Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rossi expects great battle

Rossi expects great battleVery long time rest from news update, here a news from Moto GP. Enjoy it!

Ready to do battle with his young rival Jorge Lorenzo in Barcelona, having seen his talented team-mate beat him to pole position by less than 0.02s on home territory for the Spaniard, World Champion Valentino Rossi is excited about the prospect of a tough race at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Looking to continue his superb record at Montmel√≥ and put the pressure on fellow front row starters Lorenzo and Casey Stoner at the top of the standings this weekend, Rossi stated, “I’m so happy because we have worked well on the bike and from yesterday I feel good when I’m riding. It’s better than at other recent races.”

Reviewing qualifying he added, “This afternoon was a great practice, a great battle, and I was always fast. We made some modifications, improving step by step, but at the end I was just a little bit slower than Lorenzo. Anyway we were very close and I’m happy because I think it will be a great fight in the race.”

Asked whether he was confident of taking his first Barcelona win since 2006 Rossi responded, “It will be difficult because of the temperatures and difficult for the tyres but I think it will be good because we are competitive. We still need to make some small adjustments but we are fast here. The important thing is to get back on the pace, stay in front in the warm-up and have fun in the race. It will be a close battle but we know it is just one of 17 races. It is always great riding here in Barcelona, it gives you extra motivation.”

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Friday, May 8, 2009

2009 MotoGP Jerez Spain: The Doctor First Victory in 2009

Valentino Rossi First VictoryValentino Rossi beat host of Dani Pedrosa at the Jerez circuit on the MotoGP Spain, Sunday (2009/May/03). "The Doctor" also get its first victory in this season. Starting the race from fourth position, Rossi break Pedrosa hope to ascend the top podium in front of the supporting. Vale continued to lead from the start until mid-race, Pedrosa down position should start lap 17.

Since Rossi is unbearable and finish number one, and get the first victory in this season. In two previous series of Fiat Yamaha Team is only a runner up in Qatar and Japan. Meanwhile, Pedrosa, champion season in Jerez, must be satisfied in second place, followed by Casey Stoner in the ranking of three. In the meantime, Rossi grab top position from Jorge Lorenzo with 65 points. Lorenzo failed to complete their own race because of drop in the four-lap final.

With 123,340 spectators, Pedrosa and Stoner smoothly in its start. They take the pole position of the position held Lorenzo, at the first bend, when the race started. Rossi stalk in fourth place, followed by Randy de Puniet and Colin Edwards. This position does not change much until the first lap is completed. On the second lap Rossi successfully defeated Lorenzo is a fellow partner in the Fiat Yamaha Team, to take a three-position front. Not long after he, Stoner, Pedrosa and start the competition involved tight, in the forefront of the group.

Behind them is quite exciting race going on between De Puniet, Loris Capirossi and Edwards. Rossi continues to chase after the fifth lap Stoner able to pass. But it's not long, because the track straight towards a junction Stoner to counterattack to take place earlier. Duel Rossi and Stoner continue to occur, and in the sixth lap Rossi wins again. Behind them, Honda rider, Andrea Dovizioso make mistakes, fall to the sand track. Extent to the ongoing ordinary course race. Stoner on lap 14 Rossi started from behind, while the champion survived the wild hunt Pedrosa. The distance between them shall continue to move up, from one second to be more or less a second.

Jorge Lorenzo Bad LuckFrom lap 16 Pedrosa is in great pressure because Honda is so close to the Yamaha by Rossi. And the pressure that he can not afford a levee when the next lap, before a curve, Rossi Pedrosa took over the position from the right, and position are also changed. Rossi leads. Lap for the next lap, Pedrosa does not appear more competitive than Rossi. From there, victory for the show rider in Italy. Unlike the Rossi, Lorenzo unhappy experience. Go unopposed, he too sloping curve while in the curve. When tire grip disappears, that is one of Spain's motorcycle slip and drag it to Gravel.

Lorenzo able to rise up and assisted some of the climb back to his motorcycle. However, luck has not gone, because then he must go to the cockpit and failed to complete the race. He was annoyed and hit his front fairing. Anticlimax Lorenzo made the podium is always increased in the first two series: the number three in Qatar, the number one in Japan. De Puniet gain from the failure of Lorenzo and finish in fourth place, ahead of Marco Melandri and Edwards.

