Monday, June 23, 2014

JAMES STEWART FOUND RIDIN' DIRTY BY FIM/WADA

Photo: Dean Hyman - Motogroove.com
According to Fox Sports News, Yoshimura Suzuki rider James Stewart has failing a doping test administered by WADA, (The World Anti-Doping Association) and amphetamines were the substance found. Stewart maintains that this test result is from a medically prescribed substance, No matter, they still don't allow it without approval...
The FIM authorities said: “The decision to provisionally suspend Mr Stewart was taken following the receipt of a report from the WADA accredited laboratory in Cologne indicating an Adverse Analytical Finding of Amphetamine in a urine sample collected from him at an in-competition test carried out by the FIM at the round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship held at the Century Link Field, Seattle, Washington, on 12 April 2014.”
They continued; “The decision to provisionally suspend Mr Stewart was taken following the receipt of a report from the WADA accredited laboratory in Cologne indicating an Adverse Analytical Finding of Amphetamine in a urine sample collected from him at an in-competition test carried out by the FIM at the round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship held at the Century Link Field, Seattle, Washington, on 12 April 2014.”
“Stewart, with the full support of Yoshimura Suzuki Racing, is willingly communicating with WADA and taking all appropriate steps to resolve this matter and plans to be at the starting gate at the Tennessee National in Blountville, TN on June 28th, 2014.”
The FIM ended by stating: “A provisional suspension imposed by the FIM does not in any way prejudge the question as to whether an anti-doping rule violation under Article 2 of the FIM Anti-Doping Code has actually been committed.”
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Posted on June 21, 2014, 
By MXN Staff

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

F1 LEGEND SCHUMACHER NO LONGER IN COMA, LEAVES FRENCH HOSPITAL

Michael Schumacher won seven Formula 1 World Championships during his racing career. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula 1 great Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left a French hospital where he had been receiving treatment since a skiing accident in December, his manager said Monday.

Schumacher left the hospital in Grenoble “to continue his long phase of rehabilitation,” manager Sabine Kehm said in a statement.

She did not say when he was released, where the seven-time F1 champion was taken or give any further details of his condition, and her office refused to elaborate on the statement.

Brigitte Polikar, a spokeswoman for the Grenoble hospital, said Schumacher left on Monday morning, accompanied by an unspecified number of people. She would not give any further details.

Schumacher’s family “would like to explicitly thank all his treating doctors, nurses and therapists in Grenoble as well as the first aiders at the place of the accident, who did an excellent job in those first months,” Kehm’s statement said.

“The family also wishes to thank all the people who have sent Michael all the many good wishes. … We are sure it helped him,” it added. “For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye,” it added.

The 45-year-old German driver was hospitalized with severe head injuries after his Dec. 29 ski accident, which split his helmet as he crashed into rocks on the slope at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps.

Doctors in Grenoble put him into a coma to rest his brain and decrease swelling, and they operated to remove blood clots, but some were too deeply embedded.

Little information has been released on Schumacher’s condition over recent months. Monday’s statement was the first substantial update since Kehm said in early April that Schumacher “shows moments of consciousness and awakening.”

Schumacher earned universal acclaim for his uncommon and sometimes ruthless driving talent, which led to a record 91 race wins. He retired from F1 racing in 2012 after an unmatched seven world titles.

Schumacher, his wife and their two children live in Switzerland. His accident happened on a family vacation as Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son.

Artice from Fox Sports



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Largest Evel Knievel Collection Debuts at ROT Rally 2014

It’s the largest Evel Knievel collection ever assembled – a collection more complete than the daredevil himself ever amassed in one place. And it’s at ROT Rally 2014.

Get a first hand look at the most comprehensive and authentic collection of Evel Knievel memorabilia in the world, on display in the Travis Co. Expo Center during the Republic Of Texas Rally June 12-15. It includes Knievel’s performance leathers, never-before-seen photographs, X-rays of Evel’s broken bones, plus his original jump bikes and personal helmets.

