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Sport (Jan - Dec 2008)

  • Farquhar returns to the TT

    20 February 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    Farquhar returns to the TT

    Dungannon’s Ryan Farquhar  returns to the TT in 2008 re-united with the McAdoo Kawasaki team. Farquhar, a two-time TT winner, is still looking for a win on a superbike race on the mountain course...

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  • KTM RC8 makes track debut

    18 February 2008 by Ben Purvis

    KTM RC8 makes track debut

    The first racing version of KTM’s new RC8 got on track last week for shakedowns at Cartagena in Spain, the factory has revealed. The race bike was piloted by Austrian rider Rene Mahr, who has been...

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  • Dakar Rally to move to South America

    12 February 2008 by Dave Rawlings

    Dakar Rally to move to South America

    Dakar organiser, the ASO, has just confirmed that the 2009 Dakar Rally will be joint-hosted by Argentina and Chile, after this year’s race was cancelled. Cyril Despres on the Dakar cancellation Dakar...

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  • Silverstone British Grand Prix

    12 February 2008 by Kerry Green

    Silverstone British Grand Prix

    Here are a few vintage pictures from the Silverstone British Grand Prix. Can anyone identify the year or the riders? Picture One - The first picture shows a pair of 250cc Yamahas which I think were...

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  • Tyre man Vernon Edwards dies suddenly

    12 February 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    Tyre man Vernon Edwards dies suddenly

    The funeral of Vernon Edwards, father of international racer Mike Edwards, will take place on Friday February 15, at 11:30am at The Crematorium, Cemetery Road, Ince, WN3 4NN. The family say everyone...

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  • Video: KTM talk Super Duke R battle

    11 February 2008 by Michael Guy

    KTM recently launched the 2008 KTM Super Duke R Battle and were at the London Motorcycle show showcasing the awesome race prepared Super Duke R. MCN spoke with KTM boss Shaun Sisterstomn for the low down on this year's series, the spec of the bikes, the generous prize fund and how you could be racing one at selected British Superbike rounds in 2008.

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  • KTM reveals RC8 racer

    08 February 2008 by Ben Purvis

    KTM reveals RC8 racer

    KTM might not be planning to enter WSB with the new RC8 just yet, but it's hoping to use the machine in Superstock racing and has just unveiled the first race-prepared version of the stunning new...

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  • Video: Tommy Hill at MCN offices

    07 February 2008 by Michael Guy

    Britain's Tommy Hill made a welcome visit to MCN’s offices last week thanks to his friend and fellow World Supersport rival, Craig Jones who’s being ferrying Hill around in his car all week. Tommy Hill is now up and about on crutches after spending nearly two months in a wheelchair following his sickening crash first time out on the Hannspree Altea Honda CBR600RR at Calafat where he badly broke...

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  • AMA: Chaz Davies serves warning to compatriots

    07 February 2008 by Henny Ray Abrams

    AMA: Chaz Davies serves warning to compatriots

    Chaz Davies served notice that he’d be a major player this year after topping the Supersport class and finished a close second to his teammate in the final all-teams test of the year at California...

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  • Chaz Davies on the pace in California

    06 February 2008 by Henny Ray Abrams

    Chaz Davies on the pace in California

    Chaz Davies set a blistering pace on the FX-spec Attack Kawasaki on the first day of testing at California Speedway in the Inland Empire east of Los Angeles. The Welshman lapped the 2.3-mile road...

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  • Chad Reed wins AMA Supercross in Anaheim

    04 February 2008 by Paul Harris

    Chad Reed wins AMA Supercross in Anaheim

    Chad Reed won again on Saturday as his title bid gathers pace in the AMA Supercross series. The Thunder from Down Under edged a holeshot from Davi Millsaps, but when he tried to pull out, he found he...

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  • Scott Russell returns to Daytona

    04 February 2008 by Henny Ray Abrams

    Scott Russell returns to Daytona

    Scott “Mr Daytona” Russell will return to the scene of his greatest success when he makes a shock return to AMA professional racing in this year’s Superstock race during Bike Week 2008 in Daytona...

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  • BSB Leon Wheelie Close Finish

    03 February 2008 by Kerry Green

    BSB Leon Wheelie Close Finish

    The BSB Donington Park second race was a very close finish. Recorded as a 0.056 second gap between winner Leon Haslam and runner up Tom Sykes. I was fortunate enough to be on hand to capture how close...

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  • Brands Hatch modifications

    28 January 2008 by MCN Sports desk

    Brands Hatch modifications

    Brands Hatch has made significant changes to the Clearways corner by increasing the run-off for riders and drivers using the Indy circuit configuration. The alterations have been made as part of...

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  • Chad Reed storms San Francisco…

    28 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    Chad Reed storms San Francisco…

    Chad Reed stormed to victory in a rain-soaked AT&T Park in San Francisco hosted round four of the AMA Supercross series on Saturday. Even with practice curtailed and the track kept under wraps for...

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  • Smith fastest in Jerez!

    26 January 2008 by Anonymous

    Bradley Smith finished the second day of testing in Jerez as the fastest 125cc rider. The final day is 26/01/2008.

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  • Rossi in the pits at Sepang test

    26 January 2008 by Peter Blackburn

    Rossi in the pits at Sepang test

    I was at Sepang on Thursday for the Moto GP test. My friend Peter Mitchell took this picture of the back of the Yamaha pit showing Rossi just after he had come in from a run of several laps. You...

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  • New South Africa Superbike Champion

    25 January 2008 by neiljt

    New South Africa Superbike Champion

    South Africa's new Superbike champion; Arushen Moodley, is the first rider of colour to win this prestigious local title. Taken at kyalami on 24th November 2007, during the last Superbike meeting of...

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  • Stewart out of Supercross title race

    24 January 2008 by MCN Sports Desk

    Stewart out of Supercross title race

    James Stewart has effectively withdrawn from the 2008 Supercross season after a statement from his Monster Energy Kawasaki team announced that the reigning champion would have to undergo knee...

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  • Johnson bags Uel Duncan Honda NW200 ride

    23 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    Johnson bags Uel Duncan Honda NW200 ride

    It should be no surprise that Gary Johnson has been snapped up for this year by the Uel Duncan Honda team after his sensational performances on the roads in 2007. MCN spoke to the 27-year-old...

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  • NW200 gets Government money

    23 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    NW200 gets Government money

    The North West 200 is to receive £100,000 of government funding for safety improvements.  Clerk of the Course Mervyn Whyte said: “It’s a great help to motor sport. Safety is paramount for us and...

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  • NW200 revives 250 race

    23 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    NW200 revives 250 race

    A 250 race is being re-introduced to the North West 200 programme this year. The 250 two-strokes, which last graced the NW200 in 2000, was previously run concurrently with the 125 and 400 races. The...

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