March 2010 Archives

SOMETIMES a piece of footage comes your way which really is priceless.

And this week, a diamond of a video has reached Burning Rubber, courtesy of Bedlington sidecar passenger Carl Bell.

For those who may be strangers to this fascinating and at times just crazy sport, Carl is one of the Bedlington Bell dynasty, a family which breeds sidecar racers like you wouldn't believe.

SOMEWHERE over the rainbow blue birds fly and Andrew Lloyd Webber doesn't get free publicity for his West End shows.

Biaggi doubles up at Portimao

By Burning Rubber on Mar 28, 10 03:14 PM

Biaggi PI Test closeup action - BLOG.jpgMAX Biaggi did the double as he took the win in the second World Superbike Championship race at Portimao.

In what was almost a carbon copy of today's earlier race, the Roman Emperor just beat championship leader Leon Haslam across the line after a hard-fought 22-Lap scrap.

But this time it was Cal Crutchlow who took the third spot, ahead of Spain's Carlos Checa in fourth.

Sofuoglu PI Fri action1 - BLOG.jpgKENAN Sofuoglu snatched the win in a nail-biting World Supersport race at Portimao, Portugal.

The Turkish former champion pipped Joan Lascorz across the line after a frantic 20-lap race which saw Eugene Laverty crash out just four laps from the chequered flag.

Third place went to Sofuoglu's Ten Kate Honda team-mate Michele Pirro.

Max powers to victory

By Burning Rubber on Mar 28, 10 12:54 PM

Max portimao blog.jpgROMAN Emperor Max Biaggi reigned at Portimao as he took the win in Race One.

After a race-long battle with championship leader Leon Haslam, it was the diminutive Italian who emerged victorious as the chequered flag fell after 22 hard-fought laps around the Portuguese circuit.

Haslam crossed the line second ahead of Jonny Rea, who was catapulted up to third after a charging Cal Crutchlow crashed out two laps from the end.

A beef with MasterChef

By Blog on the Box on Mar 25, 10 10:39 AM

THE joy of MasterChef is that it can sometimes throw up a dog's dinner.

By now we all know Alan Shearer refused to wear a red and white strip on The One Show.

I'M currently in the middle of my training ahead of my next fight on March 31st in North Carolina, USA. I'm fighting Dennis Siver from Germany and know that it's going to be one of the hardest tests of my career to date.

As a result, I'm training and preparing harder than ever. I'm leaving nothing to chance. Such is the nature of mixed martial arts, I'm working on pretty much every aspect of my game on a daily basis.

I work on my Thai-boxing first thing Monday morning, and that means I'll go through pads, sparring, clinch work and other drills. Then I do a weights power circuit, then Brazilian jiu-jitsu and wrestling.

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