Sport (Jan - Dec 2014)

  • Dakar stage 1: Sunderland wins opening stage

    04 January 2015 by Michael Guy

    Dakar stage 1: Sunderland wins opening stage

    Factory KTM rider Sam Sunderland has won the opening stage of the 2015 Dakar. The 25 year old Brit secured his second stage win of his Dakar career, underlining his potential as a true Dakar contender...

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  • Red Bull Desert Wings: Sam Sunderland

    02 January 2015 by MCN Staff

    Red Bull Desert Wings: Sam Sunderland

    Having shredded the tracks and trails of the British motocross scene since he was seven years old, rider Sam Sunderland has become a true international star, garnering a reputation as a fast and...

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  • Red Bull Desert Wings: Marc Coma

    30 December 2014 by MCN Staff

    Red Bull Desert Wings: Marc Coma

    Marc Coma’s aspirations have always focused on one race: the Dakar Rally. When he was a young boy, Marc collected the pictures of Dakar Rally riders to adorn his bedroom wall. By the tender age of...

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  • Red Bull Desert Wings: Hélder Rodrigues

    28 December 2014 by MCN Staff

    Red Bull Desert Wings: Hélder Rodrigues

    Hélder – Estrelinha (little star) – Rodrigues was born in Lisbon, Portugal on February 28, 1979. He is best known for his participation in the Dakar Rally series, although he already had a pretty...

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  • Red Bull Desert Wings: Jordi Viladoms

    26 December 2014 by MCN Staff

    Red Bull Desert Wings: Jordi Viladoms

    As a child, Jordi Viladoms was a four-time champion of Spain at cyclocross. At 12, he turned his talents to motocross, and again showed great potential. The versatile Viladoms was also adept at in...

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  • Red Bull Desert Wings: Matthias Walkner

    24 December 2014 by MCN Staff

    Red Bull Desert Wings: Matthias Walkner

    Matthias Walkner, MX3 world champion, is the new boy in the Red Bull KTM Factory Team. Great news since the last Austrian rider to take part in the Dakar rally was the legendary Heinz Kinigadner...

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  • Stars line up for Superprestigio II

    12 December 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Stars line up for Superprestigio II

    Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez is set to lead a whole host of stars from every discipline of two wheels this weekend for the second running of the revived Superprestigio in Barcelona. One of...

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  • Dougie Lampkin takes on the Snow Village

    12 December 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Dougie Lampkin takes on the Snow Village

    Deep in the frozen tundra of north western Finland is the Snow Village; a tourist resort consisting of a village of hotels, bars, restaurants and even a chapel, all built from the snow and ice of the...

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  • Red Bull recruit the 'Guardians of Dakar'

    08 December 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Red Bull recruit the 'Guardians of Dakar'

    In the swampy southern French reigon of Camargue, they don't have cowboys; they have guardians. Tasked with much the same job as their American brethern, these horsemen look after the cattle that...

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  • Arthur Sissis makes British speedway switch

    08 December 2014 by MCN Staff

    Arthur Sissis makes British speedway switch

    Former Moto3 star Arthur Sissis is back on a bike and aiming for the top — in speedway. The 19-year-old former Red Bull Rookies starlet was ditched by Mahindra Racing this summer after a string of...

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  • Life’s a beach with David Knight

    28 October 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Life’s a beach with David Knight

    What happens when you take a four time world champion, his local beach, and a box of Go Pro cameras? You end up with something like this! Isle of Man native and Enduro riding god David Knight shot...

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  • Urban Tiger roars again at Donington

    03 September 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Urban Tiger roars again at Donington

    The famous Urban Tiger Fireblade livery will once again make an appearance this weekend at Donington Park, as the Honda Racing team return to the MCE British Superbike Championship for their second of...

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  • Speedway: Injured Woffinden pulls out of GP

    29 August 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Tai Woffinden has admitted defeat in his battle to be fit for tomorrow’s speedway Grand Prix in Poland. The defending world champion broke his hand in a track crash last Saturday and has been receiving treatment all week in a bid to be fit for tomorrow’s race in Gorzow. But two laps in this afternoon’s practice were enough for him to throw in the towel and withdraw from the event. It gives...

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  • Ward suspended after failed breath test

    28 August 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Ward suspended after failed breath test

    Australian speedway racer Darcy Ward will miss this weekend’s Grand Prix in Poland after being hit with a provisional suspension following a failed breath test before the last round in Latvia. The...

