April

British Supersport: Gearlink Kawasaki head to Oulton Park on a high

British Supersport: Gearlink Kawasaki head to Oulton Park on a high

After securing a podium finish at the first race of the season at Thruxton a fortnight ago, the Gearlink Kawasaki squad is looking to better that result this weekend and Thruxton. Team Owner and...

British Superbikes: Tom Grant to replace injured Adam Jenkinson

British Superbikes: Tom Grant to replace injured Adam Jenkinson

Former Virgin Yamaha R6 Cup champion Tom Grant will replace the injured Adam Jenkinson at Oulton Park about the SMT Honda. Jenkinson’s race two crash at Thruxton left the Mancunian with a broken right...

Rutter at Thruxton

Rutter at Thruxton

Michael Rutter celebrating his podium in the second race at Thruxton with a huge burnout.

Steve Plater group on bebo

Just set up a Steve Plater supporters' group on a social networking site. If you are a beboer the add the group, and show your support for the best road race to come from Lincolnshire, England ever simpily go onto http://www.bebo.com/steve-plater become a member, add your photos and leave a comment. Let's try and drum up support for the greatest road racer in recent years, in what could be his...

Video: Think! Academy Blog competition winner

The THINK! road safety campaign’s sponsorship of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship is now in it’s fifth year and this year we will be offering readers of MCN the chance to win VIP hospitality at each of the BSB races to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the racing. But that’s not all. Winners of each THINK! race promotion will also be given the task of becoming an MCN video blog reporter...

Henderson R1 Cup: We've finally made it

Henderson R1 Cup: We've finally made it

After what seems like an enternity the first ever race of the inaugural Henderson Yamaha R1 Cup kicked off at Thruxton at the weekend in front of a huge British Superbike crowd. But best of all the...

British Superbikes: BSB riders’ St George’s Day salute

British Superbikes: BSB riders’ St George’s Day salute

British Superbike contenders will be joining Englishmen across the country today (April 23) to celebrate St George’s Day. Four riders representing different manufactures paid tribute to their home...

Thruxton BSB

Thruxton BSB

Was at Thruxton on Sunday and saw the crash, only thing I did not have camera at ready. But got this shot of Tom Sykes running back for his spare bike or was he scared bomber was after him ?

British Superbikes: Adam Jenkinson to miss Oulton race

British Superbikes: Adam Jenkinson to miss Oulton race

SMT Honda’s Adam Jenkinson will not be racing at Oulton Park in two weekends time after the 23-year old from Manchester broke his right wrist at Thruxton this weekend. SMT Team Owner Robin Croft told...

Harris v Sykes

Harris v Sykes

A photos of Karl Harris v Tom Sykes

British Superbikes: Karl Harris breaks three bones in foot

British Superbikes: Karl Harris breaks three bones in foot

Karl Harris escaped his terrifying Thruxton accident with just two stitches in his top lip and three broken metatarsals in his right foot. The Rob Mac Yamaha rider was knocked from his R1 in race two...

Relentless Suzuki on a charge at Thruxton

Relentless Suzuki on a charge at Thruxton

Race action from the first live BSB Meeting at Thruxton 20th April08

MCN Daily 21/04/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 89 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we have pictures from this weekends MCN Live at Butlins and we round up the weekends sport for you with Shakey Byrne continuing his top while Cal Crutchlow recorded his first victory in BSB.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes...

My BSB pictures from Thruxton

My BSB pictures from Thruxton

Hey, just thought id show some of my pictures from BSB thruxton, was my first outing with my camera was quite chuffed I got the exact moment they collided, Like the shot where Tom went to see if Karl...

Thruxton British superbikes: Cal Crutchlow records maiden victory in race two

Thruxton British superbikes: Cal Crutchlow records maiden victory in race two

HM Plant Honda new boy Cal Crutchlow continued an amazing start to his second season in British Superbikes by recording his first ever victory at Thruxton. The Coventry rider, who joined the team with...

Haslam to be cited.

Having reviewed the second race of BSB today, 20th April, I am amazed at the race control not citing Leon Haslam for dangerous riding. First the out of control at the chicane where he went off taking Harris with him, Haslam has showed many times he has little control of his bike under extreme braking. Then, later, turning across Sykes after overtaking him and taking Sykes front wheel out,...

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne wins Thruxton race one

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne wins Thruxton race one

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has transferred his awesome pre-season testing and Brands Hatch form into the first win of the year at Thruxton with a faultless race display. Byrne, who headed off pole position,...

British Superbikes: Michael Rutter with surprise front row start for Thruxton

British Superbikes: Michael Rutter with surprise front row start for Thruxton

Michael Rutter set a storming 1.19.949 lap in wet conditions during qualifying at Thruxton to land himself the third spot on the grid for tomorrow’s race. MCN caught up with Rutter straight after the...

