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WSB: Lowes starts 2019 testing on top

WSB: Lowes starts 2019 testing on top

It was Yamaha’s Alex Lowes at the top of the pile as World Superbikes dusted off the cobwebs and returned to the track in Jerez on Wednesday, 23 January. MORE FROM MCN Kawasaki KR-1S revisited SWM...

WSB: Melandri encourages riders to speak out

WSB: Melandri encourages riders to speak out

Marco Melandri believes fellow riders simply 'don't care' when it comes to suggesting positive changes for the World Superbike championship. For the first time, 2019 will feature three races...

WSB: World Superbike blasts back into action at Jerez test

WSB: World Superbike blasts back into action at Jerez test

Today sees the Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto host Day one of a two-day test as the World Superbike championship kicks into life for the first time this year. Almost the entire Superbike field is...

MotoGP: Honda unveil unchanged livery for 2019

MotoGP: Honda unveil unchanged livery for 2019

The Repsol Honda team have missed a trick as the Spanish oil company and Japanese manufacturer celebrate their 25th season together, unveiling a largely unchanged livery at today’s team launch in...

MotoGP: Hard road back for Crutchlow

MotoGP: Hard road back for Crutchlow

It’s now been nearly three months since Cal Crutchlow suffered a horrific high-speed crash at Phillip Island’s turn one, getting pushed wide by high wings onto wet kerbs at the fast corner. Falling...

Live: Watch the 25th anniversary Repsol Honda launch

Live: Watch the 25th anniversary Repsol Honda launch

It's an important year for Repsol Honda, with the Spanish oil company and Japanese manufacturer celebrating their 25th anniversary together in MotoGP. But with important news to come from riders Marc...

MotoGP: Hometown pays tribute to Jorge Martinez Aspar

MotoGP: Hometown pays tribute to Jorge Martinez Aspar

Jorge Martinez Aspar’s hometown of Alzira has paid tribute to the four-time world champion, taking to the streets of the Valencian town on Sunday to celebrate the former racer and current team boss’...

MotoGP: Lorenzo breaks wrist in training accident

MotoGP: Lorenzo breaks wrist in training accident

New signing Jorge Lorenzo will face a difficult start to his Repsol Honda career after breaking a bone in his wrist while training at the weekend. While details remain unclear about exactly what...

Live: Ducati launch 2019 MotoGP campaign

Live: Ducati launch 2019 MotoGP campaign

Ducati will launch their 2019 MotoGP effort this evening in Switzerland, with Andrea Dovizioso and new signing Danilo Petrucci travelling to sponsor Phillip Morris' research base on the shores of Lake...

Dakar Stage 10: Heroic Price takes Dakar victory as KTM enjoy podium lock out with Walkner and Sunderland

Dakar Stage 10: Heroic Price takes Dakar victory as KTM enjoy podium lock out with Walkner and Sunderland

Total 223 miles with 70 mile Special stage Australian Toby Price has won the 2019 Dakar. The 31 year old defied the odds to take victory having ridden the entire race with a severe wrist injury. It...

BSB: Stapleford confirmed alongside Ray at Buildbase Suzuki

BSB: Stapleford confirmed alongside Ray at Buildbase Suzuki

Luke Stapleford will partner Bradley Ray in the Buildbase Suzuki squad for this year’s Bennetts British Superbike championship. As reported by MCN earlier this month, the 2015 British Supersport...

MCN's Michael Neeves prepares for Phillip Island Classic with Team Classic Suzuki

MCN's Michael Neeves prepares for Phillip Island Classic with Team Classic Suzuki

MCN's Chief Road Tester, Michael Neeves, will be heading to the 26th annual Phillip Island Classic races in Australia later this month as part of a three-man Team Classic Suzuki squad. Lining up...

Dakar stage 9: Briton Richard Main injured and out of race

Dakar stage 9: Briton Richard Main injured and out of race

Richard Main is out of Dakar 2019 following a big crash early into stage nine. The 53 year old Brit sustained a broken pelvis, internal bleeding and has 18 stitches in his chin. He has now undergone...

Dakar stage 9: Price in leads, Sunderland hit by penalty

Dakar stage 9: Price in leads, Sunderland hit by penalty

Pisco to Pisco Total 254 miles with 194 mile Special stage It may have been spectacular to watch but stage nine’s mass start that saw the leaders head of in a drag race in groups of ten, failed to...

Roads: McGuinness: 'Let me race the North West 200!'

Roads: McGuinness: 'Let me race the North West 200!'

23-time TT winner John McGuinness has pleaded with North West 200 boss Mervyn Whyte to allow Norton to compete at the event in May. At present, the North West 200 is run to FIM homologation rules,...

Dakar 2019: Sunderland slapped with 60 min penalty

Dakar 2019: Sunderland slapped with 60 min penalty

Britain’s Sam Sunderland has been ruled out of contention for this year’s Dakar Rally after being slapped with a one-hour penalty on the eighth stage of the gruelling race. Having lost 20 minutes to...

Dakar Stage 8: Walkner wins stage, Brabec out, Price leads, Sunderland back in the mix

Dakar Stage 8: Walkner wins stage, Brabec out, Price leads, Sunderland back in the mix

San Juan to Pisco Total 358 miles with 223 mile Special stage If Dakar 2019 hadn’t been intense enough, stage eight of the race took the drama to a new level with the race now wide open with just two...

Dakar Stage 7: Sunderland storms back into podium contention with stage win

Dakar Stage 7: Sunderland storms back into podium contention with stage win

San Juan to San Juan Total 240 miles with 201 mile Special stage Having lost over 20m on stage six, Sam Sunderland’s dream of repeating his 2017 Dakar victory appeared to been brought to a premature...

