Footie, fireworks and furlongs: Velka Pardubice weekend

Last weekend was a particularly eventful one in Pardubice with arguably the biggest event of the calender, the Velka Pardubice taking place. I missed it last year so really wanted to go this year to see what all the fuss is about. The night before was the traditional lantern festival and fireworks display as part … More Footie, fireworks and furlongs: Velka Pardubice weekend

Speedway U-21 Championship Final: Faces in the crowd.

On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the final of the FIM Speedway Under 21 World Championships whereย Piotr Pawlicki Jr. from Poland was crowned World Champion.ย  Speedway fans are predominantly older than say a football crowd and you can tell they are passionate about the sport and well used to visiting events, as evidenced … More Speedway U-21 Championship Final: Faces in the crowd.

Turn left to win

Turn left to win? Ah….Nascar right? Nope, Speedway. It’s like Nascar, only with motorbikes, and on dirt, and doesn’t go on for hours so it’s not really like Nascar at all to be honest although I’ve never been to a Nascar race so I couldn’t tell you with conviction. Anyway I digress. We’ve been back … More Turn left to win

Moto GP 2013: Brno, Czech Republic (Saturday)

Best……weekend…..ever! Our first experience of a Moto GP race was totally and utterly immense. We saw Valentino Rossi…..WE SAW…VALENTINO….ROSSI! And Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, and Matt and Azi from the BBC! I started watching Moto GP back in 2000 when Rossi made his debut in the then 500cc class and I’ve … More Moto GP 2013: Brno, Czech Republic (Saturday)