February

Roads: Dunlop testing Suzuki at Cartagena

Roads: Dunlop testing Suzuki at Cartagena

Michael Dunlop’s plans for the 2018 road racing season have been up in the air through winter with the 15-time TT winner linked to various outfits since he stormed to victory in last year’s Senior...

BSB: Ellison 'confident' as TAG complete Spanish testing

BSB: Ellison 'confident' as TAG complete Spanish testing

While most Bennetts British Superbike teams are currently heading out for their first winter test in Spain, the TAG Racing team sit back in the UK having completed six days of winter...

BSB: Winter testing set to commence in Spain

BSB: Winter testing set to commence in Spain

Most of the Bennetts British Superbike grid will kick start their 2018 winter testing programmes over the next week as they swap ‘snowmageddon’ for southern Spain. The annual Cartagena Pro-Test, run...

MotoGP: Marquez adds two more years to Repsol Honda deal

MotoGP: Marquez adds two more years to Repsol Honda deal

Reigning MotoGP world champion marc Marquez has added two more years to his deal with the Repsol Honda team, meaning that the six-time world champion will remain with them until at least the end of...

WSB: Melandri snatches victory from Rea for Phillip Island double

WSB: Melandri snatches victory from Rea for Phillip Island double

Marco Melandri snatched victory from world champion Jonathan Rea by just 0.021 seconds in today’s second race to walk away with a double win from Phillip Island this weekend. Rea looked to be in...

WSB: Compulsory pit stops for race two after tyre concerns

WSB: Compulsory pit stops for race two after tyre concerns

World Superbike bosses have enforced a mandatory pit stop during tomorrow’s second World Superbike race after a number of riders experienced severe tyre difficulties during today’s opening race. Marco...

WSB: Melandri wins season opener with Rea off the podium

WSB: Melandri wins season opener with Rea off the podium

Marco Melandri opened the 2018 World Superbike season with a stunning victory at Phillip Island as tyre concerns made for an interesting start to the year. It was the Kawasaki of Tom Sykes who took an...

WSB: Savadori leads Camier on opening day of action

WSB: Savadori leads Camier on opening day of action

Milwaukee Aprilia’s Lorenzo Savadori led the way as the 2018 Superbike World Championship got underway in mixed conditions at Phillip Island. It was a busy day for the Superbike class, with three free...

MotoGP: Crutchlow goes riding with Lewis Hamilton

MotoGP: Crutchlow goes riding with Lewis Hamilton

Four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has joined fellow Brit and LCR Honda MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow for a day of track riding, with the Mercedes driver releasing a video of the pair's...

WSB: 2018 rules explained

WSB: 2018 rules explained

Last year’s World Superbike championship saw a Kawasaki or Ducati finish on the podium 72 times with just 78 podium places up for grabs across the 13-round season. The dominance of those two factory...

WSB: Phillip Island season opener timetable and TV times

WSB: Phillip Island season opener timetable and TV times

Winter is finally over. The 2018 race season starts this weekend with the opening round of the Superbike World Championship getting underway in Australia this weekend. Phillip Island is renowned for...

WSB: Freddie Spencer joins Eurosport World Superbike commentary team

WSB: Freddie Spencer joins Eurosport World Superbike commentary team

Grand Prix legend Freddie Spencer is set to join MCN’s Greg Haines in the Eurosport commentary box for a number of World Superbike races this year. The three-time World Champion will join Haines for...

WSB: Lowes: 'We can win races this year'

WSB: Lowes: 'We can win races this year'

Alex Lowes reckons the development work done by Yamaha through the winter will enable him and team-mate Michael van der Mark to fight for race wins in 2018. With the season set to get underway in...

WSB: Davies: 'Racing will be closer in 2018'

WSB: Davies: 'Racing will be closer in 2018'

Twice runner-up and 23-times a race winner in the last three years, Chaz Davies is fired up and ready for another attack despite the new rules hitting Ducati harder than most. Davies lost out to Rea...

MotoGP: Tech 3 to split with Yamaha after 2018

MotoGP: Tech 3 to split with Yamaha after 2018

The Monster Energy Tech 3 team have dramatically announced that they will split with manufacturer Yamaha at the end of the 2018 MotoGP season, bringing to an end a twenty-year partnership that has...

WSB: Rea: 'New rules motivate me more'

WSB: Rea: 'New rules motivate me more'

With three back-to-back titles already behind him, Jonathan Rea glides into 2018 as the man to beat. He could equal Carl Fogarty’s record of four titles and just five more victories will see him...

Jonathan Rea awarded 2017 MCN Man of the Year

Jonathan Rea awarded 2017 MCN Man of the Year

Three-time World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea has been awarded 2017 MCN Man of the Year after storming the public vote. Rea, who won his third consecutive title in 2017, beat six-time Bennetts...

MotoGP: Syahrin finally confirmed as Folger’s Tech 3 replacement

MotoGP: Syahrin finally confirmed as Folger’s Tech 3 replacement

Monster Energy Yamaha Tech 3 team boss Herve Poncharal has finally confirmed that Malaysian racer Hafizh Syahrin will be the full time replacement for Jonas Folger at the squad for the 2018 MotoGP...

