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    BMW Motorrad Motorsport - WSBK - Salt Lake City - Preview
    • 23.05.2011
    • Press Release
    United States of America – Salt Lake City.
    Preview.


    28 – 30 May 2011
    05 of 13 race weekends


    Munich/Stephanskirchen, 23rd May 2011. The Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport is travelling overseas: round five of the 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship takes place at “Miller Motorsports Park” near Salt Lake City (USA). The schedule there always runs one day later than other events: the first Free Practice will begin on Saturday (28th May), with the races themselves being held on Monday (30th May). The reason for this is “Memorial Day” in the United States: the last Monday in May is always a day on which the US remembers soldiers who have fallen in battle.

    The Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport has already picked up 130 World Championship points on the first four race weekends of the season. In the Constructors’ Championship, for which only the best result in each race counts, BMW is currently in fourth place on 101 points. In the Riders’ Championship, works rider, Leon Haslam (GBR), is in sixth place with 84 points, while team mate Troy Corser (AUS) is in eleventh place on 46 points.

    Following the last race weekend in Monza (ITA), BMW Motorrad Motorsport spent two days testing in Misano (ITA). The two works riders, Troy and Leon, as well as test rider, Steve Martin (AUS), enjoyed perfect weather conditions there. The team worked on some updates for the coming races. It also used the two days to prepare for the race weekend in Misano, which is next up on the calendar after Salt Lake City.


    Leon Haslam:
    “Salt Lake City is always a great race. It is fantastic to ride in the USA, particularly on ‘Memorial Weekend’ when there is a magnificent atmosphere there. The circuit itself is quite different and the layout offers a good mixture of everything. It is a circuit on which you have to fight and it is really difficult to ride. I enjoy going there and am pretty excited to ride the BMW S 1000 RR there.

    The test in Misano was good and we were able to work through an extensive programme. We also found a good set-up for the track there. That is important, as the next race weekend after the USA takes place in Misano. We were right up there at the front in terms of lap times, particularly on the race tyres. In general, we got an awful lot done there. My broken toe is fine again. We had a few days off that I spent with training and it all will be fine in the US.”


    Troy Corser:
    “I hope that on the back of two solid results in Monza we can really push and go for the podium in Salt Lake City. Last year we had a few minor issues there, which held us back slightly. But now the bike feels a lot more balanced and I am hopeful we can do better this time around.

    I enjoy riding at this circuit. It is quite technical and fast and similar to Assen and Monza in some respects. So for sure I am looking forward to getting out there and seeing what we can do.”


    Bernhard Gobmeier, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director:
    “Salt Lake City is an interesting circuit. We ride at a high altitude there. That is a good thing for us, as our BMW S 1000 RR has more performance than other bikes. The altitude should not have a particularly negative effect on our bikes.

    Also, we have carried out a lot of work on the chassis in the meantime. We had a very promising test in Misano, at which we worked our way through an extensive programme. As a result, we are travelling to the USA full of confidence.”


    Background:
    The “Miller Motorsports Park” is one of the most modern motorsport facilities in North America. It is located a 30 minute drive from Salt Lake City, the capital of the US state of Utah. The city on the east coast of the “Great Salt Lake” has around 180,000 residents and is, like the entire state of Utah, regarded as the centre of the Mormon church.

    The “Miller Motorsports Park” was opened in 2006. Since then, it has regularly hosted American motorcycle series and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). A large motorsport centre has established itself around the 4.907-kilometre circuit. In the “Performance Training Center”, motorsport enthusiasts can improve their skills before marvelling at some of most spectacular racing cars in the world in the “Larry H. Miller Museum”.

    The FIM Superbike World Championship has visited the “Miller Motorsports Park” since 2008. The races there traditionally take place on “Memorial Day”, the last Monday in May. This day of remembrance dates back to the American civil war. On this day, people visit cemeteries and memorials, and the US flag is flown at half mast until midday. Another major motorsport event traditionally takes place on "Memorial Weekend" in the USA: the infamous Indianapolis 500 car race, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

    A special factor in Salt Lake City is the high altitude of about 1,350 metres above sea level. At this altitude, engine performance is particularly important. Grip is also in short supply on this racetrack. The bike must be set up specifically to generate as much mechanical grip as possible. Another challenge is the number of changes of direction in the infield, in which the motorcycle must react perfectly.

    fim-live.com: BMW is travelling overseas

    crash.net: BMW duo target Miller Podium

    automobilsport.com: Translation by Google: BMW Motorrad Motorsport - WSBK - Salt Lake City – Preview

    Max Biaggi tests the Aprilia RSV4 at Portimao



    First podium ever for BMW Motorrad Motorsport @ Monza 2010



    MotoGP

    motorcyclenews.com: Suzuki nearing MotoGP decision for 2012

    motomatters.com: Aprilia admit interest from CRT Teams in RSV4 engine

    crash.net: Crutchlow – You can’t explain the jump to MotoGP



    Formula 1

    formula1.com: Sebastian Vettel Q&A – Early stop was critical

    [url=http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2011/5/12076.html[/url]: Spain Analysis

    formula1.com: Monaco preview quotes

    Unfortunate for many reasons yet no surprise:
    reuters.com: Kubica out for season, Renault team owner

    Formula 1 aerodynamics importance


    F1 Circuit Preview 06 Monaco 2011



    Other Racing

    BMW Motorrad - First World Championship win for BMW S 1000 RR
    • 23.05.2011
    • Press Release
    First World Championship win for the BMW S 1000 RR.

