February

Day one testing honours go to KRT pair

Day one testing honours go to KRT pair

With the start of a new-look WorldSBK Championship only a few days away the action in Australia got underway in testing mode on Monday 22nd February. Sessions were held on a dry track that was...

Petrucci to undergo surgery for broken hand

Petrucci to undergo surgery for broken hand

Octo Pramac Ducati rider Danilo Petrucci will undergo surgery on Monday to plate the second, third and fourth metacarpals he broke in his right hand after a high-speed fall at Phillip Island’s turn...

Lorenzo downplays testing crash

Lorenzo downplays testing crash

Jorge Lorenzo has played down his crash in the closing stages of this week’s second pre-season test at Phillip Island. The Movistar Yamaha racer was one of a number of racers to fall in the closing...

Marquez tops final day of Phillip Island testing

Marquez tops final day of Phillip Island testing

Marc Marquez has topped the final day of testing at Phillip Island, taking the top spot by 0.1 from overall fastest man Maverick Viñales. Faster consistently than the rest of the field, they were...

Ian Lougher confirmed to ride Suter MMX 500 at 2016 Isle of Man TT Races

Ian Lougher confirmed to ride Suter MMX 500 at 2016 Isle of Man TT Races

Swiss two stroke factory, Suter Racing, has confirmed that Ian Lougher will race the Suter MMX 500 at the 2016 Isle of Man TT. Team boss Eskil Suter has been seeking an experienced TT rider to debut...

Viñales tops day two at Phillip Island

Viñales tops day two at Phillip Island

Maverick Viñales has further reinforced the credentials of the changes made to the Suzuki GSX-RR machine for 2016 by finishing the second day of testing at Phillip Island top of the time...

Smith confident after advances in wet and dry

Smith confident after advances in wet and dry

Bradley Smith was left one of the few riders pleased with his progress on the opening day of the Phillip Island test, after making the most of damp conditions that hampered many of his rivals. Working...

Petrucci tops rain-hit opening day at Phillip Island

Petrucci tops rain-hit opening day at Phillip Island

Octo Pramac Ducati rider Danilo Petrucci has topped the opening day of testing at Phillip Island, after making the most of brief spells of dry track at the rain-hit Australian circuit. With showers on...

Dunlop to remain with Hawk BMW for 2016

Dunlop to remain with Hawk BMW for 2016

Michael Dunlop has ended months of speculation about his 2016 plans my announcing at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show that he will remain with the Hawk BMW team for the coming year. First...

Video: Repsol Honda launch 2016 bike at Sentul

Video: Repsol Honda launch 2016 bike at Sentul

Repsol Honda have unveiled their 2016 livery in front of huge crowds, travelling to Sentul, the circuit set to host the new Indonesian MotoGP round from 2016. Pulling the covers off the bike in front...

Repsol Honda unveil largely unchanged 2016 livery

Repsol Honda unveil largely unchanged 2016 livery

Repsol Honda have unveiled their 2016 livery ahead of this week’s second test of the 2016 MotoGP pre-season, pulling the covers off the now-familiar design in front of huge crowds in Indonesia. A key...

Suter to enter 2016 TT with two-stroke bike

Suter to enter 2016 TT with two-stroke bike

The Swiss built 580cc V4 two stroke Suter machine is set to make its debut at the 2016 Isle of Man TT. The bike, which is eligible for the Superbike and Senior TT races, is the brainchild of Eskil...

Watch Kawasaki's WSB team launch live here

Watch Kawasaki's WSB team launch live here

With just two weeks to go until the first round of the 2016 World Superbike championship, Kawasaki will be launching their 2016 team at 7pm GMT in Barcelona, and you can watch the event live here. The...

Rossi: ‘The bike is more beautiful without the wings!’

Rossi: ‘The bike is more beautiful without the wings!’

Valentino Rossi has admitted that while he’s also not convinced about the effects that Yamaha’s aerodynamic ‘wings’ have on the M1, there’s another reason that he has used the feature much less than...

World Superbikes to remain on Eurosport until 2019

World Superbikes to remain on Eurosport until 2019

World Superbikes will remain with Eurosport until at least the end of the 2019 season, after the pair announced an extension to their deal this morning. An extension to a long-term deal that will...

Marquez brothers part ways with VR46 Racing Apparel

Marquez brothers part ways with VR46 Racing Apparel

Marc and Alex Marquez’s management agency have this morning officially confirmed that the brothers have split with VR46 Racing Apparel, Valentino Rossi’s highly successful merchandising company. The...

FIM mandate MotoGP tyre pressure sensors

FIM mandate MotoGP tyre pressure sensors

The FIM have, in the wake of Loris Baz’s high-speed crash earlier this week at Sepang, mandaded the compulsory use of tyre pressure sensors for the forthcoming MotoGP season. With a sensor supplier...

