June

Poll: Will there be a 136mph lap at the TT in 2019

Poll: Will there be a 136mph lap at the TT in 2019

With MCN bringing you a 40-page TT preview this week, we want to know whether you think we will see a 136mph lap this year. All responses are much appreciated. Will we see a 136mph lap at this year’s...

Video: Suzuki host All-Star 125 race

Video: Suzuki host All-Star 125 race

Suzuki have hosted their first All-Star 125 Race at Bruntingthorpe karting track, with a few famous faces you might recognise.  Using Suzuki GSX-S125s, Buildbase Suzuki’s Bradley Ray, Richard...

MotoGP: Pedrosa set to announce retirement?

MotoGP: Pedrosa set to announce retirement?

MCN’s sources believe that Dani Pedrosa could be set to announce his retirement at next weekend’s German Grand Prix, after negotiations that could have seen the MotoGP veteran line up for the new...

MotoGP: Petronas Yamaha confirmed as taking over from Aspar

MotoGP: Petronas Yamaha confirmed as taking over from Aspar

As originally reported by MCN two months ago, there will be a new team on the 2019 MotoGP grid, with the Angel Nieto Ducati outfit confirming this morning that they will sell their grid spots to the...

MotoGP: Marquez wins epic Assen duel

MotoGP: Marquez wins epic Assen duel

Few races are written immediately into the history books as the flag flies at the finish line, but the 2018 Dutch GP will be one of them. It was Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) who emerged from the...

Moto2: Bagnaia extends title challenge

Moto2: Bagnaia extends title challenge

Francesco Bagnaia (Sky Racing Team VR46) took a dominant fourth victory of the season at the Motul TT Assen after leading from start to finish, eventually taking the checkered flag 1.748 seconds...

Moto3: Martin takes back championship lead with Assen win

Moto3: Martin takes back championship lead with Assen win

Jorge Martin (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) has become the first to win a Moto3™ race at the TT Circuit Assen from pole position, breaking the jinx in style to fight it out at the front before pulling the...

Moto2: Bagnaia ahead in red flagged qualifying

Moto2: Bagnaia ahead in red flagged qualifying

After topping every Free Practice session at the Motul TT Assen, Francesco Bagnaia (Sky Racing Team VR46) set a 1:37.608 to win the battle for pole position, beating Marcel Schroetter (Dynavolt...

MotoGP: Marquez tops frantic qualifying

MotoGP: Marquez tops frantic qualifying

It’s reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) who will be starting from pole at the Motul TT Assen – his first at the venue in the premier class, only second of the 2018 season and 75th...

Moto3: Business as usual as Martin takes Assen pole

Moto3: Business as usual as Martin takes Assen pole

Jorge Martin (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) will start Sunday’s lightweight class race from pole position for a record 14th time in his Moto3™ career, setting a 1:42.039 to beat Catalan GP winner Enea...

Moto2: Bagnaia continues run by topping Assen

Moto2: Bagnaia continues run by topping Assen

Francesco Bagnaia’s (Sky Racing Team VR46) Motul TT Assen got off to the perfect start as the Championship leader topped both FP1 and FP2 on Friday, with Joan Mir (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) second on the...

MotoGP: Vinales tops opening day in Assen

MotoGP: Vinales tops opening day in Assen

After two weekends ruled by one man, the timesheets have had a shake up once again at the Motul TT Assen – with Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) taking to the top late in FP2 to go fastest on...

Moto3: Canet holds off Martin for top spot

Moto3: Canet holds off Martin for top spot

Aron Canet (Estrella Galicia 0,0) was the quickest rider in Moto3™ FP2 at the Motul TT Assen to top the combined timesheets on the opening day, after finishing fourth in the morning. The Spaniard...

WSB: Haslam in line to join Rea in factory Kawasaki squad

WSB: Haslam in line to join Rea in factory Kawasaki squad

Leon Haslam has said riding alongside Jonathan Rea in the factory Kawasaki World Superbike team is an offer he’d be ‘mad not to consider’ as rumours about his future gather momentum. The British...

MotoGP: Pedrosa’s deal with Petronas Yamaha imminent

MotoGP: Pedrosa’s deal with Petronas Yamaha imminent

MCN’s sources believe that an announcement is imminent about Dani Pedrosa’s future in the MotoGP championship, with the Spaniard believed to have already signed a contract that will see him join the...

MotoGP: Poncharal expecting strong weekend for Tech 3 duo

MotoGP: Poncharal expecting strong weekend for Tech 3 duo

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal says he’s expecting a good weekend in Assen for his duo of Johann Zarco and Hafizh Syahrin, with both of the pair looking to bounce back after average...

Moto2: Triumph’s Moto2 engine breaks cover

Moto2: Triumph’s Moto2 engine breaks cover

Triumph’s new Moto2 engine has broken cover for the first time fitted to race bike chassis, with Kalex, KTM and NTS taking to the track at Motorland Aragon for a three-day outing last week with the...

MotoGP: Barcelona test sets up Marquez for Assen

MotoGP: Barcelona test sets up Marquez for Assen

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez says he’s expecting a strong weekend at the Dutch TT this weekend, coming off the back of a strong one-day test after the last round of the championship in...

