Pedrosa confirmed for MotoGP wildcard
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing test rider and MotoGP leg-end Dani Pedrosa is coming back for more, three years after his last MotoGP appearance. The Grand Prix of Styria will be where the tiny Spaniard makes his MotoGP comeback aboard the KTM RC16; and it’s only fair really, since... Read more
Kawasaki return to Suzuka 8 Hours
If you’ve got a good memory, you’ll remember Kawasaki winning the 42nd Suzuka 8 Hours waaaaaaay back in 2019. They finished just 18 seconds in front of the Yamaha Factory Racing Team; who finished 48 seconds in front of Red Bull Honda. All after eight hours of racing. But... Read more
BSB Superbike vs Superstock | What’s the difference?
To the naked eye, and from a dozen or so paces away, a Superbike and a Superstock bike might look the same. But they’re not. If you’ve ever wondered what £30k will get you, compared to £100k+ in the BSB paddock, wonder no more as we ask, BSB Superbike... Read more
LCR Honda boss expects better results
In an interview this week, Lucio Checchinello, boss of LCR Honda MotoGP Team gave a no nonsense appraisal of his two riders Alex Marquez and Takaaki Nakagami, saying he expects better. Both riders have had a few top tens, including top six finishes, but neither have stuck it on... Read more
Home race advantage | Is it a myth?
Is there such a thing as a home race advantage? Or are MotoGP, WSBK and BSB riders all  professional enough to be just as fast wherever they go? Well, if you ask me, the stupendous performance by FS-3 Racing Kawasaki’s Rory Skinner at Knockhill at the weekend only goes... Read more
Who should stand-in for Morbidelli?
With no word on whether or not Franco Morbidelli will be fit enough for the Styria GP in a month’s time (8th August), social media is rumbling with debate on who should stand–in for Morbidelli, should he not be passed fit. The big-haired Italian underwent knee surgery after a... Read more
24 Hours of Teesside | Freetech Endurance
Forget about the Le Mans 24 hours, that’s yesterday’s news. The Freetech Endurance Championship is heading back to Teesside and this time it’s for 24 hours of racing. The inaugural 24 hours Freetech Endurance race will take place this weekend (3rd – 4th July 2021) with the race beginning... Read more
Classic Motorcycles | They really are special
As a kid, I didn’t get it. Why would anyone want to ride classic motorcycles when they can have a modern bike for the same money? Or often less! Modern bikes are faster, more reliable and better handling; it’s a no-brainer. But now I’m older and wiser (or, should... Read more
Warwick Uni and Norton Motorcycles go green
Despite the indefinite postponement of the TT Zero, students at the University of Warwick are ploughing on with their plans to build ‘Frontier’, an electric race bike, with help from Norton Motorcycles. The machine they’re working on is said to produce 160kW, equivalent to about 201bhp, and a tarmac-tearing... Read more
2021 MotoGP Assen | Rider Ratings
We fans of MotoGP were treated to another corker at Assen at the weekend. The fast flowing nature of the circuit was always going to play into the hands of the Yamaha’s, and it did. Well some of them. The factory boys both put it on the podium, but... Read more
Maverick Viñales to leave Factory Yamaha
After a Factory Yamaha one-two at Assen it’s just been announced that Maverick Viñales will be leaving the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team at the end of 2021. Viñales, who finished runner up behind his teammate Fabio Quartararo at the Dutch TT yesterday, is said to have requested his... Read more
Pedro Acosta; Future Legend
If you’ve won a motorcycle race at Grand Prix level, you’ve got something special. If you’ve won a world title, well that’s something seriously special. But every now and then, someone young upstart comes along that seems to have something else. Something extra special. These child prodigies have, in... Read more