2007

Norasport Championship final from Cadwell Park

Norasport Championship final from Cadwell Park

450 National Championships: Mick Bertram secured a move after up from the B group with a clear lead from Paul Wilby in race one, but it was Nick Allison who had the fastest lap and then finished in...

Journalist's mishap with Nicky Hayden's MotoGP Honda

Journalist's mishap with Nicky Hayden's MotoGP Honda

At Valencia a select number of journalists have been given the chance to ride the MotoGP machines of the 2007 season. You'll be able to see updates from MCN's Michael Neeves on this site, and also in...

Rizla Suzuki sign Tom Sykes

Tom Sykes has signed for Rizla Suzuki for the 2008 BSB championship. The grinner has confirmed that he will be riding along side the two times Japanese Champion Atsushi Watanabe in the british premier series.

Babe of the day

Babe of the day

Todays babe of the day.         Don't forget there are 28 new motorcycle launches, in MCN, Wednesday, November 7, 2007.

British Superbikes: Tom Sykes signs for Rizla Suzuki

British Superbikes: Tom Sykes signs for Rizla Suzuki

Rizla Suzuki have completed their 2008 line-up with the signing Tom Sykes. The 22-year-old from Huddersfield with ride alongside Rizla’s other new signing Atsushi Watanabe, the 2007Japanese Superbike...

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne and Leon Camier sign for Ducati

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne and Leon Camier sign for Ducati

All the speculation is over - GSE Racing are back in British Superbikes.   They have linked up with Airwaves for the fourth year running. They have factory 1098R F08 Ducatis and have...

MotoGP: Casey Stoner tops first day of 2008 winter testing

MotoGP: Casey Stoner tops first day of 2008 winter testing

MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner started preparations for the defence of his title in Valencia today, immediately continuing his dominant form that won him 10 races last season. With Casey Stoner...

MotoGP: Loris Capirossi impresses on Suzuki debut

MotoGP: Loris Capirossi impresses on Suzuki debut

Veteran Italian Loris Capirossi was the most impressive of the several riders who changed machinery in the first winter test for the 2008 season in Valencia today. Making his debut on Suzuki’s factory...

MotoGP: Engine glitch stalls Nicky Hayden’s 2008 Honda debut

MotoGP: Engine glitch stalls Nicky Hayden’s 2008 Honda debut

Nicky Hayden’s first chance to evaluate Honda’s new factory RC212V in Valencia today (Tuesday) was beset by problems as he completed only 14 laps on the 2008 V4. A problem with a new pneumatic valve...

Conor Cummins signs for NCT Racing in National Superstock

Conor Cummins signs for NCT Racing in National Superstock

Manxman Conor Cummins has signed to ride for Neil Haslam’s Midlands-based NCT Racing in the National Superstock series next year. The 21-year-old from Ramsey, one of the new crop of young racing stars...

Milan show: KTM reveals World Superstock race bike

Milan show: KTM reveals World Superstock race bike

KTM has revealed it will race in World Superstock next year and plans to move up to World Superbikes. The firm broke the news at the launch of the production version of its RC8 1190 superbike at the...

MotoGP: Ducati not pursuing Michelin deal

MotoGP: Ducati not pursuing Michelin deal

Ducati bosses refused to deny in Valencia they had contacted Michelin in response to Valentino Rossi’s controversial move to Bridgestone. Disgruntled at the way Valentino Rossi’s switch to use the...

Video: MotoGP: 2008 MotoGP season gets underway in Valencia

The 2008 MotoGP world championship has kicked off today (Tuesday) in Valencia, and we have video of a host of riders getting their first opportunity to test new machinery. Today's test session, which kicked off at 2pm local time, saw John Hopkins make his Kawasaki debut, Loris Capirossi jump on Suzuki's GSV-R machine, and Marco Melandri join world champion Casey Stoner in Ducati's factory squad.

Rossi just after his Valencia crash

Rossi just after his Valencia crash

A pic of Rossi just after he fell off at Valencia.

MotoGP: Michael Schumacher stuns in Ducati 800 MotoGP ride

MotoGP: Michael Schumacher stuns in Ducati 800 MotoGP ride

Ferrari Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has shown he is no slouch on two wheels today in Valencia with an incredible performance on Casey Stoner’s world championship-winning factory...

MotoGP: Yamaha admit Bridgestone tyres switch is 'risky'

MotoGP: Yamaha admit Bridgestone tyres switch is 'risky'

Valentino Rossi's factory Yamaha MotoGP team boss admitted the Italian's controversial switch to Bridgestone tyres in 2008 is a massive risk. But Davide Brivio said Yamaha had no choice but to support...

Nicky Hayden catches first glimpse of 2008 Honda

Nicky Hayden catches first glimpse of 2008 Honda

Nicky Hayden has caught a first glimpse of the new 2008 Honda RC212V 800 that he will debut in Valencia tomorrow (Tuesday). The former world champion spotted the new bike in the Repsol Honda garage...

MotoGP: Michelin confident despite Valentino Rossi departure

MotoGP: Michelin confident despite Valentino Rossi departure

Michelin believe they still have a big enough talent pool to help wrestle back the MotoGP world championship from rivals Bridgestone in 2008. While Bridgestone now have world champion Casey Stoner and...

Triumph 675 racing - Tough decision

Triumph 675 racing - Tough decision

My17 year old son Liam and myself are going to have to make our toughest racing decision this week. Liam has been racing a triumph 675 in our superstock 600 championship this year. When we turned up...

