By CHLX on September 28, 2012 9:28 PM
Andy Carlile ; a Hotel employee, has managed to set the fastest ever recorded bike lap of the infomous German circuit Nurburgringon on his stock-engined Yamaha R1and he did it by accident.
Check out that lap.....
One person that had met Andy prior had this to say " i met andy whilst staying at sliders guest house at the ring...and believe me the guys who lodge there with brendan..the owner and previous lap record holder really do live for the ring..just no fear..amazing people!!"
01 August 2012 07:25 paddy430
By cpFTR9 on August 03, 2012 6:05 PM
Kawasaki Racing’s Tom Sykes topped the timesheets after Friday’s first World Superbike qualifying session at Silverstone in less than stellar wet conditions. The Kawasaki Racing Team rider edged out current defending world champion Carlos Checa of Althea Racing by 0.033 seconds. Checa was dominant at Silverstone in 2011 taking the sweep, and is shaping up to be a force out front once again in 2012, posting the top time earlier in the day during the first practice session. Newly added PATA Racing rider Sylvain Guintoli was third-fastest, just 0.461 off the pace set by Sykes. Guintoli missed out on the previous round after being dropped from his Liberty Racing team just days before the contest at Brno was set to begin. He was picked up by PATA soon after and remains aboard the Ducati 1098R.
FIXI Crescent Suzuki’s Leon Camier posted the fourth-fastest time, followed by fellow Brit Chaz Davies of ParkinGO MTC Racing in fifth. Liberty Racing’s Jakub Smrz was sixth and Aprilia Racing’s Eugene Laverty trailed in seventh. Guintoli’s PATA teammate Lorenzo Zanetti held the eighth-fastest time with Smrz’s teammate Maxime Berger in ninth and FIXI Suzuki rider John Hopkins rounding out the top ten.
A number of top riders were unable to crack the top ten during the initial qualifying session, including BMW Motorrad’s Marco Melandri who placed 12th and current championship points leader Max Biaggi of Aprilia who was 17th. Honda’s Jonathan Rea followed Biaggi in 18th and Checa’s teammate Davide Giugliano lagged in 19th.
World Superbike Silverstone Friday Results 2012:
1. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) 2’06.115
2. Carlos Checa (Ducati) 2’06.148
3. Sylvain Guintoli (Ducati) 2’06.576
4. Leon Camier (Suzuki) 2’06.617
5. Chaz Davies (Aprilia) 2’06.684
6. Jakub Smrz (Ducati) 2’06.795
7. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia) 2’06.851
8. Lorenzo Zanetti (Ducati) 2’06.869
9. Maxime Berger (Ducati) 2’06.967
10. John Hopkins (Suzuki) 2’07.007
11. Ayrton Badovini (BMW) 2’07.089
12. Marco Melandri (BMW) 2’07.244
13. Leon Haslam (BMW) 2’07.401
14. Niccolo Canepa (Ducati) 2’07.404
15. Loris Baz (Kawasaki) 2’07.499
16. Michel Fabrizio (BMW) 2’07.658
17. Max Biaggi (Aprilia) 2’07.723
18. Jonathan Rea (Honda) 2’07.740
19. Davide Giugliano (Ducati) 2’07.810
20. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda) 2’07.996
21. David Salom (Kawasaki) 2’09.438
22. David Johnson (Kawasaki) 2’10.043
23. Norino Brignola (BMW) 2’11.645
24. Brett McCormick (Ducati) 2’13.730
Supersport Results 2012.
World Supersport Silverstone Friday Results 2012:
1. Jules Cluzel (Honda) 2’23.241
2. Sam Lowes (Honda) 2’23.980
3. Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki) 2’25.235
4. Alex Baldolini (Triumph) 2’26.656
5. Mathew Scholtz (Honda) 2’27.072
6. Broc Parkes (Honda) 2’27.177
7. Vladimir Leonov (Yamaha) 2’27.302
8. Josh Day (Kawasaki) 2’27.455
9. Imre Toth (Honda) 2’27.470
10. Sheridan Morais (Kawasaki) 2’27.756
11. Gabor Talmacsi (Honda) 2’28.477
12. Balazs Nemeth (Honda) 2’28.860
13. Dan Linfoot (Kawasaki) 2’29.119
14. Jed Metcher (Yamaha) 2’29.293
15. Florian Marino (Kawasaki) 2’29.478
Source for race results motorcycle-usa.com
By cpFTR9 on April 23, 2012 8:21 PM
SportBike Road Atlanta Race 1 Results 2012
By Byron Wilson for Motorcycle-usa.com
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Geico Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas claimed his first Daytona SportBike victory of 2012, seizing the checkers in Race 1 at Road Atlanta. The Colombian rider was joined on the podium by M4 Broaster Chicken Suzuki’s Dane Westby in second and YES Graves Yamaha’s Tommy Hayden in third.
