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Honestly, I figured I would be writing a blog about the victorious return of MotoGP legend Marc Marquez earlier than yesterday’s 8th 2021 round, the Liqui Moly Grand Prix Deutschland. The 28-year-old, eight-time World Champ Marquez has been mostly out of action since the completion of his dominant 2019 season for…

I am told that Jeep owners will give each other a wave in passing as a gesture to drivers with similar tastes. Rumor has it that Corvette and Subaru owners also share a friendly salute when passing each other in the streets. I have tried to make this a thing…
As the Canadian Superbike Championships awaits the chance to start its 2021 season – following several pandemic-related delays – it seems like a good time to have a look back through CSBK National Road race history. Our focus is ten years ago, in 2011, when the series was still struggling to…
After missing out on making the main event by one position at Volusia Half Mile 2, Hunter Bauer went one better this past Saturday. Racing in the AFT Singles class at the Route 66 Speedway half mile, Bauer finished eighth in his semi-final which was good enough to give him…

Cancer. I can’t think of any other two syllables that people hate to hear more than those two. It has been said that cancer, in all its variations, is so prevalent that it isn’t a matter of if you will be affected by it, but when. Since the year 2000,…
The Motul FIM Superbike World Championship opened with the delayed Pirelli MotorLand Aragon round last weekend, where Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea scored a historic milestone. In the opening, 18 lap race, Northern Ireland’s Rea lead flag-to-flag and won by almost four seconds, his 100th series win. Next best is Brit Carl…
I am cheap. There I said it. It almost feels good. I can almost picture a dozen people sitting in a circle saying “we love you Todd” as they shake cobwebs out of their wallets. I might not be as cheap as my brother-in-law, who I can only imagine spent…

The 2021 FIM North American Road Racing Championship – known as MotoAmerica – opened its season with two races for the featured Honos Superbike class at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, May 1 and 2. Yamaha continued to impress in the Pro Superbike category, with a win each for their satellite program…
To say he lives the dream may be an understatement. With millions of followers and seemingly almost as many ways to have fun, Travis Pastrana could never be accused of not living life to the fullest. If there were a box to check on your income tax form labeled professional…

It was cold, damp, and windy when I stopped for gas outside Portage la Prairie, MB one July morning in 2017. The fellow at the pump next to me made mention of this fact with the standard comment that "it doesn't look like a very nice day to be on…
As discussed a few weeks ago, there was a time when racing on closed, public roads was a thing for Canadian motorcyclists, primarily in Quebec. Given our 1950s and ‘60s history of racing on old, frequently abandoned airfields across the country, this should come as no surprise. In the early 1970s,…
The supercross track at Atlanta Speedway was almost a hybrid between a regular motocross track and a regular supercross track. Much longer than your average track in the supercross series, but still with plenty of jumps as per the norm, most people found the venue to be pretty badass. Cameron…

Round three of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship took place in Portimao April 18, with the Grande Premio 888 de Portugal. Monster Energy Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo worked his way to the front early after a poor start to score his second win of the new season.
One week from now, we should know how the next chapter starts in one of the longest-running dramas in recent modern motorsport. Marc Marquez has announced his return to competition for round three of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship in Portimao, Portugal, April 18.
On April 4 – at the second race of the MotoGP season – Fabio Quartararo gave the Monster Energy Yamaha squad their impressive second win in a row, doing it under the flood lights at the Tissot Grand Prix in Doha, Qatar. His team-mate, Maverick Vinales, won the opener seven days…

The first round of the 2021 MotoGP series took place under the lights in Qatar, on Sunday evening, and Monster Yamaha’s team leader Maverick Vinales took a solid (for the modern era) victory at the Barwa-backed Losail circuit on the outskirts of Doha. Unlike previous seasons (but not 2020 when the…
One of the great things about producing a more-or-less weekly blog is the opportunity to switch gears on the fly. I had planned to write about MotoGP this week: the possible Qatar return of Honda’s Marc ‘much-missed’ Marquez, as well as the possibility of Andrea Dovizioso competing sometime soon for…
PRE-SEASON MOTOGP IN QATAR: For the 2021 MotoGP World Series, the only official pre-season running took place in early March in Doha, Qatar, in the Middle East. The other pre-season “full tour” tests – including the typical several days in Malaysia – couldn’t happen due to ongoing issues with the world-wide…

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