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Sport (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Whistle for a hottie!

    08 September 2007 by karla macey

    Thought it was going to be such a boring day ouy when my boyfriend suggested a trip to Donington for the motocross GP. But oh my God, when I looked at the program and saw the British rider we'd be supporting, Tommy Searle, my day brightened up! Not only was he fit, but he was an awsome rider, flew over the jumps with extreme confidence, really had the crowd's support and even took my breath...

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  • Bill Lomas: a tribute

    07 September 2007 by Alex Mercy

    With the passing away of Bill Lomas, a man with great technical and driving skills of road racing has left us. His contribution to many motorcycle brands of that time is unforgettable. His 2 times world championship 350cc on the Moto Guzzi single was a big acheivement for a small factory from northern italy. I was honored to meet him twice and was impressed by his excellent Italian speech. First...

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  • Mamola with hair!

    06 September 2007 by crabfat7

    Mamola with hair!

    This is a rare sight, Randy Mamola with hair, and it's real, too! I met him in 1981 at Oulton Park and had to have my photo taken with him. This was the Transatlantic Trophy meeting. I've still got my...

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  • Video: European Drag Racing Championship preview at Santa Pod

    06 September 2007 by Andy Downes

    Check out the video below as MCN takes a sneak preview of preparations for the final round of the European Drag Racing championship. Some of the most powerful and extreme bikes in the world will be heading to Santa Pod in Northamptonshire this weekend. The event runs over three days starting Friday, September 7, 2007 with the finals running on Sunday September 9 from 9.30am. Top fuel bikes with...

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  • Risky business

    01 September 2007 by Will

    Risky business

    Whilst watching the Junior at this years MGP at Hillberry on Wednesday afternoon, the geezer in blazer & light coloured trousers talked to a marshal, and was then allowed to lift the rope across...

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  • Video blog: Adam Child in the KTM 990 Super Duke Battle at Cadwell Park

    31 August 2007 by Adam Child

    KTM 990 Super Duke Battle Round 5 and 6 Cadwell Park, August 25 and 26, 2007 Sunday Qualifying position 14th Race Result  14th Monday Race Result 15th   After the disappointment of the support race at the British GP, KTM were keen to give me another opportunity to ride in the Super Duke Battle series. I didn’t need to be asked twice, especially as I’d be racing in front of...

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  • Racing heroes

    30 August 2007 by TIM BEAUMONT

    Racing heroes

    I have recently been trawling through my photo albums and putting all the photos I took throughout the late 1970s and up until the 1990s on to CD. I spent my youth travelling across the country...

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  • KTM Super Duke weekend at Donington Park

    30 August 2007 by Adam Child

    MCN Road Tester Adam Child got to see the other side to the British MotoGP at Donington Park in June 2007 as he raced in the KTM 990 Super Duke battle. The offer was to get out and angry on a KTM in the 990 Super Duke Battle as part of the packed-out event. Racing a tweaked KTM. At Donington. On GP race day. Things don’t get much better. It’s fair to say that Chad nearly bit Ian at Bracken KTM’s...

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  • National Endurance Championship, Round 4

    29 August 2007 by Alfonso Lygo

    National Endurance Championship, Round 4

    HOTTRAX National Endurance Championship – 8 hours. Series leaders, Harvey Mushman Racing came to Snetterton with a slender 10 point lead over double race winners – GBMoto, ahead of Moores Racing and...

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  • British MXGP

    28 August 2007 by Photoxtreme

    British MXGP

    28,000 fans came to Donington Park to watch MX hero Tommy Searle take his first MX2 GP win. It turned out to be a great day for British Motocross when ex-world champion Dave Thorpe added a 4th crown...

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  • Video: Andrews - “I’ve bitten off more than I can chew”

    27 August 2007 by Michael Guy

    BSB rider Simon Andrews will race for Kawasaki France in the prestigious 24 hour Bol Dor world endurance race next month. Andrews who currently rides for the Jentin Racing team onboard a Yamaha in BSB completed a two day test at Magny Cours this week and got his first taste as life of a World Endurance rider. Despite the wet conditions, Andrews completed the bulk of his laps onboard a Superstock...

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  • Real roads, real racers

    25 August 2007 by mucker

    Real roads, real racers

    Jut a few photos from Thursday and Saturday of this year's meeting up at Wheelers, one just to prove you don't need big balls to be a road racer!

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  • Video: Easton shows off his X-rays after Magny Cours crash

    25 August 2007 by Michael Guy

    Stuart Easton’s hopes of racing this years Bol Dor ended less than an hour into testing at Magny Cours this week. Easton suffered a low speed high side in wet conditions, but fell awkwardly and badly broke his left heal in the accident. MCN spoke with the Scot moments after he arrived back at the track after having his foot put in a cast in hospital.

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  • Mackenzie set for Donington showdown

    22 August 2007 by Adam Wheeler

    Mackenzie set for Donington showdown

    Donington Park hosts another GP this weekend – this time it’s on dirt as the penultimate round of the World Motocross championship heads to the UK. MCN collared MX1 class rider Billy Mackenzie for a...

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  • Race winners at Ulster Grand Prix

    21 August 2007 by Alan McKeeman

    Race winners at Ulster Grand Prix

    Saturday 18 August turned out wet - bit like the rest of this summer then! It didn't stop great racing at Dundrod. Here are some of my pictures taken at Wheeler's Corner of the race winners - Ryan...

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  • Tim Reeves takes Sidecar title No.3

    21 August 2007 by Helen Pask

    Tim Reeves takes Sidecar title No.3

    Tim Reeves has taken his third consecutive Superside World Sidecar title after taking the win and a third place in the penultimate round of the series in Croatia on Sunday. Going into the weekend’s...

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  • Mackenzie goes club racing

    20 August 2007 by Hawmaw

    Mackenzie goes club racing

    Hardy race fans who braved the downpour at the airfield circuit of East Fortune in the south-east of Scotland this weekend were surprised to see former BSB champ & works GP star Niall Mackenzie in...

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  • Ulster Grand Prix pics

    20 August 2007 by simon charity

    Ulster Grand Prix pics

    After a two-hour delay because of weather conditions, the UGP got under way on 18th August. Race 1: Superstock 1000(6 laps). 1st 77 Ryan Farquhar, Harker Kawasaki; 2nd 10 Connor Cumminsm...

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  • Ulster GP: less than perfect

    19 August 2007 by Arby Jones

    I often wonder why I bother going to road racing events, but once you're there it soon becomes apparent we go. I travelled to this year's Ulster Grand Prix along with many others, and was with greeted rain, sodden fields, and limited parking facilities. Did this put me off? Not a chance. You cannot account for the weather, you have to take what you have and make the most of it. It is in this...

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  • Norasport race report from Anglesey

    15 August 2007 by Kathryn Drayton

    Norasport race report from Anglesey

    Norasport had a fantastic circuit at Anglesey and was welcomed by the riders with its newly laid surface and flowing curves, and a bespoke track was used this weekend made up from the four tracks...

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  • Racing legend Bill Lomas passes away

    15 August 2007 by Richard Fairbairn

    Racing legend Bill Lomas passes away

    Motorcycling lost another of its greats late last night, after the passing of 50s legend Bill Lomas following a short illness. The 79-year-old died at Kingsville Hospital in Mansfield, where he was...

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