Cardenas opened Race 1 in pole position ahead of Team Latus Motors Racing’s Jason DiSalvo. By the end of the opening lap, Riders Discount Suzuki’s Benny Solis and YES Yamah’s Hayden had bumped DiSalvo to fourth. Solis’ teammate Cory West got in the mix and bested JD after two laps taking fourth.
Going into Lap 3 DiSalvo, runner-up in the season opening Daytona 200, had to pit and fell to last place. From there he started a slow climb from the bottom. No such problems for Cardenas up front, who in the opening laps widened his lead over his nearest rival, Benny Solis, to more than two seconds, posting consistent lap times under 1:30. Hayden maintained his podium position valiantly until Lap 9 where he lost the third spot to a hard-charging Westby. Both rider stalked within half a second of Solis’ second spot, and by Lap 10 the close race shifted hands, and Wesby overtook Solis for second.
In the end, Cardenas took the checkers easily, the pole setter also leading the most laps for a maximum points haul at Road Atlanta. Westby stayed strong for second, while Hayden rallied in an extremely tight race for third with Solis. The eldest of the Hayden clan won the podium position on Lap 16, losing it again with two laps to go, and then regaining when Solis crashed on Lap 18.
Ducshop Racing’s Jake Zemke piloted the 848 to fourth, with Vesrah Suzuki’s Cory West rounding out the top five. DiSalvo couldn’t regain decent position after his early pit, finishing in 17th. Daytona 200 winner Joey Pascarella wasn’t a factor in the podium fight, finishing in eighth in his first outing on the new SGA Racing/Yamaha Champions Riding School Yamaha YZF-R6.
Cardenas now holds the DSB points lead, the 2010 champ 10 points up on Pascarella. Westby’s solid second gets the M4 rider within striking distance in third, 13 points down. Tommy Hayden is fourth overall, with fellow AMA Pro vet Zemke fifth. DiSalvo’s Race 1 problems drop him to sixth in the standings.
2012 Daytona SportBike Road Atlanta Race 1 Results:
1. Martin Cardenas (Suzuki)
2. Dane Westby (Suzuki)
3. Tommy Hayden (Yamaha)
4. Jake Zemke (Ducati)
5. Cory West (Suzuki)
6. Bobby Fong (Yamaha)
7. Huntly Nash (Yamaha)
8. Joey Pascarella (Yamaha)
9. JD Beach (Yamaha)
10. Michael Beck (Yamaha)
11. Austin Dehaven (Yamaha)
12. Bryce Prince (Yamaha)
13. Fernando Amantini (Kawasaki)
14. Barrett Long (Ducati)
15. David Gaviria (Triumph)
2012 Daytona SportBike Points:
1. Martin Cardenas, 54
2. Joey Pascarella, 44
3. Dane Westby, 41
4. Tommy Hayden, 35
5. Jake Zemke, 33
6. Jason DiSalvo, 29
7. Cory West, 27
8. Bobby Fong, 22
9. JD Beach, 22
10. Cameron Beaubier, 21
By cpFTR9 on April 23, 2012 7:47 PM
SuperSport Road Atlanta Race 1 Results 2012
By Byron Wilson
Saturday, April 21, 2012
James Rispoli trailed for most of Race 1 in Road Atlanta, but was able to grab the checkers by the end of the race.
Celtic Racing/Orient Express Suzuki’s James Rispoli took his second win of the 2012 SuperSport series, claiming victory in the opening SuperSport race at Road Atlanta. The West Division rider spoiled the show for his East rivals, taking the victory and points away from Vesrah Suzuki’s Jake Lewis. Triumph Daytona 675 rider Dustin Dominguez rounded out the Road Atlanta podium. East Division points leader, Corey Alexander, finished 10th.
