Author Archives: Stephen English

Blog: A whole other country


If “Italy felt like a whole other country” for Ian Rush imagine what the Liverpool legend would make of Japan! The Suzuka 8 Hours is an experience unlike another other. Even the esteemed editor of On Track Off Road has … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between you and me? 


  Why is the Suzuka 8 Hours dominated by Bridgestone tyres?During last year’s edition Michael Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli sat down to explain why nothing makes the competition sink like a ‘stone Even the most talkative factory riders get tight lipped when the topic of … Continue reading

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Adapt and survive at Suzuka – How to win as a team


Ego is a crucial part of the successful makeup of any world class racer. They need to have the belief that they are faster than everyone else on the grid. That they can do things that no-one else can. That … Continue reading

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A lap of Suzuka


  What is that makes Suzuka special? It’s the contrasts, the conditions and the unforgiving nature of this 3.6 miles of asphalt “Suzuka is probably the best circuit in the world,” explains Jonathan Rea. “It’s got everything! It’s technical and … Continue reading

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The season is over, long live the season


When a monarch dies there is always a replacement waiting in the wings. The line of succession need to be clear otherwise a Kingdom can be left in peril. In WorldSBK when one season ends another begins immediately as WorldSBK … Continue reading

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