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Motorcycle Racing | A ruthless industry
We all know that racing motorcycles at a high level isn’t as easy as the top lads make it look. But for most, riding the bike is the easy bit. Because there’s a lot more stress involved in forging a career as a professional motorcycle racer than you might... Read more
I thought I was fast | I wasn’t…
If you surround yourself with short people, you’ll start believing your tall. If you surround yourself with ugly people, you’ll start believing you’re a looker. And if you surround yourself with slower riders, you’ll start believing you’re god’s gift to motorcycling. And I should know, because it happened to... Read more
Control tyres in motorsport, good or bad?
The use of control tyres in motorsport is nothing new. Neither is it peculiar to motorcycle racing. Pirelli are the sole tyre supplier in F1 as well as the World Rally Championship. And in bike racing, British and World Superbikes have used Pirelli (or Metzler; same thing) tyres for... Read more
Thruxton | The best circuit you can’t ride
This weekend, BSB are back at Thruxton, one of the best circuits in the world, and the fastest circuit on the BSB calendar. The Hampshire circuit is fast, flowing and mega grippy, but apart from seeing it on the telly, or watching it from the side-lines, you’ve probably never... Read more
BSB Superbike vs Superstock | What’s the difference?
To the naked eye, and from a dozen or so paces away, a Superbike and a Superstock bike might look the same. But they’re not. If you’ve ever wondered what £30k will get you, compared to £100k+ in the BSB paddock, wonder no more as we ask, BSB Superbike... Read more
Home race advantage | Is it a myth?
Is there such a thing as a home race advantage? Or are MotoGP, WSBK and BSB riders all  professional enough to be just as fast wherever they go? Well, if you ask me, the stupendous performance by FS-3 Racing Kawasaki’s Rory Skinner at Knockhill at the weekend only goes... Read more
BSB | Would I go back?
The return of the British Superbike Championship at the weekend got me all reminiscin’. I spent the thick end of ten years chasing the dream (or should I say chasing my tail) in that paddock but I sacked it off about five years ago when I decided ‘real’ road... Read more
Why BSB is the best series in the world
After what seems like a lifetime, BSB is finally back. The British Superbike Championship is, without doubt, the best domestic racing series in the world. And for five very good reasons. Here they are… The Riders You don’t need a massive ego to be a British Superbike Racer, but... Read more
Superstock bikes; more ‘super’ than ‘stock’
We all know that the superbikes on the World (and British) Superbike grids are a far-cry from their showroom-spec brethren. They’ve got tuned engines, beefed up chassis, prototype suspension and carbon fibre everything. And that’s just scratching the surface. But whilst it’s true that superstock bikes aren’t nearly as... Read more
Cheating in Bike Racing
You don’t always hear about it because it’s usually only discovered after the telly cameras have stopped rolling. But even now, there’s still plenty of cheating in bike racing. More often than not, it goes completely undetected, but every now and then the perps get caught red handed. But... Read more
World’s sexiest race bike liveries
For years, I’ve been arguing with people about what looks good and what doesn’t. There are certain things I think we can all agree on; like the sight of a cold beer on a sunny day, next to a plate of cheeseburger and chips, which looks fairly orgasmic. Or,... 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