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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Final Race Showdown

November 3rd, 2022|

Since the motorcycle Grand Prix world championship series was introduced in 1949 there have been eighteen occasions previously that the premier-class title has been decided at the final race of the year. A few details [...]

Silverstone – The First Ten Years

August 26th, 2021|

The first Grand Prix to be held at Silverstone was in 1977, when the British round of the world championship was moved from its previously traditional home of the Isle of Man TT circuit.  The [...]