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Sport (February 2007)

  • Capirossi: 800s like 500s

    28 February 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Capirossi: 800s like 500s

    Loris Capirossi reckons the new generation 800cc machines are a throwback to riding the fearsome 500cc two-strokes replaced years ago. The 33-year-old factory Ducati rider has made big strides with...

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  • Smith gets wet boost

    23 February 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Smith gets wet boost

    Two crashes couldn’t stop British teenager Bradley Smith scoring an encouraging top 10 finish in the IRTA 125 test at Jerez. The Repsol Honda rider was eighth fastest overall, his best time of...

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  • Toseland again

    23 February 2007 by Michael Guy

    Toseland again

    James Toseland will be the final rider to head out on to his Superpole lap this afternoon (1pm UK time) after setting provisional pole position with a lap time over two tenths quicker than his nearest...

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  • Classic Endurance

    20 February 2007 by MCN

    Classic Endurance

    Phase One Endurance aren’t just chasing the World Endurance title this year. The West Country-based team are also preparing a 1978 Peckett & McNab Kawasaki in conjunction with Kevin and Chris...

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  • Milan win for Cabestany

    20 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Milan win for Cabestany

    Sherco’s Albert Cabestany came out on top in a three-way Spanish final in the Milan round of the World Indoor Trials Champion on Saturday night. Adam Raga topped the qualifying round by cleaning every...

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  • Stoner: 'Happy now?'

    19 February 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Stoner: 'Happy now?'

    Casey Stoner has had a sarcastic crack at those who said he crashed too much last year in his MotoGP debut season. The works Ducati star had his first off on the Italian bike at Qatar’s major IRTA...

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  • Phaseone's 2007 season

    19 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Phaseone's 2007 season

    World Endurance is undergoing big changes in 2007.  Former promoters FG Sport have gone and the series is back in the hands of the FIM.  But the one thing that hasn’t changed is the...

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  • World Endurance politics

    15 February 2007 by MCN

    World Endurance politics

    Last November the FIM announced they would promote the Wolrd Endurance Championsghip themselves, so ending five years of FG Sports running the series. Italian-owned FG Sport continue to promote...

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  • Coghlan joins UK 125 class

    15 February 2007 by Gary pinchin

    Coghlan joins UK 125 class

    Kev Coghlan has joined UK Racing for this year’s British 125GP Championship season. A last minute deal re-unites the 18-year-old with the team he last with in 2005 and subsequently earned a place in...

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  • Qatar day one: It's Edwards

    14 February 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Qatar day one: It's Edwards

    Colin Edwards continued his brilliant winter testing form today in Qatar with a best lap on day one of the IRTA test session that blitzed Valentino Rossi’s 2006 990cc lap record. The in-form American,...

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  • Fifth SX win for Bubba

    14 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Fifth SX win for Bubba

    James Stewart scored his fifth AMA Supercross win of the season but he had to come from the back to beat Chad Reed and Tim Ferry at Houston, Texas on Saturday night. A massive 49.973 fans filled the...

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  • World sidecars at Brands

    14 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    World sidecars at Brands

    World Sidecars have clinched a championship round at Brands Hatch – sharing the billing with the DTM, the European-based touring car series. The meeting on June 10/11 gives Sidecar World Champions...

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  • Fuel limits hold the key

    14 February 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Fuel limits hold the key

    Valentino Rossi believes the new fuel capacity regulations for the 800cc MotoGP world championship will add an intriguing dimension to the season. Race bosses slashed fuel capacity from 22 litres to...

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  • Bou! Antonio's fourth win

    14 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Bou! Antonio's fourth win

    Montesa HRC rider Antonio Bou continues to dominate the World Indoor Trials Championship. He won Saturday night’s round at Lisbon in front of a packed house of 6000 fans and now leads the championship...

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  • The Who play at TT

    08 February 2007 by MCN

    The Who play at TT

    ROCK supergroup The Who have confirmed that they will open the Peel Bay Festival as part of the 100th TT party celebrations on the Isle of Man on May 30. The seven-day long festival is being held in...

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  • Bou leads World Trials

    06 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Bou leads World Trials

    Spaniard Antonio Bou won Sunday’s World Indoor Trial at the Sant Jordi Stadium, Barcelona and now leads the series by six points. Montesa rider Bou set a fierce pace in the qualifiers dropping just...

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  • Stewart wins again

    06 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Stewart wins again

    James ‘Bubba’ Stewart became the first rider to win all three Anaheim Supercross races in one season when he took Saturday’s fifth round of the AMA series. It was also his fourth win of the season and...

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  • Blog: TT resurgence

    06 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Blog: TT resurgence

    After recent MCN’s laden with ‘Rutter back the TT’,  the ‘MV return to TT with Finnegan’ and ‘McGuinness sticks with Honda for TT,’ stories I was asked how come the TT has been getting so much...

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  • Ellison's AMA progress

    05 February 2007 by Michael Guy

    Ellison's AMA progress

    James Ellison continued his busy testing schedule for the American Superbike championship with a two day, rain-hit shakedown test at Fontana. Onboard the Corona Extra Honda CBR1000RR, Ellison...

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  • JM: ‘130mph TT lap on’

    05 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    JM: ‘130mph TT lap on’

    It’s almost certain that HM Plant Honda’s John McGuinness’ astounding 129.45mph Isle of Man TT outright lap record will be well and truly smashed at this year’s TT - providing the weather conditions...

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  • TT launch party

    05 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    TT launch party

    Twenty-six of the best pure road racers in the world were flown in to the Isle of Man for the biggest TT press launch ever on Friday night. Top riders including TT lap record holder John McGuinness...

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  • Donington Park sold

    05 February 2007 by MCN

    Donington Park sold

    The landscape of who owns what in British racing changed dramatically this morning. An announcement has been made that Donington Park racetrack has been sold by the long-time owners the Wheatcroft...

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  • Hayden's shoulder check

    03 February 2007 by Matthew birt

    Hayden's shoulder check

    Nicky Hayden flew to San Francisco after his test topping performance in Phillip Island this week to make sure his right shoulder is holding up under the strain of an intensive winter testing...

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  • Plater aims for TT

    02 February 2007 by MCN

    Plater aims for TT

    Steve Plater will race an AIM Yamaha R1 in BSB and the major international road races this year. Plater rode the team’s R6 in several British Supersport races last year, deputising for injured Chris...

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  • Warren's works Aprilia

    01 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Warren's works Aprilia

    Sam Warren will defend his British Supermoto title on a factory Aprilia as well as race in the World series. Warren is delighted to hear that the historic three-way agreement between the ACU, the...

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