2009

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo looking to clinch second overall

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo looking to clinch second overall

Jorge Lorenzo has unveiled a double plan for this weekend’s final MotoGP clash in Valencia. The Spaniard is hoping to notch a fifth victory in an impressive 2009 title challenge and is also aiming to...

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi relaxed and ready

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi relaxed and ready

Valentino Rossi hopes to end another MotoGP world championship-winning campaign at bogey circuit Valencia on Sunday. The Italian has endured a nightmare recent run at the Valencia track, which started...

Ryan Farquhar wins Irish Motorcyclist of the year

Ryan Farquhar wins Irish Motorcyclist of the year

Ryan Farquhar is the NGK Enkalon Irish Motorcyclist of the Year for 2009. Ryan received the trophy in the workshop at his Killyman, Co Tyrone home on the evening before he left for the Kings of...

Hodgson close to Motorpoint Yamaha deal

Hodgson close to Motorpoint Yamaha deal

Neil Hodgson is thought to be close to agreeing terms to ride for Rob McElnea’s Motorpoint Yamaha team next year. McElnea was the former WSB champion’s first port of call when he visited the Croft BSB...

Karl Harris to MSS Kawasaki

Karl Harris to MSS Kawasaki

Karl Harris is talking with MSS Colchester Kawasaki team for the 2010 season but MCN understands a deal – if finalised - won’t just be for BSB but also for the roads. Harris has talked about having a...

LPE Kawasaki to launch 2010 team at Stoneleigh

LPE Kawasaki to launch 2010 team at Stoneleigh

After their debut season as Kawasaki Team Green’s official UK motocross squad LPE Kawasaki has now announced their 2010 rider line-up. With the winner of the 2009 British MMX Championship, Kristian...

FTR field two-man Moto2 team

FTR field two-man Moto2 team

Brit-based FTR Moto will have a two-rider line-up for the final two Moto2 Spanish Championship races at Jerez on November 15 and at Valencia on November 22. Working closely with its development...

Ellison and Richards in Qatar 8hr

Ellison and Richards in Qatar 8hr

BSB stars James Ellison and Glen Richards are spearheading the British-base Phase One assault on the Qatar 8hr on November 14, the final round of the 2009 World Endurance Championship. Both Ellison...

Blog: Brits on the superbike world stage

Blog: Brits on the superbike world stage

After 14 rounds in 12 countries across five continents you’d think that the WSB paddock would be ready for a winter break, but after witnessing the two-day test at Portimao I personally can’t wait for...

Happiest guy in Portimao?

Happiest guy in Portimao?

My son had a great time at Portimao and he blagged a boot from Troy Corser a Kneeslider from JR ,Yukio Kagayama and Eugene Laverty.

Enjoying Silversone BSB

Enjoying Silversone BSB

Natalie enjoying the Silverstone round of the BSB Championship.

Daley Mathison DDM Racing Cadwell Oct 24/25th

Daley Mathison DDM Racing Cadwell Oct 24/25th

Daley Mathison and his DDM Racing Team competed in the final round of the Auto 66 Championships at Cadwell Park last weekend. The final meeting of the season for the Co Durham based 18 year old real...

Sheffield Endurocross is ready to rock

Sheffield Arena. This Saturday night. The World's best enduro and trials riders go head-to-head in the opening round of the World Endurocross series. It is first time in history that the FIM Indoor Enduro World Championship has visited the Sheffield Arena and in the last few months the event promoters, Future West, have been scouring South Yorkshire for all of the necessary ingredients required to...

WSB Blog: 2010, who's your money on?

WSB Blog: 2010, who's your money on?

After14 rounds in 12 countries across five continents you’d think that the WSB paddock would be ready for a winter break, but after witnessing the two day test at Portimao I already can’t wait for the...

Portimao WSB exclusive video: Toseland in action

Portimao WSB exclusive video: Toseland in action

James Toseland made his WSB return in a two day test at Portimao this week. Onboard Ben Spies title winning Yamaha R1, Toseland completed a massive 207 laps and spoke to MCN at the end of day two...

Mattia Pasini signs Moto2 deal

Mattia Pasini signs Moto2 deal

Italian Mattia Pasini will ride for the JiR Moto2 team in 2010. Pasini’s deal with the JiR squad, run by former MotoGP boss Gianluca Montiron, is expected to be confirmed before the end this week. The...

Gresini admits Moto2 funding issue

Gresini admits Moto2 funding issue

Fausto Gresini has denied he is contemplating pulling the plug on his new Moto2 team. Gresini was due to run two bikes designed and built by Japanese tuning specialists Moriwaki in 250cc two-stroke...

Scott Redding meets Hollywood star’s Moto2 team

Scott Redding meets Hollywood star’s Moto2 team

British teenager Scott Redding has met the Moto2 team backed by Hollywood star Antonio Banderas about a 2010 ride in the new four-stroke 600cc class. Redding flew to Spain shortly after returning from...

