Date of publication: 2018-05-06 13:15
As hinted, it is not all bad news for superbike fans, however. MV Agusta CEO Giovanni Castiglioni revealed to us his plan for the future F9 models, and it is certainly an interesting proposition.
There was drama even before lights out at Termas de Rio Hondo, with the conditions hard to judge and the race delayed as the majority of the grid went back into pitlane to switch tyres. That left Alma Pramac Racing’s Jack Miller alone on pole after the Australian didn’t need to switch, and the grid lining up a few rows back in order to not all start from pitlane.
Before you envision a modern take on the Cagiva Elefant however, this news comes with the caveat that Cagiva will serve as MV Agusta Motor’s foray into the electric two-wheeled space.
When riders talk about (and use, I assume) painkillers as Dani is quoted above, are they subject to testing or some form of review? Do podium placers undergo any form of testing post-race (as in professional road cycling?) Not impugning character or implying illegal soreness in my upper body from my first track day more than convinced me (if I wasn't already convinced) that these riders are high performance athletes. (I remember Rossi had to undergo some sort of standing and/or hopping test when he returned from a leg injury last year before he was allowed to compete.)
It was previously announced that Michelin MotoGP technical boss Nicolas Goubert is to leave the French company to work as the executive director for the Moto-e World Cup.
Combine that issue with the decline in superbike sales, coupled with the delays made by MV Agusta’s financial troubles, and a new F9 superbike gets shuffled to the back of the pack, which also means that its model revision will not come before its emissions waiver lapses.
With his win at Losail, Jorge Martín became the 6th Spanish rider to win back-to-back races in the Moto8 class with Joan Mir, Luis Salom, Álex Márquez, Álex Rins and Maverick Viñales. Martín’s win in Qatar is also the 585th for Spain in Grand Prix racing.
“This is the 21st century, and the argument that the whole notion of a grid girl is completely outdated does make sense. If a company relies heavily on pretty women promoting them, then maybe they need to rethink their brand. The practice of using grid girls does seem a little outdated, but I certainly don 8217 t think banning them is the answer. Instead of banning women who are a part of motorsport, we need to make tweaks and encourage more women to get involved in other aspects of racing too. 8221
Brembo has been able to identify that the faulty piston is made from a type of plastic (polyphenylene sulphide), and to remedy the situation, an aluminum piston will need to be used as a replacement piece.
A GP staple, you can often find Mamola in the MotoGP paddock, rider-coaching for several racers , interacting with his legion of fans, and occasionally brow-beating unwieldy motorcycle journalists.
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