Top 5: Free MotoGP documentaries
In the bleak midwinter, when frosty winds doth blow, all the racing’s stopped on telly and Boris has closed the pubs down for the umpteenth time since the C word befouled each and every one of our lives, you’re probably bored shitless. And even if we are allowed to... Read more
Camier to manage HRC World Superbike team.
Can you remember when Leon Camier ran away with the British Superbike Championship on his blue and white Airwaves Yamaha. It doesn’t seem like yesterday, does it? Well that’s because it wasn’t yesterday, it was over 11 years ago. And it was 11 years ago that the lanky Kentish... Read more
Honda announce 2021 BSB rider line-up
The Honda Superbike Challenge Program is Honda Motor Company’s latest venture, which aims to give national level racers the leg up they need to take the next steps in their careers. It’s just been announced that, as part of this program, 22 year old Japanese rider, Ryo Mizuno, has... Read more
Broken bones and bankruptcy: is bike racing worth it?
Over the years, I’ve been admitted to hospital more times than I can remember, and every single time it’s been after an incident involving a motorbike. I soon learnt that injuries are the true cost of bike racing. Bones-wise, I’m running out of things to break; I’ve done both... Read more
MotoGP: Statement from Silverstone
Well, race day didn’t go to plan did it? My goolies have only just dried out after a day of waiting around for track action in consistent rain. Regardless of that rain, we should have witnessed a MotoGP race today, but Silverstone’s new surface dictated otherwise. The good news,... Read more
Panigale V4 makes BSB debut at Thruxton
Riders Motorcycles’ Martin Jessopp gave the Ducati Panigale V4 its British Superbike debut at Thruxton over the weekend – albeit during a gap in racing when sponsors’ pillion rides take place (and there must have been a serious love sesh with Race Director, Stuart Higgs as this sort of... Read more
MV Agusta Unveils Moto2 Weapon
After a 42-year hiatus from Grand Prix racing, MV Agusta has finally unveiled its all-new Moto2 challenger for the 2019 season – and it looks very naughty indeed. The Varese factory has chosen Forward Racing as its squad, although pilots for next year have yet to be confirmed. Of... Read more
2018 Ducati MotoGP Gallery
With the usual Ducati cinematic soundtrack resonating in the background, Claudio Domenicali hosted Ducati’s 2018 MotoGP presentation at the firm’s auditorium in Bologna along with a lovely brunette lady in a fresh black number. Gigi Dall’Igna and his marvellous monobrow then took to the stage to talk briefly about... Read more
Triumph confirmed as Moto2 engine supplier
In this year’s worst kept secret, Triumph has finally been confirmed as Moto2 engine supplier from the 2019 season onwards after signing a deal with Dorna. The Hinckley factory will provide a ‘dedicated race-tuned’ 765cc triple motor based on the all-new Street Triple, with obvious upgrades for competition use... Read more
The heat of the moment…
I hope many of you watched or have caught up with World Superbikes from Assen last weekend. Not only is The Cathedral of Speed one of the finest circuits on the calendar to ride, it provides plenty of close racing and unconditional on-track action thanks to its fast and... Read more
Michael Dunlop to race 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000
Michael Dunlop will race a 2017 GSX-R1000 with Bennetts Suzuki (the Hawk Racing squad that he’s been working with for the past few years) at the North West 200, Isle of Man TT, Southern 100 and Ulster. It’s also been confirmed that the current TT lap record holder will... Read more
Gallery: 2017 Red Bull KTM RC16
Sometimes all you need is a gallery of images to remedy another torrid Monday, so how about KTM’s 2017 RC16 shot by the insanely talented Sebas Romero? Launched today, just down the road from its factory in Mattighofen, KTM unveiled 2017’s colours and already look set to win this... Read more