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    MotoGP

    au.eurosport.com: James Toseland ÔÇô Cal can run in top six

    superbikeplanet.com: 2011 Power Play ÔÇô Honda sitting pretty

    crash.net: Suter BMW gains ground at Brno test

    crash.net: Ben Spies surprised by 2012 Yamaha

    motomatters.com: Bridgestone press release ÔÇô Tohru Ubukata evaluates the new tire rules and 2012 tire testing

    Formula 1

    speedtv.com: Speeds Varsha talks F1

    lotusrenaultgp.com: Maria De Villota gets first taste of F1 with LRGP

    Other Racing

    BMW Team RRL: Road America preview

    On the Street

    thekneeslider.com: Honda EXLink extended expansion linkage engine

    motorcyclistonline.com: 2011 Motorcycle of the Year | Best bang for the buck

    visordown.com: Motorcycle stereotypes which one are you?

    yorkdispatch.com: Slow learners permit

    mvagusta.it: MV Agusta, Claudio Castiglioni: Our President




    superbikeplanet.com: Vale ÔÇô Claudio Castiglioni

    ducati.com: Claudio Castiglionin passes away

    gpone.com: Cagiva's wins: from Lawson to Kocinski



    gazettes.com: area man revamps cafe' motorcycles

    2011 Hero MotoCorp Brand official launch TVC (India)


    carpages.co.uk: Morgan to produce a high powered electric sportscar concept



    The Mothership





    Reference::

    FIM: Official Documents
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    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

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    ROAD CONDITIONS
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    CA:
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    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

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    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

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    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual


    Bike Candy





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    MotoGP

    speedtv.com: Hayden to ride GP 11.1 at the Brickyard

    gpone.com: Hayden reveals Indy secrets

    motomatters.com: Ducati building aluminium chassis as parallel project

    suzuki-racing.com: Hopkins undegoes surgery in America

    bbc.co.uk: Matt Roberts: What's next for Hopper?

    MotoGP Video: Rewind Brno



    Formula 1

    Los MiniDrivers take a look back


    formula1.com: Belgium preview quotes


    sauberf1team.com: Belgium GP preview

    Other Racing

    londonbikers.com: Husqvarna riders top World Trophy with Team Finland





    BMW Team RLL return to successful territory at Road America
    With three GT class wins and two podium finishes in the first five races of the 2011 American Le Mans Series season, BMW Team RLL has proven that to get to the championship youÔÇÖll first have to get past two very fast BMW M3 GT cars


    On the Street

    bike-eu.com: BMW steps in electric scooters

    motorcyclenews.com: How to choose an Adventurre bike?

    prnewswire.com: Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance spotlights Formula One Race cars
    The Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance will spotlight important Formula One racecars at its eighth annual show held September 17 and 18, 2011, at the Fairfield County Hunt Club, Westport, Conn
    Bit far from Lock and Dam no. 1 but could be a fun destination for a ride for those on the right coast.


    birminghampost.net: Morgan Motor Company ready for US market after 3 Wheeler-success

    fim-live.com: Claudio Castiglioni passed away

    thecheckeredflag.co.uk: Fernandes completes takeover of QPR



    The Mothership

    MINI fans in the US will have their first chance to see two exciting and very different, new MINI vehicles at the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours dÔÇÖElegance in California this week. Both vehicles can be found at the MINI Display, located at the intersection of Pedestrian Walkway and 17-Mile Drive.


    Reference::

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    WEATHER
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    http://www.weather.gov/ | NOAA's National Weather Service
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    http://www.weather.com | Bloomsburg, PA

    CA:
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    ROAD CONDITIONS
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    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ : National Traffic and Road Closure Information
    511 - America's Traveler Information Telephone Number; Construction Related; Local and State Transit Links; Traffic Conditions; Regional Links; Weather/Road ...

    CA:
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/drivebc_supp/canada_map.htm :
    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

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    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS

    NHTSA Campaing id no. 11V409000
    PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 911 SPEEDSTER AND 911 GTS RS 4.0; AND MODEL YEAR 2012 BOXSTER (INCLUDING S AND SPYDER); CAYMEN (INCLUDING S AND R); 911 CARRERA (INCLUDING S, GTS, 4, 4S, A...


    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual


    Bike Candy
    From Ottonero Cafer Racer blog...un Bel Trio...





    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    MotoGP

    MotoGP/youtube: After the Flag ÔÇô Brno 2011

    Formula 1

    lotusrenaultgp.com: James Allison on the Belgian GP - ÔÇ£What Spa does offer is a glorious challenge for driversÔÇØ



    Robert Kubica, according to other reports, has been declared fit enough to begin sessions in an F1 simulator in the next month.


