August

Roads: 2018 North West 200 & Ulster Grand Prix dates confirmed

Roads: 2018 North West 200 & Ulster Grand Prix dates confirmed

The dates for Northern Ireland’s two international road races have been confirmed this week with organisers for both the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix announcing their 2018 dates. In a slight...

Video: Marc Marquez on taking risks and winning races

Video: Marc Marquez on taking risks and winning races

With reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez locked in battle with Andrea Dovizioso and Maverick Viñales for the 2017 title, the Repsol Honda rider is having to put up the fight of his life if he...

BSB: Dixon: 'I can fight for the title'

BSB: Dixon: 'I can fight for the title'

Jake Dixon says he believes he can win the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship if he can bag a spot in the all-important Showdown six this weekend. The RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki rider...

BSB: Iddon: 'If there's a time to do it, it's now!'

BSB: Iddon: 'If there's a time to do it, it's now!'

Christian Iddon is hopeful of re-igniting his MCE British Superbike title chances at Silverstone this weekend, a circuit that has suited both him and his BMW S1000RR in the past. Iddon took his first...

Video: The season so far with Dani Pedrosa

Video: The season so far with Dani Pedrosa

We caught up with Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa for a look at his season so far, and got a good recap of the year from the Spaniard, a look at the future, and a discussion about exactly what helps keep...

BSB: O'Halloran 'up for the fight' at Silverstone

BSB: O'Halloran 'up for the fight' at Silverstone

It might not have been the easiest season for Jason O’Halloran and the Honda Racing team but the Australian is up for the fight as he looks to confirm a spot in the all-important Showdown at...

BSB: 'Pressure is on' says Brookes ahead of Silverstone decider

BSB: 'Pressure is on' says Brookes ahead of Silverstone decider

Josh Brookes hasn’t lost sight of clinching the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship trophy at the end of the year despite a difficult weekend last time out at Cadwell Park. Just a handful of...

BSB: 'No third bike at Silverstone, maybe Showdown' confirms Bird

BSB: 'No third bike at Silverstone, maybe Showdown' confirms Bird

Be Wiser Ducati boss Paul Bird has refuted claims he’ll run a third bike alongside Shane Byrne and Glenn Irwin at Silverstone this weekend. Reports emerged earlier today suggesting Bird was...

Moto2: Morbidelli expecting a ‘different’ race at home

Moto2: Morbidelli expecting a ‘different’ race at home

Franco Morbidelli says that this weekend’s Sam Marino Grand Prix will be a different type of race for him, as the Moto2 championship heads almost to his doorstop for the Misano Grand Prix. But despite...

MotoGP: Poncheral rules out Zarco as Rossi replacement?

MotoGP: Poncheral rules out Zarco as Rossi replacement?

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal seems to have ruled out any hopes of his rider Johann Zarco stepping up to replace Valentino Rossi at the Movistar Yamaha squad while the Italian recovers...

MotoGP: Marquez keen to put Silverstone behind him

MotoGP: Marquez keen to put Silverstone behind him

Marc Marquez says he’s going into this weekend’s San Marino Grand Prix at Misano with the intention of putting the British Grand Prix firmly behind him, after his Repsol Honda’s engine blew last time...

BSB: Dean Harrison to race final four rounds

BSB: Dean Harrison to race final four rounds

Dean Harrison will line up on the MCE British Superbike grid for the remaining four rounds of the season starting at Silverstone this weekend. Harrison, better known for his road racing exploits, has...

10 minutes with... World Superbike legend Aaron Slight

10 minutes with... World Superbike legend Aaron Slight

There is no better era in the history of the Superbike World Championship than the late nineties. The competition was so intense and rivalries so fierce that World Superbikes had a bigger profile than...

MotoGP: Crutchlow undergoes surgery for severed tendon

MotoGP: Crutchlow undergoes surgery for severed tendon

Cal Crutchlow has been forced to undergo surgery to have a severed tendon in his left index finger reattached, after the LCR Honda rider managed to slice it with a knife in a kitchen accident at his...

MotoGP: Michelin to bring two medium, no soft option to Misano

MotoGP: Michelin to bring two medium, no soft option to Misano

MotoGP control tyre manufacturer Michelin have made the unusual decision to forgo a soft front tyre option for this weekend’s San Marino Grand Prix, instead electing to bring two different...

MotoGP: Rossi confirmed as absent for Misano, no replacement

MotoGP: Rossi confirmed as absent for Misano, no replacement

As expected Valentino Rossi has been confirmed by his Movistar Yamaha team as absent for his home race this weekend at the San Marino Grand Prix in Misano, only a week after undergoing surgery for a...

BSB: Rumour mill begins to turn ahead of Showdown

BSB: Rumour mill begins to turn ahead of Showdown

The battle for the 2017 MCE British Superbike crown is only just getting started with this weekend’s Silverstone Showdown decider poised to select the six title fighters who will go on to fight to...

WSB: HRC test rider Takahashi joins Red Bull Honda at Portimao and Jerez

WSB: HRC test rider Takahashi joins Red Bull Honda at Portimao and Jerez

HRC test rider and Japanese Superbike star Takumi Takahashi will be wheeled in to the Red Bull Honda team for two of the remaining four rounds of the 2017 Superbike World Championship. The squad have...

