2011

Jerry Burgess: ‘We need some more help’

Jerry Burgess: ‘We need some more help’

Valentino Rossi’s legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess said it is time for Ducati to start making radical changes to its struggling Desmosedici MotoGP project. Rossi finished seventh in his home race in...

Ducati not consistent enough, admits technical boss

Ducati not consistent enough, admits technical boss

Ducati technical guru Filippo Preziosi has admitted one of his main future targets is to deliver a bike capable of running a more consistent pace to Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden. Rossi will...

Title chase no influence on Motegi decision, says Jorge Lorenzo

Title chase no influence on Motegi decision, says Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo has brushed off suggestions he will have to race at the Twin Ring Motegi in Japan next month to have any hope of retaining the MotoGP world title. Lorenzo’s brilliant victory in Misano...

Esposito BMCRC Rookie 1000 champion

Esposito BMCRC Rookie 1000 champion

Gennaro Esposito wrapped up the British Motorcycle Racing Club's Rookie 1000 championship at Snetterton in the final round of the season. Esposito, on a Kawasaki ZX-10R, went into the weekend leading...

New Yamaha potential thrills Lorenzo and Spies

New Yamaha potential thrills Lorenzo and Spies

Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies both expressed their delight at the early potential of Yamaha’s new 1000cc MotoGP machine after they completed a second successful test on next year’s bike in Misano...

New MCN September 7: All-new Triumph Adventurer 1200 spied

New MCN September 7: All-new Triumph Adventurer 1200 spied

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale September 7, we have world exclusive spy shots of the all-new Triumph Adventurer 1200, along with details of Ducati's high spec Diavel AMG SE. Plus, MCN tests MV's...

Aragon win impossible, says Valentino Rossi

Aragon win impossible, says Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi says it is unrealistic to consider emulating Casey Stoner’s 2010 victory at the Motorland Aragon next week. The Motorland Aragon race was the weekend last season when Aussie Stoner...

Ducati boss: Rossi is a ‘lion in a cage’

Ducati boss: Rossi is a ‘lion in a cage’

Ducati's engineering expert Filippo Preziosi reckons Valentino Rossi is like a lion trapped in a cage and he warned the Italian's rivals to expect a much more competitive threat once the Bologna...

Nicky Hayden hoping for Aragon boost

Nicky Hayden hoping for Aragon boost

Nicky Hayden is hoping a return to the Motorland Aragon track in Spain next week will spark a major revival in fortunes for the American. Hayden enjoyed his best race of 2010 at the impressive new...

Casey Stoner defends Indy criticism

Casey Stoner defends Indy criticism

Casey Stoner said he stands by his recent criticism of the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Aussie, who dominated the Indy race last month, has never been a big fan of the circuit, which...

Cairoli joins motocross greats

Cairoli joins motocross greats

Antonio Cairoli yesterday claimed his third consecutive MX1 motocross world title. The reigning world champion took his radical Red Bull-sponsored KTM 350 to second place at the Germany round in...

Video: Yamaha kicks off Misano 1000cc test

Video: Yamaha kicks off Misano 1000cc test

Jorge Lorenzo has had little time for his brilliant Misano MotoGP victory to sink in, with the Spaniard back out on track this morning to start his second test on Yamaha’s factory 1000cc prototype...

Wayne Rainey returns to Misano

Wayne Rainey returns to Misano

Yamaha legend and triple 500GP world champion Wayne Rainey returned to the Misano circuit last weekend for the first time since his career was ended in a horrific accident at the San Marino venue in...

Misano MotoGP: Casey Stoner fades to third with fatigue

Misano MotoGP: Casey Stoner fades to third with fatigue

Casey Stoner blamed chronic fatigue for preventing him from challenging for an eighth victory of 2011 in yesterday’s Misano MotoGP race. The Repsol Honda rider was hounding factory Yamaha rider Jorge...

Misano MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo savours 'big' victory

Misano MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo savours 'big' victory

Jorge Lorenzo breathed new life into his 2011 MotoGP world championship challenge in Misano yesterday with a stunning surge to his third victory of the season. Lorenzo made his intentions clear right...

Misano MotoGP: ‘Seventh best I can do’, says Valentino Rossi

Misano MotoGP: ‘Seventh best I can do’, says Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi enjoyed one of his better races in a tough debut season for Ducati in Misano yesterday, but the Italian was still nowhere near battling for a podium in front of his passionate home...

Misano MotoGP: Top three thrilled to share podium with Wayne Rainey

Misano MotoGP: Top three thrilled to share podium with Wayne Rainey

Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner all spoke of their pride and pleasure at sharing the Misano MotoGP podium with American legend Wayne Rainey yesterday (Sunday). Rainey was back at the San...

Sykes wins after team sacked by Kawasaki

Sykes wins after team sacked by Kawasaki

The PBM (Paul Bird Motorsport) team has lost the contract to run the factory Kawasaki team in WSB the same day that Tom Sykes won the first ever race for the new ZX-10R. Bird has been running...

