February

Valentine says BSB Evo debate is to come

Valentine says BSB Evo debate is to come

BSB Evo kicks off this year. It’s a series within the MCE British Superbike Championship and is for superbikes with more standard ‘superstock’ tune engines and control ECUs. The series organisers are...

Valentine praises new BSB points system

Valentine praises new BSB points system

Worx Suzuki team boss Jack Valentine has spoken out in favour of the new BSB point scoring system. This year’s series is split into a regular season of nine races and a three –round showdown between...

Karl Harris: 10 years on from Euro glory

Karl Harris: 10 years on from Euro glory

It is 10 years since Karl Harris won the European Superstock title. It’s 15 years since the team that helped him win that title, GR Racing, was formed. And now Harris is back with GR Racing duo Brent...

Yamaha WSB team launch

Yamaha WSB team launch

The factory Yamaha team of James Toseland and Cal Crutchlow unveiled their 2010 spec bikes complete with revised Sterilgarda livery in Italy today. Having won the 2009 WSB crown with American...

Scott Redding’s Moto2 bike unveiled

Scott Redding’s Moto2 bike unveiled

This is the first look at the stunning new Marc VDS Moto2 bike that British rider Scott Redding will debut in Catalunya next week. The youngest rider in history to win a Grand Prix, the...

Jorge Lorenzo breaks right hand

Jorge Lorenzo breaks right hand

Jorge Lorenzo has suffered a massive pre-season blow after the 2009 MotoGP world championship runner-up broke his right hand in a motocross training accident yesterday (Thursday). The 22-year-old was...

FB Corse unveils MotoGP contender

FB Corse unveils MotoGP contender

The FB Corse squad unveiled its new three-cylinder MotoGP machine in Italy yesterday (Thursday). But future plans for the team remain shrouded in mystery with the new bike still to make its track...

Nicky Hayden fit after arm surgery

Nicky Hayden fit after arm surgery

Nicky Hayden will be fit to ride his factory Ducati GP10 in Sepang later this month after a successful right arm operation in Spain this week. The 2006 MotoGP world champion underwent routine surgery...

Haslam praises Alstare Suzuki and its ongoing development

Haslam praises Alstare Suzuki and its ongoing development

From the moment Leon Haslam jumped onboard the Alstare Suzuki he’s been fast and on lap record pace in each of the winter tests. While the 26 year old Brit has clearly clicked with the bike he is keen...

Laverty targets WSS title then WSB or Moto2 in 2011

Laverty targets WSS title then WSB or Moto2 in 2011

World Supersport runner-up Eugene Laverty has set himself the target of winning the 2010 title before making a move to either WSB or Moto2 in 2011. In 2009 Laverty fought an intense battle for...

Yamaha secrecy no big issue, insists Jerry Burgess

Yamaha secrecy no big issue, insists Jerry Burgess

Valentino Rossi’s legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess has brushed off Yamaha’s decision to ban data sharing between the Italian and team-mate Jorge Lorenzo in 2010. Yamaha confirmed during last week’s...

Smrz sets sights on top privateer spot riding the PATA B&G Ducati

Smrz sets sights on top privateer spot riding the PATA B&G Ducati

Jakub Smrz believes he is capable of springing some surprises on his factory rivals with a target of finishing top privateer in 2010. Riding for the newly formed B&G team, a merger between Marco...

Marco Melandri happy with new Honda policy

Marco Melandri happy with new Honda policy

Marco Melandri has said Honda’s new policy of starting the 2010 MotoGP campaign with all six RC212V machines at the same spec will significantly aid bike development. HRC has scrapped its usual...

MotoGP boss impressed as Silverstone revamp takes shape

MotoGP boss impressed as Silverstone revamp takes shape

MotoGP boss Carmelo Ezpeleta said he was ‘hugely impressed’ having caught a first look at the multi-million pound revamp of the Silverstone circuit today. Although the majority of the famous...

Lanzi back in WSB with DFX Corse Ducati

Lanzi back in WSB with DFX Corse Ducati

Three time WSB race winner Lorenzo Lanzi believes that it could be his last chance in WSB after resigning to ride the DFX Corse Ducati 1098R in 2010. The 28 year old rode for the Italian squad for ten...

Silverstone MotoGP race gets title sponsor

Silverstone MotoGP race gets title sponsor

The 2010 British MotoGP race at Silverstone will be sponsored by AirAsia after a three-year deal was announced today at the Northamptonshire circuit. Dorna boss Carmelo Ezepeleta flew in to sign the...

Colin Edwards motivated by Ben Spies threat

Colin Edwards motivated by Ben Spies threat

Colin Edwards reckons the battle to be number one American in MotoGP this year will give him all the motivation he needs as he prepares for his eighth premier class campaign. Last season Edwards...

Moto Rapido Ducati confirm line-up

Moto Rapido Ducati confirm line-up

Moto Rapido Ducati have completed their rider line-up for the 2010 with the signing of Brighton youngster Leon Hunt who will race in the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 class. The 21-year old, who...

