The MotoGP Holiday

After an exciting start and nine races all over the world, half the MotoGP season 2013 is already over.
All the MotoGP riders are now enjoying a well deserved summer break. Do you ever wonder how these top athletes relax? Or what destination they choose while it is their job to race around the world? Read on to find out.

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1. What is your favorite destination for holidays and why?
I like to go to the beach and I love the sun. I always search for quiet places. On my holiday I like to disconnected from everyday life and not feel any pressure.

2. What do you prefer to do when you are on holidays?
I will relax and do absolutely nothing at all. Normally I train every day but during that one week a year I will just lean-back, eat and drink.

3. What do you definitely take with you on your holiday?
I usually take my swimwear, my towel and my sun protector with me!! Hahaha!

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1. What is your favorite destination for Holidays and why?
It doesn’t matter where; as long as there is a beach and sunshine.

2. What do you prefer to do when you are on holidays?
To relax and do some sports

3. What do you definitely take with you on your holiday?
It’s depends where I am going but I always try to take my bicycle with me. That way I  stay fit and I can explore the surroundings.

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1. What is your favorite destination for Holidays and why?
My favorite holiday destination is Southern California. The weather is always great and there is so much to do; you’ll never get bored.

2. What do you prefer to do when you are on holidays?
I like to do as many things as possible when I am on holiday. I hate lying on the beach for too long. Water Sports is something I enjoy a lot.

3. What do you definitely take with you on your holiday? 
My gym clothes and trainers. It doesn’t matter where I go in the world I always take my training things. Either to run and explore the city or to just kill some time in the gym.

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Preview MotoGP season 2012

With one new REV’IT! rider and two riders who changed teams this year; 3 new REV’IT! race suits have been developed. New colors take some time to get used to therefore we will guide you through the newest outfits the REV’IT! riders wear.

Alvaro Bautista – San Carlo Honda Gresini
For two years Alvaro raced in Rizla blue; this year the colors change. At San Carlo Honda Gresini a color is a theme. The team revealed a bike that is majorly black, in memory of Marco Simcelli. The new REV’IT! suit matches the bike. However this livery won’t last the entire season; the bikes and suits will vary throughout the year.
This is not the only reason to watch Alvaro this year. Expect to see him battling in the front; the Honda RCV is one of the best bikes around and the San Carlo Honda Gresini is one of the best teams in the field. One or even more podium finishes are very realistic prospect.

Randy de Puniet – Power Electronics Team Aspar (CRT)
Nobody really knew what to expect from the Claiming Rule Teams, now one thing is clear: Randy de Puniet is the man to beat, looking at the CRT’s.  1 second faster than all other CRT riders and close to the prototypes all winter, the goal is to beat a few prototypes in the second half of the season.

Bradley Smith – Tech3 Moto2 Team
With finishing on the podium for 3 times in his first year in Moto2, Bradley resigned with Tech3, securing a MotoGP ride in 2013. But that is not on his mind yet, as he’s aiming to finish 2012 on a high, proving he’s deserving the MotoGP with at least a few Moto2 wins.
Bradley and his team mate had a lot of work to do last winter; Guy Guyon designed a new chassis for the Mistral 610.  At the final tests in Jerez, 2 weeks ago, Bradley showed the potential of the new bike, finishing within 1 second of fastest man, Claudio Corti. It could have been a bit quicker, if Bradley didn’t crash his test suit. It’s Bradley’s first year in REV’IT! leathers and we’re happy he stood up and walked away after a 200km/h crash. And Bradley knows he doesn’t have to worry about his leathers this season.

Steve Parrish – BBC Crew
Not only riders wear REV’IT! clothing proudly; this year the entire BBC Sport crew will be see in REV’IT! So you won’t only see REV’IT! on the circuits but also in the paddock and on TV!


It is time…let the battle begin

All riders are ready to battle in the country where the REV’IT! headquarters is situated: the Dutch TT in Assen – The Netherlands.

REV’IT! riders Alvaro Bautista and Randy de Puniet will take their bikes to track today for two free practice sessions, followed by another practice and qualifying on Friday the 24th of June. The 26-lap race gets underway at 15.00hrs local time on Saturday June 25th.

Álvaro Bautista – Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team

“We will be looking to continue with the same progress we had at Silverstone when we get to Assen this week. We made big steps in England, because it was very cold all weekend and we were able to be competitive and went a long way forward from where we were last year. It was cold at Assen in 2010 and we struggled, so we are hoping that what happened last week will help us if the conditions are the same – I hope it’s a lot warmer though and that won’t be an issue! The two circuits are quite similar, they are very fast with some good corners and it will be like continuing our work from where we finished at Silverstone. I won at Assen in 2008 and although it will be tough to try and repeat that, I believe we now have the package to start to run nearer the front on a regular basis.”

Randy De Puniet – Pramac Racing Team

“I need to turn my season around. Sure, it’s difficult, but it’s possible to do better. I hope that with the help of my team, I’ll be able to solve the problems with the bike’s front end. Otherwise I’m fine; I just want to erase the last race from my mind, as it was the worst of my career.”

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