Monday, December 31, 2012

His dignity

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Photographer's Blog: A Story About an Ending

For years Phillip Island has been a track I'd planned to go to, but for one reason or another, it was a trip I'd not been able to make happen. I was ticking off other top locations such as Catalunya, Mugello, Assen, places that were Bucket List items for me both as a race fan and a photographer. But PI wouldn't cooperate.

As soon as Casey issued his surprise announcement that he was retiring, I knew I had to make it to Phillip Island. This time there could be no excuse: I had to see Casey ride at his home track, and this was my last chance. Fortunately for me, there was still some money in the bank from the Elbow Down edition to pay for airfare and expenses. And my wife, whose patience and kindness seem to know no bounds, agreed to manage the childcare without my help yet again this season. I booked the trip and held my breath.

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Kentucky Rain

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WSBK: World Superbike from Asen 2010 Highlight Videos

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Elvis, Shelly Fabares, and an Online Auction

From time to time ElvisBlog receives e-mails about charity events that include some Elvis-related item for sale.� They ask if their worthy cause could be mentioned on the blog.� Well, we don?t really do announcements, so, unless there is some … Continue reading

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Speed Dating: December 20 ? 26

This week in Speed Dating: Happy birthday to Freddie Spencer, Hayden Gillim, Skip Van Leeuwen, Pascal Picotte, Broc Parkes, Ricky Graham, and remembering Gary Hocking.

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His dignity

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Yamaha Monday Wake-Up Call: N.Z.?s Suzuki International Tri-Series

Superbikes, Supermoto, and Sidecars?oh my! Wake up with results from the weekend's N.Z. Suzuki International Tri-Series.

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I need your love!

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FIM Environmental Award awarded to the Circuits de Catalunya

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Romney and Obama Election Images ? Elvis Style

Election Day is just about here, and we have all seen about as much of the two candidates as we can handle.� Sorry, but ElvisBlog has some images you may not have seen yet — Romney and Obama in Elvis … Continue reading

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Honda Road Racerhead #53

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

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Kentucky Rain

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TEAM-SPEAK: MotoGP Sepang Test?Day 1 (PICS)

Team press releases from the Sepang MotoGP test.

Daniel Crivello Àlex Criville Graeme Crosby Francis Cufi

Kentucky Rain

THE MEANEST GIRL IN TOWN THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE THE SOUND OF YOUR CRY THE TWELFTH OF NEVER

Mercedes W04 passes crash test | F1 Fanatic round-up

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In the round-up: Lewis Hamilton's 2013 car passes its FIA crash test ? Zanardi rules out DTM switch

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Elvis' letter to Lord !

FRANKFORT SPECIAL FRANKIE AND JOHNNY FROGGY WENT A COURTIN FROM A JACK TO A KING

Pedrosa breaks Rossi's record to claim Valencia pole

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My Love letter to Elvis

LET S BE FRIENDS LET S FORGET ABOUT THE STARS LIFE LIKE A BABY

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.

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THERE S GOLD IN THE MOUNTAINS THERE S NO PLACE LIKE HOME THERE S NO TOMORROW THEY REMIND ME TOO MUCH OF YOU

Di Resta ?disappointed? by top teams snub | F1 Fanatic round-up

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In the round-up: Di Resta "disappointed" to miss out on promotion ? Barrichello won't return to IndyCar in 2013

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The Elvis Pumpkin Carving Contest

If you are a member of Elvis Insiders or have recently checked the news on Elvis.com, you know that EPE is sponsoring an Elvis-themed pumpkin carving contest.� You can carve your pumpkin, post a photo of it on the Elvis … Continue reading

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Speed Dating: December 13 ? 19

This week in Speed Dating, happy birthday to Aaron Yates, Mike Hale, Jake Zemke, Sete Gibernau, Don Vesco, and more!

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The Ultimate Movie for Elvis Allusions

For the past three years I have done an annual review of Elvis allusions in the movies.� Each time I explain that these allusions can be many different things:� like his name being used in dialog, or his image on … Continue reading

THE GIRL OF MY BEST FRIEND THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM THE QUEST THE LADY LOVES ME THE LAST FAREWELL

Happy New Year

Well the title says it all.
I will have little internet connectivity for the next few days so Happy New Year to everyone!

