at Oulton Park. I have great memories of swapping paint while battling with Walker, Reynolds and Hislop in the late nineties and not so good memories of falling off a lot when it rained. As with many of the tracks Troy Bayliss visited for the first time, I
’s Boost Yamaha team-mate at the time and giving boss Rob Mac a 3rd and a 4th when it was an easy 1st and 2nd didn’t make me too popular.Follow Niall on a textual guide of Snetterton
There might not be a whole lot of top level racing occurring over the year at Cartagena but this is still one of the busiest and most popular tracks in Europe. British race teams love to test here pre-season in the (usually) warm and settled weather
. The challenging Circuito de Almeria, first opened in 2001, has become a popular testing ground for MotoGP, WSB and BSB teams mainly during the off-season. Track days take place all year round although the summer months are less popular as high temperatures make
Like many first time visitors to Anglesey I wasn’t sure what to expect after a long hike up the A5 to the top corner of North Wales. The circuit approach narrows down to nothing more than a farm track, but once in the paddock a circuit appears
racer that doesn’t like Knockhill as mastering this physically demanding circuit always delivers immense satisfaction.Let the best tour guide of Knockhill explain the Scottish circuit
-fast double rights behind the pits. The track is billiard table smooth, flanked with acres of run-off and to top it all you’ll most likely be basking in hot sunshine between sessions.
The Autodromo Internacional Algarve, near Portimao in Portugal, is unique. The high-speed rollercoaster track layout is like no other. It’s no surprise that many World Superbike racers reckon this track provides the biggest challenge of their season
to the likes of Donington but the surface is grippy in both wet and dry conditions. It is a physically demanding track and also quite bumpy so a good suspension set up will certainly add to your enjoyment.Croft is a fun and rewarding to ride but being narrow
It won't surprise to me if you've never ridden Thruxton, as trackdays are few and far between these days due to harsh noise restrictions. Race organisers have the same problem too, which is ironic as an active airfield that operates daily in the middle of the circuit.Personally I...
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