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GUY MARTIN OUT OF ULSTER GRAND PRIX AFTER SCARY CRASH

Wow, an unfortunate and nasty crash for Guy Martin on the last lap of the Dundrod 150. He had been riding just master class and was in the lead ahead of Bruce Anstey when the wreck occurred. The tank slapper separated Guy from his Tyco BMW Superbike and initiated an incredible tumble through the air and the mud, leaving him motionless hundreds of feet away. A fairly scary few moments I will say!  The race was red flagged and Anstey declared the winner at that point.

After being taken to Royal Belfast Hospital, scans revealed that he had sustained a broken sternum, vertebra and some ribs. There is video of the crash, but I'll not post that here. The broken vertebra will require surgery to repair, hence his being ruled out of the Ulster. Knowing Guy's reputation, that surgery is most likely the only reason he won't be on the bike for the Ulster!  He is one tough customer. 

Guy, I wish you a full and speedy recovery. 
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45 second video is on YouTube - a nasty high side. Hope he gets well soon. 
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Dennis M

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One more battle for the Roman Emperor!

Max Biaggi re-wrote the history books during round 10 of the World Superbike Championship at the incredible Sepang circuit. At 44, Biaggi became the oldest rider to step up on the podium by scoring a dazzling 3rd place finish during a hotly contested race 1 which saw Pole sitter Tom Sykes get off to a sizzling start, only to have his rear tire fade away during the course of the race and finish 5th.

Max kept pace with the front group of Sykes, Johnny Rea and Chaz Davies  and with 5 laps to go made his move around Tom to secure the third spot. Race 2 would not be as kind to the Roman as Sylvain Guintoli pulled a real dick move and stuffed his Pata Honda up into the inside of turn 1, taking out Max and ruining Sykes' race as well in the process. Fortunately this treachery would not go rewarded as Jordi Torres passed him by and took the podium, leaving Guintoli a distant 4th, 14 seconds off the pace.

Biaggi would later reveal that the crash he suffered in testing just prior to this event left him with a dislocated shoulder and an injured ankle, making his final podium extra satisfying indeed.  

So to Max Biaggi I say BRAVO, SIR! Whether you loved him or hated him, he was a great rider and champion who enjoyed a long and very successful career. I am happy he was able to write his final chapter with a sip of champagne. I imagine it tasted especially sweet! 

Vivere la vita al massimo, Max!
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Wiggysan Wiggysan
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Apologies

Hello team. Long time - no posts.

I'm currently working away from Wiggysan H.Q at a family fun fair resort called +Flamingo Land Resort​.

Because of this, my days and night are now much much busier then normal.

Sorry for the lack of +1's & feed back to posts & I'm even more sorry for the amount of junk SPAM that has crept it's way into our fine community.

Not sure how long I'm up here until, it's looking like either early to mid September.

Hope this post finds you all well & I look forward to getting back to normal service.

Many thanks from us here at #MotoPodCast.

Wiggysan. 
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+Keith Williams Steve is doing a fantastic job with the road racing news & details.

Top man.

I get as many free rides as I wish but no time to do go on them! 
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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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Wiggysan Wiggysan
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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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Scott Stenning

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Forward Racing rider, Loris Baz has taken to Twitter to confirm he and his team will be racing again in Brno. The team are skipping this weekends race in Indy due to the team boss still being held by authorities over 'irregul...
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Wiggysan Wiggysan
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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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