April

Donington British Superbikes will go ahead - if track ruled safe

Donington British Superbikes will go ahead - if track ruled safe

The Donington Park British Superbike round WILL go ahead, subject to safety measures being met. A statement released to MCN on Thursday read:    "Donington Park has...

Jerez MotoGP: Danny Webb eyes podium challenge

Jerez MotoGP: Danny Webb eyes podium challenge

Danny Webb has targeted a career first podium finish in this weekend’s Spanish GP at Jerez. The British rider’s confidence has soared after he led for more than half of last weekend’s Japanese GP at...

Jerez MotoGP: Bradley Smith expects fierce Spanish challenge

Jerez MotoGP: Bradley Smith expects fierce Spanish challenge

Bradley Smith expects Spanish team-mates Julian Simon and Sergio Gadea to pose the biggest threat to his hopes of a maiden 125GP victory in Jerez this weekend. The Oxfordshire rider has had an...

Jerez MotoGP: Scott Redding looking for confidence boost

Jerez MotoGP: Scott Redding looking for confidence boost

British teenager Scott Redding is hoping this weekend’s Spanish GP at Jerez will help fire his season into life after a disappointing start. Redding finished outside the top ten in the shortened Qatar...

Rossi in IOM

Valentino Rossi is gonna do a lap of the IOM? This should open his eyes and make him realise how pampered and spoiled he is, real racers do the IOM, for death or glory is their motto.

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo aiming to build on Motegi success

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo aiming to build on Motegi success

Fiat Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo is confident he can build on his brilliant start to the 2009 MotoGP campaign in front of a massive home crowd in Jerez this weekend. His second premier class victory in...

Sykes targets podiums after fourth at Assen

Sykes targets podiums after fourth at Assen

Factory Yamaha rider, Tom Sykes believes that he has the potential to challenge for podiums in the future as he continues to find the optimum setting for his R1. Get all the latest WSB...

Brit marshals at the Assen WSB

Brit marshals at the Assen WSB

Just thought I would let you know that a contingent of british marshals worked at WSBK assen at the weekend. Myself and Tony Wakeham took over 8 marshals from newcastle (their 1st time). We were...

Win it or Bin it

Win it or Bin it

We all saw that epic battle in the supersport race from Assen, but check out Eugene Laverty's front tyre on the last corner - talk about past the point of no return. How did he not crash?!

Jerez MotoGP: Honda still not competitive, says Dani Pedrosa

Jerez MotoGP: Honda still not competitive, says Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa has played down his hopes of victory in this weekend’s Spanish GP in Jerez, the Repsol Honda rider insisting his factory RC212V is still not competitive enough. The triple world champion...

Brookes to ride HM Plant Honda at Oulton

Brookes to ride HM Plant Honda at Oulton

Josh Brookes will race HM Plant Honda at this weekend’s Bank Holiday Monday Oulton Park BSB round alongside fellow Aussie Glen Richards. Brookes missed the first round of the series at Brands Hatch on...

WSB Assen Blog: World Class Brits

WSB Assen Blog: World Class Brits

What a weekend for the Brits. After the opening three rounds I was starting to wonder if our boys could really be a match for the best WSB men in the world, but after this weekend I’ve got my...

Leon's near miss!

Leon's near miss!

Here's a few snaps i took at assen showing leon's near miss when max crashed out infront of him. Plus leon's burnout after a great second place.

Jerez MotoGP: Valentino Rossi expects Casey Stoner backlash

Jerez MotoGP: Valentino Rossi expects Casey Stoner backlash

Valentino Rossi is expecting a backlash from Ducati rival Casey Stoner in this weekend’s Spanish GP in Jerez. The Italian is still chasing his first win of the 2009 campaign having been beaten by...

Shakey frustrated after Assen top ten

Shakey frustrated after Assen top ten

Shane Byrne left round four of the World Superbike Championship at Assen, frustrated after securing 11th and eighth in the two races. The reigning BSB champion has so far been unable to replicate the...

Jerez MotoGP: Bridgestone investigate Dani Pedrosa tyre issue

Jerez MotoGP: Bridgestone investigate Dani Pedrosa tyre issue

Dani Pedrosa will find out the result of a Bridgestone investigation in Jerez this weekend after the Spaniard managed to claim a podium finish in the Japanese GP, despite serious front tyre wear. An...

Jerez MotoGP: Honda and Yamaha await Moto2 engine decision

Jerez MotoGP: Honda and Yamaha await Moto2 engine decision

Honda and Yamaha have submitted bids to be the exclusive engine supplier to the new Moto2 600cc four-stroke class in 2010, MCN can reveal. Kawasaki had been installed as early frontrunners but didn’t...

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden hoping for change in fortune

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden hoping for change in fortune

American Nicky Hayden is hoping some good fortune will finally go his way in this weekend’s Spanish GP at Jerez after a nightmare start to his factory Ducati career. Get all the latest MotoGP...

