Hodgson’s 2017 Brief

Neil Hodgson tells us what we can expect to see in MotoGP, WSBK and BSB this season and explains why the racing will be explosive this year. Hodgson is a BSB and WSBK champion and a commentator for BT Sport. He’s got his finger on the pulse in the MotoGP, WSBK, and BSB paddocks and his encyclopedic knowledge of bike racing make him perfectly placed … Continue reading Hodgson’s 2017 Brief

Lincs racer Lindsey Fairfield: “I will be a road racer”

Lincolnshire lass Lindsey Fairfield is a woman on a mission – fast and fearless with her heart set on racing between the hedges. We caught up with her ahead of her bid to get her road racing licence. Sleaford-based Lindsey Fairfield cuts a dash as she walks through Cadwell Park’s paddock. Slim and attractive with piercing eyes, pink tint cutting through her flowing blonde locks, … Continue reading Lincs racer Lindsey Fairfield: “I will be a road racer”

Could STK1000 Answer The Call of Youth?

With the raft of announcements flowing forth from Motorcycle Live at the Birmingham NEC over the last week or so, it’s becoming ever more apparent that, due to the high level of competition, top teams in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship are evermore turning to experience over blooding youngsters in to the series. Sure, there are talented young riders making their mark already such … Continue reading Could STK1000 Answer The Call of Youth?

Is The Circuit of Wales Dream Over?

The ambitious Circuit of Wales project has taken a turn for the worse today as their main backers, the Welsh Government have withdrawn their funding of the project. With plans in place for a £350m redevelopment of the area, it seems the circuit will now have to rely on independent backing; as insurance company Aviva announced its involvement with the funding back in February. The … Continue reading Is The Circuit of Wales Dream Over?

£700,000 raid on Goodwood House

Goodwood House, home to motorsport fanatic Lord March and the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed was the target of a severe break in this weekend which saw almost £700,000 of heirlooms stolen.

Here’s our tweet from happier times back in the summer, when Valentino Rossi was invited by Lord March to the famous house.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed was founded in 1993 by Lord March in his hope to bring motor racing back to the Goodwood Estate, and it now attracts crowds of over 100,000 per day. Not only does it bring fans to the area steeped in racing history but it brings legends of the sport back together for a weekend of celebrating our sport.
However this winter it has been making the headlines for very different reasons, as Police are making appeals after a clearly planned attack was made on the house in the early hours of Wednesday 13th January. Continue reading “£700,000 raid on Goodwood House”

MotoGP review: Top Five Races of 2015

With the 2016 season around the corner, we thought it was time for PaddockChatter to review the rollercoaster season which saw Jorge Lorenzo be crowned World Champion. Rather than review the entire season, we’ve picked out the top five races (in our humble opinion) which seemed to shape the year.

1. Argentina: When the Marquez/Rossi battle started
Round three of the MotoGP season saw Valentino Rossi secure his second victory of the season in dramatic circumstances. With Bridgestone tyres playing a big part in proceedings, early race leader Marc Marquez saw his pace drop off meaning Rossi could hunt the Spaniard down.

With two laps to go The Doctor caught up with Marquez after he made his way from eighth on the grid, and the two riders touched. The battle came to a climax as Marquez clipped the back of Rossi’s bike and crashed out of the race.

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Chart shows the changing positions throughout the race

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