November

BSB: Smrz brothers join PR racing for 2017 attack

BSB: Smrz brothers join PR racing for 2017 attack

Jakub Smrz will remain in the MCE British Superbike Championship for the 2017 season after penning a deal to move to the PR Racing BMW squad. The former WSB star makes the move after a disappointing...

WSB: World Superbike stars go under the knife

WSB: World Superbike stars go under the knife

A number of top World Superbike riders have been under the knife in the past week to fix a combination of both new and old injuries.  Reigning World Champion Jonathan Rea underwent surgery in...

BSB: Guintoli: 'I wanted to be somewhere I could challenge'

BSB: Guintoli: 'I wanted to be somewhere I could challenge'

Sylvain Guintoli has said he doesn’t feel his move to the MCE British Superbike Championship for 2017 is a step down given the current situation of the Superbike World Championship.  It’s...

BSB: Hopkins returns to MotoRapido Ducati for 2017 challenge

BSB: Hopkins returns to MotoRapido Ducati for 2017 challenge

John Hopkins will return to MotoRapido Ducati for the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship as both he and the team look to fight back from a difficult season in 2016. The former MotoGP star will be...

TT: Private promoter deal collapses

TT: Private promoter deal collapses

The deal between the Isle of Man Government and events firm Vision Nine to take on the promotion of the iconic TT races has collapsed.  The Island’s department of economic development has issued...

Endurance: FIM releases revised EWC calendar

Endurance: FIM releases revised EWC calendar

The FIM has confirmed the final calendar for the remainder of the 2016/17 Endurance World Championship, which got underway at the Bol d’Or in September. It had been hoped that the series would be able...

BSB: Team bosses discuss changes for 2017 season

BSB: Team bosses discuss changes for 2017 season

A number of changes could be afoot for the MCE British Superbike Championship following the annual teams meeting in Birmingham last week. Each year, team bosses meet with series organisers to discuss...

BSB: Hill puts Hopkins' bike up for sale

BSB: Hill puts Hopkins' bike up for sale

Ever fancied owning an MCE British Superbike Championship winning bike? Team owner Tommy Hill has put John Hopkins’ 2016 ePayMe Yamaha YZF-R1 up for sale, which was initially the bike used by Josh...

Racing: Four Tyco BMW race bikes stolen from Birmingham hotel

Racing: Four Tyco BMW race bikes stolen from Birmingham hotel

Four Tyco BMW race bikes were stolen from a van outside a Premier Inn near the National Exhibition Centre following Motorcycle Live last night.  Thieves broke into a Tyco BMW transporter and...

WSB: World Supersport set to be replaced by naked class?

WSB: World Supersport set to be replaced by naked class?

Dorna’s latest plan to shake up the World Superbike championship to replace World Supersport with a new class for naked bikes. Sales of supersport 600s have collapsed in recent years, while nakeds...

BSB: 2017 grid so far!

BSB: 2017 grid so far!

With a flurry of team announcements at this year’s Motorcycle Live Show in Birmingham, the 2017 MCE British Superbike grid is starting to take shape and it looks set to be star-studded...

BSB: Guintoli returns to Britain with Hawk Bennetts Suzuki

BSB: Guintoli returns to Britain with Hawk Bennetts Suzuki

2014 World Superbike Champion Sylvain Guintoli will make a return to the MCE British Superbike Championship next year after penning a deal with the all new Hawk Suzuki squad.  After much rumour...

WSB: Wet final day for riders at Jerez

WSB: Wet final day for riders at Jerez

After a wet opening day and three dry days the final outing for the few WorldSBK riders and teams who were still around was held in full wet conditions on Friday 25th November. There were some periods...

Roads: Hutchinson to remain with Tyco BMW for 2017

Roads: Hutchinson to remain with Tyco BMW for 2017

Ian Hutchinson will remain with Tyco BMW for the 2017 roads season after a successful first year with the Northern Irish squad. The Bingley Bullet stormed to victories at all three international road...

Roads: Halsall to make roads switch with William Dunlop

Roads: Halsall to make roads switch with William Dunlop

Halsall Racing have announced they will turn their attention to the roads for the 2017 season after withdrawing from the MCE British Superbike Championship. Team boss Martin Halsall revealed he would...

WSB: 2017 dates finally revealed

WSB: 2017 dates finally revealed

World Superbike organisers Dorna have finally released a provisional calendar for the upcoming season, ending months of speculation after the dates failed to materialise at the end of the 2016 season...

MotoGP: Bautista signs off 2016 with fastest time at test

MotoGP: Bautista signs off 2016 with fastest time at test

 Pull & Bear Aspar Ducati new signing Alvaro Bautista has signed off 2016 by topping his final day of testing for the squad at Jerez by finishing top of the MotoGP machines at the Spanish...

WSB: Rea fastest of all at Jerez

WSB: Rea fastest of all at Jerez

Jonathan Rea ended what is likely to be the final dry day of track action at Jerez with the best time of all thanks to a 1’38.721 on his Ninja ZX-10RR. He used a qualifying rear tyre to go that fast...