Rispoli opened the 16-lap SuperSport race from pole position, followed by Lewis. The AMA rookie overtook Rispoli on Lap 2, in a tight battle that would last throughout the race. The Suzuki riders continued to battle for position up front, but JR was able to swoop ahead in the final laps to win the checkers.
The battle for the podium included Road Race Factory’s Hayden Gillim and SuzukiScoop rider Elena Myers in the early laps. But Dominguez took fourth position on Lap 6 aboard his Triumph Daytona 675. By Lap 11, Dominguez had advanced to third position over Gilim, posting laps more than three seconds faster than he’d scored during the second round qualifying session.
Gillim and Meyers faded out of the top five as eventual fourth and fifth-place riders Travis Wyman and Kneedragger.com’s Stefano Mesa climbed ahead. Wyman impressed on the Harv’s Harley-Davidson Suzuki besting Myers, who would drop to eighth. Mesa, a SuperSport podium finisher at Daytona, would round out the top five.
The Yamaha R6 duo of Gillim and Miles Thornton claimed sixth and seventh. Myers, who had wrist surgery following her Daytona winning opening round, completed the race in eighth. LTD Racing Yamaha’s Tomas Puerta finished ninth. Meanwhile Daytona Race 2 runner-up, National Guard Suzuki’s Corey Alexander, finished 10th.
Despite his lackluster Road Atlanta Race 1 result, Alexander retain the East Division lead. But the Suzuki rider’s advantage is narrowed to two points over Lewis and Mesano – both tied at 51 points. Puerta is eight points adrift of Alexander, with Thornton fifth overall.
2012 Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport Road Atlanta Race 1 Results
1. James Rispoli (Suzuki)
2. Jake Lewis (Suzuki)
3. Dustin Dominguez (Triumph)
4. Travis Wyman (Suzuki)
5. Stefano Mesa (Suzuki)
6. Hayden Gillim (Yamaha)
7. Miles Thorton (Yamaha)
8. Elena Myers (Suzuki)
9. Tomas Puerta (Yamaha)
10. Corey Alexander (Suzuki)
11. Jacob Morman (Yamaha)
12. Rocco Horvath (Yamaha)
14. Eric Stump (Yamaha)
15. Colter Dimick (Yamaha)
2012 AMA SuperSport East Division Points:
1. Corey Alexander, 53
2. Jake Lewis, 51
3. Stefano Mesa, 51
4. Tomas Puerta, 45
5. Miles Thornton, 38
6. Dustin Dominguez, 35
7. Travis Wyman, 24
8. Ryan Kerr, 24
9. Jacob Morman, 23
10. Eric Stump, 19
By FTR on August 15, 2011 5:00 PM
Yamaha and Honda Test 2012 Bikes at Brno
Monday, August 15, 2011
Jorge Lorenzo got his first taste of the 1000cc 2012 Yamaha during a one-day test following the Czech Grand Prix.
The post-race Brno test has provided Grand Prix with its clearest picture yet of the 1000cc MotoGP future. Yamaha debuted its 2012 prototype at the Brno test, joining Honda and Marc VDS Racing in the liter-sized testing ranks at the Czech circuit. Ducati, which has tested its 1000cc earlier this season, did not utilize the 2012 machine at the Brno test.
Factory riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies had their first taste of the 1000cc Yamaha prototype on Monday, the duo turning the second and third-fastest laps at the one-day test. Only Brno race-winner Casey Stoner outpaced the Factory Yamahas, with the Australian spending the entire day on Honda’s 2012 RC213V. Stoner’s Respsol teammate, Dani Pedrosa, was fourth-fastest in his debut on the 2012 Honda.
Lorenzo and Spies split the day on the 2012 machine and their 800cc M1. Defending champion Lorenzo, still in the 2011 title hunt despite losing ground to Stoner on Sunday, made 58 laps on the 800 – working on a new engine spec to close the gap on the dominating Honda. The Spaniard then jumped onto the 1000cc 2012 bike, where he turned 28 laps, his fastest (1’56.253) only 0.085 off Stoner’s leading pace.
Casey Stoner was fastest in the post race test at Brno, the Australian utilizing the 2012 Honda (top).
