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Randy Mamola Interview - Moto2 Needs Homologated Engines, Not Single Engines

Randy Mamola rides the Ducati X2 two-seater MotoGP bike at Laguna Seca, 2010 

Randy Mamola truly is a MotoGP legend. The American may never have won a championship, but the perennial runner up was always a huge favorite with both the fans and the media. To this day, Mamola is still a regular face in the paddock, the American riding the Ducati X2 two-seater for VIPs and guests, although budget cuts and the loss of the live broadcast rights meant that he is no longer the pit lane reporter for British Eurosport.

Mamola holds strong opinions about the sport of MotoGP, which regular expounds both in his column for US magazine Road Racer X and on the Alpinestars website. MotoMatters.com's Scott Jones caught up with Mamola at Laguna Seca, to get his take on the Moto2 class.

MotoMatters: Randy, now that we're half way through the 2010 season, what are your thoughts on Moto 2 and what might be done to improve it next year?

Scott Jones Shoots Laguna: More From Race And QP At The Dry Lake


A spectacular setting for a race, aided in no small part by money from Mazda


This Ducati will be wearing the same number in 2011


And this rider will have an old teammate next door to him again

Scott Jones Shoots Laguna: Saturday And Sunday At The Dry Lake


Broken leg and duff shoulder or not, Rossi was on it in the US


Andrea Dovizioso could not translate his front-row start into a top-three finish


Dreaming of a three-peat one day

Fog Threatens To Delay Sunday Morning Warm Up At Laguna Seca - Update

Fog at the Red Bull US GP at Laguna Seca, Sunday Morning

The customary marine mist has rolled in over the hills of the Monterey Peninsula, delaying the start of the action at Laguna Seca. Practice for the AMA classes has already been rescheduled, but no news yet as to whether this will effect the warm up for the MotoGP class. If the fog persists, it will render data from the morning warm up fairly meaningless.

The good news for race fans is that this is unlikely to impact on the race itself. Fog in Monterey is common, and is usually burned off fairly quickly by the morning sun. The MotoGP bikes should be ready to race by 2pm local time.

UPDATE

Bikes out on track as scheduled, in cold and still misty conditions, but the fog seems to be lifting.

Scott Jones Shoots Laguna: Saturday Photos, Part 2


Double vision


Casey Stoner shows how to muscle a Marlboro Ducati upright


Mist: what makes Laguna Seca so tricky in the morning

Scott Jones Shoots Laguna: Saturday Portraits


While Yamaha celebrated the fans, Rossi celebrated his entourage, with a special helmet with photos of his friends and crew


Nicky Hayden had pimped his faux-hawk with some fancy racing stripes


Yamaha? Ducati? Back to Honda maybe? Jerry Burgess ponders his future

Scott Jones Shoots Laguna: Thursday and Friday Photos, Part 2


Jorge Lorenzo groks the internet. So do the 500 people who posted their photos on his bike through the Fiat On The Web initiative


Out of the shadows rode a hero: Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Ben Spies


Dani Pedrosa lost out in the Repsol Honda battle, finishing behind Andrea Dovizioso on Friday

Scott Jones Shoots Laguna: Thursday and Friday Photos, Part 1


Back earlier than expected from a broken tibia, but The Corkscrew is tough on Rossi's shoulder and leg


The Corkscrew holds bad memories for Casey Stoner. Didn't stop him from being fastest on Friday though.


Laguna Seca is a tough track on rookies, with so much to learn. MotoGP veteran Loris Capirossi showed his Rizla Suzuki teammate Alvaro Bautista the fast way round.

The Last Of Scott Jones' Photos From Silverstone: Race Day


Road Rash, 2010 Style: 41 Moto2 bikes head through the first chicane


Let joy be unconfined: Texas gets it done for Tech 3


Marc Marquez runs through a lap of the track in his mind as he waits on the grid

Scott Jones Shoots Silverstone: The Other Face Of The Paddock


The color makes the name superfluous


Blow, baby, blow


One man, three teams: Jorge Martinez aka Aspar

Saturday, Silverstone, Scott Jones' Photo Bonanza


Yamaha still can't find anyone to ride Rossi's bike


Dirty Leathers: Andrea Dovizioso had a big off, and no time to clean his leathers on Saturday


Full marks for effort: Randy de Puniet is on a mission at Silverstone

Scott Jones Shoots Silverstone: Day 1 Photos


Jorge Lorenzo learned his way around Silverstone surprisingly quickly


Birthday Boy: Kenny Noyes celebrated his 31st birthday with a fogged up visor


For the first time in a while, Ben Spies turned up at a track with the same level of knowledge as his rivals. He ended day 1 in 5th

Monday Is Race Day - As Seen Through The Lens Of Scott Jones


Stunning. Spectacular. Inspiring. The scenery at Miller is always great, even when the racing isn't.


She's done. Or how a Pirelli slick meets its end.


A race in a race: the World Superbike field rushes headlong towards Turn 1

More Photographic Goodness: Scott Jones' Sunday Images From Miller


Michel Fabrizio was beaten by his teammate for the first ime in a long time in Superpole at Miller


Rough and tumble: the story of Troy Corser's Superpole


A suitable boy: Leon Camier has done extremely well on the Aprilia RSV4, despite dwarfing the bike

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