January

Pata Honda unveil 2015 livery

Pata Honda unveil 2015 livery

Pata Honda have unveiled their 2015 livery at the Verona Motorcycle Expo, with their pair of reigning World Champions in the form of Sylvain Guintoli and Michael van der Mark officially stepping out...

McWilliams leads Island Classic at half way point

McWilliams leads Island Classic at half way point

Team UK’s Jeremy McWilliams has finished the first day at Philip Island leading International Classic race series after a first and second in the opening day’s racing. His results have boosted a...

Dunlop crowned Enkalon Irish Motorcyclist of the Year

Dunlop crowned Enkalon Irish Motorcyclist of the Year

Michael Dunlop has been crowned Enkalon Irish Motorcyclist of the Year at the Adelaide Motorbike awards. The 25 year old was also the winner of the International Road Racer of he Year. Dunlop, who...

North West 200 wins race of the year at Adelaide Motorbike awards

North West 200 wins race of the year at Adelaide Motorbike awards

The opening Superbike race of the 2014 Vauxhall International North West 200 has been voted the Race of the Year at the Adelaide Motorbike awards. Race winner, William Dunlop, was presented with the...

Conor Cummins at the English Institute of Sport

Conor Cummins at the English Institute of Sport

A host of top Honda Racing riders have been given a pre-season assessment at the English Institute for Sport ahead of the beginning of their 2015 campaigns. BSB riders Jason O’Halloran and Dan Linfoot...

Camier now waits for Australia

Camier now waits for Australia

As one of the smaller manufacturers in WSB racing MV Agusta has not got the resources of some other teams but it is a full factory effort in 2015, with one rider to focus on in the tall shape of Leon...

True Heroes Racing to expand in BSB

True Heroes Racing to expand in BSB

True Heroes Racing, the team set up to support injured servicemen with a return to civilian life, will expand their presence in the MCE British Superbike paddock for 2015, going from one bike in the...

R&G become official BSB crash protection

R&G become official BSB crash protection

R&G will become the official crash protection provider for the 2015 MCE British Superbike season, after a deal signed with oprganisers MSV to bring the Hampshire supplier into the paddock on...

Pre-season assessment with Olympic coaches for Honda Racing

Pre-season assessment with Olympic coaches for Honda Racing

A host of top Honda Racing riders have been given a pre-season assessment at the English Institute for Sport ahead of the beginning of their 2015 campaigns. BSB riders Jason O’Halloran and Dan Linfoot...

Injury rules Yonny Hernandez out of first Sepang test

Injury rules Yonny Hernandez out of first Sepang test

A dirt bike training accident has claimed another MotoGP casualty after the Pramac Ducati squad confirmed that Yonny Hernandez will miss the first test of 2015 in Malaysia next month. The Colombian...

Mugello safety works underway

Mugello safety works underway

The fast and technical Mugello track in Italy is currently undergoing numerous safety upgrades. Work to improve and extend run-off in several corners of the spectacular Ferrari-owned track has...

Haslam fastest in final day rush at Portimao

Haslam fastest in final day rush at Portimao

The weather was usually unkind at the well-attended two-day Portimao tests in Portugal, but there was enough in the track later in the final dry afternoon to allow Leon Haslam (Red Devils Aprilia) to...

Expat Brit Smith to join reigning WSS champions Pata Honda

Expat Brit Smith to join reigning WSS champions Pata Honda

Expatriated British rider Kyle Smith will step into the shoes of World Supersport champion Michael van der Mark as he replaces the WSB-bound Dutchman as a single man team, according to MCN ‘s insider...

Supersport star Irwin gets Ulster Grand Prix backing

Supersport star Irwin gets Ulster Grand Prix backing

Northern Irish British Supersport frontrunner Glenn Irwin will have a new sponsor for his 2015 circuit campaign in the form of the world’s fastest road race. Irwin, who is planning a road racing...

One hour more for Portimao tests

One hour more for Portimao tests

After two red flags in the final afternoon a request from the teams testing at Portimao was granted and they got the chance to run on from the scheduled finish at 5pm to what will now be 6pm. For many...

Wrist injury healing up for rookie Mercado

Wrist injury healing up for rookie Mercado

One-man Barni Racing team member Leandro Mercado is still carrying the effects of a recent left wrist injury, suffered in winter tests in 2014, but is making progress after having a pin removed from...

Knighter hits out at ‘lazy’ opposition

Knighter hits out at ‘lazy’ opposition

Manx enduro legend David Knight has hit out at his Enduro World Championship rivals, branding them ‘lazy’ for failing to exploit the opportunity to improve in the winter indoor SuperEnduro...

New Hero EBR team takes first European steps

New Hero EBR team takes first European steps

The Hero EBR squad, brought over to Europe this year as a much-more directly controlled American-based outfit, is making its first test outside of the USA at Portimao, with riders Larry Pegram and...

