IN AN exclusive interview with roadracerx.com MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi has said his Honda RC211 V5 MotoGP bike, which took the Italian to the 2003 and 2004 championships, was 'a missile'.Asked about his time at Honda, and in particular
“Now we know the rules - there aren’t any.”Niall Mackenzie was not a happy man. Usually one of the most jovial riders in the paddock, his brow was clearly furrowed in the post-race interview. It was Oulton Park, 1998, the second leg of the second
-profile ‘Brit revivals’ fail) by saying he liked a challenge and liked engineering. “Make the most of this interview,” said the publicity-shy Bloor, “because you won’t be getting another.” Despite my requests since, he’s stuck to his word to this day
AS OUR ISLAND is invaded by leather and metal every summer, most of the residents are thrown into a state of near panic. Some escape to faraway places, renting out their pads to pay for their trip. But not me. I'm here for the duration and the build-up, not the main event, is the...
It was a last minute decision to take a holiday on the bikes with the boys. We looked at package holidays to beaches but my sons Cameron, 12, and Tobias, 8, wanted an adventure and my wife Nova felt the same. In three days, the trip was organised and the boys were thrilled at the...
“The RC8 was inspired by KTM’s off-road bikes. I tried to bring the design language that I developed for their off-road bikes to the street market. The approach was a simple one, we tried to take the elements we used in the off-road bikes and transfer them to the on-road ones. Th...
At the launch of Kawasaki's Versys 1000, I sat down with the bike's engineers to ask them a few questions about its development route; why it's got four cylinders instead of two, the reasons for traction control and the potential options that didn't make it to the bike.1. Does it...
? That's more like it.In a recent interview with Masanori Aoki, the father of Honda's NSR250 MC28, the CBR400 and a whole host of 'pocket rockets' he shrugged off the chances of a new supersports 400 appearing any time soon, saying that while people
right at the end just as you realise you're at the end of an interview and are obviously running out of your hosts' hospitality.So, as I passed the giant AGV Rossi replica outside the factory at Spinetta Marengo, I kept this question under my hat. So
as colliding with Sete to win at Jerez.Despite this Gibernau does not hold this against Valentino, who in an interview with GP One says he owes a lot to: “He is great, maybe the greatest ever, and nobody can take away what he has already achieved. Despite
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