2014

MCN’s top ten road racing riders: 6th

MCN’s top ten road racing riders: 6th

The 2014 road racing season promised to be a vintage year and it didn’t disappoint. The defection of Michael Dunlop from Honda to BMW during the winter set the tone for a year of change that saw new...

MCN’s top five WSB races: 2nd

MCN’s top five WSB races: 2nd

Five different riders on four different makes of machinery won WSB races in 2014 which made the job of picking the top five of the year far from easy - and entirely opinion-based. But here’s MCN’s...

MCN’s top ten BSB riders: 6th

MCN’s top ten BSB riders: 6th

With all the dust settled on yet another highly competitive year in the MCE British Superbike championship, MCN have taken the opportunity to look back on the season and sort our top ten riders –...

Red Bull Desert Wings: Matthias Walkner

Red Bull Desert Wings: Matthias Walkner

Matthias Walkner, MX3 world champion, is the new boy in the Red Bull KTM Factory Team. Great news since the last Austrian rider to take part in the Dakar rally was the legendary Heinz Kinigadner...

MCN’s top ten road racing riders: 7th

MCN’s top ten road racing riders: 7th

The 2014 road racing season promised to be a vintage year and it didn’t disappoint. The defection of Michael Dunlop from Honda to BMW during the winter set the tone for a year of change that saw new...

Alex Marquez never considered MotoGP move

Alex Marquez never considered MotoGP move

New Moto3 world champion Alex Marquez says he never gave any consideration to making the big leap straight into MotoGP in 2015. The younger brother of dominant double MotoGP world champion Marc...

Morello Racing sign Cox and Johnson for BSB campaign

Morello Racing sign Cox and Johnson for BSB campaign

Morello Racing have announced that National Superstock 1000 front runners Victor Cox and Danny Johnson will move up to the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2015 with the squad, replacing John...

MCN’s top ten BSB riders: 7th

MCN’s top ten BSB riders: 7th

 With all the dust settled on yet another highly competitive year in the MCE British Superbike championship, MCN have taken the opportunity to look back on the season and sort our top ten riders...

Mika Kallio motivated by Italtrans move

Mika Kallio motivated by Italtrans move

Moto2 world championship runner-up Mika Kallio believes he can replicate this year’s title challenge in 2015, despite departing the all-conquering Marc VDS Racing squad. The Finnish rider finished...

MCN’s top ten road racing riders: 8th

MCN’s top ten road racing riders: 8th

The 2014 road racing season promised to be a vintage year and it didn’t disappoint. The defection of Michael Dunlop from Honda to BMW during the winter set the tone for a year of change that saw new...

MCN’s top five WSB races: 3rd

MCN’s top five WSB races: 3rd

Five different riders on four different makes of machinery won WSB races in 2014 which made the job of picking the top five of the year far from easy - and entirely opinion-based. But here’s MCN’s...

Cal Crutchlow: Silverstone lowest point of 2014

Cal Crutchlow: Silverstone lowest point of 2014

British rider Cal Crutchlow reckons his disappointing 12th place in his home race at Silverstone in late August was the lowest point of his 2014 MotoGP campaign with Ducati. Crutchlow was struggling...

Aprilia happy to convince Marco Melandri to make MotoGP switch

Aprilia happy to convince Marco Melandri to make MotoGP switch

Aprilia boss Romano Albesiano has spoken of his delight at convincing experienced Italian Marco Melandri to make a shock return to the MotoGP world championship in 2015. Melandri will return to MotoGP...

MCN’s top ten BSB riders: 8th

MCN’s top ten BSB riders: 8th

With all the dust settled on yet another highly competitive year in the MCE British Superbike championship, MCN have taken the opportunity to look back on the season and sort our top ten riders –...

Merry Christmas from Guy Martin!

Merry Christmas from Guy Martin!

He might be in New Zealand for the Cemetery Circuit races on Boxing Day, but Guy Martin still took time to record a quick Christmas hello before he left the truck mechanics workshop!

MCN’s top ten road racing riders: 9th

MCN’s top ten road racing riders: 9th

The 2014 road racing season promised to be a vintage year and it didn’t disappoint. The defection of Michael Dunlop from Honda to BMW during the winter set the tone for a year of change that saw new...

MCN’s top five WSB races: 4th

MCN’s top five WSB races: 4th

Five different riders on four different makes of machinery won WSB races in 2014 which made the job of picking the top five of the year far from easy - and entirely opinion-based. But here’s MCN’s...

MCN’s top ten BSB riders: 9th

MCN’s top ten BSB riders: 9th

With all the dust settled on yet another highly competitive year in the MCE British Superbike championship, MCN have taken the opportunity to look back on the season and examine our top ten riders –...

MCN’s top ten road racing riders: 10th

MCN’s top ten road racing riders: 10th

The 2014 road racing season promised to be a vintage year and it didn’t disappoint. The defection of Michael Dunlop from Honda to BMW during the winter set the tone for a year of change that saw new...

