Wednesday, April 30, 2008
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Organised by: Los Vendios
At the same time there is a Motorcycle Fair.
Ya estamos aquí, con más fuerza no se puede: “SERRANITOS 2008” está ya cerrado y “MOTEX2” trabaja a todo ritmo para ponerse a punto...seguro que os sorprende.
Este año hay que salirse, superar lo del año pasado en cuanto a participación es difícil pero ¿quién dijo miedo?...de vosotros depende. Nosotros ya os estamos esperando.
Ya sabes que en Fregenal os esperamos con los brazos abiertos, NECESITAMOS QUE VENGAIS.
Os enviamos los carteles de ambos eventos y la programación “provisional”, pero cualquier información, cualquier duda, ya sabéis, ni dudarlo por un segundo, estamos a vuestra disposición:
Recordad que tenemos una buena acampada vigilada pero si queréis un poco más de comodidad ahí lleváis teléfonos útiles:
- Hotel Fregenal (colaborador de la Concentración): 924.720.127
- Albergue Nertóbriga (colaborador de la Concentración): 666.673.311 y 924.720.019
- Hotel rural La Fontanilla: 924.700.600 – 646.012.587
- Hotel Cristina: 924.700.040
- Casa rural El Lucio: 653.977.069 y 924.701.070
- Hotel La Chácara (a 5 km en Higuera la Real): 924.723.128
- Hostal Hernández (a 5 km en Higuera la Real): 924.723.300
Otras poblaciones de los alrededores donde podéis encontrar alojamientos son:
Segura de León (a 12 km) | Jerez de los Caballeros (a 22 km)
Lo dicho OS ESPERAMOS!!! V´ssssssssssss
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Este año será el 28 y 29 de Junio y disponéis de más información en www.voyenmoto.com .
Si alguien quiere pasar un fin de semana motero en Mallorca, llamadnos para que os arreglemos un buen precio de barco y hotel.
Tel. 902 517151
Monday, April 28, 2008
El moto club Almansa celebra una rodada para socios del mismo en el circuito de Albacete.
Será condición indispensable ser socio del moto club Almansa, la cuota anual del club son 30 € y da derecho a todos los beneficios que concede el club en todas sus actividades.
La actividad del día 5 se compone en una visita de instalaciones y entrada en pista en una primera manga a un ritmo muy tranquilo para todos los socios en cualquier vehiculo, posteriormente habrán mangas de 30 “con descansos de 10” alternando dos categorías “novatos” y “expertos” hasta las 18.00 de la tarde todo el que quiera salir en estas mangas deberán inscribirse antes del día 28 de abril en el teléfono 661204242 Javier Valdés y abonar los derechos de seguros que son 20 € así mismo deberán ir provistos de ropa adecuada para rodar en la pista.
Todo socio que acuda en este día tanto salga a rodar como si no tendrá su ticket de invitación a un almuerzo en el restaurante del circuito, el cual se realizara en horario libre.
Dispondremos de los boxes durante todo el día.
La comida será por libre y se podrá realizar en el mismo restaurante del circuito
Sunday, April 27, 2008
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Troy Bayliss powered to his second Superpole of the year at Assen and his 20th in career with a time of 1'38.428, just a fraction slower than the new best lap he had previously set in the final minutes of free practice.
Second place on the grid went to Valencia winner Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha Motor Italia WSB), just a tenth away from Bayliss's pace, with Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati's Ruben Xaus right behind in third. The Spanish rider had been a lowly seventeenth in Friday qualifying, but was able to make major gains today and should also be a contender for victory in tomorrow's two 22-lap races.
"It's the first time here for us on the new 1098" said Bayliss. "We had a pretty good base setting, we've been working towards a better set-up and we've achieved that. I was really surprised with the 38.3 time I did in free practice, so I thought maybe it was possible to do a flat 38 or high 37. It wasn't to be but it was just enough to give me the pole and this is a great position to start tomorrow. Regarding my bicycle injury, there are always some niggling problems that you have being a motorcycle racer, it's not very often that you are fully fit but I'm feeling OK and there are no problems at all."
Friday, April 25, 2008
This looks interesting for all you YouTube'rs. Here's your chance to get your track riding or mountain curve antics on video and share them with the world.
