July

Danes through to speedway team final

The British speedway team will face Denmark in the world cup final in Poland on Saturday night after the Danes won last night’s qualifying round in Sweden. Despite resting their two top riders, the Danes were still strong enough to comfortably see off Sweden, Czech Republic and Latvia in the qualifying round at Vastervik. Denmark’s team manager announced after the meeting that Grand Prix racers...

Suzuka 8hr: Haslam makes it two from two as Rea's TSR Honda crashes out

The MuSASHi Honda team of Michael van der Mark, Leon Haslam and Takumi Takahashi have taken their second consecutive victory in the Suzuka 8hr, after bad luck once again robbed their WSB teammate Jonathan Rea of what looked like an assured victory.   Rea’s FCC TSR Honda squad were early leaders when the race eventually got underway after a delay of over an hour caused by torrential rain that...

British speedway team through to world final

British speedway team through to world final

Great Britain pulled off a surprise win on night one of the Monster Energy Speedway World Cup at King’s Lynn in Norfolk to qualify directly for next Saturday’s final in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Led by world...

Suzuka 8hr: Tsuda breaks circuit record to take Yoshimura Suzuki to pole

Suzuka 8hr: Tsuda breaks circuit record to take Yoshimura Suzuki to pole

Takuya Tsuda has dipped under the Suzuka absolute lap record to secure pole position for his Yoshimura Suzuki team in tomorrow’s 8hr race. His incredible 1:06.703 lap means that he will line up front...

Haslam with 'lots still to do' despite Suzuka provisional pole

Haslam with 'lots still to do' despite Suzuka provisional pole

Leon Haslam says that despite teammate Michael van der Mar putting their Musashi Honda team on provisional pole for Sunday’s Suzuka 8hr race, the Derbyshire man still has a lot of work to do to find...

Suzuka 8hr: Van der Mark takes pole for Musashi Honda at record pace

Suzuka 8hr: Van der Mark takes pole for Musashi Honda at record pace

Michael van der Mark has blown away the opposition with a record pace lap to take provisional pole position for the Musashi Honda squad in the Suzuka 8hr. The young Dutchman set a lap of 2:07.839,...

Suzuka 8hr: Watching live

Suzuka 8hr: Watching live

With the Suzuka 8hr race notoriously difficult to tune into from the UK, MCN have collated all the info you need to watch the ultra-prestigious Japanese race, as the biggest line-up of Brits for...

Suzuka 8hr: Rea leads the day in opening qualifying

Suzuka 8hr: Rea leads the day in opening qualifying

Jonathan Rea on the FCC TSR Honda has topped the timesheets on the opening day of practise for the Suzuka 8hr race, taking the top spot after dicing for most of the session with the Monster Yamaha...

Honda Racing set clear Suzuka goal

Honda Racing set clear Suzuka goal

The Honda Racing have made their targets for the Suzuka 8hr race perfectly clear, as the Lincolnshire based team look to get their Endurance World Championship into top gear after a disappointing DNF...

Entire Pata Honda WSB team set for Suzuka 8hr

Entire Pata Honda WSB team set for Suzuka 8hr

The entire Pata Honda World Superbike and World Supersport squad will be lining up on the grid for the start of this year’s prestigious Suzuka 8hr race, with last year’s winning combination of Leon...

NW200 organisers on the hunt for BSB talent

NW200 organisers on the hunt for BSB talent

With the 2015 North West 200 still some ten months away, race director Mervyn Whyte is far from standing still, as the 15-year veteran of the top job in Irish racing looks to the MCE British Superbike...

HRC boss: No thought to replace Dani Pedrosa

HRC boss: No thought to replace Dani Pedrosa

Honda never entertained replacing Dani Pedrosa after the Spaniard recently clinched a new contract to continue as an official HRC rider until the end of 2016. Despite having never won the MotoGP...

Marc VDS looking at Moto2 expansion for 2015

Marc VDS looking at Moto2 expansion for 2015

The high profile Marc VDS Racing squad could expand its involvement in the 2015 Moto2 world championship to a three-rider effort. Current world championship leader Tito Rabat has already confirmed...

Ladies out to impress at Armoy

Ladies out to impress at Armoy

The Armoy road races is set to show a changing face of road racing this weekend, as no fewer than six women line up on the grid for the Northern Irish races, with a strong entry led by past top ten...

Kirkham back in the Showdown fight after Brands sixth

Kirkham back in the Showdown fight after Brands sixth

Jon Kirkham has returned to where he left off the 2013 MCE British Superbike season, scoring his best result of the season so far in race two at Brands Hatch and showing for the first time this season...

North West 200 confirm 2015 date

North West 200 confirm 2015 date

The North West 200 have confirmed their 2015 dates, with the week of racing and activities set to take place from 10th-16th May, culminating in the main event on the 16th. “We wanted to let people...

Positive weekend for Quattro Plant Kawasaki at Brands

Positive weekend for Quattro Plant Kawasaki at Brands

It was a weekend of ups and downs at Brands Hatch for the Quattro Plant Kawasaki team of Dan Linfoot and Howie Mainwaring, as both riders secured strong finishes, but blighted by a fast crash that...

