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Remembering Nicky Hayden: Ride On, Kentucky Kid

May 30, 2017

How do you write an obituary, a friend asked me on Friday. I don’t know. I do know, though, that it is punishing. I have spent hours writing this, then deleting it, only to begin once again. And every time I have typed this out, the words have seemed so unreal that I have found… 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 ›

For Joey

  Last year as John McGuinness made his final sprint at the 2015 Isle of Man Senior TT, his motorcycle wiggling ever so slightly, my heart rejoiced. And yet, the heart was also a little quiet. With the win, McGuinness had now taken his total TT wins up to 23 trophies. In doing so, he… Read More ›

A Legacy of Love

There is something extraordinary that has been happening. Something beautiful. And it has been happening for some time now. It happened all through last year, as the world connected over a single phrase, a hashtag #SennaSempre, interlinked through social media, the internet; as time zones crossed paths, bringing strangers closer, making them almost family. For… Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›