See you next year!

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50th Anniversary Movie Pictorial ? Kid Galahad, 1962

This article is a little late.� Kid Galahad, Elvis? tenth film, was released on August 29, 1962.� It was significant because it represented the final real attempt to provide him with a substantial story line and a challenging character to … Continue reading

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Lorenzo: No wall with Rossi

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Jorge Lorenzo insists there will be no repeat of the acrimony that divided Yamaha the last time he and Valentino Rossi were team-mates.

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The Ultimate Movie for Elvis Allusions

For the past three years I have done an annual review of Elvis allusions in the movies.� Each time I explain that these allusions can be many different things:� like his name being used in dialog, or his image on … Continue reading

I M LEAVIN I M LEFT YOU RE RIGHT SHE S GONE I M MOVIN ON I M NOT THE MARRYING KIND

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His words

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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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Saturday, December 29, 2012

His words

IF YOU THINK I DON T NEED YOU I LL BE BACK I LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS I LL BE HOME ON CHRISTMAS DAY

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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HIS LOVE

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50th Anniversary Movie Pictorial ? Kid Galahad, 1962

This article is a little late.� Kid Galahad, Elvis? tenth film, was released on August 29, 1962.� It was significant because it represented the final real attempt to provide him with a substantial story line and a challenging character to … Continue reading

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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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A Tribute to Bernard Lansky

On November 15, we lost another charter member of Elvis? close circle of friends ? Bernard Lansky.� All knowledgeable fans know that Elvis bought much of his 50s wardrobe from Lansky Brothers Clothing on Beale Street.� Most of the clothing … Continue reading

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Chris Carr Announces ?Farewell to Flat Track? Tour

Winding down one of the greatest careers in AMA Flat Track Championship racing history, seven-time champion Chris Carr has decided to make the upcoming 2011 season his last effort at pursuing an overall AMA Twins title.

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He knew he was going!

ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND PADRE PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE

Lotus expects drivers to ?deliver more? in 2013 | F1 Fanatic round-up

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In the round-up: Lotus expect more from their drivers ? Merry Christmas from F1 Fanatic!

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50th Anniversary Movie Pictorial ? Kid Galahad, 1962

This article is a little late.� Kid Galahad, Elvis? tenth film, was released on August 29, 1962.� It was significant because it represented the final real attempt to provide him with a substantial story line and a challenging character to … Continue reading

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Editor's Blog: MotoMatters.com Voted MotoGP Blogger Of The Year In Silverstone Media Awards

MotoMatters.com has won the MotoGP Blogger of the Year awared in Silverstone's annual media awards for the second consecutive year. After more than 3,500 votes had been counted, we were voted best MotoGP blogger for the second year running.

Firstly, we'd like to thank everyone who voted for us. It is a truly humbling experience to have so many people make the effort to show their appreciation with their votes. And thanks to the people who help to make the site what it is: Scott Jones, one of the very, very best photographers in the MotoGP paddock, Jared Earle, who has taken on coverage of World Superbikes and made it far better than I could ever have hoped to on my own, Venancio Luis Nieto for adding so much insight into the Moto2 class, and the other contributors who help to make the site what it is, Andrew Gosling, Ben Davies, Jules Cisek, and Russ, Joe, Dave, Len and many others for help behind the scenes. The encouragement we receive is what keeps us going, through both hard times and good times.

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Merry Christmas, Elvis ? 2012

� Each year since 2008, ElvisBlog has presented a pictorial salute to Elvis and Christmas.� As I reviewed the many interesting pictures accumulated this past year, a theme emerged.� People seem to love connecting Elvis with Christmas in all sorts … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary Movie Pictorial ? Kid Galahad, 1962

This article is a little late.� Kid Galahad, Elvis? tenth film, was released on August 29, 1962.� It was significant because it represented the final real attempt to provide him with a substantial story line and a challenging character to … Continue reading

A DOG S LIFE NOW AND THEN THERE S A FOOL SUCH AS I A HOUSE THAT HAS EVERYTHING A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW

