New York – Wimbledon 2013 edition will not be followed by one of the most successful tennis player in the women’s singles. Still troubled by a back injury, Venus Williams decided to absent in the Grand Slam series. Quoted from the BBC, Venus is having problems with his back since appearing in the doubles French Open two weeks ago. Due to the same injury he was forced to retreat in the number decided at Roland Garros. With Wimbledon starting on Monday (06/24/2013) next week, Venus had not yet fully recovered. Players are already five times a champion at Wimbledon and even then was forced to miss this year. “I will not be able to participate in Wimbledon. I am really disappointed because I always liked the tournament. I need time to recover my back,” Venus wrote on her Facebook page. Venus never previously absent at Wimbledon since he made his debut in the year 1997. In that period he succeeded five times a champion in a single number the years 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008. “I want to return to the field as soon as possible, my target is to return Mylan World Team Tennis on July 8 in Washington DC. Thank you so much for my fans, for the love and support and I will see you again in the near future on the pitch,” continued the old tennis player 33-year-old.
Budapest – Hungary GP to be one race that has never been won by Sebastian Vettel in his career. The defending champion is hoping to be able to break the “curse” is before the holiday competition. In six races in Budapest, Red Bull’s best achievement is just riding on the podium both occurring in 2011. Other four races there ended with a third place finish, once finished fourth and failed to finish once. While on his debut in this series, Vettel finished 16th while still defending Toro Rosso. This season, Vettel has managed to get his first win as a cage aka GP race win and become champions Germany in Canada. Vettel, is still firmly on top of the standings with a collection of 157 points, 34 points adrift of Fernando Alonso. Victory in Hungary will keep its distance from the closest rival. “Hungary has some interesting memories for me,” said three-time world champion was quoted by Reuters. “It was my first race with the Red Bull family. Lets hope I can add to my memories with a win there for the first time before I vacation,” hope Vettel.
SAN MARINO – The rivalry between Jorge Lorenzo with Casey Stoner is temporarily stalled, as the defending champion is injured. Apparently with this condition, make Lorenzo laments missed stoner figure on the track. Stoner suffered an ankle injury he got during the race at Indianapolis, and the injury will probably take a long time. As a result a shift competition ensued, the enemy is now turning to Lorenza Dani Pedrosa. In the past two seasons, Lorenzo is a rival Stoner. For the 2010 world champion to miss the resistance of a Stoner on track. Because in the last 12 races of the season, Lorenzo and Stoner has a combination of nine wins, with five wins for the details of the driver nicknamed X-Fuera and four victory for Stoner. “I think without this kecelelakaan, Casey will fight for the championship this season. I prefer to beat them on the track, not while he’s gone. And this season for a while he had to fight very hard to win this championship, “said Lorenzo, as reported by Nine MSN, Wednesday (12/09/2012). With six races remaining, Stoner hopes to re-pave immediately. Current driver from Australia with 59 points behind Lorenzo, and there is no hope of him to defend the title won last year. “But as we all know in this sport if there has been close to limits, then there is some chance for accidents. I know this feeling. But this is a very frustrating situation for Casey as he will retire at the end of the season and now there is no chance to win the world title for him, “complained Lorenzo. Competition is beginning to shift to Pedrosa, Stoner’s teammate from the latest threats Lorenzo has become, thanks to two victories were achieved on the race in Rep. Czech and Indianapolis… Read more »
MONTEREY – Jorge Lorenzo claimed had anxiety and fear when undergoing series Laguna Seca, early yesterday. Under conditions of the shoulder is still injured, the champions hit by fears of a career that could have been completed if back in an accident. Previously, Lorenzo crashes twice in a row in Assen and Sachsenring and make a broken left collarbone. Must be fitted with a titanium plate was a medical team to fix broken bones Lorenzo. But in the United States last GP, Lorenzo remains down. Yamaha Factory jockey admitted relieved not able to play due to finish the race with points (sixth) and most importantly, no more accidents because if it happens, will not only finish his journey this season but also can force closes early career. “I feel proud and relieved, finally. Race yesterday I was in a difficult and dangerous situation. Because if