August

British Superbikes: Confirmed 2008 signings

British Superbikes: Confirmed 2008 signings

With news of where riders are planning to go to next year in British Superbikes we will be keeping an eye on who signs for whom over the close season. Keep checking back to www.motorcyclenews.com for...

MotoGP: Confirmed 2008 signings

MotoGP: Confirmed 2008 signings

With news of where riders are planning to go to next year in MotoGP we will be keeping an eye on who signs for whom over the close season. The excitement has begun even before the end of the 2007...

World Superbikes: Confirmed 2008 signings

World Superbikes: Confirmed 2008 signings

With news of where riders are planning to go to next year in World Superbikes we will be keeping an eye on who signs for whom over the close season. Ducati’s Troy Bayliss and Alstare Suzuki’s Yukio...

Misano MotoGP: Misano staff work non-stop to ensure MotoGP goes on

Misano MotoGP: Misano staff work non-stop to ensure MotoGP goes on

Officials at the Misano circuit have 50 people working throughout the night to ensure the track is ready for action tomorrow morning after torrential rain ruined the first day. Misano officials...

Striking Misano MotoGP image

Striking Misano MotoGP image

Take a look at this striking image to see the weather being enjoyed by the MotoGP teams at Misano.

Misano MotoGP: Night race for Qatar MotoGP in 2008

Misano MotoGP: Night race for Qatar MotoGP in 2008

The 2008 Qatar MotoGP will create motorcycle racing history by becoming the first to be run under floodlights. Dorna chief Carmelo Ezpeleta confirmed in a press conference in Misano today (Friday)...

MotoGP: Qatar goes floodlit for 2008

MotoGP: Qatar goes floodlit for 2008

It’s been a year in the coming, but the 2008 Qatar MotoGP race has been confirmed as being run under floodlights in the series’ first ever night race. The venue will be festooned with spot and...

Misano MotoGP: Revised Misano schedule unveiled

Misano MotoGP: Revised Misano schedule unveiled

After today’s deluge at the Misano circuit which saw afternoon practice abandoned, MotoGP riders will get a two-hour practice session tomorrow morning. Today’s action was abandoned shortly after lunch...

Misano MotoGP: Serious flooding ends Misano first day

Misano MotoGP: Serious flooding ends Misano first day

Misano’s first day of MotoGP action in 14 years ended in disaster with all remaining Friday practice sessions abandoned due to serious flooding. Torrential rain has forced MotoGP bosses to cancel the...

Misano MotoGP: Britian's Dan Linfoot second in wet 250 free practice one

Misano MotoGP: Britian's Dan Linfoot second in wet 250 free practice one

The Aprilia rider managed a 1:48.527, with only he and fastest man Andrea Dovizioso going under the 1min 49sec mark.  Honda’s Andrea Dovizioso recorded a best lap time of 1:48.460 on his 20th...

Sweet memories

Sweet memories

Memories are made of this!

Video blog: Adam Child in the KTM 990 Super Duke Battle at Cadwell Park

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...

Misano MotoGP: Marco Melandri fastest, Aussie trio crash at rain-soaked Misano

Misano MotoGP: Marco Melandri fastest, Aussie trio crash at rain-soaked Misano

Marco Melandri topped the timesheets in a rain-soaked first free practice sessions at the Misano circuit this morning, as MotoGP world championship leader Casey Stoner escaped injury in a crash. The...

More Cadwell jumping

More Cadwell jumping

Another picture of Andy Weymouth flying at Cadwell on the Seton-prepared bike - lap record after lap record this season.

Misano MotoGP: Gabor Talmacsi quickest in 125 free practice one

Misano MotoGP: Gabor Talmacsi quickest in 125 free practice one

Aprilia’s Gabor Talmacsi was the fastest rider in the first 125 free practice at a rain beaten Misano this morning. The Hungarian recorded a best time of 1:55.450 around the Italian...

Rea's celebration

Rea's celebration

This is the jump Johnny made on his victory lap on Bank Holiday Monday...

Thumbs up for Cadwell

Have to say that the Cadwell Park circuit looked super over the weekend, with grass cut neat and tidy and very well set out. I've not see a crowd like that since the high days of Sheene. It got to be one of the best spectators' and racers' circuits in the UK. But when are they going to put a bridge over the start/finish straight?

