2004

Brands WSB results

Brands WSB results

Race one positions: Haga, Laconi, Martin, Vermeulen, Corser, Ellison, Toseland, Coxhell, Walker, Nannelli, Borciani, Bussei, Pedercini, Clementi, Bontempi, Nowland, Velini. DNF: Fuertes, Haslam,...

Marching orders

Marching orders

No! walk this way

Pichon wins Czech MXGP

Pichon wins Czech MXGP

Mickael Pichon has closed the gap on championship leader Stefan Everts with an overall victory at the Czech Republic GP at Loket. In the first race, both Pichon and Everts were low down the order at...

Quality Brands

Quality Brands

There was a lot of quality on display at Brands Hatch for the World Superbike round. And this young lady was just one example...

MCN go endurance racing

MCN go endurance racing

This Sunday (September 5) MCN Editor Marc Potter, Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin and Road Tester Michael Neeves will be contesting the KRC UK Endurance Championship at Donington Park. Team MCN and...

Did you get a sign?

Did you get a sign?

Did you get to meet one of the MCN girls at Brands Hatch WSB? And did you get an autograph? More importantly, do you think this chap has washed since then?

Haga takes race one

Haga takes race one

Noriyuki Haga has taken the win in race one at Brands Hatch World Superbikes after an intense struggle with Regis Laconi and Frankie Chili. Haga started the race as he meant to go on, taking the...

Haga does the double

Haga does the double

Noriyuki Haga has made it a double win at Brands Hatch World Superbikes after taking the top spot in a dramatic race 2 despite not crossing the line first. The second superbike race of the day was...

Your Donington anger

Your Donington anger

MYSELF and two friends drove 500 miles from the north of Scotland looking forward to a repeat of the tremendous weekend we had at Donington three years ago. Arriving at the track we were subjected to...

Don't turn away

Don't turn away

Don't turn your back on us...

Nothing to say...

Nothing to say...

Sometimes it's best to keep quiet and let the picture speak for itself.

Chili to ride a Kawasaki

Chili to ride a Kawasaki

The PSG-1 team, which currently fields Pier-Francesco Chili, has announced it will switch to running Kawasaki ZX-10Rs in 2005. The brief statement has not named riders for next season, but has stated...

Brands first qualifying

Brands first qualifying

Frankie Chili has topped the first qualifying session at Brands Hatch World Superbikes while Gianluca Nannelli takes second place on the provisional grid. This puts two two-year-old Ducati 998s ahead...

No Triumphs at Brands

No Triumphs at Brands

The Triumph ValMoto team has pulled out of the Supersport race at Brands Hatch this weekend to concentrate on their British championship campaign. The team were due to field rider Craig Jones, but...

Win VIP WSB treatment

Win VIP WSB treatment

The Brands Hatch round of the World Superbike championship is on Sunday July 31. And if you spot www.motorcyclenews.com Products Editor Dan Thornton at the Kent circuit, you could win a VIP trip to...

Coxhell: Brands wildcard

Coxhell: Brands wildcard

Australian British Superbike rider Craig Coxhell will make his World Superbike debut as a wildcard at Brands Hatch this weekend. The 21-year-old from Melbourne races for the Vitrans team on a Honda...

Hayden tops qualifying

Hayden tops qualifying

American Nicky Hayden is on provisional pole for the British Grand Prix on Sunday, beating the circuit record lap by over one and a half second in dry and sunny conditions. Hayden waited until the...

British GP information

British GP information

The British round of the 2004 MotoGP championship officially gets underway today, Friday July 23, with the first practice and qualifying for the race on Sunday. We'll keep you informed about the...

Don't look so surprised

Don't look so surprised

Anyone would think it was the first time shes had here picture taken

Look straight ahead

Look straight ahead

Just keep ignoring him and the bloke with the camera will soon get bored and wander off...

Blades storm Suzuka

Blades storm Suzuka

Fourteen out of the top 20 teams finishing in Sunday’s Suzuka 8 Hours used Honda Fireblades – including winners Tohru Ukawa and Hitoyasu Izutsu. They rode for No7 Seven Stars Honda and led...

Day of Champions 2004

Day of Champions 2004

The annual Day of Champions event takes place on Thursday July 22 2004 at the Donington park circuit to raise money for the Riders for Health charity. The day includes stunt shows and entertainment,...

Brit GP survey results

Brit GP survey results

99 per cent of those who had sex in their tent at the British GP weren't polite enough to wash first. That's just one of the findings of our survey of race-goers at the weekend's British GP. Our...

Rossi takes pole

Rossi takes pole

Marco Melandri crashed in the the Friday practice session and broke his thumb so only rode in the qualifying session and not the practice because riders are only aloud one special pain killing...

82,000 see Rossi win

82,000 see Rossi win

Both Rossi and Gibernau were using hard compound rear tyres but Edwards had gambled and chosen a soft compound tyre. The added grip that this gave him at the beginning of the race saw him nearly catch...

Sachsenring results

Sachsenring results

Results from the German GP at the Sachsenring. MotoGP: 1) Biaggi. 2) Barros. 3) Hayden. 4) Rossi. 5) Edwards. 6) Tamada. 7) Nakano. 8) Roberts Jnr. 9) Hopkins. 10) Hofmann. 11) Xaus. 12) McWilliams.

German GP: Practice

German GP: Practice

Times from Friday Free Practice for the German Grand Prix on Sunday, July 18. Conditions are dry. MotoGP: 1) Rossi 1:24.282. 2) Roberts Jnr 1:24.674. 3) Hayden 1:24.688. 4) Tamada 1:24.709. 5)...

Strange pose?

Strange pose?

That's what happens when you hire your grid girls from the Ministry of Silly Poses

Win star role at BSB

Win star role at BSB

It's your last chance to enter two competitions with British Superbike prizes you simply couldn't buy. Insurance firm Bennetts is offering the chance to wave the chequered flag at the end of the...

Fancy a quick Shakey?

Fancy a quick Shakey?

She's definitely got her eye on him...

German first qualifying

German first qualifying

Times from the first qualifying session for the German GP on Sunday July 18. MotoGP: 1) Gibernau 1:23.247. 2) Hayden 1:23.453. 3) Rossi 1:23.539. 4) Barros 1:23.625. 5) Roberts Jnr 1:23.684. 6)...

Dramatic win for Biaggi

Dramatic win for Biaggi

Max Biaggi survived a dramatic battle with first Valentino Rossi, and then Alex Barros, to take the win at German GP today, Sunday, July 18. Lap One: Biaggi keeps a determined Rossi behind him, in...

Bids rocket for GP ride

Bids rocket for GP ride

The bidding for the chance to ride on a Ducati MotoGP bike is starting to accelerate with just three days left to the end of the auction. The highest bid so far received is just over 1900 Euros. The...

Meet the MotoGP stars

Meet the MotoGP stars

Thursday's Day of Champions, at Donington Park, not only gives you the chance to ride on a Ducati MotoGP bike, you can also bid for great kit used by the stars in an auction started by Sete...

Sete on provisional pole

Sete on provisional pole

Sete Gibernau is on provisional pole for the German MotoGP on Sunday after setting a new pole record in first qualifying on Friday afternoon (July 16). The Honda rider's time of 1’23.247, the...

Rossi tops first practice

Rossi tops first practice

Valentino Rossi is fastest after the first practice session for the German MotoGP round on Sunday July 18. First qualifying starts around 1pm UK time. Expect updates shortly. The Italian lapped the...