Honda has been preparing the big change for long time and although the past few weeks have been promising, the team isn’t planning to just through the dices and see what happens, but meticulously plan the big move. This means that the pneumatic valve engine won’t be powering the Repsol Honda at Shanghai as it isn’t yet ready and tested. Rider Dani Pedrosa confirms:
"The engine isn’t here. It’s not ready. I asked to have the engine once it is ready and working, so (...) > Full story
The Shanghai weekend proved partly bad and partly good that is if your appreciation depends on certain pilots. On top of the classifications list Jorge Lorenzo was the author of a ruinous fall in the free practice run while the world champion Casey Stoner classifies as being first and the seven times champion Valentino Rossi, second with a detachment of only 0,052 from Stoner’s best time of FP2 in 2’00 “163. Rossi also has the mental advantage of being the only pilot to have (...) > Full story
Kawasaki Racing Team has all the reasons to be happy as at the Grand Prix of Shanghai John Hopkins has reached the 100 attendance in the queen class.
Even greater for Kawasaki is the fact that their famous pilot isn’t even yet in its best form so we should be soon witnessing an ascendant graphic of the Hopkin’s performance and hopefully a successful attempt to repeat last year’s result. Then, on the Chinese track John Hopkins adjudicated its first MotoGP podium. (...) > Full story
Having the Portugal Grand Prix experience it seems that the famous pilot has finally reached the moment of truth as it prepares for racing in China. A key factor is the excellent performance of the Bridgestone tires on the Shanghai track in the country where the next Olympic Games will be held.
Also having the tire advantage, teammate Jorge Lorenzo seeks for a place on the podium, something that the RC212V pilot Dani Pedrosa isn’t a stranger of.
We shall wait and see how (...) > Full story
After a brief two-week pause in the calendar the MotoGP World Championship fires up again this weekend in Shanghai. The Grand Prix of China represents the start of the most intense section of the season, with the transcontinental trip to the Orient immediately followed by an extensive European road trip that leads through to the summer.
Casey Stoner has taken the opportunity to spend a week at home in Australia with his wife Adriana, resuming his training programme as he aims to tackle (...) > Full story
Definitely not something you would like to see happening in front of your eyes in a MotoGP race! The clip attached below shows how things can turn for the worst on the vibrators even when everything appears apparently ok.
The Spanish champion Dani Pedrosa looks like a little boy that stolen the Honda CBR1000RR from dad and heads straight to the games room in order to do a little more practice. I don’t know how this video helps Honda’s rider, but it is definitely well worth being seen.
Yesterday we’ve shown you the paddock girls from Estroil, but many more interesting things are being discovered when spending a bit of time behind the scenes. For example, the James Toseland customized Yamaha Tech 3. Modifications consist in the rider’s name and signature which are being sculpted in the rear tire. I don’t know how efficient is that when racing, but it definitely gives a personal touch to the British pilot’s motorcycle.
The Ducati MotoGP Team ended a four-day spell at the Estoril circuit today with a testing session that took place in warm and sunny conditions, with track temperatures reaching 40ºC.
Stoner worked hard all day and ended the session satisfied with his progress after setting a consistent pace in the 1’37s on race tyres and concluding an intense programme of development in positive fashion. The World Champion now returns home to Australia for a well-earned rest before heading on to China for (...) > Full story
Every respectable Grand Prix brings to us not only the thrill of watching pilots racing the hell out of those bikes, but also enjoyable views such as the ones that were caught in the video attached here. Blonde, brunette, and red hear girls: the perfect recipe to clear your mind from all that racing.