Giugliano frustrated by continuing damp track conditions

Giugliano frustrated by continuing damp track conditions

After a second day punctuated by frequent drops of drizzle the Portimao track was frustratingly damp for all-comers in the morning. For Davide Giugliano of the Aruba- Ducati World Superbike team it...

Roczen wins again as Reed causes controversy

Roczen wins again as Reed causes controversy

Ken Roczen has made it two from the AMA Supercross championship’s visits to Anaheim this year, winning the third round of the series to make it two from three so far for the German. But the real buzz...

Andrea Iannone never looked to quit Ducati

Andrea Iannone never looked to quit Ducati

Andrea Iannone reckons he’d have been ‘stupid’ to quit Ducati just when the Bologna factory is embarking on a radical re-design of its struggling Desmosedici machine. The Italian has been promoted to...

Hero EBR rider Canepa tests again

Hero EBR rider Canepa tests again

Before the Portimao weather changes halted his progress new Hero EBR rider Niccolo Canepa enjoyed some track time on his big vee twin 1190 RX, after a recent test in the USA. With team manager the...

Biaggi tests MotoGP electronics then crashes

Biaggi tests MotoGP electronics then crashes

MotoGP and WSB legend Max Biaggi joined 2015 Red Devils Aprilia riders Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres on track at the first day of wet and dry Portimao testing - but his mission was not to help with the...

Denning Explains New Tyco Link

Denning Explains New Tyco Link

The Crescent Suzuki team had formed a new partnership with international security products brand Tyco, but the deal according to team principal Paul Denning is not for title sponsorship. “The team...

Circuit of Wales preparing for crucial public inquiry

Circuit of Wales preparing for crucial public inquiry

Bold plans to build a state-of-the-art new 830-acre motorsport facility in Wales will face a public inquiry in March. The multi-million pound Circuit of Wales project applied to de-register hundreds...

Albesiano speaks Aprilia’s 2015 language

Albesiano speaks Aprilia’s 2015 language

With two major racing projects to look after – a completely new one in MotoGP and a whole new set of regulations in WSB - Aprilia and its racing chief Romano Albesiano have had a busy few months...

Still an Evo engine for Salom at Motorland and Jerez

Still an Evo engine for Salom at Motorland and Jerez

The 2014 Evo Champion David Salom has made the swap to Team Pedercini this year, with support from Kawasaki in the form of machinery and some staff to bolster the otherwise privateer WSB squad in...

Supersport stars Kennedy and Mackenzie to BSB with WD40 Kawasaki

Supersport stars Kennedy and Mackenzie to BSB with WD40 Kawasaki

Former British Supersport runner up and 2014 World Supersport podium finisher Jack Kennedy will return to British soil for the 2015 season, as he joins the MCE British Superbike Championship for Team...

Isle of Man TT world series ready to launch

Isle of Man TT world series ready to launch

Isle of Man TT organisers have crossed the final political hurdle ahead of the launch of their new world series, which looks set to take the TT format across the world from 2017. The series will see a...

WSB top three finally get some Aragon laps in

WSB top three finally get some Aragon laps in

After a full morning of sunshine on the track surface at Motorland Aragon the temperatures trickled up high enough for the first action to be joined by some of the big name riders. Both Pata Honda WSB...

Michelin to complete intensive 2016 testing schedule

Michelin to complete intensive 2016 testing schedule

Michelin will gather key data and feedback from at least 10 test sessions this year in advance of the French tyre brand taking over from Bridgestone as the sole tyre supplier in MotoGP in...

Pedercini still deciding on team size

Pedercini still deciding on team size

In landing the services of 2014 WSB Evo championship winner David Salom and with those some extra support from Kawasaki in terms of technical parts and staff, Team Pedercini may well be looking at the...

HRC boss impressed with Valentino Rossi revival

HRC boss impressed with Valentino Rossi revival

Honda boss Shuhei Nakamoto might have witnessed a record-breaking rampage to a second MotoGP world title by star rider Marc Marquez, but it wasn’t only the Spaniard’s brilliant form that caught his...

Sykes speaks of new internal challenge

Sykes speaks of new internal challenge

Of all the possible rivalries in WSB in 2015 the most eagerly anticipated is the one between 2013 World Champion Tom Sykes and his new official KRT team-mate Jonathan Rea. Last year some expected...

First day no show from top riders

First day no show from top riders

Because of seriously low track temperatures none of the Kawasaki Racing Team and Pata Honda riders took the chance to ride on day one Motorland Aragon testing. Only the Iron Brain Grillini Kawasaki...

Cold freezes top rider action at Aragon

Cold freezes top rider action at Aragon

During the first day of the Motorland Aragon tests the Pata Honda team measured the track temperature at 1.8°C at one stage; readings so cold they kept the teams inside their garages as there is...