2005

Britton dies in Irish race

Top Irish road racer Richard Britton has died following an accident in the 250cc event at the Ballybunion races on Sunday, September 18, 2005. The 34-year-old rider from Enniskillen was a double Irish and Ulster road race champion, and the winner of the production race at the North West 200 in 2000. He was also a podium finisher at the Isle of Man TT.. The accident occurred on the first lap of...

White Knuckle pit bikes

Miniature off-road machines, or ‘Pit Bikes’ as they are known are becoming more popular for riders looking for smaller, fun bikes without the race crouch of a mini or midi moto. The 2006 White Knuckle pit bike range are now on offer for under £1000, featuring race-spec upside down front forks, an alloy swing arm, twin wavey front disc brakes, and twin-pot rear brake calipers. They also have...

Sponsor a BSB racer

Sponsor a BSB racer

Your business could sponsor British Superbike rider Steve Brogan as he prepares for his 2006 race season. Brogan, 25, from Liverpool, is currently second in the Privateer Championship, and 15th...

Ultimate Biker: Final 3

Ultimate Biker: Final 3

The final day of the competition saw the riders swap two-wheels for two legs in a day of fitness training under the eye of Dave Luscombe of the ACU Academy. They travelled to Sport England’s...

British endurance glory?

British endurance glory?

The British Diablo 666 Endurance team will be going for glory this weekend at the final round of the championship at Vallelunga in Spain. The Suzuki castrol team may have taken the championship, but...

The eyes have it...

The eyes have it...

Her eyes almost seem to follow you around the room. Just a shame the rest of her isn’t chasing you around the bedroom…. Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Land a job in bike racing

Fancy a job as a PR for the Airwaves Ducati superbike team? It could be yours for a day in an online competition to raise funds for Barnado’s. You’ll assist at press conferences with Gregorio Lavilla and Leon Haslam, help out with press releases and website updates and go behind the scenes with this leading British Superbikes team on race day. The day itself will be on a date agreed by both the...

Forum user is our babe

Forum user is our babe

Recognise this forum poster and model? If you’d like to see more of her, then follow the Related Topics link, right, to encourage her to send in some more shots. Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Who's at Grass Track?

Who's at Grass Track?

Anne Widdecombe MP was the unlikely guest of honour at the British Masters Grass Track Championships at Northiam, East Sussex on Sunday, September 18, 2005. Invited by the Maidstone Aces MCC,...

Grid girl toga party?

We’re not sure why she seemed to think it was a toga theme for the grid, nor why she had to steal our table cloth for her outfit… Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Rossi crashes in Japan

Rossi crashes in Japan

Valentino Rossi crashed out of a dramatic Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi, postponing his chance to wrap up the world championship. From the start it was Marco Melandri who led the race, with Max...

Babes on guard duty

Buckingham Palace might be guarded by professional soldiers, but MCN HQ is now surrounded by girls in Lycra. We figure they’ll be much better at distracting any burglars. Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Get ready for Donington

British Superbikes comes to Donington Park this weekend with only one point difference between the top two riders in the championship. Our guide will help you make the most of your visit to this penultimate round of the season. Honda rider Ryuichi Kiyonari is just one point of Ducati’s Gregorio Lavilla. The Japanese rider took a double win at the last round and the last time he rode at Donington...

GP title at Sepang race?

GP title at Sepang race?

Valentino Rossi can take his fifth successive world championship this weekend as the Malaysian Grand prix begins on Friday, September 23, 2005. The Italian needs just a fourth place to clinch the...

Babe gets the elbow...

Can someone just move that elbow out of the picture? That’s typical of riders…always getting in the way of the ladies. Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Scarborough Gold Cup

Scarborough Gold Cup

Ian Lougher and Guy Martin were among the winners at the Scarborough Gold Cup event on September 17 and 18, 2005. With 24 races taking place it was a packed weekend at the Olivers Mount circuit, for...

The babes are plotting

The babes are plotting

Those babes are up to something… Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Bayliss out of Japan GP

Bayliss out of Japan GP

Troy Bayliss has pulled out of the Japanese GP after injuring his wrist while motocrossing. Bayliss is now awaiting further treatment to determine how quickly after Motegi he can be back in...

