June

Ben Spies vows to repay Ducati faith

Ben Spies vows to repay Ducati faith

Ben Spies has vowed to reward Ducati’s faith in him by returning to the form that at one time seemed destined to see him challenge for the MotoGP world championship. The injury-ravaged Texan is...

Suzuki keen to understand performance against MotoGP opposition

Suzuki keen to understand performance against MotoGP opposition

Suzuki will get a clear understanding of the size of the task it faces to be a competitive force in MotoGP again when it pitches its new 1000cc MotoGP contender against Honda and Yamaha in Spain next...

When Spencer met Marquez

When Spencer met Marquez

For 31 long years, American legend Freddie Spencer held the distinction of being the youngest rider in history ever to win in the MotoGP class. That was until the mercurial Marc Marquez arrived in...

MotoGP grid set to swell to 28 bikes in 2014

MotoGP grid set to swell to 28 bikes in 2014

The MotoGP grid could swell to its largest size in years with the potential for a 28-strong entry in 2014. With Honda, Yamaha and Ducati all contracted to supply four factory prototypes each, there...

Marc Marquez impressed by Scott Redding’s form

Marc Marquez impressed by Scott Redding’s form

Reigning Moto2 world champion Marc Marquez says he has been impressed at how Scott Redding has added consistency to his speed after the British rider’s brilliant start to 2013. Redding arrives in...

Honda happy with new production bike performance

Honda happy with new production bike performance

Honda says the performance of its new production RC213V machine that will be raced in MotoGP next season is better than anticipated after its first shakedown test in Japan recently. The new bike is...

No Rossi and Crutchlow dream team at Suzuka

A Yamaha dream team featuring Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow racing a factory R1 superbike in the prestigious Suzuka 8-hour endurance race is just a dream for 2013. Rossi and Crutchlow spoke briefly earlier this year about competing in the gruelling event on July 28, which the Italian won way back in 2001 with American Colin Edwards when both rode for Honda. But Yamaha said it was too late to...

Reflection from John McGuinness in his last TT video for 2013

After seventeen days, John the Honda TT Legends clan and the MCN staff were finally on the ferry home. Hear John's final thoughts on the 2013 Isle of Man TT as he made the boat crossing to Heysham. To re-live the experience of being at the TT from the comfort of your own home, visit our Motorcyclenews channel on YouTube and check out all of John's diaries as well as those from our own...

WSB Portimão Race Two: Disaster for Sykes as Laverty takes victory

WSB Portimão Race Two: Disaster for Sykes as Laverty takes victory

It was a disastrous second race in Portimão for pole-sitter, Tom Sykes after he dropped his bike on the sighting lap; smashing his screen, denting his tank and requiring a brake lever change from the...

WSS Portimão: Lowes takes fourth win in a row

WSS Portimão: Lowes takes fourth win in a row

Sam Lowes claimed his fourth victory in a row in Portimão to remain on top of the FIM World Supersport championship table. The reigining champion - Kenan Sofuoglo - and Fabian Floret on the MAHI...

WSB Race One: Melandri wins thrilling first race in Portimão

WSB Race One: Melandri wins thrilling first race in Portimão

Marco Melandri took his second win of the year in today's first of two races in a much dryer Portimão. A good start from Tom Sykes - starting from pole - saw him chased by an initial surge from...

Sykes, Laverty & Rea on front row after Superpole

Sykes, Laverty & Rea on front row after Superpole

The wet weather of Portimao played a large part in today's Superpole session for the FIM World Superbike Championship with a combined, wet and twenty minute session of Superpole being...

McGuiness takes home 20th TT victory

McGuiness takes home 20th TT victory

John McGuinness took his 20th Isle of Man TT race victory on Friday when he won the Senior race by ten seconds from team-mate Michael Dunlop, to make it a record 41 podiums in total. Bruce Anstey took...

FRIDAY SBK QUALIFYING: Rea, Laverty and Sykes Head Up Day One

Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda) once more proved that Portimao is one of his favourite circuits as he led the first qualifying session at the intense 4.592km track on the Algarve, heading off Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing) by 0.052 seconds. Regular session leading rider Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was third today, although only 0.097 seconds behind Rea. The top three had a small advantage over...

Pictures from scene of Bray Hill Senior TT crash

Pictures from scene of Bray Hill Senior TT crash

Pictures from the scene of the Senior TT crash which stopped the race and left eleven spectators injured, one seriously, show the destroyed bike of British Superstock rider Jonathan Howarth. The...

FRIDAY WSS QUALIFYING: Lowes Goes To Provisional Pole

British rider Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Racing Team Yamaha) carried on his dominant form in the WSS class by taking provisional pole at Portimao after the first qualifying session with a 1’45.724 lap time that none of his rivals could get near. He was 0.522 seconds ahead of the reigning champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Mahi Racing Team India) although none of the top riders are yet at lap record pace...

TT Statement released after crash injures spectators in senior race

The organisers of the Isle of Man TT have released a statement after the crash at the start of today's Senior race which injured spectators. The statement says: "ACU Events Ltd can confirm spectators have been injured during the Senior TT Race, at approximately 13.07, in an incident that involved rider Jonathan Howarth. The rider was unhurt. The race was red flagged and emergency services were in...

