TT & road races

Gold cup cancelled: Yorkshire circuit struggles with safety concerns over crumbling infrastructure

Gold cup cancelled: Yorkshire circuit struggles with safety concerns over crumbling infrastructure

Racing at England’s only road race venue, Oliver’s Mount in Scarborough, has been dealt another blow as the organisers have cancelled September’s Gold Cup meeting. Related articles on MCN Isle of...

Race is on to win over IoW residents: IWRR chiefs meet with locals to address concerns

Race is on to win over IoW residents: IWRR chiefs meet with locals to address concerns

The organisers of the Isle of Wight Road Races (IWRR) have moved to address the concerns of local residents, after a local parish councillor claimed the organisers had taken a "lackadaisical" approach...

Roads: New Isle of Man TT schedule and live broadcasting revealed

Roads: New Isle of Man TT schedule and live broadcasting revealed

Starting in 2022 the Isle of Man TT is set to undergo the biggest and most significant era of change and development ever undertaken at the event. While the lack of racing in 2020 and 2021 has been a...

Roads: Mick Grant's Heron Suzuki XR69 set to be auctioned

Roads: Mick Grant's Heron Suzuki XR69 set to be auctioned

Road racing fans will have the opportunity to bid on Mick Grant’s North West 200-winning Heron Suzuki XR69 later this month. The original and period-correct factory Suzuki XR69 motorcycle will go to...

Roads: 2021 Classic TT cancelled due to Covid-19 Restrictions

Roads: 2021 Classic TT cancelled due to Covid-19 Restrictions

The 2021 Isle of Man Classic TT has been cancelled due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions. This year's event was scheduled to take place between August 22 and August 30...

Roads: 2021 Southern 100 Road Races cancelled due to Covid-19

Roads: 2021 Southern 100 Road Races cancelled due to Covid-19

The 2021 Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 Road Races have been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year’s event was due to be held on July 12-15 on the Billown circuit in...

Roads: 1962 Isle of Man TT Sidecar winner Chris Vincent dies

Roads: 1962 Isle of Man TT Sidecar winner Chris Vincent dies

Five-time British Sidecar champion and Isle of Man TT racer winner Chris Vincent has died at the age of 86. Vincent won the 1962 TT Sidecar race, with passenger Eric Bliss, on the BSA machine, with...

Roads: 1963 Southern 100 Solo champion Chris Conn dies

Roads: 1963 Southern 100 Solo champion Chris Conn dies

The 1963 Southern 100 solo champion Chris Conn has died following a heart attack on Friday February 12, 2021. Conn's Southern 100 career was a short one, comprising of four races between 1961 and...

Roads: Six-time Pre-TT Classic race winner Ted Fenwick dies

Roads: Six-time Pre-TT Classic race winner Ted Fenwick dies

Six-time Pre-TT Classic race winner Ted Fenwick has died. The 92-year-old passed away on Sunday January 24, only two months prior to his 93rd birthday. Fenwick, from York, entered and competed in the...

Roads: 2021 North West 200 cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

Roads: 2021 North West 200 cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

The 2021 North West 200 road racing event has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown and restrictions. It had been hoped that this year's NW200 could be moved...

Roads: Cookstown 100 postponed until September due to Covid-19

Roads: Cookstown 100 postponed until September due to Covid-19

The 2021 Cookstown 100 road racing event has been pushed back until September due to the on-going Covid-10 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns and restrictions. The event was originally set to take...

Manx Grand Prix race winner Alan Holmes dies

Manx Grand Prix race winner Alan Holmes dies

Double Manx Grand Prix race winner Alan Holmes has died at the age of 91 after a short illness. Holmes passed away on Tuesday 15th December. Holmes, who was born in Castletown and educated at Douglas...

Southern 100 set to go ahead in 2021

Southern 100 set to go ahead in 2021

Organisers of the Southern 100 have revealed that plans for next year's event are continuing as normal and, as things stand, the racing will go ahead. Fears are growing for next year's road racing...

Roads: 2021 Isle of Man TT cancelled

Roads: 2021 Isle of Man TT cancelled

The Isle of Man Government has confirmed that the 2021 TT has been cancelled due to the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is a bitter blow for the road racing community following the...

James Hillier set to take on 2022 Dakar Rally challenge

James Hillier set to take on 2022 Dakar Rally challenge

Isle of Man TT race winner James Hillier is due to embark on a new challenge which will see him take on the Dakar Rally in 2022. The 2013 Lightweight TT winner will join forces with the Rich...

Isle of Wight TT: New road racing event delayed until 2022

Isle of Wight TT: New road racing event delayed until 2022

Plans to run an all-new International road race on the Isle of Wight have been delayed until 2022 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The event, named Diamond Races, was scheduled to debut in October...

The real Joey Dunlop: Derek McIntyre remembers life on the road with the legendary racer

The real Joey Dunlop: Derek McIntyre remembers life on the road with the legendary racer

Every bike racing fan has their favourite Joey Dunlop tale. That there are now so many stories surrounding the racing exploits of this intensely private man, whose glorious 31 year career crashed to a...

