January

Rossi and Iannone debut testing special helmets

Rossi and Iannone debut testing special helmets

Valentino Rossi has unveiled his traditional winter testing helmet, rolling out the new lid in Sepang, retaining his usual winter theme with a snowman painted on the top of the helmet. His fellow...

Stoner to join official MotoGP test tomorrow

Stoner to join official MotoGP test tomorrow

After the success of his MotoGP return with Ducati over the weekend, Casey Stoner will join the official MotoGP test tomorrow (Tuesday), taking to track with former rivals like Valentino Rossi, Jorge...

Rea wins Irish Motorcyclist of the Year

Rea wins Irish Motorcyclist of the Year

Reigning World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has, as expected, taken the Cornmarket Enkalon Irish Motorcyclist of the Year Award, lifting the coveted Joey Dunlop Trophy at a black tie event in...

Stoner makes Ducati return

Stoner makes Ducati return

Casey Stoner has made his official return to the Ducati MotoGP team as he took to the track this morning at Sepang for his first test on the new GP16 machine. The Australian will complete two days of...

Seeley to join RAF Reserves BMW for BSB and NW200

Seeley to join RAF Reserves BMW for BSB and NW200

Alastair Seeley will join the RAF Reserves BMW team for this year’s MCE British Superbike championship. The Northern Irishman will take over from Peter Hickman as he launches his first attempt at the...

Cooper joins Jackson at Buildbase BMW

Cooper joins Jackson at Buildbase BMW

Richard Cooper will join Lee Jackson at Buildbase BMW for the 2016 MCE British Superbike season. The 33 year old’s deal will see him stay with the squad for a full season, after joining half way...

Sykes scores best Jerez test time

Sykes scores best Jerez test time

On what was a less grippy track surface than the previous Jerez tests in November Tom Sykes (KRT) left the Andalusian circuit with the fastest time of all, the only rider to lap under the 1’40...

Smith expecting 2016 development woes for satellites

Smith expecting 2016 development woes for satellites

Bradley Smith has told MCN that he expects a strong start to the 2016 season on the Monster Tech 3 Yamahas; despite the challenges of taking on the factory bikes on a satellite machine he expects to...

Former Irish champ Shiels joins Burrows Engineering Racing

Former Irish champ Shiels joins Burrows Engineering Racing

Former Irish champion Derek Shiels will line up next season on the roads for former racer John Burrow’s team, after signing to ride their ex-Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000 machinery at both international and...

Van der Mark tries new Honda engine spec

Van der Mark tries new Honda engine spec

After having to cut his previous Jerez test sessions in November short, to go back home to go and have surgery on a wrist problem, second-season WorldSBK rider for Honda Michael van der Mark made his...

Sepang tests all about learning for Redding

Sepang tests all about learning for Redding

Scott Redding says that the opening MotoGP test of 2016 – which gets underway on Monday in Sepang – will be all about continuing to learn on the Pramac Ducati. Coming from a difficult year on the...

Redding sets sights on factory ride for 2017

Redding sets sights on factory ride for 2017

New Pramac Ducati rider Scott Redding has firmly set his sights on his target for 2017 before the 2016 seaosn even kicks off proper – securing a factory seat on the Borgo Panigale firm’s MotoGP...

Haslam makes Kawasaki debut as BSB campaign kicks off

Haslam makes Kawasaki debut as BSB campaign kicks off

Leon Haslam has made his debut appearance on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki machine he will ride in the 2016 MCE British Superbike championship. The former World Superbike runner-up has joined teammates...

2016 Öhlins WSBK forks explained

2016 Öhlins WSBK forks explained

For 2016 the majority of the WorldSBK field will run on Öhlins suspension and for those who want the latest material the forks will be all-new RVP25s (Rod Valve Piston, in 25mm piston diameter). The...

Sykes leads day one as WSBK pack reconvenes

Sykes leads day one as WSBK pack reconvenes

A damp start but a busy and dry finish on the first day of Jerez WorldSBK testing saw some familiar names at the top of the time sheets, as Tom Sykes (KRT) finished the first eight hours on top, with...

Lowes back into battle again

Lowes back into battle again

Pata Yamaha WorldSBK rider Alex Lowes is still recovering from a significant shoulder injury received in the previous Jerez tests last November even though he has already been out on track on his new...

Video: Guy Martin talks Tour Divide

Video: Guy Martin talks Tour Divide

With Guy Martin sensationally announcing last week that he's set to sit out this year's Isle of Man TT to compete in the Tour Divide mountain bike race in the USA, we caught up with him to find out...

O’Halloran back on track for first time since Thruxton

O’Halloran back on track for first time since Thruxton

Honda Racing’s Jason O’Halloran is set to return to track next week for the first time since his horrific Thruxton crash in August, as he heads to Spain to get his pre-season testing programme...

Smith tips KTM for MotoGP success

Smith tips KTM for MotoGP success

Top British racer of 2015 Bradley Smith has tipped KTM for MotoGP success when the Austrian manufacturer joins the series in 2017. Speaking to MCN ahead of the first test of the season next weekend,...

