WSB last weekend at Donington Park, once again delivered some amazing racing but I'm not sure what Leon Haslam has to do to get that first victory on the BMW. He looked the strongest prospect for the win in race one until Marco Melandri appeared
next year (fourteen new teams have applied) this might the answer. When Yamaha has no title sponsor in WSB or Moto GP and Suzuki are also struggling to compete in both series maybe the Evo class could take the pressure off and allow them to continue
. Marco Melandri’s 3rd place in race two shouldn’t really have been a surprise either as his last Moto GP victory was at this very circuit in 2006. I have no doubt our six factory backed Brits will muscle their way up the pecking order when WSB returns
coming at WSB round at Brands in 1999 until my rear tyre shredded with a podium position on the cards. Noriyuki Haga took his factory backed West R7 to much greater heights the following year with regular WSB victories as he battled throughout the season
with better power delivery, all while keeping it the right side of the Euro 3 regs.So who did Yamaha turn to for help with the development? With a MotoGP title and a few WSB race wins it's hardly surprising that much of the latest R1's development has come
HELLO VISORDOWN readers, well I've just got off the new Ducati 1198S, 20 minutes ago, after my second session here at the Portimao circuit. The first thing I've got to say is that this is an impressive track that brings the best out of this new Ducati.My first throughts when I go...
Click to read: Ducati 1198 owners reviews, Ducati 1198 specs and to see the Ducati 1198 image gallery.Ducati did a good job keeping this one quiet. Even when launch invitations are sent out without stating the model to be launched you can normally take an educated guess as to wha...
We know the sun always shines on the righteous and that’s exactly what happened last weekend at Donington Park. Yes its good honest people back in charge of the Derbyshire circuit so we saw summer sunshine for Friday’s free practice and also for WSB
, that might be your season over before you've even begun."But I have to say that Virgin Yamaha might have the last laugh. Pirelli is no second-rate company and I reckon from just the WSB testing already that the new product is showing a good pace. Rob's deal
and move on. I used to think for them to stay competitive in WSB they had to keep increasing their engine capacity, and when they reached 1000cc they would be stuffed. Well I should have realised a long time ago this wasn't the case as their WSB engines
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