Random motorcycle news

Current motorcycle racing related news, information and discussion.

Moderator: Andy

Post Reply
User avatar
MonteCristo
FMB Representative
FMB Representative
Posts: 3946
Joined: 3 years ago
Favourite Motorsport: Openwheel
Favourite Racing Car: Tyrrell P34/Protos
Favourite Driver: JV
Favourite Circuit: Road America
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: Random motorcycle news

Post by MonteCristo » 4 months ago

Latest post of the previous page:

That's fantastic!
Danny Ric in F1! Catch the fever!

Vettel Hate Club. Life membership.

2012 GTP Non-Championship Champion | 2012 Guess the Kai-Star Half Marathon Time Champion | 2018 GTP Champion

User avatar
Andy
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4071
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: first allow french letters
Favourite Motorsport: Motorcycles 'real' road racing
Favourite Racing Car: Bike ;) - Yamaha YZR 500
Favourite Driver: Stefan Bellof
Favourite Circuit: Isle of Man - Mountain Course
Car(s) Currently Owned: M'cycle ;) - Yamaha FZS 600
Location: Under a rock somewhere in Germany

Post by Andy » 4 months ago

:haha:
If you are not willing to risk the unusual,you will have to settle for the ordinary-Jim Rohn

User avatar
John
Supreme Member
Supreme Member
Posts: 5461
Joined: 3 years ago
Real Name: Jo
Car(s) Currently Owned: Volvo V60 -17, Toyota iQ -09
Location: Insert Swedish countryball here

Post by John » 4 months ago

kals wrote:
4 months ago
That's how you do it, Fenati! :haha:
2018 GTP Accuracy champion.

This space available for rent. Inquire within.

mattia2
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 457
Joined: 2 years ago

Post by mattia2 » 4 months ago

https://www.cuatro.com/deportes/marcos- ... oye-6UxguM That's so sad. He was hit by another rider between turn 2 and 3....

User avatar
kals
Forum Administrator
Forum Administrator
Posts: 27825
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: Kieran
Favourite Motorsport: F1..BTCC..MotoGP
Favourite Racing Car: Benetton B189
Favourite Circuit: Donington Park
Location: New Jersey

Post by kals » 4 months ago

Full video including a reverse angle


User avatar
hollie3sa
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 1873
Joined: 4 years ago

Post by hollie3sa » 1 month ago

Ex-WSB star Anthony Gobert beaten so badly ‘he couldn’t be identified’
Anthony "Go Show" Gobert beaten so badly in his home doctors didn't know who he was...

FORMER World Superbike Championship star Anthony Gobert is recovering after being involved in an altercation in which he was left so badly beaten doctors couldn’t identify him.

According to MoreBikes, ‘Go Show’ was badly beaten by intruders in his house with baseball bats, who had identified him in a restaurant earlier and followed him home.

The attack, which took place earlier this month, was so severe Gobert could not be identified by doctors until he was able to talk and inform them of his name and details.

A statement release by Anthony’s brother, Aaron was also reported by Road Racing World giving more details: “The Go Show wasn’t heard from in weeks. Turned out some drunk said, ‘Are you the Go Show?’ while he was out eating. He said, ‘Yes but I’m eating.’ Then they came back more drunk and one started a fight; he TKO’D that guy.

“But then his drunk friends followed him home. That night they came back in a group, kicked in his door and bashed him with bats, to almost death and put him in ICU. (He) was in such a bad way they didn’t know who he was.

“Then when he could talk they googled him and made contact with us. He’s in a bad way and will live. All on the Gold Coast of Australia. That’s the story. Followed home and bashed by a group with bats after kicking in his door. More on his health to come.”

The Australian, who enjoyed race-winning success in World Superbikes during an on and off career that spanned from 1994 to 2006, Gobert was considered one of Superbike racing’s most talented, yet volatile competitors.

Headlines of victories against established rivals from a young age – which briefly secured him a factory Kawasaki deal and a shot at 500ccs with Suzuki – gave way stories of failed drugs tests, addiction and court battles, making the ‘Wild Child’ one of the sport’s most elusive characters. We only hope he will bounce back from this latest vicious episode.
https://www.visordown.com/news/general/ ... d%E2%80%99

User avatar
Andy
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4071
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: first allow french letters
Favourite Motorsport: Motorcycles 'real' road racing
Favourite Racing Car: Bike ;) - Yamaha YZR 500
Favourite Driver: Stefan Bellof
Favourite Circuit: Isle of Man - Mountain Course
Car(s) Currently Owned: M'cycle ;) - Yamaha FZS 600
Location: Under a rock somewhere in Germany

Post by Andy » 3 weeks ago

I was at Oschersleben last weekend with the Alpe Adria Cup and the FIM Sidecar World Championship on the cards.

The sidecar world championship saw two tight knit races. The sprint race was one by Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes from the Birchall brothers and Päivärinta/Verävainen while the Gold Race was won by the Birchalls from Reeves/Wilkes and Päivärinta/Verävainen again completing the podium.
I'm not too deep into the Alpe Adria Cup but it was great racing, also in both its entry level classes the AAC600 and AAC1000.

