Top five British bike racers in the world today
Throughout history, Great Britain has had some ‘great’ British bike racers. Barry Sheene, Ron Haslam, Carl Fogarty, to name but a few. And although the popularity of motorcycle racing here in Blighty is minuscule compared to the likes of Italy, Spain, and other such nations, we have still managed... Read more
Oi, keyboard warrior; get in the sea
Just this morning I was sat on the porcelain throne, smartphone in hand waiting for the splashes and mindlessly scrolling through the endless reel of guff on Facebook when I came across a post that stood out as being even more idiotic than the rest. My keyboard warrior detector... Read more
2021 MotoGP Jerez | Rider Ratings
Jerez looked as though it was, once again, going to be the Fabio show; the Frenchman with the Italian sounding name built a commanding lead and pretty much dominated the race until half way through when the poor kid got arm pump and couldn’t hold on any more. That... Read more
MotoGP Jerez Rd 4 Schedule
The 2021 MotoGP season’s got off to a banging start. Especially if you’re Yamaha, who’ve won three out of three GPs so far this year; with Maverick winning the opening round and Fabio following that up with a brace of wins for himself. But it’s a long season and... Read more
Why I’ve never won anything
When I was growing up racing bikes, there were times people asked me why I bothered with it. I mean, I’ve never won anything, so I can’t have been that good at it, can I? And the money, time and effort that get’s ploughed into bike racing, whatever level... Read more
Triumph is up to something. And it can only be a good thing…
Yesterday, we received a press release. Nothing new there, as we do everyday, but this one was an intriguing press release. It concerned an old colleague of mine, Jeremy Appleton, who used to be the face of media at Alpinestars and a consummate professional to boot. Triumph announced Jerry... Read more
2021 MotoGP Portimão | Rider Ratings
Quartararo’s only gone and done it again, hasn’t he? His second MotoGP win on the bounce has made it a hat-trick of wins for Yamaha; the first time the boys in blue have won the three opening races since 2010. But, as ever, MotoGP was about more than just... Read more
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