Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for March, 2015

 Valentino Rossi Will Tackle the Hillclimb on his Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bike at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Fresh off of the spectacular performance witnessed in Qatar, Valentino Rossi has been confirmed to appear at the spectacle of speed in the UK – “The world‘s largest automotive garden party”.

2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed - Valentino Rossi to Appear

PRESS RELEASE

Gerno di Lesmo (Italy), 31st March 2015
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP‘s Valentino Rossi will make his Goodwood Festival of Speed debut on June 28th to celebrate Yamaha Motor Company‘s 60th anniversary.

The nine-time World Champion will race at the Dutch TT Assen on Saturday the 27th of June before flying to the UK to attend the event, where he will be joined by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd Executive Vice President, Takaaki Kimura.

Rossi was a fan of the legendary festival before receiving an invitation from Goodwood Festival of Speed owner Lord March and looks forward to tackling the iconic Hillclimb on his Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bike on the Sunday.

The 1.16-mile Hillclimb is the event‘s main attraction thanks to its technically challenging course, which rises over 300ft, putting the skills of the world‘s best riders and drivers to the test.

Race fans and motor enthusiasts will be delighted to see Rossi‘s name added to this year‘s line-up of famous past and present riders.

2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed - Valentino Rossi to Appear

2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed – Valentino Rossi to Appear

 

This year‘s theme, ’Flat-Out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge‘, perfectly matches with the 36-year old Italian‘s relentless riding style and lies fully in line with Yamaha‘s 60 year‘s worth of racing DNA.

Over the last six decennia, Yamaha has left a huge footprint on motorsports. Its drive to excite people with sheer pace and performance is not only reflected in the company‘s motto, “Revs Your Heart”, but also in its Kando philosophy, the Japanese concept of thrill experienced when coming across something of immense value.

Valentino Rossi said:

I‘m very happy to attend the Festival of Speed at Goodwood this year. It will be my first time at Goodwood, but I know this event pretty well. I have read so many stories about the Festival and I have also seen many videos. The atmosphere looks great. This event has the power to gather so many drivers, riders and motorsport VIPs and it is a great opportunity to have fun together. I’ll ride my Yamaha YZR-M1 to celebrate Yamaha Motor‘s 60th anniversary, but I might also drive a few cars… I would like to thank Lord March for inviting me to the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. I am sure it‘s going to be an incredible day and I look forward to being there!”

Lord March said: It‘s terrific news that Valentino Rossi will be making his Festival of Speed debut this year. He‘s the most successful premier-class Grand Prix rider in history and will be an incredibly popular figure for the growing number of extremely passionate and knowledgeable motorcycle enthusiasts that join us every year at Goodwood.

————-

Ticket information is available from www.goodwood.com or via the Goodwood Ticket Office on +44 (0)1243 755055.

EDITORS‘ NOTES:

Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is ; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motor sport take part with some of the most legendary figures from the sport as well as international celebrities regularly attending. Highlights of the 2015 event, which takes place on June 25-28, include the Moving Motor Show presented by the AA in association with The Telegraph, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Run, Goodwood Action Sports, Cartier ’style-et-luxe‘ concours d‘elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams auction.

For all Media enquiries about Goodwood’s Festival of Speed, please contact Jamie O‘Leary or Gema Bernaldo de Quiros at the Goodwood Motor Sport Press Office:

Telephone: +44 (0)1243 755000

E-mail: jamie.oleary@goodwood.com or gema.bernaldo@goodwood.com

Goodwood Motor Sport on social media:

YouTube – http://youtube.com/goodwoodtv

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/festivalofspeed

Twitter – http://twitter.com/fosgoodwood

Source: Press Release

__________

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to take a look around. We have free stuff, contests, product reviews, promotions, videos, and lots more for fellow riders around the globe . . . because We Ride Too.

___________

Before your next race, track day or street ride, be sure to visit us at www.WeRideMotorsports.com for the best value in motorcycle parts, apparel & accessories . . . because We Ride too!

Visit WeRideMotorsports at the Online StoreJoin WeRideMotorsports on Facebook

Follow WeRideMotorsports on Twitter

Copyright We Ride Motorsports © All rights reserved

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

AMA Professional Road Racer Dane “Wolverine” Westby Died on Monday, 3.23.15

 

Professional AMA Racer Dane "Wolverine" Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Image Credit Jesse Gordon

 

We are stunned to learn that talented professional AMA motorcycle road racer Dane “Wolverine” Westby died in a motorcycle accident on the street near his parents home in Oklahoma on Monday night.

According to reports, Westby was heading home after dinner at his parent’s home when his motorcycle collided with a utility pole.

Authorities are still investigating, however, no mention has been made of other involved vehicles.

Westby was only 28 years old.  He was a promising AMA professional motorcycle road racer who had finished second in the 2012 AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike Championship.

NewsOn6 the local Oklahoma News Organization offered the following:

Family and friends are trying to understand how a professional motorcycle racer at the top of his sport was killed in an accident.

Dane Westby had just left his parents house Monday night from just having dinner when he crashed his motorcycle on Peoria, just north of Cherry Street.

Those who loved Westby, like his longtime friend Dustin Meador, didn’t waste any time hanging a cross on the utility pole he hit, in his memory.

“I think he was really fixing to shine and prove his talent,” Meador said.

When Westby wasn’t standing on two feet, it almost guaranteed he was riding on two wheels.

“He was a bicycle nut, he bicycles all the time. If you see Dane he’s either on a bicycle or a motorcycle,” Meador said.

Meador said he wasn’t just Westby’s former racing partner and friend, he said they were family.

“We’re not related, but I would consider him as close as a brother,” he said.

