May

Video: Metzeler Tyres interview Guy Martin and Josh Brookes

Video: Metzeler Tyres interview Guy Martin and Josh Brookes

Metzeler Tyres recently caught up with Tyco Suzuki racers Guy Martin and Josh Brookes prior to the start of their 2013 road racing campaign. Hear what they had to say here.

NW200: Michael Dunlop dominates opening practice

NW200: Michael Dunlop dominates opening practice

Michael Dunlop continued his meteoric start to the 2013 season by setting the fastest time in the Superbike class during the opening practice for the Vauxhall International North West 200 today. The...

Monza WSB: Championship Dashboard

Monza WSB: Championship Dashboard

Four rounds done in the World Superbike championship, and things are starting to heat up, with Sykes and melandri finding their form at Monza to challenge the Aprilia domination. Here's how it stands...

Valentino Rossi still not comfortable on YZR-M1

Valentino Rossi still not comfortable on YZR-M1

Valentino Rossi is still not 100% comfortable and confident on Yamaha’s factory YZR-M1 after an up and down return to the Japanese factory in 2013. The Italian made a fairytale return to Yamaha in...

HM Plant and Padgett's Honda merge for 2013 NW200 and TT

HM Plant and Padgett's Honda merge for 2013 NW200 and TT

Two of the most iconic race teams- and colour schemes- in British bike racing have merged at this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200. HM Plant Honda has joined forces with Clive Padgett’s...

John McGuinness: 20 years at the North West 200

John McGuinness: 20 years at the North West 200

Honda TT Legends rider John McGuinness first raced at the North West 200 20 years ago. In that time he has only missed two meetings- in 2001 when the Foot and Mouth epidemic led to the race being...

Yamaha boss calls on Race Direction to hold Marquez talks

Yamaha boss calls on Race Direction to hold Marquez talks

Yamaha boss Massimo Meregalli believes MotoGP’s Race Direction should speak to world championship leader Marc Marquez about his riding tactics following the recent controversial Jerez race. But...

BT Sport wins MotoGP from the BBC: What do you think?

BT Sport wins MotoGP from the BBC: What do you think?

BT has signed a five-year deal to exclusively show MotoGP live in the UK from 2014. How will this affect you?

Monza WSB: Laverty battles to race two victory

Monza WSB: Laverty battles to race two victory

Factory Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty prevailed in the second race at Monza today to take his sixth World Superbike victory and third of the season. It was another race long battle between Laverty,...

Monza WSB: Melandri takes race one win

Monza WSB:  Melandri takes race one win

GoldBet BMW rider Marco Melandri took his first race win of the season in the first race at Monza after a race long battle with Tom Sykes, Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli. Melandri was third at...

Monza WSS: Lowes piles in to take pole

Monza WSS: Lowes piles in to take pole

Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Racing Yamaha) left it to the very last minute to take pole in the Supersport World Championship class at Monza, although not reaching the previous best lap, set in 2010 by Eugene...

Monza WSB: Sykes grabs pole

Monza WSB: Sykes grabs pole

Motocard Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes will start tomorrow's WSB races from pole position after setting the fastest time ever around the Monza circuit with a best lap of 1:41.223. Current championship...

Monza WSB: Melandri leads the pack into superpole

Monza WSB: Melandri leads the pack into superpole

Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) used his Friday lap time to enter Superpole as fastest rider after combined qualifying. Heavy overnight thunderstorms ensured that track conditions did not...

Monza WSB: Melandri tops Friday qualifying

Monza WSB: Melandri tops Friday qualifying

Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) bounced back from the relative depression of Assen to an impressive fastest time in the Friday qualifying session at Monza. It was called a wet session but...

Yamaha reveal details of YZR-M1 lease plan

Yamaha reveal details of YZR-M1 lease plan

Yamaha has exclusively revealed to MCN more details of its plan to lease a YZR-M1 engine package for the 2014 MotoGP world championship. In Texas last month, the Japanese factory confirmed its plan to...

Monza WSS: Coghlan fastest in first practice

Monza WSS: Coghlan fastest in first practice

Kevin Coghlan (DMC-Lorenzini Kawasaki) made the best of tricky damp track conditions at the fast Monza circuit to lead the field in the first timed Supersport World Championship qualifying session...

BBC and British Eurosport react to BT Sport’s MotoGP deal

BBC and British Eurosport react to BT Sport’s MotoGP deal

The BBC and British Eurosport have given their reaction to the confirmation today that BT Sport has successfully bid for the exclusive UK TV rights for MotoGP from 2014 onwards. BT Sport’s new...

BT Sport announces five-year UK TV deal for MotoGP

BT Sport announces five-year UK TV deal for MotoGP

BT has signed a five-year deal to show MotoGP exclusively live in the UK from the 2014 world championship campaign onwards. The deal, which MCN revealed would be confirmed today from last weekend’s...

