Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced its acquisition of swissauto Powersports. Based in Burgdorf, Switzerland, swissauto has expertise in designing and developing high-performance and high-efficiency engines and innovative vehicles. The acquisition will further strengthen Polaris’ global engine and vehicle design capability while also enhancing the company’s European presence.
Valentino Rossi recently took time to reflect on his 2009 MotoGP Championship with Yamaha. Rossi discussed his season-long battle with rival and teammate Jorge Lorenzo, his competitive spirit, his ninth MotoGP Championships, and his relationship with Yamaha.
Valentino Rossi Speaks… Season Long Battle with Jorge Lorenzo
To everyone who have supported me,
I send this news on a short notice, but I have decided to retire from racing at the end of this season.
I’ve concentrated on treatment after breaking my collarbone during Round 3 in Spain and straining my neck in Round 11 in Germany, but by missing a few races, I’ve been a burden to my team as well as to others involved.
If feel that as a professional rider, it’s time to stop racing if I’m not in a perfect condition to do so.
I’ve given this a lot of thought the past few weeks, and I’ve come to this decision through my own will.
Following the success of the TTXGP race held on the Isle of Man on June 12, the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) has decided to create a FIM Series for electric bikes in 2010. This new FIM Series will be run inside the Road Racing Grand Prix Commission, a great and innovative project led by Mr Azhar Hussain a UK Entrepreneur founder of the TTXGP.
This will be the 18th successive year that the Circuit de Catalunya has been used since it was first included in the World Championships in 1992.
Below are some significant facts and figures from the previous seventeen events:
>> Only four venues have a longer current sequence of hosting Grand Prix events: Jerez, Mugello, Donington