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360° Video: Marc Marquez Riding the Honda CBR1000RR-R

Asphalt And Rubber - Wed, 2020-04-01 22:39
Take a break from today's chicanery, and watch Marc Marquez ride the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP at Catalunya in a 360° video format. The post 360° Video: Marc Marquez Riding the Honda CBR1000RR-R appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.


Iannone: "Farò in modo che quanto sto passando io non accada ad altri"

Andrea si sfoga sui propri canali Social: "E' la prima volta nella storia che un atleta viene riconosciuto innocente e comunque condannato. Questo periodo mi sta insegnando tanto"

Rivola: "Sono sicuro, il TAS annullerà la squalifica di Iannone"

INTERVISTA - "Hanno accettato le nostre tesi ma lo hanno condannato, è qualcosa senza precedenti. Non riesco a pensare di iniziare il campionato senza Andrea e lo vorrei anche nel 2021"

FUORI PISTA - Carlo Pernat, Paolo Scalera e Matteo Aglio hanno commentato in diretta la squalifica di Andrea Iannone

La notizia della condanna a 18 mesi di squalifica per Andrea Iannone ha convinto Paolo Scalera ad invitare a parlare in diretta su Facebook il nostro Carletto Pernat, che assieme anche a Matteo Aglio ha parlato di questa decisione molto contestata e degli scenari futuri per il pilota di Vasto.

Video: Suzuki: “We’re In This Together”

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2020-04-01 19:23
A heartfelt message from Suzuki Motor Corporation during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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MotoAmerica: Cardo Systems Sponsoring Series

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2020-04-01 19:03
Talking To Each Other: Cardo Systems To Be A MotoAmerica Series Sponsor Communication And Entertainment Systems To Be Showcased IRVINE, CA (April 1, 2020) – MotoAmerica has announced that Cardo Systems will be a series sponsor for the 2020 season with the road racing series set to showcase the company’s advanced motorcycle communications technology to its viewing audience. Cardo Systems specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of state-of-the-art communication and entertainment systems for motorcycle helmets. Since inception in 2004, Cardo has pioneered the vast majority of innovations for Bluetooth motorcycle communication systems and the company’s products are the world’s leading communication devices for the motorcycle industry and are available in over 85 countries. “It’s great to have Cardo Systems involved in our series as a sponsor,” said MotoAmerica’s Lance Bryson. “But it goes deeper than that as we will be able to showcase their products to our audience by actually showing Cardo’s technology and how it is used by incorporating it into our broadcast and MotoAmerica Live+ programming.” “We at Cardo are extremely excited to partner with MotoAmerica,” said Jamie Cheek, VP of Sales North America for Cardo. “We look forward to continuing our involvement with such an outstanding group in our industry.” For the complete 2020 MotoAmerica Series schedule, click HERE To purchase tickets for any of the 2020 series round, click HERE For information on how to watch the 2020 MotoAmerica Series, click HERE About MotoAmerica MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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CLAMOROSO Niente EICMA e Intermot per BMW: è tempo di razionalizzare

La Casa di Monaco ha scelto di disertare i principali Saloni autunnali, preferendo il digitale per presentare le novità che arriveranno. Il Coronavirus allunga la propria ombra sul futuro

Andrea Iannone Gets an 18-Month Ban for Doping from the FIM

Asphalt And Rubber - Wed, 2020-04-01 17:58
Andrea Iannone has finally learned his fate from the FIM, as the MotoGP rider has been handed an 18-month ban from competition. The post Andrea Iannone Gets an 18-Month Ban for Doping from the FIM appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber.


