November

Roads: Two pronged attack from Cookstown Burrows Engineering Racing in 2018

Roads: Two pronged attack from Cookstown Burrows Engineering Racing in 2018

Cookstown Burrows Engineering Racing, arguably the top privateer team of motorcycle road racing in recent years, will mount a two-pronged attack in 2018. Dubliner Derek Sheils will ride for the John...

WSB: Rea 'feels better' with 2018 spec bike

WSB: Rea 'feels better' with 2018 spec bike

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has said the ZX-10RR Kawasaki have produced for him to suit the 2018 regulations feels better than previous iterations of the bike.  World...

Opinion: Let's get behind Jonathan Rea and make it count

Opinion: Let's get behind Jonathan Rea and make it count

For the first time in ten years a motorcycle racer has been recognised by the BBC with a nomination for the prestigious Sports Personality of the Year award.  Three-time World Superbike champion...

Video: A quick look at Marc Marquez's Allianz Junior Motor Camp

Video: A quick look at Marc Marquez's Allianz Junior Motor Camp

Every year, six-time world champion Marc Marquez and sponsor Allianz organise the Allianz Junior Motor Camp at the Rufea circuit near his home, with the goal of helping to develop the next generation...

Moto2: Suter to take a year out in 2018

Moto2: Suter to take a year out in 2018

Swiss chassis manufacturer Suter have announced that they will sit out the 2018 Moto2 season, as they concentrate on developing a new machine built especially for the Triumph 765cc engine that will...

WSB: Andrew Pitt joins Lowes as crew chief

WSB: Andrew Pitt joins Lowes as crew chief

Last week’s Jerez test saw a big change for Alex Lowes with double World Supersport Champion Andrew Pitt joining the PATA Yamaha team as his crew chief. Lowes will be joined by Pitt, who won the World...

Roads: Hutchinson set to make shock Honda switch

Roads: Hutchinson set to make shock Honda switch

Ian Hutchinson is set to make a shock move to Honda for the 2018 road racing season.   MCN understands the 16-time TT winner is in advanced negotiations with the Louth-based squad, which endured...

McWilliams and Edwards set to rip it up Down Under

McWilliams and Edwards set to rip it up Down Under

Former MotoGP legends Jeremy McWilliams and Colin Edwards will battle it out at Phillip Island in the 2018 International Challenge match races, alongside stars, past and present, from WSB, BSB, TT,...

Rea outpaces MotoGP bikes on final day in Jerez

Rea outpaces MotoGP bikes on final day in Jerez

Jonathan Rea again turned heads as the final day of the joint MotoGP and World Superbike test in Jerez concluded with the fourth quickest time of the week. Only Andrea Dovizioso, Cal Crutchlow and...

BSB: GP2 prototype 600 class introduced for 2018

BSB: GP2 prototype 600 class introduced for 2018

British Superbike bosses have announced the introduction of a new prototype category for 2018 to race alongside the British Supersport series. Following two years of research and evaluation, including...

WSB: Melandri quickest as Camier impresses in Jerez

WSB: Melandri quickest as Camier impresses in Jerez

Marco Melandri led the way as the Kawasaki Racing Team took a rest on the penultimate day of this week’s joint Superbike and MotoGP test at Jerez. With KRT at the Andalusian circuit for all five days,...

MotoGP: Dovizioso blitzes circuit record to top Jerez test

MotoGP: Dovizioso blitzes circuit record to top Jerez test

Andrea Dovizioso was quickest on the fourth day of the joint MotoGP and Superbike test, blitzing the outright circuit record on Thursday afternoon. The Italian’s quickest lap of 1’37.663 is almost 0.3...

WSB: Camier positive after Red Bull Honda debut

WSB: Camier positive after Red Bull Honda debut

Leon Camier has said he was pleasantly surprised by Honda’s Fireblade after testing with his new Red Bull Honda team for the first time in Jerez today. Swinging his leg over his new steed for the...

Iannone quickest in Jerez with Kawasaki in the mix

Iannone quickest in Jerez with Kawasaki in the mix

Andrea Iannone led the way as most of MotoGP field joined the party at this week’s joint Grand Prix and World Superbike test at Jerez. After two days of just ten bikes on track, things were a lot...

BSB: Ryde joins CF Motorsport for 2018 Superbike attack

BSB: Ryde joins CF Motorsport for 2018 Superbike attack

Former British Supersport runner-up Kyle Ryde is the latest young talent to join the British Superbike grid full time as he returns from the Supersport World Championship. The 20-year-old will ride...

Jonathan Rea collects MBE from Prince William

Jonathan Rea collects MBE from Prince William

Jonathan Rea was awarded an MBE by Prince William in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today. The now three-time World Champion was awarded the honour in the Queen’s birthday honours list back in June,...

WSB: Baz sees BMW's potential after first test

WSB: Baz sees BMW's potential after first test

Loris Baz enjoyed a productive debut with the Althea BMW squad as he makes his return to the Superbike World Championship at this week’s Jerez test. Having spent most of his career on superbikes, Baz...

WSB: Sykes takes control in Rea's absence at Jerez

WSB: Sykes takes control in Rea's absence at Jerez

Tom Sykes topped the second day of this week’s World Superbike test in Jerez in the absence of team-mate Jonathan Rea. Rea had to head back to London on Monday evening to collect his MBE, leaving...

Rea, Haslam and Sunderland shortlisted for prestigious award

Rea, Haslam and Sunderland shortlisted for prestigious award

Jonathan Rea, Leon Haslam and Sam Sunderland have been shortlisted for the 2017 Torrens Trophy, a prestigious accolade awarded each year by the Royal Automobile Club. Last year the trophy went to Cal...

BSB: Haslam returns to action after Brands Hatch crash

BSB: Haslam returns to action after Brands Hatch crash

Leon Haslam returned to action today just over a month after the crash that put pay to his 2017 British Superbike title chances. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki star broke his ankle, wrist and dislocated his...

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...