A big step for baby (Darryn) Binder
Yesterday afternoon, Yamaha announced that South African Moto3 star, and little brother of Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Darryn Binder, will be racing a Yamaha MotoGP bike in 2022. He’ll be partnering Andrea Dovizioso in the rebranded RNF MotoGP Team, Yamaha’s satellite squad. Had Darryn spent the... Read more
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
2021 MotoGP of the Americas | Rider Ratings
The Circuit of the Americas (COTA) was home to the 15th round of the 2021 MotoGP Championship, and was absolutely annihilated by the returning King of Cota, Marc Marquez. One of the most physically demanding circuits on the calenda, Cota always separates the men from the boys. And yesterday’s... Read more
Dovizioso back in MotoGP this weekend
The season-long game of musical chairs continues in Yamaha’s MotoGP camp with the news that Andrea Dovizioso will replace Franco Morbidelli in the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team, as Morbidelli’s been promoted to the Factory squad, the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team, with immediate effect. And it’s the San... Read more
2021 MotoGP Aragon Rider Ratings
In 2021, MotoGP is the gift that keeps on giving. Another new winner in the shape of Pecco Bagnaia makes it six different nationalities to win a MotoGP race in 2021; that’s the most since the year 2000. If you’re wondering, that’s Portuguese, French, Spanish, South African, Australian and... Read more
Jake Dixon given second chance to shine
It was announced last week that Jake Dixon will be racing the Petronas SRT Yamaha M1 for a second time, at the Aragon Grand Prix this weekend. The news comes after a fairly successful MotoGP debut at Silverstone last weekend. The 2018 BSB series runner-up (Dixon) rode the injured... Read more
Viñales to make Aprilia debut at Aragon
After more than a few rumours regarding Aprilia and Maverick Viñales joining forces in MotoGP, it was announced just the other week that the ex-Yamaha Factory rider has indeed signed for Aprilia Racing Team Gresini. And we’re not going to have to wait long to see him climb abord... Read more
Silverstone MotoGP 2021 | Rider Ratings
Yamaha, Suzuki, Aprilia, Ducati, Honda and KTM made up the top six positions in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone yesterday, the first time since 1972 we’ve seen six different manufacturers in the top six of a premier class motorcycle grand prix. But it was Fabio Quarter-Pounder that took... Read more
MotoGP Silverstone | Schedule
MotoGP is the gift that keeps on giving. Umpteen different winners, loads of drama, riders getting sacked, riders getting promoted from Moto2 and everything else you can think of has gone down in 2021. And they’re finally back on UK soil, after nearly two years. We’ve got Cal Crutchlow... Read more
Triumph bag three more years with Moto2
Triumph and Dorna called a press conference this afternoon to make an announcement. And it could only ever have been to announce one of two things; that Triumph were going to continue supplying engines to the Moto2 grid, or that they weren’t. Turns out the former is true, as... 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
Jake Dixon | MotoGP Rider
You’ll have probably heard the news that Jake Dixon, former BSB runner-up, will be making his MotoGP debut this weekend at the British GP at Silverstone. That’s right, after what’s looked like a difficult half-season on a Moto2 bike, the lad from Dover’s stepping up into the big leagues... Read more