Ducati to supply bikes for MotoE in 2023
It’s just been announced that Ducati have signed an agreement with Dorna Sports, the organisers of the MotoGP World Championship, to supply bikes for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup. But not for a year or so.  Starting in 2023, Ducati will be the ‘sole supplier of motorcycles for... 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
How to become a World Champion
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? If I could go back and do things differently with what I know now, I would. And if I could, I might stand a slightly better chance of realising my dream of being a motorcycling world champion. Because I made plenty of... Read more
Yamaha R7 Cup | Keep dreaming
Forget the R7 Cup for a moment, do you remember the R6 Cup? Of course you do. It’s one of the most famous one-make series ever to grace a BSB paddock. And one of the most successful. Particularly if you’re to count the subsequent success of its alumni, who... Read more
Golden Oldies of Bike Racing | Why there’re still fast
Rossi, McGuiness, Rutter, Walker, Bayliss, Corsa, Anstey. What have they got in common? All of them were (and some still are) racing with people half their age, and (often) absolutely smoking them. Most professional athletes, whatever their sport, have 10 years max at the top of their game. Few... Read more
When 200bhp isn’t enough
Some people will say that a 200bhp motorbike is ludicrously excessive. And they’d be right. That amount of power, on two wheels and roughly 200kg is indeed, nothing short of bonkers. And whilst the majority of the time, 200bhp is more than enough for any occasion, I have, in... 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
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
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
What’s Happened To Motorsport?
Over the last few decades, motorsport has changed its image more than any other sport in the history of the world. Gone are the days of Barry Sheene and James Hunt smoking, shagging and swearing their way through life. Instead, to be at the top of the tree in... Read more