2004

See supermoto finale

See supermoto finale

The big guns of British Supermoto head for the flat-lands of the Kent coast this Sunday to conclude an eight-part battle for British Championship supremacy. Mathematically, any one of five riders...

World title stars robbed

World title stars robbed

David Knight is two rounds from clinching his first World Enduro Championship - if he can get over the shock of taking part in the International Six Days Enduro in Poland at the weekend. Competitors...

Hundreds join DJ tribute

Hundreds join DJ tribute

Around 200 riders joined in the Dave Jefferies tribute ride at the weekend's Gold Cup races in Scarborough. They were led from the meeting point to the Oliver's Mount circuit by John McGuinness. MCN...

Get off that bike!

Get off that bike!

Whatever that young lady is doing to that Ducati, it's going to leave a mark... Have Your Say, here.

Imola results

Imola results

Full results from the Imola round of WSB on September 26. WSB Race Two: 1) Laconi. 2) Toseland. 3) Martin. 4) Nannelli. 5) McCoy. 6) Vermuelen. 7) Pedercini. 8) Borciani. 9) Clementi. 10) Corser. 11)...

Ladies-Hosen?

Ladies-Hosen?

Good to see the use of promotional girls to keep stereotypes alive and well. Have Your Say.

The fairing's bright

The fairing's bright

The fairing's bright, and it's certainly orange... Have Your say, here.

Looks comfortable...

Looks comfortable...

Try as she might, she just couldn't manage to remove the bike from her rear. Have Your Say here.

Haga on provisional pole

Haga on provisional pole

Noriyuki Haga is on provisional pole for Sunday's Imola WSB round with championship hopeful James Toseland sixth fastest. Toseland was third quickest in Friday morning practice. Now he must hope to...

Laconi on pole for Imola

Laconi on pole for Imola

Regis Laconi has moved into pole position in the second qualifying session for the Imola round of the World Superbike championship. The Frenchman went half a second quicker than his best time on...

Muggeridge wins title

Muggeridge wins title

Karl Muggeridge is the 2004 World Supersport champion for Ten Kate Honda, after his rival, Jurgen Van Den Goorbergh crashed out of the race on lap 12. Muggeridge and team-mate Broc Parkes were...

Imola Superpole

Imola Superpole

Times from the Imola Superpole session to decide the top 16 of the grid for the Imola round of the World Superbike championship on Sunday, September 26. 1) Laconi 1:49.818. 2) Vermuelen 1:49.930. 3)...

Laconi leads into France

Laconi leads into France

James Toseland lost his slender WSB title lead at Imola in Italy on Sunday. He goes to next weekend's final round in France four points behind a Frenchman. It is Toseland's Ducati team-mate Regis...

Byrne out for 2004

Byrne out for 2004

Shane Byrne says he's "absolutely gutted" after being ruled out of the rest of the 2004 MotoGP world championship. The 2003 British superbike champion is due to fly to Italy for corrective...

Haydon to ride Qatar GP

Haydon to ride Qatar GP

James Haydon will replace Proton KR rider Kurtis Roberts for the Qatar Grand Prix on Saturday October 2. Haydon has not competed in the GP series since 1996, when he rode a 500cc two-stroke for the...

Kagayama gets GP ride

Kagayama gets GP ride

Yukio Kagayama will replace Kenny Roberts Jnr in the factory Suzuki MotoGP team at the next two rounds; in Qatar ,on October 2, and Malaysia on October 10. Roberts must have his left arm strapped up...

Dakar for Team Dome GB

Dakar for Team Dome GB

During a BMW Introduction of Off-Road Skills course, MCN took the time to chat with course instructors, and Team Dome GB Paris-Dakar racers Si Pavey and Nick Plumb. MCN: Where do you get the Dakar...

Kiyonari on BSB pole

Kiyonari on BSB pole

Ryuich Kiyonari has taken pole position for the final round of the British Superbike championship at Donington Park. The HM Plant Honda rider beat Sean Emmett's Ducati to the top spot by almost a...

Give us a pout

Give us a pout

When we asked someone to pout for the camera, we meant the brolly girl, not Marco Melandri. Have Your Say, here.

British supercross soon

British supercross soon

The British Supercross championship takes off on October 16 at the Sheffield Arena and includes the first ever visit of supercross to Glasgow. The world's fastest off-road racers will do battle over...

Crossed arms

Crossed arms

We're not sure why Kenny Roberts Jnr isn't looking too happy. We wouldn't be complaining if that brolly girl was standing around with us... Have Your Say, here.

Everts takes eighth title

Everts takes eighth title

Stefan Everts has claimed his eighth world MX title at the Grand Prix of Ireland at Ballykelly. Everts took a second place in race one after losing the lead to championship rival Mickael Pichon, but...

Close focus

Close focus

Even the brolly girls need to focus and prepare themselves for the first corner. Have Your Say, here.

Mellow yellow

Mellow yellow

Yellow isn't a particularly dark colour, but then again, we can't see any canines, either. Have Your Say, here.

Handy thumbstrap?

Handy thumbstrap?

Those straps on her trousers might have seemed the perfect place to rest her weary thumb - until she ended up trapped for two days... Have Your Say, here.

Gold Cup tribute to DJ

Gold Cup tribute to DJ

Join in a tribute to the late David Jefferies at this weekend's Gold Cup meeting at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough. The Jump towards the end of the bottom straight is being renamed Jefferies Jump after...

Reynolds is BSB champ

Reynolds is BSB champ

John Reynolds has won the British Superbike championship for Rizla Suzuki despite the HM Plant Honda team taking first and second in both races at Donington Park. Reynolds went into the final round...

Motegi GP results

Motegi GP results

Makoto Tamada took the win in Motegi, Japan, avoiding the six rider crash on the first corner, then taking Valentino Rossi on lap six and holding the lead till the flag. See story, right, for more...

Reynolds set for crown

Reynolds set for crown

Michael Rutter admits he needs a minor miracle to beat John Reynolds to the British Superbike championship title at what promises to be a sunny Donington Park on Sunday. He is 43 points behind the...

All eyes on her

All eyes on her

We think she might have taken attention away from the rider... Have Your Say, here.

Walking away...

Walking away...

The brolly girl pop group walked out after one number. Have Your Say, here.

Hodgson Suzuki-bound?

Hodgson Suzuki-bound?

Rumours are growing that Neil Hodgson is about to sign to switch from Ducati to Suzuki for the 2005 season. MCN is in Japan for this weekend's Motegi race and will be rooting around for the truth...

Hopkins fastest in Japan

Hopkins fastest in Japan

Suzuki rider John Hopkins has claimed his first MotoGP provisional pole ahead of this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi. Hopkins is on a roll, having claimed his best race finish -sixth - at...

Tamada takes pole

Tamada takes pole

Makoto Tamada has taken pole position for the Japanese round of the Moto GP world championship in Motegi. The Japanese rider was setting the pace throughout both qualifying sessions finishing third...

Motegi win for Tamada

Motegi win for Tamada

Makoto Tamada has taken the win at his home GP in Motegi, Japan. The Japanese Honda rider managed to avoid the six rider crash on the first corner, then set off after Valentino Rossi taking the lead...

Bug-eyed?

Bug-eyed?

Obviously a fan of U2, with the glasses that make her half brolly girl, half fly. Have Your Say, here.