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MotoGP: Marc Marquez Undergoes Second Surgery On Broken Arm

RoadRacing World - Mon, 2020-08-03 23:04
Marc Marquez undergoes second surgery Marc Marquez underwent a second operation today, Monday August 3, after the titanium plate used to fix his right humerus was found to have suffered damage due to stress accumulation. Dr Xavier Mir and his team at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus successfully replaced the titanium plate and Marc Marquez will now stay in hospital for 48 hours before being discharged.   Dr. Xavier Mir Hospital Universitari Dexeus “Marc Marquez underwent surgery 13 days ago and today he returned to the operating room. The first operation was successful, what was not expected was that the plate was insufficient. An accumulation of stress in the operated area has caused the plate to suffer some damage, so today the titanium plate has been removed and replaced by a new fixation. The rider has not felt pain during this period. He has always followed the medical advice given and the feeling from his body. Unfortunately, an over stress has caused this issue. Now we have to wait 48 hours to understand the recovery time.”

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American Flat Track Racing At Indy Mile During Indy 500 Weekend

RoadRacing World - Mon, 2020-08-03 22:50
AFT Returns to Legendary Indy Mile During Indianapolis 500 Weekend Indy Mile doubleheader to run Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22.  DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 3, 2020) – On the heels of its long-awaited season opener, American Flat Track makes the exciting announcement of its return to the legendary Indy Mile at The Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center for a doubleheader event on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22 – the same weekend as one of the most anticipated events in all of motorsports: The Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For the avid racing enthusiast, the opportunity to witness America’s Original Extreme Sport race back-to-back just before the legendary Indy 500 presents an unprecedented opportunity for fans to enjoy a supreme weekend of American motorsports. AFT officials continue to collaborate with public health experts to develop this comprehensive plan in accordance with all federal, state and local requirements. All race-day procedures have been thoroughly reviewed and will continue to be examined and updated to follow specific guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local authorities. At all American Flat Track events new guidelines and protocols will include: Reduction in ticket availability to conform with state and local guidelines for sporting events Reserved seating areas to include buffer zones to provide ample space between fans Everyone (including fans, competitors, staff, etc.) on-property will undergo a medical screening prior to admittance into the facility Fans entering the venue will be required to wear facial coverings. Masks will be provided at no charge. Enhanced sanitation and disinfection protocols with frequent cleaning throughout the facility Enhancements to mobile ticketing and elimination of printed tickets Regular medical screening of staff and competitors As an additional precaution, there will be no public access to the paddock area and AFT officials have suspended Fan Walk, rider autograph sessions and paddock upgrades for the remainder of the season. Event-specific health & safety procedures will be updated to meet or exceed state and local requirements as they are updated over the coming months. In most recent memory, Brad “The Bullet” Baker scored a commanding victory at this lauded venue aboard his Harley-Davidson XR750 in 2015. Plans to resurface the racetrack had seen this historic venue fall off of AFT’s schedule, but upon learning that the track’s original surface remains intact, AFT officials seized the opportunity to bring this fan and rider favorite back into the fold. “We are very excited to be returning to race at the famous Indy Mile,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “AFT fans have a real soft spot for this historic venue that evokes fond memories of Kenny Roberts and the Yamaha TZ750 and many, many fast and fierce races since. To be able to race during the weekend of the Indy 500 represents a real bonus, as we will be able to showcase our sport to a whole new audience in addition to AFT’s loyal Midwest fanbase.” A staple within the memories of flat track historians, the Indy Mile was a part of the inaugural Grand National Championship season in 1954 and has been won by many legends of the sport. Names like Chris Carr, Scott Parker, Jay Springsteen, Bubba Shobert, Ricky Graham and Kenny Roberts are all etched into the list of victors at The Indiana State Fairgrounds. The event also brings the return of Mile racing for the AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys class. Shayna Texter is the only active AFT Singles rider with a win at the facility. In the AFT SuperTwins presented by Vance & Hines class, Bryan Smith and Sammy Halbert are the only two active riders with premier class wins at Indy while JD Beach and Jarod Vanderkooi each have wins to their credit in the AFT Singles class. In the wake of the mandatory Lima Half-Mile cancellation and last-minute track reconfiguration of the Laconia Short Track, AFT is thrilled to be able to add the Indy Mile I and Indy Mile II to its schedule in its effort to provide its fans with a full season of American Flat Track racing. The updated 2020 American Flat Track schedule follows: 1. July 17: Volusia Half-Mile I – Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL 2. July 18: Volusia Half-Mile II – Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL 3. August 21: Indy Mile I – Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN 4. August 22: Indy Mile II – Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN 5. September 5: Springfield Mile I – Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL 6. September 6: Springfield Mile II – Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL 7. September 11: Williams Grove Half-Mile I – Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA 8. September 12: Williams Grove Half-Mile II – Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA 9. September 25: Dallas Half-Mile I – Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Dallas, TX 10. September 26: Dallas Half-Mile II – Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Dallas, TX 11. October 2: Atlanta Short Track I – Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA 12. October 3: Atlanta Short Track II – Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA 13. October 9: Charlotte Half-Mile I – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC 14. October 10: Charlotte Half-Mile II – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC 15. October 15: AFT Season Finale I – TBA, Daytona Beach, FL 16. October 16: AFT Season Finale II – TBA, Daytona Beach, FL Tickets for AFT’s return to the historic Indy Mile for its first doubleheader event on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22 will be available for purchase in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to www.americanflattrack.com and AFT’s social media channels for ticketing news and the latest updates on AFT’s upcoming 2020 season.

