June

Smart dries out Knockhill

Smart dries out Knockhill

Scott Smart tries a novel method of drying out the track at Knockhill during qualifying practice.

Dutch MotoGP reaction: Nicky Hayden claims first 800 podium at Assen

Dutch MotoGP reaction: Nicky Hayden claims first 800 podium at Assen

Reigning world champion Nicky Hayden was ecstatic as he ended a miserable 2007 in brilliant fashion in Assen today by claiming his first podium in the new 800cc MotoGP era.  The American, who...

Dutch MotoGP reaction: Casey Stoner settles for 'lucky second in Assen

Dutch MotoGP reaction: Casey Stoner settles for 'lucky second in Assen

Casey Stoner settled for second place in today’s Dutch MotoGP race at Assen as he was powerless to stop Valentino Rossi from claiming a stunning victory.  The MotoGP world championship leader...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Michael Laverty secures pole for British Supersport race

Knockhill British Superbikes: Michael Laverty secures pole for British Supersport race

Michael Laverty secured pole position for the British Supersport race at Knockhill tomorrow by going fastest this afternoon.   The Relentless Suzuki rider recorded a best time of 50.342,...

Dutch MotoGP Reaction: Rossi roars back to winning form in Assen MotoGP

Dutch MotoGP Reaction: Rossi roars back to winning form in Assen MotoGP

Valentino Rossi stormed to his sixth victory at the Assen circuit to close the gap on MotoGP world championship rival Casey Stoner to just 21-points after an epic ride from 11th on the grid. The...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea secures pole after rain affected qualifying session

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea secures pole after rain affected qualifying session

Jonathan Rea carried on his form from this morning's final practice session to secure pole position for tomorrow's British Superbike races at Knockhill.  The HM Plant Honda man managed to slip a...

The Doctors

The Doctors

Although Rossi's tyres were a dying cause, the doctors were out in force showing their support for Valentino at Donington!

Dutch MotoGP: Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden are back in Assen spectacle

Dutch MotoGP: Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden are back in Assen spectacle

Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden let the MotoGP world know they are back with stunning performances at the Dutch MotoGP.  The pair started from 11th and 13th respectively but fought hard for...

Dutch MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo extends championship lead with Assen win

Dutch MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo extends championship lead with Assen win

Jorge Lorenzo has extended his lead at the top of the 250 MotoGP championship following his sixth win of the season in Assen today. The Spaniard, who has dominated for the majority of the Dutch MotoGP...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea back to the top of the timesheets in third free British Superbike practice

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea back to the top of the timesheets in third free British Superbike practice

HM Plant Honda's Jonathan Rea shot back to the top of the timesheets to record the fastest lap at Knockhill in the third free practice session for British Superbikes. The Ulsterman, who as fastest in...

Dutch MotoGP:Pole man Mattia Pasini wins 125 MotoGP in Assen

Dutch MotoGP:Pole man Mattia Pasini wins 125 MotoGP in Assen

Mattia Pasini took victory by more than six seconds in the 125 category at the Dutch MotoGP in Assen.  The Italian led practically from the start after the initial scrum of bikes through the...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Michael Laverty on a mission at Knockhill for British Supersport

Knockhill British Superbikes: Michael Laverty on a mission at Knockhill for British Supersport

Michael Laverty was the fastest man in British Supersport at Knockhill this morning.   The Relentless Suzuki man

Dutch MotoGP: James Toseland to focus on winning World Superbike crown

Dutch MotoGP: James Toseland to focus on winning World Superbike crown

James Toseland’s Ten Kate World Superbike squad have said they would have dismissed an official approach to release the British rider to replace injured Toni Elias in MotoGP.  Fausto Gresini...

Dutch MotoGP: Doctors confirm further Assen crash damage for Bradley Smith

Dutch MotoGP: Doctors confirm further Assen crash damage for Bradley Smith

Medical checks on British teenager Bradley Smith have confirmed he also suffered a fracture in his left knee in an incident during Thursday’s opening 125 GP practice session in Assen.  Smith was...

MotoGP in pictures

MotoGP in pictures

Even with the rain there was some good action on track. Some better pics of Donington MotoGP, June 21/22/23/24 2007.

It's a hard life

It's a hard life

You wouldn't think it was such a worry getting ready to sit on Capirossi's Ducati! George Square, Wednesday, June 27.

Friday at Knockhill

Friday at Knockhill

Here are some pics from Friday's practice session at Knockhill British Superbikes.

Knockhill British Superbikes: Ryuichi Kiyonari and Jonathan Rea swap places on the timesheets at Knockhill

Knockhill British Superbikes: Ryuichi Kiyonari and Jonathan Rea swap places on the timesheets at Knockhill

Ryuichi Kiyonari swapped places with his HM Plant Honda teammate Jonathan Rea in this afternoon’s second free practice at Knockhill.  The Japanese rider went marginally quicker than his first...

Dutch MotoGP: No beating Jorge Lorenzo on 250 grid

Dutch MotoGP: No beating Jorge Lorenzo on 250 grid

The wet conditions played their part for the 250s in the second qualifying practice this afternoon resulting in Jorge Lorenzo continuing his dominance on the weekend so far.  Although it was...

