September

Well done sam

Well done sam

Well done Sam! A few crash photos due to bad weather Silverstone BSB.

Giancarlo at Nurburgring 2009

Giancarlo at Nurburgring 2009

Giancarlo at Nurburgring 2009 what a man

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi aims to finish season

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi aims to finish season

Valentino Rossi has insisted he will do his utmost to finish his final season with Yamaha, despite the on-going pain and discomfort caused by his badly damaged right shoulder. After struggling to a...

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner cautious on victory chances

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner cautious on victory chances

Casey Stoner says he is unsure whether a radical new set-up that helped end his long winless streak in MotoGP earlier this month will propel him to more success in Sunday’s Japanese Grand...

Motegi MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo hoping for new engine boost

Motegi MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo hoping for new engine boost

Jorge Lorenzo is hoping an updated factory Yamaha YZR-M1 motor will help catapult him close to the 2010 MotoGP world championship crown in Japan this weekend. The 23-year-old holds a commanding...

Motegi MotoGP: Scott Redding confirms new two-year deal

Motegi MotoGP: Scott Redding confirms new two-year deal

Scott Redding has confirmed signing a new two-year Moto2 deal with the Marc VDS Racing squad today, as was first reported by MCN earlier this week. The 17-year-old’s new deal was confirmed at a cold...

Motegi MotoGP: 2011 MotoGP calendar unveiled

Motegi MotoGP: 2011 MotoGP calendar unveiled

The 2011 British Grand Prix at Silverstone will take place on June 12 after next season’s MotoGP calendar was unveiled in Japan today. The Silverstone race will be round seven of the campaign and...

Olivers Mount is real racing

I have been a real fan of racing at Scarborough since I found it some 8 years ago and do not miss a race. My only disappointment has been the lack of sidecar entries. I was really pleased to see Adam child entered and monitored his progress and was pleased for him. He has said that he will be back for more. Well Mr Child I shall be watching out for you and if you don't turn up expect some...

Charlie Cox laughs off Formula One link

Charlie Cox laughs off Formula One link

BBC MotoGP commentator Charlie Cox has laughed off rumours linking him with a surprise switch to the Beeb’s Formula One team in 2011. According to recent speculation, the BBC will axe current...

Valentino Rossi not pushed to Ducati by Jorge Lorenzo’s form

Valentino Rossi not pushed to Ducati by Jorge Lorenzo’s form

Valentino Rossi was not pressurised into moving to Ducati for 2011 because of the impressive form of Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo. That’s the opinion of Aussie legend Mick Doohan, who won the world 500cc...

Data sharing to return at Yamaha in 2011

Data sharing to return at Yamaha in 2011

Yamaha will abolish its controversial ban on the sharing of data in its factory team for 2011. There will be no technical secrets between Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies next season, with both open to...

Josh Brookes at Silverstone BSB

Josh Brookes at Silverstone BSB

My kids Rosie and Nathan with Josh Brookes. What a nice guy. Excellent day.

Haslam talks new BMW WSB deal

Haslam talks new BMW WSB deal

As reported in this weeks MCN, Leon Haslam will race the BMW S1000RR in the 2011 World Superbike Championship. The 27 year old Brit will join the German team to ride alongside Australian veteran Troy...

Scott Redding signs new Moto2 deal

Scott Redding signs new Moto2 deal

Scott Redding has signed a new two-year with the Marc VDS Racing squad, MCN can reveal. The highly rated Gloucestershire rider clinched a deal for 2011 and ’12 last weekend before he embarked on the...

Valentino Rossi expects tough weekend in Japan

Valentino Rossi expects tough weekend in Japan

Reigning world champion Valentino Rossi has said he is anticipating another tough physical challenge in this weekend’s Japanese MotoGP clash at the Twin Ring Motegi. The Italian continues to be...

Win tickets to BSB showdown at Oulton Park

Win tickets to BSB showdown at Oulton Park

It’s the final countdown to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship triple-header season finale at Oulton Park on 8/9/10 October as the six Title Fighters prepare for the title-deciding round...

Haslam to BMW

Haslam to BMW

Alstare Suzuki has released Leon Haslam from his contract, meaning the Brit is free to sign for BMW’s World Superbike factory team in 2011.    The decision came after Suzuki could not...

Kev Coghlan targets Moto2 for 2011

Kev Coghlan targets Moto2 for 2011

British rider Kev Coghlan is hoping he can secure a full-time switch to the Moto2 world championship in 2011. The 22-year-old is currently second in the Spanish Moto2 series having won two races and...

Loris Capirossi fit for 2010 run-in

Loris Capirossi fit for 2010 run-in

Italian Loris Capirossi has been declared fit to return to action at this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi. The 37-year-old was forced to miss the previous round at the Motorland...

