April

MotoGP: Poncharal relishing European return

MotoGP: Poncharal relishing European return

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal says he’s relishing a return to Europe after three flyaway races opened the 2018 MotoGP season – and with strong results to show from those races, he’s going...

MotoGP: Sepang pitching for a MotoGP team?

MotoGP: Sepang pitching for a MotoGP team?

The 2019 MotoGP grid could be set for a big shake up, with MCN’s sources confirming that the bosses of the Sepang International Circuit are heading to this weekend’s Jerez Grand Prix to try and secure...

MotoGP: KTM extend Espargaro deal for two further years

MotoGP: KTM extend Espargaro deal for two further years

The Red Bull KTM MotoGP team have extended their deal with Spanish rider Pol Espargaró by two further years, extending the Spaniard’s contract to keep him as a key part of their team until at least...

Exclusive Interview: McGuinness: 'I don't want to hit Bray Hill and have my leg snap off!'

Exclusive Interview: McGuinness: 'I don't want to hit Bray Hill and have my leg snap off!'

A month ago, Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness had looked certain to be heading down Bray Hill for the first time on the booming Norton SG7, but a set-back with the leg injury he has spent the...

WSB: BSB stars set for Donington wildcards

WSB: BSB stars set for Donington wildcards

A number of Bennetts British Superbike stars will line-up on the grid as wildcards for next month’s Donington Park round of the World Superbike Championship. After clinching a shock wildcard podium...

BSB: Colin Wright to head up Halsall Racing squad

BSB: Colin Wright to head up Halsall Racing squad

Legendary team boss Colin Wright will return to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship later this year as he takes on the role of team manager with the Movuno.com Halsall Racing squad. The former...

Roads: Sheils takes superbike win at weather hampered Cookstown 100

Roads: Sheils takes superbike win at weather hampered Cookstown 100

Derek Sheils and Michael Dunlop took victories as the 2018 road racing season got underway at a weather-troubled Cookstown 100 this weekend. Changing conditions and a spate of crashes brought the...

BSB: Kiyonari to replace Linfoot at Oulton Park

BSB: Kiyonari to replace Linfoot at Oulton Park

Three-time Bennetts British Superbike Champion Ryuichi Kiyonari will make a shock return to the series at Oulton Park this weekend as he steps in for Dan Linfoot in the Honda Racing squad. The...

Roads: Rutter joins Mugen after Anstey and McGuinness withdrawal

Roads: Rutter joins Mugen after Anstey and McGuinness withdrawal

Michael Rutter will race for Mugen in this year’s Isle of Man TT Zero class after the late and unfortunate withdrawals of Bruce Anstey and John McGuinness. Both former TT Zero winners, Anstey and...

WSB: Two day Brno test draws to close

WSB: Two day Brno test draws to close

With the Superbike World Championship so finely poised in 2018, this week’s private test at Brno marked a pivotal two days for several of the teams and riders. Aruba Ducati duo Chaz Davies and...

BSB: Irwin under lap record to top Oulton test

BSB: Irwin under lap record to top Oulton test

Glenn Irwin led the way in today’s official Bennetts British Superbike test at Oulton Park ahead of Leon Haslam and team-mate Shane Byrne. The Be Wiser Ducati rider’s time of 1’34.223, 0.2 seconds...

BSB: Walker back in superbike action with Anvil Hire TAG racing

BSB: Walker back in superbike action with Anvil Hire TAG racing

Chris ‘The Stalker’ Walker is back in Bennetts British Superbike action today as he fills in for James Ellison in the Anvil Hire Racing squad at the official Oulton Park test. With Ellison still in...

WSB: Two-day test marks return of Brno

WSB: Two-day test marks return of Brno

Not since 2012 had the Czech forests of Brno shaken to the sound of World Superbike machines, but that changed on Wednesday as six of the teams took to the Czech track for two days of testing. ...

Roads: Tuxworth back at Honda for road racing season

Roads: Tuxworth back at Honda for road racing season

Neil Tuxworth will continue working with Honda Racing’s roads effort this year despite officially retiring from his role at the helm of Honda’s racing activities last year. The long-serving team boss...

Roads: Padgett: 'We can't not take the RCV to the TT!'

Roads: Padgett: 'We can't not take the RCV  to the TT!'

Clive Padgett has said he’ll still be taking the Honda RC213V-S to this year’s Isle of Man TT despite Bruce Anstey set to miss the event after being diagnosed with cancer. Having confirmed his illness...

Roads: Guy Martin withdraws from Cookstown 100

Roads: Guy Martin withdraws from Cookstown 100

Guy Martin has withdrawn from this weekend’s Cookstown 100 after gearbox problems with his BSA Rocket 3. The TT racer turned TV star was scheduled to race at the event this weekend, which would be his...

BSB: Who's the kid with the hair?

BSB: Who's the kid with the hair?

Getting to know BSB's latest star - Bradley Ray  20-year-old Bradley Ray charged into the limelight with a stunning start to the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike season with an impressive double...

Roads: Michael Dunlop makes Tyco BMW debut

Roads: Michael Dunlop makes Tyco BMW debut

Michael Dunlop made his first appearance in the Tyco BMW colours he’ll campaign this year in a test at Kirkistown on Monday. The 15-time TT winner spent the day lapping the Northern Irish circuit...

