2007

Video: Beowulf Racing test at Cartagena for 2008

Beowulf Racing have just released this on-board footage of the team testing at Cartagena, Spain. In this video you can see on-board laps of the Spanish circuit from former 250MotoGP rider Dan Linfoot, Pat McDougall and Gino Rea. The Beowulf team look set to enter Linfoot in either the European Superstock 600 or FIM Superstock 1000 Cup championships for 2008. Gino Rea (18) continues with the...

World Supersport: Tommy Hill back in the UK

World Supersport: Tommy Hill back in the UK

Tommy Hill has finally been repatriated back to the UK following his sickening crash 11 days ago and a nightmare stay in a Spanish hospital. Hill high sided his Hannspree Althea Honda first time out...

MotoGP: Qatar night race schedule unveiled

MotoGP: Qatar night race schedule unveiled

Qatar's historic MotoGP race under floodlights at night will get underway at 11pm local time. MCN has got hold of a copy of the schedule for the clash on March 9, which will create history by becoming...

MotoGP: 250 new boys to learn quicker than James Toseland

MotoGP: 250 new boys to learn quicker than James Toseland

MotoGP new recruits Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso should be at a more competitive level quicker than James Toseland. Toseland's new Tech 3 Yamaha team-mate Colin Edwards believes double world 250...

Mad Sunday IOM onbike

Seeing the mountain video reminded me of mine from 06. Mad Sunday, GSXR750K3 playing from Ramsey Hairpin to the Creg. GOOOO on!

James Ellison back in British Superbikes

James Ellison back in British Superbikes

James Ellison will be back in the British superbike series in 2008 after he signed a deal with the new Hydrex Bike Animal Honda team. Ellison, who last raced full-time in the BSB series in 2004, will...

Meeting Jorge Lorenzo

Meeting Jorge Lorenzo

Me giving Jorge some tips on his lines, then he bins it 5 mins later. He`ll listen next time!

New MCN, december 5 - Troy Bayliss breaks Qatar lap record on Ducati 1098

New MCN, december 5 - Troy Bayliss breaks Qatar lap record on Ducati 1098

To see a sample of this week's MCN, click here In this week’s MCN read how Troy Bayliss blasted the Qatar lap record on the Ducati 1098 in the World Superbike test. Also in this edition, available...

Ducati celebrates GP title in Bologna

Over 30,000 Ducatisti converged on the centre of the firm’s hometown of Bologna to celebrate Casey Stoner’s 2007 MotoGP championship triumph. The weekend-long celebration was held in the Piazza Maggiore in the centre of Bologna. As well as the Ducati factory and museum being opened for the whole weekend, Italy’s top DJ, DJ Ringo, and TV presenter Gerry Scotti provided entertainment throughout...

Isle of Man TT: Sidecar World Champion Tim Reeves to make TT debut

Isle of Man TT: Sidecar World Champion Tim Reeves to make TT debut

Triple World Sidecar Champion Tim Reeves is to make his debut in next year’s Isle of Man TT races. His debut will see him become the highest profile sidecar newcomer since Klaus Klaffenböck in 2004...

Neil Hodgson back and couldn't be happier

Neil Hodgson back and couldn't be happier

A year after an unplanned exile from both America and racing, Isle of Man resident Neil Hodgson was back in the scrum on an American racetrack during a shortened test session at Daytona International...

MotoGP: Support James Toseland for BBC Sports Personality - Tonight at 7pm

MotoGP: Support James Toseland for BBC Sports Personality - Tonight at 7pm

James Toseland’s 2007 keeps getting better and better after he made the shortlist for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. The 27-year-old, who will ride for the Tech 3 Yamaha...

Audio: Herve Poncharal talks about Toseland in MotoGP

Audio: Herve Poncharal talks about Toseland in MotoGP

MCN MotoGP reporter Matthew Birt grabbed James Toseland's Tech 3 team boss Herve Poncharal to see how well his new rider coped on the Yamaha at the recent Jerez test. Check out the interview by...

Audio: Interview with Davide Brivio

Audio: Interview with Davide Brivio

MCN MotoGP reporter Matthew Birt caught up with Rossi's Yamaha team boss Davide Brivio to see how he thought the Italian rider got on at the recent test in Jerez ad how he rates the teams chances...

World Superbikes Qatar test: Troy Bayliss fires warning shot

World Superbikes Qatar test: Troy Bayliss fires warning shot

Troy Bayliss fired a warning shot to his World Superbike rivals by topping the timesheets onboard the all new Ducati 1098F08 on the final day of the three day winter test in Qatar. To see Troy...

MotoGP Jerez test: Michelin looking forward to 2008

MotoGP Jerez test: Michelin looking forward to 2008

Michelin bosses are in confident mood following the results from the final MotoGP test of the winter after taking the top four places on the final day yesterday (Thursday). Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa...

Video: Ten Kate team owner interviewed

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team boss Ronald Ten Kate has been speaking to MCN's World Superbikes reporter Michael Guy in Qatar about the progress made with his team this week. The downside was Kenan Sofuoglu's crash yesterday, but there have also been many positives with former MotoGP rider Carlos Checa surprising the team with his speed. Check out the video below to see what else Ronald Ten Kate...

Video: World Supersport: Good progress for Triumph in Qatar

The SC Caracchi team has spent the opening two days of the Qatar test getting the Triumph 675 up to speed with Australian riders Garry McCoy and Paul Young. With only one bike between both riders track time has been limited, but they have still been able to make good progress. On the opening day the team used a standard engine fitted with Triumph’s race kit, but by day two the riders benefited...

