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

Race Rip: F1 Monaco 2014


As I watched the podium “ceremony” in Monaco, I became very confused. I checked my phone and my computer and confirmed that it was indeed Sunday morning and I was not watching a weekday soap opera. The similarities between a soap and the Mercedes duo’s antics on the podium do create a lot of press,… Continue reading Race Rip: F1 Monaco 2014

Race Rip: MotoGP Le Mans 2014


Okay, so this is a week late. Better late than never. Sometimes I think Marc Marquez is kind of like the Joker: He’s so good that he toys with us fans because he can. In two of the last three grands prix Marquez has made terrible starts only to knife his way through the field… Continue reading Race Rip: MotoGP Le Mans 2014