March

Video: Suzuki boss Brivio previews the Qatar Grand Prix

Video: Suzuki boss Brivio previews the Qatar Grand Prix

With the opening round of the 2018 MotoGP season kicking off in only a few hours' time, Suzuki team boss Davide Brivio previews the weekend ahead for the Japanese manufacturer and shares some of his...

MotoGP: Rossi shows off 2018 helmet

MotoGP: Rossi shows off 2018 helmet

Valentino Rossi has unveiled his 2018 AGV helmet design on the same day as the nine-time champion extended his deal to remain in MotoGP by another two years, with his lid this year sporting a retro...

MotoGP: Rossi officially extends deal for two more years

MotoGP: Rossi officially extends deal for two more years

Valentino Rossi has officially extended his time in MotoGP by at least two more years, ending weeks of speculation by confirming that he will remain in the premier class until at least the end of the...

Podcast: 2018 MotoGP season preview

Podcast: 2018 MotoGP season preview

With the 2018 MotoGP season almost upon us, MCN's sports reporters Oli Rushby and Simon Patterson sit down to discuss what's going to happen at this weekend's Qatar Grand Prix and beyond.

MotoGP: Ducati duo out to win in Qatar

MotoGP: Ducati duo out to win in Qatar

The Ducati duo of Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo are both aiming for the same goal this weekend at the opening round of the 2018 MotoGP championship – nothing short of kicking off their season...

BSB: Irwin: 'The best I've felt on the bike'

BSB: Irwin: 'The best I've felt on the bike'

Glenn Irwin has decided to re-evaluate his approach for 2018 as the Be Wiser Ducati squad got their winter testing programme underway with the Ulsterman looking to concrete his position in the...

BSB: Haslam confident after strong winter tests

BSB: Haslam confident after strong winter tests

Leon Haslam was brimming with confidence after the completion of a successful Spanish testing programme with the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team.  Taking the package that took Haslam to a 33-point lead...

BSB: Mossey: 'I feel like myself again'

BSB: Mossey: 'I feel like myself again'

Young gun Luke Mossey has said he finally feels like himself again after a winter testing programme focusing on re-building the confidence that was shattered following his high-speed crash at Thruxton...

MotoGP: Michelin to freeze allocation ahead of the season

MotoGP: Michelin to freeze allocation ahead of the season

One-make tyre manufacturer Michelin have frozen this year’s MotoGP tyre allocation ahead of the start of the season this weekend in Qatar, informing teams and riders of what compounds will be made...

MotoGP: Riders test out Qatar in the rain

MotoGP: Riders test out Qatar in the rain

The MotoGP grid have been left with mixed feelings after a compulsory wet track test at the Losail circuit, with questions about visibility under the floodlights in wet conditions going unanswered –...

MotoGP: Zarco starting the season ‘wishing to win’

MotoGP: Zarco starting the season ‘wishing to win’

French MotoGP racer Johann Zarco says he’s starting his second season in the class on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 bike ‘wishing to win,’ when the series bursts back into action this weekend at the...

BSB: Anvil Hire TAG Racing unveil 2018 livery

BSB: Anvil Hire TAG Racing unveil 2018 livery

The Anvil Hire TAG Racing squad have lifted the covers off the 2018 challenger James Ellison and Shaun Winfield will race in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. Having signed another year’s...

MotoGP: Petrucci and Miller pull covers off 2018 Alma Pramac Ducati

MotoGP: Petrucci and Miller pull covers off 2018 Alma Pramac Ducati

The Alma Pramac Ducati pair of Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller have pulled the covers off their 2018 MotoGP machines only days ahead of the opening round of the championship this weekend in...

MotoGP: KTM show off 2018 challenger

MotoGP: KTM show off 2018 challenger

The Red Bull KTM duo of Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro have unveiled a largely unchanged version – at least cosmetically – of their RC16 machine ahead of the opening round of the 2018 MotoGP...

Roads: Suter to return to Isle of Man TT with MMX500

Roads: Suter to return to Isle of Man TT with MMX500

Suter will return to the Isle of Man TT this year with their MMX500 two-stroke machine. The daring Swiss marque took the 580cc V4 two-stroke to the gruelling 37.73-mile mountain course in 2016 with...

Live: Pramac launch their 2018 Ducatis

Live: Pramac launch their 2018 Ducatis

The Alma Pramac squad are the final team of 2018 to pull the covers off their MotoGP machines, with Danilo petrucci and Jack Miller taking to an iconic Italian location for tonight's event - the...

Live: KTM unveil their 2018 MotoGP machines

Live: KTM unveil their 2018 MotoGP machines

The Red Bull KTM duo of Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro will be pulling the covers off their 2018 MotoGP machines today in a unique setting - the home of Red Bull's own private air force, Hanger-7 at...

250GP runner-up Ralf Waldmann has died

250GP runner-up Ralf Waldmann has died

Two-time 250GP championship runner-up Ralf Waldmann has died aged only 51 years old after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home in Germany. The German was a championship-front runner...