    A dominant victory for the BMW Motorrad France 99 team gives BMW Motorrad its next milestone.

    Munich/Stephanskirchen, 23rd May 2011. BMW Motorrad can celebrate the first victory for the BMW S 1000 RR at a World Championship race. At the eight-hour race in Albacete (ESP), the second round of the 2011 FIM Endurance World Championship, the BMW Motorrad France 99 team earned its success with a dominant performance. Rider Erwan Nigon (FRA) set the tempo from the very beginning and, eight hours later, team-mate S?®bastien Gimbert (FRA) brought the BMW S 1000 RR over the finish line with a lead of over half a minute. The BMW S 1000 RR can now add its first triumph in a World Championship to the countless wins and titles already achieved by customer teams in international and national championships…more

    Yamaha-racing.com: Impressive second place for the GMT 94 Yamaha Racing Ipone Team in Albacetea
    HUSABERG EWC 2011 HIGHLIGHTS, ROUND 3, ITALY


    2011 FIM Motocross World Championship - Indaiatuba (BRA)



    On the Street

    Women are a key target market plan for MC manufacturers; they are a growing part of the business management plan too. powersports.com: Lehman Trikes hires VP from within.



    clutchandchrome.com: BMW Motorrad communications system

    2011 MV Agusta Brutale 920 onboard and walk around in Varese


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    Bowing before beauty: The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2011 names its winners. Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale wins Trofeo BMW Group +++ BMW 328 Hommage celebrates its world premiere +++ First motorcycle concours and auction
    • 23.05.2011
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    Informa?º?úo do editor: Photos will follow within the next 2 hours.
    Munich/Cernobbio. This weekend just gone the town of Cernobbio on the banks of Lake Como reprised its status as the centre of attention for all car enthusiasts – and this year motorcycle fans also had much to admire. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este brought together a selection of classic models and new concept cars to the acclaim of the assembled audience. And for the first time the cars were joined by motorcycles competing for class and overall victory in a competition of their own, as fans of two-wheeled classics headed to the Villa Erba for Saturday’s motorcycle concours. Another new feature of the Concorso was the sale held by RM Auctions on Saturday evening, which tempted collectors with a line-up of 32 extraordinary cars. “Our aim was to take this long-established event into new territory while preserving its character,” said Karl Baumer, President of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and Director of BMW Group Classic, outlining the reasons behind the changes. “The main initiative we introduced to give people extra opportunity to visit the Concorso was the addition of a second Public Day,” continued Baumer. Dr Jean-Marc Droulers, President of Villa d’Este S.p.A., also declared himself pleased with the weekend: “We’ve seen cars and motorcycles which made our hearts beat a little faster – both within the small, exclusive environs of the Villa d’Este and together with the wider public at the Villa Erba.”

    The jury awarded the Trofeo BMW Group, and with it “best of show” honours, to a 1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, while the time-honoured Coppa d’Oro prize decided by public referendum went to an Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS from 1942. The “Concept Cars and Prototypes” category, meanwhile, was topped by the Aston Martin Zagato celebrating its world premiere at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Another model making its debut at the event was the BMW 328 Hommage, unveiled by the Bavarian company to mark the 75th birthday of its iconic BMW 328 sports car from the 1930s.

    The Trofeo BMW Group in the first Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este for motorcycles was won by an American Pierce Four from 1910. After presenting the award, General Director of BMW Motorrad Hendrik von Kuenheim shifted the spotlight to plans for the years ahead: “We are looking to develop this concours into a meeting point for all enthusiasts of motorcycle design. That fits in with both the tradition of the BMW motorcycle brand and the passion for bikes here in Italy.”

    The extent to which tradition can inspire and the potential – and desired – impact of the past on the future of car design were both on the agenda at the high-powered annual Design Talk round table, which this year addressed the issue of heritage in design under the heading “Tradition & Future in Automotive Design”. Adrian van Hooydonk, Director BMW Group Design, joined Lotus Cars chief designer Donato Coco and Laurens van den Acker, Vice President of Renault Corporate Design, to mull over future-oriented design at car brands with a strong heritage.

    See The Mothership section in Sunday’s regular post for BMW’s press release on the 328 Hommage and photo gallery.

    BMW and the event organizers used a new server for pictures and information. Time limited what pictures I have downloaded. I will post a Event Gallery link in the near future.


