January

McCoy back in MotoGP with FB Corse

McCoy back in MotoGP with FB Corse

Garry McCoy will make a sensational return to the Grand Prix paddock where he made his name after signing a two-year deal to ride for FB Corse in MotoGP. MCN can confirm that the 37 year old...

No Tandragree 2010

The Tandragee 100 Road Races will not take place this year. A club statement said that the decision had been taken "due to the current economic climate and circumstances beyond our control". The statement added that the organisers, the North Armagh Club, intended to run the race again in 2011. The Tandragee event, which had been scheduled to take place on Saturday 1 May, celebrated its 50th...

Tech 3 boss confident in Moto2 line-up

Tech 3 boss confident in Moto2 line-up

Tech 3 Moto2 boss Herve Poncharal believes Yuki Takahashi and Raffaele de Rosa will be strong contenders for victories in the new 600cc four-stroke world championship in 2010. The pair completed a...

Positive test for Tech 3 Moto2 in Valencia

Positive test for Tech 3 Moto2 in Valencia

Despite poor weather ruining two out of three scheduled test days at the Valencia circuit in Spain, the Tech 3 squad was still happy with an encouraging performance from its new Moto2 contender this...

Gino Rea ready for World Supersport challenge

Gino Rea ready for World Supersport challenge

After signing for the Czech Intermoto Honda squad in World Supersport earlier this week, Gino Rea has told MCN that he is relishing the challenge of racing against the world's best at Phillip...

Corser upbeat with BMW potential despite lack of pace

Corser upbeat with BMW potential despite lack of pace

Despite finishing 1.4 seconds off the pace in testing at Valencia, BMW man Troy Corser remains positive in the potential of his S1000RR. In the latest round of weather interrupted testing the double...

Checa tops Valencia test, Byrne third fastest

Checa tops Valencia test, Byrne third fastest

Spaniard Carlos Checa was the surprise fastest man at the weather affected two day test at Valencia this week. Riding for the all new Althea Ducati squad alongside Brit Shane Byrne, Checa set an...

Scott Redding’s Moto2 debut set for Catalunya

Scott Redding’s Moto2 debut set for Catalunya

Scott Redding’s first chance to test for his new Marc VDS Moto2 squad will be at the Catalunya circuit near Barcelona on February 17. The Gloucestershire rider will take part in a three-day test...

Extensive Brands resurfacing project

Extensive Brands resurfacing project

MotorSport Vision has carried out a major resurfacing project at Brands Hatch, improving the quality of the track surface for competitors, trackday participants and driving experience guests on over...

Mainwaring on Kawasaki superstocker

Mainwaring on Kawasaki superstocker

MSS Colchester Kawasaki have signed Howie Mainwaring to race a ZX-10R in the National Superstock Championship. Twenty-two year old Mainwaring has raced in the BSB and Superstock series for many years...

Brits excited after checking out Silverstone revamp

Brits excited after checking out Silverstone revamp

British Grand Prix trio Bradley Smith, Scott Redding and Danny Webb have spoken of their excitement and anticipation ahead of this year’s Silverstone MotoGP clash. Smith, Redding and Webb all got...

WSB teams expected to test today, Aprilia go home

WSB teams expected to test today, Aprilia go home

After two days of cold damp conditions, WSB teams are expected to take to the track this morning on the final day of the Valencia test. At 11.30am local time the sun was out but due to overnight frost...

Hastings joins Team Green in Junior Superstock

Reigning British GP125 ACU Academy Cup champion Tim Hastings will step up to the National Superstock 600 Championship as one of Kawasaki’s Team Green Junior Superstock riders. As part of their Team Green initiative in Junior Superstock, 17-year old Hastings will be building on an already impressive career. He started racing via mini-moto in his native Scotland, and won the Scottish Championship...

Minimal track time in Valencia for WSB teams

Minimal track time in Valencia for WSB teams

Bad weather and three degree track temperatures bought a premature end to any meaningful testing at Valencia today. Having made the 500 mile trip from Portimao at the weekend, riders were faced with a...

Bradley Smith heads 27-strong 125GP grid

Bradley Smith heads 27-strong 125GP grid

Bradley Smith will start the 2010 125GP world championship campaign as clear pre-season favourite after a 27-rider grid was unveiled today. Smith, who became Britain’s most successful rider since...

Scott Redding ponders tough Moto2 field

Scott Redding ponders tough Moto2 field

Scott Redding will face five riders who raced in MotoGP last season and three world 125GP champions in what promises to be a fiercely fought inaugural Moto2 600cc series in 2010. Toni Elias, Alex de...

2010 MotoGP entry list released

2010 MotoGP entry list released

As expected, only 17 riders will start the 2010 MotoGP world championship with all eyes on the hugely anticipated title scrap between Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner and Dani...

Valencia test hit by cold wet track conditions

Valencia test hit by cold wet track conditions

The scheduled two day test at Valencia has got of to a slow start due to cold temperatures and a slowly drying track this morning. Xerox Ducati, Althea Ducati, Aprilia and BMW, WSB teams went straight...

Camier optimistic despite 12th position at Portimao

Camier optimistic despite 12th position at Portimao

Despite finishing 12th fastest at the Portimao test, Leon Camier left Portugal feeling positive due to the ongoing progress being made by his Aprilia team. In the final session of the test where...

