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The Dirt Doctor will see you now – Michelin MX nationals and booze!

Posted: April 14, 2015 at 10:17 pm   /   Blogs

The Dirt Doc’s not a God-fearing man (although I’d like to think I’ve given the odd lady a religious experience or two) but I’m starting to wonder if there’s maybe something in it. Cooper Webb thanked the “big man upstairs” when he sewed up the AMA 250SX West title in Houston on Saturday night and […]

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The Dirt Doctor will see you now – The weekend preview

Posted: April 10, 2015 at 11:52 am   /   Blogs, Race News

After GPs in Qatar and Thailand that were so Mickey Mouse they could have been sponsored by Disney – followed by a surprisingly solid event in Argentina – the world motocross championship finally lands in Europe this weekend. The big news for British fans is that Red Bull KTM’s Tommy Searle will be back in […]

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The Dirt Doctor will see you now – Anstie, Jimmy Nail and an RM250

Posted: April 8, 2015 at 9:33 pm   /   Blogs

Okay, so you’ll find Lyng on the map just beyond the point marked ‘there be dragons’ but there’s nothing medieval about the awesome Cadders Hill circuit – apart, that is, from the amount of torture it hands out. Super-smooth for morning qualification at Sunday’s second round of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship, by the time […]

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The Dirt Doctor will see you now – Sterry, turnips and the sulky Belgian

Posted: April 3, 2015 at 12:02 pm   /   Blogs

Merry Easter my little roost rabbits! Before I give you the dirt on this weekend’s Easter action let’s have a quick rewind to see what went down in South America last Sunday… Argentina is the spiritual home of corned beef, military blokes in big hats and, as surprising as it sounds, pretty good motocross tracks. […]

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Own a pre 2007 sports bike? You might want to read this.

Posted: March 30, 2015 at 3:47 pm   /   Blogs

Unless you live in a cave you’ll probably have heard that plans have been announced to charge bikers £12.50 to ride in to central London; if, that is, they’re not rich. Whether you ride in London or not, this affects you. “First they came for the Londoners, but I was not a Londoner so I did […]

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The Dirt Doctor will see you now – The Fonz, De Reuver and fried chicken.

Posted: March 27, 2015 at 5:32 pm   /   Blogs

Travis Pastrana at Madrid X-Fighters, Mike Metzger when he bust out the first UK backflip, Shaun Palmer at Newnham Park in Y2K, Brian Deegan and Mad Mike Jones at the first Dirt Wars, even Clifford frikkin’ Adoptante (who remembers the Flyin’ Hawaiian’?) – the Dirt Doctor isn’t afraid to rub shoulders with extreme sports legends. […]

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Qatar MotoGP 2008. It’s Casey, and the sunshine’s banned!

Posted: March 26, 2015 at 11:48 am   /   Blogs

If you’re anything like us, and getting on a bit, it’s hard to keep track of time. That Qatar circuit is quite new still, eh? Only been open five years or something? Nope, Losail actually hosted its first MotoGP in 2004, more than a decade ago. Those night races though, they’ve not been going long, have […]

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The Dirt Doctor will see you now – FatCat, MX Nationals and Detroit

Posted: March 23, 2015 at 6:31 pm   /   Blogs

With the fetid flood generated by last weekend’s Hilton Park poonami finally starting to subside there was a choice of races this weekend – jet off to the Motor City to catch some AMA supercross, lead-foot it up the M6 for the opening round of the Michelin MX Nationals at Preston Docks or head to […]

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tired of riding? Never!

Tired of riding? Never!

Posted: March 21, 2015 at 3:42 pm   /   Blogs

A new year, a new road riding season ahead. We’re just about to hit the start of riding season. I gauge the first shoots of spring on when I start to see more bikes commuting on my daily ride. Guys that have had their bikes tucked away all winter spot the first glimmer of sunshine […]

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What will become of the Scottish Route 66?

Posted: March 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm   /   Blogs

The endless highway snaking out of sight, a red sun setting on the promise of new thrills, a dusty roadside bar surrounded by ticking bikes, cooling muscle cars, cigarette smoke and the clink of ice cold beer bottles. It’s a world of endless possibilities, the classic road trip; for 100 years the stuff of petrol-head […]

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