Silverstone provided some of the best racing of the season and in all three series to boot. Mr Tate gives his take on the weekend’s events.
Casey Stoner and his Repsol Honda again topped the second pre-season Moto GP test at Sepang …
The Aspar Moto GP team, which has run a Ducati with Spaniard Hector Barbera aboard for the last two seasons, has announced it will field two CRT bikes in 2012, with Randy de Puniet and Aleix Espargaro as pilots.
Leon Camier, former British Superbike champ and for the last two years partner to Max Biaggi in Aprilia’s World Superbike effort, has signed with Crescent Suzuki to compete in WSB.
It was a bizarre Moto GP in Australia, with only 14 starters and 10 finishers. The Yamaha factory team didn’t start at all, both riders out with injury before the race.
If there’s any one thing that watching Moto GP video can’t prepare you for, it’s the unimaginable noise made by the bikes – let alone a bunch of them together. Multiply that by a lot in a venue like the Indianapolis Speedway where the sound echoes between metal grandstands, and it’s literally painful.