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Fri, 2009-11-27 15:34
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As we were working our way through the backlog of administration and other horrors which fill the off-season at MotoMatters Towers, we stumbled across some more photos kindly contributed to us by our good friend Tammy Gorali. Tammy was fortunate enough to have a grid pass for the 125cc race, as well as pit lane access for the post-race tests. So just to tide you over through the start of a long dark winter, here's a few of her photos.


Valentino Rossi never misses a chance to make a chicken joke


His teammate takes testing a lot more seriously


Marco Simoncelli had fun, fun, fun till they took the T bike away


Hector Barbera could be the surprise package of the rookies


Andrea Dovizioso tests the 2010 RC212V


Bradley Smith puts his feet up before the 125cc race


Pol Espargaro gets some last minute advice from brother Aleix


Marc Marquez considers an alternative career in plumbing

Sat, 2009-11-07 23:29
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Sadly, our regular photographer Scott Jones couldn't make it to Valencia. Fortunately, we ran into Israeli TV commentator Tammy Gorali, who also happens to be a pretty mean snapper herself. She was kind enough to allow us to use some of the shots she took today during qualifying.


Hello knees, hello toes


Robot dancing attracts a particular kind of groupie


Andrea Dovizioso has a specially designed helmet on this weekend

 


A lost year. That's how Dovi described 2009


Jorge Lorenzo is pleased to be faster than his team mate this weekend


Randy de Puniet, with his leathers on this weekend


How does Fiat feel about Valentino driving a BMW?


He likes it though


Dovi pulls in


Bradley Smith, still waiting to hear what he's doing next year

Tue, 2009-10-27 21:11
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MotoMatters.com Andy Doggett is enjoying a few days in the Portuguese sun after attending the World Superbike race at Portimao on Sunday, and was kind enough to send us some of his excellent photos from the first day of testing. He's an amateur, with a consumer DSLR, but he also has an excellent eye. Here's his images:


James Toseland, back in World Superbikes again


Leon Haslam switches from Honda to Suzuki for 2010


Johnny Rea, fastest man on day 1


Is Nori still Nitro?


Tom Sykes hasn't color coordinated his leathers yet


And Leon Camier hasn't color coordinated his helmet


Sylvain Guintoli on the Alstare Suzuki: Because you can never have too many mad Frenchmen


Can Toseland add a third title to the pair he already has?


The Roman Emperor: The RSV4 should be even better next year


Biaggi will have to deal with Leon Camier first, though


Toseland, with a point to prove


The color scheme is good. Will the bike be?


Carlos Checa, now back on a Ducati


Kenan Sofuoglu. He wants his title back, badly


Regis Laconi, back in the saddle after his terrifying crash in South Africa earlier this year


Barry Veneman had a very tough year in 2009. How tough? Well he's taking donations on his website ...

Wed, 2009-09-02 00:33
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One of the highlights of the Indianapolis GP weekend off the track was the Indy Mile. At 6pm on Saturday night there was a mass exodus from the paddock, as a lot of giddy Europeans headed down for what was to be there first experience of a flat track mile, and everyone was just completely blown away. There's a story on the mile to follow, but to get you started, here's a selection of Scott Jones' beautiful images from that event.


Flat track: Big when Pink Floyd were


By the time night fell, the grandstands were packed


The weapon of choice for a mile: A Harley-Davidson XR750


But it's not the only choice. Just ask Larry Pegram


Or Kenny Roberts

 


Kenny Coolbeth demonstrates the fast way down the back straight


Bryan Bigelow takes the inside line


That's why they call it hotshoe racing


The sound is simply unbelievable


Willie McCoy's Wausau Harley-Davidson


That's why they call him King Kenny

Mon, 2009-08-31 00:09
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Nicky Hayden ran his best-selling Laguna livery on race day


Colin Edwards and his Amazing 3D Camera Rig (tail section)


The Moriwaki Moto2 bike was out on track at Indy ...


As was the Blusens Moto2 bike


The race looked like developing into a three-way dogfight ..


But the three became two ...


And then there was one


Alex de Angelis was out of a job, on fire, and on the podium


Nicky Hayden had a tough time holding off Andrea Dovizioso. But he succeeded.


Two new faces on the podium, and one man who is back in the fight for the title

Sun, 2009-08-30 03:48
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Third, behind two Spaniards. That's two too many.


Kids in 99 t-shirts. Are 46's days numbered?


Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Getting a sense of scale is almost impossible

 


Marco Melandri: He'll be on a better bike next year, but not a better looking bike


Wings on a helmet? If only he'd signed for Honda ...


Pole. By half a second. Be afraid.


Looking at the starting grid, they are patently wrong


Nicky, making a wish


JT, after testing his leathers. They worked.


Red Bull. Yamaha. Now all we need is the king of slide


Alex de Angelis. His audition is going well.


Still at the back of the grid: Gabor Talmacsi

Sat, 2009-08-29 09:33
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Hiroshi Aoyama at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. Just so you know


IMS - 100 years of people going too fast


The Tornado, proving that it takes more than rain to make a Tornado


Dani Pedrosa - Too fast for the human eye

 


Aleix Espargaro - impressively faster than the regulars on his debut


Randy de Puniet is still struggling with a plate in his ankle


Guy Coulon and the Tech 3 team check out the bike that Kenny wasn't paid enough to ride


King Kenny's number


Once upon a time, Kenny was called Ken

Sat, 2009-08-29 04:28
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JT - Apparently, his mojo is kept in a box in Indianapolis


Lorenzo is wearing a Captain America helmet. Shame the wing looks just a little bit like the Honda logo.


That is a Honda, with a rider who might not be there next year


Loris Capirossi is back with Suzuki, and Suzuki is back with new parts


When you're 50 points ahead, why bother looking through the corner?


Nicky made a wish, and it came true


Alex de Angelis - Even the unemployed are fast at Indy


Marco Simoncelli was the only one of the 250 championship contenders to be fast


Bradley Smith was the fastest of the Aspars


Simone Corsi, unexpectedly quick


Biggest surprise of the day: Jules Cluzel proves why he should be with the Tech 3 Moto2 team next year

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Valentino Rossi walked away from Donington Park smiling


Donington Park, first lap madness


Gabor Talmacsi's Honda wastes fuel in an aesthetically pleasing way


The men in orange hand Elias his trashed bike back


The Ducatis gambled and lost


The restarted 125 race turned into a genuine crashfest


This space for rent - Hector Faubel could use some sponsorship


The 43 year-old Ralf Waldman made a shock return at Donington


Czech youngster Jakub Kornfeil won the Red Bull Rookies support race


Lorenzo, better on rain tires than on slicks


British fans, predicting the future, badly


Stoner was fast in practice, not so fast in the race


So was Nicky Hayden


Honda took their second victory of the season, but it wasn't Dani Pedrosa who stood on the box


We're still not sure whether Mika Kallio can ride the thing or not


Waiting


Toni Elias, in action

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