April

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner fastest in mixed conditions

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner fastest in mixed conditions

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner has topped the timesheets in a first free practice session run in mixed conditions in Estoril this morning. Stoner's best time of 1.47.900 denied Valentino Rossi...

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden confident for Estoril

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden confident for Estoril

Nicky Hayden believes he is capable of joining the fight at the front of MotoGP in 2008 after his morale-boosting fourth place in last month's Spanish GP. The American goes into this weekend's Estoril...

MotoGP: Casey Stoner looks to get back on track in Estoril

MotoGP: Casey Stoner looks to get back on track in Estoril

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner is confident he can get the defence of his MotoGP crown back on track this weekend in Portugal. The Aussie arrives in Estoril hoping to quickly banish the memory...

Win a seasons racing with MCN and the GSX-R Trophy

Win a seasons racing with MCN and the GSX-R Trophy

MCN has joined forces with the ACU Suzuki GSX-R600 Trophy to give you the chance to race for free this season. The GSX-R Trophy is a one make series which is now going into its second season following...

Get closer to the action with MotoGP Impact

Get closer to the action with MotoGP Impact

MotoGP fans will feel a little closer to the action from this weekend as the Portugese race will see the launch of the new MotoGP Impact service. The service will include branded internet SKYPE-type...

MotoGP: Anthony West ready to gamble with new chassis

MotoGP: Anthony West ready to gamble with new chassis

Struggling factory Kawasaki rider Anthony West has said he is willing to gamble on using an untried chassis for the first time in Estoril this weekend to try and spark an improvement in his...

MotoGP: Estoril track knowledge key for James Toseland

MotoGP: Estoril track knowledge key for James Toseland

James Toseland reckons the key to him continuing the impressive start to his MotoGP career will largely depend on how quickly he can learn the Estoril circuit this weekend. Estoril is the first track...

MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo keen to bounce back in Estoril

MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo keen to bounce back in Estoril

Rookie star Jorge Lorenzo believes he has the mental strength to bounce back from his disappointing Spanish MotoGP with another podium challenge in this weekend’s Estoril clash in Portugal. Although...

MCN's Michael Neeves in Henderson R1 Cup - Round one Brands Hatch

MCN's Michael Neeves in Henderson R1 Cup - Round one Brands Hatch

As you know, last weekend’s British Superbike round at Brands Hatch was cancelled due to the snow. I’ve never seen Brands under four inches of snow before, let alone in the spring, and it was a big...

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi hopeful of more Estoril success

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi hopeful of more Estoril success

Valentino Rossi is confident that he can notch another Estoril victory this weekend to end his worst barren run in MotoGP since his rookie year in 2000. The Portuguese circuit was one of only four...

World Superbikes: Riyuichi Kiyonari: “I wanted to be on the podium”

World Superbikes: Riyuichi Kiyonari: “I wanted to be on the podium”

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda man Ryuichi Kiyonari showed that he has the pace to run at the front of WSB with a classy fourth place at Valencia, but was disappointed not to claim his first ever WSB...

MotoGP: Honda electronics can improve says Nicky Hayden

MotoGP: Honda electronics can improve says Nicky Hayden

American Nicky Hayden believes Honda can still improve its sophisticated electronics system in 2008, despite significant winter developments. Hayden got his new season up and running with fourth...

MotoGP: Younger generation starting to takeover says Andrea Dovizioso

MotoGP: Younger generation starting to takeover says Andrea Dovizioso

The impressive performances of rookies like Jorge Lorenzo and James Toseland is the signal that a new generation is closing in on becoming the dominant force in MotoGP. That’s the view of JIR Scot...

MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen urges Bridgestone improvement

MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen urges Bridgestone improvement

Chris Vermeulen has called on Bridgestone to accelerate development of its new tyres, with several riders still campaigning last year’s rubber. Vermeulen was one of several Bridgestone runners to use...

MotoGP: James Toseland looking for podium places

MotoGP: James Toseland looking for podium places

Britain’s James Toseland says he’s finally realising he can continue his World Superbike success in MotoGP. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider has so far enjoyed two top six finishes in Qatar and Jerez plus a...

Video: Snow action for R1 Cup at Brands Hatch

Brands hatch should have seen the opening round of the R1 Cup supporting the British Superbike championship, but the whole day got snowed of. MCN man Michael Neeves will be racing in the R1 Cup this year, check out the video below to see how he got on at his first round and just how bad the snow was at Brands Hatch.

MotoGP: Tech 3 boss praises Michelin revival

MotoGP: Tech 3 boss praises Michelin revival

James Toseland and Colin Edwards’ Tech 3 Yamaha team boss has praised Michelin after a promising start to the 2008 MotoGP world championship. British rookie Toseland has claimed top six finishes in...

Video: World Superbikes: Carlos Checa talks Valencia last corner crash

Carlos Checa had a seriously eventful home race at Valencia after wiping out German Max Neukirchner at the final corner in race one before climbing on to the podium in race two. The Spanish Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider now sits joint third alongside Troy Corser in the championship standings and clearly has the potential to take race wins now that his Honda CBR1000RR is fully developed. In the...

MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo flattered by world title backing

MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo flattered by world title backing

Spanish rookie Jorge Lorenzo says he is flattered to be considered an early contender for the 2008 MotoGP world championship. The Fiat Yamaha rider has made an instant impact in MotoGP, claiming two...

MotoGP: Suzuki nearing definitive 2008 GSV-R decision

MotoGP: Suzuki nearing definitive 2008 GSV-R decision

Suzuki is closing in on deciding what the final specification its 2008 factory GSV-R machine will be after a disappointing start to the new MotoGP season. Having made big strides during the first...

AMA Supercross: Chad Reed pulls away as Ryan Villopoto starts to apply the pressure

AMA Supercross: Chad Reed pulls away as Ryan Villopoto starts to apply the pressure

Chad Reed consolidated his lead in the AMA Supercross championship with victory in Texas, the Australian doing just exactly as much as he needed to to take the win barely two seconds ahead of the...

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden completes first lap of Indianapolis Motor Speedway on 1909 Indian

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden completes first lap of Indianapolis Motor Speedway on 1909 Indian

Repsol Honda’s Nicky Hayden has ridden the first lap of the newly-configured Indianapolis Motor Speedway today on a 1909 Indian Motorcycle. The Kentucky rider rode the circuit, which he will compete...

Snowed off at Brands Hatch

Snowed off at Brands Hatch

After attending the test session at Snetterton I was really looking forward to some bike action at Brands. Sadly the snow stopped play again. I think MSV have handled the situation really well...

DEP Pipes 2 Stroke British Championship: Mark Eastwood and Jonathan Pettit win at Canada Heights

DEP Pipes 2 Stroke British Championship: Mark Eastwood and Jonathan Pettit win at Canada Heights

The DEP Pipes 2 Stroke Championships kicked off at Canada Heights on Sunday. Like the Maxxis British Championships a fortnight ago, the perfectly-prepped track, right next door to Brands Hatch, was...

Juliet in the snow

Juliet in the snow

Die hard fan never been known before, all the way to Brands to get a photo in the snow, my wife HATES SNOW, it starts to snow and she hibernates till its gone. Don't think this will happen again this...

Ken De Dycker and Tyla Rattray dominate in Motocross GPopener

Ken De Dycker and Tyla Rattray dominate in Motocross GPopener

Ken De Dycker and Tyla Rattray came out swinging in the Grand Prix opener at Valkenswaard. De Dycker, was just peerless in his first MX1 GP as Suzuki team mate to reigning World Champion Steve Ramon,...

Glad we chose Valencia not Brands Hatch!!

Glad we chose Valencia not Brands Hatch!!

Sitting in the stands with some other Brits at the World Superbike meeting in Valencia. We just had a video text from home Brands was cancelled and 4-6 inches of snow in the area where we live!!

Racing results round-up: April 5-6

Racing results round-up: April 5-6

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. VALENCIA WORLD SUPERBIKES NATIONAL ROAD...

First taste of motorcycle racing

First taste of motorcycle racing

Husband Bill and I took our son Finlay to Brands Hatch for his first taste of BSB - and the chance to see some real racing (he was too young to enjoy the rainy spectacular of Donington two years...

A snowy Brands

A snowy Brands

This is me at Brands. The only good thing to happen is I got to meet JT and see Randy Mamola.

Lovely day for racing!!!

Lovely day for racing!!!

Pictures from first round of British Superbikes at Brands Hatch. They said it would only be a snow shower...don't you just love the British weather! I don't know if the people on bikes where mad or...

Valencia World Superbikes: Noriyuki Haga takes race two in Spain

Valencia World Superbikes: Noriyuki Haga takes race two in Spain

Yamaha’s Noriyuki Haga has taken his first win of the 2008 season in the second World Superbike race in Valencia this afternoon. The Japanese rider claimed the lead after initial leader Carlos Checa...

Valencia World Supersport: Craig Jones claims second podium in Spain

Valencia World Supersport: Craig Jones claims second podium in Spain

Britain's Craig Jones has claimed his second third of the season at the World Supersport race in Valencia. The Parkalgar Honda rider was always in contention for a place on the podium and he kept hia...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Race day abandoned due to heavy snow

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Race day abandoned due to heavy snow

Round one of British Superbikes at Brands Hatch has been abandoned due to heavy snow, and the race weekend rescheduled for May 10-11, 2008. At 11.15 this morning (Sunday, April 6, 2008) Chief...

Valencia World Superbikes: Lorenzo Lanzi wins race one in dramatic fashion

Valencia World Superbikes: Lorenzo Lanzi wins race one in dramatic fashion

Lorenzo Lanzi has taken victory in the first World Superbike race in Valencia in the most dramatic of fashions. Alstare Suzuki’s Max Neukirchner looked like he would take his first World Superbike...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Snow storm hits opening round

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Snow storm hits opening round

What is it about British Superbikes and snow at the moment? After the disastrous three-day test at Snetterton was cut dramatically short by Baltic conditions, the season opener at Brands Hatch has...