September

MotoGP: Honda rumoured to be experimenting with big bang

MotoGP: Honda rumoured to be experimenting with big bang

While most of the MotoGP paddock headed home to take a few days’ valuable rest before the long slog of three back-to-back Asian races, both the Repsol Honda duo of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa and...

Moto3: ‘Sacrifices paid off’ for champion Binder

Moto3: ‘Sacrifices paid off’ for champion Binder

New Moto3 world champion Brad Binder – the first ever rider to win a Grand Prix championship with four rounds in hand – says that finally tasting title success has made his sacrifices...

MotoGP: Aprilia timing is perfect for Lowes

MotoGP: Aprilia timing is perfect for Lowes

Moto2 title contender Sam Lowes has admitted that as the factory Aprilia squad continue to improve in MotoGP, his switch to them for the 2017 season couldn’t be coming at a better time. Joining up...

Expert opinion: If MotoGP were a game of rugby...

Expert opinion: If MotoGP were a game of rugby...

Of all the injuries that riders sustain in motorbike racing, there are few as likely to bring a hush to the paddock as reports of a head injury. The human brain, while an incredible computer, is also...

MotoGP: Hayden back in the points once again

MotoGP: Hayden back in the points once again

Nicky Hayden has completed his pre-race goal of scoring points in yet another Grand Prix season during his replacement ride at Aragon last weekend. The 2006 champion was deputising for an injured Jack...

MotoGP: Smith set for Japanese return

MotoGP: Smith set for Japanese return

Bradley Smith will make a return to the 2016 MotoGP season and his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 machine next month for the Japanese Grand Prix, as he completes a month of gruelling physiotherapy following a...

Moto2: Lowes goes even faster at Aragon test

Moto2: Lowes goes even faster at Aragon test

Aragon Moto2 race winner Sam Lowes has come away from the Spanish circuit surprised to find even more pace in Monday’s post-race test, going even faster than he did enroute to pole position and an...

MotoGP: Provisional 2017 calendar released

MotoGP: Provisional 2017 calendar released

MotoGP organisers Dorna have released a provisional calendar for the 2017 MotoGP season, which will as tradition kick off in late March at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit. The calendar then sees...

MotoGP: Are Ducati testing regenerative braking?

MotoGP: Are Ducati testing regenerative braking?

At the last round of the 2016 MotoGP championship, Ducati test rider and wildcard Michele Pirro drew stares during Saturday morning’s free practice session three when he rolled out onto track sorting...

MotoGP: Baz aiming for Aragon return

MotoGP: Baz aiming for Aragon return

Frenchman Loris Baz is looking to make a return to MotoGP this weekend at Aragon, as he recovers yet again from another injury in his incident-hit 2016 season. The Avintia Ducati rider was caught up...

MotoGP: Lowes looking for Aragon progress

MotoGP: Lowes looking for Aragon progress

Alex Lowes is looking to make further progress this weekend at Aragon, as he takes a break from his regular World Superbike schedule for a third outing on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 bike as a...

MotoGP: Michelin bringing asymmetric options to Aragon

MotoGP: Michelin bringing asymmetric options to Aragon

French tyre manufacturers Michelin will bring a range of compounds and compositions to this weekend’s Aragon round of the MotoGP championship, with the firm continuing their policy of bringing a range...

MotoGP: Hayden to deputise for injured Miller

MotoGP: Hayden to deputise for injured Miller

2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden will make a stunning return to the series this weekend at Aragon, as he steps in to replace the injured Jack Miller. The Australian sat out last weekend’s race...

Moto2: Lowes has successful Valencia test

Moto2: Lowes has successful Valencia test

Sam Lowes has attempted to re-find his mojo on the Federal Oil Gresini Kalex, by completing a huge number of laps in a two-day outing with the team at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit, home of the...

MotoGP: Aprilia delighted with home top ten

MotoGP: Aprilia delighted with home top ten

The Aprilia racing squad of Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl have been left delighted with their home pace, making the most of their experience testing at the Misano circuit to take an impressive...

Moto3: McPhee set for BT Sport Honda team?

Moto3: McPhee set for BT Sport Honda team?

Rumours in the Moto3 paddock have continued to gather steam that Czech Grand Prix winner John McPhee will link up with British broadcaster BT Sport to ride a Honda under the channel’s colours in the...

MotoGP: Marquez sides with Rossi in Lorenzo row

MotoGP: Marquez sides with Rossi in Lorenzo row

Marc Marquez has sided with Valentino Rossi in the furious row that broke out between the Italian and his teammate Jorge Lorenzo after Sunday’s San Marine Grand Prix, with Marquez admitting afterwards...

Moto2: Who the hell is Lorenzo Baldassarri?

Moto2: Who the hell is Lorenzo Baldassarri?

Just before he took his stunning debut victory in the Moto2 class, MCN caught up with Valentino Rossi protégé and Forward Racing rider Lorenzo Baldassarri to find out just who the young Italian is and...

MotoGP: Espargaró builds GP-inspired GSX-R for training

MotoGP: Espargaró builds GP-inspired GSX-R for training

Aleix Espargaró has built a MotoGP-inspired Suzuki GSX-R1000 machine to allow him to improve his riding style by training on a machine similar to the bike that he rides every weekend for the...

MotoGP: The genius of Michelin’s tyre war

MotoGP: The genius of Michelin’s tyre war

Since their return to the MotoGP championship at the start of this season, Michelin have come under a lot of flack. Starting with Loris Baz’s high-speed tyre explosion back at the Sepang tests (even...

Moto3: Binder replaced by Antonelli at Red Bull KTM

Moto3: Binder replaced by Antonelli at Red Bull KTM

Moto2 graduate and 2016 Moto3 champion-elect Brad Binder will be replaced by Italian Nicolo Antonelli at the Red Bull KTM Ajo squad for 2017, following yesterday’s announcement that the South African...

MotoGP: Honda roll out 2017 engine in Misano test

MotoGP: Honda roll out 2017 engine in Misano test

Honda has rolled out the much-anticipated 2017-specification engine at a private test at Italy’s Misano circuit following last weekend’s San Marino Grand Prix. Coming after constant complaints from...

Moto3: Who the hell is Lorenzo Dalla Porta?

Moto3: Who the hell is Lorenzo Dalla Porta?

A wildcard appearance at Assen, a factory Mahindra for next season, spending the rest of the year as Romano Fenati's replacement at his idol Valentino Rossi's Team Sky - AND he's leading the Junior...

MotoGP: Pedrosa looking to gain from Silverstone confidence

MotoGP: Pedrosa looking to gain from Silverstone confidence

Dani Pedrosa is out to maintain a better run of form this weekend at Misano, after being buoyed by a strong performance last weekend in Silverstone’s British Grand Prix after a difficult season so...

MotoGP: Nakasuga set for Motegi wildcard

MotoGP: Nakasuga set for Motegi wildcard

Suzuka 8 Hour winner Katsuyuki Nakasuga will once again make a wildcard appearance at this year’s Japanese Grand Prix, with the factory Yamaha superbike racer riding for the Yamalube Yamaha Factory...