I crash for the third time and also had surgery three times, this season or even a career I could run, “said Lorenzo. “We avoid the situation. Now I am sure that I will (appear) more perfect in Indy (Indianapolis GP) and scramble back to fight another victory, “he added, as quoted by Autosport, Tuesday (07/23/2013). Entering pause this summer, X-Fuera berujuluk racers did not want to diving activities other than rehabilitation and recovery: “I have not been feeling great, it took a month or more without anesthesia practice as well as two normal,” he added. “At mid-race to the end (series Laguna), I felt dizzy. I look even worse. Not to mention the performance of my bike that is not working properly when warm-up session, “added Lorenzo. (raw)
ASSEN: Rafid Topan, QMMF Racing-sponsored riders have to endure pain Evalube when participating Moto 2 Circuit Assen on Sunday (30.06.13). The pain he suffered after crashing at a training session on Friday morning. With great determination, Typhoon force myself to finish the race. It worked dilakoninya, despite finishing in the top 28 most distended. “After the accident on Friday, I was in pain. I can not even sleep, I kept waking up because of bruises on the body is very sore. Difficulty I reached a good position because it, too,” he said. Typhoon itself has fallen in three straight races. Fortunately, this time he could finish the race. “It’s a difficult day, but I am excited to finish the race. Mine plan in the race for the future is to change the style to be more relaxed. I was too depressed at this race. Was not good,” he said. Better results obtained his colleague, Anthony West. The British rider won the 10th position. He’s competing with Julian Simon and Randy Krummenacher. He was 16 seconds slower than the winner, Pol Espagaro. “This is not a good result for my position dropped from sixth rank! Bike and I feel pretty fast lap times, but I could not be consistent. I felt faster than the other drivers, but it can not also pass the other drivers,” he said.
Silverstone – Formula-1 driver Kimi Raikkonen claimed to face difficult choices in the 2014 season. Raikkonen was in a dilemma to choose between Lotus team remain in or move to Red Bull as his new team in the 2014 season. Raikkonen with Lotus contract will expire at the end of this season. While Red Bull has a vacancy driver in connection with the confirmation that Mark Webber will leave F1 at the end of 2013. »It was not an easy decision,” said the Finn told the official F1 website, Formula1.com, Friday, June 28, 2013. »It’s not the first time I faced a different choice, and then had to take one of the best choices.” Raikkonen added, »It is hard to say and choose the best one, let alone a matter of right or wrong decisions, only us who know everything.” The 33-year-old racer was F1 world champion in 2007. He returned to F1 in 2012 after an absence of two years after trying to rally and Nascar competition. Raikkonen admitted Lotus is part of his life since returning to F1 in 2012. »Lotus is perfect for me, without them I could not go back to F1,” said Raikkonen. »Lotus therefore a boon for the return of my career in F1, but there are some things that should fulfill your to improve my career.”
Rumor attraction of Red Bull withdraw from Lotus Kimi Raikkonen continues to grow. The Iceman combination with Sebastian Vettel assessed will be very cool for the world racing pole. Raikkonen comeback this season acted pretty incredible. Despite a long absence, the Finnish driver is able to penetrate the top three standings F1 Vettel and become a competitor as well as his former team, Ferrari. It made Raikkonen into one of three candidates who will replace Mark Webber, who decided to retire at the end of the season. Kimi stay competitive with Toro Tosso duo, Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne. However, McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton-Raikkonen Vettel assess the combination is the most interesting. Because, Raikkonen could be assessed a new rival for the defending champion. “Today will be a very cool look at Kimi in Red Bull. He would complicate Seb (Vettel),” said Hamilton in the British newspaper, The Sun. “Kimi is a superb rider, everyone knows it. So it will be very interesting what he would do with a better car,” added the champion of the 2008 F1 season. Lotus Party is still reluctant to release their hero is. Raikkonen himself insists there is no agreement whatsoever on the future. “If I know (about the future) will definitely be my responsibility to stop these nonsense rumors,” said Kimi. Raikkonen started his career in 2001 with Sauber defending. After that, he moved to McLaren a year later before solidifying Ferrari in 2007. 33-year-old man had quit F1 in 2009 and performed at the rally event World Rally Championship (WRC) and Nascar. In 2012, the 2007 F1 champion eventually back to racing pole.
