Monday, July 06, 2009

Valentino Rossi in fifth place on the list of world’s top earning athletes

Rossi's will earn US$35 million this year. Not too bad for riding a bike around a couple of tracks for a few months in the year... ;-))

According to a recent list compiled by Sports Illustrated, Valentino Rossi’s earnings for the current year stand at around US$35 million, which puts him in fifth place in the list of top earning athletes in the world. According to SI, ‘the average earnings of the top 20 non-American sportsmen are at an all-time high $29.5 million.’

Brit David Beckham is on top of SI’s list, with an annual pay packet of $45.2 million, Finnish F1 driver Kimi Räikkönen is in second with $40.1 million, Philippino boxer Manny Pacquiao is in third with $40 million, Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi in fourth with $39.9 million and Spanish F1 driver Fernando Alonso and MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi are in a tie for fifth place, at $35 million each.

2009 US MotoGP: Race results from Laguna Seca

Dani Pedrosa took a rather unexpected victory at Laguna Seca...

2009 US MotoGP: Race results from Laguna Seca

1. Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team 44min 1.580 sec
2. Valentino Rossi Fiat Yamaha Team 44min 1.924 sec
3. Jorge Lorenzo Fiat Yamaha Team 44min 3.506 sec
4. Casey Stoner Ducati Marlboro Team 44min 14.012 sec
5. Nicky Hayden Ducati Marlboro Team 44min 23.243 sec
6. Toni Elias San Carlo Honda Gresini 44min 23.621 sec
7. Colin Edwards Monster Yamaha Tech 3 44min 31.781 sec
8. Chris Vermeulen Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 44min 34.437 sec
9. Randy de Puniet LCR Honda MotoGP 44min 41.905 sec
10. Marco Melandri Hayate Racing Team 44min 49.608 sec
11. Alex de Angelis San Carlo Honda Gresini 44min 50.390 sec
12. Niccolo Canepa Pramac Racing 45min 20.111 sec

Gabor Talmacsi Scot Racing Team MotoGP
Loris Capirossi Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
Andrea Dovizioso Repsol Honda Team
Sete Gibernau Grupo Francisco Hernando

James Toseland Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Pics from the 2009 American MotoGP/qualifying at Laguna Seca

Sunday, July 05, 2009

MotoGP in pictures...

As we wait for the USGP to begin in the next few hours, here are some pics from various other races in the 2009 MotoGP season. And as for who's going to win at Laguna, we are of course rooting for Rossi...!



2WD AC Schnitzer AJS Akrapovic all-wheel-drive Alpinestars AMG Aprilia Ariel Audi Avinton Bajaj Barry Sheene Benelli Bianchi Bimota BMW Bosch Brammo Brembo Britten BSA Buell Bultaco Cagiva Campagna Can-Am Carver Casey Stoner Caterham Chinese bikes Classics Concept Bike Confederate CRandS Custom-built Dainese Derbi Diesel Ducati Eddie Lawson EICMA 2008 EICMA 2009 EICMA 2012 EICMA 2013 EICMA 2014 EICMA 2015 EICMA 2016 Electric Ferrari Fischer flying machines Freddie Spencer Giacomo Agostini Gilera Harley-Davidson Helmets Henderson Hero Motocorp Hesketh Honda Horex Husqvarna Hybrid Hyosung Ilmor Indian Intermot 2012 Intermot 2014 Intermot 2016 Interviews Isle of Man TT Jawa Jay Leno Jeremy Burgess Kawasaki Kevin Schwantz KTM Lamborghini Lambretta Laverda Lazareth Lotus Mahindra Malaguti Markus Hofmann McLaren Mercedes-Benz Mick Doohan Midual Millepercento Mission Motors Mondial Morbidelli Morgan Moriwaki Moto Guzzi Moto Morini Moto2 Moto3 MotoCzysz MotoGP MotoGP-2007 MotoGP-2008 MotoGP-2009 MotoGP-2010 Motorcycle Design Motus MTT MV Agusta MZ News Nissan Norton NSU Peraves Petronas Peugeot Photography Piaggio Porsche Quad Renard Renault Riding Impressions Roehr Ronax Ronin Rotary Royal Enfield Scooters Segway Shootouts Short Films Skills Specials stunt riding Supercharged Suter Suzuki Toyota Travel trike Triumph Turbo TVS Two-stroke Ural V10 V12 V4 V6 V8 Valentino Rossi Velocette Vespa Victory Vincent Volkswagen Voxan Vyrus Wakan Wayne Gardner Wayne Rainey Wunderlich Yamaha Yoshimura Zagato