Moto2 has arrived. Not with a bang, but with several. Plus ghastly scraping sounds, thudding impacts, and dull cries of pain.The first race at Qatar wasn’t too bad. Round two at Jerez was a krash-krazy red flag job; seven more guys slithering off on oil spilled when one of the le...
How many times can one man achieve god-like status? What does he then become? Some sort of supergod? God among gods? Or just Valentino Rossi ..The once-elfin Italian’s sixth premier-class title, his eighth counting those in the tiddler classes, was a belter. Nothing easy about it...
What a disaster at Assen. At the World Superbike race, where British riders dominated. Both rostrums were filled with regional accents and true blue bulldogs: Rea, Toseland, Camier on the first one; Rea, Haslam and Toseland on the second. Wow.It happened the same weekend of the J...
boys in GPs, although languishing among the lower orders.Both Bradley Smith and more especially the gangling Scott Redding (both GP winners) have outgrown 125s, but Smith will have to stay there another year anyway, for a crack at improving on second
The great medical mystery of MotoSoap 2009 remains unsolved. But, late in the series, the corpse has come back to life for the last
few episodes.Casey Stoner wrote himself out of the series after the British GP and disappeared into the lost continent of Australia. Would he retur...
But something more serious has happened. Yamaha had one of the last of the open-sided hospitality, resisting the urge to join the rest and their glass-fronted automatic-doors that make the paddock resemble a street of insurance company head offices in Milton Keynes. Team and gues...
Someone cleverer THAN I put a name to it - the Frankenstein Syndrome, in which the victim creates his own monster. It happens to successful people in all walks of life, I guess. But seldom is it as pronounced as in the premier class of motorcycle racing.Over the years, I've watch...
The best thing Dorna ever did for GPs was to abandon the 500cc capacity. The next good thing they'll do is to replace the 250s with a junior four-stroke class and wresting the thriving 600cc Supersport category from SBK. But this is war, and war has its casualties. And with WSB v...
I'm guessing, BUT I predict that by the time you read this, Rossi will have one or even both hands on his third consecutive top-class championship.This year, however, has been a little different from last. 2002, the first year of the four-strokes, was a stroll and he finished the...
It was Suzuki's team manager Garry Taylor who first exhumed an old but still serviceable idea in the wake of the Pacific GP at Motegi - that GP bikes should be converted to two-seaters. Then each rider could carry a lawyer on his pillion.Someone else suggested that bikes should b...
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