2014 Misano MotoGP Press Conference Following a two-week break after Silverstone MotoGP, the 2014 championship..
2013 Misano MotoGP Pre-Race Press Conference The traditional pre-race MotoGP press conference got underway Thursday..
Just a few days after unusually wintery conditions at Miller Motorsports Park in the USA, the World Superbike teams and riders are heading for the warmer and hopefully sunnier climes of Italy’s Adriatic Riviera for the sixth of the 13 rounds in this year’s calendar at Misano, San Marino.
With 13 turns, a tricky uphill chicane and a long straight (0.613 of mile) where the prototypes reach 200 mph and then have to brake for a 70 mph-turn 1, the technical Estoril layout continually challenges the MotoGP grid.
And the 2011 Portuguese Grand Prix was no different.
GP Cinzano di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini – Sunday 6 September
• Valentino Rossi starts from pole for the sixth time this year – the most poles he has had in a single season since joining Yamaha. This is Rossi’s first ever GP pole at the Misano circuit. He has had three wins from his previous five poles in 2009, at Assen, Sachsenring and Brno.
• This is the tenth pole of the year for Yamaha, equalling their best ever haul of premier-class poles in a single season – achieved in both 1978 and 1988.
Fiat Yamaha’s reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi began his quest to repeat his 2008 Misano victory with Friday’s fastest practice time at the Gran Premio Cinzano di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, ahead of his young Spanish team-mate Jorge Lorenzo.
MV Agusta today announced that Design Chief Massimo Tamburini will retire from the company, effective Dec. 31, 2008. Tamburini has been with Cagiva since early 1985 and has headed up MV Agusta’s engineering and design center, Centro Ricerche Cagiva, in San Marino for over 13 years, where he and the staff designed what are widely regarded as world-class, premium, high-performance sport motorcycles, including the legendary F4.
Mr. Tamburini Speaks…
Motorcycle MV Amore
Motorcycles are visceral things. They ignite the same kind of irrational passions that fuel amorous feelings between two people. They fill the devout enthusiasts with irrepressible euphoria, inspiring them to almost ridiculous impulsiveness. How fitting that Italy, a country renowned for its amoré—almost an official national treasure—would also be the romantic epicenter of motorcycling, producing some of the world’s most alluring examples of two-wheel lust.