The final podium place had seemingly been handed to Liqui Moly Intact GP’s Marcel Schrötter, however, the German threw away a rostrum finish on the penultimate lap after touching the grass and crashing whilst entering the Wellington Straight. No such mistakes were made by Bendsneyder, who eased over the line eight seconds clear of Daniel in second. Garzo stole the final podium place, with Schrötter’s disastrous final two laps compounded by Fernadez beating him to fourth in the last sector.
In a frantic opening lap, CarXpert PruestelGP’s Barry Baltus and Alcoba swapped paint on a regular basis whilst fighting for second place. Behind, British hopeful John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing) saw his home hopes scuppered after a coming together with Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Kaito Toba. Despite Batlus and Alcoba’s antics, the pair were able to escape from the clutches of those behind and looked like taking the final two podium spots. That was until Baltus clipped the rear-end of Alcoba and crashed out of third place on lap three.
“Like some Roman Emperor said: ‘Veni, Vidi, Vici’,” said the five-time World Champion after clinching victory. “So I arrived, I took the pole position and I won. But I have to say that Fabio today was much faster than me but to win the race you have to finish. We did it, even if I crashed at the second corner. I was consistent, I was quite fast. I overheated the rear tyre a little bit so It wasn’t easy to catch Tito but finally I overtook him and won the race. It was a lot of fun and I’m very happy.
Quartararo was keen to make up for his earlier mistake, possibly in the end too keen, as he then joined Lorenzo in the gravel trap when the front end of his Yamaha M1 folded. The Frenchman’s crash elevated Pramac Racing’s Francesco Bagnaia to second place, with the Italian needing a rostrum finish to move to the top of the virtual standings. However, that target slipped further into the distance when the Italian also tucked the front; a surprising mistake from the Red Bull Ring victor.
How’s the serenity! 🏰
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Two men riding a stolen motorcycle and not wearing helmets have been arrested and charged after a police pursuit on the NSW Central Coast today (31 May 2020).
Just after 10.30am, a motorcycle, allegedly stolen from an Erina shopping centre, was seen travelling on Hely Street at Wyong.
At the time, the rider and pillion passenger were not wearing helmets.
Officers from NSW Police Brisbane Water Police Area Command attempted to stop the motorcycle on Enterprise Drive.
When it allegedly failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated before being terminated shortly after due to safety concerns.
The stolen motorcycle continued through the Central Coast area and was monitored by PolAir.
At the intersection of Erina Street and Henry Parry Drive, Gosford, the rider and another vehicle crashed.
The rider and passenger were thrown from the motorcycle and fled.
Shortly after, a 30-year-old man was arrested nearby.
The second man ran to the rooftop car park of a nearby abandoned shopping centre. Police followed on foot, before the man jumped a barrier, landing on a window ledge below.
With the assistance from Fire & Rescue NSW, Police Rescue and other specialist resources, the 23-year-old man was rescued and arrested.
Both men were taken to Gosford Hospital, under police guard, suffering injuries sustained in the crash.
The younger man has been charged with:
- Larceny (two counts);
- Take and drive conveyance;
- Police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly;
- Drive recklessly/furiously or speed manner dangerous;
- Unlicensed rider; and
- Rider without helmet with passenger.
He has also been charged with a revocation warrant.
The older man has been charged with:
- Motorbike passenger no helmet;
- Be carried in conveyance;
- Possess a prohibited drug (two counts); and
- Breach of bail.
They have been bail refused to appear in Newcastle Local Court on Monday (1 June 2020).
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.
The green and yellow bomber-style jacket worn by the film’s female star Yara Shahidi features the brand name on the back.
However, it is not a genuine product of the company. In fact, it is nothing like any of their hipster-style motorcycle gear.
Deus filed the lawsuit for unspecified damages in Los Angeles, alleging trademark infringement by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Warner Bros. Entertainment.
They claim the jacket is “gaudy and inferior” and “not consistent with and/or is inferior in quality” to their products.
“The jacket is not a product of Deus Ex Machina,” the plaintiffs allege.
“Deus Ex Machina is informed and believes that the jacket was created by defendants for the movie.”
The company has objected to being associated “with a schmaltzy teen-style love story” and “a flop”.
The movie certainly was a flop, costing $US9 million to make and grossing just $US6 million at the box office.
Deus also alleges the male lead, Charles Melton, posed for promotional photos on social media wearing genuine Deus Ex Machina gear.
They claim this creates the impression that Deus Ex Machina was “involved in promoting the movie and that the use of inferior infringing products and references in the movie to Deus Ex Machina were authorised”.
Yamaha SR400 by Deus
Deus ex Machina means “god from the machine”.
The company started in 2006 with customised motorcycles and has branched out int a worldwide hipster fashion phenomenon.
Queensland Police claim a 26-year-old rider “causing excessive noise” has died in a motorcycle crash in Maryborough after a police pursuit this afternoon (30 May 2020).
About 1pm, police say they received reports about a motorcycle travelling around Dunn Street and Panorama Drive “causing excessive noise”.
A Road Policing Command motorcycle officer patrolling nearby attempted to intercept the Suzuki GSX750 near the corner of Neptune and Woodstock streets.
“The motorcycle allegedly evaded police, accelerating away at speed and travelled through a stop sign before colliding with a Holden Barina,” police say.
The rider, a 26-year-old Maryborough man, was thrown from the motorcycle.
He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The occupants of the Barina were not injured.
Forensic Crash Unit investigations continue.
The matter is being investigated by the Ethical Standards Command, with oversight from the Crime and Corruption Commission.
Quote this reference number: QP2001117785 within the online suspicious activity form.
Our sincere condolences to the riders;’ family and friends.
