|27 March, 2013 - What It Takes To Become World Champion Motorcycle Racing - The Case of Vasco van der Valk|
|You don't become world champion motorcycle racing, be it MotoGP, Superbike or any motorsport, by accident. You don't hope of on a race motorcycle at the "ripe" age of 18 and go and win races. There's virtually no sport that allows that. Whether you're racing motorcycles, cars, skiing downhill, swimming, horse riding, running, etc, you need one thing, and one thing only: YOU NEED TO START YOUNG.|
The younger you are when you start competing in your chosen sport, the better you will be. Very few people will question that tactic. Valentino Rossi started racing at the tender age of 5 (karts, but quickly went to motorcycles). Casey Stoner started with motorcycle racing at the age of 4. Jorge Lorenzo started riding a home built motorcycle at the age of 3 years. Very few champions and professionals will make it to the top if they did not start really young.
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|22 March, 2013 - We Will Be On "Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys" Radio Program|
|#Podcast #BlogtalkRadio #Radio - For those of you who don't know them (they started last year), the "Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys" is a very popular radio program you can hear on the web via podcasting (so you can listen to it whenever and wherever you want). |
The USA based radio show has had some famous motorcycle personalities on their show, like the CEO of Brammo Motorcycles, Craig Bramscher and fellow news site operator Basem Wasef (About Motorcycles), Lois Pryce (famous Female RTW rider and book author) or famous personalities like Alexandra Paul (Baywatch TV series), Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers), actor and stunt rider Dan Haggerty and many others.
Now they'll be talking to little old me, so I guess they ran out of famous motorcycle people...
You can hear me jabbering away on Saturday at 01:00 PM EST (that's 13:00 USA Eastern Time Zone) o'clock and anytime thereafter.
|23 May, 2010 - #fiatyamahateam Interview Tiziana Di Gioia|
|An interview with Tiziana Di Gioia from the Fiat Yamaha Team. Tiziana has a dream job; the job that almost anyone would love to have, and she's got it, and she'll not let go. |
She is the Sponsorship Manager for Fiat for the team, so she gets to go to every MotoGP, tour the country in fancy Fiats, and meet loads of A-list celebrities.
But she also gets up a 5 am, and goes to sleep at 3 am at times. Read her interview.
|22 May, 2010 - #fiatyamahateam Interview Michele Quarenghi|
|Continuing our look at the Fiat Yamaha MotoGP team support staff, we interviewed probably the most popular person on any large racing team; the chef/cook. |
Michele Quarenghi has been doing this for 3 years, and cooks, hold your breath, .... 15,000 meals during the race season. Here's the interview.
|22 May, 2010 - #fiatyamahateam Interview Brent Stevens|
|As promised, a look at the people you rarely see or hear from at the MotoGP races, but have very important roles. |
This is Brent Stevens, a Kiwi, living in Australia, but working on every MotoGP circuit of the world, and he is one of Valentino Rossi's mechanics. For your info, he spends some 500 hours per year flying in airplanes.... that's more than what most commercial pilots do..
|15 April, 2009 - Interview: Tiffany Coates - Pre Mongolia Motorcycle Trip|
|Here's 14 questions I asked Tiffany Coates before she heads out, on her own, from the UK to Outer Mongolia on her trusty BMW R80GS motorcycle. |
Find out what makes her tick... Would you dare go out into the unknown, often dangerous countries, on your motorcycle?
|15 March, 2005 - Interview: Tiffany Coates|
|An interview with RTW rider, Tiffany Coates, on riding around the world as a female. |