Exclusive Q and A: Ben Spies injury latest

Exclusive Q and A: Ben Spies injury latest

Ben Spies has admitted rushing his return from a serious right shoulder injury after the Ignite Ducati rider missed last weekend’s Jerez race and will also be missing for the forthcoming French round...

Seeley and Easton go head to head at NW200

Seeley and Easton go head to head at NW200

The first International road race of 2013, the Vauxhall North West 200 on May 18, promises to be the scene of a series of fascinating duels between the heavyweights of the pure road racing...

Dani Pedrosa: ‘You can’t leave the door open to anybody’

Dani Pedrosa: ‘You can’t leave the door open to anybody’

Dani Pedrosa has given his impressions of the last corner collision between Repsol Honda teammate Marc Marquez and reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo in Jerez last weekend. Pedrosa took his first...

Marc Marquez didn't fear penalty after Jorge Lorenzo collision

Marc Marquez didn't fear penalty after Jorge Lorenzo collision

Marc Marquez says he wasn’t worried that his hard overtake on title rival Jorge Lorenzo at the end of Sunday’s Spanish MotoGP race would result in a penalty from Race Direction. Marquez snatched a...

Maiden top 10 and new frame boost for Bradley Smith in Jerez

Maiden top 10 and new frame boost for Bradley Smith in Jerez

Bradley Smith has good reason to be optimistic heading to the forthcoming French MotoGP round at Le Mans after an encouraging race and test performance in Jerez last weekend. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3...

Jerez MotoGP: Championship Dashboard

Jerez MotoGP: Championship Dashboard

With three rounds done in MotoGP, check out the state of the championship after Jerez with our dashboard infographic.

Oulton BSB: Championship Dashboard

Oulton BSB: Championship Dashboard

With three rounds done in British Superbikes, check out the state of the championship after Oulton Park with our dashboard infographic.

Oulton BSB: Championship Dashboard

Oulton BSB: Championship Dashboard

Three rounds in and this is the state of the championship after last weekend's Oulton Park round.

Video: Norton's TT bike revealed

Norton was brought back into British hands in 2009. After two previous attempts, Norton is back at the TT in just a few weeks with two almost completely new 1000cc V4 bikes, two riders, and a bundle of determination to make this the start of a new racing era for the firm.  

Jorge Lorenzo breaks silence on Marc Marquez clash

Jorge Lorenzo breaks silence on Marc Marquez clash

cJorge Lorenzo has spoken for the first time in detail about the controversial last lap clash he was involved in with hard riding compatriot Marc Marquez in Sunday’s Spanish MotoGP race at Jerez. The...

Ducati ‘lab’ bike gets lukewarm reception from Dovizioso and Hayden

Ducati ‘lab’ bike gets lukewarm reception from Dovizioso and Hayden

Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden tested Ducati’s ‘lab’ bike in Jerez yesterday (Monday) and both reported only minimal gains over the factory Desmosedici GP13 they are currently racing in MotoGP. The...

Valentino Rossi rejects new Yamaha chassis

Valentino Rossi rejects new Yamaha chassis

Valentino Rossi will continue to race the ‘standard’ factory Yamaha YZR-M1 frame he’s used in the opening three rounds of 2013 after failing to find any benefit from a new chassis he tested in Jerez...

Oulton BSB: Shakey makes amends in race two

Oulton BSB: Shakey makes amends in race two

Shane Byrne made up for a race one DNF with a hard fought battle for the win in race two from title rivals Josh Brookes and Alex Lowes. Shakey made no repeat of race one and immediatly led off the...

Oulton BSS: Seeley pips Easton at last corner for the win

Oulton BSS: Seeley pips Easton at last corner for the win

Alastair Seeley took an exciting win in today's British Supersport race, just pipping Martrain Yamaha rider Stuart Easton at the last corner to take the victory and break Easton's win streak. Pole...

Michael Dunlop wins at Tandragee 100

Michael Dunlop wins at Tandragee 100

Michael Dunlop continued his blisteringly successful start to the Irish road racing season with a double Superbike race triumph at Saturday's Tandragee 100 in Co Armagh. The Ballymoney man had been...

Oulton BSB: Lowes takes first victory of 2013 as Byrne crashes out

Oulton BSB: Lowes takes first victory of 2013 as Byrne crashes out

Pre-race championship leader Byrne led off the line, but Lowes forced his way through on the first lap to take the lead. Byrne's Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki teammate Keith Farmer crashed out on the same...

Marc Marquez sorry for Jorge Lorenzo collision

Marc Marquez sorry for Jorge Lorenzo collision

Marc Marquez apologised to Spanish rival Jorge Lorenzo after the Repsol Honda rider sparked the first major talking point of 2013 in a dramatic finish to yesterday’s Jerez race. Marquez collided with...

Jorge Lorenzo silent on last corner controversy in Jerez

Jorge Lorenzo silent on last corner controversy in Jerez

Jorge Lorenzo repeatedly refused to express his views on the controversial last corner overtake by Marc Marquez that left the factory Yamaha rider third and overwhelmed by anger and frustration at the...