2015

Barreda and Faria lead the way

Barreda and Faria lead the way

The 2016 Dakar Rally started with a long applause to Marc Coma, the new Sports Director of the South American African Rally. The 354 competitors (143 bikes, 46 quads, 110 cars and 55 trucks) gathered...

Brits ready for epic Dakar challenge

Brits ready for epic Dakar challenge

The Dakar is more than a race. It’s an adventure.  For many, the dream is worth many sacrifices. For the 44 year old Chris Cork from Devon it was worth his house. The builder inherited the...

Opinion: SPOTY nominations reflect motorcycling as a niche

Opinion: SPOTY nominations reflect motorcycling as a niche

There’s been a huge uproar in the biking community in recent weeks, since the BBC announced their shortlist for Sports Personality of the Year, due to be held tonight and notably not including any of...

Opinion: Exclusion of Kent and Rea from SPOTY an insult

Opinion: Exclusion of Kent and Rea from SPOTY an insult

This weekend sees the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards taking place in Belfast. Usually an event that celebrates the very best in British sporting success, this year’s event has been...

Lorenzo: “Surely the intention is for Stoner to do wildcards”

Lorenzo: “Surely the intention is for Stoner to do wildcards”

2015 MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo says he’ll be very surprised if fellow champion Casey Stoner doesn’t return to track next year, after signing a new deal to become a Ducati test...

Trailer released for I, Superbiker: Clash of Nations

Trailer released for I, Superbiker: Clash of Nations

The trailer has been released for I, Superbiker: Clash of Nations, the official film review of the 2015 MCE British Superbike season. The film tells the tale of the season with exclusive behind the...

Doctor John Hinds wins posthumous SPOTY award as HEMS gains momentum

Doctor John Hinds wins posthumous SPOTY award as HEMS gains momentum

Doctor John Hinds, Irish road racing’s ‘flying doctor’ who tragically los this life at the Skerries 100 race in July, has been honoured by the BBC with a posthumous Sports Personality of the Year...

GBmoto confirm Haslam BSB return for 2016

GBmoto confirm Haslam BSB return for 2016

As exclusively reported in yesterday’s Motorcycle News, JG Speedfit Kawasaki have this morning confirmed that Leon Haslam will return to the MCE British Superbike championship with the team for...

Homologation changes for World Superbikes

Homologation changes for World Superbikes

Arguably most significant of all the new rules announced today by World Superbike organisers Dorna are that there will be less stringent homologation rules in terms of outright numbers of new machines...

World Superbikes to end two-race format

World Superbikes to end two-race format

The long-awaited official notification that WSBK racing will now be run in a two-day format has come through from the FIM. In a heavily revamped weekend schedule WSBK race one will now be held on...

Leon Haslam to make BSB return with GBmoto

Leon Haslam to make BSB return with GBmoto

Leon Haslam is set to make a dramatic return to the MCE British Superbike championship in 2016. MCN understands the 32-year-old will be teaming up with JG Speedfit Kawasaki in an 11th-hour deal that...

Baker wins Superprestigio as Marquez takes class win

Baker wins Superprestigio as Marquez takes class win

AMA Flattrack champion Brad ‘the Bullet’ Baker has become the first person to win two Superprestigio titles, by taking victory from double world champion and four-time AMA champon Jared Mees in the...

Brit Brindley dark horse in Superprestigio qualifying

Brit Brindley dark horse in Superprestigio qualifying

2015 British Dirt Track Championship runner-up Oil Brindley has emerged as a dark horse in this year’s Superprestigio flattrack races in Barcelona, holding off American champions Brad Baker and Jared...

Watch Superprestigio live here!

Watch Superprestigio live here!

This evening sees the third Superprestigio taking place in Barcelona's Palau Sant JOrdi, with double MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez taking on the cream of the American flattrack crop in the form...

Rossi withdraws Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal

Rossi withdraws Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal

Valentino Rossi has drawn a line under his 2015 season with the withdrawal of his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for his incident with Marc Marquez at Sepang. Rossi suffered three...

Endurance World Championship set to become winter series

Endurance World Championship set to become winter series

The FIM Endurance World Championship will see a major shake-up from the end of 2016, as the season makes the switch from a traditional summer season to become a winter series instead. Traditionally...

Pedrosa and Marquez take to track on 500GP machines

Pedrosa and Marquez take to track on 500GP machines

Repsol Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez have had the chance to take to the track on Honda’s special NSR500 two-stroke Grand Prix machines for the first time at an event at Motegi. Joining...

GP stars line up for Superprestigio

GP stars line up for Superprestigio

Some of the top talent from MotoGP have assembled in Barcelona for this weekend’s Superprestigio flat track race, with the entry once again led by double world champion and defending winner Marc...

Eugene Laverty ties the knot

Eugene Laverty ties the knot

Aspar Ducati racer Eugene Laverty has tied the knot with long time partner Pippa Morson in a star-studded ceremony at Ireland’s Dromoland Castle. Pippa and the 29 year old Laverty, who first met while...

