Tag Archive for Ducati TriOptions Cup

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: Rd6 Assen

I’m no overly religious person (some say it could be atheism) but I sure as hell love spanking a bike at the Cathedral of Speed. Round 6 of the Ducati TriOptions Cup joined the annual BSB pilgrimage to Assen, and it was a story of highly highs and lowly lows. My favourite circuit on the calendar is more than just… 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 →

Ducati TriOptions Cup: Rd2 Oulton Park

I’m almost certain a dog poo sandwich seasoned with semtex and barbed wire would have been tastier than the weekend I’ve endured. The second round of the Ducati TriOptions Cup rolled into Oulton Park alongside British Superbikes and, while it was generally a good meeting for my P&H Motorcycles/Carl Cox Motorsport team, it was another mentally challenging few days aboard… Read more →

Ducati TriOptions Cup: Rd1 Brands Hatch

Racing can an emotional rollercoaster riddled with the highest highs and the lowest lows. When it’s good, everything else in life is irrelevant. When it’s bad, it’s very, very bad – life itself is almost irrelevant, the journey home is a miserable place, something only racers can fathom. After an encouraging end to last season, we headed to Brands Hatch… Read more →

Project 2015: The Finale

Actually, although the project has ended, 2015 has only just begun. After an epic first round of British Superbikes at Donington to whet the racing appetite, the BSB circus rolls into Brands Hatch for round two next weekend, which also means the first instalment of the 2015 Ducati TriOptions Cup and a chance to reignite my passion for pain and… Read more →