January

MotoGP Phillip Island test: John Hopkins ruled out of final day

MotoGP Phillip Island test: John Hopkins ruled out of final day

A huge high-side crash at over 100mph has ruled John Hopkins out of the final day of action in Phillip Island tomorrow. The American has a badly torn muscle between his left groin and hip after he...

MotoGP Phillip Island test: James Toseland gains first rain experience

MotoGP Phillip Island test: James Toseland gains first rain experience

James Toseland got his first taste of riding Yamaha's YZR-M1 in rain conditions on a weather-hit second day of testing in Phillip Island. The 27-year-old posted a best time of 1.43.719 on a dismal...

MotoGP champ Casey Stoner helps Leon Camier's recovery

MotoGP champ Casey Stoner helps Leon Camier's recovery

MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner is proving an invaluable ally in Leon Camier's bid to regain full fitness ahead of the new British superbike campaign. Factory Ducati rider Stoner has become...

MotoGP Phillip Island test: Day two roundup

MotoGP Phillip Island test: Day two roundup

Reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner produced a masterful exhibition of wet and dry weather riding to dominate the second day of testing in Phillip Island. In persistent rain showers that fell...

MotoGP Phillip Island test: Casey Stoner rampant on home track

MotoGP Phillip Island test: Casey Stoner rampant on home track

MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner produced another ominously fast performance on his home track today to set the best time on race tyres in Phillip Island. While Colin Edwards claimed the fastest...

Video: MSS Kawasaki team update

MCN Sports Editor Gary Pinchin recently visited the MSS Discovery British Superbike team at its headquarters to speak to team owner Nick Morgan In our video interview Morgan talks us through the bike and gives his opinion on the previous and current riders. You can read the full interview in the latest copy of MCN (Wednesday 30th January) Watch our interview with Stuart Easton

Video: Honda test at Almeria

Watch our video of the Honda World Superbike temas testing their new 2008 WSB bikes at Almeria. The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team finished the first test onboard the brand new 2008 specification Honda CBR1000RR at the top of the time sheets in Almeria last week. WSB rookies Carlos Checa and Ryuichi Kiyonari set identical lap times on the final day and left the Spanish circuit convinced...

MotoGP Phillip Island test: Track knowledge boosts James Toseland

MotoGP Phillip Island test: Track knowledge boosts James Toseland

James Toseland put his vast experience of the Phillip Island circuit to good use today with the British rider making an impressive start to his fourth winter test in Australia. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider...

MotoGP Phillip Island test: Colin Edwards solves qualifier issues

MotoGP Phillip Island test: Colin Edwards solves qualifier issues

A Michelin qualifying tyre used surprisingly early by Colin Edwards helped the Texan register the fastest lap on the opening day of testing at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia. Edwards opted to...

MotoGP Phillip Island test: Day 1 roundup

MotoGP Phillip Island test: Day 1 roundup

Colin Edwards continued his impressive pace for his new Tech 3 Yamaha team by topping to the time sheets on day one of this week’s official MotoGP test in Phillip Island Australia. Edwards used his...

Video: Relentless Suzuki boss talks

The Relentless TAS Suzuki team have plenty of expierence building superbike-spec GSX-1000s for the roads but the requirements of BSB are very different. This year the team is moving into the British series with their 2007 British Supersport champion Michael Laverty Watch the video below to see team boss Phillip Neill interviewd about the bike and read the full story in this weeks copy of MCN...

Play MCN Fantasy Road Race 2008 free

Play MCN Fantasy Road Race 2008 free

If you’ve ever wondered why race team managers choose ageing has-been’s or inexperienced rookies to ride in their team and think you could do better selecting your own dream team line up – then here’s...

2008 KTM Super Duke R Battle commences

2008 KTM Super Duke R Battle commences

Last season the KTM Super Duke Championship wowed BSB fans with brilliant bar to bar racing and after it’s successful debut season the series is back again in 2008. Click here to see Adam Child's...

