February

Villopoto steals victory in Atlanta

So far, the closely-fought five-way battle for the 2011 AMA Supercross Championship has been fought on pretty good terms, but the intensity levels went up a notch in Georgia on Sunday. James Stewart took the holeshot but, maintaining hard won momentum after his first win of the year in San Diego last weekend, Australian Chad Reed was right on his tail, the pair immediately on a level above anyone...

Scott Redding shows off 2011 Moto2 livery

Scott Redding shows off 2011 Moto2 livery

This is the first look at the new livery British rider Scott Redding will use in his bid to become Moto2 world champion in 2011. Unveiled at a launch in Belgium by the Marc VDS Racing squad, Redding...

Phillip Island WSB: Checa does the double

Phillip Island WSB: Checa does the double

Carlos Checa rounded off a perfect weekend at Phillip Island with victory in race two to take home a maximum of 50 points and the World championship lead. Nobody was able to keep pace with Checa once...

Phillip Island WSS: Sam Lowes takes podium in first World Supersport race

Phillip Island WSS: Sam Lowes takes podium in first World Supersport race

Reigning British Supersport champion Sam Lowes continued where he left off in his first World Supersport race of 2011 with a third placed finsh at Phillip Island. Yamaha rider Luca Scassa took the...

Phillip Island WSB: Checa takes race one victory

Phillip Island WSB: Checa takes race one victory

Althea Ducati rider Carlos Checa continued his dominance at Phillip Island with a  commanding victory in the first race of 2011. Eugene Laverty got the jump from the lights and led the race for...

Salom secures maiden pole, Lowes on front row

Salom secures maiden pole, Lowes on front row

Motocard Kawasaki man David Salom secured his first ever World Supersport pole position for tomorrows 21 laps race. The Spanish rider has been a contender in all the sessions and timed his run to pole...

Checa from Biaggi, Haslam secures front row start in Superpole

Checa from Biaggi, Haslam secures front row start in Superpole

Carlos Checa retained his stranglehold of the Phillip Island WSB round by securing pole position for the two 22 lap races tomorrow. The Althea Ducati rider has led every single session of testing,...

Checa stays top in tight second qualifying session

Checa stays top in tight second qualifying session

Carlos Checa remained at the top of the timesheets during the second qualifying session despite not improving on his lap time. The Althea Ducati rider still posted the fastest time of the session but...

WSB 2011: Who will be the top Brit?

WSB 2011: Who will be the top Brit?

The long winter lay-off is finally over and the racing season is here again. The WSB season has kicked off down under in Phillip Island, and the racers have already completed the first qualifying...

Checa on provisional pole, Laverty on front row

Checa on provisional pole, Laverty on front row

Carlos Checa maintained his relentless pressure on his WSB rivals by setting the pace yet again in the first qualifying session at Phillip Island. The in-form Spaniard made his pace setting 1m 31.577s...

Lowes and Davies on provisional front row at Phillip Island

Lowes and Davies on provisional front row at Phillip Island

Sam Lowes and Chaz Davies made impressive starts to their respective World Supersport campaigns by both securing a place on the provisional front row at the end of first qualifying. Lowes secured...

Checa from Rea in first free practice

Checa from Rea in first free practice

Carlos Checa topped the time sheets once again at Phillip Island in the opening free practice session today. The Althea Ducati rider was the only man to lap in the 1m 31s and just like in testing...

Foret tops World Supersport Free Practice

Foret tops World Supersport Free Practice

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Fabien Foret picked up where he left off in official testing by dominating the opening free practice session at Phillip Island this morning. Australian Broc Parkes...

Camier diagnosed with glandular fever

Camier diagnosed with glandular fever

Alitalia Aprilia rider Leon Camier’s title aspirations have been dealt a bitter blow after he was diagnosed with glandular fever just hours before the World Superbike championship kicked off at...

Casey Stoner: I could have gone faster!

Casey Stoner: I could have gone faster!

Casey Stoner extended his golden run of form on board Honda’s 2011 factory Honda RC212V today, the Aussie completing his domination of the Sepang MotoGP test in stunning fashion. The track had barely...

Cal Crutchlow boosted by last day progress

Cal Crutchlow boosted by last day progress

After a nightmare start to this week’s second Sepang test in Malaysia, Cal Crutchlow enjoyed a much more positive ending to finish in 14th place on the final timesheets. Struck by food poisoning on...

Valentino Rossi ‘worried’ as Ducati struggles in Sepang

Valentino Rossi ‘worried’ as Ducati struggles in Sepang

Not even Valentino Rossi could put a positive spin on his Sepang MotoGP test struggle after the Italian was left outside of the top ten and nearly two seconds off the pace in Malaysia. The 32-year-old...

Dani Pedrosa: Don't write off Rossi

Dani Pedrosa: Don't write off Rossi

Dani Pedrosa warned against dismissing the early threat from Valentino Rossi in 2011 after another impressive winter testing display from the Repsol Honda rider in Sepang this week. The Spaniard set...

