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
A new Scottish LEZ (Low Emission Zone) is being introduced in several cities and is comparable to the London ULEZ
A new WhatsApp infoline has been launched by the Isle of Man TT will keep fans updated throughout the TT fortnight and beyond
Great Wall Motor saw Honda stick a flat-six in its Gold Wing and said “hold my two cylinders”. Finally, its eight-cylinder engine has broken cover
The first Donington BSB of the year marks the third round of the 2024 season. After round two at Oulton Park, Glenn Irwin leads the riders' standings
Pierer Mobility Group, the owners of KTM, has announced a distribution partnership with the electric motorcycle brand Zeeho
Brembo, the Italian brakes manufacturer, has announced that it has exceeded €1 billion in revenue for the first time in Q1 2024
Rumours of the Indian MotoGP race being cancelled began earlier this week, prompting the event's promoter to speak out on the matter
Five-times MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo has weighed in on the complicated issue of Ducati’s 2025 rider line-up
A new selection of colours - a white-and-blue choice and a black-and-red option - have been revealed for the entry-level Suzuki GSX-R125 sports bike
The Royal Enfield Guerilla 450 is anticipated to launch later this year, when it will become a direct competitor to the likes of the Triumph Speed 400
A new manifesto has been published which combines representatives of real-world bikers, manufacturers, and motorcycle racing
Ahead of the upcoming but as yet undated UK General Election, the Motorcycle Action Group has launched its “Move on Motorcycling” Campaign
The Ducati Streetfighter V2 is hardly wanting for performance in its stock form, but Ducati will give you a little more if you give them a little more
Want to know how to watch the 2024 Isle of Man TT? Here are all the details for how you can keep up with the action
Ducati has already secured part of its MotoGP future, but answering the question of how to approach the second half never seems to get easier
The BMW R 1300 GS might have been marketed by the Bavarians as a go-anywhere adventurer, but it’s also a missile up a hill
The 2024 North West 200 was dominated mostly by two names last week, but Paul Cassidy made headlines on Thursday for this shocking crash
The fifth round of the 2024 MotoGP World Championship takes the series to the French GP this weekend, ahead of which Jorge Martin leads the riders' points
The 2024 North West 200 takes place on the Causeway Coast this week. All 2024 North West 200 results will be posted here throughout the event
Ducati has launched a new limited edition graphics kit for the Ducati Scrambler, designed by Van Orton Design
Mini, the German-owned British car brand, is reportedly considering a project with BMW to build a Mini-branded motorcycle
The MXGP of Portugal took place in abysmal conditions, which bore unexpected winners in both the MX2 and MXGP classes
The latest addition to the Ducati Riding Experience roster also involves a bit of driving thanks to the involvement of Porsche
Honda Racing UK has headed to the North West 200 road race with only Superstock-spec machinery, owing to logistical issues
A man in his 50s has died during a motorcycle track day organised by No Limits Trackdays at the Lydden Hill circuit