2016

Classic TT: Anstey takes Lightweight win

Classic TT: Anstey takes Lightweight win

It was a historic victory for Bruce Anstey and Valvoline Padgetts Racing in the inaugural Lightweight Classic TT as he piloted his Honda 250 to glory ahead of veteran Ian Lougher. Anstey’s fastest lap...

Endurance: Suzuki takes title as GMT94 wins Oschersleben 8 Hour

Endurance: Suzuki takes title as GMT94 wins Oschersleben 8 Hour

The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team have taken their fifteenth world title as this year’s championship culminated in the Oschersleben 8 Hour, edging out race winners GMT94 Yamaha by only a point. The...

Classic TT: McGuinness shatters records for Senior win

Classic TT: McGuinness shatters records for Senior win

John McGuinness took victory in yesterday’s Bennetts Senior Classic TT after three years of trying with the Roger Winfield Paton. McGuinness has been the man to beat in the 500cc class for the last...

BSB: Local lad Jackson quick at Cadwell

BSB: Local lad Jackson quick at Cadwell

Lee Jackson’s run of good form continued as the eighth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship got underway at Cadwell Park today. The local lad set the third fastest time in the morning’s...

BSB: 'More to come' from fastest man Byrne

BSB: 'More to come' from fastest man Byrne

Shane Byrne has warned there is still more to come from him and the Be Wiser Ducati even after breaking the lap record on the opening day at Cadwell Park.  Byrne’s second session time of 1’26.291...

BSB: Byrne under lap record to top practice at Cadwell

BSB: Byrne under lap record to top practice at Cadwell

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne topped the timesheets on the opening day of the eighth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park, shattering the lap record to sit 0.4 seconds ahead of his...

MotoGP: Smith awaiting scan results on knee injury

MotoGP: Smith awaiting scan results on knee injury

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Bradley Smith is awaiting the results of an MRI scan to determine how serious the injuries to his knee are after a high speed collision with another rider during qualifying...

MotoGP: Smith happy with KTM testing pace

MotoGP: Smith happy with KTM testing pace

KTM’s 2017 rider Bradley Smith says that he’s delighted with the progress that the Austrian manufacturer seems to be making with their new project, especially after the pace that they displayed when...

BSB: Showdown spot still the aim for Bridewell

BSB: Showdown spot still the aim for Bridewell

Tommy Bridewell has said he is still targeting a spot in the top six showdown despite a tough weekend at Brands Hatch leaving him with a mountain to climb. Bridewell had front-running pace throughout...

BSB: Cadwell Park races to be broadcast on Quest

BSB: Cadwell Park races to be broadcast on Quest

The eighth round of the 2016 MCE British Superbike championship will be shown on free-to-air TV this weekend, as Quest once again show qualifying and race day live. Monday afternoon’s race schedule...

BSB: Haslam: 'We need to beat Shakey'

BSB: Haslam: 'We need to beat Shakey'

Leon Haslam is determined to bring a halt to Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne’s run of good form as the MCE British Superbike championship heads to Cadwell Park this weekend. Byrne has been almost unbeatable over...

BSB: Mossey keen to put recent form to use at Cadwell

BSB: Mossey keen to put recent form to use at Cadwell

Luke Mossey is hoping to take the podium form he showed at Brands Hatch through to the eighth round of the 2016 MCE British Superbike championship at Cadwell Park this weekend. The 23-year-old led a...

BSB: O'Halloran out to surprise at Cadwell Park

BSB: O'Halloran out to surprise at Cadwell Park

While the battle lines might be drawn between Leon Haslam and Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne ahead of Cadwell, there’s good reason to believe it won’t be a two horse race.   Honda Racing’s Jason O’Halloran...

Endurance: Bradley Smith suffers bad crash at Oschersleben 8 Hour

Endurance: Bradley Smith suffers bad crash at Oschersleben 8 Hour

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 MotoGP rider Bradley Smith has suffered a bad crash duringpractice for the Oschersleben 8 Hour race in Germany this weekend. Originally reported to have a fractured femur, it now...

WSB: Melandri makes Ducati debut at Misano test

WSB: Melandri makes Ducati debut at Misano test

Marco Melandri made his debut for Ducati’s World Superbike squad in a three-day test alongside Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano at Misano this week. Marking the first time the Italian has ridden a...

Podcast: Talking Brno MotoGP and Cadwell BSB

Podcast: Talking Brno MotoGP and Cadwell BSB

In this week's MCN Sport Podcast, MotoGP reporter Simon Patterson and Sports Reporter Oli Rushby chat through the Brno MotoGP race which saw Britain's Cal Crutchlow storm to a historic victory.  ...

BSB: Byrne out for first Cadwell win since 2003

BSB: Byrne out for first Cadwell win since 2003

After a commanding double victory at Brands Hatch last time out, Shane Byrne heads to Cadwell Park for the eighth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship as the man to beat this...

BSB: Tyco BMW duo confident of step forward after Kirkistown test

BSB: Tyco BMW duo confident of step forward after Kirkistown test

Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon and Michael Laverty are confident the team has resolved the issues which held them back last time out at Brands Hatch after a positive test at Kirkistown earlier this...

