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MotoGP Rider of the Year: 5th - Valentino Rossi

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 5th - Valentino Rossi

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

Roads Rider of the Year: 5th - Conor Cummins

Roads Rider of the Year: 5th - Conor Cummins

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

Races of the Year: 5th - Austrian Grand Prix

Races of the Year: 5th - Austrian Grand Prix

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss what races entertained...

WSB Rider of the Year: 5th - Tom Sykes

WSB Rider of the Year: 5th - Tom Sykes

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

Are Tom and Ben Birchall your 2018 MCN Racers of the Year?

Are Tom and Ben Birchall your 2018 MCN Racers of the Year?

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

WSB: Successful test for new BMW squad in Almeria

WSB: Successful test for new BMW squad in Almeria

The all-new BMW Motorrad WorldSBK team completed a successful shakedown test in Almeria this week with riders Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger. The duo had previously ridden the all-new BMW S1000RR...

BSB Rider of the Year: 5th - Tommy Bridewell

BSB Rider of the Year: 5th - Tommy Bridewell

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

WSB: Laguna returns to calendar for 2019, no Kyalami

WSB: Laguna returns to calendar for 2019, no Kyalami

Laguna Seca has returned to the 2019 World Superbike calendar after initially being dropped for the upcoming season. Circuit bosses had been unable to agree a date with World Superbike rights’ holders...

BSB: Claudio Corti to race Team WD40 superbike in 2019

BSB: Claudio Corti to race Team WD40 superbike in 2019

Former MotoGP rider Claudio Corti will make his Bennetts British Superbike debut next year with Team WD40. The 31-year-old made his debut on British tracks with Brent Gladwin’s effort in the...

MotoGP: Miguel Oliveira rides KTM RC16 through newly-built Austrian tunnel

MotoGP: Miguel Oliveira rides KTM RC16 through newly-built Austrian tunnel

MotoGP newbie Miguel Oliveira blew the doors off the new 8.3km Gleinalm tunnel that connects Graz to Speilberg (where the Red Bull Ring is located) in Austria last week. The rising star was...

BSB: Irwin confident after first Honda outing

BSB: Irwin confident after first Honda outing

Andrew Irwin was impressed with Honda’s CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 after his first test with the Louth-based squad in Monteblanco. After impressing in his short time as a Bennetts BSB rookie with the Be...

BSB: Forés after first Honda test: 'Better than I expected!'

BSB: Forés after first Honda test: 'Better than I expected!'

Former World Superbike star Xavi Forés has admitted he was surprised by Honda’s CBR1000RR in BSB-spec after getting a first taste of the machine he’ll campaign in the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike...

Moto2: Team Sky unveil 2019 livery live on X Factor

Moto2: Team Sky unveil 2019 livery live on X Factor

As has become an annual tradition for them, the last stop last night before the Christmas holidays for the riders of the Sky Racing Team VR46 was the X Factor final, with Luca Marini, Nicolò Bulega,...

Video: Watch BT Sport's season wrap show

Video: Watch BT Sport's season wrap show

For the first time ever, BT Sport took to the air live to wrap up the 2019 season in an hour and a half long show from London's iconic Bike Shed last Sunday. Joined by guest stars like Jorge Lorenzo,...

MotoGP: Thailand voted best race of 2018

MotoGP: Thailand voted best race of 2018

The inaugural Thai Grand Prix at Buriram’s Chang International Circuit has been voted the best race of 2018 in its first year on the MotoGP calendar, with the paddock voting on their favourite out of...

MotoGP: Argentinian race to remain at Termas until 2021

MotoGP: Argentinian race to remain at Termas until 2021

The Argentinian Grand Prix will remain at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in the north of the country for another three races at least, after extending a deal with MotoGP bosses Dorna to keep the race...

WSB: Three-race format confirmed for 2019

WSB: Three-race format confirmed for 2019

World Superbike bosses have confirmed a radical shift in the championship’s structure for 2019 as the series reverts to its traditional two-races-on-Sunday format, albeit with significant changes from...

MotoGP: Honda gift Pedrosa title-winning bike

MotoGP: Honda gift Pedrosa title-winning bike

Dan Pedrosa has been given an incredible leaving present from former employers Honda, with the Japanese manufacturer handing over not only his championship-winning RS250 but also a RC213V MotoGP...

Gallery: Behind the scenes at VR46

Gallery: Behind the scenes at VR46

Last week MCN became one of the first media outlets ever invited inside the hallowed doors of VR46, Valentino Rossi's base outside his home town of Tavullia. Home not only to the warehouse and design...

Rossi takes fourth consecutive Monza Rally win

Rossi takes fourth consecutive Monza Rally win

Valentino Rossi has taken his second victory in two weeks away from the MotoGP championship, after taking a clean sweep of all nine stages at the Monza Rally Show. Driving a WRC-spec Ford Fiesta in...

