2009

Cal Crutchlow’s World Supersport boss to Fiat Yamaha?

Cal Crutchlow’s World Supersport boss to Fiat Yamaha?

Wilco Zeelenberg, boss of Cal Crutchlow’s 2009 World Supersport championship-winning squad, is poised to run Jorge Lorenzo’s factory Yamaha MotoGP squad next season, MCN understands. Fiat Yamaha has...

Casey Stoner targets title challenge in 2010

Casey Stoner targets title challenge in 2010

Free from the mystery illness that wrecked his 2009 MotoGP world title bid, Casey Stoner is determined to mount a stronger challenge for premier class glory next season. Stoner’s title challenge last...

Nicky Hayden opens new Ducati showroom in India

Nicky Hayden opens new Ducati showroom in India

Nicky Hayden took time out from his winter training schedule and 2010 preparations last week to open Ducati’s second showroom in India. The Kentucky rider opened the new store in Guragon and is the...

Kiyonari back with HM Plant Honda in BSB

Kiyonari back with HM Plant Honda in BSB

Ryuichi Kiyonari is back with HM Plant Honda for the 2010 BSB season, alongside Australian Josh Brookes. Kiyo won back-to-back BSB titles in 2006 and 2007 but never enjoyed the same success in WSB,...

Brad Ray to new European pre GP125s in 2010

Brad Ray to new European pre GP125s in 2010

Multi British Champion, Bradley Ray from Lydd, Kent, has a new challenge in front of him for 2010. 12 year old Brad started racing at the age of 6 and has won 5 British Minimoto Championships and has...

Vermeulen: “Now it feels like my bike”

Vermeulen: “Now it feels like my bike”

After completing a two day test at Almeria this afternoon, Chris Vermeulen will leave the Spanish track happy and remains satisfied that he’s making good progress developing the factory Kawasaki...

Byrne relishing battle of the Brits in 2010

Byrne relishing battle of the Brits in 2010

Shane Byrne has revealed that he can’t wait for next years WSB championship to start and is intrigued as to how things will pan out between the Brits. In total there will be seven British riders all...

End of the road for title winning Yamaha World Supersport team?

End of the road for title winning Yamaha World Supersport team?

Cal Crutchlow’s World Supersport Championship winning Yamaha team are looking increasing likely that they will not be in a position to defend their title in 2010. The Yamaha Europe backed squad who...

Attention to detail key to Rea’s success

Attention to detail key to Rea’s success

Jonathan Rea believes that last weeks test in Valencia played a vital role in the teams winter development programme in preparation for the 2010 season. Although Rea was only fourth fastest he...

Yamaha confirm 2011 talks with Valentino Rossi

Yamaha confirm 2011 talks with Valentino Rossi

Yamaha has confirmed talks have started to keep nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi beyond the 2010 MotoGP world championship. With endless speculation linking the 30-year-old with a big money...

Nicky Hayden excited about 1000cc MotoGP switch

Nicky Hayden excited about 1000cc MotoGP switch

Nicky Hayden is ecstatic that MotoGP will revert back to a 1000cc format from the start of the 2012 world championship campaign. The American believes the new rule, which will allow prototype 1000cc...

Kawasaki Superbike satisfied with day of testing in Almeria

Kawasaki Superbike  satisfied with day of testing in Almeria

Kawasaki men Chris Vermeulen and Tom Sykes have begun their second day of testing at Almeria this morning. The two men spent the opening day evaluating a new gearbox, clutch and engine specification.

Kawasaki Superbike begin testing in Spain

Kawasaki Superbike begin testing in Spain

The Kawasaki World Superbike team of Chris Vermeulen and Tom Sykes kicked off it’s latest round of testing with two days of track time at Almeria today. The British run team elected not to attend last...

Pitt reignites WSB career with BMW

Pitt reignites WSB career with BMW

Australian, Andrew Pitt will ride a BMW S1000RR in WSB in 2010. The double World Supersport champion has agreed terms with the Reitwagen Motorsport team and will line up alongside Austrian Roland...

TTXGP World Final at Albacete

TTXGP World Final at Albacete

The grand final of the TTXGP 2010 series, in partnership with the European Motorcycle Union (UEM), will be held in October at Albacete, Spain. Azhar Hussain organised the first "real" race of electric...

TTXGP motorcycles to demo at Paris eGrand Prix

TTXGP motorcycles to demo at Paris eGrand Prix

TTXGP electric motorcycles will feature in a demo lap at the inaugural zero carbon, celan emission car race on a 2.5 mile street circuit in the city centre of Levallois, Paris in June 2010. M. Patrick...

TTXGP announce final UK series schedule

TTXGP announce final UK series schedule

The fourth and final event in the TTXGP UK Championship 2010 will be held at Brands Hatch, 2-3 October. The 2010 TTXGP UK Championship is sanctioned by the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) and supported by the...

