2004

What are they up to?

What are they up to?

They’re obviously up to something…

Rutter on pole at Mondello

Rutter on pole at Mondello

Michael Rutter has taken Pole position for the Mondello Park round of the British Superbike championship.Rizla Suzuki rider John Reynolds held the top spot for most of the session, breaking his...

Glad she cleaned her teeth

Glad she cleaned her teeth

To be a successful brolly girl it’s important to make sure your teeth are clean, and not hiding a bit of broccoli.

BBC race coverage for 2004

BBC race coverage for 2004

The BBC has confirmed its initial line-up of bike racing on TV for 2004, though it is subject to changes and additions. For MotoGP... South Africa GP: Sunday April 18, Grandstand, BBC Two, Race 1:...

We wanted her shirt off!

We wanted her shirt off!

When we tried to persuade the brolly girl to remove her shirt, Katsuaki Fujiwara misunderstood.

One last chance…

One last chance…

We thought you might appreciate one last glimpse of this beauty

Join the party at the MX GP

Join the party at the MX GP

This month’s British Motocross GP is expected to attract 20,000 riders to Gore Basin on the Isle of Wight.The event is on May 29-30 and is the first British motocross GP in four years. MCN is helping...

Gibernau wins Le Mans MotoGP

Sete Gibernau passed early leader Carlos Checa and stayed clear of the drama behind him to take the French GP at Le Mans today, Sunday May 16. Checa surprised many by out-qualifying Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi but proved his grid position was justified by leading the race from the start, and eventually finishing in second place. Rossi, meanwhile, was unable to take third from Max Biaggi,...

Laconi does Monza WSB double

Laconi does Monza WSB double

Regis Laconi has won both races at the World Superbike round at Monza today, May 16. The Frenchman completed a one-two with team-mate James Toseland in race one, but the pair found themselves split by...

Sent to Coventry?

Sent to Coventry?

All the mechanics secretly wanted to be the brolly girl

Supermoto title fight hits Three Sisters

Supermoto title fight hits Three Sisters

The MCN-backed British Supermoto Championship thunders into Greater Manchester on May 16 for a spectacular festival of sideways sliding factory-bike action.Three Sisters race circuit in...

Here’s looking at you…

Here’s looking at you…

Watch how her eyes seem to follow you around the room….

Cheery on a Monday morning

Cheery on a Monday morning

It’s not often you get to see a pretty, smiling face first thing on a Monday morning

Show us your pom-poms

Show us your pom-poms

It’s not often girls get their pom-poms out for us

He knows where we are looking!

He knows where we are looking!

Sometimes even the riders realise they are not always the centre of attention

Rutter tops 200mph at NW200

Rutter tops 200mph at NW200

Michael Rutter dominated the North West 200 road races, beating the total of nine wins held by his father, and managing a top speed of 201.1mph during the second race.Rutter has now claimed ten...

A good way to end the week

A good way to end the week

What better way to look forward to a weekend of racing than a gorgeous brolly babe?

Laconi takes provisional pole

Laconi takes provisional pole

Regis Laconi has taken provisional pole for the Monza round of the World Superbike championship on Sunday.The Frenchman recorded a time of 1:48.701, putting him ahead of Pierfrancesco Chili, and Honda...

Laconi does Monza double

Regis Laconi has won both races at the World Superbike round at Monza today, May 16.The Frenchman completed a one-two with team-mate James Toseland in race one, but the pair found themselves split by Chris Vermuelen on the Honda in race two. However, the Australian rider was later excluded when the tilt-switch was found not to work. The switch is a safety measure and should cut the engine when a...

First qualifying: Supersport and Superstock

Supersport:1) Muggeridge 1:51.939. 2) Foret 1:53.166. 3) Charpentier 1:53.159. 4) Vd Goorbergh 1:53.694. 5) Lanzi 1:53.698. 6) Curtain 1:54.235. 7) Chambon 1:54.521. 8) Parkes 1:54.529. 9) Migliorati 1:54.576. 10) Kellner 1:54.617. 11) Fujiwara 1:54.617. 12) Gugovaz 1:54.846. 13) Hanson 1:55.101. 14) Iannuzzo 1:55.164. 15) Bussei 1:55.215. 16) Neukirchner 1:55.278. 17) Guareschi 1:55.323. 18)...

Laconi fastest at Monza

Laconi fastest at Monza

Regis Laconi has gone quickest in free practice for the WSB round at Monza on Sunday, May 16.The factory Fila Ducati rider recorded a best time of 1:49.581, almost a second quicker than Pier-Francesco...

