Flat-out for 24 hours: Racing at Le Mans
When David Railton, boss of the British Endurance Racing Team, gave me a call to ask if I’d step in as their third rider for the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans race, my answer didn’t take much thinking about. The fact that I was far from being physical... Read more
Top 5: Free MotoGP documentaries
In the bleak midwinter, when frosty winds doth blow, all the racing’s stopped on telly and Boris has closed the pubs down for the umpteenth time since the C word befouled each and every one of our lives, you’re probably bored shitless. And even if we are allowed to... Read more
Camier to manage HRC World Superbike team.
Can you remember when Leon Camier ran away with the British Superbike Championship on his blue and white Airwaves Yamaha. It doesn’t seem like yesterday, does it? Well that’s because it wasn’t yesterday, it was over 11 years ago. And it was 11 years ago that the lanky Kentish... Read more
Video: Dream Garage | TT Special
The ‘Dream Garage’ feature was an idea to showcase willing individuals’ man caves for you beauties to peruse, although it’s safe to say we peaked too soon with Patrick’s collection of factory Grand Prix bikes – and consequent eargasms. The criteria isn’t too strict for a Dream Garage feature,... Read more
Honda announce 2021 BSB rider line-up
The Honda Superbike Challenge Program is Honda Motor Company’s latest venture, which aims to give national level racers the leg up they need to take the next steps in their careers. It’s just been announced that, as part of this program, 22 year old Japanese rider, Ryo Mizuno, has... Read more
Broken bones and bankruptcy: is bike racing worth it?
Over the years, I’ve been admitted to hospital more times than I can remember, and every single time it’s been after an incident involving a motorbike. I soon learnt that injuries are the true cost of bike racing. Bones-wise, I’m running out of things to break; I’ve done both... Read more
Close-up: British Superbike Electronics
Happy New Year to all 44Teefers. We hope you drank plenty, the turkey comedown wasn’t too horrendous, and Santa bought a big sack of kickass. Apologies for the lack of fresh content recently on this splendiferous site; it’s a new year and, while the videos have been flowing, we’ve... Read more
Gallery: 2017 Red Bull KTM RC16
Sometimes all you need is a gallery of images to remedy another torrid Monday, so how about KTM’s 2017 RC16 shot by the insanely talented Sebas Romero? Launched today, just down the road from its factory in Mattighofen, KTM unveiled 2017’s colours and already look set to win this... Read more
British Motorsport ‘Could End’ Due To EU Ruling
Vnuk. A seemingly innocent four-letter acronym. It’s not. This one is basted in doom and misery, and it’s not even an FLA. This week, the government issued a document for public consultation with an option to implement the European Court’s decision involving the ‘Vnuk judgment.’ The Vnuk judgment imposes... Read more
Photo Spesh: Viñales triggers beast mode at Valencia Test
Happy New Year! 2017 starts now, well, it started on Tuesday in Valencia and the happiest man leaving the test must have been Maverick Viñales. Fastest on both days and the only man to dip into the 1m29s, Yamaha’s new factory pilot looked comfortable from the outset and the... Read more
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