2017

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 1st - Andrea Dovizioso

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 1st - Andrea Dovizioso

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

Race of the year: 1st - Japanese Grand Prix, Motegi

Race of the year: 1st - Japanese Grand Prix, Motegi

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike reporter) sat down to discuss their favourite races...

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 2nd - Marc Marquez

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 2nd - Marc Marquez

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 3rd - Johann Zarco

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 3rd - Johann Zarco

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

Race of the year: 3rd - Australian Grand Prix, Phillip Island

Race of the year: 3rd - Australian Grand Prix, Phillip Island

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike reporter) sat down to discuss their favourite races...

Moto3: Front runner Guevara announces retirement aged 22

Moto3: Front runner Guevara announces retirement aged 22

Moto3 world championship front runner Juanfran Guevara has announced his retirement from racing aged only 22 years old, walking away from racing despite being on the provisional entry list for 2018...

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 4th - Maverick Viñales

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 4th - Maverick Viñales

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

Video: Marc Marquez talks 2017 highs and lows

Video: Marc Marquez talks 2017 highs and lows

Recorded only hours after taking his sixth Grand Prix world championship title at Valencia in November, this interview with Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez is a fascinating insight into the brain of...

MotoGP: Aspar Ducati rebrands in honour of Angel Nieto

MotoGP: Aspar Ducati rebrands in honour of Angel Nieto

The Pull&Bear Aspar Ducati squad will rebrand itself for the 2018 MotoGP season in honour of deceased 13-time world champion Angel Nieto, who died earlier this year. Team boss Jorge Martinez...

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 5th - Valentino Rossi

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 5th - Valentino Rossi

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

Video: How to make a Kalex Moto2 frame

Video: How to make a Kalex Moto2 frame

German chassis manufacturers Kalex have been the dominant force in the Moto2 world championship for the last few seasons, taking almost every single victory and every championship since Marc Marquez...

Moto-e: Energica selected as one-make manufacturer

Moto-e: Energica selected as one-make manufacturer

Italian electric bike manufacturer Energica has been selected as the one-make factory supplier for MotoGP’s new electric support class, set to make its debut on the grid at selected rounds of the...

Video: Monza Rally victory for Valentino Rossi

Video: Monza Rally victory for Valentino Rossi

Now the most successful racer in the history of the event after a sixth Monza Rally Show victory this weekend, we caught up with Valentino Rossi just after the race to talk about his success at the...

Podcast: Julian Ryder and the MotoGP riders' rider of 2017

Podcast: Julian Ryder and the MotoGP riders' rider of 2017

MCN Sport reporters Simon Patterson and Oli Rushby sit down with special guest Julian Ryder to discuss his career in Grand Prix racing and his riders' rider of 2017 - a secret ballot to decide who the...

Video: A quick look at Marc Marquez's Allianz Junior Motor Camp

Video: A quick look at Marc Marquez's Allianz Junior Motor Camp

Every year, six-time world champion Marc Marquez and sponsor Allianz organise the Allianz Junior Motor Camp at the Rufea circuit near his home, with the goal of helping to develop the next generation...

Moto2: Suter to take a year out in 2018

Moto2: Suter to take a year out in 2018

Swiss chassis manufacturer Suter have announced that they will sit out the 2018 Moto2 season, as they concentrate on developing a new machine built especially for the Triumph 765cc engine that will...

MotoGP: Last chance to win a stunning Scott Redding replica Pramac Ducati 959

MotoGP: Last chance to win a stunning Scott Redding replica Pramac Ducati 959

British MotoGP racer Scott Redding has launched a raffle to be in with the chance to win a stunning Ducati 959 replica of his Pramac Ducati Desmosedici GP16 machine, with tickets now on sale to be in...

MotoGP: Dovizioso blitzes circuit record to top Jerez test

MotoGP: Dovizioso blitzes circuit record to top Jerez test

Andrea Dovizioso was quickest on the fourth day of the joint MotoGP and Superbike test, blitzing the outright circuit record on Thursday afternoon. The Italian’s quickest lap of 1’37.663 is almost 0.3...

Iannone quickest in Jerez with Kawasaki in the mix

Iannone quickest in Jerez with Kawasaki in the mix

Andrea Iannone led the way as most of MotoGP field joined the party at this week’s joint Grand Prix and World Superbike test at Jerez. After two days of just ten bikes on track, things were a lot...

MotoGP: British Grand Prix tickets now on sale

MotoGP: British Grand Prix tickets now on sale

Tickets for the 2018 British Grand Prix are now on sale after it was confirmed this past weekend that Silverstone will continue to host the event for the next three years. After a thrilling end to the...

Poll: Was Lorenzo right not to pull over for Dovi in Valencia?

Poll: Was Lorenzo right not to pull over for Dovi in Valencia?

