December

Dirt-track this weekend

Dirt-track this weekend

Scunthorpe on a December afternoon might not be the warmest place to be in the UK - unless you want to see some hot American-style dirttrack racing! The Christmas Cracker at Scunthorpe Speedway this...

TT Legends

TT Legends

Italian racing superstar  Giacomo Agostini headlines a glittering array of racing legends appearing at next year’s Centenary TT. Many of the greatest names to have graced the Isle of Man TT races...

Foggy praises Bayliss

Foggy praises Bayliss

Carl Fogarty has revealed how much he thought the established stars of MotoGP were made to look average after Troy Bayliss’ dominant win in the final round of the 2006 season. Bayliss rode as a...

Edwards: No US boost

Edwards: No US boost

Colin Edwards reckons Nicky Hayden’s stunning 2006 world championship success will have no impact on elevating MotoGP’s status in America. The Texas Tornado said motorcycle racing’s popularity across...

Corser: Superbikes easy

Corser: Superbikes easy

Troy Corser has said he thinks modern racers have never had it so easy – and claimed that sophisticated electronic aids are allowing average riders to run at the pace of the very best. Now we want to...

Motocross goes quiet

Motocross goes quiet

Noise limits for four-stroke machines in ACU motocross and supermoto events are to be significantly reduced from January 1, 2008. Next year’s noise limits will remain at 96dba for both two and...

Jentin’s ’07 plan

British 125 champion Daniel Cooper will ride for the Jentin team in British Supersport in 2007. The 19-year-old from Stroud will have one new R6 plus the Piranha Yamahas fettled by Race Techniques and raced by Simon Andrews this year. Jentin will also run brand new 2007 R1s in the British Superbike class but have yet to confirm their rider, though team boss Bernie Toleman said: “We’re aiming to...

Klaffi Honda out of WSB

Klaffi Honda out of WSB

The Austrian Klaffi Honda team that ran Alex Barros in 2006 has quit WSB due to a lack of budget. Team Boss Klaus Klaffenbock, a former Sidecar World Champion, has made his mark on the series during...

Harley eye UK Short Track

Harley eye UK Short Track

Harley-Davidson could become the third major manufacturer to sign up for the 2007 UK Shorttrack championship. Hot on the heels of the news that American-style half-mile dirt-track racing is coming to...

Bayliss domination

Bayliss domination

Troy Bayliss continued his utter domination of the official Pirelli test in Qatar, posting the best ever Superbike lap in the process with a time of 1m58.1. Bayliss stamped his authority on the test...

Kawasaki sign Easton

Kawasaki sign Easton

Kawasaki will have their strongest presence in British racing since the days of Team Green in the early 80s after signing former British Supersport champ Stuart Easton to ride the all-new ZX-6R...

Thai Racer in GPs

Thai Racer in GPs

Rookie Ratthapark Wilairot will make history by being the first Thai rider to race full-time in the GP world championship next season. Wilairot has signed a deal to race in the world 250 championship...

Toseland closes in

Toseland closes in

Troy Bayliss set the pace again on day two at the official Pirelli Qatar test after slashing nearly two seconds off his best laptime. Improved track conditions gave all the top riders the opportunity...

Schwantz at TT

Schwantz at TT

1993 World 500cc Champion Kevin Schwantz will join other road racing greats at the Isle of Man Centenary TT next year. Schwantz faces a hectic week of Suzuki themed activities across the Island...

Club racer's funeral

The funeral of club racer Paul Williams is to be held next week at All Saints Church in Gobowen in Shropshire. Paul was killed after crashing his bike during testing at Mallory Park on Saturday December 9. Paul had finished third in this year’s EMRA 125 GP championship, and friends and competitors are being invited to attend the funeral at 11am on December 21. Dress is optional, so if you’re...

Win BSB tickets

Win BSB tickets

MCN London Motorcycle Show and Brands Hatch are giving away five pairs of entry tickets and two VIP hospitality places to the opening round of the 2007 championship.  Held on the full-length GP...

Motocross in top sports

Motocross in top sports

A new survey of British sporting habits has shown that more than 33,000 people take part in motocross each month – putting it 65th out of 74 sports polled. The popularity of motocross puts it ahead of...

Checa beats GP rivals

Checa beats GP rivals

Carlos Checa beat off a host of rivals in a star-studded Supermoto race, as he put one over former GP rival Max Biaggi. The 34-year-old turned out on a Honda CRF450 for the traditional Bologna...

