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Mon, 2014-02-17 13:54
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One Chaz takes over from another. Chaz Davies takes over the bike and race number of retired champion Carlos Checa


New boy on a new bike. Geoff May takes the EBR 1190 for a spin


Ready? Then we'll begin


Loris Baz, on fire at PI


Perhaps the prettiest paint job in WSS, the Pata Honda, this one featuring Lorenzo Zanetti


Innovation in WSBK. But will Erik Buell's rim brakes hold up to the rigours of World Superbike racing?


Pondering the future. Can Kenan Sofuoglu bag his fourth WSS title?


Johnny Rea. Will things get any easier for him this year?


Another new bike. This time, the MV Agusta, before the clutch is tucked away under its cover


Aaron Yates, still plenty of style despite his age


PJ Jacobsen impressed in BSB. Time to shake up World Supersport


First, though, he will have to beat this man


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Sat, 2014-02-08 12:25
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The fastest bike in the world around Sepang


This bike racked up the miles in Sepang, as Ducati test rider Michele Pirro had a lot of work to do


Big Data: racing's newest god


Ducati Desmosedici GP13: straight, three-piece radiator


Ducati Desmosedici GP14: curved, one-piece radiator


HRC test rider Kousuke Akiyoshi takes Dani Pedrosa's bike out for a spin


Nicky's ride, naked


This is what 23 liters of fuel looks like on a Honda production racer


The business end of Pol Espargaro's Monster Tech 3 Yamaha M1


The business end of his brother's Yamaha FTR. Swingarm is the same, fittings aren't


New tank, new seat, new handlebar position on the GP14


New exhaust layout, new chassis, and a cleaner, tidier look on the Ducati


Akrapovic exhausts and a less fussy frame


The tank mates nicely with the frame as well


The carbon fiber seat unit has a hole in it for the fuel


That's been a while. Colin Edwards' racing number on a Yamaha


All your base are belong to us. The Repsol Honda dashboard


RCV1000R uncovered. Relatively short front frame mounts, sturdily braced


04, ready for '14


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Fri, 2014-02-07 23:40
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Big changes at Ducati. Andrea Dovizioso shows off the new tank cover housing a revised electronics position.


Here's another part: the rear seat unit is wider, and features larger air scoops


New frame, new tank, new seat, new fairing, new handlebar grip position... the list goes on


Carbon fiber fairings: favorite of fans, bane of photographers


The test Honda. The 60,000 euro torque strain sensor is the key to the RCV213V's electronics magic


Black is the new ... black


Not as fast as it looks


Honda's massive air scoop. If you've never seen a photo of a whale shark feeding, this is what it looks like


Fast, by Aleix. Espargaro's Yamaha FTR


On Thursday, the NGM Forward team tested an intake based on the Yamaha shape, rather than the FTR one


99 problems, but the front wheel ain't one


Yamaha's test machine


The Avintia Open bike. A cross between a ZX10-R and a Hayate


A blunter nose, a bigger air scoop. The 2014 Desmosedici, current version


A curved radiator is another change made this year


A touch of color at the test


Yamaha's Cylon tail light


A Honda RCV1000R, unclothed. About to open the gearbox, impossible with the factory bike


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Sun, 2014-01-05 13:34
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Second in flight: Andrea Dovizioso gets airborne through Turn 1


Over the crest for the last time: money problems and safety issues mean no more Laguna Seca


Nicky Hayden had a special helmet for Laguna, and as ever, it was superb


Laguna Seca would be the battle of the collarbones. Jorge Lorenzo hurt his at Assen and the Sachsenring


While Dani Pedrosa had fractured his in Germany


Cal Crutchlow hoists the front


Bautista's Beautiful Backdrop. We'll miss the scenery at Laguna


Bradley Smith was doing OK for a first timer at Laguna, but he would not last the full race


Laguna Seca saw Valentino Rossi get his third podium in a row. That had been a while


If proof were needed of Marquez' remarkable season, winning at Laguna at the first attempt there was surely it


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Sat, 2013-12-28 23:15
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Needs more elbow slider. Alpinestars had to redesign their suits for Marc Marquez


Looking for a bit more. Even at the Sachsenring, it didn't really come


Cal Crutchlow came tantalizingly close to his first win at the Sachsenring. But not quite close enough


Red, white and black meets black, red and gold


Danilo Petrucci spent all 2013 doing his best Sisyphus impression, but was impressive nonetheless


Jordi who? Jordi Torres! Mr 'Kneeground' bagged his first win in Germany


Go and do what?