BSB: Action set to resume at Cheshire's Oulton Park

BSB: Action set to resume at Cheshire's Oulton Park

The Bennetts British Superbike Championship rolls in to Oulton Park for the third round of the 2018 season over May Bank Holiday as the established regulars set about chasing down young gun Bradley...

EWC: FCC TSR Honda win frantic Le Mans 24 hour

EWC: FCC TSR Honda win frantic Le Mans 24 hour

F.C.C TSR Honda made history this weekend as they became the first Japanese team to win the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour race. The squad, formed by Freddy Foray, Alan Techer and Josh Hook, crossed the...

WSB: Sykes scorches to dominant race two win in Assen

WSB: Sykes scorches to dominant race two win in Assen

Tom Sykes returned to the top step to take his first race victory since Misano last year with a dominant ride in Sunday’s second race at the TT Circuit Assen. After a late race surge on Saturday,...

MotoGP: Marquez storms to sixth Texas win

MotoGP: Marquez storms to sixth Texas win

Marc Marquez took his sixth straight victory at the Circuit of the Americas with a dominant performance in yesterday’s American Grand Prix. The Repsol Honda rider stretched out a lead seven seconds at...

Moto3: Martin converts pole position into victory

Moto3: Martin converts pole position into victory

Jorge Martin has converted pole position for the American Grand Prix into another victory in the lightweight class, utilising his one-lap pace to ride away from the chasing pack in the final stages of...

Moto3: Martin takes top spot as McPhee returns to front row

Moto3: Martin takes top spot as McPhee returns to front row

Jorge Martin has taken his tenth Grand Prix pole position on a damp but drying Circuit of the Americas in Texas, timing his qualifying run to perfection at the end of the session to end the day half a...

WSB: Rea holds off van der Mark for 12th Assen win

WSB: Rea holds off van der Mark for 12th Assen win

Jonathan Rea scorched to another race win after holding off a hard charging Michael van der Mark in Assen today. After a strong start to the race from the front row, Rea came under early pressure from...

WSB: Home hero van der Mark quickest on opening day in Assen

WSB: Home hero van der Mark quickest on opening day in Assen

Home hero Michael van der Mark led the way as the opening day of World Superbike action got underway at the iconic TT circuit Assen. After Aragon, every manufacturer apart from Ducati were permitted...

BSB: Brookes: 'I have to take what I can get at the minute'

BSB: Brookes: 'I have to take what I can get at the minute'

Josh Brookes’ nightmare start to the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike championship got no better at Brands Hatch with a solution still to be found for his rear grip woes. The 2015 champion struggled to...

STK: McConnell and Reid share spoils at Brands

STK: McConnell and Reid share spoils at Brands

Buildbase Suzuki’s Billy McConnell continued his stronghold on the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 championship lead with victory and third place at Brands Hatch Indy. The win in Saturday’s opening...

BSS: Kennedy takes series lead with Brands double

BSS: Kennedy takes series lead with Brands double

Jack Kennedy took over at the top of the Dickies British Supersport standings after a commanding double win at Brands Hatch Indy. The Irishman held off a strong attack from double-Donington winner Ben...

MotoGP: Track drama ahead in Austin?

MotoGP: Track drama ahead in Austin?

This weekend’s American Grand Prix could throw a spanner into the works for race organisers as they remain on knife edge to see what sort of situation greets them at the Circuit of the Americas in...

BSB: Byrne: 'Now the season has started!'

BSB: Byrne: 'Now the season has started!'

Shane Byrne kicked off his Bennetts British Superbike title defence at Brands Hatch with his first victory of the year at Brands Hatch this weekend. The Be Wiser Ducati ace and BSB’s man of the moment...

BSB: Haslam clinches victory in frantic wet race

BSB: Haslam clinches victory in frantic wet race

Leon Haslam took victory in a gripping second Bennetts British Superbike race at Brands Hatch after getting the better of Be Wiser Ducati’s Glenn Irwin with a final lap pass. The afternoon’s second...

BSB: Byrne gets better of Ray for victory at Brands

BSB: Byrne gets better of Ray for victory at Brands

Shane Byrne got the better of man of the moment Bradley Ray to take victory in today’s opening Bennetts British Superbike battle at Brands Hatch. Polesitter Ray shot off the start to lead into turn...

WSB: Davies holds off Rea for race two win

WSB: Davies holds off Rea for race two win

Chaz Davies took victory in a close-fought second World Superbike race in Aragon to move second in the championship standings. The Welshman didn’t have it easy with Ducati team-mate Marco Melandri and...

BSB: Soft tyre switch brings Ray confidence

BSB: Soft tyre switch brings Ray confidence

Bradley Ray was able to turn around a tough opening day into pole position at the second round of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch. The series leader had struggled in...

BSB: Brookes remains mystified by grip woes

BSB: Brookes remains mystified by grip woes

Qualifying at Brands Hatch brought a disappointing result for the McAMS Yamaha team with Josh Brookes qualifying a dismal 20th place. The 2017 series runner-up wasn’t able to progress from the Q1...