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Valencia WSS: Laverty sets the pace in 2nd qualifying

Parkalgar Honda rider Eugene Laverty set the fastest time in the second World Supersport qualifying session in Valencia today. Spaniard Joan Lascorz placed second for the Kawasaki team, less than a tenth of a second off the pace set by Laverty. Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Kenan Sofuoglu and Kawasaki Katsuaki Fujiwara took third and fourth respectively.   Brit ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 10 April 2010

Valencia WSB: Crutchlow quickest in superpole, Haslam 4th

Yamaha Sterilgarda rider Cal Crutchlow set the fastest time in today's superpole session at the World Superbike round in Valencia.   The Brit lapped the Ricardo Tormo track in 1'33.615 to claim first. Second spot on the time sheets went to Spaniard Carlos Checa, riding for Althea Racing. Aprilia Alitalia Racing rider Max Biaggi finished 3rd, less than 0.3 secs off the pace ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 10 April 2010

Staff bikes: Honda Hornet - In search of that elusive new-bike feel

Here at MCN we get the chance to ride a lot of crisp new bikes fresh from the manufacturer, so in comparison my Hornet seems a bit old and tired. For that reason my mission for this year is to get it feeling sharp again. Find a Honda Hornet for sale Read the Honda Hornet 600 review The first thing ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 24 March 2010

Phillip Island WSS: Lascorz quickest in 2nd qualifying

Kawasaki rider Joan Lascorz proved fastest today in the second World Supersport qualifying session at Phillip Island.   Turkish rider Kenan Sofuoglu claimed second for the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team, leaving his team mate Italian rider Michele Pirro in third.  Eugene Laverty took fourth for the Parkalgar Honda team. The top finishing Brit was Chaz Davies on his Parkingo BE1 Triumph ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 27 February 2010

Test ride the latest sports bikes on track with Focused Events

Track day organiser Focused Events have launched a track day demo-ride scheme where you can ride the latest Supersport machines at a circuit of your choice. Riders can choose from the Ducati 848, Kawasaki ZX-6R, Suzuki GSX-R600 or Yamaha R6 at top circuits across the UK and Europe. Ducati and Kawasaki also offer a full refund of the track-day bike-hire costs for all riders who go on ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Events
  • 25 February 2010

Win a trip to Paris at your local Honda dealer

Visit a Honda motorcycle dealership on Valentine’s weekend for the ‘Start Something Special’ launch of their 2010 range and you could win one of six romantic weekends in Paris. Visit the Honda VFR1200 launch centre To enter the competition, simply pop by your local Honda dealer on Valentine's weekend and ask for your free prize draw postcard.    The Valentine’s weekend event will ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 18 January 2010

Dakar stage 14 - Faria wins stage, Depres wins Dakar

Portuguese rider Ruben Faria took his first win in the last stage of the 2010 Dakar, but it's fellow KTM rider Cyril Depres who claimed overall victory. Second place in the final stage goes to another KTM rider - Norwegian Pal Anders Ullevalseter. Third was claimed by Portuguese rider, Helder Rodrigues, riding for Yamaha. Faria said: "I am very happy. I did the Dakar to help Cyril Despres, ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 16 January 2010

Dakar stage 13 - Ullevalseter earns first ever stage win

KTM rider Pal Anders Ullevalseter had claimed his first ever Dakar stage victory in the Santa Rosa stage.   Norwegian Ullevalseter already has eight 2nd place stage finished to his name, but a win has eluded him - until now. An overjoyed Ullevalseter said: "A fantastic stage for me. I started third and after 40km I was in the lead. Today ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 15 January 2010

Dakar stage 12 - Lopez Contardo takes 3rd win

With a win in stage 12 Chilean rider Francisco Lopez Contardo has taken the 3rd victory for Aprilia and claimed 2nd place in the overall standings. The Chilean said: “It was a wonderful stage and very hot at the end, a technical and tough special. I handled the bike well.  "It was a route that suited my machine, but it was ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 14 January 2010

Dakar stage 11 - Verhoeven victorious for BMW

Dutchman Frans Verhoeven took an unexpected victory for BMW in the 11th Dakar stage. It looked like we were set to witness another victory for Catalan rider Marc Coma and KTM, but a navigation error ended his winning streak. After 13km Coma took a wrong turn and rode 3km in the wrong direction. After riding back 3km to join the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 13 January 2010


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