February

Good times at Snetterton

Good times at Snetterton

Happy times at Snetterton. The racing was fun too!

Phillip Island WSB: Checa takes the win on the last lap

Phillip Island WSB: Checa takes the win on the last lap

Althea Ducati rider Carlos Checa won the second World Superbike race at Phillip Island after a last-lap pass on race 1 winner Leon Haslam. Alstare Suzuki rider Haslam finished just 0.3 secs behind...

Phillip Island WSS: Laverty takes clear victory

Phillip Island WSS: Laverty takes clear victory

Parkalgar Honda rider Eugene Laverty claimed victory in the opening World Supersport race at Phillip Island today. Laverty dominated the race from the start. He got into a comfortable...

Phillip Island WSB: Haslam claims maiden victory in race 1

Phillip Island WSB: Haslam claims maiden victory in race 1

A photo finish was need to confirm Brit Leon Haslam's first ever World Superbike victory in race 1 at Philip Island today. The Team Suzuki Alstare rider finished just 0.004secs ahead of Ducati Xerox...

Phillip Island WSB: Haslam secures maiden pole position, four Brits on first two rows

Phillip Island WSB: Haslam secures maiden pole position, four Brits on first two rows

Leon Haslam claimed his first ever World Superbike pole position with a stunning 1m 31.229 second lap around the Phillip Island circuit today. Onboard his Alstare Suzuki GSXR1000, Haslam survived a...

Phillip Island WSS: Lascorz quickest in 2nd qualifying

Phillip Island WSS: Lascorz quickest in 2nd qualifying

Kawasaki motocard.com rider Joan Lascorz proved fastest today in the second World Supersport qualifying session at Phillip Island.   Turkish rider Kenan Sofuoglu claimed second for the...

Phillip Island WSB: Checa stays on top in second qualifying

Phillip Island WSB: Checa stays on top in second qualifying

Carlos Checa remained in provisional pole position during the second qualifying session at Phillip Island despite not improving on his first qualifying lap time. Like Checa both Michel Fabrizio and...

Valentino Rossi ends on top in Sepang

Valentino Rossi ends on top in Sepang

Valentino Rossi’s domination of the 2010 MotoGP pre-season continued today when the Italian topped the timesheets at a scorching hot Sepang circuit. The Italian has now topped each of the four days of...

Marco Simoncelli suffers second big Sepang crash

Marco Simoncelli suffers second big Sepang crash

Marco Simoncelli’s baptism of fire in MotoGP continued at the Sepang circuit today after the Italian suffered a second massive high-side crash in three weeks at the Malaysia venue. The former 250GP...

NW200 press launch

NW200 press launch

Stuart Easton, one of the UK’s leading motorcycle riders, will be returning to this year’s Relentless International North West 200 in association with Black Horse following a three year absence from...

Phillip Island WSS: Lascorz from Laverty in first qualifying

Phillip Island WSS: Lascorz from Laverty in first qualifying

Eugene Laverty had to settle for second position behind Joan Lascorz in the opening qualifying session today despite an impressive final lap which escalated him up the leader board. Onboard the...

Phillip Island WSB: Checa leads the way in first qualifying

Phillip Island WSB: Checa leads the way in first qualifying

Carlos Checa began his 2010 WSB campaign in the best possible way by setting the fastest time in the opening qualifying session at Phillip Island. The Spanish rider posted a 1m 32.155s best to deny...

McWilliams to race Harley

McWilliams to race Harley

Warr’s Harley-Davidson, established on London’s Kings Road in 1924, has signed former MotoGP star Jeremy McWilliams to ride in the inaugural Harley-Davidson XR1200 Trophy race series at selected BSB...

Phillip Island WSS: Friday Free Practice times

1 37 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'35.260 2 26 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'35.371 3 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'35.530 4 50 E. LAVERTY IRL Parkalgar Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'35.586 5 51 M. PIRRO ITA HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'35.847 6 99 F. FORET FRA Team Lorenzini by Leoni Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'35.872...

Phillip Island WSB: Haslam dominates opening Free Practice

Phillip Island WSB: Haslam dominates opening Free Practice

Alstare Suzuki man Leon Haslam completely dominated the opening free practice session at a scorching Phillip Island circuit today. The 26 year old was the only man to lap in the 1m 32s bracket, but it...

Yamaha plan to continue racing 800cc YZR-M1 in 2012

Yamaha plan to continue racing 800cc YZR-M1 in 2012

Yamaha intends to continue racing its prototype 800cc YZR-M1 machine in the MotoGP world championship in 2012, MCN can reveal. The Japanese factory is the first of the big four to signal its intention...

Has anyone seen FB Corse?

Has anyone seen FB Corse?

The future of the FB Corse squad still remains shrouded in mystery with the Italian-based team yet to be seen in track testing ahead of a planned 2010 MotoGP assault. But it seems that the FB Corse...

Moto2 engine well short of performance target

Moto2 engine well short of performance target

Honda’s official Moto2 engine will produce a miserly 125bhp. That is nearly 30bhp lower than initial targets and makes the spec CBR600RR motor around 20 to 25bhp less powerful than current World...

