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2016 North West 200, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. 14th May 2016.
Alastair Seeley, Carrickfergus, Royal Air Force Regular & Reserve

Triumph and Tragedy: Northwest 200 2016

May 27, 2016 • 2016, Road Racing

  My battered iPad was balanced precariously on my lap, my fingers clutched at its edges as I screeched. First there were two racers side-by-side on that narrow road. Then there were three. “Eeeeeeee,” I screeched, as the commentators chattered loudly, rapidly, in the background. Then, another rider inched his way up, coming up on… Read More ›

MotoGP »

Rossi and Yamaha Sign Two-Year Extension

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It is with great pleasure that Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. confirms that Valentino Rossi will remain a part of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team‘s rider line-up for the MotoGP World Championship season of 2017 and 2018. The announcement comes after three very strong years by the most-respected MotoGP rider of all time, since his return… Read More ›

WSBK »

No Time For Mistakes

Chaz Davies ran out of luck on the last lap when he pushed a bit too hard and ended up off the podium. He did manage to collect a few points though (Image courtesy Ducati, editorial use only)

The second SBK race in Phillip Island handed out a few important lessons this morning. Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies learned that every little mistake would cost them a position and important championship points. Nicky Hayden learned that ballsy moves were the order of the day as far as WSBK was concerned. And we learned… Read More ›

Isle of Man TT »

IOMTT 2016: Hutchy sets an unofficial outright lap record on a superstock bike

For the sixth successive evening, conditions were perfect for the final night’s full qualifying session at the 2016 Isle of Man TT races, fuelled by Monster Energy, and it proved to be the fastest session ever witnessed around the Mountain Course as Ian Hutchinson lapped inside John McGuinness’ outright lap record – on his Superstock… Read More ›

India »

There And Back Again: Journey Through Dakar

Stage 11, Dakar Rally.  
Image courtesy C.S. Santosh

One of the things I absolutely adore about writing on motorcycle racing (besides the armchair adrenalin rush one tends to get) is that it keeps you honest. There is no room for charade or pretentiousness. The other thing and perhaps the most important thing are its people. Motorcyclists are anyway a bunch of stubborn, hard-nosed… Read More ›

Legends »

Remembering Veenu Paliwal

As a motorsports blogger, I have always witnessed the incredible camaraderie that exists within the riding community in India. I saw the community come together once again this week, to mourn the passing of Veenu Paliwal, a gutsy woman who was riding cross-country. Sunday morning brought with it riding clubs and groups across the country… Read More ›

F1 »

Renault announces a return to F1 in 2016

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A Lotus F1 Team Press Release Following the September announcement of the signing of a Letter of Intent with Lotus F1 Team, teams at Renault continued to evaluate the possibility of a return to Formula 1. Particular attention was paid to competing successfully with its own team in a financially sound way starting in 2016…. Read More ›

News »

MV Agusta: And Now, A Book on a Classic Motorcycle

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Now here’s a perfect gift for that motorcycle enthusiast who truly appreciates the classic MV Agusta.  MV AGUSTA From 1945 to the Present is a completely recreated and updated edition with the graphic content of the historical monograph by Mario Colombo and Roberto Patrignani. Dedicated to the company of Cascina Costa, reborn in the nineties… Read More ›

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