2017

WSB: Rea tops opening day of Jerez test

WSB: Rea tops opening day of Jerez test

Jonathan Rea started off the 2018 World Superbike season where he left off as pre-season testing got underway at Jerez today. The three-time world champion took to the top of the timesheets from his...

BSB: Ray and Cooper head up official Suzuki effort

BSB: Ray and Cooper head up official Suzuki effort

Bradley Ray and Richard Cooper will form Suzuki’s official British Superbike effort in 2018. Mallory Park-based Hawk Racing will continue to run the factory-backed squad, but, having lost title...

BSB: Buchan back to BSB with FS3, Jackson in Superstock

BSB: Buchan back to BSB with FS3, Jackson in Superstock

Pirelli National Superstock 1000 champion Danny Buchan will return to British Superbikes in 2018 after signing a deal to join the FS3 Racing Kawasaki squad. After a tough two years in BSB in 2015 and...

Macau: TT Privateer champion Dan Hegarty has died

Macau: TT Privateer champion Dan Hegarty has died

2016 Isle of Man TT Privateer champion Dan Hegarty has died following a crash in today’s 51st running of the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix. The 31-year-old crashed on the seventh lap of the race at...

Macau: Irwin wins red-flagged Macau Grand Prix

Macau: Irwin wins red-flagged Macau Grand Prix

Glenn Irwin has taken a maiden victory at today’s red-flagged Macau Grand Prix. The Ulsterman shot off the line from pole position, but Hickman managed to pass him early in the lap before the Be Wiser...

Roads: Welsh Road Race is go for 2018!

Roads: Welsh Road Race is go for 2018!

Road racing will return to the UK mainland in 2018 with an all new road race set for the 4/5th August 2018 in the Brecon Beacons.  The Welsh Road Race event is the brainchild of a number of key...

Macau: Irwin takes pole with record pace

Macau: Irwin takes pole with record pace

Glenn Irwin will start on pole position for this year’s Macau Grand Prix from pole position after shattering Stuart Easton’s long-standing lap record in qualifying. The Be Wiser Ducati rider’s time of...

MotoGP: British Grand Prix tickets now on sale

MotoGP: British Grand Prix tickets now on sale

Tickets for the 2018 British Grand Prix are now on sale after it was confirmed this past weekend that Silverstone will continue to host the event for the next three years. After a thrilling end to the...

WSB: Loris Baz returns to WorldSBK with Althea BMW

WSB: Loris Baz returns to WorldSBK with Althea BMW

Loris Baz will return to the Superbike World Championship in 2018 with Althea BMW, it has been announced. The former factory Kawasaki rider, who achieved a best finish of 5th place in 2014, returns to...

BSB: Junior Supersport class introduced for 2018

BSB: Junior Supersport class introduced for 2018

British Superbike bosses have announced the introduction of a new Junior Supersport series alongside a growing selection of support classes in 2018. Replacing the KTM RC Cup, the series will feature...

Macau: Irwin storms to provisional pole

Macau: Irwin storms to provisional pole

Glenn Irwin led the way as the 2017 Macau Grand Prix got underway, leading the SMT Bathams BMW’s of Michael Rutter and Peter Hickman. Making his second appearance at the event with Be Wiser Ducati,...

Poll: Was Lorenzo right not to pull over for Dovi in Valencia?

Poll: Was Lorenzo right not to pull over for Dovi in Valencia?

Was Lorenzo right not to pull over for Dovi when Ducati sent him the ‘Mapping 8’ message at Valencia?

Live: Watch the 51st Macau Grand Prix

Live: Watch the 51st Macau Grand Prix

MCN will once again be streaming this weekend's Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix live online, with all sessions at the iconic Asian street race going out from tonight (Wednesday) UK time. Wednesday 15th...

MotoGP: Viñales fastest on 2016 Yamaha, Zarco second on 2017 bike…

MotoGP: Viñales fastest on 2016 Yamaha, Zarco second on 2017 bike…

Maverick Viñales has topped the first day of the 2018 MotoGP season’s winter testing schedule at Valencia, riding to the top of the time sheets – but doing little to allay Yamaha’s woes by setting the...

MotoGP: Dovizioso ‘has to be pleased’ despite losing title

MotoGP: Dovizioso ‘has to be pleased’ despite losing title

2017 MotoGP world championship runner-up Andrea Dovizioso says he has to take the positives from both Sunday’s race and from an incredibly successful season for him and Ducati. Losing out to Marc...

MotoGP: Repsol Honda boss Livio Suppo to step down

MotoGP: Repsol Honda boss Livio Suppo to step down

Repsol Honda team boss Livio Suppo has announced the day after the final round of the 2017 MotoGP season that he will step down with immediate effect only 24 hours after taking his sixth world...

MotoGP: 'Marquez style until the end'

MotoGP: 'Marquez style until the end'

Marc Marquez has laughed off the moment that almost saw the 2017 MotoGP championship fight taken out of his hands during this afternoon’s dramatic Valencia finale. Having just passed Johann Zarco for...

MotoGP: Marquez crowned champion in dramatic finale

MotoGP: Marquez crowned champion in dramatic finale

Marc Marquez was crowned 2017 MotoGP World Champion in a dramatic fashion at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia this afternoon. It wasn’t as clear cut as many expected, however, with Marquez so...

