I celebrated my win last year by stuffing the wife’s belly full of arms and legsMy daughter is a month old but it hasn’t changed how I view my racing. A week after my son was born he was at the race of the year with me and the wife at Mallory Park and he did the whole of the worl...
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...
Norton announced last week that they're retuning to racing at the 2012 Isle of Man TT. Mark Forsyth grabbed Norton CEO Stuart Garner at the Isle of Man TT launch event to find out what the firm's plans are..So you're running a Spondon framed Aprilia
your first F1 title?In 1981, when I was technical director of Brabham. Nelson Piquet was driving and he gave me a Joey Dunlop Isle of Man replica VF1000R as a thank you. I had that for quite a few years, then I started getting into Ducatis…Oh yeah? Why
hands dirty.WSB’s Paul Bird is a good mate of mineI’ve known Birdy for years and he comes over to the Isle of Man a lot to ride with us. I spoke to Steve Guttridge (Kawasaki Europe’s Racing Manager) about racing the KLX450R and he got pretty keen
in the Isle of Man to try and build a bit of strength and control whilst keeping up with my general fitness as well.I guess at Donington Park I should be good, but I was good in Phillip Island. On the bike I was fine, it was just my left wrist, the old injury
On near-death experiencesI’ve never had any real ‘moments’ in the Isle of Man before. You hear people say ‘oooo I had this big moment at such and such a section’ but I’d been lucky not to have any.Until this year’s TT, that is.I’d had no practice
't and went on to win. Even then I was pleased for him as he won his first 500GP. Quite a few top level Italians have come to the Isle Of Man TT over the years. Was that something you ever considered?No. I have never even been to the Isle of Man. It never
, such as putting guard rails everywhere in F1. These were lethal for bike racers. The problem is that when things are 'for safety' it's hard to argue against. I sometimes feel that the Isle of Man has become more dangerous as they've opened up areas
is the main thing now. It’s quite painful – a lot more painful now than what it was on Sunday so the comedown is now after the race weekend. The adrenaline is a fantastic thing so to now be back here recovering on the Isle of Man is the best thing, I came
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