September

Vallelunga World Superbikes: James Toseland forced to wait for title as Troy Bayliss wins race two in Italy

Vallelunga World Superbikes: James Toseland forced to wait for title as Troy Bayliss wins race two in Italy

Britain’s James Toseland will have to wait until next weekend to try and claim the World Superbike crown after crashing in Vallelunga. The Sheffield rider was battling with Troy Corser for fourth...

Vallelunga World Supersport: Craig Jones second in shortened race in Italy

Vallelunga World Supersport: Craig Jones second in shortened race in Italy

Britain’s Craig Jones narrowly missed out on victory to finish second in a shortened World Supersport race in Vallelunga. The Cheshire rider had led the race for the first 17 laps before being...

Vallelunga World Superbikes: Italy's hero Max Biaggi wins thrilling home race

Vallelunga World Superbikes: Italy's hero Max Biaggi wins thrilling home race

Home hero Max Biaggi has won a thrilling first World Superbike race in Vallelunga in front of thousands of Italian fans. The race was a spectacle of overtaking manoeuvres which kept spectators on the...

Vallelunga World Supersport: Britain's Craig Jones secures first pole in Italy

Vallelunga World Supersport: Britain's Craig Jones secures first pole in Italy

Britain’s Craig Jones secured his first ever World Supersport pole position at Vallelunga today with a scintillating 1m39.322. Jones’ pole was his first since 2003 at Knockhill when he rode...

Supermoto: Team GB to Supermoto of Nations

Supermoto: Team GB to Supermoto of Nations

The second annual Supermoto of Nations takes place at the impressive Franciacorta race complex near Brescia in Northern Italy this weekend. After the inaugural event held at Bishopscourt, Northern...

Huge interest in new R1 cup

Huge interest in new R1 cup

The new Yamaha R1 Cup scheduled to blast into action next year at British Superbike rounds is attracting huge interest. When the series was launched at Donington Park recently over 150 prospective...

Vallelunga World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss on top, James Toseland bounces back

Vallelunga World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss on top, James Toseland bounces back

Ducati’s Troy Bayliss shrugged off a slow speed crash to set the fastest lap time during this morning hour long second qualifying session. Troy Bayliss crashed out at the first gear hairpin after...

English WSB events are best

As a World Superbike fan, I would like to make a comment on the 3 race events that were conducted in England 2007 (Donington, Silverstone & Brands Hatch) Our tracks for spectators are the best all around! I've been to all the WSB races, except Qatar and Phillip Island, and the humour and atmosphere within our races are the best. In my opinion the worst has to be Lauzitsring.

World Superbikes: Carl Fogarty abandons racing project

World Superbikes: Carl Fogarty abandons racing project

Carl Fogarty has been forced to abandon plans to race in World Superbikes next season with MV Agusta after being unable to secure the sponsorship to run the team.   Foggy had been searching...

Vallelunga World Superbikes: Troy Corser on form in Italy

Vallelunga World Superbikes: Troy Corser on form in Italy

Yamaha’s Troy Corser was once again the fastest man on track at Vallelunga for the first timed practice of the weekend in the penultimate World Superbike round.  The Australian recorded a best...

Vallelunga World Superbikes: First blood to Troy Corser

Vallelunga World Superbikes: First blood to Troy Corser

Troy Corser set the fastest time in the opening free practice session for the penultimate round of the World Superbike Championship at Vallelunga, Italy.   Riding the Yamaha Italia R1 Troy...

MotoGP: Casey Stoner’s biggest test still to come

MotoGP: Casey Stoner’s biggest test still to come

Valentino Rossi’s crew chief Jerry Burgess believes Casey Stoner’s biggest test is still to come as he paid tribute to the Australian’s brilliant 2007 MotoGP world championship-winning campaign. Casey...

Supermoto: Christian Iddon is double supermoto champion

Supermoto: Christian Iddon is double supermoto champion

Christian Iddon only needed a single 10th position in any of the three races at Silverstone in the final round of the British Supermoto Championship to take the crown. But he did it in superb style by...

MotoGP: Eugene Laverty looking to bounce back in Australia

MotoGP: Eugene Laverty looking to bounce back in Australia

Eugene Laverty is confident he can return to form in next month’s Phillip Island 250 MotoGP in Australia after he endured a nightmare in Japan last weekend. Laverty pulled no punches after his hopes...

British Supersport: Raceways and Hudson Kennaugh in 2008 Supersport

British Supersport: Raceways and Hudson Kennaugh in 2008 Supersport

Yamaha will have an even stronger presence in British Supersport next year with the Raceways Yamaha team stepping up from Superstock alongside the existing Virgin Media team. Superstock star, South...

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi threatens legal action over Ryanair advert

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi threatens legal action over Ryanair advert

Valentino Rossi has instructed lawyers to look at taking legal action against budget airline Ryanair after a new advertising campaign featured a reference to the Italian’s current...

MotoGP: Danny Webb looking to build on first points finish

MotoGP: Danny Webb looking to build on first points finish

Danny Webb has set his sights on three top 20 finishes in the last three 125 GP races after breaking his world championship points duck with a brilliant 13th place finish in Japan last weekend. In...

Hudson Kennaugh double

Hudson Kennaugh double

Leon Haslam and BJ Toal were not the only ones to record a double win at the Donington Park British Superbikes. Hudson Kennaugh of Raceways Yamaha from Fleetwood also scored a double. We met Hudson...