Bigger, Better, More Beautiful: The MotoMatters.com 2013 Motorcycle Racing Calendar

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MotoMatters.com 2013 Motorcycle Racing Calendar Front Cover

Back by popular demand, and bigger and better. The MotoMatters.com 2013 Motorcycle Racing Calendar is on the presses and getting ready for delivery. The highlight of the calendar is, as always, the fantastic photos taken by Scott Jones, and to give them the room they deserve, we have increased the size of the calendar by 10%. The larger size means the calendar will make an even more dynamic impact on your wall. If the calendar was great in previous years, it's absolutely fantastic in 2013.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

A Tribute to Bernard Lansky

On November 15, we lost another charter member of Elvis? close circle of friends ? Bernard Lansky.� All knowledgeable fans know that Elvis bought much of his 50s wardrobe from Lansky Brothers Clothing on Beale Street.� Most of the clothing … Continue reading

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Loeb set for McLaren GT bid

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forget you never!

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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.

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Don't go Daddy!

THRILL OF YOUR LOVE TIGER MAN TODAY TOMORROW AND FOREVER TOMORROW IS A LONG TIME

The Yamaha Monday Wake-Up Call

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

Robin Appleyard Junya Arai Toshiyuki Arakaki Fernando Aranda

Once is enough

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WSBK: World Superbike Philip Island Highlights 2011

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Elvis, Shelly Fabares, and an Online Auction

From time to time ElvisBlog receives e-mails about charity events that include some Elvis-related item for sale.� They ask if their worthy cause could be mentioned on the blog.� Well, we don?t really do announcements, so, unless there is some … Continue reading

I WANT YOU WITH ME I WAS BORN ABOUT TEN THOUSAND YEARS AGO I WAS THE ONE I WASHED MY HANDS IN MUDDY WATER

Nzrc 2013

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A few new cars are likely to participate.

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The First Elvis Impersonator?

Ninety-four Elvis collectible items will be up for sale on December 14 at the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction presented by Heritage Auctioneers.� I love looking through the items on their website, because many provide the spark for an … Continue reading

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WSBK: World Superbike Philip Island Highlights 2011

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Merry Christmas, Elvis ? 2012

� Each year since 2008, ElvisBlog has presented a pictorial salute to Elvis and Christmas.� As I reviewed the many interesting pictures accumulated this past year, a theme emerged.� People seem to love connecting Elvis with Christmas in all sorts … Continue reading

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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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His smile

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New BMW S1000RR Roadbike Officially Revealed

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Until his last breath

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MotoGP: New Rules for 2013 & 2014 ? Penalty Points, Quickshifters, Cost Caps for Parts, Flags on Dashes & More

Renzo Pasolini Daniel Pedrosa Fabricio Perren Lukáš Pešek

The First Elvis Impersonator?

Ninety-four Elvis collectible items will be up for sale on December 14 at the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction presented by Heritage Auctioneers.� I love looking through the items on their website, because many provide the spark for an … Continue reading

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Between the Races: Riggs Klika

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

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The First Elvis Impersonator?

Ninety-four Elvis collectible items will be up for sale on December 14 at the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction presented by Heritage Auctioneers.� I love looking through the items on their website, because many provide the spark for an … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Marc Coma to Miss 2013 Dakar Rally

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My heart at Graceland!

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Ice Speedway - Hendersson qualified for the final in Uppsala!

The last Final of the 2013 FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship will be held in Uppsala, S...

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He is looking at us!

FOLLOW THAT DREAM FOOL FOOL FOOL FOOL FOOLS FALL IN LOVE

Chris Vermeulen Anxious to Return to WSBK

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The First Elvis Impersonator?

Ninety-four Elvis collectible items will be up for sale on December 14 at the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction presented by Heritage Auctioneers.� I love looking through the items on their website, because many provide the spark for an … Continue reading

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World Superbike: Online WSBK Assen 2009 Videos

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Until his last breath

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World Superbike: Online WSBK Assen 2009 Videos

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The First Elvis Impersonator?

