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WSB: Sykes and Reiterberger confirmed as BMW announce superbike return

WSB: Sykes and Reiterberger confirmed as BMW announce superbike return

BMW Motorrad will ramp up their efforts in the Superbike World Championship with an official team in 2019, it has been announced today at EICMA as the firm unveiled the new S1000RR. The effort will...

WSB: Kiyonari set for shock comeback with Honda?

WSB: Kiyonari set for shock comeback with Honda?

Ryuichi Kiyonari could be set to make a shock return to the World Superbike championship in 2019 as Honda ramp up their effort in the series. For some time, rumours have circulated that there could be...

WSB: Is this the bike that will end Kawasaki's domination?

WSB: Is this the bike that will end Kawasaki's domination?

Last night Ducati lifted the covers off the all-new Panigale V4 R. A homologation special designed to race in superbike championships around the world. With the standard road-going V4 1103cc, Ducati...

Moto3: Martin seals the deal with textbook race win

Moto3: Martin seals the deal with textbook race win

Jorge Martin (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) was crowned the Moto3™ World Champion at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix after claiming a stunning Sepang International Circuit victory, with main...

Moto2: Jubilant Marini takes debut victory

Moto2: Jubilant Marini takes debut victory

Francesco Bagnaia (Sky Racing Team VR46) clinched the 2018 Moto2™ World Championship at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix after finishing P3 at Sepang, with title rival Miguel...

MotoGP: Marquez wins as Rossi falls from the lead

MotoGP: Marquez wins as Rossi falls from the lead

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) claimed his 70th career win after taking victory at the Shell Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. The 2018 Champion looked set to lock horns with nine-time World Champion...

Moto3: Emotional Martin wins epic title duel

Moto3: Emotional Martin wins epic title duel

Jorge Martin is the 2018 Moto3 World Champion, taking the title at Sepang after a stunning season. Seven wins, nine podiums and 11 poles saw Martin a frontrunner throughout the season, and the...

Moto2: Bagnaia secures 2018 crown

Moto2: Bagnaia secures 2018 crown

Francesco Bagnaia is the 2018 Moto2 World Champion, taking the title at Sepang after eight wins, 12 podiums and six pole positions over an incredible season. Arriving 36 points up in...

MotoGP: Schedule changed thanks to threat of rain

MotoGP: Schedule changed thanks to threat of rain

The schedule for tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix will now begin two hours earlier than planned, thanks to the threat of heavy rain due to arrive at the Sepang circuit tomorrow afternoon. Action will...

MotoGP: Marquez takes pole but demoted for Iannone incident

MotoGP: Marquez takes pole but demoted for Iannone incident

Marc Marquez secured an 80th career pole position after he was the early master of the wet Q2 conditions at the Malaysian Grand Prix, but there was a small bump back to Earth not long after...

Moto2: Marquez untouchable as lap record blitzed

Moto2: Marquez untouchable as lap record blitzed

Alex Marquez stormed to Moto2 pole position today at the Malaysian Grand Prix, setting the only laptime in the 2:05s to better closest challenger Luca Marini by a stunning 0.488...

Moto3: Martin takes pole again but McPhee on second row

Moto3: Martin takes pole again but McPhee on second row

Jorge Martin has added another pole position to his record by qualifying in first place for tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang. He’s joined on the front row by title rival Marco Bezzecchi and...

MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo withdraws from Malaysian Grand Prix

MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo withdraws from Malaysian Grand Prix

Jorge Lorenzo has withdrawn from this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, after deciding that the pain in his still-injured wrist was too severe with the heavy braking forces of the Sepang circuit.

Moto3: McPhee second as 0.02 covers top four

Moto3: McPhee second as 0.02 covers top four

Tony Arbolino has topped an ultra-close opening day at the Malaysian Grand Prix, taking the top spot from John McPhee, Aron Canet and Jorge Martin with a mere 0.024 covering the quartet. The Italian...

Moto2: Marquez just holds off Quartararo at Sepang

Moto2: Marquez just holds off Quartararo at Sepang

Alex Marquez has just held off Moto2 rival Fabio Quartararo on the opening day of action for the Malaysian Grand Prix, taking the top spot at Sepang by a mere 0.030 from the Frenchman. The two were...

MotoGP: Rins leads the way on close opening day

MotoGP: Rins leads the way on close opening day

Alex Rins has topped the opening day of MotGP action at the Malaysian Grand Prix - but has only just held off the advances of his opposition, with 0.2 covering six riders and four manufacturers at the...

MotoGP: Suzuki bike destroyed in pit lane fire

MotoGP: Suzuki bike destroyed in pit lane fire

One of Alex Rins’ Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP machines has been destroyed in a pit lane fire ahead of this weekend’s Malaysian grand Prix at Sepang, after catching fire while mechanics were warming it up...

MotoGP: Good result fires up Bautista for WSB

MotoGP: Good result fires up Bautista for WSB

Angel Nieto Ducati rider Alvaro Bautista says that rather than being bitter about his imminent exit from the MotoGP paddock he’s more than excited than ever to get going in World Superbikes after...