MCN’s top five WSB races: 5th

MCN’s top five WSB races: 5th

Five different riders on four different makes of machinery won WSB races in 2014 which made the job of picking the top five of the year far from easy - and entirely opinion-based. But here’s MCN’s...

Eugene Laverty eager to learn from Nicky Hayden

Eugene Laverty eager to learn from Nicky Hayden

Eugene Laverty says he is eager to learn off vastly experienced Drive M7 Aspar Honda teammate Nicky Hayden in the 2015 MotoGP world championship. Laverty has got his big break in MotoGP next season...

MCN’s top ten BSB riders: 10th

MCN’s top ten BSB riders: 10th

With all the dust settled on yet another highly competitive year in the MCE British Superbike championship, MCN have taken the opportunity to look back on the season and sort our top ten riders –...

Sam Sunderland takes his Dakar bike motocrossing

Sam Sunderland takes his Dakar bike motocrossing

What happens when you take one Dakar rider, one full-factory rally bike, and a motocross track? Well, to help answer that question, Brit Sam Sunderland took the Red Bull Factory Racing KTM machine...

New tyres and spec electronics key to new MotoGP fuel limit

New tyres and spec electronics key to new MotoGP fuel limit

The forthcoming introduction of spec electronics and Michelin tyres were the key factors in fuel tank capacity for MotoGP being set at 22 litres for all entries in 2016. A meeting of the Grand Prix...

Construction starts on David Wood Ulster Grand Prix House

Construction starts on David Wood Ulster Grand Prix House

Construction has begun on the new permanent home of the Ulster Grand Prix, with the breaking of ground on the site of the new David Wood House, named in honour of the legendary team manager and race...

Nicky Hayden confident new Open Honda will be competitive

Nicky Hayden confident new Open Honda will be competitive

Nicky Hayden is confident that Honda’s upgraded new RC213V-RS Open class bike will help the experienced American be more competitive in MotoGP next season. Hayden will ride the RC213V-RS in the...

Nicky Hayden happy with wrist recovery

Nicky Hayden happy with wrist recovery

Aspar Honda rider Nicky Hayden says he is pleased with the progress his recovering right wrist is making during the winter lay-off. The American underwent major surgery last summer to try and cure a...

HRC expects stronger challenge from Dani Pedrosa after crew reshuffle

HRC expects stronger challenge from Dani Pedrosa after crew reshuffle

Honda management hope Dani Pedrosa can deliver a stronger title threat in 2015 after the Spaniard’s major crew reshuffle for next season. The Spaniard axed long-serving mechanics Mark Barnett and...

KTM RC390 Cup to get Santander sponsorship

KTM RC390 Cup to get Santander sponsorship

The MCE British Superbike paddock’s new series, the KTM RC390 Cup, will have the backing of consumer finance giant Santander for its debut season, with the Spanish bank coming onboard as an extension...

Morais back in the PTR fold

Morais back in the PTR fold

CIA Landlords Insurance Honda has made its third rider signing for 2015 as former PTR Honda rider Sheridan Morais rejoins the British-based team run by former GP rider Simon Buckmaster. Experienced...

Yamaha wants long-term future with Pol Espargaro

Yamaha wants long-term future with Pol Espargaro

Yamaha is confident it can convince Pol Espargaro that he has a long-term future with the Japanese manufacturer, despite denying the highly rated Spaniard a factory YZR-M1 chance until 2017 at the...

Guy Martin, William Dunlop and Alastair Seeley form Tyco BMW dream team

Guy Martin, William Dunlop and Alastair Seeley form Tyco BMW dream team

Road racing stars Guy Martin, William Dunlop and Alastair Seeley will form a dream team for Tyco Racing as they switch from Suzuki to BMW machinery for the 2015 international road racing season. TT...

Laverty and Bridewell spearhead Tyco BMW switch

Laverty and Bridewell spearhead Tyco BMW switch

As reported some months ago by MCN, returning MotoGP racer Michael Laverty and MCE British Superbike championship podium finisher Tommy Bridewell will spearhead Northern Irish team Tyco Racing’s...

Jackson earns BSB promotion with Buildbase BMW

Jackson earns BSB promotion with Buildbase BMW

Nineteen year old Lee Jackson is set to remain with the Buildbase BMW team for 2015, but the National Superstock 1000 rider will gain a full time promotion to the MCE British Superbike championship...

Jerry Burgess: Worrying gap to top four in MotoGP

Jerry Burgess: Worrying gap to top four in MotoGP

Valentino Rossi’s legendary ex-crew chief Jerry Burgess says he has not seen anybody capable of bridging the gap that exists between MotoGP’s elite top four and the chasing pack. Only six of the...

Derek McGee joins Wilson Craig Honda for newcomer TT assault

Derek McGee joins Wilson Craig Honda for newcomer TT assault

2014 Irish Supersport champion Derek McGee is set to join Wilson Craig’s highly successful Honda team for the 2015 road racing season. McGee will also make his debut at the Isle of Man TT and North...