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BSB Blog: Will Harris ever win in BSB?

Oulton Park went down as Karl Harris’ best ever BSB race weekend. The 29-year-old Hydrex Honda rider has never lacked raw speed or determination but despite this is yet to win a BSB race from 111 starts. His two second places behind the impressive Leon Camier looked both assured and controlled, something that he has lacked in the past. Instead ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 05 May 2009

WSB Assen Blog: World Class Brits

What a weekend for the Brits. After the opening three rounds I was starting to wonder if our boys could really be a match for the best WSB men in the world, but after this weekend I’ve got my answer. Haslam’s double podium was seriously impressive and whether you are a Haslam or a Spies fan I defy any not ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 29 April 2009

World Superbikes Blog: Two Qualifiers into Three Superpoles Doesn’t Work

It’s amazing how often humans decide not to do the obvious thing. Like choosing to have three segments for Superpole qualifying in the World Superbike championship, but allowing teams to have only two rear qualifying tyres. The numbers don’t match up – but that’s deliberate on the part of the organisers, Infront Motor Sports. The fastest 20 riders in qualifying ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 06 April 2009

WSB Blog: Why Haga will win the WSB title in 2009

During his ten years in WSB Noriyuki Haga has won 33 races and on his day is arguably one of the fastest rider in the world. During his decade of competition the one thing he’s lacked is consistency. In fact the only thing he’s been consistent at is not winning the title. Many pundits feel that Haga will never win ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 25 February 2009

Dakar Rally day 14: Simon Pavey blog

Simon Pavey has finished in 42nd place on the final timed stage of the 2009 Dakar Rally to secure 68th overall and his fifth career finish of what is regarded as the toughest event in the world. The Australian has completed the penultimate Stage of the 16-day, off-road endurance event, finishing the Special Timed Stage in 42nd position and is ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 19 January 2009

Dakar Day 12 – Simon Pavey Blog

Simon Pavey has reached the finish of the toughest day of the 2009 Argentina – Chile Dakar Rally. The BMW rider finished an impressive 45th in the extreme Stage 12 200km Special Timed Stage and now holds 73rd overall. Writing for MCN, Pavey said: “What a stage! The sand was so soft, that it seemed untrue. I started absolutely dead ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 16 January 2009

Dakar Rally day 10: Simon Pavey blog

Simon Pavey was forced to ride 200km off-road with a flat tyre after his mousse blew, but through sheer determination managed to complete stage ten and as a result remains in the Dakar Rally. Writing for MCN Pavey said: “I have made it to the finish safely. The mouse blew in my tyre today, so I had to ride with ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 14 January 2009

Dakar day 10 – Simon Pavey blog

BMW’s Simon Pavey got his Dakar back on track after suffering a crascked head gasket problem on day eight to post the the 34th quickest time on day tens special stage. Pavey’s impressive result has escalated him up to 47th in the overall standings. Writing for MCN, Pavey said: “I was obviously worried about whether or not we could fix the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 13 January 2009

Dakar day 9: Simon Pavey blog

After racing his BMW G650 Xchallenge almost 5,000 kilometres through to Stage 8 of the punishing 2009 Argentina – Chile Dakar Rally, Simon Pavey suffered his first major problem in the Rally. The World of BMW Off Road Skills Chief Instructor suffered bike problems from the start of today, but managed to nurse his motorcycle across the first stage in ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 12 January 2009

Dakar day 7 - Simon Pavey blog

The World of BMW Off-Road Skills Chief Instructor Simon Pavey has impressively finished Day 7 of the Rally, riding 815km from Mendoza in Argentina and crossing the border to Chile to arrive in the bivouac in Valparaiso. Pavey finished the Special Timed Stage in a credible 58th position and is placed 49th overall in the Rally. Writing for MCN, Pavey ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 10 January 2009

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