In the world of Grand Prix motorcycle racing, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), International Road Racing Teams Association (IRTA), Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers Association (MSMA) and Dorna are the controlling powers. “Dorna” is also often written in full capital letters under the mistaken belief the five letters that form its name are an acronym. In [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
The Past, Present and Future of MotoGP Who’s at the helm of the MotoGP ship? How Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta isn’t going to let the manufacturers call the shots anymore and what that might mean for the future of Grand Prix roadracing.
Jorge Lorenzo Wins MotoGP Season-Opening Race In Qatar! Arm pump slows reigning champ Casey Stoner, Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa finishes second.
Photography by Mark Wernham. Jorge Lorenzo won the first race of MotoGP’s new 1000cc era under the floodlights at the Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar. With three laps remaining, the factory Yamaha rider slipped past reigning MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner’s Repsol Honda and never relinquished the top spot. Stoner’s teammate, Dani Pedrosa, stormed [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Winter is famine time for MotoGP fans. There’s no information to get your teeth into, just vague pronouncements about teams being excited about the future and the latest snowfall of confusing rules from Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta. Just be glad you don’t have to write those glitzy, no-content press releases. Now, it begins. In the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Suspension engineer Jim Lindemann has died after many years of successfully fighting brain cancer. Jim was for 25 years a familiar face on the AMA roadracing circuit and could sometimes be seen with a wire loop around his neck, onto which he had threaded the washer stack of a suspension unit he was servicing at [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
Photography by Mike Doran, D&W Images Roadracing legend Kevin Schwantz, custom-bike builder Roland Sands, Kawasaki roadracer Elena Meyers and I got to take some laps on the four different motocross-based 450 Super Singles for the official introduction of the racebikes during the lunch break at the closing round of the 2007 AMA Superbike series at [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)