October

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...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi stats and facts

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi stats and facts

Valentino Rossi’s ninth world championship success in Sepang cemented his place in the history of racing. The record-breaking Italian clinched his seventh MotoGP world title with third place in a...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi reflects on 9th world title

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi reflects on 9th world title

Valentino Rossi has been reflecting on his ninth world championship triumph and seventh in MotoGP after a dramatic rain-hit race in Malaysia.  Third place was enough to clinch the title for the...

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner dominates after Malaysia monsoon

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner dominates after Malaysia monsoon

Casey Stoner’s stunning return to the MotoGP world championship continued in breathtaking fashion at Sepang, the Aussie romping to a crushing victory in a weather-hit Malaysian...

Sepang MotoGP: James Toseland humbled in downpour

Sepang MotoGP: James Toseland humbled in downpour

James Toseland had an instantly forgettable Malaysian MotoGP race, the British rider enduring a nightmare in the treacherously wet conditions to finish last. Woefully off the pace in the dry all...

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo rues key crashes

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo rues key crashes

Jorge Lorenzo was left to reflect on four costly crashes after his slim MotoGP world title hopes finally disappeared in Sepang.  Lorenzo surrendered precious points with falls in Jerez,...

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa thrilled to end rain jinx

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa thrilled to end rain jinx

Dani Pedrosa made a major breakthrough in a rain-lashed Malaysian MotoGP as the Spaniard celebrated his first ever wet weather premier class podium. Wet weather riding has been a real weakness for the...

Sepang MotoGP: Mistake costs Andrea Dovizioso podium chance

Sepang MotoGP: Mistake costs Andrea Dovizioso podium chance

Andrea Dovizioso blew his hopes of a second successive Sepang MotoGP podium when he crashed out of third place in Sunday’s rain-hit 21-lap encounter. Surging through from 11th on the grid, the Italian...

Sepang MotoGP: Brave Bradley Smith claims second

Sepang MotoGP: Brave Bradley Smith claims second

Bradley Smith rode through the pain barrier to claim a deserved second place in Sepang that secured the British teenager the runner-up slot in the world 125GP championship. Riding with two broken...

Portimao WSB: Fabrizio claims race 2 win

Portimao WSB: Fabrizio claims race 2 win

Ducati Xerox rider Michel Fabrizio proved victorious in the second of this weekend's World Superbike races at Portimao. Fabrizio's team mate Noriyuki Haga took second making it a 1-2 for the...