24th Annual Roadracing World Young Gun Awards, In The April Issue

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2020-04-01 17:20
Featured In the April 2020 issue of Roadracing World: Roadracing World started this exclusive special feature recognizing the most promising young road racers as an answer to pessimists who claimed North America had no new, up-and-coming young racers. This edition of the Roadracing World Young Gun Awards marks the 24th consecutive year of showcasing what is actually an abundance of new talent.      The young riders recognized are the top-26 most promising young road racers under age 19 in North America.      Each is being featured individually on, as a member of the Roadracing World Young Guns, Class of 2020 …

—24th Annual Roadracing World Young Guns Awards

They are the brightest developing talents in the world of North American motorcycle road racing, the future Champions at your local club or regional event, in National competition and maybe even at the Grand Prix level. Every year, Roadracing World gives its readers a look at the stars of the future. This year’s class? They’re all in the latest issue of Roadracing World!   Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology is THE definitive source for motorcycle racing, riding, and tech information. PREVIEW the April 2020 issue of Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology! Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology magazine is available in print and digital formats. Log in or subscribe HERE. Or call (909) 654-4779, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Visit daily for breaking news and events. Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @roadracingworld Follow us on Instagram @roadracing_world

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Pernat: "La squalifica a Iannone? Una cosa da pazzi"

"Nel 2016 Ducati voleva tenere Andrea, lui rifiutò e puntarono su Dovizioso. Lorenzo? Vuole soffiare il posto a Rossi nel team Petronas"

MotoGP: Iannone Appealing “Absurd Penalty” Doping Suspension

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2020-04-01 16:14
FIM SENTENCE – FOOD CONTAMINATION ARGUMENT ADMITTED BUT ANDREA IANNONE SUSPENDED FOR EIGHTEEN MONTHS   MASSIMO RIVOLA: “ABSURD PENALTY, IT’S A SENTENCE THAT EVEN ACKNOWLEDGES IANNONE’S INNOCENCE. WE WANT ANDREA BACK IN THE SADDLE AND WE’LL SUPPORT HIM IN HIS APPEAL TO THE CAS” Aprilia Racing acknowledges the FIM measure that imposes an eighteen-month disqualification for rider Andrea Iannone. Upon initial analysis of the sentence, it is satisfying to see how the total absence of intention was recognised and the accidental nature of the assumption of steroids, in fact recognising the argument of food contamination, something that had never before occurred. This scenario opens up new possibilities of appeal for Andrea Iannone, but the puzzlement remains for a penalty that is entirely inconsistent with the reconstruction contained in the sentence itself which recognises in the facts, albeit without acquitting him, Andrea Iannone’s innocence. In observance of the sports values which have always inspired our operations and which outline zero tolerance for any practices prohibited by the regulations, Aprilia Racing has always reiterated our complete faith in our rider and we do so now with renewed emphasis after this sentence and we will support him in his appeal to the CAS.     MASSIMO RIVOLA – APRILIA RACING CEO “The sentence leaves us baffled because of the penalty levied against Andrea, but also very satisfied in its motivations. The judges recognised Andrea’s complete good faith and unawareness of assuming the substance, confirming the food contamination argument. For this reason, the penalty imposed does not make any sense. In light of the motivations written by the judges themselves, Andrea should have been acquitted, as has always occurred to other contaminated athletes, but this situation leaves us a lot of hope for the appeal which we hope will be very quick. We want Andrea back on his Aprilia RS-GP. We will be by his side all the way to the end of this matter and we will support him in his appeal.”

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MotoGP: FIM Suspends Iannone For 18 Months For Doping Test Failure

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2020-04-01 15:45

FIM Anti-doping

FIM Grand Prix World Championship

FIM International Disciplinary Court (CDI) imposes 18 months suspension on MotoGP Rider Andrea Iannone