    Other Racing

    fia.com: Rally Germany ÔÇô Day 1

    MINI: ADAC Rally Germany. 18-21 August 9th of 13 rounds of the FIA Rally Championship ÔÇô Day 1




    On the Street

    motorrcyclenews.com: Water-cooled Bmw GS is new from the ground up

    bke-eu.com: Car companies clearly present at Eurobike

    ultimatemotrcycling.com: 2011 Zero DS motorcycle | Quick look

    webbikeworld.com: Modern open faced helmets - HJC IS-33 vs. Fulmer 755
















    The Mothership

    BMW M5 and 328 Hommage Concept make North American debut at Rolex Monterey Motosports Reunion and Pebble Beach Concours




    FWIW







    Reference::

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    WEATHER
    US:
    http://www.weather.gov/ | NOAA's National Weather Service
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    http://www.weather.com | Bloomsburg, PA

    CA:
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    ROAD CONDITIONS
    US:
    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ : National Traffic and Road Closure Information
    511 - America's Traveler Information Telephone Number; Construction Related; Local and State Transit Links; Traffic Conditions; Regional Links; Weather/Road ...

    CA:
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/drivebc_supp/canada_map.htm :
    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual


    Bike Candy

    derringercycles.com took today's spot from a nice SR500 featured over on BIKEEXIF. I am planning winter projects for my Roadster. I found a garage to work in and it came with an abandoned fat tire bicycle just begging to be played with.



    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    (and to one of my 'Pit Crew')

    SBK

    newsletter.co.uk: Rea on the verge of comebakc

    MotoGP

    gpone.com: The Suter-series BMW...

    bbc.co.uk: Azi Farni MotoGP column ÔÇô Testing gives insight into 2012

    eurosport.com: De Puniet leaves door open to WSBK switch


    Formula 1

    speedtv.com: Nick Heidfeld pressure 'bullying' Eddie Jordan

    [rant on]
    The campaign to find a ride for 'Quick Nick' has begun again. He is a sound F1 driver with more second place podium finishes than any other driver never to win a race. If the rehab is successful Heidfled finds himself in the position of holding a seat reserved for Kubica. If not the seat will probably be taken by a younger rising star. The reality is LRGP is on the cusp of competing with the big three once again and needs to plan for future development.

    I expect to see many Heidfeld supporters to come out and add their voices. He is a nice guy, sound racer and is kind to his fans, small animals and reporters. What I find amazing in all of this is many of these people are the same people calling for fellow Schumacher to get out of racing.

    The two were in the hunt for the same seat at Mercedes. Schum took it. After an aborted detour to DTM Quick Nick found, I would argue, a better seat in the LRGP car. The LRGP in Kubica's hands was seen by most pundits in the press box and paddock as capable of being a real challenger for podium finishes at every race along with the odd top spot. In a clearly superior car Quick Nick has managed only two more championship points to date than Schum.

    I was surprised when Quick Nick did not find a seat right away last time. On reflection it has a lot to do with the timing of BMW Sauber's withdrawal from F1 and who was already signed where. I will be equally surprised if he does not find a ride with some one for 2012. In 2013 I expect both to be gone form the cockpit of the new formula cars. Even in an inferior car, I will miss seeing Schum race. On occasion I will remember Heidfeld with fondness.

    [rant off]

    Other Racing

    BMW Motorsport: Double podium finish for BMW team RLL at Road America

    speedweek.de: IDM Sidecar update

    BMW Team RLL qualify first and fourth at Road America

    fim.com: Rallye Deutschland ÔÇô Day 2

    MINI[/url]: ADAC Rally Germany. 18 ÔÇô 21st August. Round 9 of 13 rounds of FIA World Rally Championship ÔÇô Day 2



    On the Street

    dailblam.com: Sons of Anarchy star Katey Sagal hints at club leadrship struggle



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    Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy



    speedtv.com: Photos from the Rolex Monterey Motorsports 2011 F1 car reunion (1966-1983)

    speedtv.com: McQueen Porsche hits $1.375 million at Monterey Auction


    FWIW

    This photo from MotorcycleConsumerNews.com and Brenda Priddy won't be the last ones leaked before the formal introduction of the new water cooled R1200GS.



    Ottonero Cafe Racer had this offering from the Auction at Pebble Beach





    Reference::

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    WEATHER
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    http://www.weather.com | Bloomsburg, PA

    CA:
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    ROAD CONDITIONS
    US:
    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ : National Traffic and Road Closure Information
    511 - America's Traveler Information Telephone Number; Construction Related; Local and State Transit Links; Traffic Conditions; Regional Links; Weather/Road ...

