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…

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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…

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”,…

WILKS RACING MAKE THEIR DEBUT

For the majority of families across the UK the run up to Easter consists of resisting the temptation to gorge on chocolate, counting down to a long weekend and placing bets on what the Bank Holiday weather will feature, downpours or sunburn. For the Wilks family however, it was somewhat different, for Easter weekend 2015…

WILKS RACING – GOING IT ALONE!

Motor racing is an intensely intimidating world; to those immersed in it, the constant pressures – political, financial and sporting – can verge on the unbearable. For those trying to forge their way into the sport, those pressures only ever seem to be worse. The thrills and rewards can be staggering, of course, but anyone…

WILKS RACING & THE QUEST FOR SPONSORSHIP

¬†¬† Like it or not – and despite what the latest Nationwide Bank advert says – money makes the world go round. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the world of sport – motor sport in particular. Talent alone, sadly, is no longer sufficient to succeed in motor racing, although it is still a…

‘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…

BSB – THE WAR FOR FOUR

British Superbikes 2013 is being billed as the ‘War for Four’ and frankly, it needs this headline to raise the spirits of those who have been left disheartened by 2011 champion and crowd favourite¬†Tommy Hill’s decision to step away from the sport for a year. Hill’s departure leaves Shane ‘Shakey’ Byne and the returning Ryuichi…