Roads: Liverpool FC Chairman to help RC Express Racing squad

Roads: Liverpool FC Chairman to help RC Express Racing squad

RC Express Racing have announced that Liverpool Football Club Chairman Ian Ayre will be joining the team as ‘Sporting Chairman’ for the 2017 season.  A big road racing fan, Ayre will join the...

WSB: 'Tyre life and power' priority for Rea during winter tests

WSB: 'Tyre life and power' priority for Rea during winter tests

World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea has highlighted two key areas his Kawasaki Racing Team need to work on over the winter if he’s to fight to become the first rider in history to win three titles...

BSB: Giugliano joins Iddon at Tyco BMW for 2017

BSB: Giugliano joins Iddon at Tyco BMW for 2017

Former World Superbike star Davide Giugliano will join Christian Iddon in the Tyco BMW team for the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship.  The Italian makes the move over to the UK after...

BSB: Linfoot & O'Halloran remain with Honda for 2017

BSB: Linfoot & O'Halloran remain with Honda for 2017

Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran will once again spearhead Honda Racing’s attack on the MCE British Superbike title in 2017. The duo impressed this year aboard the aging, eight-year-old Honda...

Roads: Glen Irwin impresses at his Macau GP debut

Roads: Glen Irwin impresses at his Macau GP debut

Macau newcomer Glenn Irwin was the sensation of the 2016 Macau Grand Prix. Irwin laid out his stall when he qualified 7th fastest on the Be Wiser/PBM Ducati, less than half a second...

Roads: Hickman wins Macau GP for the second year in a row

Roads: Hickman wins Macau GP for the second year in a row

In the 50th running of the Chinese race the Burton on Trent man kept his best to last, moving into the lead with just two laps to go and taking victory from SMT Bathams teammate Michael Rutter and...

BSB: Ellison & Laverty join new McAMS Yamaha squad

BSB: Ellison & Laverty join new McAMS Yamaha squad

James Ellison and Michael Laverty will head up the all-new McAMS Yamaha team in the MCE British Superbike Championship next year. Stepping up from the British Supersport class, the squad formerly...

BSB: JG Speedfit & Jack Valentine join Haslam at Bournemouth Kawasaki

BSB: JG Speedfit & Jack Valentine join Haslam at Bournemouth Kawasaki

MCE British Superbike runner-up Leon Haslam will continue to run under the JG Speedfit banner in 2017 after the firm join him at the Bournemouth Kawasaki team.  As reported in MCN earlier this...

Roads: King of North West 200 Seeley will be back in 2017

Roads: King of North West 200 Seeley will be back in 2017

The Vauxhall International North West 200’s most successful racer, Alastair Seeley, says he will ‘definitely’ be in action at the 2017 event. The 17 times North West winner, who overhauled Robert...

Roads: Jessopp takes Macau pole, rookie Irwin third

Roads: Jessopp takes Macau pole, rookie Irwin third

Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcycles BMW) will start in pole position for the 50th Macau Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon after pipping eight times Macau winner, Michael Rutter (SMT Bathams BMW) in...

MotoGP: Rossi and Lorenzo make amends?

MotoGP: Rossi and Lorenzo make amends?

While their relationship as teammates has been acrimonious at best over the past few years, both Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo took the time on Sunday evening to come together and make something...

Roads: Macau GP set to be a tyre battle

Roads: Macau GP set to be a tyre battle

The 2016 Macau grand Prix is being billed as a battle between tyre manufacturers, Dunlop and Metzeler. Unlike MotoGP or BSB, there is no control tyre in road racing and the rival manufacturers are...

Moto2: Brits end campaign on a high

Moto2: Brits end campaign on a high

British Moto2 duo Sam Lowes and Danny Kent have finished their final race of 2016 on a high, with Lowes ending the year with a solid result after a difficult second half of the season and Kent turning...

MotoGP: Jarvis pays tribute to departing Lorenzo

MotoGP: Jarvis pays tribute to departing Lorenzo

Yamaha MotoGP boss Lin Jarvis has paid tribute to the departing Jorge Lorenzo, toasting a hugely successful nine years with the Spaniard as he departs to Ducati for the next two seasons - but with a...

Roads: Rutter tops opening qualifying in Macau

Roads: Rutter tops opening qualifying in Macau

Michael Rutter topped the time sheets in the opening qualifying session for the 50th Macau Grand Prix in China on the SMT/Bathams BMW. The eight times Macau winner had already been fastest in the...

Roads: Watch the 2016 Macau Grand Prix live

Roads: Watch the 2016 Macau Grand Prix live

Motorcycle News have teamed up with the organisers of the 2016 Macau Grand Prix to offer this year's race live and free online. With top roadracing names like Ian Hutchinson, John McGuinness and Peter...

MotoGP: ‘Too early to tell’ on Honda engine, says Pedrosa

MotoGP: ‘Too early to tell’ on Honda engine, says Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa has admitted that it’s still too early to tell if the improvements made to the new Honda RCV213 engine for the 2017 season will make any difference to the bike’s struggling acceleration,...

MotoGP: Rins in hospital as Suzuki leave Valencia battered and blue

MotoGP: Rins in hospital as Suzuki leave Valencia battered and blue

The Suzuki MotoGP team have had an expensive pre-season test at Valencia, leaving the Spanish track with both riders battered and bruised and with an expensive repair bill to three GSX-RR machines,...