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It was a very special moment. Valentino Rossi celebrates his first win in Italy in five years! Image courtesy Yamaha Racing Team (editorial use only)

The Return of the Doctor: Rossi wins at Misano!

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September 15, 2014 • Faces, MotoGP

It was enough to break through the writer’s block. It was enough to bring one out of what seems to be eternal hibernation. It was enough to get the heart thumping, the blood pumping, and the adrenalin flowing. That’s what he does, isn’t it? All the time. Without fail. Breaking through the naysayers and haters,… Read More ›

MotoGP »

The Return of the Doctor: Rossi wins at Misano!

(3) It was a very special moment. Valentino Rossi celebrates his first win in Italy in five years! Image courtesy Yamaha Racing Team (editorial use only)

It was enough to break through the writer’s block. It was enough to bring one out of what seems to be eternal hibernation. It was enough to get the heart thumping, the blood pumping, and the adrenalin flowing. That’s what he does, isn’t it? All the time. Without fail. Breaking through the naysayers and haters,… 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 »

MotoGP Replay: Mugello

Andrea Iannone made the Pramac Ducati shine! Image courtesy Pramac Racing team (editorial use only)

Marc Marquez 6 / Rest of the World 0 Mugello was a reaffirmation of Marc Marquez’s sheer dominance, yes. But it was also the dawn of hope that all was not lost!   There was a hint of inevitability as race day dawned bright and shiny over the hills of Tuscany and the circuit of Mugello…. 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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