September

Meeting Shakey

Meeting Shakey

I took this on saturday, the other half was well chuffed to meet shakey. I have to say well done shakey on clinching the title, sorry you are leaving the british championship, but going to to wsb is...

Video: Jonathan Rea talks from Magny Cours test

Jonathan Rea put pressure on his Ten Kate Honda World Superport team-mate Andrew Pitt at last week's Magny Cours test lapping at world record pace and you can see how he felt in our video. Check out the video below to see Rea in action and here what he had to say about the two day test and riding with F1 legend Michael Schumacher.

Jerry Burgess bemoans single tyre rule approval

Jerry Burgess bemoans single tyre rule approval

Legendary crew chief of Valentino Rossi, Jerry Burgess, has criticised the decision to introduce a single tyre rule for the 2009 MotoGP world championship. The Aussie believes multi-brand competition...

Loris Capirossi positive about new Suzuki motor

Loris Capirossi positive about new Suzuki motor

Italian veteran Loris Capirossi reckons an early spec 2009 Suzuki engine he tested in Japan yesterday is another step in the right direction to help the Japanese factory get on par with rivals Yamaha...

Nicky Hayden impressed by Ducati technical boss

Nicky Hayden impressed by Ducati technical boss

Former world champion Nicky Hayden reckons he was ‘blown away’ at his first meeting with Ducati technical guru Filippo Preziosi. The American got the chance to discuss his future with Preziosi at...

Tech 3 Yamaha boss not worried by new tyre ruling

Tech 3 Yamaha boss not worried by new tyre ruling

James Toseland’s Tech 3 Yamaha boss Herve Poncharal is not concerned that the independent teams might find it harder to compete in MotoGP after the implementation of a single tyre rule for...

Spies to join Sykes at Yamaha in WSB

Spies to join Sykes at Yamaha in WSB

Triple US Superbike Champion Ben Spies is set to ride alongside Britain's Tom Sykes in the official Yamaha Italia World Superbike team in 2009. Spies has been linked with the Yamaha ride...

Video: Michael Schumacher tests Ten Kate World Superbike Fireblade

F1 superstar Michael Schumacher got to ride the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Fireblade alongside World Superbike racer Carlos Checa at Magny Cours last week and MCN got to see him in action. Check out the video below to see Schumacher in action and with the team in the pits, click here to read what he thought of the bike then grab a copy of the October 1 edition of MCN to get the full...

Shakey signs for Sterilgarda Ducati in WSB

Shakey signs for Sterilgarda Ducati in WSB

Newly crowned BSB Champion Shane Byrne will ride for the Sterilgarda Ducati squad in WSB in 2009. Shakey who clinched the 2008 BSB crown with a third place podium finish in race one at Silverstone has...

Racing results round-up: September 27-28

Racing results round-up: September 27-28

MOTO GP, MOTEGI, JAPAN, SUNDAY BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP, SILVERSTONE, NORTHANTS, SUNDAY AMA SUPERBIKES, LAGUNA SECA, USA, SATURDAY-SUNDAY BRANDS HATCH, KENT, SATURDAY-SUNDAY ELVINGTON, NORTH...

Valentino Rossi dedicates title success to Norick Abe

Valentino Rossi dedicates title success to Norick Abe

Valentino Rossi dedicated his sixth MotoGP crown to late Yamaha star Norick Abe at the Twin Ring Motegi yesterday. Rossi was a huge fan of Abe and when he started his world championship career in 1996...

Rain halts Valentino Rossi’s 2009 Yamaha debut

Rain halts Valentino Rossi’s 2009 Yamaha debut

Torrential rain forced Valentino Rossi to abandon plans to get his first impressions of Yamaha’s early 2009 prototype YZR-M1 at the Twin Ring Motegi today. Looking surprisingly perky despite huge...

Nobuatsu Aoki suffers massive test crash

Nobuatsu Aoki suffers massive test crash

Suzuki test rider Nobuatsu Aoki was lucky to suffer just a badly swollen and bruised left ankle after he crashed out during a brief test session this morning at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit. Aoki was...

Team effort fundamental to Valentino Rossi’s title success

Team effort fundamental to Valentino Rossi’s title success

Yamaha Racing Managing Director Lin Jarvis praised the huge team effort involved in Valentino Rossi winning his first MotoGP title since 2005 at the Twin Ring Motegi yesterday. Rossi’s victory gave...

Yamaha proud to bounce back from 2007 humiliation

Yamaha proud to bounce back from 2007 humiliation

Yamaha senior boss Masao Furusawa has spoken of his pride at seeing Yamaha and Valentino Rossi return to winning ways after a torrid two-year spell. Get all the latest MotoGP news Furusawa was a...

Yamaha boss hails ‘amazing’ Valentino Rossi

Yamaha boss hails ‘amazing’ Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi’s Fiat Yamaha team boss Davide Brivio was full of praise for the Italian star after he clinched an eighth world title in Japan yesterday. Rossi’s victory over Ducati rival Casey Stoner...

Yamaha president celebrates Valentino Rossi success

Yamaha president celebrates Valentino Rossi success

Yamaha president Takashi Kajikawa has spoken of his delight at Valentino Rossi winning a third MotoGP world title for the Japanese factory at the Twin Ring Motegi yesterday. Kajikawa was jubilant as...

America wins the Motocross of Nations

America wins the Motocross of Nations

America won the Red Bull Motocross of Nations at Donington on Sunday but the racing was anything but predictable for the massive 40,000 crowd. The Motocross of Nations is the world cup of motocross...

