What would you put in yours and who would you invite to it?
Alex and myself are over the moon to be introducing this Christmas supplement, especially as it’s full of so many amazing bikes - the machines the stars and top racers dream of finding in their garage on Christmas morning.
It has inspired me. I’ll probably buy Alex something for his garage, because he’s had a good year, and if he wins the World Superbike Championship in 2017 I’ll even buy him the R1M he wins it on. Or maybe just the team scooter…
Sam: We usually have an unwritten code where we don’t get each other anything for Christmas, but our missuses have started bending the rules, buying presents for each other’s partner. Corrine buys me something, and Marina buys for Alex. It’s nice, but we’ve always said: ‘Don’t get each other owt, we’ll play golf instead.’
Alex: For the last two years I’ve spent Christmas with Freddie Sheene in Australia, but a Christmas barbecue is a lot different from the usual, and now that I’m in a relationship and engaged, I’m looking forward to spending a traditional British Christmas with my family and hers.
Sam: Yeah, normally I like to go away for Christmas, too, because everything is closed and there’s nothing to do – and I have no attention span. Ideally I nip off on December 23 and get back on December 30, and get away with buying presents, miss out on the drama, save money and catch the sun somewhere nice! But this year I’m going to try to chill out with family and friends. I’m not very good at it, but we’re going away straight afterwards to Spain to start training and riding, so it’ll be a last send-off before that happens. It’s going to be an exciting 2017. I’m really looking forward to going into Motogp, but it’s going to be a tough learning year so it’s nice to have the home support. It’s always great to go to Silverstone, and I love the support there, so thank you all so much for that! Alex: Yes, a massive thank you to everyone reading for all their support during the year. It’s really appreciated, and Merry Christmas to everyone! Here’s to a better 2017 for both of us – enjoy Dream Garages (we’re on page 19) and buy MCN to find out how we do next year!
‘a massive thank you to everyone for all YOUR support. It’s really appreciated, and Merry Christmas’
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph regretted buying Santa that BT Sport subscription... Welcome to this year’s MCN Christmas Special