Two Connecting Rods
Back in 1992, Honda once again stunned the world with the release of their revolutionary NR750 motorcycle. Featuring a totally unique and innovative look, with its one-piece tank, integrated seat and tail unit, and single side swingarm, it was actually what lay hidden under the carbon-fiber reinforced bodywork that had the world’s press so very interested.
The Czech Republic Grand Prix restarted the 2011 MotoGP season following a short summer break after the United States Grand Prix, and 238,000 spectators turned out to witness the action at the Brno circuit over the three days.
Apart from a wet morning practice on Saturday, the rest of the MotoGP track-time was dry and the temperature was warm.
Things were looking good for John Hopkins heading into Saturday’s third and final MotoGP practice session at Brno.
The Wildcard Rizla Suzuki rider posted times within the top 10 on Friday, showing his competitive edge in MotoGP, a series he competed in from 2002-2008.
After a three-week break, the 2011 MotoGP Championship convenes this weekend at Brno for the Czech Republic Grand Prix.
Leading the series after 10 of 18 MotoGP races is Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner; the Australian has a 20-point lead over the reining Champion, Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo.
2011 FIM Motocross
Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX1’s Anthony Cairoli succeeded in winning the MX1 Motocross class at the Grand Prix of Limburg, but it was not an easy weekend for the Italian during Round 12 of the FIM Motocross GP in Lommel.
AMA Motorcycle Legends
Perhaps more than any other competitor, Kenny Roberts put his stamp of dominance on American and world motorcycle roadracing, both as an AMA National Champion, a Grand Prix World Champion and then as a Grand Prix team owner.