January

Farquhar keeps Duke Rankings trophy

Farquhar keeps Duke Rankings trophy

The prestigious Geoff Duke Trophy was presented to 2010 Duke Road Race Rankings winner Ryan Farquhar at a star-studded ceremony in Belfast by Peter Duke, Managing Director of Isle of Man-based Duke...

Lorenzo's brolly dolly

Lorenzo's brolly dolly

TC at the Barcalona MotoGP round, sharing MCN with Lorenzo's Brolly Dolly! Photo taken by the Notts Tuesday club.

Qatar MotoGP to be run over four nights

Qatar MotoGP to be run over four nights

The opening round of the 2011 MotoGP world championship, which will include Valentino Rossi’s Ducati debut and Cal Crutchlow’s premier class bow, will be run over four nights in March. Five practice...

No 2011 racing for BSS title winners GNS Racing

No 2011 racing for BSS title winners GNS Racing

GNS Racing, the 2010 British Supersport championship-winning team will not be racing this year. Team owner Gary Stubbington has made the reluctant decision to sit out the season after failing to raise...

Castrol Honda back with a bang

Castrol Honda back with a bang

Eight years after American Colin Edwards won the WSB crown in 2002, Castrol Honda are back. In an official launch at Castrol’s Technology Centre in Berkshire today the new look team was officially...

Video: 'I, Superbiker' BSB movie trailer

Video: 'I, Superbiker' BSB movie trailer

A brand new motorcycle racing movie called ‘I Superbiker’ is due for general release on March 10 and will be rolled out across 50 cinemas in the UK. The film covers the 2010 BSB season and is focussed...

Mason remains at MSS Kawasaki

Mason remains at MSS Kawasaki

MSS Colchester Kawasaki have retained Gary Mason to ride in BSB alongside  new-signing Stuart Easton. In addition to the two BSB stars, the team will run Howie Mainwaring and 17-year-old Danny...

Buckmaster backs Ellison for WSS crown

Buckmaster backs Ellison for WSS crown

PTR boss Simon Buckmaster believes that his rider James Ellison can win the World Supersport Championship in 2011. Former BSB runner-up Ellison will ride for the new Bogdanka PTR Honda team and will...

Dakar finish – Simon Pavey Blog

Dakar finish – Simon Pavey Blog

Despite overcoming numerous technical injuries and a massive crash, honorary Brit Simon Pavey claimed his sixth Dakar finish of his career and a hard earned place on the podium in the Malles Moto...

Dakar final result – Coma secures third Dakar win – KTM take historic ten consecutive victories

Dakar final result – Coma secures third Dakar win – KTM take historic ten consecutive victories

Spaniard Marc Coma became the worthy victor of the 2011 Dakar after wrapping up the prestigious race with a fifth place finish of the final stage. The factory KTM rider secured five stage victories...

Dakar Stage 12 - Coma closes in on victory after another stage win

Dakar Stage 12 - Coma closes in on victory after another stage win

Marc Coma took a step closer to clinching his third Dakar victory with a stunning performance on a wet and muddy stage 12 of the event. The Spanish rider who had a 15m 59s lead going into the stage...

Dakar Stage 11 – Simon Pavey Blog

Dakar Stage 11 – Simon Pavey Blog

Simon Pavey showed the grit and determination needed just to finish the Dakar, with the 43 year old Australian overcoming technical problems and a massive crash to keep his race on track. He said:...

Dakar Stage 11 - Despres goes on the attack to close down Coma

Dakar Stage 11 - Despres goes on the attack to close down Coma

Cyril Despres went on the attack on stage 11 of the Dakar to close down rival and overall leader Marc Coma by 2m 11s. The Frenchman now has an impressive 26 stage victories to his name but still...

Video: Vermeulen talks about his early exit from Sepang test

Video: Vermeulen talks about his early exit from Sepang test

Chris Vermeulen has elected to return to Australia after completing just 12 flying laps on day one of a scheduled four day test in Sepang. The 28 year old Australian is still struggling with his right...

Nicky Hayden expects fierce competition in 2011

Nicky Hayden expects fierce competition in 2011

Nicky Hayden reckons the 2011 MotoGP field is so strong that it is impossible to single out who will be the big challengers this year. The 2006 world champion finished seventh in the rankings last...

Phillip Island date change debate drags on

Phillip Island date change debate drags on

Plans to switch the Australian MotoGP race to a much earlier date on the world championship schedule in 2012 are still under discussion. Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta and a host of top riders including...

Ducati boss surprised at Casey Stoner departure

Ducati boss surprised at Casey Stoner departure

Ducati CEO Gabriele del Torchio has said he was surprised that Casey Stoner opted to quit the Bologna factory to sign a deal with rivals Honda for the 2011 MotoGP world championship. The Australian,...

Vermeulen leaves Sepang test early to focus on recovery

Vermeulen leaves Sepang test early to focus on recovery

Chris Vermeulen has returned home to Australia after completing less than 20 laps in a scheduled four day test at Sepang in Malaysia. The 28 year old Australian rode on the morning of the first day,...