Babe of the day

Babe of the day

MCN's babe of the day.

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi confirms Bridgestone tyre switch

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi confirms Bridgestone tyre switch

As was revealed by MCN last month in Phillip Island, Valentino Rossi has today confirmed he will switch to Bridgestone tyres in 2008. An official announcement has just been made by Yamaha in Valencia,...

Valencia MotoGP Reaction: Dani Pedrosa thrills home fans with Valencia win

Valencia MotoGP Reaction: Dani Pedrosa thrills home fans with Valencia win

Dani Pedrosa thrilled a massive home crowd of 132,500 with a Valencia victory that snatched second place in the world championship from injured rival Valentino Rossi. The Repsol Honda rider, who had...

Valencia MotoGP Reaction: Casey Stoner ends dream season with second

Valencia MotoGP Reaction: Casey Stoner ends dream season with second

Casey Stoner ended his brilliant 2007 campaign with second place in Valencia today as he preserved his 100 per cent record of scoring points in all 18 races. For once, the factory Ducati rider didn’t...

Valencia MotoGP Reaction: Emotional John Hopkins leaves Suzuki in style

Valencia MotoGP Reaction: Emotional John Hopkins leaves Suzuki in style

American John Hopkins ended his Suzuki career in style today when he claimed third place in his last race for the Japanese factory. Hopkins will begin his new career on Tuesday when he makes his debut...

Valencia MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa wins as Rossi retires from the race

Valencia MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa wins as Rossi retires from the race

Dani Pedrosa has won the final race of the 2007 MotoGP championship at Valencia for Repsol Honda and Michelin, as newly-crowned champion Casey Stoner is forced to settle for second, and MotoGP legend...

Valencia MotoGP: Mika Kallio wins Valencia 250cc GP

Valencia MotoGP: Mika Kallio wins Valencia 250cc GP

Finnish KTM rider Mika Kallio has taken his second victory of 2007 in Valencia, making it two wins in his first year in the 250cc GP championship. Kallio was joined on the podium by Alex de Angelis,...

Valencia MotoGP: Gabor Talmacsi wins 125cc GP title, as Hector Faubel wins race

Valencia MotoGP: Gabor Talmacsi wins 125cc GP title, as Hector Faubel wins race

Gabor Talmacsi has become the first Hungarian motorcycle racer to win a world championship, despite his Bancaja Aspar team-mate Hector Faubel pressuring Talmacsi up until the final corner. The pair...

Valencia MotoGP: Chaz Davies ruled out but Carlos Checa will race

Valencia MotoGP: Chaz Davies ruled out but Carlos Checa will race

Hand and wrist injuries suffered in two big high-side crashes have ruled British rider Chaz Davies out of today’s 30-lap Valencia GP. Davies has ligament damage and a small crack in the scaphoid bone...

Valencia MotoGP: Yamaha poised to confirm Bridgestone deal for Valentino Rossi

Valencia MotoGP: Yamaha poised to confirm Bridgestone deal for Valentino Rossi

Yamaha is expected to officially confirm today in Valencia that Valentino Rossi will ditch Michelin tyres and race on Bridgestone rubber in the 2008 MotoGP world championship. In a deal largely...

Valencia MotoGP: Jerry Burgess confident Valentino Rossi will race

Valencia MotoGP: Jerry Burgess confident Valentino Rossi will race

Valentino Rossi’s crew chief Jerry Burgess is confident the Italian will be fit to ride in tomorrow’s 30-lap Valencia GP, despite suffering three small broken bones in his right hand in a qualifying...

Valencia MotoGP: Carlos Checa back in hospital for more tests

Valencia MotoGP: Carlos Checa back in hospital for more tests

Spanish veteran Carlos Checa will return to a Valencia hospital tonight for more blood tests as he continues to suffer from stomach problems in his last MotoGP weekend. The LCR Honda rider was rushed...

Valencia MotoGP: Mika Kallio on pole for 250cc GP finale

Valencia MotoGP: Mika Kallio on pole for 250cc GP finale

Mika Kallio has secured pole position for the 250cc GP at the final round of the 2007 championship at Valencia. It's the second pole position of 2007 for Kallio, as the 25-year-old Finnish KTM rider...

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi injured as Dani Pedrosa claims pole position

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi injured as Dani Pedrosa claims pole position

Dani Pedrosa stormed to his fourth successive pole position in Valencia this afternoon, but Valentino Rossi suffering multiple fractures in his right hand after a heavy crash overshadowed the...

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi breaks right hand in horror crash

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi breaks right hand in horror crash

Valentino Rossi could miss the first Grand Prix of his illustrious career in Valencia tomorrow after breaking his right hand in three places in a horror crash during today’s qualifying session. Rossi...

Valencia MotoGP: Gabor Talamcsi on pole position for 125cc GP

Valencia MotoGP: Gabor Talamcsi on pole position for 125cc GP

Gabor Talmacsi has taken pole position for the final and championship deciding Valencia round of the 125cc GP season, to line up on the grid ahead of Bancaja Aspar Aprilia team-mates Hector...

Valencia MotoGP: Qualifying tyre helps Sylvain Guintoli top Valencia practice

Valencia MotoGP: Qualifying tyre helps Sylvain Guintoli top Valencia practice

A Dunlop qualifying tyre helped French rider Sylvain Guintoli end free practice for tomorrow's Valencia MotoGP clash with the fastest time. With Dunlop not restricted by the 31-tyre limit regulation...