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WSB updates to your mobile

WSB updates to your mobile

We’ve added a new rapid-reaction text message service for your mobile phone: MCN2U WSB Alerts.Subscribe and our trackside reporters will send you at least five messages over a WSB weekend, for £1 a...

Bayliss fastest in first session at Kyalami

Bayliss fastest in first session at Kyalami

Troy Bayliss looks set to continue his unprecedented string of season long WSB victories with a dominant performance in provisional qualifying in Kyalami.But despite going a second under the lap...

US Superbike series bound for Britain

US Superbike series bound for Britain

We could see the likes of Mat Mladin, Eric Bostrom and Anthony Gobert dicing on British turf thanks to a new deal signed by American Superbike bosses and TV giant Sky.Sky have just clinched the deal...

Business as normal for Bayliss at Kyalami

Business as normal for Bayliss at Kyalami

Troy Bayliss continued his dominance of World Superbikes in both races at Kyalami. In race one, he overcame early challenges from Edwards, Ben Bostrom and Noriyuki Haga to head Edwards and Ruben Xaus...

Rossi takes four stroke to victory at Suzuka

Rossi takes four stroke to victory at Suzuka

Valentino Rossi has begun his first season on a four stroke with victory at Suzuka. The four strokes took the first four places, as Rossi was followed home by Suzuki’s Akira Ryo, Yamaha’s Carlos Checa...

Battaini surprise fastest in 250s

Battaini surprise fastest in 250s

ITALIAN Franco Battaini was the surprise provisional pole qualifier in the opening 250 qualifying session of 2002 at the Suzuka circuit in Japan today.He pipped fellow works Aprilia rider Fonsi Nieto...

Capirossi blasts to Suzuka provisional pole

Capirossi blasts to Suzuka provisional pole

LORIS CAPIROSSI struck a blow for the supposedly old generation two-strokes as he beat Valentino Rossi and the new RCV to provisional pole position at Suzuka this afternoon.Most people expected the...

Poggiali snares provisional Suzuka pole

Poggiali snares provisional Suzuka pole

REIGNING world champion Manuel Poggiali drew first blood at a sun-drenched Suzuka today when he grabbed provisional pole for Sunday’s opening 125 GP.The Italian was 0.2s faster than Spanish teenager...

Rossi gives Honda RCV pole on Suzuka debut

Rossi gives Honda RCV pole on Suzuka debut

Valentino Rossi shrugged off his second crash in two days to give the new Honda RCV four-stroke a dream debut in Suzuka today when he grabbed pole position for the historic first MotoGP race.The...

Short people have all the luck

Short people have all the luck

Short people have all the luck

No wonder he’s smiling… have you seen how big his helmet is?!

No wonder he’s smiling… have you seen how big his helmet is?!

No wonder he’s smiling… have you seen how big his helmet is?!

The real question is, where is DJ’s hand?

The real question is, where is DJ’s hand?

The real question is, where is DJ’s hand?

Is this her way of convincing Steve not to move to WSB?

Is this her way of convincing Steve not to move to WSB?

Is this her way of convincing Steve not to move to WSB?

Carmichael takes win number five in Houston

Carmichael takes win number five in Houston

Ricky Carmichael extended his EA Sports Supercross lead with a win in Houston ahead of fellow Honda rider Nathan Ramsey and the Kawasaki of Ezra Lusk. The 125 event was won by Matt Walker, from by...

She’d heard the joke before, but that didn’t stop her laughing at our snapper

She’d heard the joke before, but that didn’t stop her laughing at our snapper

She’d heard the joke before, but that didn’t stop her laughing at our snapper

If a tyre was that shiny it would need a good scrubbing in

If a tyre was that shiny it would need a good scrubbing in

If a tyre was that shiny it would need a good scrubbing in

Free British Superbikes preview with MCN

Free British Superbikes preview with MCN

You could win VIP tickets complete with instant access to the stars (and even to walk around the grid as it forms up) in a FREE eight-page supplement in this week’s MCN out in the UK on...

In the hot seat

In the hot seat

Keep the seat warm for me love…

James Haydon: In his own words

Dazzie: James, Laguna Seca is the 5th from last race of the season. Is it worth rushing development for the sake of 5 races?JamesHaydon: Well, there will not be any rush in development that's why we are waiting till then. We could have rushed and come out sooner, but you have to remember it's only just past halfway through the season, and if there was any thought that development would have to be...

