January

Ukawa beats Rossi’s record in Sepang test

Ukawa beats Rossi’s record in Sepang test

Tohru Ukawa broke the Sepang lap record on Tuesday, day two of Honda's latest test, as record holder Valentino Rossi sat at home waiting to resolve his contract dispute with Honda.Ukawa clocked a best...

Aprilia’s four-stroke RS3 racer tested for first time

Aprilia’s four-stroke RS3 racer tested for first time

Aprilia’s new four-stroke RS3 three-cylinder four-stroke GP bike was wheeled out for testing for the first time on Thursday at Jerez in Spain.Regis Laconi didn't throw his leg over the new machine.

Morrison to ride for BMW GB in BoxerCup

Morrison to ride for BMW GB in BoxerCup

BMW GB has confirmed its team line-up for this year’s International BoxerCup – the one-make series that supports the MotoGP and World Endurance Championships. Current World Endurance Champion Brian...

Kawasaki’s four-stroke GP bike to debut this season

Kawasaki’s four-stroke GP bike to debut this season

Kawasaki’s new four-cylinder four-stroke GP bike will feature in selected races in this year's GP world championship.The Japanese company announced on Tuesday morning that its new in-line four is...

Capirossi makes the most of Rossi’s absence

Capirossi makes the most of Rossi’s absence

Valentino Rossi’s no-show and dismal weather put a dampener on Honda's latest GP test at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia on Monday.While rivals like Loris Capirossi and Alex Barros were making their...

Now Ukawa betters Rossi by almost a second

Now Ukawa betters Rossi by almost a second

Tohru Ukawa suffered another crash on the final day of Honda's four-stroke test in Malaysia on Wednesday but it didn't stop the Japanese rider from going almost a second under Valentino Rossi's lap...

McWilliams webchat; full transcript

McWilliams webchat; full transcript

GP racer Jeremy McWilliams reckons NSR500 rider Daijiro Katoh will be the man to challenge Honda four-stroke rider Valentino Rossi for the title this season.Biaggi and Nakano will be the men scrapping...

Jeremy McWilliams: In his own words

Flanker: Jezza, what are your thoughts of the up-and-coming season. Do you think you'll win the title?JeremyMcWilliams: *laughs*. I wouldn't be here if I didn't think I had a chance, and I was very encouraged after the first test. Especially lapping within the top four times over a simulated race distance. Genuinely we're happy. I never thought we'd be so close so soon. I'd never ridden on...

Honda confident Rossi will sign

Honda confident Rossi will sign

Valentino Rossi’s contract bust-up with Honda looks like drawing to an amicable conclusion, ending speculation that the reigning world champion might actually walk away to join a rival.Both parties...

Clock watching

Clock watching

She times everything precisely. Daunted?

Dunlop settles for £700,000 in TT crash case

Dunlop settles for £700,000 in TT crash case

Robert Dunlop’s long battle for compensation after his 1994 TT accident came to a surprise early end on Thursday afternoon when he agreed to accept £700,000 in compensation, approximately half what he...

Shining examples

Shining examples

Some people would say Yamaha use to much plastic. We can’t agree.

Going up

Going up

The ladies thought they could trust their microskirts with the dry-cleaner

Hucklebridge wins UK Supercross title

Kawasaki’s Mark Hucklebridge clinched the UK Supercross Open class championship when he finished second to Warren Edwards in the final race of the series at the London Arena, Docklands on Saturday night.Stephen Sword took the 125 class title after finishing second on his Husqvarna to Billy Mackenzie.

Meoni takes second Dakar title on KTM twin

Meoni takes second Dakar title on KTM twin

Italian Fabrizio Meoni won his second successive Dakar rally as KTM took a clean sweep of the top 10 places in the gruelling 17-day event which finished on Sunday.Meoni, riding KTM’s new LC8 950cc...

Fine-looking personality

Fine-looking personality

She’s got a nice face, too

If they ever lose the chequered flag…

If they ever lose the chequered flag…

Tuesday’s ain’t so bad after all…

Vuillemin wins again. Stewart makes history

Vuillemin wins again. Stewart makes history

David Vuillemin romped to what looked an easy victory in the 250 class of the American Supercross series in front of a 68,000-strong crowd in San Diego on Saturday night. Jeremy McGrath took another...

