Mike, on one. Action shot by Kees SirooBack in about '97 I think it was, when I was 15 (sorry, Mike), I picked up a copy of Performance Bikes; I bought it for the launch report of Suzuki's TL1000s. I'm pretty sure in this issue there was also a
What on earth has happened at Yamaha? Weeks before the first race they were cock-a-hoop. The new M1 was, said both factory riders, better in every respect. Then Edwards won out at the Catalunya tests; Rossi was the man in the dry. Even Carlos Checa was quick, on Dunlops. As Rossi...
THE 'pudding-basin' helmet worn by Mike 'the Bike' Hailwood is set to exceed £4,000 when it goes up for auction at the Silverstone MotoGP on 11 June.Worn by the legendary Mike Hailwood in the 1960s, the hand-painted helmet not only holds
All out war ... Capirossi leads Hayden and RossiDucati and Bridgestone couldn't have timed their Great Revival any better. Three poles and two wins for Loris Capirossi came just as the championship changed from foregone conclusion to fait accompli. Rossi was, for the first time i...
The rise and rise of Dani PedrosaHe's tiny and he doesn't say much. Dani Pedrosa, however, would appear to be the real thing. Just as Valentino himself said during this season, when asked from where he expected his strongest challenge.He was being a bit disingenuous, of course - ...
Nobody would be happier than me to see Rossi's new team-mate Colin Edwards start teaching him some lessons about fast lap times and how to win championships. Just for fun let's pretend, just as Colin and indeed all the other MotoGP riders have to pretend on a fortnightly basis, t...
MotoGP's 2006 youth revolution has been striking. In two races, callow class rookies Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner claimed rostrums and pole starts; second-year kid Toni Elias has been close behind. Colin Edwards is just one old hand to twice take a bloody nose from the upstarts...
Roberts Jr. slides his 990. Try that on an 800 says ScottIn your dreams, you can probably power-slide a sports bike on tar. Properly, I mean - using throttle control and footrest-weighting; pulling it upright to get on the fatter part of the tyre for more traction, at the same ti...
Rossi's flirtation with F1 and Ferrari is over, ending in mutual recriminations as racing's golden boy complains that the drivers are more like monkeys or robots, while it is engineers who do the racing... even instructing drivers over the radio on how to behave lap by lap.He als...
Nobody noticed, but the British GP was actually very dull. Worse still, the way Dani Pedrosa drew steadily away was exceedingly ominous. Even a bit Doohan-like, but because of his incognito personality, and with Rossi providing the fireworks as he came through to a fighting secon...
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