The FIM International Disciplinary Court (CDI) handed down on 31 March 2020 a decision imposing a period of ineligibility of eighteen months on Italian MotoGP Rider Mr. Andrea Iannone, commencing on 17 December 2019 (i.e. the effective date of the Provisional Suspension) and which shall end on 16 June 2021. Following a routine In-Competition doping test conducted at the round of the FIM Grand Prix World Championship held in Sepang, Malaysia on 3 November 2019, Mr. Andrea Iannone tested positive for Drostanolone metabolite 2α-methyl-5α-androstane-3α-ol-17-one, a WADA prohibited substance under heading “S1. Anabolic Agents, 1. Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS), a. Exogenous AAS” of the FIM Anti-doping Code. Following notification of his adverse analytical finding Mr. Iannone was provisionally suspended by the FIM since 17 December 2019. A hearing before the CDI on the merits of the case was held in Mies (Switzerland) on 4 February 2020. At the end of the hearing the CDI panel decided to suspend the hearing pending the additional and final written submissions of the parties (i.e. 28 February 2020). Mr. Iannone is disqualified from Round 18 of the 2019 FIM Grand Prix World Championship held on November 1-3, 2019, in Sepang (Malaysia) and Round 19 of the 2019 FIM Grand Prix World Championship held on November 15-17, 2019, in Valencia (Spain) with all of the resulting consequences including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes. An appeal against the CDI decision may be lodged before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland within 21 days from the date of receipt of the CDI decision pursuant to Article 13.7of the FIM Anti-doping Code.

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Andrea Iannone: due pesi e due misure nella squalifica di 18 mesi

In passato anche Miriam Sylla e Giuseppe Rossi risultarono positivi al doping, ma la tesi della contaminazione alimentare involontaria li scagionò in pochi mesi, occhio però al caso Lawson 

Roadracing World Young Guns 2020: Gabriel Da Silva

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2020-04-01 14:38
24th-Annual Roadracing World Young Gun Honors: By David Swarts Roadracing World started this exclusive special feature recognizing the most promising young road racers as an answer to pessimists who claimed America had no new, up-and-coming young racers. This edition of the Roadracing World Young Gun Awards marks the 24th consecutive year of showcasing an abundance of new talent. Roadracing World Young Guns have won: FIM MotoGP and FIM Superbike races and World Championships; AMA Pro races and Championships, including eight AMA Pro Superbike Championships; A KTM RC Cup World Final race; The Daytona 200 (8 times); WERA National Endurance Championships and WERA National Challenge Championships; ASRA/Formula USA Grand National and CCS National Championships; AMA Road Racing Grand Championships and Horizon Awards; USGPRU National Championships; Many regional and local titles. The competition has continually become more intense as more – and younger—racers with higher levels of accomplishment are nominated, and the level of achievement required to make the grade keeps getting tougher. We’ve spent the last several months accepting nominations and evaluating road racers between the ages of 11 and 18 (as of the start of the 2020 season) who have, at a minimum, won Expert-level road races and/or Championships on a 125cc two-stroke/250cc four-stroke or larger racebike or had outstanding results as an Amateur/Novice. Most of the riders included here have done far more than the minimum. The young riders recognized here are the most promising young road racers in North America. All have earned the title of Roadracing World Young Gun. We will feature one Young Gun per day, presenting them in alphabetical order.   Gabriel Da Silva. Photo courtesy of Gabriel Da Silva. Gabriel Da Silva Age: 16. Current home: Vero Beach, Florida. Current height/weight: 5’10”/130 pounds. Current school/grade: 10th grade. Began riding at age: 2 years. First road race: 2008, Immokalee, Florida, WCPBA, Pocketbike Open, 1st place. Current racebike: Yamaha YZF-R6. Current tuner/mechanic: Eduardo Da Silva (father). Primary race series: FMRRA, WERA Sportsman. Top sponsors: HJC, Motion Pro, Galfer USA, One-X Racing Leather, K-Tech USA, Broward Motorsports, John Cook/Track Day Winner, Vortex Racing. Recent racing accomplishments: 2019 season, won a race in Racing Bike Mexico Supersport 300 Championship, won 600 Superstock WERA National Challenge race during Grand National Finals (GNF) at Barber Motorsports Park, won FMRRA Moto3 Championship (6 race wins); 2018 season, won Racing Bike Mexico KTM RC Cup Championship (3 wins, 7 podiums in 7 races); 2017 season, runner-up in Racing Bike Mexico KTM RC Cup Championship (by one point). 2020 racing goals: Gain speed and support while winning on 600. Racing career goal: Be MotoGP World Champion. Racing hero: Casey Stoner. Favorite track: Barber Motorsports Park. Favorite hobby: Studying motorcycle related information. If I wasn’t racing I would be…: Focusing more on school.

