• May 3, 2021 /  Racing

    Ben Spies. (Foto: Daylife)

    BOLOGNA – Ben Spies said that he would come back down to race with Pramac Ducati at Indianapolis MotoGP series on 16-18 August, Spies admitted that his condition was in good condition.

    Spies has indeed been absent long enough after a severe shoulder injury since the accident at the Malaysian MotoGP series 2012. Spies who had been absent for seven series this season admitted injury had recovered.

    “For the first time in months, I felt very happy because my shoulder in a very good condition. Decision is best right back in the moment. Doctors say that my recovery goes according to plan, so I wanted to get back at Indy with conditions 100 percent, “he said.

    Spies who resigned from the Yamaha Factory Racing at the end of last year, not sure I can achieve good results in his debut later. The reason, he has gone through a lot of races this season.

    “I missed so many races, and I do not ever be 100 percent. Now I am more confident about my recovery. However I am not sure I can directly go fast, since I had not been driving,” he said as reported by MCN.

    About his future, Spies admits she still has a contract until 2014 with the Ducati satellite team. He also just want to focus and not think about the race will move to gossip today.

    “There are so many rumors about what I would do in the future, but I just laugh to read it all on the internet. Obviously, I was ready to back away,” he concluded.

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  • April 30, 2021 /  Racing

    BALTIMORE – Organizers of the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT today announced the Celebration of Acceleration will include a Budweiser Party Zone where adult event-goers can experience a unique sports bar venue and great live musical entertainment throughout Labor Day weekend.

    Located along Light Street near the main straightaway and Turns 1 and 2, the Budweiser Party Zone will be an ideal setting for spectators 21 years of age and older to gather, enjoy a range of Budweiser products and take in all the racing action at one of the street course’s most exciting locations.

    The Budweiser Party Zone will offer a range of great food offerings, live radio broadcasts with 98 Rock (WIYY-FM) and live musical performances throughout the weekend by Sly 45, the Doyle Brothers and Levi Stephens.

    “The Budweiser Party Zone is a great addition to the Celebration of Acceleration,” said Debbie Bell, vice president of sales and marketing for Race On, promoter of the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT. “Our goal is to provide fans of all ages with three days of great entertainment in downtown Charm City, and the Budweiser Party Zone is the perfect place for those 21 and older to enjoy this dynamic three-day event.”

    “The Grand Prix of Baltimore is one of the largest and most exciting sporting events on the East Coast, and we’re excited to be a part of it,” said Brian Hartlieb, sales and marketing manager for Winner Distributing. “The Budweiser Party Zone will be the ultimate destination for fans who want to relax with their friends, experience the best racing in the world and take in some truly amazing bands.”

    Live musical entertainment will begin in the Budweiser Party Zone on Friday, Aug. 30 at noon*, with local favorites Sly 45 performing its unique fusion of jazz, blues and pop. Baltimore’s 98 Rock will broadcast live on Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will kick off the day’s festivities with Bacon and Bud.

    On Saturday, Aug. 31, Sly 45 returns to the Budweiser Party Zone from noon to 3 p.m*. The Doyle Brothers, a New York-based band that combines the timeless classics of the Everly Brothers with the modern swagger of Michael Bublé and Bruno Mars, will perform from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.*

    The Doyle Brothers open Sunday’s entertainment in the Budweiser Party Zone, performing from noon to 3 p.m.* Levi Stephens – whose music ranges from R&B to soul, rock and gospel – will perform from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.*

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  • April 24, 2021 /  Racing

    Yamaha Factory Racing rider, Valentino Rossi claimed not hard to find the motivation to be able to go fast in MotoGP. Through the interview on his personal website, he claims could not imagine if he had to work outside the racing world.
    “My job is my passion. I can not do it other than that. I love anything related to the world of racing, riding motorcycles, working with my team and life in the paddock. Not hard to find motivation. I just want to go fast, “he said.
    In the interview, Rossi also argued riders today are more serious and professional, even higher level of their competition. So far Rossi does have to compete with Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner and Marc Marquez.
    “There are three generations can be compared. I am the oldest generation. I fight with Loris Capirossi, Sete Gibernau and Max Biaggi, although at that time I was younger. Furthermore, there is Jorge, Dani and Casey. While Marc is representative of most young. The difference is, today more professional rider. They practice harder and higher levels of competition, “he said.
    Until now, Rossi is ranked fifth in the driver standings with 101 points. He left behind 37 points from the standings, the Repsol Honda debut, Marquez.

