MotoGP’s Cal Crutchlow Talks Algarve Circuit

Excitement is growing amongst the MotoGP Grid, with these motorcyclist racers looking forward to the upcoming Algarve Circuit. It’ll be a first-time experience for those that’ve exclusively driven under the MotoGP banner and will genuinely test their skillsets. Located in Portugal, the Algarve Circuit is infamous for being the best motorcyclist track worldwide. It’s designed specifically for the usage of high-performance vehicles, outweighing Silverstone in its capabilities to sustain revolutionary Grand Prix’s.

MotoGP drivers learned that Algarve Circuit in Portugal would be the “Finale Grand Prix” for the 2020 Season on August 10th. Known for its difficulty, this track is commonly associated with the World Superbike Championship. Only two competitors on the MotoGP Grid have competed with WSC, with these individuals being the most excited for the 14th round of the 2020 Season. It’ll be a one-time opportunity for MotoGP Drivers, with the COVID-19 Pandemic forcing Dorna Sports to relocate their final race.

Portugal hasn’t been a selected country with MotoGP since 2007, and likely won’t be again after 2020 for another five or ten years. That’s because contracts from 2019 were re-signed for the upcoming decade, with COVID-19 derailing specific locations for a single season. This included “Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana” in Valencia, which typically hosts the finale round for MotoGP. Their organizers confirmed that this wouldn’t be possible in 2020 following the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dorna Sports selecting Portugal’s Algarve Circuit has been highly welcomed amongst the drivers.

Cal Crutchlow’s History at Algarve Circuit

Tech3 Yamaha Racing employed Cal Crutchlow in the 2008 & 2010 World Superbike Championship Seasons, where the two parties would compete at Algarve Circuit in Portugal. Cal Crutchlow also competed under the World Supersport Championship with Yamaha’s Factory Team in 2009, where they’d find the formidable pace at Algarve.

Ten years have passed since Cal Crutchlow last competed at Portugal’s Algarve Circuit in Portimao. He’ll take his knowledge of this circuit & apply it towards MotoGP’s upcoming finale. Crutchlow hopes that with his added experience he’ll acquire LCR Honda a top placement. However, Cal understands that it’ll be more challenging this time around at higher speeds & upgrades to the track. This isn’t deterring Crutchlow from testing the limited of Algarve during Practice, Qualifying, and the official race.

Valentino Rossi Judges Sergio Perez

The MotoGP Paddock is starting to growing concerns over the COVID-19 Positive Test of Sergio Perez in Formula One mildly. This F1 Driver contracted the coronavirus before attending the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, forcing Perez to miss two Grand Prix’s back-to-back & have Nico Hulkenberg replace him as a temporary driver. Sergio Perez is also missing the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix in Formula One, a considerable loss to the Mexican racer.

Concerns uttered by MotoGP Riders have been designated as foolish, with Sergio Perez being an inclusive case that followed from lack of consideration to COVID-19 Formula One Protocols. Perez travelled to Mexico to visit his mother after the Hungaroring Grand Prix, contracting coronavirus during his travels. Guidelines issued by MotoGP don’t allow Riders to go in-between Grand Prix’s without substantial penalties, meaning the conditions that infected Sergio Perez are unlikely in MotoGP.

One MotoGP Rider made public statements over his concern, with that being Valentino Rossi. He mentioned an evident fear after learning that Sergio Perez had contracted COVID-19, prompting stress from the MotoGP Champion. He’d emphasize that there haven’t been special celebrations with himself after notable races, making sure to stay safe from international travel.

Valentino Rossi indicated that Fabio Quartararo shamed similar concerns to himself, that both were concerns about the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mexico. Reporters then asked Rossi who has been included in his “Coronavirus Bubble”. Valentino indicated that he’d seen his wife, daughter, parents, and drivers exclusively within the Vr46 Academy. Rossi testified that everyone is wearing the required gear during their meetings, ensuring that contraction of the virus is 90% eliminated.

The Future of Valentino Rossi

July 19th marked the date when Valentino Rossi would confirm his future in MotoGP. The Italian Native announced that he’d continue onwards in MotoGP throughout the 2021 Season, with an available seat for 2022. His announcement comes after Valentino Rossi was forced into facing his fearing with the future of racing, with younger & younger drivers competing against his Nine-Time Championship record. Rossi knows it’ll be impossible to defend the strengths of Marc Marquez but refuses to quit, holding onto his passion until it isn’t possible any longer.

