May

WSS Miller: Sofuoglu takes win and pays tribute to fallen Pro-Palestinian campaigners

WSS Miller: Sofuoglu takes win and pays tribute to fallen Pro-Palestinian campaigners

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Kenan Sofuoglu extended his lead in the World Supersport championship to six points after claiming a convincing race win at Miller Motorsports Park. Sofuoglu caught and...

WSB Miller: Biaggi takes win after Checa suffers technical problem

WSB Miller: Biaggi takes win after Checa suffers technical problem

Max Biaggi claimed his fifth race win of the 2010 season to close within ten points of championship leader Leon Haslam. Biaggi and Spanish veteran Carlos Checa were in a class of their own throughout...

WSB Miller: Flammini reveals proposed cost cutting measures and future rule changes

WSB Miller: Flammini reveals proposed cost cutting measures and future rule changes

Infront Motorsport CEO Paolo Flammini has revealed a number of proposed cost cutting measures and rule changes to ensure the sustained success of the championship. Flammini met with top teams and...

WSB Miller: Haga leads the way in morning warm-up

WSB Miller: Haga leads the way in morning warm-up

Xerox Ducati rider Noriyuki Haga clocked the fastest time in this mornings warm-up session at Miller. The Japanese rider will start the two races from sixth position on the grid, his best qualifying...

WSB Miller: Marco Melandri linked to BMW WSB ride

WSB Miller: Marco Melandri linked to BMW WSB ride

Gresini Honda MotoGP man Marco Melandri has been linked with a deal that will see him ride in WSB for the factory BMW squad in 2011. The 27 year old Italian has endured two disastrous seasons riding...

WSB Miller: Aprilia boss ponders MotoGP future

WSB Miller: Aprilia boss ponders MotoGP future

Aprilia Motorsport boss Gigi Dall’Igna has confirmed that the Italian manufacturer are keeping a close eye on the MotoGP with a view to returning to the class. Aprilia left the MotoGP paddock in 2004...

WSS Miller: Sofuoglu from Laverty in final qualifying

WSS Miller: Sofuoglu from Laverty in final qualifying

Kenan Sofuoglu claimed an impressive pole position for tomorrows World Supersport race by piping championship rival Eugene Laverty in the final session. Despite Laverty dominating the weekdn up until...

WSB Miller: Checa stuns rivals to take second career WSB pole

WSB Miller: Checa stuns rivals to take second career WSB pole

Carlos Checa stormed to his second pole position of his WSB career with a stunning 1’47.081 lap onboard his althea Ducati this afternoon. The Spanish rider clearly has an affinity with the Salt Lake...

WSB Miller: Biaggi storms to provisional pole in second qualifying

WSB Miller: Biaggi storms to provisional pole in second qualifying

After a difficult day yesterday evaluating set-up, Max Biaggi claimed provisional pole position with a blistering lap time of 1’48.115. Biaggi’s time set on race tyres was faster than the outright...

WSS Miller: Laverty remains the benchmark in second Free Practice

WSS Miller: Laverty remains the benchmark in second Free Practice

Eugene Laverty continued to set the pace in the second Free Practice session at Miller this morning. The Parkalgar Honda rider set a new best lap of the 3.048s circuit, bettering his provisional pole...

WSB Miller: Consistent Haga hoping for cooler weather

WSB Miller: Consistent Haga hoping for cooler weather

Noriyuki Haga believes that the key to Ducati’s early success in qualifying at the Miller race is down to the cooler temperatures and not the three KG weight reduction. At the end of day one Ducati’s...

WSB Miller: Quick learner Toseland upbeat despite crash

James Toseland made a strong start to his Miller weekend by finishing day one in seventh position despite missing the final 12 minutes of the session. Toseland had just set the second fastest time but crashed at the fast turn three while on schedule for a pole lap and as a result dropped down the leader board as his rivals went faster. Speaking to MCN, He said: “It’s my first time at the track,...

TT blog: Saturday, May29

TT blog: Saturday, May29

What a damp squib today has been. It was raining when the Island gradually awoke this morning and only really brightened up as we left the paddock after the miserable damp and misty newcomers lap had...

WSB Miller: Shakey back to backs ‘ride by wire’ and cable throttle at Miller

WSB Miller: Shakey back to backs ‘ride by wire’ and cable throttle at Miller

Shane Byrne spent the opening day at Miller back to back testing a conventional throttle cable with the electronic ride by wire throttle he’s been using all season. Although the ride by wire throttle...

WSS Miller: Laverty in dominant mood at Miller

Eugene Laverty continued to humiliate his World Supersport rivals by setting provisional pole and a new circuit best lap at the end of day one of action at Miller Motorsports Park. The Parkalgar Honda rider has won the last three races and clearly has no intention of slowing up in his quest to become World Champion. He said: “It was good to get a 1m51s lap. First I got a 1m51.9s and then I...

WSB Miller: Smrz leads Ducati charge to take provisional pole

WSB Miller: Smrz leads Ducati charge to take provisional pole

B&G Ducati rider Jacob Smrz showed his impressive qualifying pace once again by securing provisional pole position for Monday’s two WSB races. The Czech rider spent the majority of the session at...

