domingo, 30 de septiembre de 2012

New Shoei RF-1100 helmets Fall 2012 graphics from STG!

Here are the new Shoei RF-1100 helmet graphics for Fall 2012. This model got the majority of the new graphics, 10 in total. Here is a sneak peak of some of them. As usual, call me DIRECT if you need anything and mention you're from the forum!

Let's start off with the Chroma. I know green might not be everyone's favorite color but seeing this in person today reminded me of how much better these lids look in person. The white and green both have pearl in them and 50% of the black does as well. These are Chromas also available in Red, Blue, and Yellow. Click on the picture, each color has it's own 360 degree video. These have a simple look to them at first but in person they're amazing.

The new Glacier (don't ask me why they named it that) is pretty slick too. Full matte paint job on this one.

The new Feud is available in white and also black. (Back of white shown here)

The Merciless is now available in a matte white colorway (matte black is still available).

I'm not sure how to describe the Transmission, but I like it in person. Blue, Red, and Silver versions of this one are available.

The Elektro is super interesting, click online for more pics and watch the video.


Jaime Alguesuari Julien Allemand

F1 fans’ videos from the Singapore Grand Prix | 2012 Singapore Grand Prix

F1 fans’ videos from the Singapore Grand Prix is an original article from F1 Fanatic. If this article has been published anywhere other than F1 Fanatic it is an infringement of copyright.

Fans’s videos from the Singapore Grand Prix including Massa’s unseen spin and new angles on the crashes and other major moments during the race.

Second practice

@Werdnazent had a good view of the quick final corner during second practice.

Friday practice highlights

A collection of footage from F1 plus the other action on and around the track on Friday.

Petrov’s practice problems

Caterham mechanics recover Vitaly Petrov’s car after he hit the barrier during third practice. Video by Ashee (@Frostysnowflake).

Vettel in qualifying

Sebastian Vettel locks up at turn one during qualifying. Video by @Thecollaroyboys.

The start

Two angles of the start which show an unusually slow getaway for Fernando Alonso, and his team mate Felipe Massa being hit by Petrov.

Massa’s first-lap spin

Following the contact Massa had a left-rear puncture which caused this spin on the first lap which wasn’t picked up on the world television feed.

Hamilton retires

Was this the moment Hamilton’s championship hopes died?

Button’s near-miss with Vettel

Two angles showing how close Jenson Button came to taking out Vettel at the first restart.

Schumacher hits Vergne

Moment later Michael Schumacher had a not-so-near-miss with Jean-Eric Vergne, putting both out.


Donal Kelleher (@Cdk2012) was close to the cars at turn five following the restart.

A sparkling conclusion

Champagne and fireworks on the Singapore podium.

Perez’s start at Monza

Those of you who saw the fans’ video from Monza will have seen video of Sergio Perez starting the race in front of his grid hatchings. The FIA responded to F1 Fanatic’s enquiry about the start – here’s what they had to say.

Thanks to @Girts for researching this article and everyone who submitted videos via the forum. If you’re interested in contributing to F1 Fanatic, see here for details on how you can:

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Jack Ahearn Mitsuo Akamatsu

sábado, 29 de septiembre de 2012

FIA releases 2013 calendar

Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has released the calendar for the 2013 season, following a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) in Paris, France on Friday.It features 20 races, the same number as 2012, but with the omission of the European Grand Prix in Valencia and the provisional addition of a new US round in New York


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Ismael Bonilla Steve Bonsey

2012 Aragon MotoGP FP1 Result: Hayden Tops Wasted Session

Nicky Hayden has topped a meaningless first session of practice for the MotoGP class at Aragon, only a few riders going out on a track that was neither fully dry nor fully wet. Hayden led his factory Ducati teammate Valentino Rossi, the Ducatis being the only prototypes going out on track. A dry line was appearing on the track, but the elevation changes around the circuit mean that there is still lots of water in many of the corners.

The first session was all too reminiscent of the previous Grand Prix at Misano, where the first day of practice was lost to the weather. Conditions are meant to improve this afternoon, though rain started to fall shortly after the MotoGP session ended. Saturday should see enough rain for the track to be fully wet, and the teams to be able to use wet tires without destroying them in a few laps.


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Giuseppe Ascareggi Franz Aschenbrenner

viernes, 28 de septiembre de 2012

Teknic Xcelerator Suit - On Sale for just $679!

