April

WSB Assen: Spies on provisional pole

WSB Assen: Spies on provisional pole

Factory Yamaha man Ben Spies once again showed the established stars of WSB how it’s done with a another impressive performance to secure provisional pole. The 25 year old American was the only rider...

Motegi MotoGP: Qualifying scrapped after Motegi monsoon

Motegi MotoGP: Qualifying scrapped after Motegi monsoon

Torrential rain that battered the Twin Ring Motegi circuit today forced the cancellation of all qualifying sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix. This morning’s free practice sessions all took place in...

WSS Assen: Crutchlow and Laverty on the pace

WSS Assen: Crutchlow and Laverty on the pace

2009 race winners Cal Crutchlow and Eugene Laverty made promising starts to the Assen race weekend with both men running at the front throughout the hour long session. Crutchlow swapped positions with...

WSB Assen: Spies again in first free practice

WSB Assen: Spies again in first free practice

Yamaha sensation Ben Spies continued his stranglehold of practice and qualifying by topping the time sheets once again, first time out at Assen. The Yamaha man powered his R1 to first place after...

WSB Assen: Hopkins ruled out with dislocated hip

WSB Assen: Hopkins ruled out with dislocated hip

John Hopkins is out of this weekends WSB race in Assen following a crash in first practice leaving the American with a dislocated left hip. The Stiggy Honda rider, competing in only his second WSB...

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi stops Casey Stoner’s charge

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi stops Casey Stoner’s charge

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi stopped Casey Stoner’s early season domination by clocking the fastest time in opening practice for Sunday’s Japanese GP. The Italian lapped the Twin...

Motegi MotoGP: James Toseland fights back in Japan

Motegi MotoGP: James Toseland fights back in Japan

British rider James Toseland proved that his motivation and determination haven’t suffered after a torrid start to the 2009 MotoGP world championship. A bitterly disappointing 16th place finish in the...

Motegi MotoGP: Moriwaki unveil latest Moto2 contender

Motegi MotoGP: Moriwaki unveil latest Moto2 contender

Japanese engineering specialists Moriwaki unveiled the third version of its MD600 bike today ahead of a proposed 2010 assault on the new Moto2 class. The latest version of the bike, which has yet to...

Classics at the BMCRC Centenary Meeting

Classics at the BMCRC Centenary Meeting

“IT’S VERY RARE, IT’S VERY VALUABLE, IT’S VERY FAST, HAS A TURNING CIRCLE OF A SUPER TANKER ……….. ……….AND IT’S GOT NO BRAKES!!!!! …………..Well, it has a back brake but that’s almost useless!” Those were...

Guy Martin at Scarborough

Guy Martin at Scarborough

Guy Matrin exitting the esses at Scarborough on Sunday. Knee in the grass every lap.

Donington British MotoGP round in doubt

Donington British MotoGP round in doubt

Donington Park operator Simon Gillett’s company Donington Ventures Leisure Limited has been issued with legal proceedings over £2.47million in unpaid rent. The legal proceedings mean Gillett’s company...

Motegi MotoGP: No new parts for Dani Pedrosa in Japan

Motegi MotoGP: No new parts for Dani Pedrosa in Japan

Dani Pedrosa has confirmed his factory Honda RC212V will not receive an early parts upgrade for this weekend’s Japanese MotoGP clash at the Twin Ring Motegi. Honda’s V4 has struggled on the new...

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi concerned about gloomy forecasts

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi concerned about gloomy forecasts

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has expressed concern that gloomy weather forecasts could seriously hamper crucial bike set-up time during this weekend’s Japanese GP. Forecasts for...

Motegi MotoGP: Loris Capirossi determined to bounce back

Motegi MotoGP: Loris Capirossi determined to bounce back

Twin Ring Motegi specialist Loris Capirossi is determined to forget a disastrous start to the 2009 campaign in this weekend’s Japanese MotoGP clash. The veteran Italian crashed out of the top six in...

Hottrax 3hr Junior Endurance with GT Racing

Hottrax 3hr Junior Endurance with GT Racing

GT Racing claimed their first ever podium with 2nd place at Round 2 of the Hottrax Junior 1000 TAG endurance race at Snetterton on Saturday 18th April 2009, and wish to extend massive thanks and...

Hottrax Motorsport Motorcycle Championships – Round Two

Hottrax Motorsport Motorcycle Championships – Round Two

Masters TAG, Senior TAG + National - 3 and 6 hours With the 3 hour Masters race starting alongside the Nationals and Senior teams it was indeed last years champions and winners of Round One at Mallory...

Hottrax Motorsport Endurance Championships Round 1

Hottrax Motorsport Endurance Championships Round 1

Around fifty teams entered the first round of the Hottrax Motorsport Motorcycle Endurance Championship at a bright but fresh Mallory Park, rewarding the faith and commitment of Dave and Karen Mabbutt...

