2018

Video: Lorenzo breaks cover in Repsol Honda colours

Video: Lorenzo breaks cover in Repsol Honda colours

With 2019 upon us and Jorge Lorenzo finally free of his Ducati contract, the five-time world champion has finally been able to break cover in his new colours. Appearing in his Repsol Honda shirt for...

Races of the Year: 1st – Dutch TT

Races of the Year: 1st – Dutch TT

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 what races entertained...

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 1st – Marc Marquez

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 1st – 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: 2nd – Cal Crutchlow

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 2nd – Cal Crutchlow

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 - Andrea Dovizioso

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 3rd - 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...

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 4th – Jorge Lorenzo

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 4th – Jorge Lorenzo

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: 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...

Races of the Year: 5th - Austrian Grand Prix

Races of the Year: 5th - Austrian Grand Prix

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 what races entertained...

MotoGP: Miguel Oliveira rides KTM RC16 through newly-built Austrian tunnel

MotoGP: Miguel Oliveira rides KTM RC16 through newly-built Austrian tunnel

MotoGP newbie Miguel Oliveira blew the doors off the new 8.3km Gleinalm tunnel that connects Graz to Speilberg (where the Red Bull Ring is located) in Austria last week. The rising star was...

Moto2: Team Sky unveil 2019 livery live on X Factor

Moto2: Team Sky unveil 2019 livery live on X Factor

As has become an annual tradition for them, the last stop last night before the Christmas holidays for the riders of the Sky Racing Team VR46 was the X Factor final, with Luca Marini, Nicolò Bulega,...

Video: Watch BT Sport's season wrap show

Video: Watch BT Sport's season wrap show

For the first time ever, BT Sport took to the air live to wrap up the 2019 season in an hour and a half long show from London's iconic Bike Shed last Sunday. Joined by guest stars like Jorge Lorenzo,...

MotoGP: Thailand voted best race of 2018

MotoGP: Thailand voted best race of 2018

The inaugural Thai Grand Prix at Buriram’s Chang International Circuit has been voted the best race of 2018 in its first year on the MotoGP calendar, with the paddock voting on their favourite out of...

MotoGP: Argentinian race to remain at Termas until 2021

MotoGP: Argentinian race to remain at Termas until 2021

The Argentinian Grand Prix will remain at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in the north of the country for another three races at least, after extending a deal with MotoGP bosses Dorna to keep the race...

MotoGP: Honda gift Pedrosa title-winning bike

MotoGP: Honda gift Pedrosa title-winning bike

Dan Pedrosa has been given an incredible leaving present from former employers Honda, with the Japanese manufacturer handing over not only his championship-winning RS250 but also a RC213V MotoGP...

Gallery: Behind the scenes at VR46

Gallery: Behind the scenes at VR46

Last week MCN became one of the first media outlets ever invited inside the hallowed doors of VR46, Valentino Rossi's base outside his home town of Tavullia. Home not only to the warehouse and design...

Rossi takes fourth consecutive Monza Rally win

Rossi takes fourth consecutive Monza Rally win

Valentino Rossi has taken his second victory in two weeks away from the MotoGP championship, after taking a clean sweep of all nine stages at the Monza Rally Show. Driving a WRC-spec Ford Fiesta in...

MotoGP: Marquez and Lorenzo undergo successful surgeries

MotoGP: Marquez and Lorenzo undergo successful surgeries

Marc Marquez has undergone successful surgery on his damaged left shoulder, with MotoGP medic Doctor Xavier Mir operating to fix the injury that has plagued the world champion in the second half of...

KTM put two RC16 MotoGP race bikes up for sale

KTM put two RC16 MotoGP race bikes up for sale

KTM are offering two lucky riders the chance of a lifetime to own a full-factory RC16 MotoGP race bike. Placing the advert on the KTM Factory Racing social media pages, alongside owning one of the...

MotoGP: Petrucci tops opening day at Jerez

MotoGP: Petrucci tops opening day at Jerez

Danilo Petrucci has topped the first day of a two-day outing at Jerez for the MotoGP grid, coming home clear of teammate Andrea Dovizioso at the top of the time sheets. The final pre-season test of...

MotoE: Smith charges to the lead of debut test

MotoE: Smith charges to the lead of debut test

Bradley Smith has charged to the top of the combined time sheets at MotoE’s inaugural test at Jerez, ending the three-day outing nearly half a second clear of Niki Tuuli and Mike Di Meglio. Adapting...

