June

Toye wins Pike Peak as Guy Martin 21st

Toye wins Pike Peak as Guy Martin 21st

Isle of Man TT and Macau Grand Prix veteran Jeremy Toye has taken victory in the annual Pike Peak International Hill Climb, setting one of the fastest ever two wheeled laps of the 12.42 mile mountain...

Knockhill BSB: Byrne takes race two victory

Knockhill BSB: Byrne takes race two victory

Shane Byrne has taken the second race victory at Knockhill, with the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider doing his best to hold off race one winner Ryuichi Kiyonari for almost the entire 30 lap battle.

Knockhill BSB: Kiyo returns with race one win

Knockhill BSB: Kiyo returns with race one win

Ryuichi Kiyonari has taken his first MCE British Superbike win in three seasons, winning the opening race of the day in easy style from fellow triple champion Shane Byrne to hand BMW their first ever...

Knockhill BSB: Kiyonari returns to top step in qualifying

Knockhill BSB: Kiyonari returns to top step in qualifying

Former triple MCE British Superbike champion Ryuichi Kiyonari has announced his return to the front of the series after a number of years in the doldrums, continuing to master the Buildbase BMW as he...

Assen MotoGP: Rains fails to halt Marquez

Assen MotoGP: Rains fails to halt Marquez

A wet start failed to dampen Marc Marquez's blistering start to 2014, with the reigning champion taking his eight successive win of the season. After two sighting laps and a chance to change bikes the...

Assen Moto2: West takes victory in wet race

Assen Moto2: West takes victory in wet race

Anthony West took his first Grand Prix victory in 11 years in a wet Moto2 race at Assen today. Brit Sam Lowes took the lead early in the race before being relegated to second by Simone Corsi. Lowes...

Assen Moto3: Marquez takes second successive victory

Assen Moto3: Marquez takes second successive victory

Spaniard Alex Marquez took his second successive victory in the Moto3 race at Assen ahead of team-mate and compatriot Alex Rins. Portugese ride Miguel Oliveira completed the podium in third place...

BSB riders visit new aircraft carrier in dry dock

BSB riders visit new aircraft carrier in dry dock

MCE British Superbike racers Josh Brookes, Dan Linfoot and Stuart Easton marked Saturday’s Armed Forces Day with a visit to Rosyth Dockyards and the construction of the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft...

Knockhill BSB: Byrne on top as Scottish action gets underway

Knockhill BSB: Byrne on top as Scottish action gets underway

Shane Byrne has resumed his usual spot at the top of the time sheets as the MCE British Superbike Championship got under way north of Hadrian’s Wall, leading the second free practice session on day...

Hickman sells TT knee sliders for Karl Harris Fund

Hickman sells TT knee sliders for Karl Harris Fund

TT fastest ever newcomer Peter Hickman has put up for auction the R&G knee sliders that took him to his 129mph lap of the Mountain Course, with the funds going to the Karl Harris Memorial...

Cal Crutchlow in Suzuki talks

Cal Crutchlow in Suzuki talks

Suzuki could offer Cal Crutchlow an early escape from his Ducati hell. The British rider’s personal manager Bob Moore met with senior Suzuki management during the recent Catalunya race in Barcelona,...

LCR Honda aiming to retain Stefan Bradl for 2015

LCR Honda aiming to retain Stefan Bradl for 2015

Stefan Bradl’s Honda MotoGP future maybe hanging in the balance, despite LCR boss Lucio Cecchinello’s determination to offer the German a new deal. The 2011 Moto2 world champion has scored just one...

Hartley makes move from Halsall to Tsingtao

Hartley makes move from Halsall to Tsingtao

MCE BSB rider Harry Hartley has completed a swap move with Jon Kirkham, moving from the Halsall Kawasaki seat recently filled by Kirkham to take his spot at the Tsingtao Kawasaki squad for the...

All-star lineup for Classic TT

All-star lineup for Classic TT

With only two months until bikes once again grace the Mountain Circuit, the organisers of the Classic TT have confirmed an all-star lineup that includes most of the stars of the TT proper, including...

‘Damage limitation’ for Laverty in Misano

‘Damage limitation’ for Laverty in Misano

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki rider Eugene Laverty has walked – or limped – away from the Misano round of the World Superbike championship having limited the damages to his championship efforts with a ninth...

Aleix Espargaro: ‘I want a factory bike next year’

Aleix Espargaro: ‘I want a factory bike next year’

Aleix Espargaro wants to take on younger brother Pol on an identical factory-backed Yamaha in 2015, despite the Spaniard emerging as a key target for Suzuki’s returning MotoGP squad. The Spaniard is...

Peter Hickman takes over RAF Reserves Honda

Peter Hickman takes over RAF Reserves Honda

Peter Hickman will complete the remainder of the 2014 MCE British Superbike Championship on the RAF Reserves Honda of Simon Andrews, with the TT fastest newcomer taking over after the tragic loss of...

Misano WSB: Sykes takes double in Misano race two

Misano WSB: Sykes takes double in Misano race two

Tom Sykes has completed another double World Superbike double at Misano, taking yet another controlling victory ahead of teammate Loris Baz to give the Kawasaki team their eighth one-two of the...

