At the Ulster Grand Prix in Northern Ireland, last August, we had the pleasure to catch up with the fastest road racer girl on the 7.4 miles Dundrod circuit who set the new Ulster GP female record in 2016 and improved it during this year’s edition.
This year’s Isle of Man TT has been pretty unusual for what concerns newcomers. As it is known, getting an entry directly to the TT nowadays is not as easy as it was in the past and, unless you are a well known rider like Josh Brookes or Peter Hickman, or you have some road racing experience, the debut at the Manx Grand Prix is almost inevitable.
There are moments in life when you suddenly find yourself thinking about what you are doing, which path you are taking. And a crash, for a rider, can well be one of those moments. For Michael Sweeney this happened in 2015, after a very bad crash at the Isle of Man TT. Then, the buzz and the lure of road racing had the best again.
During the TT Launch day, a couple of weeks ago on the Isle of Man, I got the chance to sit and talk with Joshua Brookes about his acclaimed road racing comeback. Unfortunately, once I switched my recording on, Josh was called for some official photos and his following busy schedule of the day just left me empty-handed.