Campeones franceses y americanos coronados en la carrera de fin de temporada en Italia

Aug 29, 2017 0

Campeones franceses y americanos coronados en la carrera de fin de temporada en Italia

Versión Web Nicole & Gwin reclaman títulos en descenso

Campeones franceses y americanos coronado en la carrera de fin de temporada en Italia.

La francesa Myriam Nicole y la estadounidense Aaron Gwin han reclamado sus respectivos títulos generales de la Copa Mundial de la UCI en una séptima ronda de la serie en Val di Sole, Italia.
Este ha sido un año que durante mucho tiempo será recordado por su abundancia de drama; Algunos han sido inducidos por el clima, algunos han sido inducidos mecánicamente y algunos han sido el deporte en su forma más pura y entretenida.

 

En la carrera femenina, Myriam Nicole se sentó en la cabina de salida usando la camiseta del líder de puntos sabiendo que el título era suyo a perder. Ella no podía permitirse el lujo de poner una rueda equivocada y la pista en Val di Sole es un lugar increíblemente fácil de hacer exactamente eso.

 

Se había clasificado en la cuarta posición después de haber sufrido un accidente y con sus dos protagonistas protagonistas (Tahnée Seagrave y Tracey Hannah) cayendo a la cabeza del campo, ‘todo lo que ella tenía que hacer era tomar el asiento caliente para garantizar la victoria . Nicole ha ganado en Italia antes y usó cada onza de astucia y talento para masajear a su Commencal a través de las raíces traicioneras empinadas y rocas. Ella cruzó la línea para tomar el paso entonces superior y reclamó el título en el proceso. Hannah, con los ojos puestos en el Campeonato del Mundo que se celebrará en su nativa Cairns cruzó la línea para acabar en segundo lugar, mientras que Seagrave resultó irresistible y llegó a la meta para reclamar su tercer triunfo de la Copa del Mundo UCI del año.

 

En la carrera de los hombres el escenario fue establecido para un enfrentamiento titánico entre los dos corredores de la Copa Mundial de todos los tiempos, El sudafricano Greg Minnaar y el californiano Aaron Gwin.

 

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Spaniard out to make it five wins in a row at Grand Prix of The Americas.

Apr 19, 2017

Spaniard out to make it five wins in a row at Grand Prix of The Americas.

Marc Marquez understands that he faces a fierce fight in Austin, Texas this weekend if he wants to maintain his perfect MotoGP win record at the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas.

The Spaniard won the first ever race at the Circuit of the Americas in 2013 from pole position as a rookie, then followed up further grid-topping qualifying days with victories in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

This season, however, the Repsol Honda rider has seen emerging star Maverick Viñales open up the campaign by winning the Grand Prix of Qatar and Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina to build a healthy 37-point championship lead over him.

The 24-year-old Marquez claimed pole position last time out at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo to lift his spirits, even if he was forced to retire early in the race following a crash on lap three.

He told Relatos Solidarios, “Maverick’s debut has been unbelievable, the perfect debut. But it was something that everyone could predict a little, this is how it was in the preseason.

“We need a bit of stability because Viñales has won twice already and Valentino (Rossi) has been on the podium twice. Both Yamahas appear to be very competitive.

“If there’s a chance of winning in Austin, I will try. We must learn from the error in Argentina. I insist that a podium finish would be ideal to regain some stability.

“Texas is a circuit that I like. I like the layout of the track, as it has many different types of sections and corners and lots of elevation changes.”

Meanwhile Viñales knows all too well that he must not get complacent with the likes of Marquez, Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso, Scott Redding and Cal Crutchlow all poised to take advantage of any lapse in concentration.

The Yamaha rider explained, “We’re going to work hard. Texas is a really good track for me, I always feel really good [with the] changes of direction, fast corners and hard braking.”

Cortesia: Red Bull

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Meeke closes on Mexico win

Apr 3, 2017

Meeke closes on Mexico win

Kris Meeke takes 30.9sec lead over Séb Ogier at Rally Guanajuato Mexico.

The Briton won just one of the nine speed tests, most on dirt roads in the mountains near León, but it was a decisive victory. While Meeke carried out a planned attack to perfection, Ogier spun and a deficit of just over 20sec became almost twice that.

