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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...

WSB: Sykes and Reiterberger unveil 2019 BMW livery

WSB: Sykes and Reiterberger unveil 2019 BMW livery

The all-new BMW Motorrad WorldSBK team unveiled its livery for the 2019 World Superbike season in Portimao this morning. The new factory effort, fielded by Shaun Muir Racing, lifted the covers off the...

MotoGP: Petronas Yamaha reveal 2019 machines

MotoGP: Petronas Yamaha reveal 2019 machines

The Petronas SRT squad have pulled the covers off their five new bikes for the 2019 season in a launch at the iconic Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, showing off not only the Yamaha MotoGP machines...

Live: Petronas SRT unveil all three teams

Live: Petronas SRT unveil all three teams

MotoGP's newest team, the Petronas SRT squad, will unveil their 2019 colours this morning live from their home in Kuala Lumpur. With Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo showing off their new Yamaha...

BSB: Sylvain Barrier signs with Brixx Ducati for 2019

BSB: Sylvain Barrier signs with Brixx Ducati for 2019

Two-time FIM Superstock 1000 Cup champion Sylvain Barrier has become the 30th rider on the 2019 British Superbike grid, after signing a deal with newly-formed Brixx Ducati. Announced earlier this...

WSB: Rea tops test as Ducati hits stumbling block

WSB: Rea tops test as Ducati hits stumbling block

Four-time World Champion Jonathan Rea shot to the top of the timesheets as this week’s Jerez World Superbike test ended on Thursday afternoon. It was very much a test of two halves. Wednesday was an...

Roads: David Johnson joins Ian Hutchinson at Honda for 2019

Roads: David Johnson joins Ian Hutchinson at Honda for 2019

Honda Racing have today announced that David Johnson will be joining Ian Hutchinson for the 2019 road racing season. The duo will be competing for the team at both the North West 200 and Isle of...

Roads: Michael Dunlop prepares for 2019 campaign with Tyco BMW

Roads: Michael Dunlop prepares for 2019 campaign with Tyco BMW

Michael Dunlop and TAS Racing have today confirmed that they will be joining forces for a second consecutive international road racing season. The 18-time TT winner will be competing on the team’s...

WSB: Pirelli to bring new tyre for sprint race

WSB: Pirelli to bring new tyre for sprint race

A special tyre will be introduced for the new sprint races in World Superbikes this season, MCN can reveal. For the first time in the 32-year history of the Superbike World Championship, weekends will...

MotoGP: Hayden’s iconic 69 to be retired

MotoGP: Hayden’s iconic 69 to be retired

Former world champion Nicky Hayden’s iconic number 69 will be retired from MotoGP at this year’s Grand Prix of the Americas. One of the most beloved riders ever to grace the grand Prix paddock, the...

WSB: The sun comes out at the Jerez test

WSB: The sun comes out at the Jerez test

Following a Wednesday which could only be described as 'miserable' weather-wise, the sun is now shining in Jerez for the second and final day of this week’s World Superbike test. With the good weather...