On the wings of praise and a prayer
For the first time in a long time Dani Pedrosa enters the closing rounds of the season injury free. The factory Repsol Honda rider has been plagued by a series of early onset errors and misfortune that has seen him sidelined time and again by mid-season each year, effectively scuttling any championship aspirations he may have entertained. 2012 has proven to be the turning year thus far, with Pedrosa racking up his best finishes in a seaso
The Game of Musical Chairs
Nicky Hayden - As the season enters the final quarter the familiar names take on their usual places. The Triumphant Trio from Tarragona continue to win all the races. Rossi is still struggling. Crutchlow still hasn't cracked the top step. Yet for all the on track drama that we have been graced with one of the biggest stories leading into the first test of the off season involves none of them. Instead it focuses on the little American who could - N
Dude! Where's my....
ART? - Spoken by Colin Edwards after a less than stellar test aboard Mattia Passini's CRT machine. The former Yamaha rider was pegged as the one to watch during the class' inaugural year after a successful career with Yamaha. Formerly a factory Yamaha teammate to Valentino Rossi, Edwards later made the switch to a Tech 3 ride along side James Toseland, Cal Crutchlow and Ben Spies. In his final year with the satellite Yamaha squad Edwards was still on pa