at Daytona.Quick interview opportunity - I asked him where he'd been hiding since Easy Rider - what had he been doing for the last 25 years? "36 films," he replied, turning and walking off. Well, I hadn't seen any of them...So the Rocker rides well, which
We’ve just run a feature that claims racers of the last three decades were more heroic than the racers today. Do you agree?Yes, but only in the last year or two. It has been disappointing in MotoGP but only because of the dominance of Stoner and the Ducati on Bridgestones. But we...
My hometown is a place called Ostrava, in the Czech Republic, I used to work as a mechanic in a truck factory there. I really enjoy working on the tools, taking something that doesn’t want to work anymore and bringing it back to life. My skill has certainly helped me revive a few...
one face-to-face interview with Rossi per year. Mine was last weekend, and perhaps in recognition of long service he gave me a scoop.Only a week before Yamaha had re-signed Lorenzo as his team-mate, Rossi had smiled about it in public, and repeated his
interviewed has no excuse but then again this is all part of the problem that is stopping him from winning at the TT – he is not approaching it seriously or with a professional attitude, instead spending far too much time promoting this image of what type
quipped in an interview directly after the race.We already know Scott Redding – last year’s first British 125 winner in 35 years – is a talent to watch, and that Kentish kid Danny Webb is knocking on the door of similar success, too.What with poor James
stamping approval on Rossi’s ‘title deed’, set new standards in all these areas. Hardly a major scandal. But it went on so long that it meant BBC and worldwide TV viewers were denied post-race interviews (in the case of the BBC, this might be considered a
I WAS working in an ironmonger’s shop when I met Ron Haslam. I was studying dance and had visions of doing that as a career, and I was only 15 at the time while he was 20.I was dating a friend of his called Tony, I felt bad about it but couldn’t help myself! Tony was into bikes a...
How tough were the last three years for Ducati?Well it's been interesting for sure! Last year, looking from the outside you would have said it wasn't a good year for Ducati at all, but behind the scenes we were restructuring the company internally. We put a lot of building-blocks...
My first bike was a Honda CB92, an immaculate thing it was and very collectible too, so I hacked the exhausts off and destroyed it in a field. I paid £4 for that bike. I got into racing when I was 19, me and a mate built a Honda 500 four-stroke single in a Tony Foale cantilever c...
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