Ninety-four Elvis collectible items will be up for sale on December 14 at the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction presented by Heritage Auctioneers.� I love looking through the items on their website, because many provide the spark for an … Continue reading

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Marc Coma Questionable for the Dakar Rally

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

He is looking at us!

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The First Elvis Impersonator?

Ninety-four Elvis collectible items will be up for sale on December 14 at the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction presented by Heritage Auctioneers.� I love looking through the items on their website, because many provide the spark for an … Continue reading

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Just in time for Christmas, Alpinestars iPhone 4 Cases

Torrance, CA - December 21, 2010 ? Incipio and Alpinestars have teamed up to bring you two innovative cases for the iPhone 4: Tech 10? and Bionic?. Combining Alpinestars legacy in protective apparel and equipment with Incipio?s precision in design and engineering in the mobile case industry, this alliance has resulted in the highest quality protective carrying cases for the iPhone 4. This project represents a union of two legacies of protection, a true collaboration of resources, experience and creativity.

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I need your love!

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Harley-Davidson Made-for-India Model by 2014?

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Romney and Obama Election Images ? Elvis Style

Election Day is just about here, and we have all seen about as much of the two candidates as we can handle.� Sorry, but ElvisBlog has some images you may not have seen yet — Romney and Obama in Elvis … Continue reading

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Pits to victory for Pedrosa at Valencia

Dani Pedrosa won Sunday's Valencia MotoGP season finale from a pit lane start, after a dramatic accident for race leader and newly crowned double champion Jorge Lorenzo.

Yamaha test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga finished in a shock second, while Casey Stoner hunted down Alvaro Bautista to snatch a podium place in his final MotoGP appearance before retirement.

Lorenzo had been one of the few riders to correctly choose slick tyres for the drying conditions, alongside Nakasuga and Stefan Bradl.

Pole sitter Pedrosa realised his wet tyre error on the warm-up lap and was joined by Nicky Hayden, Cal Crutchlow and Alvaro Bautistato in pulling into the pits to change bikes, meaning an end of pitlane start.

Slick tyres soon began to pay off with Lorenzo rising from eighth to first in the space of four laps, as more and more wet-tyre riders peeled into pitlane.

Once all were on dry bikes, Lorenzo was leading by three seconds from title runner-up Pedrosa, with Bradl third, Nakasuga fourth and Cal Crutchlow fifth. Bradl crashed out soon after.

Pedrosa caught Lorenzo after ten laps, but then ran wide and lost five-seconds.

However Lorenzo then got into a tank-slapper while trying to lap James Ellison, just before the halfway mark of the 30 laps - which turned into a massive highside on corner exit.

The Yamaha star was left fuming but lucky not to be hurt as he trudged through the gravel to only his second non-score of the year.

The incident left Pedrosa with a huge lead over Crutchlow - who also started from pit lane - but the Englishman then crashed with seven laps to go, ending his hopes of rising higher than seventh in the standings.

Nakasuga, who impressed with sixth in last year's damp Valencia race, thus secured a shock second place in only his sixth grand prix appearance!

Meanwhile Stoner - well outside the top ten early in the grand prix ? got ever faster and passed Gresini Honda's Bautista to claim the final podium place with two laps to go.

27-year-old double champion Stoner waved to his Repsol Honda team, who were hanging off the pit wall and holding a pit board saying "Going Fishing", as he took the flag for the final time in MotoGP.

Stoner was the highest ranked rider to swap bikes during the actual race.

Fifth for Gresini's Michele Pirro was the best ever result for a CRT rider, while Andrea Dovizioso (Tech 3), Karel Abraham (Cardion), Danilo Petrucci (Ioda) and Ellison (PBM) followed.

Valentino Rossi's last Ducati ride ended in tenth place and one lap down, while team-mate Hayden was an early faller.

Pedrosa concluded the season 18 points behind Lorenzo and with a best ever seven wins, one more than Lorenzo this year. Third in the standings Stoner took five wins, but missed three races due to ankle surgery.

Dovizioso was the top satellite rider with fourth overall in this year's championship, with Bautista's Valencia performance confirming a career-best fifth from Rossi and Crutchlow.

