2008

British Superbikes Almeria test: Cal Crutchlow impressed with Honda Fireblade

British Superbikes Almeria test: Cal Crutchlow impressed with Honda Fireblade

Both Cal Crutchlow and HM Plant Honda team-mate Leon Haslam had their first experience of the 2008 Honda Fireblade at the official Pirelli test at Almeria, both finishing day one with quick times...

British Superbikes Almeria test: Tom Sykes biding time with his Suzuki

British Superbikes Almeria test: Tom Sykes biding time with his Suzuki

MCN caught up with Rizla Suzuki new boy Tom Sykes before his second day out on track at Almeria in Spain, and he spoke of the importance of looking at the long run. Sykes said: “I’ve been jumping off...

British Superbikes Almeria test: Shane Byrne happy with early pace

British Superbikes Almeria test: Shane Byrne happy with early pace

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne impressed after just one day of testing at the official Pirelli test in Almeria Spain. The 2003 British Superbike champion did a number of 18 lap race simulations on day one, with...

British Superbikes Almeria test: Billy McConnell getting reaquainted with BSB

British Superbikes Almeria test: Billy McConnell getting reaquainted with BSB

Billy McConnell has had his first taste of British Superbike action with the MSS Kawasaki squad at the team’s first test in Spain. Despite having a small off during the opening day of the Pirelli...

British Superbikes: Airwaves Ducati duo Leon Camier and Shane Byrne ready to go

British Superbikes: Airwaves Ducati duo Leon Camier and Shane Byrne ready to go

Shane Byrne and Leon Camier have both said they are raring to get out on the all-new Ducati 1098 ahead of the three-day British Superbike test at Almeria, which kicks off today.  Despite the...

BSB: MotorSport Vision to run British Superbikes

BSB: MotorSport Vision to run British Superbikes

MotorSport Vision has taken over the responsibility of organisation and promotion of the British Superbike championship from Dorna UK. MSV has signed a ten-year agreement with the Motorcycle Circuit...

Video: Off-roading with Chris Walker

MCN World Superbike reporter Michael Guy caught up with British Supersport rider Chris 'Stalker' Walker at an off road track as he prepares for the 2008 season. Walker talks about the upcoming Qatar testing, his love of off-roading and his aims for the 2008 season with Kawasaki. Read the full article in this weeks Motorcycle News out Wednesday 20th February 2008

Beowulf Racing's Supersport Yamaha R6 makes first appearance

Beowulf Racing’s Pat McDougall has been testing the Yamaha YZF-R6 he will be racing in this year’s British Supersport Cup Championship at Snetterton. See Beowulf testing in Cartagena The 22-year-old completed five 20-minute sessions on the motorcycle he will be racing this season after previously testing a fleet of Yamaha R6’s to be used by the European Superstock riders. Pat McDougall said: “The...

Video: Tuning a British Supersport Triumph 675

Paul Young spent the last couple of years developing a Triumph Daytona 675 rider in British Supersport but now he's joined the Embassy Triumph team and has got the help of engine man John Trigger to work on the bike. We caught up with Trigger to see how he will be developing th bike throughout the year. Click here to see our interview with rider Paul Young

Video: Paul Young - Factory backed Triumph rider

Paul Young spent the last couple of years developing a Triumph Daytona 675 rider in British Supersport but now he's joined the Embassy Triumph team and has got full factory backing. We caught up with Youngy to see how he is coping with actually having some backing for a change. Click here to watch our interview with engine man John Trigger

Video: Craig Jones and Tommy Hill pick their Fantasy Road Race

If you’re looking for the inside line on who to pick for your MCN Fantasy Road Race competition then look no further. Last week World Supersport racers Craig Jones and Tommy Hill visited MCN’s offices where we got them to chose their own team and give us the low down on what they think is going to happen in 2008. So if you’re looking for inspiration have a look at the riders they selected and...

Silverstone redevelopment plans given major boost

Silverstone redevelopment plans given major boost

The proposal for redevelopment at Silverstone circuit took a major boost this week after plans were passed by South Northamptonshire Council’s Cabinet Committee. The main reason for the redevelopment...

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki pair obliterate Al Carras lap record

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki pair obliterate Al Carras lap record

Rizla Suzuki team-mates Tom Sykes and Atsushi Watanabe left the Al Carras last night (Wednesday) after obliterating the existing lap record at the demanding Spanish circuit following three days of...

National Superstock: Astro superstockers get Kawasaki backing

National Superstock: Astro superstockers get Kawasaki backing

Astro Racing has become Kawasaki's official superstock team for 2008 with Kenny Gilbertson on board. He has been campaigning ZX-10Rs in National Superstock under the Astro banner since 2006 and can't...

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki test at Calafat again

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki test at Calafat again

Rizla Suzuki continued their winter development programme with three days of testing at Calafat in Spain – their first chance to run on the Pirelli tyres they will race in British Superbikes this...

Video: Crutchlow and Jones visit the MCN offices

British Superbike star Cal Crutchlow and World Supersport Brit Craig Jones pop into the MCN offices to bring us up to date on what they have been up to.

MotoGP champ Casey Stoner helps Leon Camier's recovery

MotoGP champ Casey Stoner helps Leon Camier's recovery

MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner is proving an invaluable ally in Leon Camier's bid to regain full fitness ahead of the new British superbike campaign. Factory Ducati rider Stoner has become...

