September

BSB: Haslam shatters lap record for Donington pole

BSB: Haslam shatters lap record for Donington pole

Leon Haslam took first blood in the 2016 MCE British Superbike Showdown by claiming pole position for Sunday’s opening race at Donington Park.  Dry weather for the three-stage qualifying session...

BSB: Halsall Racing to split with Suzuki

BSB: Halsall Racing to split with Suzuki

Bennetts Suzuki team boss Martin Halsall has announced the team will end its association with the Japanese manufacturer at the end of the 2016 season. Citing frustrations with a lack of clear...

WSB: Davies wins as Rea crashes out at Lausitzring

WSB: Davies wins as Rea crashes out at Lausitzring

The Superbike World Championship fight is right back on again thanks to the first race of the restarted season, after Jonathan Rea (KRT) crashed out. Race winner Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati)...

WSB: Davies takes pole from Sykes in Germany

WSB: Davies takes pole from Sykes in Germany

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) secured his third ever pole position, and his second of 2016, with a 1’37.883 lap on a rapidly drying track at the Lausitzring. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team)...

BSB: Iddon: 'It's time to show what we could have done'

BSB: Iddon: 'It's time to show what we could have done'

Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon set out to prove what could have been by storming to the top of the timesheets in practice at Donington Park. The 31-year-old may have missed out on a Showdown spot but was...

BSB: Iddon tops opening day at Donington

BSB: Iddon tops opening day at Donington

Christian Iddon returned to the top of the timesheets to lead the way in both wet and dry conditions on the opening day of the tenth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Donington...

BSB: Mossey to run Mick Grant-inspired Showdown livery

BSB: Mossey to run Mick Grant-inspired Showdown livery

The Quattro Plant Tec-Care Kawasaki team have unveiled a special livery for Luke Mossey to run in the three MCE British Superbike Showdown rounds. Mossey secured his place in the top six with a...

WSB: Savadori leads opening day at Lausitzring

WSB: Savadori leads opening day at Lausitzring

On a bumpy Lausitzring surface Lorenzo Savadori (IodaRacing Team Aprilia) proved fastest after two hours on track, securing the overnight advantage near the end of the second session.  Recent...

Moto2: Lowes has successful Valencia test

Moto2: Lowes has successful Valencia test

Sam Lowes has attempted to re-find his mojo on the Federal Oil Gresini Kalex, by completing a huge number of laps in a two-day outing with the team at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit, home of the...

MotoGP: Aprilia delighted with home top ten

MotoGP: Aprilia delighted with home top ten

The Aprilia racing squad of Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl have been left delighted with their home pace, making the most of their experience testing at the Misano circuit to take an impressive...

Moto3: McPhee set for BT Sport Honda team?

Moto3: McPhee set for BT Sport Honda team?

Rumours in the Moto3 paddock have continued to gather steam that Czech Grand Prix winner John McPhee will link up with British broadcaster BT Sport to ride a Honda under the channel’s colours in the...

BSB: Ellison feeling 'strong' ahead of Showdown opener

BSB: Ellison feeling 'strong' ahead of Showdown opener

James Ellison has said he’s feeling strong ahead of the MCE British Superbike Showdown getting underway after a breakthrough saw him return to the front last weekend. The Cumbrian made his return to...

BSB: Ron Haslam: 'Leon is great under pressure'

BSB: Ron Haslam: 'Leon is great under pressure'

Having taken the lead of the MCE British Superbike Championship standings at Oulton, all eyes will be on Leon Haslam as the Showdown gets underway at Donington Park this weekend.  However,...

WSB: Series leader Rea keen to get back on track

WSB: Series leader Rea keen to get back on track

World Superbike series leader Jonathan Rea will be looking to extend his gap at the top of the standings as the championship resumes at the Lausitzring this weekend. Off the back of a two-month long...

MotoGP: Marquez sides with Rossi in Lorenzo row

MotoGP: Marquez sides with Rossi in Lorenzo row

Marc Marquez has sided with Valentino Rossi in the furious row that broke out between the Italian and his teammate Jorge Lorenzo after Sunday’s San Marine Grand Prix, with Marquez admitting afterwards...

Moto2: Who the hell is Lorenzo Baldassarri?

Moto2: Who the hell is Lorenzo Baldassarri?

Just before he took his stunning debut victory in the Moto2 class, MCN caught up with Valentino Rossi protégé and Forward Racing rider Lorenzo Baldassarri to find out just who the young Italian is and...

MotoGP: Espargaró builds GP-inspired GSX-R for training

MotoGP: Espargaró builds GP-inspired GSX-R for training

Aleix Espargaró has built a MotoGP-inspired Suzuki GSX-R1000 machine to allow him to improve his riding style by training on a machine similar to the bike that he rides every weekend for the...

MotoGP: The genius of Michelin’s tyre war

MotoGP: The genius of Michelin’s tyre war

Since their return to the MotoGP championship at the start of this season, Michelin have come under a lot of flack. Starting with Loris Baz’s high-speed tyre explosion back at the Sepang tests (even...

