October

Sepang MotoGP: Pedrosa storms to pole

Sepang MotoGP: Pedrosa storms to pole

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa will start tomorrow's race from pole position despite crashing on only his fifth lap during qualifying. Pedrosa heads a Repsol Honda front row, with Casey Stoner and...

Sepang MotoGP: Nicolas Terol takes pole position

Sepang MotoGP: Nicolas Terol takes pole position

125GP championship leader Nicolas Terol will start tomorrow's race at the Sepang circuit, Malaysia from pole position after edging out team-mate Hector Faubel in the final moments of the...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi slow and struggling in 13th

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi slow and struggling in 13th

Valentino Rossi had another instantly forgettable day on Ducati’s factory Desmosedici machine after the Italian finished the first day of practice at a scorching hot Sepang in a lowly 13th place. The...

Injury rules Bradley Smith out of Sepang Moto2 race

Injury rules Bradley Smith out of Sepang Moto2 race

British rider Bradley Smith has been ruled out of Sunday’s Malaysian Moto2 Grand Prix after being hospitalised following a huge crash in this morning’s opening practice session. The Tech 3 Racing Team...

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner not worried by Pedrosa’s hot pace

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner not worried by Pedrosa’s hot pace

New MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner said he isn’t worried to be so far behind factory Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa at the end of the first day of practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Aussie...

Sepang MotoGP: Injury agony for frustrated Ben Spies

Sepang MotoGP: Injury agony for frustrated Ben Spies

The high-speed crash that ruled Ben Spies out of last weekend’s Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island continued to be a major source of pain for the American on the first day of practice in Malaysia...

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa dominates opening practice

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa dominates opening practice

Dani Pedrosa dominated the opening day of practice for Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang, the Repsol Honda beating new world champion Casey Stoner by over 0.8s in typically hot and humid...

Crescent Suzuki poised to confirm WSB future

Crescent Suzuki poised to confirm WSB future

The British-based Crescent Suzuki Racing team are expected to confirm their switch to WSB in 2012. As reported in MCN this week, the current BSB squad have been in on-going discussions with WSB bosses...

Hutchinson back on a superbike

Hutchinson back on a superbike

Ian Hutchinson was back on a Swan Yamaha superbike at Mallory yesterday as he continued his racing comeback. Hutchy will ride the Swan Yamaha at Macau next month and Swan technician Mick Shanley said:...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi aiming to bounce back in Malaysia

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi aiming to bounce back in Malaysia

Valentino Rossi is aiming to bounce back from two disastrous flyaway races in Sepang this weekend to strengthen his bid to finish fifth in the overall MotoGP world championship standings. Rossi...

Marquez right to delay MotoGP switch, says Valentino Rossi

Marquez right to delay MotoGP switch, says Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi has backed rising star Marc Marquez’s decision to stay for one more season in the Moto2 world championship in 2012. The Spaniard ended speculation that he was going to switch to MotoGP...

Colin Edwards to ride Suter/BMW in 2012

Colin Edwards to ride Suter/BMW in 2012

Colin Edwards has confirmed he will ride a Suter/BMW machine in the new 1000cc MotoGP world championship in 2012. The Texan will make his debut on the bike, which features a highly-tuned BMW S1000RR...

Marc Marquez to stay in Moto2 in 2012

Marc Marquez to stay in Moto2 in 2012

Marc Marquez has ended intense speculation about his future in Malaysia today by confirming he will remain in the Moto2 world championship in 2012. The Spaniard has been constantly linked with a...

No Yamaha 1000cc test for Cal Crutchlow in Sepang

No Yamaha 1000cc test for Cal Crutchlow in Sepang

Cal Crutchlow will still have to wait until next month’s Valencia test to get his first ride on Yamaha’s new 1000cc MotoGP machine. It was rumoured that the British rider might test the new YZR-M1...

Moto2 likely to remain single engine beyond 2012

Moto2 likely to remain single engine beyond 2012

The Moto2 world championship is likely to remain a one-make engine series after 2012. A three-year contract for Honda to supply the engines for the intermediate Grand Prix class expires at the end of...

Video: Jonathan Rea testing WSB Castrol Honda Fireblade at Portimão

Video: Jonathan Rea testing WSB Castrol Honda Fireblade at Portimão

Jonathan Rea chatted to MCN's WSB reporter Michael Guy during testing at Portimão. Rea set the pace for the majority of the day having set an impressive 1.43.0 time in the morning session before...

Buchan gets Gearlink ride in Sunflower Trophy

Buchan gets Gearlink ride in Sunflower Trophy

Kawasaki Team Green rider Danny Buchan continues his exciting year with a run-out at the famous Sunflower Trophy event at Bishopscourt in Northern Ireland this weekend, for top Supersport 600 outfit...

Bikes on TV: October 19-25

Bikes on TV: October 19-25

KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

Silverstone Stoner’s standout ride, says Jerry Burgess

Silverstone Stoner’s standout ride, says Jerry Burgess

Casey Stoner’s brilliant victory at a wet and cold British Grand Prix at Silverstone back in June showed why he was crowned 2011 MotoGP world champion, according to fellow Aussie Jerry Burgess. Stoner...

