April

Video: CBX drag racer

For more than 10 years, I campaigned a Honda CBX-based drag bike - this video tells the story.

Walker-rep birthday cake

Walker-rep birthday cake

Here is a picture of my 30th birthday cake, compliments of my mother-in-law! Had to send it in, it's brilliant. Even Chris Walker himself thought it was great I took the picture...

Ilmor to focus on engine development

Ilmor to focus on engine development

As revealed in last week’s MCN, the British-based Ilmor MotoGP team will focus solely on engine development with a track return in 2007 still in major doubt. Ilmor boss Mario Illien announced this...

Vermeulen fearful of Ducati threat

Vermeulen fearful of Ducati threat

Aussie Chris Vermeulen is fearful that the Japanese factories will be humbled again by Ducati in this weekend’s Shanghai GP in China. The impressive Shanghai circuit has two huge straights, including...

Bayliss denies Toseland in Assen race two

Bayliss denies Toseland in Assen race two

Troy Bayliss denied James Toseland a double win at the Assen round of World Superbikes by just 0.009 of a second, with Max Biaggi on the final spot on the podium. Troy Corser recovered from a crash in...

Kiyo takes Silverstone double

Kiyo takes Silverstone double

Ryuichi Kiyonari took the double win in the second race at Silverstone, leading from the start until the race was red-flagged on lap 14. Behind Kiyonari the drama unfolded with Lavilla working his way...

Kiyonari wins first race at Silverstone

Kiyonari wins first race at Silverstone

Ryuichi Kiyonari and Jonathan Rea took a HM Plant one-two in the first race at the Silverstone round of British Superbikes. Chris Walker took third, claiming his first podium since his return to the...

Toseland wins Assen race one

Toseland wins Assen race one

James Toseland has taken victory in the first World Superbike race at Assen, winning a hard fought battle with Noriyuki Haga, Ruben Xaus, Troy Bayliss, and Troy Corser, who crashed out of contention...

Corti demoted in Superstock 1000 results

Corti demoted in Superstock 1000 results

Claudio Corti took a classy race win in the Superstock 1000 Cup from his Yamaha team-mate Michele Pirro, but was then immediately relegated to second after he was judged to have passed Didier...

Toseland tops Superpole times

Toseland tops Superpole times

James Toseland recorded a new best lap at Assen in the Superbike class to claim pole for the World Superbike round on Sunday, with a time of 1:38.603. It's Toseland's first pole position of the year,...

ITV Presenter

ITV Presenter

Whilst at BSB qualifying at Silverstone on Saturday,  I bumped into Jane Omorogbe, (ITV's BSB Presenter), so a quick snap was had. You usually have pictures of the public with racers, so why not...

Video: Assen Superpole highlights

Video: Assen Superpole highlights

James Toseland took an incredible pole position for the Assen round of World Superbikes and you can watch the highlights here. Video provided by WorldSBK.tv

Kiyonari secures Silverstone pole

Kiyonari secures Silverstone pole

British Superbike Champion Ryuichi Kiyonari secured pole position for tomorrow’s third BSB round of the year at Silverstone with a 1:25.38 later in the session – inside his own lap record time of...

Kiyo tops Silverstone Saturday practice

Kiyo tops Silverstone Saturday practice

Ryuichi Kiyonari set the fast time in Saturday morning’s free practice session at Silverstone, in preparation for Sunday’s third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. Kiyo’s time of...

Sofuoglu ups Supersport pace

Sofuoglu ups Supersport pace

Championship leader Keenan Sofuoglu dipped 2/10th under the official lap record to secure pole position for tomorrow’s Supersport race. The Turkish rider had to pull out all the stops to beat his...

Bayliss has the pace

Bayliss has the pace

Troy Bayliss will go into this afternoons Superpole in confident mood after setting the fastest time during the second qualifying session along with the best laps on a race tyre. Bayliss, like most of...

Shakey gives a wave to his friends

Shakey gives a wave to his friends

More pictures from BSB round one. Shakey gives a wave to his fans. Leon Camier is out in front. Jonathan Rea is spinning up.

Toseland chats about Assen Day One

Toseland chats about Assen Day One

Watch James Toseland speak to MCN's Michael Guy, following the first day of practice for the World Superbike round at Assen on Sunday, April 29, 2007.

Hopkins confident for China despite new engine fear

Hopkins confident for China despite new engine fear

Factory Suzuki rider John Hopkins is confident he can run at the front in the China GP on May 6, 2007 despite fears that a new engine may not be ready for the Shanghai clash. The American cast doubt...