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  • April 23, 2021 /  Racing, Sports

    PARIS, July 22 (Reuters) – Stringent drug testing means cycling is now probably the cleanest sport, Tour de France champion Chris Froome said on Monday.

     Froome is the first rider to win the Tour since American Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven titles for cheating and, perhaps unsurprisingly given cycling’s drug-tainted past, the Briton found the finger of suspicion pointing at him during the race.

     “The way the sport is now and the way the testing is, it is so, so strict. Each rider has a blood passport where almost on a monthly basis, readings are taken,” Froome said in an interview with Reuters TV the day after his triumph.

    “People don’t realise the amount of testing we actually go through. I am confident to say that cycling really must be one of the cleanest sports, if not the cleanest, just because of the way it’s policed and controlled.”

    The Team Sky rider had to endure the inevitable questions about doping from the media during the three-week race.

    “That did add an aspect, a different aspect to our race that not only were we thinking about the race and the challenges that presented but also that aspect off the bike of having to answer questions about our legitimacy and what we did to get to this point,” the 28-year-old said.

     “I completely understand those questions, it’s normal given the revelations from Lance Armstrong’s era. I am just happy that I have been able to answer those questions and to show people that the sport really has changed,” Froome added.

    Kenyan-born Froome now has his sights on September’s world championships in Italy but believes this year’s Tour win could be the first of many after he dominated the 100th edition of the race.

     He became the second successive British winner of the Tour after Bradley Wiggins when he crossed the finish line on the Champs Elysees on Sunday to finish four minutes 20 seconds ahead of Colombian Nairo Quintana in the overall standings.

    The mountainous route on this year’s race suited Froome, who is a fantastic climber and a good time trialer, and he finished with three stage wins to his name.

     “It is still a little bit early to be talking about that but the Tour de France is a beautiful race, it is the pinnacle of our cycling calendar and I would love to be back again to try and target future editions,” he said. (Writing by Alison Wildey in London; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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  • April 23, 2021 /  Racing

    Pembalap Superbike Tewas Saat Balapan di Moskow

    Moscow – Goeleven Team Kawasaki rider, Andrea Antonelli, was killed in an accident while following motor racing Supersport World Championship in Moscow Raceway, Sunday (21/7).
    In the rain wet track conditions, driver asa Italy’s 25-year-old lost control of his bike on the first lap and his head struck a Honda motorcycle ditunggani compatriot Lorenzo Zanetti.
    Antonelli was immediately rushed to a medical center in the circuit, but because the injury is so severe, it was decided not to take him by helicopter to a nearby hospital and he died after never unconscious.
    The race was stopped and postponed to be held back on the evening of the day before finally canceled. The second World Superbike event was also canceled after Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Goldbet) won the race in the morning session.
    Antonelli from Castiglione di Lago and has 14 times to reach the podium in the European Superstock 600 race and 1000, did start from second position in Moscow.
    Antonelli became the second Italian rider who died on the track in the last two years after the MotoGP rider, Marco Simoncelli, who died in the accident at the Sepang circuit, Malaysia in 2011.
    »(Yamaha rider, Massimo) Roccoli, was hit by Andrea, who had fallen. Zanetti the middle then drove 250km per hour was unable to avoid it, “said Dr. Massimo Corbascio which handles the Antonelli after the accident.
    »He (Zanetti) said he hit the ‘green thing’ before he fell and injured. If a driver blows to his skull exposed by motot bike weighing 160kg with a speed of 250km per hour, what can we do?
    »He went to accompany Marco Simoncelli. We have tried to resuscitate her, but there was nothing we could do. “

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  • 5 Great viewfinder, Rifat Sungkar Test Early

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    April 20, 2021 /  Racing, Sports

