October

MotoGP competition: Win the chance to report for MCN in Valencia

MotoGP competition: Win the chance to report for MCN in Valencia

One lucky reader could be taking a guest on a VIP trip to the Valencia MotoGP to act as an MCN reporter next weekend. All the winners will have to do is get their own flights – the rest of the trip...

MotoGP: Toni Elias clinches D’Antin Ducati deal

MotoGP: Toni Elias clinches D’Antin Ducati deal

In a move widely anticipated for weeks, Spaniard Toni Elias will partner Sylvain Guintoli in the 2008 MotoGP world championship. This morning’s announcement (Friday) follows yesterday’s confirmation...

MotoGP: Max Biaggi’s Honda hopes crushed as Gresini squad confirms Shinya Nakano

MotoGP: Max Biaggi’s Honda hopes crushed as Gresini squad confirms Shinya Nakano

Honda’s reluctance to work with controversial Italian Max Biaggi again has resulted in the satellite Gresini squad today announcing that Shinya Nakano will ride for the Italian team in the 2008 MotoGP...

MotoGP: Single tyre rule was wrong for MotoGP says teams chief

MotoGP: Single tyre rule was wrong for MotoGP says teams chief

A single tyre rule would have been wrong for the MotoGP world championship had it been implemented for 2008. That’s the view of International Race Teams Association boss Mike Trimby, despite the fact...

MotoGP: Bradley Smith confirms factory Aprilia 125GP deal

MotoGP: Bradley Smith confirms factory Aprilia 125GP deal

Bradley Smith has confirmed he will ride for the Polaris World Aprilia squad in the 2008 MotoGP world 125 championship. As was revealed by MCN earlier this month, the 16-year-old officially signed a...

MotoGP: New 600cc class delayed for one year

MotoGP: New 600cc class delayed for one year

Plans to axe the world 250 championship for a new prototype 600cc class have been delayed until 2011. Although a capacity for the new class has still to be officially finalised, a 600cc class remains...

MotoGP: Suzuki plot Ben Spies future to fend off rival interest

MotoGP: Suzuki plot Ben Spies future to fend off rival interest

Suzuki will run Ben Spies in at least two MotoGP races in 2008 in a bid to prevent the reigning American superbike champion from being lured to the premier class by a rival manufacturer. Ben Spies...

MotoGP: Scott Redding signs MotoGP 125 deal

MotoGP: Scott Redding signs MotoGP 125 deal

Fourteen-year-old Gloucestershire schoolboy Scott Redding has clinched a three-year deal with the Spanish-based BQR Blusens Aprilia world championship team. He will become the team’s number one rider...

West's jump start

West's jump start

Kawasaki's Anthony West incurred a Jump Start Ride Through Penalty at this Sunday's Polini Malaysian Grand Prix, but why? To the eye he doesn't appear to have moved forward too early, but is that...

Sepang MotoGP Reaction: Valentino Rossi rues qualifying mistake after fifth place finish

Sepang MotoGP Reaction: Valentino Rossi rues qualifying mistake after fifth place finish

Valentino Rossi was left to contemplate what might have been as he finished today’s Malaysian GP in Sepang in fifth place to miss out on claiming his 100th premier class podium. The 28-year-old was...

Sepang MotoGP Reaction: Dani Pedrosa surprised at Sepang speed

Sepang MotoGP Reaction: Dani Pedrosa surprised at Sepang speed

Triple world champion Dani Pedrosa said he was surprised he could pose such a serious threat to Casey Stoner and Marco Melandri after he claimed only his second podium finish in the last seven races...

Sepang MotoGP Reaction: Marco Melandri returns to podium in Sepang

Sepang MotoGP Reaction: Marco Melandri returns to podium in Sepang

Italian Marco Melandri claimed his first podium finish since the end of July with a gutsy ride to second place in Malaysia. Melandri notched only his third podium of a disastrous 2007 season as he...

Sepang MotoGP reaction: Casey Stoner on his 10th win in Sepang sauna

Sepang MotoGP reaction: Casey Stoner on his 10th win in Sepang sauna

MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner continued his domination of the 2007 season with his 10th victory in baking hot conditions in Sepang today. The 22-year-old claimed another start-to-finish victory...

Sepang MotoGP: Win for Gabor Talmacsi takes 125cc GP title to final race in Spain

Sepang MotoGP: Win for Gabor Talmacsi takes 125cc GP title to final race in Spain

Gabor Talmacsi extended his championship lead with victory in the 125cc GP at Sepang, increasing his advantage from one point to ten over Hector Faubel. Faubel started the race from pole position but...

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo is 2007 250cc GP champion, Hiroshi Aoyama wins race

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo is 2007 250cc GP champion, Hiroshi Aoyama wins race

Jorge Lorenzo will take the 250cc world championship with him to the MotoGP class with Yamaha in 2008, as he sealed an almost certain title with a third place. He had looked likely to take the race...

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner takes 10th win of 2007 as Valentino Rossi salvages fifth

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner takes 10th win of 2007 as Valentino Rossi salvages fifth

Casey Stoner has made history with his tenth victory of the 2007 MotoGP season, becoming the first rider to win the in the 125cc, 250cc and MotoGP classes at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. Pole...

Sepang MotoGP: Marco Melandri hoping to end Honda career in style

Sepang MotoGP: Marco Melandri hoping to end Honda career in style

Marco Melandri has vowed to repay Honda team boss Fausto Gresini with a storming finish to a disastrous 2007 season before he quits to join Casey Stoner in Ducati’s factory team. The Italian admitted...

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner ready to challenge for 10th victory

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner ready to challenge for 10th victory

Newly-crowned MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner is confident he can take his 2007 victory tally into double figures after he claimed a front row start for tomorrow’s Malaysian GP in Sepang. The...

