Did we see the future of World Superbike racing last weekend at the BSB event?Possibly, but only if everyone is on Evo spec machines in 2012. By setting the 2nd fastest lap in race one and running second for a while in race two, the brilliant Alex Lowes proved that with a good gr...
on the grid next to the Woolongong wonder. Before the race, Gardner told me to take my time on the opening laps as it would be a long day and very hot so I needed to pace myself. Naive Niall stupidly agreed only to see Gardner and the front runners take off
Just because you have the name Jorge Lorenzo on your screen and you've won a world championship doesn't mean you'll get an easy time at scrutineering. In Qatar the technical inspection staff made the factory Yamaha mechanics remove bodywork and unbolt some electrical components i...
A South African friend of mine called Trevor Binder told me last weekend I’m quite obviously in the advanced stages of a terrible disease.He recognises the affliction because he admits to suffering from the same condition for many years and so far hasn’t found a cure. He says he...
With young Taylor finally lifting my riding ban from his 125 Duke last week (I snapped the gear lever off in a failed garden stunt), I’ve been clocking up a few miles on what surely is the ‘must have’ learner bike of 2011.Last week I hopped aboard for a jaunt into the heart of Le...
Alongside the most stunning collection of race and road bikes at their Motegi museum, next to some race bikes, Honda also has a step by step guide on most aspects of riding. I photographed the wonderful text on push starting but I also have lots of equally hilarious instructions ...
It was good to see my old HRC team mate Shinichi Itoh making his final Moto GP appearance last weekend at Motegi. At 44 he was a bit off the pace compared to his younger team mates, but that didn't matter as it was a joy just to see him circulating on what I reckon is most stunni...
This video of the Knockhill end of season Jock Taylor meeting in 1988 makes me smile. Even although I had the dream ticket of riding for HRC in the 500cc World Championship I never stopped wanting to come back to the homeland and race my old mates.Brian Morrison started racing on...
the festive excess before the next year of Mackenzie biking madness kicks off. Testing bikes and track day instruction brings in a few quid that soon gets blown on taking my boys racing, and that's the way I like it!
If you haven’t tried Pit Biking yet, you’re missing out on some incredible fun, and it won’t break the bank. The majority of pit bikes are of Chinese origin and I guess, are best described as modern day monkey bikes. Yes Chinese, and I’ve witnessed them being thrashed round all d...
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