September

Croft BSB: Hill takes race one win

Croft BSB: Hill takes race one win

Tommy Hill leads the fight for the BSB title after taking victory in the first race of the showdown at Croft. Despite Hill starting from pole, Michael Laverty led from the start and the...

Video: Loris Baz BSB Croft Crash

Loris Baz's BSB qualifying crash at Croft. I only got half the crash when I heard a lady go "Oh" and it's a bit jerky, but it's worth a look.

Croft BSB: Tommy Hill takes pole position

Croft BSB: Tommy Hill takes pole position

Worx Crescent Suzuki rider Tommy Hill will start from pole position for the first race of the showdown ahead of Relentless Suzuki rider Michael Laverty. Veteran rider Michael Rutter put his Riders...

Croft BSB: Tommy Hill sets the pace

Croft BSB: Tommy Hill sets the pace

Tommy Hill was fastest in both the morning damp conditions and in the afternoon sun at Croft on the Worx Crescent Suzuki in preparation for Sunday’s first round of the BSB Showdown. Hill’s best lap,...

Splitlath back in BSB Evo

Splitlath back in BSB Evo

Splitlath Motorsport Aprilia will be back in the BSB Evo Championship at Croft this weekend since the issue regarding the legality of components used in their engines at Cadwell has been resolved. The...

Splitlath Aprilia and the ‘Factory’ camshaft

Splitlath Aprilia and the ‘Factory’ camshaft

BSB Evo title contenders Splitlath Aprilia were excluded from the Evo class at Cadwell on technical grounds. Investigations have subsequently shown that the homologation process of racing components...

Laverty signs for Sterilgarda Yamaha WSB squad

Laverty signs for Sterilgarda Yamaha WSB squad

World Supersport contender Eugene Laverty has signed for the Sterilgarda Yamaha WSB squad for 2011. The 24-year-old from Northern Ireland will campaign the factory R1 alongside current MotoGP...

Haslam battles for fitness after Nurburgring crash

Haslam battles for fitness after Nurburgring crash

Championship contender Leon Haslam faces a race against time to be fit for the penultimate round of the World Superbike Championship at Imola in 15 days time. Haslam high sided his Alstare Suzuki on...

Laverty ‘hopeful’ of Yamaha WSB deal

Laverty ‘hopeful’ of Yamaha WSB deal

World Supersport contender Eugene Laverty could find out by the end of the week if he has secured the factory Sterilgarda Yamaha R1 ride alongside Marco Melandri in 2011. The 23 year old Irishman has...

Kirkham closes on Superstock title

Kirkham closes on Superstock title

National Superstock 1000 points leader, Jon Kirkham heads to the Croft, North Yorkshire this weekend to try and clinch the title on his JK Racing/ Clarkes BMW S1000RR. Kirkham has built up a 56-point...

Cooper to miss Croft

Cooper to miss Croft

National Superstock rider Richard Cooper,  who delivered a stunning pole position to race win comeback at Cadwell Park, will be sitting out of the race at Croft after sustaining an injury to his...

Valentino Rossi looks to match Spaniard's speed

Valentino Rossi looks to match Spaniard's speed

Valentino Rossi has conceded Spanish duo Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo are simply too good for him at the moment. The Italian finished in a distant third place in Misano last weekend but was once...

Honda move no distraction, says Casey Stoner

Honda move no distraction, says Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner has scoffed at suggestions that his early decision to sign for Honda has been prime factor in his failure to win a race in almost a year. The Australian agreed to quit Ducati and move to...

India set for MotoGP in 2012

India could be added to the 2012 MotoGP world championship calendar. A new circuit in Greater Noida has been added to the 2011 Formula One calendar subject to homologation. And bosses at the Jaypee Group Circuit are also keen to host a MotoGP race in the future and could be on the calendar as early as 2012 – the first season for the new 1000cc four-stroke rules. International Race Teams...

Motegi deadline for 2011 Moto2 entries

Motegi deadline for 2011 Moto2 entries

Teams wishing to participate in the 2011 Moto2 world championship will have to apply for their places by the start of next month’s Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit. The 250cc...

Factories reject more winter testing

Factories reject more winter testing

Plans to test in Jerez and Phillip Island during the 2011 MotoGP pre-season have been thrown out by the Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers Association. Proposals submitted last month in Brno saw an...

French talent for Motorpoint Yamaha

French talent for Motorpoint Yamaha

French teenager Loris Baz will become the fifth rider to have ridden in Motorpoint Yamaha colours this year when he replaces injured Andrew Pitt at this weekend’s Croft BSB round. Baz won the 2008 FIM...

Scott Redding: ‘It still hasn’t sunk in yet.’

Scott Redding: ‘It still hasn’t sunk in yet.’

Scott Redding aims to make a track return in Valencia next Monday as the British teenager struggles to come to terms with the tragic death of Shoya Tomizawa in Misano. The Japanese rider died after...

Parents and team pay tribute to Shoya Tomizawa

Parents and team pay tribute to Shoya Tomizawa

The grief stricken parents and Moto2 team of Shoya Tomizawa have issued a statement paying tribute to the talented Japanese rider. The 19-year was fatally injured in a three-rider incident during last...

