by Garethin General, MotoGP0 commentstags: alvaro bautista, eurosport, MotoGP, private eye, toby moody
Cool – Private Eye have published a “Colemanballs” I sent in, in the current issue – 1239.It’s one of the many clangers from Eurosport stand-in MotoGP commentator Carlton Kirby from the Catalunya GP a couple of weeks back….“Two Spanish flags for the crowd to see – one of them Japanese… “ He’s seriously awful though. I should have just sent them a tape of all 3 races and let them publish the lot.Thankfully the marvellous Toby Moody and Julian Ryder were back on the case this weekend at Assen – despite it being a bit of a downer for my hero Alvaro Bautista in the 250cc race. I say ‘bit of a downer’ – it was a real huuuuuuuuuge downer actually.Still – could have been worse… Carlton Kirby could have been commentating too.
by Garethin Art & Design, MotoGP, Technology0 commentstags: application, iphone, MotoGP
I have a (possibly ever-so slightly deserved) reputation as a bit of a geek / nerd / saddo when it comes to anything Mac or iPhone related. So, imagine my joy then, when I was pointed at a dedicated iPhone app from MotoGP.com Let’s face it, MotoGP and Dorna have been way more innovative, smart and genuinely rewarding in their approach to online delivery than F1 – and far better at doing something of genuine interest to punters. And so perhaps this is no great surprise. Doesn’t mean that it’s not worth a bit of a rave though…It’s a thoroughly tasty piece of work from start to finish, playing both to their own strengths in content and data, and the iPhone’s strengths in interface and usability. The key to it of course is dynamic data – in this case, live timing with race lap, rider position, lap time, gap time, and top speed. And nice touches like rotating the iPhone into ‘horizontal’ position to get a full live timing view, and live commentary from the MotoGP crew as well.The app also provides access to race results, championship results, latest news, rider profiles, competition calendars and schedules, and a huge photo […]
by Garethin Art & Design, MotoGP0 commentstags: alvaro bautista, design, desktop wallpaper, MotoGP
Even though I tend to stick away from my MotoGP geekdom and nerdity on this blog, there’s times where it seems right to let the odd post slip through. Like now…I’ve just completed the first in a set of 2009 Alvaro Bautista desktop wallpapers which hopefully bring stylings and treatments on a big step from last year, whilst remaining stuffed with my basic design DNA.The first one is now available for download, and comes in 1440×900 and 1280×800 widescreen options… A lush, deep and grungy treatment, finished off with a cracking action photo from the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi, and a discreet rack of sponsor logos. I’ve tried to make the composition totally appropriate for both Mac and Windows desktop layouts.Click here for the downloads…
by Garethin General, MotoGP1 commentstags: alvaro bautista, spain, talavera de la reina, travel
In a moment of madness I’ve been persuaded (like I need much persuading!) to do a completely daft but brilliant last-minute trip to Talavera de le Reina this weekend to attend the inaugural party / Fiesta of Alvaro Bautista’s new “FAN’S CLUB”, which is being held at the town’s Palomarejos golfing complex.As well as bar, F1 simulator and bouncy castle (bouncy castle? they must have known I was coming!) it’ll be a great opportunity to meet the new directiva and to also hopefully renew many old friendships too. Incredibly excited. Like a bloody kid.
by Garethin MotoGP2 commentstags: Apple, british superbikes, iCal, MotoGP, red bull rookies, Technology, world superbikes
For any of you who may be into motorbike sports (or at least the main world championships in various categories) I’ve made a bunch of iCals to help keep tabs on all the important dates in 2009. iCal is an application on the Mac, which uses the open .ics calendar format – which means that you can also use these in various Windows and Linux applications such as Microsoft Works (Version 8 or higher), WinDates, Mozilla Calendar, Sunbird and Zimbra. MotoGP 2009 CalendarClick here to subscribe in iCal… CEV Buckler 2009 CalendarClick here to subscribe in iCal… SBK: World Superbikes 2009 CalendarClick here to subscribe in iCal… BSB: British Superbikes 2009 CalendarClick here to subscribe in iCal… World Superstock 1000ccClick here to subscribe in iCal… More information about how to use these calendars on Windows PCs here at iCalShare… Hope they’re useful.Enjoy :-) gb