Articles tagged Czech GP

Page 39 of April 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, April 2012

Beyond the Living Room

There are only two MotoGP events that I insist you visit and a few others that are worth attending. The rest, to be honest, are as well watched from the comfort of your armchair. The season-opening Qatar GP, for example, has as much atmosphere as a dentist's empty waiting room. I judge each event via a strict formula, drawn up over several decades of diligent research. The criteria are: circuit...

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Substance with style

Giuseppe Farina is rarely listed among the greats. He deserves more credit, says Mike Lawrence In 1950 Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina became Formula One's first world champion, yet he remains among the least known. In his day sportsmen were rarely interviewed, and besides, he was an intensely private person who hated even posing for photographs. In modern terms he was a sponsor's worst nightmare, yet...

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Mat Oxley

Walk on the Highside This iconic photograph (see page) symbolises The 500 Two-stroke at the apex of its wickedness. The victim – being cruelly ejected from his Honda NSR500 – is Wayne Gardner, Australia’s first 500 World Champion, who got through his career on a mix of champagne and novocaine. Gardner’s injury woes personified a thrilling era of racing that was wracked with suffering. The year is...

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