Lavilla ups the pace at Silverstone

Lavilla ups the pace at Silverstone

Gregorio Lavilla upped the pace in the second practice session at Silverstone this afternoon (Friday) by going half a second quicker. The Spaniard, who has won all four races so far this weekend,...

Charpentier bounces back to take pole

Charpentier bounces back to take pole

Sebastian Charpentier showed no ill effects of his pelvis and coccyx injuries by securing provisional pole position in the first qualifying session today (Friday). In what was his first day on a bike...

Toseland in control

Toseland in control

James Toseland saved his best till last by securing pole position in the dying minutes of first qualifying. Onboard the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda, Toseland’s final two laps were both good enough for...

Hill is Silverstone pace setter

Hill is Silverstone pace setter

Virgin Media Optoma Loans’ Tommy Hill topped the time sheets following the first practice session at Silverstone. Hill was pole man at Thruxton and also set the pole time for last year's WSB...

Xaus fastest in first WSB free practice

Xaus fastest in first WSB free practice

Spain’s Ruben Xaus recorded the best time at the first WSB free practice in Assen. The Sterilgarda Ducati man completed his fastest lap in 1min 40.460secs just ahead of Britain’s James Toseland who...

Dorna chief plays down MotoGP cash concerns

Dorna chief plays down MotoGP cash concerns

MotoGP boss Carmelo Ezpeleta has refuted suggestions that the current dire economic climate in world championship racing has reached crisis status. With only 19 riders on the grid and teams suffering...

Checa lined up to partner Hayden at Suzuka Eight-Hour

Checa lined up to partner Hayden at Suzuka Eight-Hour

Reigning premier class world champion Nicky Hayden could be joined by fellow MotoGP rider Carlos Checa in one of Honda’s top factory teams competing in the prestigious Suzuka Eight-Hour endurance...

British Minimoto Championships - Round two, Larkhall

British Minimoto Championships - Round two, Larkhall

Senior Classes On the 20th April the second round of the MiniMoto Racing Association (MMRA) British Minimoto Championship rolled into Larkhall, 20 miles South of Glasgow for another weekend of fast...

Q&A with Bridgestone boss following Turkish GP

Q&A with Bridgestone boss following Turkish GP

Bridgestone  enjoyed  its  most  successful  race  weekend  to  date  at  the  Istanbul Park  in  Turkey at the weekend. This is ...

Rossi opposes Ecclestone's GP shake-up idea

Rossi opposes Ecclestone's GP shake-up idea

Valentino Rossi has spoken out against Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone’s suggestion the 125 and 250 GP classes should be stripped of their world championship status to help make MotoGP more...

Curvy Riders MCC recruiting new Brolly Blokes

Curvy Riders MCC recruiting new Brolly Blokes

Here's Curvy Riders MCC Northern Ireland Regional Rep, Charlie, with the latest CRMCC Brolly Bloke Robert Dunlop....but not a brolly in sight! For more CRMCC Brolly Blokes check out the site!...

Video: Rutter talks at George Whites

Video: Rutter talks at George Whites

Michael Rutter attended the opening of George White's new Swindon super centre last weekend and while he was there BSB commentator Fred Clarke got him on stage for a quick chat. Watch the video below...

Edwards seeks Michelin backlash

Edwards seeks Michelin backlash

Double World Superbike champion Colin Edwards is confident Michelin will bounce back from its Turkey trouncing to turn the tables on tyre rivals Bridgestone in the Shanghai GP on May 6, 2007. The...

Charpentier back but Pitt stays

Charpentier back but Pitt stays

Reigning world Supersport champion Sebastian Charpentier will be back in action at this weekend’s Assen round after missing the previous two races through injury. Charpentier suffered a painful fall...

Mason loses two rides in one weekend

Mason loses two rides in one weekend

Gary Mason may have the distinction of being the only rider in AMA racing to lose two rides on one weekend. It happened at Barber Motorsports Park where the Englishman was without his Corona Extra...

Martin to ride Yamaha 600 at Assen

Martin to ride Yamaha 600 at Assen

Just hours after finding out he wouldn’t be riding his DFX Honda Superbike at Assen, Steve Martin received a call from Yamaha’s Kevin Curtain asking him if he’d ride his World Supersport R6 at this...

Be Lavilla's grid girl

Be Lavilla's grid girl

Would you like to be Lavilla’s grid girl at the next round of the Bennett’s British Superbike at Silverstone on April 29? Bennetts is giving one lucky MCN female reader the opportunity to represent...