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August 6, 2019

This is getting daft. Sunday's race was delayed nearly two hours because of rain, so the first singles practice started at 11pm UK time. I saw the new schedule, watched singles Qualifying 1 (Q1), then set my alarm for 1am and slept...

December 29, 2018

I'm not entirely sure if it's the current strength of AFT, the shrinking popularity and budgets of production bike road racing, a bit of both and more besides, but another promising US road racer, who should be in the prime of his...

September 7, 2018

As an accredited journalist who has reported on AFT flat track, I'm on a mailing list for much of AFT's less publicised emails, the real backroom stuff. I'm not implying I have special access, I don't beyond what any other journali...

July 23, 2018

Talking to flat track fans on both sides of the Atlantic, it's clear that British/ European fans don't have a feeling of just how highly the X Games is regarded in the US and how important it is to the flat track racers who are inv...

July 2, 2018

If there was AFT one race I really wanted to attend this year it was Lima, unfortunately, I couldn't make it this season. Why Lima? Well, I've never been and it's one of the few cushion tracks left on the programme. But, what did w...

April 27, 2018

American Flat Track has just announced that is has disqualified Jared Mees from the recent Atlanta Short Track race, a race he won. They say...

'Following an American Flat Track post-event tire sampling from the Atlanta Short Track...

January 23, 2018

American Flat Track is not turning into a one-make series yet, but the latest news is ominous for other manufacturers competing in the 2018 series. 

On top of the the three rider official Indian 'Wrecking Crew' of Mees, Smith and Ba...

November 13, 2017

These are all screengrabs from the updated AFT/AMA Pro Racing 2016 tech regs.

Let's start with new ruling 3.1. This is slightly contentious because it is simply a rule about aesthetics, not necessarily technical advantage....

January 28, 2017

As predicted yesterday on this blog, H-D has announced a three rider team of Coolbeth, Johnson and Robinson at the X Games today.

After Indian audaciously hoovered up Smith, Mees and Baker the pool of riders who can win and pass the...

January 27, 2017

Well, it had to happen one day and it's a brave move, but Harley have announced this week that the factory team will exclusively run the liquid-cooled XG750R (as featured in Sideburn 26). In the 2016 season they ran Baker on the XR...

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