May

Yamaha engines set for Japanese analysis

Yamaha engines set for Japanese analysis

The failed engines of both Valentino Rossi will now be sent straight back to the firm’s Japanese R&D headquarters for a detailed analysis to identify the cause of the problems, according to Yamaha...

Mugello test hit by heavy rain

Mugello test hit by heavy rain

A test for the Moto2 and Moto3 classes on Monday at Mugello, following on from Sunday’s race at the Italian circuit, ended up a washed out affair, after heavy rain saw many of the field pack up rather...

Baz to undergo surgery tomorrow

Baz to undergo surgery tomorrow

Loris Baz will go under the knife tomorrow morning in Geneva to fix the bones in his foot that were broken in Sunday’s Mugello round of MotoGP.  The Frenchman sustained fractures on the second,...

Frustrating weekend for Ellison at Brands Hatch

Frustrating weekend for Ellison at Brands Hatch

James Ellison was left frustrated at Brands Hatch this weekend after missing out on what could have been a double victory for the JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider. Easily the fastest man across the weekend,...

Victory reveal two Pikes Peak bikes for 2016

Victory reveal two Pikes Peak bikes for 2016

American company Victory will be competing at the famous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb (PPIHC) event with both petrol and electric-powered motorcycles for 2016. Victory took part in the 2015...

Bridewell takes first podium for Bennetts Suzuki

Bridewell takes first podium for Bennetts Suzuki

Tommy Bridewell showed there is still life in Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 yet by sticking it on the podium at Brands Hatch this weekend. The Bennetts Suzuki rider was in the mix throughout the weekend, putting...

MCE Insurance become title sponsor of Ulster Grand Prix

MCE Insurance become title sponsor of Ulster Grand Prix

MCE Insurance will be the new title sponsor of the Ulster Grand Prix, it has been announced. The firm, which has sponsored the MCE British Superbikes since 2009, has agreed terms for a three-year deal...

Linfoot boosted by late breakthrough at Brands Hatch

Linfoot boosted by late breakthrough at Brands Hatch

Dan Linfoot endured a difficult weekend in the third round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch until a last minute breakthrough him able to fight towards the front in the second...

Progress leads to best result of the season for Easton

Progress leads to best result of the season for Easton

Stuart Easton secured his best result of the season at Brands Hatch this weekend after making a strong stride forward with the ePayMe Tommy Hill Motorsport Yamaha. The minute Scotsman had struggled to...

The world according to Maverick Viñales

The world according to Maverick Viñales

He's impressed the MotoGP world so much that next year will see Maverick Viñales jumping from Suzuki's factory MotoGP squad to sit alongside Valentino Rossi at Yamaha.  But what's his outlook on...

My life in bikes; Roger Marshall

My life in bikes; Roger Marshall

‘The stuff we got up to, you’d never get away with it now’ Ex-factory rider now BSB rider representative Roger Marshall on crashing, riding with Joey and being MCN Man of the Year How did you get into...

Kyle Ryde back on World Supersport grid for Donington Park

Kyle Ryde back on World Supersport grid for Donington Park

Kyle Ryde will be back on the World Supersport grid for his home round at Donington Park after signing a deal with the Schmidt MV Agusta team. The 18-year-old was left high and dry after the shock...

Farquhar back in intensive care after North West crash

Farquhar back in intensive care after North West crash

Ryan Farquhar, who was injured in a crash at this year’s North West 200, has been taken back into intensive care and is being described as ‘seriously ill’ by the Belfast Trust. The road racing veteran...

Byrne ends six year Ducati drought

Byrne ends six year Ducati drought

Ducati’s six year victory drought came to an end at Brands Hatch this afternoon as Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne stormed to a commanding first victory of the season. Feeling confident all weekend, the...

Haslam steals victory from Ellison's grasp

Haslam steals victory from Ellison's grasp

Leon Haslam stole victory from the arms of team-mate James Ellison by 0.057seconds in the opening race of the third round of the MCE British Superbike championship at Brands Hatch. A lightning start...

Ellison: 'I thought I had pole!'

Ellison: 'I thought I had pole!'

James Ellison was left gutted with second place after crossing the line believing he’d taken pole in qualifying for the third round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch. As the...

Byrne: 'Front row shows what we're capable of'

Byrne: 'Front row shows what we're capable of'

Shane Byrne was thrilled to secure his first front row qualifying of the season at Brands Hatch this afternoon after a tough weekend last time out at Oulton Park. With wet weather washing out two out...

Pole boosts confidence for young gun Mossey

Pole boosts confidence for young gun Mossey

Quattro Plant Teccare Kawasaki’s Luke Mossey was presented with a much-needed confidence boost at Brands Hatch this afternoon as he secured a debut pole position for tomorrow’s opening race.

