Ducati Win San Marino 2013 GP, Bradley Smith On Podium! Honest
File under Racing Travel Events
Author: Mike Werner
Location: San Marino
I know you will not believe me, although it could happen, but to show you I am serious, here is the winner of the San Marino 2013 GP, Alex De Angelis and the Ducati team:
2nd is... I have no clue:
.. and third is Bradley Smith with the Monster team:
Now do you believe me? Okay, I didn't say MotoGP, did I? This was the MotoGP San Marino Ride, a bicycle race between several of the MotoGP teams, and some of the riders. Most of the crew were mechanics and other support staff, but fair play, there were a few riders as well.
Now if you have been following me on Twitter or Facebook, you will have seen photos on how steep the roads are in San Marino. They are VERY steep, and the bikers had to ride all the way up to the top, a grueling race.
As you may remember, I did tell you that although I love watching motorcycle racing, I am by far not an expert, so almost all the photos below, I have no clue who is riding. If you know, place a comment with the photos number shown below the photo and the name... thank you.
Here are some of the 100's of photos I took of the funny, but interesting event.
The first ones coming close to the top. See the wonderful and hot sun... nice cycling weather for the boys.
The Ducati team, in a nice running order.
Look at his face. It says it all. This is tough.
Obviously on a motorcycle, even a Gold Wing, it's much easier. These are the escort boys, making sure no one is in the way of the mad cyclists.
The San Marino police had a field day on their Aprilia motorcycles, blasting away in the streets. What a job...
Here is Bradley Smith suffering in the final stretch. Another 50 meters and he's through the finish line.
All riders met at the top, next to the government house.
Bradley Smith being interview for TV.
So... I was telling the truth... That was a fun race. All of them top athletes.