TT & road races

Isle of Wight TT: New road racing event set for October 2021

Isle of Wight TT: New road racing event set for October 2021

Plans to run an all-new International road race on the Isle of Wight have been revealed. The event, named Diamond Races, is scheduled to debut in October 2021 and will run over a 12.8-mile lap with...

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...

James Hillier switches to OMG Racing for 2020 road racing campaign

James Hillier switches to OMG Racing for 2020 road racing campaign

OMG Racing have revealed that James Hillier will join the team for their maiden road racing campaign.  The British Superbike team are entering the Isle of Man TT and North West 200 for the first...

Ulster GP: Hickman fastest in opening qualifying

Ulster GP: Hickman fastest in opening qualifying

Peter Hickman topped the timesheets during the opening Superbike qualifying session of the 2019 fonaCAB Ulster Grand Prix today, with the session brought to an end nine minutes early because of a...

No motorbike races for Pikes Peak 2020

No motorbike races for Pikes Peak 2020

There will be no bike races at the 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), a statement from the board of directors has confirmed. Are the Pikes Peak organisers right to drop bikes from the...

Southern 100: Founds and Walmsley crowned Billown champions

Southern 100: Founds and Walmsley crowned Billown champions

Pete Founds and Jevan Walmsley claimed the Billown Championship title after a stunning final race win at the Southern 100 in what was the race of the day at the famous event. After battling with a...

Oliver's Mount 2019: John McGuinness to appear at Barry Sheene Classic

Oliver's Mount 2019: John McGuinness to appear at Barry Sheene Classic

John McGuinness will ride at Oliver’s Mount as part of the Barry Sheene meeting in July, it has been announced. The 23-time TT winner is the latest star to be confirmed in a line-up that also includes...

Crowdfunding page set up to support Carlin Dunne's family

Crowdfunding page set up to support Carlin Dunne's family

A GoFundMe page has been set up in aid of Carlin Dunne’s mother in the aftermath of his tragic death at the 2019 Pikes Peak international Hill Climb. The proceeds raised will help Carlin’s mother,...

Roads: Hickman and Harrison launch 2019 Ulster Grand Prix

Roads: Hickman and Harrison launch 2019 Ulster Grand Prix

TT 2019 treble winner, Peter Hickman and arch rival, Dean Harrison, the winner of this year’s Senior TT race, visited the famous Dundrod circuit in Co Antrim yesterday to launch the 2019 Ulster Grand...

Bikers wanted for Daley Mathison funeral procession

Bikers wanted for Daley Mathison funeral procession

The family of deceased road racer, Daley Mathison, are calling upon bikers to accompany his funeral procession to the service on Wednesday, June 26. The Durham-based racer was killed during the...

Poll: Will there be a 136mph lap at the TT in 2019

Poll: Will there be a 136mph lap at the TT in 2019

With MCN bringing you a 40-page TT preview this week, we want to know whether you think we will see a 136mph lap this year. All responses are much appreciated. Will we see a 136mph lap at this year’s...

Roads: Jay Lawrence gets Isle of Man TT call up with Buildbase Suzuki

Roads: Jay Lawrence gets Isle of Man TT call up with Buildbase Suzuki

Kiwi rider Jay Lawrence will make his Isle of Man TT debut with Buildbase Suzuki this year, having ridden a Katana for Team Classic Suzuki at last year’s Classic races. Lawrence will be riding a...

Roads: Agostini to ride parade lap at Classic TT

Roads: Agostini to ride parade lap at Classic TT

Giacomo Agostini will ride a parade lap at this year’s 2019 Classic TT races aboard a 350cc MV Agusta 'Quattro Cilindri', owned by Robert Iannucci.  The 15-time world champion will lead a...

Roads: Derek McGee takes treble at Cookstown 100

Roads: Derek McGee takes treble at Cookstown 100

Derek McGee overcame horrendous weather caused by Storm Hannah to claim a treble at the Cookstown 100. High winds and driving rain created treacherous conditions throughout the day on the 2.1 mile...

Guy Martin to race at 2019 Cookstown 100

Guy Martin to race at 2019 Cookstown 100

Former TT racer and TV star, Guy Martin has made good on his promise to return to the Cookstown 100 yesteryear Classic races after withdrawing in 2018. He is entered to compete in the 2019 event...

Norton reveal stunning three-man 2019 TT line-up

Norton reveal stunning three-man 2019 TT line-up

Norton will field what looks to be the ultimate dream team in this year’s Isle of Man TT Lightweight class, with a stunning three-man line-up for their Superlight’s debut. How will Norton’s dream...

TT start numbers revealed

TT start numbers revealed

Start numbers for the 2019 Isle of Man TT have been confirmed today. Revealed at the official pre-season press launch in Douglas there have been a number of key changes co all of which have the...