November

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...

British Outdoor Supercross heads to Kings Lynn

British Outdoor Supercross heads to Kings Lynn

The British Outdoor Supercross Championship heads to the new 500 metre track at the Norfolk Arena on the outskirts of King’s Lynn on Saturday (November 25). This will be the opening round of the...

British Motocross series signs up new sponsor

British Motocross series signs up new sponsor

The ACU Maxxis British Motocross Championship has signed up with high energy brand Relentless for 2007. Maxxis will continue to be the major sponsor for the championship with Relentless increasing...

Aoayam shatters Kato's Jerez 250GP lap record

Aoayam shatters Kato's Jerez 250GP lap record

KTM's Hiroshi Aoyama has smashed 1.6s off Daijiro Kato’s long-standing 250 lap record at Jerez. The Japanese rider, who rejected a move to Kawasaki’s MotoGP squad at the end of last season, set an...

Forward thinking

Forward thinking

It doesn't matter if my arm hurts, I am going to show off my tan...!!!

All smiles

All smiles

Hmmm, I wonder why this rider has such a big grin on his face?...

Haslam's Ricard crashes

Haslam's Ricard crashes

Haslam was also impressed by the track itself: "Because the track is used for F1 car testing there’s no gravel traps. All the run-off is Tarmac so each time I crashed I slid 100s of yards...

It's show time

It's show time

It's just me and my bike....

Sophisticated

Black and white...

Supercross kicks off

Supercross kicks off

The British Outdoor Supercross Championship heads to the new 500 metre track at the Norfolk Arena on the outskirts of King’s Lynn on Saturday (November 25). This will be the opening round of...

Standing tall

Standing tall

What can I say... she was part of my sponsorship deal...

The sultry look...

The sultry look...

They told me to stand next to a bike, but there's so many to choose from...

List grows for trials

List grows for trials

World number three rider Albert Cabestany has been added to the list of stars set to appear at the Sheffield Arena Indoor Trials in December. Cabestany will appear alongside Adam Raga, Takahisa...

Motorcross secures deal

Motorcross secures deal

The ACU Maxxis British Motocross Championship has signed up with high energy brand Relentless for 2007. Maxxis will continue to be the major sponsor for the championship with Relentless increasing...

Encased by a brolly

Encased by a brolly

Just get on with it, I've stood like this all day...

Shakey link to WSB

Shakey link to WSB

Former British Superbike champ Shakey Byrne was an interested spectator in Valencia at the November World Superbike test – and he spent plenty of time in talks with Yamaha’s European race...

Lanzi - like a new rider

Lanzi - like a new rider

Ducati World Superbike team boss Davide Tardozzi has revealed the transformation in form of under-fire star Lorenzo Lanzi in the major winter test held at Valencia this week is just like signing a new...

Rolfo rides the Blade

Rolfo rides the Blade

New Ten Kate Honda star Roberto Rolfo got his first meaningful ride on the Ten Kate Honda Superbike he’ll be riding next year. Rolfo got his opportunity at Valencia’s big WSB test and has...

Plater wins in Macau

Plater wins in Macau

Steve Plater triumphed in a record breaking Macau Grand Prix on Saturday (November 18), the 40th anniversary race, putting paid to Michael Rutter's hopes of adding to his tally of wins. Rutter had...

Kawasaki's secrets

Kawasaki's secrets

Kawasaki’s race boss Ichiro Yoda says he is not surprised that the new 800s can lap faster than the more powerful 990s they replace – despite giving away around 40bhp. Yoda revealed that...

Suzuki's other frame

Suzuki's other frame

Insight into the development of the new impressive 800cc GSV-R Suzuki came after John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen revealed how their different riding styles are fundamentally affecting machine...

Capirossi offers advice

Capirossi offers advice

Loris Capirossi has warned new factory Ducati team-mate Casey Stoner to cut out the crashing and risk-taking. Speaking for the first time about the Australian’s appointment, Capirossi admitted...

Rossi impresses WRC

Rossi impresses WRC

While his rivals laboured in the searing Malaysian heat to get their new 800cc MotoGP bikes up to speed, Valentino Rossi chose four-wheels to draw a line under the 2006 season and give himself a break...

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 20096. ...

"Casey has best chance"

"Casey has best chance"

Shock Valencia GP winner Troy Bayliss reckons Ducati has given fellow Aussie Casey Stoner the chance of a lifetime to be a big success in the MotoGP world championship. "I think it is the best...