July

Ryan Farquhar to ride JMF Millsport Yamahas at Ulster GP

Ryan Farquhar to ride JMF Millsport Yamahas at Ulster GP

Road racer Ryan Farquhar has announced he is to race with the JMF Millsport Superbike and Supersport Yamaha team for the up coming Ulster GP. Ryan Farquhar has already taken 21 wins in the Irish...

Video: Crutchlow's Suzuka 8 Hour highlights

Video: Crutchlow's Suzuka 8 Hour highlights

Carlos Checa won the incredible Suzuka 8 Hour endurance race last weekend but it was the British riders that impressed the most with British Superbike man Cal Crutchlow taking sixth place. Cal's dad...

Melandri to keep Ducati ride?

Melandri to keep Ducati ride?

Marco Melandri will race for the Ducati Marlboro team at Brno in three weeks' time, according to team boss Livio Suppo. The Italian's place had been in doubt after his dismal start to the season, and...

Steve Plater lands World Supersport wildcard

Steve Plater lands World Supersport wildcard

AIM Yamaha’s Steve Plater has been drafted in late to ride at this weekend’s Brands Hatch World Supersport round. Plater will be representing the Triumph Italia Be1 Racing squad, taking the spot of...

Racing results round-up: July 26-27

Racing results round-up: July 26-27

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. FIM ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP, SUZUKA, JAPAN,...

HM Plant and Hydrex Bike Animal Honda confirmed for Donington WSB

HM Plant and Hydrex Bike Animal Honda confirmed for Donington WSB

Leon Haslam, Cal Crutchlow and James Ellison have all been confirmed for the Donington Park round of World Superbikes on September 7. The HM Plant team has hinted towards at appearance at Donington...

Troy Bayliss enters The Race of Champions

Troy Bayliss enters The Race of Champions

Troy Bayliss will swap two wheels for four on December 14 when he represents Australia in the Race of Champions alongside F1 pilot Mark Webber. The two-time World Superbike Champion and current WSB...

Suzuka eight hours: Carlos Checa and Ryuichi Kiyonari win for Honda

Suzuka eight hours: Carlos Checa and Ryuichi Kiyonari win for Honda

Carlos Checa and Ryuichi Kiyonari won the 31st Suzuka 8 Hours on Sunday.  The win was Checa’s first in two attempts, Kiyonari’s second in eight attempts, and together, Honda’s 22nd in the...

Norton NRV588 races again

Norton NRV588 races again

This is going to be huge for GB race fans. I've just returned from today's Thundersport GB meeting at Mallory Park. I don't normally do club meetings but made an exception for this one as I had heard...

Donington new track layout

Donington new track layout

Photograhed at Donington at a board meeting via a mobile telephone. The future of the British Grand Prix has been secured in a new 10 year agreement between Donington Ventures Leisure Limited and...

How to race in MotoGP!

Having watched the USA MotoGP a few times I cannot understand what he is moaning about. That has to be the first GP for a long time where you could say that was a real proper race. I am a fan of Casey's but you have to learn to take defeat in this sport Casey. It's a good job it wasn't the old Pro-AM days, that would have done his head in. Pick yourself up from this Casey - Valantino is the...

2009 MotoGP Calendar announced

2009 MotoGP Calendar announced

The 2009 provisional MotoGP calendar has been announced today. The 18 round series includes two USA rounds along with new addition Lake Balaton in Hungary.     DATE GRAND...

Win a weekend with Rizla Suzuki at Brands Hatch World Superbikes

Win a weekend with Rizla Suzuki at Brands Hatch World Superbikes

Motorcycle News and Rizla Suzuki are offering one lucky reader the opportunity to spend the Brands Hatch World Superbike weekend with Tom Sykes and the Rizla Suzuki squad. We’re giving away a very...

BSB Oulton Park pictures

BSB Oulton Park pictures

Had a great weekend at Oulton Park, here's some photos. They were taken just before Hizzy's. 

Tom Sykes's celebrations

Tom Sykes's celebrations

Just two photos of Tom Sykes after his double at Oulton Park. It was great racing all round.

Jorge Lorenzo confirms broken metatarsals

Jorge Lorenzo confirms broken metatarsals

Fiat Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo has confirmed he has broken his third, fourth and fifth metatarsal bones in his foot after his high-side at Laguna Seca. Lorenzo crashed out of the Laguna Seca MotoGP...

Video: Chris Walker tests his new World Superbike Fireblade

Chris Walker is poised to make a dramatic return to the World Superbike Championship in ten days time at Brands Hatch and MCN caught up with him on video at his first test of the motorcycle at Oulton Park. Check out the video below to hear what Walker thinks of the Paul Bird Honda Fireblade and see him in action around the track.

Brands Hatch World Superbikes: Karl Harris to wildcard in World Supersport

Brands Hatch World Superbikes: Karl Harris to wildcard in World Supersport

Karl Harris will be looking to rekindle his supersport riding days with a wildcard appearance at Brands Hatch World Superbikes. The Rob Mac Racing Yamaha BSB man has landed the vacant spot in the...