Moto2: Oliveira hunts down Morbidelli for hat-trick

Moto2: Oliveira hunts down Morbidelli for hat-trick

Miguel Oliveira made it three victories from three starts with a sublime victory in the final Moto2 race of the 2017 season. It wasn’t an easy win for the Red Bull KTM rider, as world champion Franco...

Moto3: Martin takes debut win with Mir in stunning fightback

Moto3: Martin takes debut win with Mir in stunning fightback

Jorge Martin finally broke his Grand Prix duck with a dominant victory in the final Moto3 race of the season in Valencia. After a stunning start, the Spaniard led the way from Gabriel Rodrigo and...

MotoGP: Donington: 'We're thinking long term about British GP'

MotoGP: Donington: 'We're thinking long term about British GP'

Donington bosses have said they are taking a ‘long term view’ after losing out on a deal to host the British Grand Prix to Silverstone. Following the collapse of the Circuit of Wales, MotoGP bosses...

MotoGP: What Dovi needs to do to win

MotoGP: What Dovi needs to do to win

Two weeks ago at the Malaysian Grand Prix, there was a number of options on the table for how Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez could lift the 2017 MotoGP world championship – but a combination of heavy...

MotoGP: Valencia pre-race facts and stats

MotoGP: Valencia pre-race facts and stats

The lights are set to go out on the final showdown of the 2017 MotoGP Championship in Valencia in just a few hours, so here are a few crucial facts and stats ahead of the 18th and final race of the...

MotoGP: Portimão aiming to join calendar in 2019

MotoGP: Portimão aiming to join calendar in 2019

World Superbike venue Algarve International Circuit has expressed an interest in hosting a round of the MotoGP world championship from 2019, aiming to bring a Portuguese Grand Prix back onto the...

Moto2: Marquez pips Morbidelli to pole

Moto2: Marquez pips Morbidelli to pole

Alex Marquez pipped team-mate Franco Morbidelli to pole position for the final race of the 2017 Moto2 season after an intense qualifying session in Valencia. The two Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS...

MotoGP: Vinales slams Yamaha after another tough day

MotoGP: Vinales slams Yamaha after another tough day

Maverick Vinales vented his frustrations after Yamaha endured another difficult day in Valencia. Vinales continued to struggle for pace throughout Saturday’s sessions, finishing FP4 in 20th place,...

MotoGP: Lorenzo admits it’s all down to Dovi now

MotoGP: Lorenzo admits it’s all down to Dovi now

Ducati racer Jorge Lorenzo has admitted that his teammate Andrea Dovizioso’s chances of lifting the 2017 MotoGP championship tomorrow at the Valencian Grand Prix are small – and that there’s little...

MotoGP: Marquez, Zarco, Iannone a ‘dangerous front row’

MotoGP: Marquez, Zarco, Iannone a ‘dangerous front row’

MotoGP champion-elect Marc Marquez says he’s prepared for a wild few opening laps in tomorrow’s Valencian Grand Prix as he starts alongside Johann Zarco and Andrea Iannone. Only needing to finish...

MotoGP: Silverstone confirm three-year British Grand Prix deal

MotoGP: Silverstone confirm three-year British Grand Prix deal

Silverstone has signed a three-year deal to host the British Grand Prix, it has been confirmed.   As MCN reported earlier today, the Northamptonshire circuit has won the rights to host the...

MotoGP: Marquez on pole despite 27th crash

MotoGP: Marquez on pole despite 27th crash

Marc Marquez shrugged off his 27th crash of the year to take pole position for this weekend’s title decider in Valencia. The Spaniard looked to be on electric pace, clocking a 1’29.897 on his first...

MotoGP: British Grand Prix set to remain at Silverstone

MotoGP: British Grand Prix set to remain at Silverstone

MCN’s sources in the MotoGP paddock say that the British Grand Prix will remain at Silverstone and not make the move to Donington Park for 2018, with the deal potentially being announced as soon as...

Moto3: Martin takes pole with record lap

Moto3: Martin takes pole with record lap

Jorge Martin notched up his ninth pole position of the year after an action-packed Moto3 qualifying at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. The Spaniard broke the outright Moto3 lap record in FP3 with...

Moto2: Champion Morbidelli quickest in final practice

Moto2: Champion Morbidelli quickest in final practice

Recently crowned World Champion Franco Morbidelli took over at the top of the Moto2 timesheets after the third and final practice session ahead of this afternoon’s qualifying. The Italian’s time of...

MotoGP: Marquez ups the ante to lead FP3

MotoGP: Marquez ups the ante to lead FP3

Marc Marquez upped the ante with the quickest lap of the weekend in the final timed free practice session ahead of this afternoon’s qualifying. The Spaniard’s time of 1’30.255 saw him outpace rookie...

Moto3: Martin under outright record to top FP3

Moto3: Martin under outright record to top FP3

Jorge Martin set the quickest ever Moto3 lap of the Ricardo Tormo Circuit to remain in control as final free practice concluded in Valencia this morning. The Spaniard’s time of 1’38.989 is the...

MotoGP: Zarco defends safety commission absence

MotoGP: Zarco defends safety commission absence

Johann Zarco has hit back at criticism that he does not attend the meetings MotoGP’s safety commission to say that he will only go if he feels he has something to say. Held on the Friday evening of...