-Lite Vest

It is often said that the best protection comes from the gear that you will actually wear. Forcefield is a brand that excels at producing armor which...

Alessandro Antonello Haruchika Aoki Nobuatsu Aoki Takuma Aoki

Thinking of his journey...

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Lommel to host the 2012 Monster Energy FIM MXoN

Everything is ready in the Belgian track of Lommel to host the 66th edition of the Monster Energy FI...

Jorge Lorenzo Marco Lucchinelli Thomas Lüthi Ernie Lyons

Memories of Elvis ? By His High School Classmates, Part 5

When I discovered the website www.humeshighclassof53.com, I knew there was enough material there for several ElvisBlog articles.� It had been created for the Humes High class of ?53 prior to their 50th reunion in 2003.� Classmates were contacted to send … Continue reading

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Whitmarsh: Hamilton?s Mercedes move ?a mistake? | F1 Fanatic round-up

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In the round-up: Whitmarsh says Hamilton has made a mistake by switching teams ? Brawn denies offering Hamilton more money ? Ecclestone expects Todt to scrap 2014 engines

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Bob Coleman Rod Coleman Renzo Colleoni Jacques Collot

HIS LOVE

I M GONNA BID MY BLUES GOODBYE I M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND CRY OVER YOU I M GONNA WALK DEM GOLDEN STAIRS I M LEAVIN

First Step Towards MotoGP's Spec ECU: Magneti Marelli To Offer Spec Unit In 2013

MotoGP has taken its first step towards the formal introduction of a standard ECU. Today, Dorna announced that they have reached agreement with Magneti Marelli to supply an electronics system to MotoGP teams for the next four years, starting from the 2013 season. To support the electronics system, Magneti Marelli will set up a MotoGP R&D center at their base in Bologna, Italy.

The system to be supplied is complete, and highly sophisticated. The system will comprise an ECU, a complete sensor package, data logger and all of the various wires and switches to make the system. The ECU on offer is described as being Magneti Marelli's "highest technological option". More importantly, the Italian electronics firm will supply full support for the ECU, both on and off the track, helping teams develop and set up the system. The system will be supplied free of charge to any team that requests it.

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Bob Foster Ted Frend Freddie Frith Michel Frutschi

Friday, September 28, 2012

Elvis Has Left the Building

The other day as I surfed the internet, I discovered that Frank Zappa once recorded a song titled ?Elvis Has Just Left the Building.?� What a bizarre combination ? Zappa and Elvis.� So I Googled it to see if I … Continue reading

FADED LOVE FAIRYTALE FAME AND FORTUNE FARTHER ALONG

Home-grown hero - Marcus Kehr

Germany's Marcus Kehr is one rider who will not forget the 87th FIM International Six Days...

Karel Abrahám Brian Adams Duilio Agostini Felice Agostini

His words of soul

YOGA IS AS YOGA DOES YOU ASKED ME TO YOU BELONG TO MY HEART YOU BETTER RUN

Jorge Lorenzo Wants To Win In Aragon

Jorge Lorenzo have a two-determination in Aragon. Yamaha rider wants to widen the opportunity to be world champion, while providing exciting spectacle for the public of Aragon. Currently Lorenzo still leads the driver standings over Dani Pedrosa (Honda). Lorenzo excellence even increased from 13 points to 38 points after closest rivals failed to finish in [...]

Tetsuya Harada John Hartle Wil Hartog Gary Haslam

Elvis Has Left the Building

The other day as I surfed the internet, I discovered that Frank Zappa once recorded a song titled ?Elvis Has Just Left the Building.?� What a bizarre combination ? Zappa and Elvis.� So I Googled it to see if I … Continue reading

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MotoGP: Magneti Marelli Offering Free Electronics in 2013

Brian Adams Duilio Agostini Felice Agostini Giacomo Agostini

His words from heaven

BRINGING IT BACK BRITCHES BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN BURNING LOVE

Should Schumacher keep on racing? | Debates and Polls

Should Schumacher keep on racing? is an original article from F1 Fanatic. If this article has been published anywhere other than F1 Fanatic it is an infringement of copyright.

With Lewis Hamilton taking his seat at Mercedes should Michael Schumacher look for a way to stay in F1 or head back into retirement?

Should Schumacher keep on racing? is an original article from F1 Fanatic. If this article has been published anywhere other than F1 Fanatic it is an infringement of copyright.

