September

Mika Kallio signs new Ducati deal

Mika Kallio signs new Ducati deal

Finn Mika Kallio has penned a new deal with the Pramac Ducati squad for the 2010 MotoGP world championship. The 12-times GP winner has done enough to impress Ducati bosses having claimed a best finish...

James Toseland poised to unveil 2010 plans

James Toseland poised to unveil 2010 plans

James Toseland’s departure from the Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP team will be confirmed tomorrow (Thursday).   And MCN understands the 28-year-old will complete a straight job swap with Ben Spies with...

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner looking forward to return

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner looking forward to return

Casey Stoner has spoken of his excitement at the prospect of returning to MotoGP action in this weekend’s Portuguese GP in Estoril. As was first reported by MCN yesterday (Monday), the Aussie will be...

Casey Stoner to ride in Estoril

Casey Stoner to ride in Estoril

Casey Stoner will be back in action at this weekend’s Estoril MotoGP clash in Portugal, MCN can reveal. Ducati boss Livio Suppo has confirmed that the 23-year-old will end his self-imposed exile...

Estoril MotoGP: Valentino Rossi taking nothing for granted

Estoril MotoGP: Valentino Rossi taking nothing for granted

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi insists he will be taking nothing for granted as he aims to take a giant stride towards his seventh world title in Portugal this weekend. Rossi leads a...

Estoril MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo looking to keep title hopes alive

Estoril MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo looking to keep title hopes alive

Jorge Lorenzo reckons his main target in this weekend’s Portuguese MotoGP clash will be ensuring he keeps his world title hopes alive. The Spaniard returns to the scene of his stunning maiden MotoGP...

Valentino Rossi expects more Yamaha dominance

Valentino Rossi expects more Yamaha dominance

Valentino Rossi expects Yamaha to continue dominating the MotoGP world championship after a hugely successful 2009 campaign. The 30-year-old Italian, who has won six races on board the Fiat Yamaha...

James Toseland assessing 2010 options

James Toseland assessing 2010 options

James Toseland is assessing a number of opportunities for 2010 after his release from the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 MotoGP squad. The double World Superbike champion, who is expected to be replaced at...

Mattia Pasini crashes twice during Ducati test

Mattia Pasini crashes twice during Ducati test

Mattia Pasini ended his second test on Ducati’s GP9 MotoGP machine with glowing praise from Bologna bosses despite two crashes in the three-day outing. The Italian impressed on the factory GP9 at the...

Honda Moto2 engine not ready until early March

Honda Moto2 engine not ready until early March

Honda will not deliver its highly-tuned new Moto2 600cc engine until the beginning of March, MCN has learned. Delays in development of the Moto2 engine project has seen HRC scrap plans to make...

Jorge Lorenzo is victim of his own success

Jorge Lorenzo is victim of his own success

Jorge Lorenzo’s eye-catching performances in MotoGP have made his job of defeating Valentino Rossi even tougher. According to Rossi’s Fiat Yamaha team boss Davide Brivio, Lorenzo’s success has only...

Colin Edwards deserved 2010 deal, says Yamaha boss

Colin Edwards deserved 2010 deal, says Yamaha boss

Colin Edwards thoroughly deserved a new Tech 3 Yamaha contract because of his impressive performances in 2009, says factory boss Lin Jarvis. The Texan will stay with the Tech 3 squad in 2010 having...

Marco Simoncelli to race Aprilia in Imola WSB clash?

Marco Simoncelli to race Aprilia in Imola WSB clash?

Speculation is increasing that reigning 250GP world champion Marco Simoncelli could make a shock World Superbike debut on a factory Aprilia RSV4 in Imola this weekend. The Italian is reportedly...

Randy de Puniet signs new LCR Honda deal

Randy de Puniet signs new LCR Honda deal

Randy de Puniet has signed a new contract with the LCR Honda squad. Despite lengthy discussions about a move to the Tech 3 Yamaha squad as replacement for James Toseland, the French rider will remain...

Nicky Hayden expecting Estoril return for Casey Stoner

Nicky Hayden expecting Estoril return for Casey Stoner

American Nicky Hayden is confident he will be reunited with factory Ducati team-mate Casey Stoner at next month’s Estoril MotoGP encounter in Portugal. Stoner has missed the last three races while he...

Mattia Pasini back in test action for Ducati

Mattia Pasini back in test action for Ducati

Mattia Pasini has been handed another chance to impress Ducati having been handed a second test on board a factory GP9 in Mugello this week. The Italian, who has won ten world championship races in...

MCN in Indianapolis

MCN in Indianapolis

I Went to Indianapolis MotoGP 2009. Me (Ken) and my mates Stevie and Mark. This is me holding MCN. This is us with King Kenny. We saw him at the Indy Mile. These are photos of Moriwaki's new...

