June

British GP: Casey Stoner wins at Donington

British GP: Casey Stoner wins at Donington

Championship leader Casey Stoner has put in a masterful performance at Donington Park to claim victory at the British GP, his fifth win of the season. The Australian Marlboro Ducati rider took...

British GP: Andrea Dovizioso closes gap on Jorge Lorenzo; Dan Linfoot ninth

British GP: Andrea Dovizioso closes gap on Jorge Lorenzo; Dan Linfoot ninth

Andrea Dovizioso was handed victory one lap from the end at the British GP when leader Alex De Angelis dropped his Master Aprilia going down Craner Curves on the way to a certain first win of the...

British MotoGP: Anthony West tops morning warm-up at British GP

British MotoGP: Anthony West tops morning warm-up at British GP

Anthony West has proved his wet riding credentials this morning by posting the fastest lap of a morning warm-up at a dreary drenched Donington Park. The heavens opened this morning before the first...

Dirty Rossi

Dirty Rossi

Rossi's muddy, after crashing at Donington.

British MotoGP: Colin Edwards admits struggle despite British MotoGP pole position

British MotoGP: Colin Edwards admits struggle despite British MotoGP pole position

Colin Edwards reckons he still needs to drastically improve his speed through the tight and slow final section at Donington Park despite claiming pole position for tomorrow’s 30-lap British MotoGP...

Rossi gets off!

Rossi gets off!

Here are three photos of Valentino Rossi's crash after the back end of his bike came round on him and highsided him into the kitty litter in Friday morning's free practice session for the British...

Rossi fans Joe and Jamie

Rossi fans Joe and Jamie

My son Joe and his cousin Jamie in the KTM Superduke paddock at Donington MotoGP. Guess who they want to win?

British GP: Eugene Laverty starts 250 race from 15th

British GP: Eugene Laverty starts 250 race from 15th

British 250cc hopeful Eugene Laverty will line up on the fourth row of the grid for Sunday’s race at Donington aboard his LCR Honda. The 21-year-old from Ballymena posted a qualifying time of...

British MotoGP: Colin Edwards denies Valentino Rossi as Yamaha dominate British MotoGP qualifying

British MotoGP: Colin Edwards denies Valentino Rossi as Yamaha dominate British MotoGP qualifying

American Colin Edwards claimed his second career MotoGP pole position this afternoon at Donington Park to deny Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi in an enthralling end to final qualifying. The...

British GP: Bradley Smith on third row after massive high-side crash at Donington Park

British GP: Bradley Smith on third row after massive high-side crash at Donington Park

Battered and bruised Bradley Smith will start tomorrow’s British 125 GP from the third row of the grid after he suffered a vicious high-side crash at the end of this afternoon’s final qualifying...

British GP: Alvaro Bautista leads the way in 250 FP2

British GP: Alvaro Bautista leads the way in 250 FP2

Alvaro Bautista heads into this afternoons qualifying session with the fastest 250 lap of the weekend, recording a 1.33.397 with six minutes left on the clock in this morning’s free practice. ...

Show your power, Ducati!

A great race should be served to all MotoGP supporters. Even though Valentino Rossi and Marco Melandri feel England is their second home, the "young guns" like Casey Stoner and Pedrosa will take most of the race. Ducati will be the dangerous "monster" for the other riders.

British MotoGP: Nicky Hayden fastest as Valentino Rossi crashes again at British MotoGP

British MotoGP: Nicky Hayden fastest as Valentino Rossi crashes again at British MotoGP

Reigning MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden continued his sudden and shock return to form at the British MotoGP this morning while Valentino Rossi suffered a bizarre crash in the third and final free...

British MotoGP: Roger Lee Hayden to ride third factory Kawasaki in Laguna Seca MotoGP

British MotoGP: Roger Lee Hayden to ride third factory Kawasaki in Laguna Seca MotoGP

Kawasaki will field Roger Lee Hayden on a factory ZXRR in next month’s American MotoGP race in Laguna Seca. Roger Lee is the younger brother of reigning MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden and...

British GP: Bradley Smith 15th fastest in dry Saturday free practice session at Donington Park

British GP: Bradley Smith 15th fastest in dry Saturday free practice session at Donington Park

Bradley Smith missed out on moving into the top five of the second free practice session for the 125s after making a couple of mistakes on his final flying lap. Smith was on for a fourth fastest time...

Donington parking

So we are waiting our turn in the queue and after 30 minutes manage to enter the circuit, only to be stopped well inside the complex and told if we are not weekend campers that we have to make a U-turn and take the other entrance. This means going back out on to the main road where they have the right turn blocked off, so we have to go back towards the airport and rejoin the queue yet again. Why...

British MotoGP: Casey Stoner not worried by British boo boys

British MotoGP: Casey Stoner not worried by British boo boys

MotoGP world championship leader Casey Stoner has shrugged off the hostile reception he received from some British fans on the eve of this weekend’s British GP at Donington Park. When the 21-year-old...

British GP: Alex De Angelis fastest in crash ridden 250 first qualifying session

British GP: Alex De Angelis fastest in crash ridden 250 first qualifying session

Alex De Angelis put himself to the top of the time sheets in the first qualifying session for the 250 class, but his scorching laps in the soaking conditions didn’t come without consequences. The San...

British MotoGP: Sete Gibernau turned down Kawasaki MotoGP ride

British MotoGP: Sete Gibernau turned down Kawasaki MotoGP ride

Sete Gibernau rejected the chance to resurrect his career with Kawasaki’s factory MotoGP squad. The retired Spaniard was considered to replace French rider Olivier Jacque for the rest of the MotoGP...

