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Moto3: Arbolino converts pole into his debut win

Moto3: Arbolino converts pole into his debut win

Tony Arbolino has converted pole position at his home Italian Grand Prix into his debut race victory, leading Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Jaume Masia. The Italian was one of a handful of riders to remain...

MotoGP: Rossi writes off 2019 title race

MotoGP: Rossi writes off 2019 title race

Valentino Rossi has dramatically written off his 2019 title hopes despite finishing a battling fifth at Le Mans last weekend, saying that MotoGP’s fixed engine development means Yamaha cannot now coax...

MotoE: Energica's ambitious plans for growth after Jerez blaze

MotoE: Energica's ambitious plans for growth after Jerez blaze

The top brass at Italian company Energica have vowed to remain at the forefront of electric motorcycles despite the massive setback of the fire which consumed the MotoE paddock in March. The fire,...

Danny Kent returns to BSB with MV Agusta

Danny Kent returns to BSB with MV Agusta

2015 Moto3 World Champion Danny Kent will be back racing in the BSB paddock from Snetterton this season with an MV Agusta F4. 25-year-old Kent dabbled in BSB with Halsall Racing at the start of last...

British Talent Cup set for radical shakeup

British Talent Cup set for radical shakeup

The British Talent Cup series will undergo a radical shakeup for the 2020 season, as it effectively merges with the British Superbike Motostar class to remain as a one-make series for developing young...

Moto3: McPhee 'desperate' for Moto2 move in 2020

Moto3: McPhee 'desperate' for Moto2 move in 2020

Scottish star John McPhee says he’s desperate for a move up to Moto2 for 2020, after ending a winless drough that stretches back to Brno in 2016 by taking a stunning victory at last weekend’s French...

MotoGP: Dovizioso adamant that title fight far from over

MotoGP: Dovizioso adamant that title fight far from over

Andrea Dovizioso is adamant that the MotoGP title race is far from over despite Marc Marquez’s romp to victory in last Sunday’s French Grand Prix. The Repsol Honda rider pulled clear from the field in...

BSB: Redding makes it a triple

BSB: Redding makes it a triple

Scott Redding broke his Bennetts British Superbike Championship duck at Donington Park last weekend. Then he won again. And again. Sealing his maiden three wins at the triple-header, the Be Wiser...

MotoGP: Alex Marquez in talks with Pramac Ducati for 2020

MotoGP: Alex Marquez in talks with Pramac Ducati for 2020

French Grand Prix winner Alex Marquez is eyeing up a move out of Moto2 and into the premier class for 2020, and manager Emilio Alzamora has admitted that they are already in talks with the Pramac...

Poll: Will there be a 136mph lap at the TT in 2019

Poll: Will there be a 136mph lap at the TT in 2019

With MCN bringing you a 40-page TT preview this week, we want to know whether you think we will see a 136mph lap this year. All responses are much appreciated. Will we see a 136mph lap at this year’s...

MotoGP: Marquez takes third win of the year in France

MotoGP: Marquez takes third win of the year in France

Marc Marquez has taken a stunning victory in the French Grand Prix, leaving his opponents in his dust despite an early challenge from Jack Miller. Breaking the Australian at Le Mans, he was able to...

Moto3: McPhee takes first win since 2016

Moto3: McPhee takes first win since 2016

John McPhee has doubled down on his French Grand Prix to take his first win since Brno in 2016, managing the race at Le Mans to perfection to leave him clear of Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Aron Canet at...

Moto2: Marquez ends drought with Le Mans victory

Moto2: Marquez ends drought with Le Mans victory

Alex Marquez has ended his win drought in the Moto2 class by taking a textbook victory at the French Grand Prix, leading almost from start to finish at Le Mans to take the chequered flag from a close...

MotoGP: Title fight heating up

MotoGP: Title fight heating up

The fight to lead the 2019 MotoGP championship standings reached a new level of intensity in Jerez when Marc Marquez took a stunning win to go from fourth in the standings to first after four rounds...

MotoGP: Rossi and Viñales get a grip

MotoGP: Rossi and Viñales get a grip

Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi are at long last hopeful that they are making progress with the Yamaha’s ongoing grip issues after securing strong results at Jerez, a circuit where they’ve...

Roads: Jay Lawrence gets Isle of Man TT call up with Buildbase Suzuki

Roads: Jay Lawrence gets Isle of Man TT call up with Buildbase Suzuki

Kiwi rider Jay Lawrence will make his Isle of Man TT debut with Buildbase Suzuki this year, having ridden a Katana for Team Classic Suzuki at last year’s Classic races. Lawrence will be riding a...

Roads: Agostini to ride parade lap at Classic TT

Roads: Agostini to ride parade lap at Classic TT

Giacomo Agostini will ride a parade lap at this year’s 2019 Classic TT races aboard a 350cc MV Agusta 'Quattro Cilindri', owned by Robert Iannucci.  The 15-time world champion will lead a...

MotoGP: Zeelenberg proud of protégé Quartararo

MotoGP: Zeelenberg proud of protégé Quartararo

In only his fourth race in the premier class, French MotoGP newboy Fabio Quartararo had a rollercoaster weekend at Jerez last weekend. Showing off his talent to take pole he spent 13 laps battling...

