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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...

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the German Grand Prix after topping the final qualifying session but Jeremy McWilliams made an outstanding run on his outdated two-stroke Proton KR3 to start in...

Alstare 1-2 in free practice

Fujiwara Katsuaki and Stephane Chambon made it an Alstare Suzuki 1-2 as they set the fastest times in this morning’s World Supersport free practice session at Brands Hatch. The weather conditions had improved significantly from the torrential rain on Friday leaving a dry track for the 600cc machines. Katsuaki put in 21 laps in the 45 minute practice session to take the top spot with a best time of...

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...

New sponsor for WSB wildcard

New sponsor for WSB wildcard

WSB wildcard and BSB regular Dean Ellison will be riding in a new livery on Sunday, with new team sponsors Firepower. Ellison has spent a month on the sidelines with the D&B Ducati team due to a lack...

Superstock qualifying practice: Two Brits on front row

James Ellison and Luke Quigley will be starting from the front row for the European Championship Superstock race at Brands Hatch. Pole was taken by Italian Michel Fabrizio, but the two British riders are second and third, with Gianluca Vizziello fourth. Fifth is John Laverty, with Ben Wylie in seventh, Kelvin Reilly ninth, Ben Wilson twelfth and David Gatenby in 28th. Tom Van Looy and Gerry Gepts...

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...

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...

The girls

The girls

Here are all the brolly babes we could find. If you have any more, email them to mcn.online@emap.com.

Neil, do your leathers up!

Neil, do your leathers up!

The sight of Hodgson’s cleavage was too much for the Fila brolly girl…

What an odd place to put logos…

What an odd place to put logos…

Why would sponsors think everyone would look at brolly girl’s bottoms?

Chambon takes Supersport Victory

Chambon takes Supersport Victory

Stephane Chambon led from start-to-finish to take a commanding World Supersport victory at Brands Hatch. The Suzuki rider posted the fastest lap on his way to building up a 7.045 second lead at the...

Brits dominate in Brands first practice

Brits dominate in Brands first practice

Seven out of the top ten riders in today’s World Superbike free practice session at Brands Hatch are British and five of them are wildcards. HM Plant Ducati rider Chris Walker took the fastest time in...

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...

Emmett lands last-minute Brands wildcard ride

Emmett lands last-minute Brands wildcard ride

Sean Emmett has landed a last-minute wildcard slot at this weekend’s Brands Hatch World Superbike round. He will ride his ETI Ducati 998 British Superbike, which he took over in British Superbikes...

Byrne does Brands double

Byrne does Brands double

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has done the double at Brands after a scintillating second race. BSB regulars Byrne and John Reynolds made the race their own after early leader Sean Emmett was black-flagged for...

BSB regulars lead WSB qualifying practice

Shane Byrne has gone fastest in qualifying practice for Sundays WSB races at Brands Hatch. Sean Emmett and John Reynolds complete the provisional front row with Regis Laconi the only WSB regular on the front row. HM Plant riders Toseland and Walker are fifth and sixth, in front of championship leader, factory Ducati rider Neil Hodgson in seventh. Gregorio Lavilla was eighth quickest on the Alstare...

Hodgson answers your questions

Hodgson answers your questions

We asked you to send in the questions you would ask World Superbike championship leader Neil Hodgson. Well we’ve taken the best and the factory Ducati rider has taken the time to reply. Read on to...

Reynolds on pole for WSB

Reynolds on pole for WSB

John Reynolds will be on pole position for the start of the World Superbike race at Brands Hatch on Sunday after topping a rain drenched Superpole session. A light rain started just before the session...

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

The brolly babe police loved a good identity parade

Xaus on provisional pole

Xaus on provisional pole

Ruben Xaus has taken provisional pole after a very wet first qualifying session for World Superbikes at Brands Hatch. The Fila Ducati rider upped his pace from the mornings practice session knocking a...

Jon Germany’s winning story

At Brands Hatch two years ago we had just gone to our tents to sleep after a long drinking session. We were all woken to a loud voice yelling “You dirty bas**rd what are you doing”. We got up to see what was going on and discovered that my (very drunk) son who was sharing a dome tent with two others, had half-woken up and said to the others sharing the tent, “I need a pee.” “Well go on then, " ...

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...

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...

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...

Shiny rubber

Shiny rubber

Now that rubber looks a bit slick…

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...

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...

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…

Mellow yellow

Mellow yellow

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

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.

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?

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...

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...

De Angelis fastest in 125cc practice

Alex De Angelis pipped Australian Casey Stoner to go fastest in the second practice for the British 125cc GP on Sunday. The Italian heads four Aprilias covered by just 0.076 of a second, with Stefano Perugini in third and Hector Barbera in fourth. Andrea Dovizioso has dropped to fifth on his Honda after leading first qualifying on Friday. Daniel Pedrosa is sixth, Pablo Nieto seventh, Finn Mika...

Wildcards lead in WSB qualifying

AMA Superbike racer Mat Mladin has stormed to provisional pole position for round eight of the World Superbike championship at Laguna Seca. Mladin, who rides a GSX-R1000 for the Suzuki Yoshimura AMA Superbike team, took the provisional pole with a time of 1:25.219, 0.3 seconds ahead of Yoshimura team mate Aaron Yates. Regis Laconi was the highest placed regular rider sitting in third place on the...