January

Yamaha boss doubts Ducati move for Valentino Rossi

Yamaha boss doubts Ducati move for Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi will shun any chance to complete a multi-million switch to Ducati in 2011. That’s the confident prediction of his current Fiat Yamaha team manager Davide Brivio, who believes Rossi...

Nicky Hayden’s attitude like Carl Fogarty’s

Nicky Hayden’s attitude like Carl Fogarty’s

Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali has likened Nicky Hayden’s steely determination and desire to succeed to British World Superbike legend Carl Fogarty. The popular American started his Ducati MotoGP...

Dakar stage 12 - Lopez Contardo takes 3rd win

Dakar stage 12 - Lopez Contardo takes 3rd win

With a win in stage 12 Chilean rider Francisco Lopez Contardo has taken the 3rd victory for Aprilia and claimed 2nd place in the overall standings. The Chilean said: “It was a wonderful stage and...

Video: Ducati shows off new GP10 MotoGP machine

Video: Ducati shows off new GP10 MotoGP machine

Ducati rolled out its new 2010 MotoGP challenger in Italy yesterday (Wednesday). The GP10, which features a revised Big Bang firing order, was unveiled at the Madonna di Campiglio ski resort, with...

Ducati boss talks about 2010 GP bike

Ducati boss talks about 2010 GP bike

Ducati race boss Claudio Domenicali has given some insight into the significant changes made to the Bologna factory’s new GP10 MotoGP challenger. The new bike was officially unveiled today at Ducati’s...

Ducati unveil 2010 MotoGP contender

Ducati unveil 2010 MotoGP contender

This is the bike Ducati hopes will end Yamaha’s recent domination of the MotoGP world championship in 2010. The GP10 was officially rolled out at Ducati’s 2010 team launch at the spectacular Italian...

Valentino Rossi set for Ferrari F1 test

Valentino Rossi set for Ferrari F1 test

Valentino Rossi will be back behind the wheel of a Ferrari Formula One car next week. The reigning MotoGP world champion will get a two-day run out in an older version of Ferrari’s F1 car at the...

Dakar stage 11 - Verhoeven victorious for BMW

Dakar stage 11 - Verhoeven victorious for BMW

Dutchman Frans Verhoeven took an unexpected victory for BMW in the 11th Dakar stage. It looked like we were set to witness another victory for Catalan rider Marc Coma and KTM, but a navigation error...

Interwetten squad unveil Moto2 plan

Interwetten squad unveil Moto2 plan

Hiroshi Aoyama’s Interwetten Honda MotoGP squad has announced it will also contest the new Moto2 600cc four-stroke world championship in 2010. The new squad will run former world 125GP champion Thomas...

2010 HM Plant Honda: talking tech

2010 HM Plant Honda: talking tech

MCN talked to the team’s two crew chiefs Adrian Gorst (with Ryuichi Kiyonari in 2010) and Chris Pike (in Brookes’ corner this year) to find out what they think about their rider’s chances in 2010 -...

Honda Racing’s stats makes them top team in BSB

Honda Racing’s stats makes them top team in BSB

Honda Racing, based in Louth since 1990 (and home to the HM Plant Honda team), is Britain’s most successful racing team. Don’t believe it? Check out the stats! 57 - WSB race wins between 1994 and 2002...

Michael Laverty signs for Relentless Suzuki

Michael Laverty signs for Relentless Suzuki

Michael Laverty has signed to ride for the Relentless by TAS Suzuki team in BSB this year. He joins National Superstock champion Alastair Seeley in the all-Irish team line-up. Laverty won the 2007...

Video: Ducati duo talk illness, new bikes and team changes

Video: Ducati duo talk illness, new bikes and team changes

Former MotoGP world champions Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden have ended the annual factory Ducati launch at the spectacular Madonna di Campiglio ski resort in Italy. But before they were allowed to...

Kev Coghlan rides FTR in Spanish Moto2 ride

Kev Coghlan rides FTR in Spanish Moto2 ride

Spanish and European Supersport champion Kev Coghlan is racing in Spain again this year with the title-winning Joe Darcy team – but is switching to ride in the national Moto2 championship on a...

Ducati duo excited about 1000cc MotoGP switch

Ducati duo excited about 1000cc MotoGP switch

Factory Ducati duo Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden have spoken of their excitement and anticipation ahead of MotoGP reverting back to a 1000cc capacity limit for 2012. MotoGP bosses thrashed out an...

Nicky Hayden optimistic for 2010

Nicky Hayden optimistic for 2010

Nicky Hayden has backed himself to impress on Ducati’s new GP10 machine this season after a tough debut MotoGP campaign for the Bologna factory last year. Hayden scored a solitary podium in 2009 and...

Tom Sykes: “We’ve still got a lot to test”

Tom Sykes: “We’ve still got a lot to test”

Tom Sykes has revealed that he still have a host of new parts and settings to test on his factory Kawasaki when he heads to the three day test at Portimao next week. The 24 year old who switched from...

Relentless back North West 200

Relentless back North West 200

Relentless Energy Drink was named today as the title sponsor of the 2010 International North West 200 road race, which takes place on Saturday, May 15 on the famed 8.9-mile course that links to the...

Dakar stage 10 - Coma claims consecutive stage win

Dakar stage 10 - Coma claims consecutive stage win

KTM rider Marc Coma took his 4th victory for the KTM team in the 10th Dakar stage in Chile.  Yamaha riders Frétigné and Rodrigues finished in second and third respectively. Catalan Coma said:...

