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GP2: Alastair Seeley and Charlie Nesbitt sign for Quattro Team ABM Racing

GP2: Alastair Seeley and Charlie Nesbitt sign for Quattro Team ABM Racing

Quattro Team ABM Racing have signed Alastair Seeley and Charlie Nesbitt for this year's British GP2 Championship. The line-up was revealed at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle...

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo ends the Sepang test on top

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo ends the Sepang test on top

Fabio Quartararo continued his domination of the Sepang test by ending the final day at the top of the timing sheets. Despite the Frenchman leading all three days, the test has been tight. In fact,...

MotoGP: 2020 Petronas Yamaha livery revealed at Sepang

MotoGP: 2020 Petronas Yamaha livery revealed at Sepang

The Petronas Yamaha team have revealed their 2020 MotoGP livery ahead of their second campaign in the premier class. A special presentation took place at the team's home circuit at Sepang, with Fabio...

MotoGP: Monster Energy Yamaha unveil 2020 Livery

MotoGP: Monster Energy Yamaha unveil 2020 Livery

Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales have unveiled the factory Yamaha team's 2020 MotoGP livery.  The covers were taken off in a special presentation held in Monster Energy Yamaha's garage at...

MotoGP: Suzuki celebrate 60th anniversary with new-look 2020 livery

MotoGP: Suzuki celebrate 60th anniversary with new-look 2020 livery

Suzuki have unveiled a brand-new colour scheme ahead of the 2020 MotoGP season.  The new livery celebrates the manufacturer's 60th year in racing, combining the familiar blue with a striking...

Exclusive: Are WSB and World Endurance racing about to merge?

Exclusive: Are WSB and World Endurance racing about to merge?

In this week's issue of MCN, following an extensive investigation covering several months, we exclusively reveal a potential merger between the World Superbike Championship and Endurance World...

MotoGP: 2020 Repsol Honda livery unveiled by the Marquez brothers

MotoGP: 2020 Repsol Honda livery unveiled by the Marquez brothers

Marc and Alex Marquez have revealed the 2020 Repsol Honda livery in a special presentation held in Jakarta, Indonesia.  As expected, the livery remains virtually the same as last year, with the...

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo to replace Valentino Rossi at Yamaha in 2021

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo to replace Valentino Rossi at Yamaha in 2021

Yamaha have confirmed that Fabio Quartararo will replace Valentino Rossi in the factory MotoGP team next year.  The Frenchman has signed a two-year deal with Monster Yamaha and will line-up...

MotoGP: Vinales signs new two-year deal with Yamaha

MotoGP: Vinales signs new two-year deal with Yamaha

Maverick Vinales has signed a new two-year contract with Yamaha, keeping him at the factory team until the end of 2022.  The Spaniard has been at Yamaha since 2017 and is the first rider to...

Dean Harrison extends contract with Silicone Engineering Racing

Dean Harrison extends contract with Silicone Engineering Racing

2019 Senior TT race winner Dean Harrison has signed a new deal which keeps him at the Silicone Engineering Racing team until the end of 2021. Harrison will continue to ride Kawasaki machinery on the...

NW200: New Superbike race added to Thursday schedule

NW200: New Superbike race added to Thursday schedule

There will be an extra Superbike race at this year's North West 200 after organisers added a four-lap event to the Thursday schedule.  Thursday's practice sessions will take place as usual, with...

MotoGP: Dovizioso and Petrucci unveil 2020 Ducati livery

MotoGP: Dovizioso and Petrucci unveil 2020 Ducati livery

Ducati have unveiled their 2020 MotoGP livery in a special presentation held at the Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna. Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci were joined by Ducati Motor CEO Claudio...

WSB: Jonathan Rea eases to the front at Jerez test

WSB: Jonathan Rea eases to the front at Jerez test

Jonathan Rea ended the two-day Jerez test on top despite only completing 19 laps across the two days.  The five-time champion chose to avoid the rainy conditions on the opening day, whilst only...

Dunlop and Hutchinson set to reveal 2020 plans at TT launch show

Dunlop and Hutchinson set to reveal 2020 plans at TT launch show

Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson are set to reveal their 2020 plans at the official Isle of Man TT launch in March.  Whilst several riders and teams have confirmed their plans for the roads,...

Max Biaggi and Hugh Anderson join Jorge Lorenzo on 2020 MotoGP Legends list

Max Biaggi and Hugh Anderson join Jorge Lorenzo on 2020 MotoGP Legends list

Max Biaggi and Hugh Anderson will join Jorge Lorenzo in becoming MotoGP Legends this season.  Biaggi dominated the 250cc class in the 90s, winning four consecutive titles between 1994 and 1997.

Derek Sheils wins inaugural King of the Roads Trophy

Derek Sheils wins inaugural King of the Roads Trophy

Derek Sheils has been awarded the inaugural King of the Roads Trophy. The trophy will be presented to Sheils at the Irish Motorbike Awards in Belfast this evening.  The 37-year-old amassed the...

BSB: Dean Harrison confirms place on 2020 grid

BSB: Dean Harrison confirms place on 2020 grid

Dean Harrison has confirmed his spot on the 2020 British Superbike grid with Silicone Engineering Kawasaki.  The 30-year-old will once again combine his commitments on the road racing calendar...

John McGuinness joins Bournemouth Kawasaki for 2020 Road Racing campaign

John McGuinness joins Bournemouth Kawasaki for 2020 Road Racing campaign

John McGuinness will compete at the Isle of Man TT and North West 200 for the Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki team.  The 23-time TT race winner will ride the ZX-10RR in the Superbike and...

