The Italian team will run an FTR frame as a CRT entry and with a Honda CBR1000R engine next season, with an announcement on the rider to be made soon. Read more.
The Ducati Team rider had an operation on Monday to insert a screw in the scaphoid in his right wrist, which he fractured in a crash at the Valencia GP. Read more.
Motorcycling’s history is filled with the names of marques that have come and gone — and come back again and then disappear yet again. And then there are those that never really seem to go away. These are the ones that seem to just hang about, as if suspended in time, surviving on the strength of legend and the dedication of diehard enthusiasts. Like Norton Motorcycles. Read more.
Danny Smith (No. 31) leads Yamaha of Troy teammate Kelly Smith (No. 39) in practice for the 2005 Hangtown Classic. The Smiths weren’t related as far as I know, but they were both leading AMA 125 Motocross riders of this era. At the 2005 Hangtown Classic it was Danny coming out on top of the battle of the Smiths with a sixth overall. Kelly finished 17th overall out of the 40 starters.
Typical close Grand National Heat race racing action from this past September’s Knoxville (Iowa) Half-Mile AMA Grand National with Kenny Coolbeth leading this pack that includes Bryan Smith (42), Brandon Robinson (44), Johnny Lewis (10), Jeffrey Carver Jr. (23), Doug Lawrence (73), Kevin Vance (silver and black leathers), Corby Scherb and Mick Kirkness (87). Coolbeth won the Heat race over Smith and Robinson.