DMX: Holeshot with Sam Smith

DMX: Holeshot with Sam Smith

Oct 1st – Jebel Ali Dubai, Round 1 –Today didn’t really work out as I had hoped & planned! “Lying on the floor at turn one with Mark Ackerman next to me I realized it was going to be a tough day at the office”

During the mornings practice and qualifying I felt really good; the track was nice and had a few good lines forming as the sessions went on. Also, my KTM felt good and I was getting loads of traction from the new tires which I had just fitted after being supplied by Sandstorm Motorcycles. Qualifying in fourth I was able to get a decent gate choice…Things were looking good!

Race one – From the start I got out of the gate clean and we all charged into turn one, I was on the inside and thought I was going to get through without incident, next thing I was laying on the floor after a coming together with Mark Ackerman. By the time I got to my feet and got the bike started again I was dead last! I got my head down and pushed as hard as I could, making up position after position over the next four laps. I got myself back into 5th place and was pushing hard to get 4th place but, my wrist which I broke in the off season began to ache and I was having trouble holding on. I decided that I would back off and try to finish the race without crashing. I eventually dropped back another position to 6th Not exactly what I wanted but something to build on for race two…

Race two – Another clean start and this time no first turn tumbles, I got away well and was in second place as we headed out on the first lap. I really pushed hard again as I wanted to try to open a gap to the following riders as I knew my wrist would eventually be the weak link again and I would have to back off the pace a little. I settled into a good pace and rhythm and felt like I was riding smooth but, as expected, by the 7th lap my wrist again started to give me problems and I had to back off the throttle again. It was very frustrating dropping back down a couple of positions and finally crossing the line in 4th place. This gave me an overall result of 5th on the day so not too bad considering!

My lap times show that I can run at the same pace as the leaders but also, I do need to get my fitness levels up and my wrist back to 100%

My next outing on the bike is for the first round of the new Arabian Enduro Series which will run from the Umm Al Quwain track. Bike is finished and ready to go with it slightly bigger fuel tank and new gearing…Bring it on!

Finally, I would like to thank Jonathan & Christine at Sandstorm Motorcycles for their support once again…Cheers guy’s

Sam…

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9 hrs ago

MotoGP

Throwing it back to the #Moto2 race of the #BritishGP 2012 🇬🇧

Enjoy the last laps battle for the 2nd place between Marquez and Redding! ⚔️

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Redding and Iannone can beat Marquez they just don't get competitive bikes

I was there.....Brilliant racing!!

Very drunk day but remember the race. Loved watching Scott race. All packed and ready for Silverstone Thursday morning.

Fantastic battle 👍

I was there, great finish. Home crowd went wild when Redding got back in front, then deadly silent when Marquez had a look up inside on last bend, then wild again when Redding cut back across. Amazing stuff!

Amazing

Great performance by Pol & Scott at the end💪🏼..that was a cracker💥..

Very nice

Very nice

All these guys are big talents. Many riders like Pol Espargaro, Alvaro Bautista, Bradley Smith, Antony West & many more are great riders and capable of winning championships ( capable ). People underestimate these guys by their bad results, but really..top material is key in these classes, especially in the MotoGp class. Give them a solid ride and they'll blow your mind

Redding never got the ride he deserved.

2019, #93 is the winner..😋🏁

special suter chassis for marc and mysterious team 😉 after marc step up to motogp, this team directly disappear, nobody know where are they now.

however Mac Marquez with his current performance does not have to be Marquez's best

Just shows how good Redding was but never really got the bike to really take it to them in Motogp.

Very cool video MotoGP. More like this one please!!!

Man, I miss Scott Redding in the padock "let's get it babi"

Muy buena carrera no apta para cardíacos 🤭🤭🤭

Luthi is moto2 governor.. 🤣🤣🤣

Forget just how good Redding could have been with a decent bike

now whrs redding? gone?

Nice to see maq battle for other place than 1st

Kaj mu je pa SCOTT REDDING naredil,šale in kape.😀

Bring back Redding

duel one on one in the final lap marquez lose .....

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12 hrs ago

MotoGP

The dramatic moment which cost Marc Márquez a shot at victory at Silverstone two years ago! 😱

The world champion's misfortune opened the door for Andrea Dovizioso to snatch the win! 💨

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Good Day all.

Encore! Encore! Do it again!

Unlikely to be repeated! Hope Dovi brings his A game though. 👍🏼👍🏼

Gave the rest a chance

So what's new?? Sometimes these kind of technical failures happens in Motorsport... Very rare that engine blow sky high to premier class bike.

I love coming here and waiting for all the Yellow gob smokers.

I thought "the legend" was gonna win that day.. 😅

Was at this race, and that bike blowing up was almost as good as a Rossi win 😀

RAre footage for sure

Ah, I could watch that Honda blow up all day every day...

Alex Groenewold finger cross 😅👍.. voor komend weekend

#MM93 Come Back STRONGER! 💪💪💪😎👍👍👍

Fast forward >>>> he is the world champion!!

Wow

Wow

And finaly , the boss MM93 won the title one more time

Saya Mie Halim moh top fan sama sama

Nothing can stop him not even a broken bike ! Simply the king of MotoGP !

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14 hrs ago

F1

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“As you can see, I’m a bit high mileage” - 😂 - Bob’s funny! What a lucky guy - I’d give my right arm to work for F1❗️

( •_•) ( >💎 oh! Preciosa insignia! /︶\

Must be an awesome feeling..I certainly Would love to work with f1 even if it was to clean a window.

Nice. Long time lots of great words over the years

Awesome to get behind the scenes!

I love the voice of that guy

Cheers to the great Bob!!!

Amazing. I remember this voice. Thanks.

More than 660 wow ! I mean that’s amazingly nice, being with the next generation sharing your experience & catching something new from them it’s a nice way. Good going Bob keep it up & don’t forget to change the baton when you still can... 👍

Bobs Brilliant we love Bob in our house 👍🏻

Love these little insights into the F1 community 👍

It’s nice to now be able to put a name/face to the voice. Keep up the good work Bob. 🎤 🔈

Amazing with the “carmen opera” music

Awesome to put the face to the voice.

Hey I’m a top fan again, but it is really cool to put a face to the voice. I never really thought about it till I saw this

Big respect for Bob cheers 🍾🍾

I now have proof of what he does when he goes away. He is my legend

I should celebrate with champagne too after being promoted to top fan for god knows what reason 😂

Finally we get to see the man! 🙌🏻

I always wondered who did the podium announcements and if it was done locally or in England. 👍

Thanks for the Top Fan position!

Never seen the man behind the legendary announcements !

Wait, what if he is the meow guy! 😆

Always wondered who did the podium announcements and now we can put a face to the voice

660 races and counting .....give Bob some champaaaaaaaagne!! 🍾🍾

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