All posts by NickT

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Marquez Injured | MotoGP

Marquez Injured | MotoGP   The Honda Repsol Team just released a statement on Marquez’s injury.   “MotoGP World Champion, Marc Marquez, has broken his fibula during a dirt-track training session in Lleida, west of Barcelona, yesterday afternoon. Marc was immediately taken to the Universitario Quirón Dexeus Hospital where Dr. Xavier Mir treated the spiral…
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By NickT on February 20, 2014

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For the Love of the Sport |RIP Tommy Aquino

For the Love of the Sport | RIP Tommy Aquino   As most of us know this past weekend on Sunday February 2nd, the sport of motorcycle racing suffered a sudden and tragic loss. Tommy Aquino, who is a former factory Yamaha road racer and was most recently competing in the British Superstock Series.   I will start off by…
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By NickT on February 5, 2014

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First Official Test of 2014 | MotoGP

First Official Test of 2014 | MotoGP   The 2014 season has finally arrived with the test ban over and bikes returning on track at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.   Repsol Honda riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa both spent time on the 2013 RC213V machine, to regain the feeling after the Winter…
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By NickT on February 4, 2014

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Kawasaki Back Testing | World Superbike

Pre-Season Report from Kawasaki WSBK Winter Testing   Kawasaki Racing just posted a team press release from their first test of the World Superbike season.   During a two-day test the team worked through the new and existing race parts fitted to the Ninja ZX-10R. The riders ended up setting very good lap times on day two…
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By NickT on January 22, 2014

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Alpinestars S-MX 6 Boot | Product Spotlight

The Latest High Performance Riding Boot from Alpinestars   The all new S-MX 6 Boot from Alpinestars is a performance boot for both track and street that is anatomically profiled and packed with innovative features. The S-MX 6 incorporates the latest advancements in Alpinestars’ performance footwear design and development. Every component on the CE certified…
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By NickT on November 14, 2013

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New Chapter | MotoGP

New Chapter | MotoGP   The 2013 MotoGP season concluded this past weekend in Valencia, Spain. Honda’s rookie phenom Marc Marquez took the championship, becoming the youngest rider to ever do so. Yamaha’s 2012 defending champ Jorge Lorenzo won the race but finished just 4 points back in the championship behind Marquez.   The very…
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By NickT on November 12, 2013

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Jordan Racing International ? | AMA Racing

Jordan Racing International ? | AMA Racing   The news broke earlier in the week that Michael Jordan Motorsports would suspend operations of its AMA Pro Superbike team at the end of October. With the lack of funds in the sport this move doesn’t come as a surprise. The AMA Road Racing series has lost…
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By NickT on November 1, 2013

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Spies is Done | MotoGP

Spies is Done | MotoGP   Ducati released a statement eariler this week on the retirement of American Ben Spies from racing.   ” Ducati Motor Holding and Ben Spies announced today that the American will not be racing in 2014 after the parties reached agreement to resolve Ben’s current contract with the Italian racing manufacturer. The 29-year-old…
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By NickT on October 30, 2013

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What are the Odds ? | MotoGP

What are the Odds ? | MotoGP     Leading into last weekends MotoGP race at Phillip Island, Honda’s Marc Marquez led Jorge Lorenzo by 43 points with just 3 race remaining. Marquez would have clinched the title if he finished just 8 points ahead of Lorenzo. Instead one of the biggest mistakes I’ve seen in…
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By NickT on October 23, 2013

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Honda and The Kentucky Kid | MotoGP

Honda and The Kentucky Kid | MotoGP   Nicky Hayden will be riding on Honda customer prototype RC213V for the Aspar team. Finally after months of speculation  Hayden found a new ride for the next 2 seasons in MotoGP. Earlier this season Ducati confirmed they would not be bringing back Hayden after 5 seasons with the team. It…
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By NickT on October 17, 2013