May

Gino Rea on stand by at Donington Park

Moto2 rider Gino Rea is at Donington Park this weekend on stand- by for the Kawasaki Supersport team. The 23 year old who is operating his own team at selected rounds of the Moto2 championship in 2013 running in the top 12 at Le Mans last weekend before a technical problem. His next Moto2 race is scheduled for Assen on 27th to 29th June. As a result of not competing in every Moto2 race, Rea is an...

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 2

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 2

Only eight hours to go for first practice and John talks about getting his family over, some speedway action, and looking forward to a lap of the Mountain course tonight.tt13diary

Chad Daily Diary: Josh Brookes, the newcomer

With less than 24 hours left until the first practice session, Chad caught up with newcomer Josh Brookes to hear his last minute thoughts on the looming qualifying session.  

Chad's TT Video Diary: Josh Brookes Interview

Chad's TT Video Diary: Josh Brookes Interview

With less than 24 hours left until the first practice session, Chad caught up with newcomer Josh Brookes to hear his last minute thoughts on the looming qualifying session.tt13diary

Chad's TT Video Diary: 1 day to go

Chad's TT Video Diary: 1 day to go

With less than 24 hours left until he's on track, Chad visits the Fairy Bridge to get some last minute luck from the magic folks!tt13diary

Rea: “Engine braking strategy key to success at Donington”

Rea: “Engine braking strategy key to success at Donington”

Jonathan Rea made an encouraging start to the Donington Park race weekend after finishing second fastest at the end of the opening first qualifying session. Since the start of the season the team have...

Haslam declared fit, Sykes still in command despite fall

Haslam declared fit, Sykes still in command despite fall

Leon Haslam was declared fit to race for the European round of the FIM World Superbike Championship at a wet and windy day at Donington Park. Limping to his Honda PATA bike in the...

Laverty confident of improved Donington Park result

Laverty confident of improved Donington Park result

Factory Aprilia man Eugene Laverty has plenty of room for improvement this weekend at Donington Park. The 26 year old currently sits second in the overall championship standings after the opening four...

Exclusive Pics: Randy de Puniet tests Suzuki MotoGP bike

Exclusive Pics: Randy de Puniet tests Suzuki MotoGP bike

These are the first pictures of French rider Randy de Puniet making his debut on Suzuki’s new 1000cc MotoGP project at the Twin Ring Motegi track in Japan this week. The current Aspar Aprilia rider...

Lowes fastest in qualifying practice

Lowes fastest in qualifying practice

The Friday, Supersport qualifying practice got underway at Donington for the European round of the FIM World Championship under grey, rain clouds and blustery, windy conditions. With the track still...

Can Valentino Rossi rediscover winning touch in Mugello?

Can Valentino Rossi rediscover winning touch in Mugello?

There was once a time when the MotoGP field would arrive in Mugello wondering who was going to finish second behind home favourite Valentino Rossi. The hugely popular Rossi was unbeatable on home...

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 1

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 1

Day one of John's exclusive MCN TT diaries - beers at the NW200, getting wet, and arriving in the Isle of Man.tt13diary

Chad's Daily Diary: On our way to the TT

When people talk about embedded journalists at sporting events, it usually means that the writer has managed to book himself in to the same, swanky hotel that the riders/players/athletes are staying in. Not here at MCN. At Motorcyclenews we believe that if a job is worth doing, then it's worth doing properly. During the entire two weeks, Adam 'Chad' Child is not only covering the event for MCN but...

Bridgestone: No fault with Jorge Lorenzo’s Le Mans tyre

Bridgestone: No fault with Jorge Lorenzo’s Le Mans tyre

Bridgestone has confirmed that a thorough examination of the rear rain tyre used by reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo in Sunday’s French MotoGP race showed up no defect. Lorenzo suffered a...

Le Mans MotoGP Dashboard

Le Mans MotoGP Dashboard

It was all chance this weekend in Le Mans, with the satellite bike of Cal Crutchlow beating the factories, the Ducatis running at the front, and Jorge Lorenzo slumping to a measly seventh. Here's all...

Cal Crutchlow savours career best second in France

Cal Crutchlow savours career best second in France

Cal Crutchlow’s fantastic start to the 2013 MotoGP world championship continued in Le Mans yesterday when the British rider stormed to a career best second position. Riding with a badly swollen right...

Valentino Rossi rues blowing podium chance in France

Valentino Rossi rues blowing podium chance in France

Valentino Rossi saw his bid for a second rostrum finish of 2013 slip away in a rain-hit Le Mans MotoGP race after the Italian crashed out while lying in fourth position. The 34-year-old was trying to...

Jorge Lorenzo deflated after slump to seventh

Jorge Lorenzo deflated after slump to seventh

Jorge Lorenzo suffered his worst finish in the MotoGP world championship since the final race of his rookie season in 2008 after the reigning world champion slumped from second to seventh in Le Mans. ...

Andrea Dovizioso thrilled with podium challenge

Andrea Dovizioso thrilled with podium challenge

Andrea Dovizioso capitalised on Ducati’s preference for wet conditions to mount a podium challenge until the penultimate lap of a rain-hit French MotoGP race in Le Mans yesterday. The Italian led for...

