June

BSB: Laverty learns from Hutchinson TT settings

BSB: Laverty learns from Hutchinson TT settings

Michael Laverty was able to make a significant step forward with his Tyco BMW Superbike at last week’s official Snetterton test with data gathered by team-mate Ian Hutchinson at the Isle of Man...

BSB: Byrne expecting difficult weekend at Knockhill

BSB: Byrne expecting difficult weekend at Knockhill

Shane Byrne heads to Knockhill this weekend having won six of the last seven races at the Scottish circuit, but the four-time British champion isn’t expecting to have it easy in round four of the 2016...

Endurance: Haga joins Brookes and Tsuda at Yoshimura for Suzuka

Endurance: Haga joins Brookes and Tsuda at Yoshimura for Suzuka

World Superbike legend Noriyuki Haga will join reigning MCE British Superbike champion Josh Brookes and Suzuka MotoGP test rider Takuya at the Yoshimura Suzuki squad for this year’s Suzuka 8 Hour race...

MotoGP: Marquez happy ‘to disconnect a bit’ from racing

MotoGP: Marquez happy ‘to disconnect a bit’ from racing

Marc Marquez has admitted that it’s been nice to ‘disconnect’ from racing for a few weeks, with the first back to back free weekends of the 2016 MotoGP season giving the Spaniard a chance to escape...

BSB: Haslam championship leader as series heads to Knockhill

BSB: Haslam championship leader as series heads to Knockhill

Leon Haslam says leading the 2016 MCE British Superbike championship standings doesn’t change anything for him as the series heads north to Knockhill this weekend. As the fourth round of the 2016...

BSB: Easton hoping to continue progress at home round

BSB: Easton hoping to continue progress at home round

Stuart Easton is hoping to carry forward progress made at Brands Hatch to enjoy a positive home round as the MCE British Superbike championship heads to Knockhill this weekend. After a tough start to...

Ulster GP: Anstey out to beat own Dundrod record

Ulster GP: Anstey out to beat own Dundrod record

Bruce Anstey heads in to the 2016 Ulster Grand Prix having held the official circuit lap record for an incredible six years. The flying Kiwi lapped the Dundrod circuit with an average speed of...

MotoGP: Barbera 'I’ll be strong in Assen’

MotoGP: Barbera 'I’ll be strong in Assen’

Avintia Ducati rider Hector Barbera says he’s expecting to come into this weekend’s Dutch TT at Assen stronger than ever, after both finding more from the Ducati GP14 package during testing and by...

Moto2: Lowes seeking Dutch victory

Moto2: Lowes seeking Dutch victory

Sam Lowes says he’s out to get his Moto2 world championship campaign back on track this weekend in the Netherlands, when the series moves to Grand Prix racing’s most historic venue, Assen. A circuit...

WSB: Sykes pips Rea to top Misano test

WSB: Sykes pips Rea to top Misano test

Tom Sykes pipped team-mate Jonathan Rea to top the timesheets as team’s completed a one-day test in Misano. Mirroring the weekend’s race action, the Kawasaki Racing Team duo of Jonathan Rea and Tom...

TT: Schedule changes to make way for live TV?

TT: Schedule changes to make way for live TV?

Sweeping changes could be on the horizon for the Isle of Man TT as new promoter Vision 9 prepares to take the reins. The Isle of Man Government is set to hand over the event’s organisation to the...

WSB: Nasty highside rules Reiterberger out for Laguna

WSB: Nasty highside rules Reiterberger out for Laguna

Markus Reiterberger will be forced to miss the next round of the Superbike World Championship at Laguna Seca after fracturing his D12 vertebra in Misano. The German star had made a strong start to the...

Roads: Kells rained off in horrendous rain

Roads: Kells rained off in horrendous rain

Yesterday’s Kells road races in County Meath, Ireland, were called off after what race organisers described afterwards as ‘horrendous’ conditions. Originally scheduled for an 1130 start, torrential...

WSB: Sykes signs two-year extension with Kawasaki

WSB: Sykes signs two-year extension with Kawasaki

Tom Sykes has signed a two-year extension with the Kawasaki Racing Team to continue to compete in the Superbike World Championship. The agreement will see Sykes remain with Kawasaki for an incredible...

MotoGP: Rins confirmed at Suzuki for 2017

MotoGP: Rins confirmed at Suzuki for 2017

Alex Rins, will, as MCN reported weeks ago, join the factory Suzuki MotoGP team for 2017 and 2018, replacing fellow Spaniard Maverick Viñales at the team for the next two years. Rins is believed to...

TT 2016: Paul Shoesmith’s funeral details

TT 2016: Paul Shoesmith’s funeral details

TT racer Paul Shoesmith will be laid to rest this Wednesday the 22nd June in his hometown of Macclesfield, and the family of the late racer has extended an open invitation to Paul’s fans to...

WSS: Sofuoglu wins again

WSS: Sofuoglu wins again

In the last WorldSSP race before the long summer break Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was the eventual winner, with Federico Caricasulo (BARDAHL Evan Bros. Honda Racing) second and long...

