Volkswagen’s Audi unit has agreed to buy thoroughbred Italian motorcycle maker Ducati for about 860 million euros ($1.12 billion) including debt, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. Read more.
The Ducati Team rider will make up for time lost in pre-season by joining the Bologna factory’s test team at Mugello on Wednesday and Thursday. Read more.
Craig Gleason was one of the top CRRC club racers from Texas. He made some occasional forays into AMA Pro Racing with good results. Gleason got serious and chased the AMA 750cc Supersport Championship in 1990. Along the way he scored four top-10 finishes en route to finishing sixth in the final standings. The best result for Gleason that season came at Heartland Park Topeka. He took fifth that day on his Suzuki GSXR750. This photo is of Gleason at Topeka in 1991, possibly in the Superbike race.
Autographed Helmets from Leading Motorcycle Racers Benefit Research at Leading Children’s Hospitals
Seattle, WA. (April 17, 2012) – MX for Children is pleased to announce Helmets for Hydro III, our 3rd helmet auction benefiting hydrocephalus research at leading Children’s Hospitals including: Toronto’s SickKids, Seattle Children’s, Utah’s Primary Children’s, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, St. Louis Children’s, Pittsburgh Children’s and Houston’s Texas Children’s Hospital. The auction begins on April 17, 2012 on eBay.
“This is only the second helmet I have ever given away to be auctioned as I keep most of my old ones or swap them with other races as I collect them, so it is very rare to own a genuine David Knight helmet” stated David Knight, World Enduro Champion and KTM factory rider.
Supercross stars such as Brett Metcalfe, Justin Brayton, and Matt Lemoine have personally signed and donated helmets for this auction helping to continue to raise funds for hydrocephalus research — the #1 cause of brain surgery in children which affects one million people in the United States.
MX for Children is a group of volunteers that organize fundraising events and unique experiences around the sport of Motocross and Supercross benefiting research at children’s hospitals around North America. In addition to this annual auction, MX for Children runs local MX ride events and the Inside Line Experience pledge drive in conjunction with Supercross. All events provide a way for people who love the sport of motocross to give back to their community in a significant way.
The week long eBay auction commences on April 17th. To learn more about the auction, please visit us at www.mxforchildren.org, our Facebook page, or on twitter. On eBay, search for items for sale by “MXforChildren”. All proceeds from the auction benefit hydrocephalous research being performed at the Hydrocephalus Association
About MX for Children
MX for Children has raised more than $500,000 for children’s hospitals in North American since it was founded in 2006. In 2011 MX for Children was honored by Feld Motorsports with their annual Humanitarian Award. Fundraisers are motivated to help children by advancing research for hydrocephalus — the #1 cause of brain surgery for kids. MX for Children supported hospitals, recognized as some of the world’s foremost pediatric health-care institutions, are dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research, and education in several cities on the Supercross circuit. For more information, visit www.mxforchildren.org or contact MX for Children at firstname.lastname@example.org