October

Video: Hill announces 2014 plans

When 2011 British Superbike Champion announced last year that he was taking a sabbatical in 2013, many expected to see him back on the grid in 2014. MCN caught up with Hill to exclusively hear his plans for the future - and it's not what anyone expected. Get the full story in today's 16th October Motor Cycle News. 

Kiyonari out for Brands Hatch

Kiyonari out for Brands Hatch

Ryuichi Kiyonari may have rode his last race for the Samsung Honda squad if paddock rumour is to be believed, as a motocross injury sustained a few weeks ago means he has been ruled out of the final...

Tech 3 ‘surprised’ at Moto2 switch for Sam Lowes

Tech 3 ‘surprised’ at Moto2 switch for Sam Lowes

Tech 3 Racing boss Herve Poncharal said he was surprised to learn that newly crowned World Supersport Sam Lowes will move to Moto2 in 2014, having been told the British rider’s signature was off...

Casey Stoner to become MotoGP Legend in Phillip Island

Casey Stoner to become MotoGP Legend in Phillip Island

Casey Stoner will become the 20th rider to be awarded the prestigious title of MotoGP Legend during his home race at Phillip Island this weekend. The double MotoGP world champion was nominated as a...

Caterham ready for Moto2 challenge

Caterham ready for Moto2 challenge

The new British-based Caterham Moto2 squad was officially unveiled at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia yesterday (Sunday). The new squad, which will be managed by former 250GP racer Johan Stigefelt,...

Podium eludes Valentino Rossi in Sepang

Podium eludes Valentino Rossi in Sepang

Valentino Rossi had to settle for yet another fourth position in punishing heat at the Sepang track in Malaysia yesterday (Sunday). The Italian was optimistic of a podium challenge after he started...

Marc Marquez chases historic title in Australia

Marc Marquez chases historic title in Australia

Marc Marquez moved a step closer to an historic first MotoGP world title after he took a safe second behind factory Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa in Sepang yesterday (Sunday). The 20-year-old’s 14th...

Jorge Lorenzo: ‘I’ll fight to the end’

Jorge Lorenzo: ‘I’ll fight to the end’

Jorge Lorenzo’s hopes of successfully defending his MotoGP title in 2013 suffered another big blow in Sepang when he finished third behind dominant Repsol Honda duo Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez. The...

Sepang MotoGP: Pedrosa eases to victory

Sepang MotoGP: Pedrosa eases to victory

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa bounced back from his Aragon crash to take victory at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. The Spaniard got a good start from the second row and didn't waste his time...

Sepang MotoGP: Rabat takes Moto2 win

Sepang MotoGP: Rabat takes Moto2 win

Esteve Rabat won the Malaysian Moto2 race after topping every session over the weekend. Rabat took the top step of the podium ahead of his team-mate and championship hopeful Pol Espargaro in second.

Stefan Bradl breaks ankle in unlucky Sepang crash

Stefan Bradl breaks ankle in unlucky Sepang crash

Stefan Bradl will miss tomorrow’s Malaysian MotoGP race at Sepang after he suffered a broken right ankle in an unlucky accident during this afternoon’s fourth practice session. The LCR Honda rider...

Valentino Rossi buoyed by season best qualifying

Valentino Rossi buoyed by season best qualifying

Valentino Rossi played down his hopes of claiming a second MotoGP victory of 2013 at the Sepang track in Malaysia tomorrow after the factory Yamaha rider secured a season best grid position. The...

Arm pain no concern for Cal Crutchlow in Sepang

Arm pain no concern for Cal Crutchlow in Sepang

Cal Crutchlow isn’t worried that pain in the right arm he first damaged in a crash strewn home race at Silverstone last month will be a major issue in tomorrow’s Malaysian MotoGP clash. The Monster...

Malaysian Moto2: Rabat takes pole as Redding slumps to 10th

Malaysian Moto2: Rabat takes pole as Redding slumps to 10th

There were no surprises in Sepang as Tito Rabat rode to a dominant pole position after finishing top of the time sheets in every session for the 600cc class all weekend. The Spanish rider rode to a...

Sepang MotoGP: Marquez takes yet another pole

Sepang MotoGP: Marquez takes yet another pole

Rookie sensation Marc Marquez will start the Malaysian Grand Prix from pole position, as the championship leader takes his fourth consecutive and eighth of the season. Running wide on his second fast...

Nicky Hayden shocked at Dall’Igna’s Ducati defection

Nicky Hayden shocked at Dall’Igna’s Ducati defection

Nicky Hayden admitted in Malaysia today that Gigi Dall’Igna’s shock defection from Aprilia to Ducati for 2014 had caught him completely by surprise. Dall’Igna initially appeared to reject Ducati’s...

Dovizioso and Hayden unmoved by Gobmeier exit

Dovizioso and Hayden unmoved by Gobmeier exit

Factory Desmosedici duo Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden weren’t shedding a tear for departed Ducati MotoGP boss Bernhard Gobmeier when quizzed about the German’s exit in Malaysia today. The former...

