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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February 15th, 2018|1 Comment

There is often debate on which is the “Golden Era” of motorcycle grand prix racing. Is it the early years of the world championship in the 1950’s, or perhaps the 1960’s when the Japanese manufacturers [...]

How close will MotoGP be in 2018?

February 1st, 2018|Comments Off on How close will MotoGP be in 2018?

All evidence from the first MotoGP test of the year in Sepang is that the racing in 2018 will be just as close and fierce as 2017 which was a record breaking season for close [...]

Christmas MotoGP Trivia Quiz – Answers

January 2nd, 2018|1 Comment

There are sixteen sets of initials that are shared by two or more world champions. (As an example, "J.M." for Jorge Martinez and Joan Mir) How many of the other fifteen sets of initials can [...]

Christmas MotoGP Trivia Quiz

December 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Christmas MotoGP Trivia Quiz

Something to think about when you have had your fill of Christmas pudding! No prizes, just a bit of MotoGP fun. The following trivia question relates to all grand prix classes over all years that [...]