Archives for the day of: May 18, 2009


The latest issue of GPWeek is online now, bringing you the latest news from the worlds of Formula 1, MotoGP and the WRC.

In this week’s issue:

F1 Crunch Time: 11 days to save Formula 1. We reflect on the huge political movements of the last seven days with a News Analysis Special Feature on the current state of play.

Prodrive: In or Out? David Richards tells GPWeek that the latest controversy has made him question entering the sport in 2010.

GP2 Asia: Bruno Michel debates whether to keep the requirement for Asian drivers in the championship.

MotoGP: All the latest news from Michael Scott in Le Mans including…

Gorgeous Jorge masters the conditions as Rossi slides off track.
Gibernau injured – who is favourite to land his seat in Mugello?
Moto2 Technical Regs Unveiled

Rally: All the latest from WRC and IRC with Martin Holmes

Scotland to close out 2009 IRC Calendar
Rally Italia Preview
5 minutes with Peugeots Carlos Barros.

Take a look online now by clicking here , or by clicking the link to GPWeek Magazine in the Blogroll.


Britain’s Got Talent may be car crash TV, but it is one of my guilty pleasures. It’s not the awful acts I look forward to, but those rare moments when somebody really talented somehow manages to emerge from the great rivers of sewage that flow across the TV screen for a good three quarters of the programme.

I was somewhat shocked however, when I noticed somebody I thought I recognised on this Saturday’s show. At first glance I thought it couldn’t be him. No way would he have the audacity. But then little Ant and Dec told us all his name, and my shock turned to disbelief. What was he going to do for his act? More to the point, how had nobody in the vetting process figured out who he was?

My shock and disbelief turned to anger when two out of the three judges passed him through to the next round. Still none of them had twigged. This man, as my colleague James Allen so correctly pointed out six years ago, is a lunatic.

And they put this guy through to the next round… in a competition where the prize is to perform in front of the Queen… something tells me there’s a researcher at ITV that is going to be joining the list of 2 million UK unemployed fairly soon. Neil Horan has a reputation for making bizarre protests. He pulled the leading runner out of the marathon at the 2004 Athens olympics, and as that last video reminds us, put not only his own life but the life of every F1 driver, and the Silverstone marshals, on the line with his idiotic stunt in 2003.

The man shouldn’t be applauded. He should be committed.

Britain’s Got Talent? Tell you what, for the next round let’s revisit 2003 and put him in the middle of the M1 motorway on a busy afternoon. See how talented he is then.