Hans Braumandl Dieter Braun Georg Braun Walter Brehme

Impressed Again with Elvis? Impact on Popular Culture

I live in Greenville, SC, a small city of about 70,000 people with an extended metro-area population of perhaps 400,000.� It is a pleasant, beautiful city, and it has a wealth of cultural opportunities, including five venues that present plays … Continue reading

MONEY HONEY MOODY BLUE MOONLIGHT SONATA MOONLIGHT SWIM

Hamilton says it?s ?gloves off? in the championship | 2012 Japanese Grand Prix

Hamilton says it’s “gloves off” in the championship is an original article from F1 Fanatic. If this article has been published anywhere other than F1 Fanatic it is an infringement of copyright.

Lewis Hamilton says he'll "come out fighting" in Japan after his championship chances were several damaged by his Singapore retirement.

Hamilton says it’s “gloves off” in the championship is an original article from F1 Fanatic. If this article has been published anywhere other than F1 Fanatic it is an infringement of copyright.

George Catlin Celeste Cavaciuti Lucio Cecchinello Pierre Cecchini

Impressed Again with Elvis? Impact on Popular Culture

I live in Greenville, SC, a small city of about 70,000 people with an extended metro-area population of perhaps 400,000.� It is a pleasant, beautiful city, and it has a wealth of cultural opportunities, including five venues that present plays … Continue reading

OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND PADRE PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE PARALYZED

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....

Juup Bosman Adrian Bosshard Christian Boudinot Roy Boughey 

Thinking of his journey...

JUDY JUST A LITTLE BIT JUST A LITTLE TALK WITH JESUS JUST BECAUSE

2012 Aragon MotoGP Preview: It Ain't Over Till It's Over

So MotoGP heads back to Spain for the third time this year, rolling into the Motorland Aragon circuit as the series enters its final stretch. Despite there being still five races left to go, the three different classes all look pretty much settled, after the races at Misano. Jorge Lorenzo benefited from Dani Pedrosa's misfortune at Misano to lead the MotoGP race by 38 points, Marc Marquez beat Pol Espargaro to the line in a do-or-die move in Moto2 to extend his lead to 53 points, and Sandro Cortese rode a brilliant race in Moto3 to enlarge his lead to 46 points. In reality, only misfortune or gross rider error stands in between titles for the three men, and in his studio in Barcelona, Marc Garcia is starting to pencil in the names on the trophy.

That doesn't mean there is no interest left in the series, however. If you had been thinking of skipping the Moto2 races for the rest of the year, then you haven't been paying attention; the life-and-death racing between Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez, the result of the fiercest and most bitterly contested rivalry in Grand Prix at the moment, continues to be breathtaking. Moto3 is seeing the rise of a generation who will sound in the end of Spanish domination in MotoGP, though many fast and promising Spanish youngsters remain.

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Carlo Ubbiali Franco Uncini Youichi Ui Chris Vermeulen

My heart at Graceland!

SHE WEARS MY RING SHE S A MACHINE SHE S NOT YOU SHOPPIN AROUND

Thursday, September 27, 2012

His words of soul

A HOUSE THAT HAS EVERYTHING A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW A LITTLE BIT OF GREEN A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION

Backmarker says, ?See ya later, eh??

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

Dick Allen Rudy Allison

Until his last breath

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WSBK: World Superbike 2010 Philip Island Highlight Videos

Morisuka Yamashita Kazuaki Yamashita Fuyuki Yamazaki Shunji Yatsushiro

Impressed Again with Elvis? Impact on Popular Culture

I live in Greenville, SC, a small city of about 70,000 people with an extended metro-area population of perhaps 400,000.� It is a pleasant, beautiful city, and it has a wealth of cultural opportunities, including five venues that present plays … Continue reading

LOVE LETTERS LOVE ME LOVE ME LOVE THE LIFE I LEAD LOVE ME TENDER

Ducati Annouces 2011 Diavel Now Available in Black

In response to feedback from motorcycle show visitors, Ducati is pleased to announce the addition of a stunning diamond black color scheme for the new 2011 Ducati Diavel.

Claudio Mastellari Naoki Matsudo Giuseppe Matucci Cromie McCandless

Loving arms from heaven!

IF I WERE YOU IF I M A FOOL FOR LOVING YOU IF THAT ISN T LOVE IF THE LORD WASN T WALKING BY MY SIDE

Ducati Annouces 2011 Diavel Now Available in Black

In response to feedback from motorcycle show visitors, Ducati is pleased to announce the addition of a stunning diamond black color scheme for the new 2011 Ducati Diavel.

Carlos Cardús Luis Carlos Maurel Curt Ivan Carlsson Per Edward Carlsson

My heart at Graceland!

MY WISH CAME TRUE MYSTERY TRAIN NEARER MY GOD TO THEE NEVER AGAIN

Ben Spies 2009 World Superbike Champion

Gerhard Boll Jacques Bolle Pierre Bolle Maurice Bolwerk

He is looking at us!

