August

Redding pleased to be top Brit at Silverstone

Scott Redding has come away from his home grand prix pleased to have been the top home favourite, after the class rookie once again demonstrated what he’s capable of, taking his customer specification Honda to tenth and beating a pair of full-on Ducati GP machines in the process.   “I’m happy with the result today. At the beginning, with a full fuel load onboard, I was struggling to get the...

Lowes disappointed with seventh place

Lowes disappointed with seventh place

Sam Lowes has left his home race disappointed with hisseventh place, the best finish of any of the Brits, after setting his sights firmly on scoring his maiden Moto2 podium finish early in the...

Cracked rim ends promising race for Smith

Cracked rim ends promising race for Smith

A cracked rear wheel was the cause of the end of a promising weekend for Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider Bradley Smith, who was forced to pit for a new back wheel while battling for sixth in his home...

Smith: The cool-down lap was the coolest thing I've ever witnessed

Smith: The cool-down lap was the coolest thing I've ever witnessed

Bradley Smith might not have had the end to his home race that he wanted at Silverstone, when a cracked rear rim forced him into the pits and left him at the back of the field in Sunday’s race.  ...

Silverstone Moto3: Rins takes last corner victory

Silverstone Moto3: Rins takes last corner victory

Alex Rins has made up for his Brno last lap mistake, where the KTM rider cost himself a podium finish by sitting up a lap early, by taking an amazing last corner victory at Silverstone, holding back...

Silverstone MotoGP: Marquez reignites winning streak

Silverstone MotoGP: Marquez reignites winning streak

Marc Marquez has reignited the winning streak that fizzled out at Brno, taking a dominant win from Jorge Lorenzo this afternoon at Silverstone in front of packed grandstands and under blue skies.

Silverstone Moto2: Rabat extends championship lead with victory

Silverstone Moto2: Rabat extends championship lead with victory

Tito Rabat has taken a dramatic victory in the Silverstone Moto2 rce, closing down hisMarcVDS teammate Mika Kallio in the closing stages of the race to pass the Finn on the last lap and lead over the...

Redding equals best ever qualifying

Redding equals best ever qualifying

Scott Redding has equalled his best ever MotoGP qualifying at Silverstone, starting the race tomorrow from eleventh, with a special paint job on the Gresini Honda to celebrate his home round of the...

Crutchlow left disappointed with absence of pace

Crutchlow left disappointed with absence of pace

Cal Crutchlow says he has no answer for the lack of pace he’s had all weekend at his home Grand Prix, and after qualifying a lowly fifteenth for tomorrow’s race doesn’t believe that he’ll be able to...

Silverstone MotoGP: Marquez starts Brno bounceback with pole

Silverstone MotoGP: Marquez starts Brno bounceback with pole

Marc Marquez has started his bounce back from Brno, where he lost his first race of the year after a ten-run streak, by taking pole position at Silverstone this afternoon, putting aside a FP3 crash to...

Silverstone Moto3: Rins on pole as he chases maiden win

Silverstone Moto3: Rins on pole as he chases maiden win

Alex Rins will start tomorrow’s British Grand Prix from pole position, after controlling the timesheets for most of the session, to eventually finish 0.112 ahead of Niccolo Antonelli and Alex Marquez.

Silverstone Moto2: Rabat bounces back for fastest time

Silverstone Moto2: Rabat bounces back for fastest time

Tito Rabat has bounced back from a slow start to the day at Silverstone to take provisional pole position, after the winner of the lastround at Brno finished this morning’s free practice one back in...

Speedway: Injured Woffinden pulls out of GP

Tai Woffinden has admitted defeat in his battle to be fit for tomorrow’s speedway Grand Prix in Poland. The defending world champion broke his hand in a track crash last Saturday and has been receiving treatment all week in a bid to be fit for tomorrow’s race in Gorzow. But two laps in this afternoon’s practice were enough for him to throw in the towel and withdraw from the event. It gives...

MotoGP Silverstone: Marquez top, Brits on podium pace

MotoGP Silverstone: Marquez top, Brits on podium pace

Marc Marquez, out to prove a point after losing last time out in Brno, has put himself firmly at the front of the grid at Silverstone, finishing the session half a second faster than anyone else as...

Silverstone Moto3: Kent on top on opening day

Silverstone Moto3: Kent on top on opening day

This weekend’s British Grand Prix couldn’t have got off to a better start for the home riders, with Danny Kent taking his Husqvarna to provisional pole ahead of tomorrow’s Moto3 race qualifying.

Byrne tops BSB Assen test

Byrne tops BSB Assen test

Shane Byrne has topped a one day test at the legendary TT Circuit Assen, with six of the Showdown contenders jetting in for the eventahead of next month’s race at the circuit in the north of the...

Ward suspended after failed breath test

Ward suspended after failed breath test

Australian speedway racer Darcy Ward will miss this weekend’s Grand Prix in Poland after being hit with a provisional suspension following a failed breath test before the last round in Latvia. The...

Speedway champ still battling for fitness

Speedway champ still battling for fitness

World speedway champion Tai Woffinden admits he cannot yet pull in a clutch lever as he bids to recover from a broken hand and a wrist fracture in time to race in this weekend’s Grand Prix in...