James Toseland at Thunder Road

James Toseland at Thunder Road

Met James Toseland at Thunder road today. What an absolutely lovely man. He had plenty of time for my daughters and all of his fans.

Yamaha coy on James Toseland departure

Yamaha coy on James Toseland departure

Yamaha MotoGP boss Lin Jarvis has denied a final decision on James Toseland's future has been taken. Although it seems certain World Superbike star Ben Spies has agreed to join fellow Texan Colin...

James Toseland loses MotoGP ride

James Toseland loses MotoGP ride

James Toseland is likely to make a swift but reluctant return to World Superbikes in 2010 after losing his MotoGP ride. World Superbike sensation Ben Spies has opted to quit World Superbikes and move...

Wayne Rainey: Yamaha’s 2009 YZR-M1 is best GP bike ever

Wayne Rainey: Yamaha’s 2009 YZR-M1 is best GP bike ever

Yamaha legend Wayne Rainey reckons Valentino Rossi’s current YZR-M1 800cc machine is arguably the greatest MotoGP bike ever built. This year’s factory Yamaha has firmly established itself as the...

Valentino Rossi looking for error free finish

Valentino Rossi looking for error free finish

Valentino Rossi is determined to eradicate some of the crucial mistakes that have dogged him in 2009 as he prepares to wrap up a ninth world title. With just four races of the campaign remaining in...

Honda to offer higher spec lease machines in 2010

Honda to offer higher spec lease machines in 2010

Honda will give its independent teams the chance to lease an RC212V machine almost identical to the spec run by its factory team in 2010 to help them survive the worldwide economic crisis. In a bid to...

Valentino Rossi: 'I won’t race without JB'

Valentino Rossi: 'I won’t race without JB'

Valentino Rossi will only continue racing in the MotoGP world championship as long as legendary engineer Jerry Burgess agrees to continue at the helm of his factory Yamaha crew. Since they first...

Eddie Lawson: Yamaha now best MotoGP machine

Eddie Lawson: Yamaha now best MotoGP machine

American legend Eddie Lawson reckons Yamaha’s YZR-M1 is now comfortably the best MotoGP bike on the grid. Fiat Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have won nine out of 13 races so far in 2009...

Suzuki switch is ‘big risk’ admits Alvaro Bautista

Suzuki switch is ‘big risk’ admits Alvaro Bautista

Alvaro Bautista admitted he is taking a ‘big risk’ by signing a two-year deal with Suzuki’s factory MotoGP squad. But the Spaniard said the only way he can become a big premier class player is to ride...

Having a great time at Laguna Seca

Having a great time at Laguna Seca

Me and the good lady at Laguna Seca this year and pretending to ride the cork screw. Meeting JT was great, a real gentleman. Plus Paul & Bec with MCN on the Laguna stand.

LCR Honda to run Hiroshi Aoyama in 2010?

LCR Honda to run Hiroshi Aoyama in 2010?

Lucio Cecchinello’s satellite Honda squad could be expanded to a two-rider effort in 2010. Already committed to run one RC212V next season, likely to be for current rider Randy de Puniet, it is...

Caffe Latte abandons MotoGP plan

Caffe Latte abandons MotoGP plan

Thomas Luthi’s hopes of a shock MotoGP move are over after his Caffe Latte Aprilia 250GP squad abandoned plans to switch to the premier class in 2010. The Swiss outfit had confirmed its intention to...

Loris Capirossi confident Suzuki can improve

Loris Capirossi confident Suzuki can improve

Loris Capirossi believes he can still make Suzuki a potent MotoGP force – even though a factory GSV-R hasn’t been on the podium for 13 months. The veteran Italian, who confidently boasted he would be...

Jerry Burgess: ‘Valentino continues to amaze me’

Jerry Burgess: ‘Valentino continues to amaze me’

Valentino Rossi’s legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess believes the reigning world champion is riding better than ever in 2009. Even though Rossi has won over 100 Grand Prix races and been racing in the...

Colin Edwards doubts James Toseland’s MotoGP future

Colin Edwards doubts James Toseland’s MotoGP future

Colin Edwards has added to the major doubt about James Toseland’s MotoGP future by admitting the British rider is unlikely to be his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team-mate in 2010. Edwards has agreed a new...

Donington appoints Wembley & O2 Arena whip-cracker

Donington appoints Wembley & O2 Arena whip-cracker

Donington has appointed the woman credited with turning around struggling building projects at Wembley stadium and the Millennium Dome to ensure the changes are completed in time for next July’s F1...

Rossi at Misano

Rossi at Misano

My husband and I went to the race at San Marino last sunday. Luckily we had a paddock pass and went and stood by Rossi's motor home waiting for him to come out. fter waiting for about an hour, the...

Brno 2009

Brno 2009

Sarah and myself (Nick Eady) at Brno this year.

MOTO GP, MISANO 2009

MOTO GP, MISANO 2009

Misano September 2009. What a weekend. My Idol, Mr James Toseland.