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Interviews: 10 minutes with Gordon Shedden

Interviews: 10 minutes with Gordon Shedden

MCN caught up with three-time British Touring Car champion and bike-lover, Gordon Shedden, at the British MotoGP round at Silverstone 2018 to discuss fast Ducatis, trials riding and trackdays. What...

BSB: Distraught Dixon: 'Title fight is over'

BSB: Distraught Dixon: 'Title fight is over'

 Jake Dixon and the RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki team were left heartbroken after an engine failure ruled him out of not only this weekend’s second race, but also the title fight. While...

WSB: Champ Rea doubles up in France

WSB: Champ Rea doubles up in France

Four-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea continued to dominant in Magny Cours this weekend as he doubled up to take the second race win from Chaz Davies. Starting from second on the grid with...

BSB: Linfoot escapes injury in Assen horror crash

BSB: Linfoot escapes injury in Assen horror crash

Dan Linfoot miraculously escaped injury after a horrific accident during Sunday’s second Bennetts BSB race. Linfoot smashed into the back of Leon Haslam, who had to slow to avoid another rider, on the...

BSB: Double delight for Haslam, heartbreak for Dixon

BSB: Double delight for Haslam, heartbreak for Dixon

Leon Haslam put one hand on the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike trophy as he doubled up in a chaotic second race in Assen. Polesitter Peter Hickman took the holeshot followed by Jake Dixon and Josh...

WSB: Carrasco makes history with Supersport 300 crown

WSB: Carrasco makes history with Supersport 300 crown

Ana Carrasco made history today by becoming the first ever woman to win an FIM solo motorcycle world championship. Crossing the line 13th in the final race of the season at Magny Cours was enough to...

BSB: Haslam beats Dixon to extend series lead

BSB: Haslam beats Dixon to extend series lead

Leon Haslam became another step closer to clinching his first ever Bennetts British Superbike title with a commanding victory in Assen. As summer begins to fade and Autumn arrives, the dwindling...

BSB: Danny Kent to test Movuno Halsall Suzuki ahead of Brands finale

BSB: Danny Kent to test Movuno Halsall Suzuki ahead of Brands finale

After being unceremoniously dumped by the Speed Up Moto2 project, Britain’s Danny Kent has been handed a last-minute lifeline by a Bennetts British Superbike team. MCN understands the 2015 Moto3 World...

BSB: 2019 calendar shake up confirmed

BSB: 2019 calendar shake up confirmed

The Bennetts British Superbike calendar gets a shake up for the 2019 season with all 12 dates confirmed during this weekend’s Assen round. Next year’s championship will start a little later than...

BSB: Mackenzie: 'I've got nothing to lose'

BSB: Mackenzie: 'I've got nothing to lose'

Tarran Mackenzie has said he’ll be giving it all to clinch his maiden Bennetts British Superbike races at Assen after securing his first front row start. The McAMS Yamaha rider was just 0.004 seconds...

BSB: Dixon confident of keeping title fight alive

BSB: Dixon confident of keeping title fight alive

Jake Dixon is confident of keeping the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike championship fight alive in tomorrow’s two races at Assen after securing his eighth pole position of the season. The RAF Regular...

BSB: Dixon pips Mackenzie to Assen pole by 0.004

BSB: Dixon pips Mackenzie to Assen pole by 0.004

Jake Dixon will start on pole position for tomorrow’s opening Bennetts British Superbike race after setting the quickest ever BSB lap of Assen in this afternoon’s qualifying session. The RAF Regular...

WSB: Rea: 'The best is yet to come'

WSB: Rea: 'The best is yet to come'

Jonathan Rea has said he believes ‘the best is yet to come’ despite having just clinched a record-equally fourth World Championship in Magny Cours. The Kawasaki rider has been unbeaten since 2015 and...

WSB: History maker Rea crowned 2018 World Champion

WSB: History maker Rea crowned 2018 World Champion

Jonathan Rea became the most successful World Superbike rider of all time as he secured his fourth World Championship in Magny Cours this afternoon.  The Ulsterman has been unbeaten since joining...

WSB: Sykes denies Rea Magny Cours pole

WSB: Sykes denies Rea Magny Cours pole

Tom Sykes denied team-mate Jonathan Rea pole position in a record-breaking Superpole at Magny Cours. Champion-elect Rea had led the way for most of the Superpole 2 session when he blitzed his own time...

MotoGP: Marquez and Dovi divided on title battle

MotoGP: Marquez and Dovi divided on title battle

MotoGP championship rivals Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso remain divided on whether this season’s championship remains up for grabs, despite a dramatic victory for the Repsol Honda rider in...

MotoGP: Suzuki lose concessions after podium battle

MotoGP: Suzuki lose concessions after podium battle

Suzuki will lose their status as one of MotoGP’s concession teams for 2019 – but at a fair cost, after both Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins got involved in the podium battle at Sunday’s Aragon Grand...

MotoGP: British Grand Prix in jeopardy

MotoGP: British Grand Prix in jeopardy

The future of the British GP is in doubt after Dorna’s top boss confirmed to MCN that, following last month’s rain-lashed debacle, Silverstone is not currently licensed to hold a MotoGP race and needs...