Video: 2017 British Talent Cup Selection Event

Video: 2017 British Talent Cup Selection Event

We head behind the scenes as 22 young riders are selected for the inaugural British Talent Cup in a gruelling selection process at Silverstone ahead of the British Grand Prix. 

MotoGP: Rossi released from hospital after surgery

MotoGP: Rossi released from hospital after surgery

Movistar Yamaha racer Valentino Rossi has been released from hospital only a day after undergoing surgery to pin the tibia that he broke in an enduro crash on Thursday, with the nine-time world...

Video: Misano circuit reveals radical new Drudi design

Video: Misano circuit reveals radical new Drudi design

The Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli will sport a very different appearance when the 2017 MotoGP championship heads to the Italian track next weekend, thanks to a bold new colour scheme designed...

MotoGP: Slight ‘can't remember GP ever being this exciting’

MotoGP: Slight ‘can't remember GP ever being this exciting’

Former World Superbike runner-up Aaron Slight says he can’t ever remember the premier class of the sport ever being as exciting as it is at the minute, after witnessing last weekend’s British Grand...

MotoGP: Rossi undergoes successful surgery

MotoGP: Rossi undergoes successful surgery

Valentino Rossi has undergone successful surgery to have the broken tibia in his left leg pinned, being operated on last night at 0200 after crashing while training on an enduro bike yesterday...

MotoGP: Rossi with confirmed leg fractures

MotoGP: Rossi with confirmed leg fractures

Valentino Rossi has been confirmed as having suffered fractures to the tibia and fibula bones of his right leg after falling yesterday while training enduro near his home in Tavullia, Italy. The...

MotoGP: Rossi suffers broken leg in training crash

MotoGP: Rossi suffers broken leg in training crash

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi has suffered a broken leg in a training fall this afternoon, breaking the same leg he broke in 2010 while riding enduro with his VR46 Academy riders. The...

BSB: 'No pressure' for Mossey ahead of Silverstone return

BSB: 'No pressure' for Mossey ahead of Silverstone return

Luke Mossey says he won’t be putting any pressure on himself as he returns to action at Silverstone next weekend for the first time since breaking his back at Thruxton. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider...

MotoGP: Espargaró lucky to escape chequered flag crash

MotoGP: Espargaró lucky to escape chequered flag crash

Red Bull KTM rider Pol Espargaró’s British Grand Prix came to an ignominious end on Sunday when he was lucky to escape a high speed crash after he had already taken the chequered flag! The Spaniard...

Moto2: Lowes stepping back to leap forward

Moto2: Lowes stepping back to leap forward

Sam Lowes is taking a step back in 2018 to hopefully take a huge leap forward in 2019, as the Aprilia rider returns to the Moto2 series next year with the Interwetten Technomag squad in a bid to...

MotoGP: Tardozzi says ‘Dovi is listening to Stoner’

MotoGP: Tardozzi says ‘Dovi is listening to Stoner’

Ducati team boss Davide Tardozzi says he believes that large reason for the reinvention of Andrea Dovizioso so far in 2017 is that the Italian racer has taken on the lessons of Ducati test rider and...

Moto3: Engine problem robs McPhee of podium hopes

Moto3: Engine problem robs McPhee of podium hopes

John McPhee’s chances at taking a podium finish or even a win at his home race were dashed in Sunday’s Moto3 race thanks to power woes with the British Talent Team Honda, leaving him wholly unable to...

WSB: Jonathan Rea Column: Four rounds to go

WSB: Jonathan Rea Column: Four rounds to go

Now that the Lausitzring round is over, I’m really happy that it sounds like we won’t be going back there! It’s not one of the strongest tracks for me or the bike, there’s a lot of first gear corners...

MotoGP: Blown engine ends weekend from hell for Espargaró

MotoGP: Blown engine ends weekend from hell for Espargaró

Aleix Espargaró has been left once again frustrated by his Aprilia team after struggling through the pain barrier all weekend at Silverstone to a good position in Sunday’s race – only to be denied the...

MotoGP: Zarco closing the gap as Folger lucky to limp away

MotoGP: Zarco closing the gap as Folger lucky to limp away

Yet another strong result at the British Grand Prix for MotoGP rookie Johann Zarco has left the Frenchman edging closer to Dani Pedrosa in the championship rankings, after the rookie was able to come...

MotoGP: Lorenzo 'closer than ever' to debut Ducati win

MotoGP: Lorenzo 'closer than ever' to debut Ducati win

Jorge Lorenzo says he’s edging ever closer to his first win since making the switch from Yamaha to Ducati at the start of the season, as the five-time word champion took his closest ever finish to the...

Classic TT: Harrison beats record breaking Anstey to Superbike win

Classic TT: Harrison beats record breaking Anstey to Superbike win

Dean Harrison took victory in the postponed Superbike Classic TT despite a hard-charging Bruce Anstey breaking the outright lap record twice. The race was initially penned to take place on Monday, but...

Podcast: British Grand Prix special

Podcast: British Grand Prix special

With the British Grand Prix done and dusted, MCN's sports team of Simon Patterson and Oli Rushby sit down to discuss all the action, gossip, rumour and news from the highlight of the British...