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa confident after Malaysia pole position

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa confident after Malaysia pole position

Spaniard Dani Pedrosa said he is confident of converting his impressive qualifying form into a positive race result in tomorrow’s Malaysian GP in Sepang. The Repsol Honda claimed his third successive...

Sepang MotoGP: Hector Faubel on pole for 125cc title decider

Sepang MotoGP: Hector Faubel on pole for 125cc title decider

Hector Faubel is on pole position for the deciding race of the 2007 125cc world championship, with current series leader Gabor Talmacsi in second place on the grid. Faubel grabbed pole with a time of...

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa spares Michelin blushes with pole

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa spares Michelin blushes with pole

Dani Pedrosa stormed to pole position in the dying moments of today’s qualifying session in Sepang to spare Michelin’s blushes. Only Repsol Honda team-mate Nicky Hayden in sixth and Valentino Rossi in...

Sepang MotoGP: Hiroshi Aoyama takes pole for 250cc GP

Sepang MotoGP: Hiroshi Aoyama takes pole for 250cc GP

Hiroshi Aoyama has taken his first pole of the 2007 season, topping a KTM one-two as team-mate Mika Kallio qualifies second fastest. Aoyama posted a time of 2:07.429s, with Kallio 0.032s slower. Third...

Sepang MotoGP: Lucky escape for Chaz Davies on tough first day

Sepang MotoGP: Lucky escape for Chaz Davies on tough first day

British rider Chaz Davies had a lucky escape on the first day of the Malaysian GP in Sepang after he was involved in a tangle with Japan’s Shinya Nakano in this morning’s opening free practice...

Sepang MotoGP: Riders slam new Sepang surface

Sepang MotoGP: Riders slam new Sepang surface

Casey Stoner, Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden led widespread criticism of Sepang’s new track surface at the end of the first day of the Malaysian MotoGP. Rossi labelled the new tarmac a ‘disaster’...

Sepang MotoGP: Honda to crush Max Biaggi’s MotoGP return

Sepang MotoGP: Honda to crush Max Biaggi’s MotoGP return

Honda is expected to announce tomorrow (Saturday) in Sepang that it will block a move by Fausto Gresini to lure controversial Italian Max Biaggi back into the MotoGP world championship in 2008. ...

Sepang MotoGP: Randy de Puniet fastest in stormy Sepang

Sepang MotoGP: Randy de Puniet fastest in stormy Sepang

Factory Kawasaki rider Randy de Puniet has topped the timesheets at the end of the first day of practice for the Malaysian GP in Sepang, with world champion Casey Stoner a close second. Frenchman de...

Sepang MotoGP: Tyre rule decision delayed until next week

Sepang MotoGP: Tyre rule decision delayed until next week

Controversy and confusion surrounding tyre rules for the 2008 MotoGP world championship will drag on into next week after it was revealed there would be no final decision taken in Malaysia this...

Me and the GP stars

Me and the GP stars

Here is a photo of me with Anthony West and Randy de Puniet. It was taken in the hotel bar in Monterey while we were at Laguna Seca. I wondered why everyone was laughing... I soon found out. The other...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi admits Casey Stoner now biggest threat

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi admits Casey Stoner now biggest threat

Valentino Rossi has admitted Casey Stoner will now be his main MotoGP adversary after the Aussie stepped out of the shadow of Dani Pedrosa. Since Dani Pedrosa moved to MotoGP in 2006 after claiming...

Sepang MotoGP: Kenny Roberts hopeful of 2008 Ducati deal

Sepang MotoGP: Kenny Roberts hopeful of 2008 Ducati deal

Kenny Roberts is waiting on a multi-million pound sponsorship deal to be finalised to secure a deal to lease factory spec Ducati 800 machines for the 2008 MotoGP world championship. Team Roberts is...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi denies Fiat world rally deal

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi denies Fiat world rally deal

Valentino Rossi has denied he has already signed a future world rally deal with Fiat – current title sponsors of his Yamaha MotoGP squad. Rossi’s factory YZR-M1 ran a special one-off livery in last...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi to learn Bridgestone decision tomorrow

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi to learn Bridgestone decision tomorrow

Valentino Rossi will find out tomorrow (Friday) whether his pressure to dump Michelin tyres for a shock switch to Bridgestone has paid off. The 28-year-old though cast doubt on his plans to run the...

Sepang MotoGP: Jerry Burgess backs Valentino Rossi over Yamaha demands

Sepang MotoGP: Jerry Burgess backs Valentino Rossi over Yamaha demands

Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha crew chief Jerry Burgess has backed the Italian over his recent scathing attack on the Japanese factory.  Rossi has threatened to quit Yamaha at the end of next season...

MotoGP: Loris Capirossi backs Valentino Rossi to succeed on Bridgestone tyres

MotoGP: Loris Capirossi backs Valentino Rossi to succeed on Bridgestone tyres

Veteran Italian Loris Capirossi reckons compatriot Valentino Rossi will be a major force to be reckoned with if the Yamaha rider clinches a deal to race on Bridgestone tyres in 2008. It looks...

MotoGP: Casey Stoner unflustered by Valentino Rossi’s possible Bridgestone switch

MotoGP: Casey Stoner unflustered by Valentino Rossi’s possible Bridgestone switch

MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner said he won’t be distracted by the prospect of fighting Valentino Rossi on the same tyres in his retain the premier class title in 2008. Fiat Yamaha rider Valentino...

Casey Stoner gets a Hypermotard

Casey Stoner gets a Hypermotard

Forget cards and cakes, newly crowned MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner was given a brand new Ducati Hypermotard by the Italian manufacture for his 22nd birthday yesterday. Casey Stoner was given the...