Omega


Nose to the grindstone


This is why. Nicky Hayden takes a tumble


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Sun, 2013-12-15 21:15
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This was visit number 18 to Mugello for Valentino Rossi. Mugello is where his heart lies


Unfortunately, he would not get much further than this. Rossi and Alvaro Bautista took intersecting lines on the first lap, and both crashed out


Marc Marquez broke many records in his first year, including fastest crash, bailing at the end of Mugello's straight. He escaped relatively unhurt


The race in Italy would be a three-man affair, until Marquez crashed out, leaving Lorenzo and Pedrosa to slug it out


Scott Redding looked like a champion at Mugello. Tragically for the young British rider, his luck ran out at the end of the season


Joy for Ducati - Andrea Dovizioso bagged a front-row start at Mugello. Overall, they didn't do too badly at home


After a strong 2012, 2013 would turn out to be a very tough year for Randy de Puniet


Red lights in the morning, mechanics' warning


Ben Spies made an early return at Mugello, but quickly realized it was too early. He would not race


The hills mourn his passing

 


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Tue, 2013-12-10 23:20
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Red, white and blue. With red, orange and black.


Stefan Bradl, ready for Texas


Alex Rins, Maverick Viñales and Luis Salom would dominate the Moto3 championship in 2013


Marc Marquez made history at Austin, becoming the youngest ever winner of a MotoGP race. It would be the first record of many


99 problems, and the brakes were one


Austin was Ben Spies' home race. But Texas would only bring him a muscle injury, compensating for his recovering shoulder


Getting the light right, and the front light


The scuffed leathers tell the tale. Marc Marquez hit the tarmac 15 times during 2013. But only once in the race


Oh the runaway train comes over the hill...


Hold on, this could get ugly


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Sun, 2013-12-08 23:35
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Marc Marquez, on the grid at Qatar. Did he expect to be champion by the end of the year?


Jorge Lorenzo's second title defense would be tougher than he expected


All smiles at Qatar, but by season's end, Valentino Rossi would have ditched Jeremy Burgess


The first Moto2 race of the season, and Pol Espargaro had already signed a contract for MotoGP


Brother Aleix would be the best CRT rider by a long way. That would prove to be an expensive mistake


They see him rollin', he's Hayden


Moto3 would provide great racing once again, but only three men would dominate


Burn baby burn


Bradley Smith had an impressive rookie year, though overshadowed by Marc Marquez


Stefan Bradl, one wheel only


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Thu, 2013-11-14 10:51
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A new hope


#1


This is what an injured rider looks like while riding: Scott Redding goes flat out on the Production Honda


Honda. Building stunning motorcycles since 1955


Savior: Silvano Galbusera's task is to help make Valentino Rossi competitive once again


Savior: Gigi Dall'Igna's task is to help make Ducati competitive once again. The smart money is on Dall'Igna succeeding before Galbusera


Industrial espionage is a commonplace in pit lane during testing


Andrea Iannone has been exceptionally impressive during testing at Valencia


Just wait till next year, Dani


Slick welding, engineered flexibility. Ducati's chassis.


Our photographer is spied by Aleix Espargaro


Cal Crutchlow's office


Jorge Lorenzo: He's going to get him next year


Society of the Spectacle: Stefan Bradl gets his elbow down.


Production Honda Porn


Hi, Hiroshi


This should be good, Scott Redding


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Mon, 2013-11-11 14:49
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99 problems, but the pits ain't one


Nicky's last Italian hurrah


Journalist: 'It looks like you are always on the limit.' Marquez: 'Yes. Yes I am.'


It's been a rough month for Scott Redding, and it's starting to catch up on him.


Happy Honda Hut


Dani Pedrosa would end the season with 300 points for the second year in a row. But no title.


Valentino Rossi pleased the crowds in practice. But displeased them with news he had sacked crew chief Jerry Burgess


Luis Salom led the championship coming in to Valencia, and led the race too. But then it all went wrong


Big sky country


Bradl bustin' berms


Little champ


Alvaro Bautista has found a real burst of speed in the second half of the season


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