2010

Ulster GP admission price rise

Ulster GP admission price rise

The Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club have been forced to increase the price of admission to the 2011 Ulster Grand Prix after sustained a substantial loss following this year’s races. The club took...

TT Legends to race Ulster GP

TT Legends to race Ulster GP

Honda TT Legends duo John McGuinness and Keith Amor will race at next year’s Ulster Grand Prix on August 10-13 2011. The Honda TT Legends is a newly formed team, assembled for an assault on the 2011...

Storrar’s 2011 TT debut

Storrar’s 2011 TT debut

Scottish rider Jimmy Storrar has confirmed that he will make his Isle of Man TT races debut in 2011. The Perth born racer will compete for Mick Charnock’s ‘TC Racing Honda/DP Coldplaning’ outfit in...

ACU responds to doctors quitting TT

ACU responds to doctors quitting TT

ACU Events Ltd, the organisation who run the TT have issues a statement regarding medical coverage for this year’s event. It reads: Following a statement issued by Dr David Stevens, ACU Events Ltd...

Top doctors withdraw from TT

Top doctors withdraw from TT

MCN has received a statement which says TT Chief Medical Officer Dr Heike Rommer and Medical Director Dr Stevens will not be involved in the 2011 TT, but will continue to work at the 2011 Manx GP. The...

Guy Martin tests Relentless Suzuki

Guy Martin tests Relentless Suzuki

TT hero Guy Martin completed his first test with the Relentless by TAS Suzuki team at Almeria on Sunday, completing over 90 laps on their 2010 TT superbike. In bright sunshine and 20-degree...

Me and Cameron Donald

Me and Cameron Donald

Me and Cameron Donald at the Isle of Man. He was more than happy to have this photo taken.

Padgetts sign Anstey

Padgetts sign Anstey

Padgetts of Batley have signed Bruce Anstey for the three major international road races in 2011. The veteran TT star was cut loose after several years with the Relentless by TAS team but now returns...

Cameron Donald signs for Wilson Craig

Cameron Donald signs for Wilson Craig

Australian Cameron Donald has signed to race for Wilson Craig in next year’s international road races.
  The Australian left Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing only a week ago by mutual consent,...

McGuinness and Amor to miss NW200?

McGuinness and Amor to miss NW200?

Race fans in Northern Ireland have been shocked to hear that John McGuinness and Keith Amor may be forced to miss the 2011 North West 200. The race on May 21 clashes with the second round of the World...

ITV increases TT coverage

ITV increases TT coverage

ITV has announced that it will increase coverage of the TT races with a new long-term deal. Fourteen hours of daily highlights from the event will be shown on ITV4 throughout the road race festival,...

New Manx GP race programme

New Manx GP race programme

The Manx Motor Cycle Club have restructured the Manx Grand Prix Races ahead of the 2011 event - including new classes and a revised calendar that will see the meeting ending with a high profile...

Cameron Donald and TAS split

Cameron Donald and TAS split

In a surprise press release, Relentess by TAS have announced that they will not run Cameron Donald in 2011. The press statement read: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing...

Stuart Easton wins at Macau

Stuart Easton wins at Macau

Stuart Easton won the 44th Macau Grand Prix in China after an early scrap with BSB rival Michael Rutter. Scoring his third Macau win was a brilliant start to Easton’s Kawasaki career as he prepares to...

Production-based racing only at 2011 NW200

Production-based racing only at 2011 NW200

Next year’s North West 200 will feature a five-race programme featuring two Superbike and two 600cc races in addition to the Superstock race. Traditionally only the main NW200 race has been run over...

Rutter dominates Macau first practice

Rutter dominates Macau first practice

Going for a record seventh win in the Macau Grand Prix, Michael Rutter  dominated the opening qualifying session in China today on the Team of  Paris/ AXA Ducati.  Having topped the...

My wife and Michael Dunlop

My wife and Michael Dunlop

My wife with Michael Dunlop and my Bruce Anstey tattoo on my leg.

