April

AMA Superbike: Chaz Davies continues perfect podium record in Alabama

AMA Superbike: Chaz Davies continues perfect podium record in Alabama

Daytona 200 winner Chaz Davies kept up his perfect podium record by finishing third in the second round of the Formula Xtreme championship at Barber Motorsports Park outside of Birmingham,...

Racing results round-up: April 19-20

Racing results round-up: April 19-20

Each week we will have a full list of the racing results from the previous weekend. Click on the name of the championship you wish to see the results of. BSB, THRUXTON WORLD ENDURANCE, LE MANS AMA...

My BSB pictures from Thruxton

My BSB pictures from Thruxton

Hey, just thought id show some of my pictures from BSB thruxton, was my first outing with my camera was quite chuffed I got the exact moment they collided, Like the shot where Tom went to see if Karl...

Thruxton British superbikes: Cal Crutchlow records maiden victory in race two

Thruxton British superbikes: Cal Crutchlow records maiden victory in race two

HM Plant Honda new boy Cal Crutchlow continued an amazing start to his second season in British Superbikes by recording his first ever victory at Thruxton. The Coventry rider, who joined the team with...

Haslam to be cited.

Having reviewed the second race of BSB today, 20th April, I am amazed at the race control not citing Leon Haslam for dangerous riding. First the out of control at the chicane where he went off taking Harris with him, Haslam has showed many times he has little control of his bike under extreme braking. Then, later, turning across Sykes after overtaking him and taking Sykes front wheel out,...

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne wins Thruxton race one

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne wins Thruxton race one

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has transferred his awesome pre-season testing and Brands Hatch form into the first win of the year at Thruxton with a faultless race display. Byrne, who headed off pole position,...

British Superbikes: Michael Rutter with surprise front row start for Thruxton

British Superbikes: Michael Rutter with surprise front row start for Thruxton

Michael Rutter set a storming 1.19.949 lap in wet conditions during qualifying at Thruxton to land himself the third spot on the grid for tomorrow’s race. MCN caught up with Rutter straight after the...

British Superbikes: Leon Haslam confident for Thruxton race setup

British Superbikes: Leon Haslam confident for Thruxton race setup

Leon Haslam will line-up for tomorrow’s first British Superbike race of the season at Thruxton from second on the grid, confident that he’s got a good setup for the two races. Haslam set a 1.19.872,...

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne on Thruxton pole

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne on Thruxton pole

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has secured his second pole on the season, adding to the fastest qualifying lap he set at Brands Hatch a fortnight ago. Byrne set a pole lap of 1.19.704 – just four seconds slower...

British Superbikes: Karl Harris leads and Adam Jenkinson shocks in final wet free practice

British Superbikes: Karl Harris leads and Adam Jenkinson shocks in final wet free practice

Rob Mac Racing’s Karl Harris has powered to the top of the third and final free practice session at Thruxton in wet conditions. Standing water didn’t slow the bikes dramatically, with Harris’ fastest...

British Superbikes: MSS Discovery Kawasaki making steady progress at Thruxton

British Superbikes: MSS Discovery Kawasaki making steady progress at Thruxton

Stuart Easton put MSS Discovery Kawasaki up into the top ten in Friday practice, with the team making bounding improvements over the first weekend’s performance at Brands Hatch. MCN caught up with MSS...

British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow ends first day at Thruxton provisionally pole

British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow ends first day at Thruxton provisionally pole

HM Plant Honda’s Cal Crutchlow set an impressive first day benchmark at Thruxton with a fastest time of 1.15.07 in difficult conditions. Crutchlow’s time, just two tenths off the outright record set...

British Superbikes: Leon Morris lands Airwaves Scholarship

British Superbikes: Leon Morris lands Airwaves Scholarship

Twenty-one year old Thruxton local Leon Morris will be benefiting from words of wisdom from Airwaves Ducati team boss Colin Wright as part of the Airwaves Scholarship. Morris, who rides for Trimite...

British Superbikes: Tena for Men Honda look toward Thruxton

British Superbikes: Tena for Men Honda look toward Thruxton

Tena for Men Honda is one of the new-look outfits in the British Superbike paddock for 2008 but running two familiar riders. MCN caught up with both Superbike hopeful Tristan Palmer and his Superbike...

Present the Airwaves Kick Up a Gear British Superbike award

Present the Airwaves Kick Up a Gear British Superbike award

Do you fancy presentig the Airwaves Kick Up a Gear Award to the most improved rider in British Superbikes? Well Airwaves chewing gum has joined forces with motorcyclenews.com to give you the...

New AMA Superbike owners revamp series

New AMA Superbike owners revamp series

The new owners of the 2009 AMA Superbike Championship unveiled the class structure during a meeting with the manufacturers at Barber Motorsports Park with a number of innovations that may reduce it...

Short Track UK heads to Norfolk

Short Track UK heads to Norfolk

American style dirt-track action visits the Norfolk Arena on Saturday (April 19) with no less than four national championships battling it out. Short Track UK will see flattrack motorcycle racing in...

Video: Onboard with European Superstock's Dan Linfoot at Valencia

European Superstock 600 rookie Dan Linfoot claimed an impressive third place podium at the opening round of the championship at Valencia two weeks ago. The 19-year-old Beowulf Racing rider benefited from a two day test at the Spanish circuit prior to the event where he was able to get the teams new Yamaha R6 dialled into the technical track. To view a onboard lap with Dan Linfoot check out the...

