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
MotoGP | The boys are back in town
The news that Dani Pedrosa and Cal Crutchlow will once again be on the MotoGP grid has got me a little bit excited. I know it’s unlikely either of them will be at the very sharp end (although I’d love it if they were), but it’ll be fantastic to... Read more
When is a bike racer ‘past it’?
As I write this, I’m celebrating my 31st birthday. Happy birthday to me, and all that. And, as per every other birthday I’ve ever had, I woke up this morning feeling exactly the same as I did the day before. Certainly not feeling a year older, anyway. And although... Read more
Alex Lowes extends contract with KRT
Its just been announced that Kawasaki’s second fastest superbike rider Alex Lowes has signed a new multi-year contract to remain with the Japanese factory for another year at least. Despite getting off to a bit of a rocky start at the beginning of the year, missing a bunch of... Read more
What’s that noise? My stupid mistake…
Whilst watching the Knockhill round of the British Superbike Championship a few weeks ago, I was reminded of a very busy weekend there, almost fifteen years ago. It was back in the day when I was racing an old CBR600RR in the British Superstock 600 Championship. It was an... Read more
2021 MotoGP Assen | Rider Ratings
We fans of MotoGP were treated to another corker at Assen at the weekend. The fast flowing nature of the circuit was always going to play into the hands of the Yamaha’s, and it did. Well some of them. The factory boys both put it on the podium, but... Read more
Maverick Viñales to leave Factory Yamaha
After a Factory Yamaha one-two at Assen it’s just been announced that Maverick Viñales will be leaving the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team at the end of 2021. Viñales, who finished runner up behind his teammate Fabio Quartararo at the Dutch TT yesterday, is said to have requested his... Read more
MotoGP Assen | Schedule
After what’s been a really rather saucy start to the season, the MotoGP boys are heading to Assen. Will Marc Marquez turn his first win in 581 days into a winning streak? Can championship leader Fabio Quartararo extend his championship lead? Maybe reigning champ Joan Mir will return to... 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
The government hates motorsport.
It’s been clear for a number of years that the government hates motorsport. It doesn’t matter who’s in charge, or what colour tie they wear, they thoroughly despise it. And although most of us were already aware, this whole coronavirus debacle has certainly confirmed it. This week’s news, that... Read more
Ten reasons to take your kids racing
When I was growing up, I felt like the luckiest kid in the world because I spent every other weekend with my old man, racing bikes. And that, if you ask me, is the best thing in the world. But there are loads of other reasons to take your... Read more
Top 5 ways to go racing on a budget
If you want to go bike racing, it definitely helps if your dad’s a drug trafficker or a Saudi arms dealer. That kind of thing. Or at least has the bank account of one. But most of us aren’t as lucky as that. Because it’s difficult to go racing... Read more