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The traditional ladies riding style

The traditional ladies riding style

In these days of equality it’s rare to find ladies riding side-saddle…

Biaggi’s crew chief Cobas dies

Max Biaggi’s influential crew chief Antonio Cobas has died after a long illness. The Spaniard was 52 and was technical director of Biaggi’s Camel Honda MotoGP squad. Team boss Sito Pons said: " As Technical Director of the Honda Pons team, Antonio will forever be remembered for his kindness. He has been a true companion to me for more than 25 years and I shall miss him immensely. " The...

Oi! Wake up!

Oi! Wake up!

Someone’s gone to sleep ‘on the job’.

Toseland fails to make Misano Superpole.

Toseland fails to make Misano Superpole.

World Superbike championship leader James Toseland has failed to make the top 16 eligible for Superpole, and will start from 20th place for tomorrow’s race at Misano The British factory Ducati rider...

Final qualifying: 125cc

1) Dovizioso 1:40.942. 2) Locatelli 1:41.024. 3) Giansanti 1:41.193. 4) Di Meglio 1:41.195. 5) Stoner 1:41.204. 6) Nieto 1:41.373. 7) Simoncelli 1:41.483. 8) Bautista 1:41.550. 9) Ui 1:41.619. 10) Simon 1:41.644. 11) Barbera 1:41.682 12) Borsoi 1:41.754. 13) Lorenzo 1:41.762. 14) Talmacsi 1:41.866. 15) Kallio (M) 1:41.896. 16) Giuseppetti 1:41.959. 17) Lai 1: 42.038. 18) Jenkner 1:42.106. 19)...

Rossi on pole for Welkom

Rossi on pole for Welkom

Valentino Rossi has continued to dominate qualifying for the opening 2004 MotoGP round in South Africa by qualifying on pole for tomorrow’s race (Sunday April 18), with a time of 1:32.647. Rossi,...

Laconi takes Misano race one

Laconi takes Misano race one

Fila Ducati factory rider Regis Laconi has won the first race at Misano today, April 18. Tory Corser was second, with Pierfrancesco Chili in the final podium place. Britain’s Chris Walker finished...

Final qualifying: 250cc

1) De Puniet 1:35.300. 2) Porto 1:35.379. 3) Poggiali 1:35.596. 4) Pedrosa 1:35.843. 5) De Angelis 1:36.251. 6) Nieto 1:36.447. 7) Rolfo 1:36.611. 8) Bataille 1:36.690. 9) Aoyama 1:36.764. 10) Battaini 1:36.819. 11) Elias 1:36.884. 12) Faubel 1:37.088. 13) Davies 1:37.172. 14) Matsudo 1:37.373. 15) Debon 1:37.382. 16) Marchand 1:37.386. 17) Baldolini 1:37.418. 18) Olive 1:37.605. 19) Guintoli...

Your pics with the Babes at Brands

Your pics with the Babes at Brands

The MCN Babe Squad was out in force at Brands British Superbikes last weekend, taking snaps of you. If you were lucky enough to bump into them you’ll have had a picture taken ready to be emailed on to...

Suzuki win World Endurance opener

Suzuki win World Endurance opener

The 2004 World Endurance championship began with a 500km race at Assen this weekend, and a victory for the Suzuki Castrol team of Vincent Phillipe, Olivier Four and Matthieu Lagrive. The trio finished...

Not quite the idea of fishnet…

Not quite the idea of fishnet…

An unusual use of a pair of old fishnet stockings, but not what we hoped for…

There is a bike just out of shot…

There is a bike just out of shot…

Our photographer was strangely distracted from the new bike just out of shot…

British GP to stay at Donington

British GP to stay at Donington

The future of MotoGP in the UK has been sealed with the announcement that Donington Park will host the British Grand Prix for the next six years. The deal hinged on the redevelopment of the...

Emmett triumphs in race two

Sean Emmett and MonsterMob Ducati have returned to their winning ways with a victory in race two at Brands Hatch. Emmett, managed to take the win from Honda’s Michael Rutter and race one winner John Reynolds, despite a suspected broken finger from his fall in the first race. Despite the victory, the 34-year old Londoner was a little downhearted by his overall results. " I don’t think I have ever...