Crutchlow: “I thought I was on fire”

Cal Crutchlow has revealed that he was lucky to escape serious injury when he crashed in the final session of the three day test in Portimao. The 24 year old Brit low sided his factory Yamaha R1 in the final corner. Speaking to MCN he said: “It was a 130mph crash. Where the grandstand ends on the outside of the track there is a gap and the wind was coming through and it took my front away. I felt...

Dani Pedrosa looks to cut out mistakes

Dani Pedrosa looks to cut out mistakes

Dani Pedrosa has admitted he will need to cut out costly errors if he is to claim an elusive MotoGP crown in 2010. The Spaniard has failed to seriously challenge for the premier class campaign in his...

Jerry Burgess hails Yamaha YZR-M1 machine

Jerry Burgess hails Yamaha YZR-M1 machine

Yamaha’s factory YZR-M1 MotoGP machine will be remembered as one of the greatest bikes in racing history, according to Valentino Rossi’s crew chief Jerry Burgess. Burgess and Rossi transformed the...

Peter Hickman steps up to BSB proper

Peter Hickman steps up to BSB proper

Louth-based Peter Hickman is to remain with the Northamptonshire-based Ultimate Racing team and will make the step up from the British Superbike Cup series to contest the full British Superbike...

Rea leads Brit dominance of Portimao WSB test

Rea leads Brit dominance of Portimao WSB test

Jonathan Rea set the pace on the third and final day of the WSB test in Portimao with a lap time under the circuit best lap set by Ben Spies. Riding the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda, Rea spent the three...

WSS test: Laverty asserts dominance in final session

WSS test: Laverty asserts dominance in final session

Eugene Laverty ended the three day test at Portimao in first place after an impressive final day performance on his Parkalgar Honda. Laverty set a best time of 1’45.104 on lap 26 of the session and...

WSB Test: Sunday First session times

1 65 J. REA GBR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.059 2 91 L. HASLAM GBR Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'43.060 3 41 N. HAGA JPN Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 1'43.657 4 84 M. FABRIZIO ITA Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R 1'43.675 5 3 M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 1'43.785 6 35 C. CRUTCHLOW GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'44.233 7 2 L. CAMIER...

WSB test: Rea fastest again on drying track

WSB test: Rea fastest again on drying track

Jonathan Rea stayed a the top of the standings after the second timed session today with a lap time on 1’49.107 set in damp conditions. The Ten Kate Honda man finished ahead of friend and rival Leon...

WSB Test: Rea fastest at wet Portimao

Jonathan Rea overhauled Leon Haslam on his final lap of a rain hit opening practice session at Portimao circuit this morning. After heavy overnight rain no one ventured out on track for over one hour until Sylvan Guintoli braved the elements on his Alstare Suzuki. Aprilia’s Leon Camier looked smooth and impressive to set the early pace before Aussie Chris Vermeulen took control at the front. In...

WSB Test: Haslam secures top spot, Five Brits in top six

Leon Haslam continued to set the pace at the end of day one of official testing at Portimao onboard his Alstare Suzuki. The 26 year old has now been fastest during both sessions in Portugal after topping the time in winter testing at Valencia last December. Speaking to MCN, he said: “I wasn’t expecting the grip to be as good as when we tested here after the final race and it wasn’t, but we’ve...

Silverstone World Superbike round confirmed

Silverstone World Superbike round confirmed

Silverstone will host the British round of the World Superbike championship in 2010, as was revealed by MCN earlier this week. Originally scheduled to take place at crisis-hit Donington Park on August...

Steve Plater and Anthony West head new World Endurance squad

Steve Plater and Anthony West head new World Endurance squad

Reigning British Supersport champion and 2009 Senior TT winner Steve Plater is expected to lead an assault on this year’s World Endurance series with former factory Kawasaki MotoGP rider Anthony...

Portimao WSB test: Haslam on top in first timed session

Portimao WSB test: Haslam on top in first timed session

Alstare Suzuki rider Leon Haslam got his 2010 winter testing programme off to a strong start with an impressive 1m 43.023s lap during the opening two hour 20 minutes session to put him at the top of...

Valentino Rossi impresses in Ferrari F1 test

Valentino Rossi impresses in Ferrari F1 test

Rain and fog couldn’t prevent Valentino Rossi from showing his prowess on four wheels as the Italian bike legend ended a two-day test session in a 2008 Ferrari F1 car thrilled with his pace. Rossi,...

Dungey beats Stewart in Phoenix Supercross

Dungey beats Stewart in Phoenix Supercross

Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey came out and simply blew the pack away in round two of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross championship at Phoenix. The night opened with not inconsiderable drama when...

World’s top riders set for Hawkstone International motocross

World’s top riders set for Hawkstone International motocross

The world's leading motocrossers are heading to Hawkstone Park for the massive pre-season international motocross on March 7. MX1 World number two Max Nagl is just one of the top names who has...

Brits top ten in Anaheim supercross Lites

Brits top ten in Anaheim supercross Lites

Brits Tommy Searle and Max Anstie finished in the top ten in their AMA Supercross Lites debuts at Anaheim. Right from the start of the 250cc four-stroke race  it was a pair of Pro Circuit...