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MotoAmerica: Josh Hayes Previews Superbike, P5 (Jake Gagne)

RoadRacing World - Wed, 2020-04-01 13:06
By David Swarts When the 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship begins there will be some familiar faces on the grid, but there will also be a whole lot of newness: New bikes, new teams, new crew chiefs, and new classes. To help preview the season, we’ve enlisted the help of Josh Hayes. Not only has Hayes won four AMA Pro Superbike Championships, he’s won a total of 83 AMA Pro/MotoAmerica races and three support class titles; raced in the Endurance World Championship; run at the front in Supersport World Championship races; and finished seventh while competing in his first MotoGP race as a substitute rider at Valencia in 2011. More recently, Hayes won two races at the International Island Classic vintage event in January of this year at Phillip Island; raced at the front throughout the 2019 Daytona 200 and was on provisional pole position for the 2020 Daytona 200; and finished on the podium in the MotoAmerica Supersport class in 2019. When he’s not racing, Hayes is a rider coach for top competitors, including Bobby Fong and Jake Gagne, as well as working with Garrett Gerloff. And if these weren’t enough qualifications to preview the upcoming season, Hayes rode in place of injured Mathew Scholtz on Westby Racing’s 2020-model Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike during the official MotoAmerica pre-season test at Barber Motorsports Park in March. So, he’s had a close look at most of the field. This preview series is highlighting one Superbike or Superbike Cup/Stock 1000 rider each day, but it will not feature every rider entered in the two classes. Riders will be listed in the order they finished the 2019 Superbike Championship with riders who were not in the 2019 Superbike Championship listed in alphabetical order.   Jake Gagne. Photo by Brian J. Nelson. Jake Gagne Jake Gagne, of Ramona, California, went straight from racing in youth motocross to the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, and he won the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Championship in 2010. Gagne tried to continue his road racing career in Europe but ultimately had to come home and find a ride in America. Shortly after returning to race in the U.S.A., Gagne hooked up with former racer and long-time dirt-track riding instructor Danny Walker, who formed a Yamaha-equipped road racing team around Gagne. Gagne progressed and went from being the only rider to beat Cameron Beaubier during the 2013 AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike season to winning the same Championship on his YZF-R6 in 2014. Gagne then followed that up by winning the 2015 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 title on a Yamaha YZF-R1, while sometimes beating factory riders on Superbikes in the then-combined races. For 2016, Gagne’s team moved him up to the MotoAmerica Superbike class, but things did not go well as the team struggled to get advanced Magneti Marelli electronics working smoothly on the Yamaha. When Walker switched his team over to be a factory-backed Honda effort in 2017, the struggles continued somewhat, especially early in the season, in spite of Gagne’s team reverting to simpler engine electronics. Gagne, however, showed enough promise that Honda chose him to fill in on the Red Bull Honda World Superbike team at Laguna Seca following the tragic death of Nicky Hayden in a bicycle accident. Gagne did well enough that the Red Bull Honda team invited him to ride at more rounds late in the season, and then hired him full-time to ride in the 2018 FIM Superbike World Championship. It was a big learning year for Gagne. There was a new team, new tires, new tracks, a new way of living, and new advanced electronics to learn. Gagne did relatively well, earning four top-10 finishes and scoring 64 points. But it wasn’t good enough to keep his ride, and Gagne returned to America once again. Heading into the 2019 season, Gagne signed with Scheibe Racing to ride the team’s powerful BMW S1000RR Superbike, but during the off-season, the Californian badly broke his right leg while training. Unfortunately, the injury took much longer to fully heal than anticipated, hindering Gagne’s early results. Just as Gagne regained full fitness and started competing near the front and getting top-six race finishes, the 2019 season was over. Gagne ended up eighth in the final Superbike Championship point standings, but his potential was not overlooked. Once it was announced that Garrett Gerloff was moving up to the GRT Yamaha Superbike World Championship, Yamaha quickly hired Gagne to replace Gerloff on the Monster Energy Attack Performance Yamaha factory team for 2020. At that same time, that means that Gagne will need to adjust to another new team and the new, 2020-model Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike. But during pre-season testing, 27-year-old Gagne has appeared as confident and as quick as ever and looks like he could be a title contender in 2020. “If you look at Jake’s career he’s been very competitive at every level, but he spent a lot of it with the one [Danny Walker’s] team,” said Hayes. “Jake’s experience in road racing was still very limited up until he went to World Superbike. He had the same crew chief through most of his career and most of the same team members and the same ideas and same process. “I think his World Superbike experience was his first real test, and it’s always difficult for an American to step into a European team and feel like one of them. So, it was probably a bit of a whirlwind for him. “Then for him to come back and get the opportunity on the Scheibe BMW but spend half the season injured was another hard road for him. He did show some promise at the end of the season, however, and Keith McCarty and Jim Roach [at Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.] have always looked at Jake as part of the Yamaha family from all his past success. “With all of those credentials there’s no question about Jake’s talent. I think that there’s not much of a question if Jake is going to get to the front. It’s just going to be a matter of how well he adapts to a new team, a new way of going racing, a much more complicated motorcycle, and new pressures that he probably hasn’t felt before. Because he is jumping on a Championship-winning motorcycle right next to the four-time Champ [Beaubier], who also finished second in two other Championships. “It’s going to be pretty tough to fill those shoes when Gerloff was winning on his way out and to figure out how all these pieces work. “Fortunately, Gagne has been able to do a fair bit of riding, and he’s been able to see a little bit of what Cameron is doing and what his process is and learn how the team works. Come the first race, it’ll be interesting to see where all that kind of slots into place and how quickly he can get himself near the front guys. Then we’ll see how long it takes for him to stay there and be a regular part of the front group. “I have no doubts that he will be there. It’s just a matter of how quickly and how steadily he’ll be there in this first season.”

