Alex Whitworth

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Alex Whitworth

Junior Content Writer

Alex has been working in the motorcycle industry for as long as he has been at Visordown, which has been since March 2022 so we'll let you work it out from there. He's the new guy. He'd be fetching us all coffee 'round the clock if he wasn't based in the arse end of nowhere. We joke - he has (some) other uses, like tapping out numerous stories on various subjects somewhat frequently. 

Before Visordown, Alex wrote about motorcycle racing in other places and worked on racing broadcasts at national championships (thankfully not in front of the camera) while completing a journalism degree at university into which he shoehorned motorcycles at every possible opportunity: MXGP, BSB, WorldSBK, Motorcycle Live - they all appeared in his academic work somewhere.

Frustratingly, Alex's love for racing originated in - brace for it - cars. A trip to Donington for the BSB race in 2011 saw him realise that there was a far more interesting, exciting, and substantial world of racing outside of F1, and he became a fan of motorcycles. But that was 11 years ago, and he still doesn't ride! What's wrong with him? This is a serious question. Will he ever ride? Could Marc Marquez win outside of HRC? What would Jonathan Rea do on a MotoGP bike? All great questions, and we might never know the answers to any of them. But we think that, with sufficient peer pressure, we can get him on two wheels in a safe enough manner. If it happens, you'll find out about it here on Visordown.

Articles by Alex Whitworth
The second round of the 2023 MotoGP season takes place this weekend in Argentina. Check this page across the weekend for MotoGP Argentina results.
Jonas Folger has been selected as the replacement rider for Pol Espargaro in the GasGas Factory Racing Tech3 MotoGP team.
New dates have been added by Harley-Davidson for the H-D Adventure Centre, which is now available for bookings from April through December.
Shark has launched the latest iteration of its Skwal motorcycle helmet platform, the Shark Skwal i3, which features an integrated brake light.
Ian Hutchinson has had his racing licence revoked as a result of the stroke he suffered earlier in March, and is forced to miss this year's Isle of Man TT.
The modification made to the penalty awarded to Marc Marquez after the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix is to be appealed by the Repsol Honda Team.
A new electric motorcycle is on the way to the UK next month in the form of the Caofen F80, which features no welds in the frame and a two-hour charge time.
Phoenix Motorcycle Training and Mental Health Motorbike have partnered to qualify motorcycle training staff as Mental Health First Aiders.
The top 20 starters list for the 2023 Isle of Man TT Superbike and Senior TT races has been confirmed, with David Johnson setting off at #1.
The KTM Motohall Ride Orange Experience will now feature the KTM Cardo Packtalk Edge, as part of an expansion of the collaboration between KTM and Cardo.
MotoGP's 2023 season opener had some stand out moments and, of course, from those moments there were winners, and there were losers.
The Repsol Honda Team has announced that Marc Marquez will miss this weekend's MotoGP Argentinian Grand Prix, following his crash in Portugal.
A new modular/flip-up motorcycle helmet has been launched by Caberg in the form of the new Levo X, which comes in standard, Manta, and Carbon variants.
MotoGP's opening race weekend of the 2023 season was astonishingly attritional. Several riders will need replacing, but when, and who?
Yamaha is continuing the development of its AMSAS stabilisation system, and is "halfway" to its goal of bringing it to production models.
A meeting between Motorcycle Action Group figures and the Minister of State, Jesse Norman, saw a consideration of an alternative future.
MotoGP begins its 2023 season in Portimao this weekend. This page will be updated with MotoGP Portugal results across the weekend.
Venhill has made its throttle cables available for two-stroke dirt bikes from KTM and Husqvarna, offering a direct replacement from the OEM cable.
A crash for Pol Espargaro in Portuguese GP P2 not only brought out red flags, but also highlighted deeper issues with the Portimao track and with MotoGP.
Suzuki has announced the dates and locations for its 2023 'summer test ride roadshow' with the bike selection including Suzuki's new 776cc twins.
MotoFest Coventry is set to return in 2023, following its 2022 postponement, and is scheduled to run on the first weekend of June.
A custom Indian FTR is set to be the result of a collaboration between Indian Motorcycle, Sideburn magazine, and Cheetah Custom Cycles.
An announcement has been made confirming the continuation of the partnership between Ducati and Shell as MotoGP heads towards sustainable fuels.
Motorcycle parking charges introduced in February are set to be challenged by the Greater London Motorcycle Action Group in a meeting next Monday.
NIU UK and British Superbike team Rapid CDH Racing have announced a new partnership which will see the team use NIU's electric scooters in the BSB paddock.