Japanse artist, Ranka, turns MotoGP stars into Manga icons
At the Motegi MotoGP pre-event, Rossi, Pedrosa and Crutchlow were immortalised as Manga characters by famous Japanese artist, Ranka.
Ranka presented the riders with their finished characters but they also spent time colouring in an outline drawing she'd prepared for them.
Get in there, quick!
Tom Sykes has put his race-winning Shark helmet on eBay to raise money towards rehabilitation for his former team mate, Joan Lascorz who has been confined to a wheelchair since an accident during testing this year.
The helmet, featuring a special one-off paint job, went on eBay this morning, instantly attracting bids ... Continue reading
Featuring Nicky Hayden and some impressive lean
Dunlop ad from 2001 (I think).
At this level, everyone's talented. The real question is: who has the most desire? - Nicky Hayden
Great picture, just look at him steering in - at that angle! Not sure if that would have been possible on a front D207RR...
Shane Byrne gets it wrong coming out of Chapel
Shane Byrne was lucky to walk away uninjured from this Free Practice crash at Silverstone.
On the power out of Chapel the rear end let go, but Byrne managed to react before he was flung off his ZX-10R. He stayed on, for a bit, before parting with the bike in the gravel. ... Continue reading
Do onboard videos get any better than this?
Onboard video footage doesn't get a lot better than this: Joey Dunlop during practice at the TT in 1983 onboard a factory Honda RS850R. An 859cc ultra-short stroke V4 Honda that Joey mastered around The Island, later winning the TT Formula 1.
Although the 'production' race, the RS850R stretched that to the ... Continue reading
The facts and figures ahead of this weekend's MotoGP at Aragon
232 – Dani Pedrosa has scored 232 points from the first thirteen MotoGP races of this year. If he finishes either first or second at Aragón he will exceed his previous highest total point score for a full season in the MotoGP class, which is 249 in 2008.
99 – Spain is ... Continue reading
This is what it looks like
Last weekend's Superstock 1000 race at Donington British Superbikes was a belter. PJ Jacobsen, all the way of the USA, was riding the Tyco Suzuki and took the fight to former Superstock 600 champion and TT racer Lee Johnston.
The duo cleared off from the rest of the pack.
It came down to ... Continue reading
Camier, Sykes and Laverty doing the business
Tom Sykes ... we reckon that elbow's out for the camera but it's still cool.
Like this prototype from Taylormade Racing
Makers of fine exhausts, Taylormade Racing have built a Moto2 racer that harks back to the innovative machines like the Elf Honda 500 and Britten V1000.
Since Moto2's inception in 2010 the class has featured bikes with conventional chassis but the Taylormade bike, designed by Paul Taylor and John Keogh, has a ... Continue reading
Abraham may be MotoGP's most educated racer
Two days after the MotoGP race at Brno Karel Abraham received a bachelor's degree in law.
When most riders were fully focussed on the race at Brno, Abraham was also studying for his law exams at his home race. The Ducati rider has had a fragmented season in 2012, missing races through ... Continue reading
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