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Il fallimento Honda: non ha saputo salvare il soldato Marquez

Marc non ha sbagliato nulla, ha semplicemente fatto il pilota, ma i manager di HRC non sono intervenuti e ora hanno abbattuto la loro colonna portante

Marc Marquez Under Goes Second Arm Surgery – Will Stay in Hospital for 48hrs

Asphalt And Rubber - Mon, 2020-08-03 20:32
Marc Marquez has undergone a second surgery to his broken humerus bone. The post Marc Marquez Under Goes Second Arm Surgery – Will Stay in Hospital for 48hrs appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Marquez Shock: operato per sostituire la placca in titanio. Salta Brno?

Una seconda operazione si è resa necessaria per i danni causati dall'eccessivo stress a cui era stata sottoposta la prima placca. I tempi di recupero non sono noti e Marquez potrebbe non essere in pista in Repubblica Ceca

“Building the Blade” – Episode 1

Asphalt And Rubber - Mon, 2020-08-03 19:13
Ahead of the start to the 2020 British Superbike Championship, Honda has started a new web series showcasing how its BSB-spec CBR1000RR-R SP came together. It’s very interesting. The post “Building the Blade” – Episode 1 appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.

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Mercato moto: luglio +25,7% e Benelli TRK 502 sempre più in alto in classifica

Dopo la reazione di giugno continua il  momento positivo, che porta ad un recupero parziale di quanto si era lasciato sul campo. Il saldo dei primi 7 mesi del 2020 è di -14,63%. Intanto la TRK è di nuovo la moto più venduta del mese e nel  2020 supera la Africa Twin e punta alla vetta della R 1250 GS 

Guidotti: "Pronti a perdere Bagnaia se Ducati chiama. Marini? È maturo"

"Potrebbe accadere se la trattativa con Dovizioso non andasse in porto". Poi scherza: "Un altro sostituto? Stoner perfetto per un campionato a porte chiuse!"

Jerez: il dietro le quinte tra lunch box, caldo, tende e mascherine

Oltre 1600 pasti confezionati, 140 kg di pollo, un weekend no stop per chi ha dovuto sfamare il paddock della Superbike e correre più di Redding e Rea

Prova Vespa Sprint 125 Racing Sixties: stile unico, sapore anni ‘60

LA PROVA – Racing Sixties è una serie speciale ispirata al mondo racing nella sua estetica più classica ed evocativa, dedicata a Vespa Sprint e GTS Super. Abbiamo provata la “scocca piccola"

Superbike Portimao: gli orari in tv su Sky Sport Arena e TV8

Cambia la programmazione televisiva questo weekend in vista del round del Portogallo, a causa della concomitanza con la MotoGP a Brno

Video prova Swift Sport Hybrid: l’ibrida che debutta nei Rally cat. R1

La Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid R1 rappresenta la prima auto ibrida nel mondo del rally. Una vettura derivata dalle versione stradale Suzuki Swift, che abbiamo avuto l’occasione di provare nelle varianti Hybrid e Sport Hybrid