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  • Speedway champ still battling for fitness

    28 August 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Speedway champ still battling for fitness

    World speedway champion Tai Woffinden admits he cannot yet pull in a clutch lever as he bids to recover from a broken hand and a wrist fracture in time to race in this weekend’s Grand Prix in...

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  • Woffy hurt in Eastbourne smash

    24 August 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Tai Woffinden’s defence of his world speedway championship hangs in the balance following a crash riding for his British club Wolverhampton at Eastbourne last night. The 24-year-old broke a bone in his left hand, but admits he was lucky to escape with only one fracture after smashing through a wooden safety fence at the Arlington circuit. Woffinden picked up unwanted drive and couldn’t regain...

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  • Strong Danish team top speedway world

    02 August 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Denmark won the speedway world team cup in Poland tonight in one of the most dramatic conclusions to the competition in recent years. With the scores tied going into the last race, individual world number three Niels-Kristian Iversen surged around the outside of Poland's Janusz Kolodziej on the last turn to secure victory for the Danes over the host nation by a single point. Iversen said: "It was...

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  • Danes through to speedway team final

    30 July 2014 by Tony Hoare

    The British speedway team will face Denmark in the world cup final in Poland on Saturday night after the Danes won last night’s qualifying round in Sweden. Despite resting their two top riders, the Danes were still strong enough to comfortably see off Sweden, Czech Republic and Latvia in the qualifying round at Vastervik. Denmark’s team manager announced after the meeting that Grand Prix racers...

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  • British speedway team through to world final

    26 July 2014 by Tony Hoare

    British speedway team through to world final

    Great Britain pulled off a surprise win on night one of the Monster Energy Speedway World Cup at King’s Lynn in Norfolk to qualify directly for next Saturday’s final in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Led by world...

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  • Video: Red Bull Romaniacs Preview

    16 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Video: Red Bull Romaniacs Preview

    With one of the world's hardest enduro events kicking off today in Romania, Red Bull have released a trailer previewing their Romaniacs event, where Brits Graham Jarvis and Johnny Walker start as...

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  • Woffy takes British speedway title

    16 June 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Tai Woffinden successfully defended his British speedway championship at his home league track in Wolverhampton tonight. The world champion wasn’t the top scorer from the 20 qualifying heats, taking 12 points from his five rides, but he won the semi-final from fellow GP rider Chris Harris, leaving the pair to join leading qualifiers Craig Cook and Ben Barker in the final. Woffinden, fresh from...

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  • Woffy brings world power to domestic scuffle

    16 June 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Woffy brings world power to domestic scuffle

    World speedway champion Tai Woffinden is bringing his world-beating engine home in a bid to win tonight’s British championship final at Wolverhampton. Woffinden, 23, beat the world’s best in Saturday...

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  • Second GP win on the bounce for Woffinden

    14 June 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Second GP win on the bounce for Woffinden

    World speedway champion Tai Woffinden took his second consecutive Grand Prix victory of the season tonight to move into pole position in the title race. The 23-year-old Brit blasted around the outside...

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  • Woffy charges into title lead

    01 June 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Woffy charges into title lead

    Tai Woffinden stormed into the world speedway championship lead with victory in last night’s Czech Grand Prix. The defending champion from Scunthorpe ripped to 12 points from a possible 15 in his five...

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  • Woffy surges back into title fight

    18 May 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Woffy surges back into title fight

    Tai Woffinden charged back into world speedway championship contention with second place in Saturday night’s Finnish Grand Prix. Britain's defending world champion was leading the deciding final heat...

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  • Speedway champ's struggles continue

    26 April 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Speedway champ's struggles continue

    World speedway champion Tai Woffinden’s troubled start to his title defence continued in the second Grand Prix of the season in Bydgoszcz, Poland tonight. The 23-year-old from Scunthorpe scored five...

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  • Shock speedway GP winner as Brit world champ suffers

    05 April 2014 by Tony Hoare

    German racer Martin Smolinski took a shock victory in the opening round of the 2014 speedway world championship Grand Prix in New Zealand.  It was Smolinski's first-ever appearance in the Grand Prix after making it through the qualifying rounds, and there's not likely to be a bigger surprise this season than his win in his GP debut. The 29-year-old was in fine form throughout the 20...

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  • BMW pull factory support from endurance squad

    24 January 2014 by Simon Patterson

    BMW pull factory support from endurance squad

    Official BMW world endurance squad Team Thevent look likely to sit out the 2014 season, after an eleventh hour withdrawal of support from the German manufacturer despite previous commitments to...

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