Thanks to our mates from twin-site Motoblog.it, here is a pretty extensive photo gallery dedicated to some of the most fascinating ladies spotted here and there at the Monza track during the latest World Superbike round. We do this every week, but this time around our usual photo gallery is even bigger than usual as we had one of our men over there for the event, and surely he has an eye for this kind of stuff.
The Italian GP surely did not let us down in terms of sheer entertainment on the track - with home favourite Marco Melandri sprinting to victory in Race-1 and Irishman Eugene Laverty nailing it in Race-2 - but we must say that what we saw off it was almost just as exciting. Next up is the French GP in Le Mans for the MotoGP World Championship, so keep an eye on this page and wait for some nice French beauty.
Thanks to our mates from twin-site motoblog.it, here is a little photo gallery dedicated to some of the most fascinating ladies who were spotted here and there in the paddock of the latest World Superbike round, the Italian GP, which took place this last weekend at the historic Monza circuit. Given the poor show that this round offered on the track (apart from some flashes of genius courtesy of Mr. Tom Sykes) these girls had quite some extra work to do in order to keep the crowd cheerful, but we are pretty sure they did the best job they could.
Here is a nice one-minute long video with no commentary of the the most significant moments of the fourth round of the Supersport World Championship, which took place in Monza this last weekend and saw the first victory in this class for Frenchman Jules Cluzel (PTR Honda). The 23 year old from Montlucon clinched his maiden win after a fierce battle against 21 year old Englishman Sam Lowes (Bogdanka PTR Honda), the pole man in Monza, who saw Cluzel winning by only 312 thousandths of a second.
Third place on the podium for reigning champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini), who was able to win a hard-fought duel against Hongary’s Imre Toth (Racing Team Toth Honda) to score the points that earned him the lead of table. However, on Saturday, Toth managed to set the new speed record for the Supersport class when, on dry tarmac, he recorded an unprecedented 295,1 km/h (183.4 mph). If the video is not enough for you, you can also check our massive photo gallery dedicated to the Supersport weekend in Monza. See race result, standing and thumbnails of our photogalleru after the jump.
As tradition dictates, the Thursady right before the WSBK racing weekend in Monza is dedicated to the fans, and this year we also took the chance to go there and see how the vibe is in view of the upcoming battles (although weather forecasts do not look that promising..). Besides, this year Monza will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of this Championship, and that makes the whole thing even more spicy. So, if ‘bike porn‘ is what you are after, here is a nice photo gallery for you showing the bikes getting assembled in the pits, exposed, with no fairings.
However, the amazing racers of the World Superbike Championship aren’t the only hot motorcycles around in Monza as we were able to spot a few other nice ones around, such as a Ducati 1199 Panigale dressed up with the Pata Team colors, or the Honda Integra Limited Edition by Tresoldi we talked about a while ago, and even some car that should be pretty familiar with Monza’s surroundings. In order to see all the thumbnails at once, click on the ‘continue reading’ link below.
View the full WSBK 2012 - A Thursday in Monza photo gallery
Accordingly to a Tweet unleahed on the internet by Italian journalist Fabio Di Palma, Guim Roda, team manager of the Kawasaki Racing team, has announced that the Ninja ZX-10R left available by injured Joan Lascorz will be ridden this weekend by former 125 and Moto2 rider Sergio Gadea. The 27 years old Spaniard will then take part at the imminent fourth round of the World Superbike Championship, taking place in Monza at the end of this week, but at this very moment it is unclear whether the choice is just temporary or definitive till the end of the current season.
The usual motorcycle vs car video, but this time it’s the Aprilia RSV4 and the 2010 Alfa Mito Quadrifoglio Verde (green cloverleaf) going against each at the Temple of Speed, the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza.
The idea was to see which machine with more or less similar performance features was faster on the turns and chicanes. The Aprilia liter bike pours out 200hp and has 125 Nm of torque, while the Mito is equipped with the 1.4-litre TB MultiAir engine with 170hp and 250 Nm of torque. The maximum speed for the Mito is 219 km/h, while we know that Max Biaggi using his RSV4F went throught the speed traps at 327km/h during the Monza SBK free practice earlier this month
What was the result of this speed test? An almost a tied match according to Motociclismo.it, who did the test using GPS.
The car was slightly faster on turns one and two and at the the Ascari, while the Aprilia was 3 to 4 km faster at the Lesmo and Parabolica, the big difference was at the Curva Grande where the RSV4 showed off it’s enormous superiority in acceleration.
The Ducati stand at Mugello for the MotoGP round of June 5 and 6 is back again this year, on the Correntaio corner. If you happen to be there, you’ll have to look out for some of the more creative sports fan choreography around. Traditionally fans at the corner salute the riders in their warm-up phase, and receive a Welcome Kit with Ducati shirt and cap. Tickets for the corner cost 155 euros for the two days, and can be purchased at Ducati.it.
The Superbike round at Monza from May 7 to 9 also has its own Ducati stand and the Ducati Village recreational area. Tickets cost 85 euros for the three days or 65 euros for just the Sunday race, and can also be purchased online. Bring on the summer racing!
The Gilera brand from Arcore in Italy is celebrating its 100th birthday, after its long history started back in 1909 when Giuseppe Gilera created the first Gilera bike.
Now the Gilera Club from Arcore and the “Registro Storico Gilera” are organising an event to celebrate one of Italy’s greatest motorcycles. The event will take place on the weekend of June 6th and 7th at Arcore, just north of Milan, with invitations to participate extended to all Gilera owners.
The event will include registration on the afternoon of the 6th, followed by the opening of the event and an exhibition. The bikes on display come from the Piaggio museum at Pontedera, and includes photographs, original sketches, historic clothing and documents on the history of motorcycling in Italy. A dinner is planned for the evening of Saturday June 6.
Get your diary and fill up the dates for the FIM Superbike World Championship 2009 provisional calendar:
March 1: Australia, Phillip Island
March 14: Qatar, Doha/Losail
April 5: Spain, Valencia
April 26: Netherlands, Assen
May 10: Italy, Monza
May 17: South Africa, Kyalami
May 31: United States, Salt Lake City
June 21: San Marino, Misano
June 28: Great-Britain, Donington Park
July 26: Czech Rep.,Brno
September 6: Germany, Nurnburgring
September 27: Italy, tba
October 4: France, Magny-Cours
October 25: Portugal, Portimao
Please note a new start on March 1 at the Phillip Island racetrack, and what about the English Brands Hatch?
Source | SBK
Valentino Rossi, Marco Simoncelli, Jorge Lorenzo and Alex de Angelis will ride in the Italian Monza Rally. Valentino will make his customary appearance alongside Carlo Cassina against team mate Lorenzo and San Carlo Honda Gresini’s de Angelis. They will drive an all-wheel drive Fiat Punto and a Subaru Impreza.
From the 250cc MotoGP class, Marco Simoncelli, Fabrizio Lai and Ducati test rider Vittoriano Guareschi have also signed up.
Rossi’s father, Graziano, will be competing, in addition to his permanent sidekick Uccio making an appearance.
The 2008 Monza Rally Show will take place from November 14th to 16th with 50 names on the entry list.
Source | visordown