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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...

MotoGP: What will the calendar look like in the future?

MotoGP: What will the calendar look like in the future?

More successful than it’s ever been with rising viewing figures and profits through the roof, there’s more and more countries and circuits clamouring to be a part of the MotoGP circus than ever...

Exclusive interview: Hickman takes aim at supersport TT glory with Triumph

Exclusive interview: Hickman takes aim at supersport TT glory with Triumph

Senior winner and TT lap record holder, Peter Hickman, now has his sights set on Supersport glory after gaining support from the Triumph factory in Hinckley for his 2019 bid. And the 32-year-old, who...

Dakar Rally moving to Saudi Arabia for 2020

Dakar Rally moving to Saudi Arabia for 2020

The Dakar Rally has announced on its website that the famous off-road endurance race will move from South America to Saudi Arabia, starting in 2020. From next year bikers will have the chance to "test...

MotoGP: Rins beats Rossi for debut victory

MotoGP: Rins beats Rossi for debut victory

Alex Rins has taken his debut victory in the premiere class at the Circuit of the Americas, with Marc Marquez's unbeaten streak coming to an end after he joined fellow Hond arider Cal Crutchlow in...

Moto2: Luthi returns to winning form

Moto2: Luthi returns to winning form

Tom Luthi has returned to winning form after a difficult season in MotoGP, bouncing back on his third race back in Moto2 to take victory in Texas. Pulling clear and then easing away of the chasing...

Moto3: Canet takes first win for Max Biaggi's team

Moto3: Canet takes first win for Max Biaggi's team

Aron Canet has taken the first win for Max Biaggi's new Moto3 team in the Grand Prix of the Americas, delivering a knockout blow in the closing laps to take the win from a late-charging Jaume Masia...

MotoE: Energica's electric revolution

MotoE: Energica's electric revolution

This year sees the introduction of the electric MotoE series within selected rounds of the MotoGP calendar – and providing they can get through the rest of the year without burning the paddock to the...

WSB: 'I have made mistakes' - Davies

WSB: 'I have made mistakes' - Davies

Chaz Davies has candidly admitted that he made errors in setting up the new V4 Ducati ahead of the World Superbike season, but confidence levels continue to rise as the Welshman heads back to...

WSB: Haslam 'ten times better than Thailand'

WSB: Haslam 'ten times better than Thailand'

Leon Haslam’s physical condition has improved markedly since the last World Superbike races in Thailand two weeks ago. Since Buriram, the Kawasaki rider has undergone both a scan on his back and an...

MotoGP: Honda highlight rule loopholes with spoiler device

MotoGP: Honda highlight rule loopholes with spoiler device

Honda have apparently succeeded in their goal of highlighting the loopholes in MotoGP’s rule books by submitting their own version of Ducati’s spoiler for approval by technical control – having the...

MotoGP: Marquez cruises to Argentina victory

MotoGP: Marquez cruises to Argentina victory

Marc Marquez has cruised to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix, converting his blistering practice pace into race pace and taking the win at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit by well over ten seconds.

Moto2: Two from two for Baldassarri

Moto2: Two from two for Baldassarri

Lorenzo Baldassarri has made it two wins from two races in the 2019 Moto2 season, backing up his Qatar Grand Prix win with victory in today's Argentine Grand Prix. He held off the advances of Remy...

Moto3: Debut win for Masia after fierce scrap

Moto3: Debut win for Masia after fierce scrap

Pole position sitter Jaume Masia has taken his debut victory in the Moto3 class at the Argentine Grand Prix, not making life easy for himself after dropping back in the early stages to outside the top...

Video: Golfing with Lowes and McPhee

Video: Golfing with Lowes and McPhee

Ahead of this weekend's Argentine Grand Prix, Moto2 and Moto3 riders Sam Lowes and John McPhee joined some of their rivals for a round of golf as part of MotoGP's pre-event promotional work. We tagged...

MotoGP: Marquez expecting Honda to copy Ducati spoiler

MotoGP: Marquez expecting Honda to copy Ducati spoiler

Marc Marquez has admitted that he expects his Honda team (and other manufacturers on the MotoGP grid) to try out their own version of Ducati’s new swing arm-mounted spoiler device sooner rather than...

MotoGP: Suzuki boss Brivio says Ducati protest ‘good for the sport’

MotoGP: Suzuki boss Brivio says Ducati protest ‘good for the sport’

Suzuki MotoGP boss Davide Brivio has told MCN exclusively that he hopes that the process of lodging an appeal against Ducati’s new under-bike spoiler after the Qatar Grand Prix will be good for the...

Guy Martin to race at 2019 Cookstown 100

Guy Martin to race at 2019 Cookstown 100

Former TT racer and TV star, Guy Martin has made good on his promise to return to the Cookstown 100 yesteryear Classic races after withdrawing in 2018. He is entered to compete in the 2019 event...

Gallery: Lord of Lydden event on the hunt for future talent

Gallery: Lord of Lydden event on the hunt for future talent

One of the oldest motorcycle racing events in the UK – The Lord of Lydden and Sidecar Burn Up, at Kent’s Lydden Hill circuit – returns this October 26 and 27 for an action-packed weekend of grassroots...