March

Roads: Gary Johnson to run new GSX-R in own team

Roads: Gary Johnson to run new GSX-R in own team

Two-time Isle of Man TT winner Gary Johnson will take on a new challenge this season as he sets up his own team to compete at the 2017 North West 200 and Isle of Man TT. After a couple of difficult...

BSB: Giugliano surprised with close BSB passes

BSB: Giugliano surprised with close BSB passes

Round one of the MCE British Superbike Championship was an eye opener for new boy Davide Giugliano at Donington Park as he admits being surprised by the intense level of racing throughout the...

BSB: Hickman impresses on Smiths BMW debut

BSB: Hickman impresses on Smiths BMW debut

It was a strong opening weekend to the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship for Peter Hickman at Donington Park as he made his debut with the Smiths Racing BMW team. Quick throughout practice,...

BSB: Back to school for Honda at Donington

BSB: Back to school for Honda at Donington

It was a baptism of fire for the all-new 2017 Honda Fireblade as it made its MCE British Superbike debut at Donington Park this weekend with Jason O’Halloran and Dan Linfoot struggling to break into...

WSB: Sykes tops Aragon test despite illness

WSB: Sykes tops Aragon test despite illness

One day after they raced for real at Motorland Aragon the top WorldSBK men and machines tested for real, with eight hours of available track time for the 19 riders who ventured out in bright sunshine...

Roads: Hickman joins Webb, Johnston and Kennaugh at KMR for Lightweight TT

Roads: Hickman joins Webb, Johnston and Kennaugh at KMR for Lightweight TT

Peter Hickman will join Lee Johnston, Danny Webb and Hudson Kennaugh in Ryan Farquhar’s KMR Kawasaki as the squad expands to four riders for this year’s Bennetts Lightweight TT.  Opting against...

WSS: Artist releases Kyle Ryde drawing to help fund season

WSS: Artist releases Kyle Ryde drawing to help fund season

Renowned motorcycle racing artist Billy Art is producing a drawing of Kyle Ryde in order to help fund the young British World Supersport hopeful’s season with the Puccetti Kawasaki team.   Guided...

WSB: Davies: 'We're competitive but it's still not enough'

WSB: Davies: 'We're competitive but it's still not enough'

Chaz Davies has admitted that while he finally broke Jonathan Rea’s dominant string of wins at Aragon yesterday he feels he’s still not competitive enough to fight with his Kawasaki rival. Last year...

BSB: Byrne pragmatic about missing opening races

BSB: Byrne pragmatic about missing opening races

Reigning MCE British Superbike Champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne is looking on the brightside after being sidelined for the 2017 season opener at Donington Park following a heavy crash in morning...

BSB: Dream double for Haslam at Donington

BSB: Dream double for Haslam at Donington

It was a perfect opening weekend to the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship for Leon Haslam, who stormed to another strong race win in the second outing at Donington Park. Haslam’s win came...

BSB: Haslam leads JG Speedfit Kawasaki 1-2 in opening race

BSB: Haslam leads JG Speedfit Kawasaki 1-2 in opening race

Leon Haslam took a dominant victory in the opening race of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship at Donington Park this afternoon. The 2016 runner-up capitalised on the absence of rival Shane...

WSB: Davies halts Rea's dominance with race two win

WSB: Davies halts Rea's dominance with race two win

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati), Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) contested the last  sectors of the second WorldSBK race at Motorland...

BSB: Byrne to miss opening races after warm-up crash

BSB: Byrne to miss opening races after warm-up crash

Reigning MCE British Superbike Champion Shane Byrne will miss the opening races of the season after a heavy fall in morning warm-up. Byrne went down heavily at Craner curves towards the end of the...

BSB: Guintoli continues to make progress with GSX-R

BSB: Guintoli continues to make progress with GSX-R

Sylvain Guintoli continues to take significant steps forward in developing the all-new Suzuki GSX-R1000 for the MCE British Superbike Championship at the first round at Donington Park. The Frenchman...

BSB: Ducati Cup rider Mick Whalley dies in Donington crash

BSB: Ducati Cup rider Mick Whalley dies in Donington crash

A rider has died following a serious incident in today’s Ducati TriOptions Cup race at the opening round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship. Mick Whalley, from Sheppey in Kent, sustained...

BSB: Haslam on pole as qualifying cancelled

BSB: Haslam on pole as qualifying cancelled

Leon Haslam will start tomorrow’s MCE British Superbike Championship season opener from pole position after qualifying was cancelled this afternoon following a severe track contamination. A blow-up in...

WSB: Rea wins dramatic opener as Davies crashes out

WSB: Rea wins dramatic opener as Davies crashes out

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) battled it out for supremacy in race one at Motorland Aragon, until Davies crashed out on the entrance to the final...

WSB: Davies takes control with pole in Aragon

WSB: Davies takes control with pole in Aragon

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) broke the Superpole streak of Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) with a new track best of 1’49.319, using the all-new multi-lap Pirelli rear qualifying tyre for...