James Haydon: Foggy knows bikes get crashed

James Haydon: Foggy knows bikes get crashed

James Haydon joined registered motorcyclenews.com users to answer their questions in a live webchat today, Thursday March 28. He told them how frustrating it was for him to be sitting out races, but...

MCN2U: Results, news and competitions to your mobile

MCN2U: Results, news and competitions to your mobile

A few moments and your mobile phone are all you need to join in with MCN2U.MCN2U brings motorcycle news and competitions direct to your phone*. It is currently available for BT Cellnet and Vodafone...

Kawasaki GP prototype tests chassis at Suzuka

Kawasaki GP prototype tests chassis at Suzuka

Kawasaki’s four-stroke GP machine prototype debuted a new aluminium twin-spar chassis at the Suzuka tests.On the day that the factory unveiled concept images of the new ZX-RR machine(see right) tester...

Aprilia GP team meets the world

Aprilia GP team meets the world

In a glittering ceremony at the firm’s Italian HQ, has Aprilia revealed the final look of its four-stroke Grand Prix contender and team.Company chief Ivano Beggio introduced the gorgeous RS3 ‘Cube’ GP...

Rossi: two strokes can beat me

Rossi: two strokes can beat me

Valentino Rossi has been beaten in testing for the second time this year by a two-stroke NSR, and he reckons it won’t be the last time.Daijiro Katoh was again the man. His best lap of 2:04.40 was...

Simon Crafar: In his own words

Gsxer400: How long did it take you to decide to make a comeback?SimonCrafar: Er, I would say about a week. Thinking about it and talking to a couple of teams and my wife, and deciding that I was really was as fired up as I felt and it really wasn't just a brief...mid-life crisisDpc: How does a 2002 R1 British superbike compare with the Yamaha GP bike you rode?SimonCrafar: Obviously, on paper it's...

Reynolds: ‘I can’t beat Ducati’

Reynolds: ‘I can’t beat Ducati’

SUZUKI’S John Reynolds says his GSX-R1000 needs even more development before it can beat the Ducatis in this year’s British Superbike series. The defending champion had seemed happy with the progress...

Crafar: ‘It’s a race against time’

Crafar: ‘It’s a race against time’

The BSB star and winner of the 1998 British GP joined us for a live webchat today, Thursday March 21.He revealed to our users that the Yamaha R1 he’ll be racing needs works before it will be in...

Hislop quickest at BSB Silverstone test

Hislop quickest at BSB Silverstone test

STEVE HISLOP cemented his reputation as the pre-season favourite for this season’s MCN British Superbike championship with some stunning times in testing at Silverstone yesterday.It was the first time...

OK, where’s the moustachioed David Hasselhoff lookalike called Sven?

OK, where’s the moustachioed David Hasselhoff lookalike called Sven?

OK, where’s the moustachioed David Hasselhoff lookalike called Sven?

Traffic calming, MCN style

Traffic calming, MCN style

Just by placing two young ladies at the entrance, average speed dropped by 50%. If only there were more schemes like this one…

She can can can hold my umbrella any time

She can can can hold my umbrella any time

She can can can hold my umbrella any time

Happy in their work

Happy in their work

The MCN girls are giving it away…

The sun was out, but why wear shades when you can look like that?

The sun was out, but why wear shades when you can look like that?

The sun was out, but why wear shades when you can look like that?

Moodie quits WSS for TT

Moodie quits WSS for TT

Jim Moodie has quit the Saveco Yamaha world supersport team and signed to ride V&M Yamahas at the North West 200, TT and Ulster Grand Prix.But the deal could go beyond the major road races. Moodie...

More TV coverage for World 250cc MX

More TV coverage for World 250cc MX

You’ll be able to see all the World MX 250ccc races live, or at least on the same day, after Eurosport struck a new deal with promoters DornaDorna’s coverage of World Motorcross is set to break new...

Aren’t blondes supposed to have more fun?

Aren’t blondes supposed to have more fun?

Aren’t blondes supposed to have more fun? She looks like she needs a good cheering up