BSB: Brookes: 'It's nice to have that factory influence'

BSB: Brookes: 'It's nice to have that factory influence'

Josh Brookes has said he’s found his transition to the McAMS Yamaha team to be seamless as he prepares for an attack on the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike title.  Despite finishing second in the...

Roads: Positive Honda debut for Lee Johnston

Roads: Positive Honda debut for Lee Johnston

A lack of track time at the weather-hampered Monteblanco test didn’t deter Lee Johnston and the Honda Racing roads team as they made their 2018 on track debut together. With team-mate Ian Hutchinson...

MotoGP: Avintia launch 2018 campaign in Madrid

MotoGP: Avintia launch 2018 campaign in Madrid

The Reale Avintia Ducati squad have revealed their 2018 line-up at sponsor Reale Seguros’s headquarters in Madrid, showing off not only their MotoGP squad of Tito Rabat and Xavier Simeon but also...

MotoGP: Marquez says ‘anyone can win’

MotoGP: Marquez says ‘anyone can win’

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez says that it’ll be anyone’s race to win when the 2018 season kicks off next week in Qatar, after the final pre-season test at the Losail circuit last...

MotoGP: Crutchlow’s got Qatar race pace

MotoGP: Crutchlow’s got Qatar race pace

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow might have finished the final test of the 2018 MotoGP season ahead of many of his factory riders and in a comfortable position for the year to come – but the British...

MotoGP: Aprilia debut 2018 machine

MotoGP: Aprilia debut 2018 machine

The Aprilia squad of Scott Redding and Aleix Espargaró have rolled out their 2018 machines at the team’s headquarters in Noale, showing off a bike that might be visually quite similar but is radically...

Moto3: Martin locks out the top spot at Jerez test

Moto3: Martin locks out the top spot at Jerez test

Moto3 front runner Jorge Martin has topped the final day of the 2018 pre-season by finishing ahead of his rivals in the lightweight class at the final test of the year at Jerez. He ended the three...

Moto2: Lowes leaves pre-season testing on top

Moto2: Lowes leaves pre-season testing on top

Swiss Innovative Investors KTM rider Sam Lowes has finished the 2018 Moto2 pre-season in the best position possible, ending the final three days of testing at Jerez secure at the top of the time...

BSB: Mackenzie on the pace on McAMS Yamaha debut

BSB: Mackenzie on the pace on McAMS Yamaha debut

The annual Cartagena test saw Tarran Mackenzie make his debut on a full-fat BSB machine with the McAMS Yamaha team and the pint-sized 2016 British Supersport champion seemed to click with the R1...

MotoGP: Go behind the scenes for Marquez’s title success

MotoGP: Go behind the scenes for Marquez’s title success

MotoGP series organisers Dorna have released a trailer for their new documentary film telling the story of how Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez took victory in the 2017 championship battle. Admitting...

MotoGP: Zarco downplays testing speed

MotoGP: Zarco downplays testing speed

Johann Zarco has downplayed an incredible lap set on the final day of the 2018 MotoGP pre-season that saw the Frenchman end the third of three outings within spitting distance of MotoGP’s...

BSB: Haslam quickest at Monteblanco test

BSB: Haslam quickest at Monteblanco test

Leon Haslam topped the timesheets at this week’s private Bennetts British Superbike testing at Monteblanco. The circuit, just outside Seville, played host to three of BSB’s leading outfits in Honda...

Moto2: Lowes tops second day of official test

Moto2: Lowes tops second day of official test

British racer Sam Lowes has topped the second day of Moto2 action at the final pre-season test in Jerez for the class, finishing the day alongside teammate Iker Lecuona to give the Swiss Innovative...

Moto3: Martin tops second day as conditions improve

Moto3: Martin tops second day as conditions improve

Del Conca Gresini Honda rider Jorge Martin, winner of the final Moto3 race of 2017, has topped the second day of testing at Jerez, making the most of better conditions after rain struck the...

BSB: Iddon and Laverty announce EWC campaign

BSB: Iddon and Laverty announce EWC campaign

Christian Iddon and Michael Laverty will join Danny Webb in the Penz13.com BMW squad for the 2018 Endurance World Championship. Iddon and Laverty, both signed to compete for Tyco BMW in the 2018...

BTC: Skinner tops first test at Valencia

BTC: Skinner tops first test at Valencia

Former Red Bull Rookie Cup frontrunner Rory Skinner has topped the opening test for the new British Talent Cup series at Valencia, with the Scottish teenager’s speed coming as no surprise given his...

MotoGP: Rossi admits ‘probably going to race for two more years’

MotoGP: Rossi admits ‘probably going to race for two more years’

It looks like an announcement on Valentino Rossi’s future as a MotoGP racer could come as soon as next week’s Qatar race, with the nine-time world champion all but confirming that he has signed a...

Moto3: Canet fastest at Jerez day one

Moto3: Canet fastest at Jerez day one

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda rider Aron Canet has topped a rain-struck opening day of Moto3 action at Jerez, heading the opening day from former teammate Enea Bastianini and another impressive...