An in depth look into motorcycle racing concepts

An in depth look into motorcycle racing concepts

Feature Workshop: Nissin

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LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl and San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Álvaro Bautista talk about Nissin brakes and their importance during a race, whilst we also get an insight into the company’s research and development.

MotoGP™ Workshop: Pit-boards

LCR Honda MotoGP's Chris Richardson explains how the teams use pit-boards as their only means of communication with their riders during practices and the race.

MotoGP™ Feature Workshop: Three in a row

Crew chiefs from some of the top teams in the paddock reveal to what difficulties both the teams and the riders face - whether technically, logistically or big changes in climate - in the fly-away triple-header, and how they prepare for such a trip.

Feature Workshop: CRT Electronics

FTR MotoGP’s Marketing Manager Fabio Barchitta and Suter’s Sales and Marketing Manager Andy Leuthe examine the current level of electronics in CRT bikes and discuss what advantages a single spec ECU would bring. Read more »

Feature Workshop: Alpinestars Part 2

Check out the second part of our Workshop Feature on Alpinestars, as we delve further into the work the leathers and boots manufacturer does trackside at MotoGP™ races.

MotoGP™ Workshop: Alpinestars

Alpinestars´ Communications Manager Jeremy Appleton gives and insight into how Alpinestars leather suits are made, whilst Senior Development Engineer Colin Ballantyne explains how the Tech Air Airbag system works.

MotoGP™ Workshop: Nolan

X-Lite General Manager Mario Giachino takes you through the intricate process of manufacturing the latest design motorcycle helmet at the Nolan Factory near Bergamo, Italy. Read more »

Feature Workshop: Safety with Loris Capirossi

MotoGP™ safety consultant for the 2012 season, ex-MotoGP rider Loris Capirossi, discusses some of the aspects of his role, including liaising with the riders, tyre issues, brake protectors, and reveals that he does still get the racing urge from time to time.

Feature Workshop: Honda

Casey Stoner’s Crew Chief in the Repsol Honda Team, Cristian Gabarrini, sheds some light on the new 1000cc Honda RC213V, how it differs from its 800cc predecessor, and the challenges the team faces with the new machine.

Workshop Feature: 1000cc Yamaha retains proven design philosophy

Jorge Lorenzo’s crew chief Ramon Forcada gives an insight into the latest incarnation YZR-M1, the challenges faced with a much increased power delivery, and which few components the machine shares with its 800cc predecessor.

Feature Workshop: Bridgestone – Laying down rubber with a 1000cc

Bridgestone’s Motorsport Department Manager Hiroshi Yamada and its MotoGP Chief Coordinator Thomas Scholz discuss how the latest Bridgestone tyre was designed, the challenge of putting 1000cc’s worth of horsepower on the ground, and why the front took that little bit longer to design.

The CRT concept explained

On the eve of the 2012 MotoGP™ World Championship and the debut of the new Claiming Rule Teams in Qatar, MotoGP™ Director of Technology Corrado Cecchinelli explains the concept in detail.

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