Ben Spies undaunted by Honda dominance

Ben Spies undaunted by Honda dominance

Ben Spies reckons he's not fazed by Honda's domination of this week's Sepang MotoGP test in Malaysia. The Texan is confident in full race conditions that Yamaha's factory YZR-M1 is competitive enough...

Stoner and Honda finish Sepang test on top

Stoner and Honda finish Sepang test on top

Respol Honda riders Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa have underlined their dominance of the Sepang MotoGP test by both recording laps under the 2 minute mark on the final day of testing. Third quickest...

Biaggi to run number one plate in 2011

Biaggi to run number one plate in 2011

Max Biaggi will drop his trade mark number three race number to run the number one plate in 2011. Over the past weeks there has been speculation on what number Biaggi would use with Aprilia keen to...

Rea: “I’ll race this weekend”

Rea: “I’ll race this weekend”

Jonathan Rea has told MCN today that he will race at the opening round of the World Superbike Championship despite still suffering the effects of his 130mph crash on Tuesday. Rea has a heavily...

Ben Spies shrugs off late crash

Ben Spies shrugs off late crash

Ben Spies shrugged off a late crash on his factory Yamaha YZR-M1 as the Texan ended day two of the Sepang MotoGP test in fourth position. The 2009 World Superbike champion crashed in the final stages...

Casey Stoner super-fast in Sepang

Casey Stoner super-fast in Sepang

Casey Stoner was the star of the show again in Sepang today as Honda's sensational start to the 2011 MotoGP world championship campaign picked up further momentum at the Sepang circuit. The Aussie led...

Illness forces Valentino Rossi to miss second day in Sepang

Illness forces Valentino Rossi to miss second day in Sepang

A flu bug forced Valentino Rossi to miss the whole of the second day of MotoGP testing action at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia today. The Italian arrived at the circuit this morning complaining of...

Wayne Gardner’s son signs Spanish deal

Wayne Gardner’s son signs Spanish deal

Wayne Gardner’s highly rated son Remy has signed a deal to compete in the 2011 Spanish CMV series. The son of the 1987 world 500cc champion and former MCN Man of the Year has penned a deal with the...

Valentino Rossi thrilled with Ducati progress

Valentino Rossi thrilled with Ducati progress

Valentino Rossi's confidence that he will be challenging at the front on the Ducati GP11 machine in the early part of the new MotoGP season grew in Sepang today, despite the Italian finishing the...

Casey Stoner unsure of best chassis choice

Casey Stoner unsure of best chassis choice

Casey Stoner might have dominated the opening day timesheets at the second Sepang test in Malaysia today, but it wasn't all plain sailing for the Repsol Honda star. The 2007 world champion is still...

Cal Crutchlow crashes twice in Sepang

Cal Crutchlow crashes twice in Sepang

Cal Crutchlow had a forgettable opening day of MotoGP testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia today after the British rider suffered two crashes in searing hot conditions. Severely weakened by a...

Honda dominates Sepang test first day

Honda dominates Sepang test first day

The Repsol Honda team has dominated the opening day of MotoGP testing in Sepang, with Casey Stoner posting the fastest time of the day, followed by team-mate Dani Pedrosa. At the end of the morning...

Jorge Lorenzo man to beat, says Ben Spies

Jorge Lorenzo man to beat, says Ben Spies

Jorge Lorenzo will start the 2011 as a big favourite to retain the MotoGP crown, according to new factory Yamaha team-mate Ben Spies. Lorenzo was unstoppable in 2010 and ended a memorable season with...

Ben Spies: Pressure is less in factory team

Ben Spies: Pressure is less in factory team

Ben Spies believes he is under less pressure to perform in MotoGP now he has secured a ride in Yamaha's factory team for 2011. Spies denied there would be greater expectation on him to deliver top...

Jorge Lorenzo: Spies is title threat

Jorge Lorenzo: Spies is title threat

Reigning MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo reckons new factory Yamaha team-mate Ben Spies will emerge as a serious title threat in 2011. Spies was Rookie of the Year in 2010 after a stellar first...

Honda unveils new Moto3 bike

Honda unveils new Moto3 bike

Honda has taken the wraps of its 2012 Moto3 machine by unveiling the new NSF250R in Japan. The bike has already undergone extensive testing in Japan ahead of the inaugural Moto3 series next year when...

Win the chance to ride the Snetterton 300 with MCN and Kiyonari

Win the chance to ride the Snetterton 300 with MCN and Kiyonari

MCN will complete the exclusive first laps of the all-new Snetterton 300 circuit and we are giving one lucky reader the chance to join Editor Marc Potter and reigning BSB champion Ryuichi Kiyonari on...

Yamaha unveils 2011 factory YZR-M1

Yamaha unveils 2011 factory YZR-M1

This is the new factory YZR-M1 machine Yamaha hopes will maintain its unrivalled domination of the MotoGP world championship in 2011. Unveiled at a press conference at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia...