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]
A Few Basic Snowboard Tricks for the Beginner
As snowboarding continues to become a popular pastime for more and more young people, it is only natural that a few basic moves (or tricks) have become common among snowboard enthusiasts. After developing your basic skills, the beginner may want to m ..... [read more]
Tandem Jumps And Accelerated Freefall At San Diego
At San Diego's extreme sports centers you have an opportunity to make your first tandem jump or take on an accelerated freefall program that will allow you to eventually jump solo. So whether you are looking for a single experience of skydiving or a ..... [read more]
Great Places to KiteSurf
As with any sport, sometimes you must travel to different locations to experience a different cultures take on the hottest sport around. Current conditions and water depths as well as different land and water formations make traveling the globe excit ..... [read more]
Wakeboarding for Beginners
You might have probably heard of wakeboarding already. And you have the first impression that this is a "no fear" game - for daredevils; that sounds difficult. Perhaps you're right, but how you approach it is all up to you. Getting started is easy if ..... [read more]
The world of sports has a new addition to it - that is the field of ATV racing. You will find that there are as many people who are interested in ATV racing as there are people interested in grand prix racing or motorcycle racing. To participate in t ..... [read more]
How to wheelie like a pro on a snowboard
Wheelies are an old trick that goes back at least as far as roller skating does and most likely much further. It seems that any time any body has a vehicle with four wheels they need to find a way to make it run on just two wheels for a while. The l ..... [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]
Paragliders - Some Great Places To See Them
Paragliders are being flown in thousands of locations around the world. In fact if you are patient and know just where to go, chances are you could see one or two at a place near you. Are you a frequent traveller? Would you be interested in seeing so ..... [read more]
A Sky Dive Jump From The Middle Ages To Mid Air
Believe it or not. skydiving has been around for hundreds of years. Some historians even trace the first parachutes back to China in the 1100s. That's a long distance. in years and miles. away from skydiving San Diego. But if you are in the southern ..... [read more]
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