October

Sepang MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista claims surprise fifth

Sepang MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista claims surprise fifth

Alvaro Bautista was the big surprise on the opening day of practice at a scorching hot Sepang today, the Spaniard riding his factory Suzuki GSV-R machine to the fifth quickest time. Bautista proved...

Magny Cours WSB

Magny Cours WSB

Rob and mates at Magny Cours WSB this year.

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi quickest in first practice

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi quickest in first practice

Valentino Rossi continued where he left off in winter testing at the Sepang circuit today, the Italian topping the opening practice timesheets in baking hot conditions in Malaysia. The 31-year-old,...

Sepang MotoGP: Suzuki to run one-bike in 2011

Sepang MotoGP: Suzuki to run one-bike in 2011

Suzuki looks certain to run one factory GSV-R machine in 2011 after several team members were told in Sepang yesterday (Thursday) that they were unlikely to be offered new contracts. The majority of...

Provisional 2011 WSB calendar revealed

Provisional 2011 WSB calendar revealed

Dates for the 2011 World Superbike season have finally been revealed. The season is scheduled for 13 rounds in 11 countries across three continents with the venue for two of the races yet to be...

Westmoreland to race TAS GSX-R600 at Sunflower

Westmoreland to race TAS GSX-R600 at Sunflower

James Westmoreland will make a one-off appearance for Relentless by TAS Suzuki team at the Sunflower Trophy Races on October 15/16 at Bishopscourt, Northern Ireland. The 22-year-old runner-up in this...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi vows to finish season

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi vows to finish season

Valentino Rossi has denied he will end his final world championship campaign with Yamaha immediately after this weekend’s Malaysian MotoGP race at Sepang. Rossi insists he will race on and try and...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi shocked at Jorge Lorenzo complaints

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi shocked at Jorge Lorenzo complaints

Valentino Rossi has told MCN that he was shocked at Jorge Lorenzo’s criticism about his aggressive overtakes after their enthralling podium fight at the Twin Ring Motegi last weekend. Rossi came in...

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo silent on Motegi row

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo silent on Motegi row

Jorge Lorenzo has refused point-blank to continue his complaints about the tactics employed by Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi during their thrilling podium fight at last weekend’s Japanese...

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner eyes third straight win

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner eyes third straight win

Casey Stoner is confident he can fight for a third straight win in this weekend’s Sepang race in Malaysia to further boost his confidence ahead of his crucial home race in Australia later this...

Dani Pedrosa rules out shock Sepang return

Dani Pedrosa rules out shock Sepang return

Dani Pedrosa has ended speculation that he will make a shock return to MotoGP action in Sepang this weekend. Rumour spread like wildfire in the Sepang paddock earlier today that Pedrosa would make a...

Laverty stuns WSB paddock at Magny Cours test

Laverty stuns WSB paddock at Magny Cours test

Eugene Laverty has admitted he is as surprised as anybody after topping the time sheets at the end of his first ever WSB test at Magny Cours. Riding the Sterilgarda Yamaha R1, Laverty posted an...

Dani Pedrosa aims for Phillip Island return

Dani Pedrosa aims for Phillip Island return

Dani Pedrosa has revealed he plans to return to MotoGP action at the spectacular Phillip Island track in Australia later this month. The Spaniard though has refused to completely rule himself out of...

Fogarty to launch Ducati series at Oulton Park BSB

Fogarty to launch Ducati series at Oulton Park BSB

Four-times World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty will be reunited with the manufacturer with which he achieved his greatest success by taking to the track at Oulton Park onboard a Ducati 848 race bike...

Valentino Rossi confused ahead of Sepang clash

Valentino Rossi confused ahead of Sepang clash

Valentino Rossi has admitted his brilliant last-gasp podium finish in Sunday’s Japanese MotoGP race has thrown him a big curve ball ahead of this weekend’s Sepang race in Malaysia. The Italian wasn’t...

Ben Spies targets return to top five in Sepang

Ben Spies targets return to top five in Sepang

American Ben Spies is confident he can return to the top five at this weekend’s Sepang MotoGP race in Malaysia. The Texan had two successful winter tests at the Sepang circuit back in February when he...

Marc Marquez delays Moto2 switch decision

Marc Marquez delays Moto2 switch decision

Highly-rated Spanish teenager Marc Marquez has delayed plans to switch to the Moto2 class in 2011 until he’s won or lost this year’s 125GP world championship tussle. The 17-year-old is rapidly...

Ex-Lorenzo boss to crew chief for Cal Crutchlow

Ex-Lorenzo boss to crew chief for Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow is still fighting to bring World Superbike crew chief Marcus Eschenbacher to MotoGP in 2011, despite his Tech 3 squad installing Daniele Romagnoli to spearhead the British star’s premier...

Fifty per cent of entries rejected for 2011 Moto2 class

Fifty per cent of entries rejected for 2011 Moto2 class

Over fifty per cent of teams that applied to be part of the 2011 Moto2 world championship were turned down after selection meetings in Japan recently. The huge success of the inaugural four-stroke...

