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
How (not) to sneak in without paying
For years, people have been coming up with new ways of sneaking into race meetings to avoid paying the ever-extortionate ticket prices. Quite frankly, motorsport fans in the UK are sick and tired of putting fuel in MSV owner, Jonathon Palmer’s helicopter. But commerce is one of the first... 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
2021 MotoGP Catalunya | Rider Ratings
Yesterday’s MotoGP race at Catalunya was a bizarre one. OK, the amount of crashers and the unexpected winner was par for the MotoGP course these days. But the mid-race striptease from the championship leader was most certainly not. The action from the 2021 MotoGP in Catalunya was as entertaining... Read more
Fast Crashers Vs World Champions
What would you rather be, the fastest rider in the world, or the World Champion? Because those two things don’t necessarily go hand in hand. Joan Mir reminded us of that last year, when he won the MotoGP World Championship after only standing on top of the podium once.... Read more