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Kropotkins speaks to Silvano Galbusera

At Valencia last year, working for the Belgian magazine Motorrijder, +David Emmett (MotoMatters dot com) interviewed Valentino Rossi's crew chief Silvano Galbusera.

As always, its a fantastic read.

Part 1https://motomatters.com/interview/2015/07/22/silvano_galbusera_interview_part_1_on_re.html

Part 2https://motomatters.com/interview/2015/07/23/silvano_galbusera_interview_part_2_on_wh.html

(read the photo captions. I know what I've done)
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Keith Williams

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Well after all that it was a couple of not so bright scallies, I would almost have preferred the industrial espionage story as suggested by +H.T.V. Blu it had a bit more going for it than two clowns out of their depth in a criminal world.
Good to see the bike is back to its rightful owners.
The Victory Isle of Man TT Zero racebike that was stolen from Brammo headquarters has been recovered by Talent, OR police.
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It is an odd name for a town/ city but the USA is a big place so if you want to be unique you need a different name.
Even in the UK we have "Leek" "Mousehole" and "Nob End" to name a few.
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Jason Phan

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3 weeks after my accident and 1 after my surgery - here's to a fast healing process:

https://jasonphan.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/road-to-recovery/
Today mark's the one week period after my clavicle fixation surgery. At first I wasn't going to opt for the surgery because I rather have the natural healing done but after talking to my orthopedic...
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That looks painful. I hope you have a speedy recovery +Jason Phan​ 👍
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Jason Phan

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Why should you wear a helmet? Because they save lives:

https://jasonphan.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/helmets-saves-lives/

#Arai #CorsairV #Motorcycle #Crash  
For the first time in a while I was able to attend a track day as a spectator and had the unfortunate event of finding out what can happen to a friend during a high side. As I pulled bits and piece...
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Anabel Cortes

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👽👽👽 Mi Martian 👽👽👽
T'Estimo Sempre seràs el campio per a mi ♥♥♥
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Moto Cross or MotoGP? ;-)
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Wiggysan Wiggysan
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The Great British Drought

A very well written ( & photographed ) article by +Tony Goldsmith via +Asphalt & Rubber regarding the recent success & much needed rise & rise of British riders in GP racing, mainly LEoPARD Racing's Danny Kent.

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/columns/trackside-tuesday-danny-kent/

Great writing, very accurate & enjoyable.

Follow +Tony Goldsmith on Twitter for even more updates:@TonyFish73 

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+Tony Goldsmith +Wiggysan Wiggysan Tony if you are half as brilliant a writer as you are a photographer I'd say you're doing pretty darn good! 
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Wiggysan Wiggysan
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RIP Francois Michelin

A great ambassador for all forms of motor sports, 2, 4 & more wheels included. 

http://www.lemonde.fr/disparitions/article/2015/04/29/francois-michelin-est-mort_4625162_3382.html 

What a shame he wont get to see #MotoGP  bikes next year using his rubber again.

+MotoRacingLive Michelin +MotoGP 
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Dani Pedrosa to quit racing with immediate effect

Due to an inoperable arm problem, Dani may be forced to quit racing now. Tonight's #QatarGP might be the last time we ever see Dani race again.

More details when we get it.

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HRC dont really need Aoyama to be fast, thats what they have Dani for ....... for now at least.

Aoyama will serve them fine for this period. 
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Dennis M

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A nice post-race interview after the 74th #Daytona200  . I like the way these men spoke of the events as they went down during the exciting closing laps. You can tell these guys have been racing each other for many years, and the racing showed how much trust was there between them. I was particularly glad to see Josh Herrin ride the way I knew he could. This is the kind of thing that will help him put last year behind him for good. Way to go, Josh! 

I know that many felt that the event was a bit amateurish, and it's true that maybe it didn't have the polish that other big-name series has. Yes, some improvements in procedure and safety equipment are needed, but these are the kinds of enhancements that MotoAmerica can bring to the show should things work out and they take control of this event next year. With their help this race has the potential to be great again. At the end of the day the racing was very good all over the track, the finish was fantastic and the fans got a very good show. 

I hope Mr. Rainey was watching so he could see how much potential there is here. 

#MotoAmerica  
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Agreed and Im so hoping things change. The 200 has such potential to be an epic venue. Its going to take a lot of work, a few years of being really good even without the crowds and the support of all of us, the fans. Time will tell but Im hoping for the best. We cannot let road racing fade into obscurity in America.
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Keith Williams

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I've got to say, it looks pretty trick and impressive.
My only worry is, as with all hub centre steering bikes over the years, will it work? The very best of them just seem to be on par with the conventional fork bikes, I've yet to see one being better.
There must be reason all the big bike manufacturers have not taken up this option.
 
