Marc Marquez better and back on a bike
Fans of Marc Marquez will be pleased to know his latest ailment seems to be on the mend. His diagnosis of diplopia (double vision, in English) has been confirmed, by ophthalmologist Dr Sanchez Dalmau, to be making a clear improvement. Thanks to this favourable prognosis the doctors, as well... Read more
Sam Sunderland wins Dakar on a GASGAS
After twelve long stages and over 38 hours of competitive racing, Sam Sunderland from Poole in England, has just won his second Dakar Rally, this time on a GASGAS. The Brit, on his KTM Rally Replica-derived GASGAS only actually won one stage (stage 8) but his overall victory just... Read more
Government cancel Smart Motorway rollout
After billions of pounds of our hard earned taxes have been spent, the government have decided that there isn’t enough evidence to suggest smart motorways are as safe as they first thought, so they’re canning the rollout of any new smart motorway schemes for five years. The plan is... Read more
MCE Insurance Company cancel all bike policies
When MCE Insurance Company Ltd was placed under administration on the 19th November 2021, they told their customers that all insurance policies underwritten by them will remain in place until their renewal date. Now it turns out they won’t, and all of their existing motorcycle insurance policies will be... Read more
Triumph officially back in WSBK paddock in 2022
After scoring seventh and eighth in the British Supersport Championship with Kyle Smith and Brandon Paasch respectively, Dynavolt Triumph are stepping up to the big leagues, the World Supersport Championship, for 2022. That’s right, the news has just come through that the Simon Buckmaster run team will be running... Read more
North West 200 dates officially announced
We’ve just had conformation that the North West 200 Road Races will take place this year (2022) on the 8th-14th May. The news comes after two years of the event being cancelled thanks to the dreaded C word. I’m talking about the Covid, not that four-letter one that you... Read more
Watch Danilo Petrucci in tearful interview after winning first ever Dakar stage.
Yesterday, Danilo Petrucci became the first person ever in the history of the world to win both a MotoGP race and a Dakar Rally stage. And he did it in his first ever attempt at the Dakar Rally. And he didn’t just win by fluke, either. He didn’t just... Read more
Petrucci wins stage five at the Dakar Rally
When the news came out that Danilo Petrucci was leaving the MotoGP paddock, I expected to hear shortly afterwards that the two-time MotoGP race winner (Mugello 2019, Le Mans 2020) had signed for a WSBK team. But that news never came. Instead, we heard of his plans to compete... Read more
Why we’re not at Dakar ’22…
The eagle-eyed amongst you would have spotted we’re not in Saudi Arabia, lining up for Dakar ’22. Things were looking grand until October – entries accepted, Mick Extance Dakar Academy plans in place, training camps booked – but then the organisers told us we couldn’t enter the Malle Moto... Read more
The most expensive Japanese motorcycle.
The world record for the most expensive Japanese motorcycle ever auctioned has just been broken. Can you guess what it was? Well, you’ve probably worked it out from the picture. Yes, it was a 2016, never-ridden, Honda RC213V-S. And it sold for a eye-watering £182,500. When I say pristine... Read more
Marc Marquez’s latest medical condition
He might be one of the best motorcycle racers the world has ever seen, but years of ‘getting it wrong’ has taken its toll on the 28 year old. I can only imagine the heft of the poor lad’s medical records. And as if Marc Marquez’s medical file wasn’t... Read more
Ducati MotoE prototype takes to the track
A couple of months ago (in October 2021), Dorna announced that Ducati would be the sole supplier of motorcycles to the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup; the electric class of the MotoGP World Championship; starting from 2023. And in preparation, Michele Pirro’s been spinning some laps at Misano, putting... Read more