MotoGP: BT Sport extend deal until 2021 as Laverty joins team

MotoGP: BT Sport extend deal until 2021 as Laverty joins team

BT Sport will remain as the exclusive live broadcaster of the MotoGP world championship in the U.K. and Ireland until at least the end of the 2021season, after announcing a three-year extension to...

MotoGP: Bagnaia to step up in 2019 with Pramac Ducati

MotoGP: Bagnaia to step up in 2019 with Pramac Ducati

Moto2 rider Francesco Bagnaia has been the second rider confirmed on the grid for the 2019 MotoGP season, after official confirmation from the Pramac Ducati squad that he will join them for next...

Poll: Yamaha struggled big time at the latest MotoGP testing. Can Rossi and Viñales catch up?

Poll: Yamaha struggled big time at the latest MotoGP testing. Can Rossi and Viñales catch up?

With tension boiling over at Yamaha we want to know – after Yamaha struggled big time at the latest MotoGP testing. Can Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales catch up? Yamaha struggled big time at the...

WSB: Rea quickest from Melandri as testing draws to close

WSB: Rea quickest from Melandri as testing draws to close

World Champion Jonathan Rea headed the pack once again as pre-season testing for the 2018 Superbike World Championship drew to a close at Phillip Island today. Conditions were much improved from...

BSB: Seeley finds home at WD40 Superstock effort

BSB: Seeley finds home at WD40 Superstock effort

Former National Superstock 1000 champion Alastair Seeley will return to the production-based series this year after securing a last minute deal with the GR Motorsport squad. With a planned ride in the...

BSB: Teams unveil liveries at London Show

BSB: Teams unveil liveries at London Show

As the countdown to the 2018 season continues, a number of leading Bennetts British Superbike teams unveiled their contenders for the year ahead at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. Ahead of...

WSS: Irwin ruled out of debut with hand injury

WSS: Irwin ruled out of debut with hand injury

Britain’s Andrew Irwin has been ruled out of this weekend’s World Supersport opener at Phillip Island after a crash during testing. The 2017 British Supersport runner-up crashed heavily on the first...

WSB: Melandri quickest as Phillip Island test gets underway

WSB: Melandri quickest as Phillip Island test gets underway

It was a windy start to proceedings as the final preparations got underway for this weekend’s opening round of the World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island. Italian Marco Melandri led the way...

Watch: John McGuinness visits the 2018 Carole Nash #MCNShow

Watch: John McGuinness visits the 2018 Carole Nash #MCNShow

John McGuinness is a British motorcycling icon. Not only has he won 23 races around the gruelling Isle of Man mountain course, he’s also a former British 250cc champion and multiple North West 200...

Video: Chris Walker hints at Superbike return

Video: Chris Walker hints at Superbike return

We caught up with Chris Walker at the 2018 Carole Nash London Motorcycle Show and put him under the spotlight live on MCN's Facebook to find out what his plans are for the 2018.  After a recent...

BSB: Buildbase Suzuki unveil 2018 colours

BSB: Buildbase Suzuki unveil 2018 colours

Buildbase Suzuki have lifted the covers off the 2018 GSX-R1000 Bradley Ray and Richard Cooper will campaign in the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship.  Unveiled at the 2018 Carole Nash...

BSB: Teams set to unveil liveries at Carole Nash MCN London Show

BSB: Teams set to unveil liveries at Carole Nash MCN London Show

A number of Bennetts British Superbike teams will unveil their new liveries at the 2018 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show this weekend (buy tickets now here). McAMS Yamaha, Tyco BMW, Buildbase...

WSB: Former Rea crew chief announced as Honda WorldSBK boss

WSB: Former Rea crew chief announced as Honda WorldSBK boss

Honda Motor Europe has confirmed Chris Pike as its new WorldSBK Operations Manager, as revealed by MCN on Thursday morning. Pike rejoins the team he last worked with between 2012-2014, then serving...

BSB: 28-strong entry list confirmed for 2018

BSB: 28-strong entry list confirmed for 2018

The entry list for the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship reveals 28 of the world’s finest riders will go head over what is set to be 12 action-packed rounds. Heading the grid will be 2017...

Roads: Seeley joins Tyco BMW for North West 200

Roads: Seeley joins Tyco BMW for North West 200

North West 200 king Alastair Seeley will remain with the Tyco BMW team for the 2018 event between May 13th – 19th. Seeley, who is the most successful NW200 rider in history after taking 21 victories...

BSB: Insurance giant Bennetts becomes BSB title sponsor

BSB: Insurance giant Bennetts becomes BSB title sponsor

Motorcycle insurance giant Bennetts has been confirmed as the new title sponsor of the British Superbike Championship. The ultra-competitive series will be known as the Bennetts British Superbike...

Roads: Dunlop set for Honda Supersport machinery

Roads: Dunlop set for Honda Supersport machinery

Michael Dunlop will return to Honda power for the Supersport categories at this year’s international roads meetings. The 15-time TT winner has linked up with the PTR Honda squad, who have supplied him...

BSB: Jessopp returns with Riders Motorcycles BMW for 2018

BSB: Jessopp returns with Riders Motorcycles BMW for 2018

Martin Jessopp and Ridersmotorcycles.com BMW will return to the British Superbike Championship grid this season, feeling confident of further improvement as the team prepare to begin their pre-season...