Articles tagged Colin Edwards

Page 31 of February 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, February 2010

Mat Oxley

Rossi: The greatest ever? There were groans of despair all along the pitlane when Valentino Rossi recently announced that he may stay in MotoGP for another four or five seasons. But if the MotoGP king’s young rivals were downcast at the news, there were squeals of delight from the offices of series rights-holder Dorna. Rarely has one man carried a sport like Rossi carries MotoGP. Such is the...

Page 32 of April 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 2009

We need a Sheene to shine

British motor racing enthusiasts go into the new Formula 1 season basking in the glow of Lewis Hamilton’s number one plate. British motorcycle racing fans aren’t so lucky. The last man from these shores to win the world’s premier two-wheel championship was cockney playboy Barry Sheene, who took the first of his back-to-back titles in 1976, the same year James Hunt won the F1 crown. That is a long...

Page 32 of January 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, January 2014

Mat Oxley

MotoGP's new direction Next year MotoGP takes the next step towards achieving its avowed intention of filling the grid with (roughly) equal machinery. Following the recent introduction of low-cost, streetbike-powered (and therefore uncompetitive) CRT bikes, a new type of machine is now available to privateer teams. These bikes come from Honda and Yamaha, whom rights-holder Dorna had threatened...

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MotoGP hails first night race

MotoGP hosted the FIRST night-time World Championship Grand Prix in Qatar on March 9, six months before Formula 1’s first floodlit race in Singapore. The 5.4 million-watt lighting rig that illuminated the Losail circuit impressed most riders, including race winner Casey Stoner, who suggested that the artificial lighting actually helped his riding. “You don’t see the imperfections in the track...

Page 41 of January 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 2012

Marco Simoncelli: an unavoidable tragedy?

The crash that claimed Marco Simoncelli’s life at October’s Malaysian motorcycle GP was very similar to the accident that killed Shoya Tomizawa during last year’s San Marino Moto2 race: the rider loses control, falls down and is struck by following riders. Incidents of the same kind also claimed the life of American Peter Lenz in a support race during last year’s Indianapolis GP and Briton Craig...

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