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Simon Andrews 1984 to 2014

Following his crash on lap four of the Superstock race at the North West 200 on Saturday, Simon Andrews succumbed to his injuries on Monday afternoon. The hugely popular 29 year old had enjoyed an incredibly varied and successful career having raced throughout the BSB paddock, WSB, the Endurance World Championship along with the NW200, Macau and the TT. While ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • TT & road races
  • 20 May 2014

Guintoli’s championship bid at risk after dislocating collarbone

Factory Aprilia rider Sylvain Guintoli will attempt to race in round eight of the WSB championship at the Moscow Raceway this weekend, despite suffering a dislocated collarbone last Sunday. The 31-year-old Frenchman who sits second in the championship standings behind Brit Tom Sykes suffered a bicycle crash and will now be assessed by the Clinica Mobile at the circuit before ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 18 July 2013

Circuit of Wales get initial go ahead

The circuit of Wales has received outline planning permission from Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council following a council meeting today. The project team will now commence work on the detailed planning application. The new circuit which has aspirations to host MotoGP, WSB and BSB on its 3.5 mile track at the 830 acre site at Blaenau Gwent. It promises to ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 10 July 2013

Biaggi retires from racing

Six time world champion Max Biaggi has announced that he will retire from racing. The 41 year old Italian addressed a packed press conference in Vallelunga in his native city of Rome this morning where he revealed his decision to stop racing. Biaggi has enjoyed a spectacular career than has spanned over two decades competing in 250GP, 500GP, MotoGP and ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 07 November 2012

Crescent Suzuki blast Guintoli for reneging on 2013 contract

Crescent Suzuki boss Paul Denning has spoken of his extreme disappointment over Sylvain Guintoli’s decision not to honour a signed contract to ride for his team in WSB 2013. As reported in MCN last week, Guintoli signed a contract with the Fixi Crescent Suzuki team on Sunday at Magny Cours, only to tell Denning on Monday morning that he had ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 15 October 2012

Rea: WSB remains my priority

In the next five weeks Jonathan Rea will complete over four hours of free practice, seven hours of qualifying and 3 ½ hours of racing in both WSB and MotoGP. Having been drafted in the Repsol Honda MotoGP team to replace Casey Stoner, Rea will be switching between his WSB and MotoGP commitments riding in alternate championships and bikes for ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 06 September 2012

Yamaha announce Rossi's return

Valentino Rossi will make a sensational return to the factory Yamaha MotoGP squad after signing a two year deal that will see him line up alongside bitter rival Jorge Lorenzo in 2013 and 2014. The move will see him reacquainted with the Japanese manufacturer where he enjoyed one of the most successful periods of his illustrious career. Rossi first rode ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 10 August 2012

Checa completes first test on 1199 Superbike

World champion Carlos Checa completed his first official test on the all new Ducati 1199 Panigale at Misano today. Riding at the Italian circuit which is currently playing host to World Ducati Week the 39 year old Spaniard lapped in blistering hot air and track temperatures. Checa was lapping alongside three time WSB champion Troy Bayliss who has been instrumental ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 21 June 2012

Extreme adventure test - which would you choose?

Designed for travelling to the remotest corners of the globe, big bore adventure bikes have become the must have biking accessory in recent years. While for many, adventure bikes represent comfort, on road presence and load carrying abilities – these clearly shouldn’t be their only qualities.  The real design brief for an adventure bike is that it will take you ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 08 June 2012

Joan Lascorz remains in intensive care

Following his serious crash in testing at Imola 17 days ago Joan Lascorz remains in intensive care in Barcelona. The 27 year old Spaniard crashed his Kawasaki ZX-10R at the end of the first session on Monday after the race where he suffered a serious back injury. MCN spoke to the Kawasaki team manager Guim Roda at Assen today for ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 19 April 2012


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