Jarvis: "Cerco il sostituto di Rossi dal 2005 e forse l'ho trovato"

"Valentino è unico, ha saputo coniugare un grande talento con la passione per i motori e il divertimento. Quartararo e Vinales potranno essere i suoi successori in pista"

MotoGP: Red Bull KTM Tech3 Previews Grand Prix Ceske Republiky

RoadRacing World - Mon, 2020-08-03 09:53
Red Bull KTM Tech3 primed for Czech-Austrian triple header   Just a few nights after an exciting and dramatic first back-to-back round of 2020, the Red Bull KTM Tech3 pair of Miguel Oliveira and Iker Lecuona is pumped to strike back this weekend at the Automotodrom Brno. However, the Grand Prix Ceske Republiky is the first of three races in a row ahead of a double-competition at the popular Red Bull Ring in Austria, kicking off the action at 9:55 local time on Friday as usual with Free Practice one. While Oliveira delivered his best Qualifying performance with a top 5 during the second round of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship, the Portuguese star was starved of a chance to convert this fantastic original position into a race result. Simultaneously, MotoGP rookie Lecuona stepped up the game from the Spanish to the Andalusian GP with qualifying three positions further in front, but didn’t see the chequered flag. Both Red Bull KTM Tech3 riders are simmering the third race weekend now with excitement in order to retaliate. Miguel Oliveira “I’m obviously very excited to come back to racing in such a short time. After the result we got the second last weekend, I feel like it’s redemption time and I’m just very looking forward to ride in Brno, which is a track that I like. Last year, I had great feelings there, we scored points in the race. I feel like it’s a good track for us and it’s also great three rounds we’ll have back-to-back, that I think going to suit our bike. I’m just really keen to start with a good result in Brno and give the team, what we should got the Sunday before.” Iker Lecuona “I know that I need to focus a lot on myself for Brno in order to enjoy riding the bike even more and also the work within our team. First of all, of course I need to finish the race this time, which is super important, but at the same time, I also have to continue to work hard and to learn. During the two weeks in Jerez, I already improved a lot, so I hope I can build on my performance there and follow up on our good way to progress further.”       Hervé Poncharal Team Manager “After the disappointment of the Gran Premio Red Bull de Andalucía, where we didn’t score any points with our two riders, it’s really good to know, we have three races coming very soon. Clearly, the setback in Spain was huge. The expectation after Miguel’s weekend and superb Qualifying performance was very high and to give up without fighting is a tough thing to swallow. The positive point is, we saw that the four KTM RC16 were very competitive, not only Miguel’s Qualifying was outstanding, but also the few laps Brad Binder did in the race showed the great level of our machine. We just hope we can duplicate the same performance in Czech Republic and Austria in order to confirm the potential of rider and machine. Last year, Brno was the last time we were riding the 2019 spec machine, we got the evolution one from the following round, so it’s difficult to have a real base to make any prognostics, but Miguel was quite fast and happy with the behavior of his bike at this track, so I believe we have a realistic possibility to be strong there. The atmosphere and the feeling inside the KTM MotoGP department is very positive. Anyway, we try to put Miguel’s and Iker’s Spanish DNF behind us and carry on scoring important points in the championship. Our two riders are in good shape, feel great and just can’t wait to be back on track. The Red Bull KTM Tech3 team is definitely ready for the next three races and eager to start Friday’s FP1!”   History The world’s most famous riders have taken part in GP events in Brno since 1930, where up until 1982 they would race through the villages and western parts of the city on a road track named after the first Czechoslovak President – T.G. Masaryk. A new circuit was built during the 1980s with the aim of attracting Formula 1 to Czechoslovakia, and in 1987 it played host to the FIM Czech Grand Prix. Popular with both fans and riders, the new circuit is built in a natural bowl which is banked in places to offer spectators an excellent view. Brno constantly changes in elevation as it sweeps across forested hillsides and its fast undulating corners test rider talent and engineering to the limit.