    Bidik 5 Besar, Rifat Sungkar Tes Lebih Awal

    Rifat Sungkar with Fastron World Rally Team, has been in the U.S. for 5 to follow the Rally America series, the New England Forest Rally (NEFR), which will be held on 26-27 July 2013.
    With a target capable of reaching top 5, Rifat doing testing on Sunday morning local time yesterday, to get the car settings to suit the character trajectory to be traversed.
    Rifat along with the mechanics of the Libra Racing team, conduct testing for approximately 4 hours in “Team O’Neil Rally School” in the city of Dolton, about 2 hours drive from home base while Fastron World Rally Team in Burlington, the state of Vermont.
    This testing is necessary because of the character of the track in NEFR itself is very High Speed. In 2012 January, the average speed in NEFR is about 110 km / hour. At the time of testing, Rifat Sungkar doing two training sessions on the track along the 3 km.
    In sessions conducted in the morning, felt that the engine has too much power in Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) under the 3000, which is actually very good for a meandering path, but less suitable for high speed track that character.
    “But after doing the rounds as much as 15 laps, we found the ideal machine settings in the power band between 4500-5600 with a boost pressure of 1.7 bar” Rifat said through a press release received Tribunnews.com. “As for the tires, my mechanic and team agreed to choose the medium tires hard, considering the mileage of each special stage is quite far away and the weather forecast at the time of the match will be hot. This morning when we start practice, the air temperature was around 25 ° C, but around noon rose to 30 ° C “added Rifat.
    Fastron World Rally Team exercise yesterday along with Antoine L’Estage, who won in 2012 NEFR ago. While other leading racers like David Higgins and Ken Block, is also rumored to be practicing in the same place today. In this exercise, Rifat has not been accompanied by a navigator, Steve Lancaster, newly arrived in America last night.
    “But this does not interfere with our preparation of Fastron World Rally Team, because me and Steve have been playing together on a WRC event in Greece last year” said Rifat.
    New England Forest Rally or NEFR own, known as one of the best rally in the U.S.. In the beginning, the owner of Libra Racing, John Buffumlah who organized this rally for more than 16 years. For 2 days, 57 racers will be faced with a fairly wide track, because the track is actually the track used logging trucks.
    In fact, because the average speed is too high, the organizing committee will make some chichane, ie deliberately dibelok street-corner to reduce speed.
    “I was with Fastron World Rally Team will make every effort to achieve the best results. Our target is the top 5 positions, as well as proving that “Indonesia Cool” could achieve, especially in the arena of rallying. We ask his blessing prayer, so that things run smoothly “said Rifat Sungkar.

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  • Lorenzo out of German MotoGP, needs more surgery

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    April 19, 2021 /  Racing

    MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has withdrawn from Sunday’s German grand prix and needs another operation on his left shoulder after he crashed in practice at the Sachsenring on Friday.

     The Spanish Yamaha rider, who is second in this year’s standings behind compatriot Dani Pedrosa of Honda after seven of 18 races, was running quickest in the afternoon session but lost control at turn 10 and landed heavily on his left shoulder.

     “The Mallorcan was taken to the Clinica Mobile, where examinations indicated that the eight screws in his shoulder were in tact but that the titanium plate itself had been bent by the impact,” organisers said on the MotoGP website (www.motogp.com).

     The 26-year-old had the screws and plate inserted two weeks ago after sustaining a broken collarbone in practice for the Assen grand prix and despite the injury flew back to Netherlands after surgeryin Barcelona and finished fifth.

    After the setback in Germany, he now faces a race to be fit in time for the U.S. grand prix at Laguna Seca next weekend.

    “I have decided to go home and recover after today’s crash at Sachsenring,” Lorenzo said on the Yamaha Factory Racing website (www.yamahamotogp.com).

    “I prefer to focus on surgery to fix the plate that was unfortunately bent during the crash. I will try to recover and be back as soon as possible.”

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  • ISSI pengda Jakarta Holds Open Sprint Championship

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    April 12, 2021 /  Racing, Sports Rule