GoPro, the people who produce this camera, also have 2 other versions on their web:
The other alternatives are a bit of DIY to mount your video camera to your bike. Take a look at these examples.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Harley Davidson 1200 Nightster | Gilera GP 800 | Kawasaki GTR 1400 | Suzuki B-King | Triumph 675 Street Triple | Honda Hornet CB600F | Morini Corsaro | Harley Davidson V-Rod Night Special | Aprilia Mana 850 | Bimota Delirio | Kawasaki Z750 | Buell XB9SX
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
So I was looking at all this social networking stuff and came across eventful and thought it might be a good idea for motorcyclists across the world to share their events in one place so we don't have to go search every nook and cranny to find current motorcycling events. Here's an attempt to do just that.
- You can ad your events in as much or as little detail as you like.
- You can put the World Motorcycle Widget on your blog or web to show up and coming events.
- You can add events to your Yahoo, Google, Outlook, iCal calendars.
Have a look and see what you think. Leave a comment if you like it or not or if you know of a better way of doing it.
Everybody who is anybody, and probably has no real mates, goes on about social networks like facebook, linkedin, and the many other varieties that exist here on t'internet and joking apart they do seem to be great places for 'networkers'.
Well here is moterus a social network for bikers based in Spain. Yes I know it's in Spanish but with a little bit of perseverance and the liberal use of Google Translator. You can find other bikers, set up or join groups, set up or search for routes with a really simple route planner and post up your events or look at what's on.
Give it a try. If you like it we might be able to persuade them to do an English version.
With two second places at Valencia, Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) increased his lead over his closest rivals to 48 points but the Australian is now coming under threat from a number of adversaries, mainly on four-cylinder machines. Second place in the championship is still in the hands of Spain's Fonsi Nieto, but the Alstare Suzuki rider has not had another result to match his Losail win and is coming under pressure from third and fourth placed men, Troy Corser (Yamaha Motor Italia WSB) and Checa, both equal on 72 points.
Monday, April 21, 2008
David Philippaerts finished as runner-up and gained his first podium result with the YZ450FM, giving the Yamaha Monster Motocross Team their maiden silverware of the FIM 2008 World Championship, after just one moto in a torrid and swampy Grand Prix of Spain at a soaked Bellpuig.
Almost eleven hours of rain from the early hours of Sunday morning through to the close of the afternoon rendered the hillside circuit almost un-passable and the second MX1 moto was cancelled as the heaviest period of water lashed the sea of mud.
The track had already been cut after numerous MX2 machines could not make the three steep step-ups only 20 minutes prior but the majority of MX1-GP riders were concerned about the conditions and the second sprint was eventually annulled leaving the results from the first race to decide the overall result.
Josh Coppins was fourth through the slime and seat-high ruts in Moto1 and ensured that the team had their two riders within the top four in perhaps the hardest race conditions seen this century.
It was all a stark contrast to the blue skies and sunshine of Saturday that saw the track, hard, dusty and fast with the top nine qualifiers split by just two seconds. With the drastic change in weather came a different race approach as the slow speed and care used by the riders turned the race into an exercise of survival and in which the wild alterations in the lap-chart, as people slipped and crashed throughout the 15 laps, was confusing to follow. Lap-times almost doubled.
Philippaerts rode particularly well after becoming involved in a first corner crash with several others. The Italian soldiered on to move up the standings. He should have been joined in the top three by Coppins who was holding a steady second place behind leader and eventual winner Steve Ramon. The New Zealander however could not avoid two stationary riders on the step-ups and the needed time to remount and restart after his slip.
With one just moto completed in extraordinary circumstances the world championship standings show that Philippaerts lies third, 15 points from the lead while Coppins is fourth, just 8 behind his team-mate.
Round three will take place at Agueda in Portugal next week.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Sure Mobile is the official sidecar sponsor and telecom sponsor of the Isle of Man TT Races. As the premier sponsor Sure is giving away a pair of corporate hospitality tickets for the TT Superbike Races and Side Car Race A on Saturday 31st May.
This prize gives the lucky winner two all day access passes to the TT VIP club hospitality suite, premium grandstand seating, access to the paddocks, complimentary breakfast, buffet lunch and a spectators souvenir TT gift pack.
You can enter the competition free of charge. All entries must be in before midnight of Sunday, May 11, 2008. Only the winner will be notified. The winner will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to the Isle of Man.
Sure mobile also has limited edition official TT Mobile Sim packs which you can order online for £20 at www.iomtt.com or purchase at the TT grandstand during the TT period.
Just answer the following question...
Which riders won the 2007 TT sidecar races?