Key meetings to decide Suzuki 2011 strategy

Key meetings to decide Suzuki 2011 strategy

Several key meetings will take place in Japan ahead of this weekend’s Twin Ring Motegi race to determine the future racing strategy of Suzuki. The Japanese factory has refused to confirm it will...

Rhys and Josh Brookes

Rhys and Josh Brookes

My son, Rhys, with Josh Brookes at Silverstone BSB.

When Billy met Sam

When Billy met Sam

Hi MCN, I thought I would send these two pictures that I took today at Silverstone straight after Sam Lowes was confirmed as British Supersport Champion for 2010. Billy McConnell came into the garage...

Silverstone BSB: Ellison takes race 2 win

Silverstone BSB: Ellison takes race 2 win

Swan honda rider James Ellison won the second race in today's British Superbike round at Silverstone. Ryuichi Kiyonari finished second for HM Plant Honda, with his team mate Josh Brookes in...

Imola WSB: Checa takes double win, Biaggi claims title

Imola WSB: Checa takes double win, Biaggi claims title

Althea Racing Ducati rider Carlos Checa won the second race today at this weekend's Imola World Superbike clash. But fifth place and a did-not-finish for Leon Haslam (Alstare Suzuki) are enough...

Silverstone BSB: Rutter takes race 1 win

Silverstone BSB: Rutter takes race 1 win

Ridersmotorcycles.com rider Michael Rutter took the win in race 1 at this weekend's Silverstone British Superbike round. HM Plant Honda rider Josh Brookes started from pole but finished in second...

Imola WSB: Checa victorious in race 1

Imola WSB: Checa victorious in race 1

Althea Racing Ducati rider Carlos Checa claimed victory in race 1 at this weekend's World Superbike clash in Imola. DFX Corse rider Lorenzo Lanzi finished in second place, with Noriyuki Haga in third...

Rea suffers fractured scaphoid and collarbone, but still wants to race

Rea suffers fractured scaphoid and collarbone, but still wants to race

Jonathan Rea is nursing a fractured left scaphoid bone in his wrist and a fractured left collarbone after crashing his Hannspree Ten Kate Honda in wet conditions during Superpole One. The 23 year old...

Silverstone BSB: Brookes quickest in roll for pole

Silverstone BSB: Brookes quickest in roll for pole

HM Plant Honda rider Josh Brookes is on pole for tomorrow's Silverstone BSB race after finishing fastest in today's roll for pole session. Brookes said: "I'm feeling comfortable and looking forward to...

Imola WSB: Sykes on pole

Imola WSB: Sykes on pole

Kawasaki Racing Team rider Tom Sykes will start on pole for tomorrow's Imola WSB clash after topping the time sheets in this afternoon's superpole session. Fellow Brit and Alstare Suzuki rider Leon...

Haga to Aprilia in 2011

Haga to Aprilia in 2011

Noriyuki Haga will ride a factory supported Aprilia RSV4 in 2011. MCN has learned that a deal has been put in place to run Haga in a one man team run by the current DFX Ducati squad. The team is...

Road race photos

Road race photos

Just a couple of photos I've taken at various road race meetings in County Antrim throughout the year.

Michael Rutter at Silverstone

Michael Rutter at Silverstone

Michael Rutter and I first thing before free practice in his garage at Silverstone. Not many spectators for the free practice which I feel is a real shame.

Imola WSS: Sofuoglu from Laverty at the end of day one

World Supersport championship leader Kenan Sofuoglu made a strong start to his weekend by securing provisional pole position at Imola. The Turkish rider finished a significant 0.882 seconds ahead of championship rival Eugene Laverty. Brit Chaz Davies was fifth onboard his BE1 Triumph with Gino Rea down in ninth – 1.737 seconds off the pace. 1 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda...

WSB Imola: Checa dominates first qualifying in Imola

WSB Imola: Checa dominates first qualifying in Imola

Carlos Checa finished a massive 0.38 seconds faster than his closest rival in the first qualifying session to take provisional pole position for Sunday’s two races. The in-form Spaniard who was...

No decision on Haslam’s Suzuki or BMW future

No decision on Haslam’s Suzuki or BMW future

Leon Haslam’s WSB future continues to be the topic of intense speculation at Imola. Haslam currently remains under contract with the Alstare Suzuki squad but has been linked to a switch to ride...

WSB Imola: Althea Ducati on top in Free Practice

WSB Imola: Althea Ducati on top in Free Practice

Althea Ducati men Carlos Checa and Shane Byrne topped the time sheets in the opening free practice session at Imola today. The two Ducati men ran at the front for the majority of the session and were...