Losing that Loving Feeling:
We all know the type. They stand at the back of crowded barrooms, their backs against the wall and features shrouded in a lingering cloud of smoke. They live a hard life, and party even harder in an attempt to forget. They entice you with the unmistakable air of danger, of vistas unconquered and beasts untamed. They will take you in in the bathroom stall, their movements urgent and frantic as they claw at your body. They demand all of you and yet
Fighting the Good Fight
The dust has barely settled from the last round and already the teams take to the track once more. Yet as the teams try to focus on the tasks at hand fans continue to remain enthralled by the twists and turns that the off track action have pumped into the season. No racing series is immune to controversy, however the 2012 season has become so interwoven with it that it has become a indelible part of the year's racing tapestry.
As proof that life un
Reaping What You Have Sown
The phrase "reap what you sow" is often used as an admonishment, a cautionary utterance warning the young and foolish to pay heed to actions that will (or are) haunt them long after the actual deed has been done. However, as with so much in life, even this simple phrase has another side that can be as bright and enriching as its counterpart is darkly foreboding. As the 2012 season continues to progress, a bizarre crop has begun to reach maturity t
The Supporting Cast
It is easy to get lost in the personality of the MotoGP elite. It really should be all about the racing - it is certainly what attracted racers and fans alike to the support - and the fastest racers are at the front. However, with so many on and off track shenanigans that have been building for years coming to a near climax this year, it is hard not to take stock of where some of the things affecting the strongest riders in the world are.
Having your cake and eating some pie too.
There was an air of anticipation over the Jerez track as the light went out. After a qualifying period that saw weather play havoc with the riders, both local heroes rocketed from the first row to establish early dominance.
Lorenzo becomes embroiled in a fierce battle with Pedrosa for the lead, joined by the strong charging satellite Yamahas. Reigning champion Casey Stoner drops to the tail end of the lead pack as factory r
The Smoke and the Fire
Jorge Lorenzo has begun to take charge of the 2012 championship with a commanding run to victory in France, but that's not the news. Ducati finished ahead of most of the factory bikes for the first time since Stoner's departure, but that's not the news either. There's been probably the first attack on humans in the coming zombie apocalypse and that's merely a murmur on the wire. All thanks to the really big news of the season: Casey Stoner will offici
The season opener at Qatar saw few surprises, but there were some. For one, after a typically blistering start serial Fast-Man Casey Stoner fell back into the clutches of a hard charging Lorenzo who blew past him with seeming ease and never looked back. Pedrosa, after a seemingly dismal qualifying, tried to give chase but fell short of the mark. A number of theories were put forth concerning the reversal of fortune, but the word from the horse's mouth lay the blame on arm pum
Views from the top
The saying goes that there are six million stories in the naked city, and several personalities on the grid this weekend would vie to put theirs on the tips of everyone's tongue. But the biggest one this weekend is Casey Stoner who, in his last outing, managed to jab the final piece of a matching set. With his hard fought victory over a very determined Jorge Lorenzo Stoner has now earned top honors at every track on the GP calendar. Better yet for him, th
Of Lights and Laughter:
A clown wears many faces when the curtain is drawn. The typical clown wears a large, static smile - a grin expressing merriment of epic proportions. There is also the melancholy frown of the sad clown, the tragic juxtaposition of the opposing symbols of merriment and melancholy. Yet the clown can wear other faces. The smile of the circus clown can be stretched grotesquely into the realm of mania, popularized by the Joker character who prowled the fic
Motegi has been ground zero for controversy throughout the GP season. Following twin catastrophies that befell Japan such a short time ago rumors of circuit boycotts and calendar changes abounded. The circuit was only recently confirmed to be remaining on the schedule. As it stands, the grid will be "full" despite previous setbacks. Also notable is that Motegi represents the 2nd track this season to have undergone resurfacing recently. Considering both the issues experienced