Though the 2016 MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez suffered from gastroenteritis that past two days, he was able Friday to post the quickest time during second free practice of the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International CircuitThe Repsol Honda RC213V pilot, who clinched the title in Motegi, Japan, two weeks ago, was fastest in the dry morning session. A rain storm soaked the track ahead of FP2; due to this and his illness, Marquez remained sidelined for the remainder of the day.
[Visit the Ultimate Motorcycling MotoGP Page]Marquez, a five-time World Champion, posted a best time of 2:01.210 at Sepang, finishing 0.268 of a second ahead of Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Maverick Vinales and 0.297 of a second ahead of Octo Pramac Racing Ducati’s Scott Redding.“In the morning I didn’t feel very well—I’ve had gastroenteritis for the last two days— but I was able to go out and ride even though I was not at 100%. After the session and the effort I put in, I began feeling worse, because gastroenteritis also dehydrates you,” Marquez says. “Looking at the track conditions, we decided not to go out. Tomorrow we’ll try to improve and I think it has been good for me not go out there, and to instead save myself for Saturday and especially Sunday.”Though he missed the past four rounds due to a broken vertebra, Ducati Team’s Andrea Iannone made a quick return Friday at Sepang MotoGP. He posted the fourth-quickest time, finishing 0.311 behind Marquez and 0.110 ahead of nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi on the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YZR-M1.Rounding out the top 10 Friday in combined times were Ducati Team’s Hector Barbera (-0.457); Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Aleix Espargaro (-0.564); Aspar MotoGP Team Ducati’s Yonny Hernandez (-0.605); Aprilia Racing Team Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista (-0.801) and Rossi’s teammate Jorge Lorenzo (-0.803).Weather conditions change quickly in Malaysia, and tomorrow may end up like today. Many riders will be vying for top positions in the third free practice as the deciding factor for Qualifying 2. So far Marquez leads the way, but many things can instantly change, including weather and the Spaniard’s illness.
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.