Lathan McKay, owner of the collection, said, “After years of Evel’s possessions being lost in obscurity and so many things sold, stolen or missing, the collection is coming back together.” He terms the hunt and discovery process, "Evel Archaeology.”
During ROT Rally Evel’s painter George Sedlak will be signing autographs and working on his current EK canvas. Evel’s son and daredevil in his own right, Robbie Knievel will be present to sign autographs and meet fans. Topping off the event on Saturday is Doug Danger’s 15-car jump aboard one of Evel’s own XR750 motorcycles – a feat not attempted since 1975. 

Knievel made headlines from the mid ‘60s to the early ’80s for his daring motorcycle jumping and risk-taking attitude. A fearless man of unabashed confidence and brashness, he derived as much fame from the jumps he failed to make – and the injuries he suffered – as the many he completed. 

Don’t miss this chance to see the only collection of its kind bringing together authentic artifacts that belonged to the most notorious daredevil of the 20th Century.

Article from MPN

Friday, June 6, 2014

Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia Out For Thunder Valley National

Torrance, CA: Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia will not compete at this weekend’s Thunder Valley National due to a foot and ankle injury. With two rounds completed, Barcia currently sits sixth in the series. Despite a tough first moto at Glen Helen he was able to log a 13th overall, with an impressive fourth place finish in moto two. At Hangtown, Barcia battled throughout the afternoon to finish fifth overall with 4-5 marks.

“We are really bummed that Justin has to miss out on this weekend’s race,” stated Team Manager Dan Betley. “He has been riding really well the last couple weeks and after an impressive performance last year at Colorado, we had high hopes for him heading into the event. We look forward to his return.”

American Honda will release more information as it becomes available.

By: DR Staff  Friday, June 6, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

Isle Of Man: Michael Dunlop Takes Eighth TT Victory With Superbike Win

By Cycle News Staff

Michael Dunlop took his eighth TT victory when he won Saturday’s 6-lap Dainese Superbike race in record-breaking style. The BMW Motorrad rider took control from early race leader James Hillier at Ballaugh on the opening lap and, aided by two laps inside the old outright lap record, he surged clear and was able to control the race in the closing stages to take the win by 20.5 seconds on Tyco Suzuki’s Guy Martin. Rounding out the podium was Honda Racing’s Conor Cummins.
Hillier was quickest to Glen Helen on the opening lap on his and he led Dunlop by one second with Martin, RC Express Racing Kawasaki’s Dean Harrison, Lincs Lifting Honda’s Gary Johnson and Cookstown BE Racing Suzuki’s Dan Kneen close behind.
As the lap unfolded though, it was clear Dunlop was charging and after passing Hillier at Ballaugh, he increased his lead with a new lap record of 131.730 mph, gapping Martin by 9.4 seconds.
The leaderboard was constantly changing and Cummins moved up into third with Hillier, Harrison and John McGuinness completing the top six while Johnson had to retire at Cregny Baa.
Dunlop, Martin, McGuinness and Hillier were circulating in close formation on the roads, but Dunlop’s lead was increasing and he was first into the pits at the end of lap four, increasing the gap on Martin to a very healthy looking 25s after another 130 mph plus lap. Martin was coming under pressure from Cummins though with his advantage now under five seconds for the first time while Rutter was still in fourth with McGuinness and William Dunlop completing the top six.
As the race went into it’s final laps, Dunlop and Martin were still together on the roads but Dunlop went on to control the race for his eighth victory and BMW’s first ‘big bike’ win since German Georg Meier won Senior in 1939.
Martin took his 14th podium in second with Cummins three seconds further back after doing his all on the final lap.
Rutter ensured it was a good day for BMW with a strong fifth with William Dunlop making a late charge to overhaul McGuinness on the final lap, the gap between the pair just 0.8s after six hard laps.
The 20-times winner made a valiant effort for seventh with his wrist injury, but McGuiness was unable to run the pace for six entire laps. Harrison and Hillier both dropped back as the race wore on, finishing in eighth and ninth with Australian Josh Brookes completing the top ten.

Next to Dunlop’s impressive victory was also New Zealander Bruce Anstey’s record breaking pace, lapping the course at more than 132mph with a final lap of 132.298mph - some six seconds quicker than McGuinness’ lap set in the same race last year - on the Valvoline Racing/Padgetts Honda. In spite of making history at the Isle of Man, an opening lap error still had Anstey finishing outside of the top 10.