WSBK Official Test Results | Catalunya
Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with Brixx) has started as he means to go on this year, topping the time sheets at the latest official WSBK test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, almost half a second faster than fierce rival Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), who only managed fourth fastest.... Read more
2022 Isle of Man TT start numbers announced
Start numbers for the 2022 Isle of Man TT have just been announced for the Superbike and Senior TT races (and they’ll probably be the same for the Superstock race). Leading the boys off will be the familiar sight of 23-time TT winner John McGuiness on a Honda, who’ll... Read more
Who’s going to win BSB in 2022?
As the green flag waves on the first official test of the 2022 British Superbike season, I thought I ought to have a stab at who I think’s going to end the year on top; if only so, come October, I can look back at my predictions and see... Read more
Be part of the Isle of Man TT.
If you want to be part of the Isle of Man TT Races this year, you’re in luck, because registrations to be part of the marshalling team for the 2022 event have just opened. And thanks to the new Safety Management System implemented by the TT organisers after the... Read more
The biggest crash I’ve ever seen, and why it happened.
I’ve seen some whopping crashes in my time, but MM93’s monster 100mph highside in yesterday’s MotoGP warmup session might have been the biggest crash I have ever seen. And it came after a bit of a run of crashes. I’m not talking about his run of crashes spanning the... Read more
MotoGP Indonesia 2022 | Rider Ratings
As per last year’s WSBK race at the new Pertamina Mandalika Street Circuit in Indonesia, yesterday’s MotoGP race was delayed, delayed and delayed again, thanks to biblical levels of rainfall. I suppose that’s what happens when you build a race track next to a rain forest. Anyway, a shortened... Read more
2022 Ulster GP Cancelled… Again
It’s another sad day for road racing, as we learn that the International Ulster GP has been cancelled. No, it’s nothing to do with the pandemic, it’s all about cash. Again. The Revival Racing Club (the team trying to revive the Ulster GP after it was cancelled and halted... Read more
The difference between dangerous riding and a committed overtake.
When you’re racing a motorbike the plan is to get in front of as many people as you can. That’s the same whatever level you’re racing at. In fact the plan is to get in front of them all, if possible. But is the plan to get in front... Read more
MotoGP Qatar 2022 | Rider Ratings
The 2022 MotoGP season kicked off at Qatar yesterday, and it kicked off in style. I don’t think there is a MotoGP fan in the world that could have predicted the outcome. World Champions struggling to get in the top ten, season favourites wiping each other out, and a... Read more
Tom Sykes confirmed as BSB rider for 2022
After months of rumour and intrigue, it’s finally been confirmed that Tom Sykes, former World Superbike Champion, will be returning to BSB, to race a Ducati for Paul Bird Motorsport. When we learnt that Leon Haslam was leaving WSBK behind and heading back to BSB, I thought there was... Read more
MotoGP Qatar ’22 | Schedule
The worst of winter has passed and there’s a little bit of daylight outside office hours, but the best thing about the fact that it’s nearly spring, is that MotoGP is, once again, upon us. We’ve all got our predictions about who’s going be at the front, which bikes... Read more
How fit do you need to be to race a motorbike?
Some people will tell you that only the most athletic amongst us can be successful motorcycle racers. But I don’t think that’s necessarily true. For a start, it completely depends how you measure ‘success’. Do you have to be MotoGP Champion to be considered successful? Or is a plastic... Read more