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WSB: Bautista fastest on day one at Phillip Island

WSB: Bautista fastest on day one at Phillip Island

World Superbike rookie Alvaro Bautista has shot to the top of the timing sheets on the opening day of the 2019 season at Phillip Island, Australia, with a 1’30.327 lap. In the combined results after...

MotoGP: ‘Crazy’ holeshot device not already used, says Reed

MotoGP: ‘Crazy’ holeshot device not already used, says Reed

Supercross legend and MotoGP fan Chad Reed has told MCN that it’s ‘crazy’ that no one in Grand Prix racing has already experimented with holeshot device to help get their bikes off the line, after...

MotoGP: Ducati experimenting with holeshot device?

MotoGP: Ducati experimenting with holeshot device?

Ducati technical guru Gigi Dall’Igna has once again left the MotoGP paddock scratching their heads after rolling out mystery new components at the Sepang test for factory trio Andrea Dovizioso, Danilo...

Peter Hickman announced as MCN Racer of the Year

Peter Hickman announced as MCN Racer of the Year

World’s fastest road racer and British Superbike front-runner Peter Hickman has been crowned MCN’s Racer of the Year.  After a public vote that saw more than 20,000 responses from MCN readers,...

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi turns forty

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi turns forty

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi turns 40 years old today, only days ahead of kicking off his 24th season in Grand Prix racing at the first race of 2019. Rising to rarefied ground among even...

BSB: Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki unveil 2019 colours

BSB: Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki unveil 2019 colours

Bennetts British Superbike Champions Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki have lifted the covers off their 2019 challenger. The official Kawasaki effort, which stormed to the title with Leon Haslam last...

BSB: Oxford Racing Ducati unveil striking new livery

BSB: Oxford Racing Ducati unveil striking new livery

The covers have been lifted off the all-new Oxford Racing Ducati Tommy Bridewell will campaign in the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship. Unveiled as the doors opened for this weekend’s...

BSB: McAMS Yamaha unveil 2019 livery

BSB: McAMS Yamaha unveil 2019 livery

McAMS Yamaha have unveiled the colours Tarran Mackenzie and Jason O’Halloran will run in this year’s Bennetts British Superbike championship. Retaining the striking, blue red and black design, the...

MotoGP: Clear targets ahead for Zarco and KTM

MotoGP: Clear targets ahead for Zarco and KTM

The factory KTM squad of Johann Zarco and Pol Espargaro have made a big step forwards at the first of 2019’s tests, with palpable relief from the Frenchman after a difficult start to his time with the...

MotoGP: Second fastest Bagnaia still ‘only at 65%’

MotoGP: Second fastest Bagnaia still ‘only at 65%’

Reigning Moto2 world champion Pecco Bagnaia says he’s still only 65% complete in the transition from the intermediate class to MotoGP, despite finishing the Sepang test second fastest overall behind...

WSB: Management shake up ahead of 2019 season

WSB: Management shake up ahead of 2019 season

There has been a change to the management structure of the World Superbike side of Dorna ahead of the 2019 season. Dani Carrera, formerly the WorldSBK Executive Director, is no longer part of the...

Moto3: Strong start for McPhee in Sepang

Moto3: Strong start for McPhee in Sepang

Scottish racer John McPhee has had a strong inaugural test with the Petronas Honda team, kicking off the 2019 season at the squad’s home circuit in Malaysia. Riding for three days at the Sepang track...

MotoGP: Smith in for Iannone after plastic surgery woes

MotoGP: Smith in for Iannone after plastic surgery woes

New Aprilia signing Andrea Iannone has been forced to sit out the final day of the Sepang test, as he suffers from the consequences of plastic surgery he underwent during the winter break. Completing...

Moto2: Lowes on top in unofficial Jerez test

Moto2: Lowes on top in unofficial Jerez test

Sam Lowes has topped the second day of unofficial Moto2 testing at Jerez today, ending the day 0.165 clear of Team Sky rider Luca Marini, on his second outing reunited with the Federal Oil Gresini...

MotoGP: Red Bull KTM unveil liveries for factory team and Tech 3

MotoGP: Red Bull KTM unveil liveries for factory team and Tech 3

Red Bull KTM have pulled the covers off a slew of new Grand Prix bikes at their headquarters in Matighofen today, unveiling not only the factory MotoGP machines of Johann Zarco and Pol Espargaro but...

MotoGP: Marquez struggling with slow healing shoulder injury

MotoGP: Marquez struggling with slow healing shoulder injury

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has found himself in real trouble as the 2019 season gets underway in Sepang, struggling with the shoulder he had surgery on before Christmas and unable to...

Moto2: Forward Racing show off new MV Agusta

Moto2: Forward Racing show off new MV Agusta

Forward Racing have pulled the covers off their new MV Agusta machines that they’ll use in this year’s Moto2 campaign, with Dominique Aegerter and Stefano Manzi showing off the all-new Triumph-powered...

WSB: Haslam says 'Anyone could win the Sprint Race!'

WSB: Haslam says 'Anyone could win the Sprint Race!'

Leon Haslam believes the new World Superbike Sprint Race, or Tissot-Superpole Race as it is officially known, will provide a wide range of winners this season. For the first time, World Superbikes...