Jakarta – Maria Sharapova appoint Jimmy Connors as his new coach. Connors replaces Thomas Hogstedt which has already agreed to part with Sharapova. After three years of working together, Hogstedt and Sharapova agreed to part ways on Friday (07/12/2013) local time. Due to personal reasons, the Swede could not accompany Sharapova in tournaments to come. To replace Hogstedt, Sharapova lifted Connors as coach. Men from the United States who collected eight grand slam titles before is coach Andy Roddick. “I’m happy to announce that Jimmy Connors would be my new coach,” Sharapova wrote on her official website as quoted by Sky Sports. “I’ve known Jimmy for many years and we had worked together in 2008 before the Australian Open,” said two of the world tennis rankings. “I’m very excited with this new partnership and look forward to the upcoming tournament,” he said. After being eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon last, Sharapova is now preparing for the next Grand Slam, the U.S. Open will be held on 26 August to 9 September next.
PARIS (Reuters) – As softly-spoken off the bike as he is brutal on his machine, Chris Froome completed a long journey out of Africato claim his maiden Tour de France on the Champs-Elysees on Sunday. As much as kids from Kilburn, London, are not supposed to win the Tour, as 2012 champion Bradley Wiggins would say, kids from Kenya are not supposed to prevail on the French roads either. “I’d like my performances here to help inspire a lot of youngsters, especially young Africans. They have to believe they can get out of Africa to make it to European teams,” the 28-year-old Froome said. This is exactly what Froome, born in Kenya of British descent and schooled in South Africa, did. He started riding at 17 with local cycling coach David Kinjah in the highlands of Nairobi and in 2006, took part in the Under-23 world championships representing Kenya. It was hardly an auspicious beginning – crashing into a policeman on the first bend of the time trial event. Froome joined the Barloworld team in 2008 and rode his first Tour de France, finishing 84th and with little hope of one day winning the world’s greatest cycling race. “The first time that I thought that ‘ok, realistically I could become a GC (general classification) rider to contend in grand Tours was during the 2011 Vuelta,” said Froome, who joined the well-oiledTeam Sky in 2010. “Up until then I was finding it difficult to keep my performances high for three weeks. The Vuelta 2011 gave me the confidence that I do belong to the group of riders who belong in front of the general classification.” Froome, first described by Sky principal Dave Brailsford as “a rough diamond, in need of shaping and polishing”, worked for team leader Wiggins at the Vuelta in 2011 and still managed to finish ahead of him. “When I… Read more »
Spielberg – Good news for the Austrian society. Formula One (F1) will be re-rolling there. Former racing driver Niki Lauda admitted that he had been waiting for this for a long time. Effort to restore the F1 sport already done last year, after New Jersey failed to hold this year’s race debut. Since that time the owner of Red Bull, Dietrich Mateschitz and F1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone has agreed to hold the race in 2014. It also ended the 11-year wait Austrian lovers of the F1 calendar. Known, the first time the state has an estimated population was 8,032,926 at the 1964 F1 race held at Zeltweg Airfield, before moving to Österreichring in 1970. The last time Austria to host the 2002 F1 season. “This is the best thing that could happen to our country,” said Lauda, who won at Austria in 1984, the Kleine Zeitung on Wednesday (07/24/2013). “This publicity worldwide invaluable for Austria. I always look forward F1 title race back here, “said three-time F1 world champion. “In fact, all of this is left to Mr. Mateschitz. It means a lot to me, considering I also never won the race here, “he added.