Andrea Iannone – Year For Redemption

Amid the hype of the new season, and most of the talk which has been about the chances of the Yamaha and Ducati riders, one rider has gone almost unmentioned, despite having more to prove, than most, this season. Italian rider, Andrea Iannone, joined the Suzuki team over the winter break after two difficult seasons…

Return of the Kentucky Kid

It will be champion and former champion at Repsol-Honda this weekend as American rider, Nicky Hayden, makes a return to the factory team. MotoGP Race Starts: 217, Race Wins: 3, Podiums: 53, World Championships: 1 The circumstances are obviously not ideal – Dani Pedrosa’s collarbone injury has not improved enough to pass him fit in…

Coming Up From The Ranks

MotoGP is set for an intake of fresh talent for the 2017 season, with four riders being given the chance to step up from it’s primary feeder series – Moto2. Johann Zarco – Tech3-Yamaha Age: 26, Race starts: 134, Wins: 14, Podiums: 38, Pole-Positions: 16 Arriving in the premier class the smooth talking, smooth riding, Frenchman…

Rise of the Satellites

In recent rounds of this year’s MotoGP World Championship, the trend for factory-powered domination has been firmly bucked. Jack Miller’s maiden victory at the TT Assen circuit on board a privateer bike, supported by podium finishes for Scott Redding and Cal Crutchlow – the latter at the recent German Grand-Prix – serve to prove that…

To Wing – Or Not to Wing?

Pushing the boundaries of racing, both on and off the track, have stepped up a level in 2016 with the advent of the latest craze in aerodynamics: Front Winglets. The objective of the winglets is straightforward: to disperse air flow smoothly and efficiently around the side of the bike. With less air resistance to contend…

Dani Pedrosa: A Curious Case

Embedded in the Honda team for all of his career. It now appears that both rider and team are beginning to lose faith with each other. The general feeling is that Dani Pedrosa is one of those enigmas of sport. Think Michael Owen for Football, or Gavin Henson for Rugby. All three, supremely talented and…

Champion On The Move

‘Silly Season’ has started phenomenally early this year, with the announcement on the eve of the Spanish Grand-Prix that triple world champion, Jorge Lorenzo will leave Yamaha for Ducati in 2017… The signing of Lorenzo is not only a major coup, but also a much needed lift for the team. Despite the talents and consistency both Andrea…