MotoGP: Marquez and Lorenzo undergo successful surgeries

MotoGP: Marquez and Lorenzo undergo successful surgeries

Marc Marquez has undergone successful surgery on his damaged left shoulder, with MotoGP medic Doctor Xavier Mir operating to fix the injury that has plagued the world champion in the second half of...

BSB: O'Halloran: 'I clicked with the bike straight away'

BSB: O'Halloran: 'I clicked with the bike straight away'

Jason O’Halloran has said he ‘clicked straightaway’ with the McAMS Yamaha he’ll ride in the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike championship after a shakedown test at Almeria. The Aussie’s Yamaha switch...

Dall'Igna: 'To win both WSB and BSB would be ideal!'

Dall'Igna: 'To win both WSB and BSB would be ideal!'

Ducati Corse General Manager Gigi Dall’Igna has his sights set on world domination with the all new V4 in 2019, stating the Italian firm’s goal is to win titles in both World and British Superbikes...

2018 MCN Sport Season Review on sale now!

2018 MCN Sport Season Review on sale now!

The 2018 MCN Sport Season review is in shops now! The glossy 132-page magazine takes a look back at yet another brilliant year of racing, including MotoGP, World Superbikes, British Superbikes, road...

Gallery: Redding and Brookes test Panigale V4 R

Gallery: Redding and Brookes test Panigale V4 R

Scott Redding and Josh Brookes got their first taste of the Ducati Panigale V4 R they will ride for the Be Wiser Ducati team in the 2019 British Superbike Championship. While the PBM squad’s BSB-spec...

BSB: 'Lots to learn' as Redding makes superbike debut

BSB: 'Lots to learn' as Redding makes superbike debut

Scott Redding has said he has a ‘lot to learn’ after getting his first taste of the Ducati V4 R superbike he’ll ride in next year’s Bennetts British Superbike championship. The British rider makes the...

WSB: Lowes: 'We need to keep taking steps forward'

WSB: Lowes: 'We need to keep taking steps forward'

Alex Lowes has said he feels like Yamaha made a step forward with the YZF-R1 during this week’s Jerez test, something the Brit says will be essential if they are to continue the improvement seen last...

BSB: Brookes on first V4 test: 'I feel like I'm on a MotoGP bike!'

BSB: Brookes on first V4 test: 'I feel like I'm on a MotoGP bike!'

Josh Brookes has said Ducati’s V4 R ‘feels like a MotoGP bike’ after his first laps aboard the superbike-spec machine in Jerez. Brookes and team-mate Redding are in Spain for their first taste of...

WSB: Bautista: 'It's been a very positive start'

WSB: Bautista: 'It's been a very positive start'

While many expected MotoGP exile Alvaro Bautista to perform as he moved to Ducati’s World Superbike team next year, the Spaniard impressed with just how quickly he seemed to adapt to the...

Roads: McGuinness to race Lightweight TT for Norton

Roads: McGuinness to race Lightweight TT for Norton

John McGuinness and Norton will set their sights on victory in the Lightweight class at the 2019 Isle of Man TT races after the unveiling of the British firm’s new superlight model. The 650cc...

WSB: Davies: 'Early days, but potential is there'

WSB: Davies: 'Early days, but potential is there'

Chaz Davies has said the early signs are positive for Ducati’s new V4 R after his second test aboard the all-new bike at Jerez this week. Davies, who is thought to still be struggling with injuries...

KTM put two RC16 MotoGP race bikes up for sale

KTM put two RC16 MotoGP race bikes up for sale

KTM are offering two lucky riders the chance of a lifetime to own a full-factory RC16 MotoGP race bike. Placing the advert on the KTM Factory Racing social media pages, alongside owning one of the...

MotoGP: Petrucci tops opening day at Jerez

MotoGP: Petrucci tops opening day at Jerez

Danilo Petrucci has topped the first day of a two-day outing at Jerez for the MotoGP grid, coming home clear of teammate Andrea Dovizioso at the top of the time sheets. The final pre-season test of...

WSB: Champion Rea 'disappointed' for Ten Kate squad

WSB: Champion Rea 'disappointed' for Ten Kate squad

Four-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has expressed his disappointment for Ten Kate racing after the squad declared themselves bankrupt after being ditched by Honda earlier this month. The...

WSB: Haslam: 'I need to adapt to the bike, not adapt the bike to me'

WSB: Haslam: 'I need to adapt to the bike, not adapt the bike to me'

2018 Bennetts British Superbike champion Leon Haslam spent this week’s Jerez test familiarising himself with the World Superbike-spec Kawasaki ZX-10RR he’ll ride alongside Jonathan Rea next...

WSB: Rea quickest in Jerez as Bautista impresses on debut

WSB: Rea quickest in Jerez as Bautista impresses on debut

Jonathan Rea once again laid down the marker as a number of World Superbike teams continued their preparation for the 2019 season at Jerez. However, while Rea was over half a second quicker than the...