New SBK Rules Agreement Reached

The shape of SBK technical regulations in 2014 and beyond came one step closer to completion with a joint statement on Friday at Portimao, from the FIM, Dorna and MSMA, stating that a ‘framework’ for the new rules had finally been worked out. There is now an agreement of the main technical rules and costs for complete bikes, lease packages and other performance components like suspension, brakes...

Hilier wins record-breaking Lightweight TT

Hilier wins record-breaking Lightweight TT

James Hillier won a record-breaking Lightweight TT race on Friday with the Quattro Plant Kawasaki rider smashing the lap and race records on his way to a maiden TT victory. The 28-year old broke the...

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 12

Hear the latest from Chad after the second 600 race, including what you all want to know - how much faster James Hillier was! More importantly he's collected data to show just how great a 'stock' bike is when compared to the professional teams.  

John McGuinness TT Diary: Day 13

Day 13 at the TT, and John's had two more races but still no wins. He tells us the latest from both the TT Zero and the Supersport TT.     Check out our YouTube channel for more from John McGuinness and stay here for the latest TT coverage.

First pictures: Biaggi tests Pramac Ducati MotoGP bike

First pictures: Biaggi tests Pramac Ducati MotoGP bike

Six time world champion Max Biaggi returned to the track today at Mugello today the Pramac Ducati MotoGP bike. Following his retirement from WSB at the end of last season, the 41 year old Italian has...

Isle of Man TT: Birchall brothers take sidecar 2 victory

Isle of Man TT: Birchall brothers take sidecar 2 victory

For the second time at the 2013 Isle of Man TT Races, the Formula Two sidecar event saw debut winners with former World Champions Ben and Tom Birchall leading from start to finish to take their first...

Michael Dunlop smashes lap and race records in Supersport race two victory

Michael Dunlop smashes lap and race records in Supersport race two victory

Michael Dunlop smashed his own lap and race records in a thrilling second Supersport race on Wednesday afternoon at the 2013 Isle of Man TT Races to remain unbeaten for the week and become only the...

Chat at Ramsey hairpin

Chat at Ramsey hairpin

Here are some pics of Chad at Ramsey hairpin on the last lap of the first supersport race.

Isle of Man TT: Dunlop takes hat trick with Superstock victory

Isle of Man TT: Dunlop takes hat trick with Superstock victory

Michael Dunlop completed a sensational hat-trick at the 2013 Isle of Man TT Races on Monday afternoon when he won a record-breaking 4-lap Superstock race. The Honda rider was trailing long-time race...

TT: Michael Dunlop takes two from two with Supersport win

TT: Michael Dunlop takes two from two with Supersport win

Michael Dunlop’s early dominance of the Isle of Man TT Races continued on Monday morning when he made it two wins from two in the first 4-lap Supersport race. Riding his own MD Racing Honda,...

Cal Crutchlow: ‘I’d have been happy with fourth’

Cal Crutchlow: ‘I’d have been happy with fourth’

Cal Crutchlow was celebrating an unlikely second successive podium in a row in 2013 after he was the chief benefactor of late drama in Mugello yesterday. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider was doing...

Late crash costs Marc Marquez second

Late crash costs Marc Marquez second

Marc Marquez blew a golden chance to end a painful and punishing Italian MotoGP weekend on the podium when he fell out of second place in the closing stages of yesterday’s Mugello clash. The Repsol...

Valentino Rossi reflects on disastrous first lap exit

Valentino Rossi reflects on disastrous first lap exit

Valentino Rossi was fortunate to escape injury after the Italian’s hopes of claiming a home podium in Mugello were ended by a disastrous first lap collision with Spaniard Alvaro Bautista. The factory...

Scott Redding jubilant after second straight Moto2 win

Scott Redding jubilant after second straight Moto2 win

Marc VDS Racing rider Scott Redding extended his Moto2 world championship lead to a commanding 43-points after he delivered a dominant victory in Mugello to become the first British rider in over four...

Brave Bradley Smith delighted with top 10 finish

Brave Bradley Smith delighted with top 10 finish

Bradley Smith ended the toughest weekend of his MotoGP career with a gutsy ride to ninth place before heading off to fix up his battered and bruised body. Huge high-side crashes on cold tyres in...

Isle of Man TT: Dunlop takes first Superbike TT win

Isle of Man TT: Dunlop takes first Superbike TT win

Michael Dunlop took his first ever Superbike TT victory on Sunday afternoon, taking the lead at Ballaugh on the opening lap and going on to take a commanding 40 second victory from fellow Honda riders...

Mugello MotoGP: Lorenzo eases to victory

Mugello MotoGP: Lorenzo eases to victory

Reigning champion Jorge Lornzo eased to victory in Mugello today to record his second win in a row. Pole sitter Dani Pedrosa got off to a good start, but a hard move from Lorenzo at the first corner...

Mugello MotoGP: Redding takes second Moto2 win in a row

Mugello MotoGP: Redding takes second Moto2 win in a row

Brit Scott Redding took his second Moto2 victory in a row at Mugello to increase his lead in the championship. The Marc VDS rider won by 2.175 seconds to become the first Brit to to take back-to-back...

Isle of Man TT: Dunlop sets cracking pace on eve of Superbike race

Isle of Man TT: Dunlop sets cracking pace on eve of Superbike race

Michael Dunlop set the Isle of Man alight on Saturday morning, posting a lap of 130.895mph to top the Superbike TT leaderboard and head into Sunday’s 6-lap race in top form and as, arguably, the man...