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
Two new Shoei touring helmets - the Neotec 3 and GT-Air 3 - have been launched, with ventilation among the most significant improvements.
The HRC rider crashed in the final race of the Internazionale d'Italia series in February, but returned to winning ways at the MXGP of Turkiye last weekend.
Dunlop has launched a new enduro tyre, with an 'EX' variant of its EN91 tyre, offering larger blocks and a soft compound for better traction.
Yamaha is offering £700 off the purchase of a new 2023 YZ125 motocross bike when trading in your current motorcycle as part of a new promotion.
Women represent only a small percentage of motorcyclists in the UK, but there are moves afoot to change this
The KTM 450 Rally Replica returns for 2024 with Dakar-top-10 credentials straight out of the box, and almost two decades of Dakar dominance behind it.
Moto2 and Moto3 riders got their first taste of Pirelli rubber ahead of the 2024 World Championship at a post-race test in Barcelona.
Two new promotions inspired by MotoGP have been announced by GasGas, including the chance to win a VIP trip to the Valencia MotoGP in November.
Nicolo Bulega will head to WorldSBK in 2024 with the factory Ducati team to partner current World Champion and points leader Alvaro Bautista.
MotoGP heads to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this weekend for round 11 of 2023. Check this page for MotoGP Catalunya results throughout the weekend.
Kymco has announced price reductions across its current range, including models from its lower end up to more premium bikes such as the CV3 550.
The Mitas Terra Force-EX tyre line is the newest from Mitas, offering street legality combined with off-road capabilities for enduro and trail bikes.
Indian Motorcycle has partnered with Ruroc to offer those who test ride a new FTR the chance to win an Atlas 4.0 full-face motorcycle helmet.
KTM and Dani Pedrosa have confirmed an extension of their agreement, keeping the Spaniard in his testing role for the foreseeable future.
It has been announced that Paul Bird has died, aged 56, following a stay in hospital as per a statement issued by Paul Bird Motorsport.
Andrea Iannone will race a satellite Ducati in the 2024 World Superbike Championship, as per an interview published by WorldSBK with Gigi Dall'Igna.
Four titles from a possible four, including one historic unbeaten season, has put both Jett and Hunter Lawrence already among the all-time greats.
Sito Pons will join RNF Racing Aprilia in the MotoGP World Championship from 2024 in a new role in the team's management structure.
The new CFMoto 450NK is yet another entry to the Chinese brand's naked range, bridging the gap between the 300NK and 650NK.
Ruroc, the helmet manufacturer, has announced three special Star Wars editions of its Atlas 4.0 Carbon full-face motorcycle helmet.
For the 2024 British Superbike Championship, Jason O'Halloran will swap blue for green and join the Cheshire Mouldings Kawasaki team.
Valentino Rossi has convinced Marco Bezzecchi to remain with the VR46 Racing Team for another season in the MotoGP World Championship.
Sadiq Khan's plans for a Central London zero emission zone, and for a pay-per-mile transport system, have been scrapped following his ULEZ expansion.
With the ULEZ expanded on 29 August to cover all boroughs in Greater London. Here is your guide on what the ULEZ is, what the expansion means, and how that affects motorbikes.
BSB heads to Cadwell Park for round eight of 2023 this weekend. This page will be updated with BSB Cadwell Park results across the weekend.