Sunday, March 30, 2008
Dani Pedrosa took a decisive victory in the MotoGP in Jerez a couple of seconds in front of Rossi, who gained his 100th podium in MotoGP, and Lorenzo. Pedrosa led from the first corner getting his second brilliant start from two rounds. In the interviews on the Spanish television channel TVE Lorenzo was obviously gutted to "only" come in third but was magnanimous in his congratulations to Pedrosa and Rossi. The interview with Pedrosa was typical of his style and he talks as though he's talking to his mechanics complaining about problems with the tyres, if only everyone had his problems!
Another interesting part of the MotoGP in Jerez was the presence of the King of Spain, Juan Carlos, showing that motorcycling is becoming more and more a sport of the masses. Juan Carlos also took Pedrosa and Lorenzo by the hands and got them to shake but it didn't seem to make much difference to the frosty attitude they have to each other.
Prior to the MotoGP Rossi had a laugh when asked about the tension between Lorenzo and Pedrosa and said that it reminded him of the time he first came in to MotoGP and his relationship with Capirossi who, by the way, finished 5th on his Suzuki with Toseland behind in 6th.
The Kentucky Kid, Hayden, had a great ride to come in 4th while Stoner couldn't seem to stay on the track but he still came in 11th.
To repeat myself this year is looking like a great year for MotoGP in all the catagories with closely matched riders determined to win.
1. Dani Pedrosa
2. Valentino Rossi
3. Jorge Lorenzo
4. Nicky Hayden
5. Loris Capirossi
6. James Toseland
7. John Hopkins
8. Andrea Dovizioso
9. Shinya Nakano
10. Chris Vermeulen
11. Casey Stoner
12. Marco Melandri
13. Anthony West
14. Alex de Angelis
15. Toni Elias
16. Sylvain Guintoli
Randy de Puniet
Bradley Smith earned the second podium position of his career when he finished third behind Simone Corsi in the 125cc Grand Prix at Jerez on Sunday.
The 17-year-old started from pole and came home behind new championship leader Corsi and Spain's Nicolas Terol.
Alvaro Bautista showed great racing spirit after being taken out in a dramatic crash on the last part of the last lap of the 250 MotoGP race which he was leading in Jerez. He understood that Simoncelli wanted to win with as much conviction as he did and he partly dismissed the crash as a problem with his bike.
More to follow ....
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Eurosport - Sat, 29 Mar 16:26:00 2008
British teenager Bradley Smith won his second pole position of the season at the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez in the 125cc category, while Alvaro Bautista took the top place in the 250s.
JEREZ, Spain (Reuters) - MotoGP rookie Jorge Lorenzo clinched his second pole position in a row with a series of record-breaking laps on his Yamaha in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday.
The 20-year-old Spaniard, who finished second in the season-opening race in Qatar, broke Italian Loris Capirossi's 2006 pole record four times to clock a blistering time of one minute 38.189 for the 4.4-km lap.
Fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa was 0.6 seconds down on his arch-rival with the second quickest time on his Honda and American Colin Edwards completed the front row on the Yamaha Tech 3.
Friday, March 28, 2008
- 48 Jorge LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team
- 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Fiat Yamaha Team
- 5 Colin EDWARDS USA Tech 3 Yamaha
- 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Repsol Honda Team
- 2 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team
- 1 Casey STONER AUS Ducati Marlboro Team
- 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA JiR Team Scot MotoGP HONDA
- 52 James TOSELAND GBR Tech 3 Yamaha
- 65 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
- 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini
- 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP
- 7 Chris VERMEULEN AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
- 56 Shinya NAKANO JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini
- 21 John HOPKINS USA Kawasaki Racing Team
- 33 Marco MELANDRI ITA Ducati Marlboro Team
- 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI FRA Alice Team DUCATI
- 13 Anthony WEST AUS Kawasaki Racing Team
- 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Alice Team DUCATI
Well there's no doubting Lorenzo's intentions on the first day of practice. It's great to see a rookie doing so well and let's hope it translates in to an exciting race, which I'm sure it will.