Kallio tops Jerez tests

Kallio tops Jerez tests

After two days of Aprilia dominance, Red Bull KTM returned to the forefront in Jerez at the final session of 250cc action today. Pleasant temperatures and less wind than earlier in the week allowed...

Finnegan’s government-funded training programme

Finnegan’s government-funded training programme

In days gone by it was often thought that road racers preparation for a race involved spending the night in the pub knocking back a few vodkas, puffing 20 fags, and munching down a burger and chips...

Brands Hatch modifications

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...

Chad Reed storms San Francisco…

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...

Bradley Smith fastest in Spain

Bradley Smith fastest in Spain

Bradley Smith vowed to keep his feet firmly on the ground as Britain’s top young prospect made a sensational start to his 2008 125GP world championship bid. Making his first appearance on the...

Carlos Checa and Ryuichi Kiyonari top Almeria test

Carlos Checa and Ryuichi Kiyonari top Almeria test

The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team finished their first test onboard the brand new 2008 specification Honda CBR1000RR at the top of the time sheets in Almeria last week. WSB rookies Carlos Checa and...

Smith fastest in Jerez!

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

Rossi in the pits at Sepang test

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...

New South Africa Superbike Champion

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...

Motocross: Mallory Park to host British Motocross Grand Prix

Motocross: Mallory Park to host British Motocross Grand Prix

Mallory Park will host this year’s British Motocross Grand Prix and is set to sign an agreement which will see the event return to the Leicestershire track for a further three years. The event...

MCN in Antarctica

MCN in Antarctica

Me in Antarctica trying out my new winter thermals!

MotoGP: Kawasaki confirm Monster deal

MotoGP: Kawasaki confirm Monster deal

Kawasaki's factory MotoGP squad has officially confirmed American energy drink giant Monster as one of its major backers in the 2008 world championship. In a deal anticipated for several months,...

MotoGP Sepang test: Qualifying tyre spares Nicky Hayden's blushes

MotoGP Sepang test: Qualifying tyre spares Nicky Hayden's blushes

A brilliant lap on a Michelin qualifying tyre spared Nicky Hayden and Honda's blushes as the American left Sepang with the fastest overall time. A best lap of 2.00.326 late on the final morning was...

MotoGP Sepang test: Dani Pedrosa undergoes successful surgery

MotoGP Sepang test: Dani Pedrosa undergoes successful surgery

Factory Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has undergone a successful two-hour operation to plate a broken right hand in Spain. The triple world champion had a plate and six screws inserted into the Y-shaped...

Sepang test Photos

Sepang test Photos

I was at the Sepang test on Thursday, I am an expat living in Singapore. I would love to see the pics I have sent used in MCN. It was taken by my friend Peter Mitchell who was with me. If you use the...

Casey Stoner signs off in ominous form

Casey Stoner signs off in ominous form

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner began the defence of his crown in ominous form as he finished second fastest at the end of a gruelling three-day test session in Sepang. The Aussie’s best time of...

MotoGP Sepang test: James Toseland talks top ten

MotoGP Sepang test: James Toseland talks top ten

James Toseland claimed the eighth fastest time on the final day of testing in Malaysia today, despite the British rider continuing to be plagued by a severe tyre chatter problem on the new 2008 Tech 3...

Stewart out of Supercross title race

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...

Honda is a work in progress for Lavilla

Honda is a work in progress for Lavilla

Former BSB Champion Gregorio Lavilla continued his transition to the Paul Bird Honda CBR1000RR he’ll ride in WSB this season with his second test on the bike in Almeria, Spain. Having...

2008 Ten Kate Honda’s take to the track

2008 Ten Kate Honda’s take to the track

The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda squad began their one and only test of the all new 2008 CBR1000RR this morning (Wednesday) in Almeria before heading to the opening round of the World Superbike...

Johnson bags Uel Duncan Honda NW200 ride

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...

NW200 gets Government money

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...

NW200 revives 250 race

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...