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The Daily Telegraph, renowned British media, leaked recently that Valentino Rossi had said in his inner circle – his father, Graziano and his manager Davide Brivio – would not continue competing next season in MotoGP. His decision may have been influenced, apart from the already known divorce between Ducati and Rossi, about the likely departure of his chief engineer and mentor for many years, Australian Jerry Burgess, this winter and for personal reasons.
Buying Ducati Audi is also an impulse to the output of the Italian driver nine times World Champion, as the budget allocated to improving your bike is not enough to make it competitive.
But that’s not all, now Maurizio Flammini who says that Rossi will be devoted to racing, very soon, possibly before the end of the current season.
There is a filtered view without more, confirming the news of “The Daily Telegraph” as Maurizio Flamini, in an interview with the magazine “Riders” in which he speaks of the MotoGP World Superbike, and the Superstars Series championship car, released a statement relating to Valentino Rossi with all four wheels, “Rossi will not know if World Superbikes, but I am convinced that very soon we will see in our family, in our series devoted to motorsports,” said referring to the Superstars Series, where they compete some expilotos Formula 1 as Mika Salo, Christian Fittipaldi, Tonio Liuzzi and Gianni Morbidelli, powerful cars with V8 of 500 hp, with brands such as Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Maserati, Lexus and Chevrolet.
Flamini also attacked Dorna: “MotoGP wants to be like Formula 1, but Rossi not going anywhere. Superbike, however, does not copy anyone, rather it is the motor that we copy”.
Whatever happens, it is clear that one of the best drivers in the entire history of the World Motorcycle Championship, MotoGP, you can walk out the back door outside the recognition it deserves its path.
MotoGP champion Casey Stoner said Thursday that he had lost his love for the sport and that he would retire after the season of 2012.
The Australian won the title 26 years with Ducati in 2007 and 2011 with Honda, and currently leads the standings by a point on the Spanish Jorge Lorenzo on the eve of the fourth race of the season to be held this weekend.
“I’ve been thinking long, long time talking to my family and my wife, this comes from a couple of years,” Stoner said in a press conference at Le Mans, where he held the French Grand Prix.
“It will be the end of my career and the end of the MotoGP season, and an evolution for many things in my life.”
“After many years playing the sport I love, and by that I and my family have sacrificed so much, after so many years trying to get where we have arrived at this point, the game has changed, and changed to the point no longer enjoy it.”
“I have a passion for this sport, so, at this point, I’d better retire.”
Stoner became the first category in 2006, claiming his first “pole position” in his second race in Qatar, and the following year won his first MotoGP race of the way before taking the championship.
Finished second in 2008 but missed several races of the season following a mysterious illness, and their fate only changed when he joined Honda in the 2011 season.
“There are many things that have disappointed, and also many things I loved about this sport … but unfortunately the balance has been in the wrong direction,” he added.
“It would be nice it could be another year, but then, when would stop? So we decided to end this way.”
The 26-year-old Casey Stoner, today announced at the press conference prior to the French Grand Prix at the Circuit of Le Mans, who is retiring at the end the 2012 season of MotoGP. The current world champion and team rider Repsol Honda.
Australian Statements have created a holder of uncertainty and disbelief, and a few days ago the news had jumped through the magazine “Motorcycle Only” and that SoloCircuito echoed in this article ( click here to read ). While this news was flatly denied during the Grand Prix in Jerez, where Stoner said that he still had many years in the Competition.
“After thinking for a long time, to talk a lot with my family and my wife for a couple of years, I decided that I will retire at the end of this season and not compete in the Championship of 2013. I will end my career the end of this season in MotoGP and go on doing different things in my life ”
“After so many years trying to get where we have arrived at this time, the sport has changed so much and changed so much that I’m not enjoying. I have no passion for it and I think it’s best that I retire now” .
Stoner has emphasized that there are “many things” that have “disappointed” but has “loved the sport” . “But unfortunately, the balance has been in the wrong direction. So basically, I will not continue. would be well I could say I follow another year, but then when you have to stop?. So we decided to end now. ” has sentenced the # 27 at the press conference.
