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Tag: Grand Prix motorcycle racing

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 ›

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 ›

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Official Statement

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP issued a press released today reacting to a Repsol Media Service press release dated October 25, and the more recent press release from HRC. This is what they had to say: We refer to the press release issued by Repsol Media Service on Sunday 25th October 2015, titled “Pedrosa wins and Marquez… Read More ›

HRC’s Shuhei Nakamoto weighs in on Marquez vs Rossi and the #SepangClash

The weekend of reckoning at Valencia is finally nearing, and Honda Racing Corporation has issued an interesting press release. What do you think of this? Share your opinions in the comments section! “First of all, we would like to state that we believe it is very important to speak about the facts, not about assumptions…. Read More ›

MotoGP at Phillip Island: In which a long hibernation is broken

I have a confession. There are a couple of reasons why I haven’t written in such a long time (Don’t worry, I will keep it short). One is the inevitability of a regular, soul-sucking job. The other is the disappearance of my muse. And the last, and one which will perhaps elicit the maximum sniggers,… Read More ›

WSBK Face Off: Kawasaki vs Ducati At Portimao Practice Sessions

Sunshiny Algarve threw up some interesting contenders during Friday’s World Superbike Championship practice session. I am guessing it was just SBK’s way of telling us not to take anything for granted! So what if we are almost at the halfway point of the season (Wait. What? How did we get here so fast? And why… Read More ›

Mugello Magic: Lorenzo’s Leap and A Sea of Yellow

There has always been something special about Mugello. Maybe it has something to do with the rolling, green Tuscan hills nestled up against the blue sky. Or it probably has something to do with that sea of yellow and the Vale song; an addictive chant that you invariably join, “Ole, ole, ole! Vale, Vale, Vale.”… Read More ›

Perfect Tedium Or When Lorenzo Leads From the Front

Just for kicks, I went back to all the posts I have written on Le Mans. There aren’t very many – just three, starting with the rain-drenched 2012 Le Mans starring Casey Stoner, Valentino Rossi and zero visibility. I went back because there is always something awesome about the past – to see it then,… Read More ›