If, like me and like most MotoGP fans, you’re already experiencing withdrawal symptoms now the final race is over and the winter is drawing in, then don’t worry – you can watch loads of great video at motogp.com with the excellent Off-Season Video Pass.
Not only do you get to see action footage and interviews from off-season testing at Valencia and Sepang, but you can also access a vast amount of archived video content too.
It’s an excellent way to pass the winter and keep the excitement going ahead of the build-up to the 2011 season.
The motogp.com Off-Season Video Pass includes:
• Highlights, interviews and reaction from the MotoGP Tests in Valencia and two in Malaysia in Hi-Res video quality
• Access to the motogp.com Video Library, which includes material dating back to 1992
• Access to the MotoGP Classics section, which contains specially remastered full-length races of some of the sport’s finest moments in Hi-Res quality.
The price for all that exclusive footage and archive access? Just 24.95€
The period of validity for the pass is 09 Nov 2010 – 28 Feb 2011, so get yours early and make the most of it!
To find out more and to get your Off-Season Video Pass, simply click here…
It’s not been an easy year for the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team, although they’ve repeatedly bounced back from injury and technical problems to show signs and performances filled with great promise. And now the team looks ahead to a 2011 season with just one bike, following a decision by Suzuki themselves.
The man who presides over the strategy and operations of the GP squad, Team Manager Paul Denning hasn’t had it easy either – with his year complicated by his very own leg injury to add to the mix. Nonetheless, he’s a resilient and inspiring guy – and I was lucky enough to interview him at Valencia for BatiFans, and to chat about his background, his team, his riders and his management style…
What’s your background? How did you come to be here?
I’ve been involved in the motorcycle industry since I was a kid, and been involved with Suzuki in a racing sense since I got involved with racing myself in the early nineties. I went on to ride a season in the British Superbikes in ’96 off the back of our Suzuki dealership and soon discovered that my talents, for what they were, were better placed in sort of putting together commercial relationships and team rather than riding.
So as Crescent we own and operate a British Superbike team that’s run consistently every year since ’97, and in 2004, when Suzuki Japan decided to restructure things, we’d by then been looking after Yukio Kagayama for a couple of years in the UK which I think it helped in terms of that Japanese relationship. They asked me to put a pitch together for a Grand Prix team and that’s where we are now. Read the rest of this entry »