"The first day has gone very well and I'm really happy to have had a day like this here at Jerez," said the reigning two-time 250GP champ. "My bike feels great and it's a huge emotion for me to be here riding 'at home' in front of all the Spanish fans. I feel like all of Spain is watching us this weekend and I hope that we're going to be able to give them a great show here over the weekend."
Saturday 29 March
1250-1400, BBCi and BBC Sport website
Sunday 30 March
125cc and 250cc races live
0945-1215, BBCi and BBC Sport website
1230-1400, BBC TWO and BBC Sport website
1400-1430, BBCi and BBC Sport website
Thursday, March 27, 2008
VIERNES 16 DE MAYO
- 18.00h Apertura de inscripciones en recepción del hotel Marina Playa con entrega de bolsas de regalos y pulsera (pase) evento.
- De 20,30h a 22,30h cena buffet en el restaurante del hotel.
- A 22,30h apertura del Púb. Irlandés y marcha motera.
SABADO 17 DE MAYO
- De 08,00h a 10,00h desayuno buffet en el restaurante del hotel.
- A 10,30h Salida en ruta. Recibimiento con refrigerio por parte de los ayuntamientos de Mojácar y Turre.
- A 13,00h Vuelta a Mojácar
- De 13,30h a 15,30h Comida buffet en el restaurante del hotel.
- A 17,00h Comienzo de la gran exhibición show motero a cargo de NARCIS ROCA. A continuación comienzo de competición de juegos moteros.
- De 20,30h a 22,30h Cena buffet en el restaurante del hotel.
- A 22,30h comienzo de la gran fiesta motera animada por DJ GUILLERMO NIETO, Con entrega de premios y galardones.
- Categorías de la competición:
- Carrera de lentos.
- Lanzamiento de dado.
- Carrera de cintas.
- Exposición motos tuning de participantes con inscripción.
- Motero mas lejano.
- Motero de mayor edad (masculino y femenino).
- Motero mas joven (masculino y femenino).
- Grupo más numeroso.
- Moto más antigua.
DOMINGO 18 DE MAYO
- De 08,00h a 10,00h desayuno buffet en el restaurante del hotel.
- Mañana libre.
- De 13,00h a 15,00h almuerzo buffet en el restaurante del hotel.
- Entrada con cena el viernes. Sábado desayuno, almuerzo y cena. Domingo desayuno y almuerzo. Más inscripción , bolsa de regalos y participación en actividades. 220€. (Habitación con 2 pax).
- Entrada el sabado con almuerzo, cena y desayuno de domingo. 130€. (Habitación con 2 pax).
- Solo inscripción con bolsa de regalos y participación en actividades. 20€. Por persona.
- Habitación individual con inscripción. 88€. Por habitacion y día.
- Comida o cena extra por persona en buffet restaurante hotel. 14€. (bebida aparte).
Reservas en el Hotel Marina Playa. Tlf. 950 548500. Fax. 950 397045 o E-mail email@example.com
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Here's a good idea for centralising reports of dangerous roads and there is also information on best riding practices and the different types of crash barriers www.trampasparamotos.es . It's in Spanish so turn on your Google translator.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
The three-day Adventure Rider’s Challenge at RawHyde Adventures in Castaic, California is open to all levels of dual-sport riders. RawHyde welcomes both “Adventurers” to ride the challenge and “Challengers” who want to throw their cards on the table and compete! From log jumps to hill climbs to water crossings and more, the Adventure Rider’s Challenge will certainly put your skills to the test.
On top of the challenges, there are also daily adventure rides through the beautiful hills surrounding RawHyde, gourmet food and live music to enjoy in the evenings.
When: May 15th, 16th and 17th 2008
Where: RawHyde Adventures training center in Castaic, California
What’s included: Darn near everything... your campsite, 10 meals, three-days of fabulous riding, entertainment, a leather-bound log book for recording your adventures and a riding jersey emblazoned with the logo of the event
RawHyde’s Adventure Rider’s Challenge will also feature some of the most experienced coaches one could ask for, including six-time ISDE gold medalist, Jack Penton, ten-time Baja 1000 gold medalist, Larry Roesler, and 2004 Paris-Dakar competitor, Paul Krause.
