2012 MotoGP WallpaperThe 2012 MotoGP Championship headed to American shores last week for round 10 of 18 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
And from the looks of performances at free practice and qualifying, it appeared Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo would be the dominate rider. But it wouldn’t be his race; although the 2010 MotoGP Champion started from pole and led the early part of the race, he would be overtaken by his main rival, Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner.The Australian, who will retire following the conclusion of 2012 MotoGP, would pass Lorenzo on the 11th lap and not be touched again. The reigning MotoGP Champion would eventually finish the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix 3.429 seconds ahead of Lorenzo. Taking the final podium position would be Stoner’s teammate, Jorge Lorenzo.This would be Stoner’s fourth win of 2012, allowing him to redeem some points after an eighth at Mugello and a DNF at Sachsenring. In championship points, Stoner remains in third, 32 points behind Lorenzo. Pedrosa is in second, 23 behind Lorenzo.Attached above is some wallpaper highlighting 2012 Laguna Seca MotoGP, including pics of Ducati Teams Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden.Photos by Ara AshjianClick motorcycle thumbnail to expand. Right click motorcycle wallpaper to download.
Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark + Chip Doherty with Neale Bayly
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This week, in the first segment Senior Editor Nic de Sena talks to us about the new Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark. This somewhat entry-level machine still comes with all the great Ducati hallmarks of excellent low down torque and impeccable handling. If you like to hear about fun motorcycles, then you’ll enjoy this one.
In the second segment, Editor-at-Large Neale Bayly brings us another of his interviews, this time it’s with Chip Doherty.
Chip’s amazing resume includes motorcycle racer, restorer and collector. Back in the early 2000s he used his engineering background to start motorcycle clothing manufacturer Motophoria.
After selling that company in 2007, Chip’s resume gained him entry to NASA where for 7 years he was responsible for launching the space shuttle! Since moving on from NASA, Chip expanded his collection of classic British bikes. Eventually Neale persuaded him to ride to Peru and help Neale’s Wellspring Foundation raise money for the orphanage there.
So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!