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Razgatlioglu d'acciaio: sul podio di Gara 2 con un buco nel gomito

Il turco ha conquistato la terza piazza nonostante una profonda ferita sul gomito, curata solo dopo aver completato tutte le interviste con la stampa

MotoAmerica: More From The Races At Road Atlanta

RoadRacing World - Mon, 2020-08-03 09:38
Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz Has A Double-Podium Superbike Weekend At Road Atlanta Braselton, GA – With three rounds completed in the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship, Westby Racing’s Mathew Scholtz has also been on the podium three times so far, including two rostrum visits this weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Mathew equaled his third-place finish in Saturday’s race one with another third place in Sunday’s race two, and in each event, he completed an all-Yamaha podium sweep aboard his iconic gold-and-black #11 Westby Racing YZF-R1. Of the two podium results, he was a lot happier with the one he got on Sunday, and he explained why. “I got a decent jump off the line,” Mathew said. “Jake (Gagne) passed me early on, and I started panicking slightly because I knew they would catch Toni (Elias) fairly quickly. So, I got past Toni around turn seven. Then I think a couple laps after that myself and Jake were going backwards and forwards maybe down to about one to two seconds. Then I think Jake upped his pace, and I had nothing for him. I was kind of sliding around a lot. Yesterday, I finished third, as well, and I wasn’t happy because we were so far back. Today, I finished third again, but I’m actually really happy with the result. We kind of closed the gap to these two guys (Beaubier and Gagne). Both of them are riding really well. Hopefully, at Pittsburgh, we can continue making progress and close the gap to them.” Westby Racing’s Junior Cup rider Cody Wyman, who finished eighth in Saturday’s race one, was determined to improve on his results in race two on Sunday. His team made a couple of setup changes to his #34 Yamaha YZF-R3 to help improve the handling but, as has been the case in every race so far this year, Cody got caught up in a group of riders all racing together. He tried to time his draft-passes so that he would be at the front of the seven-rider pack when he took the checkers, but it didn’t quite pan out the way he had hoped. His 12th-place finish was less than a second-and-a-half behind the sixth-place finisher. Cody commented, “I got a decent start and passed a couple bikes early on, and in the opening laps, I knew we were stuck in a big battle for sixth place. I think there were seven bikes all bunched together, and I cycled through all of them throughout the entire race. It was just a strategy game, and I felt like I was in a good spot to draft some riders on the final lap. Unfortunately, it was a gamble and I got unlucky on the run to the finish line. Everyone was shuffling around, and we ended up on the wrong end of it. “On the bright side, we’re learning more every time we race, and we’re continuing to develop the 2020 Yamaha YZF-R3. I’m looking forward to getting back on track in just a week. PittRace has been tough on me in the past, but I can’t wait to get there and take up the challenge. Thanks to my team and sponsors for believing in me and this program.” Next up for Westby Racing is round four of the MotoAmerica Championship, which will take place next weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PittRace) in Wampum, Pennsylvania. MotoAmerica Superbike Standings 1. Cameron Beaubier – Yamaha – 125 2. Jake Gagne – Yamaha – 106 3. Bobby Fong – Suzuki – 82 4. Mathew Scholtz – Yamaha – 76   MotoAmerica Junior Cup Standings 1. Rocco Landers – Kawasaki – 135 2. Dominic Doyle – Kawasaki – 131 3. Samuel Lochoff – Kawasaki – 90 7. Cody Wyman – Yamaha – 51 For more updates about Westby Racing, including news, photos, and videos, visit http://www.WestbyRacing.com Also, follow “Westby Racing” on your favorite social media sites.       More, from a press release issued by Ducati North America: Good points for Kyle Wyman (P6) after a trying weekend in Georgia   Kyle Wyman (33) in action at Road Atlanta. Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy Ducati North America.   