Nature or Nurture? Is being a ‘Top Racer’ really in their blood?
It doesn’t matter if it’s British Superbikes, World Superbikes, MotoGP or any other major race series, for a lot of top riders it really is a family affair. Plenty are either following in the footsteps of their fathers or racing alongside their brothers. Kenny Roberts, Ron Haslam, Wayne Gardner,... Read more
Top 5: Ways to go bike racing for kids
Have you got a son, daughter or child of non-specific gender? Are you looking for a way to get them into bike racing? If so, first of all, have you really thought it through? Because chances are, they’re not going to become MotoGP champion and pay you back all... Read more
Is Marc Marquez special?
He’s not even 30 and he’s already one of the most successful motorcycle racers of all time. After a meteoric rise through the ranks of motorcycle grand prix racing, he made his debut in MotoGP in 2013, and with the exception of 2015 and 2020, has been pretty bloody... Read more
Top 5: Most bonkers bike races in the world
Bike racing’s great isn’t it? Whether you’re the one helmeted up and sat on the grid or watching it from the comfort of your favourite arm chair, there aren’t many things that beat it. And whilst BSB, WSBK, MotoGP and the like all definitely put the lead in my... Read more
COVID-19 Vs Bike racing
I think we can all agree that COVID-19 did a bit of a number on us in 2020. People were losing their jobs, their businesses and their lives, left, right and centre, so it was no surprise that sport, in general, took a bit of a hit. It was... Read more
Why do GP bikes look so different these days?
As Fagan quite rightly noted, Twitter went into a mini-meltdown the other day when Ducati unveiled their 2021 MotoGP weapon. Some people were really quite keen on it’s new, futuristic design. Others weren’t. In the couple of hours after its reveal, the 2021 Desmosedici suffered even more body-shaming than... Read more
Who’s going to win MotoGP in 2021?
After one of the most peculiar seasons of MotoGP ever, which saw nine different winners over 14 rounds, predicting who’ll win in 2021 isn’t going to be easy. Will it be one of 2020’s nine different winners? Will it be Marc Marquez? Will the Repsol Honda rider even be... Read more
What I missed most in 2020
The thing that has been getting most of us through 2020 has been looking forward to 2021, when hopefully, we can put all of this COVID-19 nonsense behind us. It’s true that one day we might be able to look back and laugh at last year, and all of... Read more
A trio of champions for Buildbase Suzuki
2021 will see ex-Moto3 world champion Danny Kent and ex-European Superstock 600 champion Gino Rea ride the Buildbase Suzuki GSXR-1000R BSB superbikes. Tim Neave, a UK Pro Flat Track champion and part of 44Teeth’s championship winning Freetech Endurance team, will compete on their Superstock 1000 machine. Danny Kent might... Read more
The Ultimate Bike Simulator?
When the tracks are closed but you’re gagging to twist the noise tube, there’s only one thing for it. Well, there are several options, but most of them involve flouting the rules/breaking the law/driving to Spain, so you need a bike simulator to prevent a fine from Boris. As... Read more
The evolution of Supersport 600 racing
From grass-roots club racing, to World Championship level, Supersport racing has, for as long as plenty of us can remember, been home to some of the closest, most exciting racing going. Since 1989 the ‘axe-murderers’ have entertained BSB crowds with the thrills, spills and fairing bashing antics of characters... Read more
How much does it really cost to go bike racing?
Two-thirds of the 44Teeth posse (Fagan and me, Boothy) cut our teeth racing bikes. It’s all we’ve wanted to do since we were kids and we’ve been lucky enough to have a good go at it. We’ve raced in all different disciplines over the years, at different levels –... Read more