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MotoGP Racing

Thailand and Qatar either postpone or cancel MotoGP racing

On March 2, Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced that the MotoGP motorcycle race in the country will be delayed due to COVID-19 respiratory infection.

According to the original plan, the event will take place from March 20-22 in Northeast Thailand. Last week, Thailand’s MotoGP organizers were optimistic that the event would take place with the application of strict medical measures such as body temperature tests, masks and the use of antiseptic water.

However, on March 1, the Thai Ministry of Health announced that a 35-year-old man infected with COVID-19 in the country had died.

Speaking to the press, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced that because the situation had changed and COVID-19 had become a major epidemic, it needed to ensure the national interests and the participants of the event. MotoGP will be delayed until further notice.

A day earlier, Qatar canceled the opening event of the MotoGP season scheduled for March 8. The International Motor Federation (FIM) stated that due to Qatar’s travel restrictions for several countries, including Italy, it has prevented the first-class drivers from attending the Losail race.

However, the other two world championship motorcycle races, Moto2 and Moto3, will continue as planned, as both runners and groups will be present in the Gulf state from February 22-24. just now to prepare for the event.

According to FIM, starting March 1, all passengers arriving in Doha on a direct flight from Italy or already in Italy in the past two weeks will immediately be quarantined for 14 days.

In the context of widespread disease, Italy is currently the most affected country in Europe with 34 deaths and more than 1,600 cases. In MotoGP, Italian drivers play a very important role in the championship. There are six excellent Italian riders, including Valentino Rossi who won the world championship seven times.

MotoGP is the latest sporting event to be canceled due to an epidemic. Previously, Formula One Grand Prix motor racing was originally scheduled for April 19 in Shanghai and Formula E scheduled for March 21 in Sanya, China was canceled. However, the Formula One Grand Prix in Vietnam will still take place on April 5 as expected.

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Betting on racing

F1 Organizers Signed A Big Contract With A Betting Company

The $ 100 million deal between the F1 Organizing Committee and the betting companies is causing a lot of controversy both commercial and legal, but it is undeniable that betting players will have access to “extensive”. more on the fiery races in the future.

Recently, Liberty Media, the organizer of the F1, has signed a sponsorship deal worth up to $ 100 million with sports betting companies. This is considered one of the turning point in the history of Formula One racing, not only by the value of the contract but also by the partner is the unit operating in the “sensitive” field.

The contract signed at this time also raises fears “octopus hose” of these tycoons will manipulate the world’s most exciting speed sport. However, tycoon John Malone, who owned Liberty Media in 2016 for $ 8 billion, did not think so.

On the other hand, Bernie Ecclestone, who ran the tournament for nearly 40 years before being acquired by Liberty Media, said he had always refused lucrative deals from the group of betting companies because he believed that That will ruin the image of F1.

But at the moment, the Liberty Media team, including Commercial Director Sean Bratches, thinks this is a great deal. The director said that the benefits from increased income and viewers will help the racing team have more budget to reinvest and help the tournament develop more.

It is clear that sponsorship will help upgrade this tournament and make it more appealing to the viewers. You have to balance the professional and the service of the audience. This contract is a great opportunity. Let us do both of those things well.

Although no specific numbers were disclosed, the media speculated that the contract was worth $ 100 million within 5 years. This is considered a top value contract when placed next to big deals like with Rolex.

Regarding concerns about the dominance of betting units, the F1 Organizing Committee said it would shake hands with Sportradar, a familiar name in the investigation and prevention of sports betting settlement in the world.

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MotoGP Racing

Covid-19: Many MotoGP Races Were Canceled

The reason given is due to the influence of the audience from Italy. MotoGP has to announce that they will cancel some MotoGP racing due to Corona virus outbreak. This is not a good news for motor racing fans.

FIM, IRTA and Dorna said they felt sorry to have to make a decision to cancel the MotoGP system, the cause of this decision is that Qatar has implemented a policy of restricting travel for the audience from Italy.

Qatar announced that all passengers arriving in the capital, Doha, on direct flights from Italy or having been in Italy for the past two weeks will be sent a 14-day quarantine.

The current Moto2 and Moto3 systems have not yet been announced, in part because the teams of Moto2 and Moto3 were present at the Losai International racetrack earlier this week to test run. Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup has not been canceled.

The Qatar race is the only MotoGP race during the evening. As planned, the race will officially start this weekend from 6/3 to 8/3. With the cancellation of the race in Qatar, the race at Chang International Stadium (Thailand) will be the first race of this year, taking place on March 20-22. Of course whether the race in Thailand takes place or not is still uncertain.