I NEED YOU SO I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT I REALLY DON T WANT TO KNOW I SHALL BE RELEASED

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

Benedicto Caldarella Marcello Cama Paolo Campanelli Keith Campbell

Until his last breath

ROCK A HULA BABY ROUSTABOUT RUBBERNECKIN RUN ON

Buell 1125RR to Race in AMA/DMG Superbike Class

Freddie Spencer Svend Aage Sørensen Emilio Soprani František Štastný

Looking into his eyes as he spoke...!

BEYOND THE REEF BIG BOOTS BIG BOSS MAN BIG LOVEBIG HEARTACHE

K-Tech Releases New DDS Series Rear Shock

K-Tech Suspension DDS series fork cartridges and shocks contributed to tremendous racing success over the 2010 season.

Jean Francois Chaffin Doug Chandler Ron Chandler Derek Chatterton

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Until his last breath

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Button: Championship between Alonso and Vettel | F1 Fanatic round-up

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In the round-up: Championship is two-horse race according to Button ? Domenciali says Ferrari must improve ? Valsecchi wants F1 chance

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Martín Cárdenas Jose Luis Cardoso Carlos Cardús Luis Carlos Maurel

So, How Much is an Elvis Autograph Worth ? Pt. 2

When we took our first look at Elvis autographs two years ago, the auction prices ranged from $384 to $4,062.� There was also an autograph that went for $11,520, but it was on a shirt Elvis had worn, and four … Continue reading

ANIMAL INSTINCT ANY DAY NOW ANYWAY YOU WANT ME THAT S HOW I WILL BE ANYONE COULD FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU

Minor Updates for the 2013 Yamaha FJR1300A

Romolo Ferri Jack Findlay Jonas Folger Marc Fontan

Elvis? Fabulous Rings ? Part 3

It was a slow process assembling the rings for Part 1 of this series ? 13 rings from ten rock and roll memorabilia auctions over a four year period.� Part 2 was a little easier ? eleven rings from four … Continue reading

I SHALL NOT BE MOVED I SLIPPED I STUMBLED I FELL I THINK I M GONNA LIKE IT HERE I UNDERSTAND JUST HOW YOU FEEL

AMA Results from 2009 Laguna Seca Round

Sergio Boroncini Gino Borsoi Luca Boscoscuro Gimmi Bosio

I need your love!

MINE MIRACLE OF THE ROSARY MIRAGE MONA LISA

Provisional 2013 MotoGP calendar confirmed

The FIM has officially released the provisional 2013 MotoGP World Championship calendar.

The line-up is of little surprise, being exactly as leaked by Loris Capirossi via Twitter on Thursday evening.

See the Capirossi story for an analysis of the main changes planned for next year...

Provisional 2013 MotoGP calendar:

Round 1: 31 March Qatar* Losail

Round 2: 14 April TBC TBC

Round 3: 21 April TBC TBC

Round 4: 5 May Spain (STC) Jerez

Round 5: 19 May France Le Mans

Round 6: 2 June Italy Mugello

Round 7: 16 June Catalunya Catalunya

Round 8: 29 June Netherlands** Assen

Round 9: 14 July Germany Sachsenring

Round 10: 21st July United States***Laguna Seca

Round 11: 18 August Indianapolis Indianapolis

Round 12: 25 August Czech Republic Brno

Round 13: 1 September Great Britain Silverstone

Round 14: 15 September San Marino Misano

Round 15: 29 September Aragon Aragon

Round 16: 13 October Malaysia Sepang

Round 17: 20 October Australia Phillip Island

Round 18: 27 October Japan Motegi

Round 19: 10 November Valencia Valencia

* Evening race

** Saturday race

*** Only MotoGP class

(STC) = Subject to Contract

TBC = To Be Confirmed


Clive Brown Douglas Brown George Brown Jan Bruins

His smile

WEAR MY RING AROUND YOUR NECK WEARIN THAT LOVED ON LOOK WELCOME TO MY WORLD WE LL BE TOGETHER

Recall: 2012 Zero Motorcycles S & DS

Fabricio Perren Lukáš Pešek Bill Petch Roland Pike

MAMA DON T DANCE MAMA LIKED THE ROSES MANSION OVER THE HILLTOP MARGUERITA

2013 COT Chassis changes

I was led to believe the changes for next year would effect the bodies only; that was not correct.

Image:...

