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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 ›

Too Fast And Really, Really Furious

  So the first WSBK race of the season was a lot of things, but boring was not one of them. The setting was stunning, there were no seagulls to be seen, the sea was calm and the bikes were ready. Things were no longer that calm though, by the end of the first race… Read More ›

WSBK 2016 For Dummies

Early tomorrow morning the good people of Delhi will stretch lazily to welcome yet another weekend. But there will be some homes that will be alive, abuzz with the sounds of roaring superbikes. Racing season is back and the World Superbike Championship is kicking it off at the fantastic, scenic, terribly challenging and seagull-infested circuit… Read More ›

Giugliano and Ducati Rock Portimao During WSBK Qualifying

So it was that the deep red of the Ducati managed to get one up on the Racing Green. But only by the teeny-tiniest of margins – 0.116 seconds to be exact. Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team’s Davide Giugliano walked away with the pole position and the title of Superpole King at the qualifying… Read More ›

The Hunting Game

It’s like they say in the Capitol, “May the odds be ever in your favour”. But it wasn’t just the odds. There was gritty determination, perfect strategy and unlikely mistakes, all of it enough for the hunter to become the hunted on that sunny Sunday afternoon in Argentina. And then there was that man –… 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 ›

The Doctor Strikes Back: MotoGP at Qatar

On Race Day, we are all experts. We have our favourites, we know the circuit, we know the weather, and we can guess, for all practical purposes, at the winner. What would happen then if amid all the guessing and all the expert talk, came a man – who has been written off time and… Read More ›

Rain at the Cathedral – MotoGP at Assen

Assen has always had a way about it. Every season, the Cathedral throws up moments that we remember, moments that we return to again and again, to savor and treasure. Saturday was no different. It broke records – something that has sort of become convention this season, not that we are complaining. It was crazy,… Read More ›