Official MotoGP Test Results Friday
That’s it for the official preseason MotoGP test. And yesterday was a bit of a washout with only five bikes heading out on the track. The problem with building a race circuit in the desert is, as soon as the wind picks up, you’ve got a sand pit. As... Read more
Official MotoGP Test Results Thursday
Maverick Viñales has finally found a bit of form in the MotoGP test, spearheading a trio of Yamahas at the top of the time sheets. He’s closely followed by Franko Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo. After Millers super hot lap on Wednesday, Bagnaia was the fastest man on a Ducati.... Read more
Racing after COVID-19; what will it look like?
For the last 12 months, this coronavirus has refused to loosen its vice-like grip on the world’s population, surpassing worst-case scenario after worst-case scenario. As the death toll rises and PPE-deprived health services struggle to cope with the influx, we aim to answer the question on everyone’s lips; racing after COVID-19, what will it... Read more
Official MotoGP Test Results – Wednesday
Day one of the second preseason MotoGP test has come to an end with Ducati Lenovo Team’s Jack Miller topping the timesheets, beating Marc Marquez’s 2019 lap record by 2 tenths of a second. Factory Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo was also under MM93’s ’19 pace, just 0.080 seconds behind... Read more
Baron von Grumble finally goes racing with CFMOTO
Yep, that’s right, Perkins is going racing. This exclusive announcement comes following the news that the No Limits Racing twins Championship will be sponsored by CFMOTO in 2021. The Chinese bike manufacturer, CFMOTO, are the biggest shareholder in the Chinese motorcycle market (19%), the biggest motorcycle market in the... Read more
New rules for Superstock “1000+”
It’s just been announced that there will be another little shake-up in the BSB class regulations. The Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship will drop ‘1000’ from its name allowing, the option for MCRCB to accept bikes of bigger capacity. Euro5 emissions rules have a lot to do with this.... Read more
Preseason crash fest; is it worth the risk?
It’s usually about this time of year that some race team or another issues a press release about their star racer spannering themselves on a motocross bike. Although you’ve quite often got to read between the lines to figure out exactly what went on. They’ll usually refer to it... Read more
Official MotoGP Test Results
After a long off season the MotoGP boys are finally back in town. Well, in Qatar. A fortnight before the first round of the championship an official MotoGP test was held in the Doha desert. Everyone but 2020 absentee Marc Marquez was there. Speculation’s still rife as to whether... Read more
Nature or Nurture? Is being a ‘Top Racer’ really in their blood?
It doesn’t matter if it’s British Superbikes, World Superbikes, MotoGP or any other major race series, for a lot of top riders it really is a family affair. Plenty are either following in the footsteps of their fathers or racing alongside their brothers. Kenny Roberts, Ron Haslam, Wayne Gardner,... Read more
Top 5: Ways to go bike racing for kids
Have you got a son, daughter or child of non-specific gender? Are you looking for a way to get them into bike racing? If so, first of all, have you really thought it through? Because chances are, they’re not going to become MotoGP champion and pay you back all... Read more
Is Marc Marquez special?
He’s not even 30 and he’s already one of the most successful motorcycle racers of all time. After a meteoric rise through the ranks of motorcycle grand prix racing, he made his debut in MotoGP in 2013, and with the exception of 2015 and 2020, has been pretty bloody... Read more
Top 5: Most bonkers bike races in the world
Bike racing’s great isn’t it? Whether you’re the one helmeted up and sat on the grid or watching it from the comfort of your favourite arm chair, there aren’t many things that beat it. And whilst BSB, WSBK, MotoGP and the like all definitely put the lead in my... Read more