It’s been a good few years for Spanish sport with Spaniards ranking every bit as well in the MotoGP as they have in the football. Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo have now been joined by Marc Marquez in making up the top three of the 2013 world standings. Only Rossi and Stoner previously seemed capable of breaking the Spanish monopoly, but Stoner is now retired and Rossi is possibly past his best.
The recent Mugello meet saw Lorenzo creep towards the top of the table by defeating his nearest rival, Pedrosa. Pedrosa has fallen strangely short of winning the title in the past, and it may come down to a test of nerve for a rider who may feel like fortune is against him. Many would say that the smart betting money is on Lorenzo to retain the title with generous odds of around 7/5 as opposed to Pedrosa at around 13/10 (favourite with the bookies).
Bizarrely Pedrosa has broken a bone every season for the last six years whilst riding competitively, surely halting his progress. Facts like these also demonstrate that MotoGP is a supremely dangerous sport almost in the manner of boxing with some riders being more being more prone to severe injury.
The impressive Cal Crutchlow is a 150/1 outsider with some generous bookies for the 2013 title after finishing third in Mugello, but..... [read more]
Season champ Ryan Villopoto crashes early in Seattle
[April 23, 2012] [Motocross]
It was not the homecoming Ryan Villopoto was hoping to celebrate.
Villopoto, the 23-year-old reigning Supercross champion who grew up in Poulsbo, hobbled off the track with an apparent leg injury Saturday night after falling on the first lap of th ..... [read more]
Steve Peat Syndicate at Combe Sydenham, Halo BDS#1
[April 18, 2012] [Mountain Biking]
The SPS team is looking massive! They could start a football team with that many riders!
Following two days of training at UK Bike Park the SPS team compete at the first Halo British Downhill Series of the year under the wing of Steve Peat.
Hop ..... [read more]
Wakeboarding's elite kick off season in Orlando
[April 16, 2012] [Wakeboarding]
High-flying airs and technical rail maneuvers are on nonstop display at the 2012 season opener of the Nautique Wake Games held at the Orlando Watersports Complex in Orlando this weekend. The Games bring a global field of the world's most talented pro ..... [read more]
Canada’s BMX Team Aims for Second Olympic Spot
[April 13, 2012] [BMX]
Canadian BMX racer Tory Nyhaug is leading the Canadian entry for the second round of the UCI Supercross World Cup, in Randaberg, Norway. The event is critical for the Canadian team, who are aiming to move from ninth to eighth in the nations standing. ..... [read more]
Lorenzo halts Stoner surge in Qatar
[April 9, 2012] [Motor Racing]
Spain’s Jorge Lorenzo halted world champion Casey Stoner’s Grand Prix of Qatar surge when he clocked the fastest time in Friday’s second and final practice ahead of today’s floodlit season-opener.
The Yamaha rider, the world champion in 2010, had ..... [read more]
Østberg inherits first WRC victory
[April 4, 2012] [Motor Racing]
Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson have inherited their first World Rally Championship (WRC) win at the Vodafone Rally de Portugal following the eleventh-hour exclusion of provisional rally victors, Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen.
Last weekend’s ..... [read more]
Winter jackets have changed a lot over the years as technology has improved. The best solution used to be those big, puffy, down filled jackets. While they where warm they really didn't stand up all that well to wear and tears, moisture or active mo ..... [read more]
An introduction to half pipes
Let's face it, when snowboarding, anything that isn't flat creates an almost over powering urge to try to ride and half pipes are no exception to this. After gazing upon the glory of a half pipe it is almost impossible to resist the urge to challeng ..... [read more]
Do new kite designs make kiteboarding easier to learn?
Nearly every brand of kite manufacturer started offering newly designed kites which feature nearly 100% depower, super easy relaunch and other various features. The traditional kites which we have been using since the beginning, referred to as c-kite ..... [read more]
What You Need To Know Prior To Scuba Diving
Scuba diving can be a great pastime for you if you love the water. In the summer it's a great water sport where you can cool off while keeping physically fit! However there are aspects that you will want to consider first. These will indeed help yo ..... [read more]
Which Snowboard ?
When buying snowboarding equipment the first item on most minds is the snowboard. So what are the basic 'need to knows' of the snowboard types?
Types of Snowboard:
There are three types of snowboard to consider: Freestyle, Freeride(all mountain) ..... [read more]
Whitewater kayaking is an extreme form of kayaking.
Whitewater kayaking is kayaking taken to an extreme. This is basically the combination of whitewater rafting, except that you are in a kayak instead of a raft. This sport has been gaining popular ..... [read more]
A Guide to Surfing Wet Suits
Surfing wetsuits are a breed unto themselves. To begin with, there are cool, surfer-dude designations used to describe the different styles of surfing wet suits.
The first is the spring suit which has short legs and short arms and is used to keep ..... [read more]
New Kodak range focuses on value
[Other Extreme Sports]
Kodak's new range of Easyshare cameras features several firsts for the company, and it also introduces new video cameras, printers and a photoframe.
[b]The Kodak Easyshare Sport is the company's first waterproof digital camera.[/b] With a 12MP sen ..... [read more]
Using Scuba Diving Gear
Just as a golfer has his clubs, and a skier dons his skis, scuba divers have their own set of scuba diving gear that is required to enjoy their sport. Scuba diving gear comes in many varieties and the choices between them depend on your level of skil ..... [read more]
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