2014 Jerez Moto2 NewsMarc VDS Racing Team rider Tito Rabat will be looking for a third win to increase his already monumental lead in the Moto2 category – 70 out of a possible 75 points thus far in the season – but says he has his teammate to be wary of. His teammate, Mika Kallio, is second in points, 28 behind.
In Argentina, the Spanish rider Rabat claimed his second pole position and third race win of 2014 after a commanding Moto2 performance at the new Termas de Rio Hondo track.Follow the South American race, the 24-year-old rider said: “From the outside, it might have looked like an easy race, but on the bike it was incredibly difficult. It’s not easy to hold maximum concentration and I knew that if I made a small mistake, (Xavier) Simeon was ready to attack. I am really happy because I made a good start and led the whole race. I have to say a big thanks to my team because they gave me a fantastic bike and the tire choice was perfect.”As the world championship hits European soil for the first time in the season, Rabat is not content to relax his efforts while on home turf.“We are heading to Jerez with a nice lead in the championship, but I can’t relax because Mika (Kallio) is now second and he’ll be pushing hard – as always.”
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.