The duo traded seconds through the opening four special stages before Meeke pounced in his Citroën C3. Ogier promised this morning it would not be an ‘all or nothing’ day, and after pirouetting at a hairpin bend, he signalled his challenge was over.

“It has been a perfect weekend so far. That was going to be the defining loop of the rally. I had to make it stick on this loop and it worked,” said Meeke, who gambled with hard compound Michelin tyres despite the threat of rain. Fortunately for him it stayed dry.

Ogier won two tests in his Ford Fiesta and ended 39.6sec clear of Thierry Neuville, who also won a stage. The misfire which slowed Neuville’s Hyundai i20 Coupe last night, along with team-mates Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo, was traced to a blocked fuel filter and all three cars ran cleanly today.

Neuville regretted opting for soft tyres this afternoon when forecast rain failed to arrive, but with a large gap in front and behind, an error-free day kept him on course for strong points.

Ott Tänak was fourth in a Fiesta. The Estonian struggled for confidence in his car’s set-up this morning but headed a frustrated Hayden Paddon. The Kiwi punctured after hitting a rock and experimented with new settings in a bid to find his pace.

Jari-Matti Latvala overhauled Toyota Yaris team-mate Juho Hänninen for sixth in the penultimate stage. Latvala overcame morning brake problems and punctured after hitting the same rock as Paddon.

Just finishing was a victory for Hänninen. Struck down by sickness, he persevered and by the day’s end his health was improving.

Sunday’s final leg comprises two tests. After a mid-morning start, crews drive the 32.96km La Calera ahead of the 21.94km Derramadero live TV Power Stage, which offers bonus points for the fastest five drivers.

Cortesia: Red Bull Newsroom

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VETERANS DAY

Nov 11, 2016
  VETERANS DAY

 

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Italian broadcasting powerhouse, Mediaset Premium, acquires America’s Cup rights

Jul 22, 2016

Italian broadcasting powerhouse, Mediaset Premium, acquires America’s Cup rights

Ian Roman

Mediaset Premium, the largest commercial broadcaster in the Italian market, has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast all racing from the 35th America’s Cup in Italy, across all platforms.

With the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series continuing with events in Portsmouth, UK (July 23-24); Toulon, France (September 10-11) and Fukuoka, Japan (November 19-20), Mediaset Premium will provide live coverage (on its sport channel ‘Premium Sport HD’) and highlight programming on the free to air channel Mediaset Italia 2.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Mediaset Premium to bring racing to our passionate Italian fan-base, who can enjoy the action beginning with this weekend’s Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth and running all the way through the final match in Bermuda in June 2017,” said Harvey Schiller, the Commercial Commissioner of the 35th America’s Cup.

A Mediaset Premium spokesperson commented: “The America’s Cup has become an iconic sport in Italy, dating back to the first Italian challenges in the 1980s. Now, with Italy’s Francesco Bruni helming the Artemis Racing boat this weekend in Portsmouth, we are happy to offer our viewers the opportunity to share in the excitement of the modern America’s Cup.”

Racing this weekend in Portsmouth is on July 23-24, beginning at 1330 local time (GMT+1).

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Kawasaki’s Bryan Smith wins third consecutive Mile in 2016 at Springfield Mile I

May 29, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 29, 2016) – Bryan Smith proved his dominance at the Springfield Mile I on Sunday, taking home his third consecutive Mile victory of the 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track season. This Mile win didn’t come as easily, as the Michigan native had to fight to the finish with a pack of riders every lap, topping second place finisher No. 1 Jared Mees by a margin of 0.119 of a second at the conclusion of the race.

Smith, who pilots the third-generation No. 42 Crosley/Howerton Kawasaki Ninja 650, wrestled tirelessly with Harley-Davidson-mounted riders, Mees, eventual third place finisher No. 6 Brad Baker and No. 2 Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. and was officially scored with leading 16 of the 25-lap Main Event. The win was also Smith’s third consecutive Springfield Mile victory, having won both of last year’s contests at the historic venue.

