January

Five-time Dakar winner Despres reflects on car switch

Five-time Dakar winner Despres reflects on car switch

After a record-breaking five victories in the motorcycle class of the Dakar Rally, Cyril Despres made the switch for 2015 to cars, partnering Stephane Peterhansel, a former winner of the race in both...

Mugen confirm 2015 TT campaign

Mugen confirm 2015 TT campaign

Mugen have confirmed their 2015 Isle of Man TT Zero campaign, with 2014 podium finishers John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey returning to the Japanese manufacturer for another year. McGuinness, who won...

Donington Park GP work slides to mid-season

Donington Park GP work slides to mid-season

The work mandated by MotoGP organisers to be carried out at Donington Park in preparation of the British Grand Prix returning to the Derbyshire circuit will now not take place until well into the...

Colin Edwards talks early Michelin testing

Colin Edwards talks early Michelin testing

Colin Edwards says his early development work with Michelin has been incredibly positive ahead of the French tyre brand becoming the exclusive MotoGP tyre supplier from the 2016 world championship...

Guintoli aiming for Phillip Island return

Guintoli aiming for Phillip Island return

Reigning World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli is aiming for a return to full fitness in time for the opening round of the 2015 season, after a testing crash at Jerez left him with neck and ankle...

Tinmouth rules out TT return for 2015

Tinmouth rules out TT return for 2015

Jenny Tinmouth, the fastest woman ever around the 37.73 mile Isle of Man TT circuit, has ruled out a comeback for 2015, despite her new deal with the factory Honda MCE British Superbike team that also...

Former Irish champion Sheils to ride BikeBitsNI Kawasaki

Former Irish champion Sheils to ride BikeBitsNI Kawasaki

2013 Irish Superbike champion Derek Sheils has penned a deal with County Down-based team BikeBitsNI Kawasaki. The deal will see him compete under their colours on both supersport and superbike...

Alvaro Bautista: No big risk joining new Aprilia project

Alvaro Bautista: No big risk joining new Aprilia project

Alvaro Bautista doesn’t believe he has taken a huge risk by agreeing to spearheard Aprilia’s surprise early return to the MotoGP world championship in 2015. Aprilia is returning to MotoGP with an...

Lowes gets laps under his belt ahead of Jerez tests

Lowes gets laps under his belt ahead of Jerez tests

Speed Up Moto2 rider Sam Lowes has got his first track action of 2015 underway, joining the Honda BSB team for a private test at Spain’s Monteblanco circuit. Riding a stock Yamaha R6 on Moto2-spec...

HRC boss: Impossible to give Jack Miller Repsol Honda chance

HRC boss: Impossible to give Jack Miller Repsol Honda chance

Promoting teenage sensation Jack Miller straight into Honda’s official factory MotoGP squad would have been a ‘stupid idea’, according to senior HRC boss Shuhei Nakamoto. Nakamoto has personally...

Spaniard Rivas and South African McFadden become latest BSB riders

Spaniard Rivas and South African McFadden become latest BSB riders

Spanish rider Dani Rivas and South African David McFadden are the latest riders to join the MCE British Superbike championship for 2015, with the MQ Motorsport Kawasaki duo bumping the grid to an...

Vyrus to take hub-centered steering to Moto2

Vyrus to take hub-centered steering to Moto2

Legendary Italian motorcycle manufacturer Vyrus are set to try their hand at racing, making their debut in the new European CEV Moto2 championship with British teenager Bradley Ray onboard their...

First look: Linfoot and O’Halloran make Honda debut

First look: Linfoot and O’Halloran make Honda debut

New Honda BSB riders Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran have made their debut on the factory-supported Honda Fireblades they will contest in the 2015 MCE British Superbike championship in a private test...

Former World Supersport rider Harms to make TT debut

Former World Supersport rider Harms to make TT debut

Danish former World Supersport front-runner Robbin Harms will make his Isle of Man TT debut in 2015.  Signing up with the experienced TC Racing/DP Coldplaning team, he is set to compete in...

Yamaha boss: ‘We are ready to challenge for victory in 2015’

Yamaha boss: ‘We are ready to challenge for victory in 2015’

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis is confident that Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo can mount a serious threat to end the recent domination of Marc Marquez and Honda in the MotoGP world championship. Marquez...

Jorge Lorenzo ‘more motivated than ever’

Jorge Lorenzo ‘more motivated than ever’

After a bitterly disappointing 2014 MotoGP world championship campaign, it is no surprise to hear Jorge Lorenzo say he is more motivated than ever to kick off this year’s season at the end of March in...

Valentino Rossi expecting stronger Jorge Lorenzo in 2015

Valentino Rossi expecting stronger Jorge Lorenzo in 2015

Valentino Rossi says he is expecting factory Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo to pose a much stronger threat in the 2015 MotoGP world championship. Rossi finished second behind dominant MotoGP world...

Yamaha unveils Rossi and Lorenzo’s 2015 YZR-M1

Yamaha unveils Rossi and Lorenzo’s 2015 YZR-M1

Yamaha has unveiled the 2015 factory YZR-M1 it hopes will help Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo end the recent domination of Honda rival Marc Marquez. The new YZR-M1 was officially unveiled during...

