December

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...

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...

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...