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Your essential guide to Brands World Superbikes

Your essential guide to Brands World Superbikes

Your essential 16-page guide to Brands World Superbikes is free with MCN, July 23.Find out how you can help Hodgson on his way to victory, and find out why he thinks BSB star Yukio Kagayama will give...

Have you won Brands WSB tickets?

Are you one of the lucky winners in our Brands WSB ticket giveaway, in association with Bennetts Insurance Services?One winner was selected for sending us the funniest tale from previous Brands events, and two more were selected at random after sending us an email with the answer to our quick question.The funniest story winner is Jon Germany (Jon, could you email mcn.online@emap.com with your...

The stars

The stars

Here is where you will find our pics of the racers and stars at Brands Hatch. Send your pics to mcn.online@emap.com.

Biggest Brands ever

Biggest Brands ever

A staggering 120,000 people turned up to Brands Hatch to make the WSB round the biggest ever motorcycle meeting in the UK.Even the sun turned up on Sunday, making the weather as hot as the racing,...

Your pictures and stories from Brands

Your pictures and stories from Brands

Here are all the pictures and stories from Brands submitted by the readers of motorcyclenews.com. if you have any you’d like to share, email them to mcn.online@emap.com.Brands - It’s changed my...

Rolfo gets maiden win in Germany

Rolfo gets maiden win in Germany

Roberto Rolfo claimed his first victory in 80 GP starts in a last lap battle with Fonsi Nieto and Randy De Puniet. His win came at round nine of the 250cc GP championship in Germany.Rolfo defended his...

Proton KR stays on two-strokes for German GP

Proton KR stays on two-strokes for German GP

The Proton KR team has announced it will continue to run its two-stroke machines for the German GP at the Sachsenring on July 27.The track may favour the light and nimble strokers, but it is a...

Gibernau triumphs over Rossi in Germany

Gibernau triumphs over Rossi in Germany

Sete Gibernau celebrated victory at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany after a race long battle with Valentino Rossi.Rossi and Gibernau both made a clean break from the pack, with the reigning...

Perugini denies Stoner first win

Perugini denies Stoner first win

Australian Casey Stoner took his first ever podium position at the 125cc German GP. But the Aussie had to settle for second after Stefano Perugini slipped past on the penultimate lap.The leading group...

Biaggi steels pole from McWilliams

Biaggi steels pole from McWilliams

Max Biaggi has taken pole position for the German Grand Prix after topping the final qualifying session but Jeremy McWilliams made an outstanding run on his outdated two-stroke Proton KR3 to start in...

Edwards escapes 160mph fireball

Edwards escapes 160mph fireball

Colin Edwards survived a 160mph fireball in the first free practice for Sunday’s German Grand Prix, escaping with only minor burns to his left side.The American rider was going through the fastest...

Rossi takes provisional pole

Rossi takes provisional pole

Valentino Rossi has taken the provisional pole position after the first qualifying session for Sunday’s German GP.The Italian knocked almost a second off his time from the morning’s practice session...

Kenny’s Angel

Kenny’s Angel

That’s isn’t the handle of an umbrella Kenny’s Angel is holding, it’s the controls for a bomb…

Blinded by her earring?

Blinded by her earring?

We’re not sure if this is some sort of bizarre ear-strengthening technique, or if it’s a miniature sundial.

BSB arrives at Mondello Park

BSB arrives at Mondello Park

British Superbikes heads for Ireland for the first time this weekend with five leading riders all in with a serious chance of winning either round.None have much experience of the Mondello Park...

What is his water bottle hiding?

What is his water bottle hiding?

Is that a water bottle, or is he jut appreciating his brolly girl a bit too much?

Mellow yellow

Mellow yellow

Even the brolly babes can’t help focussing on the first corner…

Shiny rubber

Shiny rubber

Now that rubber looks a bit slick…

Reynolds tops practice at Mondello Park

Reynolds tops practice at Mondello Park

John Reynolds has topped the time sheets in the first day’s practice sessions for round eight of the British Superbike championship at Mondello Park.Reynolds on the Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 finished the...

Everts rules Belgian GP

Everts rules Belgian GP

Stefan Everts claimed wins in both the 125 and MX GP classes at his home round at Namur in Belgium on Sunday July 20.The double included his fifth consecutive MX GP win and a fourth 125cc win from...

Reynolds takes Irish double

Reynolds takes Irish double

The first overseas British Superbike race at Mondello Park saw John Reynolds top the podium, joined by Sean Emmett on the ETI Ducati, and Rizla Suzuki’s Yukio Kagayama.Reynolds triumphed by just over...

Put your questions to Neil Hodgson

Put your questions to Neil Hodgson

You can put your questions to Britain’s Neil Hodgson in the run-up up the Brands Hatch round of the World Superbike championship.Hodgson is still leading the championship by 122 points from factory...

We ride Harris WCM bike

We ride Harris WCM bike

MCN’s Trevor Franklin was at Rockingham last week getting an exclusive ride on the Harris WCM GP bike The bike has been banned from taking part in the world championship for being too similar to the...

The racing crouch

The racing crouch

As a show of unity, even the brolly girls have to adopt the racing crouch…

Two’s company

Two’s company

Two under some brollies are worth three under a marquee.

Hislop dropped by Virgin Yamaha

Hislop dropped by Virgin Yamaha

Steve Hislop has been sacked for the second time since becoming British champ and MotoGP-hopeful Chris Burns will take over the vacant R1.Virgin Yamaha Team boss Rob McElnea said: " Hizzy and I...

Movistar?

Movistar?

Movistar? So what films has she been in?

‘Moaner’ Lisa

‘Moaner’ Lisa

If she started following you around the room, we doubt you’d complain…

Someone had to hold up the marquee.

Someone had to hold up the marquee.

They keep the spare babes in a cage at the back of the paddock

Coming out of the shadows

Coming out of the shadows

The giant brolly babe dwarfed the grid and paddock…

A slick rear

A slick rear

When racing, it’s always a good idea to concentrate on a decent rear.

Star-studded AMA Supermoto begins this weekend

Star-studded AMA Supermoto begins this weekend

The first round of the AMA Supermoto championship kicks off at Laguna Seca in California this weekend to coincide with World Superbike races visiting the circuit. And the entry list for the supermoto...

Laguna Seca WSB: Brits abroad gunning for great results

Laguna Seca WSB: Brits abroad gunning for great results

Neil Hodgson will be gunning for his first ever Laguna Seca win this weekend at round eight of the World Superbike championship. The current championship leader has never won a US round, and he’ll be...

WSB future in jeopardy: More details

The future for World Superbikes looks bleak after manufacturers slammed new rule changes.The Motorcycle Sports Manufacturer Association, whose members include Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Aprilia, has stated " the large majority of the MSMA member companies who were considering entering World Championship SuperBike have reviewed their positions and decided not to enter World...

The MSMA release in full

The MSMA and each of the individual manufacturers who are members of the MSMA would like to thank the media for all the work they put into covering motorcycle racing and for encouraging so many people to take an interest in, and give their backing to, the sport.On the assumption of implementation with the World Championship SuperBike from 2004, each of the participating manufacturers—members of...

Mladin takes pole at Laguna Seca

Wild-card rider Mat Mladin will start the eighth round of the World Superbike championship on pole with championship leader Neil Hodgson relegated to the second row of the grid.Mladin continued his hot pace from the qualifying sessions to set the fastest lap in the Superpole session. Regis Laconi and Franci Chilli take second and third on the grid followed by Mladin’s Yoshimura AMA Superbike...