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Marc Marquez crazy braking technique

14th April 2015 by  in Racing

Footage of Marc’s amazing antics from the weekend’s MotoGP.

When Rossi met a young Spanish lad

16th October 2014 by  in Racing

Marc – “When I grow up, I’ll be quicker than you!” Valentino – “That’s adorable.” Marc – Who’s laughing now?!”

A sad end to a week of racing, and a tragic end to a life

29th August 2014 by  in Racing

“The Manx Motor Cycle Club regrets to announce that Gary Firth from Barnsley in Yorkshire was killed during today’s Senior Manx Grand Prix on the Isle of Man. The incident occurred at the 11th Milestone on the Mountain Course, at approximately 1.45pm. The race was immediately red flagged. Firth, 50, a newcomer to racing on  [Read full post…]

Sachsenring MotoGP – What else can they throw @ Marc (and us!)?

14th July 2014 by  in Racing

Nine riders started this race from the grid – fourteen, FOURTEEN, from pit lane! Twenty minutes before the off, and just as the bikes and riders were required to make their way onto the track the heavens opened up, and everyone opted to set out on their number two bikes with full wets, steel brake  [Read full post…]

More racing thoughts

4th July 2014 by  in Racing, The Dex Files

That was what really struck me watching the racing. It’s been about five years since I last went to an actual meeting. Need to change that and get to a round before it’s too late. British Superbikes at Cadwell Park on the August Bank Holiday is normally a safe bet for a good day out  [Read full post…]

A racing conspiracy

2nd July 2014 by  in Racing, The Dex Files

Just been watching World Superbikes on the TV and two things struck me… First, I think I’ve finally come up with a theory to explain why Brits do well in WSB but mostly seem to struggle in Grands Prix. Second, World Supersport seems to have fallen off a cliff. I used to love watching Supersport,  [Read full post…]

Eight in a row, EIGHT!!

1st July 2014 by  in Racing

The accepted wisdom is that rain, and changeable conditions are, “great levellers”, and provide an opportunity for the, “not quite as quick”, to have an opportunity to get on terms with the front runners. We’ll not this time it/they didn’t, Marquez mullered everyone. Despite a cautious start Marc steadily hauled in the early leader Dovi,  [Read full post…]

Isle of Man TT a Jim’s Eye View

17th June 2014 by  in Racing

I spent much of this morning sifting through some memories of past TT fortnights to keep me going until the Manx, hope you enjoy them.  Feel free to add any of your own shots from this year’s TT in the comments below – would love to see what your view was like. All the best, Jim

MotoGP Barcelona

16th June 2014 by  in Racing

At Circuit Catalunya today we were privileged to witness yet more magic from Lorenzo, Rossi, Marquez and an uncharacteristically hard charging Pedrosa. Before the off we were informed that Lewis Hamilton was in pit lane, a fan, and contemplating a move to two wheels once he has milked F1 for all its worth. Today Lewis  [Read full post…]

Awesome, simply awesome

7th June 2014 by  in Racing

Following a week of racing interrupted by rapidly changing weather forecasts, schedules adjusted in the hope of meeting everyone’s wish lists, Senior Race day dawned to be greeted by Mona’s Isle’s sunniest face – wall to wall sunshine, (even in Ramsey!), and we were treated to a stunning display of machine and track mastery by  [Read full post…]

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