Video: Ducati Cup Vlog @ Oulton Park BSB + Onboard
Oulton Park is one of those archetypal UK racetracks. Stunning Cheshire scenery, an exhilarating rollercoaster of undulations, crests and rises, multiple surface changes and bordering on precarious in terms of safety – as verified last weekend with a few bikes greeting spectator areas. Not that I’m complaining though. If... Read more
Flat Tracking a Ducati Scrambler
Have you ever tried slotting the proverbial square peg into a round hole? Using a ham and cheese baguette to play snooker, or maybe a pane of glass as a tennis racquet? If you answered yes to any of the above, you’d probably love riding a genuinely road legal,... Read more
5 Things… About Michelin’s Return To MotoGP
Seven years after relinquishing MotoGP’s first ever control tyre contract, Michelin is back in the paddock and supplying all things rubbery to the premier class. It wasn’t exactly a smooth reintroduction into the GP paddock (neither was Bridgestone’s to be fair), with numerous riders chucking it down the road... Read more
Isle of Man TT: A Newcomer’s Perspective
How does one rationally portray the absurdity of racing at the Isle of Man TT? Even the greatest wordsmiths would have difficulty in articulating first-hand experiences, so I’m really going to struggle here. It’s virtually impossible to explain my fortnight of fresh, previously unprovoked emotions and on-track sensations without... Read more
Panigale Highside
As some already know, I’m not racing at Brands Hatch this weekend due to personal reasons (intensive care, kids, and shit). However, that hasn’t halted the P&H Motorcycles/Carl Cox Motorsport team providing high-class entertainment in the Ducati TriOptions Cup, with my team-mate, Leon Morris launching a naughty highside while... Read more
Video: James Hillier’s 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike
As you probably would have gathered by now, we spent some time with James Hillier – the third fastest man ever to lap the Isle of Man TT course – down at his team base of Bournemouth Kawasaki in, erm, Bournemouth. There was our TT-based chat and Maccas drive-thru... Read more
Video trailer: Dream the Impossible
Inspirational legend and the world’s first paraplegic road racer, Talan Skeels-Piggins, is featured in this trailer by Speechless Films: Dream the Impossible. Proud comrade of 44Teeth, Talan went onto setup The Bike Experience – a charity that teaches riders with an array of disabilities how to get back on... Read more
What can we expect from KTM in MotoGP?
There I was, sitting in the hotel lobby, waiting for the shuttle to Losail circuit before qualifying and wondering how I was going to survive another day without alcohol in Qatar. Thoughts of KTM’s MotoGP project also meandered though my mind as, moments earlier, I was told that Bradley... Read more
10 things we’ve learned after Qatar GP
As you may well have clocked from social media activities, we were at Losail circuit in Qatar for MotoGP’s season opener. The principal reason for the jaunt was building investigation work for FIFA the launch of ‘Valentino Rossi – The Game,’ although the main event was obviously some intense... Read more
Photo Spesh: Qatar Test
Wings, winglets, aero nodules: call them what you will. Every Tom, Dick and Harry has been testing them under the floodlights at Losail, but it was the wing-less Suzuki of Maverick Vinales who ended the second day fastest. Many attempted race simulations for the first time this ‘season’ despite... Read more
How can Casey Stoner not race in 2016?
Probably because he’s got a family and a happier life in his native country, but that doesn’t stop the question being asked after Stoner ended the final day of MotoGP pre-season testing at Sepang 5th fastest, top Ducati on the timesheets, and 9th overall following three days in Malaysia... Read more
KTM + WP announce Moto2 Project
Months after its RC16 MotoGP weapon encountered public eyes, KTM has announced a joint venture between the orange factory and WP Performance Systems (both of whom are owned by Cross Industries AG) with an all-new Moto2 project that looks rather factory. Unless KTM has been surreptitiously working on a... Read more