MotoGP Jerez test: Bridgestone boss Hiroshi Yamada happy with progress

MotoGP Jerez test: Bridgestone boss Hiroshi Yamada happy with progress

Hiroshi Yamada, Manager of Bridgestone’s Motorcycle Sport Unit, has been keeping a watchful eye on the progress being made at the MotoGP test in Jerez. Many riders have been busy acquainting...

MotoGP Jerez Test: Hand injury hampers Valentino Rossi

MotoGP Jerez Test: Hand injury hampers Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi was forced to scrap a planned full race simulation on Bridgestone tyres today in Jerez as he completed only 40 laps on the final day of track action in 2007. The 28-year-old struggled...

MotoGP Jerez Test: James Toseland ends 2007 in confident mood

MotoGP Jerez Test: James Toseland ends 2007 in confident mood

James Toseland ended his brilliant 2007 on a high in Jerez today (Thursday) as he finished the final winter test session with the ninth fastest overall time. The British rider used a soft Michelin...

IOM '07 Mountain video

Small sample of this years DVD of our Isle of Man trip up the Mountain Mile to The Bungalow, showing my brothers CBR600RR leading a mates R6, plus my CBR1000RR following a mates GSX-R750K4. If interested, full versions can be made available for a small fee, just let me know…enjoy the show!!

Video: World Superbike Qatar test: Kenan Sofuoglu crashes in Qatar

Reigning World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu has crashed out of day two of the World Superbike test in Qatar. he Turkish rider came off his Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade this afternoon and was receiving treatment in the circuit's medical centre for possible arm and facial injuries. Sofuoglu admitted to MCN yesterday how tired he was after the first day of testing but was keen to get back on track...

World Superbike Qatar test: Carlos Checa impresses first time out

World Superbike Qatar test: Carlos Checa impresses first time out

Carlos Checa surprised both his rivals and his new Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team by immediately being on the pace at day two of the official World Superbike test in Qatar. Despite missing the opening...

World Superbikes Qatar test: Troy Corser fastest and promises more

World Superbikes Qatar test: Troy Corser fastest and promises more

Troy Corser topped the timesheets for the second day in succession with a stunning 1:58.6 lap set on Pirelli’s new generation race tyres. Corser’s best was just out side his own Superbike outright...

MotoGP Jerez Test: Casey Stoner flies home to Australia for shoulder scans

MotoGP Jerez Test: Casey Stoner flies home to Australia for shoulder scans

MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner will fly home to Australia from Heathrow tonight to get further medical checks on the left shoulder injury he suffered in a massive high-side crash in Jerez...

MotoGP Jerez test: Randy de Puniet crashes twice on final day

MotoGP Jerez test: Randy de Puniet crashes twice on final day

Randy de Puniet has crashed twice on the third and final day of MotoGP testing at the Jerez circuit in Spain. The French rider escaped injury in a crash under braking at the final corner earlier in...

Ducati 1098R WSB test pictures

Ducati 1098R WSB test pictures

Ducati's all new 1098 F08 is testing in Qatar at the moment with Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio putting the new bike to the test against many top World Superbike rival teams. We've put the best...

Video: World Superbike Qatar test: Kenan Sofuoglu gets used to superbike

Current world supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu is settling in to life as a World Superbike rider at the first test of the winter in Qatar. The Turkish rider, who has stepped up to the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda World Superbike team for 2008, spent a tiring first day getting used to the CBR1000RR Fireblade. Check out the video below to see what else Kenan Sofuoglu had to say about the Qatar test.

Video: World Superbikes Qatar Test: Troy Corser speaks to MCN in Qatar

Yamaha's Troy Corser has been speaking to MCN's World Superbikes reporter Michael Guy after he topped the timesheets on day one of the first winter test in Qatar. Check out the video below to see what Troy Corser has to say about his hopes for the rest of the test in Qatar.

World Superbikes: Makoto Tamada in potential World Superbikes switch

World Superbikes: Makoto Tamada in potential World Superbikes switch

Makoto Tamada looks odds on for a dramatic switch to World Superbikes with the factory backed Kawasaki PSG-1 squad in 2008. Tamada shot to fame when he won three races in World Superbikes at Sugo as...

Graeme Gowland clinches Spanish Supersport title

Graeme Gowland clinches Spanish Supersport title

Graeme Gowland clinched the Spanish Supersport 600 title at Jerez with a second place ride on the Joe Darcy Honda he’s campaigned in the series all year. Gowland, 20 years old from Allendale near...

World Supersport: Tommy Hill undergoes surgery

World Supersport: Tommy Hill undergoes surgery

Tommy Hill underwent a five and a half hour operation on his broken right hip and left leg in Spain on Tuesday following his sickening crash onboard the Hannspree Altea Honda on Sunday. Hill had only...

Jorge Lorenzo Jerez crash pictures

Jorge Lorenzo Jerez crash pictures

Hi, on Tues 28th I Packed my camera and sun tan cream, then set off to watch MotoGP testing at Jerez, i live near Malaga so it is just a quick 2hr blast down the motorway. I love the Spanish! 3...

MotoGP Jerez Test: James Toseland learning fast in Jerez

MotoGP Jerez Test: James Toseland learning fast in Jerez

James Toseland continued an impressive start to his MotoGP career on the second day in Jerez today. The British rookie posted a best time of 1.41.278 in a 58-lap stint today, which was just 0.3s...

MotoGP Jerez Test: Valentino Rossi happy with Bridgestone progress

MotoGP Jerez Test: Valentino Rossi happy with Bridgestone progress

Valentino Rossi posted the second fastest time in Jerez today as he continued his impressive switch from Michelin to Bridgestone tyres. The factory Yamaha rider clocked a best of 1.40.134 on a soft...