Race News – The Lowdown

MotoGP / WorldSBK / Suzuka 8 Hours / Isle of Man TT

Paddock Pass Podcast: Episode 151 – More MotoGP Silly Season Madness

Paddock Pass Podcast: Episode 151 – More MotoGP Silly Season Madness

As racing draws near, the rider market is starting to pick up, with KTM announcing their entire rider line up, and Michael van der Mark moving from Yamaha to BMW in WorldSBK. So the latest episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast sees Neil Morrison, Steve English and David...

WorldSBK: Will we ever see a return to wild days?

WorldSBK: Will we ever see a return to wild days?

Rose tinted glasses are a constant danger. It’s why the memories of great races cloud your view. It’s why we remember great races for being great seasons. In WorldSBK one of the most historic rounds was Imola 2002. It was a classic title decider that went down to the...

WorldSBK: Why did van der Mark leave Yamaha?

WorldSBK: Why did van der Mark leave Yamaha?

The WorldSBK rumour mill spun into action by the news that Michael van der Mark would leave Yamaha at the end of this season. The Dutchman has enjoyed a very successful three seasons with the Crescent Racing run operation and there’s little to suggest that he won’t be...

WorldSBK Gallery: Misano Testing

WorldSBK Gallery: Misano Testing

Numerous WorldSBK teams were back in action this week at Misano with a three day test. Scott Redding led the way with an unofficial lap record  Picture Credit: Matteo Cavadini (courtesy of Kawasaki Racing Team, Aruba.it Ducati and GoEleven Ducati). If you like what...

WorldSBK: Action back underway

WorldSBK: Action back underway

A lot can change over the course of four months. From Phillip Island until now the world has changed but has the WorldSBK order changed? At the opening round of the year in Australia we saw an incredibly competitive weekend of racing and after two days testing-in...

Silly Season: Playing the field and playing the market

Silly Season: Playing the field and playing the market

Picture the scene. The sun is setting over the hills that surround the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The day has been fierce and the weekend is only going to get hotter. Keeping a cool head, keeping your eyes on the prize will be crucial but all you can hear is talk...

WorldSBK: The mental games to win the battle

WorldSBK: The mental games to win the battle

The elite of the racing world are incredibly demanding on themselves. They’re their own harshest critics. For the best of the best winning isn’t expected; it’s demanded. It’s why when a rider wins a race the emotion they feel isn’t joy; it’s relief. The relief that...

Roadmap to a racing return?

Roadmap to a racing return?

The return of live sports has now taken place. Football, Mixed Martial Arts, golf and motorsport have led the way. There's been potential roadblocks aplenty but last weekend the Bundesliga came back in Germany and NASCAR roared back into action. It was a surreal...