2006

GP tyre testing secrets

GP tyre testing secrets

Kenny Roberts Junior and Colin Edwards are two of Michelin’s best MotoGP test riders and crucial contributors to Michelin’s R&D programme. So what do they think is the secret to being...

Nieto moves to 250 GPs

Nieto moves to 250 GPs

Pablo Nieto will race in the 250cc GP class for the Wurth Honda BQR team in 2007. The Spanish rider has agreed a one-year deal, with the option of a further season. He'll be riding alongside Alex...

Melandri stays at Honda

Melandri stays at Honda

Marco Melandri is staying with Honda for the 2007 MotoGP world championship. The 24-year-old signed a one-year contract to remain with Fausto Gresini's squad this afternoon in Italy, crushing...

Hopkins rates Brands

Hopkins rates Brands

John Hopkins thinks the Brands Hatch circuit would make a great addition to the MotoGP calendar following his two demonstrations runs on the Suzuki GP machine at the British Superbike final round. ...

Riders week - Babe 6

This week is Riders for Health’s 10th anniversary and to celebrate we’ll be giving you a different Riders babe every day. Riders for Health raises money for projects around the world that bring health resources to under privileged people, using motorcycles to get to hard to reach locations. To donate online click here and select ‘Riders 10th Anniversary’ from the menu,...

Halsam on Brands pole

Halsam on Brands pole

Leon Haslam has secured pole position with a perfectly timed run in the final qualifying session for the final round of the British Superbike championship at Brands Hatch. With 15 minutes left in the...

Bayliss takes Imola pole

Bayliss takes Imola pole

Troy Bayliss has taken pole position for the penultimate round of the World Superbike champiship at Imola. The Ducati rider was only fifth fastest in the final qualifying session but pulled it out of...

Blog: Rossi getting closer

Blog: Rossi getting closer

MCN MotoGP reporter Matt Birt is at the Japanese Grand Prix, and broke the news Nicky Hayden had signed for Honda for a further two years. Want to know more and read Matt's insight into the news? The...

Knight's perfect season

Knight's perfect season

David Knight claimed a win at the French World Enduro GP to complete a perfect season, with KTM team-mates Ivan Cervantes and Samuli Aro clinching the Enduro 1 and 2 classes. Knight had already...

Riders week - Babe 4

Riders week - Babe 4

This week is Riders for Health’s 10th anniversary and to celebrate we’ll be giving you a different Riders babe every day. Riders for Health raises money for projects around the world that...

Blog: Honda's new toy

Blog: Honda's new toy

MCN's MotoGP reporter Matt Birt shares his inside knowledge on the new Honda 800cc MotoGP bike Honda rolls out the new toy Three weeks ago in Malaysia, HRC managing director Satoru Horiike told me...

Supersport team grows

Supersport team grows

The Centurion Racing team which fielded 19-year-old Pete Spalding in the Supersport Cup Championship in the 2006 season has expanded to include new rider James Wetmoreland. Spalding will move into...

MotoGP title tables

250cc championship standings: LORENZO Jorge 265 DOVIZIOSO Andrea 238 DE ANGELIS Alex 187 AOYAMA Hiroshi 173 LOCATELLI Roberto 158 TAKAHASHI Yuki 146 BARBERA Hector 130 AOYAMA Shuhei 89 SIMONCELLI Marco 83 GUINTOLI Sylvain 82 WEST Anthony 71 SMRZ Jakub 48 DEBON Alex 39 POGGIALI Manuel 38 CARDENAS Martin 37 BALDOLINI Alex 22 BALLERINI Andrea 22 PORTO Sebastian 20 CLUZEL...

Riders week - Babe 1

Riders week - Babe 1

This week is Riders for Health’s 10th anniversary and to celebrate we’ll be giving you a different Riders babe every day. Riders for Health raises money for projects around the world that...

Riders week - Babe 2

Riders week - Babe 2

This week is Riders for Health’s 10th anniversary and to celebrate we’ll be giving you a different Riders babe every day. Riders for Health raises money for projects around the world that...

Riders week - Babe 5

Riders week - Babe 5

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Red Bull end rookie team

Red Bull end rookie team

Drinks firm Red Bull has announced the end of a three year partnership with Honda to promote young riders. The scheme will end with the last round of the 2006 British superbike championship on...

