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Sport (August 2007)

  • 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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  • Phase One retire from Oschersleben 24 Hour

    12 August 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Phase One retire from Oschersleben 24 Hour

    Yamaha Phase One Endurance were forced to retire from the Oschersleben 24 Hour round of the QMMF Endurance FIM World Championship. They had held second place for much of the race, behind SERT Suzuki...

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  • MX1: Billy Mackenzie claims third in Belgium

    08 August 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    MX1: Billy Mackenzie claims third in Belgium

    Britain’s Billy Mackenzie secured a podium at the World MX1 Championship GP in Belgium last weekend from pole position. The Scottish Kawasaki rider finished third in the first race behind fellow...

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  • Ryan Farquhar wins Mid Antrim 150

    07 August 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Ryan Farquhar wins Mid Antrim 150

    Ryan Farquhar produced an incredible performance at the 2007 Mid-Antrim 150 when he won all three main races. Ryan Farquhar’s perfect hat-trick weekend included three pole positions and two new lap...

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  • FIM endurance battle set for Germany

    07 August 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    FIM endurance battle set for Germany

    The fourth leg of the QMMF Endurance FIM World Championship, the Oschersleben 24 Hours in Germany, marks the start of the second half of the season and is set to be a decisive point in the race for...

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  • ACU monitoring foot and mouth situation

    06 August 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    ACU monitoring foot and mouth situation

    The ACU are closely monitoring the current foot and mouth situation – even though the outbreak is very localised at present. Off Road motorcycle sport is dependant on the goodwill of farmers for the...

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  • UK Endurance championship, round 4 preview

    06 August 2007 by Alfonso Lygo

    UK Endurance championship, round 4 preview

    Hottrax Motorsport Racing Club National + Junior TAG Endurance Motorcycle Championship – Round 4 – Snetterton, Norfolk 26th + 27th August 2007. The Endurance teams arrive at the Norfolk ex-WW II...

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  • British MiniGP Round 5

    01 August 2007 by Marci

    British MiniGP Round 5

    Rowrah, 28th/29th July 2007: Ray and Rogers have an eye for the title... Bradley Ray and Fraser Rogers extended their respective championship leads in the MiniGP50 and 70 classes. Ray won all three...

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  • British Minimoto, round 5

    01 August 2007 by Marci

    British Minimoto, round 5

    Karren Hadden made the trip across the Irish Sea worthwhile as she claimed overall victory in the Junior Production B class. Two seconds, a fourth and a fifth were enough to ease out championship...

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