44T + Isle of Man TT
44Teeth will be live and direct from the 2016 Isle of Man TT in an official capacity. After years of persuasion and exhausting every excuse ever created, I’ve finally committed to racing at the world’s biggest motorsport event. I’ll be parading racing a Suzuki SV650 in the Lightweight TT... Read more
How can Casey Stoner not race in 2016?
Probably because he’s got a family and a happier life in his native country, but that doesn’t stop the question being asked after Stoner ended the final day of MotoGP pre-season testing at Sepang 5th fastest, top Ducati on the timesheets, and 9th overall following three days in Malaysia... Read more
KTM + WP announce Moto2 Project
Months after its RC16 MotoGP weapon encountered public eyes, KTM has announced a joint venture between the orange factory and WP Performance Systems (both of whom are owned by Cross Industries AG) with an all-new Moto2 project that looks rather factory. Unless KTM has been surreptitiously working on a... Read more
Photo Spesh: Scott Redding’s Desmosedici
Coinciding with Pramac celebrating 15 years in the GP paddock after a brief soiree in Formula One, the newly dubbed Octo Pramac Yakhnich team unveiled their 2016 liveries and riders in Siena yesterday. The fundamentally Italian squad now has a blend of Russian after a partnership with Yakhnich was... Read more
SCOOP! Valentino Rossi – The Game
We’re in Italy at the Monza Rally. Why? Milestone – the makers of the Official MotoGP game – have announced a partnership with Valentino Rossi for 2016. Next year’s version will be ‘dressed in yellow,’ featuring all the usual championship gaming but dedicated to the nine-time world champion. With... Read more
Casey Stoner Returns To Ducati
Following the gossip epidemic during the final round of MotoGP at Valencia, Ducati Corse has finally announced that Casey Stoner will return to the Italian manufacturer as ‘brand ambassador and test rider.’ Despite the current HRC contact expiring at the end of 2015, Ducati has made the announcement on... Read more
MotoGP: Marquez quickest, Suzukis quick, Stoner quickie…
Another day and another fairly extensive (and expensive) crash-fest at Valencia to close the initial bout of MotoGP pre-season testing. Marc Marquez ended the test fastest, closely followed by Suzuki-powered Maverick Vinales, although times are obviously nothing to read into. For many of the riders, it was the first... Read more
2016 MotoGP Season kicks off
With the hangovers and morning-after remorse dispelled from Sunday’s end-of-season festivities, there was a lot to get through before 2016 pre-season testing kicked off at Valencia this morning: Bridgestone branding removed from leathers, bikes and garage hoarding, replaced with Michelin for the first time since 2008. And, for some,... Read more
KTM RC16 MotoGP Project is go
Just over a year since announcing its return to MotoGP, KTM has debuted the RC16 at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. And it looks blisteringly sexual in testing guise. Ridden by lucky bastard the factory’s test rider and ex-GP pilot, Alex Hoffman, the shakedown lasted three days and,... Read more
Valentino Rossi Broke My Heart, or something…
I didn’t watch the Malaysian MotoGP live. Instead, I enjoyed a weekend of debauchery with ten of my bestest mates at a secluded holiday house in Salcombe, Devon. You know, feverishly drinking and inhaling Mr Sheene under a duvet with whores and plenty of poker and japery. I was... Read more
Ducati TriOptions Cup Finale: Brands Hatch GP
I’m suffering with an almighty hangover of doom after getting absolutely bungalowed during the end-of-season festivities at Brands Hatch (mainly the Tsingtao tent and free beer), which utterly ruined me. You know, jumping in a wheelie bin with a few mates and rolling down Paddock Hill at 4am kind... Read more
Arm Pump: The Devil’s Work
Arm pump is the devil’s work, pure and simple. Any trackday regular or racer who has suffered this nasty, inexplicable ailment will comprehend the damage it can cause, whether it be spoiling a trackday session or utterly ruining a race weekend. I’m not going to lie: it’s bungled my... Read more