In November Bridgestone were shooting their 2012 range of tyres ready for launches next year. I was invited to the super-short Snetterton 100 to help out with riding some bikes.It hadn’t been long since I'd ridden at Snetterton and I was all too familiar with the new part of the ...
IT'S taken them two and a half years of development but KTM is now ready to release the 990 SMT with ABS, and Visordown is in Southern Spain for the launch.Going against the current trend of increases in bike prices the 2011 SMT ABS is actually £350 cheaper than the 2010 SMT ...
THE MOTOGP World Championship returns to Europe at the Circuito de Jerez, the scene for this weekend’s Gran Premio bwin.com de España.In the middle of the table for the pre-event press conference, current World Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo gave his thoughts on the current st...
tracks in the world. The Italian track seems to bring out the poetical in even the most hard-nosed and cynical of journalists and press officers, and before you know it, you are awash with press releases and previews sounding more like paeans
There is something about the Circuito do Estoril which just exudes drama. Firstly, there's the location: Situated just a few miles from Portugal's wild Atlantic coast, with only a few hills between the track and the ocean, the next stop past the beach is Atlantic City, New Jersey...
In the 18th century, the cream of London society would entertain themselves by taking a jaunt up towards Moorfields, pay a penny to the warden, and stroll through the wards of the Bethlem Royal Hospital to gawp at the antics of those who had the misfortune to suffer from mental i...
There are many hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of racetracks around the world. Each of them is unique, and has a particular personality. Some are bland and faceless, like Shanghai. Others, like Barcelona, have plenty of character, but have no real tie to their location. But per...
There's something ineffably romantic about a newly-crowned champion returning to his native soil to be feted in his home race. And at first sight, Casey Stoner would seem to fit that poetic notion just perfectly: a handsome youngster and his beautiful young bride return home aft...
It is difficult to imagine a greater contrast in climate than the chilly, blustery spring conditions of Phillip Island, which the MotoGP circus has just left, and the slow broil of Sepang, set slap bang in the middle of the tropics, where they head to this weekend. You would thin...
And so, after the excitement of the Turkish Grand Prix, we head eastwards, from the Orient Express to the Trans-Siberian Express, leaving Istanbul to head off to Shanghai in China. Though some 5,000 miles apart, the two circuits are remarkably similar: They are both new facilitie...
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