Motorrijder rijdt 7-jarige kind dood met 200 km per uur

Ik spreek regelmatig motorrijders aan die graag hardrijden in het verkeer. Voor deze motorrijders is het een verslaving en een sport om het gas zo ver mogelijk open te trekken. Sommige doen het op een plek waar het kan, maar vele halen levensgevaarlijke praktijken uit. Niet riskeer je het leven van jezelf maar ook van andere.

Vandaag 14 maart 2016 lees ik het slechte nieuws over de 7-jarige Emiel die dood werd gereden door een snelheidsduivel. Met 200 km per uur vloog deze motorrijder door het verkeer. Emiel en zijn vader Jeroen hadden geen enkele kans.

Jeroen de vader van Emiel werk door de weeks in London en had de hele week uitgekeken naar een fietstochtje samen met zijn zoontje. “Het was een warme dag en we hadden er zin in.” Samen besloten ze over te steken toen de weg leeg was. Maar door de snelheid die Benoit A. reed kon Emiel de motorrijder niet meer ontwijken en stierf ter plekke voor de ogen van zijn vader.

De fiets van Emiel werd vijftig meter verder terug gevonden. Benoit A. kwam met zijn motor dertig meter verder in een gracht terecht. De vader van Emiel belde meteen zijn vrouw. Samen hebben ze gewacht op de hulpdiensten, maar voor Emiel was het te laat. Ook de motorrijder Benoit A. overleefde het ongeluk niet.  Geef het goede voorbeeld en hou je aan de snelheid. Kom veilig thuis…

Rea And Sykes Dominate The First Thai Race

KRT challengers Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes shared the lead for all 20 laps of the first FIM Superbike World Championship race at Buriram in Thailand between them, with Rea finally running out the winner by only 0.222 seconds from his team-mate. A strong showing from the new Ninja ZX-10R saw championship leader Rea and now third ranked Sykes finish over nine seconds from the next closest rider.

With high air temperatures of 34°C evident during the contest at the 4.554km long Chang International Circuit the race was hard work for all, but it was the KRT pairing who held the advantage after all the laps had been completed.

Despite the slippery track surface in some areas, causing the riders to take unusual lines at those points, Rea’s race time was better than his equivalent 2015 season win. He set the fastest lap of the race on lap 14, as he chased down Sykes and then passed him.

This was Rea’s third win in succession on the new Ninja, giving him a perfect 75 points after three races, with one more 20-lap race in Thailand to go tomorrow, Sunday 13th.

There was a glimmer of a chance for Sykes to pull back and pass Rea on the final laps today, particularly when a backmarker impeded Jonathan. Despite Tom drawing close to Rea on an inside line into the final corner Jonathan had done enough to make sure the race victory would be his.

Sykes led for 14 laps as he and his machine showed a marked level of race-long improvement in pace compared to the opening round in Australia last month. This was Tom’s first podium of the year and the 20 points he earned today put him third in the overnight championship order, with 41.

Both Kawasaki riders feel that there are even more improvements to come from their Ninja ZX-10R machines over race distance for race two tomorrow, based on their positive experiences today.

Jonathan Rea stated: “The pace was fast; I did not expect it to be so fast as all weekend we have been slower than last year. So it was a good, fast race. I put my head down and with four laps to go I got a small gap of about 0.7 or 0.8 seconds on Tom. On the final laps I got caught out in the first turn by another rider but it was not so much. I had done all my work by then as I had completely emptied my tank with about four laps to go to try and get away. I am a little bit tired now because I went full gas in those last four laps. We were able to capitalise on that work and I feel like I rode for a stronger win than I have had for a long time. Tomorrow, I expect my bike set-up will be much stronger.”

Tom Sykes stated: “I am quite happy with that because compared to last year we made a much stronger race. Unfortunately I was struggling in two or three corners, which gave away a lot of advantage. Jonathan was riding very well and on the last laps he was strong but we were also strong at that stage compared to previous races. This is a positive and the gap was not so big to the winner. We have a much better feeling, so this is a good step. The Ninja ZX-10R was working consistently and we had some great lap times, so we’ll see how it goes next race. We need to try and improve for tomorrow but as a start that was quite acceptable. I am disappointed not to win on one hand but we have had a big improvement on the other hand. We are working in the right direction.”

