Category: Motorcycles

Valentino Rossi Announces Retirement

In a special Press Conference on Thursday at the Michelin Grand Prix of Styria, Valentino Rossi (Petronas Yamaha SRT) has officially announced his retirement from motorcycle Grand Prix racing at the end of 2021. Over a career spanning more than a quarter of a century, the Italian has carved out a legend that will be…



Should 12-year-old Be Allowed To Race GP Bikes?

Sunday’s fatal accident at Aragon should be a wake-up call to the people in charge of motorcycle racing – a debate needs to be had about minimum age limits Article By: Mat Oxley It’s time that motorcycle racing had a debate about children racing grand prix motorcycles in a professional arena. The death of 14-year-old…



Spaniard Hugo Millán Dies At MotorLand Aragon

Hugo Millán, a 14-year-old motorcyclist, died this Sunday after being involved in a serious collision in a youth championship race at MotorLand Aragón in Spain. Millán competed in the European Talent Cup, a category of the FIM CEV Repsol, which is an international championship for teenage cyclists. The premier class of motorcycling, MotoGP, said that…



A Sosa Metalworks Story

Cristian Sosa finds the song of the custom Royal Enfield 650 Twin GT that he’s building through the rhythm of his own hammer.



Mick Doohan and MotoGP’s greatest comeback

In June 1992, Dutch surgeons planned to amputate Mick Doohan’s right leg. By September 1998 the Australian had won five consecutive 500 world titles. This is the harrowing tale of bike racing’s greatest comeback. This is the harrowing tale of how Mick Doohan fought back from what should have been a career-ending injury to rule…



Barry Sheene’s Commitment, Bravery and Trust

Sheene alongside Paul Smatt at Silverstone in 1976 Spa-Francorchamps was the world’s fastest motorcycle circuit in 1977, when Barry Sheene set an all-time race record. A fickle, fragile 500cc two-stroke with little more than 115 horsepower at the end of the twistgrip and a deadly strip of blacktop sweeping through the Ardennes forest, bordered by rusting…



Marc Marquez won’t race in MotoGP until 2021

The Repsol Honda team has officially confirmed that injured six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez will not return to action this season. The Spaniard has been absent since breaking his right arm in the season-opening Jerez race in late July, attempting a return the following weekend just days after having the injury plated. That backfired when…



Valentino Rossi Tests Positive To COVID-19

Valentino Rossi will miss this weekend’s Aragon Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19, the nine-time world champion has revealed. Rossi has been unable to travel to the circuit, and has admitted in a brief statement that he will miss both this weekend’s race and likely next weekend’s second round at the Spanish track. Suspicions…



Mick Doohan’s Maiden GP Season

Thirty years ago one of motorcycling’s all-time greats made his agonising entry to world championship racing. When Mick Doohan made his Grand Prix debut at Suzuka on 26 March 1989, he had already learned that the 500cc two-strokes of that era were difficult things to master. It would be a while before he had them…



Kevin Schwantz – 1993 500CC Grand Prix Title Winner

The sole 500cc title earned in 1993 does not effectively summarise the impact that Texan Kevin Schwantz had on the motorcycle racing world championship. The Suzuki stalwart amassed a huge legion of fans around the world with his flamboyant all-action riding style and propensity for spectacular crashes as he chased victory at each Grand Prix…