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Red Bull Rookies riders chosen

Red Bull Rookies riders chosen

The Red Bull Rookies Honda Racing team has announced its two riders for the 2004 British 125cc championship. The pair were selected from a group of eighteen hopefuls at an assessment day at Donington...

Davies nominated for Young Sports Personality

Davies nominated for Young Sports Personality

British 250cc GP star Chaz Davies has been nominated for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award. This season saw the 16-year-old move into the 250cc class after spending his debut year in...

Blue is the colour…

Blue is the colour…

Now everyone wants to be feeling blue…

McWilliams signs with Aprilia

McWilliams signs with Aprilia

Jeremy McWilliams has confirmed he will join Shane Byrne in an all-British factory Aprilia MotoGP squad next season. The 39-year-old signed a contract today (Friday) having flown down to Aprilia’s...

Reed joins Supercross injury list

Reed joins Supercross injury list

Reigning World Supercross champion Chad Reed will miss the European rounds of the series after dislocating his shoulder. Reed is scheduled for surgery this week after injuring himself in an...

Ladies in red…

Ladies in red…

Ladies in red…cheek-to-cheek… and not a Chris De Burgh in sight. Marvellous.

Kato crash investigation results

Kato crash investigation results

The Honda investigation committee has ruled out mechanical failure as a cause of the crash that took the life of GP rider Daijiro Kato, in a special press briefing on Friday, November 28. It has taken...

Route confirmed for 2004 Dakar Rally

Route confirmed for 2004 Dakar Rally

The route of the 2004 Dakar Rally was confirmed this week and will see the competition take in seven countries and cover a massive 11,052km. The 563 competitors, 200 of whom will be on bikes, will...

Carmichael to miss Supercross season

Carmichael to miss Supercross season

The ‘Rossi’ of the U.S. off-road championships, Ricky Carmichael, will miss the 2003-2004 season after injuring himself in a crash this week. The 2003 AMA 250 MX and SX champion has a torn knee...

2003-2004 World and AMA Supercross dates

The 2003-2004 World and AMA Supercross dates are as follows, with the World series incorporating the two European rounds. December 6: Estadio Olympico, Spain. December 13: Gelredome, Arnhem, Holland. January 3: Anaheim, California. January 10: Phoenix Bank One Ballpark. January 17: Anaheim, Calif. Edison International Field. January 24: San Diego Qualcomm Stadium. January 31: Anaheim, Calif.

Husqvarna and Seel triumph in World Supermoto

Husqvarna and Seel triumph in World Supermoto

Eddy Seel is the 2003 World Supermoto champion, and his successes have helped Husqvarna to the manufacturers championship. The 33-year-old Belgian sealed the title at Benidorm in Spain last weekend...

The future’s bright

The future’s bright

The future looks better with these young ladies leading the way…

Monstermob signs Emmett

Monstermob signs Emmett

Sean Emmett will race for the Monstermob Ducati team in British Superbikes in 2004. He’ll ride a factory-backed 999 V-twin for what is the most successful team in the UK over the last few seasons. The...

Suzuki switch to Bridgestone

Suzuki switch to Bridgestone

John Hopkins will be riding his Suzuki GSV-R on Bridgestone tyres for next years MotoGP season. Suzuki is a long term partner of Michelin tyres but the GP team announced the switch as part of a move...

Make Hodgson ‘Sports Personality 2003’

Make Hodgson ‘Sports Personality 2003’

It has been a momentous year for Neil Hodgson. The Burnley-born rider dominated the 2003 World Superbike championship, winning it with races to spare. He also became a father for the first time. Your...

Are you two related?

Are you two related?

Even if they’re not really sisters, we can always pretend…

Always a pleasure…

Always a pleasure…

Always a pleasure, never a chore for 250GP star Anthony West

Bostrom crowned AMA supermoto champion

Bostrom crowned AMA supermoto champion

Ben Bostrom has become the inaugural AMA Red Bull Supermoto champion at the winner-takes-all final round of the championship in Las Vegas on Sunday, November 21. The first five rounds of the series...

