We’ve never run across this guy before, oh no!
We’ve never run across this guy before, oh no!
Our man at the track Chuck Forquer was a busy person shooting pictures today, and dealing with a few situations that popped up, through it all, he’s “The Man!”
Here is a small sample of some of the stuff he shot today, we’ll have more throughout the weekend. Enjoy.
Anyone who has clue one about me knows that when it comes to motorcycle racers I admire, above all others is Eddie Lawson. I only saw Eddie race a couple times on TV, yet I read about him as much as I could. I did get to meet him several years back at Daytona, adn he was nice enough to answer a couple questions for me with out giving me the famous Lawson stare letting you know, you’re an idiot and I will not answer that question because it’s beyond stupid”.
While this is clearly a marketing video put out by Yamaha to promote the R1 and Ben Spies in MotoGP, any chance to hear Lawson talk about “back in the day” is appointment viewing for me, as it should be for you.
Rossi maybe the GOAT, but Lawson IS GOD.
COMPETITION SYSTEMS TO RUN KAWASAKI TEAM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORONTO, Ont. (January 13) – Canadian Kawasaki Motors has secured the
services of Toronto-based Competition Systems to handle Kawasaki’s assault
in the 2010 Parts Canada Superbike Championship. The team will consist of
one rider and focus exclusively on the Superbike feature class with
Kawasaki’s potent Ninja ZX-10R.
The new entity will be called Competition Systems Kawasaki Race
For the past several years, Canadian Kawasaki Motors has run its
national road race program in-house. Last summer the squad claimed its
fourth straight titles in the Parts Canada Superbike and Yoshimura Pro Sport
Mike Crompton of Competition Systems has been the crew chief for
the Kawasaki program through its run of success and will now take over as
team owner of the new race program. Some of the existing crew will continue
with the team and a rider and sponsors will be announced within a few days.
“Due to a number of circumstances we have decided to suspend
activities with our factory program for 2010,” said Jeff Comello of Canadian
Kawasaki Motors. “But despite this state of change we have tried to keep as
much continuity as possible and Mike Crompton and Competition Systems are
the perfect fit. We have been together now for four-plus years and have
enjoyed a great deal of success.”
Crompton has some 40 years of experience in the Canadian motorcycle
industry, supplying engines and race equipment to some of the country’s
“Canadian Kawasaki Motors is a great company and I’m looking forward
to this,” Crompton said. “We already have a good team structure and
equipment. We’ve spent a number of years building this program and all we
have to do is just continue what we’ve started.”
The agreement between Canadian Kawasaki Motors and Competition Systems
is for one year and will be re-evaluated at the end of the 2010 racing
“Kawasaki is committed to showcasing the Ninja brand in competition
and we feel strongly that we need to be behind the Parts Canada Superbike
Championship,” Comello said. “This is the perfect venue for us to display
“We all have to dig deep and support the series,” Crompton added. “It
is important to do what we can to have a successful 2010 and build on that
for 2011 and beyond.”
In addition to claiming the past four Parts Canada Superbike titles
Canadian Kawasaki Motors enjoyed a string of nine straight national
championships from 1991 to 1999, and also claimed the first two Canadian
crowns in 1980 and ’81 with riders George Morin and Lang Hindle,
The 2010 Parts Canada Superbike Championship opens May 28-30 at
Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Que.
For more series information, visit www.cdnsuperbike.com
It’s been quite some time since I put one of these out, so here you go! We also have an interview with Chaz Davies in the show as well. Enjoy!
Yesterday when I was watching the World Superbike finale from Portimao, the post race embrace Davide Tardozzi gave Michele Fabrizio had me thinking………..
The last lap of the World Supersport race from Brno this past weekend was just about one for the ages! Want to show people why motorcycle racing is SO much better than cage racing, this would be a good place to start. Maybe not as good the the Assen WSS race last year, but still quite good.
More good stuff from the kids at OnTheThrottleThis is a really nice feature on Andrew Wheeler who is one of the top motorcycle photographers in the world. He has a great eye, and his pictures are instantly recogniseable because he has a unique style.
Most of you will have scene this by now, but felt the need to post it. Well done to Melissa, who we interviewed a year ago for RumblestripRadio. It’s to bad the lead announcer was a complete D Bag for the whole weekend.