A new Teknic Xcelerator suit is coming soon for 2013, so it’s time to start clearing out what we have left of the original. Get yours now for just $679 shipped anywhere in the lower 48! This more than $600 off the retail price of $1299, so don’t miss out!

This deal is not available on our website, so be sure to give Brad a call at 866.931.6644 ext. 810 if you’re interested. You can also feel free to send a PM through the forum, or send an email to FORUM at RIDERSDISCOUNT dot COM with “Teknic Xcelerator Sale” in the subject line and we’ll get back to you right away!

Teknic Xcelerator suits are made with a combination of 50% Brazilian cowhide and 50% kangaroo leather. These two different types of leather are designed to provide excellent abrasion resistance and light-weight for maximum protection. The entire leather suit is built around the rider’s needs with Kevlar flex panels in the arms and stretch Cordura panels in the legs to accommodate a wide range of uninhibited motion without sacrificing safety. Seams are put together using Teknic Advanced Seam Construction (TASC) which provides additional rows of stitching below the outer exposed seam reducing the likelihood of two pieces coming apart. This is especially critical in areas where contact with pavement is inevitable in a fall and, to further avoid the risk of seam failure, the shoulders are reinforced on the outside with Teknic Airblade armor with aluminum inserts and aluminum elbow sliders. An added benefit of the Airblade CE-approved shoulder protection is the ventilation aspect as the hollowed-out armor directs air into the suit.

Inside the Teknic suit, you’ll find CE-approved armor in the elbows and knee/shins that’s adjustable for perfect positioning thanks to a hook and loop attachment schema. Each piece of armor has two hinge points built-in, further aiding ease of movement while the tapered edges make them less noticeable to begin with. In terms of protection, each piece of the included CE-approved armor exceeded EC1621.1 thresholds by 30%! CE-approved armor is also available to be fitted into the chest pockets. Further looking after protection is an extra layer of cowhide on the shoulders, elbows, knees, aerodynamic hump and seat. Even the accordion stretch panel at the back of the suit has an extra curtain sewn into its inner side to impart extra abrasion protection.


Rudy Allison Pedro Alvarez

MotoGP: Magneti Marelli Offering Free Electronics in 2013

MotoGP has taken its first step towards the formal introduction of a standard ECU. Today, Dorna announced that they have reached agreement with Magneti Marelli to supply an electronics system to MotoGP teams for the next four years, starting from the 2013 season. To support the electronics system, Magneti Marelli will set up a MotoGP R&D center at their base in Bologna, Italy. The system to be supplied is complete, and highly sophisticated. The system ...



Stefano Bianco Fabio Biliotti

jueves, 27 de septiembre de 2012

WSBK: 2009 World Superbike Results from Miller Motorsports Park, Utah


Jan Bäckstrom Chris Baert

Guest Blog: Mat Oxley: Rules The Hot Topic In MotoGP is delighted to feature the work of iconic MotoGP writer Mat Oxley. Oxley is a former racer, TT winner and highly respected author of biographies of world champions Mick Doohan and Valentino Rossi, and currently writes for Motor Sport Magazine, where he is MotoGP correspondent. We will be featuring sections of Oxley's blogs, posted in full on the Motor Sport Magazine website, over the coming months.

It’s ten days since a potentially thrilling climax to the MotoGP championship disintegrated to the sound of shattered carbon-fibre and a chorus of Spanish expletives. Time for a cool, calm reappraisal of the events.

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Gerhard Boll Jacques Bolle

miércoles, 26 de septiembre de 2012

Alvaro Bautista on a High Motivation to Aragon GP

Alvaro Bautista Misano 2012
Team San Carlo Honda Gresini travel to Aragon this weekend looking to follow up an unforgettable MotoGP weekend at Misano. Alvaro Bautista's first podium in the premier-class and above all the improvements he made with the front end of his bike following recent difficulties have provided the whole team with a timely boost ahead of the season run-in. Michele Pirro also performed well at the team's home race and the Italian is confident that he can feature strongly amongst the leading CRTs between now and the end of the season.