The Highs and Lows of MotoGP’s Andalusian Grand Prix

MotoGP’s Andalusian Grand Prix proved victorious & disastrous for the VR48 Academy. Both outfits in Moto2 and Moto3 found themselves maintaining podiums for both motorsports. Shortly afterwards, both teams would find themselves experiences unforeseen disturbances during the Post-Race. Valentino Rossi, the leader for VR28 Academy, gave a public reaction to what was an embarrassing crashing & injury while his driver attended the podium.

Luca Marini & Marco Bezzecchi for VR28 Academy both saw podium victories, respectively placing 2nd to 3rd at the Andalusian Grand Prix. They’d subsequently lose an opportunity at 1st Position to Enea Bastianini, a formidable motorcyclist that’s destined to enter MotoGP & potentially compete against his teacher if Valentino Rossi returns. When it applies to Moto3, Celestino Vietti for VR28 Academy obtained a 3rd place podium.

Post-Race Celebrations for all three drivers proved more eventful than the Grand Prix itself. Celestino Vietti would find himself needing stitches after a bottle of Prosecco Champagne was broken by the driver. After the Moto3 Andalusian Grand Prix was completed, Moto2 would start their race. Luca Marini & Marco Bezzecchi would find themselves colliding into each other during the 1st to 2nd corner, which occurred when the teammates attempted shaking hands. Both would be uninjured physically, but their motorcycles would require extensive repairs.

Valentino Rossi would be questioned on his reaction towards both occurrences. The former MotoGP Champion emphasized that when seeing two VR28 Academy bikes crashing into each other & skidding into the gravel, his immediate thought is this cannot be true. He’d remark understanding for both Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi, choosing to not publicly scold them for the foolish mistake of trying to shake hands. Sentiments from Valentino Rossi would then move towards Celestino Vietti, noting their significant concern for his podium injury. Rossi would announce that multiple stitches were administered to Celestino Vietti.

Proud None the Less

Valentino Rossi didn’t utter disappointment in his motorcyclists, with sentiments more indicating proud relief for his driver’s safety. He’d note that throughout the last two seasons in all three iterations of MotoGP, these young men have assisted in driving him forward when wanting to quit. That’s no small feat to ensure Valentino Rossi maintains his position in the MotoGP community.

2021 RR-S Dual Sport from Beta Motorcycles

Boutique manufacturers of motorcycles are rarely established, with the associated retail market being considerably smaller than standard models sold to consumers. Some brands remain active in the boutique motorcycle market, including Beta Motorcycles. May 31st marked the date when Beta Motorcycles would announce the 2021 RR-S Dual Sport, which is categorized in their endurance & off-road lineup.

Beta Motorcycles originates from Italy, surprising the boutique community with their unveiling. Most anticipated that BM would struggle to continue operations after Italy was struck down by the coronavirus is an unexpected way. They were the 2nd epidemic country after China & before America. The COVID-19 pandemic did play a critical factor in the manufacturing of the BM 2021 RR-S Dual Sport. Company personnel clarified that production numbers would be lower than in previous years.

Four variations of the RR-S Dual Sport are releasing in 2021, with alterations in each model applying to its engine block. Consumers can select the minimum power unit of 350cc or enhance their off-road capabilities with a 390cc engine block. Dedicated riders have a 430cc & 500cc power unit option as well. Additional alterations between each model included ground clearance, wheelbase span, and seat height. Beta Motorcycles will determine the best dimensions by account for the height & weight of the purchasing rider.

The power unit selected won’t alternate additional components required for off-road riding. Each engine block maintains a 42mm Throttle Body, which is accompanied with a Six-Speed Gear Box that’s controlled by a Hydraulic Clutch & Final Chain Drive. It should be clarified that depending on which model is selected by the purchasing rider; associated costs are increased.