Riders and teams now have just one day off to celebrate before preparations for the 2013 season begin in earnest with a post-race test at Valencia on Tuesday and Wednesday - without Casey Stoner.


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Kentucky Rain

ALL I NEEDED WAS THE RAIN ALL SHOOK UP ALL THAT I AM ALLA EN EL RANCHO GRANDE

BMW Press Release: Testing Concludes At Jerez

BMW issued the following press release after the final World Superbike test of the year at Jerez:

Year: 
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Elvis' letter to Lord !

YOUR CHEATIN HEART YOUR LOVE S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING YOUR TIME HASN T COME YET BABY YOU RE A HEARTBREAKER

FIM Environmental Award awarded to the Circuits de Catalunya

After having reviewed the seven high-level entries, the independent Jury for the FIM Environmental A...

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The Elvis Pumpkin Carving Contest

If you are a member of Elvis Insiders or have recently checked the news on Elvis.com, you know that EPE is sponsoring an Elvis-themed pumpkin carving contest.� You can carve your pumpkin, post a photo of it on the Elvis … Continue reading

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WSBK: World Superbike from Asen 2010 Highlight Videos

Benoit Musy Shinya Nakano Aldo Nannini Godfrey Nash

The Ultimate Movie for Elvis Allusions

For the past three years I have done an annual review of Elvis allusions in the movies.� Each time I explain that these allusions can be many different things:� like his name being used in dialog, or his image on … Continue reading

WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE WONDERFUL WORLD WOODEN HEART WORDS

MOTO: 2012?s Biggest Surprise ? Sayonara Stoner


Casey Stoner shocked the world by walking away from MotoGP following the 2012 season.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

ONE BOY TWO LITTLE GIRLS ONE BROKEN HEART FOR SALE ONE NIGHT ONE NIGHT OF SIN see ONE NIGHT

Marc M�rquez Analyzes His First Steps in Moto2

For the first time in late November and with the enthusiasm of a child on Christmas Day, Marc M�rquez rode the bike with which he will compete in 2011. After a restless night, in the morning he faced an engine almost five times bigger than the one he had when he competed in the eighth-litre of the World Championship ?600cc instead of 125cc?, and a bike that is twice as heavy and has more than twice the power. From those first laps he has drawn his initial impressions of the category in which he will run next year.

Stefano Caracchi Jordi Carchano Martín Cárdenas Jose Luis Cardoso

Elvis' letter to Lord !

STARTIN TONIGHT STARTING TODAY STAY AWAY STAY AWAY JOE

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.

Hans Bartl Harald Bartol Darren Barton František Bartoš

The Ultimate Movie for Elvis Allusions

For the past three years I have done an annual review of Elvis allusions in the movies.� Each time I explain that these allusions can be many different things:� like his name being used in dialog, or his image on … Continue reading

DO NOT DISTURB DO THE CLAM DO THE VEGA DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM

Marc M�rquez Analyzes His First Steps in Moto2

For the first time in late November and with the enthusiasm of a child on Christmas Day, Marc M�rquez rode the bike with which he will compete in 2011. After a restless night, in the morning he faced an engine almost five times bigger than the one he had when he competed in the eighth-litre of the World Championship ?600cc instead of 125cc?, and a bike that is twice as heavy and has more than twice the power. From those first laps he has drawn his initial impressions of the category in which he will run next year.

Takashi Akita Kousuke Akiyoshi Raffaele Alberti Josef Albisser

Elvis' letter to Lord !

WHO AM I WHO ARE YOU WHO AM I WHO NEEDS MONEY WHOLE LOT TA SHAKIN GOIN ON

New MotoGP Rules: Penalty Points Introduced, Moto2 Quickshifters Regulated, Flag Signals On Dashes

The FIM today announced a raft of new rules for 2013, 2014 and 2015. The press release appears below, analysis will be published later today:


FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix
Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna), Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), Paul Duparc (FIM) and Mike Webb (Race Director), in a meeting held on 13 December 2012 in Madrid, made the following decisions. (Note: Some decisions were made at the previous meeting on 10 November at Valencia but not announced at that time).

Sporting and Disciplinary Regulations

Effective immediately:

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