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In this week's MCN, out May 23, we prepare for the 2012 Isle of Man TT with a free TT preview.

We speak to all the hopefuls, including John McGuinness, Guy Martin and Ian Hutchinson. We also have an inch-by-inch guide to the circuit from the racers themselves.

We speak exclusively to Casey Stoner after the Aussie announced his plans to leave MotoGP at the end of the season.

Also this week, we celebrate 30 years of the iconic Honda CBR600.

Plus we have all the news from the North West 200 and Le Mans MotoGP.


Exclusive Stoner retirement interview
Racers and fans are reeling after MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner announced his retirement last week. But why did he really do it? MCN found out in an exclusive interview.

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


 How the Honda CBR600 came so far
We put Honda's first CBR600 head-to-head against Sam Lowes' 2012 World Supersport race-winning CBR600RR.


A class is born
MCN charts the history of the Honda CBR600. It's hard to imagine a biking world without the essential do-it-all CBR600.

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


Getting ready for your first TT
Two weeks this Friday, MCN's Adam Child will race his first TT. It will be the summit of a lifetime's ambition. But how hard is it to prepare to take on the world's toughest circuit?


Wee Wizard works his magic for hat trick of victories
Alastair Seeley dominates the North West 200 with three wins and three seconds. But is criticised for his aggro in second supersport race.




Stoner's retirement could pave way for Crutchlow factory ride
The rumour mill goes into overdrive as the 2013 Repsol Honda vacancy created by the reigning champ's exit at the end of the season opens up the potential for the biggest ever shake-up of the MotoGP grid.


Why does Rossi's Ducati work so well in the wet?
The Desmosedici is becoming the ultimate enigma. The Doctor and his crew are no wiser to what makes it tick - but they'll celebrate second place nonetheless.




Isle of Man TT preview 2012
10 good reasons why this year's TT is going to be a reall belter. TT legends, rising stars, hot-shots returning from injury... and Norton. This year's Isle of Man TT will simply be superb.

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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer