September

Roads: Defending champ Hickman heads Macau entry list

Roads: Defending champ Hickman heads Macau entry list

Defending champion Peter Hickman will return to defend his title in the 63rd running of the Macau Grand Prix next month, but it won’t be easy for the recently turned road racer as he faces challenges...

BSB: Hutchy still considering BSB future

BSB: Hutchy still considering BSB future

TT star Ian Hutchinson could be re-considering whether he wants to step up to the MCE British Superbike class next season after a tough weekend at Assen. Having ridden his BMW S1000RR to an...

BSB: Ellison hoping for no team orders at Brands

BSB: Ellison hoping for no team orders at Brands

James Ellison has accepted that his challenge for a debut British Superbike title is over despite another podium finish at TT Circuit Assen.  The Cumbrian showed impressive pace across practice...

BSB: Michael Dunlop to race sidecar at Brands Hatch

BSB: Michael Dunlop to race sidecar at Brands Hatch

Michael Dunlop will make the switch to three wheels for the final round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch as competes in the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar...

BSB: Suzuki plotting 2017 GSX-R title attack

BSB: Suzuki plotting 2017 GSX-R title attack

Suzuki have exclusively confirmed to MCN that they are in the midst of planning an assault on the 2017 MCE British Superbike title with the brand new GSX-R1000. The Japanese firm had originally...

BSB: JG Speedfit Kawasaki set to quit BSB?

BSB: JG Speedfit Kawasaki set to quit BSB?

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki team might have left Assen champagne in hand after Haslam’s double victory, but questions surrounding their future in the British series spread through the paddock like...

BSB: Shakey: "We did what we had to"

BSB: Shakey: "We did what we had to"

MCE BSB series leader Shane Byrne wasn’t too disappointed to leave Assen with two second places after racing with the harder option Pirelli SC1 rear tyre for the first time this season. Colder...

WSB: Rea: 'Championships can be won by a point!'

WSB: Rea: 'Championships can be won by a point!'

Jonathan Rea has said the one point he gained over championship rival Tom Sykes at Magny Cours this weekend could make all the difference as he fights to become the first rider to retain a World...

WSB: Davies hails 'most important weekend of career'

WSB: Davies hails 'most important weekend of career'

Chaz Davies has hailed his double victory at Magny Cours as one of the ‘most important weekends’ of his career given the varying circumstances in which he took victory.  The Aruba Ducati man took...

BSB: Tyre wear hampers Mossey in Assen

BSB: Tyre wear hampers Mossey in Assen

MCE British Superbike Showdown contender Luke Mossey experienced a mixed weekend in the 11th round of this year’s championship at Assen.  While the Quattro Plant Tec-Care Kawasaki rider was happy...

BSB: Progress for Laverty at Assen

BSB: Progress for Laverty at Assen

Michael Laverty left the penultimate round of the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship feeling positive after a return to the top six in both of Sunday’s races. The Northern Irishman has been...

BSB: Haslam does the Dutch double

BSB: Haslam does the Dutch double

Leon Haslam did exactly what he needed to do to keep the 2016 MCE British Superbike title fight alive at Assen this weekend, leaving the Dutch circuit with two dominant victories.  After beating...

WSS: Cluzel wins as Sofuoglu denied title chance

WSS: Cluzel wins as Sofuoglu denied title chance

Long time race leader and pole man Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was denied what would have been his fifth world championship title three rounds early after he crashed while leading the...

WSB: Davies doubles up in France

WSB: Davies doubles up in France

A three rider battle at the end after what looked like a two rider battle for the win between the leading Kawasakis for most of the 21 laps saw Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) get the better of...

BSB: Haslam wins thrilling Assen opener

BSB: Haslam wins thrilling Assen opener

Leon Haslam took victory in a tantalising opening MCE British Superbike race at Assen, holding off title rival Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne to claim a crucial five points as the championship battle heats...

BSB: Ellison bags front row start in Assen

BSB: Ellison bags front row start in Assen

James Ellison will start tomorrow’s opening MCE British Superbike race at Assen from the front row of the grid after a step forward with a steering problem he’s been suffering with all...

BSB: Haslam confident of hard tyre advantage

BSB: Haslam confident of hard tyre advantage

Leon Haslam is hoping the advantage he has shown on the harder option Pirelli rear tyre in recent rounds will give him the upper hand as racing gets underway at the penultimate round of the 2016 MCE...

WSB: Davies takes win in dramatic opening race

WSB: Davies takes win in dramatic opening race

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) secured another win in the WorldSBK championship after he elected to fit intermediate tyres at the start of a wet race. With the sun drying the track he was...

BSB: Byrne blitzes opposition for Assen pole

BSB: Byrne blitzes opposition for Assen pole

Shane Byrne will start tomorrow’s opening MCE British Superbike race at Assen on pole position after dominating his rivals in qualifying this afternoon. The four-time British Champion set a time of...