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Iannone: “squalificato ma è stata riconosciuta la mia innocenza”

“Ancora non ce l'ho fatta al 100%, ma questo è il mio obiettivo. Non so quando tornerò in pista. È una situazione difficile da accettare e poteva andare peggio, ma andrò avanti per dimostrare la mia innocenza”   

FIM International Disciplinary Court impone 18 mesi di sospensione a Iannone

Iannone è squalificato dal Round 18 del Campionato del Mondo FIM Grand Prix 2019, tenutosi a Sepang e dal Round 19 del Campionato del Mondo FIM Grand Prix 2019, tenutosi a Valencia

LIVE - Carlo Pernat parla della squalifica di Iannone in diretta

L'appuntamento con la nostra diretta quotidiana sarà oggi con Carlo Pernat, Matteo Aglio e Paolo Scalera e l'argomento centrale sarà la notizia sulla sentenza che squalifica Iannone per 18 mesi

Rivola: "Sconcertati dalla squalifica a Iannone, la pena non ha senso"

L'amministratore delegato di Aprilia Racing: "siamo sconcertati, i giudici hanno riconosciuto la buona fede di Andrea, doveva essere assolto"

Doping Iannone: senza appello al TAS, 18 mesi è la fine della carriera

Con la pena in scadenza a giugno 2021, qualora il pilota dell'Aprilia non facesse ricorso al TAS, con il contratto in scadenza nel 2020 perderebbe la possibilità di essere ingaggiato la prossima stagione


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