Ducati preparing ‘significant’ Desmosedici revamp for Aragon

Ducati preparing ‘significant’ Desmosedici revamp for Aragon

Ducati is planning to debut a ‘significant’ upgraded version of its Desmosedici machine in the forthcoming Motorland Aragon MotoGP race, MCN can reveal. The revamp will be the biggest since Gigi...

Leon Camier relishing British MotoGP chance

Leon Camier relishing British MotoGP chance

Leon Camier says his chance to race in the British MotoGP race at Silverstone this weekend is a ‘dream come true’. Camier will continue to deputise for injured Nicky Hayden on the Aspar production...

Jorge Lorenzo never seriously considered Ducati or Suzuki move

Jorge Lorenzo never seriously considered Ducati or Suzuki move

Jorge Lorenzo has denied he ever gave serious consideration to completing a shock move to Ducati or Suzuki in 2015. The Spaniard signed a new two-year deal with Yamaha on the eve of the recent...

Aprilia to sacrifice WSB project for MotoGP return?

Aprilia to sacrifice WSB project for MotoGP return?

Aprilia may sacrifice its factory World Superbike squad to complete a shock move to MotoGP in 2015. In a surprise strategic change, the Noale factory has decided to return to MotoGP next season,...

LCR and Honda back Cal Crutchlow to bounce back in 2015

LCR and Honda back Cal Crutchlow to bounce back in 2015

Cal Crutchlow’s new 2015 team boss Lucio Cecchinello and senior Honda management have backed the British rider to bounce back from a torrid spell with Ducati next season. Crutchlow will switch to the...

Cadwell BSB: Hickman takes stunning debut win in the rain

Cadwell BSB: Hickman takes stunning debut win in the rain

Peter Hickman became the second rider to celebrate a debut MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship race win in the final race of the day at Cadwell Park as the RAF Reserves Honda rider scored the...

Cadwell BSB: Bridewell gains from Shakey mistake for first win

Cadwell BSB: Bridewell gains from Shakey mistake for first win

Milwaukee Yamaha's Tommy Bridewell celebrated an emotional debut victory in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park by just 0.005s from Shane 'Shakey' Byrne in a race that was...

Woffy hurt in Eastbourne smash

Tai Woffinden’s defence of his world speedway championship hangs in the balance following a crash riding for his British club Wolverhampton at Eastbourne last night. The 24-year-old broke a bone in his left hand, but admits he was lucky to escape with only one fracture after smashing through a wooden safety fence at the Arlington circuit. Woffinden picked up unwanted drive and couldn’t regain...

Cadwell BSB: Byrne demolishes lap record for pole

Cadwell BSB: Byrne demolishes lap record for pole

Shane Byrne has demolished the lap record at Cadwell Park to take his first pole position at the Lincolnshire circuit in seven years, going over half a second faster than Leon Haslam’s 2007 lap record...

Cadwell BSB: War for four back in action at Party in the Park

Cadwell BSB: War for four back in action at Party in the Park

The MCE British Superbike War for Four was fully underway this afternoon at Cadwell Park’s bank holiday special event, with Ryuichi Kiyonari and Shane Byrne making it one apiece in the opening two...

Andrea Dovizioso: Dall’Igna key to new Ducati deal

Andrea Dovizoso has admitted the ambitious plans by new Ducati boss Gigi Dall’Igna to radically revamp the struggling Desmosedici for 2015 convinced him to sign a new two-year contract with the Bologna factory. The Italian, who attracted big interest from Suzuki, has put his faith in Dall’Igna having been impressed with the former Aprilia chief since he defected to Ducati for 2014. Dall’Igna is...

Ducati monitoring Scott Redding’s future situation

Ducati monitoring Scott Redding’s future situation

Ducati is keeping a close eye on Scott Redding’s MotoGP future, with the British rider’s 2015 plans up in the air. Redding was expected to be riding a factory Honda RC213V for the Gresini squad next...

Honda Racing gets Oschersleben 8 hour underway in blaze of glory

Honda Racing gets Oschersleben 8 hour underway in blaze of glory

Honda Racing have gotten qualifying for the third round of the Endurance World Championship underway in a blaze of glory, taking third provisionally for the Oschersleben 8 hour but cooking one of the...

Marc Marquez backs Moto3 age limit switch

Marc Marquez backs Moto3 age limit switch

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has backed an age limit change that will allow highly rated French teenager Fabio Quartararo to start the Moto3 world championship campaign in...

Rossi and Lorenzo hope to race 2015 Yamaha chassis this season

Rossi and Lorenzo hope to race 2015 Yamaha chassis this season

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have said they would both like to race a new 2015-spec Yamaha YZR-M1 chassis in the final phase of the current campaign. Italian Rossi and double MotoGP world...

Jeremy McWilliams to race in Moto2 – aged 50!!

Jeremy McWilliams to race in Moto2 – aged 50!!

Jeremy McWilliams is to make a shock world championship comeback in next weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The former 250GP winner is to ride the experimental Brough Superior in the Moto2...

Record interest in Moto2 and Moto3 for 2015

Record interest in Moto2 and Moto3 for 2015

Record interest has been already been expressed in the 2015 Moto3 and Moto2 world championships ahead of the initial selection meetings due to take place during the forthcoming British GP at...

Byrne looking to add King of the Mountain to his titles

Byrne looking to add King of the Mountain to his titles

Monster Energy have commissioned a second special award for this weekend’s MCE British Superbike round at Cadwell Park, with the King of the Mountain trophy joining the newly reinstated King of Brands...