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Brno Moto2: Marquez takes control with convincing win

Brno Moto2: Marquez takes control with convincing win

Alex Marquez stamped his authority on the Moto2 class by taking his fifth win in six races for the Marc VDS team. The 23 year old Spaniard took the lead from Britain’s Sam Lowes on the opening lap and...

Brno Moto3: Canet takes masterful win to lead championship, McPhee injured

Brno Moto3: Canet takes masterful win to lead championship, McPhee injured

Aaron Canet stormed to a brilliant Moto3 win at Brno, a result that moves him back to the top of the championship standings. In an intense battle with title rival Lorenzo Dalla Porta and pole man Tony...

Brno Moto2: Brits claim front runner spots in qualifying

Brno Moto2: Brits claim front runner spots in qualifying

British riders Sam Lowes and Jake Dixon all delivered on their potential by securing front row and top ten results during qualifying for tomorrow’s Moto2 race.   Lowes excelled in the incredibly...

Brno Moto3: McPhee splashes to front row start

Brno Moto3: McPhee splashes to front row start

Petronas Sprinta rider John McPhee showed his continued front running pace to secure second position in a wet qualifying session at Brno. The 25 year old Scot looked comfortable on the fully wet track...

Brno MotoGP: Marquez destroys the opposition in half wet, half dry qualifying

Brno MotoGP: Marquez destroys the opposition in half wet, half dry qualifying

Marc Marquez decimated his rivals to claim pole for the Brno MotoGP race by a staggering 2.524s. Having made a brave tyre gamble and moved to slicks despite significant sections of the track still...

MotoGP Brno: First blood to Quartararo

MotoGP Brno: First blood to Quartararo

MotoGP rookie Fabio Quartararo ended the opening day of the Czech MotoGP round at the top of the standings. The Petronas Yamaha rider’s best lap of 1’55.802s was enough to deny reigning champion and...

Glenn Irwin Joins Tyco BMW for remainder of BSB season

Glenn Irwin Joins Tyco BMW for remainder of BSB season

Glenn Irwin has signed for the Tyco BMW team for the remainder of the 2019 BSB season, it has been confirmed. He will ride alongside Christian Iddon on the BMW S1000RR in place of the injured Keith...

No motorbike races for Pikes Peak 2020

No motorbike races for Pikes Peak 2020

There will be no bike races at the 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), a statement from the board of directors has confirmed. Are the Pikes Peak organisers right to drop bikes from the...

Southern 100: Founds and Walmsley crowned Billown champions

Southern 100: Founds and Walmsley crowned Billown champions

Pete Founds and Jevan Walmsley claimed the Billown Championship title after a stunning final race win at the Southern 100 in what was the race of the day at the famous event. After battling with a...

Oliver's Mount 2019: John McGuinness to appear at Barry Sheene Classic

Oliver's Mount 2019: John McGuinness to appear at Barry Sheene Classic

John McGuinness will ride at Oliver’s Mount as part of the Barry Sheene meeting in July, it has been announced. The 23-time TT winner is the latest star to be confirmed in a line-up that also includes...

Crowdfunding page set up to support Carlin Dunne's family

Crowdfunding page set up to support Carlin Dunne's family

A GoFundMe page has been set up in aid of Carlin Dunne’s mother in the aftermath of his tragic death at the 2019 Pikes Peak international Hill Climb. The proceeds raised will help Carlin’s mother,...

Japan's only TT winner Mitsuo Ito passes away

Japan's only TT winner Mitsuo Ito passes away

Japan’s first and only winner of the Isle of Man TT races, Mitsuo Ito, has passed away aged 82. Confirmed through the Ecstar Suzuki MotoGP social media pages, Ito spent the entirety of his racing...

MotoGP: Viñales ends Yamaha win drought in Assen

MotoGP: Viñales ends Yamaha win drought in Assen

Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) has taken a stunning Grand Prix win at the Motul TT Assen, stalking the front before striking for the lead and stretching his legs to pull away...

Moto2: Fernandez takes victory in chaotic Assen scrap

Moto2: Fernandez takes victory in chaotic Assen scrap

Augusto Fernandez (Flexbox HP 40) is a man in form and the Motul TT Assen saw his run of firsts finally culminate in a first ever Grand Prix as he became the 37th different winner in Moto2™, a...

Moto3: Arbolino becomes first double winner of 2019

Moto3: Arbolino becomes first double winner of 2019

Tony Arbolino (VNE Snipers) has become the first man this season to win two Moto3™ races, with the Italian holding off Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing) to cross the line just 0.045 clear in the...

MCN poll: what era of MotoGP was the best?

MCN poll: what era of MotoGP was the best?