Nicky Hayden aims to justify new Ducati deal

Nicky Hayden aims to justify new Ducati deal

Nicky Hayden aims to prove the doubters wrong after he recently inked a new two-year deal with Ducati. The 2006 world champion will partner Valentino Rossi in Ducati’s factory squad for 2011 and...

Ducati switch easier for Valentino Rossi than 2004

Ducati switch easier for Valentino Rossi than 2004

Winning at Ducati next year will be easier for Valentino Rossi than when he joined Yamaha back in 2004. Rossi’s current factory Yamaha team boss Davide Brivio reckons Rossi’s task will be less complex...

Valentino Rossi tests at Motorland Aragon

Valentino Rossi tests at Motorland Aragon

Reigning world champion Valentino Rossi has been riding a production Yamaha R1 to familiarise himself with the new Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain today. The new track will host its first MotoGP...

Toni Elias to get LCR Honda chance?

Toni Elias to get LCR Honda chance?

Toni Elias and Alex de Angelis could be thrown a MotoGP lifeline if Randy de Puniet joins Suzuki’s factory squad in 2011. LCR Honda boss Lucio Cecchinello is waiting to find out if de Puniet will quit...

Loris Capirossi silent on Aragon return

Loris Capirossi silent on Aragon return

Loris Capirossi has made no mention of his chances of being fit for the Motorland Aragon MotoGP race after a successful operation on his badly damaged right little finger. The veteran Italian is a...

Shoya Tomizawa

I just wanted to use your site and publication to pass on my thoughts and simpathies to the family, friends and team members of Shoya Tomizawa. Although I have never even ridden pillion on a motorbike I have enjoyed watching most forms of motorsports for as long as I care to remember, Moto 2 this season - in my opiniton has been the most exciting, unpredictable and fiercley contested form of...

Shoya Tomizawa had signed 2011 deal in Misano

Shoya Tomizawa had signed 2011 deal in Misano

Shoya Tomizawa had signed a new Moto2 contract for 2011 just hours before he was tragically killed in a crash during the Misano Grand Prix. The emerging Japanese talent had agreed to stay with the...

Loris Capirossi unlikely to be fit for Aragon MotoGP

Loris Capirossi unlikely to be fit for Aragon MotoGP

Factory Suzuki rider Loris Capirossi is a major doubt for the next round of the 2010 MotoGP world championship at the new Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain. The veteran Italian underwent a successful...

Family update Olie Linsdell’s condition

Family update Olie Linsdell’s condition

This is the latest statement from the Manx GP press office updating Olie Linsdell’s condition following his crash in the Post Classic Senior Manx GP: Carole Linsdell has asked the Manx Grand Prix...

MotoGP pays tribute to Shoya Tomizawa

MotoGP pays tribute to Shoya Tomizawa

The MotoGP world has paid tribute to Shoya Tomizawa after the Japanese rider was fatally injured in a crash during Sunday’s Misano Moto2 race. He was fighting for his first podium finish since the...

Shoya Tomizawa death stuns Alex de Angelis

Shoya Tomizawa death stuns Alex de Angelis

Alex de Angelis has spoken of his shock and sadness after he was involved in a sickening Moto2 crash at Misano yesterday that killed Shoya Tomizawa. The Italian hit Tomizawa after the Japanese rider...

Dani Pedrosa devastated by Shoya Tomizawa’s death

Dani Pedrosa devastated by Shoya Tomizawa’s death

Misano MotoGP winner Dani Pedrosa said his fourth success of 2010 meant nothing following the tragic death of Shoya Tomizawa in the earlier Moto2 race. Pedrosa has cruised to a dominant victory in the...

Scott Redding escapes serious injury

Scott Redding escapes serious injury

British rider Scott Redding escaped serious injury in the horrific Moto2 crash in Misano yesterday that claimed the life of emerging Japanese star Shoya Tomizawa. Tomizawa lost control of his Suter...

Cal Crutchlow signs Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP deal

Cal Crutchlow signs Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP deal

British rider Cal Crutchlow has signed a two-year MotoGP deal with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad. As MCN first reported over a month ago, the 24-year-old will join Herve Poncharal’s French-based...

Marco Melandri signs for Yamaha WSB team in 2011

Marco Melandri signs for Yamaha WSB team in 2011

Marco Melandri has signed an agreement to join the World Superbike Championship for the 2011 race season. Melandri will ride the Sterilgarda Yamaha R1 and follow former MotoGP riders Max Biaggi and...

WSB Nurburgring: Race 2 results - Haga first, Rea second

WSB Nurburgring: Race 2 results - Haga first, Rea second

Jonathan Rea was unable to take a double victory at the Nurburgring today. Noriyuki Haga rode the Xerox Team Ducati 1098R to first place leaving Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow to take third and...

WSB Nurburgring: Race 1 results - Rea takes victory, Crutchlow third

WSB Nurburgring: Race 1 results - Rea takes victory, Crutchlow third

Jonathan Rea took victory today in the first race at the Nurburgring on the Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR. Carlos Checa was second with Cal Crutchow on the Sterilgarda Yamaha YZF R1 forced to accept...