The New Rider Advice New Riders Hardly Every Receive


If you are going to ride like you have something to prove, please do not ride  One of the biggest problems motorcycling as has faced for a long time is its hooliganistic image. Try walking up to three random people in the mall and ask them what is the first thing that comes to their mind… Continue reading The New Rider Advice New Riders Hardly Every Receive

RaceRip: F1 Australian GP 2016


This past weekend's Australian Grand Prix delivered just about everything it could be expected to. Surprises, talk of safety, great midfield battles, a failed qualifying "innovation," and the debut of an American team were all on tap. Indeed, the Australian GP has carried on the pre-season tones that will likely define the 2016 world championship. One cannot… Continue reading RaceRip: F1 Australian GP 2016

RaceRip: MotoGP Qatar GP 2016


In my season preview article, I noted that this was going to be a MotoGP season full of unknowns. The usually consistent "premier class" saw a number of rules and equipment changes over the off-season. The first round in Qatar answered a lot of those questions, and not the way I was expecting them to.… Continue reading RaceRip: MotoGP Qatar GP 2016

Race Rip: WSBK Thailand 2016


Until the last few laps of Race 2, I was going to start this report by saying that the on-track action at the Chang International Circuit had been overshadowed by the track conditions. The slippery surface that had riders regularly running off the track at several corners was detracting from the on-track product. Then the last 5 laps happened. Then we saw a real scrap… Continue reading Race Rip: WSBK Thailand 2016

Why I am so excited about Nicky Hayden’s move to World Superbike


At first glance, Nicky Hayden's move from MotoGP to World Superbike seems like a step backward. Hayden is moving from a series where a crankshaft is probably as expensive as an entire superbike. This is something we have seen other riders do toward the end of their careers. Talented riders like Carlos Checa, Max Biaggi,… Continue reading Why I am so excited about Nicky Hayden’s move to World Superbike