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Moto2: Qualifying changes in support classes for 2019

Moto2: Qualifying changes in support classes for 2019

The 2019 Moto2 and Moto3 classes will see a big change in format, with the two support series moving to mimic MotoGP’s two-part sessions. The move comes after repeated complaints about dangerous...

Gallery: Grand Prix racing class of 2019 assembles for photos

Gallery: Grand Prix racing class of 2019 assembles for photos

The 2019 Grand Prix racing grids assembled for their official ‘back to school’ photos ahead of the season kicking off properly tomorrow at the Qatar Grand Prix. Lining up at the Losail circuit for...

Video: Preseason chat with Cal Crutchlow

Video: Preseason chat with Cal Crutchlow

With the 2019 MotoGP season only hours away, the LCR Honda squad have sat down with British racer Cal Crutchlow to preview the upcoming season. Talking about the road back to full recovery after...

Moto2: Lowes on a high ahead of opening round

Moto2: Lowes on a high ahead of opening round

Sam Lowes goes into this weekend’s first round of the 2019 Moto2 season brimming with confidence, with blistering pace in the final preseason test and topping the three-day outing at the Losail...

Moto2: Dixon unveils Angel Nieto KTM's new Qatari sponsor

Moto2: Dixon unveils Angel Nieto KTM's new Qatari sponsor

Jake Dixon has pulled the covers off his new Sama Investments-backed Angel Nieto KTM machine ahead of this weekend’s opening round of the 2019 Moto2 championship, with the Qatari investment fund...

MotoGP: Rossi ‘able to understand many things’ on Friday

MotoGP: Rossi ‘able to understand many things’ on Friday

Valentino Rossi says he’ll be able to understand many things about Yamaha’s progress over the past two years when the 2019 season kicks off properly on Friday at Qatar’s Losail circuit. Struggling...

Shane Byrne: 'I want to ride again'

Shane Byrne: 'I want to ride again'

This year’s off-season has been a strange one for six-time British Superbike champion Shane Byrne, who continues to recover from injuries he sustained in a frightening crash during testing at...

MotoGP: Marquez and Lorenzo gear up for opening round

MotoGP: Marquez and Lorenzo gear up for opening round

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez says he can’t wait to get going when the opening round of the 2019 MotoGP season starts on Friday. Still not fully fit after undergoing surgery to fix his shoulder...

Moto3: McPhee happy with sixth as Fenati tops test

Moto3: McPhee happy with sixth as Fenati tops test

John McPhee has finished the final preseason Moto3 test of 2019 happy with sixth overall, walking away from the outing at the Losail circuit pleased to have set his lap times alone as well as working...

Moto2: Lowes dominates final preseason test

Moto2: Lowes dominates final preseason test

Sam Lowes has dominated the final day of preseason testing for the 2019 moto2 season at Qatar’s Losail circuit, ending the final day faster a quarter of a second faster than the opposition and in...

Moto3: Fenati continues to control Losail test

Moto3: Fenati continues to control Losail test

Romano Fenati has continued to control the Moto3 action at the class’s final preseason test of 2019, ending day two of three at the Losail circuit 0.1 ahead of Snipers Honda teammate Tony Arbolino.

Moto2: Lowes tops day two in Qatar

Moto2: Lowes tops day two in Qatar

Sam Lowes has topped the combined times after two days of testing at Qatar’s Losail circuit, ending the day confident and clear of the field despite sitting out the final of three sessions. Lapping...

Live: Watch BT Sport's MotoGP season preview show

Live: Watch BT Sport's MotoGP season preview show

The BT Sport crew are once again heading to London's Bike Shed to host a live show previewing all the action from the 2019 MotoGP season. Kicking off at 1945 tonight, Saturday 2nd March, you can watch...

Moto2: Binder from Lowes again in Qatar

Moto2: Binder from Lowes again in Qatar

Brad Binder and Sam Lowes have continued to control the top of the time sheets in Moto2 as testing for the series moves from Spain to Qatar, with the two leading the field after the opening day of...

Moto3: Arbolino leads opening day in tricky conditions

Moto3: Arbolino leads opening day in tricky conditions

Snipers Team Honda rider Tony Arbolino has topped the opening day of Moto3 testing at Qatar’s Losail circuit, ending up 0.101 ahead of teammate Romano Fenati. Riding in tricky conditions among high...

Roads: Alastair Seeley to race PBM Ducati Panigale V4R at North West 200

Roads: Alastair Seeley to race PBM Ducati Panigale V4R at North West 200

Former British Supersport and Superstock champion, Alastair Seeley, has tonight confirmed he will be racing for PBM Be Wiser Ducati at this year’s North West 200 road races. Looking for his 25th...

Gallery: The 2019 MotoGP grid

Gallery: The 2019 MotoGP grid

With the final announcement of the Alma Pramac Ducati colours for the 2019 MotoGP season, we can now get a look at the full grid for the season ahead. And, with not a bad-looking motorbike on it, it's...

MotoGP: Pramac the last team to show off 2019 liveries

MotoGP: Pramac the last team to show off 2019 liveries

Alma Pramac Ducati have become the final team on the 2019 MotoGP grid to unveil their new colours, going for a very different design for Jack Miller and Pecco Bagnaia’s bikes for the coming...

BSB: Graeme Irwin makes switch to tarmac racing in 2019

BSB: Graeme Irwin makes switch to tarmac racing in 2019

Former British Motorcross Champion, Graeme Irwin has announced that he will compete in the British Superstock 1000 championship in 2019, riding a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR for Team 109 Kawasaki. MORE BSB...

WSB Phillip Island: Bautista makes it three

WSB Phillip Island: Bautista makes it three

Alvaro Bautista stamped his authority on the World Superbike championship with an utterly dominant display in Phillip Island; winning all three races. Onboard the factory Aruba Ducati, the 34 year old...

MotoGP: Viñales tops first night of testing in Qatar

MotoGP: Viñales tops first night of testing in Qatar

Yamaha rider Maverick Viñales has topped the first night of pre-season testing at Qatar’s Losail circuit, ending the night a tenth of a second ahead of Suzuki rider Alex Rins. Pleased with the work...

MotoGP: Riders to trial new penalty system

MotoGP: Riders to trial new penalty system

MotoGP riders will trial a new penalty system this weekend at the Qatar test, using a new loop added to the Losail circuit. Instead of dropping a place or being given a time penalty for misdemeanours...

WSB: Bautista dominates race one at Phillip Island

WSB: Bautista dominates race one at Phillip Island

World Superbike rookie Alvaro Bautista has dominated the opening race of the 2019 season in Australia, finishing just shy of 15 seconds ahead of four-time champion Jonathan Rea. The win makes the...

MotoGP: Aprilia debut 2019 RS-GP

MotoGP: Aprilia debut 2019 RS-GP

The Aprilia factory duo of Aleix Espargaro and Andrea Iannone have pulled the covers off their 2019 RS-GP MotoGP machine this afternoon in Qatar, just ahead of the second and final preseason test.

MotoGP: Street race planned in Indonesia

MotoGP: Street race planned in Indonesia

MotoGP have started plans to take the championship back to Indonesia for the first time in two decades, with the Managing Director of the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation announcing this week...

MotoGP: Have Yamaha fixed their woes?

MotoGP: Have Yamaha fixed their woes?

Perhaps the most anticipated question to be answered from the first MotoGP test 2019 in Sepang, all eyes were on the factory Monster Energy Yamaha squad last week as they got a make or break season...

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...