Luthi and De Puniet join KTM for RC16 testing duties

Luthi and De Puniet join KTM for RC16 testing duties

Former 125GP world champion Thomas Luthi and MotoGP podium finisher Randy De Puniet will join Mika Kallio and Alex Hoffman as part of the testing team for KTM’s new RC16 MotoGP machine, set to debut...

McGuinness to Martin: ‘I would rather shove live wasps up my arse than pedal 2745 miles on a bicycle!’

McGuinness to Martin: ‘I would rather shove live wasps up my arse than pedal 2745 miles on a bicycle!’

Guy Martin’s decision to not race at the Isle of Man TT in 2016 has caused much discussion among both his fans and deriders since MCN exclusively covered the announcement in this Wednesday’s paper. We...

FIM confirm Sepang data will not be released

FIM confirm Sepang data will not be released

FIM President Vito Ippolito has confirmed in a statement that the onboard data from Marc Marquez’s Repsol Honda at the time of his clash with Valentino Rossi at Sepang will not be released...

Lowes keen to gauge shoulder injury in WSBK test

Lowes keen to gauge shoulder injury in WSBK test

Alex Lowes says he’s keen to return to the track for the first time since badly damaging his shoulder in a testing crash last November, as he sets out to gauge the level of recovery he’s achieved...

Althea Racing pull covers off BMW S1000RR

Althea Racing pull covers off BMW S1000RR

Althea Racing riders Marcus Reiterberger, the 2015 German Superbike champion, and Jordi Torres, the only non-British rider to win a World Superbike race last season, have pulled the covers off the BMW...

Byrne and Irwin take to track for the first time on PBM Ducatis

Byrne and Irwin take to track for the first time on PBM Ducatis

Four-time MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne and rookie teammate Glenn Irwin have gotten their 2016 season underway at Portugal’s Portimao circuit, joining factory Ducati World Superbike...

Finland vying for MotoGP spot

Finland vying for MotoGP spot

A new circuit currently under construction 100km from Helsinki in Finland is vying for a spot on the MotoGP calendar, according to press reports this week, The KymiRing track, designed by...

Laverty: Ducati success down to Gigi Dall’inga approach

Laverty: Ducati success down to Gigi Dall’inga approach

Apsar Ducati rider Eugene Laverty has put much of the resurgent success of Ducati in MotoGP down to the management style of former Aprilia boss and now Ducati Corse General Manager Gigi...

Guy Martin explains reasons for TT absence

Guy Martin explains reasons for TT absence

Guy Martin has taken to his Facebook page to explain why he’s decided to sit out this year’s Isle of Man TT races in favour of competing in the cross-America Tour Divide cycle race. “I fancy a change...

Redding unveils 2016 Pramac livery

Redding unveils 2016 Pramac livery

Scott Redding has pulled the covers off his 2016 Octo Pramac Ducati alongside teammate Danilo Petrucci at Pramac’s headquarters in Casole d’Elsa, Siena. The new bike – the same Ducati GP15 machines...

Jack Miller breaks leg in training accident

Jack Miller breaks leg in training accident

New MarcVDS rider Jack Miller is in doubt for the first of MotoGP’s pre-season tests in only two weeks time after breaking his tibia and fibula in a motocross training crash on Sunday in Spain. The...

Pata Yamaha World Superbike contender breaks cover

Pata Yamaha World Superbike contender breaks cover

The Pata Yamaha World Superbike machine of former World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli and former MCE British Superbike champion Alex Lowes has broken cover for the first time as part of Yamaha’s...

Price claims emphatic Dakar victory

Price claims emphatic Dakar victory

The 38th edition of the Dakar ended in Rosario  after 14 race days and 9,346 km with a new name in the winner list of the bike category. After 10 years that saw the duo Cyril Despres and Marc...

2016 Movistar Yamaha livery revealed

2016 Movistar Yamaha livery revealed

Movistar Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo have revealed a largely unchanged racing livery for 2016, taking the covers off their M1s at a presentation in Spanish...

Watch Lorenzo & Rossi unveil the 2016 YZR-M1 live

Watch Lorenzo & Rossi unveil the 2016 YZR-M1 live

Watch live as Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi present the 2016 Movistar Yamaha YZR-M1 to the world’s media in Barcelona.

Guy Martin to sit out 2016 Isle of Man TT

Guy Martin to sit out 2016 Isle of Man TT

Guy Martin will definitely NOT be racing at the 2016 Isle of Man TT. After months of speculation surrounding the Tyco BMW star’s 2016 plans the Lincolnshire man has finally confirmed that he will miss...

KTM launch fan trip to see new GP bike in action

KTM launch fan trip to see new GP bike in action

KTM have launched a unique fan trip to see their new RC16 MotoGP bike in public action for the first time at this year’s newly-returned Austrian MotoGP round at the Red Bull Ring in August. The new...