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WSB: Ten Kate Racing declared bankrupt

WSB: Ten Kate Racing declared bankrupt

Tuesday marks the end of an era for World Superbike fans as the Ten Kate Racing organisation has declared itself bankrupt. The future of the Dutch outfit was thrown into disarray when it was announced...

BSB: Redding & Brookes to get first taste of V4 on Friday

BSB: Redding & Brookes to get first taste of V4 on Friday

Scott Redding and Josh Brookes will get their first taste of Ducati’s Panigale V4 R in a private Ducati Corse test at Jerez on Friday. The World Superbike team of Chaz Davies and Alvaro Bautista are...

BSB: James Ellison: 'Why I'm coming back for another year'

BSB: James Ellison: 'Why I'm coming back for another year'

At the start of the 2018 season, James Ellison said that he envisaged his campaign with the Anvil Hire TAG Racing squad to be his last in the Bennetts British Superbike championship. However, after a...

BSB: Updated: 2019 grid so far

BSB: Updated: 2019 grid so far

Following a busy week of announcements at the Motorcycle Live show, the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike grid is starting to look complete. Today’s news that Josh Elliott will join Luke Mossey in the...

BSB: Elliott to join Mossey at OMG Racing for 2019

BSB: Elliott to join Mossey at OMG Racing for 2019

Josh Elliott will replace the outgoing Gino Rea in the OMG Racing Suzuki team alongside Luke Mossey for the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike championship. Rea had initially signed to remain with the...

BSB: Rogers sticks with Gearlink for 2019

BSB: Rogers sticks with Gearlink for 2019

Fraser Rogers will make his return to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship grid in 2019 after penning a deal to remain with the Gearlink Kawasaki team. Rogers made his debut with the team...

MotoE: Smith charges to the lead of debut test

MotoE: Smith charges to the lead of debut test

Bradley Smith has charged to the top of the combined time sheets at MotoE’s inaugural test at Jerez, ending the three-day outing nearly half a second clear of Niki Tuuli and Mike Di Meglio. Adapting...

Moto2: Marini and Lowes leads the way on Triumph debut

Moto2: Marini and Lowes leads the way on Triumph debut

Luca Marini and Brit Sam Lowes have topped the time sheets after three days of testing with Triumph’s new Moto2 engines at Jerez. Setting their fastest times on the second day of the rain-struck test...

BSB: Allingham and EHA step up to Superbike

BSB: Allingham and EHA step up to Superbike

EHA Racing will feature on the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship grid as they enter the premier class for the first time with 23-year-old series rookie David Allingham. EHA Racing and...

BSB: Truelove to ride Raceways Yamaha

BSB: Truelove to ride Raceways Yamaha

Matt Truelove will graduate to the Bennetts British Superbike class in 2019, racing with the Raceways Yamaha team – a satellite set-up to the factory-backed McAMS Yamaha effort. After riding a...

BSB: Linfoot moves to TAG Racing for 2019 campaign

BSB: Linfoot moves to TAG Racing for 2019 campaign

Dan Linfoot will move to the TAG Racing squad alongside Shaun Winfield for the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike season. Linfoot endured a troubling 2018 campaign, thwarted by injury bringing his...

WSB: Laverty handed Go Eleven Ducati lifeline

WSB: Laverty handed Go Eleven Ducati lifeline

Eugene Laverty has been handed an eleventh-hour lifeline to join the Go Eleven Ducati World Superbike team for the 2019 season. The Northern Irishman had been left without a ride after the new...

BSB: Ellison joins Hickman at Smiths BMW for 2019

BSB: Ellison joins Hickman at Smiths BMW for 2019

James Ellison will join Peter Hickman in the Smiths BMW team for the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike championship. Ellison had initially pencilled in 2018 as his last season in BSB, but after a...

BSB: Xavi Fores joins Irwin at Honda for 2019

BSB: Xavi Fores joins Irwin at Honda for 2019

World Superbike rider Xavi Fores will make the switch to the Bennetts British Superbike championship in 2019, joining forces with the Honda Racing squad alongside Andrew Irwin. A former European...

MotoE: Tuuli tops inaugural day of electric action

MotoE: Tuuli tops inaugural day of electric action

Preparations for the inaugural MotoE World Cup have begun at the Circuito de Jerez -and it was former World Supersport podium finisher and Moto2 rider Niki Tuuli who topped the times on day one of...

Moto2: Baldassarri tops opening day of Triumph power

Moto2: Baldassarri tops opening day of Triumph power

Lorenzo Baldassarri has topped the first day of Moto2 testing for 2019 at the Circuito Jerez, but it's reigning Moto3 champion and Moto3 rookie Jorge Martin who stole the headlines after he crashed -...

BSB: Iddon and Farmer at Tyco BMW for 2019

BSB: Iddon and Farmer at Tyco BMW for 2019

Christian Iddon and Keith Farmer will form Tyco BMW’s line-up for the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike championship, it has been announced. Iddon will enter his fourth year with the Tyco BMW squad...

MotoE: Smith gives first reaction to debut electric ride

MotoE: Smith gives first reaction to debut electric ride

Bradley Smith has given MCN his first reaction to his initial ride on the Energica Ego that will form the 2019 MotoE grid, only seconds after finishing the new class’ first test session at Jerez.

