viernes, 31 de agosto de 2012

Stoner undergoes successful surgery

Today in Australia, Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner received surgery to his ankle, which was damaged after his crash in qualifying for the Indianapolis GP 12 days ago.The procedure was performed by Dr. Lam's team in Sydney's North Shore Private Hospital. Doctors are pleased with how the operation went, and now must wait during this initial recuperation period to see how the ankle is healing. With no complications or need for Casey to stay in hospital, he has returned home and the Repsol Honda Team will endeavour to share information on Casey's recovery as it is known. Communication Repsol Media -www.repsolmedia.com -

Source: http://www.fim-live.com/en/media/news/news-detail/article/1346337862-stoner-undergoes-successful-surgery/

Steve Baker Peter Balaz

Crutchlow storms to career best qualifying in Brno

Cal Crutchlow Brno 2012

Cal Crutchlow celebrated his new contract with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team by storming to a career best MotoGP qualifying result at the Brno circuit this afternoon.

The 26-year-old agreed a one-year extension to his contract this morning and he instantly repaid the faith shown in him by Tech 3, Yamaha and Monster to finish second quickest behind World Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo.

Crutchlow was able to set a fast and consistent pace right from the start of a session that took place in much cooler conditions compared to the hot and humid weather of yesterda y's practice.

The British rider had already moved into second place with a lap of 1.56.413 when he made a small mistake and crashed his YZR-M1 machine while trying to cut Lorenzo's advantage of 0.269s.

The spill didn't knock Crutchlow out of his impressively fast rhythm and he quickly adjusted to a different set-up on his spare YZR-M1 machine to improve his pace by almost 0.5s. His best lap of 1.55.995 was only 0.196s behind Lorenzo and he finished 0.332s ahead of Dani Pedrosa to claim his first front row start since the Catalunya round in early June.

Today's result continued the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team's outstandin g qualifying record in 2012, with either Crutchlow or starting from the front row in half of the races in 2012.

Dovizioso's challenge for a sixth podium in eight races will commence from fifth position on the grid. Dovizioso too was in contention for a front row start throughout the session and he finished with a best time of 1.56.559.

That was less than 0.3s away from securing a third front row start of the season for the Italian, who is currently fourth in the World Championship standings ahead of tomorrow's 22-lap race.

Crutchlow 2nd 1.55.995 – 19 laps
“I am really happy to have scored my best ever qualifying result in MotoGP and the timing couldn't be better after I signed a new contract with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 earlier today. This was the perfect way to immediately repay the faith shown in me by Tech 3, Yamaha and Monster. Once again today we demonstrated what a competitive package we have and that is one of the big reasons why I committed my future to the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team. Yesterday in practice we did a good job to be in contention for the top three and I was confident that we could be very fast and competitive this afternoon. Unfortunately I made a silly mistake about halfway through the session and crashed. I think I hit the only bump on the whole track but it meant I had to finish the session on my spare bike. The crashed bike had my preferred set-up but I quickly adapted and went back out and improved my times by a good margin. I am second on the grid and close to Jorge so I am lo oking forward to the race tomorrow. It is going to be tough but I am confident we can have a strong result and be fighting for a top five.”

Andrea Dovizioso 5th 1.56.559 – 22 laps
“The times we made are really good and I'm really happy with my pace for the race. The difficult point is the same as yesterday, even though the conditions are a lot different. I am close to the limit on the front, especially over the race distance, but I think it will be tricky for everybody. I'd like to improve in this area for the race but I also made a little mistake in calculating when to use the soft tyres. I went out quite early with my last soft tyre so I didn't have the chance to improve my time right at the end like I normally always do. I had hoped to be closer to Lorenzo but I thi nk we can still be in the fight for the podium again tomorrow. This track is very strong for Yamaha with all four of us in the top five but the key will be the weather. The forecasts are predicting rain so everything could change.”