September Release

Pre-orders for the 2021 Beta Motorcycles RR-S Dual Sport is available today, with the bike slated to release by September of this year. The maximum cost associated with Beta’s latest off-road motorcycle is $10,899.00 with taxes. It’s one of their lowest-priced models available for the 2021 lineup & will support performances that commonly aren’t seen with Yamahas or Hondas. Consumers should remember that custom-made Italian motorcycles are the pinnacle of speed & innovation.

Marc Marquez Talks Upcoming MotoGP Season

MotoGP returns on July 17th with their first practice session since the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded worldwide. Riders are starting to arrive at the Jerez Circuit in Spain, with reporters questioning these men on their hopes for the 2020 Season. Marc Marquez gave an interview during shortened testing on July 14th, where he expressed that his excitement to return for the competition is undeniable. He’s promised to provide viewers with a fantastic show on July 19th when the Jerez Grand Prix begins.

This will be a particularly momentous season for Marc Marquez, who maintains six MotoGP driver championships. Two individuals outrank the Repsol Honda Driver, with one being Valentino Rossi, who acquired several tournaments before retiring. Giacomo Agostini is the 2nd rider to exceed Marquez with 8 MotoGP driver championships.

There’s a formidable chance that Marc will match the skillsets displayed by Valentino Rossi, with the Repsol Honda Driver provided two-benefits this season. The 1st was that COVID-19 prompted an additional four-month delay on MotoGP operations, which gave Marquez ample time to heal his shoulder injury. The 2nd benefit was the announcement of Valentino Rossi retiring from MotoGP, leaving no serious competition for Marquez in his 2020 stint.

Marc Marquez resumed Motocross training last weekend. After his first few laps proved to be off the pace, the six-time champion proved himself capable & regained his standard speeds. It’d led Repsol Honda & Marc Marquez to both clarify that strength in his shoulder doesn’t concern any longer. Both also mentioned that recent enhancements to the 2020 RCV has improved handling & will be considerably better in the corners starting at Jerez.

Marquez Thanks Repsol Honda

Repsol Honda received thanks from their champion driver on July 14th. He thanked all team personnel for assisting with their growth during the challenging times of COVID-19. Marc Marquez remarked that it’s his turn to resume work & entertain the entire team while putting on an excellent show for millions of fans worldwide. Marquez concluded his sentiments by saying it’s an honour to entertain MotoGP fans & provide them with some entertainment, that he’ll do whatever is required to obtain victory for supporters.

Success for UK Law Enforcement with Operational Benelli

Citizens of the United Kingdom have mostly ignored the coronavirus pandemic. It’s created unfavourable circumstances for law enforcement, who are having to combat an invisible virus amongst criminal organizations & standard civilians. After efforts that’ve spanned six weeks of investigations, United Kingdom Law Enforcement announced that they’d dismantled a group of motorcycle thieves.

Once the COVID-19 pandemic began to thrive in the United Kingdom, Parliament was forced into implementing Draconian Social Distancing Laws. Criminals increased their activities in notable neighbourhoods throughout Northumbria. Criminals would use stolen mopeds & motorcycles to commit numerous acts of thievery. Reports of these actions were first indicated in Northumbria. Initial reports prompted other criminal groups to copy the originators, creating a nationwide problem. Detailed accounts suggest that these individuals were aged between 17 to 25, often carrying illegal firearms to deter any civilians’ protests.

Fourteen motorcycles & twelve mopeds were seized from criminal organizations still in-possession of stolen vehicles. It’s presumed that all other vehicles reported missing were sold to more significant suspects in various criminal cells, which UK Law Enforcement will investigate through interrogation on these young adults.

Leading Officers of Operation Benelli weren’t available for comment when media personnel requested additional details. Remarks regarding the efforts of those involved were instead mentioned by Phil Baker, the Northumbria Neighbourhood Inspector. He emphasized that six weeks of the investigation never deterred officers from obtaining their goal of apprehending these criminals. Concerned sentiments from locals were noted & assisted in the identification of motorcycle games. Phil Baker clarified that Operation Benelli displays the positive momentum community policing can bring. Statements concluded with the Neighborhood Inspector hoping Northumbria locals feel safer.

Engaged Strategies

Operation Benelli involved the usage of multiple tactics. Teenage criminals are technologically proficient & often able to deter the standard methods of law enforcement. Subsequently, strategies on patterns of behaviour were 1st implored—Northumbria Police then spoke with victims & community locals to garner updated intelligence on possible suspects. Northumbria Residents now needn’t worry about their parks, retail spaces, and walking areas being corrupted by motorcycle gangs.