BSB Brands Shakey & Leon

BSB Brands Shakey & Leon

BSB Brands Shakey & Leon It was a Shakey start to the first BSB round at Brands due to the snow but it was still really fine and sunny on the practice days. Shakey and Leon were looking fast and...

Monsoon conditions fail to halt Tim Reeves monopoly at Snetterton

Monsoon conditions fail to halt Tim Reeves monopoly at Snetterton

Rounds three and four of the Castrol Oils Eastern Airways British F1 Sidecar Championship took place at Snetterton Park featuring alongside the BMCRC-MRO 2008 Championships. Sunshine for the first...

MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo’s stunning start no shock for Jerry Burgess

MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo’s stunning start no shock for Jerry Burgess

Valentino Rossi’s crew chief Jerry Burgess reckons he hasn’t been shocked by the incredible start to Jorge Lorenzo’s MotoGP career. Burgess lavished praise on the Spaniard again after he won his first...

Feisty Racing on the podium in Misano

Feisty Racing on the podium in Misano

Feisty Racing's Susie Grayson grabbed a well-earned third in the European Women's Superstock 1000 race at Misano last weekend, despite struggling with suspension problems. Racing against the likes of...

MotoGP: Yamaha boss hails Jorge Lorenzo

MotoGP: Yamaha boss hails Jorge Lorenzo

Senior Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis has tipped rookie Jorge Lorenzo to help the Japanese factory remain a major force in MotoGP after the Spaniard’s stunning start in 2008. Lorenzo has made an incredible...

British Superbikes: Q&A with Pirelli boss Guglielmo Fiocchi

British Superbikes: Q&A with Pirelli boss Guglielmo Fiocchi

Just how big is the control tyre deal for Pirelli? The answer: big enough to send the MD of the entire motorcycling department to check out British Superbikes for himself. We spoke to Pirelli’s Moto...

Michael Schumacher suffers first motorcycle crash

Michael Schumacher suffers first motorcycle crash

It had to happen some time. These pictures from a German newspaper show former Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher being brought back down to earth with a bump, after locking up the rear...

MotoGP: James Toseland has proved critics wrong

MotoGP: James Toseland has proved critics wrong

James Toseland’s personal manager Roger Burnett reckons the double World Superbike champion’s new 2009 Yamaha contract should finally silence the sceptics who thought the British rider would flounder...

Video: MotoGP: Nicky Hayden talks about Indianapolis pace on 1909 Indian

Nicky Hayden took the lap record at the new Indianapolis MotoGP circuit last week - on a 1909 Indian. The 2006 MotoGP champion can make this claim as he's the first rider to take to the new infield circuit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Although Hayden is unsure of the exact time, the 40mph vintage motorcycle was never set to hold the record for long as the 26-year-old also tried out the...

British Superbikes: Sean Emmett to ride for AIM Yamaha at Thruxton

British Superbikes: Sean Emmett to ride for AIM Yamaha at Thruxton

Sean Emmett has been drafted in to replace Steve Plater at Thruxton this weekend in the AIM British Superbike squad with the 2007 Macau winner fulfilling duties with the GMT94 Yamaha team in World...

MotoGP: Surgery success for Jorge Lorenzo

MotoGP: Surgery success for Jorge Lorenzo

MotoGP world championship leader Jorge Lorenzo is confident he will be able to continue the brilliant start to his premier class career in China next month after undergoing successful surgery to cure...

Ben Saunders wins Motocross Superclass at Tirley Scramblebank

Ben Saunders wins Motocross Superclass at Tirley Scramblebank

Worcester’s Ben Saunders did enough to control the AMCA’s Superclass Championship on Sunday at the second, concluding round of the season-opening series. The Delkevic Kawasaki rider won the opener and...

MotoGP: Estoril winner Jorge Lorenzo undergoes surgery

MotoGP: Estoril winner Jorge Lorenzo undergoes surgery

Estoril MotoGP winner Jorge Lorenzo has undergone surgery today (Monday, April 14) to cure an arm pump problem that has plagued him in the opening three races of 2008. The Fiat Yamaha rider had hoped...

British Motocross: Billy Mackenzie in a class of his own at Torrington

British Motocross: Billy Mackenzie in a class of his own at Torrington

CAS Honda’s reigning British MX1 champion Billy Mackenzie was just an irresistible force in tough conditions at Torrington on Sunday. Maintaining his 100 per cent win record in the Maxxis British...

AMA Supercross: Davi Millsaps and Ryan Villopoto win in Detroit

AMA Supercross: Davi Millsaps and Ryan Villopoto win in Detroit

Honda man Davi Millsaps and Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto were victorious at the Detroit round of the AMA Supercross at the weekend. In the Supercross class, Chad Reed suffered a horrific-looking crash in...

Racing results round-up: April 12-13

Racing results round-up: April 12-13

Each week we will have a full list of the racing results from the previous weekend. Click on the name of the championship you wish to see the results of. MOTOGP, PORTUGAL NATIONAL ROAD RACING, OULTON...

Estoril MotoGP: Camera fault slammed by Casey Stoner

Estoril MotoGP: Camera fault slammed by Casey Stoner

Aussie Casey Stoner blasted Dorna after a loose on-board TV camera seriously hampered the reigning world champion in today’s Estoril GP. The 22-year-old looked like he was going to finish outside the...

Estoril MotoGP Reaction: Colin Edwards content with fourth

Estoril MotoGP Reaction: Colin Edwards content with fourth

Colin Edwards said he was satisfied with fourth place in today’s Estoril GP, which secured him his best result for nine months. The American benefited from mistakes by Andrea Dovizioso and compatriot...