The other side of the coin is, as we mentioned in our previous article, the juncture where the Directive leaves Repsol Team, as it is known that the Australian had requested to continue for another season and direa time thus, the arrival of Marc Marquez to the top. Recall that a class driver that goes under the rules of the MotoGP World can not do directly to an official factory team.
HRC, meanwhile, puts forward the fact that earlier took Rizla Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautista as the first year in which the Talavera Queen ascended to the category. This gives a sharp weapon which seriously embarrass Dorna, despite a few days ago, the very Carmelo Ezpeleta, in turn, announced that they would not have more distinctions in this regard.
Anyway, this is the last season that one of the great disputes the World Championship Competition most decorated of all time. Casey Stoner, with two world titles to his credit, both in the MotoGP class, and in clear contention for the title in the current season, unless Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa not hinder them, will vacate one of the bikes an official of the strongest teams of the tournament.
The measures taken by the FIM and Dorna Sports are mainly the deployment of medical intervention vehicles (vehicle type A) and are effective from the beginning of the 2012 season.
The FIM Medical Code and Regulations FIM MotoGP World Championship makes mandatory the vehicle type (Quick Medical Intervention Vehicles). A number of these vehicles must be parked in specific areas of the circuit so that a competent team with the right material to reach an injured pilot in the two minutes after the fall. The presence of these vehicles and medical teams around the track will allow early diagnosis and interventions before the rider is transported to the medical center or hospital with minimal delay.
Dorna Sports is committed to offering two BMW M vehicles for this purpose and will be used to ensure the presence of doctors trained in emergency care and resuscitation on track.
To ensure coordination of medical services in each GP, Dorna Sports has hired a small team of specialists from the USP Institut Universitari Dexeus of Barcelona, who will travel to each race of the season. Your role will be to provide medical assistance to door if necessary and accompany the patient to the medical center or hospital.
A physician of this team will be in one of two vehicles provided by the developer to support and work with local medical personnel. This team of doctors will be present at every Grand Prix and not replace local medical personnel but will play a role of assistance and advice.
The intervention of the rapid medical response vehicles will be decided by the Race Director in case of a red flag situation or when a session or a race is interrupted, according to the CMO, the Medical Director and the Commissioner of the track, depending on the circuit, the nature and location of the incident.
These decisions have been taken by the FIM and Dorna to ensure the best medical devices to the pilots in each circuit.
Circuito de Jerez is a marvellous track with a passionate history. On the 8th of December 1985 the circuit was officially opened. The following year, the people of Jerez proudly organised the first Formula 1 Grand Prix on the track: the Gran Premio Tio Pepe de España. From 1987 until 2001, fifteen Formula One races were held at the circuit. Nowadays the track is used for testing F1 and holding the Jerez MotoGP Grand Prix.
The most famous part of the circuit is the ‘Ayrton Senna chicane’, which was added for the 1994 European Grand Prix. It was located at the site of Donnaly’s crash that occurred during qualifications for the 1990 Spanish Grand Prix. Since then, there have been no accidents on this part of the track.
The length of the track is 4,423 metres, with a 600 metre starting straight and 13 bends. These are perfect conditions for a thrilling MotoGP race. The track was modified in 2002. The paddock and pit boxes have been changed, making the circuit one of the best-equipped in the world.
At Jerez, hard settings are used for both the front and rear suspension of the bikes. The drivers arrive at the two hairpin bends on the circuit at high speed having just driven down the two fast straights. Therefore the rear suspension must be fitted with hard springs to keep the bikes rigid and avoid them from dipping too much in the many fast corners.
During the Spanish MotoGP there are sixteen covered grandstands. Ten of them have numbered seats. To be able to see all the action on track, all the stands are provided with large TV Screens, except for P7 and T8. At the Jerez MotoGP, you can always see all of the most important moments of the race.
The Spanish MotoGP at Circuito de Jerez is definitely worth visiting for everybody, and especially for those people who are just as passionate about racing as the people of Jerez. Buy your tickets now and get the chance to experience a real Spanish MotoGP race.
The moneysupermarket.com bike insurance channel has teamed up with Silverstone to offer a 20% discount off the price of tickets to this year’s British round of the Moto GP championship.
