Why I Started Road Racing
After a long an arduous career trying to be the next big thing in the motorcycle road racing scene, going from one BSB round to the next, with one team after the next, on one bike after the next, I finally realised I probably didn’t have what it takes... Read more
Aftermarket parts to be made illegal, says Department for Transport
As part of the Department for Transport’s ‘Future of Transport’ review, there has been proposals to ban any kind of ‘tampering’ with ‘a system, part or component, of a vehicle intended or adapted to be used on a road.’ In short, the government want to stop us modifying our... Read more
A big step for baby (Darryn) Binder
Yesterday afternoon, Yamaha announced that South African Moto3 star, and little brother of Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Darryn Binder, will be racing a Yamaha MotoGP bike in 2022. He’ll be partnering Andrea Dovizioso in the rebranded RNF MotoGP Team, Yamaha’s satellite squad. Had Darryn spent the... Read more
Ducati to supply bikes for MotoE in 2023
It’s just been announced that Ducati have signed an agreement with Dorna Sports, the organisers of the MotoGP World Championship, to supply bikes for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup. But not for a year or so.  Starting in 2023, Ducati will be the ‘sole supplier of motorcycles for... Read more
Motocross dads and pushy parents
At the weekend, I went out for a ride on my motocross bike. I wasn’t racing, I was just at the practice track with a few friends. Whilst I enjoyed my day for the most part, I found myself getting more and more irritated by the bloke parked three... Read more
One bike for the rest of your life…
I was caught off guard the other day when someone asked me, “if you could only have one bike for the rest of your life, what would it be?” That is of course one of the hardest questions known to man, up there with centuries old conundra like “What... Read more
Motorcycle Racing | A ruthless industry
We all know that racing motorcycles at a high level isn’t as easy as the top lads make it look. But for most, riding the bike is the easy bit. Because there’s a lot more stress involved in forging a career as a professional motorcycle racer than you might... Read more
Retro Kawasaki | Back to the future
If you watched WSBK from Argentina at the weekend, you’ll have seen Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes on some fairly retro looking ZX-10RRs. If you didn’t see WSBK at the weekend, you still might have seen pictures of their bikes floating around social media. But it wasn’t just a... Read more
How to become a World Champion
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? If I could go back and do things differently with what I know now, I would. And if I could, I might stand a slightly better chance of realising my dream of being a motorcycling world champion. Because I made plenty of... Read more
How to give motorcyclists a bad name
Some people can’t help turn their snobby little noses up at motorcyclists. It’s usually people that don’t have a life of their own and can’t bear to see anyone else having one. I’m not too worried about those people, and neither should you be, because nobody really cares what... Read more
Showing off and paying the price
How many times have you been mid-stunt and thought to yourself “this is going to end badly”? I asked that question to a group of friends the other day, and they all gave me the same answer. They said “never,” and looked at me with a puzzled expression. So... Read more
ATA Carnet | Ram it
Since Brexit, traveling abroad with anything in a van is a bit of a pain in the arse. Obviously, that’s been multiplied by the pandemic, but the less said about that the better. I’m talking about the ATA carnet. I’ve been lucky enough to get over to ‘the continent’... Read more