martinpicMartin Raines has been involved in motorcycle racing for over 40 years and since 1996 has produced the official MotoGP statistics for Dorna that is distributed to teams, media and TV commentators worldwide. He has compiled results and statistics for a number of MotoGP books, magazines and newspapers. He was joint author with Julian Ryder of the MotoGP Source Book – the official 60-year history of motorcycle grand prix racing.

Away from the MotoGP paddock Martin is Director of engineering consultancy and software company CapraTechnology that has developed capable design techniques used by a number of high profile manufacturing companies. 

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Changing of the Guard

December 18th, 2019|1 Comment

With the retirement at the end of 2018 of Dani Pedrosa, and Jorge Lorenzo recently calling an end to his MotoGP career, the makeup of the MotoGP podium is undergoing a serious change. Dani Pedrosa [...]

Is it really 40 years ago?

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Is it really 40 years ago?

Silverstone comes around once again and this is the 43rd successive year that I have attended the British Grand Prix - every year since it replaced the Isle of Man TT races as the British [...]

Chips with mayonnaise on a Saturday

June 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Chips with mayonnaise on a Saturday

No wonder Assen is the only venue left from that original 1949 World Championship schedule. After all, any circuit that serves chips with mayonnaise and beer at seven in the morning deserves to still be [...]

Dani Pedrosa – a MotoGP legend?

November 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Dani Pedrosa – a MotoGP legend?

Dani Pedrosa draws his career to a close this weekend in Valencia after a long and successful career, prompting discussion about what does a rider need to achieve to be given the designation of a [...]