BSB: Fastest man Iddon happy with hard tyre progress

BSB: Fastest man Iddon happy with hard tyre progress

While topping yesterday’s free practice was a welcome boost in confidence for Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon, it was progress on the harder option Pirelli rear tyre that buoyed the former Supermoto star...

BSB: Byrne unhappy with feeling despite pace

BSB: Byrne unhappy with feeling despite pace

Shane Byrne has confessed he’s not in the strongest position he could be despite placing second fastest on the opening day at Assen.  The Be Wiser Ducati rider was just 0.098seconds off Christian...

BSB: Iddon opens Assen on top

BSB: Iddon opens Assen on top

Christian Iddon led the way as the 11th round of the MCE British Superbike Championship got underway at Assen, holding off title challengers Shane Byrne and Leon Haslam for the top spot in...

WSB: Davies leads Camier on opening day in France

WSB: Davies leads Camier on opening day in France

The first practice sessions in the FIM Superbike World Championship saw Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) fastest, and then faster again in the afternoon practice period, automatically qualifying...

Big name stars set for HydroGarden Weston Beach Race

Big name stars set for HydroGarden Weston Beach Race

Scott Redding, Dave Thorpe, Jonny Walker and Robbie Maddison head an all star rider line up set to embark on the famous Hydro Garden Weston Beach race on 7th to 9th October. Redding and co. will be...

WSB: Sykes: "We are still in the running"

WSB: Sykes: "We are still in the running"

Tom Sykes has refused to rule himself out of the fight for the 2016 World Superbike Championship despite sitting 47 points behind team-mate Jonathan Rea. Should Rea leave Magny Cours with more than 50...

BSB: Byrne not taking title lead for granted

BSB: Byrne not taking title lead for granted

Shane Byrne heads in to this weekend’s penultimate round of the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship with a 27-point advantage over title rival Leon Haslam, but the four-time British champ is keen...

BSB: Realistic Linfoot targets third in series

BSB: Realistic Linfoot targets third in series

Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot has his sights firmly set on finishing third in this year’s MCE British Superbike Championship after a strong performance last time out at Donington Park saw him overtake...

MotoGP: Honda rumoured to be experimenting with big bang

MotoGP: Honda rumoured to be experimenting with big bang

While most of the MotoGP paddock headed home to take a few days’ valuable rest before the long slog of three back-to-back Asian races, both the Repsol Honda duo of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa and...

Moto3: ‘Sacrifices paid off’ for champion Binder

Moto3: ‘Sacrifices paid off’ for champion Binder

New Moto3 world champion Brad Binder – the first ever rider to win a Grand Prix championship with four rounds in hand – says that finally tasting title success has made his sacrifices...

MotoGP: Aprilia timing is perfect for Lowes

MotoGP: Aprilia timing is perfect for Lowes

Moto2 title contender Sam Lowes has admitted that as the factory Aprilia squad continue to improve in MotoGP, his switch to them for the 2017 season couldn’t be coming at a better time. Joining up...

WSB: Rea focused on title fight as WSB hits Magny Cours

WSB: Rea focused on title fight as WSB hits Magny Cours

Jonathan Rea has admitted he will be focused on maintaining his 47-point lead in the Superbike World Championship as the series hits Magny Cours this weekend. The reigning champion has been adamant...

Roads: Rutter takes Frohburg hat-trick

Roads: Rutter takes Frohburg hat-trick

Michael Rutter returned to winning ways as he made a return to the Frohburg Road Races in Germany at the weekend. The short circuit and road racing veteran took three Superbike wins from four starts...

Expert opinion: If MotoGP were a game of rugby...

Expert opinion: If MotoGP were a game of rugby...

Of all the injuries that riders sustain in motorbike racing, there are few as likely to bring a hush to the paddock as reports of a head injury. The human brain, while an incredible computer, is also...

BSB Exclusive: Haslam: 'Why I'm staying in Britain for 2017'

BSB Exclusive: Haslam: 'Why I'm staying in Britain for 2017'

Leon Haslam has revealed he is set to race in the MCE British Superbike Championship again next season despite having offers on the table to return to the world stage. The 2010 World Superbike...

BSB: Hutchinson to race in Superbike class at Assen

BSB: Hutchinson to race in Superbike class at Assen

Ian Hutchinson will step up to the MCE British Superbike class with Tyco BMW at Assen this weekend. The TT star has been riding for the Moneymore squad in the National Superstock 1000 series this year...

WSB: Supersport 300 class to be introduced for 2017

WSB: Supersport 300 class to be introduced for 2017

World Superbike bosses have announced the introduction of a new Supersport 300 Championship for the 2017 season. The new production-based class will become the new ‘beginner’ class for the World...