Round 3 of the AMA Superbike series at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA. Unlike the availability of the live video from MotoGP, we are all faced with having to wait for our friends at the cable company to broadcast the race hours later on Speed Channel. Does anyone have any other suggestions as to how to watch the race live without having to be there physically?
According to MotoGP MotoGP Champion Valentino Rossi was bruised but not seriously injured after an motocross accident. They report that Rossi will be racing in next week’s race in Motegi, Japan.
With the MotoGP season kick off last week and with the next round in 1 week, I can’t help but wonder why Rossi was risk the Championship with motocross. I suppose that since no details of the crash, or the ride, for that matter it is impossible to assume what type of risk was potentially there for Rossi. Regardless to that question I would love to see video from Rossi’s day out motocrossing!
Today’s MotoGP race at Qatar was the first race of the 2010 season. It also was the first day that I was able to watch the race in HD using the motogp.com website via their paid subscription! The cost was not cheap but I purchased a season pass with HD. I setup the race on my LCD TV with an HDMI output for video and optic out for audio to my sound system. After seeing the HD quality, the commercial free racing, and the post race interviews, I can definitely say that it’s worth every penny!
Today’s race was very exciting! Stoner took the lead early on but crashed out of the race allowing Rossi to take control and ultimately the victory. The US Nicky Hayden gave everyone a surprise getting out early to 2nd place. However, Jorge Lorenzo finished second and Andrea Dovizioso snuck by Hayden on the final stretch to the finish line crossing 0.11 seconds in front of Hayden. The US Ben Spies finished a strong fifth place, which was the best placing of all rookies this year.
I’ve been to a handful of track days and have seen some strange bikes. However, this one takes the cake. This guy has a Honda Gold Wing and drags knee on several corners! Good stuff for sure!
MotoGP kicks off the 2010 season for the first of eighteen rounds in Qatar. The track is 3.343 miles has 10 right hand corners and 6 left hand corners with the longest straight of 0.664 miles long. The circuit record for MotoGP is 1’55.153 by Casey Stoner done in 2008.
Mackenzie and my favorite is always the Italian Valentino Rossi. However, we are very interested in seeing how the MotoGP rookie, US Ben Spies does. Spies, also known as “Elbows” in the US brings a glimpse of hope for another US competitor for the World Championship in years to come.
Place your vote who you think will take the 2010 MotoGP World Championship!
Goodbye “Blue Dragon”… that’s what I called my blue 2004 Yamaha WR250. She was a good little dirtbike. But all good things must come to an end… Plus I think I had something like 250 miles on it, which was pathetic. Now Blue Dragon is onto greener pastures hopefully putting a smile on the new owner’s face.
I bought Blue Dragon back in late 2004 and had a great time. We rode as often as we could, although it never seemed like enough. I felt guilty for the long stents of time that lapsed between startups. She definitely wasn’t too happy when that happened. It was “real fun” when she would protest and not start at all. Or sometimes she’d do what she could to revolt and start… but as soon as I try to crack the throttle she’d show me how mad she was and sputter and die.
Yes, many a times, I had to plan on tearing down her carb and clean her all up just to get her to start and run. It was really a love-hate relationship. But now she’s gone. Goodbye Blue Dragon. You will be missed.
I don’t say this very often. In fact, I’ve only ever said it about one other Porsche, and that was about the 2004-2006 Porsche Carrera GT. But this Porsche 918 Spyder concept is very cool!
The Porsche 918 Spyder concept is the first plugin hybrid for Porsche. The electric motor puts out 218hp and the V8 puts out 500hp and it puts the power to the ground through an electric all wheel drive with torque vectoring, which is to say that power can be distributed to any of the wheels without the use of brakes or cutting power. The Porsche 918 Spyder concept comes in tipping the scales at 3,280 lbs and can go 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds compared to 3.9 seconds for the Carrera GT. The 918 Spyder concept can go 200 mph compared to 205mph for the Carrera GT.
The Spyder 918 concept design was inspired by the legendary Porsche 917 racecar of the late 1960’s. The interior is similar to the Carrera GT with its ascending center console and three free standing instruments. It has central control functions in the center of the steering wheel and has a touch panel surface display in the center console.