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World Superbikes Blog: Two Qualifiers into Three Superpoles Doesn’t Work

Michael Guy, 06 April 2009 08:24

It’s amazing how often humans decide not to do the obvious thing. Like choosing to have three segments for Superpole qualifying in the World Superbike championship, but allowing teams to have only two rear qualifying tyres. The numbers don’t match up – but that’s deliberate on the part of the organisers, Infront Motor Sports. The fastest 20 riders in qualifying ...

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Dakar Day 12 – Simon Pavey Blog

Michael Guy, 16 January 2009 11:39

Simon Pavey has reached the finish of the toughest day of the 2009 Argentina – Chile Dakar Rally. The BMW rider finished an impressive 45th in the extreme Stage 12 200km Special Timed Stage and now holds 73rd overall. Writing for MCN, Pavey said: “What a stage! The sand was so soft, that it seemed untrue. I started absolutely dead ...

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Dakar day 10 – Simon Pavey blog

Michael Guy, 13 January 2009 14:08

BMW’s Simon Pavey got his Dakar back on track after suffering a crascked head gasket problem on day eight to post the the 34th quickest time on day tens special stage. Pavey’s impressive result has escalated him up to 47th in the overall standings. Writing for MCN, Pavey said: “I was obviously worried about whether or not we could fix the ...

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Dakar day 5 - Simon Pavey Blog

Michael Guy, 08 January 2009 11:43

Honorary Brit, Simon Pavey dug deep on the hardest stage of the Dakar to secure an impressive 46th place finish on the arduous 506KM sixth stage. His strong result moves the BMW man up to 45th overall in the standings. Writing for MCN, Pavey said: “It was a really tough day today. I rode about 220km without a front brake ...

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Dakar day 4 – Simon Pavey Blog

Michael Guy, 07 January 2009 15:23

Six times Dakar veteran Simon Pavey secured his best result in the Rally Special Stages so far, of 48th position and moved up 20 places to 65th overall in the motorcycle category. Day four of the Rally featured the shortest distanced Special Stage – originally 459km and reduced to 380km due to Rally administrative reasons. Racing from Jacobacci to Neuquen ...

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2009 Dakar Rally: Simon Pavey day two blog

Michael Guy, 05 January 2009 11:01

BMW’s Simon Pavey raced his BMW G 650 Xchallenge to 81st position on day two of the 2009 Dakar. His strong results see’s the Australian move up to 100th overall, 14 places higher than his day one finish. The second day saw the Australian complete the gruelling 837KM stage in 30oC temperatures made up of a 237KM Special and 600KM ...

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