2016

MotoGP: ‘Too early to tell’ on Honda engine, says Pedrosa

MotoGP: ‘Too early to tell’ on Honda engine, says Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa has admitted that it’s still too early to tell if the improvements made to the new Honda RCV213 engine for the 2017 season will make any difference to the bike’s struggling acceleration,...

MotoGP: Rins in hospital as Suzuki leave Valencia battered and blue

MotoGP: Rins in hospital as Suzuki leave Valencia battered and blue

The Suzuki MotoGP team have had an expensive pre-season test at Valencia, leaving the Spanish track with both riders battered and bruised and with an expensive repair bill to three GSX-RR machines,...

MotoGP: Tech 3 rookies impress at Valencia test

MotoGP: Tech 3 rookies impress at Valencia test

Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rookies Jonas Folger and Johann Zarco impressed in their first test as MotoGP riders in Valencia this week. Both stepping up from Moto2, both riders set competitive times on the...

MotoGP: Lorenzo ends positive first days at Ducati

MotoGP: Lorenzo ends positive first days at Ducati

Jorge Lorenzo has ended his first two days as a Ducati rider with positive results, coming away from the Valencia end-of-season test eighth fastest overall but only a fraction off his fastest time...

Moto2: Champion Binder makes KTM debut at Jerez

Moto2: Champion Binder makes KTM debut at Jerez

While the 2017 MotoGP championship has been getting underway at Valencia’s post-season test, reigning Moto3 world champion Brad Binder has begun his step up to the middleweight class at Jerez, taking...

MotoGP: Vinales remains on top as Valencia test concludes

MotoGP: Vinales remains on top as Valencia test concludes

Maverick Vinales continued to assert his dominance on the second day of testing at Valencia by storming to the top of the timesheets once again as he made his debut with the Yamaha MotoGP team. The...

Roads: British stars set for Macau Grand Prix

Roads: British stars set for Macau Grand Prix

The 50th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix begins in the Chinese city on Thursday morning with the opening practice session. Riders from the British Isles dominate the 2016 field, comprising 22 of the 28...

BSB: Quattro Plant FS3 Kawasaki confirm two-rider line-up for 2017

BSB: Quattro Plant FS3 Kawasaki confirm two-rider line-up for 2017

FS3 Racing will step up their MCE British Superbike effort for 2017 after a successful debut season with Billy McConnell  Running the bikes previously used by PBM and Shane Byrne to fight for the...

BSB: Hawk to become official Suzuki team in 2017

BSB: Hawk to become official Suzuki team in 2017

Suzuki will mount a serious assault on the 2017 MCE British Superbike title with the all-new GSX-R1000 after penning a deal for Hawk Racing to become the official factory supported team.  As...

MotoGP: Marquez: 'Too early to tell if new engine better'

MotoGP: Marquez: 'Too early to tell if new engine better'

Marc Marquez has said it is too early to tell whether Honda’s revised engine for 2017 has solved the issues they have had with aggressive power delivery over the last two seasons. The 2016 World...

MotoGP: Smith delighted with KTM debut

MotoGP: Smith delighted with KTM debut

Bradley Smith has been left delighted with his first day on KTM’s new RC16 MotoGP machine; pleased that the bike has succeeded the expectations he had before jumping from the Monster Yamaha Tech 3...

MotoGP: Rossi criticises new Yamaha engine

MotoGP: Rossi criticises new Yamaha engine

Valentino Rossi has slammed the new engine that Yamaha have delivered to him as part of the 2017-specification M1 machine that he tested for the first time today at Valencia, criticising it for...

MotoGP: Crash for Lowes, Espargaro impressed with Aprilia on first day of testing

MotoGP: Crash for Lowes, Espargaro impressed with Aprilia on first day of testing

Sam Lowes’ first official day in the MotoGP class didn’t get off to the best of starts as a crash on Tuesday afternoon saw the British rider taken to hospital for checks. The Moto2 race winner, who...

MotoGP: Vinales leads way on Yamaha debut

MotoGP: Vinales leads way on Yamaha debut

Maverick Vinales’ initial transition from Suzuki to Yamaha appeared to be seamless on the first day of testing in Valencia as the Spaniard cruised to the top of the time sheets aboard his new...

MotoGP: Valencia Test Gallery

MotoGP: Valencia Test Gallery

While the 2016 season may have only drawn to a close on Sunday, 2017 has already begun as the annual post-Valencia test got underway this morning.  This year's test is one of the most-anticipated...

MotoGP: Bagnaia gets Ducati Desmosedici experience

MotoGP: Bagnaia gets Ducati Desmosedici experience

Moto3 race winner Francesco Bagnaia has been given the opportunity to take to today’s Valencia MotoGP test on a premiere class machine, joining the regular field for a chance to complete a few laps on...

MotoGP Picture Special: Vinales makes Yamaha debut

MotoGP Picture Special: Vinales makes Yamaha debut

Maverick Vinales took his first run out as a Yamaha MotoGP rider as the 2017 pre-season test got underway in Valencia this morning. Waiting a little before heading out, Vinales put in his first laps...

MotoGP Picture Special: Lorenzo makes Ducati debut in Valencia

MotoGP Picture Special: Lorenzo makes Ducati debut in Valencia

Two days after the end of the 2016 MotoGP season, Jorge Lorenzo has swapped his blue Movistar Yamaha leathers for a black-testing set as he joins Ducati for the first time.  Remarkably, despite...