Alvaro Bautista 
“The team did a great job at Misano in the only dry session we had available to find a good setting for the bike and even improve it from what we had at Brno. I struggled a little bit to get into my rhythm at the start and lost a few positions but once I felt I could push the bike I was able to recover all the way back up to third. I even tried to attack Valentino for second but my confidence in the front end still wasn't quite 100% so I decided not to risk a crash and to hang on for a podium. At the end I was happy with the result but also with the way the bike was working. It was a special weekend for the whole team and thanks to them I was able to deliver a fantastic result. It was my first podium in MotoGP and we were able to celebrate it all together. Now after the race at Misano I can go into my next home round feeling confident and highly motivated. We didn't have such a good time in the test here after the Barcelona race but but with the steps we have made with the bike since then I hope things are different this weekend. Aragon hasn't been bad to me over the past couple of years so I hope that on Sunday I can be involved in the fight for the podium again, although it won't be easy. We'll work hard in practice to find the best possible setting to adapt to the track. Aragon isn't one of my favourites. It has some fast corners, some hard braking and some difficult direction changes as well as a very long straight. It's not easy to find a setting that works around the whole track.”

Michele Pirro 
“Misano was a fantastic and exciting weekend with all the events organised for Marco and the result has given me a lot of confidence. We started from scratch at Misano with the goal of making a strong finish to the championship and I am confident we can continue in the same way from here. We have closed the gap to the top CRTs and I am confident that in the next rounds we can be fighting to be ahead of them. I like Aragon a lot and I actually made my debut with Team Gresini here in Moto2 a couple of years ago. ”

Fausto Gresini 
“Finally I enjoyed myself at the last race and we were able to secure a result that could prove important to our future. It was so exciting to see our colours on the podium again! Alvaro did a great job and judged the race perfectly, rebuilding his confidence in the front end of the bike and pushing with decision at the right time. Showa's engineers also did a great job. Michele's performance was also impressive as was our CRT bike and I think they have shown they can be competitive in the final few rounds of the season. We needed a day like that to give us a boost of confidence and as payback to San Carlo and all our sponsors.”

San Carlo Honda Gresini Press Release

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Christian Bourgeois Philippe Bouzanne

2012 Portimao WSBK Friday Round Up: Penultimate Weekend

In what might be the last World Superbike weekend at Portimao for a few years, the World Supersport championship could be decided on Sunday, while the World Superbike title will likely be decided on the last race of the year, in a fortnight's time.

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Toshiyuki Arakaki Fernando Aranda

martes, 25 de septiembre de 2012

BSB: British Superbike Oulton Park Results


Juan Bertran Willi Bertsch

HJC RPHA-10 Ben Spies Monster II Replica Helmet

HJC has revamped their line-up for the fall by adding a new line of premium helmets that all carry the name RPHA. This new R line of helmets was designed primarily with high performance and minimal weight in mind. The technology that was used to accomplish these goals was developed with input from Ben Spies for the RPS-10 helmet that he has been sporting since his debut in the premier MotoGP class. Spies may not be having much luck in his 2012 season, but this doesn’t change the fact that he has one of the coolest looking lids in the paddock. We’ve been getting questions about this helmet all season here at Riders Discount, and we’re happy to say that the new Ben Spies Monster II replica is now available on the newly launched RPHA-10 helmet.

The shell of the RPHA-10 is an advanced composite that combines carbon fiber, fiberglass epoxy, aramid epoxy and organic fibers in a precisely aligned weave that excels in strength, energy absorption and weight savings. HJC calls this their Performance Integrated Matrix (P.I.M.) construction and it saves weight by reducing unnecessary overlap and resin build-up. The PIM shell is not only strong and light, but it is also aerodynamic and quiet thanks to extensive CAD design and wind-tunnel testing.

A hot helmet is an uncomfortable helmet, so HJC made sure that the RPHA-10 is able to keep your head cool and comfortable in warm weather. Ventilation comes from two large intakes on the top of the head, and one on the chin. All three are highly adjustable to allow for variable amounts of airflow depending on the conditions. These vents move a lot of air through the helmet without the higher noise levels that can come from some ventilation systems. Inside the shell, the full-removable/washable SilverCool liner helps wick away moisture and features a Gingko extract coating for a natural anti-bacterial guard.

All RPHA-10 helmets come with a clear Pinlock shield and insert for the best in anti-fog vision. These shields also feature a center locking mechanism at the request of Ben Spies. This prevents the shield from accidentally popping open if you turn your head to look behind you or to the sides.

The RPHA-10 Ben Spies Monster Replica II Helmet is so new that it isn’t listed on our website yet, so be sure to contact Brad if you’re interested. You can send him a PM through this forum or give him a call at 866.931.6644 ext 810. If email is more convenient, feel free to send one to FORUM at RIDERSDISCOUNT dot COM with “RPHA-10 Spies Replica” in the subject line and we’ll get back to you right away!


Andrea Ballerini Kork Ballington