TT's greatest races: Best of the best

TT's greatest races: Best of the best

MCN Greatest TT Races Cast your vote for the greatest TT race of all time from the shortlist already voted by you and you’ll be entered into a draw to win an Arai’s Isle of Man TT Limited Edition RX-7 helmet or an RST...

TT's greatest races: Senior TT (week 6)

TT's greatest races: Senior TT (week 6)

MCN Greatest TT Races Now six weeks into MCN’s search for the greatest TT races of the last 25 years and it’s time for the big one - the Senior TT. The blue riband race is the crescendo of the two week event and...

TT's greatest races: Sidecar TT (week 5)

TT's greatest races: Sidecar TT (week 5)

MCN Greatest TT Races With the Superbike, Superstock, Supersport and Lightweight races complete, MCN’s search for the Greatest TT races of the last 25 year continues and this week it’s the turn of the Sidecars. It’s a...

TT's greatest races: Lightweight TT (week 4)

TT's greatest races: Lightweight TT (week 4)

MCN Greatest TT Races MCN’s search for the Greatest TT races of the last 25 year continues and this week it’s the turn of the Lightweight class. With the current 650cc twins being introduced in 2012, we’re also including...

TT's greatest races: Supersport TT (week 3)

TT's greatest races: Supersport TT (week 3)

MCN Greatest TT Races Now three weeks into our search for the greatest TT races of the last 25 years and it’s time for the prestigious Supersport category. So far we’ve taken a look at the Superbike and the Superstock...

TT's greatest races: Superstock TT (week 2)

TT's greatest races: Superstock TT (week 2)

MCN Greatest TT Races Last week MCN picked the brains of the most influential and knowledgeable people in the paddock to nominate what is the best Superbike TT of the last 25 years. The votes have flooded in with Joey...

TT's greatest races: superbike TT (week 1)

TT's greatest races: superbike TT (week 1)

MCN Greatest TT Races The 2020 TT may have been cancelled, but while it’s hugely disappointing for riders, teams and fans it gives us time to reflect on the amazing races from TT history. Related: Vote now for week 2, the...

2020 Ulster Grand Prix cancelled

2020 Ulster Grand Prix cancelled

The 2020 Ulster Grand Prix has been cancelled by its organisers following months of uncertainty.  The future of the road racing event has been in doubt since November, when the event's organisers...

Isle of Man TT race winner Tony Rutter has died

Isle of Man TT race winner Tony Rutter has died

Seven-time Isle of Man TT race winner Tony Rutter has died at the age of 78 following a short illness. Tony Rutter, father of fellow racer Michael, enjoyed a successful career throughout the 1970s and...

2020 North West 200 postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

2020 North West 200 postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

This year’s North West 200 road racing event has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made by the organisers of the event this morning after liasing with government...

2020 Isle of Man TT cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

2020 Isle of Man TT cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

The 2020 Isle of Man TT has been cancelled because of the on-going coronavirus pandemic.  Related: Coronavirus and motorbikes - your guide The decision was made during a meeting of the...

Paul Jordan joins RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki for 2020 road racing season

Paul Jordan joins RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki for 2020 road racing season

Paul Jordan has signed for the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team ahead of the 2020 road racing season. Jordan will ride the Kawasaki ZX-10RR in the Superbike and Superstock classes at the North...

Dean Harrison extends contract with Silicone Engineering Racing

Dean Harrison extends contract with Silicone Engineering Racing

2019 Senior TT race winner Dean Harrison has signed a new deal which keeps him at the Silicone Engineering Racing team until the end of 2021. Harrison will continue to ride Kawasaki machinery on the...

NW200: New Superbike race added to Thursday schedule

NW200: New Superbike race added to Thursday schedule

There will be an extra Superbike race at this year's North West 200 after organisers added a four-lap event to the Thursday schedule.  Thursday's practice sessions will take place as usual, with...

Dunlop and Hutchinson set to reveal 2020 plans at TT launch show

Dunlop and Hutchinson set to reveal 2020 plans at TT launch show

Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson are set to reveal their 2020 plans at the official Isle of Man TT launch in March.  Whilst several riders and teams have confirmed their plans for the roads,...

Derek Sheils wins inaugural King of the Roads Trophy

Derek Sheils wins inaugural King of the Roads Trophy

Derek Sheils has been awarded the inaugural King of the Roads Trophy. The trophy will be presented to Sheils at the Irish Motorbike Awards in Belfast this evening.  The 37-year-old amassed the...

John McGuinness joins Bournemouth Kawasaki for 2020 Road Racing campaign

John McGuinness joins Bournemouth Kawasaki for 2020 Road Racing campaign

John McGuinness will compete at the Isle of Man TT and North West 200 for the Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki team.  The 23-time TT race winner will ride the ZX-10RR in the Superbike and...

Smiths Racing switch to Yamaha for 2020 Supersport roads campaign

Smiths Racing switch to Yamaha for 2020 Supersport roads campaign

Smiths Racing and Peter Hickman have switched to Yamaha in the Supersport class for their 2020 road racing campaign.  The team have swapped their Supersport Triumph Daytona 675 for the Yamaha...

Guy Martin 'fake licence' case thrown out of court

Guy Martin 'fake licence' case thrown out of court

Road racing star and TV personality Guy Martin, 38, has been acquitted of charges relating to his driving licence and will not face court. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) threw out the case on...