    CA:
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/drivebc_supp/canada_map.htm :
    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual


    Bike Candy

    Boxerschmiede.de with a BMW R10 Project (1990 techniques, 1935 look)



    More technical data:
    1000ccm / 70PS (BJ. 83 obsolete)
    1070ccm / 81PS possible
    Electric start
    5 Speed transmission (obsolete)
    0-100 km / h under 5s
    V.Max over 190 km / h
    Coated wheels
    Classic drum brake
    Single saddle 1935, 6 x adjustable
    Nostalgic speedometer
    R50 headlights and bar indicators
    Emailierter bar
    Glass lined elbows
    Glass lined style silencers in the BSA
    Tyres Pirelli MT40
    Rigid frame construction (extra long)
    BMW fork (extra short)
    Design: Boxer Schmeide Berlin







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    SBK

    World SBK is waking up this morning and getting back to work.

    worldsbk.com: Castrol Honda riders back to work at teams home track

    MotoGP

    MotoGP Video: Indy teaser

    motogp.com: Spies on racing the Indianapolis GP

    motogp.com: Edwards previews repaved Indy

    rizla-suzuki.co.uk: Bautista ready to take on the 'Brickyard'


    Formula 1

    bbc.co.uk: Formula 1 considers DRS ban at famous Eau Rouge corner at Spa

    Teams: Belgium GP Previews
    ATT Williams
    Lotus Renault GP ÔÇô Setup guide
    Red Bull



    Other Racing

    BMW Motorrad Canada Sueprbike Team clinches 2011 Canadian Superbike Championship with one race in hand





    MINI:
    ADAC Rally Germany. 18th ÔÇô 21st August. 9th of 13 rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship. Day 3.


    On the Street

    webbikeworld.com: Definition of a motorcycle...revised

    ultimatemotorcycling.com: 2011 Triumph Tiger 1050 SE review

    cyrilhuzeblog.com: Your dream job? Polaris regruiting a marketing director for Indian Motorcycles

    motorcyclenews.com: BRD hopes to top 100mph with electric bike

    northeast-nc.injuryboard.com: Motorcycle accidents are dangerous but how common are they?

    indiancarsbikes.in: 2012 Mercedes SLK gets a diesel heart for the first time




    FWIW

    visordown.com: BMW launch online servicing resource

    BMW is expanding its online resources. I have added the link to the UK parts catalog for now to the reference section. I will update with a US link when it becomes available and I find it.


    Reference::

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    WEATHER
    US:
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    http://www.weather.com | Bloomsburg, PA

    CA:
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    ROAD CONDITIONS
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    511 - America's Traveler Information Telephone Number; Construction Related; Local and State Transit Links; Traffic Conditions; Regional Links; Weather/Road ...

    CA:
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    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Download Manuals
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual


    Bike Candy

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    motomatters.com: Bridgepoint close to sealing deal for Infront, but MotoGP and WSBK likely to remain separate

    SBK

    worldsbk.com: Checa's wonder season so far

    supebike-news.co.uk: Castorl Honda riders back to work after India trip

    visordown.com: Capirossi looking at Ducati WSBK?

    crash.net: Edwards and Capirossi plotting superbike move?

    MotoGP

    ducati.com: Ducati team returns to the U.S. For Indianapolis Grand Prix

    gresiniracing.com: Simoncelli heads to Indianapolis in high spirits

    suzuki-racing.com: Bautista ready to take on the 'Brickyard'

    teamtech3.fr: Edwards and Crutchlow ready for legendary Indianapolis challenge

    fim-live.com: Yamaha head back to the USA for the Indianapolis GP

    teamaspar.net: Red Bull
    Indianapolis Grand Prix preview

    motogp.com: Nakamoto on the importance of fuel consumption

    speedtv.com: MotoGP coming (back) to America

    visordown.com: Beam frame immenent for Rossi's Ducati?


    Formula 1

    bbc.co.uk: Renault drop Heidfeld for Senna, says Eddie Jordan

    Mercedes GP Petronas:
    Spa Preview ÔÇô Ross ÔÇô We will be working hard to make the most of the weekend.
    Spa Preview: Nico ÔÇô It will be good to get back into the racing rhythm again this weekend.
    Spa Preview: Michael ÔÇô We'll try to set an exclamation mark at the Belgian Grand Prix

    redbull.com: Scuderia Toro Rosso Belgian GP preview



    Other Racing



    girlracer.co.uk: MINI WRC Team battle in Germany

    visordown.com: Suzuka 1991 500 GP ÔÇô Nail biting last lap




    On the Street

    visordown.com: Buy Harley's test track

    thekneeslider.com: Brammo to install 6 speed transmission in Empulse as standard equipment

    bsmotoring.com: Royal Enfields compared

    hmm...cyrilhuzeblog.com: Fuller Hot Rods honda CB 750 Cafe' Racer













    speedtv.com: Ferrari smashes auction record

    The Mothership

    Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Berkley, CA  August 22nd, 2011 BMW of North America announced today that it is partnering with MOG to develop a new BMW Apps Certified App, which the companies expect to bring MOGs award winning, on-demand streaming music service to BMW vehicles equipped with the BMW Apps smartphone app integration option. The two companies will demonstrate a beta version of the app at the North American press launch of new 6 Series Coupe.




