October

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne lands the first hit of the weekend

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne lands the first hit of the weekend

Shane Byrne has landed the first hit of the weekend over championship rival Ryuichi Kiyonari by taking the top spot on the opening day of action at Brands Hatch. Byrne finished the day at his home...

Scottish teen Rory Skinner selected for Red Bull Rookies

Scottish teen Rory Skinner selected for Red Bull Rookies

Thirteen year old Aprilia Superteen champion Rory Skinner has been successfully selected for the 2015 Red Bull Rookies, and will join Bradley Ray in the Moto3 feeder series for next season. The...

Casey Stoner to make MotoGP testing return for Honda

Casey Stoner to make MotoGP testing return for Honda

Casey Stoner will make a surprise return to MotoGP after HRC confirmed to MCN in Australia today that the double world champion will test a factory RC213V in Japan later this month. Stoner will...

Scott Redding admits contact with Jerry Burgess about crew chief role

Scott Redding admits contact with Jerry Burgess about crew chief role

Scott Redding’s Marc VDS Racing squad contacted Jerry Burgess about a crew chief role with the British rider next season when he switches to a factory Honda RC213V, MCN can exclusively reveal. The...

Honda confirms new RC213V-RS won't be ready until February

Honda confirms new RC213V-RS won't be ready until February

Honda has confirmed its all-new production Honda RC213V-RS machine will not be ready for  Jack Miller and Eugene Laverty to debut until the first MotoGP showdown of 2015 in Malaysia. The...

Ellison staying with GBmoto Kawasaki for 2015

Ellison staying with GBmoto Kawasaki for 2015

James Ellison will remain with Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki for the 2015 MCE British Superbike season, after signing an extension to his contract to remain with the team for next season. Switching...

Scott Redding excited to work with Jonathan Rea’s crew chief

Scott Redding excited to work with Jonathan Rea’s crew chief

Scott Redding believes his new crew chief Chris Pike is the right man to help him to challenge MotoGP’s established elite like Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo in the future. Pike is...

Mika Kallio explains decision to reject Aspar and Forward MotoGP deals

Mika Kallio explains decision to reject Aspar and Forward MotoGP deals

Mika Kallio wasn’t so desperate to return to MotoGP in 2015 that he would ride for a pittance after confirming he did turn down offers from Aspar Honda and Forward Racing. Kallio has made no secret of...

Randy de Puniet joins Crescent Suzuki WSB squad

Randy de Puniet joins Crescent Suzuki WSB squad

Former MotoGP podium finisher Randy de Puniet will join the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team for the 2015 World Superbike championship. De Puniet, who has been testing the new Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP project...

Josh Brookes to remain with Milwaukee Yamaha in BSB

Josh Brookes to remain with Milwaukee Yamaha in BSB

Josh Brookes has surprised the MCE British Superbike paddock by agreeing a new deal that will see the Australian remain with Milwaukee Yamaha for the 2015 BSB season. Having made it clear he wanted to...

MotoGP: Marquez wins second World Championship in Motegi!

MotoGP: Marquez wins second World Championship in Motegi!

With Marc Marquez needing to finish ahead of both Rossi and Pedrosa in order to secure the World Championship, round fifteen at Honda’s ‘home’, Motegi circuit, the scene was perfectly set. It was the...

Moto GP Qualifying: Italians spoil Honda party

Moto GP Qualifying: Italians spoil Honda party

With the havoc forecasted from Typhoon Vongfong seemingly blowing over, it was warm air and blue skies that greeted qualifying at Motegi in Japan today. And then – in the final moments of the session...

Moto GP: Moto3 Qualifying Results

Moto GP: Moto3 Qualifying Results

A great qualification for British fans (and riders) sees Danny Kent take his first pole for Husqvarna and John McPhee complete the front row in third.      

Tech 3 boss: Colin Edwards ‘perfect’ for Yamaha/Michelin development role

Tech 3 boss: Colin Edwards ‘perfect’ for Yamaha/Michelin development role

Colin Edwards is the perfect choice to spearhead Yamaha’s intensive preparations for the switch to Michelin tyres in 2016. That’s the view of the American’s former Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team boss...

No MotoGP reunion for Scott Redding and ex-Marc VDS crew chief

No MotoGP reunion for Scott Redding and ex-Marc VDS crew chief

Scott Redding’s former crew chief Pete Benson has confirmed he will honour his two-year deal with Moto2 world title favourite Tito Rabat and not complete a fairytale return with the British rider now...

Suzuki never launched strong bid to sign Dani Pedrosa

Suzuki never launched strong bid to sign Dani Pedrosa

Suzuki has denied talks to end Dani Pedrosa’s career long association with Honda ever got serious. Reports had suggested that Suzuki, who will return to MotoGP full-time in 2015 after being in...

Forward Racing plan to continue developing own chassis

Forward Racing plan to continue developing own chassis

Forward Racing will continue to develop its own chassis for 2015, despite admitting it is unlikely to race any frame other than the factory-spec version supplied by Yamaha next season. The...

Honda thrilled to land Enea Bastianini for Moto3 challenge

Honda thrilled to land Enea Bastianini for Moto3 challenge

Honda management say it was vital to secure the services of teenage Italian sensation Enea Bastiainini for its 2015 Moto3 world championship assault. With leading Honda Moto3 duo Alex Marquez and Alex...

