Is racing a technique to be studied and learned—a high-speed intelligence test? Or it is just a testosterone dare among risk-seeking deviates? Most of the dramatic movies I’ve seen that had a racing theme have taken the latter view. Racers are presented as helpless speed addicts who heedlessly go faster and faster until they are [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Allisports Press Release: Following a two-week break in action, the 2012 Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, returns to the track on Saturday, August 11, with its anticipated return to Southwick, Mass., for the Moto-X 338 National. Legendary Moto-X 338 will provide the most unique challenge of the 2012 season as the lone [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Considering that the first Isle of Man Tourist Trophy in 1907 was almost won by American Billy Wells, not many racers from the USA have followed Wells’ lead to the start/finish line on The Island. Using official records, the list below contains the names of those who actually started a TT race, even if the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
From the Archives: Daytona, 1973 Nearly 40 years ago, the dreaded Yamaha TZ700 and the racing slick were still in the future.
Photographer : Cycle World archives
Prior to 1969 in AMA competition, side-valve engines (like the Harley-Davidson KR) were allowed 750cc, and overhead-valve engines got just 500cc. When new rules for 1970 made it 750cc for everybody (to make a place in racing for the cool new Triumph Trident, BSA Rocket 3 and Honda CB750), few people realized what a can [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
AMA Pro Road Racing Goes Live New multimedia experience will debut later this month at New Orleans Motorsports Park.
AMA Pro Racing has created a new streaming multimedia system to provide roadracing fans with a personalized online viewing experience. AMA Pro Live will debut during the series’ official test sessions at New Orleans Motorsports Park, June 26-27, and complement existing Live Timing & Scoring. “AMA Pro Racing is focused on creating new and innovative [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photographer : David Edwards, Island Photographic, Don Morley
Twenty-five years ago, Team Cycle World put me in the saddle of a new Suzuki GSX-R750 to compete in the annual Isle of Man TT (“Tourist Trophy”) races. It took a huge amount of effort on the part of many people before, during and after the races, and it cost a lot of money. I [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Team Segway Racing MotoCzysz Wins TT Zero
Electric TT Czysz E1pc laps Isle of Man at more than 100 mph, takes back-to-back electric-motorcycle race wins.
A MotoCzysz E1pc has won the 2012 Isle of Man TT Zero race for electrically powered motorcycles. Rider Michael Rutter, 40, was also first to “make the ton,” doing a single lap of the 37.73-mile circuit at an average speed of 104.056 mph. The machine was supported by Segway, manufacturer of the well-known, self-balancing two-wheeled [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photographer : David Edwards
If you visit the Motorsport Memorial website (motorsportmemorial.org), which catalogs the now 2734 deaths known to have occurred in motorcycle racing since sport became motorized, you can see that some 246 of the fatalities (including one marshal and 2 spectators) have taken place on the Isle of Man since 1907. No other circuit comes close, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
How Does He Do It? – Racing A visit with Greg Hancock, America’s only 2011 world champion and the oldest in speedway history.
Photographer : Jarek Pabijan
Check the record, and just about every champion racer has a competition history like a bell curve; that is, he (okay, maybe she) begins as a kid or a junior, moves up the amateur and then the pro ranks. There’s a peak, a national or world title for the very best of the best, then [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Hot off a spectacular second-place finish in the pouring rain at Le Mans, Valentino Rossi, his factory Ducati MotoGP teammate Nicky Hayden and their respective teams spent Wednesday and Thursday of this week testing in dry conditions at the Mugello circuit in Italy. Combined, the pair ran a total of 264 laps, evaluating, according to [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)