Articles tagged Michael Dunlop

Page 46 of March 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, March 2014

Full and frank disclosure

There’s something about drivers from relatively humble beginnings that means they never lose sight of the bigger picture, and I class Steve Soper as one of them. Open and honest, he never finds it too difficult to tell the truth. I enjoyed seeing him in the Radbourne X1/9 – you knew he was good and would go places, much like former Anglia racer Roger Williamson. I wasn’t aware of the reason Steve...

Page 26 of March 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 2014

Web Spin

Gordon Kirby on Chapman’s last Indycar, the Lotus 64 Despite Andy Granatelli’s STP team’s worries for the 1969 Indy 500 practice, Andretti was able to set the pace, substantially quicker than anyone else, even Hill and Rindt in the factory 64s. “We were 4mph quicker than the second-placed car,” crew chief Jim McGee says, “even running four front tyres because Firestone hadn’t yet produced the...

Page 104 of August 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, August 2011

Rods'n Rockers

Norton has stuck with push rod technology for its revival and can't build enough of its retro street racer OBY MAT OXLEY orton is 109 years old this year and remains one of motorcycling's most revered brand names, even though its last street bike of any real significance was the Commando 750 twin of the late 1960s. In fact the Commando's engine wasn't much more than an over-bored 497cc Dominator...

Page 36 of February 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 2009

Norton's rotary revival

Norton is back, and not for the first time. The grand old name of motorcycling – grander than Triumph, older than Harley – has been bought and sold, traded and raided by corporate thugs and asset strippers so many times over the past few decades that it’s a wonder the marque has survived with its dignity intact. In friendly American hands for the past 15 years after previous owner Philip Le Roux...

Page 135 of September 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 135, September 2012

That near death thing

Inside the TT: The world's most dangerous race by Rick Broadbent There's no denying that I am a huge if fan. Ever since I first saw the bikes in action going through Creg-ny-Baa I have consumed DVDs and books on the island race. This latest one from The Times writer Rick Broadbent is perhaps the best of all. It follows the big names John McGuinness, Guy Martin, Conor Cummins and Michael Dunlop...

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