So the Sepang test is over, what did we learn from it? As usual, a lot but not a lot. I learned a long time ago not to place too much stock in testing times as I think I have noted before. There are … [Read more...]
The 2013 MotoGp season has been most notable for three things. Firstly, we have seen the emergence of a new superstar, someone who, potentially, could become the greatest motorcycle road racer of … [Read more...]
Clarifying the silly season
Confirmation that last weekend's rumours concerning the scrapping of the so-called "rookie rule" has helped to clarify the silly season situation just a little more. (it seems funny talking about 2013 … [Read more...]
I neglected to include one more significant item from the FIM's changes to the WSBK for 2012. A testing ban has been put in place that will run from the 1st December to the 15th January, preventing … [Read more...]
In light of what happened yesterday afternoon it seems somewhat ghoulish to post today and talk of other things. But the nature of life is that, thankfully, it goes on and while we mourn the passing … [Read more...]
“There is no substitute for cubic inches.”
Back in the 50's and 60's this was the hot-rodder's mantra (along with the famous "If it don't go - chrome it.") The frantic search for bigger and bigger engines reached its peak in the late 60's with … [Read more...]
What’s wrong at Yamaha?
Yesterday's official launch of the 2011 MI at Sepang has highlighted a worrying scenario at Yamaha. Both their MotoGp team AND their WSBK team are undertaking the 2011 season WITHOUT a major … [Read more...]
“We’re not turning our bike into a Yamaha.” Ducati chief.
When Valentino Rossi's move to Ducati was first mooted, I posted that the move may not be the marriage made in heaven that many were predicting. I noted that Ducati have a particular way of doing … [Read more...]
Despite being winners of the Manufacturer's Championship in 2010 and, despite providing the bike for the Rider's Champion in 2010, Yamaha finds itself in the strange situation of heading into the 2011 … [Read more...]