June

Mugello MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa blasts Marco Simoncelli

Mugello MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa blasts Marco Simoncelli

Dani Pedrosa’s long awaited return to the MotoGP paddock in Mugello today saw the Spaniard launch a stinging attack on fellow factory Honda rider Marco Simoncelli. Speaking at a packed pre-event press...

Mugello MotoGP: Valentino Rossi admits Ducati not strong enough

Mugello MotoGP: Valentino Rossi admits Ducati not strong enough

Valentino Rossi has admitted he’s not competitive enough at the moment to be fighting for podium finishes ahead of his factory Ducati debut in Italy this weekend. Speaking on the eve of his...

Mugello MotoGP: Ben Spies looks to build on debut win

Mugello MotoGP: Ben Spies looks to build on debut win

Ben Spies is determined to build on the confidence and morale gained from his maiden MotoGP win in this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Mugello The Texan became the 11th American rider in history to...

Buchan to race in Euro Superstock

Buchan to race in Euro Superstock

Danny Buchan will race a Go Eleven Kawasaki ZX-10R in European Superstock 1000cc at WSB meetings, starting in Brno, Czechoslovakia. The young rider will also continue trying to win the UK National...

Andrea Dovizioso calls for electronics reduction

Andrea Dovizioso calls for electronics reduction

Andrea Dovizioso believes the only way to improve the spectacle in MotoGP is to slash the influence of electronic rider aids. The Italian is the latest high profile rider to call for a reduction in...

Marc VDS nearing 2012 decision

Marc VDS nearing 2012 decision

Scott Redding’s Marc VDS Racing squad will decide next week whether to ditch plans to race a highly tuned production BMW S1000RR motor in MotoGP next season. MCN has learned the Belgium squad has held...

Tyco Honda and Bridewell part company

Tyco Honda and Bridewell part company

Tyco Honda and Tommy Bridewell have announced that they have parted company. A joint statement issued by the Quay Garage Tyco Honda and Bridewell stated: "After a promising start which included a...

Baz will race Motorpoint Yamaha at Snetterton

Baz will race Motorpoint Yamaha at Snetterton

Loris Baz will race at Snetterton despite reports that his season may end prematurely after losing a personal backer. The Motorpoint Yamaha team he rides for issued a press release today, confirming...

Valentino Rossi without Jerry Burgess for home race

Valentino Rossi without Jerry Burgess for home race

Valentino Rossi will ride in his home race in Mugello this weekend without the influence of legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess after the Australian flew home to be with his seriously ill wife. Burgess...

Loris Capirossi to miss home race

Loris Capirossi to miss home race

Loris Capirossi has been forced to withdraw from his home race in Mugello this weekend. The Italian veteran broke two ribs and dislocated his right shoulder in Assen last weekend but it was initially...

Honda progress exposed Ducati weakness, says Valentino Rossi

Honda progress exposed Ducati weakness, says Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi reckons the performance improvements made by Honda in 2011 worsened the extent of the problems experienced by Ducati this season. Rossi has struggled to make any significant progress...

Dani Pedrosa to ride in Mugello

Dani Pedrosa to ride in Mugello

Dani Pedrosa will end his injury nigtmare and make a return to action in Mugello on Friday – nearly 50 days since his 2011 MotoGP title dreams were shattered. The Spaniard hasn’t raced since he broke...

Lowes takes Race of the Year win from Ellison

Lowes takes Race of the Year win from Ellison

Parkalgar Honda rider Sam Lowes secured his first win of the 2011 season when he won the Mallory Park Buildbase Race of the Year on Sunday. The 20 year old World Supersport rider had to fight hard for...

Did Marco Simoncelli reject soft tyre offer in Assen?

Did Marco Simoncelli reject soft tyre offer in Assen?

Suspicions about who rebuked Bridgestone’s offer to use a softer compound rear tyre in Assen last weekend have pointed to controversial Italian rider Marco Simoncelli. With numerous riders complaining...

Yamaha delays 1000cc debut

Yamaha delays 1000cc debut

Yamaha has delayed the much anticipated debut of its 2012 prototype 1000cc MotoGP machine next week. The Japanese factory had been due to fly over the YZR-M1 800cc replacement for Jorge Lorenzo and...

Assen MotoGP: Ben Spies toasts maiden victory

Assen MotoGP: Ben Spies toasts maiden victory

Ben Spies hailed his commanding Assen MotoGP victory as the greatest moment of his career as he helped Yamaha mark its 50th anniversary celebrations in style yesterday. The Texan was never seriously...

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner content to extend title advantage

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner content to extend title advantage

Casey Stoner will probably never be happier to finish second after his lead in the MotoGP world championship was increased to a healthy 28-points in Assen. Realising he didn’t have the pace to match...

