2017

Moto2: Champion-elect Morbidelli eases closer with Sepang pole

Moto2: Champion-elect Morbidelli eases closer with Sepang pole

Moto2 champion-elect Franco Morbidelli has eased closer to the 2017 crown after taking pole position for tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix in a drama-filled qualifying session at the Sepang circuit –...

MotoGP: Pedrosa on pole after frantic qualifying at Sepang

MotoGP: Pedrosa on pole after frantic qualifying at Sepang

Dani Pedrosa will start tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix from pole position, after coming out on top of a frantic qualifying session that saw the lead change a number of times in the final seconds of...

Moto3: Champion Mir breaks his pole duck with record lap

Moto3: Champion Mir breaks his pole duck with record lap

New Moto3 world champion Joan Mir has finally broken his pole position duck with a record-setting lap of the Sepang circuit, taking the first pole position of his championship-winning season and only...

Moto3: British Talent Team to move, McPhee to CIP Moto for 2018

Moto3: British Talent Team to move, McPhee to CIP Moto for 2018

As reported earlier this month by MCN, MotoGP bosses Dorna have confirmed that the British Talent Team Honda squad they built around Scottish rider John McPhee for the 2017 season will leave the Moto3...

Moto2: Oliveira continues KTM hot streak with top time

Moto2: Oliveira continues KTM hot streak with top time

Miguel Oliveira has continued at the Malaysian Grand Prix where he left off last time out at the Australian Grand Prix by ending today’s Moto2 sessions at the Sepang circuit 0.073 clear of title...

MotoGP: Dovi fastest in wet and dry at Sepang

MotoGP: Dovi fastest in wet and dry at Sepang

Andrea Dovizioso has topped the day in both wet and dry conditions at the Malaysian Grand Prix, heating up the 2017 title race as he and Marc Marquez go down to the wire with only two races...

Moto3: Champion Mir tops only dry session in Malaysia

Moto3: Champion Mir tops only dry session in Malaysia

New Moto3 world champion Joan Mir has topped the opening day of action at the Malaysian Grand Prix, taking the provisional pole position ahead of home favourite Adam Norrodin on yet another...

Guy Martin pulls out of European Classic Endurance at Aragon

Guy Martin pulls out of European Classic Endurance at Aragon

Guy Martin will miss the final round of the European Classic Endurance championship at Aragon this weekend following the birth of his daughter, Dottie. Guy had been set to race a Suzuki Katana for...

MotoGP world shocked by sudden death of team boss

MotoGP world shocked by sudden death of team boss

Moto2 team boss Stefan Kiefer has tragically died on the eve of this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, passing away overnight while in Sepang for the penultimate round of the season. The German was an...

Moto3: McPhee left without a ride as British Talent Team shuts

Moto3: McPhee left without a ride as British Talent Team shuts

John McPhee has been left without a ride for the 2018 Moto3 season at the eleventh hour, with MCN’s sources in the MotoGP paddock believing that series bosses Dorna have taken the decision to shut...

MotoGP: Redding admits ‘I ignored team orders’

MotoGP: Redding admits ‘I ignored team orders’

Scott Redding has admitted after Sunday’s race that he ignored team orders from his Pramac Ducati squad when he became locked in battle with fellow Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso during the race.

MotoGP: Marquez says harder to fight no-pressure Dovi

MotoGP: Marquez says harder to fight no-pressure Dovi

Marc Marquez has admitted going into this weekend’s penultimate round of the 2017 MotoGP championship at the Malaysian Grand prix that this season has been made more difficult thanks to the challenge...

MotoGP: No time for Laverty to get up to speed as Espargaró replacement

MotoGP: No time for Laverty to get up to speed as Espargaró replacement

Aprilia MotoGP boss Romano Albesiano has told MCN that there wouldn’t have been enough time for Eugene Laverty to get up to speed had the Irishman jumped onto Aleix Espargaró’s machine this weekend at...

MotoGP: Rossi looking to ‘stay modest’ after Phillip Island

MotoGP: Rossi looking to ‘stay modest’ after Phillip Island

Valentino Rossi says it’s important for him to stay modest this weekend at the Malaysian Grand Prix despite a stunning result last weekend at Phillip Island, where Rossi came out on top of a three-way...

Moto2: Morbidelli gearing up for championship chance

Moto2: Morbidelli gearing up for championship chance

Marc VDS rider Franco Morbidelli is gearing himself up for the first chance he has of raising the 2017 Moto2 crown this weekend at the Malaysian Grand Prix, with the Italian going into the weekend at...

Video: Ten minutes with Mick Doohan

Video: Ten minutes with Mick Doohan

With five-time Grand Prix world champion Mick Doohan dropping by the pre-event for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang, we caught up with the Australian to hear his thoughts on the 2017...

WSB: Series bosses announce plans to level up field in 2018

WSB: Series bosses announce plans to level up field in 2018

World Superbike bosses have finally announced the changes they will introduce to take steps towards evening out the field in 2018. While the announcement comes later than expected, the changes are...