Not only MotoGP, F1 are afftected too. As planned, the first stage will take place in Australia on 12-15 March, the second stage in Bahrain on 20-22 March and early April is in Hanoi, Vietnam, April 3-5.

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Covid-19 as a global pandemic and said it was extremely worried about both its spread and the alarming severity, both in terms of sexuality. alarming lack of action. As of morning 13/3 in the world there were 134,911 people infected in 127 countries and territories, and a cruise ship (Diamond Princess), including 4,989 deaths.

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Motocycles

Top Most Expensive Motorcycles In The World

Kawasaki Ninja H2R – $ 55,000: The extreme version of H2 uses supercharged engine for a capacity of 326 horsepower. A product of Kawasaki’s space and motorcycle division, the H2R is equipped with a 6-speed MotoGP gearbox, Race ECU racing processor, electronics, and many other advanced features.

MV Agusta F4 LH44 – $ 60,000: Combining power and elegance, MV Agusta F4 LH44 (Lewis Hamilton 44) offers the ultimate racing and technology experience. The motorbike is run by aluminum, Alcantara fabric, natural leather, and accessories of Pirelli, Ohlins, and Brembo. The car’s 998 cc 4-cylinder engine produces 212 horsepower.

BMW HP4 – $ 78,000: With cutting-edge technology, craft production skills, unique materials, and masterful design, HP4 is considered as the most unique BMW motorcycle all time.

Arch Method 143 – $ 78,000: Keanu Reeves’ luxury motorcycle is equipped with an extremely powerful V-Twin engine, carbon fiber frame and top design materials. S & S’s V-twin 143 ci / 2343 cc engine produces 170 hp. The motorcycle is truly an unmistakable unique work of art.

MV Agusta F4 Claudio – $ 83,000: The WorldSBK racing car uses a 998 cc liquid-cooled engine, for a maximum capacity of 205 horsepower, comes with SC-Project’s dual exhaust system, MVICS electrical system, Ohlins forks, Brembo brakes, etc. F4 Claudio is considered a tribute to Claudio Castiglioni, the late father of Giovanni Castiglioni as well as MV Agusta president.

Aprilia RSV4 FW-GP – $ 83,000: An upgrade of the RSV4 with 253 horsepower for a true MotoGP racing experience. The best technique to get the most out of the motobike.

PGM 2.0 Liter V8 – $ 90,000. Superbike uses 1966 cc V8 engine block with a total capacity of 334 horsepower, the strongest in the world. Weighs 242 kg, most of the vehicle weight is engine weight. Power ratio – vehicle weight is 0.615, extremely impressed with a motorcycle. The vehicle is made of carbon fiber, titanium and aluminum. The engine uses Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle technology, which comes with a 6-speed sequential gearbox.

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Motorcycles Have The Same Power As F1 Racing Cars

These are supercars with the same capacity and power as the Formula 1 sports car.

Dodge Tomahawk – 8,300cc

The motorcycle, named after the famous Tomahawk cruise missile, is powered by a V10 engine and has a capacity of 8,300cc, which produces 500 horsepower. This is the fastest and most powerful car in the world. It can accelerate from 0-100km / h in just 1.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 675km / h. To be able to brake the terrible power, the manufacturer has used 508mm diameter double disc brakes with 16-piston rear brake clusters and 8 at the front piston assembly.

Dodge Tomahawk weighs 680kg and looks quite bulky. In the world today there are only 9 Dodge Tomahawk (since its launch in 2003) with the price of about 550,000 USD.

Boss Hoss – 8.228cc

Since the 1990s, Boss Hoss has pioneered the use of Chevrolet’s V8 engines on large displacement motorcycles. Initially, this engine had a capacity of 5,700cc, then increased to 8,228cc.

With a capacity of up to more than 500 horsepower, Boss Hoss became more and more famous for its power and style. Despite being one of the most powerful motorcycles in the world using an 8.2l V8 engine block, the Boss Hoss 502 costs only over $ 16,000.

Millyard Viper V10 – 8,000cc

Millyard Viper V10 superbike model is produced in the UK with an estimated speed of about 402km / h. However, during the actual test at Bruntingthorpe airport, the best speed of the Millyard Viper V10 was only about 333 km / h.

The highlight of the Millyard Viper lies in the 8,000cc V10 engine block, which produces 500 horsepower and 630 Nm of torque. To own this huge machine, customers have to spend about $ 400,000.

Leonhardt Gunbus 410 – 6,728 cc

Leonhardt Gunbus 410 has a cylinder capacity of up to 6,728cc, maximum capacity of 350 horsepower. It is noteworthy that two cylinders are taken from the aircraft engine, the engine is combined with a 3-speed gearbox with a reverse gear.

