June

Italian motorcycle legend dies

Italy lost one of its most famous motorcycling heroes yesterday when 250 GP legend Walter Villa passed away at his Modena home. The 58-year-old died of a heart attack.Villa dominated the quarter-litre class in the mid seventies, taking three consecutive 250 GP crowns in 1974, '75 and '76, all on Harley-Davidsons. He also managed to take the 350cc GP world title in 1976, making him one of the last...

Rossi claims fifth win in Catalunya

Rossi claims fifth win in Catalunya

Valentino Rossi took another step to retaining his world crown with his fifth win of the 2002 MotoGP season in Catalunya on Sunday.The Honda rider let Yamaha’s Carlos Checa make the early running and...

Biaggi beats Rossi’s record

Biaggi beats Rossi’s record

Marlboro Yamaha rider Max Biaggi went under Valentino Rossi’s lap record, set only a couple of days earlier, while testing development Michelin tyres at Catalunya.The Yamaha team were joined by the...

Is that grin frozen?

Is that grin frozen?

They had to sit her on the radiator for two hours to thaw her out…

Dobb makes history as champs all win in Austria

Dobb makes history as champs all win in Austria

Jamie Dobb became the first ever rider to score a win outside of his usual race class in Austria, with a fifth in his regular 250cc class, and a win in the 125cc race. This also makes him the first...

The stairway to heaven?

The stairway to heaven?

Can you imagine trying to fit them all in a lift?

Don’t even think it…

Don’t even think it…

Nyah! So there!

MC what?

MC what?

MC what?

Jefferies’ F1 performance shatters records

Jefferies’ F1 performance shatters records

David Jefferies demolished his own TT records on Friday with a blistering performance in the Senior TT, storming to a new outright record of 127.29mph and a time of 17:47.00 on his GSX-R1000.For your...

Firmer rear end for Mr Hodgson?

Firmer rear end for Mr Hodgson?

I don’t think that’s quite what Neil meant lads…

The best get ready for Brands

The best get ready for Brands

It’s the huge Brands Hatch round of the MCN-backed British Superbikes this weekend. Ahead of the races we caught up with the top men and got their inner thoughts and how they rate their chances.You...

Yamaha finally unveils the YZ450F

Yamaha finally unveils the YZ450F

Here are the first pictures of Yamaha’s long awaited YZ450F, a beefed-up version of its YZ426, the bike to compete head-to-head with Honda’s awesome CRF450.You can read more about the new Yamaha...

Sean Emmett: "I can do the double at Brands"

Sean Emmett: "I can do the double at Brands"

BSB title challenger Sean Emmett joined registered motorcyclenews.com users in the VIP Lounge this lunchtime, Thursday June 13.He admitted to flipping his 125cc road bike once after a visit to Chelsea...

It’s amazing who you can find behind the bike sheds

It’s amazing who you can find behind the bike sheds

Shouldn’t you young ladies be working?

Sean Emmett: In his own words

955i max: Sean can you win this year’s title?SeanEmmett: Yeah, I'm sure I can. I mean the longer the season has gone on, even though I'm on the old bike, having done the double at Snetterton, which is one of the fastest circuits, it's filled me with more confidence than everLee: Would prefer to be in WSB at this stage in your career?SeanEmmett: Yeah, I'd love to be doing world superbikes, and that...

Carmichael magic in Southwick

Carmichael magic in Southwick

Ricky Carmichael’s perfect season continued with two wins in Southwick, Massachussetts at the weekend. He now tops the AMA Motocross championship table with a faultless 200 points.Yamaha’s Tim Ferry...

And then I overtook Hizzy

And then I overtook Hizzy

The crowd were a bit suspicious about her stories, but strangely no-one complained

Whitham, Foret and Casoli excluded from Lausitz results

Whitham, Foret and Casoli excluded from Lausitz results

Three riders, including race winner Fabien Foret, have been excluded from the final results of the World Supersport race in Lausitz, Germany.Foret was excluded due to an illegal rear axle on his Ten...