MotoGP: Viñales from Rins on day two in Sepang

MotoGP: Viñales from Rins on day two in Sepang

Maverick Viñales has continued his strong pace in winter testing to end the second day of action at Sepang top of the time sheets, setting a time late in the afternoon at the Malaysian track to come...

WSB: Andrea Dosoli says ‘Yamaha’s consistency must improve’

WSB: Andrea Dosoli says ‘Yamaha’s consistency must improve’

More than anything else, Yamaha is striving for consistency in its race results in order to have a stab at the World Superbike title this season. Andrea Dosoli, the Road Racing Manager of Yamaha Motor...

MotoGP: Marquez silences injury doubts by topping Sepang test

MotoGP: Marquez silences injury doubts by topping Sepang test

Marc Marquez has silenced doubts about his fitness ahead of the 2019 MotoGP season by topping the first day of pre-season testing action at the Sepang circuit. The Repsol Honda rider has been battling...

BSB: Walker to return to Sidecar action with TAG Racing

BSB: Walker to return to Sidecar action with TAG Racing

Fans’ favourite Chris Walker will return to competitive action in the Hyundai Construction British Sidecar Championship in 2019 after penning a deal with TAG Racing. Former BSB runner-up Walker...

Roads: Cooper to make North West 200 debut with Buildbase Suzuki

Roads: Cooper to make North West 200 debut with Buildbase Suzuki

Buildbase Suzuki rider Richard Cooper will make his road racing debut at the fonaCAB International North West 200 in association with Nicholl Oils on May 12-18. Securing the entry of the factory...

Video: Marquez's long road back to the track

Video: Marquez's long road back to the track

Tomorrow sees the first official test of the 2019 preseason start at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. Marc Marquez has been preparing for the return to action for two months since, just a...

Gallery: Ducati unveil 2019 WSB challenger

Gallery: Ducati unveil 2019 WSB challenger

Aruba Racing Ducati has today lifted the covers off the first iteration of Ducati's V4 Panigale to take on the Superbike World Championship this year with Chaz Davies and Alvaro Bautista.  The...

Podcast: An injury update from Cal Crutchlow

Podcast: An injury update from Cal Crutchlow

Last month MCN's MotoGP reporter Simon Patterson travelled to California for British rider Cal Crutchlow's first interview since he was seriously injured in a crash at Phillip Island back in October.

MotoGP: Monster sponsorship gives new look to Yamahas

MotoGP: Monster sponsorship gives new look to Yamahas

The addition of Monster Energy as title sponsor to the 2019 Yamaha M1 has given the bike a radical new look for the season ahead, with black joining the blue as the Monster claw takes over from the...

Live: Monster Energy Yamaha reveal 2019 MotoGP bike

Live: Monster Energy Yamaha reveal 2019 MotoGP bike

With the first test of 2019 only around the corner, the Yamaha MotoGP team are the latest to reveal their new bike, with Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi travelling to Indonesian capital Jakarta...

Video: Behind the scenes at the Petronas Yamaha launch

Video: Behind the scenes at the Petronas Yamaha launch

MotoGP's newest team, the Petronas Yamaha squad fronted by Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo, have given us a behind the scenes look at what went on last week when they assembled for the first...

MotoGP: Suzuki show off 2019 machine

MotoGP: Suzuki show off 2019 machine

Only days before the first test of the 2019 season at Malaysia's Sepang circuit, Suzuki have been the latest MotoGP team to reveal their livery for the upcoming season, with Alex Rins and rookie Joan...

MotoGP: Marquez gets back on track after surgery

MotoGP: Marquez gets back on track after surgery

Marc Marquez has finally returned to track, jumping on a motorbike for the first time in nearly two months after extensive shoulder surgery in early December to repair a heavily damaged joint. Jumping...

BSB: Bradley Ray gets Suzuki MotoGP test

BSB: Bradley Ray gets Suzuki MotoGP test

Bennetts BSB star Bradley Ray will get a taste of Suzuki’s GSX-RR MotoGP bike in a ‘thank you’ test at Sepang on Sunday. The young gun is out in Sepang working with the factory Yoshimura Suzuki team,...

Motorsport exempted from controversial insurance requirement

Motorsport exempted from controversial insurance requirement

After extensive lobbying by numerous motorsport organisations, the European Parliament has agreed to exempt bike racing from the EU’s Motor Insurance Directive (also known as Vnuk) which would have...

Poll: What do you think of the 2019 Ducati MotoGP livery?

Poll: What do you think of the 2019 Ducati MotoGP livery?

Ducati have unveiled their very different looking 2019 MotoGP machine at sponsor Phillip Morris International's Swiss base, as the tobacco giant returns to the bikes in the form of their Mission...

WSB: Rea fires warning shot on final day of testing

WSB: Rea fires warning shot on final day of testing

Jonathan Rea fired a stark warning shot to his rivals on the final day of World Superbike winter testing in Portimao by setting a marker almost a second quicker than the rest of the field. PATA...

WSB: Where are Honda?

WSB: Where are Honda?

Ever since the rumours first emerged mid-way through last year, HRC’s long-awaited return to the World Superbike Championship has been surrounded in mystery. All we have seen thus far is what seemed...