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Sport (May 2006)

  • Blog: BMW's 'GP' bike

    27 May 2006

    I’VE been studying our chat boards with particular interest lately, reading MCN website users’ take on a BMW MotoGP bike, next year or otherwise. As ever, forum users raise some very interesting points about the likelihood of us seeing a bike from the German company in MotoGP. Personally, I think at this stage it’s unlikely for 2007, but not for lack of commitment from the BMW...

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  • Cops launch minibike club

    27 May 2006

    Cops launch minibike club

    The launch of 'Pocket Bike Club' has been hailed a success by Humberside police as the first volunteers completed training to marshal the safe use of mini motorcycles across Hull. Police have worked...

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  • Used by a brolly babe...

    27 May 2006

    Used by a brolly babe...

    Hopefully as James Ellison gets quicker in MotoGP, brolly girls will stop using him as a place to rest their umbrellas.... See over 400 sexy two-wheeled models. Click here. Quality bikes for sale.

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  • Blog: Toseland, Sun AM

    27 May 2006

    Blog: Toseland, Sun AM

    It’s my final day in the Ten Kate WSB garage and the mood has certainly lifted with the weather. The track is dry and although we’re all freezing in the shade of the garage, out on track...

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  • Don't turn away...

    27 May 2006

    Don't turn away...

    We don't know what this young lady has done, but Andrew Pitt is definitely giving her the cold shoulder.... See over 400 sexy two-wheeled models. Click here. Quality bikes for sale. Click...

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  • A cheeky smile...

    27 May 2006

    A cheeky smile...

    It's amazing how a smile can brighten your day.... See over 400 sexy two-wheeled models. Click here. Quality bikes for sale: Click here. Over 1700 product reviews. Click here.

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  • RC takes AMA MX lead

    27 May 2006

    Ricky Carmichael has taken the championship lead in his final season of AMA Motocross. Carmichael took two wins at the second round of the series at Mt Morris. The first race saw him lead for the opening laps, before James Stewart took over. But Carmichael continued to battle and with just four laps left Stewart made a mistake and fell from his Kawasaki. Bikes for sale: Click here. MCN and user...

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  • A bad case of wind....

    27 May 2006

    A bad case of wind....

    The eternal dilemma of the brolly girl. Do you brush the hair from your face and risk dropping your brolly, or end up looking like Dougal from The Magic Roundabout? See over 400 sexy two-wheeled...

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  • Blog: Toseland, Sat PM

    27 May 2006

    Blog: Toseland, Sat PM

    Continued from page 1 I’ve never seen a spanner move so fast. Time was running out for the session so speed was essential, but the mechanic’s hands were moving so fast they were almost a...

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  • Blog: Toseland, race 2

    27 May 2006

    Blog: Toseland, race 2

    Even after two times standing on the grid I’m still not used to it. I’m helping prepare the bike that just took James Toseland to a home podium. After the frantic dash to collect up...

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  • Babe out of sync...

    27 May 2006

    Babe out of sync...

    She wasn't happy when she realised all the other stripes were horizontal... apparently she spent the rest of the day laying down in order to blend in.... See over 400 sexy two-wheeled models.

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  • Blog: Toseland, Sat AM

    27 May 2006

    Blog: Toseland, Sat AM

    I’ve just spent the morning with James Toseland’s team in the Winston Ten Kate garage and a very wet slow morning it was. The rain started as the supersport practice session went out and...

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  • New Irish road race

    27 May 2006

    A new Irish road race takes place on Saturday June 24, 2006 with the Donelly Group Bush Road Races taking place at the Bush circuit just outside Dungannon in Northern Ireland. Riders already confirmed include Dungannon's Ryan Farquhar, John Burrows, Manfred Vogal and Dave Browne for the nine race programme, which inlcudes 125s, Junior Support 201-400cc, Senior Support 401-750cc, 250-400cc, 600...

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  • WSB: Silverstone results

    27 May 2006

    World Superbikes race two: 1. Bayliss. 2. Haga. 3. Toseland. 4. Pitt. 5. Barros. 6. Corser. 7. Xaus. 8. Walker. 9. Muggeridge. 10. Nieto. 11. Hill. 12. Abe. 13. Kagayama. 14. Laconi. 15. Fabrizio. 16. lanzi. 17. Nannelli. 18. Brookes. 19. Rolfo. 20. Clementi. DNF: Foret, Martin. DNS: Jones. Lap by lap report: Final lap results: Bayliss, Haga, Toseland, Pitt, Barros, Corser, Xaus, Walker,...

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  • Blog: Toseland, Race 1

    27 May 2006

    Blog: Toseland, Race 1

    Continued from page 1 New tyres were put on and everything was double checked to make sure it was all still ok for the restart and more fuel was put in. Then it was back out on the grid for the...

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  • Kiyo seals Mondello pole

    20 May 2006

    Kiyo seals Mondello pole

    RUICHI Kiyonari confirmed his pace around the twisty Mondello track in securing pole for tomorrow’s two Bennett’s BSB races here. The HM Plant Honda rider sits ahead of Shane Byrne and...

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  • Three wise babes...

    20 May 2006

    Three wise babes...

