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Month: April 2014

Qualifying Chaos: From Assen to Argentina

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 ›

Unlocking the Mysteries of Termas de Rio Hondo: An Interview with Jarno Zaffelli

The MotoGP circus is now treading unknown waters as it makes its way to Argentina, home to the tango, the incredible works of Jorge Luis Borges, and football maestros Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi. The riders are on their way to fast-flowing and enigmatic Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo, created by circuit designer Jarno Zaffelli.  Zaffelli was named… Read More ›

MotoGP at COTA: Cussing, Cruising, Crashing and Chasing

I know, I know, we shouldn’t be taking the good Lord’s name in vain. But for crying out loud, what in the name of the Great Racing God was that? I am talking about that weird little jumpstart a la Jorge Lorenzo (alright, perhaps little is a bit of an understatement, more like nearly a… Read More ›

The Rise of the Green Machines: SBK at Aragon

The first race of the season always throws me for a bit of a loop. It is followed by over a month’s gap before the second WSBK race. So I never really know whether I should treat it as a forewarning of things to come. Or should I treat it as a teaser? Or maybe… Read More ›

WSBK Russia Round Cancelled

SBK today announced the cancellation of the Russian round scheduled to be held at Moscow Raceway in September because of the current political situation in the country. However, WSBK will return to the country in 2015. SBK travelled to Russia for the first time last year. Tragedy fell unfortunately when Italian rider Andrea Antonelli died following a… Read More ›

Safety F1rst

By Nikki Grubb-Clarke Well wasn’t that just the longest of winters? But fear not my fine friends, F1 – and more importantly Riding Fast & Flying Low’s F1 Column – is back, and if you ask me, it’s better than ever! Now when I sat down to plan this column, I was going to talk… Read More ›

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

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 ›

Addio Massimo Tamburini

I guess you could say that this is an obituary of sorts. I would like to think of it more as a remembrance; a tribute to Massimo Tamburini, the man who gave the world more than just motorcycles. He gave us motorcycles that were the perfect combination of true art, perfection and passion. Every one… Read More ›