October

Gary Pinchin's British Superbikes blog: Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow with HM Plant Honda – but who goes where now in British Superbikes?

Gary Pinchin's British Superbikes blog: Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow with HM Plant Honda – but who goes where now in British Superbikes?

The rider market is now officially in full swing following the announcement earlier in the week that Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow have signed for HM Plant Honda. Apart from that Atsushi Watanabe has...

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi signs for Team Ducati Sterilgarda

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi signs for Team Ducati Sterilgarda

Max Biaggi has today signed for Team Ducati Sterilgarda to ride in World Superbikes for 2008. The veteran Italian rider, who was dropped by Alstare Suzuki after the 2007 season had been...

RLR Triumph Wins New Era Superclub Championship!

RLR Triumph Wins New Era Superclub Championship!

Congratulations to Steve Tomes & RLR Motorsports Triumph 675 for winning the New Era Superclub Championship 2007! The concluding races at Mallory Park saw a dominant performance from Steve &...

British Superbikes: HM Plant sign Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow

British Superbikes: HM Plant sign Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow

Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow have signed to ride for HM Plant Honda in next year’s British Superbike Championship and selected rounds of the World Superbike series as wild cards. They will ride the...

Final round of BSB

Final round of BSB

More photos from the final round of the Bennetts British Superbikes. Please tell me your thoughts on my pictures, past and present. It will help me to find what the public like from a superbike shot.

Sykes at Brands

Sykes at Brands

Here are some pictures of Tom Sykes crashing at the final round at Brands Hatch!

Don't bother with Vallelunga

I went to Vallelunga WSB on the Thursday and Friday to work. There are three paddock areas, hospitality, main working paddock and superstock paddock. It's 15 minutes walk from the first to the last and you needed 2 different passes to access them all. Car parking is a further 15 minutes away and the traffic jams on Saturday and Sunday have to be seen to be believed. The circuit has a couple...

Steve Plater riders Phase One in Doha Eight Hours

Steve Plater riders Phase One in Doha Eight Hours

The Doha Eight Hours, the final leg of the 2007 QMMF Endurance FIM World Championship, roars into action on November 10, 2007 in Qatar, and is set to determine the final Championship standings of this...

Isle of Man TT 2007 generates £48million

Isle of Man TT 2007 generates £48million

This year’s Centenary Isle of Man TT races delivered record revenue to the Isle of Man economy, outstripping even the most optimistic pre-event predictions. New figures released today (Friday) by the...

Steve Plater

Steve Plater

Steve Plater is a really cool bloke! Brands Hatch, 14 October 2007.

Gordon Crockard latest to sign up for Sheffield supercross

Gordon Crockard latest to sign up for Sheffield supercross

Ulster’s Gordon Crockard is the latest to sign up for the Sheffield Supercross on November 3, 2007, the first round of the Future West ACU British Supercross Championship. Also signing up this week...

MotoGP competition: Win the chance to report for MCN in Valencia

MotoGP competition: Win the chance to report for MCN in Valencia

One lucky reader could be taking a guest on a VIP trip to the Valencia MotoGP to act as an MCN reporter next weekend. All the winners will have to do is get their own flights – the rest of the trip...

First time at Brands

First time at Brands

My pics from Brands Hatch, my first ever time going to a BSB meet and only the second race I've been to and what an experiance! the track - as I'm sure many will agree - is a photographer's dream.

MotoGP: Toni Elias clinches D’Antin Ducati deal

MotoGP: Toni Elias clinches D’Antin Ducati deal

In a move widely anticipated for weeks, Spaniard Toni Elias will partner Sylvain Guintoli in the 2008 MotoGP world championship. This morning’s announcement (Friday) follows yesterday’s confirmation...

GSE Racing respond to rumours

GSE Racing respond to rumours

Following much speculation GSE Racing Team Manager, Colin Wright, has responded to rumours that the team have signed four times World 250 champion Max Biaggi stating; “A number of rumours regarding...

British Superbikes: Rider signing rumours continue

British Superbikes: Rider signing rumours continue

With no news on whether Airwaves Ducati are going to run 1098R F08s in British Superbikes next year movement at the top end of the rider market has stalled – although it’s not stemmed the flow of...

British Superbikes: No decision yet for Ducati's BSB future

British Superbikes: No decision yet for Ducati's BSB future

There’s still no news about the future of Airwaves Ducati in the British Superbike Championship. It was thought the new Ducati 1098R F08 might be accepted into the series, but running in a heavily...

MotoGP: Max Biaggi’s Honda hopes crushed as Gresini squad confirms Shinya Nakano

MotoGP: Max Biaggi’s Honda hopes crushed as Gresini squad confirms Shinya Nakano

Honda’s reluctance to work with controversial Italian Max Biaggi again has resulted in the satellite Gresini squad today announcing that Shinya Nakano will ride for the Italian team in the 2008 MotoGP...

