October

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Getting patriotic

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Getting patriotic

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Che Spettacolo

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Che Spettacolo

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

Casey Stoner released from hospital after wrist operation

Casey Stoner released from hospital after wrist operation

Former world champion Casey Stoner has left hospital today after undergoing successful surgery on his damaged left wrist. The Aussie underwent surgery at a hospital in Modena yesterday, his damaged...

Portimao WSB: Corser on pole, Brits on the pace

Portimao WSB: Corser on pole, Brits on the pace

Troy Corser made the most of the drying track conditions in the final minutes of the opening qualifying session to set provisional pole position for Sunday’s two WSB races. The Australian, riding the...

Shane Byrne helmet raises £820

Shane Byrne helmet raises £820

A one-off Shane Byrne replica helmet has sold on eBay and raised £820 for the Kent rider’s chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. The specially-designed helmet was part of a competition from the...

Portimao WSB: Strong start for Brits in Free Practice

Portimao WSB: Strong start for Brits in Free Practice

British riders Cal Crutchlow, Leon Haslam, Jonathan Rea and Chris Walker made an impressive start to the final round of the WSB championship in Portugal by all securing a place in the top seven after...

MCN Valencia banner

MCN Valencia banner

Keith, James, Roger, Dale and myself Sean went to Valencia to watch the MotoGP. On Saturday night we made this banner and hung it from the stand on Sunday. We painted it on the carpark floor where we...

Shinya Nakano to Aprilia WSB

Shinya Nakano to Aprilia WSB

As exclusively revealed on motorcyclenews.com over a week ago, Japanese rider Shinya Nakano will partner Max Biaggi after signing to ride for Aprilia in the World Superbike Championship in 2009. The...

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132-page Valentino Rossi tribute "bookazine" available from November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day each day. The...

Mixing it with MotoGP stars

Mixing it with MotoGP stars

I've just got back from Valencia MotoGP. Me and my mate Rob managed to get into the pits on the second day of testing. It was like Christmas and we met most of the top riders and all of them...

Steve Mercer to make TT debut in 2009

Steve Mercer to make TT debut in 2009

British Superstock and Superbike rider Steve Mercer will make his TT debut in 2009. Mercer dominated the 2006 MRO Superstock Championship before making the switch to British Superstock big-time the...

Portimao World Superbikes: Corner entry concerns for HM Plant Honda

Portimao World Superbikes: Corner entry concerns for HM Plant Honda

HM Plant Honda Team Manager Havier Beltran has said grip levels, mainly on corner entry, will be the big concern this weekend for the final round of WSB at the new Portimao circuit. HM Plant Honda...

Portimao World Superbikes: Leon Haslam eyes double podium

Portimao World Superbikes: Leon Haslam eyes double podium

Leon Haslam has his sights set on a double podium at the all-new Portimao circuit in Portugal this weekend. The runner-up in the 2008 BSB campaign will get an early shot at the WSB paddock with his...

Valentino Rossi won’t ditch famous number 46

Valentino Rossi won’t ditch famous number 46

Valentino Rossi has confirmed he will again shun the chance to run the number one plate in MotoGP next season, instead keeping his famous number 46. The Italian has never carried the number one plate...

Valentino Rossi dismisses latest Ferrari link

Valentino Rossi dismisses latest Ferrari link

Valentino Rossi has again rejected suggestions that he is seriously contemplating a future switch to Formula One. The Italian has been offered another test drive in Ferrari’s F1 car, which inevitably...

Anthony West poised for Stiggy Honda debut

Anthony West poised for Stiggy Honda debut

Axed factory Kawasaki MotoGP rider Anthony West will make his Stiggy Honda World Supersport debut at the new Portimao circuit in Portugal next week. The Aussie, who has lost his ZX-RR berth to Italian...

On the British Supersport grid at Brands Hatch

On the British Supersport grid at Brands Hatch

Here's a photo of me and my friend Jason on the start grid of the final round of the Silkolene British Supersports 600 race at Brands Hatch. We managed to blag full Yamaha hospitality - thanks to...

Valencia MotoGP - amazing

Valencia MotoGP - amazing

Had a blast down to Valencia from Santander (amazing mountain roads from Santander to Burgos on the 623) on the bikes with my mate Lee Wyer to watch the final MotoGP round. It's an awesome track...

Livio Suppo welcomes Nicky Hayden to Ducati

Livio Suppo welcomes Nicky Hayden to Ducati

Livio Suppo welcomes Nicky Hayden to the Ducati Garage at Valencia

Nicky Hayden fastest in cold and damp Valencia

Nicky Hayden fastest in cold and damp Valencia

New factory Ducati rider Nicky Hayden has topped the timesheets on a second of day testing in Valencia severely disrupted by wet conditions. Hayden, who was 12th quickest on his Ducati debut in Spain...

