Sport (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Pavey preparing for eighth Dakar attempt

    20 December 2010 by Michael Guy

    Pavey preparing for eighth Dakar attempt

    Simon Pavey is entering his final preparations for the 2011 Dakar rally, which kicks off in Buenos Aires on 1st January 2011. Pavey will campaign a BMW G 450X for the first time in what is regarded as...

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  • Jason Crump to ride Braintree shorttrack

    14 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Jason Crump to ride Braintree shorttrack

    Speedway superstar Jason Crump will be in the line-up at the Braintree Bonanza on the December 27, at the indoor Towerlands Park. Jason tested at Braintree on Monday, the first time on a bike since...

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  • Star line-up for Sheffield Indoor trial

    10 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Star line-up for Sheffield Indoor trial

    International trials riders Dougie Lampkin, Toni Bou, Adam Raga and Jeroni Fajardo headline the Sheffield Indoor Trial on January 8, 2011. Five of the sport’s leading lights have switched camps this...

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  • Honda Racing confirm endurance plans

    29 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Honda Racing confirm endurance plans

    Honda Racing in Louth confirmed their World endurance racing plans during the Carole Nash Motorcycle Live Show at the NEC today (Sunday). The team, to be known as the TT Legends, will be funded by...

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  • Relentless by TAS run Suzuki motocross team

    05 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Relentless by TAS run Suzuki motocross team

    The Relentless by TAS team are now running the official Suzuki GB motocross team. Team boss Philip Neill, along with the team’s new motocross manager Adam Lyons, were at the Dirt Bike Show,...

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  • Adams calls time on speedway career

    27 October 2010 by Les Aubrey

    Adams calls time on speedway career

    Swindon Robins and Australia speedway star Leigh Adams has retired from the sport after riding in this country for the last 22 years. He first came to the UK in 1989 to ride for the Poole Pirates and...

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  • World Speedway schedules announced

    27 October 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    World Speedway schedules announced

    FIM Speedway Grand Prix series (SGP) rights holders BSI Speedway and the FIM have unveiled the Speedway Grand Prix and FIM Speedway World Cup calendars for 2011. It features Poland’s brand new SGP...

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  • Wayne Gardner’s son in road racing debut

    27 October 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Wayne Gardner’s son in road racing debut

    Former GP500 world champion Wayne Gardner’s 12-year old son Remy made his road racing debut at Albacete, Spain as a wild card entry in the Honda Racing Corporation NSF100 Trophy Worldwide Mini Bike...

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  • Thunder Comes to Donington-Park

    27 October 2010 by C Osborne

    Thunder Comes to Donington-Park

    The final round of the Thundersport GB races came to Donington Park this weekend and with 9 championships within the series yet to be settled there was an air of anticipation and excitement around the...

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  • Iddon back in action

    23 September 2010 by MCN

    Iddon back in action

    Reigning British Supermoto champion Christian Iddon will make his return to the BSB paddock this weekend riding a GNS Honda in the British Supersort series. Manchester-based Iddon will join the GNS...

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  • McWilliams to race XR1200 Stateside

    23 September 2010 by Henny Ray Abrams

    McWilliams to race XR1200 Stateside

    Former MotoGP rider and current British Harley-Davidson XR1200 Trophy champion Jeremy McWilliams will race in the final round of the 2010 AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 series at Barber Motorsports...

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  • Knight confirmed for Weston beach race

    21 September 2010 by MCN

    Knight confirmed for Weston beach race

    Recently crowned 2010 Enduro E3 World Champion David Knight has confirmed that he will be competing in the 2010 RHL Weston Beach Race on October 15-17. nighter has been a regular competitor of the...

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  • Coghlan fourth in Spanish Moto2

    14 September 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Coghlan fourth in Spanish Moto2

    Kev Coghlan finished fourth in Sunday’s fifth round of the CEV Buckler Spanish Moto2 Championship at the Albacete circuit and remains in contention for the Championship title with the Honda-engined...

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  • Phase One call time on Bol

    11 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Phase One call time on Bol

    Phase One, Britain’s top World Endurance race team is not going to the Bol d'Or this year. Team boss Russell Benney says the decision has been made to not race at the prestigious French 24 hour race...

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  • Shorttrack reaches the Peaks

    26 July 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Shorttrack reaches the Peaks

    The Pozzani Silkolene Shorttrack Championship climbs up to the Buxton Speedway track in the breathtaking surroundings of the Peak District for round five of the national championship. Local hero and...

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  • Suzuka 8 Hours – hour by hour

    26 July 2010 by Tracy Hagen

    Suzuka 8 Hours – hour by hour

    Hour 1 Yoshimura’s Sakai converts pole into a healthy lead, helped by three slower teams getting off the line sooner than the fastest Hondas.  Musashi Honda’s Takahashi and F.C.C. TSR Honda’s...