MotoGP: Watch the 2016 prizegiving

MotoGP: Watch the 2016 prizegiving

On Sunday night only hours after concluding the 2016 MotoGP season, the sport's best and brightest gathered for a black-tie awards ceremony to see this year's titles and honours handed out. Hosted by...

MotoGP: Circuit of Wales reportedly loses £1.2 million at Silverstone

MotoGP: Circuit of Wales reportedly loses £1.2 million at Silverstone

The beleaguered Circuit of Wales has been hit by yet more bad news, after leaks from inside the project were reported to show that running the British Grand Prix at Silverstone instead of the...

BSB: Halsall Racing quit British Superbikes

BSB: Halsall Racing quit British Superbikes

Halsall Racing has today announced that the team will be withdrawing from the MCE British Superbike Championship for the 2017 season. The Bolton-based squad had been Suzuki’s official BSB effort until...

WSS: Cluzel returns to PTR Honda for 2017

WSS: Cluzel returns to PTR Honda for 2017

Three-time World Supersport runner-up Jules Cluzel will return to Simon Buckmaster’s PTR Honda team for the 2017 season. Cluzel, who finished second in this year’s series to series legend Kenan...

Moto3: Biaggi to head up Mahindra CIV team

Moto3: Biaggi to head up Mahindra CIV team

Four time 250cc Grand Prix champion Max Biaggi will head up a new Mahindra-supported Moto3 team in the Italian CIV Championship next year. Biaggi will run the team in the Italian series and enter...

WSS: Smith moves to Lorini Honda for 2017

WSS: Smith moves to Lorini Honda for 2017

Britain’s Kyle Smith will remain in the Supersport World Championship next year after penning a deal to ride for the Gemar Lorini Honda team.  The three-time race winner will make the move to the...

BSB: Extance: '2017 will be a hold different ball game'

BSB: Extance: '2017 will be a hold different ball game'

Bournemouth Kawasaki boss Pete Extance says he is prepared for the challenge of fighting for the MCE BSB title as his team becomes Kawasaki’s official presence in the series. The outfit are no...

BSB: Mossey out to fight for title with team-mate Haslam

BSB: Mossey out to fight for title with team-mate Haslam

One of the most promising young talents in the series, young gun Luke Mossey has his eyes set on fighting for the MCE British Superbike title in 2017 as he remains with the Bournemouth...

BSB: Haslam joins Bournemouth Kawasaki for 2017

BSB: Haslam joins Bournemouth Kawasaki for 2017

Leon Haslam will join the Bournemouth Kawasaki team for 2017 after signing a deal with Kawasaki UK to remain in the MCE British Superbike Championship. Despite coming close to beating Shane Byrne to...

WSS: Yamaha confirm 2017 R6 Supersport attack

WSS: Yamaha confirm 2017 R6 Supersport attack

Yamaha have announced that they will field two factory-backed teams in the World Supersport Championship next year after unveiling a race-spec version of the all new YZF-R6 at EICMA in Milan. Lucas...

BSB: Irwin: 'To stay with PBM next year is a dream'

BSB: Irwin: 'To stay with PBM next year is a dream'

The Be Wiser Ducati line-up will remain unchanged next year as Glenn Irwin once again joins Byrne in the team. The Ulsterman enjoyed an impressive rookie campaign to take two podium finishes this...

BSB: Byrne: No plans to retire at end of two-year deal

BSB: Byrne: No plans to retire at end of two-year deal

MCE British Superbike Champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has said he has no plans to retire at the end of his new two-year deal.   The agreement, which was announced in MCN on Wednesday, will see...

WSB: Donington Park confirm 2017 WSB dates

WSB: Donington Park confirm 2017 WSB dates

The Superbike World Championship will return to Donington Park next year as the Leicestershire circuit once again hosts the series’ sole UK round.   Retaining the now traditional late-May date,...

WSB: Haslam impresses on WSB return

WSB: Haslam impresses on WSB return

MCE British Superbike-runner up Leon Haslam impressed as he returned to WSB in a one-off ride for the Pedercini Kawasaki team last weekend.   At a track he won at with Aprilia last year, Haslam...

Throwback Thursday gallery: 2006 MotoGP title decider

Throwback Thursday gallery: 2006 MotoGP title decider

The stage was Valencia, Spain for the 2006 MotoGP decider. At the front of the grid was the title favourite and championship leader Valentino Rossi, who was gunning for his sixth world...

BSB: Byrne signs two-year deal with Be Wiser Ducati

BSB: Byrne signs two-year deal with Be Wiser Ducati

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and the Paul Bird Motorsport team re-wrote the history books this year as both Byrne and the Be Wiser-backed effort became five times MCE British Superbike...

MotoGP: Government launch investigation into Circuit of Wales

MotoGP: Government launch investigation into Circuit of Wales

The Welsh Government has launched an investigation into the Circuit of Wales, appointing auditors to track how £9 million of public money has so far been spent by project developers the Heads of the...

BSB: Bird denies Giugliano rumours

BSB: Bird denies Giugliano rumours

Paul Bird has strenuously denied rumours he is courting World Superbike star Davide Giugliano to join his Be Wiser Ducati British Superbike team next year. The Penrith-based team are set to confirm...