For 2013, the MotoGP calendar features 18 races that will take place in 13 countries across four continents. Nineteen rounds were slated for the 2013 MotoGP schedule, but due to “safety reasons,” Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina was removed.The 2013 MotoGP schedule will begin April 7. And as tradition, Qatar has been the opening round for the MotoGP Championship, and held under the lights since 2010. The 2013 season will conclude Nov. 10 in Valencia, Spain, as it has since 2002.Spain will host the most GP races – four. Three rounds are currently confirmed – Valencia, Aragon, Catalunya – and Jerez is expected to sign another contract with MotoGP shortly.2013 MotoGP Provisional Calendar:
April 7: Qatar* Doha/Losail
April 21: Circuit of The Americas (COTA), Texas, USA
May 5: Spain(STC), Jerez de la Frontera
May 19: France, Le Mans
June 2: Italy, Mugello
June 16: Catalunya, Catalunya
June 29: Netherlands**, Assen
July 7: Germany, Sachsenring
July 21: United States***, Laguna Seca
August 18: Indianapolis, Indianapolis
August 25: Czech Republic, Brno
September 1: Great Britain, Silverstone
September 15: San Marino & Riviera di Rimini, Marco Simoncelli Misano
September 29: Aragón, Motorland
October 13: Malaysia, Sepang
October 20: Australia, Phillip Island
October 27: Japan, Motegi
November 10: Valencia, Ricardo Tormo-Valencia
* Evening Race ** Saturday Race *** Only MotoGP class
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!