January

WSB entry lists revealed

WSB entry lists revealed

The FIM has published the final entry lists for WSB and World Supersport and provisional lists for the Superstock FIM Cup series. Check them out and you'll know exactly who is racing for who this...

Valentine joins Foggy

Valentine joins Foggy

Carl Fogarty has chosen former Triumph race team boss Jack Valentine as the new race team manager of Foggy PETRONAS Racing. Valentine, 51, has scored a succession of British championship and TT...

Suzuki set for Sepang

Suzuki set for Sepang

The Suzuki MotoGP squad will begin testing at Sepang in Malaysia on January 21, with riders Kenny Roberts Jr, John Hopkins, and new team boss Paul Denning. The latest version of the Suzuki GSV-R will...

Honda confirms GP riders

Honda confirms GP riders

Honda has finally confirmed that Max Biaggi will head the factory Repsol Honda MotoGP team alongside Nicky Hayden. Biaggi is currently recovering from a broken ankle which he sustained in a fall...

Got a lotta bottle...

Got a lotta bottle...

We can only imagine what he's thinking as he fiddles with his water bottle...

Dakar's toughest yet?

Dakar's toughest yet?

Frenchman David Frétigné took another stage win on Thursday (Jan 6), in what many are saying was one of the toughest Dakar rally stages ever - the 660km marathon stage. It was competed...

Dakar stage cancelled

Dakar stage cancelled

Organisers have been forced to cancel the eighth stage of the Paris-Dakar Rally after terrible weather conditions during the previous stage yesterday, Thursday January 6. Several motorcyclists, cars...

Molson signs Swanie

Molson signs Swanie

Molson Kawasaki has announced that South African teenager Gareth Swanepoel and British rider Tom Church will front Kawasaki UK’s 2005 assault on the world and British MX2 Championships on...

KTM riders continue

KTM riders continue

All the KTM riders have decided to finish the Dakar in respect for their fallen team-mate Fabrizio Meoni, who died on Tuesday. KTM team bosses had urged the riders to quit the rally but they have all...

Meoni dies on Dakar

Meoni dies on Dakar

Two-time Dakar winner Fabrizio Meoni has died after an accident on stage 12 of the Dakar rally. The KTM rider, who was holding second place in the race, crashed minutes after refuelling at checkpoint...

Devil makes work...

Devil makes work...

This brolly babe is clearly no angel...

KTM to quit rallies?

KTM to quit rallies?

After the death of top rally rider Fabrizio Meoni on Tuesday, January 11, KTM has urged all of its teams to pull out of the race and said it may quit rally racing completely. Meoni is the second top...

Musical chairs...

Musical chairs...

Noriyuki Haga makes the most of the last empty chair in the paddock

Strike a pose

Strike a pose

Her impression of a little teapot wasn't far off...

Dakar stage cut short

Dakar stage cut short

Dakar organisers have decided to shorten today’s stage by over 200km because visibility is as low as 300 metres. Stage 11 from Atar to Kiffa was expected to be the hardest yet and with the...

Despres wins on sad day

Despres wins on sad day

Stage ten of the Dakar Rally was won by Cyril Despres but clouded by the news of the death of José Manuel Perez after his crash on stage 7. Despres started the 483km loop stage in seventh...

Meoni back in front

Meoni back in front

The lead changed hands in the Dakar Rally yesterday, Sunday January 9, despite it being a rest day for the riders. Fabrizio Meoni strayed from the corridor of GPS locations that mark out the race on...

Thousand yard stare

Thousand yard stare

The constant danger for brolly girls is smiling so much you get frozen in that position when the wind changes...

All smiles

All smiles

The girls always enjoyed hiding from people under their giant umbrellas...

BSB riders for 2006

BSB riders for 2006

Here is the full list of known riders for the 2006 British Supersport championship. AIM Racing: Chris Burns. Ekerold Honda: Cal Crutchlow. Leon Camier. Red Bull Honda: Eugene Laverty. Here is the full...

Dakar Rally resumes

Dakar Rally resumes

After the forced cancellation of the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally yesterday, Friday, January 7, the racing resumed with KTM rider Isidre Esteve claiming his first stage victory on this year's...

Proton's cracking curves

Proton's cracking curves

KR's team have some of the sleekest bodywork in the paddock.

£27K for Tsunami victims

£27K for Tsunami victims

The governing body of international bikesport – The FIM - has donated just over £27,000 to the victims of the southern Asia tsunami. FIM President Francesco Zerbi says the 60,000 Swiss...

Haga back to Yamaha

Haga back to Yamaha

Noriyuki Haga has now been confirmed to return to the Yamaha World Superbike team in 2005. Haga will race a YZF-R1 for the Milan-based Yamaha Motor Italia team, having rode for Renegade Ducati last...

Toseland's Tsunami aid

Toseland's Tsunami aid

WSB champion James Toseland has pledged to play a charity gig with his band for the victims of the south Asian Tsunami. MCN is looking into staging the gig so if you can help with a venue or want to...

Dakar heads South

Dakar heads South

After the excitement of the opening day of the 2005 Paris-Dakar Rally, the competitiors face a long, but non-competitive trip from Barcelona to Granada in Spain. The day begins with a podium...

Got the hump?

Got the hump?

For some reason, we were strangely attracted to the camel's humps...

Fretigne leads Dakar

Fretigne leads Dakar

Yamaha rider David Fretigne is making all the early running in this year’s Dakar rally. He won the Barcelona super special stage on December 31 and claimed stage 3 special in Granada on Sunday...

Supercross legend Q+A

Supercross legend Q+A

After missing much of the 2004 AMA Supercross Series due to injury, legend Ricky Carmichael returns this year as the most successful rider ever. In eight years of professional racing Carmichael has...

Aussie wins Dakar stage

Aussie wins Dakar stage

Bad navigation cost Yamaha rider David Frétigné the lead in the Dakar today as Australian Andy Caldecott took the win on his KTM while Frétigné rode in to the wilderness. ...

Best foot forward

Best foot forward

The new year is a time for new starts, so why not begin by putting your best foot forward?

White in the middle

White in the middle

Feeling patriotic? That's why we dressed these girls in red, white and blue. (Also works if you are French)

Wind hampers Dakar

Wind hampers Dakar

The wind was what caused the most problems in stage six of the Dakar – that and the kitchen tent burning down. This was the first stage of the race held on soft sand and as if riding through...

Classic race awards

Classic race awards

The International Historic Motorsport Show is now looking for nominations for its Historic Motorsport Awards, which gives awards to people, race meetings, clubs and classic vehicles. Anyone is...

No need to sulk....

No need to sulk....

All we did was to ask what was under that jacket....

Fog halts Dakar bikes

Fog halts Dakar bikes

Amid much anticipation the Dakar finally hit Africa yesterday evening, but the excitement was short lived for the bikes as heavy fog prevented them from even starting the stage this morning. The fog...