Colin Seeley, legendary frame builder, has died aged 84

Colin Seeley, legendary frame builder, has died aged 84

Colin Seeley, one of the most significant and influential figures in British bikesport over the last 60 years, has passed away following a long illness. He was 84.  A successful bike retailer and...

WSB: Exclusive Q&A with Garrett Gerloff

WSB: Exclusive Q&A with Garrett Gerloff

Garrett Gerloff will make his World Superbike debut in 2020 after making the move from the MotoAmerica Championship.  The 24-year-old Texan joins GRT Yamaha after impressing on his debut season...

Smiths Racing switch to Yamaha for 2020 Supersport roads campaign

Smiths Racing switch to Yamaha for 2020 Supersport roads campaign

Smiths Racing and Peter Hickman have switched to Yamaha in the Supersport class for their 2020 road racing campaign.  The team have swapped their Supersport Triumph Daytona 675 for the Yamaha...

Is Dean Harrison your MCN Rider of the Year 2019?

Is Dean Harrison your MCN Rider of the Year 2019?

Voting for the MCN Rider of the Year 2019 is now open. We’ve already revealed our shortlist and now we need your help to crown the winner. Today we focus on Senior TT race winner Dean Harrison. Dean...

Is Peter Hickman your MCN Rider of the Year 2019?

Is Peter Hickman your MCN Rider of the Year 2019?

Voting for the MCN Rider of the Year 2019 is now open. We’ve already revealed our shortlist and now we need your help to crown the winner. Today we focus on Peter Hickman, who enjoyed yet another...

Guy Martin 'fake licence' case thrown out of court

Guy Martin 'fake licence' case thrown out of court

Road racing star and TV personality Guy Martin, 38, has been acquitted of charges relating to his driving licence and will not face court. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) threw out the case on...

Is Marc Marquez your MCN Rider of the Year 2019?

Is Marc Marquez your MCN Rider of the Year 2019?

Voting for the MCN Rider of the Year 2019 is now open. We’ve already revealed our shortlist and now we need your help to crown the winner. Today we focus on six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez. Marc...

Is Jonathan Rea your MCN Rider of the Year 2019?

Is Jonathan Rea your MCN Rider of the Year 2019?

Voting for the MCN Rider of the Year 2019 is now open. We’ve already revealed our shortlist and now we need your help to crown the winner. Today we focus on the five-time World Superbike champion...

Is Scott Redding your MCN Rider of the Year 2019?

Is Scott Redding your MCN Rider of the Year 2019?

Voting for the MCN Rider of the Year 2019 is now open. We’ve already revealed our shortlist and now we need your help to crown the winner. Today we focus on British Superbike champion Scott...

James Hillier switches to OMG Racing for 2020 road racing campaign

James Hillier switches to OMG Racing for 2020 road racing campaign

OMG Racing have revealed that James Hillier will join the team for their maiden road racing campaign.  The British Superbike team are entering the Isle of Man TT and North West 200 for the first...

2020 MotoE entry list confirmed

2020 MotoE entry list confirmed

The entry list for the 2020 MotoE season has been revealed, with Bradley Smith once again representing the UK.  Smith, who is also Aprilia's test rider, returns with One Energy Racing after...

Lewis Hamilton confirms MotoGP Yamaha crash at Valencia

Lewis Hamilton confirms MotoGP Yamaha crash at Valencia

Six-time Forumla 1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, has confirmed media claims that he crashed a Yamaha MotoGP bike at Valencia, during a recent swap of disciplines with nine-time MotoGP champ,...

MotoGP: Austria named as 2019 Race of the Year

MotoGP: Austria named as 2019 Race of the Year

The Austrian Grand Prix has been voted as the Best Grand Prix of 2019. It's the second time that the event, held at the Red Bull Ring, has been named as the best race of the year. It also won the...

Hickman set to put Norton on top: Smiths racing to develop Superlight

Hickman set to put Norton on top: Smiths racing to develop Superlight

Peter Hickman will bid to win the Lightweight TT in 2020 onboard a Smiths Racing-prepared Norton Superlight. The Louth based team, who have a proven pedigree of building bikes to the highest level for...

WSB: Scheib joins Orelac Racing VerdNatura for 2020 season

WSB: Scheib joins Orelac Racing VerdNatura for 2020 season

Maximilian Scheib will contest his first full season in the World Superbike Championship next year after signing with the Orelac Racing VerdNatura team. The Chilean will ride the team's Kawasaki...

MotoGP: Thai Grand Prix tops 2019 attendance figures

MotoGP: Thai Grand Prix tops 2019 attendance figures

For the second consecutive season the Thai Grand Prix had the highest attendance of the MotoGP calendar.  The event, held at Buriram's Chang International Circuit, attracted 226,655 fans across...

WSB Jerez Test: Rea tops final day in dominating fashion

WSB Jerez Test: Rea tops final day in dominating fashion

Jonathan Rea sent a warning to his rivals after dominating the second day of testing at Jerez. The five-time champion obliterated his quickest time from the 2018 Jerez test with just over 10 minutes...

MotoGP Jerez Test: Marc Marquez tops final day after rain hits

MotoGP Jerez Test: Marc Marquez tops final day after rain hits

Marc Marquez topped the final day of testing at Jerez after rainfall hampered the field’s progress.  The Repsol Honda rider set his quickest lap-time during his dry morning stint. His 1:37.820,...