New MCN June 20: British MotoGP special

Published: 19 June 2012

In this week's MCN, out June 20, we have 11 pages of news and reaction from a thrilling weekend of racing at the British MotoGP.

We speak to Cal Crutchlow after his heroic ride from last to sixth with a broken ankle and get Valentino Rossi's thoughts on another nightmare weekend at Silverstone with Ducati.

We ride the Norton SG1 TT bike at Mallory Park - possibly the last ride of the V4 racer.

Also this week we test the Bimota DB10 and have an update on the progress off the Enigma British sports bike.


First and last ride of Norton SG1
MCN was the first to test Norton's 180bhp Senior TT bike. But it could be the last time you see it running - Norton's planned development means the bike is already a museum piece.

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


 Giacomo Agostini at 70
Giacomo Agostini has achieved more than any other motorcycle racer and at 70-years-old shows no sign of slowing down. He still rides, has strong views on MotoGP and is in awe of today's TT racers.


Bimota DB10 ridden
Utterly impractical, impossible to ride over 80mph, tiny fuel tank and a £19,000 price tag... the DB10 may not make much sense, but if money's no object it's an exotic stunt bike you'll really, really want.

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


50cc versus the world
You don't need 1200cc to have a continent-crossing adventure - upto 1150cc less will do, according to record-busting rider Simone Cannizzo, who is 20,000km into a 30,000km ride that's annihilating the current 50cc distance record.


Giacomo Agostini at Cadwell Park
One look at Ago's eyes, as he screams the three-cylinder MV Agusta up Cadwell's Mountain, tells the whole story. This is a hard, hard man riding a full-blown GP bike to the limit.




Checa's plans to turn his year around
Still the fastest man in WSB (despite what the points table says) the champ is adamant he can get back to the front.


Yamaha secure Lorenzo with last minute pay boost
The Spaniard was in danger of signing for Honda until an 11th hour 'very big offer' convinced Lorenzo to stay with Yamaha.




Crutchlow's heroic race against pain
95mph crash. Broken and dislocated ankle. A back of the grid start. And still Cal salvages sixth place. Surely the most gutsy MotoGP performance of the decade.