“It feels pretty awesome,” Smith said. “To have three Miles back-to-back and win them all. I don’t care what kind of track it is, it’s awesome. But to win the Miles that I love, obviously to have three in a row at a historic venue like Springfield, is great. There’s not just one thing that was going through my mind through the last lap. There was a million thoughts of what to do, what not to do, go fast, not too fast, spin the tires, just a million thoughts. I was able to get just enough of a draft off of turn four in that last lap and just barely squeak by Jared.”

Three-time and reigning Grand National Champion Mees expressed his desire to win the coming races over the “Mile Specialist” but shared his appreciation for the bar-to-bar racing that went down during Sunday’s race.

“It’s definitely getting old finishing second on the Miles to the same guy,” Mees said. “But hats off to those guys. They’re working hard and that thing is fast. It’s hard to get it before the finish line but the team is working really hard and we’re trying to find more and more power and reliability. I felt like we had a little bit more than last year but you know, it is Mile racing at its best and a close finish is normal at the Springfield Mile.”

Baker officially led three laps during the Main by using the all-important draft to push past his competitors. The Washington native took home the final spot on the podium.

“It feels really good,” Baker said. “I’ve had the speed the last three races or so but it feels good to be here on the podium. It was a really fun race and the end of the race was an all-out battle.”

Baker’s Factory Harley-Davidson teammate No. 67 Davis Fisher had a lot to prove with the competition debut of the next generation Harley-Davidson XG750R, and the rising star did not disappoint. Fisher experienced a mechanical issue in his Heat race but earned his Main Event starting spot thanks to a photo finish in his Semi race for the final transfer position. After picking off riders throughout the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines Main Event, Fisher earned the new machine its first Top 10 result with his eighth place finish.

“Davis is doing a great job of developing the new bike and moving forward with it but we know the XR is proven and capable of winning,” Baker continued. “Now we know the XG is capable of getting into the top 10 and now we have to see if it is capable of getting on the podium and winning. Until it gets to that point, I’m going to keep on the old, faithful XR750 that’s been around for 44 years and then eventually going to be jumping onto that thing when it’s ready. I want that bike to get better because if it gets better than the XR that means I’ll have a weapon to try to get on the top spot or the box on these Miles instead of always nipping at the heels of the Kawasaki.”

Smith now leads the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines point standings by 16 points over No. 69 Sammy Halbert, 110-94.

In the GNC2 class, No. 94B Ryan Wells was unrelenting as he duked it out for his first Mile win of the 2016 season with second place finisher No. 99J Kevin Stollings and third place No. 23FJeffery Lowery.

“It’s my first Mile (win) and it’s awesome,” Wells said. “Especially at the Springfield Mile, the biggest Mile you could win, and for it to be a typical Springfield Mile ending, winning by half of a tire, it’s cool. I would have liked to win by more but it’s awesome. I wish I wouldn’t have seen a red flag with two laps to go but it all worked out and I’m happy. I knew I had a fast bike but I was drafting Stollings earlier in the race, and the kid’s real small and lightweight, so I knew if anybody could get by me before the line it would be him. I came out of turn four and I heard somebody; I peeked down underneath my handlebars and I saw the red bike and I knew it was him. I got as small as I could and was watching our front wheels go across the line and I was pretty pumped about it.”

Wells now leads the GNC2 point standings by 18 points over No. 14A Dalton Gauthier, 103-85.

Up next, 20 of the top AMA Pro Flat Track riders head to ESPN’s Summer X Games in Austin, Texas for the Harley-Davidson Flat-Track race on Thursday, June 2 at Circuit of The Americas. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance at http://www.xgames.espn.go.com/xgames or tune in to ESPN on Thursday at 10:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. PT).

Award Updates
Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines:
  • Harley-Davidson Pole Award: No. 42 Bryan Smith
  • McElroy Packaging Lucky 13 Award Winner: No. 1 Jared Mees
  • MotoBatt Hard Charger Award Winner: No. 67 Davis Fisher
  • Öhlins Fastest Lap Award Winner: No. 73 Doug Lawrence
  • Sunoco “Go The Distance” Award Leader: No. 65 Cory Texter (197.5 miles completed)
GNC2:
  • Larry and Judy McElroy Rookie of the Race Award Winner: No. 99J Kevin Stollings
  • Westside Truck Parts “Just off the Box” Award Winners: No. 27U Jamison Minor (4th), No. 16S Tristan Avery (5th)
  • Sunoco “Go The Distance” Award Leader: No. Dylan Morin (136.75 miles completed)
How to Watch:
FansChoice.tv is the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Flat Track events. The site also provides coverage of IMSA’s development and single-make series, and NASCAR’s touring and weekly series. Catch all the action at http://www.FansChoice.tv.


