Sport (Jan - Dec 2012)

  • Meet your new Dakar heroes

    30 December 2012 by Michael Guy

    Meet your new Dakar heroes

    British riders have a long tradition of competing in the world famous Dakar Rally and 2013 is no exception – from factory-supported riders through to top privateers and individuals fulfilling their...

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  • Marc Coma out of Dakar 2013

    21 December 2012 by Michael Guy

    Marc Coma out of Dakar 2013

    Dakar legend Marc Coma has announced in a press conference today that he will not race the 2013 Dakar. The three time winner is still suffering the effects of a high speed crash during Rally Maroc in...

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  • Video: Making Dakar Part Two

    05 December 2012 by MCN

    Video: Making Dakar Part Two

    Part two of Team Delta Kunststoffe Husqvarna UK's mini-documentary, Making Dakar, is now available. The series, featuring Welsh-based Si Pavey and his privateer team, is being shot by the team in the...

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  • Video: Making Dakar with Simon Pavey

    03 December 2012 by MCN

    Video: Making Dakar with Simon Pavey

    Welsh-based Dakar racer Simon Pavey and his Delta Kunststoffe Husqvarna team are the feature of a new mini-series documentary shot by Simon's son Llewelyn Sullivan-Pavey, tracking the team's...

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  • Million Dollar Motocross

    22 October 2012 by Adam Wheeler

    Million Dollar Motocross

    Honda rider Justin Barcia aced the second running of the 'Monster Million' - the world’s richest race – at the weekend.   The Monster Energy Cup, otherwise known as the ‘Monster Million’ for the...

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  • Bemsee Premier 1000 racing blog: Summer lovin'

    13 September 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Bemsee Premier 1000 racing blog: Summer lovin'

    People give up on the summer far too easily. September is actually one of the nicest months in the UK - but because the kids go back to school and we were wishing the sun would arrive back in June...

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  • Cadwell Park – Still learning

    30 August 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Cadwell Park – Still learning

    Not only has the weather this year tested the patience of the nation, it has buggered-up any opportunity to test properly. Bemsee provide a whole day’s testing on the Friday before a meeting, but...

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  • Poor man's racing?

    28 August 2012 by jonathancharles

    I'm skint and I want to go racing. What is the best way to get the most out of my very limited budget? I'm open to any form of racing (on/off road), I just want to get the biggest bang per buck.

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  • Hot Yamaha at race meeting

    01 August 2012 by Anonymous

    Hot Yamaha at race meeting

    A Yamaha catches fire at the Wirral 100 Motorcycle racing at Anglesey circuit, July 28/29. Luckily the rider was unhurt and was back racing later in the day.

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  • Honda returns to Dakar

    02 July 2012 by Andy Davidson

    Honda returns to Dakar

    Honda has announced it’s to re-enter the Dakar Rally after 23 years of absence. The four-man team including Brit Sam Sunderland will ride a prototype based on Honda’s CRF450X developed by HRC. From...

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  • MCN Sport iPad edition out now!

    06 June 2012 by MCN

    MCN Sport iPad edition out now!

    MCN Sport iPad edition is the ultimate endulgence for racing fans, getting you closer to the action from MotoGP, WSB, BSB, the TT and the full spectrum of bike sport than ever before. From the makers...

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  • Ian Watson Spring Cup blog

    25 April 2012 by Adam Child

    Ian Watson Spring Cup blog

    Racing has its ups and downs, and the Ian Watson Spring Cup at Oliver’s Mount certainly had that! The weather was grim at times; hail stones, driving rain and temperatures struggling to get above...

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  • 2012 Master of Midshires

    22 April 2012 by Midshires Grasstrack Club

    2012 Master of Midshires

    2012 Master of Midshires Motorcycle Grasstrack Racing will be held on Sunday 13th May at Victory Field, Ashorne, Nr Leamington, Warwickshire. Practice is at 11:00am. First Race 1:00pm. Free camping is...

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  • Marcus Phelps ready for British Youth Cup

    20 April 2012 by Anonymous

    Marcus Phelps ready for British Youth Cup

    Marcus Phelps, South African junior motocross front runner has arrived in the UK for the first round of the Red Bull Youth Cup national championship due to take place 28/29th April at Landrake in...

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  • Bemsee Premier 1000 racing blog: Brands Hatch

    19 April 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Bemsee Premier 1000 racing blog: Brands Hatch

    I’ve never talked to myself so much during a race – I’ve never needed to. I’m telling myself to sit forward on the tank to keep the weight over the front wheel into the corners, shouting to let go of...

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  • Grassin' in 2012

    16 April 2012 by Stewart Hall

    It is a dismal, overcast, damp morning in a hilltop field, a few miles from the A1 near Peterborough The smell of bacon mixed, the unmistakable odour of the contents of motorhome portable loos being emptied into a communal plastic tank, next to the row of Portaloos standing to attention, and ready for action. There are a collection of assorted persons in the field on my arrival, and on chatting to...

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  • Jason Crump fired up for NZ Speedway GP

    29 March 2012 by Gary Pinchin

    Jason Crump fired up for NZ Speedway GP

    Triple world champion Jason Crump admits “I’ve been waiting for Saturday for about four months” as he prepares for the first ever FIM Buckley Systems New Zealand SGP in Auckland. The action gets...

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  • Nova Racing boss dies

    19 March 2012 by MCN

    MCN is sad to report that Nova Racing boss Graham Dyson has died after a short illness. Nova Racing build gearboxes for many of the top British and World Superbike teams, as well as supplying dozens of top drag and classic racers. Graham's expertise will be much missed in race paddocks around the world. Funeral details are yet to be announced. Please see www.novaracing.co.uk for details.

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  • NGMCC meeting at Brands Hatch

    18 March 2012 by Rod Tietjen

    NGMCC meeting at Brands Hatch

    I attended a cold and sometimes wet NGMCC meeting at Brands Hatch on Saturday 17 March. The event was well organised and there was some good close racing considering the conditions.

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  • Hottrax bikes at Brands Hatch

    12 March 2012 by Rod Tietjen

    Hottrax bikes at Brands Hatch

    The first Hottrax bike meeting at Brands Hatch on 10th March had packed grids in most of the races with close racing throughout. Pity the event was not better attended on the Saturday.

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  • Chris Burns returns to Dutch Superbike championship

    08 March 2012 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Chris Burns will return to the ONK Dutch Superbike Championship this season after signing a deal to remain with the GS Racing Team with official support from Ten Kate Racing.   The Newcastle rider finished third in his rookie season of The Netherland’s leading motorcycle series in 2011 on board the team’s Honda, but this year has unfinished business as he returns with his eyes firmly on the...

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  • First round of Thundersports

    05 March 2012 by rodderstrotter

    First round of Thundersports

    Images from the Thundersports meeting at Brands Hatch, March 3. Great racing in variable conditions - misty and wet in the morning to dry and sunny in the afternoon. Organisation was fantastic,...

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  • New kids on the block!

    27 February 2012 by Anonymous

    New kids on the block!

    These three new hot shots flew in from the UK to the Circuito de Almeria for a pre-season test: Ben Gilbert, 18 and brother Jordan, 15 winner of the 2010 Bemsee Most Promising Newcomer Award and...

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  • ACU Awards 2012 Hottrax Motorsport Endurance

    26 January 2012 by Anonymous

    ACU Awards 2012 Hottrax Motorsport Endurance

    The UK's only domestic Endurance Championship, run by Hottrax Motorsport has been sanctioned to award a "National" title by the ACU. There are 4 classes in the Hottrax Motorsport championship with the...

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