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Round 7 Catalan MotoGP 2014: Pedrosa on pole position for the Catalan Grand Prix – Lorenzo on second

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

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Dani Pedrosa claimed pole position at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the second year running, after the Repsol Honda rider set a time of 1’40.985 to lead an all-Spanish front row at the Catalan Grand Prix.

On another hot day where track temperatures reached over 50°C, Pedrosa kept his cool to claim the front slot on the grid from Yamaha Movistar MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo by just 0.115 seconds. Completing the front row was Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez, who crashed while chasing his seventh-straight pole position but still managed to clock the third quickest time of 1’41.135. All riders on the front row used the medium compound slicks front and rear during their time attack in Qualifying Practice 2.

The peak track temperature today of 54°C was recorded during Free Practice 4, with today’s objective for the teams being to find a tyre combination that could tame the greasy track conditions brought on by the scorching temperatures. With grip hard to come by from the track surface, the riders looked for maximum grip and stability from their tyres, and as a result, the medium compound front slick was preferred by almost every rider. Rear tyre choice for the race also became clearer after today’s practice sessions, with the Factory Honda and Yamaha riders, and the majority of the Ducati riders almost certain to race the medium compound rear slick. Most of the Open-class riders look set to choose the soft compound rear slick for the twenty-five lap Catalan Grand Prix.  (more…)

Gallery: Pictures of 2014 Kawasaki 250SL and Z250SL at WSBK Sepang – 250SL RM17,689

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

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I’m sharing you these set of pictures of the 2014 Kawasaki 250SL and the recently launched the Z250SL. As you can see from the picture above, the yellow 250SL is signed by Tom Sykes and thus making it rare and I think should only be for display at Kawasaki’s office. This indeed a very interesting bike as I have asked many media friends who are really liked the bike. It is slim since it is single-cylinder, but still got enough power to get it to 157km/h . Kawasaki 250SL are rated at 28hp at 9,700RPM. In my humble opinion, this could be a daily bike for any riders that are looking for a comfortable ride with more speed can kapchai but still retains the slim profile. For a commute of about 80-100km daily, it should be a good bike for it. You get to manouvre in traffic and at the same time still able to speed off on long highways.

The gallery is below the jump, so, see it and drool!  (more…)

Aprilia Dominates at Sepang Two Wins by Marco Melandri, Two One-Two Finishes for the RSV4

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

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The first ever World Superbike Championship round at Sepang bore the Aprilia signature, dominator in both races. Marco Melandri’s double win and Sylvain Guintoli’s double second place confirmed the supremacy demonstrated from the first practice laps of the weekend where the RSV4, including the “satellite” bike ridden by Toni Elias, showed just how much they liked the Malaysian track.

Race 1 had the two RSV4s ridden by Marco Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli pulling away at the front from the very first lap to battle for the win. It was the rider from Ravenna who brought it home in the end, skilfully bridging the gap that had been created after a crashing pileup in the first few turns. Once he had caught up with his team mate, Marco overtook him in one of the braking sections on the tenth lap, holding onto the lead until the chequered flag.  (more…)

2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale Championship Edition – only 10 units – RM160,888

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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Ducati Malaysia introduced the champion of its current range, the 1199 Panigale Championship Edition, at the Welcome Centre of the Sepang International Circuit, in conjunction with Round 6 of the World Superbike Championship (WSBK) being held in Malaysia over the weekend.

Making the event even more thrilling was the fact that it is the first time the World Superbike Championship has been held in Asia and the Ducati Superbike team riders, Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano, were present to unveil the bike that has created such a buzz amongst biking enthusiasts.  (more…)

QBEE booth at WSBK Sepang- lots of discounted items

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

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Qbee Motor Group booth are open at WSBK Sepang and there are lots of discounted items are sold there.   (more…)