Although the idea of formal research, testing, and verification is now well established, it was not always so. Scurvy, a deficiency disease caused by inadequate intake of vitamin C, was a constant problem for the British Navy. Yet because there was no formal process of testing possible cures and adopting what worked, it would take [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Testing Is The Key To Success With India’s Hero MotoCorp. resources and manpower, will Erik Buell Racing become a winner in World Superbike?
Crash! Boom! Bang! Great photos: MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez tangling with AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Champion Brad “The Bullet” Baker in Spain.
Photographer : Santi Diaz
January’s Superprestigio dirt-track race in Barcelona, Spain, provided a rare opportunity for motorcycle racing fans to watch the best roadracer in the world, current MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez, lock horns with the best dirt tracker in the world, AMA Pro Flat Grand National Champion Brad “The Bullet” Baker, on converted 450cc motocross bikes. As [...]Read Full Post | Comments(7)
Superbike World Championship: Phillip Island Round One Wrap-Up Suzuki earns a surprise victory, while Aprilia leaves Australia with the series points lead.
As I looked over the results from this past weekend’s opening round of the 2014 FIM Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island, big questions popped out. From the start, race 1 looked like an Aprilia show. Despite the departure of race manager Gigi Dall’Igna to Ducati, the RSV4 Factory is a mature machine with experienced [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
2014 MotoGP Preview: Fuel Reduced fuel capacity means rougher engine response, just like a two-stroke.
Photographer : Andrew Wheeler
We’ve all just been reading about developments revealed at the first preseason MotoGP test at Sepang, Malaysia. This is the first public running of the prototype “Factory” Honda and Yamaha engines under the new rule reducing fuel quantity from 21 liters to 20 (“Open” entries get 24 liters). Although most accounts have the Hondas dealing [...]Read Full Post | Comments(8)
Marc Marquez Sidelined With Broken Leg Current MotoGP world champion may miss rest of preseason testing.
MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez broke his right leg in a dirt-track crash Wednesday while training at a practice track near his home in Cervera. As a result of the injury, the 21-year-old Spaniard will be forced to skip next week’s second preseason test at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit and, possibly, the following one, scheduled [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)