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Ducati discontinue Althea link

MCN Sportsdesk, 29 October 2012 17:00

Ducati has issued a press statement finalising its plans for the 2013 World Superbike Championship, both in the development of the 1199 Panigale and how it will participate in the series. Ducati say they have already confirmed the renewal of its contract with Carlos Checa, who won the 2011 World Superbike Championship on a Ducati 1198,  and the Spanish rider  ...

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Manx GP fatality

MCN Sportsdesk, 25 August 2012 12:42

The Manx Motor Cycle Club, the organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, have announce the death of Steve Osborne, 60, from Douglas, Isle of Man following an incident by Alexander Drive on the approach to Quarterbridge during last night’s qualifying session. Steve, an IT consultant with the Isle of Man Government, first competed on a home built BSA Bantam with ...

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Melandri Double win at Brno

MCN Sportsdesk, 22 July 2012 18:28

  Marco Melandri  scored a double today.  Winning the second  race of the weekend at Brno. Melandri made a final pass on Tom Sykes in the final lap with just enough space  on the final few corners to make sure the Englishman would finish second, by only 0.140 seconds.  Carlos Checa finished in  third place  with championship leader Max Biaggi ) in fourth. Eugene ...

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Mason quits PR Kawasaki BSB team

MCN Sportsdesk, 13 June 2012 14:36

Gary Mason has just issued the following statement announcing his decision to quit the Quattro Plant PR Racing Kawasaki BSB team: “Following a desperately disappointing start to the 2012 BSB season Gary Mason has decided to part company with PR Racing Kawasaki. “Continued technical failures leave Gary languishing in 19th position in the Championship with only 2 point scoring finishes ...

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Dakar Stage 3: Coma mistake gives Despres Dakar edge

MCN Sportsdesk, 04 January 2012 13:35

Cyril Despres, already a winner in San Juan on the Dakar's last visit in 2010, won yesterday’s stage, taking advantage of a major navigational error by Coma to take the lead in the general standings. Despres took command of the general standings and won the day's stage by remaining calm and collected. In terms of performance, his confrontation with Marc ...

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More Donington Park race days in 2012

MCN Sportsdesk, 16 November 2011 10:00

Donington Park Racing has planning permission approved for 60 race days per annum for the next two years. It is the culmination of six month’s work by the Donington Park team who have been working with North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) and local communities to ensure that the venue continues to operate. The planning permission incorporates some significant benefits ...

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Manx GP under scrutiny

MCN Sportsdesk, 15 November 2011 09:03

The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development has launched a comprehensive consultative review to clarify the costs, benefits and future potential to exploit the Manx Grand Prix Festival. The review will start with immediate effect and will be completed by the end of April 2012, though next year’s Manx Grand Prix Festival, scheduled to run from 18th August to ...

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Baz will race Motorpoint Yamaha at Snetterton

MCN Sportsdesk, 29 June 2011 17:12

Loris Baz will race at Snetterton despite reports that his season may end prematurely after losing a personal backer. The Motorpoint Yamaha team he rides for issued a press release today, confirming the Frenchman will race at Snetterton this weekend. It stated: "The team is remaining focused on the job ahead at Snetterton this weekend, despite continued speculation over the ...

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McGuinness to start number one at TT

MCN Sportsdesk, 08 April 2011 10:21

Fifteen time TT race winner John McGuinness has confirmed that he will be the first rider away on Glencrutchery Road. He will take the prestigious number one slot in all five solo races.McGuinness will be competing for the new Honda TT Legends team in the two Superbike races and the Superstock race and the Padgetts Honda outfit for the two ...

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2010 World Endurance bikes: Heavier and quieter!

MCN Sportsdesk, 22 January 2010 09:23

World Endurance bikes will be heavier and quieter in 2010 thanks to rule changes imposed by the FIM this winter. The other big change to the regulations is that the Superpole session will run to the same format as that employed in the Superbike World Championship in order to ‘enhance spectator value’. Bike weights:Three- and four-cylinder bikes up to 1,000cc:- ...


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