Was Lorenzo right not to pull over for Dovi when Ducati sent him the ‘Mapping 8’ message at Valencia?

MotoGP: Viñales fastest on 2016 Yamaha, Zarco second on 2017 bike…

MotoGP: Viñales fastest on 2016 Yamaha, Zarco second on 2017 bike…

Maverick Viñales has topped the first day of the 2018 MotoGP season’s winter testing schedule at Valencia, riding to the top of the time sheets – but doing little to allay Yamaha’s woes by setting the...

MotoGP: Dovizioso ‘has to be pleased’ despite losing title

MotoGP: Dovizioso ‘has to be pleased’ despite losing title

2017 MotoGP world championship runner-up Andrea Dovizioso says he has to take the positives from both Sunday’s race and from an incredibly successful season for him and Ducati. Losing out to Marc...

MotoGP: Repsol Honda boss Livio Suppo to step down

MotoGP: Repsol Honda boss Livio Suppo to step down

Repsol Honda team boss Livio Suppo has announced the day after the final round of the 2017 MotoGP season that he will step down with immediate effect only 24 hours after taking his sixth world...

MotoGP: 'Marquez style until the end'

MotoGP: 'Marquez style until the end'

Marc Marquez has laughed off the moment that almost saw the 2017 MotoGP championship fight taken out of his hands during this afternoon’s dramatic Valencia finale. Having just passed Johann Zarco for...

MotoGP: Marquez crowned champion in dramatic finale

MotoGP: Marquez crowned champion in dramatic finale

Marc Marquez was crowned 2017 MotoGP World Champion in a dramatic fashion at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia this afternoon. It wasn’t as clear cut as many expected, however, with Marquez so...

Moto2: Oliveira hunts down Morbidelli for hat-trick

Moto2: Oliveira hunts down Morbidelli for hat-trick

Miguel Oliveira made it three victories from three starts with a sublime victory in the final Moto2 race of the 2017 season. It wasn’t an easy win for the Red Bull KTM rider, as world champion Franco...

Moto3: Martin takes debut win with Mir in stunning fightback

Moto3: Martin takes debut win with Mir in stunning fightback

Jorge Martin finally broke his Grand Prix duck with a dominant victory in the final Moto3 race of the season in Valencia. After a stunning start, the Spaniard led the way from Gabriel Rodrigo and...

MotoGP: Donington: 'We're thinking long term about British GP'

MotoGP: Donington: 'We're thinking long term about British GP'

Donington bosses have said they are taking a ‘long term view’ after losing out on a deal to host the British Grand Prix to Silverstone. Following the collapse of the Circuit of Wales, MotoGP bosses...

MotoGP: What Dovi needs to do to win

MotoGP: What Dovi needs to do to win

Two weeks ago at the Malaysian Grand Prix, there was a number of options on the table for how Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez could lift the 2017 MotoGP world championship – but a combination of heavy...

MotoGP: Valencia pre-race facts and stats

MotoGP: Valencia pre-race facts and stats

The lights are set to go out on the final showdown of the 2017 MotoGP Championship in Valencia in just a few hours, so here are a few crucial facts and stats ahead of the 18th and final race of the...

MotoGP: Portimão aiming to join calendar in 2019

MotoGP: Portimão aiming to join calendar in 2019

World Superbike venue Algarve International Circuit has expressed an interest in hosting a round of the MotoGP world championship from 2019, aiming to bring a Portuguese Grand Prix back onto the...

Moto2: Marquez pips Morbidelli to pole

Moto2: Marquez pips Morbidelli to pole

Alex Marquez pipped team-mate Franco Morbidelli to pole position for the final race of the 2017 Moto2 season after an intense qualifying session in Valencia. The two Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS...

MotoGP: Vinales slams Yamaha after another tough day

MotoGP: Vinales slams Yamaha after another tough day

Maverick Vinales vented his frustrations after Yamaha endured another difficult day in Valencia. Vinales continued to struggle for pace throughout Saturday’s sessions, finishing FP4 in 20th place,...

MotoGP: Lorenzo admits it’s all down to Dovi now

MotoGP: Lorenzo admits it’s all down to Dovi now

Ducati racer Jorge Lorenzo has admitted that his teammate Andrea Dovizioso’s chances of lifting the 2017 MotoGP championship tomorrow at the Valencian Grand Prix are small – and that there’s little...

MotoGP: Marquez, Zarco, Iannone a ‘dangerous front row’

MotoGP: Marquez, Zarco, Iannone a ‘dangerous front row’

MotoGP champion-elect Marc Marquez says he’s prepared for a wild few opening laps in tomorrow’s Valencian Grand Prix as he starts alongside Johann Zarco and Andrea Iannone. Only needing to finish...