2007

MotoGP: Bridgestone could supply Valentino Rossi in 2008

MotoGP: Bridgestone could supply Valentino Rossi in 2008

Bridgestone boss Hiroshi Yamada has dropped a massive hint that the Japanese factory will strike a deal to supply tyres to Valentino Rossi in 2008. Rossi’s switch after his frustration with Michelin...

Wonderful Brands

Wonderful Brands

Wonderful Brands. Just thought I would let you know that bike racing and the Brands Hatch BSB round in particular goes from strength to strength. A well organised and great day's racing at the...

Brands Hatch Supercup

Brands Hatch Supercup

The Supercup races this year have been great to watch and here are a few pictures of Tristan Palmer, James Buckingham, Tom Tunstall and Paul Barron.

GSE racing quit British Superbikes

GSE racing quit British Superbikes

GSE Racing, the team that runs Airwaves Ducati in British Superbikes has quit the sport. Team owner Darrell Healey exclusively told MCN of his decision to wind up the team at Brands on the same...

Dennis Hobbs signs up to Centurion Racing for 2008

Dennis Hobbs signs up to Centurion Racing for 2008

Centurion Racing have signed Dennis Hobbs for 2008 season in the British Supersport Championship. Dennis Hobbs will join James Westmoreland (2007 British Supersport Cup Winner) and Dan Cooper (2006...

One-make tyre rule for British Superbikes

One-make tyre rule for British Superbikes

British Superbikes is close to announcing a single tyre supplier to cover both the Superbike and Supersport classes for 2008. But while it looks like it will be a straight fight between Dunlop and...

Brands BSB up close

Brands BSB up close

We managed to get a great vantage point on the inside of Druids for the final round of the British Superbikes at Brands Hatch this weekend. What a fantastic location to watch the action from, assuming...

Cool Kiyo just before the race

Cool Kiyo just before the race

Pictures of Lucy Matthews' (my 15 year old daughter) first trip to a BSB round - a memorable event for her. Managed to get a picture with Kiyo in the pits less than an hour before Ryuichi Kiyonari won...

Australian MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo extends series lead with 250cc GP win

Jorge Lorenzo has increased his lead in the 250cc GP world championship with victory at the Australian round. The Majorcan Fortuna Aprilia rider led from start to finish to take maximum points, finished 19 seconds clear of second placed Alvaro Bautista. Andrea Dovizioso fought hard, but finished third to keep his title hopes alive, just ahead of Hiroshi Aoyama and Thomas Luthi. Jorge Lorenzo now...

Australian MotoGP: Lukas Pesek takes the 125cc GP win

Lukas Pesek has won the 125cc GP at the Australian round, as championship leader Gabor Talmacsi finished in eighth. The race featured 10 riders battling for the lead from the start of the race. The eventual winning margin was just 0.090 seconds, with the first nine riders taking the chequered flag with 1.5 seconds of Pesek. Behind the Valsir Seedorf Derbi rider, Joan Olive took second place, with...

British Superbikes: Gregorio Lavilla takes the double with race two win

British Superbikes: Gregorio Lavilla takes the double with race two win

Gregorio Lavilla took victory in race two at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, making it a double win at the final round of the 2007 British Superbike championship. It was an action-packed season closer,...

British Superbikes: Ryuichi Kiyonari is 2007 British Superbike champion with Brands Hatch podium

British Superbikes: Ryuichi Kiyonari is 2007 British Superbike champion with Brands Hatch podium

Ryuichi Kiyonari has claimed the 2007 British Superbike championship in race one at the Brands Hatch round, sealing the title with a third place. The race win actually went to former champion Gregorio...

Australian MotoGP: Casey Stoner wins as Nicky Hayden retires

Australian MotoGP: Casey Stoner wins as Nicky Hayden retires

Casey Stoner has won the Australian round of the 2007 MotoGP championship, continuing his dominant season, and taking the trophy at his home round of the championship. Ducati riders took first and...

Hard at work

Hard at work

Get some rest before next season Bob!

Australian MotoGP: Valentino Rossi set to race on Bridgestone in 2008

Australian MotoGP: Valentino Rossi set to race on Bridgestone in 2008

Valentino Rossi seems certain to race on Bridgestone tyres next season even though a controversial one-make tyre rule won’t be implemented for 2008. MCN understands the Italian will be the lone Yamaha...

Australian MotoGP: Chaz Davies looks for points finish in Phillip Island

Australian MotoGP: Chaz Davies looks for points finish in Phillip Island

Britain's Chaz Davies is confident he can fight with some of MotoGP racing’s hottest talents in tomorrow’s Phillip Island MotoGP after he ended today’s qualifying session in 17th position. Davies was...

Australian MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa storms to Phillip Island pole position

Australian MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa storms to Phillip Island pole position

Dani Pedrosa put a halt to new world champion Casey Stoner’s domination at Phillip Island today when he surged to his third pole position of the season. The Spaniard claimed his second successive...

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne tops second practice at Brands Hatch season finale

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne tops second practice at Brands Hatch season finale

Shane Byrne left it to the final minute of the second practice session for the 2007 British Superbike championship finale at Brands Hatch to go top of the timesheets at his local track, with a time of...

Robbie Stewart wins Dorna Academy Cup

Robbie Stewart wins Dorna Academy Cup

Robbie Stewart is this year’s winner of the Dorna Academy Cup which rewards the Perthshire schoolboy racer’s determined performances with a career enhancing visit to the Red Bull MotoGP Academy in...