WSB: Rea wins again with Sykes second

WSB: Rea wins again with Sykes second

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) waited until the fifth to last lap to overhaul long time leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) to take a double win at Misano, extending his championship lead to...

WSB: Rea narrowly beats Sykes in Misano Race 1

WSB: Rea narrowly beats Sykes in Misano Race 1

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) led all the way to the finish of the first Misano WorldSBK race at Misano but on the final lap his constant shadow Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) attempted to...

WSS: Sofuoglu tops Friday times in Misano

WSS: Sofuoglu tops Friday times in Misano

After his team-mate had been fastest in the morning session at Misano, Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) pushed his way to the top of the overall WorldSSP times on Friday afternoon, leaving...

WSB: Hayden tops day one in Misano

WSB: Hayden tops day one in Misano

Nicky Hayden (Honda World Superbike Team) made great use of the warm temperatures at Misano to lead the opening day of qualifying action, heading off the challenge of young German rider Markus...

BSB: Byrne overcomes difficulties at Snetterton test

BSB: Byrne overcomes difficulties at Snetterton test

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne was able to make headway with the Be Wiser Ducati despite a tough start to this week’s Snetterton test. Confident of a step forward after taking victory last time out, Byrne was...

BSB: Josh Hook confident ahead of British Superbike debut

BSB: Josh Hook confident ahead of British Superbike debut

Australian star Josh Hook will make his debut in the MCE British Superbike Championship at Knockhill next weekend as he joins the Team WD40 Kawasaki squad. Hook joined the Sheffield-based squad for...

BSB: Hopkins: 'It feels like my bike now!'

BSB: Hopkins: 'It feels like my bike now!'

John Hopkins is confident of improved results as the 2016 MCE British Superbike season resumes at Knockhill next weekend after a ‘massive step forward’ between Brands Hatch and the Snetterton...

MotoGP: Lorenzo praises Rossi tyre management

MotoGP: Lorenzo praises Rossi tyre management

Jorge Lorenzo has praised teammate – and bitter rival – Valentino Rossi’s management of his Michelin tyres following last weekend’s Catalan MotoGP race, admitting afterwards that the Italian...

Moto3: KTM complete successful multi-rider test at Jerez

Moto3: KTM complete successful multi-rider test at Jerez

KTM have completed a successful multi-rider test of their RC250 Moto3 machine at Jerez, taking to the track alongside their new MotoGP machine for a two-day outing that saw a number of different...

MotoGP: Baz to miss Assen as foot continues to heal

MotoGP: Baz to miss Assen as foot continues to heal

Loris Baz will miss another round of the 2016 MotoGP championship next weekend at Assen, as the foot injured when Alvaro Bautista took both him and Jack Miller off at Mugello continues to heal. The...

BSB: Bridewell clocks up the wet laps at Snetterton

BSB: Bridewell clocks up the wet laps at Snetterton

Tommy Bridewell earned his keep for the Bennetts Suzuki squad on the final day of MCE British Superbike testing at Snetterton. Fresh from his podium last time out at Brands Hatch, Bridewell continued...

WSB: Rea out for the double in Misano

WSB: Rea out for the double in Misano

Jonathan Rea is setting his sights on a double victory as the second half of the World Superbike season gets underway at Misano this weekend. The Ulsterman was left to walk away from his home round at...

BSB: Haslam quickest on rain-interrupted second day at Snetterton

BSB: Haslam quickest on rain-interrupted second day at Snetterton

Leon Haslam was quickest as rain ended play early on the second day of the official MCE British Superbike test at Snetterton. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider’s time of 1’48.277 was enough to take him...

Moto2: Lowes on a streak as title battle heats up

Moto2: Lowes on a streak as title battle heats up

Brit Sam Lowes is currently on the best points scoring streak of his career, adding five top fifteen finishes at the end of the 2015 season to a clean slate of seven so far this season. But, with the...

Moto3: Webb ready to make Grand Prix transition

Moto3: Webb ready to make Grand Prix transition

TT racer Danny Webb says he’s ready to make the transition from road racing back to Grand Prix, as he prepares himself for a return to the Moto3 world championship next weekend at Assen. Taking over...

MotoGP: Monster release part three of Rossi series

MotoGP: Monster release part three of Rossi series

Monster Energy have released part three in their five part look at MotoGP's most famous personality - Valentino Rossi. Going behind the scenes at Rossi's VR46 Ranch, home of his flat track and...

BSB: Laverty tops opening day at Snetterton test

BSB: Laverty tops opening day at Snetterton test

Michael Laverty led the way on the opening day of the official British Superbike test at Snetterton, pipping Quattro Plant Kawasaki’s Luke Mossey to the top spot in the closing moments of the final...

BSB: Dixon gets first taste of RAF BMW

BSB: Dixon gets first taste of RAF BMW

Jake Dixon got a first taste of Superbike power this morning as he made his debut on the RAF Regular and Reserves BMW. Dixon spent the day’s opening session familiarising himself with the extra power...

WSB: Davies hoping for more home success for Ducati

WSB: Davies hoping for more home success for Ducati

Chaz Davies will be looking to get his season back on track as the second half of the Superbike World Championship season kicks off in Misano. The Welshman’s championship chances took a dent at...