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Taking it a bit far

Taking it a bit far

Sometimes the teams take weight saving a bit too far. Pic by Martin Heath/Xtreme Photo

Kneesy does it

Kneesy does it

We don’t know why they were so worried about covering their knees up, we can only be grateful that they were

Quick, she’s getting away

Quick, she’s getting away

Sometimes the brolly babes have to move quicker than the riders

Hislop wins Oulton race one. Race two abandoned

Hislop wins Oulton race one. Race two abandoned

Ducati riding Steve Hislop won race one of the MCN British superbike meeting at Oulton Park on Bank Holiday Monday.Race two was halted after John Reynolds’ GSX-R1000 spilled oil over the track and...

British motocross dates finalised

British motocross dates finalised

The ACU has finalised the dates for the full eight round Maxxis motocross series.The Pontrilas Motocross Club near Hereford and the former 60’ and 70’s Scramble television series circuit at...

He’s behind you

He’s behind you

The name Ducati belongs on gorgeous bright red bodywork. Pic by Martin Heath/Xtreme Photo

Would you want to marry a grid girl

Would you want to marry a grid girl

The lucky husband of this young lady took her to Kyalami on their honeymoon, and Chris Walker and the Kawasaki team gave them a day to remember. Great idea, but wouldn’t Brands have been cheaper?

European Supermoto series gets under way

European Supermoto series gets under way

The first round of the European Supermotard Championship takes place this weekend May 11 –12 at the Parc de l’Aumaillerie, Fougeres in France.Big names like Thierry van den Bosch and Eddy Seel, the...

First glimpse of 2003 crossers

First glimpse of 2003 crossers

If you want a sneak preview of what production bikes we’ll be all be on next year, the best place to look is the All Japan Motocross Championship.For a more detailed look at the exciting line-up of...

It’s a bum wrap

It’s a bum wrap

If only everything in life was so expertly packaged

Sidecars shift to Saturday

Sidecars shift to Saturday

The sidecar world championship races will now take place on the Saturday of each WSB round, starting with this weekend at Monza, FIM bosses have announced.They have also cancelled the sidecar...

Bayliss wins in Monza

Bayliss wins in Monza

Troy Bayliss has won the first race at Monza after a miscalculation by Neil Hodgson. Hodgson had made a good start from pole position, and with the retirement of Noriyuki Haga, had seemed to have the...

Benelli back for Monza

Benelli back for Monza

Benelli’s three-cylinder Tornado storms back into WSB action at this weekend’s round in Monza after pulling out during the series curtain-raiser in Valencia, Spain.The factory pulled the Tornado to...

Hodgson blitzes them in Monza

Hodgson blitzes them in Monza

Neil Hodgson set the the fastest ever time around the Monza circuit on a superbike on his way to a stunning provisional pole today.The HM Plant Ducati rider went more than three tenths quicker than...

They’re getting away

They’re getting away

And strangely, the photographer was powerless to stop them. He just kept repeating " Teams Pons " over and over.

I’ll take a pair to go please

I’ll take a pair to go please

Do you get a discount for buying in bulk?

Fast Eddy’s back at Castle Donington

Fast Eddy’s back at Castle Donington

Four-times world enduro champion Paul Edmondson will race at the opening round of the British International Motocross Championship at Castle Donington on the ex-Stephen Sword factory Husqvarna...

Hizzy previews Oulton BSB

Hizzy previews Oulton BSB

Oulton Park is the scenic venue for round seven and eight of the MCN-backed British Superbike series on May 6. Series leader Steve Hislop spoke to MCN and told us why he such a fan of this Cheshire...

Three of a kind

Three of a kind

A brolly babe girl group? Fabulous idea.

Who has taken their umbrella?

Who has taken their umbrella?

They stood their for hours before realising they were just holding a big pole

You’d love to be on their team

You’d love to be on their team

No wonder Capirossi and Barros seem so happy with their team

McCulloch steps in for crocked Crawford

McCulloch steps in for crocked Crawford

With John Crawford still not fit after his huge spill at Silverstone, his ETI Racing squad have drafted in Ross McCulloch to ride its BSB Suzuki GSX-R1000 at Oulton Park on the May Day Bank...

Eric Bostrom in for injured Izutzu

Eric Bostrom in for injured Izutzu

Eric Bostrom will fill in for the injured Hitoyasu Izutzu in the Kawasaki WSB squad in Monza on May 12.Izutzu crashed heavily in qualifying at his home round in Sugo and broke a bone in his left hand.

Criville announces his retirement from racing

Criville announces his retirement from racing

Alex Criville has announced his temporary withdrawal from Grand Prix racing is now a permanent retirement.The Spaniard, who won the 500cc world championship in 1999, hasn’t recovered from mystery...

Rossi reigns (again) in Spain

Rossi reigns (again) in Spain

Valentino Rossi swept to a well-deserved victory in Jerez, Spain, today.Fighting back after an early clash with Suzuki’s KennyRobererts he closed back up to the front and a dice with his Repsol Honda...

Get GP results on your mobile

Get GP results on your mobile

It’s going to be the most breath-taking, wheel-spinning, mad-overtaking, superstar-creating GP season since Noah was a lad. Make sure you’re bang up to date with every qualifying session and race...

Rossi claims provisional pole in Jerez

Rossi claims provisional pole in Jerez

Valentino Rossi has claimed another provisional pole today in Jerez, Spain ahead of Sunday’s MotoGP race. But Daijiro Katoh proved that the new four-strokes won’t have it their own way as he led a...

Capirossi’s RCV ultimatum

Capirossi’s RCV ultimatum

MotoGP star Loris Capirossi is warning Honda he’ll leave next year if he doesn’t get the same machinery as Valentino Rossi.Fo the full story on Capirossi’s demands,don’t miss the new issue of MCN, out...

Carmichael claims AMA Supercross title

Carmichael claims AMA Supercross title

After a six-year title drought, Honda claimed both the 250 and 125 series at the penultimate round of the AMA Supercross series in Salt Lake City.Ricky Carmichael won his tenth race of the season to...

Sometimes it’s good to be short

Sometimes it’s good to be short

A lady you can’t help but look up to

Go!!!!!

Go!!!!!

I bet she does…(nudge nudge, wink, wink, say no more squire)

Michael Rutter webchat

Michael Rutter webchat

The Rain God himself, Michael Rutter, joined us for a live webchat at 1pm on Thursday, May 2.He gave us wet-weather riding tips, told us what his favourite bikes and proudest moments were, and...

Suzuki tired with Dunlop

Suzuki tired with Dunlop

Suzuki's four-stroke GP team will run Michelin tyres at this weekend's Spanish GP in Jerez having ended a short but disastrous spell with Dunlop.An official announcement is not expected for another...

Cheeky, very cheeky

Cheeky, very cheeky

Forget road tester or editor…the job everyone wants at MCN is applying the trouser stickers

Business as normal for Carmichael

Business as normal for Carmichael

Ricky Carmichael is stretching his lead on championship rival David Vuillemin after riding to his ninth win of the season in Dallas.Jeremy McGrath might have got the lead from the start, but...

She comes with protection

She comes with protection

Is the big guy protecting the bike, or her?