February

Yamaha and VR46 Academy sign supply deal

Yamaha and VR46 Academy sign supply deal

Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Academy, the nine-time world champion’s development and mentoring program, has signed an exclusive deal with Yamaha to supply machines for the youth riders. The deal will see 26...

Rea doubles up after another WSBK thriller

Rea doubles up after another WSBK thriller

After another drama-laden WorldSBK contest at Phillip Island Jonathan Rea (KRT) secured his second win in two days to leave Australia with a perfect 50 points haul. The result was in doubt until the...

Kawasaki rookie Krummenacher wins PI

Kawasaki rookie Krummenacher wins PI

After a stunningly exciting WSS race over all 18-laps the four-time champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) lost an almost certain early championship lead after falling with three laps to...

Lowes pleased with progress ahead of final tests

Lowes pleased with progress ahead of final tests

Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 rider Sam Lowes says he’s in a good place ahead of the final tests of the pre-season, after completing his second test on the new-to-him Kalex machine at Jerez. Sometimes...

Rea wins epic season opener

Rea wins epic season opener

The first Saturday race of the new year in the latest era of World SBK competition saw a dry track welcome the riders, and up to nine front men provide a remarkable spectacle for the Saturday crowd...

Sofuoglu makes WSS history at PI

Sofuoglu makes WSS history at PI

A little bit of history was made in the 15-minute Superpole 1 and 2 sessions at Phillip Island in the WSS class, as the riders took part in the first ever ‘WSBK style’ WSS final qualifying. The riders...

Sykes takes first 2016 superpole honours

Sykes takes first 2016 superpole honours

After Superpole’s two sessions Tom Sykes took his 31st career pole position. It was the first Superpole win, at the first attempt, for the all-New Ninja ZX-10R, and came at record pace. Sykes, who...

Lowes reveals Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 machine

Lowes reveals Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 machine

British Moto2 hopeful Sam Lowes has pulled the covers off the 2016 Kalex machine he will campaign in this year’s world championship. He revealed the bike – in the colours of new Indonesian title...

Ian Hutchinson completes first test on Tyco BMW

Ian Hutchinson completes first test on Tyco BMW

Ian Hutchinson has had his first test on the new Tyco S1000RR BMW he will race in 2016. The Bingley Bullet rode a stocker version of the German Superbike at Almeria on Thursday after driving down to...

Baz: Not much grip in the snow!

Baz: Not much grip in the snow!

Avintia Ducati racer Loris Baz has admitted that there wasn’t much grip form his Michelins yesterday, as he rode across the snow at Andorra’s Grandvilara ski resort for the team’s unusual...

Michelin testing stymied by mystery issue

Michelin testing stymied by mystery issue

New tyre providers Michelin were left fighting exactly what they didn’t want on the opening days of the Phillip Island test as they continue to work to finalise their race tyres – a mystery quality...

Guinters gets his mojo back

Guinters gets his mojo back

Winning the 2014 World Championship on an Aprilia RSV4 was the highlight of Sylvain Guintoli’s career, losing any chance of a repeat performance after an off-season injury and struggle on the...

Sofuoglu fastest after day one

Sofuoglu fastest after day one

After the second of two 2016 FIM Supersport World Championship qualifying sessions at Phillip Island all-time WSS legend Kenan Sofuoglu ended up as the quickest rider, thanks to his first session...

Guintoli and new Pata Yamaha fastest on Friday

Guintoli and new Pata Yamaha fastest on Friday

It was a tale of the new trumps the old on the first day at Phillip Island in the FIM Superbike World Championship first qualifying sessions. The new qualifying system saw today’s two one hour long...

Kiyo and Bridewell make Bennetts Suzuki debut

Kiyo and Bridewell make Bennetts Suzuki debut

Three-time MCE British Superbike champion Ryuichi Kiyonari has had his first outing on the Bennetts Suzuki he will campaign in 2016 flying back form his home in Japan to begin pre-season testing...

Second Smrz Matej joins BSB with PR Racing

Second Smrz Matej joins BSB with PR Racing

The second of the Smrz brothers Matej will join Jakub on the 2016 MCE British Superbike grid, after signing for PR Racing to join his elder sibling in the series. Coming to the series from the German...

MCN Fantasy Road Race: Michael Laverty’s team

MCN Fantasy Road Race: Michael Laverty’s team

There are only a handful of days to go to get your MCN Fantasy Road Race in association with Bennetts Insurance team in place, ahead of this weekend’s opening round of the World Superbike...

MCN enter Lightweight TT with Norton

MCN enter Lightweight TT with Norton

The British Motorcycle Manufacturing Academy in partnership with Norton will be returning to the Isle of Man TT this year to compete in highly competitive Lightweight class with MCN’s very own Senior...