This offer is exclusive to anyone who utilises the moneysupermarket.com bike insurance comparison service.
20% Discount on Moto GP tickets
All you have to do to be eligible for the 20% discount off the price of tickets to the event which takes place on the 12th June is go to the moneysupermarket.com bike insurance homepage and click on the Moto GP logo on the top right hand side of the screen.
You must then follow the on screen instructions and provide the information which is required in order for a bike insurance quote to be calculated. This will include an active email address, statistics about yourself (age, gender etc) and a motorbike registration plate number. Within minutes you will be provided with bike insurance quotes from some of the UK’s leading bike insurance companies. Just remember to take a note of the company which offers you the cheapest deal.
You can then phone the Silverstone box office as normal to order your tickets on 0844 372 8260. However, this time you should quote the letters “MSM-MGP”. You will then be asked for your bike registration plate number and the name of the insurer who offered you the cheapest deal in order to validate the fact that you have used the moneysupermarket.com bike insurance service. Correctly answering these questions will mean that you are automatically entitled to the 20% discount on the price of tickets to this year’s event.
On the right track
This will be the first time that the Moto GP championship has utilised Silverstone’s new £27 million pit and paddock complex. Construction of the facilities began in April 2010 and it has been completed ahead of schedule.
The start/finish straight will now be along Hangar Straight on the opposite side of the circuit to the old facilities. The launch event was attended by a number of key motorsport figures including the legendary nine times world champion Valentino Rossi. Rossi missed the 2010 event due to injury, and therefore can not wait for this year’s race: “I’m very excited because I had a toe injury so I had to watch the race from the television but it was not the same and so I decided to come here and see the track because all the other drivers say it is good and fast…I can’t wait for the grand prix.”
A great event
The 2010 season was dominated by Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo whose good form has been carried through to 2011, with the Spanish rider currently leading the championship by 12 points. However, the 2011 season is a much more closer battle with Honda having produced a much more competitive bike for its riders, which is allowing former world champion Casey Stoner to demonstrate his undoubted skills as he currently lies 2nd in the championship. The battle between the two looks set to be scintillating at Silverstone, a track both riders enjoy.
Bike fans will also be able to enjoy the spectacle of the now recovered Rossi who has joined the ailing Ducati team for this season. Expect fireworks in Britain as the Italian super team battle against the odds in their attempts to beat the stronger outfits at a race Rossi has admitted he can not wait to take part in. It is set to be a brilliant race, so make sure you don’t miss out.
Australian Casey Stoner (Ducati Desmosedici) ingratiated himself with his penchant for getting the best time to practice for the Grand Prix MotoGP Australia, despite reaching “defeated” at Phillip Island after losing the title mathematically with Italian Valentino Rossi ( Yamaha YZR M 1), who crashed, literally, at the end of the day.
Rossi did not quite get a good return on his Yamaha YZR M 1 on the first date after recovering, two years later, the MotoGP world title, and this made him stop rolling on the floor at high speed and getting hit.
Although he tried to continue training when he joined the track again in Australia was no longer effective time to improve the twelfth position then occupied, which affects his performance long ago. However, knowing how “being spent” the 2008 world champion, tomorrow in the final free practice to improve the situation to ensure, at least, the struggle for positions of privilege in the Australian race.
Still, Valentino Rossi will not all them, because in the fall there was a sharp blow to the neck which caused him discomfort than you should be fit for the race if you want to perform at peak performance.
Meanwhile, Casey Stoner did his job and ended up getting the best training time, which puts him in a unique position to try to win at home so they can lay their best season after season which will have to undergo surgery for operated on the injured hand, which dragged on for and a few big prizes.
In addition to Stoner, the first line of the formation of departure will be the Spanish Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha YZR M 1), which won its particular pulse of American Nicky Hayden (Honda RC 212 V), but all of them, including Australian In less than a tenth of a second, which portends a tight race start at least.
The new rear tire compound used at the Grand Prix of Spain bwin facilitated the achievement of a new lap record and career best total time in MotoGP, while the subsequent test of the compound allowed the development front.
Bwin Grand Prix of Spain turned out to be not only a great show for the fans, but also a success for the official tire supplier Bridgestone MotGP.
