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The 1989 German Grand Prix, otherwise officially known as the LI Mobil 1 Großer Preis von Deutschland, was the ninth round of the 1989 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg, West Germany, on the 30 July 1989. The race would see Ayrton Senna lead home a dominant one-two for McLaren-Honda, after a late gearbox issue for teammate Alain Prost handed him victory.

Race results:

1 Ayrton Senna, McLaren-Honda
2 Alain Prost, McLaren-Honda
3 Nigel Mansell, Ferrari
4 Riccardo Patrese, Williams-Renault
5 Nelson Piquet, Lotus-Judd
6 Derek Warwick, Arrows-Ford

Photo credit: unfortunately I don´t know who took these great-light-and-colour photos on that sunny day at Hockenheimring in 89 but all credit to the person behind the camera.

Marco Melandri will retire from racing at the end of the 2019 SBK season.
With 1 World Championship in 2002 in 250cc class, 22 victories and 62 podiums in MotoGP, and 22 victories and 75 podiums in SBK (for now) he will be truly missed in the world of motorsport. I still remember one of his sentences which I’ve always though as perfect for bike racing: “The only enemy is the asphalt”. I wish this guy all the best for him and his family.

Nicky Hayden, the champion wheelying, 2nd November 2007, 2007 Valencian Community MotoGP, the last round of the 2007 season

It was the first year of just 800cc MotoGP, it was the year of the too small “Pedrosa Honda”, Nicky couldn’t make the tires work, but it didn’t stop him enjoying himself.

Lauda Air 1974, 1975, 1976

Go Jorge Lorenzo 2019! Deffo his best helmet design yet.

Go Jorge Lorenzo 2019! Deffo his best helmet design yet.

1994 pre-season test at Imola (7th-11th March 1994), entering the Tamburello corner in a spectacular way

Ayrton Senna, Williams FW16, Renault RS6 3.5 V10 (830 hp), Rothmans Williams team

Photo by Angelo Orsi, a photographer and a friend of Senna. Ayrton was killed in this corner while leading the San Marino Grand Prix less than two months later.

1994 pre-season test at Imola (7th-11th March 1994), entering the Tamburello corner in a spectacular way

Ayrton Senna, Williams FW16, Renault RS6 3.5 V10 (830 hp), Rothmans Williams team

Photo by Angelo Orsi, a photographer and a friend of Senna. Ayrton was killed in this corner while leading the San Marino Grand Prix less than two months later.

Nΐcky Hayden #69, July 30 1981 – May 22 2017

1999 AMA Supersport Champion

2002 AMA Superbike Champion (youngest ever)

2002 Daytona 200 Winner

2006 MotoGP World Champion

Nΐcky Hayden #69, July 30 1981 – May 22 2017

1999 AMA Supersport Champion

2002 AMA Superbike Champion (youngest ever)

2002 Daytona 200 Winner

2006 MotoGP World Champion