Video: MSS Kawasaki team update

MCN Sports Editor Gary Pinchin recently visited the MSS Discovery British Superbike team at its headquarters to speak to team owner Nick Morgan In our video interview Morgan talks us through the bike and gives his opinion on the previous and current riders. You can read the full interview in the latest copy of MCN (Wednesday 30th January) Watch our interview with Stuart Easton

Video: Relentless Suzuki boss talks

The Relentless TAS Suzuki team have plenty of expierence building superbike-spec GSX-1000s for the roads but the requirements of BSB are very different. This year the team is moving into the British series with their 2007 British Supersport champion Michael Laverty Watch the video below to see team boss Phillip Neill interviewd about the bike and read the full story in this weeks copy of MCN...

Play MCN Fantasy Road Race 2008 free

Play MCN Fantasy Road Race 2008 free

If you’ve ever wondered why race team managers choose ageing has-been’s or inexperienced rookies to ride in their team and think you could do better selecting your own dream team line up – then here’s...

2008 KTM Super Duke R Battle commences

2008 KTM Super Duke R Battle commences

Last season the KTM Super Duke Championship wowed BSB fans with brilliant bar to bar racing and after it’s successful debut season the series is back again in 2008. Click here to see Adam Child's...

Steve Plater assumes rider/manager role

Steve Plater assumes rider/manager role

Steve Plater is now the team manager as well as BSB rider for AIM Yamaha. We spoke to him about his new role – and the forthcoming season. Click here to see Steve Plater's thoughts on the 2008 North...

Jentin confirm Andrews for British Superbikes

Jentin confirm Andrews for British Superbikes

Jentin Racing have confirmed Simon Andrews will stay with the team in BSB this year. The Lloyds British-backed Yamaha team are building two brand new 2008 R1s and 23-year-old Andrews said: "I'm...

Embassy run official Triumph BSS effort

Embassy run official Triumph BSS effort

Embassy Racing Moto has announced it will be the official Triumph factory-supported team in British Supersport in 2008. The team will run two riders in the hugely competitive Supersport class. Joining...

Beowulf switch to Yamaha

Beowulf switch to Yamaha

Beowulf Racing has decided to switch to Yamaha for their 2008 UK and European campaigns. The team has run Suzuki machinery since 1997 but the change is down to machinery availability. Joint Team Owner...

Video: Medd gets BSS Virgin Yamaha ride

Nick Medd has spent the best part of two seasons on the sidelines. Now fully recovered from an horrific crash at Silverstone testing his own Ducati, he’s landed a ride with the Virgin Media Yamaha team in British Supersport. In this video interview he tells MCN about his aspirations for 2008. Video Interview with Joe Dickinson Karl Harris video interview Karl Harris gets Yamaha British...

Video: Dickinson and Tucklinks with Yamaha

British Supersport rider Joe Dickinson is still backed by Trucklinks in 2008 but now he’s part of Rob McElnea’s official Yamaha set-up. He talks to MCN about his forthcoming season.  Nick Medd talks to MCN Karl Harris video interview Karl Harris gets Yamaha British Superbike ride R1 Cup ready to Rock

Video: Harris with Yamaha

It’s been rumoured for some time but now it’s official.  Karl Harris is riding for Yamaha in BSB this year. Harris talks exclusively to MCN about his hopes for the season ahead. Nick Medd talks to MCN Video Interview with Joe Dickinson Karl Harris gets Yamaha British Superbike ride R1 Cup ready to Rock

It’s official: Karl Harris gets Yamaha British Superbike ride

It’s official: Karl Harris gets Yamaha British Superbike ride

Rob McElnea’s official Yamaha race team have a busy season ahead of them. Karl Harris and potentially a second rider in BSB, BJ Toal, Nick Medd and Joe Dickinson in British Supersport plus the...

R1 Cup ready to rock

R1 Cup ready to rock

The new Yamaha R1 Cup that blasts into action next year at BSB rounds is being backed  by Henderson Insurance Brokers. Rob McElnea, the man who gave us the Virgin Yamaha R6 Cup to allow...

Gearlink becomes official Kawasaki team in British Supersport

This week the Gearlink Kawasaki team announced their two rider British Supersport line-up of Chris Martin and Steve Neate, as well as stepping up to become the official Kawasaki team in the class. MCN spoke to Michael de Bidaph about this latest step up the ladder for his team … Click here to read our interview with Chris Martin MCN: Why Martin and Neate? de Bidaph: We were approached by ten...

Chris Martin gets a ride in new British Supersport Kawasaki team

Chris Martin was the 2006 BSB Cup champion. Now he’s one of two riders in the exciting new-look  Gearlink Kawasaki team in British Supersport. MCN spoke to him about his new ride. Read our interview with team boss Michael de Bidaph MCN: Chris, superbike to superposrt. How do you see this, as a step backwards or a positive career move? Martin: Very positive. People might view it as a...

Video: Easton gets superbike Kawasaki

He’s had a roller-coaster couple of years but Stuart Easton has bagged a top-line BSB ride with MSS Discovery Kawasaki this year. Check out this exclusive MCN video to get his thoughts on the season ahead…..

Vote for the MCN Man of the Year 2007

Vote for the MCN Man of the Year 2007

This is where you can vote for MCN's presitigious Man of the Year Award for 2007. The 2007 motorcycle racing season produced a dramatic year of surprise, drama and British success. But who do you...