Click here for the details on how you can take the Adventure Rider's Challenge ... or make it happen now and
click here to sign up!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
SABADO 5 DE ABRIL DE 2008
-DESDE LAS 10 DE LA MAÑANA, ALMUERZO.-RECORRIDO POR EL PUEBLO Y ALREDEDORES DE CEHEGIN-COMIDA (PAELLA) Y DESPUES GRAN EXHIBICION MOTERA DEL TRICAMPEON DE PORTUGAL RICARDO DOMINGOS.
-SORTEO DE UN FIN DE SEMANA, REGALOS, PREMIOS, MUSICA, SPIKER, SORPRESAS,....
ORGANIZA: PEÑA UN PUÑAO Y UN COLGAO
HES organizamos unos renombrados campamentos en los Pirineos, desde hace casi veinte años. Este año, hemos decidido embarcarnos en la tarea de alimentar esta pasión para jóvenes, a quienes la moto les atrae más que la bicicleta y para ello organizamos un “MotoCamp” en un ambiente sin igual, en Salardú (Valle de Arán), donde se ubica el circuito de tierra totalmente renovado y adaptado. Todo dirigido y desarrollado por Camp Rialp y Lucas Oliver Bultó quien junto a su empresa ZK, se encargarán durante tres horas al día que los participantes aprendan a ir en moto con total seguridad y diversión. El MotoCamp se celebra durante dos semanas en julio (30.06-06.07.08 o bien 30.06-12.07.08), durante el transcurso de las cuales los jóvenes se divertirán pilotando una Honda crf de 4 tiempos de diferentes cilindradas. Ello lo conjugamos con clases de inglés y un entorno natural de ensueño.
HES has organised some renowned camps in the Pyrenees, for almost twenty years. This year we have decided to organize a “MotoCamp” in an unparralled atmosphere, in Salardú (Valle de Arán) where a completely renovated and adapted earth circuit is located with which we hope to feed the passion of young people who prefer motorcycles over bicycles. Everything directed and developed by Camp Rialp and Lucas Oliver Bultó who's company ZK will take charge during three hours of the day so that the participants learn how to go ride motorcycles safely and enjoyably. The MotoCamp takes place during two weeks in July (30.06-06.07.08 or 30.06-12.07.08), during the course of which the young people will have a good time steering a Honda CRF 4 stroke of different cylinder capacities. We combine this with English classes and a beautiful natural environment.
Contact HES here.
Our biggest annual fundraising event will take place on Thursday 19th June, before the British MotoGP at Donington Park – and we wanted you to be among the first to know when tickets are going on sale.
This year we are giving you the chance to buy tickets 24 hours a day through the online shop on our re-launched website www.riders.org. Those that don’t want to buy online can call the Day of Champions ticket-line on 08702 242 960 from 9am on Monday 31st March. The ticket-line will be open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.
Prices for Day of Champions 2008 will be the same as 2007 – Tickets for the paddock and pit-lane are £25 and ride-in tickets are priced at £50 each. For full details of ticket prices for 2008, click here.
Once again, fans will be able to see behind the scenes of MotoGP as the teams give up their time and open up the paddock to lucky ticket holders. As always there will also be lots of events taking place on the infield and around the track.
Former British Superbike Champion, Niall Mackenzie, has confirmed that he will be leading the traditional ride-in to Donington Park. This year the ride-in meets at Mallory Park, before completing two laps of the track. Participants then head to the Victoria pub in Coalville, where they will enjoy breakfast before heading to Donington. It concludes with hundreds of bikers taking to the tarmac for two parade laps of the famous track.
As ever, the climax to the day will be the famous live auction, with appearances from the MotoGP riders. In 2007 a set of five paintings charting Valentino Rossi’s career raised £6,000 and a signed helmet belonging to world champion, Casey Stoner, sold for £2,000. This year British star, James Toseland, will make his first appearance at a Day of Champions auction as a MotoGP rider.
We will keep you up to date with all the latest news and information in the run up to Day of Champions, and you can also visit the Day of Champions website by clicking here.