Assen MotoGP: Valentino Rossi demands more from Ducati

Assen MotoGP: Valentino Rossi demands more from Ducati

Valentino Rossi declared his competitive debut on Ducati’s new factory GP11.1 bike a success in Assen but urged the Bologna factory to roll out more parts in the near future. Rossi finished fourth on...

Assen MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo rues missed opportunity

Assen MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo rues missed opportunity

Jorge Lorenzo was furious after his hopes of a second MotoGP victory of the season were ended after just five corners of yesterday’s Dutch Grand Prix at Assen. The Spaniard crashed out on the first...

Assen MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli sorry for early error

Assen MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli sorry for early error

Marco Simoncelli took centre stage for all the wrong reasons again in Assen yesterday after he instigated a crash that further dented Jorge Lorenzo’s hopes of retaining the MotoGP world title in...

Assen MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow bemoans front tyre problem

Assen MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow bemoans front tyre problem

Cal Crutchlow was denied the chance to score a career best MotoGP finish in Assen yesterday after a front tyre problem struck while he was leading Valentino Rossi in fourth position. The Monster...

Assen MotoGP: Spies takes maiden GP win

Assen MotoGP: Spies takes maiden GP win

Factory Yamaha rider Ben Spies has taken his first ever MotoGP victory in dominant fashion at the Assen circuit, winning by 7.697secs ahead of championship leader Casey Stoner. Spies led from the...

Assen MotoGP: Marquez takes victory in the wet

Assen MotoGP: Marquez takes victory in the wet

125GP champion Marc Marquez has taken victory in the wet Moto2 race at Assen today to take his second victory in the class. Simone Corsi took the lead early on, with Bradley Smith close behind in...

Assen MotoGP: Vinales wins shortened 125GP

Assen MotoGP: Vinales wins shortened 125GP

16-year old Maverick Vinales has taken victory at Assen in the 125GP race after it was red flagged after 14 laps due to rain. The race got underway under cloudy but dry conditions but rain...

Assen MotoGP: Valentino Rossi falters on new Ducati

Assen MotoGP: Valentino Rossi falters on new Ducati

Valentino Rossi could only qualify Ducati’s radically revamped factory MotoGP contender in a disappointing 11th position at the Assen circuit in Holland today. Riding the updated GP11.1 in dry...

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner bounces back to third

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner bounces back to third

Casey Stoner will start his bid to win four successive MotoGP races for the first time in his career from the front row after the Australian was fortunate to walk away unscathed from a heavy crash...

Assen MotoGP: Maiden front row just eludes Cal Crutchlow

Assen MotoGP: Maiden front row just eludes Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow was less than 0.4s away from claiming a stunning maiden front row MotoGP start in Assen today. The British rider produced a heroic effort just 13 days after breaking his left collarbone...

Assen MotoGP: Simoncelli on pole

Assen MotoGP: Simoncelli on pole

Italian Marco Simoncelli will start tomorrow's 26 lap Dutch Grand Prix from pole position aboard his San Carlo Honda. With 10 minutes remaining Simoncelli matched exactly the fastest time of...

Japanese Grand Prix to go ahead

Japanese Grand Prix to go ahead

The rescheduled Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi will go ahead in early October, despite threats from top riders like Jorge Lorenzo that they may not attend because of radiation...

Sam Lowes and Ellison headline Mallory RoY

Sam Lowes and Ellison headline Mallory RoY

World Supersport stars Sam Lowes and James Ellison will be racing at this weekend’s Buildbase Race of the Year at Mallory Park on Saturday and Sunday 25th and 26th June. After a two-year absence the...

Crutchlow's crash

Crutchlow's crash

Shots taken as Crutchlow crashed during qualifying at Silverstone.

Assen MotoGP: Nicky Hayden eyes new Ducati for Sachsenring

Assen MotoGP: Nicky Hayden eyes new Ducati for Sachsenring

Nicky Hayden is desperately trying to persuade Ducati to make his debut on the new GP11.1 machine at the forthcoming German MotoGP round at the Sachsenring next month. The American was initially told...

Assen MotoGP: Rain fails to dampen Valentino Rossi’s spirits

Assen MotoGP: Rain fails to dampen Valentino Rossi’s spirits

Rain and a cancelled practice session failed to dampen Valentino Rossi’s spirits after he made an encouraging debut on Ducati’s new GP11.1 bike in Assen today. Riding the radical new bike for the...

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner chasing edge grip

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner chasing edge grip

Casey Stoner is confident he can make improvements to his factory Honda RC212V machine to challenge for pole position in Assen tomorrow after he ended a disrupted opening day of practice with the...

Assen MotoGP: Super sixth for heroic Cal Crutchlow

Assen MotoGP: Super sixth for heroic Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow made a brilliant MotoGP comeback in Assen today, the British rider claiming sixth position on an opening day of disrupted action in Holland. Just 12 days after he smashed his left...

Rossi during practice at Silverstone

Rossi during practice at Silverstone

Rossi during practice at Silverstone.