The throaty roar of an inline-four, the swish of a chequered flag, the camaraderie of riding together, and the legends and their greatest hits.

Month: April 2015

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix What Brazilian Grand Prix Where Interlagos, Brazil When March, 1993 “2.2 seconds is Senna’s lead as he crossed the line. And you can see how charged up the triple world champion is. On the wet he was hurling it through the chicane and the top of the circuit… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1991 Japanese Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1991 Japanese Grand Prix What Japanese Grand Prix Where Suzuka, Japan When October, 1991 “If I finish 2nd place tomorrow, the championship will be over. If Mansell does not win, then it is almost certain that the championship will be over tomorrow. So, it is an open situation, but it’s being slowly… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1991 Spanish Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1991 Spanish Grand Prix What Spanish Grand Prix Where Barcelona, Spain When September 1991 It is here today that Ayrton Senna could become world champion having so far lost some 11 points from car problems to Mansell’s 47. – Murray Walker at the start of the 1991 Spanish Grand Prix Race Brief It… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1991 British Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1991 British Grand Prix What British Grand Prix Where Silverstone, UK When July 1991 Steve Ryder: And with Ayrton Senna alongside you on the front row, that rundown to the first corner as well is going to be pretty critical, isn’t it? Nigel Mansell (laughing): Who’s that… Yeah, you better believe it. Ayrton… Read More ›

The Hunting Game

It’s like they say in the Capitol, “May the odds be ever in your favour”. But it wasn’t just the odds. There was gritty determination, perfect strategy and unlikely mistakes, all of it enough for the hunter to become the hunted on that sunny Sunday afternoon in Argentina. And then there was that man –… Read More ›

There And Back Again: Journey Through Dakar

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 ›

The Doctor Strikes Back: MotoGP at Qatar

On Race Day, we are all experts. We have our favourites, we know the circuit, we know the weather, and we can guess, for all practical purposes, at the winner. What would happen then if amid all the guessing and all the expert talk, came a man – who has been written off time and… Read More ›