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Sport (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Isle of Man: TT Centenary parade

    07 June 2007 by Tom Rayner

    Isle of Man: TT Centenary parade

    Legendary racers and motorcycles rode an historic parade lap around the Mountain Course to celebrate the Isle of Man TT’s centenary year. Earlier in the week enthusiasts recreate the very first TT...

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  • Isle of Man TT: Sidecar Race B

    06 June 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Isle of Man TT: Sidecar Race B

    The Isle of Man's Dave Molyneux and Rick Long have won their second sidecar race at the Isle of Man TT centenary event. While 13 is often bac luck for some, it's not the case for this pair as this is...

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  • Mladin goes top of AMA Superbike championship

    05 June 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Mladin goes top of AMA Superbike championship

    Six-time champion Mat Mladin won the first of two AMA Superbike races at the weekend as Yoshimura Suzuki dominated the podium in Wisconsin. Mladin moved into the lead in the championship following his...

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  • McGuinness wins race one at Isle of Man TT

    04 June 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    McGuinness wins race one at Isle of Man TT

    It wasn’t the most closely-fought Isle of Man TT ever, it wasn’t even the most dramatic but it was the opening race of the Centenary TT races and by far one of the most popular victories when John...

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  • Isle of Man TT Superbikes race: Latest

    04 June 2007 by MCN Sports Desk

    Isle of Man TT Superbikes race: Latest

    Latest reports from the Isle of Man Bennetts Superbike race, with a full report to follow shortly after the race: Latest update: Lap 6: Grandstand Finish: McGuinness wins the opening race of the...

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  • Oxford Speedway club shuts down

    04 June 2007 by Dave Rawlings

    Oxford Speedway club shuts down

    The Oxford Cheetahs and Lions Speedway clubs have been closed with immediate effect. Colin Horton, owner of Oxford Speedway, has been bank-rolling the club with his own money since he purchased it...

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  • TT waiting for weather to clear

    04 June 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    TT waiting for weather to clear

    Today’s action at the Isle of Man TT races has already been hit by the weather with the start of the six-lap Superbike race already delayed from 10.45am until 12.45 with talk of a further delay...

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  • First race postponed at Isle of Man TT

    02 June 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    First race postponed at Isle of Man TT

    Saturday’s superbike race at the Isle of Man TT was postponed due to bad weather and will now take place on Monday, starting at 10.45am. All the riders and bikes were sat on the Glencrutchery...

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  • Hondas top Friday TT practice

    01 June 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Hondas top Friday TT practice

    Ian Hutchinson topped the leaderboard in the Superbike and Superstock classes in Friday’s final practice for this year’s Centenary TT races on the Isle of Man. Hutch clocked a 127.04mph lap on the HM...

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  • Fire red-flags TT practice

    01 June 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Fire red-flags TT practice

    Friday night’s practice was red-flagged at the Isle of Man TT due to fire on the course following a three-rider crash at the Black Dub, involving Belgian rider Michael Weynand, Ballymoney’s...

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  • Your essential TT schedule

    01 June 2007 by David Batchelor

    Your essential TT schedule

    The minutes are counting down to the start of race week on the Island. Here’s a schedule of events so you won’t miss a moment of your TT action: PRACTICE (ROADS CLOSE 15 MINUTES BEFORE START OF...

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  • TT on the TV

    01 June 2007 by David Batchelor

    TT on the TV

    You can catch all the action from this year’s TT on the satellite and cable channel ITV4. Every night from 9pm there’s an hour of that day’s highlights material, with incisive commentary and...

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  • McGuinness hits 129mph

    31 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    McGuinness hits 129mph

    The 130mph Isle of Man TT lap gets tantalisingly closer. John McGuinness clocked a stunning 129mph lap tonight (Thursday) on the HM Plant Honda in practice for Saturday’s superbike race. McGuinness...

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  • Wednesday's TT practice cancelled

    30 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Wednesday's TT practice cancelled

    This evening’s TT practice was cancelled due to poor conditions. Persistent rain made track conditions dangerous and low cloud cover would have prevented the medical helicopter taking off to attend to...

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  • Tuesday's TT blog: McGuinness sets the pace

    30 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Tuesday's TT blog: McGuinness sets the pace

    There’s only been a handful of laps over 128mph in TT history between John McGuinness, Cameron Donald, Bruce Anstey and Ian Lougher and they’ve come at the height of a racing situation. But McGuinness...

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  • Mackenzie secures first British win in MX1

    29 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Mackenzie secures first British win in MX1

    British MX1 rider Billy Mackenzie secured his first win in the series last weekend in Japan. Mackenzie ran away with the first race ahead of David Philippaerts and Josh Coppins and the 23-year-old was...

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  • McGuinness already the man to beat at TT

    29 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    McGuinness already the man to beat at TT

    John McGuinness has recorded the fastest lap for the first timed practice session of the IOM TT. The HM Plant Honda rider recorded a best of 18:06.77 for the Superbikes on the second run on Monday...

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  • Macau GP pictures

    29 May 2007 by Glenn

    Macau GP pictures

    Here's some pics from Macau last November, I went out there on business and got a ride in the 40th Anniversary Macau GP parade lap. One pic is of me with Schwantz and Steve Plater after he'd just won...

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  • TT starts with 186mph

    27 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    TT starts with 186mph

    British Supersport rider Ian Hutchinson recorded an unofficial time of 186mph through the Sulby Straight on the Isle of Man TT course in the first practice session on Saturday evening. Hutchinson got...

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  • McGuinness a safe bet for TT

    25 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    McGuinness a safe bet for TT

    On May 28, 1907 Charlie Collier took four hours, eight minutes and eight seconds on his Matchless single to take the overall victory in the first ever TT at an average speed of 38.21mph in a race...

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  • The next Valentino

    23 May 2007 by antony porter

    The next Valentino

    This is my little boy Archie Valentino Porter, aged two and a half, on his dad's SV650 Minitwin club race bike. And, yes, that is his proper name. Give him 15 years and he could be in GPs.

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  • Thank you Steve Plater

    23 May 2007 by Martin Gormley

    Thank you Steve Plater

    At the finish of the North West 200 I went to the paddock with my nine-year-old grandson to show him some of the race bikes and their riders. I went to the Steve Plater team area and there...

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  • Carmichael back with a win

    23 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Carmichael back with a win

    Team Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael returned from his car racing exploits to motorcycle racing with a vengeance at the recent weekend's season-opening round of AMA Toyota Motocross at Hangtown...

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  • North West 200 - Must concentrate harder

    23 May 2007 by Steve Ebbrell

    North West 200 - Must concentrate harder

    I have a couple of shots of the NW200 superbike race startline incident. One is Anstey daydreaming as his fellow frontline riders spot his boiling radiator. The second is an action shot of the...

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  • England win short track team race

    22 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    England win short track team race

    England came out on top in the first-ever Short Track of Nations – a team race of America dirt track-style racing on the Peterborough speedway track at the East of England Showground.  Short...

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  • Yanagawa wins Tsukuba

    21 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Yanagawa wins Tsukuba

    Team Green Kawasaki rider Akira Yanagawa won the third round of the All Japan Superbike series at Tsukuba at the weekend but Honda’s Tatsuya Yamaguchi continues to the lead the series after finishing...

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  • Mladin double at Infineon

    21 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Mladin double at Infineon

      Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin picked up his 55th and 56th career AMA Superbike victories as he dominated the double-header AMA Superbike weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma,...

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