December

Dakar Rally 08: The history of the Dakar Rally all in the name of love

Dakar Rally 08: The history of the Dakar Rally all in the name of love

The 2008 Dakar Rally is just days away so motorcyclenews.com is taking a look ahead before the race sets off from Lisbon in Portugal on January 5. In part three of our previews, we take a look at the...

My RGB Suzuki

My RGB Suzuki

Wow, just found the picture of Mick Grant on the 500cc suzuki at the 2007 TT. What a story I could tell how i found this bike and reunited Mick with his 1984 steed! by the way it was used by a certain...

Dakar Rally 08: Meet the British competitors for 2008

Dakar Rally 08: Meet the British competitors for 2008

The 2008 Dakar Rally is just days away so motorcyclenews.com is taking a look ahead before the race sets off from Lisbon in Portugal on January 5. In part two of our previews, we take a look at the...

Dakar Rally 08: Tackling the Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally 08: Tackling the Dakar Rally

The Dakar Rally the toughest off-road motorcycle race known to man blasts off from Lisbon on January 5, 2008. It threads its way down through western Africa and arrives, 15 days and 3,700 tortuous...

MotoGP: Colin Edwards supports growing influence of electronics

MotoGP: Colin Edwards supports growing influence of electronics

Colin Edwards believes the growing influence of electronic rider aids in MotoGP is not seriously harming the sport.  Former factory Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi has been one of the most...

MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen desperate to solve qualifying weakness

MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen desperate to solve qualifying weakness

Chris Vermeulen has vowed to drastically improve his qualifying performance in 2008 as problems on soft tyres seriously undermine his bid to challenge for more victories. Vermeulen gave himself a...

MotoGP: James Toseland keen to get back on track

MotoGP: James Toseland keen to get back on track

Tech 3 Yamaha rider James Toseland is looking forward to his first taste of Yamaha’s new 2008 YZR-M1 in Sepang on January 22, 2007. James Toseland’s first two testing appearances in MotoGP in Sepang...

Video: Britain's young racing hopefuls

There are two very successful British racers this year that you may never have heard of. Scott Reading and Graeme Gowland have both been racing in Spain and both are moving to world level next year. Scott Redding is 14-years-old, from Gloucester. He won the last three races of the Spanish National Championship to earn himself a ride in the GP125 World Championship for 2008. Graeme Gowland, 21...

MotoGP: Sylvain Guintoli eyes style change to suit Ducati

MotoGP: Sylvain Guintoli eyes style change to suit Ducati

French rider Sylvain Guintoli believes he will have to make changes to his riding style to suit Ducati’s GP8 machine when he returns to action in Sepang on January 22, 2007. Sylvain Guintoli has made...

MotoGP: Electronics key for James Toseland says Jerry Burgess

MotoGP: Electronics key for James Toseland says Jerry Burgess

Adapting to the advanced electronic systems on the 800cc MotoGP bikes will be critical for British star James Toseland in his rookie premier class campaign in 2008. Valentino Rossi’s crew chief Jerry...

British Superbikes: Ian Hutchinson speaks to MCN about 2008 AIM racing deal

British Superbikes: Ian Hutchinson speaks to MCN about 2008 AIM racing deal

Last year Ian Hutchinson was a valued commodity. Honda snapped him as a banker for success in the Isle of Man Centenary TT, alongside their other top name John McGuinness. And Hutchinson delivered,...

MotoGP: Midnight finish for Qatar night race test

MotoGP: Midnight finish for Qatar night race test

The final dress rehearsal for Qatar’s historic night race will be run between 5pm and midnight. A two-day International Race Teams Association test session on February 28 and 29, 2008 will take place...

North West 200: Robert Dunlop applauds new format for 2008

North West 200: Robert Dunlop applauds new format for 2008

Robert Dunlop has applauded a new race structure for next year’s International North-West 200 which will include a separate 250 cc race. Dunlop with 15 wins is the most successful rider in the history...

Alec Wright and Replicast-UK take on the Spanish championship

Alec Wright and Replicast-UK take on the Spanish championship

Repli-Cast UK Racing move up to CEV Spanish Championship for 2008 with British 125 GP Cup runner up Alec Wright. The Team have decided that they need stronger competion to make Alec even faster and...

Supporting Electronics Ban

Supporting Electronics Ban

Everyone who supports and races Moto GP knows the growing Probelm in Electronics making the sport very boring to watch. Moto GP has'nt always been like this but the new addition of Traction Control...

Pirelli British Superbike one make tyre survey

Pirelli British Superbike one make tyre survey

British Superbike and British Supersport will run on Pirelli tyres for the next three seasons. Here’s how it will all work….. SUPERBIKE: The minimum assortment available to each rider to be as...

Gary Pinchin's British superbikes blog: 'I'm taken aback by Pirelli getting the tyre deal'

Gary Pinchin's British superbikes blog: 'I'm taken aback by Pirelli getting the tyre deal'

Like everyone else I’m a bit taken aback by the announcement Pirelli getting the tyre deal in British Superbikes and British Supersport – subject to contract of course. I kind of figured that since...

British Superbikes: Christmas series part five: Tom Sykes speaks about new Rizla Suzuki team

British Superbikes: Christmas series part five: Tom Sykes speaks about new Rizla Suzuki team

This is the last in a series of five interviews with British Superbike’s top riders giving  motorcyclenews.com their thoughts on their new teams. Never before has there been so much movement on...