Eddie Lawson enters Hall of Fame

Eddie Lawson enters Hall of Fame

Four-time 500cc world champion and GP legend Eddie Lawson has been inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Detroit.Lawson won 31 500cc GPs in a riding career spanning three decades.

Capirossi quickest in Catalunya qualifying

Capirossi quickest in Catalunya qualifying

Loris Capirossi gave some heart to die-hard two-stroke fans today when he set the fastest time in first qualifying in Catalunya ahead of Sunday’s MotoGP race.The West Honda rider went 1.2 seconds...

Back in the days of the two strokes

Back in the days of the two strokes

Time to take a moment to think about why we enjoyed two-strokes so much

It’s a bit nippy outside

It’s a bit nippy outside

For some reason they always made her stand outside, no matter how cold it was

The British Bulldog spirit

The British Bulldog spirit

The British girls brave the worst weather to cheer on the riders

Renegade twins on the lose

Renegade twins on the lose

Jolene and Mary-Sue were finally discovered in the pitlane

She looks a little distracted

She looks a little distracted

Is she contemplating the meaning of life, or has she seen another brolly babe in a better outfit?

Lampkin does the Island double

Lampkin does the Island double

Dougie Lampkin extended his lead at the top of the Outdoor Trials world championship with a sensational double victory on the Isle of Man.The defending champion dropped just four points on the first...

Emmett slides to Snetterton pole

Emmett slides to Snetterton pole

Sean Emmett sits on pole position for tomorrow’s fifth round of the MCN British Superbike championship at Snetterton.The IFC Ducati rider survived two big slides, one at Riches and the other at the...

Watch out for the champagne showers

Watch out for the champagne showers

You get some very strange weather at MotoGP these days

We chatted live with TT star David Jefferies 1pm, June 6

We chatted live with TT star David Jefferies 1pm, June 6

David Jefferies joined us live from the Isle of Man for a webchat on Thursday at 1pm.To read the full transcript of the chat, simply follow the link on the right, entitled " David Jefferies: In...

Jefferies blasts to Production victory

David Jefferies has demolished more lap records on his way to victory in today’s 1000cc Production race on the Isle of Man.For the full story on Jefferies’ wins, and how WSB’s Colin Edwards tackled the TT course, don’t miss Wednesday’s MCN, out June 5.He led all the way to finish 15.5 seconds ahead of his TAS Suzuki team-mate Ian Lougher.Lougher finished almost half a minute ahead of Kiwi Bruce...

Emmett romps to Snetterton double

Emmett romps to Snetterton double

Sean Emmett closed the gap on BSB series leader Steve Hislop today, with a sensational double victory at the super-fast Snetterton circuit.Race one:From the start Hislop took the lead, but before...

Are you sulking?

Are you sulking?

She wasn’t happy when she realised she had to hand all the champagne over to the riders

Bayliss achieves back-to-back wins in Germany

Bayliss achieves back-to-back wins in Germany

Troy Bayliss continued his domination of the World Superbike championship with double race wins. Both times he took the wins from Colin Edwards and teammate Ruben Xaus in third..Race One was a battle...

Ducati and GSE confirm factory status talks

Ducati and GSE confirm factory status talks

As revealed by MCN this week, Neil Hodgson’s GSE squad and the works WSB Ducati team have formally announced today they are close to agreeing full factory status for GSE in 2003. A press release said;...

Bayliss qualifies on pole for Sunday

Troy Bayliss has continued his dominant season by claiming pole for Sunday’s race in Lausitz, Germany.The reigning world champion qualified ahead of fellow Ducati rider Ben Bostrom, and his nearest championship rival, Colin Edwards.Neil Hodgson claimed fourth, ahead of Ruben Xaus in fifth, Piefrancesco Chili in sixth, James Toseland in a creditable seventh place, Noriyuki Haga in eighth, Gregorio...

Bostrom takes provisional pole at Lausitz

Bostrom takes provisional pole at Lausitz

Ben Bostrom has taken provisional pole in Germany, despite the best efforts of Brits Neil Hodgson and Chris Walker.Bostrom qualified in front of Hodgson, Walker, Troy Bayliss and Ruben Xaus, despite...