Roman Ramos (Team GOELEVEN Kawasaki) placed 12th in race one, while Pedercini Team Kawasaki riders Sylvain barrier and Saeed Al Sulaiti were 16th and 17th respectively, just missing out on championship points. Dominic Schmitter (Grillini Racing Team) was 19th.

Rea And Sykes Fifth And Seventh After First Day In Thailand

FIM Superbike World Championship riders for KRT, Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes, made their first laps around the Chang International Circuit in Buriram today aboard their new Ninja ZX-10R machines. On a track surface which proved inconsistent in places they placed fifth and seventh respectively after the first two qualifying sessions, being more concerned with race preparations in hot conditions than going for a fast time.

Under the new rules for the 2016 season they now have just one more 15-minute session before Superpole 2 qualifying starts, and then race one is scheduled at 16.00 hrs local time on Saturday 12th March.

With this new schedule in mind all preparations were on evaluating tyre choices and machine set-up, to face the first of two 20-lap WSBK races in what should again be high track and air temperatures.

After track resurfacing work had been carried our recently there were three patched sections of track that proved to be more slippery than the rest, making for a reduction in pace relative to last year for all riders and modifying some aspects of pre-race planning.

Rea concentrated his efforts on building for the races in three long stints. He even sat out the first 40 minutes or so of the first session as track conditions were so inconsistent.

Sykes used some of his two hours of track time evaluate a few set-up items in preparation for the first race on Saturday and declared himself pleased with the outcome of this strategy.

Jonathan Rea stated: “I made three long runs today and no in-outs. The difficult part about today is that the tarmac is so dirty in some areas. I am happy we did almost a full race simulation but I had to come back to the pits with four laps to go, which was not ideal. Aside from the grip level I am enjoying riding here, the circuit layout and just being back here. Last year the bike set up we brought from Phillip Island we did not have to change so much in Thailand. It seems that although the track is completely different here, the Phillip Island settings work quite well again. We have gone a little softer today to try and find grip in the slippy conditions but as more rubber goes down on the track it is going to get faster and faster. It is easy to get lost so we will be patient and check the conditions again in the first practice session tomorrow.”

Tom Sykes stated: “We have quite a good set-up. We were just trying two or three things in the last part of the second session and sacrificed lap time for this. Now our questions have been answered for tomorrow so we know where to go on the set-up and then we need to focus on pace. In the last ten minutes we kept the same tyre on the bike and tried some new things. We can go to sleep and know with 98% certainty what bike set-up we will go with in the race tomorrow.”

Sylvain Barrier (Pedercini Racing Kawasaki) was next best Kawasaki qualifier, in 15th place. Go Eleven Kawasaki rider Roman Ramos was 17th with Pedercini Racing Kawasaki rider Saeed Al Sulaiti 21st from 25 riders.

Trailer Trash Travellers zwolle staan op straat

Het is zover vanaf vandaag mogen de Trailer Trash Travellers in Zwolle niet meer gebruik maken van hun clubhuis.

De leden hebben nog geen andere plek gevonden, “We weten het even niet meer. We willen elkaar blijven ontmoeten, dus dat zullen we dan voorlopig bij mensen thuis gaan doen of bij andere chapters” zegt woordvoerder Barry Joren.

Toch blijven de leden doorzoeken naar een juiste locatie. “Het opgeven van de chapter zal nooit gebeuren. We willen geen problemen veroorzaken en onze vesten… die zullen we nooit uitdoen.” Zegt Barry.

Vorig jaar besloot de gemeente Zwolle de clubhuis chapter East te sluiten, omdat de chapter volgens de gemeente illegaal was gevestigd op het bedrijventerrein. Volgens de gemeente is dat in lijn met het landelijke beleid en geven ze toe dat ze hard bezig zijn om de zoals de gemeente het noemt ‘outlaw motorcycle gangs’ te bestrijden.