Honda bosses back Tinmouth for BSB success

Honda bosses back Tinmouth for BSB success

Jenny Tinmouth will be an upset to the order in the 2015 MCE British Superbike championship when she makes her debut as part of the Honda Racing squad. That’s the view of team boss Havier Beltran, who...

New FIM-Dorna deal set to deliver mainstream Sidecar coverage?

New FIM-Dorna deal set to deliver mainstream Sidecar coverage?

The FIM have signed a new deal with MotoGP commercial rights holders Dorna that will see television coverage boosted for a whole host of race series that fall under the FIM’s direct control. Under the...

Jenny Tinmouth to become factory Honda BSB rider

Jenny Tinmouth to become factory Honda BSB rider

The fastest woman ever around the isle of Man TT, Jenny Tinmouth, is set to be rewarded for her privateer efforts with a full-factory Honda seat in the MCE British Superbike Championship for 2015.

Biaggi and Laverty continue Aprilia GP development work

Biaggi and Laverty continue Aprilia GP development work

Former world champion Max Biaggi and Tyco BMW MCE British Superbike rider Michael Laverty have been continuing the development of the electronics package for Aprilia’s new MotoGP machine, rumoured to...

Guigliano tops final European WSB test

Guigliano tops final European WSB test

Davide Guigliano has taken Ducati to the top of the time sheets on the final day of European pre-season testing before the World Superbike championship kicks off next month in Australia. The Italian...

Shakey Byrne wins exclusive Torrens Trophy

Shakey Byrne wins exclusive Torrens Trophy

Reigning MCE British Superbike champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has won the RAC Club’s exclusive Torrens Trophy, becoming only the eighth person to be awarded the trophy since it’s introduction in...

Guintoli heads back to UK for checks following Jerez testing crash

Guintoli heads back to UK for checks following Jerez testing crash

World Superbike champion Sylvan Guintoli has left the two day WSB test at Jerez and returned to the UK for further medical checks following his crash yesterday. The PATA Honda rider suffered a...

Doohan/Schwantz: Honda should have placed Miller in factory team

Doohan/Schwantz: Honda should have placed Miller in factory team

Honda should have gambled on placing rising star Jack Miller alongside Marc Marquez in HRC’s official factory team in 2015. That’s the high-risk strategy that MotoGP legends Mick Doohan and Kevin...

Joey Dunlop voted greatest Northern Irish sportsman

Joey Dunlop voted greatest Northern Irish sportsman

Twenty-six times Isle of Man TT winner Joey Dunlop has been voted the greatest Northern Irish sportsman of all time. Dunlop beat off opposition from footballer George Best and golfer Rory McIlroy to...

Scottish star Dean Wilson’s Supercross season dashed by injury

Scottish star Dean Wilson’s Supercross season dashed by injury

Scottish AMA Supercross star Dean Wilson has had his debut season in the 450cc class potentially cut short after a training crash tore his ACL and MCL knee ligaments, potentially leaving him out of...

Kawasaki back in MotoGP?

Kawasaki back in MotoGP?

Moto2 contender Dominique Aegerter is at Jerez today testing an evolution of the Avinta Kawasaki CRT bike used in 2014. The project appeared to have no official connection with the current factory...

Guintoli sits out opening day at Jerez following highside

Guintoli sits out opening day at Jerez following highside

Reigning World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli has been foced to sit out the opening day of the final European test of the winter after an early morning highside left him with shoulder and ankle...

WSB times not slowed at Jerez test by new engine rules

WSB times not slowed at Jerez test by new engine rules

World Superbike lap times do not appear to have been significantly affected by the new engine rules making their debut in 2015, with Jonathan Rea pushing the factory Kawasaki ZX-10R to a 1:41.327 lap...

Luke Mossey kicks off 2015 BSB testing

Luke Mossey kicks off 2015 BSB testing

The first of the 2015 MCE British Superbike testing programmes has gotten underway in Spain, with Supersport graduate Luke Mossey taking to track at Cartagena on the Quattro Plant Teccare...

Enduro legend Knight to make Dakar debut – in a car!

Enduro legend Knight to make Dakar debut – in a car!

Enduro legend and four-time world champion David Knight will finally make his much-rumoured debut at the Dakar Rally in 2016 – but to the surprise of many, the Manxman will be on four wheels rather...

Canard wins for Honda as title favourite Roczen crashes heavily

Canard wins for Honda as title favourite Roczen crashes heavily

Honda rider Trey Canard, the man at the centre of a storm of controversy only seven days ago after a collision with double champion Chad Reed, has taken his first AMA Supercross victory of the year in...

Team UK take Philip Island Classic win, Farquhar wins overall

Team UK take Philip Island Classic win, Farquhar wins overall

Team UK have taken a visitors victory for the first time at the Philip Island Classic, with Ryan Farquhar and Conor Cummins coming out on top of the individual standings to secure the win for the...

Kyle Smith confirmed for Pata Honda supersport ride

Kyle Smith confirmed for Pata Honda supersport ride

As exclusively revealed by CN yesterday, reigning World Supersport champions Pata Honda have confirmed expatriate British rider Kyle Smith as the sole heir to Michael van der Mark’s title winning...