Stoner's rant

How this "boy" can pass comment one one of the worlds motorcycle racing legends is beyond belief. Stoner hasnt even served his time yet. Valentino has been racing and winning for many years and is a very charismatic, colourful and talented character! Can the same be said about Casey? I think not. Back in the late 90's Vale was winning on very basic machinery, nothing like caseys "scalextric"...

Melandri's new ride

Melandri's new ride

Photographed at Wroclaw (Poland) on Tuesday, this is what Melandri thinks he's been riding all season.

That's the racing we want!

Just a few words regarding the story with Casey Stoner in MCN this week. I've got to be one of Rossi's biggest fans but will always lift a glass to who ever wins the GP, but this time going on about Rossi with aggressive riding. Come on Casey it's nice to see some old school battles like we get on WSB just watch them Casey! This is what the fans want! From all at the Boot and Shoe Inn,...

Keith Amor gets back to winning ways at Kells

Keith Amor gets back to winning ways at Kells

Keith Amor enjoyed an excellent debut at the Kells road races on Sunday 20 July. Amor was able to claim wins in both of the Supersport 600cc races after hard fought battles with Ryan Farquhar. He also...

Good progress for Chris Walker on debut World Superbike test

Good progress for Chris Walker on debut World Superbike test

Chris Walker made a solid start to his revived WSB career onboard the Paul Bird Motorsport Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade at Oulton Park today. Watch an interview with Chris Walker and see him in...

Are all bike racers midgets?

I keep hearing on MotoGP commentary about how Dani Pedrosa has an advantage because he's so small and light. Well, unless James Cracknell's a giant, then most of the riders associated with BSB are midgets, especially John Reynolds, but you don't hear talk about them in the same way. Why not?

Valentino Rossi's replacement

Valentino Rossi's replacement

Henri is hoping to take over from Valentino Rossi when he retires.

Chris Walker tests Paul Bird Motorsport Superbike

Chris Walker tests Paul Bird Motorsport Superbike

Chris Walker has just completed his first test onboard the Paul Bird Motorsport Honda Superbike at Oulton Park with the popular Brit poised to make a dramatic return to the World Superbike...

Tom Sykes's WSB wild card

Tom Sykes's WSB wild card

What great news to hear that Tom Sykes of the Rizla Suzuki Team has got a wild card ride at the Brands Hatch World Superbike round. As Tom said after his double win at Oulton Park Bennetts British...

Casey 'Moaner' Stoner

What is Casey Stoner's problem? I had the utmost respect for his ability and that cannot be in doubt but you have to worry when the riders - who should be the last line of defence for battles and real fairing to fairing dicing - start complaining that racing is too close! Admittedly there was one overtake at the Corkscrew when Valentino Rossi properly ballsed it up and they...

The greatest MotoGP race ever?

The real winners at the Laguna Seca GP were the fans! I have been chasing the GP bikes for over fifteen years and this might be the best race that I have seen. This is what MotoGP should be. I live clost to Indianapolis and I can hardly wait for the Indy Moto GP.

Stoner needs to learn how to race properly

Is it a criminal offence for Valentino Rossi to win a race? Just because the man showed the boy how to race! I haven't seen racing like that since Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts. Since Stoner has been racing since he was four he doesn't seem to have learnt a lot.

Moaning Stoner

I have watched the Laguna GP twice. I am infuriated with Stoner. What a winger and he doesn't deserve to be number 1. So the racing was hard, so the overtaking a bit full on... Well grow up Casey, this is the pinical of racing, and that's just what Rossi did. His bike was under powered to yours, and he used whatever he could to win the race, cleanly. Sour grapes, that's the only phrase that...

Stoner should grow up

Oh well Casey Stoner, what can you say a great race to watch in Laguna Seca. Probably the best so far this year, I was glued to my seat right through but he (Stoner) again spoils the moments after with his bratish, childish behaviour. Was it just my imagineation or did anyone else see his poor mechanic wince & brace himself after Stoner had his helmeted face in the poor guys space then brace...

My love for the God - Valentino Rossi!

My love for the God - Valentino Rossi!

I sent a letter and some photos in of me with your fantastic paper in Tunisia a while ago. In it I mentioned my love and tribute for the God who is ValentinoRossi! Have a look and let me know what you...

Racing results round-up: July 19-20

Racing results round-up: July 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. MOTOGP, LAGUNA SECA, USA, SUNDAY WORLD...

What a race at Laguna Seca

Stoner in parc ferme post race BBC 2 interview showed his true colours. Just like a baby throwing toys out of his pram. What does he expect?! It's a race and what a race it was - one of the best by far. Stoner is so used to being way out in front which to be honest gets a bit boring. We need more races like Laguna Seca

Chris Vermeulen back on podium

Chris Vermeulen back on podium

Chris Vermeulen claimed his second podium in seven days at the American GP, though he was powerless to fight with Bridgestone rivals Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi. The factory Suzuki rider...