Prepared for anything

Prepared for anything

Would sir like to come in out of the sun?

Never mind the bikinis

Never mind the bikinis

One-pieces can look so good, can’t they?

Neil Hodgson: In his own words

Geoff: Congratulations on last years performance. Did you see Hizzy over Christmas and how do you fancy your chances against him in the 2 UK WSB rounds?NeilHodgson: I've not seen anything of Steve actually. I think he went to Tenerife or somewhere like that for Christmas, and I didn't see much of him before because I was really busy with getting married, doing stag dos, and doing the 2 week book...

Full transcript of latest Hodgson webchat

Full transcript of latest Hodgson webchat

World Superbike star Neil Hodgson joined in a live web chat on this site on Thursday at 5pm… and joked about his initimate relationship with his glove puppet, why Bayliss has the worst style in WSB...

Watch the three-minute video

Watch the three-minute video

Watch as MCN’s WSB reporter Andy Downes introduces us to the official launch of Hodgson’s 2002 Ducati team and goes on to interview its riders.Select from Quicktime (MOV) or Real Player (RM)...

Hodgson and Toseland exclusive video interview

Hodgson and Toseland exclusive video interview

Who does Hodgson see as his greatest threats in 2002? Where does Toseland see himself finishing in the new WSB season? Both men were ready with all the answers when we filmed this exclusive video...

GSX-R750 chassis updates for 2002

GSX-R750 chassis updates for 2002

Suzuki is hoping a raft of chassis changes to the GSX-R750 will change its fortunes in World Superbikes next year.This year’s changes include a different swing-arm pivot point and revised steering...

Hodgson’s new-look Ducati unveiled

Hodgson’s new-look Ducati unveiled

The new look of Neil Hodgson and James Toseland’s GSE Ducatis was unveiled on Tuesday lunchtime.Here we’re bringing you the first pictures and later this week we’ll be adding video interviews with...

McWilliams tries his 2002 KR3 for the first time

McWilliams tries his 2002 KR3 for the first time

Britain’s Jeremy McWilliams kicked off his 2002 MotoGP campaign in Jerez on Wednesday, getting his first chance to test Kenny Roberts' Proton KR3.The Ulsterman joined new team-mate Nobuatsu Aoki and...

New British four-stroke twin for GPs

New British four-stroke twin for GPs

Maxsym Engine Technology Ltd have given a public debut to a concept parallel twin-cylinder motor named MC2, which it hopes will be raced in GPs in the season after next.Like Kenny Roberts' Proton...

Honda 250 hits crisis before it’s raced

Honda 250 hits crisis before it’s raced

Honda’s new development works 250 GP bike has hit a crisis before it has even been raced as the team it was to be run in this season teeters on the brink of collapse.The RS250R-W, which is due to...

Rossi in contract dispute with Honda

Rossi in contract dispute with Honda

Reigning world champion Valentino Rossi's future with Honda has been thrown into doubt in a contract dispute with Japanese bosses.The world's number one rider and the world's biggest manufacturer are...

Roberts focuses on victory – no matter what he rides

Roberts focuses on victory – no matter what he rides

Former world champion Kenny Roberts says he doesn't care what kind of bike he rides as long as it gets him back to beating rivals Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi in 2002.The 28-year-old American is due...

Lampkin comes from behind to win in Sheffield

Lampkin comes from behind to win in Sheffield

British world trials champion Dougie Lampkin admitted Saturday’s Sheffield indoor trial was his toughest-ever.Dougie, honoured in the New Year’s list with an MBE, had to overcome a major scare to grab...

We like the look of Marlboro country

We like the look of Marlboro country

You don’t get smokes without something hot

Winning smile

Winning smile

If you can’t resist a dimple…

Factory Husqvarnas tested

Factory Husqvarnas tested

BIKES that carry the accolade " factory " have a ferocious reputation to live up to. Any rider hot enough to handle the pace in national or world championships demands a gut wrenching...

Jefferies’ British series hopes in jeopardy

Jefferies’ British series hopes in jeopardy

Cash strapped TT star David Jefferies faces the prospect of being frozen out British superbikes next season.Jefferies, 29, is hoping that the V&M team he raced for last year can raise the funds...