March

Hunt in Euro series

Hunt in Euro series

Brighton racer Leon Hunt (18) makes his debut in the European Superstock 600 series this weekend at Donington. Hunt will be onboard a CBR Honda for the Italian-based CRS Grand Prix team. After several...

Hill on pace with R1

Hill on pace with R1

Tommy Hill showed just how good the all-new Virgin Media Yamaha R1 is by setting fourth best time in the Snetterton test. Late-arriving parts meant the team could only test at Mallory and Croft but...

Samsung superbike team

Samsung superbike team

The new-look Samsung Superbike team lines up in BSB for 2007 with a Suzuki GSX-R1000 for Dean Thomas. The bike is the ex-Kirkham K5 but with one of last year’s Rizla Suzuki engines. Thomas was...

Hopkins seeking Suzuki power

Hopkins seeking Suzuki power

American John Hopkins is a hoping a new Suzuki 800 engine spec will dramatically enhance his chances of claiming an elusive MotoGP world championship podium. Hopkins and Rizla Suzuki team-mate, Chris...

Cecchinello praises rookie Laverty

Cecchinello praises rookie Laverty

LCR Honda boss Lucio Cecchinello has praised rookie Eugene Laverty after the Irish rider claimed his first world 250 championship points in last weekend’s Spanish GP. The 20-year-old scored a...

My tattoo skills

My tattoo skills

Have a look at a tattoo I did on my good friend Pete. He's going to Italy in June to see the MotoGP and also try to see if he can get Mr Rossi to sign it. I asked him to see if he can ask...

Eyewitness report of Locatelli crash

The wife and I were at Jerez and she saw the Roberto Locatelli crash. I saw the crash from the impact onwards. There is a bit of mystery surrounding what happened. This is my wife's description: "Roberto came down the short straight towards us (we were in the grandstand) and turned very sharply left well before the end of the straight. He turned so sharply that he was almost at ninety degrees to...

Bird strike unlikely cause of Locatelli crash

Bird strike unlikely cause of Locatelli crash

Investigations into the horror crash that left former world 125 champion Roberto Locatelli seriously injured at last weekend’s Spanish GP have ruled out a bird strike as a possible cause. Extensive...

MCN's Michael Neeves races MRO Powerbikes rnd 2

MCN's Michael Neeves races MRO Powerbikes rnd 2

MRO Powerbike championship. Round 2 – Lydden Hill 24th/25th March 2007. Blimey, Charlie that was good fun! After a torrid time at the first round at Brands Hatchm - getting knocked off in practice,...

Get ready for Donington

Get ready for Donington

If you’re getting excited about this weekend WSB race at Donington Park you won’t want to miss this weeks MCN on Wednesday which includes our free 12 page preview supplement. Inside we’ve got an...

Rea dominates BSB test

Rea dominates BSB test

Jonathan Rea continues to dominate pre-season testing on the HM Plant Honda. When the sun final broke through to Snetterton on Sunday after two days of miserable cold, wet conditions, the HM Plant...

Two generations - 80 years

Two generations - 80 years

When my father died in 1995 he left me a wealth of information about motorcycling from his days as a speedway rider. As a consequence I added his memories to mine and this became "The Vast...

Video: Parrish rides GSV-R

Video: Parrish rides GSV-R

BBC pundit Steve Parrish managed to get a special ride on John Hopkins’ factory Suzuki GSV-R800 in the build-up to the Beeb’s coverage of the Spanish GP, and you can see the video here. Parrish is the...

Contenders for the BSB crown

Contenders for the BSB crown

This picture was at the BSB testing at Snetterton on Sunday by myself.  I was there with my son Ryan for the Official BSB test day and managed to find a space on the pit wall whilst all the...

Plater crashes at Snetterton

Plater crashes at Snetterton

Steve Plater came a cropper on his AIM Yamaha at the entrance to pit lane during Sunday afternoon’s BSB practice at Snetterton.  Here are some photos of the aftermath.    

Rossi wins Jerez GP

Rossi wins Jerez GP

Valentino Rossi has returned to dominance with victory at the Spanish GP at Jerez, having taken the lead from polesitter Dani Pedrosa on the first lap. Rossi was able to eke out a lead with small...

Talmacsi wins photo finish Jerez 125cc GP

Talmacsi wins photo finish Jerez 125cc GP

Gabor Talmacsi took the win in the 125cc race at Jerez, denying Lukas Pesek his first win. Talamcsi and Aspar team-mate Hector Faubel dominated most of the race, until Pesek's Derbi was able to close...

Lorenzo wins Jerez 250cc GP

Lorenzo wins Jerez 250cc GP

Jorge Lorenzo continued his perfect 2007 season with the second victory in two races at Jerez, overcoming Alvaro Bautista and Andrea Dovizioso. All three tooks turns heading the field, with Bautista...