Muir on Easton and Ellison

Muir on Easton and Ellison

Swan Honda team owner Shaun Muir unveiled his new-look team of Stuart Easton and James Ellison at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show in London on Sunday. We asked him to evaluate his own riders.

Ellison joins Easton at Swan Honda

Ellison joins Easton at Swan Honda

James Ellison will be Stuart Easton’s team-mate at Swan Honda in BSB this year. The worst kept secret in the history of the series was confirmed today (Sunday) at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show...

Karl Harris gets Aprilia Superstock ride

Karl Harris gets Aprilia Superstock ride

Karl Harris’s career has been saved at the 11th hour with an Aprilia RSV4 ride in the National Superstock championship. Harris had a difficult 2009 season after being sacked late in the year, even...

Yoshimura commit to three WSB wild card rides, Kagayama to race in two

Yoshimura commit to three WSB wild card rides, Kagayama to race in two

Yukio Kagayama may have left WSB at the end of 2009, but he’ll back in the paddock for two rounds in 2010 onboard a Team Yoshimura GSX-R1000 in addition to his full time job of riding for the Worx...

Ben Spies happy with new Yamaha performance

Ben Spies happy with new Yamaha performance

Ben Spies believes his 2010 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 machine will be a competitive package after he impressed again during winter testing in Sepang last week. The Texan made his debut on Yamaha’s new...

Aprilia unveil new Alitalia tricolour livery

Aprilia unveil new Alitalia tricolour livery

The factory Aprilia team of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier unveiled their new 2010 livery in Rome, Italy today. Having competed their debut WSB season without a title sponsor, the Italian manufacturer...

Aprilia and BMW silent on MotoGP plans

Aprilia and BMW silent on MotoGP plans

Aprilia and BMW have not yet stated their intention to be part of the MotoGP world championship when 1000cc four-strokes are allowed to race in 2012. As part of another major shake-up of MotoGP rules,...

Honda reshuffle factory team for 2010

Honda reshuffle factory team for 2010

Desperate to win its first MotoGP title of the 800cc era and first premier class crown since 2006, Honda unveiled a new management structure during last week’s winter test session at the Sepang...

Valentino Rossi cools future talk

Valentino Rossi cools future talk

Valentino Rossi has decided to step away from commenting on the constant speculation surrounding his future plans in MotoGP. The Italian is in the last year of a two-season deal with Yamaha’s factory...

Win stripped from Le Touquet victor

Win stripped from Le Touquet victor

The world’s biggest off road race ended in controversy yesterday when the victor was stripped of his win because of a loud exhaust. Kawasaki rider Yves Duedon thought he’d won the prestigious Le...

Scott Redding gets crew chief boost

Scott Redding gets crew chief boost

Scott Redding has been given a massive pre-season boost after it was confirmed that Nicky Hayden’s former MotoGP world championship-winning crew chief Pete Benson is to oversee the British rider’s...

Casey Stoner unconcerned by Yamaha performance

Casey Stoner unconcerned by Yamaha performance

Casey Stoner has denied being overly concerned by the impressive performance of Yamaha’s new 2010 YZR-M1 contender after last week’s Sepang test in Malaysia. Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino...

10,000 fans turnout for Valentino Rossi’s first Thai appearance

10,000 fans turnout for Valentino Rossi’s first Thai appearance

Ten thousand fans attended Valentino Rossi’s first public appearance in Thailand last weekend. Rossi and Fiat Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo took part in a special two-day PR visit immediately after...

Mini Moto 125GPs

Mini Moto 125GPs

I've been in to motorcycles for about 22 years or so, and I'm also an amateur photographer. I took this at this MotoGP 125 race and tried this tilt shift effect just for fun.

800s and 1000cc bikes to race against each other in 2012

800s and 1000cc bikes to race against each other in 2012

800cc four-stroke machines could race against a batch of new 1000cc bikes in MotoGP in 2012, MCN can reveal. In a surprise development on the second and final day of testing at the Sepang circuit in...

Valentino Rossi dominates Sepang test

Valentino Rossi dominates Sepang test

Reigning world champion Valentino Rossi struck a massive early psychological blow against his MotoGP rivals with a dominant performance at the two-day Sepang test. Rossi ended a rain-hit second day...

2010 WSB grid: 25 riders, 7 manufacturers, 6 world champions

2010 WSB grid: 25 riders, 7 manufacturers, 6 world champions

In three weeks the 2010 World Superbike championship kicks off at Phillip Island in what promises to be one of the most hotly contested title fights in history. With no clear favourite and up to ten...

Ducati boss tips Fabrizio for success

Ducati boss tips Fabrizio for success

Xerox Ducati Boss Ernesto Marinelli believes Michel Fabrizio will be a genuine title contender in 2010. Now in his third year with the team Fabrizio finished third in the overall standings in 2009...