Isle of Man TT – A lightweight shakeup
As I write this, I should be on my way to the Isle of Man for the 2021 TT Races. But I’m not. Because the 2021 TT races aren’t happening. Cheers COVID. It’s the second year on the trot the highlight of my year has been canned, and I’m... Read more
Racing’s easy, the bike does all the work…
I’ve lost count of the times I’ve heard people say things like this. But it’s usually said by people that have never raced, or even ridden, a bike. Because anyone that has, knows that the bike certainly doesn’t do all the work. And that riding one fast, even for... Read more
Rally is my new favourite motorsport
One of my favourite things about racing motorbikes is that there are so many ways to do it. I’ve been lucky enough to have a go at quite a few of them, and I like them all. But I think I’ve got a new favourite. It‘s a test of... Read more
Top five British bike racers in the world today
Throughout history, Great Britain has had some ‘great’ British bike racers. Barry Sheene, Ron Haslam, Carl Fogarty, to name but a few. And although the popularity of motorcycle racing here in Blighty is minuscule compared to the likes of Italy, Spain, and other such nations, we have still managed... Read more
Has the Isle of Man TT died of COVID-19?
2021 will be the second year in a row motorcycles have failed to race round the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course. And we all miss it. For many people, myself included, the Isle of Man TT was the highlight of the year. Now, I can barely remember what... Read more
2021 MotoGP Jerez | Rider Ratings
Jerez looked as though it was, once again, going to be the Fabio show; the Frenchman with the Italian sounding name built a commanding lead and pretty much dominated the race until half way through when the poor kid got arm pump and couldn’t hold on any more. That... Read more
MotoGP Jerez Rd 4 Schedule
The 2021 MotoGP season’s got off to a banging start. Especially if you’re Yamaha, who’ve won three out of three GPs so far this year; with Maverick winning the opening round and Fabio following that up with a brace of wins for himself. But it’s a long season and... Read more
Why I’ve never won anything
When I was growing up racing bikes, there were times people asked me why I bothered with it. I mean, I’ve never won anything, so I can’t have been that good at it, can I? And the money, time and effort that get’s ploughed into bike racing, whatever level... Read more
44Teeth does Dakar Rally ‘22
If you haven’t already heard, Fagan and Boothy will be heading to Saudi Arabia in 2022 for the Dakar Rally. And they’re not just going to watch, oh no. They’ve got their entries in to compete at one of the toughest motorsport events on the calendar. That’s right, we’re... Read more
2021 MotoGP Portimão | Rider Ratings
Quartararo’s only gone and done it again, hasn’t he? His second MotoGP win on the bounce has made it a hat-trick of wins for Yamaha; the first time the boys in blue have won the three opening races since 2010. But, as ever, MotoGP was about more than just... Read more
Gravel trap punch-ups; what’s the big deal?
If you were watching the Moto3 race from Qatar last weekend, you’ll have seen the crash between Jeremy Alcoba and John McPhee. But in case you haven’t, I’ll tell you what happened. Alcoba clipped the back of Darryn Binder’s bike, hit the deck and sent his bike flying into... Read more
Trackday pace vs Race pace
There’s a big difference between being reasonably fast on a trackday and being ready to win races. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve heard people say, “that so-and-so on the R1 in the fast group should definitely be racing; he’d clean up!” or words to that... Read more