    Reference::

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    WEATHER
    US:
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    Select to go to the NWS homepage. National Weather Service - or - Follow the National Weather Service on FaceBook

    http://www.weather.com | Bloomsburg, PA

    CA:
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    ROAD CONDITIONS
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    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ : National Traffic and Road Closure Information
    511 - America's Traveler Information Telephone Number; Construction Related; Local and State Transit Links; Traffic Conditions; Regional Links; Weather/Road ...

    CA:
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/drivebc_supp/canada_map.htm :
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    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual


    Bike Candy

    From Le Container

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    SBK

    bikesportnews.com: 'Wrist is strong' declares Rea after two day Assen test

    MotoGP

    motomatters.com: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Teleconference ÔÇô Nicky Hayden talks Ducati, Colin Edwards talks guns

    motogp.com: Bridgestone prepared for the new Indy surface

    hondaproracing.com: Honda riders hit the Brickyard

    teamapsar.net: Hector Barbera hoping for another positive US race


    Formula 1

    formula1.com: Mastering the majestic Spa Francorchamps

    ferrari.com: The holiday ends in Spa

    lotusrenaultgp.com: Vitaly Petrov on the Belgian GP

    lotusrenaultgp.com: Eric Boullier on the Belgian GP - ÔÇ£We need to catch Mercedes GPÔÇØ
    You can never rest in F1; however, I continue to believe that LRGP has a driver problem and Mercedes a Car problem.

    mercedes-gp.com: Majestic Spa Francorchamps

    redbull.com: Team notice board ÔÇô Belgium






    Other Racing

    BMW Group Canada: radX/BMW Motorrad Canada Superbike Team finishes the 2011 season in spectacular fashion

    superbike-news.co.uk: Troubled start Manx Grand Prix

    suzuki-racing.com: Behind the scenes with TAS Racing

    MINI WRC Team Press Kit ÔÇô Update German Rally






    On the Street

    visordown.com: 7 Tips for city motorcycle riding.

    motorcyclistonline.com: Motorcycle of the Year | Best Technology
    And the winner is...

    cyrilhuzeblog.com: What goes inside a motorcycle shock

    cyrilhuzeblog.com: Harley-Davidson tikes that you could have ridden
    In case you missed previous post on this.

    BMW K1200S BMS-Model ÔÇô FE structural dynamics of machines and vibration analysis

    This video shows a Multi Body System Model of the BMW K1200S Motorcycle. The model of hybrid type is made of elastic finite elements and inelastic rigid bodies with integrated 6 DOF spring-joints that compensate for the missing elasticity. This Vibration Engineering Analysis MBS-Model of the whole motorcycle??s Rolling Chassis serves as a primary testbed for the developement of driver safety assistance systems like the Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) and Brake Anti Blocking (ABS) Systems. It is an economical and ecologically friendly digital prototyping approach to optimizing structural dynamics and road performance, as well as its vibration levels at the body contact zones like the foot supports and the handlebar.

    The analysis was performed with different shock and/or damping coefficients and spring rates. Also included in this FE-Model are rubber elements (Kelvin-Vogt Viscoelsatic Model for tires and rubber grommets) of different stiffnesses to analyse the vibration response transmitted to the driver??s hands and feet as part of a comparative analysis regarding the operating vibration limits for "Hand Guided and Operated Machines?? Vibration Limits" from the Labour Safety & Health Department.

    FWIW, not a product endorsement or review. The video had me when they filmed a R69s





    FWIW

    motorcyclenews.com: Poll ÔÇô Do you want traction control?

    I voted no.

    In theory I can make all sorts of arguments supporting the development and application of the device. I am not a total Luddite. I also am not a sport rider that wants 200+ hp and a semi full of torque either. I want state of the art chassis design, decent sporting ergonomics and horsepower and torque enough to ride with alacrity but not enough to threaten my license every time I fire up the bike. For my money traction control is an electronic fix to cover up a poorly chassis/engine/rider.

    However; keep in mind I spend all my money on coffee to drink while I write these babbling pontifications so I don't have money left over to purchase a new bike that requires it. YMMV

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    Street related cage items should have their own place...after the important stuff. That allows you to more easily ignore it if you want.

