It was good to catch up with my old mate Daryl Beattie last weekend in Misano. Daryl was pushing Mick Doohan hard for the 500cc World Championship in 1995 until he high sided and broke his collar bone in Assen mid way through the year. He eventually finished runner up in the seri...
; one click on the side pods and it’s off, a gentle push and it’s back in place. It seems good value at £159.99 so I’ll keep you posted on how it stands up to the relentless everyday abuse in Mackenzie world.
I didn't realise how much I had missed riding at Donington Park over the past eleven months until I reaquainted myself with what is still one of the world's best circuits last weekend. There is nothing like a fix of Craner Curves and the Old Hairpin to make you smile, especially ...
There is no question that the BSB paddock has been split over the radical new points scoring system introduced for 2010. That said, no one can argue that the formula hasn't worked as we are in for the most exciting season end at the Oulton Park triple header on the 9th/10th of Oc...
This picture of me chasing Foggy on the Daytona banking in 1991 brought back some bitter sweet memories recently. I did half a season as his team mate on the Silkolene RC30s before scurrying off to Japan to ride a factory Yamaha Superbike. I’ve never been a quitter but I felt the...
Not sure what's going on with the sound in this vid, but it calms down after a minute - sorry!As my long term BMW S1000RR does most of its miles working hard on track days, I felt an early 6000 mile service might be a good idea. A quick phone call to my local dealer (the friendly...
Suzuki’s GSX-R600 might not look that much different to the outgoing model but I suspect this bike could be very much a dark horse in 2011. I say this because two years ago I was definitely not building my hopes up en route to the K9 GSXR 1000 launch.The leaked pictures suggested...
One of the unsung heroes of the BSB paddock over the past few seasons, has to be 2010 Superstock 1000 runner up Glen Richards. A nasty tumble in at the Brands Hatch opener lead to four DNFs, but once back on track he pushed the dominant BMWs hard, finishing on the podium eight ti...
Valentino Rossi may have a new team and bike but his paddock accommodation upgrade was also getting a fair amount of attention last weekend in Valencia. Looking more like an office block on wheels than the traditional forty foot American converted bus, this baby easily won the 20...
The best piece of 2011 Rossi merchandise so far has to be this Smart car I spotted last week in the Jerez paddock. Maybe Vale himself will have one as it would easily fit into a corner of his humungous new motor home I posted on here a few weeks ago. I was down there with Taylor ...
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