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Source: http://www.zimbio.com/MotoGP/articles/qZSfF-loeNY/Crutchlow+storms+career+best+qualifying+Brno

Alex Bedford Günter Beer

jueves, 30 de agosto de 2012

What are some key questions to ask a car shipping company?

I am considering making a long-distance move from the East coast to the West coast.


What questions should I ask a car shipping company? I have received quotes raning from $550 to $1300.


What are the key qualifications I should look for? Bonded? Insurance? Reputation? Other?
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Fernando Aranda Takeishi Araoka

Elena cool on WRC title chances

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With 84 points still up for grabs for a crew winning all four events left to run plus claiming four Power Stage victories, Elena is refusing to get carried away following their seventh win from nine starts in 2012 on ADAC Rallye Deutschland last week.
“It’s never finished,” said Monegasque Elena. “I remember in 2009 everybody said in the middle of the season it’s easy for Sebastien to take another title. But then we had a crash, another crash and a disqualification so it’s never finished.”
However, Elena conceded that Citroen’s bid for a fifth consecutive WRC manufacturers’ crown looks more straightforward with the squad holding a lead of 123 points over rival make Ford.
“For Citroen it’s better because you have two very fast and consistent drivers and it has gone well for Citroen,” he added.
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Silvano Bertarelli Albert Bertholet

miércoles, 29 de agosto de 2012

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Hard braking at the last possible moment: the rush of adrenaline, the air that beats against your chest, the engine that falters as you dive deep into the curve with your heart in your mouth, ready for the next burst. A perfect ride requires a perfect grip on the handlebars: Dainese gloves are offered to the most athletic riders in search of quality and light weight.

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Pierre Bolle Maurice Bolwerk

A Day at the Office with Team Yamaha (MotoGP)

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Lorenzo Baroni Jose Barresi

lunes, 27 de agosto de 2012

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Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, 2012

Michael Schumacher will make his 300th appearance in an F1 race this weekend – becoming the second driver to do so after Rubens Barrichello.

Hopefully it’ll go better than his 299th Grand Prix appearance, which was spoiled when he lined up in the wrong grid slot in Hungary.

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John Blanchard Ramiro Blanco

