2011

Scott Hudson crowned champion of Brands

Scott Hudson crowned champion of Brands

Scott Hudson became the 2011 Champion of Brands with Bemsee this weekend, after taking maximum points in the MRO Super 6 Clubman Cup. He beat off competition in the form of former MRO Powerbike...

Silverstone BSB: Brookes battles to race two win

Silverstone BSB: Brookes battles to race two win

Relentless by TAS Suzuki rider Josh Brookes has won the second race at Silverstone today to move up to third place in the championship after the race was red-flagged on the final lap due to Chris...

Imola WSB: Checa wins race two as Rea retires

Imola WSB: Checa wins race two as Rea retires

Althea Ducati rider Carlos Checa moved to within a whisker of securing his first World Superbike championship with victory in race two at Imola after Jonathan Rea suffered a mechanical problem while...

Silverstone BSB: Hopkins takes third showdown win

Silverstone BSB: Hopkins takes third showdown win

Samsung Crescent Suzuki rider John Hopkins has taken his third victory from three showdown races in the first race at Silverstone today. Swan Yamaha's Michael Laverty took to the lead from the start,...

Imola WSS: Foret takes win as Davies retires

Imola WSS: Foret takes win as Davies retires

Hannspree Honda rider Fabien Foret has won the World Supersport race at Imola today after Chaz Davies' suffered a mechanical problem while leading the race. Davies was comfortably leading by over 10...

Imola WSB: Rea takes race one win

Imola WSB: Rea takes race one win

Castrol Honda rider Jonathan Rea has taken his second World Superbike win of the season at Imola this afternoon. Rea took the lead on lap five, but had to hold off PATA Aprilia rider in the second...

Silverstone BSB: Laverty takes pole

Silverstone BSB: Laverty takes pole

Swan Yamaha rider Michael Laverty will start the third race of the showdown from pole position tomorrow after both HM Plant title hopefuls failed to qualify for the final qualifying session. Current...

Imola WSB: Checa takes sixth pole of the season

Imola WSB: Checa takes sixth pole of the season

Championship leader Carlos Checa has taken his sixth pole position of the season at Imola, setting a new lap record on the way. Checa beat Castrol Honda's Jonathan Rea to pole position by a tenth of a...

Silverstone BSB: Hopkins ignores pain to top time sheets

Silverstone BSB: Hopkins ignores pain to top time sheets

Championship standings ahead of Silverstone: 1 John Hopkins (Samsung Crescent Racing Suzuki) 568 2 Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha) 565 3 Shane Byrne (HM Plant Honda) 543 4 Michael Laverty (Swan Yamaha) 532 5...

Watch Le Mans 24 hour live here!

Watch Le Mans 24 hour live here!

If a weekend of World Superbikes and British Superbikes isn't enough for you then you're in luck, because we have a live stream of the Le Mans 24 hour endurance race below. Watch the Honda TT Legends...

“I want to show the world the best ever Carlos Checa”

“I want to show the world the best ever Carlos Checa”

Carlos Checa has spoken about the importance of staying calm and focussed ahead of this weekends Imola showdown which could see him crowned World Superbike Champion on Sunday. The Althea Ducati rider...

Rea uses new ride-by-wire to take provisional pole position at Imola

Rea uses new ride-by-wire to take provisional pole position at Imola

Jonathan Rea found it hard hide his delight at securing provisional pole position after first qualifying at Imola today. Using the new ride-by-wire electronics system for the first time during a race...

LCR Honda confirm Hopkins and de Puniet talks

LCR Honda confirm Hopkins and de Puniet talks

British superbike championship contender John Hopkins and French rider Randy de Puniet could land an LCR Honda ride in 2012 if Andrea Dovizioso fails to agree a deal with Lucio Cecchinello’s...

Triumph confirms Triple Challenge commitment for 2012

Triumph confirms Triple Challenge commitment for 2012

Triumph has announced its ongoing support of the Triumph Triple Challenge in 2012, after a successful year in 2011. Backed by the Triumph factory and run in close co-operation with T3 Racing and...

Biaggi out for Imola, Magny Cours race also in doubt

Biaggi out for Imola, Magny Cours race also in doubt

Max Biaggi will miss the Imola round of the World Superbike Championship this weekend with his participation for next weeks Magny Cours round also in serious doubt. The reigning world champion has a...

Loris Capirossi ruled out of Japanese Grand Prix

Loris Capirossi ruled out of Japanese Grand Prix

Loris Capirossi will miss next weekend’s Japanese MotoGP race at the Twin Ring Motegi after suffering a dislocated right shoulder during Sunday’s Motorland Aragon round in Spain. After initial...

HRC confident Andrea Dovizioso will sign for LCR Honda

HRC confident Andrea Dovizioso will sign for LCR Honda

HRC management are confident satellite team boss Lucio Cecchinello can successfully conclude lengthy negotiations with Andrea Dovizioso to prevent the Italian moving to rivals Yamaha. Speculation is...

Nothing left from GP11.1, concedes Nicky Hayden

Nothing left from GP11.1, concedes Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden says Ducati’s factory GP11.1 has already reached the ceiling of its potential, even though he’s only raced the updated Desmosedici three times. Ducati first rolled out the GP11.1 back in...

