June

MotoGP: Octo renew title sponsorship of British Grand Prix

MotoGP: Octo renew title sponsorship of British Grand Prix

Car telemetry firm Octo will retain title sponsorship of this year’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, after extending their deal with MotoGP organisers Dorna for a second year. Also a main sponsor...

MotoGP: Repsol Honda duo make Red Bull Ring debut

MotoGP: Repsol Honda duo make Red Bull Ring debut

The Repsol Honda duo of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have made their debut at MotoGP’s new track for 2016, Austria’s Red Bull Ring. The pair took to the track for media activities and circuit...

MotoGP: KTM add Jerez to testing program

MotoGP: KTM add Jerez to testing program

KTM have made Jerez the latest track in their testing program, completing a two-day outing last week at the Spanish circuit with test riders Mika Kallio and Randy de Puniet as they continue to build...

WSB: Canepa to replace recovering Guintoli at Misano

WSB: Canepa to replace recovering Guintoli at Misano

Former European Superstock 100 champion Niccolò Canepa will return to the World Superbike championship this weekend in Misano, when he steps up to the Pata Crescent Yamaha squad to replace the injured...

MotoGP: Lorenzo visits new race circuit in Kazakhstan

MotoGP: Lorenzo visits new race circuit in Kazakhstan

Reigning MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has visited the construction site of Kazakhstan’s new Sokol circuit, which is hoping to be up and running in the near future. Located in Almaty, the...

Moto3: Danny Webb to return - straight from the TT!

Moto3: Danny Webb to return - straight from the TT!

Former 125GP pole position man Danny Webb is set to make a shocking return to the Grand Prix paddock, as he steps into the Platinum Bay Real Estate Mahindra squad – directly from competing at the 2016...

TT 2016: Technical director apologises over Hutchinson comments

TT 2016: Technical director apologises over Hutchinson comments

Isle of Man TT bosses have released a statement from the Technical Director at the centre of a row over comments made regarding the legality of Ian Hutchinson’s race-winning Supersport bike. Comments...

TT 2016: Dunlop passes Anstey at Ballascary!

TT 2016: Dunlop passes Anstey at Ballascary!

Michael Dunlop was on it at this year's Isle of Man TT. Not only did he win both big bike races but he also shattered both lap and race records in the process with a fastest average lap speed of...

TT 2016: Sarolea explain last minute withdrawal

TT 2016: Sarolea explain last minute withdrawal

Sarolea have defended their decision not to race in this year’s TT Zero race despite pulling up on to the grid having failed to complete a single lap of practice. The Belgian firm had high hopes ahead...

TT 2016: Hickman ruled out of podium finish

TT 2016: Hickman ruled out of podium finish

Peter Hickman was ruled out of a potential podium in Friday’s Senior TT when an electrical problem struck his JG Speedfit Kawasaki. A strong start had seen Hickman slip into third on the first lap,...

BSB: Dixon to join RAF BMW for Snetterton test

BSB: Dixon to join RAF BMW for Snetterton test

Former British Supersport contender Jake Dixon will get his first taste of British Superbikes this week as he joins the RAF BMW team for the official Snetterton test. Dixon started out the season with...

MotoGP: MotoGP boss Webb explains Iannone/Lorenzo incident

MotoGP: MotoGP boss Webb explains Iannone/Lorenzo incident

With both Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Iannone arguing over their own versions of the incident that saw the Italian spear the world championship leader out of last weekend’s race at Catalunya, MCN sat...

TT 2016: McGuinness: 'Not bad for an old fart!'

TT 2016: McGuinness: 'Not bad for an old fart!'

John McGuinness has said he was able to learn from Ian Hutchinson as he chased him around the Isle of Man TT course in yesterday’s Senior race.   Hutchinson caught McGuinness on the road after...

TT 2016: Race bosses clarify Supersport drama

TT 2016: Race bosses clarify Supersport drama

Isle of Man TT bosses have clarified the situation which caused Ian Hutchinson to blast Michael Dunlop during the press conference after yesterday’s Senior TT. Hutchinson hit out at his BMW rival for...

Moto2: Damage control for Lowes

Moto2: Damage control for Lowes

Last weekend’s Moto2 round in Catalunya saw title contender Sam Lowes happy to take a solid top six place away from the weekend, after admitting that the result was damage limitation after struggling...

TT 2016: Michael Dunlop: 'We came back fighting'

TT 2016: Michael Dunlop: 'We came back fighting'

Michael Dunlop came out fighting in Friday’s Senior TT to take his 13th career victory around the mountain course. Upset with an issue he had with Wednesday’s Supersport race, the Ballymoney star came...

TT 2016: Former Manx GP winner Andrew Soar has died

TT 2016: Former Manx GP winner Andrew Soar has died

Former Manx Grand Prix Senior race winner Andrew Soar has died following a crash during today’s Senior TT at the Isle of Man TT. He was killed following a crash at Keppel Gate during the final race of...

TT 2016: John McGuinness Video Diary - Senior Race

TT 2016: John McGuinness Video Diary - Senior Race

John McGuinness talks to MCN after securing his 46th TT podium in the 2016 Isle of Man Senior TT  TOP STORIES First ride: 2017 KTM EXC range TT 2016: Dunlop takes Victory to second TT...

