March

Results to determine Loris Capirossi’s future decision

Results to determine Loris Capirossi’s future decision

Suzuki boss Paul Denning reckons 2010 performances will determine whether Italian veteran Loris Capirossi opts to prolong his career. Triple world champion Capirossi has already hinted that 2010 might...

Ducati boss: ‘I see a new Casey Stoner’

Ducati boss: ‘I see a new Casey Stoner’

Ducati boss Vittoriano Guareschi believes Casey Stoner is a transformed character after the trials and tribulations of a tough 2009. The Australian rider had to miss three races last season while he...

Pressure on Jorge Lorenzo to win MotoGP crown

Pressure on Jorge Lorenzo to win MotoGP crown

Jorge Lorenzo will be under immense pressure to deliver his first MotoGP world crown in 2010, according to Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha team boss Davide Brivio. The Spaniard is poised to start his third...

Mika Kallio targets consistent top six challenge

Mika Kallio targets consistent top six challenge

Finnish rider Mika Kallio has set himself the target of becoming a regular top six contender in the 2010 MotoGP world championship. The Pramac Ducati rider ended 15th overall in his rookie campaign...

Alvaro Bautista adjusts to MotoGP electronics

Alvaro Bautista adjusts to MotoGP electronics

Suzuki rookie Alvaro Bautista reckons he’s making big progress in understanding the high level of influence that electronics have in MotoGP. The former world 125GP champion and 250GP title contender...

Walker back in BSB with a GSX-R1000

Walker back in BSB with a GSX-R1000

Chris Walker will be racing a privately-run Suzuki GSX-R1000 at Brands Hatch on Easter Bank Holiday Monday in the first round of the British Superbike championship. Walker’s last-minute ride is thanks...

Easton’s Cadwell crash injury

Easton’s Cadwell crash injury

Swan Honda’s Stuart Easton sent us this image, taken by his crew chief Pete Jennings, of the deep laceration to the back of his leg after his crash at Cadwell Park during testing. WARNING: Do...

Ulster GP honours 130mph riders

Ulster GP honours 130mph riders

The Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club is to honour riders who have hit the magical 130mph lap on the famed 7.4 mile Dundrod course by presenting them with a 130 Club medal at the Ulster GP Bike...

Buckley unveils 2010 ZX-10R superbike

Buckley unveils 2010 ZX-10R superbike

Mark Buckley and his OTSS Racing team unveiled their brand new Kawasaki ZX-10R superbike at the Carole Nash, MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show held at Ingliston, Edinburgh. Loch Lomond based Buckley has a...

Farquhar aiming even higher in 2010

Farquhar aiming even higher in 2010

After his most successful season ever, Ryan Farquhar is gearing himself up for an even better year in 2010. Far from being ‘no fur-coat and no knickers’ (as Farquhar once famously said in a quip about...

Cummins happy after Castle Combe Test

Cummins happy after Castle Combe Test

McAdoo Kawasaki Racing's Conor Cummins was happy with the 2010 McAdoo Kawasaki bikes after a three-day Pirelli/Metzeler tyre test at Castle Combe. Cummins tested the 2010 spec ZX-10R superbike, ZX-6R...

MAP Centurion Triumph ready for Brands

MAP Centurion Triumph ready for Brands

The MAP Centurion Triumph team of Dan Cooper and AJ Venter are ready for the opening British Supersport round of the season at Brands Hatch on Easter Monday. The team has tested in Spain, and at...

Andrews testing WSB ZX-10R

Andrews testing WSB ZX-10R

Simon Andrews will be swapping his MSS Colchester Kawasaki Superbike for the WSB ZX-10 of the Paul Bird-run, factory Kawasaki Racing Team during their two-day test at Valencia this week. The 25-year...

Toni Elias in fitness fight for first Moto2 race

Toni Elias in fitness fight for first Moto2 race

Pre-season favourite Toni Elias is facing a race to be fit for the inaugural Moto2 world championship clash in Qatar next month. The Spaniard is due to undergo surgery today (Tuesday) in Barcelona...

Scott Redding buoyant after final Moto2 test

Scott Redding buoyant after final Moto2 test

Scott Redding’s confidence rocketed after he ended the final Moto2 test in Jerez with the fourth quickest time. The British teenager, who was second fastest on day two, ended with a best time of...

New Ducati boss determined to keep Casey Stoner

New Ducati boss determined to keep Casey Stoner

New factory Ducati boss Vittoriano Guareschi has told MCN one of his main priorities for 2010 is to ensure Casey Stoner remains with the Bologna factory beyond the forthcoming MotoGP season. Stoner’s...

Portimao 2010

Portimao 2010

Thanks to James Toseland for giving me a knee slider after race two in Portimao Also thanks to Cal Crutchlow for lending me his Superpole trophy!

Portimao pics

Portimao pics

Was lucky enough to get an infield pass for Portimao at the weekend and got this great shot of Leon Haslam giving Biaggi a pillion ride round the track. Also my son was interviewed for SIC a Portugese...