Mountain View, Calif. – Kyle Wyman (OneCure/KWR Ducati Team) salvaged 10 vital championship points in race two after a tough weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for the third round of the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. In a weekend that saw heavy rains play havoc with the race program on Friday and a crash in Superpole on Saturday, Wyman’s race one didn’t get past lap four. In stifling humidity and while lying an impressive third behind the Yamaha duo of Jake Gagne and Cameron Beaubier, Wyman pulled into the pits with a mechanical issue on his OneCure/KWR Ducati Team Ducati Panigale V4 R, necessitating an overnight engine swap for Sunday’s race two as Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier took the race one win. The second race was a two-part affair after BMW’s Danilo Lewis crashed out early, causing a red flag while Wyman was lying fourth. A restart followed and Wyman, starting fifth, lost out early off the line to be sixth by turn one. After getting caught up in the melee with BMW’s Josh Herrin which allowed the top five to escape, Wyman had to settle for sixth place in race two, with Beaubier doubling up for another race win. Although disappointed with race one’s result, Wyman was upbeat about his Sunday showing and feels round four of the series, to be held August 7-9 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, will suit his Ducati Panigale V4 R. MotoAmerica Superbike Standing – Top 5 P1 – C. Beaubier (Yamaha) 125 P2 – J. Gagne (Yamaha) 106 P3 – B. Fong (Suzuki) 82 P4 – M. Scholtz (76) P5 – K. Wyman (OneCure/KWR Ducati Team) 66   Kyle Wyman (OneCure/KWR Ducati Team – Ducati #33) “It’s been a tough weekend, but we’re happy to get out of Atlanta with some good points in race two,” said Wyman. “I wasn’t happy about Saturday as we were in a good position (third) when I had to pull in. We unknowingly broke a radiator on Friday and ended up blowing a head gasket on that engine. “Last night we put a spare motor in for race two. I did 1:25’s on it this morning in warm up, so I knew I could do the lap time. I got a good start and got in front of both Suzuki boys. I had good pace, then the red flag came out. The second time around, I got a bad start, and got hooked up with (Josh) Herrin, which slowed me up. By the time I shook him off, the top five were up the road. In all, we could have had two DNF’s, so I’m pretty happy. “Pittsburgh will be good. It was the first track we tested at with the Marelli electronics last Spring and raced there in August, so this will be the most time we’ve had at any particular track that we’re about to race at. I’m looking forward to it.”       More, from a press release issued by Bradley Ward Racing: Bradley Ward Achieves Career Best MotoAmerica SBK Finish At Road Atlanta   Bradley Ward (57) at speed at Road Atlanta. Photo courtesy Bradley Ward Racing.   Bradley Ward raced to a career best MotoAmerica Superbike race finish of eighth in Saturday’s opening race at Road Atlanta. His run of five consecutive points scoring finishes came to an end on Sunday following a retirement after the British rider ‘cooked’ his clutch. The weekend itself was positive, Ward making it into Superpole for the first time, qualifying on the third row in eighths, as well as making great starts and running inside the top six on occasion. Race 1 especially showed that the #57 is a fighter and both he and the FLY Racing ADR Motorsports Kawasaki team are confident of two great races at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex this coming weekend. Bradley Ward: “All in all not a bad weekend at all. I made Superpole for the first time and got to use the qualifying tyre for the first time. I made a good start and hung on to Dave (Anthony) and Cam (Petersen) for a few laps but the heat was brutal. It wasn’t easy so it was a case of survival mode. I had a good battle with Geoff May and finished eighth, which is the best result of my Superbike career. I’m realistic and whilst it’s a good result on paper I wasn’t really satisfied with my lap times. I used Race 1’s tyre for Warm-Up and put in a few decent laps and I was pretty confident for the second race. It was a little bit cooler on Sunday which helped as the temperature and humidity on Saturday was pretty bad. I got a really good jump and was running sixth or seventh before the red flag came out. With us not having a great deal of electronics and with me slipping the clutch a lot, especially at the starts, I burned the clutch out on the restart which meant a retirement from what would have been at least a top ten finish. I tried to nurse it home, but it was fried. Anyway, we have shown that we are making big steps and we only have to wait a few days to race again in Pittsburgh.” For more information go to bradleywardracing.com

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Edwards: "A Jerez Marquez è caduto per colpa dell'elettronica"

L'ipotesi di Colin: "ti fidi dei controlli più di tua moglie, ma a volte possono confondersi. Era successa la stessa cosa a Stoner a Indianapolis"

Follie: a pendolo dalla diga con la Vespa! Lui è Günter Schachermayr

Lo stunt austriaco di 42 anni si è lanciato nel vuoto dalla diga di Schlegeis, nelle Alpi dello Zillertaten, legato ad una Vespa

Michelin: "Brno è la pista ideale per la nuova gomma posteriore"

Piero Taramasso: "in Repubblica Ceca serve molta aderenza al posteriore ed è esattamente per questo che sono stati progettati gli  pneumatici 2020"

GP Brno: gli orari in tv su Sky e TV8, e in streaming su DAZN

Ecco la programmazione completa del weekend di gara trasmesso sul canale 208 della pay-tv satellitare e in chiaro sul digitale al tasto 8 del telecomando 

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