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Sport (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Dakar Rally: Stage Six

    12 January 2007 by MCN

    Dakar Rally: Stage Six

    Stage Six of the Dakar Rally saw the competitors race over 817KMs, although most of them will be pleased with the 225 KMs that were on the road. It was also one of the closest races with the first...

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  • Dakar Rally: Stage Four

    10 January 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Dakar Rally: Stage Four

    KTM dominated day four of the Dakar Rally by taking the top seven places at the end of the 679km stage between Er Rachidia and Quarzazate in Morocco. Spanish rider Marc Coma took his second stage of...

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  • Porter signs for McAdoo

    09 January 2007 by MCN

    Porter signs for McAdoo

    Irish 600 champion Raymond Porter will race McAdoo Kawasakis this year in Ireland and in the major road races. At the relatively young age of 28, Raymond is well-established as a leading contender on...

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  • Dakar rider dies

    09 January 2007 by MCN

    South African Elmer Symons died early in Tuesday’s fourth stage of the Dakar rally from Er Rachidia to Ouarzazate. The race headquarters received an Iritrack alert at 9.16am, coming from 142km into the fourth stage. The medical helicopter reached the crash site eight minutes later but the race direction could only record the death of the rider. Head of a company specialised in the exportation of...

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  • Dakar Rally: Stage Three

    09 January 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Dakar Rally: Stage Three

    Spaniard Marc Coma took the third special stage of the 2007 Dakar Rally on  Monday 56 seconds ahead of American Chris Blais with Isidre Esteve Pujol (KTM) continuing his run of thirds. This...

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  • Castle Combe races

    09 January 2007 by MCN

    Castle Combe races

    Castle Combe will pay host to the fourth round of the ACU Dunlop Tyres MotoStar Championship on July 28/29 and celebrate the 50th anniversary of legendary Mike Hailwood’s debut at the Wiltshire...

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  • Martin signs for Hydrex

    08 January 2007 by MCN

    Martin signs for Hydrex

    Guy Martin has signed to ride for Hydrex Honda to race in the British championship as well as contesting all the major road race classes. Martin is out to secure his first TT win this year and will...

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  • Stewart's supercross win

    08 January 2007 by MCN

    Stewart's supercross win

    Kawasaki’s James ‘Bubba’ Stewart ignored an early crash to secure a thrilling victory in front of a sell-out 45,050 at the Anaheim in the first round of the AMA Supercross series on Saturday night...

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  • Dakar Rally: Stage Two

    08 January 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Dakar Rally: Stage Two

    Helder Rodrigues got one back on fellow Portugese rider Ruben Faria after day two of the 2007 Dakar Rally to take the second stage by just over a minute. This has moved Rodrigues into overall lead...

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  • Dakar Rally: Stage One

    08 January 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Dakar Rally: Stage One

    Portugal’s Ruben Faria led fellow countryman Helder Rodrigues by just 16 seconds following day one of the 2007 Dakar Rally. The pair, both on Yamaha’s completed the 464km opening stage in 1:22:07 and...

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  • Dakar and KTM

    05 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Dakar and KTM

    KTM has been the dominant manufacturer in recent times having won each one of the last six Dakar’s and the Austrian manufacturer is by far the strongest in the bike line-up with no less than 128...

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  • Dakar and Honda

    05 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Dakar and Honda

    The 29th Dakar Rally starts tomorrow (January 6, 2007) when 525 competitors from 42 nationalities leave Lisbon, Portugal to begin a gruelling journey across some of the toughest desert landscapes on...

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  • Dakar and Yamaha

    05 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Dakar and Yamaha

    Yamaha is the most victorious motorcycle manufacturer in the Dakar Rally with nine overall victories and has been involved in the rally from the very beginning. At the tender age of 21 Cyril Neveu won...

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  • Gobert's back again

    05 January 2007 by MCN

    Gobert's back again

    Former GP, WSB, and AMA star Anthony Gobert is making another comeback, after signing to ride for a new Kawasaki superbike team in the Australian series. The controversial star, whose career has been...