The Grand Prix paddock celebrated its 70th birthday at the Catalunya Grand Prix. Now called MotoGP, the first motorcycle road racing ‘Grand Prix’ world championship started way back in 1949, and the...

Roads: Hickman and Harrison launch 2019 Ulster Grand Prix

Roads: Hickman and Harrison launch 2019 Ulster Grand Prix

TT 2019 treble winner, Peter Hickman and arch rival, Dean Harrison, the winner of this year’s Senior TT race, visited the famous Dundrod circuit in Co Antrim yesterday to launch the 2019 Ulster Grand...

Bikers wanted for Daley Mathison funeral procession

Bikers wanted for Daley Mathison funeral procession

The family of deceased road racer, Daley Mathison, are calling upon bikers to accompany his funeral procession to the service on Wednesday, June 26. The Durham-based racer was killed during the...

Video: Smith pleased with Energica progress after MotoE test

Video: Smith pleased with Energica progress after MotoE test

Bradley Smith has come away from his first day of testing for the new MotoE class pleased with his performance, topping the time sheets despite only arriving on the second day of the Valencia outing...

MotoGP: Marquez takes victory as carnage rages behind

MotoGP: Marquez takes victory as carnage rages behind

Marc Marquez took an impressive win in the Catalan Grand Prix on an expensive day for his key championship rivals, with a dramatic multiple-rider crash near the start of the race creating some serious...

Moto2: Magic Marquez makes it three in a row

Moto2: Magic Marquez makes it three in a row

Alex Marquez took a third magnificent win in a row in the Catalan Grand, moving through from sixth on the grid to unleash his pace at the front and pull clear in another dominant performance. It's the...

Moto3: Ramirez the twelfth winner in a row

Moto3: Ramirez the twelfth winner in a row

Marcos Ramirez made sure more history was made in the Catalan Grand Prix, with the Spaniard escaping from a dramatic and chaotic fight to win his first race and make it 12 different winners in a row.

A look back at 50 BSB winners

A look back at 50 BSB winners

When Scott Redding crossed the finish line to clinch his maiden Bennetts British Superbike Championship victory at Donington Park, his name completed a list that cements BSB’s first half century of...

MotoGP: Top riders forced to use rival helmet brands

MotoGP: Top riders forced to use rival helmet brands

First practice for this weekend’s Catalan Grand Prix in Barcelona has seen a number of high-profile MotoGP riders lining up without their usual helmets, after a number of brands failed to meet the...

WSB: Honda hunting for Zarco to join in 2020?

WSB: Honda hunting for Zarco to join in 2020?

With a disastrous switch to KTM continuing for Johann Zarco at last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, where the former podium finisher finished in last place a huge 41 seconds from the leader and 11...

MotoGP: Team changes rumoured for 2020?

MotoGP: Team changes rumoured for 2020?

MCN’s sources in the MotoGP paddock have hinted that there could be big changes coming to the 2020 grid, with the Stop and Go Moto2 team reportedly vying to take over Avintia Ducati’s grid spot and...

MotoGP: Rossi isn't ready to quit

MotoGP: Rossi isn't ready to quit

Valentino Rossi has told MCN that there’s no need to worry about his future in the premiere class just yet, despite suffering possibly the worst weekend of his 23-year career at his home race in...

IoM TT 2019: race reports

IoM TT 2019: race reports

It's been an emotional, challenging TT so far in 2019, with heroic laps and fantastic riding punctuated by cancellations due to adverse weather and sheer, abject tragedy along the way. In this article...

MotoGP: Rossi unveils tricolore helmet for Mugello

MotoGP: Rossi unveils tricolore helmet for Mugello

Valentino Rossi has unveiled his Italian tricolore flag inspired helmet for this weekend's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, wearing the one-off AGV in Saturdya's free practice sessions ahead of...

WSB testing: Bautista crashes as Ten Kate returns

WSB testing: Bautista crashes as Ten Kate returns

Poor weather seems to follow World Superbikes at the moment. After the snow of Assen and rain of Imola, both of which caused race cancellations, more rain affected proceedings as Ducati organised a...

MotoGP: Marquez masterclass for Mugello pole position

MotoGP: Marquez masterclass for Mugello pole position

Marc Marquez played qualifying to perfection in the Italian Grand Prix as the reigning champion struck late to take his second pole position at Mugello and reassert some authority over ever-impressive...

Moto2: Schrotter and Luthi make it a Dynavolt one-two

Moto2: Schrotter and Luthi make it a Dynavolt one-two

Marcel Schrotter heads up the Moto2 grid at the Italian Grand Prix after another record-breaking day, with the German taking his third career pole position by an infinitesimal 0.040 ahead of teammate...

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...