Jerez MotoGP: Casey Stoner expects strong Jorge Lorenzo challenge

Jerez MotoGP: Casey Stoner expects strong Jorge Lorenzo challenge

Aussie Casey Stoner is expecting another strong challenge from Japanese GP winner Jorge Lorenzo when the European leg of the MotoGP campaign gets underway in Jerez this weekend. Fiat Yamaha rider...

Jerez MotoGP: Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner disagree on tyre rule

Jerez MotoGP: Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner disagree on tyre rule

Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner have clashed over the controversial single tyre rule introduced for the 2010 MotoGP world championship. Fiat Yamaha rider Rossi has been a vocal opponent of the limit...

Cookstown 100

With record spectator numbers attending the Cookstown 100; the first Road Race of the season pleased audiences who were wowed with bravado and style as the racing season kicked off in Northern Ireland today (sat 25th April). With the usual names, Farquar and Dunlop catching the headlines and setting the pace it was easy to see why so many people have a love for this sport. Darren Burns wowed the...

Road Rage

Road Rage

It was the start of the silly season here in N.I. at the weekend with the first road race of the year the Cookstown 100. rossi must have flown in from Motegi for some real racing....

Duke 2009 Road Race Rankings

Duke 2009 Road Race Rankings

In bright, sunny and at times breezy conditions, the long awaited ‘racing between the hedges’ season finally got underway in Northern Ireland with the traditional opening event of the year, the...

Racing results round-up: April 25-26

Racing results round-up: April 25-26

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, MOTEGI, JAPAN, SUNDAY WORLD...

Motegi MotoGP: James Toseland boosted by top ten

Motegi MotoGP: James Toseland boosted by top ten

British rider James Toseland believes his first top ten finish of 2009 has given him the perfect platform to become a consistent top six contender in MotoGP. The 28-year-old shrugged off a disastrous...

WSS Results: Laverty wins after clash with Crutchlow

WSS Results: Laverty wins after clash with Crutchlow

British rider Cal Crutchlow finished in second place after a blistering race in Assen and still leads the championship by six points. Crutchlow was ahead in qualifying and practice but a disappointing...

Motegi MotoGP: Tyre gamble backfires on Danny Webb

Motegi MotoGP: Tyre gamble backfires on Danny Webb

Danny Webb’s gamble on running full wet Dunlop front and rear tyres backfired as he had to settle for 11th in the Japanese 125GP – despite leading for over half the race. The Degraaf Aprilia rider...

Assen WSB: Haslam takes third and second

Assen WSB: Haslam takes third and second

Stiggy Honda rider Leon Haslam got his first WSB podium at Assen with a third in race one, after he was unable to hold off WSB rookie Ben Spies. Haslam looked odds on to finish second, but a late...

Motegi MotoGP: Brake issue slows Casey Stoner

Motegi MotoGP: Brake issue slows Casey Stoner

A front brake vibration ruined any hopes Casey Stoner had of continuing his stunning start to the 2009 MotoGP world championship in Japan. The runaway winner of the season’s opening race in Qatar...

Motegi MotoGP: Nicky Hayden unhappy with Yuki Takahashi

Motegi MotoGP: Nicky Hayden unhappy with Yuki Takahashi

American Nicky Hayden blasted home rookie Yuki Takahashi as his factory Ducati nightmare continued in Japan. Scot Honda RC212V rider Takahashi torpedoed Hayden out of the 24-lap race at just the third...

Motegi MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo wins in Japan

Motegi MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo wins in Japan

Jorge Lorenzo won only his second MotoGP race in Japan yesterday with a brilliant ride to defeat Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi in a captivating Twin Ring Motegi race. The Spaniard, who hadn’t...

You only have yourself to blame

With all the arguments being made about the cost of GP racing and racing being a boring spectacle I put the blame firmly in the factory's hands for this. There is no way factories should be charging race teams ie 250 teams £800,000 to lease a race bike. Their biggest mistakes is pricing out the private race teams. 250cc & 125cc racing is some of the best you would see at a GP but because...

Cookstown 100 pics

Cookstown 100 pics

Here are some pics from todays Cookstown 100 races. The start of the silly season here in Northern Ireland. Rossi must have flown in from Motegi for some real racing.

Motegi MotoGP: Matt Hoyle’s Haojue team withdraw from 125GP race

Motegi MotoGP: Matt Hoyle’s Haojue team withdraw from 125GP race

Matt Hoyle’s Haojue 125GP team has withdrawn from tomorrow’s Japanese GP at the Twin Ring Motegi. Undisclosed technical issues with new engine parts hand carried to the Far East were cited as the...

Motegi MotoGP: Moto2 engine supplier decision delayed

Motegi MotoGP: Moto2 engine supplier decision delayed

The decision on which manufacturer will supply engines for the new Moto2 four-stroke class has been delayed until next weekend’s Spanish GP in Jerez. Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta spent two days in the...

WSB Assen: Hopkins: 'The most excruciating pain of my life'

WSB Assen: Hopkins: 'The most excruciating pain of my life'

John Hopkins remains in hospital in Assen following his crash in First practice yesterday. The American high sided his Stiggy Honda resulting in a dislocated hip and cracked Femur. He is scheduled to...