November

Yoshimura confirm 2010 WSB wildcard rides

Yoshimura confirm 2010 WSB wildcard rides

Yoshimura Suzuki have confirmed that they will participate in selected World Superbike races in 2010 before making an expected full time move to the championship in 2010. MCN understands that the...

Superpole format tweaked for 2010

Superpole format tweaked for 2010

The all new WSB Superpole format introduced at the beginning of 2009 has been revised for 2010. Following consultation with teams and riders, Superpole one, which sees the fastest 20 riders after...

Dakota Mamola claims maiden win

Dakota Mamola claims maiden win

Dakota Mamola, the son of former MotoGP winner Randy, won his first road race in Valencia yesterday. The 15-year-old kept his cool in treacherous conditions to win the final round of the Metrakit...

Aprilia confirm Guandalini/Borciani interest

Aprilia confirm Guandalini/Borciani interest

Aprilia have confirmed that they are speaking with a number of teams about the option of supplying them RSV4’s to race in WSB in 2010. Current Ducati teams Guandalini and the Marco Borciani’s run...

Ex-Kawasaki MotoGP boss eyes Moto2 bid

Ex-Kawasaki MotoGP boss eyes Moto2 bid

Former factory Kawasaki boss Michael Bartholemy is planning to run a new team in the Moto2 600cc four-stroke world championship in 2010. MCN understands the Belgian will run a two-rider effort in the...

Loris Capirossi urges Suzuki improvement

Loris Capirossi urges Suzuki improvement

Loris Capirossi reckons Suzuki’s struggling factory GSV-R machine needs a radical revamp or risk a dismal 2010 MotoGP campaign. The Japanese factory endured a torrid 2009 with Capirossi and Chris...

Haslam enjoying life in factory team

Haslam enjoying life in factory team

Following his three day test at Phillip Island in Australia, Leon Haslam remains 100% convinced he’s made the best decision of his career to join the factory Suzuki Alstare squad. Having ridden for...

Camier talks about his new Aprilia WSB ride

Camier talks about his new Aprilia WSB ride

Following months of speculation, Leon Camier has spoken about his new deal that will see him ride for the Factory Aprilia squad in World Superbike alongside Max Biaggi in 2010. After riding the...

Leon Camier signs for Factory Aprilia WSB squad

Leon Camier signs for Factory Aprilia WSB squad

British Superbike champion Leon Camier has officially signed for the Factory Aprilia WSB team to ride alongside Max Biaggi in 2010. Camier made his debut on the RSV4 superbike at Magny Cours towards...

Adam Jenkinson – BSB second time around

Adam Jenkinson – BSB second time around

Adam Jenkinson gets a second crack at BSB, having signed to ride for Buildbase Kawasaki. His first crack at the top level with SMT Honda in 2008 didn’t last long. A monster crash – thanks to a locked...

John Laverty: “We’ll be pushing for podiums”

John Laverty: “We’ll be pushing for podiums”

For the first time in his career John Laverty gets a chance to do two successive seasons with the same team. And in a sport where confience in your bike and crew is everything – that’s an important...

Martyn Jessop: “Ducati suits my style”

Martyn Jessop: “Ducati suits my style”

Martyn Jessop will team up with Michael Rutter in an all-new BSB Ducati team backed by Riders (owned by Jessop’s father, Phil), Bathams Brewery and Black Horse Finance. The bikes will be up-rated...

Jason O’Halloran to race TAG Triumph

Former Australian Supersport Champion and Superbike runner-up Jason O’Halloran is spearheading the TAG Triumph British Supersport title bid in 2010. Making it an all-Australian line-up in the south Derbyshire-based team, O’Halloran will be partnered by Triumph factory test rider and seasoned Daytona 675 racer will remain Paul Young. O’Halloran said “I am totally stoked to have secured a ride with...

British Grand Prix 125 trio at NEC Show

British Grand Prix 125 trio at NEC Show

Britain’s most successful GP racer Bradley Smith heads the talented trio of British 125 cc stars at the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the NEC Birmingham. Get all the latest NEC Show...

2010 Triumph series at five BSB rounds

2010 Triumph series at five BSB rounds

The 2010 Triumph Triple Challenge will increase its association with BSB with five out of nine rounds of this unique and challenging series hosted on the national stage.  The series features all...

Gowland with Moto2 FTR at NEC Show

Gowland with Moto2 FTR at NEC Show

British star Graeme Gowland and the FTR Moto M209 he took to second place in the final Spanish championship round at Valencia recently, will be at the NEC Show. Get all the latest NEC Show news The...

Ducati UK launch 848 race series

Ducati UK launch 848 race series

Ducati UK and New Era Motorcycle Club have joined forces to launch a prestigious ‘one-make series’ based on the stunning Ducati 848. Ducati 848s for sale The 848 Challenge will be run over eight...

The roads – who goes where

The roads – who goes where

There are still a lot of unanswered questions about who goes where on the roads next year. Here’s the latest list of confirmed entries – plus those still looking for rides and teams looking for...

