The International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) has released an updated list of motorcycles homologated for the 2013 Superbike, Supersport, and Superstock racing season. Notable additions include the new BMW S1000RR HP4, the MV Agusta F3 and the Superbike-spec Ducati 1199 Panigale R. To qualify a production-based racebike for FIM homologations, manufacturers have to meet certain production […]
Recreate Rossi’s Corkscrew Pass on Stoner at Laguna Seca with Paper
Valentino Rossi‘s career is full of many incredible moments but few are as indelible as the move he made to pass Casey Stoner on the 23rd lap of the 2008 U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. The controversial cut through the famous Corkscrew was arguably the most dramatic moment of the 2008 MotoGP season (and ironically, recreated this year, with Marc Marquez turning the tables on Rossi).
Yamaha‘s Paper Crafts team recently recreated the moment with a new diorama model, depicting Rossi cutting across the corkscrew on his M1. The project was created by designer Nobutaka Mukouyama and took about a year to produce. The model is the first full diorama scene and at 47.2 inches wide, 17.6 inches tall and 19.5 inches deep, the largest project ever produced by the Paper Crafts team. The only thing spoiling the scene is the absence of Stoner on his Ducati Desmosedici.
Full instructions and printable templates are available for download free on Yamaha’s website so anyone can make their own diorama with 48 sheets of size A4 paper.