The Finest Botty In WorldSBK?
Of course Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri haven’t launched an LP, although the album cover pic above could suggest otherwise. No, today was the turn of the Aruba.it Racing Team to unveil its 2017 colours and rider line-up in front of media, sponsors, industry bigwigs and fans worldwide. In... Read more
2017 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Unveiled
As if the stealthy testing colours of Nicky Hayden and Steffi Bradl’s 2017 Fireblade SP2 weren’t sexy enough, the Ten Kate team has just unveiled its racing stripes for this season at Red Bull’s Hangar-7 facility in Salzburg. Why? Because the Austrian energy drink giants have become title sponsors... Read more
LIVE: 2017 Ducati Team MotoGP Presentation
In a season of MotoGP musical chairs, 2017 is already shaping up nicely. Jorge Lorenzo’s move to Ducati alongside Dovi is an obvious focal point, and today we’ll get to see J-Lo in Ducati colours for the first time. The Bologna factory squad is live streaming its official unveiling... Read more
2017 Isle of Man TT is already awesome…
You’ve gotta love Wednesdays: the midweek hump day that provides unconditional dubplate news, strategically published under embargo in the UK’s largest journal. We had not one, but two announcements yesterday. To everyone’s amazement, northern tea drinker, Guy Martin is making a racing comeback alongside John McGuinness in the official... Read more
British Motorsport ‘Could End’ Due To EU Ruling
Vnuk. A seemingly innocent four-letter acronym. It’s not. This one is basted in doom and misery, and it’s not even an FLA. This week, the government issued a document for public consultation with an option to implement the European Court’s decision involving the ‘Vnuk judgment.’ The Vnuk judgment imposes... Read more
Photo Spesh: Viñales triggers beast mode at Valencia Test
Happy New Year! 2017 starts now, well, it started on Tuesday in Valencia and the happiest man leaving the test must have been Maverick Viñales. Fastest on both days and the only man to dip into the 1m29s, Yamaha’s new factory pilot looked comfortable from the outset and the... Read more
Brad Binder: “Racing bikes, you get more pussy than anyone”
MotoGP is brewing nicely in 2016: new race winners, records being smashed left, right and centre, entertainment throughout all classes and a genuine British resurgence. But Moto3, once again, provided the closest, most enthralling fairing-bashing at Silverstone and factory KTM pilot, Brad Binder claimed his fourth victory of the... Read more
Panigale Highside
As some already know, I’m not racing at Brands Hatch this weekend due to personal reasons (intensive care, kids, and shit). However, that hasn’t halted the P&H Motorcycles/Carl Cox Motorsport team providing high-class entertainment in the Ducati TriOptions Cup, with my team-mate, Leon Morris launching a naughty highside while... Read more
2016 Ducati TriOptions Cup Rd1: Silverstone
Racing, oh how I’ve missed you. Those long, derelict winter months have whizzed by and we could have done with a few extra weeks until the first 2016 British Superbike round at Silverstone. A hectic pre-season schedule involving zero pre-season testing (and budget) isn’t an ideal scenario, but that’s... Read more
10 things we’ve learned after Qatar GP
As you may well have clocked from social media activities, we were at Losail circuit in Qatar for MotoGP’s season opener. The principal reason for the jaunt was building investigation work for FIFA the launch of ‘Valentino Rossi – The Game,’ although the main event was obviously some intense... Read more
Photo Spesh: Qatar Test
Wings, winglets, aero nodules: call them what you will. Every Tom, Dick and Harry has been testing them under the floodlights at Losail, but it was the wing-less Suzuki of Maverick Vinales who ended the second day fastest. Many attempted race simulations for the first time this ‘season’ despite... Read more
Lougher to race Suter MMX500 at Isle of Man TT
As if 44Teeth ‘working’, possibly the first ever 133mph lap, and the onslaught of other reasons weren’t enough to attend the 2016 Isle of Man TT, here’s another: Suter Racing has announced that Ian Lougher will pilot the MMX500 two-stroke schlag in the RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior races,... Read more