2008

Valentino Rossi looking forward to new Sete Gibernau battle

Valentino Rossi looking forward to new Sete Gibernau battle

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi says he is looking forward to renewing his rivalry with former foe Sete Gibernau in the 2009 MotoGP world championship. Rossi and Gibernau were once...

Scott Redding shortlisted for top BBC award

Scott Redding shortlisted for top BBC award

British 125GP sensation Scott Redding has made the shortlist for the coveted BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award. The 15-year-old, who created history in June when his stunning victory in...

Loris Capirossi ready for wind tunnel testing

Loris Capirossi ready for wind tunnel testing

Suzuki rider Loris Capirossi will fly to Japan for vital wind tunnel testing on the 2009 factory GSV-R machine next week. The veteran Italian will spend a day in Suzuki’s wind tunnel before he flies...

MotoGP Poor Value

I note with great interest the comments made by Valentino Rossi regarding MotoGP being boring. I have been involved in all forms of road racing for the best part of sixty years,travelling all over the world to support bike racing,and without doubt Moto-GP as stated by Valentino has become boring to watch (125s and 250s excepted). For fans to travel too Moto-GP and watch three races one, of which...

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: COMPETITION

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: COMPETITION

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine on sale now, today we’re bringing you a very special AGV helmet competition for readers. The MCN bookazine is a...

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: The swords man

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: The swords man

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

Special Birthday thanks to JT

James Toseland made my son Aaron's 12th birthday very special on Saturday night at Donnington Park Paddock suite. The GP star along with his manager Roger Burnett invited Aaron backstage to have his photo taken and sign autographs. My son stated it was his best birthday ever. Many Thanks to James and Roger for making this an extra special treat.

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Flower Power

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Flower Power

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: The Doctor

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: The Doctor

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Feel the love

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Feel the love

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

Video: Rally driving with Loris Capirossi

Loris Capirossi is no slouch on a MotoGP bike, but the Italian showed his prowess on four wheels this week when he tested a Suzuki Swift Sport Cup rally car this week. The Italian completed a shakedown test session at the Turweston Aerodrome in Northamptonshire ahead of an appearance in the Tempest Rally, which will be run on an 80km course through the forests and military training grounds of...

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: The beginning

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: The beginning

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

Jerry Burgess worried for Valentino Rossi’s rivals

Jerry Burgess worried for Valentino Rossi’s rivals

Valentino Rossi’s crew chief Jerry Burgess believes the switch to a single make tyre rule for 2009 could have potentially dire consequences for the world title aspirations of Casey Stoner and Dani...

Work starts on new Hungary circuit

Work starts on new Hungary circuit

Work has commenced on the new Balatonring circuit in Hungary, which is due to stage a round of the MotoGP world champion in just 10 months time. 2009 MotoGP calendar The first stone was laid...

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: The homage

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: The homage

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

Valentino Rossi to support Children in Need at Rally GB

Valentino Rossi to support Children in Need at Rally GB

MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will carry the famous Pudsey bear logo for Children in Need on his Ford Focus when he competes in the Wales Rally GB next month. Rossi will drive an M-Sport-run...

Valentino Rossi: Tyre rule won’t change front runners

Valentino Rossi: Tyre rule won’t change front runners

Reigning world champion Valentino Rossi believes a new single tyre rule introduced in MotoGP for 2009 won’t change the riders fighting for race victories next season. Only Rossi, Aussie Casey Stoner...

Sete Gibernau unsure of 2009 prospects

Sete Gibernau unsure of 2009 prospects

Returning Spaniard Sete Gibernau says he has no idea where he will finish in next year’s MotoGP world championship. Gibernau started plotting his shock return to premier class racing last month in...

Loris Capirossi impresses in Suzuki rally shakedown

Loris Capirossi impresses in Suzuki rally shakedown

Loris Capirossi might be one of the fastest MotoGP riders on the planet, but he showed that he’s also pretty handy on four wheels as he prepared for an appearance in the final round of the Suzuki...

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Peace and love

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Peace and love

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

Fiat sign new Yamaha deal

Fiat sign new Yamaha deal

Fiat has signed a new two-year deal to remain as title sponsor of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo’s factory Yamaha MotoGP squad. There had been fears that Fiat would withdraw its sponsorship with...

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Face-off

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Face-off

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Through the testing wash

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Through the testing wash

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

Nicky Hayden: Team effort vital for Ducati

Nicky Hayden: Team effort vital for Ducati

Nicky Hayden reckons the key to Ducati winning back the MotoGP world title in 2009 will be team effort. The American made his factory Ducati debut in Valencia last week, immediately working in tandem...

Yuki Takahashi tipped to succeed in MotoGP

Yuki Takahashi tipped to succeed in MotoGP

MotoGP newcomer Yuki Takahashi has been given a vote of confidence by former team-mate and factory Honda star Andrea Dovizioso. Takahashi has been promoted to the JIR Scot Honda MotoGP seat with...

Valencia 'riot'

Just got back from Valencia GP and I won't be going back there again! After going to various GPs, Valencia was the worst one for travelling to and from the track. I couldn't fault the track - it was great for spectators but when it came to leaving after the race had finished it was like a free for all! If you went to the race in a vehicle, you had to park a few mile down the road then...

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Getting patriotic

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Getting patriotic

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

Meeting the MotoGP riders

Meeting the MotoGP riders

I philip wharton went to valencia track on tuesday after the race with my daughter lucy to watch the testing, only to be invited into the garage where valentino rossi was (as seen in photo)! What a...

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Che Spettacolo

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Che Spettacolo

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

Casey Stoner released from hospital after wrist operation

Casey Stoner released from hospital after wrist operation

Former world champion Casey Stoner has left hospital today after undergoing successful surgery on his damaged left wrist. The Aussie underwent surgery at a hospital in Modena yesterday, his damaged...

MCN Valencia banner

MCN Valencia banner

Keith, James, Roger, Dale and myself Sean went to Valencia to watch the MotoGP. On Saturday night we made this banner and hung it from the stand on Sunday. We painted it on the carpark floor where we...

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day

Valentino Rossi helmet of the day

To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132-page Valentino Rossi tribute "bookazine" available from November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day each day. The...

Mixing it with MotoGP stars

Mixing it with MotoGP stars

I've just got back from Valencia MotoGP. Me and my mate Rob managed to get into the pits on the second day of testing. It was like Christmas and we met most of the top riders and all of them...

Valentino Rossi won’t ditch famous number 46

Valentino Rossi won’t ditch famous number 46

Valentino Rossi has confirmed he will again shun the chance to run the number one plate in MotoGP next season, instead keeping his famous number 46. The Italian has never carried the number one plate...

Valentino Rossi dismisses latest Ferrari link

Valentino Rossi dismisses latest Ferrari link

Valentino Rossi has again rejected suggestions that he is seriously contemplating a future switch to Formula One. The Italian has been offered another test drive in Ferrari’s F1 car, which inevitably...

Valencia MotoGP - amazing

Valencia MotoGP - amazing

Had a blast down to Valencia from Santander (amazing mountain roads from Santander to Burgos on the 623) on the bikes with my mate Lee Wyer to watch the final MotoGP round. It's an awesome track...