November

Valencia MotoGP

Valencia MotoGP

Me and Scott Redding at Valencia MotoGP. We were also lucky enough to get a picture of his great rolling burnout after the race. Top Guy

Donington Park back on the WSB calendar in 2011

Donington Park back on the WSB calendar in 2011

British race fans will get two chances to see their WSB heroes in 2011 following the announcement that Donington Park will host the second round of the World Superbike Championship on March 25th to...

Valentino Rossi has shoulder surgery

Valentino Rossi has shoulder surgery

Valentino Rossi has finally undergone surgery on the right shoulder injury that dominated headlines during the 2010 MotoGP world championship. The 31-year-old had a two-hour operation at the Cervesi...

Surgery relief for Dani Pedrosa

Surgery relief for Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa has been told he needs four weeks complete rest to make a full recovery from the left collarbone injury he first suffered in late September at the Japanese Grand Prix. The Spaniard had...

Valencia MotoGP pics

Valencia MotoGP pics

A few photos from my trip to Valencia MotoGP.

Melandri on the pace in Valencia

Melandri on the pace in Valencia

Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty concluded a successful one-day test at Valencia today with the Italian posting impressive lap times during his first ever ride on a Superbike. Riding a black and...

Picture Exclusive: Melandri’s first ride on Yamaha Superbike

Picture Exclusive: Melandri’s first ride on Yamaha Superbike

Marco Melandri has completed his first ever laps onboard a Superbike at Valencia this morning. The 28 year old Italian has been on track since 10.20am riding the factory Yamaha R1 he will campaign in...

Ducati promise changes to suit Valentino Rossi

Ducati promise changes to suit Valentino Rossi

Ducati will make numerous changes to its factory GP11 MotoGP machine ahead of the resumption of winter testing in February after Valentino Rossi ended his Bologna factory debut in a lowly 15th...

Cal Crutchlow happy with early progress

Cal Crutchlow happy with early progress

Cal Crutchlow declared himself happy at the conclusion to his first big MotoGP examination as he beat Valentino Rossi, Loris Capirossi and Toni Elias to finish the second day of testing at Valencia...

Dani Pedrosa heads for more shoulder checks

Dani Pedrosa heads for more shoulder checks

After riding for five out of the last six days, Dani Pedrosa was to undergo further checks on his damaged left shoulder in Spain today (Thursday). The triple world champion will undergo scans and...

Lorenzo has a moment!

Lorenzo has a moment!

Lorenzo has a coming together with Simoncelli at Valencia.

Casey Stoner quickest, Valentino Rossi 15th in Valencia test

Casey Stoner quickest, Valentino Rossi 15th in Valencia test

Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi could not have enjoyed more differing fortunes on the second day of MotoGP testing in Valencia today. Aussie Stoner enjoyed a sensational second day for Honda...

Brookes signs for Relentless Suzuki

Brookes signs for Relentless Suzuki

Josh Brookes has signed to ride for the Relentless by TAS Suzuki team in BSB next year. The charismatic 27-year-old Aussie, who finished runner-up in BSB this year, had been expected to stay with HM...

Ruben Xaus to join Ten Kate Honda?

Ruben Xaus to join Ten Kate Honda?

Spaniard Ruben Xaus is set to become the second rider in the Ten Kate Honda WSB team to ride alongside Brit Jonathan Rea in 2011. The 32 year old Spaniard is reported to have signed a deal this week...

Tommy Hill signs for Swan Yamaha

Tommy Hill signs for Swan Yamaha

Tommy Hill will race a factory-spec R1 in BSB next year for Shaun Muir’s Swan-backed Yamaha team. Muir’s team have ditched the Honda’s they have developed over the past six seasons to run the factory...

Casey Stoner thrilled with Honda debut

Casey Stoner thrilled with Honda debut

Casey Stoner could barely contain his delight after he made a sensational factory Honda debut in Valencia today. The 2007 world champion set the second fastest time with a 1.32.775 to finish nearly...

Valentino Rossi tenth on Ducati debut

Valentino Rossi tenth on Ducati debut

Valentino Rossi ended his first day as a factory Ducati rider down in tenth position on the timesheets at the Valencia circuit in Spain today. The Italian took to the track shortly before 1230pm after...

Cal Crutchlow mystified by crash

Cal Crutchlow mystified by crash

Cal Crutchlow was at a loss to explain a slow speed crash as he faced big name MotoGP rivals Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo for the first time in Valencia today. The former World...

Ben Spies delighted with factory Yamaha debut

Ben Spies delighted with factory Yamaha debut

Ben Spies made a brilliant factory Yamaha debut in Valencia today, the Texan clocking the third fastest time on the new 2011 YZR-M1 machine. The 26-year-old, who finished Rookie of the Year in 2010...