Ook de Trailer Trash Travellers worden door de gemeente gezien als een motorclub die zichzelf buiten de wet plaatst. De leden zouden eigenlijk in januari al vertrokken zijn maar kregen uitstel tot maart om te zoeken naar een alternatieve locatie.

De gemeente Zwolle waren niet bereid om deze club erbij te helpen. De club is boos en is oneens met het besluit van de gemeente om het clubhuis te sluiten.

One Shared Aim For Sofuoglu And Krummenacher At Round Two

Randy Krummenacher (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) and his four-time championship winning team-mate Kenan Sofuoglu arrive in Thailand for the second round of the FIM Supersport World Championship with the same goal in mind, after very different experiences at the season opener in Australia. Randy won his first ever WSS race by a clear margin but race leader Kenan suffered a blameless crash and no-score after experiencing a tyre issue.

The tangible reward Sofuoglu left Australia with was the honour of being the first winner of the Superbike-style two-part Superpole contest in WSS. He is heading to Thailand for the second of 13 rounds in the 2016 season determined to get his championship challenge back on track in all possible ways, as he goes for what would be career win number 33.
For Krummenacher his round one victory, in his first ever race in the global Supersport series, was an instant positive confirmation of his decision to join the championship winning Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Team. The experienced Moto2 rider is out to defend his early championship lead at the Chang International Circuit, near the town of Buriram, this coming weekend.
The 4.554km venue will be a new venue for the otherwise well-travelled Krummenacher, but last year Sofuoglu was second after the end of the inaugural WSS race meeting in Thailand.
Randy Krummenacher stated: “After Australia I feel great and full of power. I am really confident and I want to stay strong for this round. The track in Thailand is new for me but I have studied the layout and it looks nice. It will suit me I am sure and I have never had a problem learning new tracks. It is nice to race on a different track and I like the new adventure. After my win in Australia I was a bit more busy than normal and now more people recognize that I am riding in a different championship from before. The more races I do like Australia the better things will be.”
Kenan Sofuoglu stated: “We lost out on the chance of 25 points in Australia because it was clear we could win the race. I know we will be very strong in Thailand because last year we had a pole position and then second in the race. We have a nice combination and we should be very strong there. It is a good track for us but it will not be easy because it will be very hot. I hope I can continue my season with good points in Thailand because at the moment we will have it come from behind.”
GO Eleven Kawasaki WSS riders Christian Gamarino and Ondrej Jezek will once again compete on track, alongside Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Orelac Racing VerdNatura) and his team-mate Nacho Calero. Young Kawasaki rider Lachlan Epis from the Response RE Team will take part in his second WSS race of the season this coming weekend.

Round Two Approaches For KRT WorldSBK Duo

KRT’s FIM Superbike World Championship challengers Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes had their first race experiences on the all-new Ninja ZX-10R at round one last month, with Rea winning both races and Sykes securing the Superpole trophy in qualifying. In a few days time the second round of the 2016 championship gets underway with anticipation of another strong showing for Rea and Sykes, at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand.

With Rea on a maximum 50 points after round one in Australia he approaches the Thai round with a high level of confidence. He won both inaugural WorldSBK races for KRT at the 4.554km circuit in Thailand in 2015 and then went on to win the title by a near record points haul at season end. In 2015 ‘JR’ scored the fastest lap in each race at Chang, in addition to winning Superpole.

The combined efforts of Rea and Sykes helped make Kawasaki champions in the manufacturers’ title chase and Sykes will be hoping for a repeat of last year’s Chang experiences in one regard. He took his first podium finish of the season in race one in Thailand in 2015 and he aims to earn his first 2016 podium finishes this coming weekend. On the new Ninja he ran out front in each Australian race last month but dropped out of the final top three positions to finish fifth and then sixth.

Rea made a new step up in his career statistics at Phillip Island. His first race win took him to a total of 30 and his Sunday success raised that figure to 31 – equal with double WSBK champion Colin Edwards. They now share fifth overall in terms of total race victories. Sykes is eighth overall in this ranking, with 26 race wins. Tom is additionally the second most successful qualifier in the history of the category with 31 Superpoles.