MotoGP Spain 2009 Results:
1. Valentino Rossi......... Yamaha......... 45 minutes 18.557 seconds
2. Dani Pedrosa......... Honda......... + 2.700
3. Casey Stoner......... Ducati......... + 10.507
4. Randy de Puniet......... Honda......... + 31.893
5. Marco Melandri......... Kawasaki......... + 33.128
6. Colin Edwards......... Yamaha......... + 34.128
7. Loris Capirossi......... Suzuki......... + 34.421
8. Andrea Dovizioso......... Honda......... + 34.625
9. Toni Elias......... Honda......... + 42.689
10. Chris Vermeulen......... Suzuki......... + 45.183
11. Sete Gibernau......... Ducati......... + 48.192
12. Yuki Takahashi......... Honda......... + 51.875
13. James Toseland......... Yamaha......... + 53.683
14. Alex de Angelis......... Honda......... + 53.941
15. Nicky Hayden......... Ducati......... +1 minutes 01.237
16. Niccolo Canepa......... Ducati......... +1 minutes 10.896

Unfinish:
Jorge Lorenzo......... Yamaha......... 23 lap
Mika Kallio......... Ducati......... lap 12

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Motorcycle Clutch Problems

motorcycle clutchBoth OEM and aftermarket motorcycle parts have their own sets of advantages and disadvantages. The former may be expensive compared to the latter however, buyers can be assured of its quality since they are equivalent to the parts that are already in the motorcycle when they are purchased. On the other hand, aftermarket motorcycle parts may be cheaper than the OEM parts. Moreover, they can be of equal or lesser quality than the latter.

Whatever motorcycle parts you choose, there is still that degree of caution and responsibility. Let us take motorcycle clutch as an example…

The usual problem with a motorcycle clutch is that it drags or slips. You may be driving confidently then suddenly surrounding circumstances tell your mind to hit the clutch but it won’t work because it slips? What do you think will result? This is pretty dangerous since it can spell a terrible crash, bump or worst loss of life.

motorcycle clutchTo preclude these things to happen, there are several things that we can do. First, you can drill holes in each friction plate. Might as well, clean and chamfer the holes and notches located at the edges of the steel plates. This way they will not slip without getting caught. Then, replace the rivets on inner clutch hub liner with nylatron. In order to do this, you have to remove the hub off the shaft and knock the rivets out. Clean up the surfaces. After cleaning, put the hub and basket on. Now you need not worry about your clutch because these things keep the clutch from dragging and slipping. It will allow its smooth and accurate release.

If you still have slip problems after assembly, before you crank the spring tension, you must take out the friction plates and examine whether there are shiny spots. Friction happens in these shiny spots. To eliminate them, use emery paper and sand off the spots then make the plate flat. When all plates are in good and uniform contact with each other you have a very good chance of running very light spring pressure without slip. Thus, it creates a nice easy shifting at your pleasure and safety!

Keep the clutch always in contact that fact alone can save your ride. Riding worry-free without any apprehensions makes your ride more exciting and fun!


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MotoGP World Championship Results

MotoGP Results
Pos. Rider Nation Team Points
1. Casey STONER........................ AUS................. Ducati Marlboro Team.......................... 90
2. Jorge LORENZO....................... SPA................. Fiat Yamaha Team............................... 86
3. Valentino ROSSI...................... ITA.................. Fiat Yamaha Team............................... 81
4. Dani PEDROSA...................... SPA................. Repsol Honda Team............................... 57
5. Andrea DOVIZIOSO................ ITA.................. Repsol Honda Team............................... 56
6. Marco MELANDRI................... ITA.................. Hayate Racing Team............................ 48
7. Colin EDWARDS..................... USA................. Monster Yamaha Tech 3....................... 45
8. Loris CAPIROSSI...................... ITA................. Rizla Suzuki MotoGP............................. 38
9. Chris VERMEULEN................. AUS................. Rizla Suzuki MotoGP............................. 37
10. Randy DE PUNIET.................. FRA................. LCR Honda MotoGP............................... 34
11. JAMES TOSELAND................. GBR................. Monster Yamaha Tech 3....................... 26
12. Toni ELIAS............................. SPA................. San Carlo Honda Gresini....................... 23
13. Alex DE ANGELIS................... RSM................. San Carlo Honda Gresini....................... 21
14. Mika KALLIO.......................... FIN.................. Pramac Racing.................................... 19
15. Nicky HAYDEN...................... USA................. Ducati Marlboro Team.......................... 13
16. Niccolo CANEPA..................... ITA.................. Pramac Racing.................................... 10
17. Sete GIBERNAU...................... SPA................. Grupo Francisco Hernando.................... 8
18. Yuki TAKAHASHI.................... JPN................. Scot Racing Team MotoGP.................... 8