2013 World Superbike VideoRound seven of the 2013 World Superbike Championship at Imola belonged to one rider and one rider only – Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes.
The Brit began by earning his sixth Superpole in seven rounds, and then swept both races aboard the Ninja ZX-10R. This earned Sykes five wins so far in 2013 World SBK, including the sweep at Imola and his home round at Donington Park.But there’s more; with his achievement, Sykes also became the only other rider than Aprilia Racing Team’s Sylvain Guintoli to lead the 2013 WSBK points battle. Sykes now has 235 points after seven of 15 rounds, six ahead of the Frenchman Guintoli. Sykes will surely want to keep up the momentum to earn his first-ever World SBK title, especially after finishing only a half-point behind last year’s champion, the now retired Max Biaggie (Aprilia Racing Team).Joining Sykes on the race-one podium was Althea Racing Aprilia’s Davide Giugliano and Aprilia Racing’s Eugene Laverty, respectively. In race two it was Pata Honda’s Jonathan Rea and Guintoli.Attached below are video highlights of 2013 Imola SBK, which also features highlights from Imola World Supersport (Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki’s Kenan Sofuoglu).For a recap of the race, including full results and point standings, click here.[jwplayer player=”1″ mediaid=”137259″]
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.