Manfred Bernsee Bruno Bertacchini Silvano Bertarelli Albert Bertholet

Scotty Moore Returns to Live Performances After 24 Year Absence

When Scotty Moore returned to Nashville after appearing in the ?68 Comeback Special, he never dreamed it was the last time he would perform on stage for 24 years.   In fact, Elvis had talked about wanting to do a … Continue reading

KISSIN COUSINS KNOWN ONLY TO HIM KU U I PO HAWAIIAN SWEETHEART LADY MADONNA

Honda CEO Confirms V4 Sport Bike Project is Underway

Mauro Corradini Troy Corser Simone Corsi Gabriel Corsin

Elvis? Fabulous Rings ? Part 3

It was a slow process assembling the rings for Part 1 of this series ? 13 rings from ten rock and roll memorabilia auctions over a four year period.� Part 2 was a little easier ? eleven rings from four … Continue reading

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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.

Kevin Magee Renato Magi Randy Mamola Tomomi Manako

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kentucky Rain

ADAM AND EVIL AFTER LOVING YOU AIN T THAT LOVING YOU BABY ALL I NEEDED WAS THE RAIN

Honda CEO Confirms V4 Sport Bike Project is Underway

Hans Baltisberger Carlo Bandirola Alain Barbaroux Hector Barberá

I CAN T HELP IT IF I M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU I CAN T STOP LOVING YOU I DIDN T MAKE IT ON PLAYING GUITAR instrumental I DON T CARE IF THE SUN DON T SHINE

Confirmed: Ducati Multistrada 1200 Features Dual-Spark Motor ? Sachs Suspension & More Photos

Jarno Boesveld Jean Paul Boinet Karel Bojer Juan Bolart

IT S A SIN IT S A SIN TO TELL A LIE IT S A WONDERFUL WORLD IT S BEEN SO LONG DARLING

New Shoei Qwest helmets Fall 2012 graphics from STG!

*Here are the NEW Shoei Qwest helmet (http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Categories.bok?category=Shoei+Qwest+Helmet+|+Shoei+Qwest+Helmets) graphics...

Klaus Huber Brett Hudson Keith Huewen Jaroslav Huleš

Words to Elvis

YOU LL BE GONE YOU LL NEVER WALK ALONE YOU LL THINK OF ME YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL

WSBK: Monza and Kyalami 2009 Highlights

Mauro Corradini Troy Corser Simone Corsi Gabriel Corsin

DOUBLE TROUBLE DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE DOWN IN THE ALLEY DRUMS OF THE ISLAND

2012 Portimao World Supersport QP2 Results

World Supersport qualifying at the penultimate round, Portimao.

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Roger Beaumont Leandro Beccheroni Hans Becker Alex Bedford

Kentucky Rain

WOLF CALL WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE WONDERFUL WORLD WOODEN HEART

SLIDESHOW: Umbrella Girls of the Week ? Fredrickson?s Fiat Foxes

They come in ones, twos, and threes, and RRX photo editor Andrew Fredrickson gave the Fiat girls the nod for this week's UG slideshow.

Bill Doran Stefan Dorflinger Andrea Dovizioso János Drapál

Making the Most of a Bit Part in Jailhouse Rock

Do you remember the scene in Jailhouse Rock when Elvis tries to convince a club owner to hire him as a singer?� Elvis jumps on stage and starts singing, but a drunk keeps laughing and talking very loud.� When Elvis … Continue reading

GOOD TIME CHARLIE S GOT THE BLUES GOT A LOT O LIVIN TO DO GOT MY MOJO WORKING GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME

Bridgestone Review Misano 2012

Jorge Lorenzo Misano 2012

The start of the race was interrupted, resulting in the race having to be restarted and reduced in distance by one lap. A technical problem for Dani Pedrosa meant he had to restart from the back of the grid and the Repsol Honda rider suffered further bad luck after being involved in an incident on the first lap that saw him crash out of the race. With his main rival out of the contest, Lorenzo took control at the front of the field and eventually won the race by 4.398 seconds from Rossi in second place, while Bautista claimed third by a meagre 0.003 seconds over the fast-finishing Andrea Dovizioso on the Monster Yamaha Tech3 M1. Power Electronics Aspar?s Randy de Puniet was the top placed CRT rider in ninth place.

Weather conditions for the race were fine and warm with a peak track temperature of 35�C and as was the case in qualifying yesterday, the combination of the softer rear and harder front slicks was the preferred tyre choice for the race, with every rider on the grid utilising this arrangement.

Lorenzo?s sixth win of the season coupled with Pedrosa?s DNF sees his championship lead swell to thirty-eight points. Pedrosa remains in second place in the championship table ahead of teammate Casey Stoner who is still recovering from injury.

