martinpicMartin is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world on grand prix motorcycle racing with an archive and data base to match that knowledge he has acquired over 40 years following the sport.

Martin Raines has been involved in motorcycle racing for over 40 years. From 1996 – 2017 Martin produced the official MotoGP statistics for MotoGP rights holders Dorma, that were distributed to teams, media and TV commentators world-wide.

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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Top 10 motorcycling books

March 26th, 2020|Comments Off on Top 10 motorcycling books

Here are a selection of the best motorcycling books that you can enjoy while we #StayAtHome. Which books would you have on your list? Nick's picks: WAYNE RAINEY HIS OWN STORY – MIKE SCOTT I will [...]

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 [...]