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Sport (February 2008)

  • Anstey's magic at TT 2007.

    23 February 2008 by dave smith

    Anstey's magic at TT 2007.

    This image was taken at the Gooseneck during the Centenary TT 2007 Superstock race showing Bruce Anstey on his way to winning the race.

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  • Video: McGuinness on Douglas Head

    22 February 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    Working with TT hero John McGuinness is always easy going as this video clip of MCN's photoshoot on Douglas Head shows. McGuinness brought along his Padgetts Honda CBR600RR for pictures to run with an MCN story announcing he would be running in their colours in the superbike class on the Island. He was a bit short on race clothing to match and had to stop off at a local racing memorabilia shop to...

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  • 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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