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    Best in Show – 1910 American Pierce Four





    The Trofeo BMW Group in the first Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este for motorcycles was won by an American Pierce Four from 1910. After presenting the award, General Director of BMW Motorrad Hendrik von Kuenheim shifted the spotlight to plans for the years ahead: “We are looking to develop this concours into a meeting point for all enthusiasts of motorcycle design. That fits in with both the tradition of the BMW motorcycle brand and the passion for bikes here in Italy.”













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    worldsbk.com: Haslam looking for upturn in high Miller desert





    MotoGP

    visordown.com: BMW says no to MotoGP for now.

    speedtv.com: Anatomy of an overtaking Pt 2

    motogp.com: Pedrosa fighting to be fit for Catalunya

    Formula 1

    granprix.com: Analysis ÔÇô Can McLaren take a 16th win at tyre-dominated Monaco?

    washingtonpost.com: Following a disappointing start to F1 season Ferrari announces shake up in technical team













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    On the Street

    sciencedaily.com: High performance electric motorcycle developed

    autorevolution.com: Alfa Romeo Stadale takes Villa dÔÇÖEste trofeo

    utlimatemotorcycling.com: Husqvarna ÔÇÿRide MoreÔÇÖ USGP demo

    Massimo Bordi - A Motorcycle legend - Mr. Desmodromic Exclusive interview


    The Mothership





    google.com/patents: A motorcycle having a forked front wheel support with two rigid fork arms on which a front wheel of the motorcycle is mounted, an upper trailing link provided for supporting wheel support forces connected via an upper joint to an upper area of the wheel support, and lower trailing link provided...
    Inventors: Gerrit HEYL, Josef Seidl
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

    google.com/patents: A motorcycle is provided with a fork-like wheel carrier, on the lower end of which a front wheel is supported, a handlebar by which the wheel carrier can be steered in a steering direction to the left or the right during travel, and a transmission unit by which the handlebar is coupled to the...
    Inventor: Josef Seidl
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Primary Examiner: Richard M. Camby
    Attorney: Crowell & Moring LLP

    google.com/patents: Music information is output to an operator, such as a vehicle operator, through the use of a portable electronic device. The operator's behavior may be determined on the basis of data received from one or more systems of a moving object which is being controlled or otherwise operated by the...
    Inventors: Marc Lengning, Bernhard Schambeck
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Primary Examiner: Tai Nguyen
    Attorney: Crowell & Moring LLP

    google.com/patents: A slip control system is provided for a single-track motor vehicle, including devices for detecting the wheel revolution of the front and rear wheel of the motor vehicle, devices for detecting a tilting position angle of the motor vehicle, as well as devices for influencing the driving and/or...
    Inventor: Hans-Albert Wagner
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Primary Examiner: Pam Rodriguez
    Attorney: Crowell & Moring LLP



    google.com/patents: Motorcycle, toy, or motorcycle replica
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    google.com/patents: Motorcycle, toy, or motorcycle replica
    Volker Hohdorf et al

    FWIW

    June 3rd the new MotoGP teams will be announced. According to the Visordown article this list will not include a factory BMW team. This is disappointing but not unexpected for 2012, if indeed true.

    BMW and Aprilia, both with heavy commitments to WorldSBK, initially rejected any move to MotoGP saying they would remain committed to their current series. BMW will have a presence in the form of the Claiming Race Team (CRT) Suter project. Similarly CRT groups have approached Aprilia to use their RSV4 engine as the basis of an entry. This solution may prove more than acceptable for MotoGP, BMW, Aprilia and fans in 2012 as MotoGP sorts their new formula out; however 2013 may be a completely different story.

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    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    MSF Question of the Day: What should you do when making slow, tight turns?

    MSF Tip of the Day: Flashing your taillight can help others behind see you if you have to slow down quickly or unexpectedly.

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

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

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

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    BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike team - Miller ÔÇô Preview
    ÔÇó 25.05.2011
    ÔÇó Press Release

    The BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team is set to take to the American circuit at Miller Motorsports Park (Utah) with James Toseland riding. The Englishman, having tried to return to racing at the Monza circuit, should be able to compete in both races on the schedule at the American circuit. It will be JamesÔÇÖ second event at the Miller circuit, as he previously riden at the track last year finishing ninth in race one and failing to finish race two after a fall. It is also JamesÔÇÖ second race event of the season, having only raced in Australia before his testing accident at Aragon.

    Ayrton Badovini has continued to improve and has scored points in every race, with the exception of race two at Phillip Island when he retired with a technical problem. He now lies twelfth in the World Championship standings. Ayrton is certainly strong psychologically after the excellent performance in testing at Monza and then in race two when he took an encouraging sixth place. The Biella rider raced at the Miller circuit in 2008, scoring points in race two.

    Serafino Foti, sporting director of BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team, said: "We head to America to continue our work plan. We will try some new bike parts. We haven't much data for this track but we will try to maintain the level we have achieved, confirming the progress made so far. We are pleased that James is now in good physical condition and this will help us speed up the development work so far carried out by Ayrton alone. After a good performance at Monza, Badovini is approaching the American trip with great enthusiasm. Our realistic goal is to stay in the top ten".

