Permission to Torque
“The bolt of lightning is a traditional symbol of sudden illumination and the destruction of ignorance” Permission to Torque is a community-driven organisation within the automotive sector that has been created simply to show people it’s good to talk about mental health. Through our various communities we will display... Read more
Josh Brookes to Replace Dunlop on the PBM Ducati
It’s just been revealed that the two-time BSB champion Josh Brookes will ride the Ducati Panigale, originally earmarked for Michael Dunlop, at the North West 200 in a few weeks’ time. When Michael Dunlop dramatically announced that he wouldn’t be racing the Paul Bird Motorsport Ducati Panigale at the... Read more
MotoGP Portimão 2022 Rider Ratings
After a ton of wet practice and iffy conditions in qualifying, the Portuguese Grand Prix got underway in reasonably good conditions; it wasn’t as sunny as it’s supposed to be in the Algarve, but it was dry. Thanks to Jack Miller wiping Joan Mir out in a over-ambitious out-braking... Read more
Michael Dunlop will NOT be riding the PBM Ducati at the TT
Last night, at the TT launch event in Ramsey on the Isle of Man, 19-time TT winner Michael Dunlop, sensationally revealed that he would not be racing the PMB Ducati at this year’s TT races. During an on-stage interview with Steve Plater, Dunlop who was notably not dressed in... Read more
Knee down | What’s it all about?
For the past 30 or 40 years, there hasn’t been many things that are as cool as getting your knee down on a motorbike. That’s what the racers do, so if you do it, you must be fast, right? Whilst that’s not necessarily the case, still to this day,... Read more
Wayne Rainey joined by Schwantz, Doohan and Roberts for YZR500 reunion at Goodwood
When we reported the sensational news that Wayne Rainey is heading to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year (2022), to be reunited with his championship winning Yamaha GP bike 29 years after he last rode it, it would appear that Kevin Schwantz, Mick Doohan and Kenny Roberts all... Read more
Two’s up | Rider and Pillion Racing
We live in a world where anything is possible, particularly when it comes to motorsport. If you want to race your car, your bike or your lawnmower, you never have to go far to do it. It really is a brilliant time to be alive. And it’s not just... Read more
Will Hickman have to sit out the NW200 Supersport races?
Peter Hickman is facing a bit of a dilemma when it comes to the NW200 Supersport races, due to be held next month. His ‘Supersport’ machine, Trooper Beer Triumph 765, although eligible in BSB Supersport EVO, and at the Isle of Man TT in the ‘Next Generation’ Supersport class,... Read more
HRC best ever WSBK season opener at Aragon.
Either HRC’s (Honda Racing Corporation) new Fireblade is better than it’s ever been, or they’ve got some really special riders in the shape of Iker Lecuona and Xavi Vierge. Or both. Because never have Team HRC started a WSBK season so well. And that’s with a pair of riders... Read more
MotoGP COTA 2022 | Rider Ratings
It looked as though it was going to be a Ducati lockout after the Italian manufacturer bagged the top five grid slots in qualifying, and then proceeded to have their riders run away with the race. That was until a couple of pesky Suzuki riders spoiled the party. It... Read more
TT+ is live and you can subscribe for free
It’s been a long time coming, but the Isle of Man TT now has its own channel, where you can watch hours and hours of action from yesteryear, as well as coverage from this years event live, for the first time ever. The new channel, which has been talked... Read more
Who’s going to win WSBK in 2022?
It’s but a few days until the first round of the 2022 World Superbike Championship kicks off at Aragon in Spain (it’s this weekend, 8 – 10 April, in case you didn’t know), and for the first time in longer than any of us can remember (since 2010, actually)... Read more