Ducati Museum Reopening in Italy

Motorcyclist Expositions have been terminated throughout 2020, with nations worldwide enforcing COVID-19 Restriction Measures to ensure the safety of their populations. Those same measures are being lifted to reopen economies, prompting various corporations and entertainment venues to reopen their doors. This has extended towards the Motorcycling Industry, with production lines resuming manufacturing & museums allowing for visitors to enter their doors.

After being closed since March 13th, it’s been announced that the Ducati Museum at the Borgo Panigale Manufacturing Facility in Italy has reopened. It’s also known that the Fisica Museum in Moto, Italy will open. Ducati had resumed manufacturing before reopening their historical museums, avoiding possible exposure with Asymptomatic Carriers of COVID-19. PR Representatives with Ducati confirmed that both locations would reopen on July 6th, with the announcement being made on July 3rd.

Ducati Executives anticipate that there’ll be minimum visitors attending the museum, with international tourism still postponed throughout Italy. Locals in Borgo Panigale or Moto, Italy won’t be willing to participate in these museums. Civilians throughout Italy remain concerned for their wellbeing after becoming one of the worst-hit nations worldwide with COVID-19. Most are focusing on their careers & savings, hunkering down for the possible second wave.

Those wanting to attend the Ducati Museum will have limited availability, with PR Representatives confirming that Saturdays & Sundays will be the exclusive days were attendance is permitted. Exclusions to this clause include the weeks of August 3rd to 9th and August 17th to 23rd. The Borna Panigale and Moto, Italy Ducati Museums will be permitted to operate for a full week during these dates. This is because Italy Tourism Officials anticipate these weeks to be the highest counts of visitors for 2020.

Cost & Protective Measures

PR Representatives with Ducati clarified that social distancing measures are being enacted during “Days of Operation”. Those unwilling to abide by required protocols will be immediately removed from the premise, with possible fines being authorised by local law enforcement. Italian locals in Borna Panigale praised Ducati for their strict measures, which 95% guarantees the safety of their manufacturing workforce. Attending this museum will cost €25.00 for visitors to obtain admission.

High Pipe Motorcycle Festival Postponed

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted multiple festivals & entertainment venues to terminate or postponement their events. It’s affected nearly every industry worldwide, with conferences & meetings also being cancelled or moving over to digital platforms like Zoom. It’s been announced that another venue has been forced to reschedule their events, with the High Pipe Motorcycle Festival announcing that a postponement has been enacted. Initially slated for July 17th to 19th, the new dates are targeted for November 6th to 8th. HPMF won’t be hosted in Wrightwood but instead more to the Stagecoach Trails in Julian, California.

The High Pipe Motorcycle Festival has continuously operated in Wrightwood, California. This Scrambler-Cycle Venue is changing locations for a single year, but fans are eagerly awaiting changes of scenery. The Stagecoach Trail starts in Julian but traverses multiple areas in California, one of the more picture-esc States in America. These locations include the Anza Borrego Desert, Laguna Mountains, and Cleveland National Forest. Riders will be provided with a magnitude of different terrains with their newest destination, including Asphalt and Gravel.

Organizers rescheduling the High Pipe Motorcycle Festival for November 6th to 8th confirmed that all planned events, features, and activities are remaining on the schedule. This includes camping throughout the first weekend of November, which is a time-honoured tradition for HPMF during the July 17th weekend. Though temperatures will be slightly colder than usual for campers, an atmosphere centred around fall camping is eagerly awaited by ticket holders.

Additional Events & Services for High Pipe Motorcycle Festival include:

  • Motorcycle Scrambler Test Riders.
  • Children Scavenger Hunt.
  • Drinking Games.
  • Ride-In Motorcycle Show.
  • Live Music.
  • Axe Throwing.
  • The HPMF Pie Eating Contest.
  • Concession Stands with Food & Alcohol.
  • Candy & Ice Cream Vendors.
  • Motorcycle Mob Runs.
  • Skill Courses for Testing.

