November

MotoGP Blog: Confused in Jerez

MotoGP Blog: Confused in Jerez

MCN MotoGP reporter Matt Birt exclusively shares hs views post Valencia.. Matt has spent years living out of a suitcase to follow the MotoGP circus around the world, to get the inside scoops for...

Adult Supercross begins

Adult Supercross begins

The first round of the adult Maxxis British Outdoor Supercross Championship gets underway this weekend. High hopes have been pinned on the event following the success of the youth classes a fortnight...

Rossi in charge in Jerez

Rossi in charge in Jerez

Valentino Rossi may have found himself criticised for taking a few days off at the Sepang test earlier this month to go rally driving, but he:s making up for it in Spain this week. Some fans...

Pedrosa finishes fastest at Jerez MotoGP test

Pedrosa finishes fastest at Jerez MotoGP test

With MotoGP testing over for the year, Dani Pedrosa goes into the enforced winter break with his tail up after setting the fastest time overall at the Jerez test ending this afternoon. Pedrosa slapped...

McWilliams in hospital

McWilliams in hospital

Jeremy McWilliams crashed heavily this afternoon at Jerez, and reports from hospital suggest that the veteran star has badly broken his left leg. McWilliams lost the front of the Ilmor X3 800 at the...

Kawasaki dig at Eckl

Kawasaki dig at Eckl

Kawasaki has broken its silence over the reason for its hurried split with former MotoGP team boss Harald Eckl, blaming his close involvement with the Ilmor team for the shock move to take the whole...

Toseland shares sponsors with Melandri

Toseland shares sponsors with Melandri

Marco Melandri and Toni Elias will share the same sponsors as James Toseland’s World Superbike team for 2007. The pair’s Gresini Honda MotoGP team signed a sponsorship deal with electronics firm...

Cairoli's unexpected world title

Cairoli's unexpected world title

Antonio Cairoli sealed the 2006 SX UEM Championship, claiming his second biggest international prize of his young career in the process. The 2005 MX2 World Champion had already won the Milan leg of...

Rutter's Kawasaki deal

Rutter's Kawasaki deal

Michael Rutter has sealed a deal to ride factory-backed Kawasaki ZX-10Rs for a brand new British Superbike team in 2007. The most experienced rider in BSB will be back with Kawasaki next year for the...

Youth Supercross results

Youth Supercross results

Despite a heavy downpour on Friday night, and another two-hour drenching on Saturday, the new 500 metre clay based track was in superb condition for the opening encounter at the Norfolk Arena. The...

Jerez MotoGP timesheet

Jerez MotoGP timesheet

Valentino Rossi ended the first day of the final major MotoGP test of the year at the top of the timesheets. Rain brought the decrease in lap times to a temporary halt after lunch, at which point...

Jerez MotoGP testing update

Jerez MotoGP testing update

The last MotoGP test of the year has had a slow start, with cold temperatures and rain curtailing meaningful evaluation of the next generation 800s. Ex-champ Valentino Rossi was quickest this morning...

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.