July

Correct protection

Correct protection

It’s important to have glasses that can withstand a nuclear explosion when you’re a professional brolly babe

Fancy a drink?

Fancy a drink?

What more can you ask for? A pretty lady, a bit of shade, and a cool drink

Hislop dies in helicopter crash

Hislop dies in helicopter crash

Reigning British Superbike champion Steve Hislop has died in a helicopter accident in the Scottish Borders.Hislop, 41, is understood to have been flying alone to visit friends in the area when his...

The back of the pits…

The back of the pits…

The back of the pits, and what a nice back it is…

Honda pays tribute to Hislop

Honda pays tribute to Hislop

Neil Tuxworth, Race Team manager for Honda Racing and close friend of Steve Hislop, has paid tribute to the British Superbike champion after Hislop’s death in a helicopter crash on Wednesday July...

Windham closes on AMA MX lead

Windham closes on AMA MX lead

Honda’s Kevin Windham took his second victory of the AMA motocross season at Washougal Motocross Park on Sunday.With his previous win halting Ricky Carmichael’s record winning streak, Windham has now...

Hizzy: Your tributes

Our message boards have been flooded with tributes to the reigning British Superbike champion Steve Hislop, who died in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, July 30.Here’s how you have reacted:Msshimmy: Oh my god. Can’t believe this, it won’t be the same without him. Met Steve a couple of times and he was a top bloke. My thoughts go out to his family and kids. Pokemon: The news on Hizzy is very true...

The racing world pays tribute to Hizzy

The racing world pays tribute to Hizzy

Friends and colleagues have been paying tribute to British Superbike champion Steve Hislop, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday July 30.The death of the Scot, just miles from his...

WSB tyre manufacturer announced

WSB tyre manufacturer announced

Pirelli has been officially announced as the manufacturers of the ‘control tyres’ for the Superbike World Championship in 2004 and 2005.The tyre firm will supply rubber for all the teams in the three...

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

The brolly babe police loved a good identity parade

Emmett lands last-minute Brands wildcard ride

Emmett lands last-minute Brands wildcard ride

Sean Emmett has landed a last-minute wildcard slot at this weekend's Brands Hatch World Superbike round. He will ride his ETI Ducati 998 British Superbike, which he took over in British Superbikes...

What an odd place to put logos…

What an odd place to put logos…

Why would sponsors think everyone would look at brolly girl’s bottoms?

Neil, do your leathers up!

Neil, do your leathers up!

The sight of Hodgson’s cleavage was too much for the Fila brolly girl…

New sponsor for WSB wildcard

New sponsor for WSB wildcard

WSB wildcard and BSB regular Dean Ellison will be riding in a new livery on Sunday, with new team sponsors Firepower.Ellison has spent a month on the sidelines with the D&B Ducati team due to a...

Who has the best hair?

Who has the best hair?

It’s between the brolly girl’s curls and Gregorio Lavilla’s Elvis quiff.

Focussing on the first bend

Focussing on the first bend

Even the brolly babe is hypnotised by the first corner…

Jon Germany’s winning story

At Brands Hatch two years ago we had just gone to our tents to sleep after a long drinking session. We were all woken to a loud voice yelling "You dirty bas**rd what are you doing". We got up to see what was going on and discovered that my (very drunk) son who was sharing a dome tent with two others, had half-woken up and said to the others sharing the tent, "I need a pee.""Well go on then, "...

Hodgson answers your questions

Hodgson answers your questions

We asked you to send in the questions you would ask World Superbike championship leader Neil Hodgson. Well we’ve taken the best and the factory Ducati rider has taken the time to reply. Read on to...

BSB regulars lead WSB qualifying practice

Shane Byrne has gone fastest in qualifying practice for Sundays WSB races at Brands Hatch. Sean Emmett and John Reynolds complete the provisional front row with Regis Laconi the only WSB regular on the front row.HM Plant riders Toseland and Walker are fifth and sixth, in front of championship leader, factory Ducati rider Neil Hodgson in seventh.Gregorio Lavilla was eighth quickest on the Alstare...

Xaus on provisional pole

Xaus on provisional pole

Ruben Xaus has taken provisional pole after a very wet first qualifying session for World Superbikes at Brands Hatch.The Fila Ducati rider upped his pace from the mornings practice session knocking a...

