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Get your Valencia qualifying reports here!

 

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A final post to link to some great qualifying to write about, and hopefully read, can’t believe the last race of the season is here already!

For detailed as live Moto3 and Moto2 reports visit crash.net, click here for battle to the last in Moto3 and here for a record breaking Moto2.

For a combined, shorter report covering both try PaddockChatter.com

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Just Up? Catch up on the Sepang races here!

Moto2 saw the title decided and Moto3 was a thriller so here’s some links to help you catch up if you could only just about make it out of bed for the main event (extra tricky with the clocks changing!)

My main Moto3 and Moto2 race reports are done as-live and can be found at crash.net, click here for Moto3 and here for Moto2.

They also have very comprehensive coverage of MotoGP so worth a click whatever your interests to comment, like, tweet and get involved, the more the merrier!

For a round up of both the support classes here’s a combined summary for Paddock Chatter.

 

Not an early bird? get your Sepang reports here!

The flyaway rounds are coming to a close but if an early morning qualifying wasn’t for you here’s some catch up reports before race day for the Malaysian Grand Prix rounds!

My early morning detailed race reports for crash.net are the most comprehensive way to catch up on events, you can check out Moto2 here and Moto3 here. The site also carries all the info on the main race so why not comment, like tweet and get involved!

For a briefer digest of the morning in the support classes you can also check out my Moto2 and Moto3 round -up for Paddock Chatter here.

MotoGP race reports for the early Australian Grand Prix are online now

19/10/2014

The Australian MotoGP weekend brought three enthralling races, with MotoGP repeated I won’t spoil the result, but if you are looking to catch up on the sports future stars of Moto2 and Moto3 here are some race reports to help you catch up!

My full crash.net race reports are wriiten as the action happened so for full details of what happened in Moto3, click here or for Moto2 here.

You can also check out a shorter, combined report over at Paddock Chatter by clicking here.

You will also find the opportunity to discuss the races in the comments section or via the social media buttons on each article, allowing you to chat with other race fans about the days events.

MotoGP Misano qualifying reports…

13/09/2014
Miss qualifying for the Moto3 and Moto2 classes in Misano?

Here’s some links to change that!

Both of the support classes had some great tense action on Saturday my Crash.net race reports for Moto3 and Moto2 have the most detail, just click the links, or for a summary of both you can also catch up on the days events at Paddock Chatter, again just click for more.

MotoGP Sachsenring race round-ups…

13/07/2014

Are online now!

Sachsenring brought us three German Grand Prix races filled with records and firsts.

Marc Marquez made it 9/9 and became the youngest rider to achieve the feat, but what happened in Moto2 and Moto3?

here’s some links to help you out!

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My Moto3 qualifying report at crash.net can be found here, and Moto2 here.

For a brief summary of the two there is also my shorter combined round up for both classes over at Paddock Chatter, something for everyone – just follow the links!

As always I appreciate much tweeting, liking and commenting, so please do take the opportunity to have a conversation using the links above or at @LisaLewisWrites on Twitter and get involved!

MotoGP Sachsenring qualifying round-ups…

12/07/2014

Are online now!

Round nine takes us to Germany and off to the Saxon region for a trip to…the Sachsenring.

It’s a tricky track with lots of corners and curves, including the infamous Turn 11, with very little in the way of straights which help the underpowered bikes keep in contention – which should hopefully lead to some close races.

But before that you may want to catch up on where everyone qualified and for the latest in  Moto2 and Moto3  – I have just the links you need !

My Moto3 qualifying report at crash.net can be found here, and Moto2 here.

For a brief summary of the two there is also my shorter combined round up for both classes over at Paddock Chatter, something for everyone – just follow the links!

As always I appreciate much tweeting, liking and commenting, so please do take the opportunity to have a conversation using the links above or at @LisaLewisWrites on Twitter and get involved!

MotoGP Assen qualifying round-ups…

27/06/2014

Are online now!

Yes – it’s a Friday! Assen is special but it means you were probably out at work or busy with other commitments with qualifying on a weekday.

Never fear!

For the latest in  Moto2 and Moto3  – I have just the links you need !

(Hint – All the Dutch riders are in Moto3, wild-card Iwema is leading the way for them!)

My Moto3 qualifying report at crash.net can be found here, and Moto2 here.

For a brief summary of the two there is also my shorter combined round up for both classes over at Paddock Chatter, something for everyone – just follow the links!

As always I appreciate much tweeting, liking and commenting, so please do take the opportunity to have a conversation using the links above or at @LisaLewisWrites on Twitter and get involved!

