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2012 MotoGP Le Mans to Begin

The fourth round of the 2012 MotoGP season is set to begin at Le Mans, the historic track in northern France that is the setting of all of our best bike dreams.

All of the usual suspects are scheduled to be racing the track that in aerial view looks like a police outline of a Pokeman bunny. There will be Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner, who has recently announced he will retire at seasons’ end, and Dani Pedrosa, along with Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo, the 2010 champion, Cal Crutchlow and Ben Spies.

Though Lorenzo surely has the right stuff to end the race and the season on top once again, the fact that he has got to get past both Pedrosa and Stoner makes it unlikely. No matter the sport, going one against two is tough.    

Whatever the results, all but the cruelest among us are hoping for good weather so that the nightmare of the 2009 race that really was just made up of one sloppy mistake after another can be avoided. Also, fans need to appreciate that if the Stone man is not just blowing smoke and does indeed retire this year, this will be the final Le Mans race between two of the greatest named MotoGP racers of all time: Crutchlow and Stoner.

MotoGP Weight Limit Increase Questioned

The decision to increase the MotoGP weight limit from 153kg to 157kg has thus far been less than popular among the race teams. Any weight limit change faces stiff resistance since many man-hours and financial resources are dedicated to perfecting bikes to perform at whatever the weight limit. Modifying bikes to perform at different weights…Continue Reading

Test Results are in from Third Day at Sepang

The results are in from the third day of testing runs at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia with Casey Stoner finishing with the lead. Coming in second was Stoner’s Repsol Honda Team teammate Dani Pedrosa, who was just a little more than a tenth of second behind. Andrea Dovizioso, Monster Yamaha Tech 3, occupied…Continue Reading

Ducati Sets Date for Annual “Race to the Clouds”

The date for the annual collision between Italy and Colorado Springs has been set for July 8, 2012.  That’s the day the 90th “Race to the Clouds” will be held at Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR), with race classes that include stock car, exhibition, open wheel, and of course motorcycles.  Competitors will have to overcome…Continue Reading

Wanna Own One of Michael Jordan’s AMA Racebikes?

Ever wanted to be like Mike? Owning one of the motorcycles being auctioned off  for Michael Jordan Motorsports may not do that for you, but could certainly impress your friends. Auctions America will takes bids on the five bikes during its sale Jan.12-14.  ”We’re both honored and excited to have been entrusted with the presentation…Continue Reading