Josh Herrin #2 Moto2 News Last week, the American Josh Herrin missed Moto2 testing in Almeria due to a high fever.
But this week, the 23-year-old who won the 2013 AMA SuperBike Championship before joining the Caterham team in Moto2, was recovered, and joined the Moto2 grid Tuesday for the first day of testing at Valencia in Spain.The sole American in Moto2 was one of the first riders to venture out on the chilly 2.5-mile circuit, and put in 59 laps throughout the day. Herrin put in a best time of 1:38.351 on the first of three days, which placed him 23rd, 2.145 seconds behind the leader, Marc VDS Racing’s Mika Kallio.Josh Herrin (Caterham Moto2) says: “Today my strategy was to do as many laps as possible so I could learn the track on a new bike and build my confidence. Hopefully tomorrow the weather will be a little warmer because today I was taking it very easy as I didn’t want to crash.“For day two of testing here at Valencia, I hope to improve my lap times and continue to get more comfortable on the bike. I’d like to thank my team for all their hard work today. I am very happy with our result.”Johan Stigefelt (Caterham Moto2 Team Manager) says: “It was very cold here today so it’s been hard for everybody and so the lap times that we’ve seen haven’t been very good. It’s difficult to predict anything out of this first day. We just focussed on getting some laps in and working with the settings we had for these conditions.“For Josh it was all about learning the track. He had been here before but it was a long time ago and it’s all new on this bike. He started well, riding many laps and managed to put in a low 1:38 which is very good. That was actually the target for today riding in these conditions so he’s less than two seconds off the pace which means I’m pleased.”As for Herrin’s teammate, Johann Zarco (#5) suffered a small crash in the first afternoon sessions, but walked away unharmed. He finished 11th, 0.949 of a second behind Kallio.
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.