    Standings: 1?? C. Checa (Ducati) p. 145 - 2?? M. Melandri (Yamaha) p. 118 - 3?? M. Biaggi (Aprilia) p. 117 ...12?? A. Badovini (BMW) p. 35...20?? B. Veneman (BMW) p. 3...22?? J. Toseland (BMW) p. 2

    BMW Motorrad Italia will have to tap their German Team counterparts for help in prepping for the Miller Motor Park event. The team nor either rider have any experience with this track. The team and Badovini were last years SuperStock 1000 Champions but that series did not race outside of Europe.

    ultimatemotorcycling.com: Vermeulen to miss Miller World Superbike

    roadracingworld.com: Biaggi says he has good memories of Miller Motorsports Park

    Suzuki-racing.com: Alstare Suzuki ready for Miller

    worldsbk.com: Checa keen to return to favorite track ÔÇô Miller

    worldsbk.com: Yamaha riders eager to get back to real race action

    MotoGP

    motogp.com: Kenny Roberts and Eddie Lawson to lead fan laps at Laguna Seca

    Promotional rides arenÔÇÖt always what they are cracked up to be.
    motorcyclenews.com: Rossi rescued after Ducati 1198 breaks down.


    Formula 1

    fia.com: Monaco Preview

    fia.com: Press conference
    DRIVERS ÔÇô
    Rubens BARRICHELLO (Williams),
    Jenson BUTTON (McLaren),
    Nick HEIDFELD (Renault),
    Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes),
    Michael SCHUMACHER (Mercedes),
    Jarno TRULLI (Team Lotus)


    reuters.com: F1 drivers shrug off Monaco truk fire damage

    eurosport.yahoo.com: Tech Talk: Will new rules affect Monaco?

    zimbio.com/formula1: The legality of exhaust blown diffusers



    ibnlive.in: F1 too expensive ÔÇô VW motorsport boss

    f1technical.net: Sauber split turning vanes under nosecone

    f1technical.net: Trying to keep the rear tyres cool

    Los MiniDrivers - Cap?¡tulo 3x05 - Spanish Grand Prix


    Other Racing

    1911 Historic Indy 500 Newsreel


    On the Street

    utlimatemotorcycling.com: 2011 Quail Lodge Motorcycle Honorees



    webbikeworld.com: Tourmaster Intake Air Series 2 Jacket ÔÇô Review

    The competition


    sportrider.com: Blackstone Tek/BST Factory

    sprotrider.com: 2011 literbikes on the dyno ÔÇô BMW S 1000 RR, Ducati 1198, Kawasaki ZX-10R

    The Mothership

    2011 BMW the 2.000.000 BMW Motorrad is a R 1200 GS official video


    2011 The 2.000.000 BMW Motorrad. Ceremonial act & Chris Pfeiffer stunt party plant Berlin
    Speeches in German



    Italian Carabinieri support Rolls-Royce procession on Lake Como
    ÔÇó 25.05.2011
    ÔÇó Press Release

    A dozen Rolls-Royce motor cars wafted through roads on Lake Como this week - thanks to some assistance from Italian motorcycle police. The Carabinieri were on hand to smooth a path for the procession, skillfully escorting the ?ú4m line-up through winding streets and small villagesÔǪmore



    BMW Guggenheim Lab: background story.




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    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    MSF Question of the Day: Motorcycles sold in the US have the headlights automatically turn on when running since what year?

    MSF Tip of the Day:

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

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

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Woot of the Day

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    BMW R-50 RACING MOTORCYCLE ÔÇô vintage model kit box cover

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    gpone.com: In America with 30hp less

    dinningtontoday.co.uk: ToselandÔÇÖs back again.
    Does your local paper cover any racing, let alone the fortunes of a World SBK rider for a German Italian team? The Dinnington Guardian does in their Local Sport section. Area boy makes good kind of story?

    superbikeplanet.com: Althea Ducati previews Miller WSBK

    worldsbk.com: Rea looking for a gold rush in USA

    worldsbk.com: Vermeulen to miss US round

    worldsbk.com: Biaggi seeking first win of the season at Miller

    gpone.com: Biaggi speakes ÔÇô Ciabatti absolved


    MotoGP

    ducati.com: Valentino Rossi tests Ducati GP12 at Mugello


    Formula 1

    Monaco Practice Press Conference
    TEAM REPRESENTATIVES - Graeme LOWDON (Marussia Virgin), Vijay
    MALLYA (Force India), Adrian NEWEY (Red Bull), Peter SAUBER (Sauber F1
    Team), Martin WHITMARSH (McLaren)

    Session 1 Classifications
    Session 2 Classifications

    There is no racing action Fridays at Monaco. F1 will have the normal Saturday round of events.