Assen WSB: Parkes out - Easton In

Assen WSB: Parkes out - Easton In

Following a testing crash at Snetterton this week factory Kawasaki rider Broc Parkes will miss this weekends WSB race at Assen. His untimely injury has led to the inform BSB rider Stuart Easton...

Motegi MotoGP: Nicky Hayden eyes more Ducati improvement

Motegi MotoGP: Nicky Hayden eyes more Ducati improvement

Nicky Hayden is hopeful he can continue his Ducati improvement at the Twin Ring Motegi this weekend in the first Japanese MotoGP race he will contest not riding for Honda. Despite a nightmare debut in...

Motegi MotoGP: Bradley Smith confident in podium challenge

Motegi MotoGP: Bradley Smith confident in podium challenge

British teenager Bradley Smith is confident he can mount a podium challenge in this weekend’s Japanese 125GP at the Twin Ring Motegi. The Aspar Aprilia rider had to settle for fifth place in the...

Motegi MotoGP: James Toseland looking for luck change

Motegi MotoGP: James Toseland looking for luck change

British MotoGP rider James Toseland is hoping his rotten bad luck will change in Yamaha’s home race in Japan this weekend. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider has had a torrid start to 2009 with massive...

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner plays down Valentino Rossi contest

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner plays down Valentino Rossi contest

Casey Stoner has refused to place too much emphasis on his MotoGP title scrap with chief rival Valentino Rossi. Stoner’s crushing win over the Fiat Yamaha rider in the season’s opening race in Qatar...

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner ready to ram home early advantage

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner ready to ram home early advantage

Factory Ducati rider Casey Stoner is confident he can ram home his early advantage at this weekend’s Japanese GP. The 23-year-old made the perfect start to 2009, dominating the opening race in Qatar...

Haslam intends to stay top Brit and top Honda at Assen

Haslam intends to stay top Brit and top Honda at Assen

Stiggy Honda rider Leon Haslam heads in to this weekend race at Assen in confident mood and determined to consolidate his position as top Brit in the series standings. From the opening round of the...

Shakey ready to up his pace at Assen

Shakey ready to up his pace at Assen

Shane Byrne has revealed just how frustrated he is at his results in the opening three rounds of the World Superbike Championship and is targeting a return to the front at this weekends Assen...

Motegi MotoGP: Practice to revert back to one-hour format

Motegi MotoGP: Practice to revert back to one-hour format

MotoGP bosses will sanction a return to the one-hour practice and qualifying format at this weekend’s Japanese GP at the Twin Ring Motegi, MCN can reveal. The Grand Prix Commission is expected to pass...

Bemsee Centenary race report

Bemsee Centenary race report

The British Motorcycle Racing Club, or Bemsee, as it’s better known, celebrated its 100th anniversary last weekend at Brands Hatch in fine style, and I was very lucky to be a part of it, racing my R1...

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi anticipates strong Casey Stoner challenge

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi anticipates strong Casey Stoner challenge

Valentino Rossi has predicted another strong challenge from Ducati rival Casey Stoner in this weekend’s Japanese GP. Sunday’s race sees a quick return to the Twin Ring Motegi circuit for the...

Ian Watson Spring Cup Results

Ian Watson Spring Cup Results

The third running of the Ian Watson Spring Cup National Road Races at Oliver’s Mount had two additional honours attached to the meeting. Firstly the event was the first ‘pure’ road race of the year...

Motegi MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa nearing 100 per cent fitness

Motegi MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa nearing 100 per cent fitness

Dani Pedrosa is confident he will be much closer to 100 per cent fitness for this weekend’s Japanese GP at the Twin Ring Motegi. The Spaniard missed most of winter testing when he suffered left leg...

Racing results round-up: April 18-19

Racing results round-up: April 18-19

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. LE MANS, 24 HOUR ENDURANCE, FRANCE,...

Michael Lafferty & Chaz Davies

Michael Lafferty & Chaz Davies

Look who I ran in to at the Florida Mall in Orlando - a couple of days after the Daytona 200 this year.

Me and the stalker

Me and the stalker

This is me and Chris Walker at the open day at orwell motorcycles. Top bloke and happy to chat and pose for a photo and sign my leathers. He was also giving me tips for my snetterton trackday next...

Colin Edwards hails impressive Casey Stoner

Colin Edwards hails impressive Casey Stoner

American Colin Edwards has hailed the current form of Ducati star Casey Stoner after the Australian’s dominant victory in the season’s opening race in Qatar. Stoner humbled reigning world champion...

Consistency the key for Jorge Lorenzo

Consistency the key for Jorge Lorenzo

Consistency will be the key for Fiat Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo to mount a more serious challenge to dominant MotoGP duo Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi in 2009. The Spaniard finished the season’s...

Casey Stoner: GP9 is best Ducati yet

Casey Stoner: GP9 is best Ducati yet

Former world champion Casey Stoner has told MCN the new carbon fibre chassis and swingarm on his stunning GP9 machine has made this year’s factory Ducati the best he’s ever ridden. The 23-year-old...