2013

Michael Laverty interview Following a tough rookie MotoGP campaign Michael Laverty assesses how he developed over the course of the year, his thoughts on the challenges facing riders in the CRT class and adapting to life on the road.

Eugene Laverty interview Following a hugely successful WSBK campaign I sat down with Eugene to discuss the season, his move to Suzuki and potential future moves back into the MotoGP paddock.

Lorenzo claims Philip Island farce
The Australian Grand Prix will be remembered for producing a 19 lap sprint MotoGP race that saw the riders forced to pit at half distance for fresh tyres. The problems produced a thrilling Grand Prix with Jorge Lorenzo claiming the victory

Pedrosa bounces back from Aragon
Dani Pedrosa came to Malaysia to looking to put his Aragon misery behind him and the Spaniard was in inspired form at Sepang. Rarely as fired up and out to prove himself as he was in the Malaysian heat the Spaniard was at his dominant best.

Marquez wins controversial race
At the Aragon Grand Prix Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa collided in the early stages. The crash all but ended Pedrosa’s title campaign and put Marquez’ aggressive riding style once more at the centre of attention

Cal Crutchlow interview
Interview with Cal Crutchlow in August 2013’s Bike Buyers Guide

Michael Laverty Interview
Being a rookie in MotoGP is tough for any rider but tasked with developing an all new bike Michael Laverty has extra challenges facing him at PBM. The Irishman has however enjoyed a strong start to the season and in this interview discusses a wide range of topics.

Rosberg does it again but fragile tyres make Silverstone a lottery
Nico Rosberg claimed his second victory of 2013 at Silverstone but afterwards the focus of attention was on Pirelli tyres rather than on the Mercedes victory. With numerous tyre failures over the weekend it quickly evolved into a PR nightmare for the Italian tyre manufacturer with the race coming perilously close to having been red flagged.

The Doctor is back in business!
The Dutch TT was one of the most important and eventful of recent years with Valentino Rossi winning his first Grand Prix in over two years having been in the wilderness at Ducati. The race also marked the confirmation of Jorge Lorenzo’s “Iron Man” status with the Spaniard racing just 48 Hours after fracturing his collarbone.

Lorenzo claims Catalan spoils
Jorge Lorenzo was in superb form at his home Grand Prix with the reigning world champion claiming another superb victory

The ups and downs of MotoGP – Cal Cruthclow interview
Cal Crutchlow is now seen as one of the top riders in MotoGP. Before the Catalan Grand Prix I had the chance to sit down with the Englishman and discuss a range of topics from his own speed, how he compares to his rivals and numerous other topics

Will Formula get more Montreal mayhem in 2013?
The Canadian Grand Prix is historically one of the most popular on the F1 calendar because of it’s history of producing some of the most exciting races of the year. Will this weekend’s Canadian race continue this trend?

Pedrosa dominates at Le Mans
At the French Grand Prix Dani Pedrosa overcame treacherous conditions to claim a dominant MotoGP victory. The Repsol Honda rider took advantage of a difficult day for Jorge Lorenzo and a crash by Valentino Rossi to move into the championship lead. Also on Sunday, prior to claiming his first Moto2 victory, I sat down with Scott Redding.

Barcelona sees first strikes of 2013 development war
The start of the European season traditionally sees Formula 1 teams introduce their first major upgrades of the season. Will the Spanish Grand Prix see a change in fortunes at the front of the field?

Lorenzo dominates in Qatar from Rossi and Marquez
Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi duelled out a thrilling battle to finish second in Qatar but the pair were eclipsed by a trademark ride of Jorge Lorenzo. The reigning champion was never headed in the season opener and romped to a dominant victory.

Is F1 set for Raging Red Bulls in a China shop?
The dust has had three weeks to settle since Sebastian Vettel’s controversial Sepang success but it’s unlikely that Mark Webber will anything less than supremely motivated this weekend. Will we see fireworks between the team-mates in Shanghai?

MotoGP 2013 looks set to be an exciting season
The winter of discontent for MotoGP fans is almost over and the new season will begin in Qatar this weekend. The headlines have been made by Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez over the winter but the title fight looks set to be fought out between their respective team-mates  Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa.

More questions than answers as F1 heads to Malaysia
The first Grand Prix of the season is now in the books but how much can we read into Kimi Raikkonen’s stunning Melbourne victory? Can the Finn maintain his edge with regard to tyre degradation or will we see him stuck in traffic and suffer the same fate as his Australian chasers?

Exciting season in store for Formula 1 2013
The new Formula 1 season opens this weekend with the Australian Grand Prix and there is a terrific sense of expectation ahead of what could be one of the most competitive seasons in history. Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull may be world champions for the last three years but regulation stability could leave them vulnerable

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