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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 (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 ›

The Black Mamba Strikes: Of Jumping Jacks in Jerez

Sure, the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez this Sunday lacked the thunder and lightning of the past few races. There was strategy – but just a tad. There was emotion and adrenalin, yes. But it was not the nerve-wracking, heart-thumping, screaming-at-the-screen variety. Instead, there was a steady progression to the top, a race well run,… 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Remembering Ayrton Senna: 20 Years Later

I watched as the safety car pulled away to the growls of the F1 cars behind it – raring to go, itching for the race to begin anew. The image was a bit grainy, like archival footage of the old, except this was 1994 and it was a beautiful May day in Imola. My heart… Read More ›