About AMA Pro Flat Track:

AMA Pro Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track, please visit www.amaproracing.com/ft/, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or live stream the on-track action on FansChoice.tv.

About AMA Pro Racing:
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Photo: AMA Pro Racing/Brian J. Nelson

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Segunda fechas del campeonato nacional de moto cross

Apr 22, 2016
Segunda fechas del campeonato nacional de moto cross

Los días 16 y 17  de abril del 2016 se llevo acabo la segunda fecha del campeonato nacional de motocross en las pista montaña de fuego en la fortuna de San Carlos,

en la categoria MX1  estuvo ausente el norteamericano  Benjamin Lamay  del equipo Pasión MX-KTM  en el primer Heat la norteamericano Cole Thonmpson fue el primero en pasar por la bandera de cuadros seguido del nacional Roberto Castro y en el tercer lugar el Italiano Daniele Bricca, en el segundo Heat de igual manera que el primero el Norteamericano  Thonmpson fue primero segundo el Italiano Bricca y en la tercera posicion el nacionla Esteban Castillo al final del la fecha del podio quedo Thonmpson, Bricca y Castillo
en la categoría MX2 la largo de los 2 heat y despues que al joven Justin Alvarado le sacaran bandera negra por una actitud  de su coach en contra el Director de carrera,   el podio quedo de la siguiente manera Esteban Aguero en el primer lugar seguido de Jose pablo Chavez y cerrando el podio Jose Scott

en femenino una vez mas la Joven Maria Paula Saborio se sobre puso una ves mas a la campeona Melissa Tencio

Nota y fotografía: César Navarro

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Primera fecha del campeonato nacional de motocross

Mar 29, 2016

Primera fecha del campeonato nacional de motocross 

Primera fecha del campeonato nacional de motocross se realizo los días 19 y 20 de marzo en la pista la Olla en Sabanilla de Alajuela.  Este fecha cono con la participación de los pilotos nacionales asi como con  de los norteamericanos Cole Thonmpson y Benjamin Lamay  quienes son patrocinados por el Pasión MX- KMT y el italiano Daniele Bricca quien radica en Costa Rica los tres corredores  en la categoría MX1 la cual al final de las dos largadas los norteamericanos se quedaron con la primera y segunda posición completando el podio el nacional Roberto Castro quien es el actual campeón nacional de dicha categoría. En la categoría MX2 se contó con el regreso a suelo nacional de Adraian Aguero  quien al final de las 2 largadas logro el primer lugar seguido de Estafano Bercovis  completando el podio con el actual campeón defensor de dicha categoría Esteban Mora. Ademas en la categoría femenina la joven Maria Paula Saborio se interpuso con superioridad en la actual campeona Melisa Tencio
Nota: César Navarro
Fotografía: César Navarro
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Catch the best sailors in the world racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman

Feb 25, 2016

Catch the best sailors in the world racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman

This is your tune-in guide to live racing and highlight coverage of the first Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series races in 2016, from Muscat, Oman.

Racing takes place on February 27-28, beginning at 14:00 local time in Oman (GMT+4) and our coverage via broadcast television, online and mobile devices will bring the thrill of America’s Cup racing to over 140 territories around the world.

Emirates Team New Zealand is on top of the leaderboard after three events in 2015, guided by the steady hand of world sailor of the year, Peter Burling, on the helm.

The defending champion, ORACLE TEAM USA, is in second place, which doesn’t sit well with skipper Jimmy Spithill, who is still lamenting lost opportunities in the racing last year.

“The mistakes stay with you because you don’t want to make them again,” he says. “All of us are so competitive, we want to start the year strong. This is an important one.”

