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Fri, 2009-11-27 15:34

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

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
Body: 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

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

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

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

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

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

Thu, 2009-07-30 10:05

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


Toni Elias, in action