BSB: Kiyonari shows promise with top ten at Oulton

BSB: Kiyonari shows promise with top ten at Oulton

Ryuichi Kiyonari showed promise as he returned to the MCE British Superbike grid at Oulton Park last weekend with the Smiths Racing team. A tenth place in the second race marked one of the Smiths’...

Moto3: Binder replaced by Antonelli at Red Bull KTM

Moto3: Binder replaced by Antonelli at Red Bull KTM

Moto2 graduate and 2016 Moto3 champion-elect Brad Binder will be replaced by Italian Nicolo Antonelli at the Red Bull KTM Ajo squad for 2017, following yesterday’s announcement that the South African...

BSB: Byrne out to make amends at Donington

BSB: Byrne out to make amends at Donington

It might have been a disastrous weekend at Oulton Park for Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne but he refused to be downbeat ahead of the Showdown getting underway later this week. A number of uncharacteristic...

MotoGP: Honda roll out 2017 engine in Misano test

MotoGP: Honda roll out 2017 engine in Misano test

Honda has rolled out the much-anticipated 2017-specification engine at a private test at Italy’s Misano circuit following last weekend’s San Marino Grand Prix. Coming after constant complaints from...

BSB: Laverty out to prove a point after missing Showdown

BSB: Laverty out to prove a point after missing Showdown

Michael Laverty left Oulton Park with a bitter taste in his mouth after missing out on a spot in the top six Showdown for the first time in his British Superbike career.  Since the Showdown’s...

BSB: Linfoot in Showdown despite crash

BSB: Linfoot in Showdown despite crash

Dan Linfoot secured a spot in the MCE British Superbike Championship Showdown at Oulton Park this weekend, but didn’t make it easy for himself as he dramatically crashed out of Sunday’s final race. A...

Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT: Episode one

Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT: Episode one

Team Classic Suzuki has released the first of three videos documenting their efforts at this year's Classic TT as part of the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling. The first video in the series...

BSB: Dixon hospitalised after Race 3 crash

BSB: Dixon hospitalised after Race 3 crash

Jake Dixon remains in hospital with suspected hip injuries following a nasty crash in yesterday’s final MCE British Superbike race at Oulton Park. The 20-year-old appeared to be unable to slow down as...

BSB: Haslam takes series lead with Oulton hat-trick

BSB: Haslam takes series lead with Oulton hat-trick

Leon Haslam leads the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship as the three-round title fight is set to get underway at Donington Park next weekend after completing a hat-trick of wins with victory in...

BSB: Haslam wins as Byrne crashes out in second race at Oulton

BSB: Haslam wins as Byrne crashes out in second race at Oulton

Leon Haslam took his third successive victory in the second of the weekend’s MCE British Superbike race with another commanding performance at Cheshire’s Oulton Park. Despite higher track...

BSB: Iddon 'mortified' to lose grasp on top six spot

BSB: Iddon 'mortified' to lose grasp on top six spot

Christian Iddon’s chances of a top six Showdown position were all but ended as he crashed out of today’s opening MCE British Superbike race at Oulton Park. The Tyco BMW man, who led the series after...

BSB: Qualifying setup backfires for Byrne in Oulton race

BSB: Qualifying setup backfires for Byrne in Oulton race

Championship leader Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne saw his title lead shrink considerably today after finishing ninth in the opening MCE British Superbike race at Oulton Park. The Be Wiser Ducati rider ran off...

BSB: Breakthrough sees Ellison close in on showdown spot

BSB: Breakthrough sees Ellison close in on showdown spot

James Ellison has said he believes he can still fight Shane Byrne and Leon Haslam for the 2016 MCE British Superbike title after a welcome return to form at Oulton Park this weekend. The JG Speedfit...

BSB: History made with JG Speedfit Kawasaki 1-2-3 at Oulton

BSB: History made with JG Speedfit Kawasaki 1-2-3 at Oulton

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki team made history at Oulton Park this afternoon by becoming the first team to lock-out the MCE British Superbike podium in the series’ 20 year history. Leon Haslam took...

BSB: Hard tyre gamble pays off for Haslam at Oulton

BSB: Hard tyre gamble pays off for Haslam at Oulton

Leon Haslam’s victory in this afternoon’s opening MCE British Superbike race at Oulton Park further ignited his championship battle as he closed in to be just three points and seven podium credits...

BSB: Haslam wins as JG Speedfit Kawasaki lock out podium at Oulton

BSB: Haslam wins as JG Speedfit Kawasaki lock out podium at Oulton

JG Speedfit Kawasaki made history at Oulton Park today as they became the first team ever to have all three of their riders finishing on the rostrum. Leon Haslam took victory after a gamble on hard...

BSB: Shakey shatters outright lap record to take pole at Oulton Park

BSB: Shakey shatters outright lap record to take pole at Oulton Park

Shane Byrne will start this afternoon's first British Superbike race from pole position after a thrilling qualifying session. The championship leader set the fastest ever two-wheeled lap of Oulton...

BSB: Iddon fastest in Oulton FP3

BSB: Iddon fastest in Oulton FP3

Christian Iddon topped the timesheets in a damp, but drying FP3 at Oulton Park. The Tyco BMW rider led from Czech rider Jakub Smrz, in a field divided by over six seconds. Third was the BMW of Richard...