Ride Brands and meet the BSB stars

Ride Brands and meet the BSB stars

There are still a limited number of places left on the first MCN track day of the year at Brands Hatch this Friday, April 9. And not only will you get to thrash round the Indy circuit all day but...

Reynolds benefits from Brands drama

Reynolds benefits from Brands drama

John Reynolds won the first race at Brands Hatch in Kent today, Sunday April 12, after a second-lap incident. The pace car had to come out after Glen Richards and Sean Emmett came together on the...

Emmett on pole for Brands

Emmett on pole for Brands

Sean Emmett has broken the 46 second lap barrier on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit to qualify on pole position for tomorrow’s round of the British Superbike championship. Emmett finished the second...

What on earth is Fujiwara up to?

What on earth is Fujiwara up to?

What is Fujiwara up to? Your guess is as good as ours…

Supermoto action rolls into Wales

Supermoto action rolls into Wales

Round three of the MCN-backed ACU British Supermoto championship takes place at Llandow, near Cardiff this weekend (April 18), with fierce action in the Open, 450 and KTM Junior classes. The Llandow...

Remember this young lady?

Remember this young lady?

Remember her? We knew she’d never get far trying to ride a bike like that…

BBC announces TV schedule for 04 races

BBC announces TV schedule for 04 races

The BBC has confirmed its initial line-up of bike racing on TV for 2004, though it is subject to changes and additions. For MotoGP: Valentino Rossi interview, Sunday April 11, Grandstand, BBC Two,...

Make a date with racey babes

Make a date with racey babes

The FREE brolly babe calendar you’ll find with MCN, out on Wednesday, April 7, will not only bring pleasure to your eyes, it’ll also mean you won’t miss a major race all year. The eight-page pull-out...

Emmett heads first qualifying session at Brands

Emmett heads first qualifying session at Brands

Sean Emmett has topped the time sheets after first qualifying for the first Brands Hatch round of the British Superbike Championship. After a disappointing first round at Silverstone, Emmett is on a...

You could look happy to see us…

You could look happy to see us…

You think she’d be happier to have us around….

Reynolds wins race one at Brands BSB

John Reynolds won the first race at Brands Hatch in Kent today, Sunday April 12, after a second-lap incident. The pace car had to come out after Glen Richards and Sean Emmett came together on the approach to Druids on lap two. Once the race got back under way, there was no such drama for Reynolds, who went all the way to the chequered flag unchallenged, claiming the fastest lap in the process at...

She’s still there…

She’s still there…

We thought you might one last look at her…

It’s got to be the shades…

It’s got to be the shades…

All the ladies love a man in Top Gun shades…

BBC to show MotoGP live until 2009

BBC to show MotoGP live until 2009

The BBC has announced a new five-year contract to show MotoGP and this year it will show 12 of the 16 races live. The corporation says all rounds will be shown in full whether live or not. The...

Record crowd watches MCN-backed supermoto

Record crowd watches MCN-backed supermoto

Karting North East, near Sunderland, saw its biggest ever spectator crowd watch the finest supermoto riders in the country do battle for vital championship points and the biggest prize fund in the...

Rose-tinted glasses

Rose-tinted glasses

Everything looks nicer in her rose-tinted glasses…

Name Kagayama’s new daughter

Name Kagayama’s new daughter

British superbike star Yukio Kagayama has become a father for the second time. Which is all very nice… trouble is the Japanese Suzuki rider and wife Kiyomi can’t think of a name. “Already my daughter...

How to make some babes happy…

How to make some babes happy…

The brolly babes always cheer up when they can wave goodbye to the MCN team…

Bennetts Babe gets thoughtful

Bennetts Babe gets thoughtful

So this is what a Bennetts babe looks like on her day off…

Name your daughter after your bike

Name your daughter after your bike

British superbike star Yukio Kagayama is being urged to name his daughter after the Suzuki he races. On Saturday (April 3) we revealed how Kagayama’s wife had given birth to his second daughter and...

Biaggi tops final rain-ruined tests

Biaggi tops final rain-ruined tests

Max Biaggi would normally have been delighted. But being top gun on the final day of these official MotoGP tests could hardly be considered setting the benchmark. Rain ruined the Thursday testing at...

Hang on, where’s the bike

Hang on, where’s the bike

The season might have started but there’s no bike on the grid…