BSB: Haslam working on hard tyre pace

BSB: Haslam working on hard tyre pace

Bennetts British Superbike series leader Leon Haslam got off to a strong start as the second round of the Showdown got underway at Assen today. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider rounded out the opening...

WSB: Champion-elect Rea leads way in Magny Cours

WSB: Champion-elect Rea leads way in Magny Cours

Jonathan Rea once again led the way as the eleventh round of the 2018 World Superbike Championship got underway in Magny Cours. The soon-to-be four-time World Champion lapped underneath the race lap...

BSB: Rea: 'I underestimated how difficult it is to go fast in BSB!'

BSB: Rea: 'I underestimated how difficult it is to go fast in BSB!'

Gino Rea has admitted he underestimated how difficult it is to go fast in BSB after making his way to the sharp end at the more familiar Assen circuit. Rea was first and second in the opening day’s...

BSB: Haslam leads Rea on day one in Assen

BSB: Haslam leads Rea on day one in Assen

Leon Haslam edged Gino Rea to the top spot on the opening day of the penultimate round of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike championship at Assen. The series leader’s time of 1’36.535 placed him...

MotoGP: Factory teams pushing for schedule changes

MotoGP: Factory teams pushing for schedule changes

 There could be a dramatically different looking schedule coming for MotoGP in 2019 if Yamaha and others get their way, with MCN’s sources believing they’re among the teams pushing to make...

BSB: Haslam expecting Brookes threat at Assen

BSB: Haslam expecting Brookes threat at Assen

Leon Haslam has insisted the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike title isn’t a two-horse race despite the enormous points gap to third in the standings. After a double victory last time out at Oulton...

WSB: Rea poised to clinch historic fourth title

WSB: Rea poised to clinch historic fourth title

Jonathan Rea is on the verge of clinching another historic World Superbike crown in Magny Cours this weekend. The triple-world champion is poised to become the most successful rider in the history of...

BSB: Dixon: 'I've just got to keep doing what I've been doing!'

BSB: Dixon: 'I've just got to keep doing what I've been doing!'

Jake Dixon and the RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki team will be looking to improve the speed of their Kawasaki ZX-10RR to keep themselves in the title fight at Assen this weekend. After Silverstone,...

BSB Assen Preview: Haslam v Dixon

BSB Assen Preview: Haslam v Dixon

This weekend’s penultimate round of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike championship will mark a pivotal point in the championship fight. Series leader Leon Haslam holds a healthy 31-point advantage...

BSB: Irwin to replace Haslam at Kawasaki in 2019

BSB: Irwin to replace Haslam at Kawasaki in 2019

Glenn Irwin will replace the outgoing Leon Haslam in the Bournemouth Kawasaki squad for the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike season. The Northern Irishman will part ways with the Be Wiser Ducati squad...

Moto2: Speed Up dump Kent for final rounds

Moto2: Speed Up dump Kent for final rounds

2015 world champion Danny Kent’s time in the Grand Prix paddock looks to have come to a premature end, with the Brit dumped by his Speed Up team for the final rounds of 2018. Crashing out of Sunday’s...

MotoGP: Marquez wins hard-fought Aragon battle

MotoGP: Marquez wins hard-fought Aragon battle

Marc Marquez has moved one step closer to retaining his MotoGP world championship by taking an impressive home victory at the Aragon Grand Prix. Looking strong all weekend, he was nonetheless forced...

Moto2: Binder strikes for second middleweight win

Moto2: Binder strikes for second middleweight win

South African Brad Binder has converted his debut Moto2 pole into his second win in the middleweight class in today's Aragon Grand Prix, taking the win as championship contenders Francesco Bagnaia and...

Moto3: Martin rides away from rivals to extend title lead

Moto3: Martin rides away from rivals to extend title lead

Moto3 championship leader Jorge Martin has extended his championship lead further still by taking a stunning victory in the Aragon Grand Prix, riding away from the pack on the opening lap and never...

Moto2: Binder the surprise package in Aragon qualifying

Moto2: Binder the surprise package in Aragon qualifying

Brad Binder has delivered a surprise pole position for tomorrow’s Aragon Grand Prix at Motorland Aragon, with the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider taking his first pole in the middleweight class and demoting...

MotoGP: Lorenzo leaves it late to snatch pole

MotoGP: Lorenzo leaves it late to snatch pole

Jorge Lorenzo has taken a stunning pole position for tomorrow’s Aragon Grand Prix, leaving it late in the session to set a stunning lap time that demoted teammate Andrea Dovizioso to second and...

Moto3: Masterful Martin takes ninth pole of the season

Moto3: Masterful Martin takes ninth pole of the season

Jorge Martin has once again displayed a masterclass in qualifying performance to line up first for his home race at tomorrow’s Aragon Grand Prix, after a blistering lap despite heavy traffic. Plagued...

Moto2: Dixon joins Angel Nieto squad for 2019

Moto2: Dixon joins Angel Nieto squad for 2019

Bennetts British Superbike front runner Jake Dixon will make the switch to Grand Prix racing for 2019, as he joins the Angel Nieto KTM team for next year’s radically different championship. First...