October

Byrne rides through the pain barrier to P2

Byrne rides through the pain barrier to P2

Shane Byrne has managed to put his Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki on the front row of the grid for tomorrow's MCE British Superbike race at Silverstone, after limping away from a massive high side in free...

Silverstone BSB: Lowes takes pole number seven

Silverstone BSB: Lowes takes pole number seven

Alex Lowes continued his qualifying domination of the MCE British Superbike Championship, taking his seventh pole of the season to take his second pole in a row on the Samsung Honda. The Lincolnshire...

WSBK - Magny Cours: Sykes takes eighth superpole of season

WSBK - Magny Cours: Sykes takes eighth superpole of season

Intermittent rain and subsequent tyre choices dominated proceedings at Magny Cours for the world superbikes superpole sessions this afternoon, with all riders electing to run on fell wet tyres for the...

Bryne returns for 2014 with Bird

Bryne returns for 2014 with Bird

Shane Byrne will return to the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2014 regardless of how the next two rounds pan out, after signing a deal that will see him remain with his PBM team and Kawasaki...

Smiths Racing Triumph set for WSS wildcards

Smiths Racing Triumph set for WSS wildcards

Smiths Racing Triumph will graduate to a full factory-supported team for 2014, and are set to wildcard in a number of World Championship rounds as well as continuing their British Supersport...

French WSB: Wet Session Leads To Status Quo In WSB Qualifying

French WSB: Wet Session Leads To Status Quo In WSB Qualifying

Wet weather for the second and final regulation qualifying round at Magny-Cours, before Superpole this afternoon, left the qualifying order exactly the same as it finished on Friday, with Sylvain...

Brookes’ pace slowed by ‘clean’ track

Brookes’ pace slowed by ‘clean’ track

Josh Brookes says that yesterday’s times at Silverstone will count for very little due to the conditions on track, despite the Tyco Suzuki rider finishing the day in third.   Heavy rain overnight...

Danny Kent to quit Tech 3 Moto2 squad at the end of 2013

Danny Kent to quit Tech 3 Moto2 squad at the end of 2013

Just over a month after confirming he will be staying with the Tech 3 Racing squad in 2014, British rider Danny Kent has dropped a bombshell by confirming he will quit the Mistral 610 project at the...

Magny Cours WSB: Guintoli leads Sykes on day one

Magny Cours WSB: Guintoli leads Sykes on day one

The Superbike World Championship reaches its penultimate round this weekend and the first blow was struck by hometown hero Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing) who took his official RSV4 Factory Aprilia...

Silverstone BSB: Lowes tops time sheets on damp day one

Silverstone BSB: Lowes tops time sheets on damp day one

Alex Lowes topped the time sheets after the first day of action at the penultimate MCE British Superbike round of 2013, finishing over half a second ahead of Shane Byrne with a late lap on the drying...

Shakey unveils BSB Showdown helmet

Shakey unveils BSB Showdown helmet

Reigning champion Shane Byrne has unveiled a special edition helmet for this weekend’s round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Silverstone, showing his wicked sense of humour after his...

Lowes On Top In First Magny Cours Qualifying

 Both Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha) and Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Mahi Racing Team India) endured dramas in the first qualifying session at Magny Cours but the championship challengers ended up on top in any case, with Lowes taking the early advantage. Looking to secure the championship on Sunday, Lowes met a damp but patchy track in the first free session, and then a relatively dry...

Kiyonari reassured of no underlying damage to shoulder

Kiyonari reassured of no underlying damage to shoulder

Ryuichi Kiyonari is hoping to return to the MCE British Superbike Championship for the final round at Brands Hatch, despite being forced to sit out this weekend’s racing at Silverstone after damaging...

Casey Stoner impressed with new Honda production bike

Casey Stoner impressed with new Honda production bike

Casey Stoner has given HRC positive feedback on the new production RCV1000R racer that Scott Redding will campaign in the 2014 MotoGP world championship. The Aussie got his first chance to assess the...

WSB Blog: How many British Champs will be crowned this weekend?

WSB Blog: How many British Champs will be crowned this weekend?

If the Laguna Seca WSB round last week was anything to go by, this weekend’s round of the World Superbike Championship at Magny Cours promises to be a classic. In WSB, Brit Tom Sykes leads the overall...

Honda won’t use full fuel allowance for new production racer

Honda won’t use full fuel allowance for new production racer

Honda has revealed its new production RCV1000R MotoGP bike that Scott Redding will ride in 2014 will not use the maximum amount of fuel permitted for non-factory machinery. Non-factory bikes in 2014...

Nicky Hayden: Ducati slipping further behind Honda and Yamaha

Nicky Hayden: Ducati slipping further behind Honda and Yamaha

Nicky Hayden fears the gulf in performance between Ducati’s struggling Desmosedici and Japanese rivals Honda and Yamaha is increasing. The American, who will leave Ducati after a difficult five-year...

Honda plotting Rins and Marquez Moto3 dream team

Honda plotting Rins and Marquez Moto3 dream team

Honda’s threat to quit Moto3 after just two years appears to be a cover for an all-out assault on the 2014 title to break KTM’s domination of the 250cc four-stroke category. HRC management said at the...

Foray replaces injured Kiyonari at Samsung Honda

Foray replaces injured Kiyonari at Samsung Honda

Double world endurance champion Freddy Foray will ride Ryuichi Kiyonari's Samsung Honda at this weekend's MCE British Superbike round at Silverstone, after the Japanese rider ruled himself out with...

Honda: Pedrosa can bounce back from Aragon nightmare

Honda: Pedrosa can bounce back from Aragon nightmare

Dani Pedrosa is no stranger to bouncing back from adversity and he has been tipped to pick himself off the floor again after last weekend’s disastrous Motorland Aragon MotoGP. The Repsol Honda...

19-race provisional 2014 MotoGP calendar unveiled

19-race provisional 2014 MotoGP calendar unveiled

The 2014 MotoGP world championship will kick off in Qatar on March 23 and could be expanded to 19 races with Brazil featuring on the provisional schedule unveiled today. The Qatar night race will be...

HRC reflects on Marquez/Pedrosa incident

HRC reflects on Marquez/Pedrosa incident

Honda boss Livio Suppo believes Marc Marquez will have to change his super aggressive tactics after the MotoGP world championship leader was involved in a major talking point with factory HRC teammate...

Jonathan Rea rejects Pramac Ducati to stay in WSB

Jonathan Rea rejects Pramac Ducati to stay in WSB

Jonathan Rea turned down an 11th hour bid to join Cal Crutchlow on a Ducati Desmosedici in MotoGP next season to clinch an extended deal with the Pata Honda squad in World Superbikes. MCN revealed...

Josh Herrin to join new Caterham Moto2 squad

Josh Herrin to join new Caterham Moto2 squad

Newly crowned American superbike champion Josh Herrin will join the new Caterham Moto2 squad for the 2014 world championship. The 23-year-old clinched the AMA title last weekend at Laguna Seca and...

Pata Honda keep Rea and Haslam for 2014

Pata Honda keep Rea and Haslam for 2014

Ten Kate Honda have confirmed their 2014 World Superbike lineup, with current riders Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam both remaining with the Dutch team, alongside title sponsors Pata. With both riders...

Laguna Seca dropped from 2014 MotoGP schedule

Laguna Seca dropped from 2014 MotoGP schedule

Laguna Seca has lost its slot on the MotoGP world championship for 2014. As was first reported by MCN in mid-August, the California venue will be dropped from the calendar, despite having a contract...