March 2011 Archives
To try to reduce the amount of paper towels used in bathrooms Pete Kazanjy designed a simple sticker - and it worked.
I'VE spent most of today singing a Dexy's Midnight Runners classic. You may know it. It goes something along the lines of "oh-oh-oh Geno-o"
Ok, so the spelling is different but it's been buzzing about in my head since since Sunday afternoon when a certain Gino Rea was one of three Brits to find his way onto the podium at Donington Park.
The Step Racing Honda rider finished third in the FIM World Supersport Race at the Leicestershire circuit after what can only be described as a masterclass in aggressive riding.
Image: Chris Procter
HE should be leading the FIM World Supersport Championship....but young Brit Sam Lowes had to make do with best lap at his first home race of the year.
Just what does he have to do for a bit of luck?
Lowes, one half of the uber-fast Lowes twins, has always been my tip for the title this season after his commanding win of the British Supersport Championship in 2010.
MARCO Melandri stormed to his maiden World Superbike Championship race win in today's opening race at Donington Park.
The Italian former GP star clawed his way back from a bad start which saw him drop to ninth in the opening lap to take the victory this afternoon.
But it was a tough opening race for the British contingent, with no UK riders finishing on the podium and both Eugene Laverty and Tom Sykes lucky to walk away from big crashes.
Who killed Brian True-May?
It was ITV, in the boardroom, with politically-correct indignation.
THE countdown for this weekend's World Superbike Championship round at Donington Park kicked-off in style, thanks to those guys at the North Yorkshire Road Racing Supporters Club (NYRRSC) on Tuesday night.
The club held another one of it's famous chat nights down at Northallerton,this time featuring the PTR Honda squad plus Yamaha World Superbike rider Eugene Laverty.
I MAY be setting myself up for a fall with this one but as a veteran of that infernal 2008/09 campaign I feel qualified to make a bold judgement. Newcastle United will not be relegated this season.
The advance of the struggling pack combined with United's own flat-lining form has rightly raised alarm on Tyneside but panic is not the appropriate reaction. Not yet, anyway.
Eugene Laverty, James Ellison, Sam Lowes and PTR Honda boss Simon Buckmaster will be appearing at The Golden Lion, Northallerton in the latest chat night organised by the North Yorkshire Road Racing Supporters Club (NYRRSC), tomorrow evening, Tuesday, March 22.
Lowes - 2010 British Superbike Champion and Cumbria's Ellison will both be chasing the win in the World Supersport Championship race this Sunday, but are first making the stop at Northallerton where they will join boss Buckmaster on stage.
ALAIN Menu broke down and cried in parc ferme after sealing the win in Race Two at Curitiba...and dedicated it to his late father.
The Swiss veteran overcame a disasterous qualifying to line up in pole for the second race at the Brazilian track, and backed up a sixth in Race One with the win.
As he exited his blue Chevrolet Cruze, the former BTCC champ removed his helmet and put his heads into his hands on the roof, shedding an emotional tear.