Author Archives: Stephen English

Coach them up!


WorldSBK riders are embracing the role of track spotters and rider coaches but what do they actually do? If Tiger Woods needs a swing coach it stands to reason that eve a world class motorcycle racer needs a coach too. … Continue reading

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Relentless Rea looks back on his 2019 WorldSBK campaign


The legendary basketball coach John Wooden once said that “sports don’t build character they reveal it.” This season certainly revealed a lot about Jonathan Rea. He was utterly relentless in his pursuit of a fifth world championship but this season … Continue reading

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Digging deep to beat the heat


How do riders prepare for Thailand? Round 2 of the WorldSBK season is the biggest physical test of the year. WorldSBK commentator Steve English stepped out of the air conditioning to try and find out what it’s like There is … Continue reading

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The greatest race, the greatest reward


What is it that draws a motorcycle racer to the Isle of Man for the TT? The prize money is meagre, the cost can be absolute but the challenge is unlike any other The Isle of Man TT races are … Continue reading

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The General Trends….


Lee Johnston has been the coming man of Road Racing. He’s had to deal with the expectations and pressure of being a factory rider. For TT 2019 he’s back in a role that’s much more suitable-a Road Racing Maverick Ten … Continue reading

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The 135 man


When Peter Hickman went to the Isle of Man TT for the first time it was because he had no choice. Race on the roads or stop racing. Now he’s the man to beat as the reigning Senior TT winner … Continue reading

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Putting the pieces together


37.75 miles of asphalt through small villages and beautiful Manx countryside, The goal is to complete it in under 17 minutes and at an average speed of over 135mph. Any mistake can be your last. This is the most spectacular … Continue reading

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