Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Repsol Honda MotoGP Traveling Road Show Explained

While perusing the usual suspect websites today, I came acrossed this article over at that explains the thought and process involved in moving the Team Repsol Honda MotoGP teams from event to event.
The shot used today helps to represent the work and equipment involved that is necessary to compete in each event on the MotoGP calendar. At the Indy round in August of 2009 the Repsol team is getting bikes set up and ready for the upcoming first practice session of the weekend. You can just make out Dovi in the left rear of his garage amongst three technicians that are concentrating on his two machines alone-plus the group of others you don't see that are assigned to his side of the garage. And then you consider Dani P. has just as many on his side of the wall, and the numbers and equipment start to add up quickly.
According to the article, Team Honda alone has just shy of 20 tons worth of bikes, tools and equipment that has to be moved and set up from round to round in order to have their domicile at each event. Read on:
The Spanish round at Jerez kicks off this Friday April 30th at 7:55 A.M. EDT when the MotoGP bikes hit the track for the first practice round. This is now the second event of the 18 race calendar after the postponement of Motegi to October due to the Icelandic volcano of two weeks ago.
Here is the link to the event schedule and on race weekend you can check out the live timing and scoring by just going to the homepage and looking for the link on the right side column for the app. Jerez is +2 GMT which puts it six hours ahead of EDT in the States.
Air times for the race itself are 8:00 A.M. EDT (LIVE) and 4:00 P.M. EDT for the delayed show Sunday May 2nd on SpeedTV:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Keep it nice, but keep them coming!

---Please note---You can leave comments anonymously, but you can also leave them while logged into Google, Yahoo and other platforms.
We'd love to hear from you!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.