September

Mika Kallio signs new Ducati deal

Mika Kallio signs new Ducati deal

Finn Mika Kallio has penned a new deal with the Pramac Ducati squad for the 2010 MotoGP world championship. The 12-times GP winner has done enough to impress Ducati bosses having claimed a best finish...

Aprilia: “Camier has been talking to us since the start of the year”

Aprilia: “Camier has been talking to us since the start of the year”

Aprilia revealed today that Leon Camier approached the Italian factory about a possible WSB factory ride at the start of this season. In one of racing’s best kept secrets, Camier will now race the...

James Toseland poised to unveil 2010 plans

James Toseland poised to unveil 2010 plans

James Toseland’s departure from the Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP team will be confirmed tomorrow (Thursday).   And MCN understands the 28-year-old will complete a straight job swap with Ben Spies with...

‘C’mon chaps, play fair’

‘C’mon chaps, play fair’

Maybe FIM President Vito Ippolito was watching the Silverstone British Supersport scrap at the weekend when Billy McConnell tagged Steve Plater at the height of their battle for second place. Or more...

Camier to race Aprilia at Magny Cours WSB

Camier to race Aprilia at Magny Cours WSB

Newly-crowned BSB champion Leon Camier is aiming to race the factory Aprilia at this weekend’s WSB Magny Cours round, replacing the injured Shinya Nakano. MCN understands that Camier and Aprilia...

Nice View at the Ulster Grand Prix

Nice View at the Ulster Grand Prix

No time for Conor Cummins, Guy Martin or Gary Johnson to enjoy the view over Belfast as they round the Hairpin at this years "Race of the year" the Ulster Grand Prix.

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner looking forward to return

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner looking forward to return

Casey Stoner has spoken of his excitement at the prospect of returning to MotoGP action in this weekend’s Portuguese GP in Estoril. As was first reported by MCN yesterday (Monday), the Aussie will be...

Racing results round-up: September 26-27

Racing results round-up: September 26-27

WORLD SUPERBIKES, IMOLA, ITALY, SUNDAY BRITISH SUPERBIKES, SILVESTONE, NORTHANTS, SUNDAY BRANDS HATCH, KENT, SATURDAY-SUNDAY PEMBREY, CARMARTHENSHIRE, SATURDAY-SUNDAY BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP TRIAL,...

Casey Stoner to ride in Estoril

Casey Stoner to ride in Estoril

Casey Stoner will be back in action at this weekend’s Estoril MotoGP clash in Portugal, MCN can reveal. Ducati boss Livio Suppo has confirmed that the 23-year-old will end his self-imposed exile...

Estoril MotoGP: Valentino Rossi taking nothing for granted

Estoril MotoGP: Valentino Rossi taking nothing for granted

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi insists he will be taking nothing for granted as he aims to take a giant stride towards his seventh world title in Portugal this weekend. Rossi leads a...

Estoril MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo looking to keep title hopes alive

Estoril MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo looking to keep title hopes alive

Jorge Lorenzo reckons his main target in this weekend’s Portuguese MotoGP clash will be ensuring he keeps his world title hopes alive. The Spaniard returns to the scene of his stunning maiden MotoGP...

Silverstone BSB: Ellison takes race two win

Silverstone BSB: Ellison takes race two win

James Ellison concluded a successful day for Airwaves Yamaha after winning the second superbike race at Silverstone. Team-mate and newly crowned British champion Leon Camier finished second after a...

Silverstone BSS: Westmoreland takes race win, Plater moved to second

Silverstone BSS: Westmoreland takes race win, Plater moved to second

Triumph rider James Westmoreland took an easy win in the supersport race at Silverstone. Current championship leader Steve Plater looked odds on for second palce after a fierce battle with...

Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes race two win

Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes race two win

Italian Michel Fabrizio has won the second WSB race in Imola ahead of team-mate and new championship leader Noriyuki Haga. Noriyuki Haga took to the lead early on in the race, ahead of Fabrizio and...

Imola WSS: Laverty closes to within two points of Crutchlow in Imola thriller

Imola WSS: Laverty closes to within two points of Crutchlow in Imola thriller

Cal Crutchlow saw his once commanding championship lead get slashed to just two points in a two part aggregate race at Imola. Despite being the fastest man on track, Crutchlow suffered a false neutral...

Silverstone BSB: Camier crowned champion and takes race one win

Silverstone BSB: Camier crowned champion and takes race one win

Airwaves Yamaha rider Leon Camier has been crowned the 2009 BSB champion after finishing first, ahead of team-mate James Ellison in the first superbike race at Silverstone. Ellison got the holeshot...

Imola WSB: Haga wins race one

Imola WSB: Haga wins race one

Xerox Ducati rider Noriyuki Haga took his first ever race win at Imola in the first World Superbike race of the day ahead of Italian Max Biaggi. Italian Biaggi led the race from the start...