Bridgestone happy with spec tyre debut

Bridgestone happy with spec tyre debut

Bridgestone has expressed its delight with the performance of a range of new tyres it tested in Valencia yesterday. The tyres will form part of the allocation under a single tyre rule in 2009, with...

MotoGP winter testing schedule cut

MotoGP winter testing schedule cut

The switch to a single tyre rule and the global credit crunch has seen the 2009 MotoGP winter testing schedule dramatically cut down. The traditional test opening in Sepang in late January has been...

BSB Blog: Bloody foreigners, taking our jobs…

BSB Blog: Bloody foreigners, taking our jobs…

In the first of a new series of weekly sports blogs, MCN reporter Rob Hull says BSB should follow the example of the Premier League when it comes to foreign signings. The best talent will secure the...

Rain disrupts second day in Valencia

Rain disrupts second day in Valencia

Intermittent rain showers have delayed the second day of 2009 winter testing at the Valencia circuit this morning. Get all the latest MotoGP news The circuit is currently under a blanket of dark and...

Nicky Hayden confident after Ducati debut

Nicky Hayden confident after Ducati debut

American Nicky Hayden believes he can tame Ducati’s GP9 and crush the belief that only Casey Stoner can master the V4 machine. Get all the latest MotoGP news Hayden’s long-waited debut for the...

Andrea Dovizioso getting to grips with factory Honda

Andrea Dovizioso getting to grips with factory Honda

Andrea Dovizioso said he has a lot to learn after he made a successful start to his factory Honda career in Valencia. Get all the latest MotoGP news The Italian got his first chance to assess Nicky...

Casey Stoner impressed with new Ducati

Casey Stoner impressed with new Ducati

Former world champion Casey Stoner said he was delighted with the performance of Ducati’s new GP9 after he dominated the opening day of 2009 testing in Valencia. Get all the latest MotoGP news The...

Jorge Lorenzo crashes on Bridgestone debut

Jorge Lorenzo crashes on Bridgestone debut

Jorge Lorenzo’s Bridgestone debut ended with a small crash as the Spaniard finished seventh quickest on the first day of winter testing in Valencia yesterday. Get all the latest MotoGP news The...

Valentino Rossi happy with 2009 Yamaha debut

Valentino Rossi happy with 2009 Yamaha debut

Valentino Rossi declared himself happy with his debut on Yamaha’s new 2009 prototype YZR-M1 machine in Valencia yesterday. Get all the latest MotoGP news The Italian ended the opening day on 2009...

Poor coverage on BBC

Is there any other channel I can watch the MotoGP on next year? I have been following motogp on eurosport for the past few seasons, watching the warm ups, the quali's and the race itself. But sadly there is no more coverage on eurosport next year! I tried to find any of the build up on the BBC but to no avail. What can I do? is there any coverage on t'internet or anywhere else?

Racing results round-up: October 25-26

Racing results round-up: October 25-26

ROAD RACING MOTO GP, VALENCIA, SPAIN, SUNDAY 1 Casey Stoner, Australia (Ducati) 2 Dani Pedrosa, Spain (Honda) 3 Valentino Rossi, Italy (Yamaha) 4 Andrea Dovizioso, Italy (Honda) 5 Nicky Hayden, USA...

2009 MotoGP campaign gets underway in Valencia

2009 MotoGP campaign gets underway in Valencia

Less than 24 hours after the conclusion to the 2008 MotoGP world championship, the paddock kicked off preparations for 2009 in Valencia this morning. Nicky Hayden has made his factory Ducati debut,...

Sete Gibernau back on track in Valencia

Sete Gibernau back on track in Valencia

Spanish veteran Sete Gibernau stepped out of retirement today to begin his 2009 MotoGP preparations with a debut for the new Onde 2000 Ducati squad in Valencia. Gibernau, who retired at the end of the...

Jonathan Rea takes second Irish Motorcyclist of the Year award

Jonathan Rea takes second Irish Motorcyclist of the Year award

Jonathan Rea, as expected, is the NGK Irish Motorcyclist of the Year for the second time. Over the past 30-years previous winners included the legendary Joey Dunlop, Phillip McCallen and Jeremy...

Nicky Hayden begins Ducati career in Valencia

Nicky Hayden begins Ducati career in Valencia

Nicky Hayden has just completed his first laps on Ducati’s MotoGP machine in Valencia. After sitting looking somewhat anxious and apprehensive at the back of the Ducati garage, Hayden finally went out...

Jonathan Rea gets early Superbike ride at Parkalgar

Jonathan Rea gets early Superbike ride at Parkalgar

Jonathan Rea will make an early graduation up to the World Superbike class this weekend at Parkalgar. Rea has already signed a deal to ride for the Ten Kate Honda World Superbike team after a season...