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Scott Jones On Wednesday: Indy People

Subject: scuff marks on a leathers, and how to avoid them

Jorge "Aspar" Martinez has an uncanny ability to persuade people to give him money to go racing

Scott Jones On Wednesday: Moto2 At Indy

Bradley Smith is rapidly becoming one of the few consistently fast Moto2 riders

Whatever he'd been missing, Scott Redding found it at Indy

Scott Jones At IMS: Race Day Photos From Indy

Colin Edwards showed he still has it at Indy

On a roll. And no "Rolling Stoner" puns please.

Scott Jones At IMS: Saturday Photos From Indy

After his podium at Brno, Indy has not been kind to Marco Simoncelli

The tale of qualifying: An early crash wrecked any chance of a good grid slot for Valentino Rossi

Scott Jones At IMS: Friday Photos From Indy

Ben Spies loves Indy: The Texan was fast on Friday

Being smooth is the key to going fast on an 800. Right Casey?

Scott Jones On Wednesday: Last Year At Indy

Indy: spiritual home of motorsports

His win at Indianapolis marked the point when Dani Pedrosa started to chase Lorenzo down in the championship

Scott Jones On Wednesday: Reasons The Indy Mile Should Be On Your Bucket List

There is nothing quite like standing at Turn 1 at a Mile

Rolling Thunder: 100mph + down the back straight on a 1950s pushrod twin

Memories that never die: Watching King Kenny howl round the Indy Mile on the TZ 750 two stroke

Scott Jones On Wednesday, On Thursday - Helmets

Toy boy

The Kangaroo Kid

The Trouble With The Ducati Desmosedici: An Exhaustive Analysis

Valentino Rossi's move to Ducati was a match made in marketing heaven, the combined selling power of the world's most famous motorcycle racer and the world's most iconic motorcycle brand would surely prove to be a veritable sales steamroller. Casey Stoner had already proven that the bike was capable of winning races - though it clearly had a problem with the front end - and with a seven-time MotoGP champion and the crew that helped him win those titles, success would be quick to come.

If sales of merchandise are anything to go by, then the move was definitely a success, MotoGP circuits coloring red as Rossi fans stocked up on Ducati gear, the red still tinged with Rossi's traditional yellow. But a look at the results sheets tells a different story altogether. Though the Italian is 5th in the championship standings (and just 2 points off 4th), Rossi has consistently crossed the finish line between 25 and 30 seconds after the winner took the checkered flag. So far, Rossi has taken just a single podium - arguably gifted to him, with Dani Pedrosa being taken out by Marco Simoncelli, and then Simoncelli being punished with a ride-through - and has found himself in the battle for 5th or 6th. By any measure, Rossi's move to Ducati must be counted a disaster, the combination a massive disappointment to fans, followers and even fellow riders.

Scott Jones On Wednesday, The Bowdlerized Version: Tech Beauty

Especially for those of you caught behind corporate internet filters, a repeat of the same photos posted earlier today, only without the word which sets the alarm bells ringing in the IT department:

Scott Jones On Wednesday: Tech Porn

Laying rubber on tarmac: top spec Ohlins helps

DOHC, Desmodromic style

Scott Jones On Wednesday: NorCal Black & White

Tough cookie: Dani Pedrosa

Scott Jones At Home: The Laguna Seca Race In Pictures

Lorenzo got off the line early, while Rossi takes the outside line into Turn 1

The tale of the season? Lorenzo leads, chased down by a horde of hungry Hondas

Scott Jones At Home: Saturday Photos From Laguna Seca

#58 - the people's favorite

Keep the faith, Nicky

Scott Jones At Home: Friday Photos From Laguna Seca

Welcome to the Dry Lake

Win it or bin it: Spies really wants it at Laguna Seca

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