March

Robinson to ride Blade in BSB

Robinson to ride Blade in BSB

Jamie Robinson will ride a Honda FireBlade in BSB this season after striking a last minute deal with the UK importers.Robinson, 25, had been looking at running a Ducati or Suzuki in the series this...

She works here, you know

She works here, you know

She works here, you know

The Spice Girls in a previous life

The Spice Girls in a previous life

The Spice Girls in a previous life

A nice pair of tats

A nice pair of tats

A nice pair of tats

Don’t even think it…

Don’t even think it…

Nyah! So there!

Castrol’s new multigrade

Castrol’s new multigrade

Castrol’s new multigrade

Who says scouting isn’t cool?

Who says scouting isn’t cool?

Who says scouting isn’t cool?

Coates out for start of BSB season

Coates out for start of BSB season

Adrian Coates will miss the start of the BSB season after breaking his leg during testing in Spain.The British 250 champion was having his second outing on the Padgett’s Suzuki GSX-R1000 he will...

It’s tough for riders when autograph hunters work in packs

It’s tough for riders when autograph hunters work in packs

It’s tough for riders when autograph hunters work in packs

Carmichael takes title lead with third Daytona win

Carmichael takes title lead with third Daytona win

Ricky Carmichael made it three in a row in AMA supercross when he won the Daytona event on his home track.It was also his third Daytona win on the trot. David Vuillemin, who was leading the...

Lampkin loses indoor title

Lampkin loses indoor title

Dougie Lampkin has lost his first title in five years of indoor and outdoor world trials.Plagued by an ankle injury since the fourth round in Italy, but also under pressure all season, Dougie remained...

IRTA test: Rossi leads the way

IRTA test: Rossi leads the way

18,000 fans turned out to see Valentino Rossi dominate the IRTA GP test at the Catalunya circuit near Barcelona at the weekend.It was the first clash between the new four-stroke title contenders and...

MCN Sport magazine out now

MCN Sport magazine out now

Don’t miss MCN Sport’s latest issue. It’s out nowand comes complete with our greatest ever season preview, Rossi’s go-faster secrets and why James Toseland is fitter than David Beckham.And on top of...

Mark Heckles: In his own words

Daveb: What was it like lining up on the WSB grid for the first time?MarkHeckles: In a word … amazing. To come so far so quickly was amazing really.Namezippy: What are your hopes for this season?MarkHeckles: My hopes...are to progress even further as a rider and to be competitive at such a high level. As a rider I have no doubt I've got what it takes to be worthy of being one of the strongest...

Heckles: I’d never ridden on slicks before

Heckles: I’d never ridden on slicks before

Britain’s Mark Heckles made his World Superbike debut at Valencia, and on Thursday March 14, he joined us live in our VIP lounge for a webchat to tell us what it was like.His inauspicious start to the...

Toseland is fitter than Beckham

Toseland is fitter than Beckham

James Toseland is fitter than football superstar David Beckham, our tests at Lilleshall have revealed.GSE Ducati WSB rider Toseland, standing 10th in the world championship after the opening races in...

Slight makes last gasp switch to BTCC

Slight makes last gasp switch to BTCC

Former World Superbike star Aaron Slight will be racing in the British Touring Car Championship after securing a drive with Barwell Motorsports. Slight had been linked with the ASCAR oval racing...

McGuinness to miss Oz WSS round

McGuinness to miss Oz WSS round

John McGuinness has been withdrawn from the Australian round of the World Supersport series because he is not recovering fast enough from the shoulder injury he recently suffered.McGuinness struggled...

Aprilia man joins Foggy team

Aprilia man joins Foggy team

Carl Fogarty has signed former Aprilia engineering chief Guiseppe Bernicchia to improve his chances of having the three-cylinder FP1 ready for track testing by the end of next month.Bernicchia spent...

