The fastest rider at all three MotoGP tests this year, Ducati Marlboro’s Casey Stoner looks to be in a strong position to challenge Valentino Rossi for the premier class crown.
Casey Stoner’s goal this year is clear. He aims to reclaim the MotoGP title from Valentino Rossi having seen the Italian run away with the championship in 2008, as the Australian endured an inconsistent campaign and his 2007 title slipped from his grasp.
At a venue where he has not been 100% comfortable on the Ducati Desmosedici in the past Casey Stoner felt he had made a breakthrough at Jerez on Saturday.
Returning to riding at Jerez for the first time since his difficult 2008 Spanish Grand Prix race, Casey Stoner again pointed out his troubles at Andalusian venue on Saturday, noting his third place finish on the timesheets as a marked improvement on previous results.
Despite changeable weather on the first day of testing in Jerez, Nicky Hayden completed some important set-up work on his Desmosedici GP9 machine.
The 2007 MotoGP World Champion continued to make progress in his adaptation to the bike and Bridgestone tyres but will be looking to make the most of his final day of preseason testing, which takes place here tomorrow.
Italian on target to try for BMW M Award win and new season.
Last out on track, Valentino Rossi made the most of the five remaining hours of Saturday testing in Jerez to record the second fastest time of the day. The Fiat Yamaha rider appeared on track shortly after 1pm, electing against riding in the wet conditions left behind by some early rainfall. He ended the day with a 1’39.861 fastest time from 65 laps, and a confident outlook on the final day of preseason.
Stoner and Hayden Make Madrid Pit Stop.
En route to Jerez for the Official MotoGP Test, Ducati’s Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden called in at a Shell filling station in the Spanish capital for a special photo call.
Traveling to southern Spain’s beautiful Andalusia region for the Official MotoGP Test this weekend, team-mates Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden – the 2007 and 2006 World Champions respectively – stopped in at a Shell filling station as part of an event to mark the tenth anniversary of Shell’s technical partnership with Ducati.
Second Part of Fiat Yamaha Presentation Sees Team Ready for Coming Season.
Continuing on from the team’s online presentation -sent across the world on February 12th of this year- Fiat Yamaha concluded the two-part unveiling of their 2009 project with a press conference in their hospitality suite on Friday evening.
Missouri State Representative Tom Self Escalates Call to End Ban on Youth All-Terrain Vehicles and Off-Highway Motorcycles at Monster Energy® Supercross Press Conference.
Missouri State Representative Tom Self (R-Cole Camp) today escalated his call to end the ban on youth all-terrain vehicles and off-highway motorcycles at a Monster Energy® Supercross pre-race press conference saying, "Congress didn’t intend ATVs and motorcycles to be a part of the new anti-lead legislation because kids are not going to eat or lick these vehicles."
Jason Segel and Paul Rudd cruising on the Vespa LXV on the set of "I Love You, Man."
How far would you go for your bro?
Supertrapp Fatshots Slip-ons For 1995 – 2003 Harley-Davidson Baggers are Here.
SuperTrapp Industries (www.SuperTrapp.com) is a leading manufacturer of comprehensive performance exhaust systems for a variety of motor vehicle applications, including motorcycles, ATV and automotive.
SuperTrapp continues to add to their extensive product line of exhausts. The already famous SuperTrapp FatShots Slip-Ons are now available for ’95 – ’09 Harley-Davidson Baggers (P/N 728-71576, MSRP $499.00).
Seminars announced for the 2009 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference, presented by Harley-Davidson and Buell.
Riding experience isn’t a given. It has to be acquired over time. Nevertheless, the motorcycling community is full of long-time riders who are ready and willing to help you along on the road to better, safer riding. One of the best places to find those experienced teachers this summer will be at the AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference, presented by Harley-Davidson and Buell.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2009 Classic Club will celebrate two timeless Honda models and the riders who love them.
Honda has fueled some of motorcycling’s most significant leaps, including groundbreaking superbike technology in the late 1960s and a radical departure from the contemporary norm a decade later. The models behind these developments are the pioneering CB750 series and the fabulous CBX, which have consequently earned a place in the hearts of motorcycle fans worldwide.
Harley-Davidson Launches ‘Get Flames, Get Fire’ Promotion.
Harley-Davidson is launching a new Spring 2009 National Retail Promotion, entitled ‘Get Flames, Get Fire.’ The featured item, the Harley-Davidson Custom Grill, includes a set of tongs, a spatula and a fabric carrying bag. The grill and tools are made of heavy-duty steel for a long life and feature the distinctive Bar and Shield logo.