Decision close on Suzuki’s MotoGP future

Decision close on Suzuki’s MotoGP future

A decision on whether Suzuki will remain in the MotoGP world championship next season is expected during this weekend’s Sepang race in Malaysia. Senior management figures met in Japan last Friday...

HRC boss hails team effort after world title triumph

HRC boss hails team effort after world title triumph

HRC boss Shuhei Nakamoto praised the efforts of Honda technical staff and factory riders Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso and Marco Simoncelli after Casey Stoner handed the Japanese manufacturer its...

Aspar resigned to losing Hector Barbera

Aspar resigned to losing Hector Barbera

Spanish rider Hector Barbera seems a certainty to move to the Pramac Ducati squad in 2012 after his current Aspar squad confirmed it will split with the Bologna factory at the end of the season. The...

Portimao test times: Laverty stuns in first Aprilia outing

Portimao test times: Laverty stuns in first Aprilia outing

Eugene Laverty fired a warning shot to his 2012 WSB rivals in Portugal today by setting the fastest lap time first time out onboard his factory PATA Aprilia. The 25 year old Irishman set an impressive...

Recovering Jorge Lorenzo praises new champ Casey Stoner

Recovering Jorge Lorenzo praises new champ Casey Stoner

 Jorge Lorenzo has praised new MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner as he begins the recovery from a nasty left hand injury that will rule him out of this weekend’s Sepang race in...

Video exclusive: Eugene Laverty gets first ride on Aprilia RSV4

Video exclusive: Eugene Laverty gets first ride on Aprilia RSV4

Eugene Laverty got his first ride on the factory Aprilia RSV4 he will campaign in the 2012 World Superbike Championship at Portimao this morning. The 25-year-old completed an out lap before returning...

Crockford serious, but stable

Crockford serious, but stable

BSB organisers MSVR have issued the following details of the Superstock crash at Brands. “On the opening lap of the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship race at Brands Hatch, Richard Cooper...

Melandri tests 2011 and 2012 spec BMW

Melandri tests 2011 and 2012 spec BMW

Marco Melandri begun a new era of his distinguished racing career at Portimao this morning when he got his first ride on the BMW Motorrad S1000RR he will campaign in 2012. Having won the second race...

Picture exclusive: Laverty gets first ride on Aprilia RSV4

Picture exclusive: Laverty gets first ride on Aprilia RSV4

Eugene Laverty got his first ride on the factory Aprilia RSV4 he will campaign in the World Superbike Championship in 2012. Riding at Portimao this morning the 25 year old completed an out lap before...

Rouse wins Triumph young guns ride

Rouse wins Triumph young guns ride

Triumph Motorcycles has confirmed Chrissy Rouse as the winner of its 2011 Young Guns initiative. After six months of assessment and mentoring, three finalists - Chrissy Rouse, Adam Robinson and Lee...

Australia MotoGP: Birthday boy Casey Stoner overjoyed at title success

Australia MotoGP: Birthday boy Casey Stoner overjoyed at title success

It’s hard to imagine life getting any better for Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner. He clinched his second MotoGP world title in front of his home crowd at Phillip Island yesterday, his fifth win in a...

Australian MotoGP: More misery for baffled Valentino Rossi

Australian MotoGP: More misery for baffled Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi suffered another Ducati front-end crash in yesterday’s Phillip Island race that heaped more frustration and disappointment on the nine-times world champion. Rossi had just passed...

Jorge Lorenzo in fitness fight for Valencia

Jorge Lorenzo in fitness fight for Valencia

Former MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo is facing a battle to be fit for his home race in Valencia next month after he suffered a gruesome left hand injury in Phillip Island yesterday. The Spaniard...

Ben Spies expects to race in Malaysia

Ben Spies expects to race in Malaysia

American Ben Spies expects to be fit for this weekend’s Sepang race in Malaysia after he missed yesterday’s Phillip Island MotoGP round with concussion. The factory Yamaha rider took part in the...

Australian MotoGP: Consistency delights Marco Simoncelli

Australian MotoGP: Consistency delights Marco Simoncelli

Marco Simoncelli believes his inconsistent form is behind him after he secured a career best MotoGP result in yesterday’s Australian round at a cool and windy Phillip Island. The San Carlo Gresini...

Australian MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso grabs crucial third

Australian MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso grabs crucial third

Andrea Dovizioso strengthened his bid to secure third place in the 2011 MotoGP world championship with a sixth podium of the season in Phillip Island yesterday. The Italian lost out in an exciting...

Portugal WSB: Melandri and Laverty secure final Yamaha 1-2

Portugal WSB: Melandri and Laverty secure final Yamaha 1-2

Yamaha end their official participation in the World Superbikes championship with a 1-2, thanks to Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty securing the top steps of the podium at Portimao. The team mates...