Spies opted for a less strenuous routine, with 15 laps on the 800 and 14 on the 1000. The American is still recovering from a nerve issue that hindered his fifth-place result on Sunday. An encouraging start for the Yamaha 1000cc project, both factory riders were faster on the 2012 and well within striking distance of the leading Honda.
The Repsol Honda duo of Stoner and Pedrosa were the only Honda men to make use of the RC213V. Repsol’s third rider, Andrea Dovizioso, did not participate in the test and was passed over during an earlier opportunity to test the 2012 machine when Pedrosa was injured following the Le Mans GP. Toni Elias was the other Honda man at the test, ninth-fastest on the LCR Honda .
Another 1000cc bike on the testing grid was the BMW-powered Marc VDS Racing entry. One of the controversial Claiming Rule Teams (CRT) of the upcoming 1000cc era, the Marc VDS project utilizes a Suter chassis and is powered by a production-based BMW S1000RR Inline Four. Former Pramac Racing MotoGP rider and current Marc VDS Moto2 competitor Mika Kallio piloted the machine to 81 laps and 13th on the timesheet, nearly four seconds behind Stoner’s pace.
Ducati opted not to test its 1000cc machine at Brno. Instead, Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden worked on the 800cc bike, placing a respective 10th and seventh on the timesheet. Rossi worked both the GP11 and the GP11.1. Following the seven-time premier class champ was Pramac Racing’s Loris Capirossi, the only satellite Ducati to participate in the test.
The Tech 3 Yamaha duo of Cal Crutchlow and Colin Edwards did not sample the 2012 bike, pacing their 2011 M1 to eighth and 12th on the timesheet.
2011 MotoGP Brno Post-Race Test Results:
1. Casey Stoner (Honda 1000cc) 1’56.168 (57 laps)
2. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha 1000cc) 1’56.253 (28 laps)
3. Ben Spies (Yamaha 1000cc) 1’56.306 (24 laps)
4. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) 1’56.727 (58 laps)
5. Ben Spies (Yamaha) 1’57.184 (15 laps)
6. Dani Pedrosa (Honda 1000cc) 1’57.264 (37 laps)
7. Nicky Hayden (Ducati) 1’57.533 (78 laps)
8. Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha) 1’57.591 (74 laps)
9. Toni Elias (Honda) 1’57.903 (56 laps)
10. Valentino Rossi (Ducati)1’58.266 (74 laps)
11. Loris Capirossi (Ducati)1’58.387 (66 laps)
12. Colin Edwards (Yamaha) 1’58.492 (44 laps)
13. Mika Kallio (Marc VDS 1000cc) 2’00.144 (81 laps)
By FTR on May 11, 2011 6:09 PM
The guys at LocoX.com and XDL stunt rider J Beats “borrowed" a new 2011 GSX-R750 from Suzuki’s display tent during Daytona Bike Week
By FTR on April 29, 2011 7:26 PM
There are thousands of responsible motorcycle riders in the Mid-South, all law-abiding citizens who have respect for the road and simply ask the same from other motorists. But, just like in any group, there are a few bad apples in the bunch. Riders who not only abuse their rights, but infringe upon yours as well in what often turns into a deadly game on the highways around Memphis.
The Thrill of the Sports Bike
What is the bike of choice for these outlaws? A sport bike. But in the motorcycle community they are called 'crotch rockets' and almost everyone has seen them. These motorcycles are going sometimes twice the speed limit, weaving in and out of traffic, many times passing in between cars and trucks going more than 100 miles an hour.
"I think they shouldn't knock it 'til they try it," said one biker. "I consider it scary fun! Yeah you are scared to a certain extent, but the fun outweighs the scariness."
That fun is frightening for the average commuter. They seem to come out of no where, weaving in between cars, riding the center line, and zooming past so fast, it's like getting buzzed by a fighter jet.
Charles Beard has gotten his money's worth more than once. "Yeah, I've had a few speeding tickets," he laughed.
Daredevils Giving Bikers a Bad Reputation
But when we asked him about the nuisance riders, the daredevils who terrorize traffic all over Memphis, he backed off the bravado. He said the risk-takers are giving his sport a bad name. "You shouldn't criticize or put negative perspective on all bike riders just for the few that never should have, in the first place, gotten on a bike."