GP Brits bruised but fit to race at Jerez

GP Brits bruised but fit to race at Jerez

British rookies Eugene Laverty and Danny Webb will be fit to ride in tomorrow’s Spanish GP despite both suffering crashes today in Jerez. Irish 250 privateer Laverty was lucky to walk away with...

Locatelli badly hurt in GP smash

Locatelli badly hurt in GP smash

Former world 125 champion Roberto Locatelli is in intensive care in a Cadiz hospital tonight after a horrendous crash in free practice for the Spanish GP this morning. The Italian, currently...

Rossi happy with second on Jerez grid

Rossi happy with second on Jerez grid

Valentino Rossi has declared himself happy despite missing out on pole position in Jerez this afternoon in what was the closest MotoGP qualifying top ten in history. Just 0.325s split pole setter Dani...

Jerez GP grid: Pedrosa from Rossi; 1s covers top 15!

Jerez GP grid: Pedrosa from Rossi; 1s covers top 15!

Dani Pedrosa delighted a near 100,000-strong home crowd to claim pole position for tomorrow’s Spanish GP at Jerez, a fraction ahead of Valentino Rossi. In a thrilling hour-long session, Pedrosa...

Rossi slumps to 18th in Jerez GP practice

Rossi slumps to 18th in Jerez GP practice

SEVEN times world champion Valentino Rossi slumped to a surprise 18th position in this morning’s third free MotoGP practice session in Jerez, as Carlos Checa topped the timesheets. LCR Honda...

Chilly Snett test gives little feedback

Chilly Snett test gives little feedback

Despite only 11-degrees of track temperature, several riders ventured out onto the icy wastes of Snetterton circuit for this afternoon’s final BSB practice session. Leon Haslam and Greogrio Lavilla...

Checa fastest in Jerez practice

Checa fastest in Jerez practice

Carlos Checa, Dani Pedrosa and Toni Elias completed a Spanish domination to the delight of a large home crowd in Jerez in this afternoon's second free MotoGP practice session. As well as putting the...

Slow start for Snetterton BSB test

Slow start for Snetterton BSB  test

Any hopes the top teams of BSB might have harboured about meaningful testing at Snetterton today were dashed by miserable weather this morning, Friday, March 23, 2007. Heavy mist and low track...

Roberts springs Jerez surprise

Roberts springs Jerez surprise

American Kenny Roberts Junior sprang an early surprise in Jerez this morning by topping the timesheets in the first free practice session for Sunday's Spanish GP. After finishing a disappointing 13th...

Bridgestone to test front qualifier

Bridgestone to test front qualifier

Bridgestone will experiment with a new front qualifying tyre at the MotoGP test immediately after this weekend’s Spanish GP. The soft front designed specifically for use in qualifying was due to be...

Suzuki brings forward performance tests

Suzuki brings forward performance tests

Factory Suzuki duo John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen will test new engine parts immediately after this weekend’s Spanish GP in Jerez. The initial plan had been to test new V4 motor performance parts...

Stoner - No regrets about Yamaha

Stoner - No regrets about Yamaha

Casey Stoner says he has got no regrets about missing out on the chance to partner Valentino Rossi in Yamaha’s factory MotoGP squad for the 2007 world championship. The 21-year-old was locked in...

TV's Parrish rides the MotoGP Suzuki

TV's Parrish rides the MotoGP Suzuki

BBC pundit Steve Parrish will feature in a special ride on John Hopkins’ factory Suzuki GSV-R 800 in the build-up to the Beeb’s coverage of this weekend’s Spanish GP. Parrish is the first non...

Rossi looking forward to Jerez

Rossi looking forward to Jerez

Seven-times world champion Valentino Rossi believes some good came out of his first round MotoGP defeat in Qatar to Casey Stoner. Rossi and his Fiat-backed Yamaha YZR-M1 was embarrassingly outgunned...

Stoner keeping feet on the ground

Stoner keeping feet on the ground

MotoGP world championship leader Casey Stoner reckons he's going to be keeping his feet firmly on the ground as he prepares to try and continue his brilliant start to the 2007 campaign in this...

Hopkins confidence sky high

Hopkins confidence sky high

Factory Suzuki rider John Hopkins has admitted his confidence and morale were given a massive lift after his impressive fourth place finish in the season’s opening race in Qatar earlier this...

Kagayama's fitness battle

Kagayama's fitness battle

Yukio Kagayama is fighting to be fit for next weeks Donington Park after dislocating his collarbone and deflating his lung in a sickening crash at Phillip Island at the start of the month. Kagayama...

Rossi at Coppice

Rossi at Coppice

My photo of Valentino Rossi taken on the Friday practice at Coppice corner at last year's MotoGP at Donington.