Scott Redding targets more wins after Le Mans triumph

Scott Redding targets more wins after Le Mans triumph

Scott Redding is hoping his priceless maiden victory in yesterday’s French Moto2 race in Le Mans will inspire him to more success in the 2013 world championship. Winless since his historic victory in...

Le Mans MotoGP: Pedrosa takes wet win, Cal second!

Dani Pedrosa took his second win of 2013 in wet conditions at Le Mans, ahead of Cal Crutchlow taking his best ever MotoGP finish and rookie Marc Marquez, as mechanical problems relegated Jorge Lorenzo to 7th. Andrea Dovisioso was the surprise leader off the line, making the most of his unexpected front row start to lead from Lorenzo and Pedrosa, before he passed his fellow spaniard to take second...

Le Mans Moto2: Redding takes first win!

Scott Redding finally broke his duck to take victory in his first Moto2 race at Le Mans today, 20 years to the day since Alan Carter's win in the same class at the French track. Takaai Nakagami took an early lead after a brilliant start from pole, but soon lost the lead to Pol Espagaro. However, he couldn't get away from the Japanese racer, who soon retook the lead as Esteve Rabat joined the...

Woffinden ends British speedway drought

Woffinden ends British speedway drought

British rider Tai Woffinden took his country’s first speedway Grand Prix win in six years in Prague last night. The 22-year-old from Scunthorpe was the second highest scorer in the qualifying heats...

Le Mans Moto3: Vinales takes commanding win with return to old form

Maverick Vinales showed his old form today at Le Mans, taking a mid distance lead then making fast lap after fast lap to break his opposition and win easily over Alex Rins and Luis Salom. A good start from the second row allowed Luis Salom and Alex Rins to move forwards to battle with the leaders early on. Johann Folger was initially able to lead, before pole man Vinales took over, leaving Folger...

NW200: Racing abandoned in heavy rain

NW200: Racing abandoned in heavy rain

For the second time in three years, Saturday's race action at the International North West 200 fell victim to the weather as torrential rain led to just two laps of racing being completed. The rain...

Le Mans MotoGP: Marquez takes pole as Dovi storms to front row

Le Mans MotoGP: Marquez takes pole as Dovi storms to front row

Marc Marquez stormed to his second pole position of his career, in only his fourth MotoGP race, ahead of Spanish championship rival Jorge Lorenzo. Marquez just pipped the reigning world champion,...

NW200: Dunlop takes victory in shortened Supersport race

NW200: Dunlop takes victory in shortened Supersport race

Michael Dunlop took victory in Saturday's North West 200 Supersport race although heavy rain meant conditions were treacherous and the result declared at the end of the second lap after four riders...

Le Mans Moto3: Vinales continues form to take pole

Le Mans Moto3: Vinales continues form to take pole

Maverick Vinales has continued the run of form that saw him take hisfirst win of the season at Jerez two weeks ago to finish qualifying top of the time sheets at Le Mans. Blitzing the fastest...

Scott Redding dominates Le Mans practice

Scott Redding dominates Le Mans practice

British rider Scott Redding’s stunning start to the 2013 world championship campaign continued in Le Mans today when the Marc VDS Racing rider dominated the opening day of Moto2 practice. Redding had...

Dani Pedrosa takes charge in Le Mans practice

Boosted by his first win of 2013 in Jerez earlier this month, Dani Pedrosa continued his impressive run of form in France today to top the opening day of practice at the historic Le Mans track. A best lap of 1.34.035 put the Repsol Honda rider just 0.134s clear of world championship leader and teammate Marc Marquez in cool but dry conditions ahead of the fourth round of the 2013 campaign. ...

NW200: Seeley dominates opening night with two wins

NW200: Seeley dominates opening night with two wins

Alastair Seeley dominated the opening evening of racing at the Vauxhall International North West 200 with victories in both the Ballymoney Borough Council Supersport and Live Wire AV Solutions...

Jorge Lorenzo: “I still believe the action in Jerez was too hard”

Jorge Lorenzo: “I still believe the action in Jerez was too hard”

Time to reflect and analyse his last ditch defeat to Marc Marquez in the recent Spanish MotoGP race has not altered Jorge Lorenzo’s judgement that the last corner move by the Repsol Honda rider...

Why Marc Marquez wasn’t punished in Jerez

Why Marc Marquez wasn’t punished in Jerez

The controversy surrounding Marc Marquez’s last gasp overtake on Jorge Lorenzo in Jerez earlier this month rumbled on in Le Mans today. In the pre-event press conference for this weekend’s French...

NW200: Seeley in second group start

NW200: Seeley in second group start

A steward’s meeting at the Vauxhall International North West 200 has decided that Alastair Seeley will start on the 4th row of Group B in the Supersport races and on the 2nd row of Group B in the...

NW200: Dunlop fastest again in wet Thursday practice

NW200: Dunlop fastest again in wet Thursday practice

Michael Dunlop continued to dominate the 2013 Vauxhall International North West 200 practice today with fastest times in every category except the Supertwins during a very wet session this...

Michael Laverty hoping Jerez tweaks carry over to Le Mans

Michael Laverty hoping Jerez tweaks carry over to Le Mans

Michael Laverty is hoping some major set-up tweaks to his British-built PBM chassis will help him fight for a second successive top 15 finish this season in this weekend’s French MotoGP round at the...