Tuesday, August 14, 2012

MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso to Ducati with a Two-Year Deal?

As we mentioned last week, Andrea Dovizioso agreed to take the factory Ducati seat vacated by Rossi’s departure for Yamaha. His signature, it appears, was subject to certain conditions, though. According to reports in the Italian media, Dovizioso demanded guarantees of support and development from Audi before putting pen to paper. Italian TV station Mediaset is now reporting that Dovizioso has now received those guarantees, and has signed a two-year deal to ride for Ducati in 2013 ...

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Gary Hocking Alex Hofmann Andreas Hofmann Neil Hodgson Hernan Holder Francis Hollebecq

2012 Silverstone WSBK Race Two: Torrential Rain Causes Chaos

With the rain falling before the start of the race, the race was declared wet and the distance was reduced to 17 laps to allow for the extra time to change the bikes to their wet configurations.

Race Details
Round Number: 
10
2012

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Daniel Crivello Àlex Criville Graeme Crosby Francis Cufi Emilio Cuppini Jim Curry

Valentino Rossi leaves Ducati, heads house to Yamaha

Valentino Rossi Ducati crash

Immediately after an undeniably unsuccessful two- year romantic relationship with Ducati, motorbike superstar Valentino Rossi has made a decision to take his skills back to Yamaha, the team he left at the finish of the 2010 season for what he hoped would be greener pastures.

The deal signed by Rossi will see him wearing Yamaha blue for two many years the 2013 and 2014 seasons and teaming up once again with Jorge Lorenzo, the 25- year -old Spanish rider who won the World Championship in 2010 and is at this time performing the very same for 2012. Although Lorenzo is undoubtedly an incredibly gifted rider, Rossi is a fan and sponsor favourite and is confident to support Yamaha deliver in some significantly – required sponsorship bucks.

As to who will be filling Rossi’s vacated saddle at Ducati, rumor has it that the Italian team is most interested in Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso. If that is the case, he will be paired up with American Nicky Hayden, who has been with Ducati since 2009. Dueling press releases, one particular from Ducati and the other from Yamaha, can be located beneath. Suffice it to say, the 2013 MotoGP season even with out Casey Stoner is shaping up to be instead interesting.

Source: http://www.zimbio.com/MotoGP/articles/oyFTD3lmefv/Valentino+Rossi+leaves+Ducati+heads+house

John Hopkins Karl Hoppe David Horton Alois Huber Klaus Huber Brett Hudson

PPIHC: Motorcycles Shatter 10 Minute Barrier at Pikes Peak

With the road to the summit of Pikes Peak fully-paved now, riders not only had to contend with learning the 156 corners that comprise the race to the clouds, but they also had to learn the new asphalt sections that were paved after last year’s race. Getting three days of practice and sunshine on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb course, on Saturday the weather hit the reset button, bringing rain down on the mountain, which made ...

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Pentti Korhonen Tomoyoshi Koyama Ewald Kluge Bruno Kneubühler Randy Krummenacher Hiroaki Kuzuhara

2012 Silverstone WSBK Race Two: Torrential Rain Causes Chaos

With the rain falling before the start of the race, the race was declared wet and the distance was reduced to 17 laps to allow for the extra time to change the bikes to their wet configurations.

Race Details
Round Number: 
10
2012

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Dennis Ireland Fumio Ito Shinichi Itoh Bill Ivy Olivier Jacque Sid Jensen

2012 Silverstone World Supersport QP2: Uniform Front Row

Pole position in World Supersport would have got you into the final Superpole session in World Superbike. Conditions were still wet and dangerous, but by no means as bad as they were in the larger class.

Race Details
Round Number: 
9
2012

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Silvio Grassetti Simone Grotzkij Herve Guilleux Sylvain Guintoli  Werner Haas Silvio Habat

Moto2™ descends on the famous Brickyard for the Indianapolis Grand Prix

After nearly five weeks off, the Moto2™ grid will once again be rearing to go as the intermediate-cl...

