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Marc Marquez meets Freddie Spencer

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Marc Marquez & Freddie Spencer

In a special Alpinestars event that was held at the Maxxess Megastore in Bordeaux, France last weekend, MotoGP rookie and the latest racing superstar Marc Marquez got to meet racing legend and three-time World Champion Freddie Spencer.

The encounter was to put Marquez and Spencer’s together after Marquez broke Spencer’s long standing record as as the youngest 500cc/MotoGP rider to win a race.

Marquez broke Spencer’s 31 year-old record during the inaugural GP at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas which was his second ever race in MotoGP and he did it at the age 20 years, 2 months, and 5 days old, while Fast Freddy was 20 years and 196 day old, when he won the 500cc Belgium Grand Prix in 1992 (he beat the record that was previously held by Mike Hailwood).

Spencer tweeted after the Austin race: “Great job to Marquez on being the youngest rider ever to win a #motogp race!! I feel very happy for Marc! Truly an incredible moment!! Best!”

During the Alpinestar event Spencer said, “It’s great. Hopefully, Marc may hold the record as long as I did; 31 years. For Marc to come along now and to perform like he has is great. Great to see, great for the sport!”

There is however one of Spencer’s record that Marquez will never be beat, like winning two different championships in the same year, as did the American rider in 1985 when he took both the 250cc and 500cc titles.

“I saw many videos and from what people explained to me, Freddie was always more or less like me, always pushing, never was enough,” said Marquez. “When you see he competed in two World Championships on a Sunday … now this I cannot imagine.”

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Photo source | alpinestarsfacebook.com

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Italian showgirl auctions personal leathers in memory of Marco Simoncelli

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Melissa Satta autographed leathers

Melissa Satta is a well known Italian showgirl and a fashion model (she was photographed in Sport Illustrated’s 2010 swimsuit edition wearing only bodypaint, but didn’t make the cut as a model for Victoria’s Secret).

Satta recently put her personal Alpinestars motorcycle leathers and boots up for a charity auction on eBay.These are a special one-off edition as they were customized by artist Lucio Barbuio. The proceeds will go to help children with autism in memory of the late Marco Simoncelli (he used to spend hours visiting with the kids of this association located in Rimini).

Source | motoblog.it

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Mugello GP - A weekend of craziness with a party that never stops

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The Mugello circuit has turns with exotic names like the Casanova Savelli, the Arrabiate 1 and 2, the San Donato, but when the Gran Premio di Italia rolls around it’s a happening for Italians and courageous tourists, who want to see some of the best racing on the planet and enjoy themselves, both during the day and especially at night.

Brit Jamie Robinson and Alpinestars shows you some of the sites in Italy and then takes you to the Mugello for all the marvelous craziness that accompanies the Italian GP, that also includes an age old ritual, track invasion.

However, if you want to be bright eyed and bushy tailed for the races, take Robinson’s advice don’t camp at the Mugello, because even the GP riders can barely sleep because of the noise that comes from rambunctious partying fans and the sound of revving engines that bounce off the hills all night long.

Check out the two photos below to see what tens of thousands of fans can leave behind at the Mugello circuit after a GP race.

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Source | motoblog.it

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Alpinestars Tech Air and Repsol Honda riders

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alpinestars airbag Alpinestars started experimenting an airbag system back in 2003 with John Hopkins, and then Casey Stoner, Ben Spies, Mika Kallio and Dani Pedrosa all began wearing data logging suits to help Alpinestars come up with the new Tech Air electronic airbag system, which is targeted for production for June of this year.

Since the idea of making the use of airbag leathers mandatory from 2012 in Grand Prix racing, and Repsol Honda and Alpinestars have decided to explain how the leathers that their riders Casey Stoner, Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa wear, actually work (but if you click on the Tech Air link above you, can see a video of the suit inflating).

Press release:

“Rider safety is of paramount importance and all three Repsol Honda Riders are equipped with state-of-the-art technology in the form of Alpinestars Tech Air electronic airbag system.

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Video: Ben Spies for Alpinestars and Lexar

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Alpinestars continues to promote their riders, but we found this video on the Ben Spies Official Italian fan club website, that let’s us get an even closer look at the American MotoGP rider.

It gives a little more insight on how he disconnects from the pressure of racing by riding a bicycle, it also gives a look at his home in Texas and very impressive full trophy room, but more than anything we love the fact that he’s got Pirsig’s ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintence’ and the Matt Stone’s ‘McQueen’s Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon’ on his coffee table. That makes for one very cool motorcycle racer.

Enjoy the video.

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Apinestars video: Beyond the Riders with Ben Spies

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Alpinestars has released another of their Beyond the Riders videos, and after the interviews with reigning MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, this time it’s with his Yamaha team mate Ben Spies.

Who would have expected that the apparently calm and collected, super cool Spies used to have temper tantrums as a kid? So we might be guessing that it was his parents who actually gave him the nick name ‘Texas Terror’ for the first time.

Enjoy the video.

Source | hfl.com

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Video Jorge Lorenzo for Alpinestars - part 2

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Jorge Lorenzo: Parte Dos from Alpinestars USA on Vimeo.

Here’s the second part of Alpinestars interview with MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo where he talks about his hobbies, the importance of diet, his favourite tracks and corners, the importance of social networks like Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch with fans, and much more.

Enjoy the video.

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Alpinestars interviews Dani Pedrosa, Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso

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Alpinestars’ Beyond The Riders: Dovizioso-Stoner-Pedrosa from Alpinestars USA on Vimeo.

After Jorge Lorenzo’s in-depth interview, Alpinestars has gotten three of the more reluctant and shyest MotoGP riders to talk about themselves, which certainly was no mean feat.

Andrea Dovizioso, Dani Pedrosa, and Casey Stoner all give you some insight on how very deep their love of racing runs inside them, besides telling us what their favourite circuit, favourite corner and favourite race and why.

Enjoy the video.

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Video: Jorge Lorenzo talks to Alpinestars about how he started racing

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Earlier this month we showed you a preview video of Jorge Lorenzo for Alpinestars, now we get the full interview of the 2010 MotoGP Champion talking about his childhood, how he got into racing and pursued his career.

If you’ve already happened to read Lorenzo’s autobiography “My Story so Far” (which we recommend to any MotoGP fan) and the book“Asi Se Prepara Un Futuro Campion” (how to prepare a future champion) written by his father Chicho, you’ll know all about his story, but in the video footage you also get some great pics of the champion growing up.

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Alpinestars already putting Jorge Lorenzo to use

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Jorge Lorenzo Preview from Alpinestars USA on Vimeo.

Jorge Lorenzo dropped Dainese for Alpinestars supposedly because arch rival Valentino Rossi is behind the company and because they didn’t use his status of MotoGP World Champion to his satisfaction.

Now wearing Alpinestars, Lorenzo will certainly be more happy because they’ve already started using him, as this promotional video testifies.

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