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]
Skateboarding Etiquette - Do's & Don'ts
Now that you have graduated from your skateboarding school of hard knocks and you are ready to compete against any one who can skateboard, there are a few rules to follow. Many people do not consider skateboarding a legitimate sport. Many people asso ..... [read more]
An Inroduction to Surfboards
A surfboard is such a uniquely Californian icon that one tends to forget that the surfboard probably originated in the Hawaiian Islands. Today, famous surfers come from all over the world, but Californian and Australian surfers tend to win most of th ..... [read more]
Winning At Speedball: 4 Basic Rules
Speedball is a fast-paced style of paintball played on smaller fields with very defined bunkers. Speedball bunkers are either inflatable bunkers (airball) or corrugated tubing (hyperball). The most popular format worldwide is 5-man, where two teams o ..... [read more]
How to Maintain your Snowboard Gear
Look after your gear When learning to snowboard one of the first things you will need to learn is how to maintain your snowboard gear. Unfortunately, many people fail to take proper care of their gear and as a result it doesn't perform as it should o ..... [read more]
Ski Resorts in Bulgaria
Modern Borovets is one of the larger and increasingly popular winter resorts in the Balkan region. and situated on scenic northern slopes of the Mousala Ridge in the east of the panoramic Rila Mountains. The resort lies huddled in thick pine forests ..... [read more]
How to stand up on a surfboard
So you've managed to get out in the water and you want to work on standing up. Head back to the beach where the surface is solid. Many surfers believe that your surfing stance is the most important part of surfing. Take time to get it right on land. ..... [read more]
What To Expect From Your First Surf Lesson
Lots of fun, plenty of exercise, and an experience you won't forget in a hurry.
So, you've decided that it's time to have a shot at this surfing caper. How hard can it be, right? But your pretty short on time, in fact your here for a week on holiday ..... [read more]
Skateboarding In The Eighties To The Present
Skateboarding traces its roots to the seventies but it really reached the peak of its popularity in the mid-eighties to the present when major skateboard manufacturers propelled it to new heights. First, they started with half-pipe and vert ramp skat ..... [read more]