--Choose--John Holden/Andrew Winkle |Steve Norbury/ Scott Parnell |Dave Molyneux/Rick Long
This competition closes on 11 May 2008
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a trip to Africa with the Enduro Africa team courtesy of Total Excellium.The prize will include airfare, accommodation, a bike to ride whilst in Africa, medical back up, mechanical back up and breakfast and dinner each day. The winner must bring appropriate riding gear, passport, and full motorcycle license, and will also need to arrange suitable travel insurance. A one day training session for the winner is also required (even if they are an experienced rider), so the organizers, Enduro Africa, can be confident of their ability. Enduro Africa is a unique and challenging motorcycle adventure in aid of various charitable causes. The adventurer will tackle eight days of dusty and demanding riding through some of South Africa's most rugged and isolated terrain – the famous Wild Coast. The trip itself is 12 days UK to UK.
For more information on TOTAL Excellium, please visit the Total website
This competition closes on 18 July 2008
A turbulent past and years of exile in a damp Scottish shed have not been kind to this former King of the Bypass. But now, things are looking up. This 650cc Triton is our next restoration project. And when its finished one of you can win it... Just answer the following question... What frame and engine combination make a Triton?
This competition closes on 01 June 2008
Win the trip of a lifetime - 2 week tour of Nambia worth £2600
Inspired by Ewan and Charley’s trip across Africa, but don’t have a couple of free months, a million-dollar organising team and a fleet of support vehicles? Don’t worry. Gravel Travel are organising guided tours across unspoilt Namibia – and you can go along. For free.
The two-week tour takes in a mix of gravel roads, light enduro riding and gentle trails. It’s suitable for novice off-roaders as well as seasoned dirt riders. Riding Yamaha XT600Es and XT660Rs, the tour links together comfortable hotels with well set-up ‘wilderness’ camps – so though this is wild Africa, it’s not roughing it. You luggage will follow in the Gravel Travel support truck.
The tour will take place in the Autumn, though the winner will be notified in July (allowing time to book time off). This un-missable prize would cost £2600 – but the experience will be priceless. To be in with a chance of winning simply enter here.
For more information visit www.graveltravel.co.uk/tours_and_destinations/namibia_classic_tour.htm
This competition closes on 04 July 2008
Win this bike when it is finished and fast.. Over the coming months this GSX-R600 will be transformed into a bike Pb are confident will be capable of out-handling the latest stock 600s. Once Pb have tested this hypothesis they'll be handing it over to one lucky winner. This competition closes on 09 May 2008
Double FIM Women’s World Cup winner and new Van Beers Yamaha rider Katherine Prumm will attempt to make a small piece of history in three weeks time when she strives to become the first female to qualify and participate in the Jumbo Dutch Motocross championship. The New Zealander, who has been based in the Netherlands since mid-March in preparation for her assault with the YZ250F on the first ever Women’s World Championship this year, is aiming to pit herself against Holland’s best, and no-doubt a selection of Grand Prix racers, at the third round of the series at Rhenen on May 1st.
The 19 year old has been adapting to life in Europe over the past month after sharing an apartment – organised by the team – with fellow Van Beers racer Evgeny Bobryshev. After completing tests in Italy and also through the French sand of Dunkirk in recent weeks Prumm is now searching for events to sharpen her race speed in the build-up to the first GP of five in the world championship that takes place at the impressive Sevlievo circuit in Bulgaria on May 11th.
“I have been in Europe for quite a while now and we are just looking for some races to contest before going to Bulgaria,” she commented. “Rhenen will be a big challenge and something I am really looking forward to.”
“I am not daunted by the track but obviously the level of competition is going to be very high and there will also be some of the top guys from the world championship in there also,” she added “to qualify would be an achievement and I will certainly try my best.”
“My time here has been good and beneficial. I have been doing a lot of training and getting the bike set-up. I went to the first Grand Prix at Valkenswaard and generally things have been going OK, even though the apartment is a bit empty at the moment because my team-mate has gone back to Russia for the week!”
More news, photos and diary entries by Katherine can be found in the new WMX-GP section on www.yamaha–racing.com
Ducati Marlboro MotoGP Project Director Livio Suppo has commented on the rumour that former MotoGP riders Troy Bayliss and Max Biaggi are being lined up to test the Desmosedici GP8, confirming that the Italian factory are considering such a move.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Alvaro Bautista opened his win account for 2008 with a runaway victory in the 250cc Portuguese showdown. The Mapfre Aspar rider was unstoppable from the opening lap, extending a huge gap over his rivals and repeating his triumph from 2007.
