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The Battle Lines Are Drawn: MotoGP Rocks Texas

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April 25, 2017

What’s a race without a little bit of controversy? Throw in a couple of surprise twists and add some comeuppance into the mix and voila, a race to remember. And the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas did not let us down. The anticipation was high as the warriors lined up under the Texan… Read More ›

Who is Fastest Now: Qualifying at COTA

The stakes were high and the gloves were off at the much-awaited COTA qualifying this weekend. MotoGP had finally made its way to the Americas, bringing with it many questions. The biggest, of course, was all about Marc Marquez: Will the 2016 World Champion take home yet another win at the Circuit of the Americas?… Read More ›

Four Men In A Boat: MotoGP in Argentina

This is the story of four men and how they made a few things very clear at the second MotoGP race of the season in Argentina. One staked claim to the 2017 championship while displaying his mastery over a machine he had only just begun to understand. Another proved, yet again, with his innate ability… Read More ›

MotoGP: Qatar Began The Madness And Continued Into Argentina

I have a confession: My faith was shaken. The pre-season tests hadn’t inspired confidence and neither had the practice sessions. Maverick Vinales was fast, Marc Marquez was on form and even Jorge Lorenzo had somehow managed to find the pace. I told myself (and even wrote about it, didn’t I?) that it’s best to never… Read More ›

Under a Starlit Qatar Sky: MotoGP’s 2017 Season Begins

38. Let’s just let that sink in for a minute. 38. Years. Old. Even now, you cannot ignore the force that is Valentino Rossi. Or, ignore it, but at your peril, because you cannot underestimate the nine-time world champion. So, 38! (And I crib about aching bones and turning 40). Just for that, I want… Read More ›

Changes in Start Order for Superbike IOMTT Races 2017

There are a number of big changes to the starting order for the RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior TT Races at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. Nineteen of the first 20 seeded riders have lapped at over 128mph and between them have a remarkable total of 71 TT victories… Read More ›

A Study in Contrasts: #ThaiWorldSBK

Phillip Island and the Buriram were a study in contrasts. The first two races of the 2017 WSBK season at the seagull-dotted Australian circuit involved a mad and breathless dash to the finish line with no clear winner till the very end. This weekend’s races, on the other hand, were a meditation in technique and… Read More ›

Upside Down, Inside Out: WSBK Australia Race 2

I may as well just about get used to it. You know, the frustration, while live tweeting a race, when one types out a tweet, hits send, looks up and realizes that the positions have changed… again. Please. I am not complaining, just glad that there is still something faster than Twitter. The first race… Read More ›

WSBK Australia: There’s No Harm In Yo-Yo-ing About

I barely had time to rub sleep from my eyes and connect to WorldSBK.com (because of course, I live in a country where there is no live telecast of the race), before the adrenalin gushed through my veins.  I have always loved SBK for its madness, the way the riders race, dipping into their very being… Read More ›

Hello 2017 or I Realized How Much I Truly Loved Racing

I know. It’s February already. And well, racing season is just about to get started. However, this is an important post. It is being written now, but it’s origins go back a few weeks. It had been a particularly hectic day at work — I had learnt to ignore that niggling feeling every blogger gets… Read More ›