Shakey: "I've got to start again"

Shakey: "I've got to start again"

Shane Byrne has admitted he was so disappointed with his 2006 season with Rizla Suzuki, he sees his signing with old team Stobart Honda like the start of a new career in 2007. Byrne was finally...

Neeves looks back at riding Rossi's bike

Neeves looks back at riding Rossi's bike

Road Test Supremo Michael Neeves landed one of the plummest jobs of the year a few weeks ago, he got to get out on the cream of the MotoGP machinery at Valencia. Sitting round a beer down the pub...

Order official BSB calendar

Order official BSB calendar

British Superbike fans looking for that extra something to fill their Christmas stockings fear no more. The official 2007 calendar is now available at a discounted price of £7.99 (normally £9.99) and...

Racers turn to baseball

Racers turn to baseball

British racers might spend the winter months longing for warmer climes and thinking of their training regimes – Japanese racers play baseball. Race stars Yukio Kagayama, Nori Haga, Makoto Tamada,...

Hayden: “800s suit Dani”

Hayden: “800s suit Dani”

Nicky Hayden has joined Valentino Rossi in backing factory Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa to pose a massive threat in 2007. The American’s will be bidding to make a successful defence on his MotoGP...

1098 to race in British Superstock

1098 to race in British Superstock

Ducati’s new 1098 V-twins might not be eligible to race in the superbike class for 2007 but we’ll still be able to see the exciting new Italian machines in top-class British racing next year. Ducati...

Flaming Bayliss caught by reader

Flaming Bayliss caught by reader

Here's a pic I took of Troy Bayliss in August at the Brands Hatch round of World Superbikes

Video: Haydon's R1 deal

Video: Haydon's R1 deal

New Virgin Yamaha signing James Haydon has spoken exclusively to MCN about his decision to return to the team. Watch the video clip to hear as he explains in his own words why he has made...

Video: Haslam off season

Video: Haslam off season

Ever wanted to know what Leon Haslam gets up to away from the track? In part two of our special feature, see our BSB writer Gary Pinchin putting the questions to the MCN 2006 Man of the Year Watch the...

Video: Sepang monsoon

Video: Sepang monsoon

Torrential rain has flooded parts of the track at Sepang, putting a halt to the MotoGP test - see our exclusive video report.   MCN MotoGP reporter Matthew Birt is in Malaysia to follow the...

Memorial for Scottish world champion

Memorial for Scottish world champion

The Jock Taylor memorial will be officially unveiled in Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland later this month. Jock, a sidecar TT racer and four-times TT winner, finished his debut race and went on to...

Rossi helps fundraiser

Rossi helps fundraiser

Valentino Rossi fans could get their hands on a piece of history and help a charity at the same time. The former World Champion has offered the gloves, boots, and racing suit he wore on that fatal day...

Kiwi Harris in TT return

Kiwi Harris in TT return

Kiwi roads ace Shaun Harris, winner of both the Production 1000cc and 600cc races at the 2003 TT Races, will make a return to the event in 2007. A 10-time New Zealand national champion, Harris has...

Shakey signs for Stobart

Shakey signs for Stobart

Shane Byrne will team up with the team with which he won the British Superbike title after he re-signed to join Paul Bird’s Stobart Honda team for 2007. Byrne revealed to MCN that he turned his back...

Video: Crutchlow's CBR

Cal Crutchlow took the British Supersport title with two races in hand so we took him out at Mallory Park to see just how much difference there is between his race bike and a standard Honda CBR600RR. Watch the video of the test then read the full story only in the September 27 edition of MCN.

Your video: Whit stoppie

Your video: Whit stoppie

MCN reader Rob Leckey took this fantastic clip of Jamie Whitham doing a great stoppie at the Scarborough Gold cup last weekend. Leckey watched the whole event and was getting some footage of all the...

Haydon back at Virgin Yamaha

Haydon back at Virgin Yamaha

James Haydon has snapped up one of the best rides remaining in British Superbikes, after signing to rejoin the Virgin Yamaha team for 2007. The 32-year-old will spearhead the team’s title challenge...

AMA test begins with British invasion

AMA test begins with British invasion

Six-time US Superbike champ Mat Mladin topped Monday afternoon’s AMA Superbike Daytona tyre test, the first major shakedown for the 2007 US season. Mladin’s best time of 1:39.63 was a 0.1s quicker...