BSB: Race runs the priority for quickest man Haslam

BSB: Race runs the priority for quickest man Haslam

Leon Haslam laid down the marker on the opening day of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship at Donington Park to lap quickest ahead of team-mate Luke Mossey. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider...

MotoGP: Tyre choice destroys Marquez’s chances

MotoGP: Tyre choice destroys Marquez’s chances

The wrong decision on front tyre choice cost Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez any chance he had of battling for the podium at the opening race of the 2017 season at the weekend, after he folded on the...

BSB: Brookes thrilled with third on opening day

BSB: Brookes thrilled with third on opening day

Josh Brookes got off to an impressive start with the Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha team to place third on the opening day of action of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship at Donington Park. The 2015...

BSB: Haslam quickest as 2017 season gets underway

BSB: Haslam quickest as 2017 season gets underway

Leon Haslam topped the timesheets as the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship got underway in near perfect conditions at Donington Park today. The day marked the first time all BSB machines had...

WSB: Rea on top as rain ends day one in Aragon

WSB: Rea on top as rain ends day one in Aragon

The first European-based round of the 2017 WorldSBK Championship got underway in sunshine and ended in very light rain at the Motorland Circuit in northern Spain, with the combined times of FP1 and...

EWC: YART fastest in pre-Le Mans 24 Heures test

EWC: YART fastest in pre-Le Mans 24 Heures test

The Yamaha Austria Racing Team of Max Neukircher, Broc Parkes, Kohta Nozane, and Marvin Fritz have topped the first Endurance World Championship official test of 2017, finishing top of the time sheets...

MotoGP: Rins’ fitness in doubt for Argentina after motocross crash

MotoGP: Rins’ fitness in doubt for Argentina after motocross crash

Suzuki Ecstar rider Alex Rins could be in doubt for the second round of the 2017 MotoGP season at the Argentinian Grand Prix next weekend after falling from his motocross bike during training...

EWC: Organisers plan trophy in memory of Anthony Delhalle

EWC: Organisers plan trophy in memory of Anthony Delhalle

The organisers of the Endurance World Championships will present a special trophy at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hour race in memory of reigning world champion Anthony Delhalle, who was tragically killed...

BSB: Who's going to shine in 2017?

BSB: Who's going to shine in 2017?

With the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship set to get undereway at Donington Park this weekend, MCN's BSB reporter Oli Rushby takes a look at the field's chances for the year ahead.  Be...

Roads: BBC unveil new 'Road Racing People' exhibition

Roads: BBC unveil new 'Road Racing People' exhibition

MCN’s road racing reporter and internationally renowned photographer Stephen Davison has revealed a new photographic exhibition with the BBC delving into the world behind the unique sport of...

Moto3: Mir has ride of his life for Qatar win

Moto3: Mir has ride of his life for Qatar win

Qatar Grand Prix winner Joan Mir has admitted that it took the ride of his life to take his second victory in the Moto3 class, after a ferocious battle that went right down to the chequered flag at...

MotoGP: Grand Prix Commission scrap penalty points

MotoGP: Grand Prix Commission scrap penalty points

MotoGP rulemaking body the Grand Prix Commission have announced the scrapping of their penalty points structure in the follow-up of changes made last year to the way race direction penalises riders...

BSB: Ellison keen to stamp authority from the off

BSB: Ellison keen to stamp authority from the off

James Ellison is confident he can return to being a regular MCE British Superbike frontrunner as the 2017 season kicks off at Donington Park this weekend. The Cumbrian ace struggled with consistency...

BSB: Haslam: 'If I do my job, there's no reason we can't win'

BSB: Haslam: 'If I do my job, there's no reason we can't win'

Leon Haslam reckons he’s in the best position he’s ever been in to clinch the title as this year’s 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship is set to get underway at Donington Park this weekend. Haslam...

BSB: Guintoli quietly confident ahead of Round 1

BSB: Guintoli quietly confident ahead of Round 1

Sylvain Guintoli remains quietly confident ahead of the opening round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship at Donington Park this weekend. The 2014 World Superbike Champion heads back to BSB...

MotoGP: Lorenzo not experienced enough to challenge

MotoGP: Lorenzo not experienced enough to challenge

New Ducati signing Jorge Lorenzo has conceded that a lack of experience was the reason for his poor showing during his debut for the Italian firm in the opening race of 2017, after that and a first...

Moto3: McPhee aiming to challenge for 2017 title

Moto3: McPhee aiming to challenge for 2017 title

British Talent Team Honda rider John McPhee says he’s in a position to become the second British rider to challenge for the Moto3 world title in only three seasons, after a strong start to the season...

WSB: Julian Simon to replace Savadori at Aragon

WSB: Julian Simon to replace Savadori at Aragon

Former 125cc World Champion Julian Simon will make his World Superbike debut this weekend as he joins the Milwaukee Aprilia team in place of the injured Lorenzo Savadori. Savadori is set to miss the...