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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 ›

Nicky Hayden: Obituary as issued by the Hayden family

Nicholas Patrick Hayden July 30, 1981 – May 22, 2017 Nicholas “Nicky” Hayden passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017, at the age of 35, following a May 17 bicycle accident in Italy. Born into a large extended Catholic family in Owensboro, Kentucky, Nicky was the middle child of Earl and Rose Hayden, with two… Read More ›

The Battle Lines Are Drawn: MotoGP Rocks Texas

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

MotoGP Valencia: I Can’t Write About the Race…Yet

I am not going to lie. This has been a particularly stressful race weekend. In so many ways, it has been the kind of stress I avoid. Let me clarify – I love race stress. I mean the one that involves me in my team colours, fingers crossed, screaming at the screen, tweeting like a… Read More ›

5 Things You Missed Because You Were Too Busy Watching the #SepangClash

Amidst all the hullabaloo and recrimination, the controversies and the fan fights, the closed-door meetings and tight-lipped press releases, the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix is fast going down in history as the #SepangClash. But there was more to the race than just the infamous Marquez vs Rossi duel, grumpus Jorge Lorenzo’s so-called podium thumbs-down post… Read More ›

MotoGP in Valencia: 6 Things That Made the Four Press Conferences So, So Special

Everyone has been talking about moving on. They have been harping about dusting off the Sepang episode and focusing on Valencia. Sane voices have been overrun, shouldered aside by the fanatics who have called for crashes… and those are the polite ones. What is it about racing that turns us into rabid fanatics? To add… Read More ›