Legendary Italian motorcycle manufacturer Vyrus are set to try their hand at racing, making their debut in the new European CEV Moto2 championship with British teenager Bradley Ray onboard their revolutionary bike.

Most famous for the hub steering Tesi project, the firm have kept the unusual front end in their new Honda powered machine, and will contest the new European championship that’s grown from the Spanish series.

Ray has experience in the Spanish paddock, finishing eleventh in their domestic Moto3 series in 2014 as part of a busy year; the seventeen year old also took third in the British Motostar series as well as an excellent fourth in MotoGP support series the Red Bull Rookies.



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While i could understand they grown to know the feel of forks very well. Feed back of the center hub i think would be better and more flexible vs forks. Maybe i am just looking at the engineering side to much. which way possible lol.
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Keith Williams

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Its a job to say why this has occurred, opportunists who don't know what they're nicking, stolen to order for some unscrupulous collector, who knows?
One thing for sure is it is, or was a bit of a unique piece of kit that is going to ring loud bells to whoever comes across it, as long as they are a bit bike savvy that is.
You could alert the Scrapyard's who might be approached with a load of batteries to weigh in but I would have thought they were lithium so there is bugger all to weigh.
I hope they catch the scumbag/s and wire their testicles to the power unit, that'll make em think twice before half hitching other people's property.
 
STOLEN: #VictoryMotorcycles' Isle of Man TT Zero third-place finish electric racebike, from Brammo Engineering headquarters in Oregon, reward for info leading to recovery: sportrider.co/5xjW8T
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Nice to see that it was recovered - it just shows how stupid these scumbags generally are. I had an MX bike taken last year - recovered when the thief managed to ride it into the side of a parked police car... durrrrr. 
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RIP Colin Appleyard

A true Gentleman & stalwart of British racing. A really nice man.



Words from +Official BSB  #BSB  boss Stuart Higgs.

" Colin Appleyard MBE, who passed away this afternoon, was a typical Yorkshireman - hard headed in business, a great lover and supporter of his sporting passion of motorcycle racing, and a gentle giant who was in many ways 'The father of the British Superbike paddock' with his humour, sense of direction and viewpoint .......

.... continue reading here : http://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport/british-superbikes/2015/june/obituary-colin-appleyard/

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Keith Williams

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For those of you in the the UK have a look on ITV player, select ITV4 and have a look at  "Superbikes..When Britain rules the world"
What a fantastic programme, maybe because I remember that era of Foggy so well but also it goes back to the Hailwood return, the Hislop/Fogarty TT classic plus so much more.
Great interviews with Foggy, Jamie Whitham, Frankie Chille and Neil Hodgson with comments from Keith Huewen and Julian Ryder
If it is an old programme I apologise, I have never seen it before but having watched it twice today already I would happily watch it again, its a cracker.
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2012 if memory serves me right.

Very good production. 
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Wiggysan Wiggysan
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Mugello MotoGP Tellybox guide

The UK +Mugello Circuit UK Tellybox guide brought to you in association with @StrawBales Media C/O +Dave Neal 

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Moo-Jello!!  LOL!! This is the big one fellas! I love this place. The track is spectacular and the fans are rabid! I always look forward to this round.
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HAH... streaming the NW200 live at the office during lunch!
http://www.bbc.com/sport/live/motorsport/32544001
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Master T

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I think pretty objective article and interview with MM
The MotoGP world champion has not started the season well but his duel with Valentino Rossi has all the ingredients to become one of the sport’s great battles
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Karl Hargreaves

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+Wiggysan Wiggysan Why didn't I know about this community dude! :D

If you guys weren't yet aware, Rossi and Stoner are scheduled to ride at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year.

https://grrc.goodwood.com/section/festival-of-speed/#MYubZEbyd2fgGDCg.97
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Grande Casey!!
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Doug Farr

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Hi People Just thought I'd tag along for the ride (So to speak) I'm just another obsessed amature motorsport photographer. My first love is two wheels whether its MX, Road Racing, Trials, Enduro or whatever . Hopefully I can post some images that will be up to scratch.
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Yeah mate. Post em up. There's a few of us....by few i mean lots of people that post photos of events like last years phillip island gp....oh yeah that was me. 😉😉
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Moto Officina

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The story of hills race told by Giovanni Burlando: 75 years old, about 850 races and still riding hard. Very nice video, great guy.
www.moto-officina.com
The story of hills race told by Giovanni Burlando: 75 years old and about 850 contests raced with some of the best racers in the world such as Agostini and Pasolini. And then his workshop and his motorbikes: Ducati 250, Benelli 250, Aletta 125 and Motobi 250, each of them fixed by himself alone. Riding on the Doria-Creto path he tells about prizes,...
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