Inside Moto3: Jack Miller’s rise to the top of the championship.

29/05/2014

“One doctor told me to put an axe through the bike!” – Sonya Miller, Jack’s manager and mother.

So many people from all walks of life grow up dreaming of emulating their heroes and being the best at whatever it is they love – music, film, sport, art, writing – the list goes on.

Hobbies are the first fruit of that interest and money is quickly invested in ballet shoes, pencils or keyboards – whatever is needed.

What if your child is a massive motorsport fan?

What if they have a lot of potential and that means eventually paying to ride and leaving the country?

Moto3 rolls into Mugello this weekend for round six of the world championship with Australian teenager Jack Miller leading the way by 30 points – more than a race win – so he will head off to Catalunya as the championship leader regardless of how this race turns out.

The Miller clan minus big brother Fergus with Jack far left

The Miller family, minus big brother Fergus, at home in Queensland. Image via http://www.jackmiller.com.au used with permission.

Miller impressed last season riding the life out of his underpowered Honda and scoring some good results, which earned him a top ride for 2014 at the multi-title winning Ajo Motorsport team.

Not everyone is lucky to be cherry picked and handed excellent equipment from the off and I was lucky enough to be able to speak to Sonya Miller, Jack’s manager and mother about the struggles involved in entering Grand Prix racing as Miller’s rise to the top has been hard work, not just for him, but for his family too.

The most wonderful thing about writing this Q&A was the unique insight Sonya could give from her dual role and all the entertaining and insightful answers she provided. An awesome human being to work with.

Below is are some short excerpts from the Q&A, with the full version available at PaddockChatter.com

It’s an excellent look at the financial and often hidden side of racing, well worth a look. Why not comment or share to get involved or visit me on Twitter – @LisaLewisWrites

PaddockChatter got the chance to speak exclusively to Miller’s manager, Sonya Miller – who currently has a dual interest in the 19-year-olds career as both his manager and mother – for an inside account of the sacrifices needed to go all the way in the world championship paddock- finances, broken bones and all…

Successful start Miller takes win number one in Qatar

Successful start: Miller takes win number one in Qatar Image via http://www.jackmiller.com.au with permission.

Jack has a big personality, akin to the like of Schwantz, Sheene or Rossi – which is being embraced by the sport already as it’s been missing a true character to take to heart. He still seems very grounded though. Has he changed at all since his first taste of success this season?

I was worried about what he would be like when we went to Qatar after such a good pre-season. Those worries were soon allayed with the first hug I got – he’s exactly the same as he always was.

I think Aki (Ajo, Team Manager) has been a good grounding influence on him…

 
Not being gifted an easy route into the sport has meant a lot of pushing underpowered machinery to the limit to get noticed and that’s resulted in plenty of broken bones over the years. Does seeing your son in hospital ever become easier or normalised?

Never. You learn a lot over the years – I can now see the breaks easily on x-rays . It got to the stage where we would get in the ambulance and they would ask medical history and I would say there’s a very thick folder at the hospital with everything in it, but I can tell you he hasn’t broken this before.
How close did you and Jack come to actually having to quit the paddock when your finances were under pressure?

It was a very close call but thanks to family and the sponsorship from Macca we could continue to the end of last year.

In a team where you pay there is no financial leniency it’s just business, no matter how well you are doing…

Continued in full by clicking the link!

Image of the GP: Le Mans – A worm, a tap and Bautista!

20/05/2014

The thing you usually remember about Le Mans is that it was wet. Probably even if it wasn’t as it has the habit of raining on the grand prix THAT often.

No rain meant one of the most action packed race days so far this season. So much so that I believe that each class should have their own ‘Image of the GP’ this time around.

First up was Moto3 and even by it’s own exciting standards it was a race to remember. Jack Miller had clearly decided that there was no room for manners after his clash with Fenati a few weeks ago and took no prisoners on his way to victory, which has left Efren Vazquez a little peeved to say the least. For his third hard earned win he celebrated in style, something lacking of late, and even busted out ‘The Worm’:

No worm in Moto2 but we did see a cool Kallio ease to victory, which raised a rare smile on the Finn’s face. Not everyone was as calm and collected though. Here’s Tech3 rider Ricky Cardus getting a ‘tap’ on the head from a frustrated Mattia Pasini:

Finally, MotoGP. Marc Marquez won, and was as record breakingly awesome as ever. Rossi looks to be on the way to finding an answer and was a wonderful second.

Is it down to contract time being upon us? Was it Athletico Madrid that spurred him on?
Who knows – but Alvaro Bautista was back on the podium all the same, possibly making it the happiest podium in history:

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