Video: Review of the MotoGP year

IN the fifth and final of our reviews of the year we take a look back at the 2007 MotoGP season. Check out the video below to see what MCN GP reporter Matthew Birt picks as his highlights of the year.

World Supersport: Chris Walker gets dialled in at Jerez

World Supersport: Chris Walker gets dialled in at Jerez

Despite mixed weather conditions, Chris Walker made the most of his three day test in Jerez last week onboard the Gil Motorsport Kawasaki ZX-6R.   Chris Walker who spent the last decade...

New MCN December 28: Tommy Hill battles to save career

New MCN December 28: Tommy Hill battles to save career

World Supersport’s Tommy Hill faces the toughest battle of his 22 years as he fights to save his career after his horrific injuries sustained in a testing crash in Spain. Also in this week’s edition,...

British Superbikes: Christmas series part four: Leon Camier speaks about new Airwaves Ducati team

British Superbikes: Christmas series part four: Leon Camier speaks about new Airwaves Ducati team

This is the fourth in a series of five interviews with British Superbike’s top riders giving motorcyclenews.com their thoughts on their new teams. Never before has there been so much movement on the...

Video: Review of the World Superbike year

In the fourth of our reviews of the year we take a look at the 2007 World Superbike season. Check out the video below to see the highlights of the year chosen by MCN's World Superbike reporter Michael Guy.

Video: Review of the British Superbike year

In the third of our Reviews of the year we move on to racing with a look back at the 2007 British Superbike season. Check out the video below to see MCN Sports Editor and BSB reprter Gary Pinchin take us through the highlights of the year.

MotoGP: Horsepower top priority for Yamaha in 2008

MotoGP: Horsepower top priority for Yamaha in 2008

Yamaha boss Masao Furusawa reckons top priority for engineers is to find more horsepower to bolster Valentino Rossi’s hopes of mounting a serious MotoGP title challenge in 2008. Italian Valentino...

British Superbikes: Christmas series part one: Leon Haslam speaks about new HM Plant Honda team

British Superbikes: Christmas series part one: Leon Haslam speaks about new HM Plant Honda team

This is the third in a series of five interviews with British Superbike’s top riders giving  motorcyclenews.com their thoughts on their new teams.   Never before has there been so much...

MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen relishing partnership with Loris Capirossi

MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen relishing partnership with Loris Capirossi

Aussie Chris Vermeulen has told MCN he is relishing the prospect of partnering Italian veteran Loris Capirossi in Suzuki’s factory MotoGP squad in 2008.  Chris Vermeulen will start his third...

British Superbikes: Christmas special part two: Cal Crutchlow talks about his new team

British Superbikes: Christmas special part two: Cal Crutchlow talks about his new team

This is the second in a series of five interviews with British Superbike’s top riders giving  motorcyclenews.com their thoughts on their new teams. Never before has there been so much movement...

MotoGP: Suzuki look to close gap on Ducati

MotoGP: Suzuki look to close gap on Ducati

Suzuki’s 2008 factory GSV-R needs to improve significantly on corner exit acceleration to have a chance of challenging Ducati and reigning world champion Casey Stoner next season. Rizla Suzuki boss...

British Superbikes: Christmas series part one: Shane Byrne speaks about new Airwaves Ducati team

British Superbikes: Christmas series part one: Shane Byrne speaks about new Airwaves Ducati team

This is the first in a series of five interviews with British Superbike’s top riders giving motorcyclenews.com their thoughts on their new teams. Never before has there been so much movement on the...

KTM backs 350cc MX1 plan

KTM backs 350cc MX1 plan

The premier class of the Motocross World Championship could be restricted to 350cc four-strokes  in future instead of 450cc if proposals being considered by the FIM are ratified. Leading...

MotoGP: Rizla Suzuki unconcerned by new engine delay

MotoGP: Rizla Suzuki unconcerned by new engine delay

Suzuki boss Paul Denning has played down fears Suzuki is concerned about the performance of its 2008 factory GSV-R engine. While Chris Vermeulen tested a new 2008 prototype factory GSV-R in Valencia,...

World Superbikes: GMT switch to World Superbikes

World Superbikes: GMT switch to World Superbikes

After two season’s in World Supersport French-based Yamaha GMT94 team move up to the World Superbike championship in 2008 with David Checa and Sebastien Gimbert. And following on from their win in...

Ollie Bridewell - a wheelie for everyone

Ollie Bridewell - a wheelie for everyone

Ollie the show miester, always ready to please. A wheelie for everyone who knew and loved him. I give you the Milky Bar Kid.  

Multi world trials champion Dougie Lampkin in search of eighth title

Multi world trials champion Dougie Lampkin in search of eighth title

Multi world trials champion Dougie Lampkin will go in search of a record breaking eighth outdoor title and his 100th Grand Prix win on board a factory Beta, having recently agreed terms to join the...

Steve Plater joins GMT for 24-hour races

Steve Plater joins GMT for 24-hour races

Steve Plater has joined French-based GMT94 to race in the Le Mans and Bol d’Or 24 hour races in 2008…. and has still got two options to do the full series with other teams. Steve Plater said: “I’d be...