Enduro 2 class success for Salminen & Husqvarna in Sweden

Husqvarna Enduro Team by CH Racing , riders Juha Salminen and Alex Salvini enjoyed podium success at the sixth round of the Enduro World Championship, the GP of Sweden, with Salminen winning the Enduro 2 class on day one before again finishing on the podium on day two in second. Salvini, who had a day to forget on day one, bounced back in style to place third in class on day two – the Italians second podium result of the series.Despite heavy rain during the days leading up to the Swedish race the event remained largely dry, but proved to be a long and challenging one. Making things tough for competitors was a typically Swedish forest enduro test that played a key role in deciding the results. Recording the fastest Enduro 2 class time during the Friday night super test Salminen went on to enjoy a near perfect start to the opening day. Quickly asserting himself at the front of the class the Finn went on to top four of the day's special tests before placing a sizeable 39 seconds ahead of his nearest rival.Unable to explain exactly why things didn't go quite as well on day two Juha placed as runner-up to Frenchman Pierre-Alexandre Renet. The fastest rider on the all-important enduro test on day one, on day two Salminen dominated the motocross test but wasn't able to continue his mastery of the fast paced enduro special stage. Nevertheless Juha claimed a well deserved second place result and now looks forward to his home GP in Finland, next weekend.Salminen's Enduro 2 class team-mate Alex Salvini had a day to forget on day one, but bounced back to claim an impressive third on day two. Locked in battle with Spain's Cristobal Guerrero and Frenchman Johnny Aubert, Alex secured two winning rides on the technical extreme test while remaining consistently fast and mistake free throughout the day.In the Enduro 1 class Matti Seistola's hopes of a double podium result failed to materialise as the Finn placed one place off the podium on day one in fourth before enduring a highly disappointing second day's competition. Topping the Enduro 1 class during the Friday night super test Matti found himself a little off the pace during day one's opening lap, which ultimately kept him off the podium. Numerous falls on day two saw Matti place 10th. After finishing seventh on day one Spain's Lorenzo Santolino upped his pace on day two and placed fifth. Matti Seistola – Enduro 1: 'It was one of those weekends when it seems nothing goes the way you want it to. The first day started well, and I felt good, but I took it a little too easy on the enduro test. I had to push hard to try and take back time and after a strong final lap I finished fourth. It's not what I wanted in conditions I like, but I started to ride better as the day went on. Everything went wrong on day two. I crashed six times and just couldn't get things together. I hurt my back on day one so needed to take pain killers, which made me feel sleepy. It's really disappointing, but I hope I can get some work done on my back and come back strong in Finland.' Juha Salminen – Enduro 2: 'It's been a good weekend for me, and a really enjoyable race. The first day went really well. I just pushed hard and was able to finish the day without any mistakes. I felt good on the enduro test, which was important as that was where you could make time up. I managed to stay mistake free on the other two tests, and felt good on the motocross test, so the first day was good. I don't know why but I just didn't feel so good on day two. I was fast on the motocross test, but not fast enough on the enduro test. Let's see how next weekend goes in Finland, I'm looking forward to my home race.' Alex Salvini – Enduro 2: 'I really struggled on day one, especially on the enduro test. I just didn't have a good feeling, didn't ride well, and crashed on the second lap. It was a frustrating day. Thankfully, things were much better on day two. I spent the whole day fighting with Johnny Aubert and Cristobal Guerrero, always very close to them, and was able to finish the day with a good final lap. I finally got on the podium again, which is great. I hope I can do the same in Finland next weekend.' GP of Sweden – Day OneEnduro 11. Antoine Meo (KTM) 1:06:23.37; 2. Fabien Planet (Sherco) 1:06:42.33; 3. Thomas Oldrati (KTM) 1:06:54.19; 4. Matti Seistola (Husqvarna) 1:06:59.80; 5. Eero Remes (KTM) 1:07:17.04; 7. Lorenzo Santolino (Husqvarna) 1:08:04.77 Enduro 21. Juha Salminen (Husqvarna) 1:05:41.20; 2. Pela Renet (Husaberg) 1:06:20.32; 3. Cristobal Guerrero (KTM) 1:07:26.85; 4. Johnny Aubert (KTM) 1:07:35.08; 5. Ivan Cervantes (Gas Gas) 1:07:51.54; 6. Alex Salvini (Husqvarna) 1:08:05.30 GP of Sweden – Day TwoEnduro 11. Antoine Meo (KTM) 1:04:08.11; 2. Thomas Oldrati (KTM) 1:04:42.92; 3. Eero Remes (KTM) 1:04:47.07; 4. Fabien Planet (Sherco) 1:05:52.78; 5. Lorenzo Santolino (Husqvarna) 1:06:05.28; 10. Matti Seistola (Husqvarna) 1:06:43:11 Enduro 21. Pela Renet (Husaberg) 1:03:53.65; 2. Juha Salminen (Husqvarna) 1.04:16.08; 3. Alex Salvini (Husqvarna) 1:04:47:56; 4. Cristobal Guerrero (KTM) 1.04:53:48; 5. Johnny Aubert (KTM) 1:05:09.03 2012 Enduro World Championship standings (after six rounds)Enduro 11. Antoine Meo (KTM) 200; 2. Eero Remes (KTM) 154; 3. Rodrig Thain (Honda) 149; 4.Thomas Oldrati (KTM) 140 ; 5. Matti Seistola (Husqvarna) 136; … 8. Lorenzo Santolino (Husqvarna) 75… Enduro 21. Pierre Alexandre Renet (Husaberg) 188; 2.Cristobal Guerrero (KTM) 183;  3. Juha Salminen (Husqvarna) 174; 4. Ivan Cervantes (Gas Gas) 127; 5. Johnny Aubert (KTM) 122; 6. Alex Salvini (Husqvarna) 106…Communication Husqvarna Motorcycles S.r.l. a BMW Group Company - www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com -

