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Month: June 2013

The Silver Surfer: British Grand Prix Qualifying Review

The silver surfer, the Shetland pony, the Finger and a bit of sunshine thrown in. Silverstone is going shake things up, says Nikki Grubb-Clarke The British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Ooo, it sends a shiver down the spine. This is the track where Ayrton hitched a ride on Mansell’s sidepod. The track where The Evil… Read More ›

Sweet Silverstone, Hello!

There’s a reason why we love Silverstone. It is much more than a circuit. It’s where history is made, says Nikki Grubb-Clarke Oh I love the smell of Woodcote in the morning. Silverstone. A beautiful grey ribbon nestled in the Northamptonshire countryside. The birthplace of Formula 1 where in 1950, Giuseppe Farina won the first… Read More ›

Steaming in Spain: The Catalunya Grand Prix

As I settled down in front of the television last Sunday, ready for the red lights and the growl of MotoGP bikes, I couldn’t help but feel a teeny-tiny pang of nostalgia. I closed my eyes and I felt myself reliving every minute of the madness that is inevitable before race-start. The only difference is… Read More ›

Vale, They Sang

Vale, they cried. Vale! Vale. Vale, they sang. They chanted. They waved that sun-shiny flag. They set off fireworks. They waited for him to come to them. Vale, they said, Vale. The sun was out, shining bright. The winners were on the podium. The crowd gathered on the circuit. Cal Crutchlow! Dani Pedrosa! Jorge Lorenzo!… Read More ›

The Quiet Warriors

By Nikki Grubb-Clarke It was with immense sadness that we at Riding Fast & Flying Low learned on Monday morning of the death of 38-year-old Mark Robinson, a marshal at the Gilles Villeneuve Race Circuit at Montreal following an accident that occurred toward the end of the F1 race. We do, of course send all… Read More ›

[NEWS] Sailesh Bolisetti at 10th in Brands Hatch

Indian driver Sailesh Bolisetti continued his good form at round three of the Euro Racecar championship at Brands Hatch, recording his second top-10 finish of the weekend on Sunday. Despite a difficult run-up to the weekend, the 24-year old from Vizag finished 9th in race one on Saturday and was looking for a better result… Read More ›

Storm in a Tea Cup – The Canadian Grand Prix

Ever wondered what happens when the Universe conspires against the Ice Man? When Red Bull seems to be running on rocket fuel? When a quiet Scot rises up to stun? When the Finger makes its presence felt (yes, again) and Alonso muscles his way to the podium? Well, that’s what we call the Canadian Grand Prix, says Nikki… Read More ›

Montreal Madness: Qualifying Review

By Nikki Grubb-Clarke Ah Montreal! A track named after one of the greatest drivers never to be the World Driver’s Champion that has offered some absolute STORMERS in the past. Quite literally in 2011, when a 2-hour stoppage due to bad weather gave us the longest race in the whole wide world ever and the… Read More ›

Mugello Madness: The Race Review

And then came Sunday afternoon. The lunch was done. The sun was out – though the weatherman threatened rain. The stomach did a tiny flip-flop as the riders lined up on the grid. We pressed our noses against the media centre windows. The cameras whirred, their clickety-click resounding – a stark contrast to the growl… Read More ›

Under the Tuscan Sun: Mugello MotoGP Qualifying Notes

They say that there is only one place in the world where you can get a taste of the ‘real’ MotoGP. I just want to give whoever ‘they’ are a big hug. There can be nothing more spectacular than this circuit that sits nestled in the Tuscany hills, surrounded by thick, green forests as far… Read More ›