Silverstone BSB: Camier’s ninth pole of the season

Silverstone BSB: Camier’s ninth pole of the season

Leon Camier took his ninth pole position of the year ahead of tomorrow’s penultimate rounds of the MCE British Superbike at Silverstone. Camier only needs to finish ahead of his Airwaves Yamaha...

Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes maiden pole

Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes maiden pole

Xerox Ducati rider Michel Fabrizo has taken his first pole position at Imola ahead of rookie Ben Spies. It looked like championship leader Ben Spies had pole position wrapped up, but Fabrizio managed...

Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes provisional pole in qualifying

Imola WSB: Fabrizio takes provisional pole in qualifying

Michel Fabrizio picked up where he left off in practice to secure provisional pole position for this afternoons Superpole shoot-out. The Italian rider finished just 0.039 seconds ahead of Jonathan Rea...

Imola WSS: Crutchlow continues to dominate with pole position

Imola WSS: Crutchlow continues to dominate with pole position

Cal Crutchlow secured his ninth pole of the 2009 season with a stunning final lap of the qualifying session at Imola. Onboard his factory Yamaha, the 23 year old Brit set a blistering 1m 50.680 second...

WSB Imola: Fabrizio sets the pace at Imola

WSB Imola: Fabrizio sets the pace at Imola

Xerox Ducati man Michel Fabrizio made the most of the single, one hour free practice session at Imola to set the fastest time of the day. The 25 year old Italian was the only man to lap under 1m 50s,...

Crutchlow fastest despite lack of grip

Crutchlow fastest despite lack of grip

Cal Crutchlow secured the fastest time in this afternoons delayed World Supersport free practice session at Imola. The current championship leader set a best lap of 1m 52.751, 1.2 seconds slower than...

Silverstone BSB: Camier and Ellison top practice

Silverstone BSB: Camier and Ellison top practice

Leon Camier can clinch the MCE British Superbike title this weekend at Silverstone and warmed up for the potential celebrations by setting the pace in practice today. Camier only needs to finish in a...

Imola WSB: Practice sessions finally get underway

Imola WSB: Practice sessions finally get underway

On track action at Imola has finally got underway following the postponement earlier this afternoon due to poor circuit grip. Since the top WSB men boycotted the session, the track has been cleaned...

Valentino Rossi expects more Yamaha dominance

Valentino Rossi expects more Yamaha dominance

Valentino Rossi expects Yamaha to continue dominating the MotoGP world championship after a hugely successful 2009 campaign. The 30-year-old Italian, who has won six races on board the Fiat Yamaha...

Sykes in medical centre following free practice crash

Sykes in medical centre following free practice crash

Tom Sykes has been taken to the medical centre following a second lap crash during first free practice this afternoon. The factory Yamaha man high sided his Yamaha R1 exiting the final corner and has...

WSB Imola: Riders refuse to race on slippery Imola track

WSB Imola: Riders refuse to race on slippery Imola track

Leading World Superbike riders have refused to ride in the opening free practice session at Imola due to slippery track surface. In a session than only lasted five minutes and 36 seconds before it was...

James Toseland assessing 2010 options

James Toseland assessing 2010 options

James Toseland is assessing a number of opportunities for 2010 after his release from the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 MotoGP squad. The double World Superbike champion, who is expected to be replaced at...

Mattia Pasini crashes twice during Ducati test

Mattia Pasini crashes twice during Ducati test

Mattia Pasini ended his second test on Ducati’s GP9 MotoGP machine with glowing praise from Bologna bosses despite two crashes in the three-day outing. The Italian impressed on the factory GP9 at the...

Imola Exclusive: Rea commits next two years to WSB with Ten Kate

Imola Exclusive: Rea commits next two years to WSB with Ten Kate

MCN can exclusively reveal that Britain’s Jonathan Rea will remain a WSB rider with the Ten Kate Honda squad in 2010 and 2011. Despite receiving massive interest from rival WSB teams and MotoGP squads...

Neil Hodgson at the Gold Cup

Neil Hodgson at the Gold Cup

Myself and Neil Hodgson at the Gold Cup Races in Scarbrough.

Chad at Goodwood Revival

Chad at Goodwood Revival

Photo of your Adam Child in action at Goodwood Revival, more stars in action can be seen on my motorcycle gallery at: www.msrphotographic.co.uk

Spies: “It’s crunch time”

Spies: “It’s crunch time”

World Superbike series leader Ben Spies has admitted that this weekends Imola showdown is pivotal point in his title aspirations and the result will play a major part in how he rides in the final two...

Rea full of confidence for Imola

Rea full of confidence for Imola

Having won last time out at Nurburgring onboard his Hannspree Ten Kate Honda, Jonathan Rea arrives in Imola full of confidence for this weekends race. The 22 year old sits fourth in the championship...

Honda Moto2 engine not ready until early March

Honda Moto2 engine not ready until early March

Honda will not deliver its highly-tuned new Moto2 600cc engine until the beginning of March, MCN has learned. Delays in development of the Moto2 engine project has seen HRC scrap plans to make...