James who?

Think the treatment of motorcycle racing by the media is atrocious! Toseland winning the championship was reported on Five Live for about 10 seconds after scores from league two of the football were read out. National newspapers have tiny paragraphs about a Briton winning a world championship. BBC sport show stories as 'latest' news for up to two weeks after happening. Norick Abe's death...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: HM Plant Honda's Ryuichi Kiyonari on the pace

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: HM Plant Honda's Ryuichi Kiyonari on the pace

HM Plant Honda’s Ryuichi Kiyonari snatched the fastest time from Airwaves Ducati’s Leon Haslam in the dying seconds in the first British Superbikes free practice at Brands Hatch. The Japanese rider...

Australian MotoGP: Gabor Talmacsi provisional pole for 125 GP

Australian MotoGP: Gabor Talmacsi provisional pole for 125 GP

Aprilia’s Gabor Talmacsi has secured provisional pole position for Sunday’s 125 MotoGP race in Phillip Island. The Hungarian recorded a best time of 1:39.134 on his last lap on the Australian circuit...

Australian MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest 250 rider in qualifying practice one

Australian MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest 250 rider in qualifying practice one

Aprilia’s Jorge Lorenzo was the fastest man in the first 250 qualifying practice in Phillip Island and has put himself on provisional pole position for Sunday’s race. The Spanish rider, who will be...

Australian MotoGP: Casey Stoner happy despite crash in Phillip Island

Australian MotoGP: Casey Stoner happy despite crash in Phillip Island

Casey Stoner declared himself happy and satisfied as his homecoming as new MotoGP world champion got off to a perfect start today in Phillip Island. The factory Ducati rider dominated a weather...

Australian MotoGP: Impressive start for Chaz Davies in Phillip Island

Australian MotoGP: Impressive start for Chaz Davies in Phillip Island

A crash, a technical failure and tricky weather conditions couldn’t stop impressive British rider Chaz Davies from beating home favourite Chris Vermeulen and Colin Edwards on the opening day of action...

British Superbikes: No time for Ryuichi Kiyonari to celebrate if he wins title

British Superbikes: No time for Ryuichi Kiyonari to celebrate if he wins title

Ryuichi Kiyonari won’t have any time to celebrate at Brands Hatch this Sunday, assuming he clinches the British Superbikes title for a second year running. He’s 37 points clear of closest rival...

Australian MotoGP: Casey Stoner makes perfect start in Phillip Island

Australian MotoGP: Casey Stoner makes perfect start in Phillip Island

Casey Stoner made the perfect start to his reign as new MotoGP world champion by topping the timesheets on the opening day of practice for his home race in Australia. On a weather-hit opening day at...

Australian MotoGP: Perseverance pays off for Anthony West

Australian MotoGP: Perseverance pays off for Anthony West

Home favourite Anthony West has spoken of his relief his never say die attitude has landed him a full-time factory contract in the 2008 MotoGP world championship. Preparing for his first home MotoGP...

Australian MotoGP: Marco Melandri relishing prospect of partnering Casey Stoner

Australian MotoGP: Marco Melandri relishing prospect of partnering Casey Stoner

Italian Marco Melandri has said he is undaunted at the prospect of joining new world champion Casey Stoner in Ducati’s factory MotoGP squad next season. Marco Melandri signed a two-year deal to...

Australian MotoGP: Rizla Suzuki's Chris Vermeulen unveils Barry Sheene colours

Australian MotoGP: Rizla Suzuki's Chris Vermeulen unveils Barry Sheene colours

Rizla Suzuki’s Chris Vermeulen unveiled the one-off Barry Sheene paint-scheme he will use for this weekend’s Australian MotoGP at the Phillip Island circuit earlier today.  The Australian...

Australian MotoGP: Yamaha to continue fighting with Michelin

Australian MotoGP: Yamaha to continue fighting with Michelin

Valentino Rossi’s factory Yamaha boss Davide Brivio says the Japanese factory will continue as if they are going to be using Michelin tyres in 2008, despite a controversial one-make tyre rule proposal...

Australian MotoGP: World title success still sinking in says Casey Stoner

Australian MotoGP: World title success still sinking in says Casey Stoner

New MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner said his first premier class world championship success has still not properly sunk in as he prepares for a rapturous reception in his home race in Phillip...

THINK! competition winner reports from Donington Park

THINK! competition winner reports from Donington Park

MCN THINK! competition winner, Tim Pritchard was lucky enough to report from the British Superbikes round at Donington Park and came face to face with some racing legends. Read Tim's report...

Australian MotoGP: Nicky Hayden’s support for one-make tyre rule grows

Australian MotoGP: Nicky Hayden’s support for one-make tyre rule grows

Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden says his support for a controversial one-make tyre in next year’s world championship is increasing ahead of the final decision next weekend in Malaysia. ...

British Superbikes: Relentless Suzuki unveil 2008 plans

British Superbikes: Relentless Suzuki unveil 2008 plans

Irish-based TAS Racing have finalised their racing plans for 2008. Kiwi Bruce Anstey will again contest the roads races for the alongside new signing Aussie Cameron Donald who will contest the...

British Superbikes: Win a pair of VIP hospitality tickets for Brands Hatch with BP Ultimate

British Superbikes: Win a pair of VIP hospitality tickets for Brands Hatch with BP Ultimate

Here is your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Bennetts British Superbikes Championship finale at Brands Hatch on Sunday, October 14, 2007, courtesy of BP Ultimate. To celebrate BP...