March

Capirossi hails Stoner form

Capirossi hails Stoner form

Struggling factory Ducati rider Loris Capirossi has praised new team-mate Casey Stoner for his impressive start to the new 800cc MotoGP era. Aussie Stoner lies second in the championship after a...

Video: WSB Superpole from Donington

Video: WSB Superpole from Donington

If you missed any of the action from today’s (March 31) Superpole session at the European round of the WSB Championship at Donington, then catch up with who was going fast and who was going to the...

Dust Storm

Dust Storm

I got this picture down at a regional meeting at Phakisa Freeway on March 24, 2007. The rider is local guy, Wayne Thomas, who luckily, escaped serious injury.

Bayliss on pole

Bayliss on pole

Troy Bayliss will start tomorrow’s World Superbike races at Donington Park from the pole positon spot, after a faultless Superpole lap just moments ago – boosted when his main rival for the honour...

Riba on pole for WSS race

Riba on pole for WSS race

Kawasaki’s Pere Riba made the most of his track knowledge to grab pole position for tomorrow’s World Supersport race at Donington Park. The Spaniard, who used to ride in British Supersport for the...

Donington virgin

Donington virgin

I have just had my first visit to Donington park (on Friday) and had great day out. As soon as I got into the circiut I got myself a paddock pass and wandered in. I walked up to the end of the paddock...

Legends on track: Slight bins it!

Legends on track: Slight bins it!

The show ground to a halt at Donington this lunchtime, when some of the best known names from the series’ 20-year history took to the track in a celebration of the anniversary meeting this weekend –...

Bayliss and Corser stay top in QP2

Bayliss and Corser stay top in QP2

Troy Bayliss heads into this afternoon’s Superpole session with the fastest time in QP2 beating fellow countryman Corser by less than a tenth. Bayliss set a blistering time of 1.31.05, nearly a...

Sofuoglu tops crash-filled WSS FP2

Sofuoglu tops crash-filled WSS FP2

World Supersport Championship leader Kenan Sofuoglu has taken advantage of his closest rivals’ slip-ups yesterday to put in the quickest time of this mornings free practice. The Hanspree Honda rider...

Donington Saturday weather update

Donington Saturday weather update

The sun is out and track temperatures are already way up on yesterday for the second qualifying day of the European round of WSB at Donington Park. With times hampered in the first qualifying session...

Vermeulen confident in Suzuki motor

Vermeulen confident in Suzuki motor

Australian Chris Vermeulen believes a new Suzuki 800 engine spec will help reduce some of the weak points of the Japanese factory’s 2007 GSV-R contender. Suzuki’s new V4 has already proved a massive...

Shand bounces back

Shand bounces back

Scot Les Shand is determined to bounce back from an injury-hit 2006 and has set up his own team with a full complement of machinery for an assault on the TT. This includes a Honda for the Superbike...

Cannot tell racers apart ?

I have just got in from the first day of WSB at Donington. I thought it must have been me, until I heard the commentators grumbling about how difficult it is to recognise riders. I thought that shell suit colourways were out of date but just about everybody has used them all over their bikes and helmets. Somewhere in this blurry mess is a number - but I couldn't see them on most bikes, which was...

Haga's weird lines hampered

Haga's weird lines hampered

Everyone knows fans’ favourite Noriyuki Haga takes some of the wildest lines in World Superbikes – and today they saw him end the first day at Doninton Park well down the order. Haga’s double win at...

Corser second after crash

Corser second after crash

Troy Corser walked away unscathed from a high-speed crash during first qualifying today onboard his Yamaha Italia R1. The Aussie nearly high sided going through the ultra fast Craner Curves, but...

Toseland happy to make it through the day

Toseland happy to make it through the day

Despite the pressure of riding in his home race, World Superbike title leader James Toseland is about as relaxed and comfortable as you could hope after today’s chilly first day at Donington Park. The...

Bayliss fastest but Kagayama out

Bayliss fastest but Kagayama out

Troy Bayliss has set the fastest time of the day in the first qualifying session for this weekend’s European round of the WSB Championship at Donington. The field were able to revert to full dry...

Rossi shocked at Capirossi slump

Rossi shocked at Capirossi slump

Former world champion Valentino Rossi has spoken of his surprise at the disappointing start fellow Italian Loris Capirossi has made to the 2007 MotoGP world championship. The 33-year-old has endured a...

