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34 Nelson Piquet Rio 2003 MotoGP
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3 Assen Netherlands 2012 MotoGP
36 Phillip Island Australia 2007 MotoGP
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16 Phillip Island Australia 2012 MotoGP
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10 Laguna Seca United States 2012 MotoGP
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VICTORY PROJECT 156 UPDATE: A Personal Observation Is there any doubt that Don Canet is a racer? Not here.

VICTORY PROJECT 156 UPDATE: A Personal Observation Is there any doubt that Don Canet is a racer? Not here.

Editor's Note: Robert Pandya is employed by Polaris and works with the moto media, primarily representing the Indian brand. Of late, he has also been more directly supporting the Victory brand and its racing efforts at the Isle of Man and at Pikes Peak. A die-hard motorcyclist, Pandya felt...

Published on July 1 2015, 19:39
Source: www.cycleworld.com
 

http://cf.c.ooyala.com/Q5bjF3dTpgoWZbqgG0svkCTOfR1r2nLc/rQqFhpGihXXoLKSn4xMDoxOjBzMTt2bJ Colorado Springs, CO, June 16, 2015—Standing roadside as Road Test Editor Don Canet made his first qualifying run up the mountain and was decked in a fifth-gear corner, I found it hard to believe that just... 

With racing, even under the best of circumstances, what can go wrong, will go wrong. And it all began with my flight to Denver for our first test at Pikes Peak of the Victory Project 156 prototype V-twin racebike. Storms in the Denver area delayed my arrival so badly that I ended up getting only... 

Racing is often about overcoming challenges. Many you can prepare for; others simply aren't in the plan. The obstacles at Pikes Peak are not typical of traditional closed circuit roadracing. For me, memorizing the 156-turn, 12.42-mile course was the easy part compared to the challenge my team... 

Over the past few months I've had the pleasure of being cc'd on steady email correspondence between Victory Racing and Roland Sands Design. Along the way, I've seen Project 156 transform from rough concept drawings into sophisticated CAD illustrations and now, finally, a full-on race bike ready... 

The prototype machine built by Victory Motorcycles with Roland Sands Design quit running less than 2 miles from the finish line at Pikes Peak yesterday. The DNF brought to an unceremonious halt the much-hyped effort piloted by Cycle World's Don Canet. Interestingly, there appeared to be "radio... 

Rider Rich Schlachter and I were crossing the Rocky Mountains from the west. We had been in the van a long time and stopped at the Continental Divide at dusk, 12,000 feet up. "Race you to that monument!" one of us said. We sprinted, but within 100 feet we wheezed out. No air! No wonder. Standard... 

While seated on a flat slab of granite I caught my breath and gathered my thoughts. Looming 1,000 feet above the barren landscape around me, Pikes Peak's 14,110-foot summit and our finish line were a mere 2 miles farther up the road. My heart was still racing even though our bid for the finish...