The Spaniard now has three wins in as many years in Portugal, having also crossed the line first in the 2006 125cc race. He now climbs his way back up the quarter litre standings, following disappointment in Qatar and Jerez.
OK I know some sites get more than that a day but it's nice to know we're providing information that people want. If you would like anything on a particular motorcycling subject then let me know in the comments to this posting. Better still write something yourself or tell us of a particularly interesting site you have found and we will publish it here.
Great weekend using luxury Paradors, riding through beautiful countryside. Not a trip to be missed as it takes us along the river Jucar valley, on to Cazorla Natural Park with it's eagles, spectacular views and cliff hanging roads, visits to the Ruidera lakes and the famous windmills of Don Quijote.
For more information contact Tour and Track SL.
Jueves, 22 de Mayo - Thursday, 22 May
- Salida en Barco desde Mallorca (Palma Denia) Procurando comer en el Barco.
- Llegada a Valencia prevista para las 14:00 Hrs. y reunión con el resto de participantes.
- Valencia Requena NIII – 68 Kms.
- Requena Cofrentes N330
- Cofrentes Balsa del Ves CV439
- Balsa del Ves Alcalá del Júcar CM3207 – 85 Kms.
- Alcalá del Júcar Jorquera Valdeganga (Vamos bordeando Las Hoces del Júcar).
- Valdeganga Albacete – 65 Kms.
- Alojamiento y Desayuno en Parador de Albacete.
Total del día : 218 Kms.
Viernes, 23 de Mayo - Friday, 23 May
- Albacete Reolid – N322
- Reolid Riopar - CM 412 (Visita del Nacimiento del Rio Mundo) 116 Kms.
- Riopar Tranco – A310-A319
- Tranco Cazorla – A319 (Desde Riopar, vamos por el Parque Natural Sierra de Cazorla).
- Comida improvisada por el camino (Opcional)
- Alojamiento y desayuno en Parador de Cazorla.
Total del día : 249 Kms.
Sábado, 24 de Mayo - Saturday, 24 May
- Cazorla Villacarrillo – A1309-A1308
- Villacarrillo Villanueva del Arzobispo – N322
- Villanueva Sorihuela – Venta de los Santos – A1303-J624
- Venta de los Santos Villamanrrique – CM3129
- Villamanrrique Montiel – CM3202-CM3127 (Parada para comida opcional).
- Montiel Ruidera (Visitamos Lagunas de Ruidera).
- Ruidera Manzanares
- Alojamiento y Desayuno en Parador de Manzanares.
Total del día : 250 Kms.
- Manzanares Alcazar de San Juan – 3107
- Alcázar de San Juan Campo de Criptana (Visita de los molinos de D. Quijote)
- Campo de Critana Alarcón – N420 (Comida opcional en Parador).
- Alarcón Valencia NIII
- Embarque a las 21:00 hrs,. para participantes de Palma de Mallorca.
Total del día : 359 Kms.
- 3 Star Hotel with breakfast
- Organised Ride Outs
- Beach BBQ
- Prize draw
- Trip Insurance
For more information contact Tour and Track SL.
¿Quieres un fin de semana in Ibiza?
- Hotel 3* con Desayuno
- Parking Exterior
- Rutas Organizadas
- 1 Comida en Playa
- Sorteo de Regalos
- Seguros de Viaje
Para mas informacion contacta Tour and Track SL.
Monday, April 14, 2008
During the first round of the European Championship Road Racing Women’s 1000cc held at Misano Adriatico (Italy) last weekend, Nina Prinz (Team Yamaha Motor Germany) debuted on the R1 and took it to an impressive victory. The reigning European champion, from Mannheim/Leutkirch in Germany, had been consistently fast during all qualifying sessions and dominated throughout the weekend, even during qualifying where she competed against many men from the open class.
Starting from pole-position in the Women’s round, Nina led the entire race lapping a considerable three seconds per laps faster than her rivals, some on 1000ccc machinery other on 600cc. Over the race distance of 10 laps she managed to create a comfortable 32 second gap and thus take victory with relative ease. Susie Grayson from Great Britain finished 3rd aboard her YZF-R1.
With the first round completed in the women’s championship the team looks forward with confidence towards the remaining two rounds, the next being held in Assen (the Netherlands) on the 15th of June. A secondary championship that the team attends with riders; Jorg Teuchert, Andrzej Pawalec and Nina Prinz, is the German Superbike Championship (IDM) starting in two weeks time at the Lausitzring. Nina will be competing among 58 other (male) riders in a very competitive field.