Dirt Rider Expo: Nov26-30

Dirt Rider Expo: Nov26-30

Britain’s biggest dirt bike show begins today at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. If you’re considering trying the dirt or are intrigued by supermotos, the event, which runs until Sunday, November 30,...

An arresting sight

An arresting sight

Why do women always go for a man in uniform?

Getting to the bottom of it

Getting to the bottom of it

It’s always tricky getting to the bottom of things…

Byrne makes Aprilia MotoGP debut

Byrne makes Aprilia MotoGP debut

Shane Byrne made his debut for the Aprilia MotoGP team on the second day of a three-day test shared with the Ducati team at Jerez in Spain. The 26-year-old was forced to sit out the first day due to...

Byrne debut washed-out

Byrne debut washed-out

Bad weather has delayed Shane Byrne’s debut factory Aprilia MotoGP test. Both the Ducati and Aprilia factory GP teams are at the Jerez circuit in Spain for a three-day test. Intermittent rain meant...

Taking a break

Taking a break

Holding an umbrella all day can really tire you out…

Karl Harris headlines Honda show

Karl Harris headlines Honda show

British Supersport champion Karl Harris will be the star of a Honda Racing display at Meadowhall shopping centre, Sheffield, on Friday November 28. The 24-year-old Yorkshireman, who lives in Aston...

Checa tests at Sepang

Checa tests at Sepang

Carlos Checa continued the development of the new Deltabox chassis for the 2004 Fortuna Yamaha YZR-M1 at Sepang this weekend. The Spanish rider was at the Malaysian track to work on the new chassis...

Mallory managing director dies

Edwina Overend, the managing director of Mallory Park (Motorsport) Ltd, and the inspiration for ‘Edwina’s Chicane’ at the Leicestershire circuit, has died in hospital. Mrs Overend passed away on Sunday, November 16 in Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield after a short illness. She became the managing director at Mallory Park in 1983. She is survived by her son David and husband Ron. If you would...

Have you won Cardiff Supercross tickets

Have you won Cardiff Supercross tickets

The Millennium stadium in Cardiff will be transformed in to a full-on supercross track for the third round of the MCN backed Future West International Supercross championship. Five lucky winners have...

The best models at the NEC

The best models at the NEC

What is sexier? The Ducati? Or MCN’s Lauren? Make up your own mind at the NEC

Which one will you dream about?

Which one will you dream about?

Which one will you be dreaming about tonight?

More NEC highlights

More NEC highlights

The NEC is the place to admire new models. For more see the News section

Neil Hodgson turns 30

Neil Hodgson turns 30

Neil Hodgson turned 30 years of age on November 20, after a year which has seen him claim the World Superbike championship, land a MotoGP ride with the D’Antin Ducati squad and become a...

New signings in 250GPs

New signings in 250GPs

The second and third-placed riders in the 2003 250cc championship will join forces next year for the Fortuna Honda squad. Roberto Rolfo will remain with the team after narrowly missing out on the...

Alstare Suzuki officially leave WSB

Alstare Suzuki officially leave WSB

Alstare Suzuki has released a statement officially confirming its departure from the World Superbike series in 2004. Alstare based its decision on a statement by the Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers...

R6 Cup entry details announced

The entry details for the 2004 Yamaha R6 Cup have been announced by Yamaha, in conjunction with Virgin Mobile and Rob McElnea Racing. And entries are being accepted at the NEC Motorcycle Show on the R6 stand in the MCN Race Paddock. The 2003 series led to a BSB ride next season for champion Tommy Hill. It has also received coverage on the Bravo TV channel in the series ‘Natural Born Racers. The...

One reason to remove your mirrors

One reason to remove your mirrors

Get a clearer view at the NEC Show. Not only do Black Horse provide these ladies, but they also sponsor the Black Horse stage in the MCN Race Paddock.