Kyota Futami ? General Manager, Bridgestone Motorsport Department
?Congratulations to Jorge and Yamaha for their dominant win today, but all three riders that made the podium today put in brilliant performances. It was great for the Italian fans to see Valentino achieve his best result in dry conditions on the Ducati, and Alvaro?s first MotoGP podium was also a fitting tribute for the San Carlo Honda Gresini team at a circuit that was renamed to honour Marco Simoncelli. It was pleasing to have such a memorable race to commemorate Bridgestone sharing in its one-hundredth MotoGP victory and I?d like to thank the all the teams and riders, Dorna, IRTA and the FIM, and of course the legions of MotoGP fans, for all the support they?ve given Bridgestone since we joined the premier class of Grand Prix racing in 2002.?

Masao Azuma ? Chief Engineer, Bridgestone Motorsport Tyre Development Department
?Track conditions today were at the best level of the entire race weekend as there was no overnight rain and the ambient temperatures were higher than yesterday. Every rider on the grid selected the same tyre combination of the softer rear slick paired with the harder front, which was not surprising as this was widely used in yesterday?s qualifying session which took place in similar weather conditions. Overall, tyre performance for the race was positive as the softer rear provided consistent grip levels over the race for both the works and CRT bikes and worked well in conjunction with the harder front option.?

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Turner Classic Movies Delivers an Elvis Bonanza on August 16

If you can?t get to Elvis Week in Memphis this year, there is one other way for fans to get our Elvis fix.� Turner Classic Movies has lined up fourteen Elvis movies for us on Thursday, August 16. As a … Continue reading

IT S A SIN IT S A SIN TO TELL A LIE IT S A WONDERFUL WORLD IT S BEEN SO LONG DARLING

Dovizioso battles for home podium in Misano

Andrea Dovizioso Misano 2012

Andrea Dovizioso finished a dramatic MotoGP race at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in fourth position, the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider putting up a fantastic race long fight for the podium in hot and sunny conditions.

Dovizioso was in contention for his sixth podium of an impressive 2012 World Championship campaign throughout the race, which was shortened to 27-laps after an aborted first start.

When the action did finally get underway in front of his home crowd of 45,104 fans, Dovizioso kept himself in contention for the podium right until the final moments of the race.

His podium bid started on lap 24 when he swept by Stefan Bradl, and he then immediately launched a thrilling pursuit of Alvaro Bautista in third. 

Dovizioso, who was looking for a second podium on home soil in 2012 after finishing third in Mugello back in early July, started the final lap 0.493s behind Bautista.

The Italian quickly slashed that deficit to set up an intriguing final few corners and it looked like he had timed his bid for the podium for perfection when he passed Bautista at the final corner.

Unfortunately he ran wide on the exit and after a photo finish he was awarded fourth position, with Bautista taking third by just 0.003s.

British rider Cal Crutchlow was also in the hunt for a second successive podium after he made a solid start from the front row of the grid.

The 26-year-old was running a comfortable and consistent pace when he crashed at the first corner on lap five.  He walked away unhurt but he was unable to continue after his YZR-M1 suffered a bent right handlebar in the spill.

Andrea Dovizioso 4th ? 163 points:
?It is a pity to finish so close to the podium in my home race because I really wanted to make the top three for the first time in Misano. It was a difficult race right from the start because I had a problem with the front and could not brake hard and enter the corners like during the practice. That meant I had to change my lines and I was not as fast as I expected and I could not catch Valentino and I could not push. I just had to ride smooth and at the end my feeling improved a bit because I could at least fight for the podium. It is a pity I couldn't take third from Alvaro but I ran wide exiting the final corner. I did my best and the good thing is that despite a difficult race I was still battling for the podium right to the very end. We still scored some very important points for the Championship and hopefully with a better feeling with the bike I can be back on the podium at the Motorland Aragon.?

Cal Crutchlow DNF ? 122 points:
?I got a really bad start from the front row and quickly lost a couple of places. Actually it was not that I missed the lights but I released the clutch and nothing happened because the clutch was already out and that was my mistake. Luckily I managed to stay in fifth position but then it was really difficult to pass Andrea. On lap four I could see I was catching him a little but he is a demon on the brakes and I was also having a problem stopping the bike with a full fuel load. I wanted to pass him at the first corner but as soon as I got in the middle of the corner I lost the front. I got a bang on my left leg and thought it might be injured but the feeling came back quickly and I could have got back in the race. But the right handlebar was badly bent so the throttle didn't move. I am disappointed because looking at how the race unfolded I gave up a great chance to be back on the podium. Rossi and Bradl recovered quite a few points on me too today, so I need to get back on track in Aragon to make sure I keep fifth place in the World Champions hip.?

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