They grew up hanging out together at Kinetic Playground. Their parents were business partners at the motorcycle repair shop, a shop where Westby’s first race bike is waiting for a tune-up.

“This is where he started, right here. This motorcycle is where Dane Westby started,” said Meador.

Westby was a world-class road racer, known as The Wolverine. He’d won championships, raced the Daytona 200 and even had his share of wrecks.

That’s the hardest part for Meador, knowing such a skilled rider died in a crash with a utility pole in midtown Tulsa.

“We ride so fast on the track and we crash at over 100 miles an hour and we get up, often unscathed. For him to lose his life on the street, it’s just hard to comprehend,” Meador said.

Westby was adventurous, free-spirited, supportive, smart, full of life, and in an interview with his sponsor, Yamalube, he was loving the life he lived.

“There’s such a short time in my life where I’ll get to be ‘that guy.’ I get to stand up on the podium and everybody’s looking at him and I’m pouring the champagne on the trophy. It’s something I’ll never forget,” he said.

Westby is a friend that his family – on and off the track – will never forget.

“I feel proud to have worked with Dane Westby. He’s truly a top-notch professional,” Meador said.

Police said they don’t know yet what caused the crash, but said they don’t believe another vehicle was involved.

Westby’s friend went to the spot to see for himself and said, based off the skid marks, he thinks Westby hit his brakes to try and avoid something in the street.

Police said Westby was wearing a helmet and friends said he was also wearing full protective gear.

Source: News Report provided by NewsOn6.com

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 27th at 4:00 p.m. at Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel, 3612 E. 91st St., Tulsa, Oklahoma, phone (918) 495-1000.

Condolences may be sent to: Mr. and Mrs. Tryg Westby and Family, 10505 S. Louisville Ave., Tulsa, OK 74137

Flowers may be sent to: Fitzgerald Southward Colonial Chapel, 3612 E. 91st St., Tulsa, Oklahoma. Phone: 918 495 1000

Update 3.25.14:
The revised itinerary: http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/more-on-the-services-scheduled-for-racer-dane-westby-rip/

Read Full Post »

For Sale:  New! Arrow Competition Full Motorcycle Exhaust

2015 Yamaha R1 & R1M is Shipping!

Arrow Full Exhaust - 2015 Yamaha R1 and R1M

Arrow Full Exhaust – 2015 Yamaha R1 and R1M

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOURS TODAY FROM WE RIDE MOTORSPORTS!

-Available with Full Titanium & Stainless Steel.

Free Shipping Available in continental US

The new 2015 Yamaha R1 | R1 M is touted to be the new standard in sport bike performance on the track and on the street!  If you are picking up one of these up from the dealership then, first of all, congratulations!

Secondly, you probably want to scrap that stock exhaust ASAP.

2015-Yamaha-YZF-R1

Arrow has just released this new full exhaust that’s on par with the industry changing performance that this new Yamaha brings to the table . . . and this new Arrow full exhaust is ready to ship today via We Ride Motorsports!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOURS TODAY FROM WE RIDE MOTORSPORTS!

 

2015-r1-arrow-full-exhaust

Arrow Full Exhaust – 2015 Yamaha R1 and R1M

 

__________

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to take a look around. We have free stuff, contests, product reviews, promotions, videos, and lots more for fellow riders around the globe . . . because We Ride Too.

___________

Before your next race, track day or street ride, be sure to visit us at www.WeRideMotorsports.com for the best value in motorcycle parts, apparel & accessories . . . because We Ride too!

Visit WeRideMotorsports at the Online StoreJoin WeRideMotorsports on Facebook

Follow WeRideMotorsports on Twitter

Copyright We Ride Motorsports © All rights reserved


Read Full Post »

Want to know where to watch the 74th annual running of the Daytona 200 motorcycle race – it’s running live on FansChoice.tv.

Watch 2015 Daytona 200 on FansChoiceTV Watch 2015 Daytona 200 on FansChoiceTV

FansChoice.tv to Live Stream the 74th Daytona 200 on Saturday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – FansChoice.tv will provide live streaming coverage of the 74th Daytona 200 on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, sanctioned for the first time by the American SportBike Racing Association (ASRA). Motorcycle fans can go online at www.FansChoice.tv and watch the historic motorcycle race free of charge.

The Daytona 200 will be a 57-lap race on the 3.51-mile road course showcasing riders aboard 600cc sportbikes battling for a purse of $175,000 with the race winner also being awarded a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona.

Qualifying for the starting lineup for the DAYTONA 200 will take place on Friday, March 13 with the race going green the following day at 1 p.m.

The DAYTONA 200 is America’s most historic motorcycle race with the inaugural event being held on the sands of Daytona Beach before the race moved to Daytona International Speedway in 1961.

More than 50 riders have entered the race including five former DAYTONA 200 champions Danny Eslick (2014), Josh Herrin (2010), Steve Rapp (2007), John Ashmead (1989) and Dave Sadowski Sr. (1990).

Reserved grandstand tickets for the DAYTONA 200 are $45, unreserved grandstand/infield tickets are $45 and unreserved grandstand tickets are $35. Kids 12 and under are free in general admission areas.

Tickets for all motorcycle racing events are available by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or online at http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on TwitterFacebookInstagramand Pinterest for the latest news all season long. Fans can follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com.

 

Source: Press Release

___________

Before your next race, track day or street ride, be sure to visit us at www.WeRideMotorsports.com for the best value in motorcycle parts, apparel & accessories . . . because We Ride too!

Visit WeRideMotorsports at the Online StoreJoin WeRideMotorsports on Facebook

Follow WeRideMotorsports on Twitter

Copyright We Ride Motorsports © All rights reserved


Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: