Articles tagged Suzuki

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Motorcycles: November 2018

Motorcycling hero Kevin Schwantz won his only world title 25 years ago. Only recently did he reveal how he did it depsite serious injury Kevin Schwantz is one of motorcycle Grand Prix racing’s all-time greats, even though he won only a single world championship. Fans adored the Texan for his win-it-or-bin-it attitude – second place was never an option. He almost certainly would have won more...

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Welcome to ‘the go show’

Mat Oxley If William Hogarth were alive and interested in motor sport, he wouldn’t have to look very far for a subject for a modern-day Rake’s Progress. Anthony Gobert was a young Australian motorcycle racer with the world at his feet. People in the know rated him as more naturally talented than biking greats such as Kevin Schwantz and Freddie Spencer, but he never even got close to winning a...

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Mat Oxley

“It was dangerous but great” Lately there has been much talk about safety in MotoGP. Even before Andrea Iannone’s Ducati reached 224mph during June’s Italian Grand Prix, the people in charge had decided bikes must be slowed down. In the old days the safety focus was elsewhere – on the tracks. During the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, one by one the grand old tracks of old were deemed unsafe for...

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Rally review - Lombard RAC

To casual watchers, November's Lombard RAC Rally probably seemed little changed from the previous year. Apart from a shift of headquarters from Nottingham to Harrogate, and some differences in the actual special stages used, the style was just the same. Indeed, it was as it has been for some years; stately homes and private estates on the Sunday, followed by forest roads on the weekdays. But...

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

Pantomime horse... Ferrari stumbled ahead of the 2014 British Grand Prix, but theatrical mishaps have long been part of the team’s fabric As Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen failed to survive first qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, it became apparent that Ferrari had screwed up. It wasn’t alone: Williams got into the same muddle about which tyres to mount during a rain-...

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Mat Oxley

Always chasing the next buzz Guy Martin isn’t your average motorcycle racer. He might be a pro, but is anything but full-time, splitting his year mostly between his other somewhat contrasting jobs – truck fitter and TV star – while doing a bit of decorating and harvesting on the side. You could say he likes to keep busy. He certainly likes a challenge. His latest obsession is 24-hour mountain-...

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Mat Oxley

Angles of attack The new MotoGP season kicks off under Qatar’s entirely fatuous floodlights on March 23 and some people are already inscribing Marc Márquez’s name on the 2014 World Championship trophy. It’s easy to see why: if the youngster could beat everyone as a rookie, what will he do with a full season’s premier-class experience behind him? There is probably only one man capable of stopping...

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Mat Oxley

Small but perfectly formed Three decades ago, bike racing’s teeniest motorcycle World Championship was consigned to the dustbin of history. The 50cc series survived for 22 seasons, during which time it remained resolutely unglamorous while providing some of the most fascinating engines ever seen on a Grand Prix grid. The series enjoyed its heyday in the latter half of the 1960s, when Suzuki and...

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No more Super Aguri

Super Aguri closed its doors on May 6, just a few days before it was due to compete in the Turkish GP. The collapse of the team part-way through its third season left Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson without drives, and trimmed the F1 entry list to just 20 cars for the first time since 2005. In essence the team collapsed after Aguri Suzuki failed to find any substantial sponsorship. The team is...

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Mexican Magic

Motor racing broke out in Mexico at the Grand Prix weekend, and now I begin to realise just why those who witnessed it first hand were so ecstatic about that heady wheel-banging battle between Gilles Villeneuve and René Arnoux at Dijon back in 1979. The display that Nigel Mansell and Gerhard Berger put on might not have observed the full code of driving ethics, as they touched on more than one...

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