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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 ›

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 ›

Legends in Flesh

The beauty of old school friends is that they are completely clued in to your idiosyncrasies – in fact they don’t bat an eyelid. They are most likely to haul your ass over the proverbial fire, if you show any indication of not following your dream. They will come to Delhi to meet you, because… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1988 Monaco Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1988 Monaco Grand Prix What Monaco Grand Prix Where Monte Carlo When May 1988 “Monaco. 1988. On that day, I said to myself, ‘that was the maximum for me; no room for anything more. I never really reached that feeling again’.” – Ayrton Senna on his qualifying lap at Monaco in 1988…. Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1986 Spanish Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1986 Spanish Grand Prix What Spanish Grand Prix Where Jerez, Spain When April, 1986 “He apologized to me but said that he believed it was the right decision for him and the team. He stuck to his guns and got absolutely destroyed in the British press, but he still stuck to his… Read More ›