Westmoreland joins McConnell in new-look Yamaha team

Westmoreland joins McConnell in new-look Yamaha team

The new CAME Yamaha team, previously known as Raceways Yamaha, have announced that James Westmoreland will be joining Billy McConnell in the 2010 British Supersport series. Westmoreland strengthens...

Mason signs for MSS Kawasaki

Mason signs for MSS Kawasaki

BSB Cup Champion Gary Mason lines-up alongside Simon Andrews on the MSS Colchester Kawasaki in BSB next year. Mason got the nod ahead of Chris Walker and Karl Harris – both arguably with more...

Rob McElnea on Almeria test

Rob McElnea on Almeria test

At the end of a disappointing 2009 season Motorpoint Yamaha team boss Rob McElnea was on the verge of winding up his team. As a last-ditch effort he asked rival team GSE Racing’s James Ellison to test...

Mavizen launch world’s first production electric supersport bike

Mavizen launch world’s first production electric supersport bike

On the very day Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown was taking delivery of the ministerial fleet’s first all-electric car, British motorcycle manufacturer Mavizen unveiled their TTX02 at Bloomberg,...

Linfoot casts off the best

Linfoot casts off the best

Last year Dan Linfoot was Rob McElnea’s supersport runner. Mid-season injuries ruled him out of the title race on the Node 4 R6 so McElnea switched him to one of the team’s superbike R1s for the end...

Hodgson: “we achieved so much at Almeria”

Hodgson: “we achieved so much at Almeria”

Neil Hodgson, along with new Motorpoint Yamaha team-mate Dan Linfoot spent three days at Almeria last week, testing the R1s they will race in BSB next year. MCN asked Hodgson for his views on the...

Andrews back with MSS Kawasaki

Andrews back with MSS Kawasaki

Simon Andrews is back with MSS Colchester Kawasaki  in BSB next year. He admits he talked to lots of teams before committing to Nick Morgan’s team for a second season but now he’s back and...

Stiggy Honda out of WSB

Stiggy Honda out of WSB

The Stiggy Honda team that ran Leon Haslam and John Hopkins in World Superbike in 2009 has been forced out of racing due to the ongoing economical crisis and budget shortfall. The Johan Stigefelt run...

Alex de Angelis signs Moto2 deal

Alex de Angelis signs Moto2 deal

Alex de Angelis may not have been able to clinch a MotoGP deal with the Scot squad for 2010, but the San Marino rider has signed for the Italian team to ride in the new Moto2 600cc four-stroke...

Honours shared in first-ever Eco Enduro

Honours shared in first-ever Eco Enduro

Honours were shared in the world’s first-ever Eco Enduro for electric-powered motorcycles, held in Svanemoellen kaserne, Copenhagen French Enduro champion, Fabien Planet was the top rider in the...

MotoGP goes 1000cc from 2012

MotoGP goes 1000cc from 2012

FIM President Vito Ippolito and Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta confirm today that MotoGP will run to a new 1000cc engine capacity for the 2012 season. Following talks between MotoGP’s governing...

Video: Hodgson successful Almeria test

Video: Hodgson successful Almeria test

Neil Hodgson and Dan Linfoot were both upbeat after their three-day test on the Motorpoint Yamaha R1 at Almeria.   For Hodgson is was his first time back on a bike after recent remedial...

North West race date confirmed

North West race date confirmed

The 2010 North West 200 race day will take place on Saturday, May 15. During the past few months NW200 Race Director Mervyn Whyte has been consulting with BSB organisers MSVR, to ensure that North...

Mat Mladin linked to WSB ride with BMW

Mat Mladin linked to WSB ride with BMW

Seven times AMA Superbike champion Mat Mladin could be poised for a sensational switch to WSB in 2010. The 37 year old Australian who retired at the end of the 2009 season has been linked with a...

World class Sheffield Indoor Trial

World class Sheffield Indoor Trial

The world’s top trials riders will be taking part in the 15th International Indoor Motorcycle Trial at the Sheffield Indoor Arena prepares on Saturday January 9. The World’s top three riders Toni Bou,...

Eco Enduro line-up

Eco Enduro line-up

The World First environmental friendly Enduro race for electrical competition motorbikes takes place in Denmark on December 11-13. The races, which start at the Feddet area south of Faxe in Denmark...

North West 200 ditches 250s

North West 200 ditches 250s

The Coleraine & District Motor Club Ltd will next year  promote a six-race North West 200 programme following a decision to remove the 250cc race category. The revised programme will comprise...

Lowes signs British Supersport deal

Lowes signs British Supersport deal

2009 British Supersport Cup Champion, Sam Lowes has signed to ride for Gary Stubbington's Southampton-based GNS Honda Racing in British Supersport alongside Paul Jordan from Magherafelt. Lowes, 19...

Ducati Challenge dates announced

Ducati Challenge dates announced

The dates and venues have now been announced for the inaugural Ducati 848 Challenge race series which will be held over eight rounds including two televised BSB rounds and two overseas rounds at...