Valencia 2010

Valencia 2010

Here's Dave, Karen, John and Ange supporting Bradley Smith at the 2010 Valencia MotoGP.

Cal Crutchlow unhurt in Valencia crash

Cal Crutchlow unhurt in Valencia crash

Cal Crutchlow has walked away unscathed from a crash on the opening day of the 2011 winter testing schedule in Valencia this afternoon. The Coventry rider lost the front of his Monster Yamaha Tech 3...

Cal Crutchlow kicks off 2011 MotoGP bid

Cal Crutchlow kicks off 2011 MotoGP bid

British rider Cal Crutchlow has joined Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa on track for the first time in Valencia earlier today. The former World Supersport champion made his Monster...

Casey Stoner makes Honda debut in Valencia

Casey Stoner makes Honda debut in Valencia

Aussie Casey Stoner has kicked off his preparations for next year's MotoGP campaign today when the 2007 world champion made his factory Honda debut. Riding an RC212V with plain white bodywork that...

Valentino Rossi makes Ducati debut

Valentino Rossi makes Ducati debut

Valentino Rossi has just completed his first laps on board Ducati’s factory GP11 machine at the Valencia circuit in Spain.  After a lengthy delay caused by early rain, the nine-times world...

Valencia MotoGP test as it happens

Valencia MotoGP test as it happens

Keep up to speed with all the latest news from the Valencia MotoGP test here. 12:13pm: Randy de Puniet has posted a 1.36.4 lap on the Pramac Ducati.  12:09pm: Rossi heads out on to the track for...

Sneak peek: Valentino Rossi's Ducati

Sneak peek: Valentino Rossi's Ducati

Poor weather at Valencia is preventing most riders venturing out on track, but MCN has this image of Rossi's new Ducati GP bike in the garage. The image was posted by Rossi's mechanic, Alex Briggs on...

Colin Edwards rides Tech 3 Moto2 bike

Colin Edwards rides Tech 3 Moto2 bike

Colin Edwards stepped down from his MotoGP duties today to help the Tech 3 Racing Team evaluate its new 2011 Moto2 contender at the Valencia circuit. The experienced American was 20th on the...

Scott Redding third in Valencia Moto2 test

Scott Redding third in Valencia Moto2 test

Scott Redding finished the Valencia Moto2 test with the third fastest time today as fellow British rider Bradley Smith made an impressive debut in the 600cc four-stroke class.  Redding logged a...

Manx racers take the New Era win at Donington Park

Manx racers take the New Era win at Donington Park

The new era of the former Grand Prix circuit in Leicestershire continues with this last weekend (6th November) seeing the New Era Motorcycle Club hosting their Fireworks invitational meeting at the...

Stoner, Pedrosa and Dovizioso together at Honda

Stoner, Pedrosa and Dovizioso together at Honda

After months of political wrangling, the saga surrounding Honda’s factory plans for 2011 finally unravelled in Valencia today with the Japanese factory confirming that Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and...

Bradley Smith makes Moto2 debut

Bradley Smith makes Moto2 debut

Bradley Smith kicked off his preparations for the 2011 Moto2 world championship in Valencia earlier today. The 19-year-old, who claimed a brilliant 125GP victory in yesterday's final race, has...

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi third in Yamaha farewell

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi third in Yamaha farewell

Valentino Rossi ended his Yamaha career on the podium in Valencia yesterday, but the Italian was unable to clinch a fairytale farewell as he was overshadowed by bitter rival and Fiat Yamaha team-mate...

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner leaves Ducati on podium

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner leaves Ducati on podium

Casey Stoner’s bid to end his Ducati career in winning fashion was thwarted in Valencia yesterday by a virtuoso performance from 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo. The Aussie led for the opening...

Suzuki confirm one-bike for 2011

Suzuki confirm one-bike for 2011

Suzuki has confirmed it will run only one factory GSV-R in the 2011 MotoGP world championship. The Japanese factory released a short statement overnight confirming it would reduce its involvement and...

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo ecstatic with ninth win

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo ecstatic with ninth win

Jorge Lorenzo showed why he will be the man to beat in 2011 after he ended a fantastic season with an emphatic victory in Valencia yesterday. The new world champion battled his way back from seventh...

Mika Kallio joins Scott Redding’s Moto2 squad

Mika Kallio joins Scott Redding’s Moto2 squad

Rising British star Scott Redding will be joined by experienced Finnish rider Mika Kallio in the 2011 Moto2 world championship. Kallio signed a deal with the Belgian-based Marc VDS Racing squad during...