CADWELL PARK: MOTORBIKES, A MANKINI & MOUNTAIN MADNESS

A major part of the appeal of British motor racing stems from the venues that its national championships visit; nowhere in the world has such a plethora of tracks that offer the most extreme of challenges. Just a few weeks ago the British Superbike championship and its roster of support packages attended Thruxton, the ultra…

WILKS RACING AT MID-SEASON

With seven races complete and just five to go, the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship is beginning its run to the finish line of 2015. Along for the ride is Wilks Racing Kawasaki, the family-run team forging their way in the championship for the first time as a fully-fledged independent outfit. For the Wilks family…

WILKS RACING – ALL THE SPEED BUT NONE OF THE LUCK

It’s no secret that motorcycle racing is a difficult sport in which to succeed. You can put in more effort than you ever thought possible; you could possess all the talent, determination and passion in the world, but it’s worth nothing if luck isn’t on your side. What’s more, a seemingly innocuous slip at a moist Oulton…

MORE POINTS FOR WILKS RACING

Brands Hatch can be an unforgiveable place; even in its short ‘Indy’ format, the circuit’s seemingly endless curves and undulations make it one of the most infamously challenging tracks in the country. Equally as challenging is the lung-bustingly steep hill facing many of the British Superbike’s support race community… “There’s good news and bad news”,…

‘WAR FOR FOUR’…TAKE 2

As the British Superbike contingent are busy preparing for action at Oulton Park’s ‘triple-header’ this weekend – the first three-race weekend of the year – I confess that my passion for the sport is once again kicking into overdrive. Fresh from my track-side adventure at Thruxton just a few days ago I realise I’ve been…

BSB 2013 – THE STORY SO FAR…

As the season’s narrative unfolds and we discover the form of our main characters it becomes apparent that ‘War for Four’ was perhaps an ambitious and excitable sub-title for British Superbike 2013; the original plot had the three-time BSB champion Ryuichi Kiyonari return to the series to take on fellow triple-champ Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne in…

THE DANGER OF YOUTUBE

There are many motor racing videos on the world-wide web that have the ability to capture my attention for far longer that I initially intend. YouTube is a dangerous thing and I’ve lost many hours watching clips of immense NASCAR crashes, Formula One battles, overtakes and any footage of Gilles Villeneuve or Ayrton Senna thrashing…