The deadly result of a police pursuit over the minor matter of “excessive noise” is a serious issue.
A leading police study has found the three most pressing issues for police reform around the world are use of force, policing of violence in families and high-speed pursuits.
A 2009 Australian Institute of Criminology study found deaths in custody at police stations are declining but “deaths in custody” as a result of high-speed pursuits were rising.
While less than 1% of police pursuits results in a fatal crash, 38% of the people killed are innocent bystanders.
It’s much worse in the USA where one person dies every day as a result of a police pursuit. Of those deaths, 1% are police, 55% suspects and 44% bystanders.
Most police procedures acknowledge the judgement of the officer at the scene to begin a pursuit.
However, continuation of the pursuit is then deferred to a senior officer at the station or headquarters.
They have to make a quick judgement based on the lethal risk to the community of the chase versus the lethal risk to the community of letting a serious offender escape.
This must be backed by information, not just mere suspicion.
Queensland Police figures show only about 3% of pursuits involved imminent threat to life or a suspect escaping after a homicide.
Police have a duty to not only prevent and control crime, but more importantly, they have a duty to protect the community and that includes from their own reckless behaviour and judgement.
TV chopper captures pursued rider performing stunts
Despite criticism from police unions, most pursuit policies around the world, including the USA, are becoming more restrictive.
In many jurisdictions, pursuits are only allowed if there is a serious risk to public safety or in relation to a major crime involving death or injury.
However, there is an issue about making these pursuit policies public. Some say they should be public to show transparency while others believe it would give criminals clues on how to evade police.
Those who support pursuits point out that the number of people evading police is rising as a result of more restrictive pursuit policies, despite higher penalties for evading police.
Making the issue more complex is the degree of the pursuit.
Should there be an upper speed limit for police? Should police be allowed to break other road rules in the pursuit?
There have been incidences of police driving at more than 200km/h in a pursuit and on the road side of a major highway.
Another issue is whether police should be criminally culpable in the instance of a death resulting from a pursuit.
To a degree, technologies such as CTV and number plate recognition cameras, negate the need for pursuits, anyway.
* What do you think about police pursuits? Leave your comments below.
Germany is banning fixed speed camera alerts provided on most GPS units and many mobile phone apps in a worrying trend that could be replicated in other countries.
In most Australian states, fixed speed cameras are sign posted, but safety nannies are always looking for new ways to clamp down on speeding and could start pushing for this German ban.
However, this ban will not just catch habitual speedsters, but also affect those who inadvertently drift over the speed limit.
And instead of motorists watching the traffic and relying on alerts to tell them of a fixed speed camera, it will lead to them monitoring their speedos and looking at the side off the road for cameras.
We are not sure how Germany expects to enforce their €75 (about $A125) fine as it would require police to pull over motorists to check their satnav devices and phone apps.
In some jurisdictions, that would require a search warrant.
It seems strange in a country that has some roads with unlimited speeds and many autobahns with very high posted speeds.
However, if you have ever ridden in the country you will know that the speed limits are enforced and local motorists comply.
On one occasion, I saw an overhead electric sign suddenly flash a warning of a coming storm and reduced the 130km/h speed limit to 80km/h. Immediately the traffic around me slammed on the brakes and settled at 80km/h.
Germany uses a lot of fixed speed cameras in tunnels and around the entries and exits of villages and have already banned the use of speed camera and radar detection systems as in Australia (except Western Australia).
No, this is not a press release about a day celebrating backpacks, but rather a brand new product from iXS. Confusing, we know.
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iXS Backpack Day
I’m packing my rucksack and taking … with me
One Day Tour
What could be better than a relaxing motorbike tour? Quickly also pack rain protection, a snack and swimming things in the rucksack and off you go! A rucksack is really practical for taking whatever items you need with you on your travels. There’s no need to install carriers and straps and no risk the motorbike will be scratched, while the rucksack will automatically come with you when you dismount.
The iXS Backpack Day was tailored especially to the requirements of motorbike riders. Selected materials, high-quality workmanship and a functional design make this rucksack stand out. Special attention was paid to comfortable carrying straps because comfort is definitely the most important thing on long tours in particular. Additional forces are created by the slip stream, which have an effect on the rucksack and the straps. The straps are shaped ergonomically, have soft padding and can be adjusted to a large number of positions. The chest and belly strap means that the iXS Backpack Day can be adjusted individually to optimally satisfy all requirements.
The rucksack is designed so flexibly that it always lies snugly and safely against the body – regardless of whether it contains a little or a lot. Various straps on the outside and a volume that can be extended by opening zips enable the user to adjust the rucksack to the relevant requirements and always wear it as compactly as possible. This makes it streamlined and it sits snugly and flat on your back. With its 20 litre storage capacity, the iXS Backpack Day provides sufficient space for the luggage required on a day trip. Two exterior pockets enable things you need more frequently to be stored so that they are easily and quickly accessible. The secret pocket on the rear protects valuables from pickpockets.
Thanks to the many all-round features, the iXS Backpack Day is an optimal companion for many other activities apart from motorbike riding, such as in your free time, on a bicycle ride etc. The sturdy fabric strap on the rear means the rucksack can be hung over the extendible handle of a suitcase, making it an ideal piece of hand luggage. In one way or another, the issue of luggage is solved with the iXS Backpack Day!
Recommended Retail Price: USA: US $ 59.-
Colour: black (003)
Size: Volume: 20 litres
Article N°: X92701
Backpack made of 420D polyamide
• Chest strap and waist belt
• Outer pocket with organizer
• 2 side mesh pockets
• Trolley-strap on the back side
• Volume: 20 litres
Shell: 420D polyamide, PU Coated