Video: Marquez talks Sepang title chances

Video: Marquez talks Sepang title chances

With his first chance of lifting the 2017 MotoGP world championship coming up this weekend at the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit, MCN caught up with championship leader Marc...

Opinion: TAG Racing success shows anything is possible in BSB

Opinion: TAG Racing success shows anything is possible in BSB

Sometimes in life holding your hands up and admitting you were wrong is the right thing to do. I’ll be honest, I did not expect Josh Brookes’ relationship with the Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha team to result...

MotoGP: Championship battle not over for Dovizioso

MotoGP: Championship battle not over for Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizioso says that the battle for the 2017 MotoGP championship is far from over, despite a disastrous weekend for him last time out in Phillip Island – and is confident that he can bounce back...

MotoGP: ‘Important result’ for Marquez at Phillip Island

MotoGP: ‘Important result’ for Marquez at Phillip Island

Marc Marquez has hailed last weekend’s stunning victory at the Australian Grand Prix as an ‘important result’ for him as he starts to eke out a lead in the 2017 MotoGP championship over Italian Andrea...

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaró to sit out Sepang with hand injury

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaró to sit out Sepang with hand injury

Aprilia racer Aleix Espargaró will sit out this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang after suffering worse than originally suspected injuries to his left hand after crashing out of last weekend’s...

MotoGP: Van der Mark gets Folger replacement call

MotoGP: Van der Mark gets Folger replacement call

Michael van der Mark will finally get his chance to make his MotoGP debut this weekend at the Malaysian Grand Prix, a month later than first intended as he joins the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad to...

BSB: Ellison confirmed at TAG Yamaha for final year in BSB

BSB: Ellison confirmed at TAG Yamaha for final year in BSB

James Ellison will move to the TAG Racing Yamaha team for the 2018 season as he prepares for just one last attempt at winning the coveted British Superbike crown before moving to America with his...

WSB: Rea doubles up at Jerez

WSB: Rea doubles up at Jerez

After a first lap collision between Chaz Davies and Eugene Laverty the first attempted run of the Jerez race was red flagged and restarted over 19 laps. The result was a clear win for Jonathan Rea...

MotoGP: Marquez win extends title lead in epic battle

MotoGP: Marquez win extends title lead in epic battle

Marc Marquez has extended his lead in the 2017 MotoGP championship with only two races to go, after taking a stunning victory in a typical Phillip Island classic at the Australian Grand Prix. The...

Moto3: Red flagged victory make Mir 2017 champion

Moto3: Red flagged victory make Mir 2017 champion

Joan Mir has taken the 2017 Moto3 world title in stunning style at the Australian Grand Prix, winning at Phillip Island despite a shortened race and becoming the first of the season’a champions by...

MotoGP: Marquez on pole as Dovi suffers a disaster

MotoGP: Marquez on pole as Dovi suffers a disaster

Marc Marquez will start tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island from pole position, capitalising on a difficult day for championship rival Andrea Dovizioso, who will have to come through...

Moto3: Martin takes pole number eight in rain-struck qualifying

Moto3: Martin takes pole number eight in rain-struck qualifying

Mr Pole Position Jorge Martin will start tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix from the front of the grid for the eighth time in this 2017 Moto3 championship, after timing his fast lap to absolute...

MotoGP: Michelin extend one-make tyre deal until 2023

MotoGP: Michelin extend one-make tyre deal until 2023

French firm Michelin have confirmed that they will extend their deal as MotoGP’s sole tyre manufacturer until at least 2023, adding five more years to the contract that saw them take over as sole...

WSB: Rea fastest despite fall on opening day in Jerez

WSB: Rea fastest despite fall on opening day in Jerez

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) relied on his morning lap time to outpace his nearest rival by 0.597 seconds on the opening day of action at Jerez, after falling just a few minutes into the FP2...

Moto2: Nakagami tops red flagged session

Moto2: Nakagami tops red flagged session

Takaaki Nakagami has dominated the first day of Moto2 action at the Australian Grand Prix, finishing the day well over half a second faster than Mattia Pasini in a red-flagged and crash-strewn session...

Moto3: Mir lays down a marker at Phillip Island

Moto3: Mir lays down a marker at Phillip Island

Moto3 champion-elect Joan Mir has laid down an important marker on the first day of action at the Australian Grand Prix, controlling the day’s first two sessions to finish a quarter of a second clear...

MotoGP: Espargaró a surprise leader on day one

MotoGP: Espargaró a surprise leader on day one

Aleix Espargaró has ended the first day of action at the Australian Grand Prix a surprise provisional pole position, handing Aprilia the top spot after making the most of windy but sunny conditions at...

BSB: Consistent Hickman nicks fourth in standings

BSB: Consistent Hickman nicks fourth in standings

Peter Hickman’s consistency paid off at the final round of the season after another solid weekend saw him clinch fourth in the championship after his Showdown rivals suffered. He might not have had...

BSB: Who's going where in 2018?

BSB: Who's going where in 2018?

This year’s British Superbike silly season has been short and sharp, with most top seats signed and sealed by the final round at Brands Hatch. Before the season ended, we knew that the Be Wiser Ducati...