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reinmacre

April 16, 2014 4:09 PM

MotoGP » Wayne Rainey - Q&A


I had the pleasure of watching Rainey, Lawson, Schwantz, Gardner, Biaggi and the rest each year at Laguna. Fantastic battles, the smell of two strokes in the air. You could walk right up to any of these guys, shake their hand, take a picture, whatever. Today's bike's are technologically impressive with their "control" for everything but the electronics have negated the number one element of skill, throttle control. Two stroke 195hp 500's. Every bit as impressive as today's space ships.

reinmacre

April 11, 2014 2:11 AM

MotoGP » Ben Spies: There’s one kid who could cut it…


Spies makes some very valid points. First, Cameron Beaubier is definitely ready for the world stage. The kid has that "it factor" and has the chops to make the next move. Secondly, the AMA's decline began when the economy cratered here in '07. I know the Spanish economy has suffered as well but motorsports, particularly motorcycle racing, is much more of a mainstream sport in Spain. Unfortunately in the ginormous country known as the USA, motorsports and more specifically motorcycle racing are a fringe or niche sport. Not to say there isn't a huge participating motorcycle population, just not the type to drive the mighty dollar, er, television ratings. AMA Supercross gets the coverage and ratings, that's about it. Quite a bummer for us gearheads here in the US.

reinmacre

April 11, 2014 7:52 AM

WSBK » Kawasaki’s Sykes eager to do Aragon justice


Sykes will be fine. He has to be looked at as the favorite to win the championship. The way he dominated the latter stages of last years series shows that dude has the stones and focus to close. After all, a half a point away from being two time defending champion. The great thing about WSBK is there are twice the points and opportunities to bag. Guy's like Sykes or Laverty can have an engine go kaboom and still pile on the results and stay in the thick of things.

reinmacre

April 09, 2014 7:37 AM

WSBK » Laverty: Aragon will be the real test


Sure, the flowing high speed nature of P.I. may have played to the strengths of the GSXR 1000 but it's not like Aragon is a stop and go venue. Besides, that Suzuki may be a little long in the tooth but it's still formidable as heck. Laverty, Lowes and the Voltcom team are legit. I expect these guys to be dicing it up at or near the front. WSBK and MotoGP this weekend. Life is good.


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