April

MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso benefits from new approach

MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso benefits from new approach

Honda rookie Andrea Dovizioso reckons a new outlook will help him challenge consistently for MotoGP podium places for the remainder of the 2008 campaign. The former world 125 champion was running in...

FIM Speedway Grand Prix: Nicki Pedersen favourite to retain title

FIM Speedway Grand Prix: Nicki Pedersen favourite to retain title

As the World Championship FIM Speedway Grand Prix Series gets underway on Saturday night with the Slovenian Speedway Grand Prix, we take a glance at the top 10 riders and bring you the latest...

Assen World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss takes pole in crash strewn qualifying

Assen World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss takes pole in crash strewn qualifying

Troy Bayliss continued his dominance from the opening session to take provisional pole position for Sunday’s two World Superbike races in Assen. Onboard the Xerox Ducati, Bayliss was the only man to...

Assen World Superbikes: Checa and Neukirchner make up

Carlos Checa and Max Neukirchner shook hands for the first time after their last corner collision at Valencia three weeks ago. German Suzuki man Neukirchner was just meters away from his first ever WSB race win when he was taken out by a hard charging Carlos Checa, also searching for his first Superbike victory. Neukirchner suffered a broken left collarbone in the crash and was flown to Germany...

Assen World Supersport: Jonathan Rea and Craig Jones on provisional front row

Assen World Supersport: Jonathan Rea and Craig Jones on provisional front row

Brits Jonathan Rea and Craig Jones concluded a strong opening day at the fourth round of the World Supersport Championship at Assen with both men securing a place on the provisional front row of the...

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi still looking for qualifying improvement

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi still looking for qualifying improvement

Factory Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi has renewed calls for Bridgestone to improve its qualifying rubber, despite claiming his first front row start in 2008 in Estoril earlier this month. Fiat Yamaha...

Assen World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss fastest in practice despite injury

Assen World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss fastest in practice despite injury

Troy Bayliss showed no ill effects of his cycling crash on Wednesday by finishing the opening free practice in first place onboard his Xerox Ducati. Bayliss’ lap time of 1:40.499 is almost two...

Assen World Supersport: Jonathan Rea fastest first time out

Assen World Supersport: Jonathan Rea fastest first time out

Jonathan Rea started as he means to go on by posting the fastest lap in the opening free practice session at Assen this morning (Friday). His performance and lap time surprised everybody given that...

MotoGP: Fast rookies no surprise for Nicky Hayden

MotoGP: Fast rookies no surprise for Nicky Hayden

Former world champion Nicky Hayden says he hasn’t been shocked by the impressive performances of MotoGP rookies Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso and James Toseland. Spaniard Lorenzo has made the...

moto gp moaning

Stoner, Hayden etc... are moaning about Toseland's overtaking, what do they expect, mirror, indicate, manoeuvre the last time I looked James's bike wasn't fitted with mirrors or indicators, come on guys this is racing, stick it up them James.

Peter Boast records double Short Track UK victory in Norfolk

Peter Boast records double Short Track UK victory in Norfolk

Suzuki works rider Peter Boast bounced back from a broken collarbone to dominate the Short Track UK meeting at the Norfolk Arena with a double victory. This season the format of meetings has changed...

FIM Speedway Grand Prix: Chris Harris and Scott Nicholls set for opener

FIM Speedway Grand Prix: Chris Harris and Scott Nicholls set for opener

The World Championship FIM Speedway Grand Prix Series (SGP) gets underway on Saturday night (April 26) with the FIM Slovenian Speedway Grand Prix. The Speedway Grand Prix series brings together the 15...

Assen World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss injured in cycling crash

Assen World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss injured in cycling crash

Championship leader Troy Bayliss is yet to arrive in Assen for this weekend’s fourth round of the World Superbike series after suffering a high speed crash onboard his racing push bike. The...

MotoGP: Bridgestone readying new tyres for China clash

MotoGP: Bridgestone readying new tyres for China clash

Bridgestone will make new compounds and constructions available for the likes of Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner ahead of the Shanghai GP in China early next month. Bridgestone riders tested a range...

Video: Think! Academy Blog competition winner

The THINK! road safety campaign’s sponsorship of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship is now in it’s fifth year and this year we will be offering readers of MCN the chance to win VIP hospitality at each of the BSB races to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the racing. But that’s not all. Winners of each THINK! race promotion will also be given the task of becoming an MCN video blog reporter...

Henderson R1 Cup: We've finally made it

Henderson R1 Cup: We've finally made it

After what seems like an enternity the first ever race of the inaugural Henderson Yamaha R1 Cup kicked off at Thruxton at the weekend in front of a huge British Superbike crowd. But best of all the...

MotoGP: Stability key for Yamaha success

MotoGP: Stability key for Yamaha success

Stability is the key to help Yamaha return to the top of the MotoGP world championship. Yamaha race chief Lin Jarvis believes a settled team and rider line-up will help Yamaha’s bid for success, with...

