Bad Year on the Roads

“I’m not returning…it’s too dangerous” and with those words the 2017 Macau Grand Prix Winner, Glen Irwin opted out of this year’s Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix event. A pity really, but not unexpected given the tragic end to last year’s race which was red flagged after the crash and tragic death of Daniel Hegarty. Glen’s…

Moto2 – Defining Fair and Square

Moto2 – Defining Fair and Square When the new Moto2 class was introduced in 2010 the general perception in the media and racing community was less than positive – ‘Boring, NASCAR gets introduced to MotoGP’ about sums up the reaction. Some said spec racing was for the hobby racer, or those just starting out. Others…

Whoa My Donkey

I come from an automotive mechanical background and during my apprenticeship I was told ‘Brakes is Life’…whatever you do don’t stuff ‘em up! Nothing could be truer when your hurtling down the tarmac at 200mph and need to rein in a 160kg monster. But is the weight of the beast really the issue, or is…

Sachsenring 2015

The legendary Sachsenring Racing Circuit is located near the town of Chemnitz in Saxony, Germany. The circuit host’s many local events, including the ADAC GT Masters however for most diehard German motorcycle fans the Saxony circuit, known for its technically demanding twists and turns is the home of the German Motorcycle Grand Prix. For 2015…

Boys in Blue

If you type the word IRTA into the World Wide Web you are most likely going to get a hit for the International Reciprocal Trade Association or perhaps the Institute for Research and Technical Assistance, neither of which has anything to do with motorcycle racing or in particular MotoGP. Take a deeper look however and…

ZIC Spring Pan Delta

The Zhuhai International Circuit or ZIC as the teams that race here affectionately call it, is located approximately 45mins north of Zhuhai City, Guangzhou. Completed in November 1996 it was the first permanent motor racing facility built in China. Zhuhai is the gateway city to Macau, which I’m sure everyone knows holds it’s own annual…