Sam Sunderland wins Dakar on a GASGAS
After twelve long stages and over 38 hours of competitive racing, Sam Sunderland from Poole in England, has just won his second Dakar Rally, this time on a GASGAS. The Brit, on his KTM Rally Replica-derived GASGAS only actually won one stage (stage 8) but his overall victory just... Read more
Triumph officially back in WSBK paddock in 2022
After scoring seventh and eighth in the British Supersport Championship with Kyle Smith and Brandon Paasch respectively, Dynavolt Triumph are stepping up to the big leagues, the World Supersport Championship, for 2022. That’s right, the news has just come through that the Simon Buckmaster run team will be running... Read more
North West 200 dates officially announced
We’ve just had conformation that the North West 200 Road Races will take place this year (2022) on the 8th-14th May. The news comes after two years of the event being cancelled thanks to the dreaded C word. I’m talking about the Covid, not that four-letter one that you... Read more
Watch Danilo Petrucci in tearful interview after winning first ever Dakar stage.
Yesterday, Danilo Petrucci became the first person ever in the history of the world to win both a MotoGP race and a Dakar Rally stage. And he did it in his first ever attempt at the Dakar Rally. And he didn’t just win by fluke, either. He didn’t just... Read more
Confessions part 4 | Don’t steal my sponsor
There’s an unwritten rule in bike racing that you don’t steal someone else’s sponsor. It’s like shagging another bloke’s wife; it’s just really bad form. That said, I’m sure both of those things do go on in equal measure, in most racing paddocks. They certainly do in any racing... Read more
Confessions part 3 | Cheating again
The second time I got caught cheating went very differently. This time I was about 20, racing in the British Superstock Championship. I was racing for quite a big team with quite a big sponsor. It was a sponsor that I had originally brought to the paddock, and one... Read more
Confessions part 2 | Cheating
I’ve never really considered myself a cheater. That said I’d be lying if I said I’ve never been disqualified for exactly that; cheating. And it’s something that I’m never allowed to forget, because when it happened I was racing against my girlfriend’s brothers, and she still reminds me of... Read more
Confessions of a motorcycle racer part 1
Some athletes are purer than the driven snow when it comes to sportsmanship, fair play and all that stuff. But in my experience, the bike racing world is hardly top-heavy with those sorts of characters. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an awesome sport to be a part of, but... Read more
Is racing better than sex?
Anyone who’s ever raced a motorbike will know it’s really good, most of the time. Just like anyone who’s ever had sex will know that’s really good too, most of the time. In fact, there’s quite a lot of similarities between bike racing and having sex; both will make... Read more
Marc Marquez’s latest medical condition
He might be one of the best motorcycle racers the world has ever seen, but years of ‘getting it wrong’ has taken its toll on the 28 year old. I can only imagine the heft of the poor lad’s medical records. And as if Marc Marquez’s medical file wasn’t... Read more
How to prepare for a TT race
Last week we uploaded a video to YouTube about the Isle of Man TT, with a few little stories from Fagan and my experiences there. It seemed to go down quite well, but since it went out, I’ve been inundated (at least three people have asked me) with questions... Read more
Ducati MotoE prototype takes to the track
A couple of months ago (in October 2021), Dorna announced that Ducati would be the sole supplier of motorcycles to the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup; the electric class of the MotoGP World Championship; starting from 2023. And in preparation, Michele Pirro’s been spinning some laps at Misano, putting... Read more