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Latest World Superbike championship standings

Latest World Superbike championship standings

Final World Superbike standings after round 14: James Toseland GBR Honda 415 Noriyki Haga JPN Yamaha 413 Max Biaggi ITA Suzuki 397 Troy Bayliss AUS Ducati 372 Troy Corser AUS Yamaha 296 Ruben Xaus ESP...

Latest BSB standings

Latest BSB standings

British Superbike Championship standings after round 24: 1. Ryuichi Kiyonari JPN Honda 404 2. Jonathan Rea GBR Honda 367 3. Leon Haslam GBR Ducati 363 4. Gregorio Lavilla ESP Ducati 318 5. Shane...

Latest MotoGP Standings

Latest MotoGP Standings

MotoGP Championship standings after round 13: Rider: 1 Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlborough 287 2 Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha 211 3 Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda 188 4 John Hopkins USA Rizla Suzuki...

McGuinness hits 129mph

McGuinness hits 129mph

The 130mph Isle of Man TT lap gets tantalisingly closer. John McGuinness clocked a stunning 129mph lap tonight (Thursday) on the HM Plant Honda in practice for Saturday’s superbike race. McGuinness...

Yamaha admit Mugello speed concern

Yamaha admit Mugello speed concern

Valentino Rossi’s team boss Davide Brivio has admitted Yamaha is worried about the speed advantage title rival Casey Stoner will hold going into this weekend’s Mugello GP in Italy. The long and...

Yukio's ferry happy to meet his fans

Yukio's ferry happy to meet his fans

We spoke to Yukio Kagayama on the ferry returning from Le Man MotoGP the other day. He seemed fit and was on his way to Silverstone.

Hopkins: More horsepower remains Suzuki's main target

Hopkins: More horsepower remains Suzuki's main target

Suzuki still needs to squeeze more horsepower out of its factory GSV-R motor to get close to threatening Ducati’s early 2007 dominance. That’s the opinion of American John Hopkins, who praised the...

Video: Cal Crutchlow speaks to MCN

Video: Cal Crutchlow speaks to MCN

MCN BSB reporter Gary Pinchin caught up with Rizla Suzuki rider Cal Crutchlow during the recent BSB test at Donington Park. Check out the video below to se what Cal has to say about his season so far...

We met Chris Walker!

We met Chris Walker!

Here's a picture of us two 'oldies' on our nine-year-old Fazer and my wife Shirley with Chris Walker at Assen World Supers in 2006.   Great paper, look forward to reading the next issue.

Video: Bradley Smith on his first podium in 125GP

Video: Bradley Smith on his first podium in 125GP

British teenager Bradley Smith got his first GP podium at the Le Mans round of the championship so GP reporter Matthew Birt visited him at his house to see how it feels to be the first Brit on a 125GP...

Biaggi snubs MotoGP return

Biaggi snubs MotoGP return

Max Biaggi has snubbed a return to MotoGP after revealing to MCN that he’s happy in WSB. At Silverstone last weekend Biaggi’s Alstare Suzuki team stated their intention to switch to MotoGP with team...

No way to treat fans of MotoGP

Rossi fans, fiancee Shirley and myself, have just returned from the Le Mans Moto GP £800 worse off following paying for the best seats at the GP and accommodation etc. The attraction of the seats in the 'Privilege' grandstand was that a pit walk was included on the Saturday.   Saturday came and as instructed all in the grandstand waited for 40 minutes and then marched over to the pits. We...

Puig: Pedrosa waiting for Honda to improve

Puig: Pedrosa waiting for Honda to improve

Dani Pedrosa’s mentor Alberto Puig believes the Spaniard will return to winning ways once Honda’s new factory RC212V gets major improvements. The triple world champion is still winless in 2007 as he’s...

Nori supporters' day out at Silverstone

Nori supporters' day out at Silverstone

Please find attatched a few pics of my son Daniel putting up his Nori banner with his sister Rachel. Also a few other pictures including a 'rare' Biaggi photo. P.Berriman

Burgess: Tough to find weakness in Stoner

Burgess: Tough to find weakness in Stoner

Valentino Rossi’s crew chief Jerry Burgess has conceded it will be difficult for the Fiat Yamaha rider to expose a weakness in Casey Stoner’s when the MotoGP world championship resumes in Mugello this...

Aspar stand in the way of Alstare's MotoGP switch

Aspar stand in the way of Alstare's MotoGP switch

Alstare Suzuki could have a fight on their hands if they want to be the second factory Suzuki team in MotoGP next season. As revealed in MCN this week (May 30, 2007) Alstare want to switch from WSB...

MCN's Michael Neeves - MRO Powerbike Championships at Pembrey

MCN's Michael Neeves - MRO Powerbike Championships at Pembrey

MRO Powerbike championship. Round 5 – Pembrey 26/27th May 2007. Qualifying: 3rd Superpole race: DNF  Race 1: 3rd Race 2: 1st Championship position: 4th When I won my first ever MRO Powerbike...