Nürburgring WSB: Sykes takes first victory

Nürburgring WSB: Sykes takes first victory

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike) took his first WSB victory, and Kawasaki's first win since 2006, at a rain-soaked Nürburgring in race two. Noriyuki Haga (Pata Aprilia) had led the majority...

Nürburgring WSS: Davies heads all-British podium

Nürburgring WSS: Davies heads all-British podium

Chaz Davies (Yamaha ParkinGO) rode well to defend his first place finish at the Nürburgring ahead of James Ellison (Bogdanka PTR Honda), who challenged for the lead and finished just 0.091 seconds...

Misano MotoGP: Lorenzo dominates to take victory

Misano MotoGP: Lorenzo dominates to take victory

Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) made a very strong start at Misano to lead the race from start to finish, taking the lead from Casey Stoner early in the first lap and reducing Stoner's...

Misano Moto2: Márquez secures sixth win of season

Misano Moto2: Márquez secures sixth win of season

Marc Márquez secured his sixth win of the season at Misano after a race long battle with Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) and Andrea Iannone (Speed Master), who took second and third...

Nürburgring WSB: Checa secures race one win

Nürburgring WSB: Checa secures race one win

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) took victory at the Nürburgring in race one, fighting initial challenges from Pata Aprilia rider Noriyuki Haga, who twice took the lead, before stretching a gap...

Misano 125GP: Terol denies Zarco victory at the finish line

Misano 125GP: Terol denies Zarco victory at the finish line

Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar Team) seized his seventh win of the season and denied Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) his first GP win in the final seconds of the race at Misano, emerging from the...

Misano MotoGP: Gearbox troubles continue for Valentino Rossi

Misano MotoGP: Gearbox troubles continue for Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi suffered more gremlins with Ducati’s seamless shift gearbox in Misano today after he qualified in a lowly 11th place in front of his home crowd. Rossi’s GP11.1 was struck by a...

Misano MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow thwarted by qualifying crashes

Misano MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow thwarted by qualifying crashes

Cal Crutchlow suffered two late crashes in today’s MotoGP qualifying session at the Misano circuit that cost him the chance of a top 10 place on the grid for the 28-lap race. Crutchlow was sitting in...

Lowry signs for MSS Kawasaki

Lowry signs for MSS Kawasaki

Just days after MSS Colchester Kawasaki dumped Alex Lowes after a string of disappointing results, the team have announced the signing of Ian Lowry to replace him for the last three rounds of the MCE...

Nürburgring WSS: Foret denies all-British front row

Nürburgring WSS: Foret denies all-British front row

Fabien Foret (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) secured his second pole position of the season at the Nurburgring, setting a 1'59.258 lap in the final minutes to deny an all-British front row. Yamaha...

Rea re-signs for Castrol Honda

Rea re-signs for Castrol Honda

Jonathan Rea has ended speculation about his MotoGP or WSB future by re-signing for the Castrol Honda squad to race in WSB in 2012. The 24 year old Brit signed a new contract at 11pm on Friday evening...

Nürburgring WSB: Checa secures pole with new best lap

Nürburgring WSB: Checa secures pole with new best lap

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) set a new best lap at the Nürburgring  of 1.54:144 seconds the third Superpole session to secure his fifth pole position start of the season. Yamaha World...

Misano Moto2: Bradl dominates qualifying

Misano Moto2: Bradl dominates qualifying

Stefan Bradl (Viessman Kiefer Racing) dominated Moto2 qualifying at Misano to take pole position and will start tomorrow's race ahead of Marc Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) and Yuki Takahashi...

Misano MotoGP: Stoner breaks lap record to take pole

Misano MotoGP: Stoner breaks lap record to take pole

Casey Stoner (Repsol Honda) set a new motorcycle lap record at Misano to take pole position ahead of Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) and team mate Dani Pedrosa. Stoner started the qualifying...

Misano 125GP: Zarco secures pole

Misano 125GP: Zarco secures pole

Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) secured pole in qualifying at Misano, setting the fastest lap of 1’43.247, to start in front of Bankia Aspar team mates Héctor Faubel and Nicolas Terol in second and...

Colin Edwards confirms Forward Racing deal for 2012

Colin Edwards confirms Forward Racing deal for 2012

Colin Edwards has confirmed he will ride for the Forward Racing squad on a new 1000cc private MotoGP machine in 2012. As was exclusively reported by MCN over two weeks ago, the experienced Texan will...

WSB and MotoGP now owned by the same company

WSB and MotoGP now owned by the same company

Bridgepoint, the company that owns MotoGP promoters Dorna, will take over the company that ultimately owns WSB - Infront Sports and Media. Bridgepoint is now in control of both motorcycling world...

WSB 2012 calendar revealed

WSB 2012 calendar revealed

A provisional 2012 WSB calendar has surfaced at Nurburgring today. The most notable inclusions are the Sepang race in Malaysia at the beginning of March and the addition of the new Moscow Race Way...