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Tag: Motorsports

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 ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1991 Brazilian Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1991 Brazilian Grand Prix What Brazilian Grand Prix Where Sao Paulo, Brazil When March 1991 “He was so exhausted, and in such pain from cramp in his shoulders that he could not get out of the car. When he finally made it to the podium, he could barely stand, and he was… 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 ›

MotoGP at Catalunya: A Qualifying Review

It took 7 qualifying sessions at 7 different circuits for Marc Marquez’s pole position streak to finally come to an end. A review of the Catalan Qualifying session The only thing we love more than a proper battle for position during a race is a good old-fashioned surprise. Admittedly there haven’t been that many of… Read More ›

MotoGP Replay: Mugello

Marc Marquez 6 / Rest of the World 0 Mugello was a reaffirmation of Marc Marquez’s sheer dominance, yes. But it was also the dawn of hope that all was not lost!   There was a hint of inevitability as race day dawned bright and shiny over the hills of Tuscany and the circuit of Mugello…. Read More ›

Fastest: Qualifying in Mugello

There are just so many reasons why it is so easy to fall in love with Mugello. It could be the weather – warm sunshine, when there are no dark clouds heavy with rain, of course. It could be Valentino Rossi’s helmet, a truly spectacular unveiling. It could be the ‘sea of yellow’, the sound… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1990 Japanese Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1990 Japanese Grand Prix What Japanese Grand Prix Where Suzuka, Japan When October, 1990 “Unfortunately, we touched in the first corner, when we were fighting for the lead, and we both went off.” –Ayrton Senna to a reporter, while walking back to the pits Race Brief And so it was that once again,… Read More ›

A Perfect 100: MotoGP at Jerez

Sunday morning dawned shiny and happy. It was Jorge Lorenzo’s birthday and he was on the front row, at second place. It seemed like he had finally broken free of that nastiness, which has dogged him through the first couple of races this season. Plus he had led the warm-up lap with 1’38.983s and was… Read More ›

Tyres. The Sun. And a Little Celebration: MotoGP Qualifying in Jerez

Wait. What? You were saying? Oh come on, don’t mutter. I know you were hoping for a different result. Anyone but Marc Marquez, isn’t it? I know. After all, Friday did end with such hopes, especially after Aleix Espargaro’s phenomenal, nippy time – 1’39.357s around Jerez. Even Marquez couldn’t beat that time. But it wasn’t… Read More ›

Racing With Ayrton Senna: 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix

Frozen in Time: 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix What Portuguese Grand Prix Where Estoril, Portugal When April, 1985 “He went out there and just blew everybody else away. It was one of those motor races of all time – not for the closeness of competition, but for exactly the reverse. Anyone who stood there that day… Read More ›