British MotoGP: Picture exclusive - Valentino Rossi crashes out at Donington Park

British MotoGP: Picture exclusive - Valentino Rossi crashes out at Donington Park

MCN reader Kerry Green was in the perfect place at Coppice corner this morning as Fiat Yamaha's Valentino Rossi crashed in the wet in the first free practice session. Kerry Green, sent these exclusive...

British MotoGP: Keen Race Preperations' youngsters Donington Park dream comes true

British MotoGP: Keen Race Preperations' youngsters Donington Park dream comes true

KRP youngsters Robbie Stewart, Nikki Coatesand Tom Hayward are gearing up for the biggest race of their lives at the British MotoGP on Sunday, June 24, 2007. Robbie Stewart from Perth, Nikki Coates...

British MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa buries rain demons to set pace in Donington MotoGP downpour

British MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa buries rain demons to set pace in Donington MotoGP downpour

Dani Pedrosa underlined his growing confidence in wet weather conditions to set the fastest time in this afternoon’s rain-soaked second free MotoGP practice session at Donington Park. Pedrosa has...

British MotoGP: Bradley Smith 11th quickest in Donington Park deluge

British MotoGP: Bradley Smith 11th quickest in Donington Park deluge

Bradley Smith claimed 11th place on the provisional grid in an opening 125 MotoGP qualifying session run in diabolical conditions at Donington Park this afternoon. Bradley Smith logged a best time of...

British GP: Andrea Dovizioso goes fastest in 250 FP1 at a damp Donington Park

British GP: Andrea Dovizioso goes fastest in 250 FP1 at a damp Donington Park

Koporon Team Scott Honda rider Andrea Dovizioso put in the fastest time of the first 250 practice session from the British GP, leading his closest rival by three tenths of a second. In the last ten...

British MotoGP: Picture special as Valentino Rossi crashes out of free practice at Donington Park

British MotoGP: Picture special as Valentino Rossi crashes out of free practice at Donington Park

Fiat Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi has been a victim of the poor conditions at the first MotoGP practice at Donington Park this morning.  Valentino Rossi crashed at Coppice corner just nine minutes...

British MotoGP: Stoner fastest in wet start to Donington MotoGP

British MotoGP: Stoner fastest in wet start to Donington MotoGP

MotoGP world championship leader Casey Stoner clocked the fastest time on a soaked Donington Park circuit this morning, as title rival Valentino Rossi was the highest profile victim of the appalling...

British MotoGP: Bradley Smith sixth quickest in rain lashed 125 MotoGP session

British MotoGP: Bradley Smith sixth quickest in rain lashed 125 MotoGP session

British teenager Bradley Smith ended a rain-lashed opening 125 MotoGP free practice session with the sixth fastest time at Donington Park.  The Repsol Honda rider was one of several crashers as...

British MotoGP: Colin Edwards reckons Michelin 16-inch rear tyre not ready

British MotoGP: Colin Edwards reckons Michelin 16-inch rear tyre not ready

Factory Yamaha rider Colin Edwards has told MCN it could be months before Michelin’s new 16-inch rear tyre is ready to race in the MotoGP world championship. The double World Superbike champion...

Bradley Smith, Dani Pedrosa, Colin Edwards and Marco Melandri talk to MCN

Bradley Smith, Dani Pedrosa, Colin Edwards and Marco Melandri talk to MCN

Ahead of the biggest event in the British racing calendar, MotoGP reporter Matthew Birt spoke to some of the leading contenders about their plans for Donington Park. Check out the audio files below...

British MotoGP: Rossi unconcerned by dire Donington weather forecast

British MotoGP: Rossi unconcerned by dire Donington weather forecast

Valentino Rossi says the prospect of a wet race in Sunday’s British MotoGP at Donington Park doesn’t hold any major concerns as he bids to close a 14-point deficit on series leader Casey Stoner. In...

British MotoGP: Leon Haslam forced to reject Team Roberts MotoGP ride

British MotoGP: Leon Haslam forced to reject Team Roberts MotoGP ride

British Superbike rider Leon Haslam was forced to reject a late approach from Kenny Roberts’ MotoGP squad about a ride in this weekend’s British GP at Donington Park. The Banbury-based team...

British MotoGP: Burgess: Engine performance more important than ever in MotoGP

British MotoGP: Burgess: Engine performance more important than ever in MotoGP

Valentino Rossi’s crew chief Jerry Burgess reckons engine performance is now more critical than ever in the new 800cc MotoGP era. The advantage held by Ducati’s impressive new factory GP7 has been...

British MotoGP: Dunlop confident of retaining MotoGP status

British MotoGP: Dunlop confident of retaining MotoGP status

Dunlop bosses are confident that its tyres will remain in the MotoGP world championship in 2008. Dunlop currently supplies tyres to Yamaha’s satellite Tech 3 squad with Makoto Tamada and Sylvain...

British MotoGP: Kevin Schwantz waiting on Suzuki's third MotoGP bike plan

British MotoGP: Kevin Schwantz waiting on Suzuki's third MotoGP bike plan

Kevin Schwantz has again reiterated his desire to make a full-time return to the MotoGP world championship in 2008. The Texan legend has been the subject of intense speculation he will return next...

British MotoGP: Kawasaki confirm West to ride ZX-RR for rest of MotoGP season

British MotoGP: Kawasaki confirm West to ride ZX-RR for rest of MotoGP season

Kawasaki’s factory MotoGP team has confirmed to MCN that Anthony West will join Randy de Puniet for the remainder of the 2007 world championship. As was revealed exclusively by MCN on Tuesday, the...

I'll be a VIP at the MotoGP

All the competitions I've entered in the past... I've won the odd fiver. Oh, and a CD. Listening to Radio 2 last week I entered the competition to win some MotoGP tickets. I only won first prize! I nearly cried. Can't wait!