BSB: Gino Rea and OMG Racing in shock split

BSB: Gino Rea and OMG Racing in shock split

Gino Rea and the OMG Racing squad have agreed to terminate their 2019 contract just several weeks into the agreement. Rea had been confirmed as joining Luke Mossey in the Suzuki effort next year, but...

BSS: Seeley out for 2019 Supersport crown with EHA Yamaha

BSS: Seeley out for 2019 Supersport crown with EHA Yamaha

Alastair Seeley will return to the Dickies British Supersport championship in 2019 after penning a deal to remain with the EHA Racing squad. The Allingham’s team handed Seeley a lifeline after the MV...

BSB: Riders Motorcycles call it a day on racing

BSB: Riders Motorcycles call it a day on racing

Riders Motorcycles have decided to bring the curtain down on their racing activities after several decades of competition in various championships. Starting out in the nineties, Phil Jessopp’s squad...

MotoGP: Viñales leaves Valencia test on top

MotoGP: Viñales leaves Valencia test on top

Maverick Viñales has left the first pre-season test of 2019 top of the time sheets, continuing his good work on the opening day at Valencia to end up on top of the second day as well. He tops the...

Gallery: MotoGP riders in new colours at Valencia test

Gallery: MotoGP riders in new colours at Valencia test

With testing underway for the 2019 MotoGP season at Valencia after the final round of 2018 at Valencia, today saw a host of riders take to the track in new colours or for the first time. Heading up...

MotoGP: Viñales tops opening day of 2019 season

MotoGP: Viñales tops opening day of 2019 season

Maverick Viñales has topped the opening day of the 2019 season at the post-race Valencia test, ending the day nearly half a second faster than world champion Marc Marquez on his new 2019-spec Yamaha...

BSS: Kennedy to defend Supersport crown with Integro Yamaha

BSS: Kennedy to defend Supersport crown with Integro Yamaha

Jack Kennedy will return to the Dickies British Supersport championship to defend his title in 2019 after signing a deal to remain with the Integro Yamaha team. Kennedy dominated the 2018 season,...

BSB: 2019 grid so far...

BSB: 2019 grid so far...

The 2019 Bennetts British Superbike grid continues to take shape with various announcements coming out during this week’s Motorcycle Live show in Birmingham. The latest news confirms Jason O’Halloran...

2018 Torrens Trophy nominees announced

2018 Torrens Trophy nominees announced

The Royal Automobile Club has announced the nominees for the coveted 2018 Torrens Trophy award, which will be presented at an exclusive ceremony at the club’s Pall Mall venue next year. The Torrens...

MotoGP: Dovi wins crashfest final race of 2018

MotoGP: Dovi wins crashfest final race of 2018

Andrea Dovizioso claimed the final MotoGP victory of 2018 at the Valencian Grand Prix, finishing ahead of an on-form Alex Rins and a stunning result for Pol Espargaro as the Spaniard took his first...

Moto2: Oliveira keeps his cool for final middleweight win

Moto2: Oliveira keeps his cool for final middleweight win

In his 50th Moto2 race, Miguel Oliveira produced a faultless ride to take his third victory of the season in the 2018 finale at the Valencian Grand Prix. The Portuguese rider won by an impressive 13...

Moto3: Rookie Oncu makes history as youngest ever winner

Moto3: Rookie Oncu makes history as youngest ever winner

It didn't seem like a day for history to be made when the Circuit Ricardo Tormo began to wake up to a rain-soaked Sunday. It seemed like a day to endure, to be cautious; to take the points and not the...

BSB: O'Halloran and Mackenzie at McAMS Yamaha for 2019

BSB: O'Halloran and Mackenzie at McAMS Yamaha for 2019

Jason O’Halloran and Tarran Mackenzie will form the McAMS Yamaha team for the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike championship, it has been confirmed. Rumoured for some time, O’Halloran’s switch to the...

BTC: Skinner takes inaugural British Talent title

BTC: Skinner takes inaugural British Talent title

Thomas Strudwick won the final race of the inaugural British Talent Cup in style, pitching the drag to the line to perfection to steal the victory in a stunning photo finish. But the man he pipped to...

Moto3: Arbolino on pole as McPhee back on front row

Moto3: Arbolino on pole as McPhee back on front row

Tony Arbolino has done it again in the season finale as he secured his second career pole position at the Valencian Grand Prix. A 1:46.773 was enough to beat second placed Nakarin Atiratphuvapat by...

Moto2: Marini takes second pole of the season

Moto2: Marini takes second pole of the season

Luca Marini picked up where he left off in Malaysia to take pole position at the Valencian Grand Prix, his 1:35.777 enough to beat Xavi Vierge by a slender 0.027, with fellow Dynavolt Intact GP rider...

MotoGP: Viñales moves from Q1 to pole position

MotoGP: Viñales moves from Q1 to pole position

After a sensational final battle for pole in 2018, Q1 graduate Maverick Viñales was the man to take pole position at the Valencian Grand Prix after setting a 1:31.312 lap. This was enough to edge out...

Randy Mamola: A life in the MotoGP paddock

Randy Mamola: A life in the MotoGP paddock

Achieving 57 podiums across four different manufacturers and finishing third in the world on three occasions with separate teams, Randy Mamola is widely regarded as the greatest Grand Prix racer never...