    formaula1.com: Pre-Monaco analysis ÔÇô Alonso calls Ferrari to order






    Other Racing

    8H Albacete - 2011 QTEL FIM Endurance World Championship



    On the Street

    motorcyclenews.com: Husqvarna reveals new 900cc parallel twin road bike sketches

    bernama.com: BMW expects to sell 300 motorcycles this year [in Malaysia]



    webbikeworld.com: Sidi ST boots ÔÇô review

    visordown.com: Folding helmet nominated for Dyson Award

    sportrider.com: BMW K1600GT/GTL

    motorcycledaily.com: Aerostich Roadcrafter Light on the way


    The Mothership

    bmw-yachtsport.com: Traunsee Woche with Platu 25 World Championship



    BMW Group at Concorso d`Eleganza Villa d`Este 2011.




    google.com/patents: Connecting device
    Axelle Hauck et al
    In order to produce a connecting device for the electrically conductive connection of a plurality of cell terminals of electro-chemical cells of an electro-chemical device which enables the cell connector to be mounted on the electro-chemical cells in a simple and rapid manner wherein the device...
    Inventors: Axelle Hauck, Philipp Petz, Hubertus Goesmann, Jan Groshert, Armin Diez, Wolfgang Fritz, Michael Kohnle


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    Worldsbk.com: MMP round kicks off with Celebrity Kart Race

    The Karting Centre in the paddock of the Miller Motorsports Park circuit today was the scene for an entertaining pre-race Media Event called the MMP Celebrity Kart Race.

    15 teams took part, each one made up of a World Superbike or AMA rider, a member of the media, a representative of the Armed Forces and a fan who won a competition organized locally for the event.

    The race consisted of each rider completing five laps, with the aggregate best times of each team member making up the standings, and the win going to the team that lapped the quickest.

    In the end the win went to Team Troy Corser, followed by Team Melissa Paris and Team Carlos Checa.


    When they aren’t racing their racing


    Portent of things to come this race weekend?

    what fun!

    worldsbk.com: MMP – Statistics

    worldsbk.com: MMP – A look back at 2010

    Yamaha-racing.com: Interview with Eugene Laerty

    raodracingworld.com: Pata Racing Team Manager Borciani – I’m sure that we are close to the podium

    MotoGP

    motogp.com: Rossi’s right-hand man: Uccio

    speedtv.com: Architecture of Aggression

    crash.net: When should Ducati focus on 2012?

    Formula 1

    formula1.com: Practice analysis – Monaco predictably unpredictable.

    F1 Tyre's overtake & life cycle





    bbc.co.uk: High Court rules Team Lotus can keep its name
    This headline so deserves a wise crack but then it is a head-line

    Other Racing

    2011 SPEA FIM Trial World Championship - Br?®al sous Montfort (FRA)




    2011 FIM e-Power International Championship - Schleiz (GER)


    TT On-Bike 2010 - John McGuinness - Superbike Practice



    On the Street

    2011 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX walk around and onboard



    Concorso d`Eleganza Villa d`Este 2011 BMW Impressions


    Concorso d`Eleganza Villa d`Este 2011 Impressions DAF 55 Siluro, 1968 Michelotti,BMW 2000 CS, 1966


    As the riding season heats up so does the helmet debate.
    courant.com: Editorial – Connecticut needs a motorcycle helmet law.

    BMW Motorsport Media Guide 2011.

    • 27.05.2011
    • Press Release

    In the 2011 season, BMW Motorsport is looking to continue its long history of success in GT racing and push its commitment to this discipline into even more territories. The BMW M3 GT will be competing in endurance classics and hard-fought championship races in North America, Europe and Asia.
    In the BMW Motorsport Media Guide 2011 you will find all information about the diverse racing programme, the cars, the teams and the drivers.
    This Media Guide is available for download in Word format as plain text or as interactive PDF, including many fascinating images.


    The Mille Miglia pays homage to Maserati




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    Aaron Koblin: Artfully visualizing our humanity




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    Update: Miller Motorsports Park - 1st Practice

    It may be Saturday where you are but WSBK has jet lag and are taking care of what they normally do on Friday. The entire race weekend is one day behind with the races on Monday.

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    As practice began Honda riders Rea and Xaus avenged their loss to Corser in the Celebrity Kart Race yesterday. As laps began to pile up Checa moved his Ducati to the top then the Aprilias showed up. It was not Biaggia on top but Camier.

    Our heroes were down the chart as everyone hit the pits; P6 Corser, P14 Badovini, P17 Haslam, P20 Toselan. Checa Camier Rea and Biaggi would have occupied the front row at this point.

    Checa suffered a crash on his 12th lap in practice.

    In the second round of laps Corser lit up live timing red and green turning best times in Section 1 and personal bests in the rest. Checa’s time was still on top of the list but Coser had moved to P3 on the timing chart but 01.161 behind Checa’s time. He was able to shave time off but Fabrizio bumped him to P4.

    Haslam is often slow in this first practice and today. He slowly moved up. He pitted after his 13th practice lap in P11.

