2007

MotoGP Valencia 2007 Winners

MotoGP Valencia 2007 Winners

Competition winners David & Margaret Griffin from Wrexham had a wonderful time in Valencia at the MotoGP. We at Toursareus would like to thank MCN for giving their readers a chance to win...

British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea lifts prestigous Irish award

British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea lifts prestigous Irish award

Jonathan Rea left his sick bed on Saturday night to collect the NGK Irish Motorcyclist of the Year Award, which comprises the coveted Joey Dunlop Trophy. “This is simply awesome,” said Jonathan Rea as...

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team win final QMMF Endurance round in Qatar

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team win final QMMF Endurance round in Qatar

Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, had already been confirmed QMMF Endurance World Champions at Oschersleben back in September but that didn’t stop them going all out in the final round of the series in...

MotoGP: Bradley Smith to make Aprilia track debut

MotoGP: Bradley Smith to make Aprilia track debut

Sixteen-year-old MotoGP125 star Bradley Smith gets his first ride on the 125cc Polaris World Aprilia at Jerez next Monday in a scheduled three-day test. This will be Bradley Smith’s first opportunity...

MotoGP: James Toseland in floodlit Qatar test

MotoGP: James Toseland in floodlit Qatar test

World Superbike champion James Toseland will find out what it might be like to race under floodlights when he joins other MotoGP stars including Loris Capirossi in a track test at Losail Interntional...

Babe of the day

Babe of the day

Todays babe of the day (Monday).

Justin Carter's finish line crash

Justin Carter's finish line crash

Breath-taking pictures of UK entrant, Justin Carter's spectacular attempt at crossing the finish line of the 2007 UAE Desert Challenge... upside down. Hi-res available on request.

1950 Senior IOM TT race Pt. 1

1950 Senior Isle of Man TT race, considered by many to be the best senior TT race ever. Due to it's length I've chopped it into two parts. I thought some of the MCN community would be into it.

Sheridan Morais returns to South Africa

Sheridan Morais returns to South Africa

A welcome visitor back home to South Africa, was World Superstock competitor, Sheridan Morais, riding in the National Superbikes on the Ducati Durban 1098.

Close racing in South Africa

Close racing in South Africa

The South African Superbike boys were running down at Phakisa Freeway on 10 November. Here Robbie Portman on his GSXR1000 and Clinton Seller on the R1 are getting it on!!

MotoGP: Toni Elias to undergo leg surgery

MotoGP: Toni Elias to undergo leg surgery

New Alice Ducati recruit Toni Elias will undergo surgery to remove pins and screws in his left leg later this month. Elias suffered a serious fracture to his femur on the first day of the Dutch TT in...

Video: British Superbikes: Tom Sykes' Rizla Suzuki test at Mallory Park

Rizla Suzuki wasted no time in giving new-signing Tom Sykes a shakedown ride on their 2008-spec GSX-R1000 race bike at Mallory Park this week. Tom Sykes had a full afternoon of riding on Wednesday during an open test day and then got two hours on Thursday before gusting wins and torrential rain brought the test to a halt. To find out how he performed check out the video below. See a full report...

Rossi Too Ducati in the future???

Rossi Too Ducati in the future???

Former world MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi said on Friday he would be interesting in riding for Ducati in 2009 if his Yamaha bike does not improve next season. Ducati's Casey Stoner raced away with...

MotoGP: Suzuki delighted at Loris Capirossi’s impressive start

MotoGP: Suzuki delighted at Loris Capirossi’s impressive start

Suzuki boss Paul Denning has said Loris Capirossi’s impressive GSV-R debut in Valencia earlier this week fully justified the signing of the veteran Italian. Loris Capirossi joined Suzuki to replace...

MotoGP: Tech 3 boss keen to start testing with James Toseland

MotoGP: Tech 3 boss keen to start testing with James Toseland

James Toseland’s new MotoGP team boss has said he can’t wait to begin the British star’s hectic winter testing schedule in Malaysia next week. And Herve Poncharal said James Toseland’s triumph in the...

Milan show video: KTM unveils World Superstock race bike

Alongside the launch of the RC8 superbike at the Milan show KTM also announced it will race in the World Superstock championship in 2008 and unveiled the RedBull sponsored motorcycle it will use. Check out the video below to see the motorcycle unveiled then grab a copy of the November 7 edition of MCN to see details of all 28 new bikes launched at the Miland show.

Audio: Repsol Honda's Nicky Hayden talks 2008

Following a frustrating 2007 for Nicky Hayden the 2006 MotoGP world champion talks about his aim to claim back his title next season. Listen to this interview with Repsol Honda's Nicky Hayden from the first winter test in Valencia this week as he talks about plans for 2008 and family weddings. Read MCN next week (November 14, 2007) for a full round-up of the Valencia MotoGP test.

Babe of the day

Babe of the day

Todays babe of the day (friday).

The Doctors in Valencia

The Doctors in Valencia

My Wife and Brother in law at This years Valencia Moto GP. We were asked for about one hundred and fifty photos on the Saturday.

