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)
Marc Marquez Sidelined With Broken Leg Current MotoGP world champion may miss rest of preseason testing.
World Superbike: Strict Rules Enforcement Or Flexibility? In production-based motorcycle racing, some range of manufacturer error must be accepted.
Since the FIM Superbike World Championship came under Dorna management this year, there has been discussion of how best to run a race series. Should rules be set and strictly adhered to? Or should enforcement be a flexible, consultative process as practiced in SBK until the end of 2013? I talked with Neil Spalding, who [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
Shelina Moreda Scores Two Top-Five Finishes In Qatar Women roadracers enjoy enthusiastic on-track support in Middle East.
For professional female racers ready to make the leap to international competition, the best advice may be simple: Go east, young woman. The Losail International Circuit hosted round three of the FIM Qatar SuperBike Championship this past Saturday in Doha, where 29 riders from around the globe qualified to compete, including AMA Pro Shelina Moreda, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
Sepang MotoGP Test Wrap-Up World Champion Marc Marquez leads Yamaha trio at first pre-season test in Malaysia.
Photographer : Andrew Wheeler
Marc Marquez dominated the first test of the 2014 MotoGP season at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit, bettering Casey Stoner’s two-year-old outright lap record with a 1:59.533. Of greater significance, on the final day of the three-day test, the reigning world champion completed a 20-lap race simulation on a new-specification Bridgestone hard-compound rear slick. According to [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
MV Agusta Launches Factory Racing Effort Italian manufacturer backs Russian team in World Supersport.
Giovanni Castiglioni promised his late father, Claudio, that MV Agusta would return to world-level racing, and he has kept that pledge. Last year, a pair of F3 675s was entered in World Supersport in the hands of privateers Roberto Rolfo and Christian Iddon. Given the moderate state of tuning and limited financial resources, the duo [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)