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    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

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    motogp.com: Red bull Indianapolis Grand Prix racing numbers

    bbc.co.uk: Steve Parrish's MotoGP
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    motomatters.com: MotoGP engine usage analysis prior to Indianpolis

    video: MotoGP braking techniques with Kevin Schwnatz

    gpaone.com: Edwards ÔÇô I'm not ready to retire

    Formula 1

    mercedes-gp.com: 20 years in F1 - Michael aniversary

    mercedes-gp: Michael Schumacher ÔÇô Interview to celebrate 20 years in F1

    fia.com: Belgium Grand Prix Preview

    lotusrenaultgp.com: Bruno Senna to race for Lotus
    Senna will line up with Petrov for the Belgium GP
    -related-
    bbc.co.uk: Bruno Senna replaces Nick Heidfeld for Renault
    Senna will reportedly bring sponsor money with him. Heidfeld remains on salary but will yield the seat for the remainder of the season

    speedtv.com: Michael Schumacher would make good team boss ÔÇô Bernie Ecclestone


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    londonbikers.com: Revolutionary Teevu helmet finally goes on sale

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    suzuki-racing.com: Meyers impresses in MotoGP debut

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    motomatters.com: 2011 Indianapolis MotoGP pre-event press conference

    vissordown.com: New Honda deal for Simoncelli

    Formula 1

    fia.com: Thursday Press Conference
    DRIVERS - Sebastien BUEMI (Toro Rosso), Jerome D’AMBROSIO (Virgin), Vitaly PETROV (Renault), Michael SCHUMACHER (Mercedes), Bruno SENNA (Renault), Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull)
    formula1.com: Twenty years on - Schumacher reflects

    bbc.co.uk: Schumacher leads wet Belgium Grand Prix practice
    Shum has always been the rain meister

    ferrari.com: Rain has its say as Ardennes action begins

    lotustrenaultgp: Friday 1st practice report

    redbull.com: Belgiam GP – Friday first practice







    eveningnews24.co.uk: Jarno Trulli – Team Lotus already focusing on 2012

    speedtv.com Heidfeld hopes legal action will regain Lotus Renault seat



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    forbes.com: See a city form a motorcycle sidecar

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    [url=https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/pressclub/p/mx/pressDetail.html;jsessionid=9WhGTXHBcgqG7ZkQGTwXPg QLQ2zgQB5wW12R3JZ6kQzNTpLV2vvG!1441789753?outputCh annelId=30&id=T0119696ES&left_menu_item=node__2202&status=published]BMW Motorrad Mexico[.url]: Exhibir?* una amplia variedad de modelos BMW Motorrad as?¡ como una gran lista de accesorios para las motocicletas, accesorios para el conductor y Lifestyle de temporada.

    BMW Motorrad inaugurates the exhibit room large and exclusive Mexico
    25.08.2011
    BMW Motorrad inaugurates the exhibit room large and exclusive Mexico
    It will showcase a wide variety of BMW Motorrad models as well as a large list of accessories for motorcycles, accessories for the driver and Lifestyle of season

    Mexico City, August 25, 2011. -BMW Motorrad opens the doors of its new showroom, which will be the point of collection and reference for all customers and motorists the Bavarian brand enthusiasts, where you can enjoy a unique atmosphere of 300 m 2 with the exhibition of motorcycles for the series: G, F, R, K, S from BMW Motorrad; as well as an exclusive boutique with the best variety of accessories in a 90 m 2 area. This new Hall will be located on the street of New York 85 at the Naples colony.

    The workshop of Central service is service center more history in Mexico, because since 1993 has served the customers of the brand. The construction for the integration of this spectacular room had a duration of six months and its creation is mainly, due to the increasing demand of the German mark in recent years.

    For the adaptation of this site was built a large space within the premises of service Central Bavaria. On the ground floor is located the maintenance workshop which gives service to vehicles and motorcycles; While on the upper floor is situated the room display of BMW Motorrad and a boutique. It is worth mentioning that, during the construction phase, it had to strengthen the structure of the existing building and incorporate various elements that create an atmosphere of lighting and innovative spaces; as well as the integration of sustainable technologies, designed to have a lower environmental impact and greater energy savings. Such is the case of the incorporation of areas of natural ventilation to avoid the use of air conditioners.

    Due to its size and image, which complies with the standards of the brand worldwide, has an area capable of displaying up to 20 motorcycles and a wide variety of accessories ranging from helmets, motorcycle suits, gloves, and boots, among others. As well as a fully equipped workshop for motorcycles.

    "The opening of this new facility of BMW Motorrad achieves that customer experience a completely Unstoppable, because as well as make you feel at home, you will find under one roof workshop for motorcycles with the appropriate service, a more complete statement of our motorcycles and a number of accessories to make your trip on a motorcycle, best routes," says Michel GoudetDirector of BMW Motorrad Mexico


    BMW Argentina – Comienza el BMW Motorrad rider experience en el Autodromo de Buenos Aires

    BMW Group Argentina announces the start of the BMW Motorrad Rider Experience in its new location of the circuit of the city of Buenos Aires.
    Through the school of management (beginners) and its Advanced courses (for experienced) BMW Motorrad offers on Argentina to all stakeholders in the world of the BMW motorcycles, the possibility to feel the perfect combination of safe driving and adrenaline.

