It would seem that the multiple world champion Formula One can’t get enough of racing motorcycles. Michael Schumacher has decided to step up his racing efforts by competing in the 8 hours endurance race at Oschersleben, Germany (link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorsport_Arena_Oschersleben) on the 9th of August.
Schumacher has been riding different motorcycles in different races, trying to get a feel of which type of race suits him the best. He has even gone down once or twice, so he is riding his bikes at the limit. He’s been seen riding on a Ducati, KTM , Triumph and in this 8 hour endurance race, he’ll be on a Honda. Too bad for him that Ferrari still don’t manufacturer motorcycles. The Ducati would be the closest thing to a Ferrari motorcycle, and he’s even had a go at Casey Stoner’s MotoGP bike.
It’s not the first time Schumacher is riding motorcycles; he’s a very passionate rider, and has owned many different brands. But it is the first time that he’s riding in races, since his F1 contract forbade him to ride in any other race that was not endorsed by the Lords of F1. So now he’s enjoying himself. It’s a hobby, a way to keep the adrenaline flowing.
There have been many rumors that he would compete in the MotoGP arena, but apart from the fact that it’s not feasible, he’s already stated categorically that he’ll never race professionally. The same applies to the follow-up rumor that he was going to race in the SuperBike category. Again false, denied by the man himself.
In the mean time, Schumi has been hired by German helmet manufacturer Schuberth to develop a new motorcycle helmet. So not only is he living up his passion, he’s also going to ensure that we remain safe in ours.
The trailer for Hell Ride Red Band catches the best of the movie with characters living in a world in which bikers ruled the open road with the throttle in one hand and the pistol in the other.
There is no question why the film is expected to be such an amazing success as sex, violence and motorcycles have always attracted male masses, but when the name Quentin Tarantino is involved you simply know that this will be the next box office success.
Starring Larry Bishop as Pistolero, the production stands as a modern approach towards the 1960’s idea of B-movie and it is expected to launch the current again.
The great opening is on August 8th so you better don’t miss it.
You’ve seen it racing on the track between 2003 and 2006 and now the time has come for it to be seen on the streets. No, it’s not Jay (although he’s riding), it’s the new Ducati Desmosedici RR that he just bought and has the pleasure of presenting to us today.
Take the short time and go through Jay’s brief history on Ducati bikes and then enjoy CEO’s Michael Lock presentation and the full test run I was talking about earlier. What a great bike! It really does miracles in the right hands of this “58 year old guy”.
Competition riders, especially the ones who dedicate their lives to motocross, ride either for the joy of winning and if that never happens, at least they had a great time doing what they know best. What I know is that the adrenaline rush pushes them to the highest culms of success and the ones that reach that point often say that they ride to be remembered. Such a motocross rider is Brad Lackey, one of the first racers in the United States. His career unreeled in the 1970s and 1980s with (...) More
We are witnessing what seems to be an overall improvement in the racing performance of the recently-entered motorcycle pilot and this can only be a good thing, but not necesarily with good results.
As Michael Schumacher seems not to be afraid of anything, his confidence increases and meets the bad side of racing on two wheels instead of four. During the second run of the German Superbike Championship, the famous racer was the protagonist of a slip that fortunately didn’t had any consequences and allowed him to finish the race.
On the track of Nurburgring Schumi slipped in the 11th lap when he situated on the seventeenth position. Even though it suffered no injuries and the bike wasn’t heavily damaged, the former Formula 1 champion confesses:
“It’s been a shame because I was enjoying. I braked too early with the front and I ended the steering. Race one had gone very well and finished on the 22th position.”
And this is how the former Ferrari rider checks its second fall. The first had taken place on the same bike, a Honda CBR1000RR, on the track of Oschersleben.
Michael Schumacher is into motorcycling more than everybody expected it to be. Here it is taking photos with pilots on the circuit of Bresse a few days ago and then doing a few statements before it gets rolling on to the circuit. Go Schumi!
After all that talk about how Michael Schumacher started racing motorcycles we now show you this video of the Formula 1 seven times world champion riding the KTM SuperDuke and getting of it with a big smile on its face. This short film was made in Misano, Italy at the Schumi KTM race so the occasion couldn’t have been better.
Among the current pilots, the most suitable to inaugurate the Indianapolis track, which will host the Red Bull Indianapolis GP of the 2008 MotoGP World Championship, was Nicky Hayden. Born in Kentucky, America’s national pride who has earned his first premier league title in 2006 didn’t wanted to miss the opportunity of being the first to cross the gates of the new Indy dedicated to MotoGP and so it didn’t. Even more, he has done it in the true American early style wearing a leather helmet, (...) More
Ok, let’s see how we ended up writing this news. There was first the hearing, the denial, the polemics and then the confirmation, but it was all worth it. Michael Schumacher loves the two wheels almost as it does with the four so the Seven Times World Champion in Formula 1 has finally proved it its first official Superbike race. At the Hungarian circuit in Pannonia, German racers occupy pole position and third place after riding on Honda CBR1000RR Team Holzhauer Racing Promotions models. (...) More
Did you go at the movie Easy Rider when it was rolling back in 1969? Starring Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, the movie captures the journey across America of two motorcyclists in total freedom. Also famous due to its soundtrack called Born to be Wild, composed and interpreted in the late sixties by Steppenwolf, the movie had a lot to do with the rebel attitude that characterizes the period.