2009

Martin on Hydrex Hondas at Ulster GP

Martin on Hydrex Hondas at Ulster GP

Relentless Suzuki team boss Philip Neil denied any truth in the rumours that Guy Martin would be racing Relentless Suzukis at this weekend’s Ulster Grand Prix. He told MCN: I’ve just arrived at the...

UGP Wednesday Practice

UGP Wednesday Practice

UGP newcomers waiting to go out for their first practice at Dundrod,also "Lionel Ritchie" fan William Dunlop warming up and at Quarry bends and fastest rider of the day Conor Cummins also at quarry...

Honda's update on Nick Crowe and Mark Cox

Honda's update on Nick Crowe and Mark Cox

Following Nick Crowe and Mark Cox's accident during the second TT sidecar race in June, HM Plant Honda is pleased to issue an update on behalf of Nick and Mark and their families regarding the boys'...

Four more for Farquhar

Four more for Farquhar

Ryan Farquhar's dominance of the 2009 Irish national road races continued at the Mid Antrim 150 on Saturday with yet another four wins. The KMR Kawasaki took his fourth successive four-timer as he...

Farquhar takes four wins at Faugheen

Farquhar takes four wins at Faugheen

It seems like there’s no stopping Ryan Farquhar in the Irish national road races. For the third meeting in a row, the Dungannon man  racked up four wins in a day – this time at the Faugheen 50...

Road racing’s biggest and fastest jumps caught on camera

Road racing’s biggest and fastest jumps caught on camera

This is Irish road racer Ryan Farquhar landing at 150mph on his Kawasaki ZX-10R from a 40ft long jump over Hanlon’s Leap on his way to four race wins at the awe-inspiring Kells road race in...

Blog: Silverstone MotoGP and TT date clash. Surely a mistake?

Blog: Silverstone MotoGP  and TT date clash. Surely a mistake?

I was absolutely shocked when I saw the date for the 2010 Silverstone British Grand Prix. June 6? Surely that’s when the TT starts? The Silverstone MotoGP race date is one I’m sure many of us have...

Southern 100 2009 images

Southern 100 2009 images

Just a small selection of images from this years meeting and with some close up action, and close run races it proved to be a real treasure as always. The competition is seemingly getting tighter in...

Guy Martin wins Southern 100 ‘championship’ race

Guy Martin wins Southern 100 ‘championship’ race

Guy Martin finally got the better of Ryan Farquhar in yesterday’s third and final day of racing at the on the 4.25mile Billown road course near Castletown. Martin’s Hydrex Honda crossed the line in...

Farquhar wins 600cc races at Southern 100

Farquhar wins 600cc races at Southern 100

Ryan Farquhar took the Senior and 600cc race wins at the Southern 100 yesterday evening, to add the 1000cc victory he scored on Tuesday night. The Dungannon-based Kawasaki privateer has now beaten...

Ryan Farquhar contemplates future

Ireland’s top road racer Ryan Farquhar admitted that the death of Andrew Neill, killed in practice for a 125cc race at the Walderstone meeting on Sunday, has made him question his future in the sport. Yesterday Farquhar told the Newsletter, one of the leading Belfast newspapers, that, “When something like this happens you question yourself about why you do it, but I think I've become hardened to...

Pearson’s Scarborough success elevates his Duke Rankings standing

Northern Ireland’s Michael Pearson became only the second Ulsterman to claim the coveted Cock o’ the North Trophy at Scarborough, the12th round counting towards the Duke Rankings – a season-long championship covering all the top races on pure road courses. Pearson also took both legs of the superbike races and two second places in the 600cc supersport events. However, it was the ‘Welsh Wizard’...

Manx Radio to broadcast Southern ‘100’

Even if you can’t make it to the Southern 100 you can listen to the race commentary live on Manx Radio via the internet. The Steam Packet Southern 100 international road races  commence next week on Monday 13th July 13 and continue through until Thursday evening July 16, all covered by Manx Radio. Race fans off the Island will be able to pick up the commentaries via the web on...

Guy Martin to race at Scarborough

Guy Martin to race at Scarborough

Six time International Oliver’s Mount Gold Cup Cup winner, Guy Martin is to race his Hydrex Honda at this weekend’s Cock o’the North Road Races to attempt to regain his title he has previously won on...

Michael Dunlop: Skerries man of the meeting

Michael Dunlop, Ryan Farquhar and Keith Amor were in blistering form totally dominating round eleven of the Duke Road Race Rankings, the Aon Bikecare Skerries 100, held on the 2.9mile public roads course in North County Dublin. Dunlop was declared Man of the Meeting after taking three wins: Supersport 600, Junior 250cc and Lightweight 125cc and two third places on the Uel Duncan-sponsored Robinson...