Moto2: Rookie to MotoGP progression plan for KTM

Moto2: Rookie to MotoGP progression plan for KTM

As well as MotoGP, KTM will make their debut on the Moto2 grid in 2017 with a new bike built in collaboration with their in-house suspension partners WP, as they seek to address a crucial hole in...

MotoGP: Smith calls for open class reform

MotoGP: Smith calls for open class reform

Bradley Smith is calling for reform of MotoGP's open class system to give satellite bikes a chance of being competitive in normal dry conditions. The British rider claims it's increasingly unlikely...

WSB Exclusive: Laverty confirms World Superbike return with factory Aprilia

WSB Exclusive: Laverty confirms World Superbike return with factory Aprilia

Eugene Laverty will return to the World Superbike championship in 2017 after penning a deal to ride in an all-new factory Aprilia squad run by British outfit Shaun Muir Racing.  The news comes...

MotoGP: Alex Lowes completes Tech 3 Yamaha test

MotoGP: Alex Lowes completes Tech 3 Yamaha test

World Superbike racer Alex Lowes has completed his first outing on MotoGP machinery, after taking to the track on Monday at Brno for a quick run on Suzuka 8 Hour teammate Pol Espargaró’s Monster Tech...

MotoGP: Tech 3 boss Poncharal pours praise on Crutchlow

MotoGP: Tech 3 boss Poncharal pours praise on Crutchlow

Monster Tech 3 Yamaha boss Hervé Poncharal has poured praise on his former MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow, after the Brit took his first ever success in the premiere class at the weekend’s Czech Grand...

MotoGP: Movistar Yamaha top one-day test

MotoGP: Movistar Yamaha top one-day test

The Movistar Yamaha pairing of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi have topped MotoGP’s one-day test at Brno following Sunday’s race, taking the top spot after an interrupted day’s running at the Czech...

WSB: Lowes tests engine and chassis components in Germany

WSB: Lowes tests engine and chassis components in Germany

Alex Lowes and the PATA Yamaha team concluded a successful two-day test at the Lausitzring yesterday before the World Superbike series resumes at the German track next month. Lowes spent time...

Gallery: McGuinness swaps seats with BTCC star Shedden

Gallery: McGuinness swaps seats with BTCC star Shedden

TT legend John McGuinness swapped seats with British Touring Car hero Gordon Shedden at Knockhill earlier this week, with both racers posting surprisingly competitive times in their respective switch...

BSB: Mainwaring-Smart joins ePayMe Yamaha for Cadwell

BSB: Mainwaring-Smart joins ePayMe Yamaha for Cadwell

Howie Mainwaring will line-up alongside John Hopkins for the ePayMe Yamaha team at Cadwell Park next week, with the team’s regular rider, Broc Parkes away on World Endurance duties. Parkes had signed...

WSB: Positive test for Honda riders at Lausitzring

WSB: Positive test for Honda riders at Lausitzring

Honda’s World Superbike duo enjoyed a positive two-day test at the Lausitring this week, with Michael van der Mark and Nicky Hayden cutting over 100 laps of the German circuit before the WSB series...

Valentino Rossi’s first win 20-years on

Valentino Rossi’s first win 20-years on

Valentino Rossi started his ascent to his legendary status on this day, August 18 1996. Where 20 years ago at the Czech GP in Brno, he took the first win of many in his colourful racing career aboard...

Ulster GP: Fernandez becomes faster ever woman at Dundrod

Ulster GP: Fernandez becomes faster ever woman at Dundrod

Patricia Fernandez became the fastest ever woman around the Dundrod circuit at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix with a fastest lap of 118.2mph in the second Supersport race.  Competing in the Magic...

BSB: Ellison 'more comfortable' with Kawasaki after Cadwell test

BSB: Ellison 'more comfortable' with Kawasaki after Cadwell test

James Ellison was pleased with progress made by the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team in their two-day test at Cadwell Park this week. The Cumbrian was left frustrated after a technical problem saw him drop...

BSB: Opinion: Is Ryuichi Kiyonari finished?

BSB: Opinion: Is Ryuichi Kiyonari finished?

Ryuichi Kiyonari is the ultimate enigma. On his day he is one of the best riders the MCE British Superbike championship has seen since its inception 20 years ago, but more recently we’ve seen a...

WSB: Guintoli returns to action at Lausitzring test

WSB: Guintoli returns to action at Lausitzring test

Sylvain Guintoli returned to action today for the first time since the nasty crash that ruled him out for four rounds of the 2016 World Superbike season. The Frenchman joined his PATA Yamaha team,...

BSB: Teams conclude Cadwell testing

BSB: Teams conclude Cadwell testing

A selection of MCE British Superbike teams concluded testing at Lincolnshire’s Cadwell Park this evening, with stunning weather leading to a productive outing for all present.  JG Speedfit...

MotoGP: Laverty loses perfect record after Petrucci collision

MotoGP: Laverty loses perfect record after Petrucci collision

Eugene Laverty has lost his perfect points scoring record for the 2017 MotoGP season after a last corner collision between him and Danilo Petrucci saw the Irishman in the gravel and the Italian called...

MotoGP: Aspar Ducati confirm Bautista for 2017

MotoGP: Aspar Ducati confirm Bautista for 2017

The Aspar Ducati squad have confirmed that Alvaro Bautista will be returning to the team for the 2017 MotoGP season, as he returns to the outfit he claimed his world championship with in the 125GP...