The overall length of the Gunbus 410 reaches 3,450mm, the seat is 800mm high. Below are the wheels with a diameter of 38 inches before and 42 inches behind. According to Leonhardt Manufacturing, the Gunbus 410 weighs about 650kg without fuel. To own this model, you have to spend up to 350,000 USD.

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Why Is BMW Motorrad Not Take Part In The MotoGP?

BMW Motorrad’s brand identity when participating in MotoGP racing is insignificant compared to the cost. This is the main cause.

BMW Motorrad has just returned to the WorldSBK race with the 2019 BMW S 1000 RR this year with two talented riders Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger. The last time this Bravia-made car was on the WorldSBK track was 2013.

Markus Schramm, CEO of BMW Motorrad, told Motorsport.com that WorldSBK is the right place for the company. In addition, the company also proves that BMW Motorrad cars give customers a perfect fit for use on the track.

However, when asked about his intention to join the MotoGP race, Markus Schramm said that the techniques used on WorldSBK racing cars are stronger than MotoGP. In addition, promoting its brand when participating in MotoGP racing is insignificant compared to the cost.

In addition to being a top-class motorcycle race, MotoGP is also considered a “catwalk” when automakers are always trying to improve their race cars in order to help their brands stay in top cars to finish first. To put it simply, MotoGP is the most costly advertisement of car manufacturers. This is a playground for automakers to show off all the technology they have on their race cars.

Returning to the WorldSBK race, BMW Motorrad won 4th place in this year’s return. Much of this victory belongs to Tom Sykes with a few times standing on a podium platform. The goal of BMW Motorrad in next year’s racing season is to have at least 3rd place.

The absence of this car company in MotoGP racing makes many people feel regret. However, it is possible that in a few years, BMW Motorrad will change its strategy and join MotoGP, which is the planet’s most attractive motorcycle race.

If we don’t let BMW S1000RR or HP4 participate in the race, how do we know if this is one of the fastest cars in the world?

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Motocycles

Best Motorcycles Under $ 7,000 for Racers

The arrival of sport bikes with a variety of brands and models has helped make motorcycle prices lower and more affordable for us. Here are the motorcycles under 7000 dollars quite suitable for users to get acquainted with large displacement motorcycles.

Yamaha MT-03
In the segment of large displacement cars priced below $ 7000, the Yamaha MT-03 is a bright choice. With a naked bike design, Yamaha MT-03 has a quite comfortable sitting posture, handlebars and wide steering angle help control MT-03 moving in the city and on tour trips. The car was developed from the Yamaha R3 brothers so the MT-03 has the same chassis and twin cylinder engine, with a capacity of 321cc. It possesses a capacity of 41.5 horsepower and a maximum torque of 29.6 Nm.

Kawasaki Z300
Kawasaki Z300 is a naked version of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 sport bike model. The vehicle inherits the design from the elder Z800 with muscular appearance accompanied by fierce lines. This is most clearly shown at the head of the lamp with the double tunnel headlight design. The engine of the car is also a double cylinder, capacity of 296 cc, liquid-cooled, accompanied by a 6-speed gearbox, which produces 39 horsepower and maximum torque of 27 Nm.

KTM Duke 250
KTM Duke 250 is considered a naked bike model between Duke 390 and Duke 200 to give users more options. It has the same appearance and design as the 2017 KTM Duke 390. It owns the design of the first generation with long and convex headlights. Chassis also belongs to the old generation, the orange lattice is very prominent. Overall the car is quite brief, can say is smaller than two rivals MT-03 and Z300. The seating position of the car is also considered to be more straight, making it feel like you are sitting on a supermoto.

Benelli TRK 502
Unlike the Kawasaki Versys-X 300, the Benelli TRK 502 seems to be more sport-touring than adventure-touring, with 17-inch cast wheels and tubeless tires. The car has a very protective appearance, not to mention the sport-touring or adventure-touring models such as Ducati Multistrada 1200 or BMW R1200GS.

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Bike Racing

Kristina Vogel: A vigorous cyclist

For a normal person, it is not easy to be a policeman, a politician, and a speaker. Yet that’s the life Kristina Vogel, 29-year-old female bicycle athlete who used to win the Olympic Games. And she does it all in a wheelchair.

Since joining herself in speed cycling, putting her foot on the pallet and focusing on her journey to the finish line, Kristina Vogel has always been aware of the potential risks. In 2009, she thought she was going to die after colliding with a bus. She fell into a coma for 2 days with a broken arm, broken cheekbones and six permanent teeth gone. Fortunately not paralyzed, woke up, unable to speak, so Vogel wrote on a piece of paper that will participate in the World Championship next year.

