500 GP bikes may have been scary but I wouldn't have had it any other way.
This ‘you tube’ gem sent to me recently brought back some funny memories from the scary but incredibly exciting days of 500cc two stroke racing. This particular race was the final round of the All Japan 500cc Championship at Tsukuba Circuit where I enjoyed a head to head battle with national hero ... Continue reading
New kit and what about Vale at Silverstone?
Aye, it’s been a another good week in the world of Niall Mackenzie. My friends at Moto Direct sent me a new RST Pro Series suit to try out, I acquired some new rubber for my S10000RR and young Taylor Mac splashed home to 12th place on his Aprilia in the ... Continue reading
The amazing Alex Lowes is deservedly grabbing all the attention in the BSB paddock at the moment, but I believe last year’s top Superbike rookie, Alistair Seeley is doing an equally impressive job in the Supersport class. Although he looks ten years younger, thirty one year old Seeley is riding one ... Continue reading
First class French madness
Many would argue that Jerez, Mugello or Assen are the best Moto GP events in Europe but after visiting Le Mans last week I am putting this classic French venue up there with the best.
From Thursday afternoon the campsites are filling up and the atmosphere is building for an action packed ... Continue reading
The Michelin Pilot Pures were good but they don't last forever
After 1900 hard track day miles on the Michelin Power Pures ('D front E rear') it is time for a change. There is plenty meat to play with up front but my Kwik Fit depth gauge shouts ‘slick’ when I put it anywhere near the rear tyre. Overall I’ve been pretty happy ... Continue reading
Niall Mackenzie ponders...
Did we see the future of World Superbike racing last weekend at the BSB event?
Possibly, but only if everyone is on Evo spec machines in 2012. By setting the 2nd fastest lap in race one and running second for a while in race two, the brilliant Alex Lowes proved that with a ... Continue reading
HRC Executive Vice President Shuhei Nakamoto and Ducati General Director Filippo Preziosi attracted some major media attention as they enjoyed a lengthy but very public chat in the Estoril paddock. Some speculated they were chewing the fat over Stoner’s brilliance now that even Rossi is struggling to get close to the ... Continue reading
I’ve managed 1374 miles on the Michelin Power Pures (mostly on track) and although we’ve had some decent temperatures they still look like new so there’s plenty meat left for another month at least. I’ve been running them at 30psi front and 32psi rear and find they warm up after a ... Continue reading
Snippets from Jerez
Rizla Suzuki welcomed back John Hopkins to Jerez and by the end of day one the American was posting some very respectable lap times. To me it seems like yesterday, but it was way back in 2007 when he last rode for the British based team ending the season 4th in ... Continue reading
Max and his latest tantrums.
We know the sun always shines on the righteous and that’s exactly what happened last weekend at Donington Park. Yes its good honest people back in charge of the Derbyshire circuit so we saw summer sunshine for Friday’s free practice and also for WSB race two on Sunday. The circuit is better than ever with a ... Continue reading
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