Alvaro Bautista back to Ducati
When Honda officially announced that they were saying goodbye to Alvaro Bautista, after two years of service, I had a feeling there’d be an announcement from the Aruba.it Racing Ducati Team very soon. And there was. Ducati’s press release, which landed in the 44teeth.com inbox 18 minutes after Honda’s,... Read more
All the gear and no idea
Some people have got all the gear and no idea haven’t they? You might be at a motocross track, a bike café or a trackday… there’s always one. You can usually spot them a mile off. They’ll have a gleaming set of un-scuffed leathers (usually colour-coordinated to their bike)... Read more
Motorsport in the UK | The MSV Monopoly
If you’ve had any type of involvement with motorsport in the UK in the past 20 years you’ll know of Motorsport Vision (MSV). Not only do they own and operate most of the big race circuits in the country (Cadwell Park, Oulton Park, Donnington Park, Bedford Autodrome, Snetterton and... Read more
The Viñales Yamaha Saga Continues
When Maverick Viñales signed for Aprilia just after the Assen round of MotoGP this year, he and Yamaha promised us they would continue with their partnership until the end of the season. They’ve now changed their minds. Maverick Viñales and Yamaha have terminated their relationship, with immediate effect. The... Read more
Scott Redding BMW bound for 2022
It’s just been announced that Scott Redding will be heading to the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team for 2022. The news comes after an impressive performance at the new circuit of Most where the tattooed Ducati pilot managed three podium finishes, including a win. He’ll be teammate to the Dutch... Read more
Investment motorcycles and their values
If you’ve seen the inaugural 44 Teeth ‘Retro Rides’ video, featuring a Honda SP-2 and an Aprilia RSV Mille R, you might remember Jase and Sue discussing investment motorcycles and disagreeing over whether or not certain bikes reach a point in their life, from which time their value only... Read more
Spa Weekend | The 6 Heures Motos
Spa-Francorchamps is one of those iconic motor racing venues, and I’ve wanted to ride a motorcycle there all my life. And last week, not only did I get the chance to ride there, I got the chance to race there! I couldn’t believe my luck. The phone call came... Read more
Shitterton to Twatt: 1,800 miles on a moped…
Have you ever thought of riding from Shitterton to Twatt? We have. It’s roughly 800 miles and you’ll have to ride back again. But have you ever contemplated riding from Shitterton to Twatt on a 49cc moped, and stopping off at some of the UK’s funniest-named places? We haven’t.... Read more
2021 MotoGP Austria Rider Ratings
If you didn’t have time to watch yesterday’s MotoGP race, find time. It was one of the most exciting, unpredictable races I think I’ve ever seen. For some years now MotoGP have been running flag-to-flag rules, meaning if it rains during the race, you’ve got to pit, swap bikes... Read more
Maverick Viñales Signs for Aprilia
This is news that’ll come as no surprise to anyone that’s been following the ‘Maverick Viñales show’ in 2021. The rumours have been circulating for long enough, and now they’ve been confirmed; the former 125cc and Moto3 World Champ will be racing for Aprilia in 2022. He’ll be joining... Read more
Always have a helmet at hand
I’m writing this as I bounce along in the passenger seat of a Mercedes Atego truck on my way to Spa Francorchamps. I’m heading down with a couple of mates to race my trusty old ZX-10R in a 6 hour endurance race. Five days ago, I didn’t even know... Read more
Naughty Maverick Viñales Suspended
Yamaha have just released a statement announcing their factory rider Maverick Viñales has been suspended and won’t be racing at the next round of the 2021 MotoGP Championship. Why? Because he’s been a very naughty boy. The news comes a month or so after the Monster Energy Yamaha rider... Read more