Byrne does Brands double

Byrne does Brands double

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has done the double at Brands after a scintillating second race.BSB regulars Byrne and John Reynolds made the race their own after early leader Sean Emmett was black-flagged for...

Reynolds on pole for WSB

Reynolds on pole for WSB

John Reynolds will be on pole position for the start of the World Superbike race at Brands Hatch on Sunday after topping a rain drenched Superpole session.A light rain started just before the session...

Chambon takes Supersport Victory

Chambon takes Supersport Victory

Stephane Chambon led from start-to-finish to take a commanding World Supersport victory at Brands Hatch.The Suzuki rider posted the fastest lap on his way to building up a 7.045 second lead at the...

Brits dominate in Brands first practice

Brits dominate in Brands first practice

Seven out of the top ten riders in today’s World Superbike free practice session at Brands Hatch are British and five of them are wildcards.HM Plant Ducati rider Chris Walker took the fastest time in...

Superstock qualifying practice: Two Brits on front row

James Ellison and Luke Quigley will be starting from the front row for the European Championship Superstock race at Brands Hatch.Pole was taken by Italian Michel Fabrizio, but the two British riders are second and third, with Gianluca Vizziello fourth. Fifth is John Laverty, with Ben Wylie in seventh, Kelvin Reilly ninth, Ben Wilson twelfth and David Gatenby in 28th. Tom Van Looy and Gerry Gepts...

Alstare 1-2 in free practice

Fujiwara Katsuaki and Stephane Chambon made it an Alstare Suzuki 1-2 as they set the fastest times in this morning’s World Supersport free practice session at Brands Hatch.The weather conditions had improved significantly from the torrential rain on Friday leaving a dry track for the 600cc machines.Katsuaki put in 21 laps in the 45 minute practice session to take the top spot with a best time of...

The girls

The girls

Here are all the brolly babes we could find. If you have any more, email them to mcn.online@emap.com.

Your essential guide to Brands World Superbikes

Your essential guide to Brands World Superbikes

Your essential 16-page guide to Brands World Superbikes is free with MCN, July 23.Find out how you can help Hodgson on his way to victory, and find out why he thinks BSB star Yukio Kagayama will give...

Have you won Brands WSB tickets?

Are you one of the lucky winners in our Brands WSB ticket giveaway, in association with Bennetts Insurance Services?One winner was selected for sending us the funniest tale from previous Brands events, and two more were selected at random after sending us an email with the answer to our quick question.The funniest story winner is Jon Germany (Jon, could you email mcn.online@emap.com with your...

The stars

The stars

Here is where you will find our pics of the racers and stars at Brands Hatch. Send your pics to mcn.online@emap.com.

Biggest Brands ever

Biggest Brands ever

A staggering 120,000 people turned up to Brands Hatch to make the WSB round the biggest ever motorcycle meeting in the UK.Even the sun turned up on Sunday, making the weather as hot as the racing,...

Your pictures and stories from Brands

Your pictures and stories from Brands

Here are all the pictures and stories from Brands submitted by the readers of motorcyclenews.com. if you have any you’d like to share, email them to mcn.online@emap.com.Brands - It’s changed my...

Rolfo gets maiden win in Germany

Rolfo gets maiden win in Germany

Roberto Rolfo claimed his first victory in 80 GP starts in a last lap battle with Fonsi Nieto and Randy De Puniet. His win came at round nine of the 250cc GP championship in Germany.Rolfo defended his...

Proton KR stays on two-strokes for German GP

Proton KR stays on two-strokes for German GP

The Proton KR team has announced it will continue to run its two-stroke machines for the German GP at the Sachsenring on July 27.The track may favour the light and nimble strokers, but it is a...

Gibernau triumphs over Rossi in Germany

Gibernau triumphs over Rossi in Germany

Sete Gibernau celebrated victory at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany after a race long battle with Valentino Rossi.Rossi and Gibernau both made a clean break from the pack, with the reigning...

Perugini denies Stoner first win

Perugini denies Stoner first win

Australian Casey Stoner took his first ever podium position at the 125cc German GP. But the Aussie had to settle for second after Stefano Perugini slipped past on the penultimate lap.The leading group...