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Dan Linfoot Joey Litjens Roberto Locatelli Johnny Lockett Bill Lomas Dino Lombardi

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R photos

Source: http://sportbikeblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/2011-kawasaki-zx-10r-photos.html

Jaroslav Huleš Eero Hyvärinen Andrea Iannone Tomoko Igata Dennis Ireland Fumio Ito

2010 World Superbike Season Begins With Closest WSBK Finish Ever

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

Enrico Lorenzetti Jorge Lorenzo Marco Lucchinelli Pierluigi Conforti Chris Conn Craig Connell

Cool New Motorcycle Helmets Available at MotoSport.com

*Arai Corsair V Helmet - Isle of Man TT 2012*

Image: http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/Motosport/AR2-C5I-_sw1_Black-Gold?$NewPDP2$

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Herve Guilleux Sylvain Guintoli  Werner Haas Silvio Habat Larbi Habbiche Ron Hackett

IMS Press Release: Colin Edwards Talks CRTs And American Riders, Nicky Hayden Talks Ducati Development

As is traditional by now, the Press Office of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway held a teleconference with American riders ahead of next weekend's Red Bull Indianapolis GP. This year, the participants were Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden, who fielded questions from a group of journalists via phone on Thursday. Much ground was covered: Colin Edwards talked about CRT bikes, spec ECUs, his plans for the future and where the next great American racer is coming from, while Hayden spoke about racing just three hours from his home, the new surface at Indy and the developments he has had this year and what he expects from Ducati for the future. 

Below is the transcript of the teleconference, courtesy of the IMS media service:


2012 RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GP TELECONFERENCE

Colin Edwards, Nicky Hayden
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012

Note: American MotoGP stars Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards participated in a Red Bull Indianapolis GP teleconference Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Both will join fellow MotoGP stars from around the world in the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 17-19 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

MODERATOR: You have made no secret about the package that you have for the CRT bike that you have this year. You guys have struggled with the electronics and other various elements of the bike, and you guys keep chipping away and chipping away. But you did test some other bikes after the race at Mugello last month. Any news on the equipment from at Indy for you guys?

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Takazumi Katayama Daijiro Kato Ken Kavanagh John Kocinski Pentti Korhonen Tomoyoshi Koyama

Ben Spies 2009 World Superbike Champion

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Peter Courtney Gary Cowan Kevin Cowley Simon Crafar Cecil Crawford Dick Creith

Monday, August 13, 2012

BTCC Snetterton 2012

7 weeks off and no thread, your slacking guys and girls!

Brilliant pole by Frank Wrathall, while Flash starts lasy as his car caught fire in Fp1...

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Richard Haidegger Mike Hailwood Mike Hale Ross Hannan Osmo Hansen Gregg Hansford

Official Confirmation, Part 2: Yamaha Announces 2-Year Deal With Valentino Rossi

After official confirmation from Ducati that Valentino Rossi would be leaving at the end of the season, now comes the official press release from Yamaha, announcing he has been signed to a two-year deal to race for them in 2013 and 2014. The Italian will line up alongside Jorge Lorenzo for the next two years, and the press release makes their goal very obvious: winning the triple crown of rider, manufacturer and team championships. Below is the press release from Yamaha:


YAMAHA FACTORY RACING PRESS STATEMENT

Friday 10th August, 2012 - Gerno di Lesmo (Italy)

It is with great pleasure that Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd confirms the signing of Valentino Rossi to ride for the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team for 2013 and 2014.

Valentino Rossi first joined Yamaha in 2004 and achieved four MotoGP World Champion titles with the Yamaha YZR-M1 in 2004 & 2005 and again in 2008 & 2009. He won 46 Grand Prix races with Yamaha over a 7 year period before leaving at the end of the 2010 MotoGP season.

Rossi, who is presently 8th in the Championship standings, will partner Jorge Lorenzo who currently leads the 2012 MotoGP World Championship by 23 points, having taken five victories from the first ten completed races of the 18 race series.

Year: 
2012

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Marc Antoine Constantin Michele Conti John Cooper Mick Coopey Guy Cooremans Frank Cope

Ben Spies 2009 World Superbike Champion

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

Klaus Huber Brett Hudson Keith Huewen Jaroslav Huleš Eero Hyvärinen Andrea Iannone

Kawasakis Still Suck

Source: http://sportbikeblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/kawasakis-still-suck.html

Bjorn Hasli Yasumasa Hatakeyama Mike Hawthorne Nicky Hayden James Haydon Dirk Heidolf

Hamilton voted Hungarian GP Driver of the Weekend | 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Hungarian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton was voted Driver of the Weekend by F1 Fanatic readers with Kimi Raikkonen second.

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Hiroaki Kuzuhara Gijs Lagervey Fabrizio Lai Teuvo Länsivuori Carlos Lavado Eddie Lawson

2012 World Supersport Championship Standings After Round 10, Silverstone

Championship standings for round 10, 2012

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Michel Fabrizio Hector Faubel Rudi Felgenheier Patrick Fernandez Virginio Ferrari Romolo Ferri