Superpole times correction

There was an error in the times published in MCN for the broadcast of this weekend's Superpole session on Eurosport. The final session before the race will be broadcast on Eurosport 2 from 4pm-4:45pm. The race day programme starts on British Eurosport on Sunday from 12-4:30pm.

Jones privisionally heads second row

Jones privisionally heads second row

Craig Jones has mimicked his good form from this mornings WSS free practice session by ending the first Qualifying session provisionally from fifth. The rain has held off at Donington since this...

Toseland and Rea back academy

Toseland and Rea back academy

James Toseland and Jonathan Rea have given their support to an all new race academy to help up and coming young riders. Phil Bergan who sponsored Neil Hodgson at the beginning of his career is giving...

Disaster for Supersport frontrunners

Disaster for Supersport frontrunners

Three of the top World Supersport men have been ruled out of action today after crashing in the opening wet Free Practice session. Factory Yamaha men Kevin Curtain and Broc Parkes have both been...

Shakey ready to race

Shakey ready to race

Shane Byrne says he can’t wait for the first BSB round of 2007 at Brands Hatch on April 9, 2007 after yet another successful test at Knockhill this week. Shakey had one minor slip-off in the two day...

Corser quickest in WSB free practice

Corser quickest in WSB free practice

Yamaha’s Troy Corser heads the way at Donington after the first free practice session, ending up 1.5 seconds faster than his closest rival Troy Bayliss. Three Aussies topped the group with Alto...

Jones makes top five in FP1

Jones makes top five in FP1

Britain’s Craig Jones proved his wet weather riding ability by posting the fifth fastest time in this morning’s World Supersport free practice (Friday, March 30, 2007). Jones tackled the difficult...

Checa demands Honda power

Checa demands Honda power

Spanish veteran Carlos Checa has reiterated his long-running calls to Honda for a horsepower upgrade after his disappointing finish in last weekend’s Spanish GP. Checa has complained about Honda’s new...

Vermeulen expects Toseland and Bayliss battle

Vermeulen expects Toseland and Bayliss battle

Factory Suzuki MotoGP rider Chris Vermeulen reckons home favourite James Toseland and fellow Aussie Troy Bayliss will be the stars of the show in this weekend’s crucial Donington Park World Superbike...

Video: Locatelli's mystery Jerez crash

I found this video of the mysterious crash by Roberto Locatelli at Jerez on You Tube. It's an Italian TV interview with riders including Andrea Dovizioso who talk about the accident and you can see the crash in the interview. You'll need to speak Italian to understand what they're on about though...

Stoner and Elias on form

Stoner and Elias on form

Hiroshi Yamada, Bridgestone Manager of Motorcycle Sport has spoken of his views of the MotoGP in Jerez last weekend. How satisfied are you with tyre performance during the Jerez GP weekend? “In...

McConnell fastest on R6

McConnell fastest on R6

Billy McConnell was the fastest rider in Supersport on the new Virgin Media Yamaha R6 in the latest round of testing.  Still recovering from badly dislocating his right wrist sustained in a...

Plater confident on Kawasaki

Plater confident on Kawasaki

Steve Plater might have had a nightmare track debut with the AIM Yamaha R1, with two crashes at Snetterton last weekend. But he’s more than confident about his chances in the World Endurance...

Phase One's new colours

Phase One's new colours

Phase One Endurance, Britain’s leading team in World Endurance, have just released images of their all-new R1. The team will be represented by Glen Richards, Warwick Nowalnd and Didier van...

Awel celebrates Rossi win

Awel celebrates Rossi win

This is my three-year-old daughter Awel who is a big Rossi fan celabrating his latest victory in Jerez ala Rossi style.

Knight finishes fifth

Knight finishes fifth

Manxman David Knight finished in fifth position at the third round of the American Grand National Cross Country series. Knighter took an early lead at the Steele Creek GNCC before running into...

Smith upbeat despite Jerez disappointment

Smith upbeat despite Jerez disappointment

British teenager Bradley Smith said the positives far outweighed his disappointing result in the Spanish GP last weekend. The Repsol Honda rider was running in eighth place when he was wiped out by...

Martin to keep racing in WSB

Martin to keep racing in WSB

Australian Steve Martin is set to ride at the Donington round of World Superbikes, after reports that his ride had ended with the DFX team last week. Martin looked out of a ride due to the loss of...