With the official support of the promising Nina Prinz, Yamaha is aiming to increase the popularity of female motorcycle riding and racing.
“This first race was really perfect! The bike worked great and we had no problems at all during any of the sessions. In qualifying it was quite difficult to put in a fast lap as it was busy on the track with 36 riders, of which only 10 were reasonably competitive. It was a nice experience to be the fastest one out there, even faster than the men in the open class. The woman’s championship is nice but the real challenge for me will be the IDM. I think I will be able to learn a lot there. I hope to score some points in IDM but it for sure will not be easy.”
World Superbikes continue to offer a great FREE service with their videos. Take a look at these two for a taster.
You can also see lots of their videos on YouTube.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
What a way to spend a Sunday morning in sunny Spain - 16 motorbikes of all shapes and sizes, ridden by 16 motorbikers of all shapes and sizes, heading off for a moto almuerza (motorcyclists breakfast) in Vallada - does it get much better?
The Tour and Track Club is now part of MotoClub La Foia and there is a great mix of people, both Spanish and 'extranjeros'. While we set of on this route another group of about the same size set off for another moto almuerza en Vila Joyosa.
The route we took to Vallada involved plenty of twisty mountain roads and other opportunities to open the throttle on Autovias. From the Bar Argentina in Castalla we went past Onil and over the mountains to Banyeres de Mariola, then on to Ontinyent and Vallada. The road on the map below was a beautiful run between Ontinyent and Vallada. Make sure you don't get vertigo as the roads don't have crash barriers - makes a change, hey?
The route back was through Jijona by way of Alcoy and the 'Carrasqueta' and then the mountain road from Jijona to Tibi and on to Castalla.
A great mornings ride getting back in time to see the MotoGP.
By Matt Beer
James Toseland, Tech 3 Yamaha, Portuguese MotoGPJames Toseland believes he cost himself a better result at Estoril by being too tentative in the damp opening laps. A brief rain shower made the track treacherous in the early stages of the race, and Toseland fell from sixth on the grid to 10th, before regrouping to take seventh by the chequered flag. "I had rain spots on the visor, and just with my lack of experience I didn't realise how much you could push in those conditions," he told BBC television.
Jorge Lorenzo came in a comfortable first ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi. After taking 3 Pole Positions from the first three races of the season Jorge Lorenzo has taken a well deserved victory in Portugal. What gave him the victory? Was it his decision to wear his red practice helmet instead of the gold race helmet? Was it the Michelin tyres over the Bridgestones? Was it his animosity with Pedrosa?
It may be a combination of many things but the main reasons are that he is an aggressive and skilled rider and is showing that he is not prepared to be the Rookie in preparation to win future races - he wants to win now!
It's interesting to see that the first three on the grid started and finished in the same positions.
Portuguese MotoGP results
1 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha - 45min53.089
2 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda +1.817sec
3 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha +12.723
4 Colin Edwards (U.S.) Yamaha +17.223
5 John Hopkins (U.S.) Kawasaki +23.752
6 Casey Stoner (Australia) Ducati +26.688
7 James Toseland (Britain) Yamaha +32.631
8 Chris Vermeulen (Australia) Suzuki +36.382
9 Loris Capirossi (Italy) Suzuki +38.268
10 Shinya Nakano (Japan) Honda +39.476
11 Alex de Angelis (San Marino) Honda +1min01.306
12 Toni Elias (Spain) Ducati +1min03.867
13 Marco Melandri (Italy) Ducati +1min09.525
14 Sylvain Guintoli (France) Ducativc +1min09.634
15 Randy de Puniet (France) Honda +1min11.542
16 Anthony West (Australia) Kawasaki +1min23.629
MotoGP points standings
1 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha - 61
2 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda - 61
3 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha - 47
4 Casey Stoner (Australia) Ducati - 40
5 James Toseland (Britain) Yamaha - 29
6 Loris Capirossi (Italy) Suzuki - 26
7 John Hopkins (U.S.) Kawasaki - 24
8 Colin Edwards (U.S.) Yamaha - 22
9 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Honda - 21
10 Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Honda - 19
11 Shinya Nakano (Japan) Honda - 16
12 Chris Vermeulen (Australia) Suzuki - 14
13 Marco Melandri (Italy) Ducati - 12
14 Randy de Puniet (France) Honda - 8
15 Alex de Angelis (San Marino) Honda - 7
16 Toni Elias (Spain) Ducati - 7
17 Anthony West (Australia) Kawasaki - 3
18 Sylvain Guintoli (France) Ducati - 3
Saturday, April 12, 2008
By Visordown News
Jorge Lorenzo took his third MotoGP pole position in a row at Estoril today setting a new lap record ahead of tomorrow's Portuguese Grand Prix. Lorenzo torched Estoril's MotoGP lap record by posting a 1:35.715 best with 3 minutes of the hour-long session remaining.