MotoGP: Dovizioso to trade two wheels for four in DTM

MotoGP: Dovizioso to trade two wheels for four in DTM

Andrea Dovizioso will trade two wheels for four next month, when the Ducati MotoGP racer makes his debut in the ultra-competitive DTM touring car race series. Filling in for Audi Sport Team WRT racer...

MotoGP: Quartararo leaves Jerez on top after one-day test

MotoGP: Quartararo leaves Jerez on top after one-day test

Fabio Quartararo has bounced back from the disappointment of Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix by leaving the Jerez circuit fasrest in testing, blitzing his own lap record by ending up a stunning half...

Brookes on pole as Oulton race day begins

Brookes on pole as Oulton race day begins

Be Wiser Ducati’s Josh Brookes will set off from pole position for Bank Holiday Monday’s third and fourth races of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. The Australian will line up alongside...

Brookes the man to beat at Oulton Park

Brookes the man to beat at Oulton Park

Picking up where he left off in last week’s test, Be Wiser Ducati’s Josh Brookes topped the timesheets in both of Saturday’s free practice sessions ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend’s second round of...

Moto2: Baldassarri extends title lead with Jerez win

Moto2: Baldassarri extends title lead with Jerez win

Lorenzo Baldassarri has laid further serious groundwork for his assault on the 2019 Moto2 crown in Jerez, winning a shortened race ahead of COTA podium finisher and form man Jorge Navarro.

Moto3: Antonelli takes debut victory for Simoncelli team

Moto3: Antonelli takes debut victory for Simoncelli team

Niccolo Antonelli has handed the Simoncelli racing team their first ever win in Grand Prix racing, with a perfect day for the squad set up in tribute of the late Marco Simoncelli as teammate Tetsuki...

MotoGP: Marquez dominates as Quartararo cruelly denied

MotoGP: Marquez dominates as Quartararo cruelly denied

Marc Marquez has taken a home win in the Spanish Grand Prix, putting in a flawless performance to make some amends for his crash out the lead in Texas – and taking back the Championship lead. Alex...

MotoGP update: Marquez takes blame for Austin crash

MotoGP update: Marquez takes blame for Austin crash

Update 0700 Friday: Marquez has taken to social media to clarify his comments in yesterday's press conference, tweeting to MCN's MotoGP reporter Simon Patterson to say that he didn't mean that a...

MotoGP: Brno in doubt after government subsidy cuts?

MotoGP: Brno in doubt after government subsidy cuts?

The future of the Czech Grand Prix could be in doubt, after reports in local media that the regional government will not commit to fully subsidising the race for next year and beyond. Pledging only...

Moto2: Pasini to replace Dixon in Jerez

Moto2: Pasini to replace Dixon in Jerez

Angel Nieto KTM rider Jake Dixon will miss this weekend’s action at the Spanish circuit that shares a namesake with his team, as the Moto2 rookie continues to recover from injuries sustained last time...

Roads: Derek McGee takes treble at Cookstown 100

Roads: Derek McGee takes treble at Cookstown 100

Derek McGee overcame horrendous weather caused by Storm Hannah to claim a treble at the Cookstown 100. High winds and driving rain created treacherous conditions throughout the day on the 2.1 mile...

MotoGP: Aprilia boss says 'clearly the rules don't work'

MotoGP: Aprilia boss says 'clearly the rules don't work'

New Aprilia boss Massimo Rivola insists the team’s protest against Ducati’s swing arm spoiler at the opening race of 2019 was important for the sport, despite having their appeal rejected by the FIM...

MotoGP: Miller eyeing Petrucci's factory seat

MotoGP: Miller eyeing Petrucci's factory seat

Ducati’s MotoGP bosses have told MCN that Jack Miller is in line for Danilo Petrucci’s factory seat next season and that the time when they need to make a decision on who will partner Andrea Dovizioso...

MotoGP: Why Rossi is a true title contender

MotoGP: Why Rossi is a true title contender

Valentino Rossi says he’s confident that he can fight for the 2019 MotoGP title on consistency alone, building on the form in recent seasons where he took second in the championship in 2014, 2015 and...

BSB Silverstone Race 2: Mackenzie makes amends with race win

BSB Silverstone Race 2: Mackenzie makes amends with race win

Tarran Mackenzie made up for the disappointment of race one by securing victory in the second Bennetts British Superbike race at Silverstone. Onboard the McAMS Yamaha R1 the 23 year old controlled the...

BSB Silverstone Race 1: Josh Elliott takes maiden win as Yamaha men collide

BSB Silverstone Race 1: Josh Elliott takes maiden win as Yamaha men collide

The opening round of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike championship concluded in dramatic fashion with OMG Suzuki rider Josh Elliott claiming a surprise win. After qualifying in fourth, Elliot rode...

BSB Round 1 Qualifying: McAMS Yamaha duo and Scott Redding lock-out the front row

BSB Round 1 Qualifying: McAMS Yamaha duo and Scott Redding lock-out the front row

McAMS Yamaha has kick-started the Bennetts British Superbike Championship season with a 1-2 in qualifying at Silverstone, with Tarran Mackenzie claiming his first ever pole position from team-mate...

BSB Silverstone: Yamaha men in control at the end of ultra close FP2

BSB Silverstone: Yamaha men in control at the end of ultra close FP2

The McAMS Yamaha duo of Jason O’Halloran and Taz Mackenzie made their mark on the opening day of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike championship by securing first and second positions. In a session...