Kiyonari breaks collarbone at Magny Cours test

Kiyonari breaks collarbone at Magny Cours test

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Ryuichi Kiyonari has suffered a broken right collarbone following a crash at the end of the second day of testing at Magny Cours on Friday. The reigning British...

Silverstone BSB: Leon Haslam takes race two victory

Silverstone BSB: Leon Haslam takes race two victory

Leon Haslam has taken his fifth victory in seven races in the second race at Silverstone after crashing out of race one. Leon stretched out a big lead from the beginning with Karl Harris and Cal...

Silverstone British Supersport: Kennaugh wins, Richards takes championship

Silverstone British Supersport: Kennaugh wins, Richards takes championship

South African Hudson Kennaugh has taken the British Supersport win at Silverstone, but it was not enough as Glen Richards finished fourth to take the championship. Richards' team-mate Paul Young got...

Motegi MotoGP Reaction: Valentino Rossi regains world crown

Motegi MotoGP Reaction: Valentino Rossi regains world crown

Valentino Rossi won his first MotoGP world title since 2005 today to give Yamaha the premier class crown on home soil at the Twin Ring Motegi. Once Rossi passed out-going world champion Casey Stoner...

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi looks ahead to 2009 Yamaha test

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi looks ahead to 2009 Yamaha test

Just hours after clinching his eighth world title in today’s Japanese GP, Valentino Rossi will kick off early preparations for his 2009 MotoGP assault at the Twin Ring Motegi on Monday. The Italian is...

Motegi MotoGP: Suzuki to test new engine in Japan

Motegi MotoGP: Suzuki to test new engine in Japan

Suzuki will roll out an early prototype version of its 2009 factory GSV-R motor at the Twin Ring Motegi tomorrow (Monday). Test and development duo Kousuke Akiyoshi and Nobuatsu Aoki will complete...

Motegi MotoGP Reaction: Casey Stoner bemoans physical condition

Motegi MotoGP Reaction: Casey Stoner bemoans physical condition

Casey Stoner blamed a lack of fitness for his failure to stop Valentino Rossi celebrating his sixth premier class world title with a victory at the Twin Ring Motegi today. Rossi ended Stoner’s reign...

Motegi MotoGP Reation: Dani Pedrosa claims first Bridgestone podium

Motegi MotoGP Reation: Dani Pedrosa claims first Bridgestone podium

Dani Pedrosa secured his first podium since his controversial switch to Bridgestone tyres today at the Twin Ring Motegi. The Spaniard was a leading figure in the early exchanges as he passed Casey...

Silverstone BSB: Tom Sykes disqualified from race one results

Silverstone BSB: Tom Sykes disqualified from race one results

Rizla Suzuki rider Tom Sykes has been excluded from the race one results at Silverstone after he collided with Leon Haslam. Sykes was lying in third plae on lap three when he tried to pass Haslam who...

Motegi MotoGP Reaction: James Toseland battles to hard fought 11th

Motegi MotoGP Reaction: James Toseland battles to hard fought 11th

British rider James Toseland claimed a hard fought 11th place in Japan today after a titanic battle with John Hopkins. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider had held off the American for 15 laps in a nail-biting...

Silverstone BSB: Camier wins race one, Byrne crowned champion

Silverstone BSB: Camier wins race one, Byrne crowned champion

Leon Camier has taken his third BSB win at Silverstone while team-mate Shane Byrne finished third to become BSB champion, without passing a single rider! Byrne and Camier didn't get a good start...

Indy GP: Things you don't see every day

Indy GP: Things you don't see every day

My wife and I have just returned from a holiday in the US, which included a trip to watch the MotoGP at Indianapolis. Although we were disappointed that the racing was curtailed by the aftermath of...

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi takes win and 2008 championship

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi takes win and 2008 championship

Valentino Rossi has become the 2008 MotoGP champion after taking Yamaha's first ever win at Motegi, Japan. Valentino Rossi didn't get a great start and was fifth at the end of the first lap, with 2007...

Motegi MotoGP: Simoncelli takes 250GP win

Motegi MotoGP: Simoncelli takes 250GP win

Marco Simoncelli took his fourth 250GP win of the season at the Twin Ring Motegi ahead of championship rival Alvaro Bautista. Simoncelli started to break away from the following pack but was chased...

Motegi MotoGP: MotoGP to adopt one-make tyre rule for 2009

Motegi MotoGP: MotoGP to adopt one-make tyre rule for 2009

The 2009 MotoGP world championship will adopt a one-make tyre rule with Bridgestone winning the exclusive contract, as was exclusively revealed by MCN earlier this week. Despite yesterday’s dramatic...

Motegi MotoGP: Stefan Bradl takes 125GP victory

Motegi MotoGP: Stefan Bradl takes 125GP victory

German Stefan Bradl has taken only the second ever win of his career at Motegi ahead of pole man and championship leader Mike Di Meglio. Nicolas Terol got the holeshot in to the first corner where, in...

Silverstone British Superbike: Cal Crutchlow scores pole number four

Silverstone British Superbike: Cal Crutchlow scores pole number four

Cal Crutchlow has added to his two poles at Oulton Park and last time out at Croft this weekend to start tomorrow’s BSB races from the front. Crutchlow set the fastest time of the weekend with under...

Silverstone British Supersport: MAP Embassy Triumph ’09 future in doubt

Silverstone British Supersport: MAP Embassy Triumph ’09 future in doubt

British Supersport Championship leaders MAP Embassy Triumph has announced today that they have had their funding for the 2009 season withdrawn. The majority funding from EFS Group that finances both...