2013 British Grand Prix MotoGP VideoThe closest finish so far in the 2013 MotoGP Championship occurred this past weekend at Silverstone during some competitive racing at the British Grand Prix.And although he was a favorite after taking four-straight wins ahead of Silverstone, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was beat to the finish line by a mere 0.008 of second.
The man who beat the 20-year-old rookie? Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo. Starting from second on the grid, the reigning MotoGP Champion – who broke his left shoulder at Assen and then again at Sachsenring – got to turn one first.Though Marquez and Lorenzo swapped the lead multiple times during the final laps of Silverstone MotoGP, the two-time MotoGP Champion was able to beat out his fellow Spaniard. Taking the final podium position was Marquez’s teammate, Dani Pedrosa. With his second-place finish, Marquez continues to lead the championship, 30 points ahead of Pedrosa, and 39 ahead of Lorenzo.Attached above are video highlights of 2013 Silverstone MotoGP. For a recap, including full results and championship point standings, click here.
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!