January

WSB’s Defining moment number 3 - Ducati team orders

WSB’s Defining moment number 3 - Ducati team orders

The 2009 title race will be remembered for two things – Ben Spies, and Ducati team orders or - lack of them. For the first half of the season Ducati had both riders fighting for the title, but as the...

Carl Rennie gets Phase One roads ride

Carl Rennie will lead the Phase One Endurance Yamaha challenge for the honours at the TT and NW200 this year. Rennie, who finished fifth in last year's Senior, will compete in all the solo classes on Phase One Bikes. Rennie said: "I am delighted to have been offered this opportunity by Russell and the Phase One Yamaha Team to join them for the 2010 season. "I feel with the experience, knowledge...

Corser expecting significant improvements for 2010

Corser expecting significant improvements for 2010

Two time World Superbike champion Troy Corser believes that his BMW S1000RR will be a much stronger package when he heads out on track for the next round of testing in two weeks time. Corser and...

Dakar stage 5 – Lopez takes stage victory for Aprilia, Despres leads overall, Casteu out

Dakar stage 5 – Lopez takes stage victory for Aprilia, Despres leads overall, Casteu out

Chilean rider Lopez Contardo claimed an impressive stage victory riding the Aprilia RXV450 to finish 1m 30s ahead of KTM man Cyril Despres. Despres now leads the overall standings by a significant 37m...

Dakar stage 4 - Coma bounces back with impressive stage win

Dakar stage 4 - Coma bounces back with impressive stage win

Dakar winner, Marc Coma finally shrugged off the bad luck that has plagued him throughout the 2010 rally to take his first stage victory of the event. The Spanish rider set the fastest time through...

Sofuoglu in fight for fitness

Sofuoglu in fight for fitness

Ten Kate Honda World Supersport contender Kenan Sofuoglu faces a battle to be fit for the scheduled three day test at Portimao in 17 days time after breaking his ankle riding a motocross bike. The...

Tardozzi confirms switch to BMW World Superbike squad

Tardozzi confirms switch to BMW World Superbike squad

Former Xerox Ducati boss, Davide Tardozzi has joined BMW to become the team manager of the factory World Superbike squad. Tardozzi has enjoyed an illustrious career with Ducati having won WSB crowns...

Dakar Stage 3 - Despres wins stage to take overall control

Dakar Stage 3 - Despres wins stage to take overall control

2007 Dakar winner Cyril Despres won the third stage of the 2010 Dakar Rally and now leads the overall standings for the first time in three years. Despres didn’t put a wheel wrong in the 182KM Special...

Roger Lee Hayden signs for Pedercini Kawasaki in WSB

Roger Lee Hayden signs for Pedercini Kawasaki in WSB

American Roger Lee Hayden will ride a Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R in the 2010 World Superbike championship. The 26 year old is the younger brother to former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden and will now...

Scott Redding poised for Moto2 deal

Scott Redding poised for Moto2 deal

Scott Redding’s anxious wait on his world championship future appears to be over, with MCN learning the British teenager is poised to clinch a Moto2 deal for 2010. Redding has been sweating on his...

Dakar Stage 2 - Stage win to Fretigne, Casteu leads overall

Dakar Stage 2 - Stage win to Fretigne, Casteu leads overall

Yamaha WR 450 rider David Fretigne won the second stage of the Argentina Chile Dakar Rally to move up to third in the overall standings. Fretigne sits just 2m 14s off the overall lead and is making...

Dakar Stage 1 - David Casteu and Sherco surprise early leaders

Dakar Stage 1 - David Casteu and Sherco surprise early leaders

Frenchman David Casteu was the surprise leader at the end of stage one of the 2010 Argentina Chile Dakar Rally. Onboard the factory Sherco 450XX, Casteu took 1:50.42s to complete the 219KM Special...

2010 Dakar kicks off in style

2010 Dakar kicks off in style

A record crowd of over 800,000 people witnessed the Argentine Chile Dakar Rally get underway yesterday. A total of 160 riders left the Argentine capital Buenos Aires to complete a straightforward...