Fellow countryman Dani Pedrosa took second place on the grid with a 1:35.948 - beating third place man, Valentino Rossi who held pole for much of the session but couldn't quite match his team-mate's stunning performance.
- Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory 1:35.715
- Daniel Pedrosa Honda HRC 1:35.948
- Valentino Rossi Yamaha Factory 1:36.199
- Nicky Hayden Honda HRC 1:36.266
- Colin Edwards Yamaha Tech3 1:36.289
- James Toseland Yamaha Tech3 1:36.790
- Andrea Dovizioso Honda Scot 1:36.998
- Randy De Puniet Honda LCR 1:37.223
- Casey Stoner Ducati MotoGP 1:37.253
- John Hopkins Kawasaki Racing 1:37.346
- Shinya Nakano Honda Gresini 1:37.664
- Loris Capirossi Suzuki MotoGP 1:37.786
- Chris Vermeulen Suzuki MotoGP 1:37.843
- Antonio Elias Ducati d Antin 1:38.561
- Anthony West Kawasaki Racing 1:38.775
- Alex De Angelis Honda Gresini 1:38.823
Friday, April 11, 2008
Heaven Can Wait - a charity motorcycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats in aid of Cancer Research UK and the Nottingham City Hospital, now has the backing of one of the UK's largest Trade Unions.
Pedrosa carries form to Estoril. Fri 11 Apr, 03:25 PM Jerez winner and MotoGP World Championship leader Dani Pedrosa emerged on top of an unpredictable opening day at Estoril, venue for this weekend's Portuguese Grand Prix.
This morning's first free practice had taken place on a track still partially wet from overnight rain and saw a spectacular highside for Valentino Rossi. The Italian was unharmed and went on to finish the session in second place, some 0.699secs behind world champion Casey Stoner, as Bridgestone riders took the top five positions.
With lap times over ten seconds off the ultimate pace, and track conditions continuing to improve, the first session times were rendered irrelevant as the afternoon hour began in fully dry - if blustery - conditions. But the Estoril circuit soon proved itself to be a threat wet or dry, with Stoner falling on his out lap, after losing the front on the exit of the ultra-tight chicane, James Toseland suffering a similar incident and fellow rookie Alex de Angelis being flicked off at much higher speed. Pedrosa, only 16th this morning, put his Repsol Honda on top just before the half way stage of the afternoon session - and returned to P1 in the final minute, after having been replaced at the top by Colin Edwards and then fellow M1 rider Rossi.
Click on the Pedrosa photo for the casting of "MotoGP - The Movie"
Saturday 12 April
1350-1505, BBCi and BBC Sport website
Sunday 13 April
250cc race live
1115-1230, BBCi and BBC Sport website
1230-1430, BBC TWO and BBC Sport website
1400-1430, BBCi and BBC Sport website
125cc race live
1430-1515, BBCi and BBC Sport website
There are some free videos and Toseland is impressive on the piano. Click on the picture to go to the videos page.
What do you think about it? Take a look and then come back and leave your comments here.
The other thing that has been launched in the MotoGP Impact, a sort of Skype type communicator. My first impression of it is that it's a great idea but needs to be more user friendly.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Un año más iremos a rutear por los Pirineos franceses y españoles.
Viaje de fin de semana del 24 al 27 de Julio aprovechando el puente festivo de las comunidades de Madrid, Euzkadi, Galicia, Navarra, La Rioja y Catabria. Con salida desde Barcelona, el precio es de 195 € por persona, con 3 noches de estancia en hotel 4**** con desayuno, Parking cubierto para la moto, Capitán de Ruta y Seguro de Viaje incluidos. Los participantes con salida desde Mallorca disponen de precio incluyendo Barco. Solicita más información a través del nº de tfno. 902 517151 o En Línea a través de www.voyenmoto.com (Próximas salidas).
Salidas desde Barcelona o Mallorca (Si te queda más cerca podemos quedar en el hotel Base de Vielha).
¡¡¡ YA A LA VENTA EN EL APARTADO "PRÓXIMAS SALIDAS" !!!.