January

Stewart fires opening salvo in 2010 AMA Supercross battle

Stewart fires opening salvo in 2010 AMA Supercross battle

James Stewart took victory in California as Anaheim’s Angel Stadium played host to the opening round of the 2010 AMA Supercross championship. With reigning title holder Stewart and Australian Chad...

Michelin control tyre for Spanish Moto2

Michelin has become the official and exclusive tyre supplier to the Spanish Speed Championship’s newly-created Moto2 category. The deal is for a period of three seasons. Struck jointly with Spain’s motorcycling governing body and with the championship’s promoter, DORNA, this agreement will permit Michelin to increase the awareness of its products via this fiercely fought series. “Our presence in...

Johnson joins AIM Suzuki for BSB Evo

Johnson joins AIM Suzuki for BSB Evo

Roads star Gary Johnson will race an AIM Suzuki in the new BSB Evo class this year as well as in the three major international road races at the North West 200, TT and Ulster Grand Prix. Johnson said:...

Gino Rea trains with BSB champ Leon Camier

Gino Rea trains with BSB champ Leon Camier

European Superstock 600cc Champion Gino Rea and BSB Champ Leon Camier have been making the most out of the good weather in Spain. Like the beginning of 2009, Rea has been pre-season training in Spain...

Debon to ride British-built FTR in Moto2

Debon to ride British-built FTR in Moto2

FTR Moto will supply machinery to the Motor Sport 69 Team of Spanish rider Alex Debon for his campaign in the inaugural Moto2 World Championship in 2010. Debon will race the M210 in the 17-round...

Farquhar’s bikes get Magic Bullets

Farquhar’s bikes get Magic Bullets

TT winner and multiple Irish Champion Ryan Farquhar will be backed by fuel Magic Bullet this season. Magic Bullet is an advanced fuel treatment, formulated for high revving performance motorcycles,...

2010 World Endurance bikes: Heavier and quieter!

2010 World Endurance bikes: Heavier and quieter!

World Endurance bikes will be heavier and quieter in 2010 thanks to rule changes imposed by the FIM this winter. The other big change to the regulations is that the Superpole session will run to the...

Cummins on his 2010 Kawasaki rides

Cummins on his 2010 Kawasaki rides

McAdoo Kawasaki Racing’s Conor Cummins is ready and raring to go in 2010 having re-signed for the Cookstown-based official Kawasaki UK road racing team. Cummins has put pen to paper on a new deal to...

Barn Corner gets run-off

Barn Corner gets run-off

It’s one of those things you never thought possible. The exit of Barn Corner at Cadwell - with proper run-off.  While everyone has been wrapped up, concentrating on who’s riding what in 2010 and...

Interview: Bradley Smith - ’I don’t feel like an adult’

Interview: Bradley Smith - ’I don’t feel like an adult’

Nice. It’s a suffocating thing to be called. But only if you’re as vacuous as the average vacuum-packed, teeth-whitened teenage overachiever. MCN talks to a man who’s looked beneath his...

No New Year weight loss for Hiroshi Aoyama

No New Year weight loss for Hiroshi Aoyama

While millions of people embark on a weight loss regime for the New Year, reigning 250GP world champion Hiroshi Aoyama is looking to do the opposite. The Japanese rider has embarked on a rigorous...

Suter MMX: the most popular bike in Moto2

Suter MMX: the most popular bike in Moto2

A third of the bikes taking part in Moto2 could be Suter MMXs, the provisional list of entries reveals. The Swiss firm – which built Kawasaki’s MotoGP chassis and will supply slipper clutches to the...

Rain fails to dampen Valentino Rossi’s Ferrari fun

Rain fails to dampen Valentino Rossi’s Ferrari fun

Rain and a couple of early spins failed to dampen Valentino Rossi’s enjoyment as he got behind the wheel of a Ferrari F1 car for the sixth time at the Catalunya circuit in Spain yesterday...

Video: Inmotec MotoGP bike on track

This is the new Inmotec MotoGP machine seen in track testing recently in Spain. The Spanish V4 800cc contender was ridden by test rider Ivan Silva and has now completed 12 successful days of testing as Inmotec still hopes to be part of the MotoGP world championship in 2010 with selected wild card appearances. Test rider Silva said: “The engine is very powerful and very easy to ride. This is very...

McCoy eyes Moto2 ride?

McCoy eyes Moto2 ride?

Following the revelation that he has been dropped from the Triumph BE1 World Supersport squad, Garry McCoy has revealed that his best option of securing a ride could lie in the new Moto2 class in...

Laverty aims to pick up where he left of at Portimao despite no testing

Laverty aims to pick up where he left of at Portimao despite no testing

Parkalgar Honda rider Eugene Laverty has told MCN that he intends to pick-up where he left off at the end of last season by running at the front at this weeks three day test at Portimao. Last time...

John Hopkins to race in MotoGP and American superbikes?

John Hopkins to race in MotoGP and American superbikes?

John Hopkins could go from having no ride to two in 2010. Hopkins’ representatives have informed MCN that he could make a shock MotoGP return this season riding for the Italian-based FB Corse...

