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Running on Fumes - February 2009

Archive for February 2009

MotoGP Grid Still the Best in Racing

Thursday, February 26, 2009
World Superbike gets underway this weekend at Phillip Island, and racing fans, including myself, eagerly anticipate the new season. Will American Ben Spies be immediately competitive? Will Haga dominate? Can Biaggi and Corser surprise with the new Aprilia and BMW machinery? Certainly World Superbike has the momentum and a packed 32-rider grid, but MotoGP will also be in action this weekend, with night testing at the Losail circuit.
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Post Tags: motogp grid, motogp 2009

Stoner MotoGP Season in Jeopardy?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Fox Sports Australia reports Casey Stoner’s 2009 season in jeopardy. The 2007 MotoGP champion and 2008 runner-up is not recovering well from an off-season wrist surgery.
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Post Tags: casey stoner injury, stoner motogp

Motorcycle Laws Hurt and Help Sales

Monday, February 16, 2009
The motorcycle news of late has taken a definite legal/political bent.
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Post Tags: motorcycle laws, lead restrictions

Peer Pressure and Motorcycle Sound

Tuesday, February 10, 2009
In a recent press release, AMA Outlines Position on Sound Regulations, AMA CEO Rob Dingman correctly identifies the biggest threat to the future of motorcycling as loud exhausts.
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Post Tags: ama sound, motorcycle sound regulation, motorcycle legal threats

MotoGP Teams Face Horrors of Economy Class

Friday, February 6, 2009
Economic woes. Motorcycle sales down. Plant shutdowns and layoffs. Manufacturers cutting back racing support… Don’t you hate it when the media gets stuck on the same downer story? Wouldn’t it be great if this blog entry were a refreshingly positive one?
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Post Tags: motogp travel, motogp teams

AMA Pro Road Racing Roster Filling In

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The roster for AMA Superbike, excuse me, AMA Pro Road Racing is starting to come into focus. After a turbulent off-season, rife with spats between the new Daytona Motorsports Group ownership and the manufacturers, new classes, new rules, the threat of a renegade MIC-sponsored league… The actual riders participating for 2009 seemed almost secondary to the boardroom dramas.
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Post Tags: ama road racing, ama superbike roster
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