MotoGP: Jerry Burgess refusing to rule out Casey Stoner

MotoGP: Jerry Burgess refusing to rule out Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner can’t be ruled out of the MotoGP title race after the Australian’s tough start to the defence of his world crown in 2008. That’s the view of fellow Aussie Jerry Burgess, who helped...

Hottrax Motorsport Racing Club National and Junior + Senior TAG Endurance Motorcycle Championship and MotoGrande: Round One at Anglesey Coastal, North Wales

Hottrax Motorsport Racing Club National and Junior + Senior TAG Endurance Motorcycle Championship and MotoGrande: Round One at Anglesey Coastal, North Wales

Hottrax Motorsport Racing Club National and Junior + Senior TAG Endurance Motorcycle Championship and MotoGrande – Round One at Anglesey Coastal, North Wales on 18 + 19th April 2008 – words by Alfonso...

British Superbikes: BSB riders’ St George’s Day salute

British Superbikes: BSB riders’ St George’s Day salute

British Superbike contenders will be joining Englishmen across the country today (April 23) to celebrate St George’s Day. Four riders representing different manufactures paid tribute to their home...

Reeves & Farrance unbeaten so far

Reeves & Farrance unbeaten so far

World champions visit Snetterton. Usually when I get brown envelopes through the door they contain letters from bill! But this one was different; it contained two tickets, and a personal...

17 year old irish lad wins 8 out of 8 at cadwell park

17 year old irish lad wins 8 out of 8 at cadwell park

Irish Boy takes Cadwell by Storm. This weekend just gone saw New Era Racing Club hold rounds 2 and 3 of the New Era Club Championships, 14 races on the Saturday, and 14 races on the Sunday. Leeds...

Thruxton BSB

Thruxton BSB

Was at Thruxton on Sunday and saw the crash, only thing I did not have camera at ready. But got this shot of Tom Sykes running back for his spare bike or was he scared bomber was after him ?

British Superbikes: Adam Jenkinson to miss Oulton race

British Superbikes: Adam Jenkinson to miss Oulton race

SMT Honda’s Adam Jenkinson will not be racing at Oulton Park in two weekends time after the 23-year old from Manchester broke his right wrist at Thruxton this weekend. SMT Team Owner Robin Croft told...

Harris v Sykes

Harris v Sykes

A photos of Karl Harris v Tom Sykes

Ba77a's glad there's more Brits in WSB

Ba77a's glad there's more Brits in WSB

Isn't it great that we have more Brits in the WSB series - all classes. I'm sure the guys coming in this year have been delighted at having a mention in the MCN I am a dedicated member of MS racing...

MotoGP: James Toseland ponders qualifying review

MotoGP: James Toseland ponders qualifying review

British rider James Toseland reckons a rule should be considered where riders are not allowed to be out on track after they have used their allocation of soft tyres in MotoGP qualifying. Toseland...

Valentino Rossi relishing epic Spanish scrap

Valentino Rossi relishing epic Spanish scrap

Valentino Rossi reckons he is relishing the prospect of seeing Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa’s rivalry emerge as a key feature in the 2008 the MotoGP world championship. The Fiat Yamaha rider is no...

British Superbikes: Karl Harris breaks three bones in foot

British Superbikes: Karl Harris breaks three bones in foot

Karl Harris escaped his terrifying Thruxton accident with just two stitches in his top lip and three broken metatarsals in his right foot. The Rob Mac Yamaha rider was knocked from his R1 in race two...

Relentless Suzuki on a charge at Thruxton

Relentless Suzuki on a charge at Thruxton

Race action from the first live BSB Meeting at Thruxton 20th April08

Trey Canard takes East Coast Supercross title in stunning St Louis shootout

Trey Canard takes East Coast Supercross title in stunning St Louis shootout

Hollywood couldn’t have scripted it any better - back in March, rookie Trey Canard won his first ever Supercross Lites race in Atlanta. It was no fluke, as the youngster won his first three on the...

FIM world Motocross: Steve Ramon and Davide Guarneri take victories

FIM world Motocross: Steve Ramon and Davide Guarneri take victories

The second round of the World Motocross Championships went off on Sunday - unfortunately, however, the rain in Spain fell mainly on Bellpuig, turning the surface into soup. The meeting ran anyway,...

Gimoto National Supermoto Championship 2008 round two

Gimoto National Supermoto Championship 2008 round two

Round two of the National Supermoto Championship was sponsored by Donna Dixon of Yorkshire Occupational Health Consultancy, and Saturday’s racing opened with fine weather. Oliver Harrison and Jordan...

World Superbikes: KTM talks WSB

World Superbikes: KTM talks WSB

KTM got their first taste of the World Superbike paddock two weeks ago in Valencia with their new factory supported KTM RC8 competing in the European Superstock championship. The Austrian company are...

MCN Daily 21/04/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 89 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we have pictures from this weekends MCN Live at Butlins and we round up the weekends sport for you with Shakey Byrne continuing his top while Cal Crutchlow recorded his first victory in BSB.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes...

Nicky Hayden's 2007 leathers

Nicky Hayden's 2007 leathers

I recently managed to get my hands on Nicky Hayden's 2007 Repsol Honda MotoGP suit! Does anyone want to buy it?