Another great weekend with a bunch of good shots :D


ImageImageImageImage

ImageImageImageImageImage
If you are not willing to risk the unusual,you will have to settle for the ordinary-Jim Rohn

User avatar
PTRACER
Forum Administrator
Forum Administrator
Posts: 36632
Joined: 15 years ago
Real Name: Paul
Favourite Motorsport: Formula 1
Favourite Racing Car: Lotus 49
Favourite Driver: Gilles Villeneuve, James Hunt
Favourite Circuit: Nordschleife
Location: U.K.
Contact:

Post by PTRACER » 3 weeks ago

Nice pics @Andy. Always thought sidecar passengers are the bravest men in motorsport, the guy in the top right photo is practically sniffing the tarmac!
King of the Race Track, Destroyer of Tyres, Breaker of Lap Records

User avatar
Andy
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4071
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: first allow french letters
Favourite Motorsport: Motorcycles 'real' road racing
Favourite Racing Car: Bike ;) - Yamaha YZR 500
Favourite Driver: Stefan Bellof
Favourite Circuit: Isle of Man - Mountain Course
Car(s) Currently Owned: M'cycle ;) - Yamaha FZS 600
Location: Under a rock somewhere in Germany

Post by Andy » 3 weeks ago

PTRACER wrote:
3 weeks ago
Nice pics @Andy. Always thought sidecar passengers are the bravest men in motorsport, the guy in the top right photo is practically sniffing the tarmac!
Thanks, I'm glad you like them :)
The guy in top right would be Tom Birchall. I've also got some pics where the passengers bum is scratching over the tarmac but yeah this is as tough as it can get. I remember my mate Mark Saunders telling me at TT that he never recognised that he lost his passenger at Rhencullen and only became aware of it at Ramsey, some 5miles later approx. ... It's definately a tough life for a passenger
If you are not willing to risk the unusual,you will have to settle for the ordinary-Jim Rohn

User avatar
Andy
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4071
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: first allow french letters
Favourite Motorsport: Motorcycles 'real' road racing
Favourite Racing Car: Bike ;) - Yamaha YZR 500
Favourite Driver: Stefan Bellof
Favourite Circuit: Isle of Man - Mountain Course
Car(s) Currently Owned: M'cycle ;) - Yamaha FZS 600
Location: Under a rock somewhere in Germany

Post by Andy » 2 weeks ago

I've had a cracking weekend at the Schleizer Dreieck. Some early pics below

ImageImageImage
IDM Superbike #1 Ilya Mikhalchik, #32 Marc Moser, #19 Julian Puffe, #55 Pepijn Bijsterbosch, #31 Sarah Heide, #53 Alessandro Polita

ImageImageImage
IDM Sidecar #12 John Smits/Gunther Verbruggen, #3 Marcus Schlosser/Marcel Fries, #11 Peter Kimeswenger/Jens Lehnertz, #72 Scott Lawrie/James Connell

In other news, I managed a new record on my Fazer on the return. The second stint from the mandatory fuel stop saw a cracking 144.5 km/h average over 217 km, resulting in a 1h 35min drive ! And it never was dangerous or had moments while being packed up, just being in the flow

Image
If you are not willing to risk the unusual,you will have to settle for the ordinary-Jim Rohn

User avatar
Everso Biggyballies
Ultimate Member
Ultimate Member
Posts: 25687
Joined: 13 years ago
Real Name: Chris
Favourite Motorsport: Anything that goes left and right.
Favourite Racing Car: Too Many to mention
Favourite Driver: Raikkonen, Lauda, Clark etc
Favourite Circuit: Nordschleife, Spa, Mt Panorama.
Car(s) Currently Owned: BMW 330C M Sport Coupe
Location: 8 kms from Albert Park, Melbourne.

Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 weeks ago

Andy wrote:
2 weeks ago


In other news, I managed a new record on my Fazer on the return. The second stint from the mandatory fuel stop saw a cracking 144.5 km/h average over 217 km, resulting in a 1h 35min drive ! And it never was dangerous or had moments while being packed up, just being in the flow

Image
Sounds like fun!

Great pics as usual. :thumbsup:

*My woman cant wrestle. But you should see her box!*


*I married Miss Right. Just didn't know her first name was Always

User avatar
Andy
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4071
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: first allow french letters
Favourite Motorsport: Motorcycles 'real' road racing
Favourite Racing Car: Bike ;) - Yamaha YZR 500
Favourite Driver: Stefan Bellof
Favourite Circuit: Isle of Man - Mountain Course
Car(s) Currently Owned: M'cycle ;) - Yamaha FZS 600
Location: Under a rock somewhere in Germany

Post by Andy » 2 weeks ago

Image
Race 1 early at Buchhübel one.
#90 Andres Nussbaum/Manuel Hirschi are leading the pack from #12 John Smits/Gunter Verbrugge, #77 Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes and #66 Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard
Reeves/Wilkes would walk on to a double in the 600s while Roscher/Burkard had quite some work in the 1000s
If you are not willing to risk the unusual,you will have to settle for the ordinary-Jim Rohn

User avatar
erwin greven
Ultimate Member
Ultimate Member
Posts: 14947
Joined: 14 years ago
Real Name: Erwin Greven
Favourite Motorsport: Endurance Racing
Favourite Racing Car: Lancia Delta 038 S4 Group B
Favourite Driver: Ronnie Peterson
Favourite Circuit: Nuerburgring Nordschleife
Car(s) Currently Owned: Renault Clio 1.2 2003
Location: Stadskanaal, Groningen
Contact:

Post by erwin greven » 2 weeks ago

Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
DJ at www.metalmessiahradio.com *** Every Tuesday 1pm - 4pm EST.

User avatar
Everso Biggyballies
Ultimate Member
Ultimate Member
Posts: 25687
Joined: 13 years ago
Real Name: Chris
Favourite Motorsport: Anything that goes left and right.
Favourite Racing Car: Too Many to mention
Favourite Driver: Raikkonen, Lauda, Clark etc
Favourite Circuit: Nordschleife, Spa, Mt Panorama.
Car(s) Currently Owned: BMW 330C M Sport Coupe
Location: 8 kms from Albert Park, Melbourne.

Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 weeks ago

:omg: :jaw:

*My woman cant wrestle. But you should see her box!*


*I married Miss Right. Just didn't know her first name was Always

Post Reply