Smiling is often used to cover shyness. Don’t know if that applies to the outfit

Smiling is often used to cover shyness. Don’t know if that applies to the outfit

Smiling is often used to cover shyness. Don’t know if that applies to the outfit

Why’s she laughing? Ah, someone’s just bet against Rossi…

Why’s she laughing? Ah, someone’s just bet against Rossi…

Why’s she laughing? Ah, someone’s just bet against Rossi…

Crafar tests R1 in Spain

Crafar tests R1 in Spain

Simon Crafar has been riding his Virgin Yamaha R1 for the first time in a test in Almeria, Spain, alongside team mate Steve Plater.The team started testing on Wednesday and will finish on...

So… er, do you come here often?

So… er, do you come here often?

So… er, do you come here often?

Is there no end to Schwantz’s talents?

Is there no end to Schwantz’s talents?

Is there no end to Schwantz’s talents?

Honda Britain to race in superbikes

Honda Britain to race in superbikes

Honda Britain is backing a team in BSB this year. The firm has announced it will back Lee Jackson on a privateer 2002 FireBlade in the Superbike series.Jackson’s bike is being prepared by Paul Bird...

Just one of the benefits of being a registered user

Just one of the benefits of being a registered user

Just one of the benefits of being a registered user

Sorry love, just not interested

Sorry love, just not interested

He appreciated the flowers, but he just didn’t like her in that way

Hislop and Reynolds clash ruined by weather

Hislop and Reynolds clash ruined by weather

The eagerly awaited first clash of the year between Steve Hislop and John Reynolds was something of a damp squib. Saturday’s Oulton Park testing was badly hit by rain and snow.It wasn’t much of a...

And this is my thoughtful look

And this is my thoughtful look

Nori thought that looking deep and meaningful was the way to impress the brolly babes

Just how good is Rossi?

Just how good is Rossi?

With the big GP tests coming up at Barcelona this weekend, Valentino Rossi remains THE man to beat this season. But what gives him the edge?We’ve got all the datalogging info to reveal exactly where...

Rossi & co head-to-head this weekend

Rossi & co head-to-head this weekend

Valentino Rossi will clash with his major GP rivals on Saturday in the first meeting of all the new four-strokes at the Catalunya circuit near Barcelona.The reigning world champion though will be...

MacPherson lands Riba’s WSS ride

MacPherson lands Riba’s WSS ride

Scot Iain MacPherson has landed Pere Riba's vacant Honda World Supersport ride.MacPherson clinched a deal with the Dutch-based Ten Kate team on Monday morning after Riba quit on Friday to take up Alex...

Foret fastest after opening WSS qualifying

Honda rider Fabien Foret was fastest after first qualifying at Valencia in WSS. He took provisional pole on a CBR600, more than half a second ahead of Italian Yamaha rider Alessio Corradi.Stephane Chambon was third quickest and Stefano Cruciani completes the provisional front row.German Yamaha riders Christian Kellner and Jorg Teuchert are fifth and sixth with Aussie Chris Vermeulen seventh. Paolo...

Walker WILL ride in WSB opener

Walker WILL ride in WSB opener

Chris Walker is looking better and will ride in Sunday’s opening WSB round in Valencia, Spain.Walker still has partial facial paralysis as the result of a bout of Bells Palsy and is struggling to...

Whitham banned from morning practice

Jamie Whitham was seething after having to sit out the Friday morning practice session in Valencia while his World Supersport rivals got a head start on their set-ups.Whitham was banned from the morning session by an FIM official because he had missed the riders briefing held on Thursday. He was angry because a representative of his Belgarda Yamaha team had been granted permission by SBK officials...

Benelli pulls out of WSB for first three rounds

Benelli is out of the opening WSB races in Valencia on Sunday citing cash shortages.Essentially, they have blown up too many engines and don’t have enough left to compete.The factory, which has been showing off its road bike in Valencia, says it will have to miss the first three rounds of the season, but is confident it will be back for the Monza WSB round.MCN learned of the decision on Saturday...