August

Ulster GP: Peter Hickman video diary - Thursday

Ulster GP: Peter Hickman video diary - Thursday

Peter Hickman chats us through Day 2 of the 2016 Ulster Grand Prix, which saw him take a front row start for the weekend's main Superbike races. However, with conditions deteriorating, he opted to sit...

Ulster GP: David Johnson hospitalised after Superstock crash

Ulster GP: David Johnson hospitalised after Superstock crash

David Johnson is recovering in hospital after an off in Thursday’s Ulster Grand Prix Superstock qualifying session.  Riding for Wilson Craig Honda, the Aussie slipped off towards the end of the...

Ulster GP: Dunlop declared Dundrod 150 winner

Ulster GP: Dunlop declared Dundrod 150 winner

Michael Dunlop has been declared winner of the abandoned Dundrod 150 Superbike race at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix. The Hawk BMW rider took an early lead in the race to lead Bruce Anstey and Conor...

Ulster GP: Dundrod 150 Superbike race abandoned

Ulster GP: Dundrod 150 Superbike race abandoned

The Dundrod 150 Superbike race at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix has been abandoned after a number of safety concerns were raised by riders following a red flag.  On a day hampered by mist,...

Ulster GP: Anstey takes Supersport pole

Ulster GP: Anstey takes Supersport pole

Bruce Anstey took pole position in a red flagged Supersport qualifying at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix. The Flying Kiwi’s average lap of 125.944mph saw him pip Yamaha-mounted Ian Hutchinson to the...

Ulster GP: Dunlop takes pole in close-fought Superbike qualifying

Ulster GP: Dunlop takes pole in close-fought Superbike qualifying

Michael Dunlop will start Saturday’s two Ulster Grand Prix Superbike races from pole position after topping the timesheets in the week’s first dry superbike session. After hours of delays due to fog,...

Ulster GP: Dunlop takes Superstock pole

Ulster GP: Dunlop takes Superstock pole

Michael Dunlop will start on pole position for Saturday’s Superstock race at the Ulster Grand Prix after topping the final wet practice session this morning.  Setting a fastest lap of 121.625mph,...

Ulster GP: Johnson drafted in as replacement for Johnston

Ulster GP: Johnson drafted in as replacement for Johnston

Gary Johnson has been drafted in as an eleventh hour replacement for the injured Lee Johnston at this week’s Ulster Grand Prix. Johnston fell from his 250cc Honda in a wet opening...

Ulster GP: Peter Hickman video diary - Wednesday

Ulster GP: Peter Hickman video diary - Wednesday

  Winner of last year's Ulster Grand Prix, Peter Hickman talks us through a soggy first day of practice at Dundrod.   TOP STORIES Guy Martin sets new Triumph speed record KTM’s secret...

Ulster GP: Dunlop fastest in wet Superbike practice

Ulster GP: Dunlop fastest in wet Superbike practice

Michael Dunlop dominated a wet opening day for this year’s Ulster Grand Prix with fastest laps in the Supersport, Superstock and Superbike sessions. The only session the Ballymoney man didn’t top was...

Ulster GP: Dunlop leads opening Supersport session

Ulster GP: Dunlop leads opening Supersport session

Michael Dunlop led the way in the opening Supersport session on a rain-interrupted opening day to this year’s Ulster Grand Prix. The Ballymoney man’s fastest average lap speed of 117.782mph was faster...

Ulster GP: Sheils fastest in red flagged Dundrod 150 Superbike session

Ulster GP: Sheils fastest in red flagged Dundrod 150 Superbike session

Derek Sheils topped the timesheets in a wet, opening Dundrod 150 Superbike practice as this week’s Ulster Grand Prix got underway in miserable wet conditions.    Sheils’ fastest lap of...

Ulster GP: Johnston out with broken collarbone

Ulster GP: Johnston out with broken collarbone

Lee Johnston will miss this week’s Ulster Grand Prix races after an off in the opening Lightweight practice session. The Ulsterman was riding his 250cc Honda in the Lightweight practice session in...

BSB: GBmoto boss hits out at 'unfair' Ducati advantage

BSB: GBmoto boss hits out at 'unfair' Ducati advantage

JG Speedfit Kawasaki boss Mark Smith-Halvorsen has spoken out about what he believes to be an ‘unfair advantage’ held by the Be Wiser Ducati team after Shane Byrne stormed to an emphatic double...

Ulster GP: Michael Dunlop looks to continue domination at Dundrod

Ulster GP: Michael Dunlop looks to continue domination at Dundrod

Michael Dunlop is looking to continue his domination of the 2016 road racing season at this week’s Ulster Grand Prix. The Ballymoney man is unbeaten in the Superbike class this year, with victories at...

Endurance: Bradley Smith to race 8 Hours of Oschersleben

Endurance: Bradley Smith to race 8 Hours of Oschersleben

Bradley Smith will join the Yamaha Austria Race Team for his second foray into endurance racing later this month, as the MotoGP racer lines up for the 8 Hours of Oschersleben to help the team clinch...

Moto2: Lowes needs to pull points back from Zarco

Moto2: Lowes needs to pull points back from Zarco

Sam Lowes says he’s going into this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix with one clear target – to pull back championship points form reigning Moto2 champion Johann Zarco. Zarco pulled clear of the chasing...

MotoGP: Engine upgrades for Aprilia in Austria

MotoGP: Engine upgrades for Aprilia in Austria

The Aprilia RS-GP machines of Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl will have an improved engine specification for this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, as well as an improved aerodynamic package to cope...