In the UK and Ireland, both days of racing will air live on BT Sport: Saturday’s racing is live beginning at 0930 on BT Sport 2; Sunday’s racing is live on BT Sport 1 beginning at 0930. Both BT1 and BT2 Sport will run replays of racing throughout the weekend and week (check local listings).

In New Zealand, the racing will be live on new broadcast partner SKYNZ. Both days are live at 11:00pm on SKY Sport Pop-up Channel 055.

In France, racing is live on Canal+ Sport on both Saturday and Sunday.

In Australia, both days of racing will be live on Fox Sports 5 at 21:00.

In Sweden, racing is live on TV4 Play.

In China, racing is on CCTV5+: February 28 at 23:55 and February 29 at 23:00 (Beijing time)

In Bermuda, racing is live on ZFB and via AC+ on the America’s Cup App.

In the United States, racing is live via AC+ on the America’s Cup App and the one-hour highlight program will air on NBCSN on March 12 at 6:00pm EST.

Local fans in 28 territories in the Middle East and North Africa can catch the racing live and in highlight programming on the Orbit Sports Network.

A complete list of international broadcasts of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Bermuda can be found at www.americascup.com/en/where-to-watch.html

Around the world, the Official America’s Cup App will keep this weekend’s racing at your fingertips. Live streaming of all races will be available on mobile devices through the AC+ service within the app. AC+ exclusive coverage features live racing broadcasts, onboard camera views, video extras, replays and behind-the-scenes stories. Live coverage on AC+ is subject to territorial broadcast restrictions.

The Official America’s Cup App is available for Android and iOS devices via Google Play and the Apple iTunes store. The app is free to download and includes highlights, news, results and Virtual Eye race coverage. AC+ is a paid service (US$7.99 for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman – or $24.99 for a season pass for all 2016 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series evens) for live streaming video (subject to territorial restrictions) and enhanced features.

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Concluye con éxito Semana Mundial del Automovilismo

Jul 14, 2015

Concluye con éxito Semana Mundial del Automovilismo

México despide siete días históricos en el deporte motor

MÉXICO, Distrito Federal.- Concluyó con éxito la Semana Mundial del Automovilismo 2015, encuentro que incluyó el Congreso Americano, la FIA Sports Conference, el Consejo Mundial y el Motorex México, cuatro de los eventos más importantes en torno al deporte motor a nivel internacional.

Después de siete días de intensa actividad y encuentros encaminados hacia el mejoramiento del automovilismo sin precedentes, México se encuentra en proceso de iniciar una nueva etapa en el desarrollo integral de esta disciplina.

Durante la semana destacaron las pláticas con relación a la seguridad vial, temática prioritaria para la Federación Internacional de Automovilismo y su presidente, Jean Todt, designado embajador en la materia por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas.

Asimismo, destaca la reafirmación del país como una sólida alternativa para la organización de campeonatos internacionales como lo representa el regreso de la Fórmula Uno, así como el fortalecimiento del talento nacional con la creación del serial F4 en el segundo semestre del año.

En el Congreso Americano se asumió el compromiso de robustecer las medidas de seguridad para los pilotos en las distintas categorías que se corran en el Continente, además de buscar la integración de campeonatos homologados en el que se puedan reducir los costos de operación a favor de un mejor desarrollo de los pilotos.

Por su parte, la FIA Sports Conference, se abordaron los temas indicados como los mayores retos de cara al futuro del automovilismo. Bajo el lema “Hacia Nuevas Fronteras”, se discutió a cerca de ampliar la base de aficionados y optimizar recursos sin sacrificar el espectáculo bajo un entorno de crisis económica mundial.

Asimismo, el Consejo Mundial del Automovilismo, órgano de la FIA que se encarga de la regulación de todos los campeonatos avalados por la propia Federación, sesionó en México, avanzando en la toma de decisiones que dictarán el rumbo del deporte motor en la próxima temporada.

Por último, el FIA Motorex México se desarrolló como una gran fiesta del automovilismo para los aficionados, ya que además de permitir un contacto directo con personalidades del deporte motor, tuvieron la oportunidad de adentrarse hacia las nuevas tecnologías en los ámbitos de la seguridad, innovación y medio ambiente.

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