There is something about the Circuito do Estoril which just exudes drama. Firstly, there's the location: Situated just a few miles from Portugal's wild Atlantic coast, with only a few hills between the track and the ocean, the next stop past the beach is Atlantic City, New Jersey...
The winner's circle, or parc fermé as it's known to MotoGP insiders, is a place as mysterious as it is magical. At the end of a long hard race, after they've just given their all for the past 45 minutes, the first three riders to cross the finish line are escorted to a separate r...
. As a result, the name of the hospital passed into common usage to represent any scene of uncontrolled madness, where noise, smell and spectacle do battle to subdue your senses.Modern fun seekers can no longer turn to the mental hospitals to provide our
Kid was up into 6th, and one corner later he was past the Ducati of Casey Stoner to take 5th. Two corners later, Hayden was past Carlos Checa and into 4th place behind Colin Edwards.The scene seemed set for a repeat of the IRTA Test here in Jerez back
. The power struggle behind the scenes will get vicious, and occasionally spill over into the public arena, magnifying every on-track incident. As Pedrosa struggles, and Hayden charges, the situation will get rapidly worse. By the end of the year, Puig may
FROM THE soul of motorcycle racing, to its nerve centre. While Mugello, the scene of last week's MotoGP round, is close to Ducati, Montmelo, is close to Dorna, the organization which runs MotoGP. But there is much more than just Dorna: many
of tyranny. Helping to make this scene so green and lush is England's weather, an entirely unpredictable affair offering sun, rain and cloud, in every changing measure, the only certainty being that you will see some of each at some point every day.A Tale
to keep supplying tires to Rossi for next year, they need to start in Malaysia.What Difference Does It Make?Rossi's alleged partner in crime is just as strident in his criticism of Michelin. Dani Pedrosa is said to be engaged in a behind-the-scenes battle
of racing tarmac in the world. From Ramshoek, the track then flicks back for the GT chicane, the scene of many memorable battles, before the final run up to the line, where the circuit's charm peters out once more on way into the new Haarbocht which starts
-hander which prefaces the long right leading onto the back straight, The Doctor pounced. Rossi was past Hopkins, and leading the pack as they thundered down the back straight for the first test of power. The scene had been set during the 250 race, where Andrea
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