British Superbikes: Leon Haslam confident for Thruxton race setup

British Superbikes: Leon Haslam confident for Thruxton race setup

Leon Haslam will line-up for tomorrow’s first British Superbike race of the season at Thruxton from second on the grid, confident that he’s got a good setup for the two races. Haslam set a 1.19.872,...

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne on Thruxton pole

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne on Thruxton pole

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has secured his second pole on the season, adding to the fastest qualifying lap he set at Brands Hatch a fortnight ago. Byrne set a pole lap of 1.19.704 – just four seconds slower...

British Superbikes: Karl Harris leads and Adam Jenkinson shocks in final wet free practice

British Superbikes: Karl Harris leads and Adam Jenkinson shocks in final wet free practice

Rob Mac Racing’s Karl Harris has powered to the top of the third and final free practice session at Thruxton in wet conditions. Standing water didn’t slow the bikes dramatically, with Harris’ fastest...

British Superbikes: MSS Discovery Kawasaki making steady progress at Thruxton

British Superbikes: MSS Discovery Kawasaki making steady progress at Thruxton

Stuart Easton put MSS Discovery Kawasaki up into the top ten in Friday practice, with the team making bounding improvements over the first weekend’s performance at Brands Hatch. MCN caught up with MSS...

British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow ends first day at Thruxton provisionally pole

British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow ends first day at Thruxton provisionally pole

HM Plant Honda’s Cal Crutchlow set an impressive first day benchmark at Thruxton with a fastest time of 1.15.07 in difficult conditions. Crutchlow’s time, just two tenths off the outright record set...

British Superbikes: Leon Morris lands Airwaves Scholarship

British Superbikes: Leon Morris lands Airwaves Scholarship

Twenty-one year old Thruxton local Leon Morris will be benefiting from words of wisdom from Airwaves Ducati team boss Colin Wright as part of the Airwaves Scholarship. Morris, who rides for Trimite...

British Superbikes: Tena for Men Honda look toward Thruxton

British Superbikes: Tena for Men Honda look toward Thruxton

Tena for Men Honda is one of the new-look outfits in the British Superbike paddock for 2008 but running two familiar riders. MCN caught up with both Superbike hopeful Tristan Palmer and his Superbike...

Present the Airwaves Kick Up a Gear British Superbike award

Present the Airwaves Kick Up a Gear British Superbike award

Do you fancy presentig the Airwaves Kick Up a Gear Award to the most improved rider in British Superbikes? Well Airwaves chewing gum has joined forces with motorcyclenews.com to give you the...

BSB Brands Shakey & Leon

BSB Brands Shakey & Leon

BSB Brands Shakey & Leon It was a Shakey start to the first BSB round at Brands due to the snow but it was still really fine and sunny on the practice days. Shakey and Leon were looking fast and...

British Superbikes: Q&A with Pirelli boss Guglielmo Fiocchi

British Superbikes: Q&A with Pirelli boss Guglielmo Fiocchi

Just how big is the control tyre deal for Pirelli? The answer: big enough to send the MD of the entire motorcycling department to check out British Superbikes for himself. We spoke to Pirelli’s Moto...

British Superbikes: Sean Emmett to ride for AIM Yamaha at Thruxton

British Superbikes: Sean Emmett to ride for AIM Yamaha at Thruxton

Sean Emmett has been drafted in to replace Steve Plater at Thruxton this weekend in the AIM British Superbike squad with the 2007 Macau winner fulfilling duties with the GMT94 Yamaha team in World...

Snow test at Snetterton

Snow test at Snetterton

I know Hydrex Honda are short of track time so I suppose you've got to test something! Guy Martin at the Snetterton test.

Atsushi Watanabe's snowy introduction to BSB

Atsushi Watanabe's snowy introduction to BSB

Atsushi Watanabe at the recent BSB Snetterton test. Welcome to England!!

Getting comfortable on the Buildbase Ducati

Getting comfortable on the Buildbase Ducati

Ultimate track day tool or is that fool? my mate Bob Sallows keeping it warm for lil Loris.

Meeting Rio - or ITV's Jane Omorogbe

Meeting Rio - or ITV's Jane Omorogbe

Gladiator ready? Contender smile!!!

No helmet jokes

No helmet jokes

No helmet jokes !!!

Should have gone to Specsavers!

Should have gone to Specsavers!

Should have gone to Specsavers !!!

Now we know what John McGuinness really thinks!

Now we know what John McGuinness really thinks!

Thats no to the autograph then John !!!