    OK, we're not sure what's particularly wise about them, but they are babes, and there are three of them.... See over 400 sexy two-wheeled models. Click here. Quality bikes for sale: Click...

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  • Fantasy race month 3

    20 May 2006

    The third Game Month of Fantasy Road Race 2006 commenced with the MotoGP meeting in France and the BSB race weekend at Mondello Park, although adverse weather conditions ultimately caused the cancellation of the latter. At Le Mans, Valentino Rossi looked all set for his second race victory of the season before mechanical problems resulted in his retirement for the second successive race. This...

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  • Blog: Substitute racer

    20 May 2006

    Blog: Substitute racer

    Mr Neeves is away racing his long-term GSXR1000 in France; therefore I’ve taken his seat in the Bracken KTM 660 cup. He didn’t need to ask me twice, I nearly bit his arm off, but on...

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  • Win MX tickets

    20 May 2006

    Win MX tickets

    We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to each of the three rounds of the Rhayader evening motocross series in Wales. The series takes place on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer and...

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  • Brit wins in Japan

    20 May 2006

    Brit wins in Japan

    British off-roader Billy Mackenzie has won the MX2 class at the Grand Prix of Japan at Sugo, one year after taking his maiden victory at the same track. In the first race, Mackenzie, 22, seized the...

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  • Blog: In the Ten Kate pit

    20 May 2006

    Angus Farquhar is spending the weekend working in the Winston Ten Kate World Superbike garage with James Toseland at Silverstone: I’ve just finished my first day at Silverstone and it’s pretty amazing to see what it is like behind the scenes at a meeting like this. When you sit in the grandstands or watch it at home on telly it’s really hard to appreciate just how much work...

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  • Babes are still smiling

    20 May 2006

    Babes are still smiling

    Surely someone could have found a box for our diminutive Products Editor by now? (See yesterday's babe for an explanation) See over 400 sexy two-wheeled models. Click here. Bikes for sale: Click...

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  • Eyeing up the talent...

    20 May 2006

    Eyeing up the talent...

    We're sure they're just trying to deicde which stunningly handsome and suave Motor Cycle News journalist to try and seduce.... Or in reality, trying to spot the lunch being brough into the...

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  • Club racer report: 5

    20 May 2006

    Club racer report: 5

    We're covering the fortunes of club racer Nigel Baines as he competes in both the New Era and Wirral 100 championships, and his latest outing was the New Era Superclub round three at Oulton Park: ...

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  • MX crash for Carmichael

    20 May 2006

    MX crash for Carmichael

    Ricky Carmichael had to settle for second place following a first lap crash, as he begins his final season of competitve AMA motocross. The reigning champion took the holeshot, but lost the front end...

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  • MotoGP results: Le Mans

    20 May 2006

    MotoGP results: Le Mans

    Marco Melandri took the win at the Le Mans GP in a race that saw Valentino Rossi retire for the second time in a row. MotoGP finishing positions: Marco MELANDRI Loris CAPIROSSI Dani PEDROSA Casey...

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  • Pretty as a picture...

    20 May 2006

    Pretty as a picture...

    We can't work out if everyone is crowding round her for a poster of Valentino Rossi or just to ask for her phone number.... Quality bikes for sale: Click here. See over 400 sexy two-wheeled...

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  • Brolly good babe...

    20 May 2006

    Brolly good babe...

    "For she's a brolly good fellow, for she's a brolly good fellow. For she's a brolly good fellow... and so say all of us" See over 400 sexy two-wheeled models. Click here. Bikes for...

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  • Toseland wins World Cup

    20 May 2006

    Toseland wins World Cup

    In the build-up to the Silverstone round of the World Superbike championship at Silverstone from May 26-28, 2006, James Toseland has already claimed a footballing victory against his WSB rivals. ...

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  • Mondello BSB wash-out

    20 May 2006

    Mondello BSB wash-out

    The Mondello Park round of the British Superbike championship was canceled on Sunday after heavy rain caused the track to flood. Circuit staff tried desperately to drain the water from the track,...

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  • Iddon takes SM win

    20 May 2006

    Iddon takes SM win

    Christian Iddon took two wins in the SM1 class at the opening round of the Moto GB British Supermotard Championship at Cadwell Park on Saturday, May 20, despite switching from his Apirlia GP bike to...

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  • Fancy a roll-up?

    20 May 2006

    Fancy a roll-up?

    Somehow we went home with our pockets full of small pieces of paper....no idea how that happened... See over 400 sexy two-wheeled models. Click here. Bikes for sale: Click here. Browse over 1700...

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  • Making the babes smile

    20 May 2006

    Making the babes smile

    We're not sure what has made these ladies laugh so much, but normally it's because our Products Editor is too short to reach the food in hospitality.... See over 400 sexy two-wheeled models. Click...

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  • Kiyo tops first practice

    13 May 2006

    Kiyo tops first practice

    Honda’s Ryuichi Kiyonari has been the dominant force in the first day of practice for this weekend’s British Superbike race at Mondello Park. The Japanese rider came in a close second...

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  • Club racer report: 4

    13 May 2006

    Club racer report: 4

    We're covering the fortunes of club racer Nigel Baines as he competes in both the New Era and Wirral 100 championships. Having competed in the opening two rounds of the Wirral 100 races, he now...

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