Contender Davies hits hard

Contender Davies hits hard

After his big first day crash exiting turn 12 at Phillip Island Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing Ducati WSB) was back into the thick of the action on day two’s morning session. He said of his first day...

Milwaukee BMW pulls covers off new S1000RR

Milwaukee BMW pulls covers off new S1000RR

Reigning MCE British Superbike champions SMR have pulled the covers off their new BMW S1000RR machinery as they prepare for their World Superbike debut this weekend in Phillip Island. Switching to BMW...

MCN Fantasy Road Race: John Reynolds’ team

MCN Fantasy Road Race: John Reynolds’ team

There are only a handful of days to go to get your MCN Fantasy Road Race in association with Bennetts Insurance team in place, ahead of this weekend’s opening round of the World Superbike...

FS-3 Kawasaki part ways with James East

FS-3 Kawasaki part ways with James East

The all-new FS-3 Kawasaki team, who were set to run National Superstock 1000 front runner James East in the 2016 MCE British Superbike championship, have announced that they have parted ways with the...

Hopkins set to get 2016 underway in Spanish testing

Hopkins set to get 2016 underway in Spanish testing

Former MCE British Superbike runner-up John Hopkins is set to get his 2016 season underway, as he prepares to line up on the grid with the all-new ePayMe Yamaha squad – managed by none other than the...

Swiss Krummenacher the swiftest

Swiss Krummenacher the swiftest

After four track sessions over two days, the top WSS rider at the official DWO tests was a rookie – if not exactly an inexperienced rider – Randy Krummenacher (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing). He said of...

Smith still has work to do at Qatar

Smith still has work to do at Qatar

Monster Energy Tech 3 Yamaha racer Bradley Smith says it’s clear that there’s still work to be done for the squad ahead of the opening round of the 2016 MotoGP championship late next month. Finishing...

Ducati boss Dall’Igna: We have to win

Ducati boss Dall’Igna: We have to win

Ducati Corse Racing Manager Gigi Dall’Igna has firmly set out his targets for the 2016 season – winning races. The Italian manufacturer, which Dall’Igna has been heralded as playing a key role in...

MCN Fantasy Road Race: Shakey Byrne's team

MCN Fantasy Road Race: Shakey Byrne's team

There are only a handful of days to go to get your MCN Fantasy Road Race in association with Bennetts Insurance team in place, ahead of this weekend’s opening round of the World Superbike...

MCN Fantasy Road Race: Christian Iddon's team

MCN Fantasy Road Race: Christian Iddon's team

There are only a handful of days to go to get your MCN Fantasy Road Race in association with Bennetts Insurance team in place, ahead of this weekend’s opening round of the World Superbike...

Dovizioso aiming big for new season

Dovizioso aiming big for new season

Factory Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso says it’s time for him and the Italian manufacturer to start aiming big for the upcoming season, after a strong winter of development and testing. Working to...

2016 Aprilia RS-GP on track in Qatar

2016 Aprilia RS-GP on track in Qatar

The 2016 Aprilia RS-GP MotoGP machine has broken cover at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit, with Stefan Bradl and Alvaro Bautista completing a three-day test ahead of next month’s final official...

MCN Fantasy Road Race: Peter Hickman’s team

MCN Fantasy Road Race: Peter Hickman’s team

There are only a handful of days to go to get your MCN Fantasy Road Race in association with Bennetts Insurance team in place, ahead of this weekend’s opening round of the World Superbike...

Sykes fastest as Phillip Island takes its toll

Sykes fastest as Phillip Island takes its toll

The second and final day of action at Phillip Island saw a rash of crashes and some injuries, all of which led to lost track time for all at the awesome but tricky 4.445km track in Australia. As the...

Ducati roll out painted wings on new GP16

Ducati roll out painted wings on new GP16

Ducati have rolled out their new 2016 MotoGP machine in the colours it'll sport for the 2016 season, live streaming the event from the firm's Italian firm's headquarters in Borgo Panigale,...

MCN Fantasy Road Race: Carl Fogarty’s team

MCN Fantasy Road Race: Carl Fogarty’s team

There are only a handful of days to go to get your MCN Fantasy Road Race in association with Bennetts Insurance team in place, ahead of this weekend’s opening round of the World Superbike...

Watch: Ducati to unveil 2016 MotoGP machines

Watch: Ducati to unveil 2016 MotoGP machines

Ducati are set to pull the covers off their 2016 MotoGP machines later this morning at the Ducati Auditorium in their Borgo Panigale factory in Italy. The entire event will be live-streamed thanks to...

Randy leads the way in WSS day one

Randy leads the way in WSS day one

In the Supersport World Championship division first time WSS rider Randy Krummenacher held off his Kawasaki Puccetti team-mate Kenan Sofuoglu to record the fastest testing time of day one. His...