MotoGP: Red Bull Ring data ‘as precious as gold’ for Suzuki

MotoGP: Red Bull Ring data ‘as precious as gold’ for Suzuki

The data gathered by the Suzuki MotoGP team at their two-day test before the summer break at the new Red Bull Ring will be ‘as precious as gold’ when the series returns to the Austrian track this...

BSB: Mossey closes in on top six at Brands

BSB: Mossey closes in on top six at Brands

Luke Mossey made his claim on a spot in the top six showdown spots at Brands Hatch this weekend with a strong showing for the Quattro Plant Tec-Care Kawasaki squad. While Mossey wasn’t able to climb...

Ulster GP: Joey Dunlop's son to make Dundrod debut

Ulster GP: Joey Dunlop's son to make Dundrod debut

Joey Dunlop’s son, Gary will make his debut at the world’s fastest road race this week, taking on the Ulster Grand Prix for the very first time. Gary was just 16 when his father passed away in 200...

BSB: Buchan and MotoRapido Ducati part ways

BSB: Buchan and MotoRapido Ducati part ways

Danny Buchan and the Lloyds British MotoRapido squad have agreed to part ways after a difficult first half to the 2016 MCE British Superbike season. The move comes just a day after the Bennetts Suzuki...

MotoGP: Smith out to turn around season at Austria

MotoGP: Smith out to turn around season at Austria

Bradley Smith says he’s out this weekend at the Austrian Grand Prix to turn around his season, after a difficult start to 2016 so far for the Tech 3 Yamaha racer. Coming after a long three week summer...

Podcast: Talking Austrian MotoGP, Brands BSB and the Ulster Grand Prix

Podcast: Talking Austrian MotoGP, Brands BSB and the Ulster Grand Prix

Episode three of the MCN Sport podcast, and Oli Rushby and Simon Patterson are joined by MCN's road racing correspondent Stephen Davison to talk this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix, last weekend's...

MotoGP: Marquez relaxed after summer break

MotoGP: Marquez relaxed after summer break

Marc Marquez says he’s ready to get stuck back into the 2016 MotoGP season after making then most of his summer break to recharge his batteries. With a three-week break in the calendar since the last...

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro reviews the first half of 2016

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro reviews the first half of 2016

Suzuki Racing sat down with Aleix Espargaro to talk MotoGP, Suzuki GSX-RR machine developments and his expectations for the rest of the season ahead of this weekend’s Red Bull Ring race in Austria.

BSB: Kiyonari dropped from Bennetts Suzuki team

BSB: Kiyonari dropped from Bennetts Suzuki team

Ryuichi Kiyonari has been dropped from the Bennetts Suzuki squad with immediate effect after another disastrous weekend at Brands Hatch. MCN understands the three time British Champion was called in...

BSB: Haslam: 'I didn't expect to be anywhere near Shakey'

BSB: Haslam: 'I didn't expect to be anywhere near Shakey'

Leon Haslam has admitted he was surprised to finish second to Shane Byrne twice this weekend after a plethora of technical difficulties hampered his JG Speedfit Kawasaki team from making further...

MotoGP: Barbera ‘the Yamaha and Honda will struggle’

MotoGP: Barbera ‘the Yamaha and Honda will struggle’

Hector Barbera says he’s expecting to see both Yamaha and Honda machinery struggle this weekend at MotoGP’s new venue the Red Bull Ring – and that he’s out to make the most of it on the Avintia...

MotoGP: Monster Tech 3 Yamaha heads to the beach

MotoGP: Monster Tech 3 Yamaha heads to the beach

Where do MotoGP bikes go on holiday during the summer break? Well, if Monster Tech 3 Yamaha’s latest video is to believed, they go to the same place as MotoGP racers do – to the beach!

Endurance: Yamaha boss 'we want Rossi back at Suzuka next year'

Endurance: Yamaha boss 'we want Rossi back at Suzuka next year'

Yamaha’s European boss Eric de Seynes has made a stunning announcement at this year’s Suzuka 8 Hour race, admitting that it’s a priority of the Japanese factory to see Valentino Rossi return to the...

BSB: Byrne holds off Haslam for emphatic double

BSB: Byrne holds off Haslam for emphatic double

Shane 'Shakey' Byrne celebrated his first double win of the 2016 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch, fending off a determined Leon Haslam to the rapturous reception of his...

BSB's Luke Mossey vs seven year old Josh Bannister

BSB's Luke Mossey vs seven year old Josh Bannister

  MCE British Superbike star Luke Mossey headed to Whilton Mill last weekend for a challenge far removed from what he's used to having been challenged to a Minibike race by seven year old Josh...

BSB: Byrne wins race one as Haslam fights back

BSB: Byrne wins race one as Haslam fights back

Shane Byrne recovered from an awful start to take victory in the opening MCE British Superbike race at Brands Hatch, holding off JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s Leon Haslam to take his fifth win of the...

BSB: Pole 'unexpected' for Mossey at Brands

BSB: Pole 'unexpected' for Mossey at Brands

Luke Mossey took a surprise pole position for tomorrow’s opening race at Brands Hatch after a technical problem almost ruled him out of the final Superpole session. A disconnected throttle connection...

BSB: O'Halloran becomes first Superpole crasher

BSB: O'Halloran becomes first Superpole crasher

Jason O’Halloran became the first rider to crash on their one-lap Superpole flier at Brands today, missing out on what could have been pole position for the Honda rider. O’Halloran was up on Luke...