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BMW off road skills day with WSB star Leon Haslam

Andy Downes, 09 June 2011 15:47

BMW is offering a chance to learn to ride off-road on July 24 and 25 with World Superbike star Leon Haslam. Haslam will be helping instructor Simon Pavey at BMW Off Road Skills a few days before he heads to Silverstone for the British round of the World Superbike series at Silverstone. Just 28 lucky riders will be able to ...

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Ducati shows off Diavel advert secrets

Andy Downes, 19 May 2011 17:29

Ducati has released a video showing how a television advert for the new Ducati Diavel showing how it was made and what the firm was aiming to show the bike is all about. There is an awful lot of waffly advertising guff written about in the Ducati information but it’s interesting to see how the bike action, the lighting and ...

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Rossi breaks race superbike – takes road Ducati 1198 out at Silverstone

Andy Downes, 17 May 2011 17:08

Valentino Rossi has been forced to take a fully road-legal, registered Ducati 1198 out at Silverstone after a 2009 racing superbike originally being used broke down after just four laps. Ducati MotoGP rider Rossi has been using the launch of the new £25 million Silverstone Wing pit and paddock complex as the perfect time to get to know a track ...

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Weekend quick racing question for anoraks

Andy Downes, 04 March 2011 12:06

In next week’s MCN we have ex-500GP winner Kevin Magee talking about the start of the World Superbike season, the forthcoming MotoGP season and what he really thinks of the British riders. Australian racer Magee is one of a small but select group of riders who have won both a World Superbike race and a 500GP or MotoGP race. We ...

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MCN Christmas Quiz Part 1

Andy Downes, 21 December 2010 12:55

This week’s issue of MCN sees the first of two parts of the 2010 MCN Christmas Quiz with 40 questions to answer and the chance to win World Superbike star Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne’s race boots and gloves. If you think you know about bikes then the MCN Christmas Quiz will really put that to the test.  This is just one ...

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BBC MotoGP coverage goes HD for last two rounds

Andy Downes, 21 October 2010 15:32

The BBC MotoGP coverage from the final two round of the season at Estoril and Valencia will be broadcast in high definition as a trial on BBC HD.The MotoGP races will be a part of a long list of programmes being broadcast in HD. A BBC statement reads: "The BBC HD Channel will continue to bring programming such as Top ...

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Lowest Isle of Man TT Mad Sunday Casualties Ever

Andy Downes, 09 June 2010 14:45

Isle of Man police are 'overwhelmed' by the reduction in casualties on Mad Sunday this year. The number of road accidents was reduced from 26 in 2009 to just 8 this year, none of which were serious. Head of the Isle of Man road policing unit, Inspector Mark Britton, said: "We're overwhelmed we did not have any significant collisions on ...

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Bennetts to give away £80,000 worth of biker dreams

Andy Downes, 02 June 2010 16:55

Bennetts insurance is offering £80,000 of prizes towards biker dreams to celebrate the firm’s 80th anniversary. From riding down Route 66, to owning a vintage Harley or attending a far-flung MotoGP race event, Bennetts Biker Dreams will award £80,000 worth of prizes to the most deserving applicants in celebration of it’s 80th birthday. Bennetts Biker Dreams, which launches this week, is ...

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World’s biggest flying bike takes off

Andy Downes, 12 April 2010 14:14

This massive hot air balloon has just been given its first test flight as it gets ready to act as a promotional tool for George White Superbikes. The balloon is scheduled to appear at each of the remaining British Superbike series and will also be seen at the George White Superbikes open day at the Swindon branch on April 24 ...

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Rob McElnea and Jamie Dobb to do Scottish Six Day Trial

Andy Downes, 25 March 2010 14:05

Former world champion motocrosser Jamie Dobb and British Superbike boss and ex-500GP racer Rob McElnea will both be competing in the gruelling Scottish Six Day Trial in May.    The two former racers will be among the 275 starters on Monday May 3, to negotiate what is still one of the most feared events on the global motor sport calendar The ...

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