Alpinestars release Baz crash data

Alpinestars release Baz crash data

Alpinestars have released the data recorded by Avintia Ducati racer Loris Baz’s Tech-Air suit during his ultra-high-speed fall at Sepang on Tuesday. Baz was thrown form his bike when his rear tyre...

Dovizioso hits the wall in Ducati development at Sepang

Dovizioso hits the wall in Ducati development at Sepang

Factory Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso has left the first test of the season at Sepang disappointed with his final of the three-day test, after admitting that the team had temporarily hit the limit of...

Ellison making progress with Showa development

Ellison making progress with Showa development

JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s James Ellison has left the squad’s latest Spanish test pleased with their continuing development of their brand new Kawasaki ZX-10R. Working with a whole new bike in 2016, the...

Rea to run number one plate in 2016

Rea to run number one plate in 2016

2015 World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea will run the number one plate on his Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R in 2016 as he sets out to defend his title. The Northern Irishman has been debating in...

Double Italian champion Alessandro Polita to make TT debut

Double Italian champion Alessandro Polita to make TT debut

Former double Italian Superbike champion and World Superbike regular Alessandro Polita will make his debut at the Isle of Man TT in 2016, riding a BMW S1000R for former TT competitor Roberto...

Lorenzo: ‘I'm very happy with Michelin'

Lorenzo: ‘I'm very happy with Michelin'

Rather unsurprisingly, reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo says he’s delighted with the performances so far of the Michelin tyres, as he leaves the opening test of 2016 the fastest man on the grid...

WorldSBK and WSS entry lists finally released

WorldSBK and WSS entry lists finally released

It has taken a long time but the final shape and size of the WorldSBK grid has finally arrived, with 24 regular Superbike entries – including the once impossible reappearance of two Aprilia RSV4...

Dunlop makes MSS Kawasaki stocker debut

Dunlop makes MSS Kawasaki stocker debut

William Dunlop has made his debut on the MSS Kawasaki ZX-10R machine he will campaign the 2016 road racing season on, completing a trackday at Spain’s Cartagena circuit to help familiarise himself...

Crutchlow pleased with updated-spec Honda engine

Crutchlow pleased with updated-spec Honda engine

LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow says he’s left Sepang content, especially after getting the opportunity to try one of the latest spec of engines for his Honda RCV213, as the Japanese manufacturer continues...

Watch Loris Baz's 180mph Sepang smash

Watch Loris Baz's 180mph Sepang smash

Avintia Ducati rider Loris Baz was fired down the start-finish straight at Sepang yesterday at over 180mph, when a problem caused his rear Michelin to explode. Luckily, however, the Frenchman was able...

Lorenzo dominates Sepang test, Stoner quickest Ducati

Lorenzo dominates Sepang test, Stoner quickest Ducati

Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo made a blistering start to the 2016 MotoGP campaign by topping the timesheets at the end of the opening official winter test in Sepang today. The Spaniard will be...

MCN exclusive: See the full sequence of Loris Baz's 180mph crash!

MCN exclusive: See the full sequence of Loris Baz's 180mph crash!

In an MCN exclusive, check out this full sequence of photos of Loris Baz's horrific 180mph crash this morning at Sepang from CormacGP. Baz was fired down the start-finish straight of the Malaysian...

Surprise fastest lap from Petrucci on day two of test

Surprise fastest lap from Petrucci on day two of test

Danilo Petrucci was a surprise fastest man on the second day of 2016 MotoGP pre-season testing at Sepang, making the most of an odd day to finish 0.06 ahead of reigning world champion Jorge...

Michelin withdraw soft tyre after horror smash for Baz

Michelin withdraw soft tyre after horror smash for Baz

New MotoGP tyre manufacturer Michelin have had a disastrous start to their return to the sport, having been forced to withdraw the soft option tyre after a horrific crash for French rider Loris...

Laverty escapes serious injury in high-speed crash

Laverty escapes serious injury in high-speed crash

Aspar Ducati rider Eugene Laverty has been lucky to escape injury in a high-speed crash on the opening day of the 2016 season at Sepang. “It seems we had a mechanical problem and I had to jump off the...

Lorenzo and Rossi go 1-2 on opening day at Sepang

Lorenzo and Rossi go 1-2 on opening day at Sepang

The factory Movistar Yamaha pairing of reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi have made it a one-two at the top of the timesheets after the first day of the 2016 season. Lorenzo was...

KTM reveal plans for Moto2 entry

KTM reveal plans for Moto2 entry

KTM have revealed shock plans to make their debut in the Moto2 class, unveiling a finished bike using Honda’s standardised CBR600 engine. The move has been long rumoured, but it has always been...

Video: Oliver's Mount 2015 season highlights

Video: Oliver's Mount 2015 season highlights

2015 was an incredible year for Oliver's Mount. With Guy Martin, John McGuinness, Lee Johnston, Ivan Lintin, Bruce Anstey, Michael Dunlop, Dean Harrison, William Dunlop, Daley Mathison, James Cowton,...