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  • Kiyonari and Takahashi Perfect at Suzuka

    26 July 2010 by Tracy Hagen

    Musashi RT Harc-Pro Honda riders Ryuichi Kiyonari and Takumi Takahashi rode a flawless race to the checkered flag in the Suzuka 8 Hours, the third round in the FIM world endurance championship. The pair completed 215 laps in temperatures that reached 95 °F, but they beat the heat as easily as they did the other bikes, lapping second place at the six hour mark.  The win was Honda’s 22nd in 33...

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  • Yoshimura claim Suzuka 8 Hours pole

    25 July 2010 by Tracy Hagen

    Yoshimura claim Suzuka 8 Hours pole

    Yoshimura Suzuki’s Daisaku Sakai beat the Honda’s by a hair in Saturday’s Superpole final qualifying session ahead of Sunday’s 33rd Suzuka 8 Hours. The 28-year old Suzuki ace lapped the...

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  • Suzuka: Rea Puts Honda On Top Again

    23 July 2010 by Tracy Hagen

    Suzuka: Rea Puts Honda On Top Again

    Jonathan Rea claimed provisional pole position for his FCC TSR Honda team in Friday timed qualifying for the Suzuka 8 Hours with a brilliant time of 2:8.08.053.  “I have to be happy with the lap...

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  • Rea Leads The Way

    23 July 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Rea Leads The Way

    Jonathan Rea powered his Honda to the lowest lap time in Thursday’s free practice in preparation for Sunday’s Suzuka 8 Hours World Endurance race. The 23-year old Irishman recorded a time of two...

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  • Fantasy Road Race transfer window top tips

    13 July 2010 by Ped Baker

    Fantasy Road Race transfer window top tips

    Fantasy Road Race transfer window open until July 16. Here’s our top tips: MotoGP Jorge Lorenzo’s form, that has carried him to three successive wins, makes him an absolute bargain at £2.8m. The...

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  • Fantasy Road Race Round up

    12 May 2010 by Rhonda Morgan

    Fantasy Road Race Round up

    It seems there was only one team worth having for round 2 of the MCN Fantasy Road Race as clearly demonstrated by the top four team which all drew. The culmination of Mika Kallio, Randy de Puniet, Max...

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  • Flattrack extravaganza in South Wales

    28 April 2010 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Flattrack extravaganza in South Wales

    This year’s Shorttrack UK meeting on the half-mile flattrack oval at Amman Valley, Ammanford, South Wales will feature a custom bike show as well as regular Shorttrack UK racing. The two-day meeting...

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  • KTM 350SX-F and Cairoli win again

    26 April 2010 by Charlotte Cousins

    KTM 350SX-F and Cairoli win again

    KTM’s Antonio Cairoli has won both races at the Dutch MX1 motocross world championship to maintain the new KTM 350 SX-F’s success.      The KTM factory designed and produced...

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  • Crump wins World Speedway opener in Lezno

    26 April 2010 by MCN sportsdesk

    Crump wins World Speedway opener in Lezno

    Wounded world champion Jason Crump stormed to victory in the FIM Otomoto.pl European Grand Prix in Leszno, but admitted he had not expected to launch his title defence until June. The Aussie tore from...

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  • Coghlan sixth in Spanish Moto2

    23 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Kev Coghlan finished sixth in the opning round of the CEV Spanish Moto2 championship riding a British-built FTR Moto M209B at the Catalunya circuit near Barcelona. Seven days after Alex Debon took an FTR Moto2 machine to a debut second place in the opening World Championship round in Qatar, Coghlan and his Barcelona-based Team Monlau Competicion crew battled through a tough  weekend,...

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  • Ian Lowry’s Moto2 ride

    16 April 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Ian Lowry’s Moto2 ride

    The newly-formed JMW FOGI team and top UK rider Ian Lowry have joined forces to contest the Spanish CEV Buckler series in 2010, competing in the new Moto 2 Championship, running a similar format to...

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  • Shorttrack UK series kicks off at Kings Lynn

    09 April 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Shorttrack UK series kicks off at Kings Lynn

    The Shorttack UK series kicks off at the Norfolk Arena, Kings Lynn this Sunday (April 11) and looks like being one of the most exciting seasons so far, with four motorcycle manufacturers fielding...

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  • Ivanov to race FTR in Spanish Moto2

    09 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Ivanov to race FTR in Spanish Moto2

    Russian youngster Alexey Ivanov will race an FTR in the 2010 CEV Buckler Spanish Moto2 Championship with the support of last year’s Supersport title-winning Joe Darcey Team. The 18-year-old is...

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