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Marc Marquez took the lead and won the race - shattering records once again, and winning by over 6.7 seconds. Image courtesy Repsol Honda team (editorial use only)

Rain at the Cathedral – MotoGP at Assen

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June 30, 2014 • MotoGP

Assen has always had a way about it. Every season, the Cathedral throws up moments that we remember, moments that we return to again and again, to savor and treasure. Saturday was no different. It broke records – something that has sort of become convention this season, not that we are complaining. It was crazy,… Read More ›

MotoGP »

Rossi signs new two-year contract with Yamaha

Image courtesy 2014 Yamaha Motor Racing Srl (editorial use only)

  Yamaha Motor Co. today announced a new two-year agreement with Valentino Rossi. The nine-time world champion will continue to race with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP for the 2015 and 2016 MotoGP World Championship seasons, according to a team press release. The announcement comes midway through an excellent season for the MotoGP veteran. Rossi currently sits… Read More ›

SBK »

Qualifying Chaos: From Assen to Argentina

(2) Marc Marquez massacred the competition while setting a blistering Qualifying lap at the inaugural round of  Circuito Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina. Image courtesy Repsol Honda team (editorial use only)

Come on, you have to admit it. There can be nothing like race weekend. And heart-stopping, foot-stomping, scream-at-television-worthy racing is best had in twos. Combine The Cathedral (also known as the TT Circuit Assen) with the new kid on the block, Argentina’s Circuito Termas de Rio Hondo, and you know it is a weekend that… Read More ›

India »

[NEWS] Kawasaki unveils the Z800 in India

(2) The Kawasaki showroom in Delhi and the second in the country.

When the invitation finally popped into my inbox, I sent up a prayer. Finally, I said, Finally! I had really good reasons for my fervent gratitude. Everyone knows my soft spot for the racing green. And well, Kawasaki has been in India forever. First with Bajaj, bringing in the more street and city friendly bikes… Read More ›

News »

Ready to Go: An Interview with Alessandro ‘Alex’ Zanardi

(1) Alex Zanardi BMW 4

Alessandro Zanardi is ready to go. In one week, the BMW works driver will start his motorsport comeback season. In the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series, the 47-year-old will race a BMW Z4 GT3 modified to his special needs and entered by ROAL Motorsport. The season opener will take place on Easter Monday, 21st April, at Nogaro (FR)…. Read More ›

Faces »

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1990 Japanese Grand Prix

(1) Screengrab from coverage of the 1990 Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka (editorial use only)

Frozen in Time: 1989 Japanese Grand Prix What Japanese Grand Prix Where Suzuka, Japan When October, 1990 “Unfortunately, we touched in the first corner, when we were fighting for the lead, and we both went off.” –Ayrton Senna to a reporter, while walking back to the pits Race Brief And so it was that once again,… Read More ›

Opinon »

Under the Tuscan Sun: Mugello 2013

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Come Sunday afternoon, our riders will get ready to lay siege on Mugello, that beautiful Italian circuit, home to Valentino Rossi’s most ardent fans and that one place every MotoGP worshipper must visit. It is time for me then to make a little trip back to June 2013 and share with you a few memories… Read More ›

F1 »

Surprising Suzuka

(2) Red Bull and Seb. Bah! Image courtesy Getty Images/Red Bull Content Pool (editorial use only)

After the yawn-fest that was Korea, Nikki Grubb-Clarke had almost given up on F1. Then, along came Suzuka. And it is here, at the swirly, twisty, figure-8 classic circuit that she finally hoped! Because for the first time, in a long, long time, they raced… Today is a day I never thought I’d see. It… Read More ›

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