Nunn is Brit MX2 champ

Britain’s Carl Nunn has won the British MX2 championship with two third places at the penultimate round at Whitby on Sunday, September 11, 2005. The 25-year-old KTM rider has lead the series since round two, and has stood on the podium at every round. The first MX2 Moto went to Gareth Swanpoel on a Kawasaki, with Yamaha’s Billy Mackenzie second and Nunn third. The second Moto saw Mackenzie and...

Kiyo Oulton double, just

Kiyo Oulton double, just

Kiyonari took the double at Oulton Park British Superbikes after amazingly close racing with Gregorio Lavilla that saw him win the second race by just 0.004 seconds. The top three in both races was...

Lavilla tops qualifying

Lavilla tops qualifying

Gregorio Lavilla has set a new lap record on his way to pole position at Oulton Park British Superbikes. The Spanish Ducati rider beat the track record by almost a second to take the top spot ahead...

He's behind you...

He's behind you...

A shower with champagne sounds decadent and posh, but it actually just means a very sticky babe for the rest of the day… Have you discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Pretty in pink...

Pretty in pink...

Although we suspect she’d look as good in any colour. Have you discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Babe playing around...

Babe playing around...

As soon as the race started, she was off for a round of golf…. Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Vermeulen tops QP2

Double Assen winner Chris Vermeulen is on provisional pole for the WSB round at Eurospeedway Lausitz on Sunday, September 11, 2005. The Australian Ten Kate Honda rider completed 22 laps with a best 1:39.847, to qualify ahead of championship leader Tory Corser. Corser completed 25 laps with a time of 1:40.092, with Noriyuki Haga third with 1:40.102. Britian’s James Toseland slipped down the order...

Lanzi takes surprise pole

Lanzi takes surprise pole

Lorenzo Lanzi has taken his first pole position in World Superbikes after taking the factory Ducati to the fastest ever lap of the Lausitzring, Germany. The Italian rider is filling in for the...

Babe is hard to explain

Babe is hard to explain

You can understand why we’ve had to be careful with this caption, as Sete Gibernau is either stretching or trying the mating ritual of a baboon. Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Grasstrack cancelled

The Dunmow Motorcycle Club have cancelled their Grass Track event due to take place on Sunday September 25 at Ugley Hall Farm, Ugley, near Stansted, Essex. It is – indirectly – a victim of the DEFRA restrictions on running events on agricultural land. Its impact earlier in the season caused a number of events to be cancelled and then rescheduled for later in the season. The resulting glut of...

Brolly Babes U.S. style

Brolly Babes U.S. style

We’re not sure America has succeeded in doing grid girls bigger and better, we certainly appreciate the attempt… Have you discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

BSB: 2nd practice

BSB: 2nd practice

Leon Haslam has gone fastest in the second practice session for the British Superbike round at Oulton Park on Sunday, September 11, 2005. The Airwaves Ducati rider posted a fastest time of 1:37.344...

Two of a kind....

Two babes are always better than one…. Have you discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Minimoto open day

Minimoto open day

If you’re looking for a legal place to ride your minimoto, the Adrenalin-X Mini Moto Club at Brands Hatch in Kent has an open day this weekend to show you all the benefits of riding on track. The day...

Signed Rossi lid: £4500!

Signed Rossi lid: £4500!

Harrods is selling a limited-edition exact replica of MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi’s helmet – for a champagne-spraying £4500! They have just one and say there are only 46 of this precise...

Babe birthday party

Babe birthday party

If you’re celebrating your fiftieth birthday this year, why not take inspiration from Yamaha and invite some young ladies in hardly any clothing? Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Honda releases mini-RCV

Honda releases mini-RCV

As reported in MCN in August, 2005, Honda has included a 99cc air-cooled single cylinder race bike in their 2006 range. The RCV-Mini, known as the Honda NSF 100 in the US, has a four-stroke engine...

Ukawa in for Bayliss

Ukawa in for Bayliss

Honda test rider Tohru Ukawa will ride at the Motegi MotoGP round as a replacement for the injured Troy Bayliss in the Camel Honda squad. Ukawa will partner Alex Barros on the RC211V, having ridden...