Riders would like to thank everyone at Dorna and IRTA for making Day of Champions possible. We would also like to thank all the teams, riders, and everyone else in the paddock for giving up so much of their valuable time to help raise money for our work.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
David tiene 22 años y es un motero madrileño que el año pasado estuvo disfrutando del GP de España con sus amigos en Jerez. Este año no podrá viajar hasta Jerez porque el pasado 6 de octubre sufrió un gravísimo accidente contra un guardarraíl no protegido.
Desde entonces, David ha tenido que cambiar su residencia, dejar Madrid y vivir en el
Hospital de Parapléjicos de Toledo. Su grupo de amigos ha preparado una pancarta que se exhibirá el próximo 30 de marzo, en las filas 10 y 11 de la tribuna W3 del circuito de Jerez, con el texto: "GUARDARRAILES ASESINOS, NOSOTROS NO SOMOS LOS CULPABLES, SOMOS LAS VICTIMAS".
Sus amigos han pedido ayuda a Lucha Motera para que alguna foto de la pancarta salga publicada en los medios de comunicación (desde luego si disponemos de ellas DailyMotos.com las publicará) y así David pueda verla. Seguramente Lucha Motera también colocará una pancarta con el texto "Tod@s con David" en el GP de España.
Desde este artículo queremos pedir vuestra colaboración y pedir a todos los que vayáis al GP de España en Jerez que saquéis una foto de las pancartas y la enviéis a la siguiente dirección de correo:
Incluid vuestro nombre y ciudad de origen en el correo electrónico. Con todas las fotos recibidas se montará un álbum digital en la web para que David pueda ver que el colectivo motero está con él y con todas las víctimas de estos accidentes de tráfico injustos y crueles, que se producen únicamente por la falta de voluntad de quienes podrían poner fin a esta situación y no quieren.
La campaña se llama "100 fotos para David", aunque se esperan conseguir no cien sino 200, 1.000 o más fotos... Las que vosotros queráis y podáis enviar. Contamos con vosotr@s; gracias por vuestra colaboración y difusión.
David is 22 years old and is a motorcyclist from Madrid who last year was enjoying of the Spanish GP with his friends in Jerez. This year he won't be able to travel to Jerez because last October 6th he suffered a serious accident against an unprotected crash barrier.
David has had to change his residence and leave his home in Madrid to live in the Paraplegic of Hospital of Toledo. A group of his friends have prepared a banner that will be exhibited on March 30 in Jerez on the W3 stand with the message: "KILLER CRASH BARRIERS, WE ARE NOT THE CAUSE, WE ARE THE VICTIMS."
His friends have requested the help of 'Lucha Motoera' to make sure that pictures of the banner receive the widest possible media coverage and David can see the support. 'Lucha Motoera' is also planning to hold up a banner with the message "We are with you David".
With this article we want to request your collaboration and to ask all those of you who go to the Spanish GP in Jerez to take a picture of the banners and you send it to the following e-mail:
Include your name and where you live in the e-mail. Using all the received pictures a digital album will be mounted on the web so that David can see that the collective motorcyclists are with him and with all the victims of these unjust and cruel traffic accidents that only happen for the lack of will of those who have the power to put an end to this situation but are unwilling.
The campaign calls itself "100 pictures for David", although we hope to get not just a hundred but 200, 1.000 or more pictures... Thank you for your help.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
This American designed - Polish built scooter looks great but it has one major drawback and that is its' range of 68 miles although I suppose for an inner-city commute it would be fine and could be left on charge at the workplace.
It is for motorbikes only - It specifically caters for touring bikers and their
This is great accommodation close to Alicante and its' beaches and great nightlife as well as being close to great routes into the mountains and inland Spain.
of which he now the proud owner of his third, a 1500cc.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Believe it or not there are other motorcycle races held on the Isle of Mann and the Manx GP is to be held from 16 to 29 August 2008. The website, http://www.iommgp.com , hasn't got much information on this years event yet.
Hetton-le-Hole's Keith Pringle is aiming firmly for glory at this year's Manx Grand Prix where the 32-year old will make his Mountain Course debut.