    The Italian cavalry had mixed practice. Badovini worked his way up to P10 on the timing chart with 5 minutes remaining in the session. Toseland bounced around P21 and P19. He may want to come back but is this ongoing physical limits or just racing rust slowing him down?

    At the 2’41 remaining mark Corser took to the track for one last set of laps. He was down to P6 at this point.

    As the session closed Checa’s time of 1’48.914 remained on top though he had not turned a wheel since his crash. At this time I have no information on the severity of it.


    1 7 CHECA C ESP Ducati 1098R PIT IN 1'48.914 297,6 12

    2 2 CAMIER L GBR Aprilia RSV4 Factory PIT IN 1'49.567 0.653 22

    3 1 BIAGGI M ITA Aprilia RSV4 Factory PIT IN 1'49.672 0.758 23

    4 96 SMRZ J CZE Ducati 1098R PIT IN 1'49.823 0.909 21

    5 84 FABRIZIO M ITA Suzuki GSX-R1000 PIT IN 1'49.890 0.976 23

    6 4 REA J GBR Honda CBR1000RR PIT IN 1'49.937 1.023 19

    7 11 CORSER T AUS BMW S1000 RR PIT IN 1'50.051 1.137 17

    8 66 SYKES T GBR Kawasaki ZX-10R PIT IN 1'50.118 1.204 21

    9 58 LAVERTY E IRL Yamaha YZF R1 PIT IN 1'50.364 1.450 21

    10 33 MELANDRI M ITA Yamaha YZF R1 PIT IN 1'50.510 1.596 21

    11 111 XAUS R ESP Honda CBR1000RR PIT IN 1'50.589 1.675 19

    12 86 BADOVINI A ITA BMW S1000 RR PIT IN 1'50.604 1.690 21

    13 50 GUINTOLI S FRA Ducati 1098R PIT IN 1'50.831 1.917 22

    14 91 HASLAM L GBR BMW S1000 RR PIT IN 1'50.862 1.948 17

    15 12 WATERS J AUS Suzuki GSX-R1000 PIT IN 1'50.969 2.055 23

    16 17 LASCORZ J ESP Kawasaki ZX-10R PIT IN 1'51.196 2.282 19

    17 41 HAGA N JPN Aprilia RSV4 Factory PIT IN 1'51.446 2.532 20

    18 121 BERGER M FRA Ducati 1098R PIT IN 1'51.475 2.561 20

    19 52 TOSELAND J GBR BMW S1000 RR PIT IN 1'51.600 2.686 16

    20 44 ROLFO R ITA Kawasaki ZX-10R PIT IN 1'52.492 3.578 21

    21 8 AITCHISON M AUS Kawasaki ZX-10R PIT IN 1'52.522 3.608 20



    Corser finished the session in P7. I put a lot of stock in where he finishes on Friday [oops Saturday at MMP] being a refection of how he will do in race 1. Things look good for him.

    Haslam is rarely a star in this practice session. He continued to show green as the session went on improving his various sector times but not enough to move him beyond P14. The next three hours are where he and his mechanics so often work their magic making adjustments that move him up in the first qualifying session.

    Badovini finished the session in P12. This is a very good start when you keep in mind this is his first trip to this track. His teammate Toseland hands back in the pack in P19 at this point.

    The S 1000 RR has chewed up tyres on this track in the past. My guess is we will hear the normal discussion of tyre management in the BMW press releases. Cross wind issues are a second issue to possibly pay attention to. The S 1000 RR is a wind tunnel baby. In certain corners riders have complained that it acts more like a sail catching wind preventing them from healing the bike over as they wish.

    First Qualifying is at 5:30 Eastern, I will be back after that with another update.
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    Update: Miller Motorsports Park - 1st

    Checa was back for qualifying and once again his time was on top as the session started.

    Session benchmarks for the Enigma Cavalry
    Corser P6
    Haslam P10
    Badvonini P3
    Toseland P 19
    for their first timed laps.

    Early in the session Camier is listed as PIT OUT but has yet to be timed. Crach?


    Corser pits in P10 after 3 hot laps.
    Haslam is listed PIT IN and in P18.
    CorserÔÇÖs time is not hold up.
    Badovini is now listed in P10 and Toseland has moved up to P16

    45ÔÇÖ Remaining
    1-4 are Checa, Camier, Smrz, Biaggi
    Badovinin P10
    Corser P14
    Toseland P17
    Haslam P19

    41ÔÇÖ07
    Coser is on track once again.

    39ÔÇÖ06
    Guintoli has crashed his Ducati. He was listed in P5 at the time.

    Checa returns to the track but wonÔÇÖt improve his time on the first lap. Corser has and is shown in P8. Badovini is bumped down to P11 in the process.

    35ÔÇÖ10
    Haslam is back out on the track and going green turning personal bests in all sectors. He moves up to P14, long way to go but heading in the right direction. Coser is shown in P7 now. Checa remains on top.