Valentino Rossi fears Honda romp in Malaysia

Valentino Rossi fears Honda romp in Malaysia

Valentino Rossi fears defeating Honda duo Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa in Sunday’s Malaysian MotoGP clash at Sepang will be a thankless task after the Spanish duo dominated the opening day of...

Crutchlow and Dovizioso eager to work with new Ducati boss

Crutchlow and Dovizioso eager to work with new Ducati boss

Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso have spoke of their excitement and anticipation at the prospect of working with new Ducati MotoGP boss Gigi Dall’Igna in 2014. The Italian’s appointment as the new...

KTM unveils 2014 450 Rally

KTM unveils 2014 450 Rally

Hot on the heels of Honda, KTM has unveiled their 2014 450 Rally bike which will compete in the 2014 Dakar rally. The bike will make its debut at the Rally of Morocco (October 13-19), the final round...

Jorge Lorenzo delivers ironic verdict on Marc Marquez penalty

Jorge Lorenzo delivers ironic verdict on Marc Marquez penalty

Jorge Lorenzo’s reaction to Marc Marquez’s latest punishment might have been delivered with more than a hint of sarcasm, but the reigning world champion’s frustration about his fellow Spaniard’s...

MotoGP Race Director explains Marc Marquez sanction

MotoGP Race Director explains Marc Marquez sanction

Marc Marquez has been warned to show his MotoGP rivals more respect after his involvement in an incident with Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa at the Motorland Aragon track last month saw him hit...

Aprilia boss moves to Ducati for 2014

Aprilia boss moves to Ducati for 2014

Aprilia boss Gig Dall’Igna will lead Ducati’s effort to stop its disastrous slide in both MotoGP and World Superbikes, having been confirmed as the new boss of Ducati Corse today. In a surprise...

Bradley Smith eager to assess rookie season progress in Sepang

Bradley Smith eager to assess rookie season progress in Sepang

British rider Bradley Smith is eager to understand how much progress he had made in a tough rookie MotoGP campaign when the gruelling flyaway tripe header kicks off in Sepang this weekend. Smith...

HRC introduces rear wheel speed sensor protector in Sepang

HRC introduces rear wheel speed sensor protector in Sepang

The fallout from Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa’s Motorland Aragon incident has seen every single Honda fitted with a new carbon protector for the rear wheel speed sensor at this weekend’s Sepang race...

HRC unveil stunning new Dakar contender

HRC unveil stunning new Dakar contender

If success was based on looks alone, HRC would be odds on favourites to win the 2014 Dakar with their new Honda CRF450 Rally. HRC returned to the Dakar in 2013 after a 25 year absence fielding a...

Scott Redding backed to cope with title pressure

Scott Redding backed to cope with title pressure

The pressure of trying to become the first British rider in over 35 years to capture a Grand Prix world title will not overwhelm ice cool Scott Redding. The Marc VDS Racing rider is 20-points clear in...

Brazil given six months to be ready for 2014 MotoGP

Brazil given six months to be ready for 2014 MotoGP

Brazil’s much anticipated return to the MotoGP world championship in 2014 will depend on strict construction deadlines being met months in advance of the planned race in late September. Brasilia has...

Yakhnich confirm Lowes Moto2 move

Yakhnich confirm Lowes Moto2 move

Sam Lowes will make the move to Moto2 next season for an as-yet unnamed team, according to a statement released by his team hours after the Lincolnshire rider lifted the World Supersport title. In the...

Silverstone BSB: Injured Byrne takes race two victory

Silverstone BSB: Injured Byrne takes race two victory

Shane Byrne has taken an incredible second race win at Silverstone, battling through injury to break the winning streak of main title rival Alex Lowes. Lowes led for most of the race, as he had done...

BSS Silverstone: Mossey takes dramatic first win

BSS Silverstone: Mossey takes dramatic first win

Luke Mossey has taken his first win in the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship, after an action packed race at Silverstone that could have saw any of the top four win almost to the chequered...

WSB France: Sykes edges closer to title with double

WSB France: Sykes edges closer to title with double

A determined Laverty knew that he had to win race two at Magny Cours if he were to stand any chance of snatching the World Superbike Championship away from the race one winner, Tom Sykes. With Sykes...

WSS France: Lowes takes world title

WSS France: Lowes takes world title

In a season full of twists, turns and positional changes it was a fitting climax at Magny Cours that saw Sam Lowes crowned World Supersport Champion after finishing second behind bitter rival Kenan...

Silverstone BSB: Lowes takes storming race one win

Silverstone BSB: Lowes takes storming race one win

Alex Lowes has taken yet another race victory in the MCE British Superbike Championship, in a race that adds yet another to the best race of the year shortlist. An injured Shane Byrne led off the...

WSBK: Magny-Cours - Sykes takes step closer to championship with routine race one victory

WSBK: Magny-Cours - Sykes takes step closer to championship with routine race one victory

Dryer conditions and desire for vital championship points from Tom Sykes' main rivals made for a fascinating race one at Magny-Cours. A blistering start from championship leader Sykes took the...

Woffinden is speedway world champion

Woffinden is speedway world champion

Britain’s Tai Woffinden became world speedway champion last night, making him the first British winner since Mark Loram in 2000. Woffinden, 23, arrived at the final Grand Prix of the 10-round season...