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Video: The Short, Hard Life Of A MotoGP Front Tire

You don’t see this camera angle very often, and it’s really informative about the stresses a front tire undergoes on a MotoGP bike. What we have here is a testing session with Danilo Petrucci riding his Pramac Racing Team Ducati at Jerez with a forward-facing camera mounted to the bike’s belly pan. While viewing a video that consists of just a single ...

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Kim Jane: V8 Utes title reward for hard work

Kim Jane Kim Jane says that a long-awaited V8 Ute Racing Series win is a reward for the effort which his small team has made this year. Jane finally broke through to take the title in his 15th season in V8 Utes, which wrapped up its 17th and final season in Newcastle before transforming into SuperUtes next year. The title ...

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Allgaier expects “clean but hard battle” for Xfinity championship

One year ago, JRM driver Elliott Sadler entered the NASCAR Xfinity Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a strong shot to win his first championship but he had to do so without the assistance of his crew chief, who had been suspended for a rules violation the week before.Sadler ended up finishing third in the race and second in ...

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Graham Jarvis Wins Hixpania Hard Enduro 2017

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Extreme Enduro Star Tops the Podium in Spain November 5, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider Graham Jarvis has claimed victory at the 2017 Hixpania Hard Enduro in northern Spain. Putting in one of his season’s best rides, Graham’s teammate Billy Bolt finished fourth overall. For the second edition ...

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Hard overtakes 'not breaking any rules – yet'

The hard overtaking moves that characterised a scintillating MotoGP race at Phillip fell within the limits of what is deemed acceptable, according to five leading premier class riders. At Thursday in Malaysia, Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso, Johann Zarco, Maverick Vinales and Cal Crutchlow gave their views on the frenetic race down under, which saw contact made on several occasions ...

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MotoGP Sepang: Rossi, Marquez no issue with hard passes

MotoGP front-runners Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez have got no issue with the sort of passes that were going on at the Phillip Island round so long as it is within the rules and no-one makes a ‘big mistake’ that could mean serious injury. Both men were involved in Australia which saw big moves come in from all angles courtesy ...

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Wolff calls for FIA to allow ‘hard racing’

Toto Wolff Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has called for the FIA to be more accommodating of “hard racing” in the wake of Max Verstappen’s controversial United States Grand Prix penalty. Verstappen was denied a podium when stewards issued a five-second penalty for shortcutting a corner in order to pass Kimi Raikkonen with two corners remaining. The call sparked widespread debate, ...

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Crutchlow: Hard moves, good fun

Cal Crutchlow finished 3.845s away from a repeat of last year’s Phillip Island MotoGP victory. Unfortunately for the LCR Honda rider, the ultra-close nature of the 2017 Australian round meant that wasn’t even enough for a podium, crossing the line in fifth place. But the Englishman was happy to have been able to start the race after a nasty highside ...

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Valentino Rossi: Fight hard, or go home

Phillip Island runner-up Valentino Rossi says the fairing-bashing on show in Australia is now ‘the game’ in MotoGP. The nine-time world champion clashed on track with eventual winner Marc Marquez, premier class rookie Johann Zarco and fellow Italian Andrea Iannone as a fierce battle raged for the rostrum places. Rossi admits that the level of contact in evidence on the ...

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Mercedes still working hard on updates for 2017 car

Mercedes Formula 1 technical chief James Allison says work is still ongoing to bring developments to the team’s 2017 W08 car despite being on the verge of winning both championships. Mercedes looks poised to clinch its fourth straight constructors’ title this weekend in the United States Grand Prix, while Lewis Hamilton enjoys a 59-point lead over Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel ...

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