MotoGP: Crutchlow to undergo further surgery today

MotoGP: Crutchlow to undergo further surgery today

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow will undergo further surgery today after his potentially season-ending crash during practice for last weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, after falling at the Phillip Island...

MotoGP: Smith proves KTM wrong again

MotoGP: Smith proves KTM wrong again

Bradley Smith has once again proved his Red Bull KTM bosses wrong in their decision to keep teammate Pol Espargaro and not him for the 2019 season, by outracing the Spaniard in Sunday’s Australian...

BSB: Ray to wildcard in Japanese Superbike finale

BSB: Ray to wildcard in Japanese Superbike finale

Bradley Ray will be back in race action this weekend as he joins the Yoshimura Suzuki MOTUL Racing squad in final round of the Japanese Superbike series at Suzuka. Ray impressed the Yoshimura squad in...

WSB: Series set to confirm 2019 calendar shake up

WSB: Series set to confirm 2019 calendar shake up

While news on the 2019 World Superbike calendar has been traditionally late coming, MCN understands the 2019 World Superbike championship will take place over 14 rounds with a number of key...

Moto3: Martin faces the pressure from Bezzecchi with two left

Moto3: Martin faces the pressure from Bezzecchi with two left

It’s an up and down year for Moto3 title protagonists Jorge Martin and Marco Bezzecchi and after the myriad twists and turns of the season so far there was yet another at Phillip Island. Despite...

Moto2: Olivera’s last stand in title race

Moto2: Olivera’s last stand in title race

Miguel Oliveira might have won the 2017 race at Phillip Island but this year was a different story for the Portuguese rider after a tough race that saw him come home outside the top ten, but it wasn’t...

MotoGP: Viñales out to capitalise but Ducati the ones to beat

MotoGP: Viñales out to capitalise but Ducati the ones to beat

Yamaha arrived in Australia on their worst ever losing streak but after a stunning victory for Maverick Viñales at Phillip Island, the drought is over for the Iwata marque. Now we head for a very...

Moto3: Arenas wins big as title contenders struggle

Moto3: Arenas wins big as title contenders struggle

Albert Arenas has taken his second Grand Prix win in stunning style in the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, timing it to perfection to stay ahead over the line in one of the closest top fifteen...

Moto2: Binder wins as championship battle goes on

Moto2: Binder wins as championship battle goes on

Brad Binder claimed his third win of the season as he took the chequered flag by just 0.036 from second place Joan Mir at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, with Xavi Vierge snatching a podium away...

MotoGP: Viñales ends Yamaha's losing streak

MotoGP: Viñales ends Yamaha's losing streak

25 races since their last win - taken by Valentino Rossi at the TT Circuit Assen last season - Yamaha were back on the top step at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix as Maverick Viñales...

WSS: Cortese becomes World Champion in Supersport thriller

WSS: Cortese becomes World Champion in Supersport thriller

Sandro Cortese has won the Supersport World Championship on his first attempt after a nail-biting contest against title rival Jules Cluzel under floodlights in Qatar on Saturday evening. The fact a...

WSB: Extreme weather forces cancellation of final World Superbike race

WSB: Extreme weather forces cancellation of final World Superbike race

Saturday night’s last race of the World Superbike season has been called off after appalling weather conditions left the Losail International Circuit in a condition deemed too dangerous for it to go...

MotoGP: Rain can't stop Marquez taking Australian pole position

MotoGP: Rain can't stop Marquez taking Australian pole position

Marc Marquez has come out on top of a rain-struck frenetic qualifying session for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix, topping the session despite the ever-present threat of rain. He’ll. Be joined on the...

Moto2: Pasini tops chaotic Phillip Island qualifying session

Moto2: Pasini tops chaotic Phillip Island qualifying session

Mattia Pasini has topped a chaotic qualifying session at Phillip Island to start tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix from pole position. Battling high winds and a cooling track, Pasini was one of a...

Moto3: Martin times it right for yet another pole

Moto3: Martin times it right for yet another pole

Mr Pole Position Jorge Martin has timed it right to take yet another pole position for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix, making the most of other riders while battling high winds at Phillip Island.

WSB: Rea storms to 17th win of season

WSB: Rea storms to 17th win of season

Jonathan Rea etched himself further into the record books with his 17th victory of the season in the opening race in Qatar. His 11th win in a row, Rea’s 17th victory sees him equal Doug Polen’s 1991...

WSB: Sykes takes last pole for Kawasaki in Qatar

WSB: Sykes takes last pole for Kawasaki in Qatar

Tom Sykes will start on pole position for the first of his final two races for Kawasaki after beating team-mate Jonathan Rea to the top spot in qualifying in Qatar. The Yorkshireman set a new pole...

WSB: Laverty: 'I have to consider everything'

WSB: Laverty: 'I have to consider everything'

Eugene Laverty has refused to rule out a potential move to the British Superbike championship or even World Supersport as he is left searching for a job for the 2019 season at the eleventh hour. The...