    Instruction for the prevention of situations of risk, guidelines to improve the skill of the driver, incorporating knowledge of active safety and passive are only some of the objectives of the BMW Motorrad Rider Experience.
    Since 2002 BMW Group Argentina teaches safe driving for cars and motorcycles in the country as part of its commitment to road safety in the Argentina.



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    2011 Elena Myers rides the Rizla Suzuki GSV-R MotoGP in Indianapolis

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    fim-live.com: Stoner leads day one at Indianapolis

    bbc.co.uk: Casey Stoner sets pace in US practice at Indianapolis

    gpone.com: Stoner – Indy is my least favorite

    teamtech3.fr: Edwards brimming with confidence after fast start in Indianapolis

    speedtv.com: Stoner and Spies – Similar speed, different opionions

    gresiniracing.com: New surface steals headlines at Indianapolis

    rizla suzuki- racing .co.uk: Bautista in top 10 at a hot and slippery Indianapolis

    teamaspar.net: Cautious and improving Simon ends Indy day one in 6th

    ducati.com: Rossi and Hayden work on GP11.1

    motomatters.com: Rossi and Hayden on Changes for Duccati GP12

    Formula 1

    reuters.com: Webber fastest in final Spa practice

    FIA.com

    Friday Press Conference
    TEAM REPRESENTATIVES - Ross BRAWN (Mercedes), Andrew GREEN (Force India), Paul HEMBERY (Pirelli), Christian HORNER (Red Bull), Paddy LOWE (McLaren), Luca MARMORINI (Ferrari)

    Practice Session 3

    formula1.com: Friday Analysis – weather makes for limited learning

    bbc.co.uk; Belgium qualifying.



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    thekneeslider.com: Building a motorcycle the hard way – Tangeras Verksted & Stoperi T90 project

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    The Mothership


    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – Friday, August 26, 2011… BMW of North America today announced the naming of MDC Partners’ Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + partners (kbs+p) of New York City as its lead agency for national brand creative and regional and dealer creative work in the U.S.


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    Saturday Qualifying updates

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    motogp.com: Stoner seizes Brickyard pole with new lap record

    Qualifying Classifications

    1 27 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1'38.850 22 25 323.5
    2 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA 1'39.373 21 25 0.523 0.523 316.4
    3 1 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA 1'39.629 22 26 0.779 0.256 316.3
    4 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1'39.947 25 26 1.097 0.318 320.0
    5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 1'40.024 24 28 1.174 0.077 320.3
    6 5 Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 1'40.098 21 26 1.248 0.074 314.4
    7 58 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 1'40.204 21 26 1.354 0.106 316.6
    8 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team DUCATI 1'40.244 24 26 1.394 0.040 322.5
    9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 1'40.333 27 28 1.483 0.089 318.5
    10 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP DUCATI 1'40.360 23 24 1.510 0.027 322.0
    11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 1'40.620 22 24 1.770 0.260 314.8
    12 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 1'40.815 27 27 1.965 0.195 317.3
    13 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 1'40.925 22 26 2.075 0.110 319.8
    14 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team DUCATI 1'40.975 24 24 2.125 0.050 318.2
    15 24 Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA 1'41.030 25 25 2.180 0.055 319.2
    16 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing DUCATI 1'41.085 28 28 2.235 0.055 317.5
    17 65 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 1'41.092 24 26 2.242 0.007 316.0

    bbc.co.uk: Stoner claims pole for US MotoGP

    gresiniracing.com: Team San Carlo Honda

    teamtech3.fr: Edwards primed for top six challenge in Indianpolis

    rizla-suzuki-motogp.co.uk: Improved qualifying sees Bautista on third row

    ducati.com: Fall spoils qualifying for Rossi, Hayden eigth

    motogp.com: Below expectations for Pramac Racing Team




    Formula 1

    Qualifying Press Conferenc

    Provisional Grid

    http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre...ent-21.pdf]The Stewards[/url] received a request from the HRT F1 Team to allow Car 22 Daniel Ricciardo and Car 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi to start the race despite not setting a qualifying lap within 107% of the fastest time in Q1. The Stewards also received a request from the Marussia Virgin Racing Team to allow Car 25 Jerome D'Ambrosio to start the race despite not setting a qualifying lap within 107% of the fastest time in Q1. Both appeals were granted on the basis of the weather and that the drivers has set adequate times during practice.

    Micheal Schumacher spun out on his first lap in qualifying and never set a time. Mercedes GP appealed to the Stewards to allow him to race and the appeal was granted.