The new-look 2016 race weekends in WorldSBK consist of two free practice sessions on Friday, Superpole qualifying and race one on Saturday and the second race – alongside the FIM Supersport World Championship contest – on Sunday.

With a stadium style design philosophy and a giant grandstand for the enthusiastic local fans to occupy, the Chang International Circuit is an exemplar of modern circuit design. It features three long straights allied to more technical sections, making it a difficult venue to find a truly ideal machine set-up for.

After the Thai race weekend is completed the championship heads to Europe and the home base of the logistical base of the KRT team, in Spain. The Motorland Aragon round will be the third of the year and will feature races on the 2nd and 3rd of April.

Tom Sykes stated: “Chang International Circuit, on paper, is a circuit that could really suit us so I am excited to go there again. I got a podium finish although it was not that good to us in one of the races last year, but it is a different prospect this year. I remember in 2015 that we had great spectators in the circuit and it was a layout that I enjoyed riding around. This year we have an even better ZX-10R so I am hopeful heading to Thailand.”

Jonathan Rea stated: “Going to Thailand off the back of an incredible start to the season, with a double win in Australia, just gives me a lot of satisfaction – and motivation as well. Motivation to keep the bike at the front.

“Friday is the most important day to understand set-up because on Saturday we are already racing. With the new schedule we have a little bit of a different strategy for our race weekends. We were quite lucky in Phillip Island with our pre-event tests so in Thailand we need to make sure we can plan the weekend carefully. Hopefully, come Saturday and Sunday, we can have two good results again.”

After what is always a tough first weekend in the championship Pedercini Racing Kawasaki pairing Saeed Al Sulaiti and Frenchman Sylvain Barrier will be back out in force in Thailand, alongside potent Kawasaki runner, Go Eleven’s Roman Ramos. Dominic Schmitter will take to the field on his Grillini Kawasaki machine, while Aussie rider Josh Hook (Grillini Racing Team) was injured in testing for his home event.

Eigenaar café De Markies moest No Surrender verbieden

Jim de Jager de eigenaar van het Café De Markies heeft van de gemeente een sanctie gekregen en snapt er hellemaal niks van…. Waarom?

De eigenaar heeft geen strafblad en is een doodgewone jongen.  Twee jaar geleden nam de eigenaar het café over van zijn moeder. “Nog nooit is er een vechtpartij geweest in mijn kroeg” bevestigd Jim de Jager.

Toch moet de gemeente hem hebben nadat hij per toeval betrokken raakte bij een opstootje in een kroeg in Den haag. De gemeente bevestigd dat er klachten zijn binnen gekomen van bewoners en dat ze bang zijn dat de café ongewenste publiek trekt.

Zo zou er leden van No Surrender twee keer het café hebben bezocht. “Er was niks gebeurd alles verliep rustig” bevestigd Jim de Jager. Toch was dit de rede van de buren om de gemeente te waarschuwen.

Tijdens een gesprek met Jim de Jager en de gemeente kreeg Jim de Jager te horen dat hij de leden van No Surrender moest weigeren in zijn café. “Wat ik op zich heel raar vind, want dan discrimineer ik dus eigenlijk klanten. Maar goed, ik heb het netjes opgelost en gevraagd of ze niet meer wilden komen. Dat is ook niet meer gebeurd.” Bevestigd Jim de Jager.

Nu zijn de klanten die al jaren in het café komen een petitie gestart en hebben al honderden handtekeningen opgehaald. “Dat voelt als een steun in de rug, maar het liefste gaan we gewoon weer zo snel mogelijk open.” Bevestigd Jim de Jager.

De woordvoerder bevestigde dat dit niet de rede was maar dat de eigenaar niet voldeed aan de eisen die de drank- en horecawet en de APV stellen. Of er een verband bestaat tussen de sluiting en het bezoek van leden van No Surrender, kon niet bevestigd worden.