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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Aragon Grand Prix 2018 – Facts and Stats

September 19th, 2018|0 Comments

This is the ninth successive year that the Aragon circuit has hosted a grand prix event. Aragon first hosted a grand prix event in 2010, when it became the sixth different circuit that has been [...]

San Marino 2018 – Facts and Stats

September 4th, 2018|Comments Off on San Marino 2018 – Facts and Stats

This is the 22nd time that Misano has hosted a motorcycle grand prix event. The first grand prix event to take place at Misano was in 1980; the 500cc race was over 40 laps of [...]

The first Flag-to-Flag race?

August 21st, 2018|1 Comment

Like the huge number of other British motorcycle grand prix fans (the term MotoGP had not been thought up back then) I arrived at Silverstone in 1978 optimistic that I would see a British rider [...]

Silverstone Grand Prix – the early years

August 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Silverstone Grand Prix – the early years

This is the ninth Grand Prix at Silverstone since it returned to the circuit in 2010. However, Silverstone had hosted the British round of the world championship on ten previous occasions from 1977 to 1986 [...]