Misano WSS: Cluzel breaks away to win in style

Misano WSS: Cluzel breaks away to win in style

Jules Cluzel has taken another race win on the MV Agusta at Misano, taking the victory in a controlling style by breaking away from the off and crossing the chequered flag by 1.5 seconds despite a...

Misano WSB: Sykes cruises to race one win

Misano WSB: Sykes cruises to race one win

Tom Sykes has cruised to victory in the opening World Superbike race of the day at Misano, taking the win from teammate Loris Baz after leading from the opening laps before clearing off at the front...

Misano WSB: Superpole king Sykes reigns again

Misano WSB: Superpole king Sykes reigns again

Superpole king Tom Sykes has broken the absolute lap record of Misano on way to taking pole position for tomorrow’s WSB races at the Italian circuit, equalling Carl Fogarty’s 21 career pole positions...

Cluzel loses sponsor but not pace

Cluzel loses sponsor but not pace

Despite the recent split between Yakhnich Motorsport and the official MV Agusta Reparto Corse team in WSB and WSS, Jules Cluzel took his factory F3 675 to the fastest time in the opening two practice...

2014 TT in numbers

2014 TT in numbers

The dust has now settled on what was an epic 2014 Isle of Man TT giving MCN contributor Phil Wain time to analyse and digest the winners, the losers and the history makers. Below are 36 stats that put...

Andrea Dovizioso nearing future decision

Andrea Dovizioso nearing future decision

Andrea Dovizioso is confident he will have decided on his 2015 plans by the next race in Assen, with Ducati and Suzuki leading the chase for the Italian’s signature. The dilemma for the former 125GP...

Tech 3: Pressure not building on Bradley Smith

Tech 3: Pressure not building on Bradley Smith

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal says pressure is not building on British rider Bradley Smith to improve his results to bolster his chances of keeping his place in the leading no-factory...

Andrea Iannone targets factory Ducati promotion

Andrea Iannone targets factory Ducati promotion

Andrea Iannone is desperate to secure a factory Ducati ride in 2015 – despite claiming to have an offer to join Suzuki’s new 1000cc project. The Italian is closely monitoring Ducati’s factory squad to...

Yamaha delighted with Valentino Rossi’s resurgence

Yamaha delighted with Valentino Rossi’s resurgence

Senior Yamaha management have admitted being delighted and surprised by Valentino Rossi’s resurgent form in the 2014 MotoGP world championship. The Italian’s brilliant second place in Sunday’s...

De Puniet joins Waters for Suzuka 8hr

De Puniet joins Waters for Suzuka 8hr

MCE British Superbike star Josh Waters will be joined on the Yoshimura Suzuki Suzuka 8hrs team for this year’s iconic race by Suzuki MotoGP test rider Randy de Puniet, as the team attempt to steal the...

All welcome for Bomber's funeral

All welcome for Bomber's funeral

Karl 'Bomber' Harris will be laid to rest tomorrow 20th June at 11am at Howden Minster, Howden East Yorkshire, and his family and friends are urging as many bikers as possible to attend, with everyone...

Scores turn out for Simon Andrews send-off

Scores turn out for Simon Andrews send-off

Scores of bikers as well as top racers from both the road racing and MCE British Superbike paddock turned out yesterday at Worcester Cathedral to say their goodbyes to Simon Andrews, who tragically...

Honda plays down pay cut demand to Dani Pedrosa

Honda plays down pay cut demand to Dani Pedrosa

Honda has denied putting pressure on Dani Pedrosa to swallow a massive pay cut to keep his prized seat alongside Marc Marquez in 2015. It has been rumoured that HRC is only willing to offer the...

Leon Camier remains on Aspar Honda standby

Leon Camier remains on Aspar Honda standby

Leon Camier will remain on standby for the Aspar Honda squad for the foreseeable future in case Nicky Hayden has any additional problems with a long-running right wrist injury. British rider Camier...

Kirkham joins Halsall Kawasaki as Hartley out

Kirkham joins Halsall Kawasaki as Hartley out

Jon Kirkham has dramatically joined the Halsall Biker Gear Kawasaki team, replacing young rider Harry Hartley for the remainder of the 2014 MCE British Superbike season, only days after Kirkham parted...

Mixed reaction to F1 corner test in Catalunya

Mixed reaction to F1 corner test in Catalunya

A special 30-minute test on a revised layout of the Catalunya track divided the MotoGP grid earlier this week. The majority of the premier class field, including reigning world champion Marc Marquez,...

Road movie returns to cinemas

Road movie returns to cinemas

Road, the new film about the Dunlop road racing dynasty, will make a special return to selected cinemas next week, after widespread fan appeals to see the exceptional tale of Ireland’s most famous...

Rea and Pata Honda welcoming return to Misano

Rea and Pata Honda welcoming return to Misano

The Pata Honda squad of Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam are looking forward to a return to Italy this weekend, as the World Superbike championship moves to a track that the team's two British riders...