MCN Sport is out now, priced at £4.99
Get your epic free MCN Sport wallpapers here
23 September 2011 15:42
The acclaimed new edition of MCN Sport is out now, and to celebrate here's some ridiculously cool wallpapers.
Each image is taken from the mag – which features 132 lavish pages of unparalleled racing insight and imagery. It's available in limited numbers from newsagents now, priced £4.99.
1. Sheene on the crest of a wave
Barry Sheene waves to the crowd after winning the Race of the Year in 1975. The year had started badly when a spectacular crash at the Daytona 200 in March left him with a broken left thigh, right arm, collarbone and two ribs. He was racing again seven weeks later.
This is one of many images by former MCN chief photographer Clifford McLean reprinted in the new MCN Sport for the first time in over 30 years.
Picture: Pacemaker Intl
2. Dominant Doohan
Dominant, indefatigable Mick Doohan on his way to his fifth and last 500GP world title in 1998. We won't see the likes of him again, or so we thought… Stoner's genius meets Doohan's in the new issue of MCN Sport.
3. Catch me if you can, Joey
Ray McCullough in action at Tournagrough in the the 1976 Ulster Grand Prix. Always a reluctant hero, McCullough's achievements (109 wins across 24 years) nevertheless place him alongside the sport's greatest riders.
Full story of the racers and races which drove Joey Dunlop and his Armoy Armada to the height of road racing's golden age inside MCN Sport.
Picture: Pacemaker archive
4. Back off, wall
Because Michael Dunlop sure ain't going to. The younger Dunlop brother demonstrates the grit and precision that's seeing his talent ripen to full maturity, at the Southern 100 this July.
But if he's the inheritor of Ryan Farquhar's crown, he can expect somewhat less than a friendly handover, as MCN Sport's double interview reveals.
Picture: Stephen Davison
5. Nice and easy does it
Stoner demonstrates why we're on the verge of another era of Aussie dominance. This is his first time out on the 2012 RC213V, at Brno in August. He effortlessly undercut the lap record by 0.5sec on a far from finished bike.
How does he do it? The data engineer who followed him from Ducati knows – see page 6 of the new MCN Sport.