Mika Kallio misses Forward Yamaha chance

Mika Kallio misses Forward Yamaha chance

Mika Kallio missed out on a last minute chance to return to the MotoGP world championship in 2015. The Finnish rider was made an 11th hour proposal to join ex-Moto2 world champion Stefan Bradl in the...

Silverstone BSB: Kiyo makes it one each for title fighters

Silverstone BSB: Kiyo makes it one each for title fighters

Ryuichi Kiyonari has made it one apiece for the BSB title fighters at Silverstone, taking the fight to Shane Byrne in the second race of the day to hold off his fellow triple champion and mean that...

Silverstone BSB: Byrne battles to race one win

Silverstone BSB: Byrne battles to race one win

Shane Byrne has extended his championship lead with only four races left in the MCE British Superbike series, taking a dramatic race win at Silverstone. Main title rival Ryuichi Kiyonari was second,...

Magny Cours WSB: Melandri defiant in victory

Magny Cours WSB: Melandri defiant in victory

Marco Melandri defied team orders to take victory in the second race at Magny Cours and his 100th WSB race. It was again Jonathan Rea who took the lead and this time out managed to stay at...

Magny Cours WSS: Cluzel wins red-flagged race

Magny Cours WSS: Cluzel wins red-flagged race

Jules Cluzel took victory in his home race after the supersport race was red-flagged on lap 13. Cluzel was a little fortunate to take the full 25 points, as Kenan Sofuoglu streaked ahead into the lead...

Magny Cours WSB: Guintoli splashes to race one win

Magny Cours WSB: Guintoli splashes to race one win

Sylvain Guintoli cut the gap to championship leader Tom Sykes to just 19 points with victory at a wet Magny Cours today. Both Sykes and Guintoli benefited from team orders, with their team-mates...

Silverstone BSB: Kiyonari claims pole

Silverstone BSB: Kiyonari claims pole

Ryuichi Kiyonari rode bravely in drying conditions to take his second pole of the season for the penultimate round at Silverstone. Kiyonari was able to hold off title rival Shane Byrne...

Magny Cours WSB: Sykes on pole

Magny Cours WSB: Sykes on pole

Reigning champion Tom Sykes will start tomorrow's races from pole position after setting a new circuit best lap of 1'36.366. Sykes will be joined on the front row by Ducati's Davide Giugliano and...

Silverstone BSB: Kiyo scorches to record pace on opening day

Silverstone BSB: Kiyo scorches to record pace on opening day

Ryuichi Kiyonari has raced to a scorching opening day of the penultimate round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Silverstone. The triple champion, currently in a battle with Shane Byrne for...

Magny Cours WSB: Laverty sizzles to second

Magny Cours WSB: Laverty sizzles to second

After confirming that he was heading to MotoGP in 2015 with the Aspar Honda team in 2015, Eugene Laverty (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) found enough pace on the first day at Magny-Cours to finish second in...

Magny Cours WSS: van der Mark on top

Magny Cours WSS: van der Mark on top

After two WSS free practice sessions Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda) headed up the field on his Honda with a 1’41.744, with the surprise appearance of Roberto Tamburini (San Carlo Puccetti Racing...

Corser's BMW team springs to life

Corser's BMW team springs to life

After an aborted attempt to run a BMW Aussie dream team in 2014 an announcement is soon to be made about the former double World Champion’s plans to compete with a two-rider squad in WSB in 2015.

Magny Cours WSB: Guintoli heads Sykes in first session

Magny Cours WSB: Guintoli heads Sykes in first session

Sylvain Guintoli got his home round in Magny Cours off to a positive start by topping the time-sheets in the opening Free Practice session. The factory Aprilia rider is fighting to keep his world...

Pramac Ducati miss out on Eugene Laverty signing

Pramac Ducati miss out on Eugene Laverty signing

Pramac Ducati management have admitted Aspar Honda just beat them to Eugene Laverty’s signature for 2015. Laverty has been locked in lengthy negotiations with Pramac Ducati for weeks, as the Italian...

Aspar Honda confirms MotoGP deal for Eugene Laverty

Aspar Honda confirms MotoGP deal for Eugene Laverty

Spain’s high-profile Aspar Honda squad has confirmed the signing of Irish rider Eugene Laverty for the 2015 MotoGP world championship. Laverty’s premier class switch, which was first revealed by MCN...

Andrea Dovizioso: ‘I was close to Suzuki’

Andrea Dovizioso: ‘I was close to Suzuki’

Andrea Dovizioso says he came close to joining Suzuki for 2015 before agreeing a two-year contract extension with Ducati. The Italian was believed to be a top target for Suzuki, who were keen to...

Cal Crutchlow resigned to losing crew chief for 2015

Cal Crutchlow resigned to losing crew chief for 2015

Cal Crutchlow has confirmed he will reluctantly split from crew chief Daniele Romagnoli when he ends his disappointing one-season career at Ducati next month. The British rider had wanted to take...

Dani Pedrosa: ‘Never anything serious with Suzuki’

Dani Pedrosa: ‘Never anything serious with Suzuki’

Dani Pedrosa has denied giving serious consideration to ending his career long association with Honda to head up Suzuki’s return to MotoGP next season. The Spaniard was linked to a Suzuki slot earlier...