February 2010 Archives

Checa's Spanish invasion

By Burning Rubber on Feb 28, 10 05:09 AM

Checa PR PI Friday SMALL.jpgCARLOS Checa took a shock win in the second World Superbike race at Phillip Island.

The Spanish Althea Ducati rider stormed through the field from way down to stop Britain's Leon Haslam taking his second victory of the day.

Haslam finished second and still walks away leading the championship, while Ducati Xerox' Michel Fabrizio crossed the line third.

Eugene_Phillip_Island_2 SMALL.jpgEUGENE Laverty shrugged-off his qualifying woes to take the win in the opening World Supersport Championship round of the year.

The Parkalgar Honda star led from lights to flag in a restarted race at Phillip Island, Australia.

Starting from fourth on the grid, the 23-year-old had been leading from the first corner of the original race, which had to be stopped on Lap Three because of oil on the track from Chaz Davies' BE1 Racing Triumph.

Haslam Small.jpgLEON Haslam has won the opening World Superbike Championship race of the season after a photo finish at Phillip Island.

Haslam, who had led the from the green light, came under pressure just once in the 22-lap race - and that was from Ducati Xerox rider Michel Fabrizio as the pair crossed the line to take the chequered flag.

And while it looked for several moments that Fabrizio had actually taken the win, a photo finish quickly revealed that the victory belonged to the Brit.

Haslam Small.jpgLEON Haslam has claimed his maiden World Superbike Championship pole at Phillip Island, Australia.

The 26-year-old recovered from a crash in this morning's free practice to dominate from start to finish, topping the time sheets at the end of each of the three sessions.

His fast lap of 1.31.229min early in Superpole Three was to be the quickest lap of the weekend, as he powered his Alstare Suzuki to a pole which was to go unchallenged.

Spoiling the broth

By Blog on the Box on Feb 16, 10 05:16 PM

Complete the well-known saying.

Too many cooks...

Presenting for your television entertainment....

It's classy, it's sophisticated, it's stylish.

It's not Brides on a Bus.

It's a hoodie, so it is...

By Burning Rubber on Feb 4, 10 04:42 PM

WELCOME to February!

As every two-wheeled motorsport fan knows, this is the month when it all kicks off again.

While the rest of our racing series won't be roaring into action until March and April, we can always rely on the World Superbike boys who line up for their first round at the end of the month.

I HAD a little bit of a lay-off over Christmas, but I'm back in the gym now preparing for my next fight - wherever and whenever that may be. I'm currently training six days a week with two sessions per day. That's pretty normal for me in between fights and it's nice to just keep ticking over and stay fit. I know that whenever I get the call with details of my next UFC fight I'll be more than ready for it.

It's all just about waiting for the call now. To be honest, I could be ready to fight next week if the UFC asked me. That's just the way I go about things. I like to stay in decent shape all year round and I like to feel prepared whenever the opportunity does arrive.

BTCC action blog.jpgBTCC fans can look forward to more than 120 hours of bumper-to-bumper TV action this season.

ITV4 has revealed it will broadcast all 10 BTCC rounds live on race Sundays, with a show running from 11.30am-6pm.

And with 65 hours of live action, it will also add two 90-minute highlight shows three times in the week following the round, amounting to a further 45 hours of TV time.

Let's have a good old rousing patriotic sing song.

How about Rule Britannia?

Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves, Britons never ever ever shall be slaves.

Feel better? Don't - because it didn't happen that way.

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