Moto2: Marini and Lowes leads the way on Triumph debut

Moto2: Marini and Lowes leads the way on Triumph debut

Luca Marini and Brit Sam Lowes have topped the time sheets after three days of testing with Triumph’s new Moto2 engines at Jerez. Setting their fastest times on the second day of the rain-struck test...

MotoE: Tuuli tops inaugural day of electric action

MotoE: Tuuli tops inaugural day of electric action

Preparations for the inaugural MotoE World Cup have begun at the Circuito de Jerez -and it was former World Supersport podium finisher and Moto2 rider Niki Tuuli who topped the times on day one of...

Moto2: Baldassarri tops opening day of Triumph power

Moto2: Baldassarri tops opening day of Triumph power

Lorenzo Baldassarri has topped the first day of Moto2 testing for 2019 at the Circuito Jerez, but it's reigning Moto3 champion and Moto3 rookie Jorge Martin who stole the headlines after he crashed -...

MotoE: Smith gives first reaction to debut electric ride

MotoE: Smith gives first reaction to debut electric ride

Bradley Smith has given MCN his first reaction to his initial ride on the Energica Ego that will form the 2019 MotoE grid, only seconds after finishing the new class’ first test session at Jerez.

MotoGP: Viñales leaves Valencia test on top

MotoGP: Viñales leaves Valencia test on top

Maverick Viñales has left the first pre-season test of 2019 top of the time sheets, continuing his good work on the opening day at Valencia to end up on top of the second day as well. He tops the...

Gallery: MotoGP riders in new colours at Valencia test

Gallery: MotoGP riders in new colours at Valencia test

With testing underway for the 2019 MotoGP season at Valencia after the final round of 2018 at Valencia, today saw a host of riders take to the track in new colours or for the first time. Heading up...

MotoGP: Viñales tops opening day of 2019 season

MotoGP: Viñales tops opening day of 2019 season

Maverick Viñales has topped the opening day of the 2019 season at the post-race Valencia test, ending the day nearly half a second faster than world champion Marc Marquez on his new 2019-spec Yamaha...

MotoGP: Dovi wins crashfest final race of 2018

MotoGP: Dovi wins crashfest final race of 2018

Andrea Dovizioso claimed the final MotoGP victory of 2018 at the Valencian Grand Prix, finishing ahead of an on-form Alex Rins and a stunning result for Pol Espargaro as the Spaniard took his first...

Moto2: Oliveira keeps his cool for final middleweight win

Moto2: Oliveira keeps his cool for final middleweight win

In his 50th Moto2 race, Miguel Oliveira produced a faultless ride to take his third victory of the season in the 2018 finale at the Valencian Grand Prix. The Portuguese rider won by an impressive 13...

Moto3: Rookie Oncu makes history as youngest ever winner

Moto3: Rookie Oncu makes history as youngest ever winner

It didn't seem like a day for history to be made when the Circuit Ricardo Tormo began to wake up to a rain-soaked Sunday. It seemed like a day to endure, to be cautious; to take the points and not the...

BTC: Skinner takes inaugural British Talent title

BTC: Skinner takes inaugural British Talent title

Thomas Strudwick won the final race of the inaugural British Talent Cup in style, pitching the drag to the line to perfection to steal the victory in a stunning photo finish. But the man he pipped to...

Moto3: Arbolino on pole as McPhee back on front row

Moto3: Arbolino on pole as McPhee back on front row

Tony Arbolino has done it again in the season finale as he secured his second career pole position at the Valencian Grand Prix. A 1:46.773 was enough to beat second placed Nakarin Atiratphuvapat by...

Moto2: Marini takes second pole of the season

Moto2: Marini takes second pole of the season

Luca Marini picked up where he left off in Malaysia to take pole position at the Valencian Grand Prix, his 1:35.777 enough to beat Xavi Vierge by a slender 0.027, with fellow Dynavolt Intact GP rider...

MotoGP: Viñales moves from Q1 to pole position

MotoGP: Viñales moves from Q1 to pole position

After a sensational final battle for pole in 2018, Q1 graduate Maverick Viñales was the man to take pole position at the Valencian Grand Prix after setting a 1:31.312 lap. This was enough to edge out...

Randy Mamola: A life in the MotoGP paddock

Randy Mamola: A life in the MotoGP paddock

Achieving 57 podiums across four different manufacturers and finishing third in the world on three occasions with separate teams, Randy Mamola is widely regarded as the greatest Grand Prix racer never...

Moto3: Lopez the surprise star in Spanish rain

Moto3: Lopez the surprise star in Spanish rain

Local star Alonso Lopez has made a surprise appearance at the top of the time sheets on the opening day of action at the Valencian Grand Prix, taking the provisional pole position from Marco Bezzecchi...