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  • KTM Target Dakar

    04 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    KTM Target Dakar

    Austrian firm KTM are making a massive effort to win this year’s Dakar – and the bikes they are sending are works of art. KTM already have an enviable reputation as kings of desert racing having...

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  • Six Brits in ’07 GPs

    03 January 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Six Brits in ’07 GPs

    Six British riders will race in next year’s three GP world championships. The FIM announced the provisional 2007 entry list today, though it doesn’t yet feature Jeremy McWilliams, who will be...

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  • Bayliss heads WSB test

    03 January 2007 by Michael Guy

    Bayliss heads WSB test

    Troy Bayliss topped the time sheets on the opening day of the top team Pirelli test at the Losail circuit in Qatar today. Despite previous heavy rain and winds blowing sand on to the track, grip...

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  • Ilmor signs Jezza and Pitt

    03 January 2007 by MCN

    Ilmor signs Jezza and Pitt

    Jeremy McWilliams got an early Christmas present and a huge lift after his broken leg nightmare, when it was confirmed that he will definitely make a shock return to the MotoGP  championship in...

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  • No testing for Kiyo

    03 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Any hopes Ryuichi Kiyonari had about getting a jump on his BSB rivals with some pre-Christmas testing have been blown away in Japan, where Suzuka is being lashed by bad conditions. HM Plant wanted to get Kiyonari out on his 2007 bike, but the weather in Japan is worse than here, and Honda Racing boss Neil Tuxworth said: The temperature was never above nine degrees and it was wet so the test was...

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  • Shakey’s Spanish test

    03 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Stobart Honda stars Shane Byrne and Tom Sykes have wrapped up a three-day test in Spain, as they get stuck into the task of trying to wrest the British Superbike title from Honda’s official HRC team. With Byrne’s major complaint last year with Rizla Suzuki being the lack of pre-season testing, barely a week after signing with the Stobart team for ’07 he was riding at Cartagena, racking up miles on...

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  • WSB top teams test

    03 January 2007 by Michael Guy

    World Superbike’s big guns head to Qatar this week for the second official Pirelli top teams test of the year. The Losail circuit in Qatar hosts the first round of the series in just 68 days time – and all the teams know that a strong test will be vital if they want to get their season off to a winning start. At the first test of the year last month in Valencia, new boy Max Biaggi stunned the WSB...

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  • Clerk of Course wins MBE

    03 January 2007 by Dermot James

    Clerk of Course wins MBE

    Mervyn Whyte, Clerk of the Course of the North-West 200 road races in Ireland, has been awarded the MBE in the New Year Honours. Whyte was first involved with the NW200 in 1971as a marshal and has...

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  • Sheffield Indoor Trial

    03 January 2007 by MCN

    Sheffield Indoor Trial

    Former World Trials champion Dougie Lampkin left the Sheffield International Indoor Trail empty-handed and ‘gutted’ in fourth place overall after leading the event for much of the evening. Lampkin, an...

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  • Roadracers at Shorttrack

    03 January 2007 by MCN

    Roadracers at Shorttrack

    Neil Hodgson wasn’t the only road racer to get among the country’s top shorttrack riders in the American-style dirttrack meeting at Scunthorpe Speedway last Saturday. Former Vivaldi Suzuki rider Ben...

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  • Shorttrack cracker

    03 January 2007 by MCN

    Shorttrack cracker

    British Shorttrack champion Lee Complin defeated an array of motorcycling greats in the Christmas Cracker Shorttrack meeting at Scunthorpe Speedway last Saturday. He lost just one race all afternoon...

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  • Shorttrack roadracers

    03 January 2007 by MCN

    Shorttrack roadracers

    Neil Hodgson spent two years racing a Ducati in the American Superbike Championship but it took a cold wet winter’s day at Scunthorpe Speedway before he got his first ride in an American-style...

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  • AMA supercross is back

    03 January 2007 by MCN

    AMA supercross is back

    AMA Supercross kicks off this Saturday, Jan. 6, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif and marks a new new era in the series. Five-time and defending series champ Ricky Carmichael will be riding his...

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