Dakar Stage 9 – Coma takes stage victory from Despres in thrilling head to head race

Dakar Stage 9 – Coma takes stage victory from Despres in thrilling head to head race

KTM riders Marc Coma and Cyril Despres showed their dominance on stage nine of the Dakar with a wheel to wheel race to the finish line. After countless passes during the 170KM special stage, Coma won...

Casey Stoner: ‘Valentino Rossi is the man to beat’

Casey Stoner: ‘Valentino Rossi is the man to beat’

Casey Stoner reckons Italian rival and nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi will be his main adversary as the Aussie sets his sights on regaining the MotoGP crown in 2010. Speaking at the launch...

Casey Stoner confident, fit and raring to go

Casey Stoner confident, fit and raring to go

Factory Ducati rider Casey Stoner is confident he will mount a much stronger challenge for MotoGP glory in 2010 having overcome the health issues that killed off his prospects last season. The Aussie...

Yamaha unveil Jorge Lorenzo’s new team boss

Yamaha unveil Jorge Lorenzo’s new team boss

Yamaha has confirmed that Wilco Zeelenberg will be the new boss of Jorge Lorenzo’s factory MotoGP squad in 2010, as was revealed by MCN over three weeks ago. Dutchman Zeelenberg joins the team from...

Ducati 2010 team launch kicks off

Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden have kicked off Ducati’s spectacular 2010 MotoGP team launch at the annual pre-season event in the Italian ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio. The event officially gets underway today (Tuesday), but before proceedings started with various media engagements, Aussie Stoner took to the slopes to show off his skiing prowess. The 2007 world champion looked relaxed as he...

Dakar Stage 8 – Aprilia’s Francisco Lopez wins stage, Coma time penalty confirmed

Dakar Stage 8 – Aprilia’s Francisco Lopez wins stage, Coma time penalty confirmed

Aprilia mounted Francisco Lopez claimed his second stage win of the 2010 Dakar to move up to third in the overall standings. Lopez won the grueling 472KM timed special by just 42 seconds from KTM man...

New Belgian Moto2 team confident in Scott Redding

New Belgian Moto2 team confident in Scott Redding

The new Belgian Moto2 team that will run Scott Redding in 2010 is confident the British teenager will be a big success in the inaugural 600cc four-stroke world championship. The 17-year-old has penned...

Valentino Rossi eager for MotoGP race in India

Valentino Rossi eager for MotoGP race in India

Despite walking out of a special media presentation as Valentino Rossi’s first public appearance in India degenerated into chaos and confusion, the Italian hopes to race in the South Asian country in...

Scott Redding ‘over the moon’ at Moto2 deal

Scott Redding ‘over the moon’ at Moto2 deal

Scott Redding has spoken of his delight and relief at clinching a top ride in the new Moto2 600cc world championship in 2010. The 17-year-old has signed a deal to join the new Marc VDS Racing Team and...

Dakar Stage 7 – Despres and Coma set the pace once again

Dakar Stage 7 – Despres and Coma set the pace once again

Dakar favourites Cyril Despres and Marc Coma went head to head throughout the stunning 600KM Special stage in the Atacama Desert in Chile. After riding for 6h 34m, just 29 seconds separated the two...

Chaz Davies targets wins after signing for BE1 Triumph

Chaz Davies targets wins after signing for BE1 Triumph

Chaz Davies believes he has the potential to challenge at the front of the World Supersport Championship after signing for the BE1 Triumph team for 2010. The 22 year old Brit rode for the well run...

Tech 3 Moto2 test disrupted by snow in Valencia!

Tech 3 Moto2 test disrupted by snow in Valencia!

Plans by the French-based Tech 3 squad to get in more crucial development miles on its new Moto2 contender have been badly disrupted by severe weather in Valencia. The team planned a three-day private...

BMW confirm Davide Tardozzi appointment

BMW confirm Davide Tardozzi appointment

As revealed earlier this week, Davide Tardozzi will join BMW in 2010 to head up team management and operational control of the German manufacturers World Superbike squad. Current Project and team...

Ducati WSB squad gets major reshuffle for 2010

Ducati WSB squad gets major reshuffle for 2010

Following Davide Tardozzi’s switch from the Xerox Ducati squad to BMW, WSB project leader Ernesto Marinelli was immediately installed as the new team manager. Now with the 2010 season set to kick off...

Dakar Day 6 – Coma takes second stage win, Despres extends lead

Dakar Day 6 – Coma takes second stage win, Despres extends lead

Marc Coma bounced back from the tyre problems on day five to take a convincing victory on stage six to win by over 10 minutes. The Spanish KTM rider excelled in the dusty conditions and demonstrated...

Nicky Hayden focused on big improvement for 2010

Nicky Hayden focused on big improvement for 2010

Nicky Hayden has admitted he will need to make a massive improvement in 2010 after a largely frustrating and disappointing debut MotoGP campaign with Ducati’s factory squad. The 2006 world champion...

Engine restrictions ‘daunting’ says Jerry Burgess

Engine restrictions ‘daunting’ says Jerry Burgess

Valentino Rossi’s legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess has admitted planning to use only six engines for the entire 2010 MotoGP world championship is a ‘daunting task’. Under cost-cutting measures for...