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Ducati Panigale V4 | Onboard at Valencia

Head down, bum up, gut caressing the tank, the dash is reading nearly 300kmh before braking into Valencia’s bonkers first turn. Every lap I tell myself to brake later, as the Ducati Panigale V4 has so much more talent in reserve to gobble corners, but my brain says no. This thing is ridiculous. Likewise, during corner exit, the throttle is… Read more →

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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 →

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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 →

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Video: R1 + ZX-10R onboard at Parcmotor

Some of Spain’s hidden charms include Cordoba, Merida, Nacho Monreal (Peter Crouch’s younger brother) and jamon iberico. There’s also a lesser-known circuit in Castelloli just outside Barcelona, chastened by the Spain’s veritable medley of world-class GP tracks. But it’s bloody awesome. Parcmotor is built into a quarry and the layout showcases its rocky foundations: packed with undulations, stimulating sections and… Read more →

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Video: Onboard Macau with Peter Hickman

Most top-level sportsmen deserve unconditional respect and admiration, although the prerequisite swingers for pure road racing swing my vote of nepotism any day. I honestly can’t understand how these boys even sit down with balls that big and this notion was amplified after watching Peter Hickman’s astonishing onboard footage from this year’s Macau Grand Prix. It’s almost as incredible as… Read more →

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Video: Snazzy onboard at Donington Park

We spent the hottest day of the year (so far) spanking an immaculate Ducati 1199 Panigale round Donington Park, testing a few bolt-on gizmos and sobbing over the reality that GPS conveys. But more on that later… Datalogging cameras, or video loggers, are nothing new but still remain rich boys’ toys thanks to the extravagant price tag – some nudge… Read more →