Tag Archive for Ducati 899 Panigale

Video: Brands Hatch GP Onboard

Along with the likes of Stonehenge and Butlins, Brands Hatch GP is one of the UK’s most cherished facets. Unlike the dizzy monotony of circulating the Indy’s kidney-shaped layout every few seconds, the GP circuit – also bereft of archetypal British nadgery sections, chicanes and hairpins – is deeply rewarding when nailing a lap. Joining the rest of the British… Read more →

Video: Ducati Cup at Assen + Onboard + Crash

Assen: the Cathedral of Speed. Bloody amazing circuit and, ironically, the best track on the ‘British’ Superbike calendar in terms of pure thrills and ballistic-fast corners, in my opinion. The penultimate round of the Ducati Cup proved to be an eventful one for us, which included the first crash of my season – albeit a mincy, stupid, 50mph crash… Here’s… Read more →

Video: Ducati Cup Vlog @ Oulton Park BSB + Onboard

Oulton Park is one of those archetypal UK racetracks. Stunning Cheshire scenery, an exhilarating rollercoaster of undulations, crests and rises, multiple surface changes and bordering on precarious in terms of safety – as verified last weekend with a few bikes greeting spectator areas. Not that I’m complaining though. If you don’t want to race it, don’t ride it… Like Cadwell,… Read more →

Video: Cadwell Park Onboard

Other than Scarlett Johansson and a licence to print money, there isn’t a better way to spend a Bank Holiday weekend than racing at Cadwell Park. The now annual Party in the Park is the busiest, liveliest and loudest British Superbike round on the calendar, and I had the pleasure of racing parading the P&H/Carl Cox Motorsport 899 Panigale around… Read more →

Video: Ducati 899 Panigale Onboard at Thruxton

Thruxton is the UK’s fastest track. With an average lap speed of over 114mph on a superbike, it’s faster than any MotoGP circuit (thanks to Matthew Roberts for that juicy nugget) and requires massive swingers to succeed. Buggered by noise issues means that riding Thruxton is a rarity, which is a shame as its warp-speed idiosyncrasies deserve to be spread… Read more →

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 →

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 →

Ducati 899 Panigale: Best Track Mods

It’s no secret there’s an 899 replacement coming in 2016, which makes the current baby Panigale cheaper on the used market than a semi-detached in Sheffield – around £9k will net you a decent example. In terms of showroom sales, the 899 was the most popular sportsbike in 2014, wooing customers with a sublime all-round middleweight package and a motor… Read more →

Ducati TriOptions Cup Finale: Brands Hatch GP

I’m suffering with an almighty hangover of doom after getting absolutely bungalowed during the end-of-season festivities at Brands Hatch (mainly the Tsingtao tent and free beer), which utterly ruined me. You know, jumping in a wheelie bin with a few mates and rolling down Paddock Hill at 4am kind of ruined? Ergh… While every other British Superbike class was decided,… Read more →

Ducati TriOptions Cup: Rd7 Silverstone

The highs and lows of racing were perfectly encapsulated at Silverstone last season. Qualifying on the front row, genuinely in contention for a podium, and then this happens… As the British Superbikes rolled into Silverstone for another instalment of ‘The Showdown’ phase, the penultimate round of the 2015 Ducati TriOptions Cup was nearing a more stimulating crescendo. Embroiled in a… Read more →

Ducati TriOptions Cup: Rd5 Cadwell Park

British Superbikes at Cadwell Park is always a special occasion. 40,000 race fans – most of them pissed for the entire weekend – crammed into the Lincolnshire valley create a festival-type atmosphere, and not even the Bank Holiday date change could scupper the annual party in the park involving the Ducati TriOptions Cup. Last year at Cadwell I bagged a… Read more →

Ducati TriOptions Cup: Rd3 Donington Park

The glitz and glamour of being a support race at World Superbikes? Yeah, something like that. A rumbling horde of 899s rolled into to Donington Park for a Bank Holiday weekend of Ducati TriOptions Cup action, although the action started long before circuit activity. With organisers keen to clamp down on ECU tampering, there were a few exclusions/disqualifications and warning… Read more →