    Pengda ISSI DKI Jakarta Gelar Sprint Open Championship

    ISSI pengda Jakarta will hold sprint cycling championships or the Sprint Open Championships in Velodome, Rawamangun, East Jakarta, on 28-29 September to map the strength sprinter sprinter-national.
    According to one board member ISSI DKI Jakarta, Inu Febiana, championships conducted ISSI Jakarta to revive the sport of cycling in Jakarta that had been dropped.
    “Because of the nature of open so everyone can take part, not just cyclists, cycling enthusiasts and community members can also participate. From this activity we will map out national sprinter sprinter-because there has been no data yet. And for the record in sprint has not been solved for 12 years because no championship is held, “said Inu Febiana on the sidelines of an iftar together at the residence of Sports Promoters who is also chairman of ISSI DKI Jakarta, Raja Sapta Oktohari, in West Housing, Sunday (21/7 ) night.
    Inu said that the decline in achievement and interest in bicycle racing lovers in Jakarta due to the lack of a championship that was held in Jakarta.
    For that it would hold an Open Sprint Championships event on a regular basis once per three months.
    “This activity is also to add a championship so that it can improve the performance of cyclists DKI Jakarta,” he said.
    Inu further said that his department has recruited 12 cyclists to tier II to be developed as a professional athlete.
    “We’ve cut one generation in the second tier and now we have to get a new best athletes of the selection results.
    They are still our coaching to be able to compete in the national and international arena. Our target they can win at the Asian level, “Inu said.
    To be able to bring the Indonesian athlete to appear in the world takes time and a lot of fund.
    But there are two ways to overcome that cycling championships held in Indonesia that Indonesian athletes could easily collect points.
    “As staged event like the Tour or Tour d d Batur Indonesia. However to do so requires funding not less. Another way is to establish a continental team and follow world events,” he said.

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  • ‘Conditions Not Cause Problems Circuit in Silverstone Tyres’

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    April 9, 2021 /  Racing

    Silverstone – The Pirelli reveals several possible causes of tire burst incidents including curbs fringe circuit conditions. Allegation was immediately denied by the manager of Silverstone Circuit.

    In the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on Sunday (06/30/2013) evening local time, there were at least four riders who had broken tire.

    Over the incident, the tire supplier arena racing, pole, Pirelli, promised to conduct an investigation. Although reluctant to speculate, they already mentioned some estimates about the cause of several incidents at Silverstone.

    On suspicion of curb suburban conditions unsafe, President of the British Racing Drivers Club, Derek Warwick, direct defense.

    “Fringe curbs has been used since 2009. We’ve seen a lot of cars drove through the outskirts of the curb, and they are not having problems,” said Warwick as reported by Reuters.

    “We ensure the outskirts curbs have been checked by the FIA and the edges of it in accordance with applicable regulations.”

    “We have to ensure a good race here at Silverstone, to bring the audience back to the circuit next year. So, if say I panicked a statement that it is an understatement,” he added.

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  • Rio Finishes 18th in Feature Race

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    April 4, 2021 /  Racing

    Nuerburg – Rio Haryanto was unable to get a satisfactory result in the first race of the GP2 German. Indonesian young rider was only finished in 18th position in the feature race.

    In all the 32 lap race at the Nuerburgring circuit on Saturday (07/06/2013), Rio start in 20th position. He succeeded in crossing the finish line in 1 hour and 1 minute 0.306 seconds and ranks 18th.

    This is the winner of the first race DAMS driver, Marcus Ericsson. Ericsson, who started from second position, finishing in 1 hour 16.988 seconds.

    Rio still has a chance to earn points in Germany. He will follow the sprint race on Sunday (07/07/2013) tomorrow.

    In the rider standings, Rio now ranks 18th with 20 collection points. Top position is occupied by Rapax driver, Stefano Coletti, with 135 points.

    German GP2 Feature Race Results:

    1. Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1h00m16.988s
    2. James Calado ART +7860 s
    3. Stefano Coletti Rapax +14,915 s
    4. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering +15,061 s
    5. Stephane Richelmi DAMS +15,119 s
    6. Robin Frijns Hilmer +15,272 s
    7. Jon Lancaster Hilmer +17,156 s
    8. Tom Dillmann Russian Time +17,823 s
    9. Felipe Nasr Carlin +24,265 s
    10. Johnny Cecotto Jr Arden +24,333 s
    11. Alexander Rossi Caterham +26,797 s
    12. Sergio Canamasas Caterham +27,221 s
    13. Sam Bird +31,518 s Russian Time
    14. Simon Trummer Rapax +31,592 s
    15. Daniel de Jong MP +33,904 s
    16. +34,142 Arden’s Mitch Evans
    17. Nathanel Berthon Trident +36,142 s
    18. Rio Haryanto Addax +43,318 s
    19. Fabrizio Crestani Lazarus +45,117 s
    20. Rene Binder Lazarus +45,498 s
    21. Daniel Abt ART +58,723 s
    22. Julian Leal Racing Engineering +59,186 s
    23. Jake Rosenzweig Addax +1 m08.725s
    24. Jolyon Palmer Carlin +1 m42.868s

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