WSB: Rea dashes to Laguna double as 2019 takes shape

WSB: Rea dashes to Laguna double as 2019 takes shape

Jonathan Rea and Kawasaki strengthened their stranglehold on the World Superbike Championship with a sublime double at Laguna Seca last weekend. The 31-year-old overhauled Ducati’s Chaz Davies for...

BSB: Dixon 'gaining momentum' ahead of Knockhill

BSB: Dixon 'gaining momentum' ahead of Knockhill

Back to back double podiums served as a reminder of young gun Jake Dixon’s 2018 title fighting credentials as he moves fourth in the championship standings after another strong weekend with the RAF...

BSB: Two top fives for consistent Buchan

BSB: Two top fives for consistent Buchan

Danny Buchan and the FS3 Kawasaki team enjoyed a strong weekend with two top five finishes at Snetterton. Buchan, who had been making progress with the Coventry-based outfit throughout the first three...

BSB: Five wins on the bounce for Haslam

BSB: Five wins on the bounce for Haslam

Leon Haslam took control of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike championship with a surprise double victory at Snetterton this weekend. Heading into the event, the Norfolk circuit had been just one of...

BSB: Irwin ruffles feathers on debut

BSB: Irwin ruffles feathers on debut

Andrew Irwin ruffled feathers as he made his BSB debut filling in for Shane Byrne in the Be Wiser Ducati team at Snetterton this weekend. The Ulsterman turned heads by making an appearance in the top...

BTC: Skinner and Strudwick victorious at Snetterton

BTC: Skinner and Strudwick victorious at Snetterton

Rory Skinner and Thomas Strudwick shared the spoils in the third round of the inaugural British Talent Cup at Snetterton. Starting from second on the grid, it was Max Cook who took the holeshot into...

BSB: Ray: 'Clearly it wasn't my weekend'

BSB: Ray: 'Clearly it wasn't my weekend'

After a stunning start to the 2018 season, things came crashing down around Bradley Ray at Snetterton with a double DNF after two identical crashes in each of the weekend’s races. While the Buildbase...

Poll: Can Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez possibly make good team-mates?

Poll: Can Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez possibly make good team-mates?

Can Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez possibly make good team-mates? Can Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez possibly make good team-mates?

MotoGP: Marquez leaves it late to top test

MotoGP: Marquez leaves it late to top test

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) topped the one-day Official Test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with a late 1:38.919 despite a fall, with most of the grid back on track on Monday after the...

BSB: Haslam holds off Dixon and Brookes for Snetterton double

BSB: Haslam holds off Dixon and Brookes for Snetterton double

Leon Haslam held off a hard charging Jake Dixon and Josh Brookes to take an important double victory in the second Bennetts British Superbike race at Snetterton this weekend. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki...

MotoGP: Lorenzo makes it two from two with sublime win

MotoGP: Lorenzo makes it two from two with sublime win

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) hammered home the victory at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya in flawless style, taking the win by over four seconds to secure his second consecutive win. Marc...

BSB: O'Halloran: 'Irwin has talent, but he needs to calm down a bit'

BSB: O'Halloran: 'Irwin has talent, but he needs to calm down a bit'

Jason O’Halloran was gutted to be punted out of today’s opening Bennetts British Superbike race in an incident on the opening lap. The Honda Racing rider along with team-mate Dan Linfoot and Tyco...

Moto2: Quartararo demolishes the field for debut win

Moto2: Quartararo demolishes the field for debut win

Fabio Quartararo (HDR – Speed Up Racing) stormed to a stunning first Grand Prix victory at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya to take his first podium finish since Assen 2015 in Moto3™, with...

BSB: Mossey to miss second race after brake failure crash

BSB: Mossey to miss second race after brake failure crash

Luke Mossey will sit out this afternoon’s second Bennetts British Superbike race at Snetterton after a terrifying fall in race one. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider reached for the brake at the end of...

BSB: Haslam takes win amid Snetterton chaos

BSB: Haslam takes win amid Snetterton chaos

Leon Haslam took his first ever Snetterton victory in a chaotic opening Bennetts British Superbike race. Spots of rain threatened the race as riders were on the grid, but fortunately it would fail to...

Moto3: Bastianini wins in chaotic battle

Moto3: Bastianini wins in chaotic battle

Enea Bastianini (Leopard Racing) took his first victory since Motegi 2016 in a dramatic Moto3™ race at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, with Marco Bezzecchi (Redox PrüstelGP) taking second...

Moto2: Quartararo ups the pace for debut pole

Moto2: Quartararo ups the pace for debut pole

Fabio Quartararo (HRD – Speed Up Racing) will start tomorrow’s Moto2™ Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya race from pole position, setting a blistering 1:43.474 to beat 2017 race winner Alex...

BSB: Best qualifying of the year for Brookes

BSB: Best qualifying of the year for Brookes

Josh Brookes bagged his best qualifying position of the year as the McAMS Yamaha team continue to show signs of improvement at Snetterton. Brookes’ time of 1’46.768 was enough to see him hold...