Perhaps the clearest comparison to this in motorsport is in NASCAR, where rookie Chase Elliott was handed the huge mantle of driving Hendrick Motorsports' #24 Chevrolet following Jeff Gordon's retirement at the end of 2015. He only drove with #24 for two years before switching to #9, the number he used to win the Cup title in 2020, and #24 is now used by William Byron, who emulated Gordon by winning rookie of the year in 2018.
NASCAR is arguably the other motorsport division where drivers are most clearly associated with numbers, although the honour of driving Ferrari #27 in Formula 1 following the death of Gilles Villeneuve was perhaps greater than any other. Seven-time Cup champion Dale Earnhardt Sr's #3 was unofficially retired following his death in the 2001 Daytona 500 and his replacement at Richard Childress Racing, Kevin Harvick, instead drove the #29 for the duration of his time at the team. But RCR brought the #3 back for Austin Dillon, the grandson of the team owner, to drive in 2014 and he took it to victory lane at the Daytona 500 in 2018.
Marco Simoncelli was born in Cattolica but grew up and lived in Coriano with his family since childhood. He started racing minibikes at the age of seven in his hometown of Coriano, moving on to the Italian Minimoto Championship in 1996 at the early age of nine. He won the Italian Minimoto Championship in 1999 and 2000 while also became the runner-up in the 2000 European Minimoto Championship. The following year, he stepped up to the Italian 125cc Championship and he won the title in his rookie year. In 2002, he competed and won the European 125cc Championship.
In 2006, Simoncelli stepped up to the 250cc class, becoming the only rider from the top eight in previous year's 125cc class to make the step up. He joined the Metis Gilera team, an Italian motorcycle manufacturer who returned to the intermediate class after a lengthy absence. His first season saw him end most of the races he finished between 7th and 10th place. His best result was 6th place in the Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai. He fought for the "Rookie of the Year" title until the end, finally losing to Shuhei Aoyama by seven points, finishing 10th overall.
Simoncelli got off to a slow start to the 2010 season, having suffered two preseason testing crashes at Sepang; the second of which cracked his helmet.After finishing eleventh on début, Simoncelli improved over the rest of the season, finishing 16 of the 18 races in the points en route to eighth place in the championship with 125 points. His best finish was a fourth place in Portugal, missing a podium by 0.06 seconds to Andrea Dovizioso.
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Even though they have smaller engines, they can be much faster in comparison to other vehicles out there. For instance, a motorcycle fitted with a 190-horsepower, four-cylinder engine can finish a quarter-mile within a mere 10 seconds. That is enough to show you that the speeds reached by a bike can truly be iconic. Some of the fastest bikes in the world can power from 0-60 mph in under three seconds.
Renowned brands such as Suzuki, Honda, and Yamaha all try to gain the respected title of producing the fastest bike of the year. Here is a list of 15 fast bikes that crack a 0-60 mph time of less than 3 seconds:
The Suzuki GSX-R 1000 is the fastest bike to ever go from 0-60, achieving the feat within a matter of just 2.35 seconds. It is the greatest motorcycle of the Suzuki company, a huge achievement considering how it is known for producing high-performance motorcycles. It also completes the quarter mile in just 10.1 seconds.
The EBR 1190RX was Erik Buell Racing's first production motorcycle. This was an exotic American sportbike powered by a 72-degree V-twin that was built in-house and produced 185 hp and 102 lb-ft of torque. The EBR 1190RX has a short wheelbase and short rake, but doesn't feel twitchy or unstable thanks to its well-balanced chassis and Showa suspension. The 1190RX will get from a standstill to 60 mph in a mere 2.6 seconds, has a top speed of 189 mph, and covers the quarter mile in 10.04 seconds.
Ducati has a reputation for being the Ferrari of motorcycles, and it has been stated that the 2012 Panigale S has the best horsepower to wet weight ratio out of all bikes out there. The bike is very powerful, capable of producing 171 horsepower. It was also the first production bike with an electronically adjustable suspension.
If you want an open-class sports motorbike or a fast motorbike, this is the perfect option for you. It comes with various high-tech features such as an anti-wheel lift control, a slide control, and a sophisticated traction system. It has a decent engine which can produce 190 horsepower and a torque of 76 ft-lb.
The 2009 BMW K1300S was introduced in 2008 as a replacement for the K1200S. Compared to the K1200S, it had an enhanced engine capacity of 136 cc. This bike is capable of finishing a quarter-mile within a mere 10.62 seconds at the speed of 133 mph. This bike lasted twice as long as its predecessor.
In case you are looking for a limited-edition pick, your search can end here. The Aprilia RSV4 and Aprilia RSV4 RF are limited edition motorbikes that were in the market in 2016. Eventually, the company decided to build on the success of the motorbike by producing the street-legal Aprilia RSV4.
Ricardo Tormo Circuit, Valencia, Spain.24th - 26th October 2008.Dani Pedrosa checks out passing Repsol Honda Team Mate Nicky Hayden.World Copyright: Martin Heath / LAT Photographicref: Digital Image BPI_Moto64g1
2008 was a rather dull affair at Losail, with another Stoner victory but this time in much more dominant style, as he rode away from the chasing pack to take victory by over five seconds from rookie Lorenzo, who had just secured pole position for his first-ever MotoGP race. Pedrosa was a further five seconds back in third, while Valentino Rossi was a distant fifth.
Despite Honda rider Pedrosa securing an early lead as the lights went out in 2010, it looked set to be another textbook Stoner Losail performance when the Ducati rider took the lead after a handful of laps and quickly disappeared up the road, leaving behind a cracking battle for the final podium spots between Rossi, Hayden, Lorenzo, Dovizioso and Ben Spies. 2b1af7f3a8