WSS Miller: Lascorz on top in first session, Laverty second

WSS Miller: Lascorz on top in first session, Laverty second

Factory Kawasaki rider Joan Lascorz set the pace in the opening free practice session. Lasorz’s lap time was 1.5 seconds off the circuit best also set by the Spanish rider 12 months ago. Parkalgar...

Miller WSB: Ducati dominate Free Practice, Byrne takes third

Miller WSB: Ducati dominate Free Practice, Byrne takes third

Ducati’s occupied the top three places in the opening Free Practice session at Miller motorsports Park today thanks to Michel Fabrizio, Carlos Checa and Shane Byrne. Fabrizio riding the Xerox Ducati...

TT blog: Friday, May28

TT blog: Friday, May28

It’s a long time since I arrived on the Island on a Friday prior to TT practice starting.  In recent years, pressure of work have meant that I’ve just got onto the Island as Thursday practice...

Miller WSB: Aprilia confirm they will use gear driven cam motor

Miller WSB: Aprilia confirm they will use gear driven cam motor

Aprilia Motorsport boss, Gigi Dall’Igna has told MCN that both Max Biaggi and Leon Camier will use the new gear driven cam engine this weekend in America. Aprilia are believed to have used the new...

Miller Motorsports WSB: Form Guide

Miller Motorsports WSB: Form Guide

Heading into the seventh round of the World Superbike Championship at Miller Motorsports Park, Leon Haslam leads the championship standings by 15 points after his stunning race two win at Kyalami last...

Nicky Hayden: ‘Don’t write Casey off yet’

Nicky Hayden: ‘Don’t write Casey off yet’

Former world champion Nicky Hayden has warned against writing off factory Ducati team-mate Casey Stoner after the Aussie’s title hopes suffered a crushing blow in Le Mans last weekend. Hayden, who...

Ben Spies: ‘I have to earn factory chance’

Ben Spies: ‘I have to earn factory chance’

Ben Spies reckons he’s still got to show Yamaha he’s worthy of a seat alongside Valentino Rossi or Jorge Lorenzo in 2011. The Texan has a two-year deal with Yamaha and has been heavily linked with a...

PokerStars confirmed as Superbike TT race backer

PokerStars confirmed as Superbike TT race backer

Isle of Man-based gaming company PokerStars has confirmed their sponsorship of the 2010 TT Superbike race which will be held on Saturday, June 5. The company will also be the Official Gaming Partner...

Motociclismo road tester at the TT

Motociclismo road tester at the TT

Motociclismo road tester and regular face in MCN Sergio Remero is one of the last riders to be confirmed for this years TT, which gets underway this weekend. After two years contesting at the TT,...

Yamaha target new Jorge Lorenzo deal

Yamaha target new Jorge Lorenzo deal

Yamaha has insisted it intends to keep current MotoGP world championship leader Jorge Lorenzo and Italian star Valentino Rossi together in its factory line-up in 2011. The future of both Lorenzo and...

Valentino Rossi predicts ‘difficult’ job for Ben Spies

Valentino Rossi predicts ‘difficult’ job for Ben Spies

Valentino Rossi fears a lack of track knowledge will be the toughest challenge American rookie Ben Spies has to overcome in 2010. Spies, who has failed to finish the last two races in Jerez and Le...

Cadwell Park photos

Cadwell Park photos

Here's a few photos I took at Cadwell Park.

Tommy Hill at Cadwell Park

Tommy Hill at Cadwell Park

Having borrowed a nice camera I went to Cadwell Park BSB and managed to get a dramatic photo of Tommy Hill’s crash at Hall Bends in the first race.

Ducati plot Jorge Lorenzo swoop

Ducati plot Jorge Lorenzo swoop

Ducati will turn to Jorge Lorenzo if Casey Stoner drops a bombshell and signs a factory Honda deal for 2011. Bologna factory management confirmed to MCN that Spaniard Lorenzo has already been...

Hard work paying off, says Nicky Hayden

Hard work paying off, says Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden says he is finally reaping the reward for all his hard work in trying to be a success for Ducati. The popular American had a wretched debut season with the Bologna factory where he...

Rumours won’t affect Honda pair

Rumours won’t affect Honda pair

Honda has denied incessant rumours linking the Japanese factory with a double swoop for Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo is having a negative impact on its current line-up. Speculation is rife that Dani...

Jorge Lorenzo toasts dominant win

Jorge Lorenzo toasts dominant win

Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo hailed his French MotoGP success after he demolished Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi with a second successive premier class win. Lorenzo stalked his more experienced...

Valentino Rossi settles for second

Valentino Rossi settles for second

Valentino Rossi conceded he was powerless to prevent Jorge Lorenzo from romping to a dominant victory in Sunday’s French MotoGP race at the iconic Le Mans track. The Italian led for 12 of the 28-laps,...

Casey Stoner reflects on costly crash

Casey Stoner reflects on costly crash

Casey Stoner’s MotoGP title hopes suffered a crushing blow in Le Mans after the Australian crashed out for the second time in three races. Stoner's latest mistake came on the third lap of the French...

Nicky Hayden fourth again

Nicky Hayden fourth again

Nicky Hayden claimed fourth place for the third time this season in Le Mans to continue his impressive start to 2010. Fourth on the first lap after sweeping by factory Ducati team-mate Casey Stoner,...