    Going into the weekend people wondered if Biaggi would pull a double again but at this point he is in P5.

    31ÔÇÖ49
    Checa goes red in all sectors and sets a new best lap.

    Coser pits in P7 and Haslam has moved up to P12

    Sykes on his Kawasaki ZX-10R is firmly in P3.

    29ÔÇÖ12
    Haslam pits and is listed in P13 just behind Badovini who has now fallen to P12. Toseland is in the pits and listed in P18.

    27ÔÇÖ57
    Checa pits in P1 but Camier goes red in Sector 1 but canÔÇÖt repeat in the other sectors. They are fast in the straight as always but you have turn.

    25ÔÇÖ00
    Riders are heading into the pits. At this point Toseland in P19 would be the only Enigma Rider not to advance. Haslam is inside the window in P16 but the riders outside are in striking distance of bumping him.

    20ÔÇÖ00
    Corser pits but has dropped to P9. Haslam takes his place on the track.

    19ÔÇÖ05
    Badovini P12 and Toseland P19 are back on the track.

    15ÔÇÖ19
    Toseland is up to P15 bumping Haslam to P16.

    15ÔÇÖ04
    Corser now P11 is pit out. Badovinni has worked his way up to P7.
    Checa and Camier are back on track. Checa goes red in all three sectors sets another best lap.
    CorserÔÇÖs times are not holding up and he now is in P14, Toseland P16 and Haslam in P17!

    9ÔÇÖ33
    Biaggi is on the move and takes P3 from Sykes.
    Rea has moved his Honda up to P5.

    9ÔÇÖ08
    Corser moved up to P7 again on his last ot lap and goes red then green on the following and moves to P5 to pip Rea once again. Badovinin is up to P9. Their team mates are back in P17 and 18.

    5ÔÇÖ00
    The field is
    Checa
    Camier
    Biaggi
    Sykes
    Corser
    Rea
    Smrz
    Laverty
    Fzbrizio
    Badovini
    Haga
    Melandri
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    Waters
    Haslam ÔÇô on the bubble
    Lascorz
    Toseland
    Aitchison
    Berger
    Rolfo

    2ÔÇÖ00
    Nothing has changed.

    Chequered flag
    Waiting for the last hot laps are finishing.

    Corser holds P5, Badovini takes P10.
    Haslam is P16 and on the bubble. He will have to work to advance to Superpole. Toseland in P18 did not seem strong at all but could be one of the riders to press him.

    1 7 CHECA C ESP Ducati 1098R PIT IN 1'48.260 21

    2 2 CAMIER L GBR Aprilia RSV4 Factory PIT IN 1'49.055 0.795 20

    3 1 BIAGGI M ITA Aprilia RSV4 Factory PIT IN 1'49.306 1.046 23

    4 66 SYKES T GBR Kawasaki ZX-10R PIT IN 1'49.432 1.172 296,8 22

    5 11 CORSER T AUS BMW S1000 RR PIT IN 1'49.552 1.292 23

    6 4 REA J GBR Honda CBR1000RR PIT IN 1'49.621
    1.361 20

    7 96 SMRZ J CZE Ducati 1098R PIT IN 1'49.683 1.423 21

    8 58 LAVERTY E IRL Yamaha YZF R1 PIT IN 1'49.708 1.448 21

    9 84 FABRIZIO M ITA Suzuki GSX-R1000 PIT IN 1'49.855 1.595 18

    10 86 BADOVINI A ITA BMW S1000 RR PIT IN 1'49.881 1.621 18

    11 41 HAGA N JPN Aprilia RSV4 Factory PIT IN 1'49.938 1.678 21

    12 33 MELANDRI M ITA Yamaha YZF R1 PIT IN 1'50.136 1.876 18

    13 50 GUINTOLI S FRA Ducati 1098R PIT IN 1'50.140 1.880 19

    14 111 XAUS R ESP Honda CBR1000RR PIT IN 1'50.149 1.889 21

    15 12 WATERS J AUS Suzuki GSX-R1000 PIT IN 1'50.153 1.893 20

    16 91 HASLAM L GBR BMW S1000 RR PIT IN 1'50.159 1.899 19



    17 17 LASCORZ J ESP Kawasaki ZX-10R PIT IN 1'50.195 1.935 21

    18 52 TOSELAND J GBR BMW S1000 RR PIT IN 1'50.306 2.046 17

    19 8 AITCHISON M AUS Kawasaki ZX-10R PIT IN 1'50.646 2.386 21

    20 121 BERGER M FRA Ducati 1098R PIT IN 1'50.717 2.457 18

    21 44 ROLFO R ITA Kawasaki ZX-10R PIT IN 1'51.586 3.326 21



    How this all gets explained should be interesting.
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    Alpharacing.com” USA - Salt Lake City - Miller Motorsports Park
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    Free Practice and Qualifying 1
    Saturday, 28 May 2011.


