Moto2&3

Ca Races and Moto2&3 Testing

Both Supercross and Arenacross are in Ca this weekend, but Ryan Sipes crashed in practice this week and has a broken hand and dislocated shoulder. Lots of injuries in all motorcycle racing venues this year. On the other end of things, Tyler Bowers is close to winning the Championship in Arenacross, just four main events left. Tyler has a 21 point advantage.

The Isle of Man TT isn’t until May but there are very few tickets left before they are sold out. That is really good to hear. They put a lot more grandstands up this year as I understand it, and still almost sold out. As storied as this race is, I can understand why. I mean like how many tracks do you know of that are almost 38 miles long.

The Moto2 and Moto3 teams and riders conclude their testing at Valencia, with Pol Espargaro topping the Moto2 time sheet, and Sandro Cortese topping Moto3. Now they all pack up and hear over to Jerez for the 16th. I couldn’t help noting that they kept looking around from time to time. Must be looking for #93 to suddenly blow past them, hehehe. Just had to throw that in there.

Got a little news about Marc’s eye. His boss said Marc can see ok, but has just a little remaining thing when he looks upward. The reason for the delay of the operation was a small palsy. They expected 2 to 5 weeks recovery time and it seems to be working out that way. So no Jerez either. They will do some private testing and be on track in March. Great to hear.



Motogp Racing

Moto2 and Moto3 Testing

A cold day in Valencia, Spain and all were ready to get on track after winter break. But it was freezing cold in the morning, so after lunch all bikes were out on track. Playing some on the video back, I have to say the Moto3 bikes sound really good. Scott Redding finished the day on top the time sheets in Moto2, and Sandro Cortese on top the Moto3 time sheets. Back at it tomorrow.

Nicky Hayden did the surgery but that has not stopped the fingers from doing the twitter keypad. He is well and is planning to be back in Sepang for the next test. Maybe.

The World Superbike teams are packing up for Phillip Island testing and the first round on the 26th. The Hopper is packed and ready as is Jules Chusel ready for Supersport. There are a lot of riders that have come over from MotoGP for rides in the WSBK series, and some have gone to BRB as well. Have to see who is where when it all shakes out.

Supercross is headed to San Diego for the weekend. Arenacross is going to be in Fresno. Busy in Ca this weekend.