Honda needs stronger leadership, says Mick Doohan

Honda needs stronger leadership, says Mick Doohan

Aussie legend Mick Doohan reckons Honda needs stronger leadership to drag itself out of the doldrums in MotoGP. After watching factory Honda rider Dani Pedrosa recently outclassed by Casey Stoner and...

Yamaha confident Valentino Rossi will stay

Yamaha confident Valentino Rossi will stay

Yamaha boss Masao Furusawa is confident the Italian will not leave the Japanese factory when his current contract expires at the end of the 2010 MotoGP world championship. The 30-year-old, who wrapped...

Gino Rea impressive on Crutchlow Yamaha

Gino Rea impressive on Crutchlow Yamaha

Newly-crowned European Superstock 600 champion Gino Rea has just completed a hugely impressive test aboard Cal Crutchlow's title-winning Yamaha World Supersport R6 at Portimao. The young Londoner’s...

Rea dominates proceedings on second day of Portimao test

Rea dominates proceedings on second day of Portimao test

Jonathan Rea picked up where he left off on Tuesday with another accomplished performance onboard the Ten Kate Honda during day two of testing at Portimao. Get all the latest WSB news Having spent...

Lougher launches Team Blackhorse Kawasaki

Lougher launches Team Blackhorse Kawasaki

Ian Lougher has switched his race team from Yamaha to Kawasaki for the 2010 season on the roads and on short circuits. He will run the team under the banner of Team Blackhorse Kawasaki. The...

Portimao test – Rea on top, lap times tumble

Portimao test – Rea on top, lap times tumble

Jonathan Rea starts the second day of WSB testing in Portimao today in optimistic mood having dominated proceedings on day one. Rea who claimed a double podium in Sunday’s races has shown...

Sunflower Races 2009

Sunflower Races 2009

I was at the Sunflower Trophy Races at Bishopscourt. It was good but a pity that John Laverty broke his collarbone on the Saturday. Well done to Ian lowry who won this year's event!

Kevin Schwantz to head Suzuki satellite squad in 2011?

Kevin Schwantz to head Suzuki satellite squad in 2011?

American legend Kevin Schwantz could be the figurehead of a new Suzuki MotoGP team planned to debut in 2011, MCN can reveal. The Texan, who has been linked previously with a management role at...

Bradley Smith close to new 125GP deal

Bradley Smith close to new 125GP deal

Bradley Smith is close to finalising details of a new deal with the Aspar Aprilia 125GP team. The 18-year-old had wanted to move to the Moto2 600cc world championship in 2010 but the Spanish-based...

Honda waiting on Scot decision for 2010

Honda waiting on Scot decision for 2010

Honda is still willing to prop up the MotoGP grid with a seven-pronged attack on next year’s world championship. A deadline for the cash-strapped Scot Honda squad to confirm it would lease an RC212V...

Dani Pedrosa: ‘I can be world champion with Honda’

Dani Pedrosa: ‘I can be world champion with Honda’

Dani Pedrosa insists he can still become MotoGP world champion at Honda. The Spaniard recently signed a one-year extension to his factory HRC contract having been linked with a big-money switch to...

Yamaha want Valentino Rossi on lifetime deal

Yamaha want Valentino Rossi on lifetime deal

Yamaha is trying to secure Valentino Rossi on a lifetime contract to stop the newly crowned world champion from making a Ducati switch in 2011. Rumours about a big money future move to Ducati and...

Crutchlow fast despite crash

Crutchlow fast despite crash

World Supersport Champion Cal Crutchlow wasted no time getting up to speed first time out onboard the factory Yamaha R1 Superbike he will campaign in 2010. The 23 year old Brit immediately logged...

Toseland makes Yamaha Superbike debut

Toseland makes Yamaha Superbike debut

Current Tech3 Yamaha MotoGP man, James Toseland made his much highly anticipated return to the WSB paddock today onboard the factory Yamaha R1 this morning. Riding a Superbike for the first time since...

Gino Rea clinches Euro Superstock 600 title

Gino Rea clinches Euro Superstock 600 title

Britain had plenty to celebrate at Portimao on Sunday. Not only was Cal Crutchlow crowned WSS champion, Gino Rea won the European Superstock 600 title. After finishing third in the final race of the...

Cal Crutchlow: World Supersport Champion 2009

Cal Crutchlow: World Supersport Champion 2009

Cal Crutchlow became Britain's first-ever World Supersport champion in a year that has seen him become hot property in the world of racing. With ten poles and five wins, Crutchlow took the title by...

Spies clinches WSB title after epic rookie season

Spies clinches WSB title after epic rookie season

At the end of another epic World Superbike season, American rookie Ben Spies clinched the title by just six points from veteran Noriyuki Haga. In a season that was expected to be wide open with...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi expects tough 2010

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi expects tough 2010

Valentino Rossi barely gave himself time to let his seventh MotoGP world title success sink in when his thoughts turned to mounting a successful defence in 2010. The Italian, who clinched the ’09...