Michelin schedule extra MotoGP tests

Michelin schedule extra MotoGP tests

Michelin have scheduled an extra MotoGP test for late this month at Jerez, as they continue to refine their tyres ahead of the first official GP test at Sepang in early February. Coming during the...

Marquez: ‘Valentino created this problem’

Marquez: ‘Valentino created this problem’

How did it come to this? The boy who grew up with Rossi posters adorning his walls gives his side of MotoGP’s biggest controversy  arc Marquez has had time to let the dust settle on a bitter feud...

McGuinness and Cummins to remain with Honda Racing for 2016

McGuinness and Cummins to remain with Honda Racing for 2016

23-time Isle of Man TT winner John McGuinness and Manxman Conor Cummins will, as was widely speculated, remain with their Honda Racing squad for the 2016 road-racing season. Making the announcement...

First of many: Exclusive Danny Kent interview

First of many: Exclusive Danny Kent interview

Danny Kent speaks exclusively to MCN about taking his first world title and why he doesn’t intend it to be his last. hen Danny Kent crossed the line in Valencia, British race fans let out a huge sigh...

Ducati: Stoner likely to have first tests in Sepang and Qatar

Ducati: Stoner likely to have first tests in Sepang and Qatar

The return of Casey Stoner to Ducati as a test rider was rubber stamped late last month but Ducati are still to confirm when the double world champion will make his return to the track. Senior team...

Marini confirmed at Forward Moto2

Marini confirmed at Forward Moto2

Forward Racing has confirmed that Luca Marini will join the team for next year’s Moto2 campaign. Marini, a half-brother of Valentino Rossi, will join the team for his first full campaign in Grand Prix...

Brookes and Abraham to make shock WSBK switch with Milwaukee BMW

Brookes and Abraham to make shock WSBK switch with Milwaukee BMW

Reigning MCE British Superbike champion Josh Brookes will have his wishes granted for 2016, as he and his title-winning Milwaukee SMR team step to the World stage – but with a dramatic switch from...

Kallio gets first taste of KTM MotoGP machine

Kallio gets first taste of KTM MotoGP machine

KTM has been out on track once again with their new RC16 MotoGP bike. Mika Kallio, who has been signed on as a test rider for the project had his first outing on the bike at Valencia. Kallio was...

TT winner Hutchinson to race Stock 1000s

TT winner Hutchinson to race Stock 1000s

Isle of Man TT superstar Ian Hutchinson will become a regular face in the MCE British Superbike paddock for 2016, as the new Tyco BMW rider steps up to the National Superstock 1000 class on the bike...

Iddon to join Laverty at Tyco BMW

Iddon to join Laverty at Tyco BMW

Former World Supermoto Championship front-runner Christian Iddon will look to continue his ascendency in the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2016 as he joins Tyco BMW alongside the returning...

Tinmouth looking for bigger and better in 2016

Tinmouth looking for bigger and better in 2016

Jenny Tinmouth says she will be out looking for bigger and better things in the 2016 MCE British Superbike season, after renewing her deal to stay with the Honda Racing squad for another...

O’Halloran back on his feet after Thruxton injury

O’Halloran back on his feet after Thruxton injury

Honda Racing’s Jason O’Halloran is back on his feet after the huge injury suffered by the Australian at Thruxton back in July, when he collided with a touring Howie Mainwaring-Smart during qualifying,...

Linfoot looking to build on highs and lows of 2015

Linfoot looking to build on highs and lows of 2015

Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot says that after a 2015 MCE British Superbike season that saw it’s fair share of highs and lows – in the form of both multiple podium finishes and a broken wrist that saw him...

Kiyonari and Bridewell link up with Bennetts Suzuki

Kiyonari and Bridewell link up with Bennetts Suzuki

Ryuichi Kiyonari will ride a Bennetts Suzuki in next year’s MCE British Superbike championship, as the Japanese rider looks to return to 2014 form after a disastrous 2015 season. He’ll be partnered by...

Honda Racing retain Linfoot, O’Halloran and Tinmouth

Honda Racing retain Linfoot, O’Halloran and Tinmouth

Honda Racing will retain their 2015 MCE British Superbike line-up of Dan Linfoot, Jason O’Halloran and Jenny Tinmouth for the 2016 season, as they look to build on the strong progress made by the trio...

Rossi takes fourth Monza Rally win

Rossi takes fourth Monza Rally win

Valentino Rossi has taken his fourth win at the Monza Rally Show, taking the victory by an impressive 50 seconds from World Rally Championship regular Thierry Neuville. Leading by half a minute going...

Iannone focusing on understanding used tyres

Iannone focusing on understanding used tyres

Despite only riding on the final day of the three day Jerez test Andrea Iannone felt that Ducati made a  positive step in understanding the Michelin tyres. Having completed 67 laps Iannone...