Laverty: “It’s not as scary as I thought”

Laverty: “It’s not as scary as I thought”

New Sterilgarda Yamaha signing Eugene Laverty got his first ever ride on a World Superbike today at Magny Cours and told MCN it wasn’t as scary as he though it would be. With overnight rain and...

Haslam my new BMW called me a 'TW*T'

Haslam my new BMW called me a 'TW*T'

New BMW WSB signing Leon Haslam was shocked by the message his bike displayed during the first day of testing onboard his new BMW S1000RR. Talking to MCN at Magny Cours, Haslam said: “On my first lap...

Haslam gets first taste of factory BMW at Magny Cours

Haslam gets first taste of factory BMW at Magny Cours

Leon Haslam has completed his first tentative laps onboard the BMW Motorrad S1000RR at a wet Magny Cours this morning. The 27 year old completed a handful of laps to acquaint himself with the new bike...

Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith is still 110% focused on riding to win, his whole attitude this weekend was faultless.  He is now even more determined to be up there again this weekend in Malaysia.

Dani Pedrosa leaves Barcelona hospital

Dani Pedrosa leaves Barcelona hospital

Dani Pedrosa has been discharged from hospital in Barcelona today having undergone successful surgery to repair the badly injured left collarbone he suffered in a practice crash during last weekend’s...

Haslam acquaints himself with new BMW

Haslam acquaints himself with new BMW

Leon Haslam has spent this morning with his Dad, Ron getting to know his new factory BMW team at Magny Cours. The 2010 WSB runner-up will get his first ride on the bike tomorrow after being confirmed...

Motegi MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo blasts Valentino Rossi

Motegi MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo blasts Valentino Rossi

Jorge Lorenzo launched a scathing attack on Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi after the Italian defeated him in a captivating conclusion to yesterday’s Japanese MotoGP race. Lorenzo could accept...

Sykes signs for Kawasaki, testing begins on Tuesday

Sykes signs for Kawasaki, testing begins on Tuesday

Tom Sykes will ride for the official factory Kawasaki squad in 2011. Sykes’ future has been the subject of huge speculation after the 25 year old was linked with the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team, but...

Motegi MotoGP: Ben Spies produces overtaking exhibition

Motegi MotoGP: Ben Spies produces overtaking exhibition

Ben Spies failed to extend his impressive run of top six finishes at the Twin Ring Motegi, but the Texan still produced a stunning ride to recover from an early mistake. The former World Superbike...

Motegi MotoGP: Victory eludes Andrea Dovizioso

Motegi MotoGP: Victory eludes Andrea Dovizioso

A first dry MotoGP victory continues to elude Andrea Dovizioso after he failed to overcome in-form factory Ducati rider Casey Stoner in Japan yesterday. The Italian was starting from pole position for...

WSB Magny-Cours: race 2 results - Biaggi steals first from Crutchlow

WSB Magny-Cours: race 2 results - Biaggi steals first from Crutchlow

Max Biaggi stormed past Cal Crutchlow to take victory. Crutchlow was unable to repeat his success of race one and was forced to accept second place. Michel Fabrizio took third place on the Xerox...

WSB Magny-Cours: Race 1 results - Crutchow first, Haslam second

WSB Magny-Cours: Race 1 results - Crutchow first, Haslam second

Cal Crutchlow rode the Sterilgarda Yamaha to first place in France today. Leon Haslam took second place on the Astare Suzuki with Carlos Checa in third on the Althea Racing Ducati. 1 C. CRUTCHLOW GBR...

Sykes confirmed to ride third Kawasaki

MCN can exclusively reveal that Tom Sykes will ride a third bike in the official factory Kawasaki squad in 2011. Sykes’ future has been the subject of huge speculation but MCN understands that the deal has finally been signed this afternoon. Sykes will make his first public appearance onboard the 2011 ZX-10R at Magny Cours on Tuesday. An official announcement is expected in the next hour.

Motegi MotoGP: Scott Redding fifth in Moto2 race

Motegi MotoGP: Scott Redding fifth in Moto2 race

Scott Redding finished less than 1.5s away from claiming his second Moto2 podium in Japan today as Toni Elias inched closer to the world title with another impressive victory. Starting from the front...

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner jubilant after Japan victory

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner jubilant after Japan victory

Casey Stoner couldn’t buy a win for nearly a year in MotoGP, but a stunning ride to victory in today’s Japanese Grand Prix gave him a second success in two weeks. Stoner had ended his winless streak...

Motegi MotoGP: Bradley Smith takes second successive rostrum

Motegi MotoGP: Bradley Smith takes second successive rostrum

Bradley Smith claimed his second successive 125GP podium finish at the Twin Ring Motegi today, the British rider finishing third after he narrowly avoided a major incident at the first corner.

WSB Magny Cours: Superpole results - Crutchlow on pole

WSB Magny Cours: Superpole results - Crutchlow on pole

Superpole 3 1 C. CRUTCHLOW GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.058 2 S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'39.431 3 J. SMRZ CZE Team PATA B&G Racing Aprilia RSV4...