And Vogel returned to reality, not only that, but finished fifth. By 2012, she won the World Gold Medal in team sprint competition. She then re-established that achievement at the London Olympic Games after surpassing two strong opponents from China and England.

In 2018, Vogel had another accident. This time at Cottbus Stadium, she collided with another racer while dashing at 64hm / h. She was horrified to discover that her feet were no longer feeling. The German athlete was not as lucky as the last time, when she suffered a spinal fracture at the seventh thoracic vertebra, resulting in paralysis of the lower body.

When she was told that she could no longer walk, she thought it might be better to die. A series of questions flashed through my head that how to continue the rest of my life? Will you attach yourself to the wheelchair? Is there a way to do simple things without having to ask someone else? And she was afraid to leave the hospital to start living that way.

Of course, the racing career is over. It was a difficult decision. When he could no longer sit in the saddle, Vogel realized how much he loved it. And she regretted having always considered cycling as a job, not a passion. But it’s all over anyway. She had to start a new life.

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Motorcycle Racing

Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA Announces 2020 Racing Plan

Honda is a famous manufacturer in the production and distribution of vehicles. In particular, the highlights are motorcycles and moto. The Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA team is made up of top Honda company employees and Honda teams throughout Asia and Oceania. Recently, the team shared their plan for motorsport in the 2020 season at a press conference taking place ahead of the Sepang 8 Hours, the FIM Endurance World Championships at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia.

In 2019, the Honda Asia-Dream Racing team has completed the Asian Motorcycle Racing (ARRC 2019) category ASB1000 with the 4th place. And Racer Zaqwan Zaidi took 3rd place overall. The team also took 12th place in the JSB1000 category in the 2019 All-Japan Road Race Championship (JSB) and won 11th place in the Suzuka 8 -hour endurance race.

In 2020, the team will continue to make efforts to compete in ASB1000, ARRC with the goal of winning the championship. The team will also participate in the 8-hour Suzuka and JSB 1000 tournaments with the goal of completing the race with the best results. Makoto Tamada, the former MotoGP racing champion, and manager of the Honda Asia-Dream Racing team since its inception will continue to play the role of team manager. Malaysian rider Zaqwan Zaidi, former SS600 champions, will continue to play for the team in the championship goal.

In addition, Gerry Salim, AP250, ARRC 2018 champion, along with Indonesian racing team Astra Honda Racing, will join Zaqwan Zaidi for Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA

Both Honda Asia-Dream Racing riders will use the Honda CBR1000RR-R, a new racing machine from the famous CBR line newly introduced at EICMA 2019. Using this model, Honda Asia-Dream Racing will be one of the racing teams. head over in Asia and Oceania.

Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA team will make every effort to bring the best results to realize Honda’s dream and riders to become the leading team and riders at world-class motorbike races.

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Bike Racing

Honda Announced 2020 Racing Operation Plan

Honda has recently announced its participation in the Dakar Rally 2020 as well as 2020 World Championship Racing.

Until now, Honda has participated in many motor racing categories of world championships managed by Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) with factory teams operated by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC).

2019 is the year marking the 60th anniversary of Honda’s first participation in the Isle of Man TT Racing in 1959. 2019 is also the year that Honda riders have won the championship title at the The prestigious items are FIM MotoGP World Championship, FIM Motocross World Championship and FIM Trial World Championship.

By 2020, the racing teams of the manufacturer HRC will aim to protect the championship at MotoGP, Motocross and Trials. Moreover, HRC’s production team will continue to compete at the Dakar Rally World Championship, which will take place from South America to Saudi Arabia from next year.

From the 2020 season, Honda will also bring its HRC manufacturer racing team to the FIM Superbike World Championship, with two drivers Álvaro Bautista (Spanish national) and Leon Haslam (British national), together Racing cars based on the new CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP. Takumi Takahashi – the champion of MFJ * 3 All Japan Road Race Championship 2017 will also participate in the FIM Superbike World Championship, playing for Honda’s satellite team MIE Racing Team.

Many other Honda racing teams such as: F.C.C. TSR Honda France will also continue to strive to be the top of the FIM Endurance World Championship, or the Honda HRC Team (Honda American manufacturer race team) will continue to compete to win the title at 450SX in the League. won the AMA * 4 Supercross Championship.

Sports racing has become a driving force for Honda, through competition at various races, Honda technology and personnel are more prominent than ever. Racing spirit and technology applied in the field of racing has become a part of many Honda products. Honda will continue its efforts to realize the slogan “The Power of Dreams” to its customers through motorsport products, services and activities.