    Weather conditions: Light clouds in the morning, overcast with some rain drops in the afternoon.
    Temperature: Air: 18 – 21 ??C, Track: 32 – 34 ??C
    Number of riders participating: 21 from 13 teams
    Fastest lap Free Practice: Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) 1:48.914 min
    Fastest lap Qualifying Practice 1: Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) 1:48.260 min


    There is still room for improvement for Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport for Sunday’s sessions for the 2011 Superbike World Championship in Salt Lake City (USA): At the end of an exciting day of track activity, works riders Troy Corser (AUS) and Leon Haslam (GBR) provisionally qualified in fifth and 16th respectively.


    Troy Corser:
    Fastest lap FP1: 1:50.051 min (P7) / Fastest lap QP1: 1:49.552 min (P5)
    “I am quite happy with today. P5 is not too bad. We did long-runs on both tyres, and actually both compounds seem to work. Nevertheless, the engine feels a bit slow due to the altitude, and we are still struggling with stopping the bike. The engine still pushes too much when braking, and I have to hold the brakes all the way into the corner. As a result, my corner exit speed is not good enough. We have improved a bit since the morning, and I am optimistic for tomorrow. It was important today to put us in a good, as the forecast predicts rain. As I said, P5 is not bad.”


    Leon Haslam:
    Fastest lap FP1: 1:50.862 min (P14) / Fastest lap QP1: 1:50.159 min (P16)
    “I was really struggling today. The bike felt like it did a couple of months ago. It is strange, as we made some good progress over the last two race weekends. Today we faced some issues we thought we had overcome long ago. We really need to assess the situation and consider a different engine brake control for tomorrow. The weather forecast is not too good, and rain usually highlights our issues. Nevertheless, we cannot control the weather, and we will take it as it comes.”


    Rainer B?ñumel (Head of Race Operations):
    “The second session was quite difficult. It was not easy to get lap times in the 1’49s. Troy really did a good job finishing the qualifying in fifth today. Leon struggled massively with the bike, which is a bit puzzling. However, it was important for tomorrow to secure a provisional Superpole position. We now have to analyse the data and see what we have to change for tomorrow.”

    troycorser.com: Troy content on day one

    Troy finished fifth fastest in the first qualifying at Miller Motorsport Park today and pronounced himself satisfied with the day’s work. But he knows that further improvement will have to come in tomorrow’s qualifying and Superpole in order to have a good grid position on raceday. Carlos Checa (Ducati) ruled the roost at Miller today, ending with a time of 1:48.260, nearly eight tenths of a second ahead of his nearest rival. Second quickest today was Leon Camier (Aprilia), with Max Biaggi (Aprilia) third and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) fourth. Troy - 5th, 1:49.552 Well, I am pretty content, but not altogether so, because there are some issues we have to deal with so that we can make more progress. I am having a few problems getting the bike to stop and that’s something we will have to sort out with regards to the engine braking. Sometimes it’s pushing going into the turns and sometimes it is a bit too free running. What I would like is a constant feeling, so that’s one of the areas we will attack tomorrow. The engine feels flatter here and it seems to take a long time to shift. I guess that’s because of the altitude but it’s the same for everybody. The track is a bit dirty off-line, but the groove is getting wider the more laps we all do. The rain started just before this afternoon’s qualifying finished and continued quite a bit throughout the rest of the afternoon. The forecast is for rain tomorrow, but I really hope we have dry races on Monday because that’ll be better for us and also the fans. See ya Troy

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    You think you are going nuts.

    There is another thread on the forum titled ÔÇô Done anything stupid lately?

    Sunday I said goodbye to Fly-Over-Land and headed back to suburb of Lilydale someplace near Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 1. It remains to be seen if this is stupid or not; however, at this point it is very much like a poorly scripted Marx Brothers movie. The plot is evolving, definitely not as planed so please be patient. I hope to be posting again soon.

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    The lead to the BMW press releases was - ÔÇ£It has been a disappointing weekend for Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport in the fifth race weekend of the FIM Superbike World Championship in the United StatesÔÇØ. Haslam thinks they have identified some issues and need to work on them. Corser sited tyre wear and inter-related traction issues and wants to investigate. Bernhard Gobmeier (BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director) had this to say. ÔÇ£This was a very disappointing weekend. We cannot be satisfied with results like these. We ended up way behind our own expectations. We now have to analyse the reasons for our weak performance. We have to and we will work hard to perform better soon.ÔÇØ

    They are correct; it was a disappointing weekend for riders, team and fans. There may be issues that have been found and need analysis. Gobmeier is correct they can not be satisfied with these kinds of results if for no other reason than Munich will not be.

    Meanwhile over at BMW Motorrad Italy Serafino Foti, Sports Director of BMW Motorrad Italy Superbike Team said: "we are satisfied with the weekend. He had more to be satisfied with after Ayrton Badovini scored two top 10 finishes (7th and 9th) for the weekend along with James Toseland scoring a point. Instead of leaving MMP perplexed and clueless the Italian Enigma team feels it has things to build on.





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