    Hamilton's reprimand for the first incident with Maldonado that resulted in retaliation and a five sport drop on the grid as a result.

    At the end of Q2 Hamilton was pushing to make another hot lap when he and Moldonado banged wheels. Later Moldonado veered into Hamilton on the exit to La Source. This is not the first time these two have tangled on the track this year. Retaliation of this sort is common in NASCAR but this is Formula 1 where you will loose your argument with the race stewards.

    formula1.com: Qualfiying Analysis

    Teams:
    ATT Williams
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    Toro Rosso

    bbc.co.uk: Vettel beats Hamilton to Spa pole
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    bbc.co.uk: Stoner earns victory at US MotoGP in Indianapolis

    FIMtv ÔÇô Video ÔÇô 2011 FIM MotoGP World Championship - Indianapolis

    Post Race Interviews
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    Dani Pedrosa
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    fim-live.com: Spies strikes back to score home podium

    hondaproracing.com: Stoner and Pedrosa dominate Indianapolis

    suzuki-racing.com: Strong 6th for Bautista at Indy MotoGP

    motogp.com: De Puniet eigth at the Brickyard

    ducati.com: Difficult race for Ducati in Indianapolis

    gresiniracing.com: Aoyama satisfaction partly makes up for Simoncelli disappointment

    teamtech3.fr: A consistent Edwards delivers another top ten in Indianapolis

    teamaspar.net: Hector Barbera loses out in brave last lap gamble at Indianapolis

    Formula 1

    FIM.com: Sunday post race press conference

    Grid
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    Speed Trap

    fia: Senna's drive through penalty

    fia: Perez's drive through penalty

    formula1.com: Red Bull give their response

    bbc.co.uk: Belgium GP as it happened

    bbc.co.uk: Lewis Hamilton apologizes to his McLaren team for Spa crash

    reuters.com: Team by team review of Belgian Grand Prix

    speedtv.com: Kubica's final operation a success says team




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    The Mothership




    Cage World



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    There were all sorts of races this weekend...



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    Just got back home from volunteering at the Indy Moto GP, had a blast and one of the best seats in the house too ! Thats me waving

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    Quote Originally Posted by patiodadio View Post
    Just got back home from volunteering at the Indy Moto GP, had a blast and one of the best seats in the house too ! Thats me waving

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    Tell us more! How did you get involved? What was the race weekend like from your perspective? Did you meet any umbrella girls...err...racers?
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    WSBK is revving up again. Current leader Carlos Checa stopped off at Ducati [who isn't officially in WSBK ÔÇô rofl] to celebrate the 300th WSBK Duc win, Tamada will join Rea at Castrol Honda for the next race and Haslam is aiming for a podium finish once again. Lets hope he gets his aim straight this time.