Charpentier back in World Supersport action

Charpentier back in World Supersport action

Double World Supersport champion Sebastien Charpentier will make his return to the championship where he enjoyed unprecedented success after signing to ride for the BE1 Triumph squad in...

Casey Stoner wants to stay at Ducati

Casey Stoner wants to stay at Ducati

Casey Stoner has given Ducati a massive boost ahead of the 2010 MotoGP world championship by stating he has no intention of quitting the Bologna factory when his current contract expires. The...

McCoy loses BE1 Triumph World Supersport ride

McCoy loses BE1 Triumph World Supersport ride

Racing legend Garry McCoy has been told that he is out of a job less than six weeks before the start of the World Supersport championship. McCoy was expected to continue racing for the Italian BE1...

Size doesn’t matter, says Ben Spies

Size doesn’t matter, says Ben Spies

Ben Spies reckons he’s calmed his apprehension about being too heavy to be a serious contender in MotoGP in 2010. The reigning World Superbike champion weighs in at 70kg and will be one of the...

Crutchlow looking for improvements at Portimao test

Crutchlow looking for improvements at Portimao test

Cal Crutchlow has told MCN that he is still looking for significant improvements with his factory Yamaha R1 at this week’s official WSB test at Portimao. The 2009 World Supersport champion who has...

Loris in Belfast

Loris in Belfast

Guess who I bumped into last Friday (15/01/10) in Belfast. Non other than MotoGP legend Lori Capirossi!

My Mum and Michel Fabrizio

My Mum and Michel Fabrizio

My mum with the talented, and very good looking Michel Fabrizio in the WSB '09 paddock at Donington Park - fantastic weekend!

Top WSB teams ready to test

Top WSB teams ready to test

World Superbike testing kicks of at Portimao on Friday with all the 2010 top teams and riders going head to head for the first time. With seven manufacturers present along with leading privateer teams...

Toni Elias confirms Gresini Moto2 ride

Toni Elias confirms Gresini Moto2 ride

Spaniard Toni Elias will join the new Moto2 world championship in 2010, riding a Moriwaki machine for Fausto Gresini’s squad. The 2006 Estoril MotoGP winner, who tested the Moriwaki MD600 machine in...

Nicky Hayden praises ‘special talent’ Casey Stoner

Nicky Hayden praises ‘special talent’ Casey Stoner

Nicky Hayden has heaped praise on factory Ducati team-mate Casey Stoner ahead of the 2010 MotoGP world championship. Ever since the Aussie joined Ducati in 2007, he has single-handedly turned the...

Casey Stoner feeling relaxed for title assault

Casey Stoner feeling relaxed for title assault

After an injury and surgery free winter, Australian rider Casey Stoner believes he’s much more relaxed and ready for a serious assault on the 2010 MotoGP world championship crown. Stoner has been...

Althea Ducati 2010 team launch

Althea Ducati 2010 team launch

The Altea Ducati squad of Shane Byrne and Carlos Checa was officially launched in Italy last week. Byrne and Checa were introduced to the 1198 Ducati’s that they will campaign in 2010 while getting to...

Nicky Hayden beats Ferrari F1 duo in kart race

Nicky Hayden beats Ferrari F1 duo in kart race

Nicky Hayden claimed his first win of 2010 when he claimed a surprise success over Ferrari F1 duo Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in a go-kart clash on ice last week. Hayden also defeated factory...

2005 WSB action

2005 WSB action

World Superbike action from the 2005 season at Brands Hatch.

Cyril Despres wins the 2010 Dakar

Cyril Despres wins the 2010 Dakar

KTM rider Cyril Despres is the winner of the 2010 Dakar. The Frenchman finished 1hour 2min 52sec ahead of 2nd place finisher KTM rider Pal Anders Ullevalseter. Third went to Chilean rider...

Dakar stage 14 - Faria wins stage, Depres wins Dakar

Dakar stage 14 - Faria wins stage, Depres wins Dakar

Portuguese rider Ruben Faria took his first win in the last stage of the 2010 Dakar, but it's fellow KTM rider Cyril Depres who claimed overall victory. Second place in the...

Valentino Rossi treated for appendix problem

Valentino Rossi treated for appendix problem

Valentino Rossi won’t require surgery after undergoing treatment for an inflamed appendix in Italy yesterday (Thursday). The nine-times world champion, who is bidding for a third successive MotoGP...

Dakar stage 13 - Ullevalseter earns first ever stage win

Dakar stage 13 - Ullevalseter earns first ever stage win

KTM rider Pal Anders Ullevalseter had claimed his first ever Dakar stage victory in the Santa Rosa stage.   Norwegian Ullevalseter already has eight 2nd place stage finished to his name,...

John Hopkins’ MotoGP return in doubt

John Hopkins’ MotoGP return in doubt

Hopes that John Hopkins will make a shock return to the MotoGP world championship in 2010 appear to be fading fast. It has been rumoured for several weeks that Hopkins was poised to make a premier...