MotoGP: Carlos Checa closes in on Ten Kate Honda deal

MotoGP: Carlos Checa closes in on Ten Kate Honda deal

Carlos Checa will fly to Holland this week to finally clinch a deal to replace James Toseland in the 2008 World Superbike championship. The veteran Spaniard has been frozen out of MotoGP with no...

Voice of Isle of Man TT Geoff Cannell dies suddenly

Voice of Isle of Man TT Geoff Cannell dies suddenly

Former Isle of Man TT commentator and press officer Geoff Cannell has died very suddenly at the age of 65. Geoff and his former friend and colleague, the late Peter Kneale, were for many years the...

World Superbikes: Suzuki’s Racing Group Leader talks Superbikes

World Superbikes: Suzuki’s Racing Group Leader talks Superbikes

It’s not often senior personnel from the Japanese manufacturers visit World Superbike races, but at the previous round of the championship Suzuki’s Racing Group Leader Mr Fumihiro Ohnishi attended the...

Speedway Grand Prix: Nick Pedersen talks about world title

Speedway Grand Prix: Nick Pedersen talks about world title

Denmark’s Nicki Pedersen clinched his second World Championship in Krsko, Slovenia on Saturday with another stunning display. Nicki Pedersen, who has been leading the championship all season, entered...

Moto GP: British stars pay tribute to Casey Stoner

Moto GP: British stars pay tribute to Casey Stoner

British riders who raced newly crowned MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner early in his career paid tribute to the Aussie who kick-started his career on UK tracks. Cal Crutchlow “I raced against him...

British Superbikes: One-make tyre rule expected

British Superbikes: One-make tyre rule expected

British Superbike bosses are about to follow World Superbike’s lead and introduce a single-supplier tyre rule for British Superbike and British Supersport for the 2008 season. British Superbike Race...

Video: MotoGP: MCN Exclusive Video Suzuki unveil 2008 MotoGP protoype

Video: MotoGP: MCN Exclusive Video Suzuki unveil 2008 MotoGP protoype

Suzuki rolled out its new 2008 prototype GSV-R V4 MotoGP machine at a test session in the Twin Ring Motegi earlier this week. The bike, which was tested by development rider Nobuatsu Aoki, featured a...

Video Exclusive: Valentino Rossi tests 2008 MotoGP Yamaha

Video Exclusive: Valentino Rossi tests 2008 MotoGP Yamaha

This exclusive video shot in the Twin Ring Motegi in Japan on Monday captured Valentino Rossi completing his first laps on a prototype version of Yamaha’s 2008 YZR-M1 machine. Featuring new bodyork...

MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen says give Casey Stoner credit

MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen says give Casey Stoner credit

Chris Vermeulen believes it is time for people to stop detracting from Casey Stoner’s impressive 2007 success and start paying him some more respect for an outstanding world championship-winning...

Sofuoglu wins again

Sofuoglu wins again

It was a pretty hard fought victory. Sofuoglu had to make a tough overtaking manoeuvre at the last chicane. The picture shows Sofuoglu (#51) and Dutch Superbike champion Arie Vos (#28). Photo by Johan...

Eat gravel!

Eat gravel!

A picture is worth a thousand words, but I bet the ones Mike Schofield uttered are not printable. The pictures were taken by Jack Wolfendale on the 8th September at Teesside Autodrome.

Tommy Searle signs up for British Supercross

Tommy Searle signs up for British Supercross

The British Supercross Championship kicks off in Sheffield on November 3, 2007 but already there’s big names signing up to ride. British GP winner and World MX2 Grand Prix star Tommy Searle heads the...

World Supersport: Kenan Sofuoglu wins on superbike debut

World Supersport: Kenan Sofuoglu wins on superbike debut

Newly crowned World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu has had his first taste of riding a Superbike and immediately impressed by winning first time out. Kenan Sofuoglu who makes a full time switch...

British Superbikes: New Rizla Suzuki team boss Jack Valentine talks to MCN

British Superbikes: New Rizla Suzuki team boss Jack Valentine talks to MCN

Experienced race team manager Jack Valentine is replacing Simon Buckmaster as the Rizla Suzuki team boss for the 2008 British Superbike season. Jack Valentine is currently the MSS Kawasaki team...

Arai IoM TT helmet

Arai IoM TT helmet

I met up with John McGuinness at Donington last weekend. I would like to show you my Arai TT Centenary helmet and to also thank John, again, for signing the lid and the certificate. You can be assured...

Video: Crescent Suzuki vs Stobart Honda on the road

If you thought standard 1000cc sports bikes were scary enough on the road, think again. Both this Stobart Blade and Crescent GSX-R1000 are in virtually full-on BSB race spec, which means they’re considerably lighter than stock (so much so they’re now not much heavier than a standard 600), boast over 200bhp and are equipped with full race suspension. What’s more, I’m about to ride them not only on...

Lavilla's practice crash

Lavilla's practice crash

Greg Lavilla crashing out at Redgate on Saturday afternoon (Donington 22-9-07).

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki's Cal Crutchlow to have arm operation

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki's Cal Crutchlow to have arm operation

Cal Crutchlow may need an operation on his right arm he hurt in the first race crash at Donington Park on Sunday. The Rizla Suzuki rider crashed at Goddards, taking British Superbike series leader...