Valentino Rossi continues Sepang winter domination

Valentino Rossi continues Sepang winter domination

Having dominated the opening winter test session of 2010 in Sepang, Valentino Rossi picked up where he left off earlier this month to comfortably head the timesheets in Malaysia today. The reigning...

KTM to make their TT debut

KTM to make their TT debut

Austrian manufacturer KTM are set to increase the levels of official manufacturer participation at the 2010 Isle of Man TT Races with the news that Redline Motorcycles will run a KTM RC8R in the...

FTR team up with Talmacsi and Iannone

FTR team up with Talmacsi and Iannone

FTR Moto has extended its 2010 Moto2 World Championship involvement by supplying machinery to the Speed Up Team of former 125cc World Champion Gabor Talmacsi of Hungary and Italian star Andrea...

Buildbase Kawasaki test in Spain

Buildbase Kawasaki test in Spain

Buildbase Kawasaki completed their first official test of 2010 in Cartagena, Spain, with their official race suspension partner Bitubo. John Laverty returned to action following a strong first season...

Edmeades: “Don’t dismiss the RC8R!”

Edmeades: “Don’t dismiss the RC8R!”

James Edmeades (26) reckons the V-twin KTM RC8R will not be disgraced when it comes to racing it against the four-cylinder bikes in the all-new BSB Evo class in British Superbike races. He spoke to...

The Burns brothers on Aprilias in BSB Evo

The Burns brothers on Aprilias in BSB Evo

Chris Burns (31) and his teenage bother Joe (17) line up on identical Aprilia RSV4 Factory bikes run by Splitlath Racing in BSB Evo this year. For Chris it's a chance to rebuild his career after a...

Brogan’s roller-coaster ride to BMW Evo deal

Brogan’s roller-coaster ride to BMW Evo deal

Steve Brogan is riding BMW S1000RR for Jentin Racing-BMW Motorrad in the new BSB Evo class. The deal was announced officially today, (Wednesday, Feb 24) but as early as October last year, Brogan (29)...

Splitlath Aprilia’s two-man BSB Evo team

Splitlath Aprilia’s two-man BSB Evo team

Chris Burns and his teenage brother Joe with ride a pair of Splitlath Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory superbikes in the new BSB Evo class this year. For Chris, now 31, it’s a lifeline to rebuild his...

Linsdell to race FTR Moto2 bike in Senior TT

Linsdell to race FTR Moto2 bike in Senior TT

Olie Linsdell and Buckingham-based FTR Moto have joined forces to race in this year’s Senior TT. The Senior TT regulations, though dominated by superbike and superstock 1000cc machinery, have a clause...

Redline KTM for Edmeades in BSB Evo

Redline KTM for Edmeades in BSB Evo

The KTM RC8R that James Edmeades will race in BSB Evo this year will be relying on the same bolt-on bits from the Power Parts catalogue that any KTM owner can buy -according to Redline KTM dealership...

BMW teams up with Jentin to run Brogan and Cooper

BMW teams up with Jentin to run Brogan and Cooper

BMW Motorrad has teamed up with Jentin Racing for an assault on the National Superstock and British Superbike EVO class Championships with the S1000RR superbike. Jentin Racing-BMW Motorrad will run...

Tyre life key to success at Phillip Island

Tyre life key to success at Phillip Island

Ahead of the opening round of the World Superbike championship at Phillip Island all the talk in the paddock is revolving around tyre choice for Sunday’s two 22 lap races. The Phillip Island circuit...

Easton to race NW200 on Swan Honda

Easton to race NW200 on Swan Honda

Stuart Easton returns to the North West 200 following a three-year absence and will ride his BSB Honda plus a specially-prepared superstock bike for the Swan Honda team on the Irish road...

Ben Spies looking to build on impressive Sepang debut

Ben Spies looking to build on impressive Sepang debut

Ben Spies is confident he can impress again when MotoGP winter testing resumes at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia tomorrow (Thursday). The Texan was a superb fifth quickest on the final day and seventh...

Bridgestone begin talks on MotoGP future

Bridgestone begin talks on MotoGP future

Internal discussions have started at Bridgestone about whether the Japanese factory will quit MotoGP at the end of 2011, MCN can reveal. Bridgestone has a contract to be the single tyre supplier in...

Casey Stoner poised to test new carbon swingarm

Casey Stoner poised to test new carbon swingarm

Former world champion Casey Stoner will evaluate a new stiffer carbon fibre swingarm when MotoGP winter testing resumes at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia tomorrow (Thursday). Designed to improve...

Jorge Lorenzo’s crew chief enters secrecy debate

Jorge Lorenzo’s crew chief enters secrecy debate

Jorge Lorenzo’s factory Yamaha crew chief Ramon Forcada has stepped into the debate about the ban on information sharing between the Spaniard and team-mate Valentino Rossi in 2010. Yamaha confirmed...

Budgets will decide 2012 MotoGP capacity choice

Budgets will decide 2012 MotoGP capacity choice

Money will be the prime factor in determining whether Yamaha, Ducati, Honda and Suzuki roll out new 1000cc factory prototype machines in MotoGP in 2012. Although unanimously supporting proposals to...