Tyco boss: Waters win couldn't have come at a better time

Tyco boss: Waters win couldn't have come at a better time

With Josh Waters taking the top step in race two at Brands Hatch at this weekend’s MCE British Superbike event, it marks the end of a podium drought that stretches back to the last race of 2013 for...

Cal Crutchlow: I’ve got to improve

Cal Crutchlow: I’ve got to improve

Cal Crutchlow has admitted that he needs to make big improvements with his own riding to match the performances of Italian Ducati duo Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone. The British rider committed...

Tech 3 deny talks about all-Espargaro line-up in 2015

Tech 3 deny talks about all-Espargaro line-up in 2015

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal says he never spoke to Aleix Espargaro about the Spaniard joining his younger brother Pol Espargaro on a factory-backed YZR-M1 in 2015. There have been...

Jackson impresses on superbike debut

Jackson impresses on superbike debut

Lee Jackson has impressed the MCE British Superbike paddock with a brace of impressive rides on the Buildbase BMW, as he made his superbike debut as a replacement for the injured James Westmoreland,...

Ellison to undergo operation for broken femur

Ellison to undergo operation for broken femur

James Ellison will undergo surgery today (Monday) to repair a broken femur, following the horror crash on the opening lap of race two at Brands Hatch that almost took championship leader Shane Byrne...

Tech 3 never contemplated Cal Crutchlow return

Tech 3 never contemplated Cal Crutchlow return

Cal Crutchlow’s former Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad boss Herve Poncharal has said it would have been a mistake to try and re-sign the British rider for the 2015 MotoGP world championship. The...

Ducati to expand to six bike effort in MotoGP

Ducati to expand to six bike effort in MotoGP

Ducati appear certain to have six bikes on the 2015 MotoGP grid, with the Spanish-based Avintia squad switching allegiance from Kawasaki to the Bologna factory next year. Avintia currently runs...

Marc Marquez curious to see Aleix Espargaro on Factory bike

Marc Marquez curious to see Aleix Espargaro on Factory bike

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez reckons it would be interesting to see Aleix Espargaro’s performance potential if the Spaniard managed to secure a Factory ride in the future. Espargaro has...

Brands Hatch BSB: Waters triumphs in the wet

Brands Hatch BSB: Waters triumphs in the wet

The second MCE British Superbike race at Brands Hatch today has seen records broken with it’s almost unbelievable podium, as wet weather allowed Tyco Suzuki rider Josh Waters to take his maiden BSB...

Brands Hatch BSB: Kiyonari reignites the war for four

Brands Hatch BSB: Kiyonari reignites the war for four

Ryuichi Kiyonari has reignited the war for four MCE British Superbike titles with a stunning win in the first race at Knockhill, holding back home favourite Shane Byrne to take a hard fought victory.

Armoy road races set to screen on Channel 4

Armoy road races set to screen on Channel 4

Next weekend’s Armoy road races wis set to air on national tv, with the organisers striking a deal with Channel 4 that will see race coverage go out not only on the channel but on its 4OD streaming...

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne on pole as Brookes crashes out

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne on pole as Brookes crashes out

Shane Byrne has taken yet another pole position in qualifying for tomorrow’s MCE British Superbike races at Brands Hatch, setting a 1:26.131 lap to just snatch pole from Chris Walker by 0.058.  ...

Crutchlow to remain with Ducati for 2015

Crutchlow to remain with Ducati for 2015

Cal Crutchlow has confounded paddock speculation by confirming in a special event at World Ducati Week in Misano that he will take the option in his contract to remain with the Bologna team for the...

Andrea Dovizioso signs new two-year Ducati deal

Andrea Dovizioso signs new two-year Ducati deal

Italian Andrea Dovizioso has signed a new two-year deal to stay with Ducati’s official Factory squad until the end of 2016. Dovizioso was the highest ranked Ducati rider in a tough 2013 and the former...

New Classic TT trophies to honour TT legends

New Classic TT trophies to honour TT legends

The Classic TT organisers have unveiled all-new trophies commissioned for the event, with the four awards set to honour four of the most illustrious TT racers of all time, as well as a combined 54 TT...

Alstare Bimota to make BSB debut

Alstare Bimota to make BSB debut

Bimota World Superbike team Alstare have announced a new junior team outfit that’s set to compete in the next three rounds of the MCE British Superbike Championship with French rider Christophe...

Marquez to appear on BT Sport’s MotoGP Tonight

Marquez to appear on BT Sport’s MotoGP Tonight

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez will appear on British national television in the build-up to the British Grand Prix next month, as the nine time winner so far this year visits BT Sport for their...

LCR Honda open to Jack Miller deal for 2015

LCR Honda open to Jack Miller deal for 2015

Monaco-based Honda MotoGP team boss Lucio Cecchinello says he is open to a deal that could see Aussie Moto3 sensation Jack Miller fast tracked into his LCR squad in 2015. Speculation is mounting that...

Josh Brookes "aiming to leave BSB" for 2015

Josh Brookes "aiming to leave BSB" for 2015

Josh Brookes has announced that he is determined to leave the MCE British Superbike championship at the end of the current season, with the Australian admitting that his goal for 2015 is to return to...