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    2019 Jaguar Simola HillClimb

    4th #JaguarSGC done and dusted. Still reeling from last years frantic experience, once again left everything to the last minute. Only managed to swap out cylinder head on Monday, rewired (more or less) the dashboard, fitted seats, rechromed lights & surrounds, before realizing the license had expired… Special word of gratitude and respect to my first wife, always by my side, navigating the challenges I drop in front of her, albeit understandably not always without complaint. Thanks for noticing and renewing license before leaving for knysna! #manofthematch Thanks Nik Pels for last minute stickers and master magician Wynando Adeleo Donaggi for grace under pressure and an excellent job as always, despite his own…

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    KTM 790 Adventure, A Dealers (biased) Perspective.

    Introducing the KTM 790 Adventure S & R, a bike I have been waiting for since KTM discontinued their legendary single, the 640 Adventure. A special thanks to KTM South Africa for the privilege of experiencing these bikes in Morocco, shortly after their International Launch. An honor indeed. A lot of people have asked my opinion, so here it is. FYI (or rather for what it’s worth) I have gone out of my way not to read or watch any reviews on the KTM 790 Adventure, I wanted no preconceived ideas, I wanted to form my own opinion. Although, I have heard expressions of disappointment at the weight of the bike as well…

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    MotoGP-Qatar 2019

    I can confirm, 30 hours in Doha beats a 9 Hour layover at the airport, hands down. Especially when it includes an epic opening MotoGP! Thanks to the night race, we had time to explore our surrounds, and what a pleasant surprise Doha has been. Clean and peaceful, yet they get the job done. Makes one wonder what all the noise is about! As expected, the MotoGP did not disappoint. Never does. Hard to correlate the surprisingly small turnout with the massive following MotoGP enjoys, although made for a more intimate experience. Outstanding weekends racing set the bar high for the remainder of the trip. However, somehow I don’t see the 790 Adventure…

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    Track Experience Monza

    What a treat, couple laps around Monza, under professional instruction, Drivers Briefing and Sighting lap in a minibus! Spoiled for choice between a Porsche GT3, Ferrari 458 or 488 and Lamborghini Huracan or Gallardo, thanks to the strength of our currency my choices were limited to the Gallardo. Not that its anything to complain about, I would have been happy in my rental. Considering the weather Italy has experienced over the last month, I was relieved to wake up to mist and slight drizzle conditions. Set in the woodlands outside the city of Monza, the park littered with dog walkers and joggers, track seemingly invisible through the forest of trees, nostalgia is palpable,…

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    EURoadTrip2018 – Lenny in Lucca

    Left Saint Raphael for Lucca, via Nice & Monaco. Taking an hour to cover 14kms, we popped back onto the Autostrada to cover some distance quickly. Probably the fastest we have ridden on this trip so far, helps stay awake in the blistering heat. Bikes buzzing everywhere. Lovely to see. Emotions running high as I take the beautiful surroundings, contemplating the highs & lows as the trip draws to a close. Find myself grinning, in my helmet. Again. Gratefully privileged, would be an understatement. But wait! There’s more. Arrive at the ‘Villa’ in Lucca, with no expectations whatsoever. I’ll let the pictures do the talking here… “A Good Year” Refreshing swim, late afternoon…

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    EURoadTrip2018 – Saint Raphael

    800km of the 1100km liaison covered today, destination Saint Raphael, via Paris and Lyon, for dinner with the Doc! After yesterday’s excitement, no dinner and only 4 hours sleep, today was always going to be a long one with frequent stops and a power nap or two, as summer announces itself! Flat batteries all round, so only photos of cats today I’m afraid! 790s soaking up the KMs effortlessly!!! Missing my gangster and his mommy’s boy brother, although thanks to Grandma and her catnip, they have other things on their mind!!! Officially unveiled the Nurburgring Touring Edition of the 790 Duke. Solved only half the words problems during the morning, concluded their is…