TT 2016: Hutchinson blasts Dunlop after Senior TT

TT 2016: Hutchinson blasts Dunlop after Senior TT

Ian Hutchinson blasted Michael Dunlop in today’s Senior TT press conference after the Ballymoney man alluded to a problem with the result of Wednesday’s Supersport race. Dunlop crossed the line to...

TT 2016: Sidecar veteran Ian Bell has died

TT 2016: Sidecar veteran Ian Bell has died

Sidecar racing veteran Ian Bell has died following a crash in today’s second sidecar race at the Isle of Man TT. The 58-year-old motorcycle dealer was killed following a crash at Ballaspur during the...

TT 2016: Dunlop dominates Senior TT

TT 2016: Dunlop dominates Senior TT

Michael Dunlop took his 13th TT victory with a dominant win in today’s Senior race to beat Ian Hutchinson by 31.476 seconds. The Hawk BMW rider doubled up his big bike victory from Saturday after once...

TT 2016: Birchall brothers win second Sidecar race

TT 2016: Birchall brothers win second Sidecar race

Ben and Tom Birchall offset the bad luck suffered in Saturday’s first Sidecar race with a dominant victory in the final outing.  The brothers were gutted as engine problems forced them to retire...

TT 2016: Shoesmith awarded Spirit of the TT award

TT 2016: Shoesmith awarded Spirit of the TT award

Paul Shoesmith has been posthumously awarded the 2016 Pokerstars Spirit of the TT award on Senior Race Day at this year’s Isle of Man TT. The award, which recognises selfless contributions to the...

MotoGP: Rossi and Marquez friends again?

MotoGP: Rossi and Marquez friends again?

Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi may have finally put to bed the bitter feud that has raged between them since Sepang last year; one small silver lining to a tough weekend for the MotoGP paddock at...

MotoGP: Yamaha’s Asian talent to attend VR46 Academy

MotoGP: Yamaha’s Asian talent to attend VR46 Academy

Yamaha have announced a new scheme that will see five Yamaha riders currently competing in the Asia Production 250 class of the Asia Road Racing Championship attending Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Riders...

Endurance: Hayden to ride Suzuka Eight Hour

Endurance: Hayden to ride Suzuka Eight Hour

Nicky Hayden will compete in the legendary Suzuka Eight Hour race this year with the factory-backed MuSASHi RT HARC-Pro team. Hayden will join Honda World Superbike team-mate Michael van der Mark, who...

TT 2016: Dunlop takes Victory to second TT podium

TT 2016: Dunlop takes Victory to second TT podium

William Dunlop took Victory to their second consecutive podium in the electric race at the Isle of Man TT with second place in yesterday’s TT Zero. The Ballymoney man, who has endured a tough campaign...

TT 2016: Harrison overcomes oil leak for Supersport podium

TT 2016: Harrison overcomes oil leak for Supersport podium

Dean Harrison managed to overcome an oil leak to cruise to his third podium of the week in yesterday’s second Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT. The Silicone Engineering Kawasaki rider considered...

MotoGP: Suzuki roll out rear grip-focused chassis

MotoGP: Suzuki roll out rear grip-focused chassis

The Suzuki MotoGP team have rolled out a new chassis at Monday’s Montmelò test, designed to give more rear grip from the GSX-RR to Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaró. Built to Viñales’...

TT 2016: Dunlop takes second despite engine drama

TT 2016: Dunlop takes second despite engine drama

Michael Dunlop took a strong second place in yesterday’s second Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT despite fighting against all odds to prepare a new engine in time. The Ballymoney man was...

MotoGP: Redding caught out by high temperatures in Barcelona

MotoGP: Redding caught out by high temperatures in Barcelona

Scott Redding was left disappointed at last weekend’s Catalan MotoGP race after high temperatures in Sunday’s race left him unable to find grip for his Pramac Ducati as he nursed it home in sixteenth...

MotoGP: KTM enjoy successful test at Brno

MotoGP: KTM enjoy successful test at Brno

The KTM test team of Karel Abraham and newly-appointed permanent test rider Mika Kallio have completed another successful test of the new RC16 MotoGP machine at the Czech Republic’s Brno...

TT 2016: Lintin takes back-to-back Lightweight wins

TT 2016: Lintin takes back-to-back Lightweight wins

Ivan Lintin took victory in today’s Lightweight TT after holding off a hard-charging James Hillier to take back-to-back wins in the 650 twins class. Hillier had taken the lead on the first lap but...

TT 2016: Hutchinson 'touched' to equal Hailwood

TT 2016: Hutchinson 'touched' to equal Hailwood

Ian Hutchinson has said he is ‘touched’ to have matched Mike Hailwood’s win record with victory in today’s second Supersport race. The Bingley Bullet once again dominated to take his third win of the...

TT 2016: John McGuinness Video Diary - Supersport & Electric Race

TT 2016: John McGuinness Video Diary - Supersport & Electric Race

John McGuinness talks after a tough day at the Isle of Man TT saw him suffer technical issues in both the Supersport and TT Zero races. 

TT 2016: Anstey takes electric win as McGuinness suffers problem

TT 2016: Anstey takes electric win as McGuinness suffers problem

Bruce Anstey has won his first TT Zero race after main rival and team-mate John McGuinness was forced to restart the bike mid-race. Recording lap of 118.416mph, Anstey cruised to victory some 25...