Misano MotoGP: Casey Stoner critical of bumpy Misano

Misano MotoGP: Casey Stoner critical of bumpy Misano

MotoGP world championship leader Casey Stoner has criticised the Misano circuit on the eve of this weekend's San Marino MotoGP. Stoner goes into Sunday's 28-lap race holding a commanding 60-point...

Misano MotoGP: Valentino Rossi to run new engine in Misano

Misano MotoGP: Valentino Rossi to run new engine in Misano

Valentino Rossi has confirmed he expects to try Yamaha's new pneumatic valve YZR-M1 motor in tomorrow's practice for the Misano MotoGP race. The Italian tested the revised four-cylinder motor at a...

Misano MotoGP: Valentino Rossi breaks silence over tax investigation

Misano MotoGP: Valentino Rossi breaks silence over tax investigation

Valentino Rossi has said he will take ‘full responsibility’ if any wrongdoing on his part is proved at the conclusion of a multi-million tax investigation launched by Italian authorities. Speaking...

Misano MotoGP: Kawasaki confirm Anthony West for 2008

Misano MotoGP: Kawasaki confirm Anthony West for 2008

As was exclusively revealed earlier this week by MCN, Kawasaki has today confirmed that Australian Anthony West will partner John Hopkins in the 2008 MotoGP world championship. West's impressive...

Racing heroes

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...

KTM Super Duke weekend at Donington Park

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...

Racing heroes

Racing heroes

Now THIS is jumping at Cadwell: Andy Weymouth flying.

Misano MotoGP: Valentino Rossi to break silence in Misano

Misano MotoGP: Valentino Rossi to break silence in Misano

Valentino Rossi will break his silence this afternoon on the eve of his home MotoGP race in Misano. The seven-times world champion will attend this afternoon’s pre-event press conference for the...

MotoGP: Ducati want more credit for Casey Stoner

MotoGP: Ducati want more credit for Casey Stoner

Ducati bosses want more credit given to the performances of Australian Casey Stoner as the Bologna factory stands on the brink of an historic first MotoGP world crown. Ducati chief Livio Suppo...

Stalker made my son's day

Stalker made my son's day

My son this weekend at Cadwell Park with his favourite bike rider Chris Walker. He made my son's day.

MotoGP: Ducati start to think about maiden MotoGP world crown

MotoGP: Ducati start to think about maiden MotoGP world crown

Casey Stoner’s factory Ducati team boss Livio Suppo said it was now impossible to deflect thoughts away from the Aussie rider clinching the Bologna factory’s first MotoGP world title crown. The...

Video: Broc Parkes talks from Magny Cours

 World Supersport ride Broc Parkes talks to MCN about his recent test in Magny Cours. Watch the video below to see how he got on at the damp track.

Video: Plater ready for action in World Endurance

World Endurance expert Steve Plater admitted that his two day test at Magny Cours was only of minimal use after being hampered by rain on both days. Plater knows that in a 24 hour endurance race the weather can play a major part, but was hoping to get some meaningful dry testing to evaluate new parts onboard his Kawasaki France ZX-10R. Despite the relative lack of track time, Plater is up beat...

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden says tyre choice crucial for Misano MotoGP

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden says tyre choice crucial for Misano MotoGP

Reigning MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden reckons tyre choice will once again play a pivotal role in this weekend’s Misano MotoGP clash.  The American said previous experience on tracks like...

Video: Magny Cours WSB test interviews

Video: Magny Cours WSB test interviews

The recent World Superbike test in Magny Cours saw everything from James Toseland testing out the new engine management system to several world Endurance teams putting their bikes through the...

National Endurance Championship, Round 4

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...

MRO Powerbike championship. Round 9 – Mallory Park 26th/27th August 2007.

MRO Powerbike championship. Round 9 – Mallory Park  26th/27th August 2007.

MRO Powerbike championship. Round 9 – Mallory Park  26th/27th August 2007. Pictures by www.swaffs.co.uk and Howard Boylan Saturday Qualifying position: 6th Superpole race: 5th Sunday Race 1: 6th...

Rea vs Camier

Rea vs Camier

Just thought you might like to see my view of Leon Camier’s first attempt of the Bank holiday (Cadwell, race 1) to end up in trouble. I didn’t see his second attempt but hope he recovers soon. In my...

MotoGP: James Toseland linked with top MotoGP crew chief

MotoGP: James Toseland linked with top MotoGP crew chief

James Toseland’s rookie MotoGP campaign could get a massive boost with top chief engineer chief Ramon Forcada confirming he has been approached by the Tech 3 Yamaha team to spearhead the British...