She was 14 years old. Sheelagh celebrated her 64th birthday in June and she is still racing. In fact she has not missed a single season since that debut. She and husband David White will be among those in action at the VJMC’s Festival of 1000 Bikes at Mallory on 14 and 15 July. Between them they own a stable of road race, hill climb and sprint machines, some of which were raced by Sheelagh’s father before her. Pride of the collection is a works Scott outfit campaigned in the very first sidecar TT in 1923. Sheelagh’s father bought it from the factory the following year and used it in his job as a plumber. How much is it worth now? Don’t ask. The picture shows Sheelagh with husband and the outfit in the garden of her Cambridgeshire home.
The Heaven Can Wait charity motorbike riders recently met up with double World Record holders Kevin and Julia Sanders of GlobeBusters at a BMW open day in Hertford.
Kevin and Julia were on hand to talk about the recent experiences travelling from Alaska to Patagonia, one of the many tours they run for bikers from around the world and they were quick to offer advice to the riders, led by Derbyshire Ambulance Technician Kevin Gent.
“We are very much aware of this ride through our involvement with Sawbridgeworth BMW” said Kevin Sanders, seen mounted on the BMW. “We would love to take part, but unfortunately we have prior commitments, but we wish the group all the best and they have our full support.”
The group of more than 30 are planning to ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats in just one day in aid of Cancer Research UK and the Nottingham City Hospital.
“It was great to see the GlobeBusters in person, we’ve spoken on the phone and they have been providing some great advice for us” said Mr Gent. “Our ride is quite a challenge and we need all the advice we can get – it doesn’t come any better than from Kevin and Julia.”
The charity motorbike ride takes place on Saturday 26th July 2008. When complete, it will set a new record with the Iron Butt Association as the largest group of riders to complete the journey in 24 hours.
“We will soon be featured in the Motorcycle Sport and Leisure magazine” added John Devlin, sponsorship co-ordinator. “Their editor and photographer will both be joining us so this is a great time to get involved if you have a business to promote – we are more than happy to talk about a range of sponsorship opportunities.”
You can contact the team through their website www.HeavenCanWait.uk.com which has more information about the event and secure online donation facilities, or directly by email to info@HeavenCanWait.uk.com
Those feeling generous can also donate directly via http://www.JustGiving.com/HeavenCanWait.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
- FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE LA MOTO HISTORICA 2008
- XVI VOLTA TURÍSTICA A LA MARINA ALTA AMB MOTOS ANTIGUES CALPE 2008
- XVI CLASSIC RACING REVIVAL DENIA 2008
31 MAYO - 1 JUNIO 2008
Fantastic Classic Racing and road bikes by the beautiful seaside in Denia organised by the Classic Motor Club of Denia.
Click here for the web.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
This has the feel of an advert from the 1950's but it's new. The screen looks like a great idea.
Francisco needs help to commercialise the idea. Send an e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can give some support.
Mejor véis estos vídeos y no me enrollo más. Sólo decir que estaría bien que alguna empresa se interesase por este producto y ayudase a Francisco Javier a comercializarlo, seguro que más de uno y más de dos lo agradecerán. Su mail es email@example.com
Kevin Gent from Derbyshire and a group of more than 30 friends are planning to take on the ‘challenge of the year’ by riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats – the entire length of the country – in just one day.
The ride is set to raise thousands for Cancer Research UK and the Nottingham City Hospital. Kevin, who works for the East Midlands Ambulance Service at King’s Mill Hospital, was diagnosed with thymic cancer in 2005. After a series
of scans and tests, Kevin underwent 19 weeks of chemotherapy and it soon took its toll. This was followed by a further 5 weeks of radiotherapy, placing
an enormous strain on his family. “It seemed to burn my very soul” said Kevin. “The cancer took away my right lung so that has stopped me running marathons, something I was very passionate about before my illness. After running, my next passion is motorcycling so I am really looking forward to this challenge - I think it will inspire me do even greater things.”