    speedweek.de: BMW ÔÇô Continue the trend

    BMW Motorrad Motorsport ÔÇô WSBK N??rburgring Preview
    02 ÔÇô 04 September 2011
    10 of 13 race weekends
    *
    *
    Munich/Stephanskirchen, 29th August 2011. Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport is preparing for its home race: the Bavarian team, with works riders Leon Haslam (GBR) and Troy Corser (AUS), will compete at the N??rburgring (GER) this weekend (2nd to 4th September). The tenth race weekend of the season is the first following the summer break and kicks off the final leg of the 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship.
    *
    After nine rounds of the season, Leon is fifth in the RidersÔÇÖ Championship on 158 points, while Troy finds himself in 15th place on 62 points. In the ConstructorsÔÇÖ Championship, in which only the manufacturerÔÇÖs best result from each race counts, BMW is fourth on 194 points. In total, Leon and Troy have already scored 220 points for Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport this season.
    *
    The team and both works riders have used the break to prepare for the final phase of the season. When the action gets underway at its home event at the N??rburgring, the team is hoping to continue the good form shown at the Silverstone (GBR) race weekend, where Leon narrowly missed out on a podium finish, crossing the line in fourth place.
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    Leon Haslam:
    ÔÇ£I am looking forward to the N??rburgring. After a long break you are always quite keen to get back on the bike. The track has a lot of changes of directions. It is quite fast in places and has a lot of heavy braking, especially Turn 1. *Those are definitely the areas of the race track where it is important to have the right setup to get the best result.
    *
    The N??rburgring has always been a good circuit for me. Last year I was on the podium there. It is a circuit where good results are possible. And clearly this is the home race for BMW, so we will obviously try to come back strong after the break and to get back on the podium where we belong. At the last race weekend we just missed out on the podium, so it would be nice to get back there in Germany.ÔÇØ
    *
    *Troy Corser:
    ÔÇ£Last year we were doing quite well in the practice and the qualifying sessions at the N??rburgring. Unfortunately we then suffered a dip in the Superpole and ended up back on the fourth row. And then I got tangled up in a crash in the first race. But it is a track that I like.
    *
    The N??rburgring has a lot of history, and I always enjoy racing here. It has a very nice layout and is undulating. It also offers a lot of overtaking opportunities. As a result we generally have thrilling and spectacular races. I hope we can now get the bike sorted out to go and get a result.ÔÇØ
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    Bernhard Gobmeier, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director:
    ÔÇ£After the long break from racing, we are pleased to get back to serious action ÔÇô at our home event. As a German manufacturer, the races at the N??rburgring are obviously always a bit special. Then there is the fact that this iconic circuit is quite simply a fantastic racetrack, both in terms of its history and the unique layout.
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    Last year we made a very promising start to the race weekend in the Eifel Mountains. Troy clocked top times in all the practice and qualification sessions, but was then unlucky in the Superpole qualification and crashed. Otherwise, it would have been an extremely successful weekend for us. These positive aspects make us very optimistic that this circuit suits us and the BMW S 1000 RR. Furthermore, we took a big step forward at the last race weekend in Silverstone. We narrowly missed out on a podium finish there. We are confident we can continue this upward trend at our home races.ÔÇØ*
    *
    *
    Background:
    The N??rburgring is located close to the town of Adenau in the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate) and is one of the most iconic racetracks in Europe. The Eifel circuit opened in 1927, since when it has regularly been the scene of motorsport history. Up until the 1970s, races were held on the 20-kilometre Nordschleife circuit, which has earned itself an infamous reputation and the nickname ÔÇ£Green HellÔÇØ. Even today, it remains a popular venue for automobile endurance races.
    *
    However, the Nordschleife became too dangerous for most race series. For this reason, the facility was given a complete makeover in the 1980s. In 1984, the 4.5-kilometre Grand Prix Circuit was inaugurated. Further modifications were made between 1999 and 2002. The FIM Superbike World Championship stages its races on this very Grand Prix Circuit. When the series made its first appearance in the Eifel, the circuit was 4.556 kilometres in length. Since 2008 it has been 5.137 kilometres. This season, the Superbike World Championship returns to the ÔÇ£Green HellÔÇØ for the sixth time.
    *
    The N??rburgring is an undulating track, which winds its way through the hilly Eifel landscape. The circuit boasts a number of fascinating combinations of corners, quick sections and areas that require heavy braking. In addition, there are many good overtaking opportunities. The riders enjoy the challenges posed by this circuit.
    *
    The very first corner, the ÔÇ£Yokohama-SÔÇØ, is a challenge in itself: the riders brake extremely late and must get themselves in a good position for the following section, which includes corners that become tighter as the turn progresses. It is important to enter the curve well, in order to be able to accelerate on the way out. ÔÇ£BitÔÇØ is the most important corner on the circuit. Those who take it well carry sufficient speed into the following high-speed section. The ÔÇ£NGKÔÇØ chicane is another point requiring heavy braking, before the track heads uphill towards the final bend.
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    One unpredictable factor at the N??rburgring is the weather, which can change abruptly. The sun can be shining one minute, before thundery showers and rain appear the next. As such, the temperature can fluctuate enormously. A telling proverb says: ÔÇ£If you cannot see the N??rburg, it is raining. If you can see the N??rburg, it is not raining yet, but it will soon.ÔÇØ The N??rburg castle sits on top of the hill above the town of the same name, close to the racetrack.


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    With the F1 summer break over racing began again with the season ending race at historic Spa Francorchamps. Yes I know there are seven races to the end of the racing calendar at Sao Paulo Brazil in November. There will be plenty of dueling for the second and third spot on both the driver and constructor championship podiums. However, the reality for team managers and car designers is Spa marks the beginning of the 2012 construction season.

    The lay of the remaining season landscape is simple. Sebastian Vettel has a 102 point lead over Fernando Alonso, his closest non-Red Bull competitor. Red Bull has 131 points in hand over McLaren-Mercedes in the constructor championship. While there is plenty of time for things to change in those standings the clock is ticking on the 2012 season and the demands of developing a new car for the new formula, even with delays in its implementation to 2014.

    If I were king of the world, or at least a car owner/team manager in F1 (other than the big three), the balance of the 2011 seasons races test sessions for my 2012 car. It will hopefully improve the performance of my car for this season while setting the stage for racing in 2012 and 2013. As I look at my development Gantt chart and demands of developing an new car for 2014 under the new formula much of 2013 season must be spent on the new formula car.

    Do not dis pare dear fan. This apparent giving up on the current season bodes well for tightening up the racing field behind the parade leading cars. There should be a new vitality brought to those teams as they toil in the shadow of the big three.

    As always this observation and a buck will get you a small cup of coffee and little change at the Fly-Over-Land coffee stop.



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