November

Stoneleigh sets new high

Stoneleigh sets new high

The Dirt Rider Expo which closed at Stoneleigh Park on Sunday (Nov 28) has proved to be the biggest yet with a 5 per cent rise in visitor numbers to “well in excess of 20,000” over the...

Are you a Rossi fanatic?

Are you a Rossi fanatic?

Are you the world's biggest Valentino Rossi fan? Or do you jump around the living room when Sete Gibernau wins a MotoGP race? MCN is looking for five die-hard Rossi fans and five equally staunch...

Help Toseland win award

Help Toseland win award

Newly-crowned World Superbike champion James Toseland is one of three finalists in the Yorkshire Sports Personality of the year, and the winner will be decided by a public phone vote. Toseland is up...

Xaus signs for Yamaha

Xaus signs for Yamaha

Ruben Xaus has confirmed the rumours that he will be riding a Yamaha next year by signing for the Tech 3 Fortuna squad. The Spanish rider impressed the team with his third place finish in the Qatar...

Proton V4 sets hot pace

Proton V4 sets hot pace

It looks like the Proton MotoGP team may get a reprieve from running at the back of the grid in 2005 with the shake-down test of its new V4 engine at Jerez last week showing a lot of promise. The...

Bayliss fastest in test

Bayliss fastest in test

After the first wet day of testing at Valencia in Spain, Troy Bayliss has gone fastest on the Honda RC211V. In intermittent rain, the Australian former WSB champion was working alone in the Camel...

Rossi packs up for winter

Rossi packs up for winter

Yamaha completed its three-day test in Sepang today with Valentino Rossi posting the fastest time of the test. Rossi put in 44 laps, mostly on the 2005 version of the M1, including an endurance test...

Checa tops Jerez test

Checa tops Jerez test

Carlos Checa has ended the three-day Bridgestone tyre test at Jerez with a fastest lap that beats the time Valentino Rossi set to take pole position at the circuit earlier this year. Checa was at the...

Aprilia to quit MotoGP?

Aprilia to quit MotoGP?

Shane Byrne and Jeremy McWilliams could be looking for work later this week as rumours grow that the Aprilia team will not compete in MotoGP in 2005. The team has faced an uncertain future since the...

Red Bull Rookie chosen

Red Bull Rookie chosen

Fourteen-year-old Chris Jones will ride for the Red Bull Rookies British 125GP team in 2005. A total of 12 aspiring young riders, including one female, attended a selection event at Mallory Park on...

What's Toseland doing?

What's Toseland doing?

The bemused brolly girl looks on as James Toseland either stretches his leathers before a race, or lets fear get the better of him...

She sees right through us

She sees right through us

Why do we get the feeling she'd rather be somewhere else?

We're going crossing

We're going crossing

Not many offices get cluttered up with bikes on a Friday lunchtime. MCN's is one. Here's Marc Potter admiring the new race exhaust and exclusive GP sticker set gracing his KX250F. It's nice and warm...

Kiss them goodbye...

Kiss them goodbye...

To be honest, we're glad to see the back of them...

Lady in red...

Lady in red...

Well strictly speaking, 'Lady in front of a red wall', but that wouldn't have made a short enough headline.

Corser back on top

Corser back on top

After a season hiding in the middle of the pack on the Foggy FP-1, Troy Corser is back on top taking the best time at a packed Pirelli test in Valencia. Corser, who is now riding for Alstare Suzuki,...

Pitt debuts R1 Superbike

Pitt debuts R1 Superbike

Andrew Pitt has debuted the 2005 Yamaha R1 World Superbike machine in testing at the Valencia circuit in Spain. The three-day test began yesterday with the 28-year-old former Supersport champion...

Macau GP first practice

Macau GP first practice

John McGuinness has gone fastest in the opening practice session for the Macau Grand prix which takes place on Saturday, November 20, riding the MonsterMob Ducati 999. Austrian Thomas Hinterreiter...

Camel riders named

Camel riders named

Camel Honda has announced its official 2005 MotoGP rider line-up: Alex Barros and Troy Bayliss. Both riders will be riding the yellow Camel Honda RC211Vs on Michelin tyres. Bayliss, WSB champ in...

Hickman wins ACU prize

Hickman wins ACU prize

17-year-old Peter Hickman has been named the 2004 ACU Academy Road Race Rider of the Year - heading a shortlist which also contained 13-year-old Chris Jones and 15-year-old Kev Coghlan. The award is...

Towering beauty

Towering beauty

She's got legs that go on for miles and miles and...

Gaggle of girls

Gaggle of girls

It's all girls together in the GP paddock

Keep it under your hat

Keep it under your hat

Even in the skimpiest clothing, it's best to protect your eyes from the sun, if nothing else...

MotoGP record crowds

MotoGP record crowds

A record number of fans attended a MotoGP round in 2004, with 1.7 million people watching Rossi, Gibernau, Biaggi and the rest fight it out for the championship. The total is 10 per cent up on the...

Moto1 on TV this week

If you missed out on the Moto1 rider shoot-out at Donington Park on October 30 and 31, now’s your chance to see an hour-long highlights report on TV. Sky Sports will broadcast the show on the following dates, times and channels: Wednesday November 17, 4pm, SKY Sports 3 Wednesday November 17, 8pm, SKY Sports 2 Wednesday November 17, 11pm, SKY Sports Extra Thursday November 18,...

Harris to superbikes

Harris to superbikes

Honda has confirmed that 2004 British Supersport champion Karl Harris will move up to ride a Fireblade in the British superbike championship next year - but he wont run in the same team as Michael...

Pulling down the shades

Pulling down the shades

Proving once again that cool shades are important for the stylish brolly girl Have Your Say, here.

Tatum robbed of title

Britain’s Kelvin Tatum was cruelly robbed of the 2004 Long Track speedway World Championship by mechanical failure in the final lap of the final race of the series in New Plymouth, New Zealand on Saturday (November 6) Tatum had a 10-point advantage over German Gerd Riss at the start of the day but it was Riss who collected his fifth world long track crown. If Riss won the A final, Tatum...

2005 race rumour mill

2005 race rumour mill

With the 2004 seasons now finished, riders and teams are preparing fresh moves for 2005. MotoGP: Discuss MotoGP rumours here: Neil Hodgson will leave for the US AMA series in 2005. Troy Bayliss gets...

Stop sitting around...

Stop sitting around...

Even brolly girls need to take a break at some point... Have Your Say, here.

Interesting brochure

Interesting brochure

If double-glazing firms used the same technique to give out brochures, we'd be a lot happier about going to answer the door. Have Your Say, here.

Pocahontas?

Pocahontas?

We don't know who this girl is, but we reckon she could be a contender for the Babe of the Year competition, later this year... Have Your Say, here.

The real McCoy?

The real McCoy?

Do you think she was pleased to find out she was holding the brolly for Garry McCoy? Have Your Say, here.

Very devilish

Very devilish

You could describe them as horny, hornier, and horniest, but which one is which? Have Your Say, here.

Hodgson to race in US

Hodgson to race in US

Neil Hodgson has been switched from MotoGP to the US Superbike championship by Ducati, while WSB champion and newly-crowned MCN Man of the Year James Toseland has been confirmed as a Ducati factory...

KTM confirm GP squad

KTM confirm GP squad

Red Bull KTM will enter three riders in the 125cc GP class and one rider in the 250cc championship in 2005. Current squad member Mika Kallio will stay with the team next season, alongside Hnugarian...