BSB: Who goes where in 2010

BSB: Who goes where in 2010

There are still a lot of unanswered questions about who goes where in next year’s BSB series. Here’s the latest list of confirmed entries – plus those still looking for rides and teams looking for...

Guy Martin signs for Wilson Craig’s Honda team

Guy Martin signs for Wilson Craig’s Honda team

Guy Martin has agreed terms to race for Honda on the roads next year for Irish businessman, Wilson Craig. The deal allows Martin to virtually run his own team – something he’s always argued works best...

Buildbase Kawasaki sign Adam Jenkinson

Buildbase Kawasaki team owner Stuart Hicken has signed Superstock rider Adam Jenkinson will join John Laverty in the Buildbase Kawasaki team for next year’s British Superbike campaign. Jenkinson’s 2009 Superstock performances that took him to fourth in the championship caught Hicken’s eye and earned a shot on the Buildbase bike in the end-of-season Sunflower international at Bishopscourt. The...

Rutter races on with Ducati in 2010

Rutter races on with Ducati in 2010

Michael Rutter will race a Ducati in BSB next year – teamed up with Martyn Jessop on a pair of 1098RS F08s with backing from West Country motorcycle dealership Riders, Bathams Brewery and Black Horse...

Neil Hodgson at North Yorkshire chat show

Neil Hodgson at North Yorkshire chat show

Former World and British Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson is the guest for the North Yorkshire Road Racing Supporters Club chat show, tonight, Tuesday 24th November. Hodgson will be discussing with...

Josh 'Elbows' Elliot - One to watch

Josh 'Elbows' Elliot - One to watch

You probably haven’t heard of him, but this is the outrageously talented Josh Elliott from Northern Ireland. He’s only 15 and has been a front runner in the German Supersport Championship this year.

What a load of cocks

What a load of cocks

We had a good time in Valencia! We even made it on to Eurosport and BBC.

Stuart Easton takes stunning Macau GP win

Stuart Easton takes stunning Macau GP win

Stuart Easton won his second successive Macau GP today when he defeated Conor Cummins in a dramatic final lap shoot-out around the 3.8-mile Guia circuit. The Hydrex/IGT Honda rider appeared to have...

Gino Rea tests Moto2 machine

Gino Rea tests Moto2 machine

2009 European Superstock 600 Champion Gino Rea tested Racing Team Germany’s Moto2 bike in Almeria in southern Spain on Wednesday.  The British rider adapted quickly to the new machine, which is...

Video: Neil Hodgson interview

Neil Hodgson talks to MCN about signing for Rob MacRacing... 

Cummins quickest in Q2 but Easton stays on pole

Cummins quickest in Q2 but Easton stays on pole

Conor Cummins set the fastest time in second and final qualifying for tomorrow’s Macau Grand Prix but Stuart Easton’s stunning lap from Thursday remained good enough for him to retain pole...

Dani Pedrosa: “We must improve the stability"

Dani Pedrosa: “We must improve the stability"

The 2009 season was not an easy season for Dani Pedrosa. An accident-filled pre-season, with operations and recovery time included, prevented the Repsol Honda rider from arriving at the first race in...

Simon Andrews in at the deep end at Macau

Simon Andrews in at the deep end at Macau

British Superbike star Simon Andrews admitted that his first taste of real road racing at today's Macau GP practice had been a somewhat daunting experience. "F*** me, this place is scary," were the...

Stuart Easton sets blistering pace at Macau Grand Prix

Stuart Easton sets blistering pace at Macau Grand Prix

Stuart Easton set the fastest ever lap of the 3.8-mile Macau circuit on Thursday afternoon to set provisional pole position for Saturday’s 15-lap Macau Grand Prix. The Hydrex IGT Honda ace set a time...

Niccolo Canepa signs for Scot Racing in Moto2

Niccolo Canepa signs for Scot Racing in Moto2

Italian rider Niccolo Canepa will race in the new Moto2 class in 2010 with the Scot Racing team after a deal was signed today. Scot Racing won the last ever 250cc championship this year with Hiroshi...

2010 race calendar updated

2010 race calendar updated

The latest provisional calendar for the 2010 MotoGP season has been announced, with Brno moving back to its original date of 15 August. If one of the circuits on the calendar is unable to hold...

Phase One Yamaha second in Doha Eight Hour

British-based Yamaha Phase One Endurance ended their season on a high note by finishing second in the final Qtel FIM World Endurance race of the year at the Doha Eight Hour. The Phase One team of BSB runner-up James Ellison, Aussie Glen Richards and Pedro Vallcaneras started from pole position and rode a faultless race to finish second behind World Champions Yamaha Austria. Igor Jerman, Steve...

Video: Casey Stoner's warm-up lap crash

Video: Casey Stoner's warm-up lap crash

Video of Casey Stoner's warm-up lap crash in Valencia has appeared on video sharing website Youtube. See the video here Previously, the only perspective fans had of the crash was from an onboard...