British Superbikes: Stobart Honda moves to World Superbikes for 2008

British Superbikes: Stobart Honda moves to World Superbikes for 2008

In one of the biggest shocks of 2007 Stobart Honda boss Paul Bird has announced he is moving his team to the World Superbike Championship for 2008. Paul Bird has lost both his 2007 riders, Shane Byrne...

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi believes Casey Stoner will get stronger in 2008

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi believes Casey Stoner will get stronger in 2008

Valentino Rossi reckons Ducati rival Casey Stoner will prove to be an even bigger threat in 2008. The Italian, who is currently recovering from three broken bones in his right hand after a massive...

MotoGP: Software glitch likely cause of Valentino Rossi’s Valencia retirement

MotoGP: Software glitch likely cause of Valentino Rossi’s Valencia retirement

Yamaha has revealed a software glitch in its electronics system was the probable cause of Valentino Rossi’s Valencia retirement last Sunday that cost the Italian second place in the MotoGP world...

Babe of the day

Babe of the day

Todays babe of the day (Thursday).

Fonsi Nieto and Max Neurkirchner get first taste of Alstare Suzuki

Fonsi Nieto and Max Neurkirchner get first taste of Alstare Suzuki

Alstare Suzuki’s 2008 riders got their first taste of the factory Suzuki GSX-R1000 in preparation for next years championship campaign. Spaniard Fonsi Nieto and German Max Neukirchner completed a...

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden worried by Valentino Rossi’s Bridgestone switch

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden worried by Valentino Rossi’s Bridgestone switch

Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden fears Valentino Rossi’s switch to Bridgestone tyres in 2008 will make it tougher for Michelin to fight back next season. Bridgestone now has Valentino Rossi...

Legend Sheene lives on

Legend Sheene lives on

I took this picture at Valencia at the MotoGP on Sunday. The Legend lives on. I'm sure he was looking down and saying "I could beat that F***ing lot with a fag in my mouth" ! Kind regards Jeff...

Gary Pinchin's British Superbikes blog: BSB's wholesale changes

Gary Pinchin's British Superbikes blog: BSB's wholesale changes

I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for next year’s British Superbike season to blast off. I’ve been around the series for a while now and I certainly can’t remember a time when there’s been such...

2008 Hottrax Motorsport Racing Club National

2008 Hottrax Motorsport Racing Club National

Hottrax Motorsport Racing Club (HMRC) has started outlining their exciting plans for the 2008 National Endurance Championships. This builds on a highly successful inaugural season that saw fast, close...

My son and Marco Melandri

My son and Marco Melandri

This is a picture of my son josh with Moto GP rider Marco Melandri at East Midlands airport ready for valencia.

MotoGP: Loris Capirossi eager to try 2008 Suzuki in Sepang

MotoGP: Loris Capirossi eager to try 2008 Suzuki in Sepang

Loris Capirossi said he is keen to evaluate Suzuki’s prototype 2008 factory GSV-R machine in Malaysia next week after he made a positive start to winter testing in Valencia.  The Italian made...

MotoGP: Yamaha promise Jorge Lorenzo full support

MotoGP: Yamaha promise Jorge Lorenzo full support

Yamaha has assured double world 250 champion Jorge Lorenzo he will be given identical technical support to Valentino Rossi in 2008 after he made a solid start to his MotoGP career in Valencia. Jorge...

Casey Stoner ends Valencia test fastest

Casey Stoner ends Valencia test fastest

MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner ended the first test session in preparation for the 2008 season in Valencia today with the fastest time. Riding a slightly modified version of his 2007 factory...

Video: MotoGP: 2008 winter test on track for teams

Check out the video below as MCN's MotoGP reporter Matthew Birt gets action from the first test of the 2008 MotoGP motorcycles in Valencia. Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha are among the teams who have been out testing at the Spanish track yesterday and today. Jorge Lorenzo on the Yamaha YZR-M1 is one of several riders testing bikes for the first time.

MotoGP: Picture special Valencia winter test

MotoGP: Picture special Valencia winter test

Check out these pictures taken at the first winter MotoGP test in Valencia. Suzuki, Ducati, Kawasaki and Yamaha were among the teams at the two day test with their first real chance to see what their...

MotoGP: Michelin and Bridgestone confident data will remain secret at Yamaha

MotoGP: Michelin and Bridgestone confident data will remain secret at Yamaha

Michelin and Bridgestone bosses laid down a series of non-negotiable demands to ensure critical tyre and development information isn’t leaked inside Yamaha’s factory MotoGP team next season. There...

MotoGP: Bridgestone eager to begin work with Valentino Rossi

MotoGP: Bridgestone eager to begin work with Valentino Rossi

Bridgestone boss Hiroshi Yamada said he is looking forward to prospect of working with Valentino Rossi in 2008, despite being one of the Italian’s fiercest critics in his bid to ditch Michelin. Yamada...