Due to some scheduling conflicts Episode #49 has been delayed a bit but should be ready and posted within the next week or two. I will be conducting interviews in the coming weeks with American Isle of Man TT competitor Brandon Cretu about his upcoming participation in his third IoM TT and with Vicki Gray of MOTORESS.com about the increasing number female competitors in the world of professional motorcycle roadracing and the challenges they face. Thanks for your patience and your interest in Bench Racers International Podcast.
A brief look back at opening round WSBK action from Phillip Island. MotoGP Sepang / COTA test news and notes plus a look ahead to the upcoming Daytona 200 race weekend.
Brian Drebber has covered a myriad of sporting events for television over the last several decades. Many of those broadcasts were motorcycle races which has made ‘Dreb’ (as his friends call him) one of the most recognized voices of motorcycle roadracing on American TV. A life long motorcyclist, Brian has also worked on race crews along with owning more than a few bikes himself. More recently he has been doing track announcing at selected AMA Pro Road Racing events and some of the American rounds of MotoGP and WSBK along with narrating the show ‘Superbike Family’ on SPEED.
Listen in as we discuss Brian’s career covering our sport and talking about some of the stars of it that he has shared the broadcast booth with. We also discuss the state of motorcycle racing in America and abroad and look ahead to the 2013 racing season that lies just around the corner.
To see some examples of Brian’s work, follow the link below:
I wanted to give you all an update as the long, cold off season nears an end. As far as the next show, I’m hoping to have Episode 47 out in another week or two from now. Also, I’ve decided to tweak the show format just a bit for 2013. There will be a change from the once every week or two schedule (during the racing season) to more of a periodical schedule of once or twice a month. The plan is for a mix of interviews along with quarterly racing updates and hopefully a special guest host from time to time. Thanks for staying tuned in as BRI season three gets underway just around the corner.
Larry Lawrence has been covering all types of motorcycle racing for more than 25 years. His knowledge on the history of the sport in the United States is impressive to say the least. Larry has written for several top publications and has worked for AMA Pro Racing. He continues to pen the ‘Archives’ column for Cycle News and his website (Rider Files) is full of great photos and memories from the last several decades. Larry also wrote the Ben Spies biography ‘Taking It to the Next Level’ which is a must for any fan of motorcycle roadracing. Larry has also recently released a collection of past ‘Archives’ columns as an eBook on Amazon. Larry still has his finger on the pulse of motorcycle racing in America and abroad so join us as we look back on the sport and discuss some of the current happenings as well.
The Progressive International Motorcycle Show made it’s first stop for the 2012 / 2013 tour in Atlanta the weekend before last and I was fortunate enough to get these interviews with three of America’s greatest names in motorcycle roadracing. I spoke with Colin about some of his former superbike successes and his current situation in MotoGP as a CRT rider. Scott & I discussed some highlights & happenings throughout his professional racing career. Kevin & I talked about some of the current happenings in the AMA & MotoGP series. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy.
News & highlights from the penultimate round #17 for the 2012 MotoGP season from Stoner, errr I mean Phillip Island in Australia along with a look at Moto2 & Moto3 action as well.
Looking back at the 16th round of this 2012 MotoGP campaign from a soaked Sepang circiut in Malaysia along with round 15 for Moto2 and Moto3 where we saw one World Champion crowned.
In this episode we catch-up with the action from MotoGP rounds 14 & 15 from Motorland Aragon on the plains in Spain and The Grand Prix of Japan at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit.
Highlights and results from the penultimate rounds for WSBK (round 13 @ Portimao) and AMA Pro Road Racing (round 10 @ Miami) plus an update from Assen where BSB recently competed.