Supersport and Superstock free practice

Supersport:1) Muggeridge 1:52.930. 2) Lanzi 1:54.083. 3) Foret 1:54.098. 4) Curtain 1:54.230. 5) Fujiwara 1:54.334. 6) Vd Goorbergh 1:54.607. 7) Parkes 1:54.805. 8) Charpentier 1:54.990. 9) Iannuzzo 1:55.166. 10 Giugovaz 1:55.195. 11) Migliorati 1:55.384. 12) Kellner 1:55.566. 13) Guareschi 1:55.587. 14) Chambon 1:55.642. 15) Hanson 1:55.642. 16) Tortoroglio 1:55.833. 17) Corradi 1:55.953 18)...

Monza Supersport and Superstock results:

Supersport:1) Muggeridge. 2) Parkes. 3) Vd Goorbergh. 4) Charpentier. 5) Kellner. 6) Neukirchner. 7) Bussei. 8) Guareschi. 9) Lagrive. 10) Hanson. 11) Roccoli. 12) Sacchetti. 13) Giugovaz. 14) Van Steenbergen. 15) LanziRetired: Fujiwara. Migliorati. Cruciani. Berta. Curtain. Wimbauer. Baiocco. Boccolini. Chambon. Corradi. Tortoroglio. Foret. Iannuzzo.Superstock:1) Vizziello. 2) Alfonsi. 3)...

Monza Superpole

1) Laconi 1:48.258. 2) Vermulen 1:48.594. 3) Chili 1:48.655. 4) Haga 1:49.152. 5) Haslam 1:49.259. 6) Toseland 1:49.422. 7) Nannelli 1:50.024. 8) Borciani 1:50.132. 9) Walker 1:50.434. 10) McCoy 1:50.525. 11) Martin 1:50.534. 12) Corser 1:50.996. 13) Bontempi 1:51.039. 14) Pedercini 1:51.487. 15) Sanchini 1:51.974. 16) Blora 1:52.056.Outside to 16: 17) Clementi 1:51.613. 18) De Matteis 1:51.558.

Gibernau wins French GP

Gibernau wins French GP

Sete Gibernau passed early leader Carlos Checa and stayed clear of the drama behind him to take the French GP at Le Mans today, Sunday May 16.Checa surprised many by out-qualifying Yamaha team-mate...

Free practice: 250cc and 125cc

250cc free practice:1) Porto 1:38.862. 2) Nieto 1:38.930. 3) Pedrosa 1:39.110. 4) De Puniet 1:39.533. 5) Poggiali 1:39.536. 6) De Angelis 1:39.794. 7) Rolfo 1:39.802. 8) Elias 1:39.990. 9) Battaini 1:40.018. 10) Guintoli 1:40.379. 11) Debon 1:40.407. 12) Aoyama 1:40.533. 13) Matsudo 1:40.706. 14) Davies 1:40.892. 15) Nigon 1:40.922. 16) Olive 1:41.156. 17) West 1:41.214 18) Bataille 1:41.226 19)...

Biaggi fastest in Le Mans free practice

Biaggi fastest in Le Mans free practice

Max Biaggi has gone fastest in free practice this morning, Friday May 14, for the Le Mans GP on Sunday, recording a new lap record in the process.The Italian Honda rider recorded a fastest time of...

All white on the night…

All white on the night…

There’s never a skirt-lifting breeze when you need one…

Rutter out to beat dad at NW200

Rutter out to beat dad at NW200

Michael Rutter is out to overtake his dad Tony at the North West 200 on Saturday, May 15.Tony won nine races at the North West 200 in the 250cc, 350cc, 500cc and Superbike classes between 1973 and...

Goldilocks?

Goldilocks?

So that’s where all our porridge went….

MCN staff get out on the grid

MCN staff get out on the grid

MCN’s Sam Bostock helping out Team PB in British Superbikes. Next week, Editor David Cushman.

They’re still together…

They’re still together…

Last time we saw this pair was over a week ago, and they’re still hugging…

Keeping a tight grip…

Keeping a tight grip…

No-one’s going to be able to wrest that pole from her grip….

Don’t turn away

Don’t turn away

Don’t turn your back on us….Whatever we said, we didn’t mean it…

Misano street named after Kato

Misano street named after Kato

The road that leads into Santa Monica circuit in Misano has been named after Daijiro Kato.Kato’s parents, wife and children, close friend Makoto Tamada and Colin Edwards attended the naming ceremony...

Try to look happy Leon…

Try to look happy Leon…

Proof that Leon Haslam has a higher level of focus than most of us…