Haslam heads Brands

Haslam heads Brands

British Supersport free practice two: Cal CRUTCHLOW 1:36.596 Eugene LAVERTY 1:37.033 Tom SYKES 1:38.376 Pete SPALDING 1:38.779 Leon CAMIER 1:38.887 Dennis HOBBS 1:39.201 Tommy BRIDEWELL...

800cc MotoGP test ends

800cc MotoGP test ends

The second and final day of MotoGP testing a the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan saw just one GP racer remain at the circuit, as the other teams still at the track relied on their test riders. The...

Blog: Capirossi v Rossi

Blog: Capirossi v Rossi

MCN MotoGP reporter Matt Birt is at the Japanese Grand Prix, and broke the news Nicky Hayden had signed for Honda for a further two years. Want to know more and read Matt's insight into the...

Riders week - Babe 3

Riders week - Babe 3

This week is Riders for Health’s 10th anniversary and to celebrate we’ll be giving you a different Riders babe every day. Riders for Health raises money for projects around the world that...

Results: Motegi GP

Results: Motegi GP

Loris Capirossi took an impressive flag-to-flag victory at the Japanese GP in Motegi, taking a double win for Italy in front of the Japanese manufacturers. See the full results for all classes...

UK Minimoto track list

UK Minimoto track list

Here's our list of legal venues at which to ride your minimoto. Many are kart tracks which have specific minimoto evenings, so phone for details. Latest update August 30, 2006. If you know a track...

US wins MX des Nations

US wins MX des Nations

America retained the Motocross of Nations title despite not winning a race on Sunday at Matterley Basin, near Winchester on Sunday. A massive 85,000 air-horn toting crowd saw MX1 World Champion...

Kiyo fastest at Brands

Kiyo fastest at Brands

British Supersport first practice Tom SYKES 1:39.359 Eugene LAVERTY 1:39.601 Pete SPALDING 1:39.721 Leon CAMIER 1:40.977 Tommy BRIDEWELL 1:41.561 Cal CRUTCHLOW 1:41.796 Steve PLATER...

Supermoto Masters Cup

Supermoto Masters Cup

The Southern Supermoto team won the inaugral Supermoto Masters Cup at Silverstone on Sunday, September 25th, despite the best efforts of NORA Sport's Sam Warren. Warren, the reigning 2006 MotoGB...

2007 WSB riders

2007 WSB riders

As the season ends and riders confirm where they will be riding in 2007, we've compiled all the latest moves and teams, so you can find out easily who will be riding which bike next season. 2007 WSB...

Capirossi takes pole

Capirossi takes pole

Loris Capirossi has qualified on pole position for the Motegi GP. The Italian dominated the final qualifying session with a lap of 1:45.725, setting a new best lap for the circuit in the process. ...

KTM sign Koyama

KTM sign Koyama

KTM has signed Tomoyoshi Koyama to race in the 125cc GP series in 2007. The 23-year-old Japanese rider has raced for the Ajo Motorsport team in 2006. He is also a winner of the All Japan 125 and Mini...

First pics: Honda 800

First pics: Honda 800

Here is the first picture of Honda's 800cc MotoGP machine undergoing testing by factory rider Dani Pedrosa. The new bike has been unofficially dubbed the RC212V, and was tested by the Spanish MotoGP...

800cc GP test

800cc GP test

Many of the stars of MotoGP stayed at the Motegi circuit following the Japanese GP on Sunday, September 24, 2006, with Ducati and Honda using their new 800cc machines for 2007. Dani Pedrosa and Nicky...

Capirossi wins in Japan

Capirossi wins in Japan

Loris Capirossi took an impressive flag-to-flag victory at the Japanese GP in Motegi, taking a double win for Italy in front of the Japanese manufacturers. Capirossi qualified on pole and continued...

Everts takes final victory

Everts takes final victory

Stefan Everts ended his record-breaking career in World Motocross with his fourteenth overall win in the 15-round 2006 season at Ernee in France on September 17, 2006, marking the end of an era in...

Blog: Hayden v Rossi

Blog: Hayden v Rossi

MCN's MotoGP repoter is in Australia to report ont he latest round of the MotoGP world championship, and he's filed a daily blog to give more insight into what goes on away from the TV screens, as...

Babe behind you...

Babe behind you...

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Blog: Hayden's signature

Blog: Hayden's signature

MCN MotoGP reporter Matt Birt is at the Japanese Grand Prix, and broke the news Nicky Hayden had signed for Honda for a further two years. Want to know more and read Matt's insight into the...