MotoGP teams warned against food shipments to Japan

MotoGP teams warned against food shipments to Japan

MotoGP teams were warned off packing their own food and water in shipping crates for next week’s Japanese MotoGP race. Several teams had asked whether they could pack provisions for the Twin Ring...

Yamaha ready for team orders to help Jorge Lorenzo

Yamaha ready for team orders to help Jorge Lorenzo

Yamaha will have no hesitation in implementing controversial team orders if required to help Jorge Lorenzo successfully defend the MotoGP world title in 2011. The Spaniard trails Honda rival Casey...

Suter delays Moto3 project

Suter delays Moto3 project

Swiss engineering specialist Suter Racing Technology, designers of the most popular chassis in Moto2, has shelved plans to build a complete machine for the new Moto3 class in 2012. A 250cc...

Casey Stoner: ‘Winning title at Phillip Island would be fantastic’

Casey Stoner: ‘Winning title at Phillip Island would be fantastic’

Casey Stoner says winning his second MotoGP world crown in front of his home fans at Phillip Island next month would be 'fantastic.' The Repsol Honda rider dominated the Motorland Aragon race last...

Klaffenbock announces TT retirement

Klaffenbock announces TT retirement

TT racer and ex-sidecar world champ Klaus Klaffenbock has announced his immediate retirement from TT racing. The three times TT winner debuted on the Isle of Man in 2004 before winning both sidecar...

Valentino Rossi to test deltabox aluminium frame

Valentino Rossi to test deltabox aluminium frame

Valentino Rossi will test a conventional deltabox aluminium chassis on Ducati’s factory GP12 machine in Jerez later this week after the Italian’s woeful 2011 continued at the Motorland Aragon. The new...

Ducati to take radiation experts to Japan

Ducati to take radiation experts to Japan

Ducati will dispatch Italian experts to next week’s Japanese MotoGP to constantly monitor radiation levels in and around the Twin Ring Motegi circuit. MCN obtained a communication issued by the...

Day Out at Donington

Day Out at Donington

My wife Sue and I on a VIP day out with Relentless Suzuki by TAS at Donington Park BSB, courtesy of Haslemere Motorcycles. Got to meet the team and a pose with Alistair Seeley and Josh Brookes.

Hopkins fit for Silverstone after more surgery

Hopkins fit for Silverstone after more surgery

Samsung Crescent Racing's John Hopkins continues his fight to be 100% fit for the final races as he recovers from hand injuries sustained at the MotoGP round in the Czech Republic in August. Despite...

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi baffled by struggling Ducati

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi baffled by struggling Ducati

Valentino Rossi admitted he is starting to run out of ideas of how to transform Ducati’s fortunes after he slumped to a bitterly disappointing 10th place at the Motorland Aragon track. The Italian was...

Aragon MotoGP: Nicky Hayden vows to fight through Ducati struggles

Aragon MotoGP: Nicky Hayden vows to fight through Ducati struggles

Nicky Hayden said he would not get too disheartened by yet another nightmare MotoGP race for Ducati’s factory squad at the Motorland Aragon track in Spain. The American finished in a lowly seventh...

Aragon MotoGP: Casey Stoner hails Dani Pedrosa’s development skills

Aragon MotoGP: Casey Stoner hails Dani Pedrosa’s development skills

Casey Stoner praised Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa’s development skills after he continued his relentless charge to the 2011 MotoGP world title at the Motorland Aragon track yesterday...

Aragon MotoGP: Rear tyre issue frustrates Ben

Aragon MotoGP: Rear tyre issue frustrates Ben

Rapidly deteriorating rear tyre grip cost Ben Spies the chance to fight for a fourth MotoGP podium of the season at the Motorland Aragon track in Spain yesterday (Sunday). The Texan held third place...

Aragon MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo sees crown slipping away

Aragon MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo sees crown slipping away

Jorge Lorenzo has admitted facing an almost impossible task to prevent Honda rival Casey Stoner from taking his MotoGP crown in 2011. Lorenzo finished third at the end of a tough weekend for Yamaha’s...

Tech 3 thrilled to secure Bradley Smith on long-term

Tech 3 thrilled to secure Bradley Smith on long-term

Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal has spoken of his delight at securing British rider Bradley Smith on a long-term contract, as was revealed by MCN yesterday. The 20-year-old has signed a three-year deal...

Bradley Smith confirms Yamaha MotoGP deal

Bradley Smith confirms Yamaha MotoGP deal

Bradley Smith has confirmed he will move to the MotoGP world championship in 2013 having signed a long-term deal with the Tech 3 squad, as was first reported by MCN yesterday. Smith inked a...

Bradley Smith close to Yamaha MotoGP deal for 2013

Bradley Smith close to Yamaha MotoGP deal for 2013

Bradley Smith is close to agreeing a deal to join the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 MotoGP squad in 2013, MCN understands. The 20-year-old is understood to be negotiating a three-year deal with the Tech 3...

Aragon MotoGP: Stoner storms to eighth win of season

Aragon MotoGP: Stoner storms to eighth win of season

Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner stormed to his eighth victory of the season at Aragon to extend his championship lead over Jorge Lorenzo to 44 points. Team-mate Dani Pedrosa and Yamaha's Ben Spies beat...