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

June 4, 2016

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 ›

Triumph and Tragedy: Northwest 200 2016

  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 ›

Bruce Anstey is set to race a Honda RC213V-S at the 2016 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.

The Valvoline Racing by Padgett’s Motorcycles team has confirmed that the New Zealand rider will have a race prepared version of the exotic V4 machine for the RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior TT races. Anstey has yet to test the machine but he will practice on it along with the superbike spec Fireblade that he… Read More ›

Saudade: 22 years later

Every year, on this day, I celebrate your life. I mourn your death. I seek strength from your determination and inspiration from your dreams. I gather close my sisters, my Senna sisters and think of you. I put you on the pedestal, as every hero should be. You have brought us together. You have given… Read More ›

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 ›

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

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 ›

McGuinness is awarded the Segrave Trophy

The Royal Automobile Club, today, awarded the Segrave Trophy to motorcycle road racer John McGuinness. Acknowledging the Lancashire man’s success, the citation read; ‘An outstanding contribution to motorcycle road and circuit racing, including setting the outright lap record at the 2015 Isle of Man TT.  He is the greatest living exponent of the TT, with… Read More ›

Rossi and Yamaha Sign Two-Year Extension

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 ›

No Time For Mistakes

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 ›

Too Fast And Really, Really Furious

  So the first WSBK race of the season was a lot of things, but boring was not one of them. The setting was stunning, there were no seagulls to be seen, the sea was calm and the bikes were ready. Things were no longer that calm though, by the end of the first race… Read More ›