Gravel trap punch-ups; what’s the big deal?
If you were watching the Moto3 race from Qatar last weekend, you’ll have seen the crash between Jeremy Alcoba and John McPhee. But in case you haven’t, I’ll tell you what happened. Alcoba clipped the back of Darryn Binder’s bike, hit the deck and sent his bike flying into... Read more
Repsol Honda Marquez Statement
A statement just released by the Repsol Honda MotoGP team has just confirmed that the former champ has been cleared for a return to racing. This is what they’ve said… In the review carried out on Marc Marquez by the Hospital Ruber Internacional medical team, four months after surgery,... Read more
Bike racers vs Footballers; are they really that different?
We’ve all seen the viral videos of drama queen footballers falling over after a non-contact tackle. And they are quite often followed by a clip of a MotoGP rider high-siding into next week… and then casually dusting himself off before climbing back on the bike. I think we can... Read more
Trackday pace vs Race pace
There’s a big difference between being reasonably fast on a trackday and being ready to win races. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve heard people say, “that so-and-so on the R1 in the fast group should definitely be racing; he’d clean up!” or words to that... Read more
2021 MotoGP Qatar 2 | Rider Ratings
It was Fabio Quartararo who eventually took the victory in Doha but the race, for me, was all about rookie sensation Jorge Martin and the insane turbo-charged start from Miguel Oliveira. NOS anyone? Oh, and an absolute bonehead move from Jack Miller that got brushed under the carpet by... Read more
MotoGP Qatar Rd 2 Schedule
Did you see the first round of the 2021 MotoGP season? If you didn’t, it’s worth trying to find a way to watch it. For those of us that did, the action had us glued to our screens, on the edges of our seats, and all that cliché stuff.... Read more
Cheating in Bike Racing
You don’t always hear about it because it’s usually only discovered after the telly cameras have stopped rolling. But even now, there’s still plenty of cheating in bike racing. More often than not, it goes completely undetected, but every now and then the perps get caught red handed. But... Read more
MotoGP Qatar Schedule
After not the coldest, but probably the most miserable winter on record (well the most miserable winter in my lifetime anyway), we’ve finally got something to smile about. No, Bozza still hasn’t opened the pubs, but MotoGP is about to start. After a bit of a teaser a few... Read more
Marc Marquez to miss opening GP
The Repsol Honda HRC MotoGP team have just announced that Marc Marquez will be watching the first round of the 2021 MotoGP season from the side lines. Or, more likely, from home. The press release said he made the decision with his medical team, however I suspect they made... Read more
World’s sexiest race bike liveries
For years, I’ve been arguing with people about what looks good and what doesn’t. There are certain things I think we can all agree on; like the sight of a cold beer on a sunny day, next to a plate of cheeseburger and chips, which looks fairly orgasmic. Or,... Read more
Official MotoGP Test Results Friday
That’s it for the official preseason MotoGP test. And yesterday was a bit of a washout with only five bikes heading out on the track. The problem with building a race circuit in the desert is, as soon as the wind picks up, you’ve got a sand pit. As... Read more
Official MotoGP Test Results Thursday
Maverick Viñales has finally found a bit of form in the MotoGP test, spearheading a trio of Yamahas at the top of the time sheets. He’s closely followed by Franko Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo. After Millers super hot lap on Wednesday, Bagnaia was the fastest man on a Ducati.... Read more