Timothy Scott doesn't like the reputation crotch rockets get either. "Most of those guys going through and weaving, they are young riders."
Those young riders aren't as invincible as they feel. "There's two types of riders: those who have been down and those who are going down," he said.
Paying the Ultimate Price
Since 2004, each year more and more bikers are going down. The crash rate overall is up 42 percent in Tennessee, with the number of deadly accidents rising by more than 45 percent in 5 years. In the last 10 years, the number of motorcycle crashes in Tennessee has risen an alarming 145 percent.
Obviously not all of those accidents were speed-related, and TDOT makes no distinction as to what kinds of bikes are involved in each crash. But law enforcement is concerned about those wrecks, especially the ones that are due to speed and reckless driving.
Long Arm of the Law
What no law enforcement official would tell you is there's little that can be done about it. Remember how fast these bikes go?
Scott said, "The fastest I have been is about 160."
Officers, deputies, patrolmen, they can't catch them. They can turn on the blue lights if they see a biker speeding by, but there is no way to chase them down and bikers know it.
The Memphis Police Department issued this statement regarding all motorcyclists:
"They are expected to adhere to traffic laws as are other motorists. Although motorcycles can travel at a high rate of speed, officers work together in coordinating efforts to conduct a traffic stop (i.e., use of police radio)."
"If they chase, they are putting my life in danger, your life in danger, and whoever else is around life in danger," Scott said. "If you are going at that rate of speed, you know you are going to jail so you might as well put it all on the line. That's what most of these young guys are thinking."
Or, are they thinking at all.
Bikers face stiff penalties if they are ever caught weaving through traffic at more than 20 miles per hour over the speed limit. They can even lose their bikes, but that doesn't seem to stop them.
Law enforcement says every section of interstate surrounding Memphis sees its fair share of 'crotch rocketry,' but the Memphis Police Department has keyed in on several hot spots:
-Riverport and Rivergate
-Swinnea between Winchester and Shelby Drive
While law enforcement might have an unwritten 'no chase policy,' they don't call it the long arm of the law for nothing. Both the MPD'S and Shelby County Sheriff's Department's traffic details use coordinated patrols to catch the law breakers. Even at 160 miles an hour, you can't always outrun a police radio.Continue Reading
By FTR on May 02, 2010 11:01 AM
The 2010 FIM MotoGP World Championship gets off to a spectacular start this weekend in Qatar, with the floodlit Losail International Circuit the setting for the opening round of the new season of the world’s premier motorcycling series.
Millions of spectators across the globe will enjoy television coverage of the sport this year, with MotoGP broadcast worldwide by more than 65 TV networks in over 200 countries, delivering the thrills, excitement and passion of the sport to a truly global audience.
This season, broadcasters will have access to live coverage of all races in full HD quality. More than 15 of commercial rights holders Dorna Sports broadcast partners will start the season offering viewers the opportunity to follow the World Championship in HD with further broadcasters expected to come on board during the season.
Continuing the expansion achieved over recent years, Dorna Sports have extended TV agreements with existing partners for the 2010 season and have also secured new agreements with several new broadcasters across the globe.
MotoGP on SPEED air date and times (subject to change):
* Grand Prix of Qatar – April 11 (4 p.m. ET, Live)
* Japan – April 25 (Late night Saturday, April 24, 2 a.m. ET, Live)
* Spanish Grand Prix – May 2 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
* French Grand Prix – May 25 (2 p.m. ET, taped)
* Italian Grand Prix – June 6 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
* British Grand Prix – June 20 (9:30 a.m. ET, Live)
* Dutch Grand Prix – June 26 (9:30 a.m. ET, SDD)
* Catalunyan Grand Prix – July 4 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
* German Grand Prix – July 18 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
* U.S. Grand Prix – July 25 (TBD)
* Czech Grand Prix – August 15 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
* Indianapolis Grand Prix – August 29 (TBD)
* San Marino – September 5 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
* Hungary – September 19 (9 a.m. ET, Live)
* Malaysian Grand Prix – October 10 (6 p.m. ET, SDD)
* Australian Grand Prix – October 17 (Late night Saturday, October 16, 1 a.m. ET, Live)
* Portugal – October 31 (5 p.m. ET, SDD)
* Valencia Grand Prix – November 7 (8 a.m. ET, Live)
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