The ride takes place on Saturday 26th July 2008 and has been titled Heaven Can Wait. When complete, it will set a new record with the Iron Butt Association as the largest group of riders to complete the journey in 24 hours. Sponsorship co-ordinator, John Devlin, commented that the level of interest was growing daily. “We’re delighted by the reaction we’ve received so far, including one single donation of £1000 by Arval Fleet Management. Sawbridgeworth BMW dealership has also donated the use of two R1200GS Adventure motorbikes – this will form part of an auction evening which will raise further funds.” Collection goblets are being placed in several
Subway outlets, backed by posters advertising the website - www.HeavenCanWait.uk.com. Specialist communications company Autocom
have also stepped in to ensure that riders can keep in touch with the support vehicles on the journey by supplying their latest bike-to-bike systems and they too have offered further items for the auction. The group are still looking for more help and
inspiration though and would love to hear from potential sponsors or anyone who might be able to raise awareness or generate further donations. “I suspect there are many people reading this who have some great ideas they would love to share”
added John. “We can’t take many more people with us due to the logistics of refuelling, break stops and accommodation issues, but we are still open to
suggestion, especially if someone feels they can generate a substantial level of donation themselves!” Visitors to the website can sign up for free to receive a newsletter which will also put them into a draw to win a great prize. You can contact the team through their website www.HeavenCanWait.uk.com which has more
information about the event, updated news items and a blog feature, as well as secure online donation facilities, or directly by email to info@HeavenCanWait.uk.com
Those feeling generous can also donate directly via http://www.JustGiving.com/HeavenCanWait
Thursday, March 13, 2008
If you want to exhibit at the Feria San Isidro e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org even if it's not directly related to motorcycling. If you are in a motorcycle club get in touch to reserve your places for the Moto Almuerza.
Our plans so far include:
- Moto Almuerza (Bikers Breakfast) Sunday 18th May
- New and Used Motorcycle Sales
- Motorcycle Clothing Sales
- Classic Motorcycle Exhibition
- Classic Cars Exhibition
- Tuning Cars Exhibition
- DJ's and Live Music
- Trial bike stunt display
- and much more.
El Feria San Isidro esta en Castalla de 16 a 18 del mayo 2008 y MotoBlogCycle, Tour and Track SL, Moto Daysa y el Moto Club La Foia (Castalla) será los organizadores de una calle entera de eventos durante los tres días.
Si usted quiere exhibir en la Feria San Isidro mándeme electrónicamente a: email@example.com aun cuando no se relaciona directamente al motorcycling. Si usted está en un club de la motos poner en contacto para reservar sus entradas para el Moto Almuerza.
Nuestros planes incluyen hasta ahora:
- Moto Almuerza domingo 18 mayo
- Venta de Motos Nuevo y Usado
- Venta de Ropa de Motos
- La Exhibición de la Motocicleta clásica
- La Exhibición de los Automóviles clásica
- La Exhibición de los Automóviles 'Tuning'
- DJ y la Música en Vivo
- Display Stunt Trial
- y mucho más.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
OK so we've passed 2000 visits, thank YOU very much, since 23 June 2007 according to ClustrMaps but we're hungry for more. According to the FeedJit our visitors come from:
United Kingdom [23%] Spain [22%] United States [15%] France [5%] Italy [4%]
Australia [3%] Germany [3%] Canada [3%] Netherlands [2%] Romania [2%]
Mexico [2%] Ireland [1%] Brazil [1%] Hungary [1%] [1%] Croatia [1%]
Czech Republic [1%] Indonesia [1%] Latvia [1%] Portugal [1%] Poland [1%]
India [1%] Israel [1%] Iceland [<1%] Austria [<1%] Denmark [<1%]
Qatar [<1%] Sweden [<1%] Bulgaria [<1%] Switzerland [<1%] Albania [<1%]
Belgium [<1%] Russia [<1%] Moldova [<1%] Lithuania [<1%] Argentina [<1%]
What do YOU think is missing from MotoBlogCycle? What would you get rid of? What would improve our coverage of motorcycling? Any tips from you super-bloggers out there?
Let me know firstname.lastname@example.org