WSB Silverstone

WSB Silverstone

Just a few photos I took at Silverstone.

Wednesday's TT practice cancelled

Wednesday's TT practice cancelled

This evening’s TT practice was cancelled due to poor conditions. Persistent rain made track conditions dangerous and low cloud cover would have prevented the medical helicopter taking off to attend to...

Vermeulen confident with new Suzuki motor

Vermeulen confident with new Suzuki motor

Aussie Chris Vermeulen has told MCN he is confident that a new spec Suzuki V4 motor will bolster his hopes of adding to his maiden MotoGP success in France earlier this month. Vermeulen is now hoping...

Rossi: Pedrosa still a title threat

Rossi: Pedrosa still a title threat

Valentino Rossi has refused to rule Dani Pedrosa out of contention for the 2007 MotoGP world championship. The Spaniard is third in the standings behind series leader Casey Stoner and Rossi having...

Hayden admits double trouble

Hayden admits double trouble

Nicky Hayden has admitted the combination of Honda and Michelin’s struggle to match its rivals has made the defence of his MotoGP world crown doubly difficult. Honda’s new factory RC212V 800 contender...

McGuinness does it again on day two but Anstey also shines

McGuinness does it again on day two but Anstey also shines

John McGuinness was once again the fastest man on the island as the IOM TT hit day two of practice hitting an average of more than 128mph. The HM Plant Honda rider beat his practice time on Monday by...

Suzuki boss backs Vermeulen for more success

Suzuki boss backs Vermeulen for more success

Factory Suzuki boss Paul Denning has backed Aussie rider Chris Vermeulen to build on his French GP victory and become an even bigger influence in the MotoGP world championship. Denning was thrilled...

Tuesday's TT blog: McGuinness sets the pace

Tuesday's TT blog: McGuinness sets the pace

There’s only been a handful of laps over 128mph in TT history between John McGuinness, Cameron Donald, Bruce Anstey and Ian Lougher and they’ve come at the height of a racing situation. But McGuinness...

We won't go again

Me, my son and brother went to watch the WSB at Silverstone. We sat in the freezing rain waiting for the second race to then hear that it was to dangerous for the riders. I thought we might have had some sort of a refund... We wont be going again

Silverstone surfing

Silverstone surfing

Just a few more pictures from a wet Silverstone...

Vankeymeulen injury woes

Speculation that Didier Vankeymeulen will be out of the Superstock 1000 and World Endurance championships for 3 months after his Silverstone crash may be slightly pessimistic. The TTSL-MGM Racing rider has broken his L1 vertebrae, along with a wrist but hopes to be back on a bike earlier than was feared.

Rossi urges for Michelin improvement

Rossi urges for Michelin improvement

Valentino Rossi has urged Michelin to improve its new generation 800cc tyres with the most critical phase of the MotoGP series kicking off this weekend in Mugello. With six races in the next eight...

Mackenzie secures first British win in MX1

Mackenzie secures first British win in MX1

British MX1 rider Billy Mackenzie secured his first win in the series last weekend in Japan. Mackenzie ran away with the first race ahead of David Philippaerts and Josh Coppins and the 23-year-old was...

Puig delighted with Brit Smith

Puig delighted with Brit Smith

The man who gave Bradley Smith his big world championship break has paid tribute to the British teenager after his historic career first 125 GP podium in Le Mans last weekend. Alberto Puig selected...

Video: Toseland's Silverstone highside

Video: Toseland's Silverstone highside

James Toseland survived an amazing highside in the first race at Silverstone only to get back up and finish in eigth place. Check out the video below to see the crash and highlights of the rain...

Schwantz talks to MCN

Schwantz talks to MCN

Kevin Schwantz attended his first GP since the switch to 800cc so we caught up with him to find out what he thinks of the new machines, which riders he's keeping an eye on and what his plans are with...

McGuinness already the man to beat at TT

McGuinness already the man to beat at TT

John McGuinness has recorded the fastest lap for the first timed practice session of the IOM TT. The HM Plant Honda rider recorded a best of 18:06.77 for the Superbikes on the second run on Monday...

Craig Jones misses out on World Supersport podium

Craig Jones misses out on World Supersport podium

Craig Jones fell victim to the soaking Silverstone conditions after they had promised to bring him his first podium finish of the season. The Rêve Ekerold Honda rider carved through the field from his...

Wash out at Silverstone

If it's not F1 Siverstone are not interested! It seems all they're interested in is making money, they do not care about the fans. Having decided to brave the rain to support our local hero JT we arrived at the circuit and paid our £45. We decided to go to Becketts Corner as this had been recommended as a good spot. We noticed that despite the wheather conditions all the stands except for the...