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Month: October 2013

The Seagull, a Pirouette, and Some Motegi Weather As Well

This post was supposed to be about the Australian Grand Prix. A tad late I admit. But Motegi came along and elbowed its way in. Jorge Lorenzo was relieved – he is back in the championship game after all. Marc Marquez was determined – must win. And there were typhoon warnings. What will happen next?… Read More ›

Tom Sykes: The Champion of the World

It was a victory long time in coming for the Kawasaki Racing Team – 20 years to be exact! But it was well worth the wait. It was on Sunday that Tom Sykes  was crowned the 2013 Superbike World Champion at Jerez. And then it came, that day. Finally. After all that waiting. After all that… Read More ›

The Great Battle of Sepang: MotoGP Race Review

Sepang became the arena for the much-awaited battle between Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez. It was also a moment of redemption for Dani Pedrosa, as he tried really hard, to shake the Aragon dust off his feet. It has been a long time in coming – that battle. We have been expecting it, haven’t we?… Read More ›

Surprising Suzuka

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 ›

Swinging Through Sepang: MotoGP Qualifying Notes

So, did you catch the Qualifying results? Who would have thunk it eh? Well, actually, I bet a lot of people did. After all we can safely say – championship or no championship – this has been the Marc Marquez year. You may love him. You may hate him. But the 20-year-old Spaniard has swept… Read More ›

Suzuka: F1 Qualifying Notes

By Nikki Grubb-Clarke It would be tremendously remiss of me to start writing about this weekend, without starting by conveying the shock and devastation of all of us here at Riding Fast and Flying Low upon hearing the news of the passing of Maria De Villota. Not just a great racing driver, Maria has shown… Read More ›

For Ayrton

For Nikki Grubb-Clarke, the amazing, stunning Suzuka has more meaning than any other circuit in the world. For, it was here, in Japan that dreams came true and Ayrton Senna was crowned world champion. On the eve of the 2013 Japanese Grand Prix, Nikki goes back in time to 1988 and relives that special, special… Read More ›

Falling in Love Again!

The Singapore Grand Prix and my reaction to it, left me wondering if I was falling out of love with F1. But then, something changed… I should be honest. I really should. I wrote this post a long time ago. Less than an hour after the Singapore race, to be exact. It was a relief,… Read More ›