Dutch MotoGP: 125s fail to improve on Mattia Pasini's pole setting time

Dutch MotoGP: 125s fail to improve on Mattia Pasini's pole setting time

Mattia Pasini held on from yesterday to secure pole position for tomorrow’s 125 MotoGP race in Assen.  The Aprilia rider recorded a best time of 1:45.603 in the first qualifying session, which...

Dutch MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen claims MotoGP pole at wet Assen

Dutch MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen claims MotoGP pole at wet Assen

Chris Vermeulen once again proved what a formidable threat he poses in rain conditions as he claimed pole position at a sodden Assen circuit this afternoon. The Australian, who scored a maiden premier...

World Superbike Brno test: Sebastien Charpentier buries demons to go fastest

World Superbike Brno test: Sebastien Charpentier buries demons to go fastest

Reigning World Supersport Champion, Sebastian Charpentier buried his demons of the Brno circuit by topping the time sheets in a two-day official test at the track. Twelve months ago Sebastien...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea fastest in first superbike session

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea fastest in first superbike session

Jonathan Rea was the fastest rider for the first British Superbikes session at Knockhill this lunchtime. The majority of the session had been led by his HM Plant Honda teammate Ruichi Kiyonari, who...

Fans enjoy British Superbikes demo in Glasgow

Fans enjoy British Superbikes demo in Glasgow

The citizens of Glasgow gave a big, warm welcome to the stars of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship as they provided a spectacular show around the normally busy streets  – upwards of...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Chris Burns signs up for Team STP Racing in National Superstock

Knockhill British Superbikes: Chris Burns signs up for Team STP Racing in National Superstock

Former WSM MotoGP rider Chris Burns will ride in the Metzeler Racetec National Superstock Championship at Knockhill this weekend with Team STP Racing.    The Geordie will race the...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Buildbase Ducati sign Brendan Roberts for rest of season

Knockhill British Superbikes: Buildbase Ducati sign Brendan Roberts for rest of season

Buildbase Ducati signed Brendan Roberts for the remaining half of the British Superbike season, but will ‘share’ him with the official Ducati Corse European Superstock team.  The 2006 National...

Dutch MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo is unstoppable in Assen

Dutch MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo is unstoppable in Assen

Provisional pole man Jorge Lorenzo was once again on the top of the 250 timesheets at the Dutch MotoGP in Assen.  The Spaniard went slightly slower than yesterday’s first qualifying practice...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Virgin Media Yamaha gets new paintscheme too

Knockhill British Superbikes: Virgin Media Yamaha gets new paintscheme too

Fiat Yamaha in MotoGP are not the only major Yamaha team to unveil a one-off colourscheme this weekend the British Superbike squad Virgin Media Yamaha have a new one too.  As the championship...

Dutch MotoGP: Valentino Rossi leaves it late to deny Casey Stoner in Assen

Dutch MotoGP: Valentino Rossi leaves it late to deny Casey Stoner in Assen

Valentino Rossi left it late but the Italian denied MotoGP world championship leader Casey Stoner top spot at the end of free practice for tomorrow’s Dutch MotoGP. The Italian posted a 1.37.537 on his...

Dutch MotoGP: Sergio Gadea back on the pace for 125s in Assen

Dutch MotoGP: Sergio Gadea back on the pace for 125s in Assen

Sergio Gadea left it until his last lap of the morning to record the best time for the 125s at the Dutch MotoGP in Assen.  The Aprilia rider topped the timesheets with a 1:47.611 yesterday...

World Supersport: Josh Brookes joins Honda in World Supersport

World Supersport: Josh Brookes joins Honda in World Supersport

Australian Josh Brookes has signed to ride for the Stiggy Motorsport team to compete in the final five rounds of the World Supersport Championship.   Josh Brookes began the season riding for the...

JT: King of WSB

JT: King of WSB

Here's a picture of Claire, Jess and Theo with James Toseland, taken at Donington when we went to see the GP.

Dear Donington

Dear Donington

I attended the MotoGP event last weekend with my family. We rose early (6am) on Sunday to claim our spot where we could pitch our seats etc and watch the race from a prime viewing position (infield,...

Dutch MotoGP: James Toseland tapped up for vacant Elias Honda MotoGP ride

Dutch MotoGP: James Toseland tapped up for vacant Elias Honda MotoGP ride

James Toseland has been contacted about taking injured MotoGP rider Toni Elias's Gresini Honda RC212V ride in the 2007 MotoGP world championship. MCN has learned that Gresini spoke to Toseland's...

Smoking stalker

Smoking stalker

Saw the superbikes in George Square, Glasgow recently. All the stars were there: McGuinness, Mackenzie, Reynolds, Walker and others. A few of the riders did burnouts or stoppies or wheelies. It was...

Dutch MotoGP: Toni Elias undergoes surgery on broken left leg

Dutch MotoGP: Toni Elias undergoes surgery on broken left leg

Spaniard Toni Elias has undergone surgery on the broken left femur he suffered at the Assen circuit in Holland this morning. The Gresini Honda rider broke the femur when he lost the front end of his...