Mossey takes debut pole at Brands Hatch

Mossey takes debut pole at Brands Hatch

Luke Mossey will start on pole position for tomorrow’s opening MCE British Superbike race at Brands Hatch after a quick late lap saw him topple James Ellison from the top of the timesheets. There or...

Cookstown Burrows Engineering team to continue with 2016 season

Cookstown Burrows Engineering team to continue with 2016 season

The Cookstown Burrows Engineering team have announced they will continue with plans to compete at the 2016 Isle of Man TT. The Northern Irish squad was left devastated after the passing of Malachi...

Byrne happy with Panigale progress on opening day at Brands

Byrne happy with Panigale progress on opening day at Brands

Shane Byrne has said he’s happy with the progress made by his BeWiser PBM Ducati squad after topping the timesheets on the opening day at Brands Hatch. Disappointed to walk away with two top eight...

Kiyonari ruled out with broken collarbone

Kiyonari ruled out with broken collarbone

Ryuichi Kiyonari’s tough start to the 2016 MCE British Superbike season became even tougher at Brands Hatch this afternoon after a crash in the second free practice session left him with a broken...

Byrne tops close pack at Brands Hatch

Byrne tops close pack at Brands Hatch

Shane Byrne led the way on the opening day of the third round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch, topping the timesheet from Michael Laverty with the top 21 split by less than a...

Beaubier to replace Guintoli at Donington

Beaubier to replace Guintoli at Donington

MotoAmerica ace Cameron Beaubier will join the PATA Yamaha squad at Donington Park next weekend as the injured Sylvain Guintoli continues his rehabilitation. The 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike champion...

Guintoli out until Misano

Guintoli out until Misano

The PATA Yamaha team could find themselves without either of their usual riders at Donington Park next weekend after it has been confirmed that Sylvain Guintoli will be out of action until at least...

Farquhar thanks medics after North West crash

Farquhar thanks medics after North West crash

Ryan Farquhar has thanked the doctors who ‘saved his life’ following the crash which hospitalised him at this year’s North West 200. The veteran road racing star went down hard on the coast road in...

Victory return to TT Zero with William Dunlop

Victory return to TT Zero with William Dunlop

Victory Motorcycles will return to the Isle of Man TT this year with an all-new electric race bike, the Victory RR. The machine, which will be ridden by William Dunlop, has been developed over the...

Coaching the gods (Part 2)

Coaching the gods (Part 2)

‘We are looking for thousandths of a second’ he man who started all this was Roberts, who mentored three-time 500 world champion Rainey from the moment he first sat on a road-race bike in the early...

Let the British GP entertain you

Let the British GP entertain you

Rick Astley and Stoosh confirmed for Silverstone MotoGP. Early bird weekend tickets available just £65 Paid promotion: The entertainment for this year’s British GP is hotting up, with the...

Andrea Iannone to join Suzuki on two-year deal

Andrea Iannone to join Suzuki on two-year deal

Andrea Iannone will join Suzuki’s MotoGP squad from 2017, signing a two-year deal with the factory squad after Ducati confirmed earlier this week that they would not be renewing his current...

Viñales to partner Rossi next season at Yamaha

Viñales to partner Rossi next season at Yamaha

Maverick Viñales has been confirmed at Valentino Rossi’s partner for the next two years at Movistar Yamaha, with the team confirming the news only minutes after his Suzuki squad announced that the...

Confirmed: Viñales to leave Suzuki for 2017

Confirmed: Viñales to leave Suzuki for 2017

It has been confirmed that Maverick Viñales will leave the Suzuki MotoGP team for the 2017 season, in a press release issued this morning by the Japanese manufacturer. The news comes after the Suzuki...

Ellison out for repeat of previous Brands success

Ellison out for repeat of previous Brands success

James Ellison is hoping to use progress made at Oulton Park to replicate his former success around the Brands Indy circuit at this weekend’s third round of the MCE British Superbike...

Haslam hoping for dry Brands Hatch weekend

Haslam hoping for dry Brands Hatch weekend

Leon Haslam is hoping for a dry weekend as he heads back to Brands Hatch for the first time in eight years. The former World Superbike runner-up heads back to the Kent circuit for the first time since...

Iannone: ‘Finally we are going to Mugello!’

Iannone: ‘Finally we are going to Mugello!’

Andrea Iannone says he’s delighted to finally be returning to Mugello, a track where he enjoyed the best weekend of his career last year, taking both pole position and the runner-up spot in the...

More upgrades for Aprilia at home round

More upgrades for Aprilia at home round

Aprilia will bring new upgrades to a Grand Prix weekend for another time, as they continue to make progress with the brand-new RS-GP machines of Stefan Bradl and Alvaro Bautista. Speaking ahead of...