Sport (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • Dakar Red Bull Preview 2014: Ruben Faria

    01 January 2014 by MCN

    Dakar Red Bull Preview 2014: Ruben Faria

    The 2014 Dakar begins on January 5 in Rosario, Argentina and will see the competitors complete a brutal race covering 8734km over 14 days. In the fifth and final Red Bull preview we look at Dakar...

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  • Dakar Red Bull Preview 2014: Sam Sunderland

    31 December 2013 by MCN

    Dakar Red Bull Preview 2014: Sam Sunderland

    The 2014 Dakar begins on January 5 in Rosario, Argentina and will see the competitors complete a brutal race covering 8734km over 14 days. In the fourth of our Red Bull previews we look at Brit...

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  • Dakar Red Bull Preview 2014: Marc Coma

    29 December 2013 by MCN

    Dakar Red Bull Preview 2014: Marc Coma

    The 2014 Dakar begins on January 5 in Rosario, Argentina and will see the competitors complete a brutal race covering 8734km over 14 days. In the second of our Red Bull previews we look at...

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  • Knight takes SuperEnduro Poland win

    16 December 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Knight takes SuperEnduro Poland win

    Manxman David Knight has taken victory in the second round of the FIM Maxxis SuperEnduro World Championship, beating off round one winner Taddy Blazusiak at his home round in Łódź, Poland. In the...

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  • A Fistful of Trophies

    22 November 2013 by MCN Staff

    A Fistful of Trophies

    With the road and track season on hiatus until next year, it's time to begin the search for that racing fix from other, slighlty more dirty disciplines. With just a few weeks to go until...

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  • Knight second in Liverpool SuperEnduro

    18 November 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Knight second in Liverpool SuperEnduro

    Polish rider Taddy Blazusiak has dominated the opening round of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, winning three races from three at Liverpool’s Echo Arena to beat off the challenge of the Isle...

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  • Caselli crash 'caused by collision with animal'

    18 November 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Caselli crash 'caused by collision with animal'

    KTM have released an official statement quashing rumours that Kurt Caselli's fatal crash this weekend while competing in the Baja 1000 was caused by a spectator-made-booby trap. Instead, according to...

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  • Kurt Caselli dies after Baja 1000 crash

    16 November 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Kurt Caselli dies after Baja 1000 crash

    KTM rider Kurt Caselli has lost his life while competing in the famous Baja 1000 race through Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, after sustaining serious injuries while leading the 883 mile long...

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  • KTM unveils 2014 450 Rally

    11 October 2013 by Liam Marsden

    KTM unveils 2014 450 Rally

    Hot on the heels of Honda, KTM has unveiled their 2014 450 Rally bike which will compete in the 2014 Dakar rally. The bike will make its debut at the Rally of Morocco (October 13-19), the final round...

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  • HRC unveil stunning new Dakar contender

    08 October 2013 by Michael Guy

    HRC unveil stunning new Dakar contender

    If success was based on looks alone, HRC would be odds on favourites to win the 2014 Dakar with their new Honda CRF450 Rally. HRC returned to the Dakar in 2013 after a 25 year absence fielding a...

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  • Woffinden is speedway world champion

    06 October 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Woffinden is speedway world champion

    Britain’s Tai Woffinden became world speedway champion last night, making him the first British winner since Mark Loram in 2000. Woffinden, 23, arrived at the final Grand Prix of the 10-round season...

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  • Armoy 2013

    27 July 2013 by jamierob

    Armoy 2013

    Michael Dunlop has time to give me a look as he celebrates winning the race of legends at Armoy, where the big crowd and fantastic weather made for a great days racing.

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  • Suzuka 8hrs: Rea tops first day at Suzuka

    25 July 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Suzuka 8hrs: Rea tops first day at Suzuka

    Defending champion Jonathan Rea topped the time sheets after the first day of free practice for the Suzuka 8hrs race in Japan.   Rea, riding for the FCC TSR Honda team alongside former BSB...

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  • Speedway: Brits can’t handle dominant Danes

    16 July 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Britain's speedway team finished second to reigning world champions Denmark in their World Cup qualifier at King's Lynn last night. The Danes finished a dominant 14 points clear of Britain, the United States and Sweden to go straight to Saturday night's final in Prague. The Brits also go to the Czech capital, but they face Thursday night's race-off, an event they must win if they are to qualify...

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  • Podium for brave Brit speedway star

    16 June 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Podium for brave Brit speedway star

    Plucky British speedway rider Tai Woffinden scored a surprise rostrum finish in last night’s Polish Grand Prix, just two weeks after shattering his collarbone. His third place in Gorzow means he...

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  • Sam Sunderland thrilled with new HRC Dakar deal

    31 May 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Sam Sunderland thrilled with new HRC Dakar deal

    Dubai-based Brit Sam Sunderland reckons his new factory HRC deal for the 2014 Dakar is like a ‘dream come true’. Sunderland is part of a five-strong factory HRC effort that will compete in next year’s...

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  • Cyril Despres signs with Yamaha

    30 May 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Cyril Despres signs with Yamaha

    Cyril Despres has signed a two year deal with Yamaha to race for them in 2014 and 2015. The Frenchman will take part in the Sardegna Rally, Rally Dos Setoes, Desafio Inca and the Dakar Rally. The five...

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  • Woffinden ends British speedway drought

    19 May 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Woffinden ends British speedway drought

    British rider Tai Woffinden took his country’s first speedway Grand Prix win in six years in Prague last night. The 22-year-old from Scunthorpe was the second highest scorer in the qualifying heats...

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  • Jakub Smrz goes club racing

    22 April 2013 by Stuart Jewkes

    Jakub Smrz goes club racing

    Padgett's Honda showed up at Oulton Park last Saturday 20th April, with a low-key, unannounced, minimalist entry into the Hottrax collective’s MotoSolo Allcomers races, in order to give BSB rider...

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  • Dakar legend Cyril Despres leaves KTM

    13 March 2013 by Michael Guy

    Dakar legend Cyril Despres leaves KTM

    Five time Dakar winner Cyril Despres has left KTM; the manufacturer he has ridden for the last 12 years. During his time with the Austrian company he has enjoyed unprecedented success having finished...

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  • National Junior Cup - try before you buy

    04 February 2013 by Michael Neeves

    National Junior Cup - try before you buy

    Test rides are available for young riders, keen to take part in the 2013 National Junior Cup. Eligible for riders between 13 and 18, the one-make championship with see racers using either the new...

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  • Stage 14: Despres takes Dakar win number five

    20 January 2013 by Michael Guy

    Frenchman Cyril Despres dreams of winning his fifth Dakar in eight years became a reality when the factory KTM rider secured victory in Santiago today. The 38 year old finished 14th position on the delayed final stage, but after losing only 3m58s to stage winner Francisco Lopez he did enough to secure the victory. Even without long time rival Marc Coma competing in this year’s Dakar it’s still...

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  • Dakar Stage 12: Brits Round-up

    18 January 2013 by Michael Guy

    Dakar Stage 12: Brits Round-up

    Stage 12 of the 2013 Dakar saw the remaining UK based riders continue to deliver results despite battling fatigue and injury. Tim Forman was once again the highest placed Brit finishing in 36th place...

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  • Dakar Stage 11 Blog

    17 January 2013 by Michael Guy

    Dakar Stage 11 Blog

    It’s 10pm on the evening of Stage 11, I would tell you what day it is, but I can’t, because since joining the biggest circus in South America at the start of January, days of the week don’t count.

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