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The 2014 MotoGP Testing Season is underway

2014 Marc Marquez SepangThe 2014 MotoGP testing season has kicked off in Sepang today with the Marq Marquez at the sharp end of the results today.   The defending champion seemed to find his form quickly while belting out continuos fast laps.   Marquez will be a hard fighter in the 2014 season if this is a sign of things to come.

2014 Valentino Rossi SepangJust behind Marc Marquez was none other than the Doctor Valentino Rossi.   Rossi seemed extremely happy with the progress Yamaha made with the M1 in the off season but was quick to point out that his target is still Marquez.

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Ducati

MotoGP: Will the Ducati get its Mojo back during the 2013 season?

DucatiA lot of speculation has been firing around the interweb since the unveiling of the Ducati Desmosedici GP13 this week at Wroom 2013 event in Italy.  Since Audi recently acquired Ducati last year the the rumour mill has been glowing red with possible outcomes for the 2013 season.  So let’s lay out the facts we do know.

  1. No one has been consistently successful on the Ducati except for Casey Stoner
  2. Marco Melandri, Nicky Hayden, and Valentino Rossi have all struggled with the unfriendly Ducati
  3. The Ducati handles great in wet conditions but not in the dry
  4. Not even the great Valentino Rossi could ride the Ducati like Casey Stoner.

So now that Audi has bought one of the most recogonizeable motorcycle brands in the world we expect big changes right?  Uh no. The new General Manager of Ducati Corse, Bernhard Gobmeier said

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The Grudge between Rossi vs Stoner continues

rossi-stoner-clashThe Rossi vs Stoner grudge continues even into retirement for Casey Stoner.  We thought we heard the last from Casey Stoner when he signed off from MotoGP after the last race of the 2012 season.

Well it appears Stoner couldn’t resist a jab Rossi through during an interview with Dainese about Rossi’s hunger for Victory.  Rossi said “Stoner started to hate me just because he lost. After that, he always seemed to talk about the past, this race, because he wasn’t man enough to understand that at that time, he lost!”

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Valentino Rossi Supermoto

Valentino Rossi Racing at the Sic Supermoto Day – Video

Valentino Rossi SupermotoValentino Rossi was riding a Supermoto during the first practice round of the Marco Simoncelli memorial Supermoto race in Italy.  Now that Valentino Rossi has joined forces with Yamaha he needs gets all the cool Yamaha’s to fill his garage with including a Supermoto version.

The Sic Supermoto Day 2012 is in honor of the late Marco Simoncelli which was Rossi’s best friend.  But it will not be all friendly as Rossi’s bitter rival Max Biaggi will also be racing at the event.  We can only expect a little bit of “friendly” competition between the archrivals.

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IL Nosta Sic Book #1

Il nostro Sic – Marco Simoncelli

It has been almost a year since the tragic death of young Marco Simoncelli, Honda’s rider on his way to the top. His death struck heavily on the entire racing world, but especially his close friend and a racing legend Valentino Rossi.

In memory of their beloved son, Marco’s parents Paolo and Rossella have completed a book called Il nostro Sic or Our Sic, translated into English. It’s a document of Marco’s life made by the two people that made it all happen for Marco, the two people that Marco’s life and death touched the most. The biggest fan of the late young racer, Valentino Rossi, who commented the upcoming release of the book on his twitter, says he appreciates Marco’s parents letting him help on the book too. The book is to be rich with photographs and documents of Marco Simoncelli’s life and will be available in bookstores this September. Unfortunately, only in Italian for the time being.

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