TT & road races

Roads: John McGuinness joins SMT Racing for TT Supersport races

Roads: John McGuinness joins SMT Racing for TT Supersport races

John McGuinness will reunite with the returning SMT Racing team in the Supersport class at this year’s Isle of Man TT. McGuinness will ride a Honda CBR600RR in the two four-lap races, as he joins...

North West 200: Glenn Irwin extends unbeaten Superbike streak to six races with 2022 double

North West 200: Glenn Irwin extends unbeaten Superbike streak to six races with 2022 double

Glenn Irwin’s dominance of the Superbike class at the North West 200 continued on Saturday as he won both races onboard his official Honda Fireblade. The results mean that Irwin has now won the...

Roads: Josh Brookes to race for PBM Ducati at the North West 200

Roads: Josh Brookes to race for PBM Ducati at the North West 200

Josh Brookes will race in both Superbike races at this year’s North West 200 after securing the seat vacated by Michael Dunlop at Paul Bird’s Ducati team. Dunlop revealed that the deal between him...

Roads: Michael Rutter set for TT and NW200 return with Bathams Racing

Roads: Michael Rutter set for TT and NW200 return with Bathams Racing

Michael Rutter and the Bathams Racing BMW racing team will return to the Isle of Man TT and North West 200 road racing events this season. At the NW200, Rutter will compete in the Superbike and...

Roads: 2022 Isle of Man TT start numbers revealed

Roads: 2022 Isle of Man TT start numbers revealed

The top 20 start numbers for this year’s Isle of Man TT Superbike and Senior Race have been revealed by the organisers. On his return to Honda, John McGuinness MBE will start at number one and will be...

Roads: Ian Hutchinson joins forces with TAS Racing for 2022 Isle of Man TT

Roads: Ian Hutchinson joins forces with TAS Racing for 2022 Isle of Man TT

Ian Hutchinson will reunite with TAS Racing at his year’s Isle of Man TT to race the Milwaukee BMW Motorrad M1000RR. The 16-time TT race winner last raced for Hector and Philip Neill’s squad at the...

Roads: 2022 Ulster Grand Prix cancelled due to funding rejection

Roads: 2022 Ulster Grand Prix cancelled due to funding rejection

The Ulster Grand Prix has been cancelled for the third consecutive year after Tourism NI opted not to support funding for the event. This year’s race was being organised by the Revival Racing...

Roads: Isle of Man TT to launch its live streaming service

Roads: Isle of Man TT to launch its live streaming service

The organisers of the Isle of Man TT have revealed plans for its own digital channel, delivering full live stream coverage and a raft of year-round behind-the-scenes content. The iconic road racing...

Roads: FHO Racing join forces with Gas Monkey Garage for Isle of Man TT

Roads: FHO Racing join forces with Gas Monkey Garage for Isle of Man TT

FHO Racing BMW and Gas Monkey Garage have formed a new partnership which will see the car customisation company become the title sponsor of the team at the Isle of Man TT. Gas Monkey Garage is owned...

Roads: Tony Jefferies funeral information

Roads: Tony Jefferies funeral information

The funeral of three-time Isle of Man TT race winner Tony Jefferies will take place at St Peter’s Church, Chipley, on February 9. Jefferies passed away on December 28, aged 73, and had been seriously...

Roads: Isle of Wight Road Races postponed due to road closure issues

Roads: Isle of Wight Road Races postponed due to road closure issues

The inaugural Isle of Wight Road Races event has been postponed due to “unresolved issues” with its Motor Race Order (MRO) The MRO is the permission needed for the organisers to close public roads for...

Roads: Ulster Grand Prix returns to road racing calendar

Roads: Ulster Grand Prix returns to road racing calendar

The Ulster Grand Prix will return to the road racing calendar this year following a two-year absence due to Covid-19 and financial issues. This year’s event will be promoted by the Revival Racing...

Roads: 2022 North West 200 dates confirmed

Roads: 2022 North West 200 dates confirmed

Organisers have confirmed that the 2022 North West 200 (NW200) road racing event will take place on May 8-14. The Northern Irish event has been cancelled for the last two years due to the Covid-19...

Roads: John McGuinness makes sensational return to Honda for 2022

Roads: John McGuinness makes sensational return to Honda for 2022

John McGuinness has re-joined Honda for the 2022 road racing season and will compete at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT. The 23-times TT race winner will line-up alongside Honda BSB rider, and...

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 Energy...

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 has...

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...