2006

MotoGP testing starts in Jerez

MotoGP testing starts in Jerez

MotoGP’s top men and teams are back out riding today, at the start of the last major test of the year. A two-month testing ban follows this week’s action, which will keep them off track until...

Davies' dream ride

Davies' dream ride

Teenage star Chaz Davies will be handed the chance any young rider dreams about tomorrow, with a test of the new Ilmor X3 800cc MotoGP bike in Spain. Despite agreeing to ride in the USA next year he...

Ellison makes switch to U.S. Superbikes

Ellison makes switch to U.S. Superbikes

James Ellison began the process of rebuilding his career in AMA Superbikes when he rode a Corona Honda FireBlade this weekend. The 26-year-old will use the bike to race in 2007 and made the...

Valentino Rossi's World Rally success

Valentino Rossi's World Rally success

Valentino Rossi won his first car racing title on Sunday – before going on to say that we can probably expect to see more. The Italian MotoGP star won the glitzy Italian Monza Rally, and went a step...

ACU launches new youth MX series

ACU launches new youth MX series

The ACU has announced four rounds of the Maxxis British Motorcross Championship will cater for a Youth Class next season. The races will be for riders aged between 14 and 17 on January 1, 2007, which...

The right clothing?

The right clothing?

Boy this thing's so big I can't get my leg over......

Do you like my hat?

Do you like my hat?

Stalker does not look impressed by his choice of model. Perhaps he's thinking he may need to borrow the brolly when those clouds come over....!!

Revealing the latest...

Revealing the latest...

Accessories come with an additional cost...

Irish racer talks to MCN

Irish racer talks to MCN

Ryan Farquhar is one of the top Irish racers on the roads. His 2006 season was wrecked by an arm injury at the very start of the season but now he is fully fit and plans to bounce back in style in...

BSB stars launching at the Mountain at Cadwell Park

BSB stars launching at the Mountain at Cadwell Park

I took this pic at the Cadwell Park round of the British superbike championship, and as everyone that at work has asked for a copy after seeing it on my computer, I though I'd share it.

Famous names on track at Le Mans

Famous names on track at Le Mans

I thought people might like these pictures from a recent trip to France. The first shows Leon Haslam and Jeremy McWilliams, and you might spot a familiar name on the far right of the second...

MCN reader grabs Rossi for a picture at Valencia

MCN reader grabs Rossi for a picture at Valencia

This is a photograph I had taken with Valentino Rossi in the paddocks at the Valencia Moto GP. It was taken the night before the big race at about 10 30pm,Vale' was just about to go to dinner...

BSB action snapped by an MCN reader

BSB action snapped by an MCN reader

I thought I'd submit a few pictures from the British Superbike meeting at Knockhill in 2006, including actions shots of Kiyonari, Rutter and Shane Byrne.

Hawk Kawasaki join reader for trackday

Hawk Kawasaki join reader for trackday

We'd gone for a trackday at Mallory Park in Leicestershire, when sudenly we noticed the Hawk Kawasaki team had turned up. they were using their ZX-6R and ZX-10Rs to shoot a promotional video, and we...

Walker lookalike spotted at race meet

Walker lookalike spotted at race meet

We spotted this Chris Walker lookalike at the bar at Brands Hatch and had to get a picture with him...

Highlights from the Danish 600 Challenge

Highlights from the Danish 600 Challenge

Race pictures from the Danish 600cc Challenge series, with #45 Niels Schmidt, #14 Benny Haslev, and #54 Allan Wichmann. Supplied by the team chief of Team WS, (www.teamws.dk)

Action from the Bemsee series

Action from the Bemsee series

My friend Richard Hill (73) in amongst the action at a Bemsee meeting at Brands Hatch.

Man and machine battling the TT course

Man and machine battling the TT course

I caught this pic of Chris McGahan holding onto his Yamaha R1 for dear life at Bray Hill.

Enjoying Valencia with the Rossi fan club

Enjoying Valencia with the Rossi fan club

Sat with the Offical Rossi fanclub at the final round at Valencia with a little light reading!

Action from the Hislop Trophy Race

Action from the Hislop Trophy Race

Race leaders Keith Amor (#1) and Torquil Paterson passing backmarkers at the “Steve Hislop Trophy Race” at the East Fortune circuit.

Fan captures MCN's Bruce Dunn in full flight

Fan captures MCN's Bruce Dunn in full flight

Here’s one for your MCN roadtester, Bruce Dunn.

Darley Moor drama for club racers

Darley Moor drama for club racers

Darley Moor, and it brings a whole new meaning to the ‘69’ position.

Bayliss makes time for young fan

Bayliss makes time for young fan

Mikala Eade meets her hero, Troy Bayliss, at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood.

Shane 'Shakey' Byrne playing to the crowd

Shane 'Shakey' Byrne playing to the crowd

Shakey playing to the crowd at Cadwell BSB.

Kirkham's Thruxton crash caught on camera

Kirkham's Thruxton crash caught on camera

Jon Kirkhams bike flying into Campbell during qualifying for Thruxton

Meeting the most successful MX rider in history

Meeting the most successful MX rider in history

My mate Bobby Gilmore meeting living legend Stefan Everts at the MX1 meeting at Desertmartin.

MCN reader shares local knowledge with Lavilla

MCN reader shares local knowledge with Lavilla

Here’s me passing on some tips as a Ducati rider and a ‘local’ to Gregorio Lavilla at Mondello Park in Ireland.

Bumping into Rossi at Le Mans airport

Bumping into Rossi at Le Mans airport

A picture of me meeting Valentino off the plane at Le Mans airport.

British Suzuki Supersport boss speaks to MCN

British Suzuki Supersport boss speaks to MCN

While several top British Supersport teams are still finalising their rider line-ups Irish-based TAS Suzuki have already got a two-day test in Valencia under their belts. MCN caught up with team owner...

Irish road racer chats to MCN

Irish road racer chats to MCN

Ryan Farquhar is one of the top Irish racers on the roads. His 2006 season was wrecked by an arm injury at the very start of the season but now he is fully fit and plans to bounce back in style in...

Rossi to race in the Rally of Monza

Rossi to race in the Rally of Monza

Valentino Rossi is back behind four-wheels again this weekend competing in the Rally of Monza. Seven-time World Champion Rossi will drive a factory-spec Subaru and his co-driver will once again be...

Honda pair to test 800s in Jerez

Honda pair to test 800s in Jerez

Honda has confirmed Marco Melandri and Shinya Nakano will make their 800cc debuts next week in Jerez. Melandri missed the recent three-day session in Sepang while he recovered from an operation on his...

Xaus impressed after traction control test

Xaus impressed after traction control test

After a year on an old-spec Ducati 999, Ruben Xaus is raving about the potential of the bike he will ride next year. He finally gets to ride an ’06-spec bike with full traction control after...

Tamada's Dunlop hopes

Tamada's Dunlop hopes

Tech-3 Yamaha newboy Makoto Tamada has revealed that the Dunlop front tyre on his Yamaha M1 is already inspiring him with more confidence than he ever had in his time with Michelin at Honda in...

Smith prepares for 2007 125GP season

Smith prepares for 2007 125GP season

Fresh from winning the coveted world 125 championship Rookie of the Year award, British teenager Bradley Smith has begun his 2007 preparations in Jerez. The Oxfordshire rider took part in a three-day...

Hodgson still waits for Foggy deal

Hodgson still waits for Foggy deal

Neil Hodgson’s nails were short last week, and they won’t have got any longer since. The former British and World Superbike star is still waiting to hear from Carl Fogarty’s Foggy Racing team if a...