2013 Monza World SuperbikeThe same three riders achieved podium results in both races at Monza in Italy Sunday for round four of the 2013 World Superbike Championship.
Unlike last year’s round when race one was cancelled due to rain, this year’s doubleheader at Monza was held under dry conditions.Kawasaki Racing’s Tom Sykes was in the most optimal position at the start of both races, the ZX-10R Ninja pilot winning the Superpole at Monza, which was his third one this season, and 14th of his World SBK Career.Although Sykes did reach the podium in both races, he didn’t take a win. The victor in race one was the hometown rider who was quickest in the qualifying sessions, BMW Motorrad GoldBet’s Marco Melandri.The Italian was joined on the race-one podium by Sykes and Aprilia Racing’s Eugene Laverty, respectively. In race two, Laverty would take the win ahead of Melandri and Sykes, respectively.With his 4-4 finishes at Monza, Aprilia Racing’s Sylvain Guintoli retains the World SBK points lead with 137, 13 ahead of Laverty. Sykes is in third with 119, and Melandri fourth with 96.Attached above are video highlights of the World Superbike races, and also the World Supersport race that was won by Yamaha’s Sam Lowes. For a review of 2013 Monza World Superbike, click here.
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.