BSB homework

BSB homework

Here is my son's half term homework which he has chosen to do on motorbikes, the attached pic is of Laurence and his brother Joe with James Haydon at Thruxton. Laurence's Top Ten Favourite Riders 1.

MotoGP: Single tyre rule was wrong for MotoGP says teams chief

MotoGP: Single tyre rule was wrong for MotoGP says teams chief

A single tyre rule would have been wrong for the MotoGP world championship had it been implemented for 2008. That’s the view of International Race Teams Association boss Mike Trimby, despite the fact...

MotoGP: Bradley Smith confirms factory Aprilia 125GP deal

MotoGP: Bradley Smith confirms factory Aprilia 125GP deal

Bradley Smith has confirmed he will ride for the Polaris World Aprilia squad in the 2008 MotoGP world 125 championship. As was revealed by MCN earlier this month, the 16-year-old officially signed a...

MotoGP: New 600cc class delayed for one year

MotoGP: New 600cc class delayed for one year

Plans to axe the world 250 championship for a new prototype 600cc class have been delayed until 2011. Although a capacity for the new class has still to be officially finalised, a 600cc class remains...

MotoGP: Suzuki plot Ben Spies future to fend off rival interest

MotoGP: Suzuki plot Ben Spies future to fend off rival interest

Suzuki will run Ben Spies in at least two MotoGP races in 2008 in a bid to prevent the reigning American superbike champion from being lured to the premier class by a rival manufacturer. Ben Spies...

Triumph 675 racing

Triumph 675 racing

Here is a pic of Liam Forbes racing his Triumph at Kyalami two weeks ago. Liam has moved up to 5th place on the fastest riders of the year rankings.

British Superbikes: Ryuichi Kiyonari wins final JSB race at Suzuka

British Superbikes: Ryuichi Kiyonari wins final JSB race at Suzuka

Double British Superbike champion Ryuichi Kiyonari won the final two races in the All Japan Superbike Championship at Suzuka last week. According to Honda insiders, Ryuichi Kiyonari was drafted into...

British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow's Race of the Year winning celebrations cut short

British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow's Race of the Year winning celebrations cut short

Cal Crutchlow’s Mallory Park Race of the Year-winning celebrations on Sunday night were cut short after he suffered a massive allergic reaction to something he ate half an hour after the race. The...

Gary Mason wins Daytona MOTO-ST Eight Hour

Gary Mason wins Daytona MOTO-ST Eight Hour

Former British Superbike rider Gary Mason won the SunTrust MOTO-ST Series Eight Hours at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night. The British rider shared the winning Roadracing World.com...

World Superbikes: 2008 provisional calendar

World Superbikes: 2008 provisional calendar

A provisional calendar has been released for the 2008 World Superbike championship with the championship returning to America for the first time in four years. The US round will be held in Salt Lake...

MotoGP: Scott Redding signs MotoGP 125 deal

MotoGP: Scott Redding signs MotoGP 125 deal

Fourteen-year-old Gloucestershire schoolboy Scott Redding has clinched a three-year deal with the Spanish-based BQR Blusens Aprilia world championship team. He will become the team’s number one rider...

Relentless Suzuki's Michael Laverty and Ian Lowry cap perfect season at Sunflower Trophy races

Relentless Suzuki's Michael Laverty and Ian Lowry cap perfect season at Sunflower Trophy races

Relentless by TAS Suzuki duo Michael Laverty and Ian Lowry capped a perfect season when they dominated the Sunflower Trophy races at Bishopscourt, County Down. Regarded as the premier short circuit...

British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow takes first superbike victory in Race of the Year

British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow takes first superbike victory in Race of the Year

Rizla Suzuki’s Cal Crutchlow took his first career superbike win at the Race of the Year at Mallory Park at the weekend, finishing his rookie season on a high. On his way to victory he picked up pole...

THINK! competition winner reports from Brands Hatch

THINK! competition winner reports from Brands Hatch

Although yet to gain her full motorcycle licence, Denise McNally has been bitten by the Superbike bug, and as winner of the THINK! MCN Reporter competition was at Brands Hatch to see the deciding...

BMW officially confirms World Superbike plans for 2009

BMW officially confirms World Superbike plans for 2009

BMW has confirmed in an official press release that it will enter the 2009 World Superbike championship, as revealed by MCN back in July, with a new team formed during the 2008 season under the...

Crutchlow spits his dummy!

Crutchlow spits his dummy!

Just like to congratulate Cal Crutchlow on his podium at Brands Hatch. Although I put it down to the fact that he had some help. This was from my 6 month old baby girl Izabella-Rose. Who was more than...

More Race of the Year pics

More Race of the Year pics

Mallory Park's Race of the Year... Jenny Tinmouth on the Rizla Suzuki, BSB riders, and the fun and games of a sidecar pasenger.

Race of the Year pics

Race of the Year pics

Just a few more pics from our top day at Mallory Race of the Year... and thanks to everybody who made it a special day for my Milly.