Ben Spies targets improved early race speed

Ben Spies targets improved early race speed

Ben Spies reckons he still needs to improve his speed on new Bridgestone tyres as his eagerly anticipated first full season in MotoGP draws closer. Spies has impressed throughout the winter testing...

Scott Redding’s 2010 Moto2 bike revealed

Scott Redding’s 2010 Moto2 bike revealed

This is the first look at Scott Redding’s Marc VDS Racing machine painted in full livery for the new Moto2 world championship in 2010. Unveiled at the Jerez circuit in Spain, Redding is currently...

Scott Redding storms Jerez Moto2 test

Scott Redding storms Jerez Moto2 test

Scott Redding’s hopes of making an immediate impression in the new Moto2 world championship were boosted when he ended the second day of testing in Jerez yesterday with the second fastest time. The...

Alvaro Bautista happy with Suzuki move

Alvaro Bautista happy with Suzuki move

When Alvaro Bautista signed a deal to join Suzuki’s struggling factory MotoGP squad, many questioned the wisdom of his choice. Suzuki had its worst premier class campaign since 2004 last year and...

Neil Hodgson at the Motorpoint Yamaha launch

Neil Hodgson at the Motorpoint Yamaha launch

Meeting Neil Hodgson for the first time at the Motorpoint Yamaha launch in Derby

WSB Portimao: Race 2 results - Biaggi wins again

WSB Portimao: Race 2 results - Biaggi wins again

Max Biaggi maintained his momentum and gained a second victory in Portimao. Leon Haslam took second with Cal Crutchlow landing a comfortable third. 1 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1000 F. 38'06.128...

WSB Portimao: Race 1 results - Biaggi forces Haslam to accept second

WSB Portimao: Race 1 results - Biaggi forces Haslam to accept second

Leon Haslam was forced into second place by a triumphant Max Biaggi in the first race at Portimao today. Only 0.2 of a second was between the racers as they crossed the line after a fierce battle...

WSB Portimao: Superpole results - Crutchlow takes pole!

WSB Portimao: Superpole results - Crutchlow takes pole!

Cal Crutchlow followed through on his earlier excellent performance to take the premier position on the grid. Leon Haslam took forth and Rea (fifth) and Byrne (seventh) ensured that nearly half...

WSB Portimao: Qualifying 2nd session - Haslam fourth, Rea fifth

WSB Portimao: Qualifying 2nd session - Haslam fourth, Rea fifth

Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea were at the front of the the British riders in the second qualifying session in Portimao with less than .020 of a second between them. Jakub Smrz and Max Biaggi...

Portimao WSB: Toseland fastest in first free practice

Portimao WSB: Toseland fastest in first free practice

Yamaha's James Toseland put the Yamaha's handling woes behind him to post the first fastest time in Friday's first WSB free practice at Portimao, Portugal.    His team mate Crutchlow...

Toseland’s hand still broken

Toseland’s hand still broken

Since arriving at Portimao and visiting the Clinica Mobile James Toseland has learned that he still has a fracture in his left hand following his two crashes at Phillip Island nearly four weeks...

Mika Kallio confident in new Ducati motor

Mika Kallio confident in new Ducati motor

Mika Kallio is confident Ducati’s impressive new GP10 motor will help the Finn establish himself a consistent top ten finisher in MotoGP this year. Ducati has rolled out a smoother Big Bang engine...

2010 Tech 3 Yamaha line-up is best ever

2010 Tech 3 Yamaha line-up is best ever

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal reckons his 2010 all-American squad featuring Colin Edwards and Ben Spies is the strongest he’s ever fielded. The French team boss is confident of another...

Hector Barbera expects tough rookie campaign

Hector Barbera expects tough rookie campaign

Spanish rider Hector Barbera has admitted that his debut campaign in MotoGP in 2010 will be a tough one after the Aspar Ducati squad was officially launched in Spain this week.    Last...

Bradley Smith targets 125 success

Bradley Smith targets 125 success

British teenager Bradley Smith reckons he’s ready and better prepared than ever to mount a serious assault on the world 125GP crown in 2010. Smith’s Aspar Aprilia squad was unveiled in Spain earlier...

Yamaha success not just about the bike, says Ben Spies

Yamaha success not just about the bike, says Ben Spies

Reigning World Superbike champion Ben Spies reckons Yamaha’s domination of MotoGP is not solely down to the all-round performance of the Japanese factory’s YZR-M1 machine.   Italian legend...

Casey Stoner admits diet worry

Casey Stoner admits diet worry

Former MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner has admitted that sticking religiously to a diet free from lactose is proving a tough challenge ahead of the new premier class campaign.   ...

Brookes and Hill go faster at Cadwell

Brookes and Hill go faster at Cadwell

Josh Brookes went even faster on Wednesday afternoon in testing at Cadwell Park, than he had on Tuesday but admitted the times came harder. The HM Plant Honda rider clocked a 1:27.87 and told MCN: “I...