TTX GP launch Zero Carbon road race series

TTX GP launch Zero Carbon road race series

TTXGP, the force behind the inaugural zero emission motorcycle race at this year’s Isle of Man TT races, has joined forces with Auto Cycle Union Events (ACUE),  to run the world’s first national...

Farquhar continues to dominate Duke Rankings

Farquhar continues to dominate Duke Rankings

Ryan Farquhar continued to dominate Road Racing on the Irish roads, as he claimed another treble at the Athea National Road Races, the first of seven in Southern Ireland this year and the tenth round...

Amor beats Farquhar in Athea Open race

Amor beats Farquhar in Athea Open race

Scot Keith Amor recorded yet another win on the Irish roads at the weekend when he won the Open race at the Athea road races. The Wilson Craig Racing Honda rider also finished a close second in the...

Farquhar racks up 100th Irish road race victory

Farquhar racks up 100th Irish road race victory

Ryan Farquhar became only the second rider to record 100 Irish road race wins on Sunday when he took a hat-trick of victories at the Athea road races. Held on the 3.3-mile circuit in County Limerick,...

NW200: Derry Boys on tour

NW200: Derry Boys on tour

Me and a friend of mine at the NW200.

Farquhar back on track in Duke rankings

Farquhar back on track in Duke rankings

After Ryan Farquhar‘s disappointing Isle of Man TT he was back to his top form at the Bush National Road Races, the ninth round counting towards the Duke Road Race Rankings 2009. The Dungannon man,...

Farquhar takes terrific four wins at Bush

Farquhar takes terrific four wins at Bush

Ryan Farquhar bounced back strongly from a disappointing Isle of Man TT campaign to rack up four race wins on his KMR Kawasaki's at the Bush Road Races on Saturday, the local meeting for the Dungannon...

Me and John McGuinness

Me and John McGuinness

Me discussing the finer points of how to become a world record TT racer with a certain John McGuiness.

My son with the HM Plant TT riders

My son with the HM Plant TT riders

My son Jack with the HM Plant Honda boys. Taken on Mad Sunday at the Honda garage in Douglas.

TT hero of the week

TT hero of the week

The marshall at Brandywell who filled Bruce Anstey's bike up which ran out of fuel.

Video: Following Rossi on his Isle of Man TT parade lap

Video: Following Rossi on his Isle of Man TT parade lap

MCN editor Marc Potter was lucky enough to ride alongside Valentino Rossi during his parade lap around the infamous Isle of Man TT course. Watch the video highlights to see the lap from Potter's point...

Rossi on his IOM parade lap

Rossi on his IOM parade lap

I was at the Isle of Man and managed to snap Rossi on his parade lap.

Our time at the TT in pictures

Our time at the TT in pictures

Some photos from the TT and some people we met

Rossi at Governors Dip

Rossi at Governors Dip

I had a brilliant week at the TT. I managed to get this shot of Rossi coming out of Governors Dip on his parade lap. What a week

My new best friend at the TT

My new best friend at the TT

Me and my new best mate William Dunlop just before his big win.

Brad and his van!

Brad and his van!

Isle of man mad Sunday 2009. We thumbed a lift to all the pubs on the course and had a pint in each. Cheers to Bradley smith for picking us all up in his van, signing all our shirts and dropping us...

MCN at sea

MCN at sea

Reading my MCN, cruising home from the TT 2009, up the Kilbrannan Sound, with Arran in the background. Sid Brierley.

Rossi on the Isle of Man 2009

Rossi on the Isle of Man 2009

Attached photos of Rossi at TT2009,watching start of Superbike Race, and returning to pits after finishing his Lap.

SHOVELHEAD CHOPPER AT IOM 2009TT

SHOVELHEAD CHOPPER AT IOM 2009TT

Just back from the 2009 TT. I must be mad as the roads are terrible for these things and my riding buddies were on 916s, buells and Aprilias! I built this chop five years ago and have...

Who’s your TT hero of the week?

Who’s your TT hero of the week?

We’ve just seen Steve Plater win an incident-filled Senior TT. John McGuinness won the Superbike TT and has decimated the outright lap record again today. Michael Dunlop took the first TT win of his...

TT rider dies on Mountain

TT rider dies on Mountain

TT racer John Crellin has died after crashing in the 2009 Senior TT. The 58-year-old civil engineer from Douglas in the Isle of Man crashed on his 1000cc Suzuki on the Mountain Box of the course. He...