Enthusiasts of this motorcycle festival were informed that if they’ve already registered for July 17th to 19th, their registration traverses over to the November 6th to 8th rescheduled dates. Representatives noted that confirmation & tickets could be used for entry to the Stagecoach Trails event. Those in North America that are unable to attend the High Pip Motorcycle Festival can witness these events on ESPN & TSN.

MotoGP Athletes Hold COVID-19 Charity

Motorcyclists came together last weekend & collected €53,462.00 for COVID-19 Relief Aid Charity. It saw the most prominent name in motorcycling auction their gear, donating all funds acquired towards the Red Cross Charity. This group assists rural areas & nations that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Fresh Water, Food, Clothing, and Basic Necessities are being provided to those affected.

COVID-19 has affected billions worldwide, with these individuals being informed to remain indoors under any conditions. It saw businesses & largescale corporations to close their doors for the final time, with these individuals losing their positions. Rural nations aren’t equipped with assisting their communities during times of crisis, which is where the Red Cross comes into effect. These infamously supported millions for decades in multiple situations, including War & Natural Disasters. It’s why the Royal Spanish Motorcycling Federation selected the Red Cross, with donated funds guaranteed to assist those in need.

The Royal Spanish Motorcycling Federation represents noteworthy riders, including Marc Marquez. This champion racer enlisted the assistance of other motorcyclists from Spain, including Alex Rins. Dozens of other passengers donated their gear towards this charity & obtained the total funds of €53,462.00. A total of forty-three items were selected from 20 World Champions in different motorcycling circuits to receive these funds.

Highest Donations

Two motorcyclists generated nearly half the total valuation earned during this charity. It involved Marc Marquez, Alex Rins, and Manuel Casado. The first two compete in the 2020 Season of MotoGP & have become infamous athletes in Spain. Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez donated his leather suit, which generated a €16,000.00 donation. Alex Rins donated his 2019 Racing Helmet & obtained €9,000.00 from charitable attendees. These two men alone acquired €25,000.00 from their two contributions.

The 3rd highest donation was made by Manuel Casado, the President of the Royal Spanish Motorcycling Federation. He donated a Bultaco Sherpa 250 T. It’s a classic motorcycle that’s been driven by notable champions from history. Most were expecting this donation to obtain the highest revenue, with it instead earn €4,700.00. All additional funds were made from other items donated by champions from the past.

Harley Davidson Stands Behind BLM Movement

The most recognizable motorcycle brand in North America confirmed its stance on the Black Lives Matter Movement. Harley Davidson confirmed through their social media page that their corporation doesn’t support or engage with racism in any manner. Solidarity behind a movement is unprecedented for the Harley Davidson Company, showing the status associated with supporting the African American Community. It should be mentioned though that company refusing solidarity with this movement have found themselves losing a large percentage of their customer base.

Harley Davidson went to both their Instagram & Facebook pages, making posts that indicate racism won’t be accepted at the Milwaukee Manufacturer. Representatives guaranteed that their brand stands with those wanting to defeat the world of racism. Some have been shocked by the sentiments issued with their company, potentially cutting them off from a more significant portion of their customer base. The image of Harley Davidson has supported Biker Gangs like the Hell’s Angels, who have been known to believe in racist ideologies. The company appears to have switched their operational mentality, sacrificing customers that aren’t willing to grow for those who already support the liberal mindset.

The official sentiments from Harley Davidson indicate that intolerance, hate, and racism won’t be supported in the workplace moving forward. This extends to their retail locations throughout North America. Acts of racism will be condemned on-site to help employees of African American descent, while also standing in solidarity with our African American riders.

The Requests

Made first through Instagram, their solidarity via social media continued with their profile picture turning entirely black. Large percentages of African American’s have expressed that social media postings don’t aid their movement. Providing donations to various charities, hiring more African American employees, assisting rural neighbourhoods, and making educational platforms more accessible is genuine aid.

Harley Davidson hasn’t issued funding for any of the conditions that African American Groups have requested, alongside countless other corporations. It shows that their genuine extent of solidarity doesn’t reach past social media. There’s a good chance that Harley Davidson will provide notable donations though, with the company having become enemies with Donald Trump. Doing anything that negatively impacts this foolish President benefits Harley Davidson.