Roads: Irwin confirmed for NW200 with Quattro Plant Kawasaki

Roads: Irwin confirmed for NW200 with Quattro Plant Kawasaki

Winner of the last three North West 200 Superbike races Glenn Irwin will return to the iconic triangle course this May with a new target – to become the first man to win six races at the event. As...

Dakar stage 6: Sunderland’s Dakar charge in doubt

Dakar stage 6: Sunderland’s Dakar charge in doubt

Arequipa to San Juan Total 521 miles with 197 mile Special stage Sam Sunderland’s Dakar winning aspirations were dealt a serious blow after he was forced to ride with no back brake when he hit a rock...

Dakar Stage 5: Sunderland wins stage and climbs to second overall

Dakar Stage 5: Sunderland wins stage and climbs to second overall

Arequipa to San Juan Total 521 miles with 197 mile Special stage Sam Sunderland fired himself to within 59s of the overall lead of Dakar 2019 with a brilliant stage five win. The 29 year old Brit had...

Dakar Stage 4: Tough day closes up front runners

Dakar Stage 4: Tough day closes up front runners

Arequipa to Moquengua 218 mile Special stage with 99 mile liaison Stage four of the 2019 Dakar was another brutal affair that saw the world best rally riders put it all on the line in a bid to make...

BSB: Safety improvements underway at Brands Hatch

BSB: Safety improvements underway at Brands Hatch

Brands Hatch bosses have revealed the circuit is undergoing a series of improvements through the winter. A major development is being undertaken on the approach to Graham Hill bend, which sees the run...

BSB: Official testing programme confirmed for 2019

BSB: Official testing programme confirmed for 2019

Bennetts British Superbike bosses have confirmed that there will be three official tests before the 2019 season kicks off at Silverstone in April, with two new, official European tests introduced to...

Roads: William Dunlop to be posthumously inducted to Irish motorcycling Hall of Fame

Roads: William Dunlop to be posthumously inducted to Irish motorcycling Hall of Fame

William Dunlop will be posthumously inducted into the Irish motorcycling Hall of Fame at the Cornmarket Motorbike Awards in Belfast next week. The popular rider will follow in the footsteps of his...

Dakar stage 3: Complicated day blows race wide open

Dakar stage 3: Complicated day blows race wide open

San Juan to Arequipa 205 mile timed Special Stage with 290 mile liaison The 2019 Dakar may be run over just ten stages and be covering considerably less miles than in  recent years, but it...

Dakar Stage 2: Brits on form, Walkner wins stage

Dakar Stage 2: Brits on form, Walkner wins stage

Pisco to San Juan 212 mile timed Special Stage, 131 mile liaison Factory Red Bull KTM rider Matthias Walkner got the defence of his Dakar crown off to an impressive start by securing a hard...

Video: Jorge Lorenzo talks Honda switch and 2019 aims

Video: Jorge Lorenzo talks Honda switch and 2019 aims

Now free of his Ducati contract and free to talk about his 2019 goals after making the switch to the Repsol Honda team, Jorge Lorenzo has opened up about the challenges he says he's going to face in...

Dakar: Stage 1 Perfect start for Sunderland

Dakar: Stage 1 Perfect start for Sunderland

Lima to Pisco 52 mile timed special stage, 153 mile liaison Britain’s Sam Sunderland made a perfect start to the 2019 Dakar in Peru, finishing the opening day fifth fastest meaning he is...

MotoGP: A new dawn for Morbidelli

MotoGP: A new dawn for Morbidelli

The 2019 MotoGP season should see a new dawn for Petronas Yamaha rider Franco Morbidelli, as the former Moto2 champion makes the move from a difficult-to-ride Marc VDS RC213V machine to a factory-spec...

BSB: Who will join Ray at Buildbase Suzuki?

BSB: Who will join Ray at Buildbase Suzuki?

The 2019 Bennetts British Superbike grid is close to completion, with just two names missing from the provisional entry list announced last month. MORE FROM MCN SPORT WSB: Carrasco to defend 300...

Dakar 2019: Sam Sunderland: "I'm not going to play it safe!"

Dakar 2019: Sam Sunderland: "I'm not going to play it safe!"

Britain’s great Dakar hope Sam Sunderland says he’s ready and waiting for the start of the 2019 Dakar Rally which kicks off on 6th January. MORE FROM MCN SPORT WSB: Carrasco to defend 300 title with...

Roads: Jessopp calls time on TT career

Roads: Jessopp calls time on TT career

Martin Jessopp has decided to call time on his Isle of Man TT career after five years competing on the mountain course. MORE FROM MCN SPORT WSB: Carrasco to defend 300 title with official Kawasaki...

WSB: Carrasco to defend 300 title with official Kawasaki squad

WSB: Carrasco to defend 300 title with official Kawasaki squad

History maker Ana Carrasco will join one of the most successful squads in the World Superbike paddock to defend her World Supersport 300 title this year. MORE FROM MCN SPORT BSB: Who will join Ray at...

Video: Lorenzo breaks cover in Repsol Honda colours

Video: Lorenzo breaks cover in Repsol Honda colours

With 2019 upon us and Jorge Lorenzo finally free of his Ducati contract, the five-time world champion has finally been able to break cover in his new colours. Appearing in his Repsol Honda shirt for...

Is Jonathan Rea your 2018 MCN Racer of the Year?

Is Jonathan Rea your 2018 MCN Racer 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...