Dakar Stage 10 – Simon Pavey Blog

Dakar Stage 10 – Simon Pavey Blog

After overcoming a broken engine on stage nine, Simon Pavey got his Dakar back on track with another solid stage finish of 87th to leave him 71st overall with just three days remaining. Stage 10 saw...

Dorna suspends Suzuki legal action

Dorna suspends Suzuki legal action

Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta has confirmed he is not planning on taking imminent legal action against Suzuki after the Japanese factory reduced its involvement in MotoGP in 2011 to just one...

Dakar stage 10 - Coma in control as Despres makes navigational error

Dakar stage 10 - Coma in control as Despres makes navigational error

Spaniard Marc Coma took control of the 2011 Dakar when he comprehensively won stage ten of the race by a massive 9m 56s. The factory KTM rider had no problem negotiating the monster 862KM which...

Ducati against electronics reduction

Ducati against electronics reduction

Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali says the Bologna factory is against a campaign to get the influence of electronic rider aids significantly reduced in the MotoGP world championship. One of the most...

Video: Welcome to the Kawasaki Factory WSB team HQ

Video: Welcome to the Kawasaki Factory WSB team HQ

Kawasaki Heavy Industries is an international engineering corporation based in Japan. It’s involved in the ship building, aerospace, construction, rolling stock and motorcycle industries. And it’s...

Video: Valentino Rossi’s 2011 Ducati unveiled

Video: Valentino Rossi’s 2011 Ducati unveiled

This is the first look at the factory Ducati GP11 Valentino Rossi hopes will help him capture a tenth Grand Prix world title this year. Unveiled at the spectacular Madonna di Campiglio ski resort in...

Castrol Honda back in WSB

Castrol Honda back in WSB

As previously reported in MCN, oil giant Castrol will become the title sponsor of the Ten Kate Honda World Superbike squad in 2011. The new look team will be unveiled at Castrol’s head quarters in...

‘Exceptional’ Valentino Rossi boosts Ducati

‘Exceptional’ Valentino Rossi boosts Ducati

Ducati MotoGP designer Filippo Preziosi reckons Valentino Rossi’s arrival has galvanised the Bologna factory as he hailed the ‘exceptional’ Italian star earlier today. In a press conference that...

Dakar Stage 9 – Simon Pavey

Dakar Stage 9 – Simon Pavey

Simon Pavey called upon his years of Dakar experience to remain in the 2011 event despite suffering an engine failure on his BMW G450X. The honorary Brit who had elected to continue with his original...

Dakar Stage 9 – American Street wins stage as leaders suffer navigational nightmare

Dakar Stage 9 – American Street wins stage as leaders suffer navigational nightmare

Yamaha rider Jonah Street secured his first ever Dakar stage win after a day marred by confusion with the front runners caught out by a navigational error. The American rider won the stage by a...

Westmoreland confirmed at Motorpoint Yamaha

Westmoreland confirmed at Motorpoint Yamaha

Motorpoint Yamaha has confirmed today that James Westmoreland is joining 17-year-old French sensation Loris Baz in their British Superbike line-up for this year. His signing makes it, not only the...

Nicky Hayden unfazed by Valentino Rossi threat

Nicky Hayden unfazed by Valentino Rossi threat

Nicky Hayden says he’s undaunted at the prospect of being Valentino Rossi’s team-mate again in 2011. The pair will be paired together again in Ducati’s factory squad having been team-mates at Repsol...

Me and Chaleco Lopez

Me and Chaleco Lopez

A picture of me with top Chilean Dakar rider Chaleco Lopez. We bumped into him and the Prohens brothers at a petrol station in Chile by chance where they gave us cans of Red Bull before heading off to...

Valentino Rossi seeks to tame ‘evil’ Ducati

Valentino Rossi seeks to tame ‘evil’ Ducati

Valentino Rossi believes he will have to make numerous changes to Ducati’s factory GP11 machine to strengthen his bid for a tenth Grand Prix title this year. Rossi could only finish his factory Ducati...

Valentino Rossi concerned about shoulder recovery

Valentino Rossi concerned about shoulder recovery

Valentino Rossi’s opening press conference as a factory Ducati rider was dominated by the recovery of his damaged right shoulder and his hopes and aspirations of turning the Bologna factory into...

Video: Valentino Rossi arrives at Ducati launch

Video: Valentino Rossi arrives at Ducati launch

This was the flash photography frenzy that greeted Valentino Rossi’s arrival at the Madonna di Campiglio ski resort in Italy last night ahead of the launch of the 2011 factory Ducati squad. ...

Dakar Stage 8 – Coma secures third stage victory of 2011 Dakar

Dakar Stage 8 – Coma secures third stage victory of 2011 Dakar

Marc Coma extended his lead over archrival Cyril Despres after taking victory in a punishing 508KM special stage – his third stage victory of the 2011 Dakar. The Spanish KTM rider won the stage from...

Pics: Valentino Rossi’s Ducati leathers unveiled

Pics: Valentino Rossi’s Ducati leathers unveiled

This is how Valentino Rossi will look in 2011 having moved to Ducati’s factory MotoGP squad.   Valentino Rossi pictured in Ducati red The nine-times world champion will continue his career...