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British Motorsport ‘Could End’ Due To EU Ruling

Vnuk. A seemingly innocent four-letter acronym. It’s not. This one is basted in doom and misery, and it’s not even an FLA. This week, the government issued a document for public consultation with an option to implement the European Court’s decision involving the ‘Vnuk judgment.’ The Vnuk judgment imposes compulsory third party injury and damage insurance to all vehicles used… Read more →

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Photo Spesh: Viñales triggers beast mode at Valencia Test

Happy New Year! 2017 starts now, well, it started on Tuesday in Valencia and the happiest man leaving the test must have been Maverick Viñales. Fastest on both days and the only man to dip into the 1m29s, Yamaha’s new factory pilot looked comfortable from the outset and the odds of him claiming a maiden title in 2017 have been… Read more →

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Brad Binder: “Racing bikes, you get more pussy than anyone”

MotoGP is brewing nicely in 2016: new race winners, records being smashed left, right and centre, entertainment throughout all classes and a genuine British resurgence. But Moto3, once again, provided the closest, most enthralling fairing-bashing at Silverstone and factory KTM pilot, Brad Binder claimed his fourth victory of the season after a motivational session chat with 44Teeth. What started as… Read more →

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Panigale Highside

As some already know, I’m not racing at Brands Hatch this weekend due to personal reasons (intensive care, kids, and shit). However, that hasn’t halted the P&H Motorcycles/Carl Cox Motorsport team providing high-class entertainment in the Ducati TriOptions Cup, with my team-mate, Leon Morris launching a naughty highside while exiting Clearways. There have been very few highsides in the Ducati… Read more →

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2016 Ducati TriOptions Cup Rd1: Silverstone

Racing, oh how I’ve missed you. Those long, derelict winter months have whizzed by and we could have done with a few extra weeks until the first 2016 British Superbike round at Silverstone. A hectic pre-season schedule involving zero pre-season testing (and budget) isn’t an ideal scenario, but that’s life. Although there was the obvious task of representing P&H/Carl Cox… Read more →

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10 things we’ve learned after Qatar GP

As you may well have clocked from social media activities, we were at Losail circuit in Qatar for MotoGP’s season opener. The principal reason for the jaunt was building investigation work for FIFA the launch of ‘Valentino Rossi – The Game,’ although the main event was obviously some intense racing in all classes. The gaming industry has, seemingly, endless pots… Read more →

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Photo Spesh: Qatar Test

Wings, winglets, aero nodules: call them what you will. Every Tom, Dick and Harry has been testing them under the floodlights at Losail, but it was the wing-less Suzuki of Maverick Vinales who ended the second day fastest. Many attempted race simulations for the first time this ‘season’ despite a greasy surface. All riders/teams tested new Michelin compounds and tried… Read more →

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Lougher to race Suter MMX500 at Isle of Man TT

As if 44Teeth ‘working’, possibly the first ever 133mph lap, and the onslaught of other reasons weren’t enough to attend the 2016 Isle of Man TT, here’s another: Suter Racing has announced that Ian Lougher will pilot the MMX500 two-stroke schlag in the RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior races, adding another smoke-infested dimension (and soundtrack) to the fortnight of fun… Read more →

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44T + Isle of Man TT

44Teeth will be live and direct from the 2016 Isle of Man TT in an official capacity. After years of persuasion and exhausting every excuse ever created, I’ve finally committed to racing at the world’s biggest motorsport event. I’ll be parading racing a Suzuki SV650 in the Lightweight TT for JHS Racing: long-term friends and sponsors of splendour. For obvious… Read more →

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How can Casey Stoner not race in 2016?

Probably because he’s got a family and a happier life in his native country, but that doesn’t stop the question being asked after Stoner ended the final day of MotoGP pre-season testing at Sepang 5th fastest, top Ducati on the timesheets, and 9th overall following three days in Malaysia and a two year racing sabbatical. “I have no intention of… Read more →

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KTM + WP announce Moto2 Project

Months after its RC16 MotoGP weapon encountered public eyes, KTM has announced a joint venture between the orange factory and WP Performance Systems (both of whom are owned by Cross Industries AG) with an all-new Moto2 project that looks rather factory. Unless KTM has been surreptitiously working on a 600cc four cylinder motor, or Moto2 rules will be relaxed to… Read more →

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Photo Spesh: Scott Redding’s Desmosedici

Coinciding with Pramac celebrating 15 years in the GP paddock after a brief soiree in Formula One, the newly dubbed Octo Pramac Yakhnich team unveiled their 2016 liveries and riders in Siena yesterday. The fundamentally Italian squad now has a blend of Russian after a partnership with Yakhnich was announced – the same set-up that took Sam Lowes to the… Read more →