The 17 MotoGP riders chose the hard compound front, while Aleix Espargaro was the only driver who did not choose the rear tire half, and chose the soft compound.
The combination chosen by the majority resulted in a great race with Dani Pedrosa set a new circuit record of 1’39 .731 on lap two, and a new career best total time. The durability of the tires used were also displayed in the comeback of Jorge Lorenzo. Responsible for the development of Bridgestone racing tires, Tohru Ubukata, was very pleased with the performance of their products in this race. Read the rest of this entry »
Every lover of motorcycles and you want a game. Surely a game like this MotoGP but what this franchise has incentives to pay their license every year?
Then run this analysis as a tear out of every year. Obviously it is a pleasure to be riding a MotoGP bike competition in 10/11. It is a great simulator that can largely satisfy both the purists and those who simply are attracted to accelerate (though obviously this is not the game). This is because the gameplay is perfectly measured at four levels: beginner, normal, expert and simulation. This results in the first level brake the bike only to a curve or demos in the last face to face with the crown to accelerate rather not put the pilot’s position. If we add the ability to view or not drawn (the imaginary line perfect for navigating the circuit that changes color depending on if we needed more speed to make a curve and, therefore, eat or sand), conclude that this is an excellent gameplay with a learning difficulty curve and very well implemented. If you have years if playing a simulator try to catch a jet maximum displacement of first and see the result.
What gives this quality peldanito MotoGP are obviously their licenses (all teams at all levels with all drivers and circuits). For an understanding that is what was once supposed to hand opt for a Fifa that for a Pro
So, this is a superb and excellent game as never seen before. If we had not seen the last season’s MotoGP.
And here the problems begin: graphically despite being very interesting, it shows the textures lazy in everything other than road. Thus, the atmosphere is a little sloppy and sometimes seems we are driving along a county with no one or anything (a commentary would be a touch of color). This laziness is added to the cut scenes (sorry, the cut-scene) if it is not what is most important, it does lose something in the simulation. Pereza addition to not see the menus or the pictures or the faces of the drivers making them a tad sosainas and pulls a little overboard what to pay licensing.
Speaking of menus, sometimes are not very intuitive. For example, to view our rating in the championship when we pass through a maze is probably what most concerns us know.
We followed this years championship modes (the typical arcade), the story mode (a good mix between a manager and he races), challenge (which is how to achieve certain targets in a race), the time trial and multiplayer.
The latter brings us back to raise doubt. Included in the story mode of interest the cooperative, which with a friend you can play a championship with both of the same team. Apart from face to split screen (either in addition to the grill with bots or not). But in the online.
It is not known if there is not much community but to be made to the idea: take a 125CC race is impossible, in a miracle and 250cc GP game but not always find plenty of choice.
In this sense, there is no more than take little run, incentives, or levels, or ways to customize a championship … Very Light.
But worst of all in the online multiplayer games is that they host (anybody, even you may be) and if it loses and decides to go, the race was going. And there is not a bonus for which necessarily have to go and a penalty for which has decided to end the game.
Thus, we can not say anything that stays in MotoGP 10/11 7. Has no desire to innovate anything, to improve the achievements so far it seems a labor of total laziness.
The IRTA has appointed Aragon Motorland circuit as the best Grand Prix of the 2010 season. Never in the history of the prestigious awards (awarded by the association of all teams participating in the Grand Prix) was awarded this honor to a path in its first year as an organizer of a World Championship event.
The failure of the IRTA for Aragon MotorLand recognizes both dazzling and modern facilities of the Spanish circuit as overcoming any obstacle, to allow a circuit race held in a tax reserve is finally a full schedule of class facilities world.
A challenging layout with some exquisite facilities for teams, together with cooperation and warmth of the organization, citizens and businesses in the region and the strong support of the pilots, has boiled over to the A-Style Grand Prix of Aragon 2010, the highest praise of the year.
By winning this award, MotorLand Aragon joins other prestigious name to paths that have previously earned the award, including Jerez, Catalunya and Valencia. It therefore becomes the fourth Spanish circuit that achieves the honor. In fact, Spain tops the list with nine winners over the 27 year history of this distinction. Read the rest of this entry »