Source: http://www.fim-live.com/en/media/news/news-detail/article/1346059520-enduro-2-class-success-for-salminen-husqvarna-in-sweden/

Alex Barros Geoff Barry

domingo, 26 de agosto de 2012

2012 Brno Moto3 Warm Up Result: Folger Leads In The Wet

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Gerhard Bauer Manfred Baumann

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Hard braking at the last possible moment: the rush of adrenaline, the air that beats against your chest, the engine that falters as you dive deep into the curve with your heart in your mouth, ready for the next burst. A perfect ride requires a perfect grip on the handlebars: Dainese gloves are offered to the most athletic riders in search of quality and light weight.

From about.com:
If you're willing to make a significant investment on a pair of comfortable, long lasting gloves, my experience suggests it's worthwhile to shop for offerings from Italian manufacturer Dainese. Their products are on par with some of the world's best gloves from companies like Alpinestars and Spidi, offering that elusive combination of durability, crash protection, and comfort.

Dainese "Druids" review.


Check out the selection of Dainese Motorcycle Gloves at KneeDraggers!

Source: http://www.esportbike.com/forums/showthread.php?t=144873&goto=newpost

Jacques Bolle Pierre Bolle

sábado, 25 de agosto de 2012

2012 Brno Moto2 Qualifying Practice Result: Another Pole Record Smashed

Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto2 class at Brno:

Race Details
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12
2012

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Juan Bordons Andrea Borgonovo

"Some work to do" for Pedrosa

The winner of last Sunday's Indianapolis Grand Prix, Dani Pedrosa, started free practice for the Czech Republic in the same way: On top of the standings. Following the announcement of Casey Stoner's return to Australia for surgery on his right ankle, the Spanish Repsol Honda Team rider is going it alone this weekend and carrying the torch at Brno. He set the fastest time in each of the sessions on Friday. Pedrosa was back on fantastic form, dominating the first practice of the Czech Republic Grand Prix from the start. Despite a scare shortly after starting his first stint, in which he ran into several stones from flung from the rear wheel of another rider at the edge of the track, the Spaniard returned for another run after the temporary suspension of the session to clear the asphalt. On his tenth lap of sixteen in the morning session, Pedrosa stopped the clock at 1'57.3 —0.146 faster than Jorge Lorenzo in second place. In the second practice session, the Repsol rider imposed his pace again and, after 17 laps, took a time of 1'56.858. Lorenzo was 53 thousandths of a second behind. Pedrosa focused on adapting the setting of his Repsol Honda RC213V to the demands of the Czech track. Tomorrow, the Repsol rider will participate in the third practice session to finish preparing for Sunday's race and take on qualifying in search of pole position. Dani Pedrosa Today we spent time working on the tyres and set up of the bike. We were trying to get the maximum time on the track as tomorrow we don't know how the weather will be so it was important to have a lot of time in the dry. The feelings were improving but we still have some work to do especially with electronics and suspension. I was pretty lucky with the incident this morning as it could have been a lot worse. There were two massive rocks that flew up, one hit my left foot hard and the other one hit my screen and chin. At the beginning I thought I had broken something in my foot but fortunately it's ok, just a lot of swelling, anyway the pain is going down from this morning so that's a good thing.

Source: http://www.fim-live.com/en/media/news/news-detail/article/1345824808-some-work-to-do-for-pedrosa/

Stuart Aspin Len Atlee

viernes, 24 de agosto de 2012

Take the F1 Fanatic Belgian Grand Prix quiz | F1 Fanatic Quiz

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Mark Webber, Red Bull, Spa-Francorchamps, 2010F1′s summer break is almost at an end. One week from today practice will begin for the Belgian Grand Prix.

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Hector Barberá Fabio Barchitta