2014 MotoGP FP1 / FP2 Results from Termas de Rio HondoThe 2014 MotoGP grid completed Friday its first official sessions at Argentina’s Termas de Rio Hondo, the circuit that is hosting round 3.
The man who struggled throughout the first two rounds – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo – led the opening free practice session, posting a 1:42.804 around the 2.986-mile circuit containing 14 corners.This was an impressive lap at Termas de Rio Hondo, but as expected, things got quicker in the second free practice – much quicker. And it’s no surprise who was fastest – reigning MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez, who is riding nine weeks after breaking his right leg in a dirt-track training crash.The 21-year-old Spaniard, who is known for learning circuits quickly following his first premier-class win last season at the debut of Circuit of the Americas, posted a best lap of 1:39.313.And this lap was untouchable; Marquez, who won the opening rounds at Qatar and Circuit of the Americas, was 1.083 seconds quicker than teammate Dani Pedrosa. Taking the third quickest time in FP2 was the top Open-class rider, NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro, who trailed Marquez by 1.253 seconds.Germany’s Stefan Bradl took the top satellite time, placing his LCR Honda in the fourth-quickest spot, 1.578 seconds behind the leader.Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso, who gave the Italian manufacturer its first podium in a dry race at Circuit of the Americas two weeks ago, was fifth quickest. The Italian’s GP14 was 1.729 seconds of the top pace.The Monster Yamaha Tech3 duo of Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro finished Fp2 in sixth and seventh, respectively. They were followed by the usually fast Factory Yamaha YZR-M1 prototypes of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP pilots struggled with correct setup at Termas de Rio Hondo, and were over two seconds off the pace.Pramac Racing Ducati’s Andrea Iannone, who took seventh at Circuit of the Amercias – his best-ever MotoGP finish – completed the top 10. Iannone completed the feat after walking away from a high-speed crash at turn five earlier in the second free practice session.As for the Americans, NGM Forward Racing’s Colin Edwards was 14th, 3.035 seconds off the top time, and Drive M7 Aspar Honda’s Nicky Hayden was 15th, 3.308 back.The 23-rider MotoGP grid will return to Termas de Rio Hondo on Saturday for the final free practices ahead of qualifying.For a preview of the round, visit 2014 Argentina MotoGP Preview.2014 Argentina MotoGP FP2 Results from Termas de Rio Hondo:
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.