Martin signs for Relentless Suzuki

Martin signs for Relentless Suzuki

Guy Martin has signed tor race for the Relentless by TAS Suzuki team in next year’s major road races. The deal was finalised late on Sunday night and MCN was there at the team’s Moneymore-based...

2011 TT to host Mountain course Centenary festival

2011 TT to host Mountain course Centenary festival

Next year marks 100 years of racing on the 37.73mile Mountain course and to celebrate the momentous landmark in motorcycle racing history, a ‘Milestones of the Mountain’ nostalgia festival has been...

Dunlop tests Relentless Suzuki

Dunlop tests Relentless Suzuki

Michael Dunlop tested a Relentless by TAS Suzuki last week at Kirkistown but is still no closer to being able to confirm his 2011 plans. TAS boss Philip Neill admitted Dunlop rode the bike but says no...

Honda Racing reveal TT plans

Honda Racing reveal TT plans

John McGuiness and Keith Amor have been confirmed by Honda Racing for the North West 200 and TT and rumours persist that they may also do the entire World Endurance championship, along with another TT...

Bishopscourt

Bishopscourt

Me and my mate Andy had a great time meeting Eugene Laverty, James Ellison, James Westmoreland, and Sam Lowes at Bishopscourt and watching them trying out the Parkalgar Honda and TAS Suzuki.

Westmoreland to race TAS GSX-R600 at Sunflower

Westmoreland to race TAS GSX-R600 at Sunflower

James Westmoreland will make a one-off appearance for Relentless by TAS Suzuki team at the Sunflower Trophy Races on October 15/16 at Bishopscourt, Northern Ireland. The 22-year-old runner-up in this...

Olivers Mount is real racing

I have been a real fan of racing at Scarborough since I found it some 8 years ago and do not miss a race. My only disappointment has been the lack of sidecar entries. I was really pleased to see Adam child entered and monitored his progress and was pleased for him. He has said that he will be back for more. Well Mr Child I shall be watching out for you and if you don't turn up expect some...

Road race photos

Road race photos

Just a couple of photos I've taken at various road race meetings in County Antrim throughout the year.

Billown 2011 race dates announced

Billown 2011 race dates announced

Southern 100 Racing has announced the dates of their three road races to be held on the Billown Course during 2011. The Pre TT Classic Road Races open the TT Festival on Friday May 27 and continues on...

Lougher chalks up 129 Scarborough wins

Lougher chalks up 129 Scarborough wins

Blackhorse Kawasaki team boss Ian Lougher returned to the race track with some intent last weekend - extending his wins tally at Oliver's Mount, to 129. Lougher took three wins during the 60th Steve...

Outright Scarborough lap record to Farquhar

Outright Scarborough lap record to Farquhar

Ryan Farquhar rounded off his 2010 road racing season in fine style at the weekend when he not only took a hat-trick of victories at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough but also claimed the outright lap...

Gold Cup

Gold Cup

Foggy at the gold cup, olivers mount,scarboro

Manx Grand Prix

Manx Grand Prix

Took my mate budgie to the Manx Grand Prix, he's a formula 1 fan. He couldn't believe how close you can get to the top riders with John McGuinness, Hutchy and Conor Cummings.

TT programmed trimmed

TT programmed trimmed

Following an extensive consultation with current TT teams and riders, the TT organisers have decided to drop the first, untimed, practice that was provisionally scheduled for Saturday 28th May. It...

Family update Olie Linsdell’s condition

Family update Olie Linsdell’s condition

This is the latest statement from the Manx GP press office updating Olie Linsdell’s condition following his crash in the Post Classic Senior Manx GP: Carole Linsdell has asked the Manx Grand Prix...

Hutchinson’s Manx GP parade lap

Hutchinson’s Manx GP parade lap

TT record-breaker Ian Hutchinson was guest of honour at this year’s Manx Grand Prix and was given the chance to do a lap of honour between the two races at today’s Manx. The lap was to celebrate his...

McGurk and Kent close 2010 Manx GP with race wins

McGurk and Kent close 2010 Manx GP with race wins

The final day’s racing at the 2010 Manx Grand Prix, sponsored by visitisleofman.com, was subject to an hour’s delay with mist reported on the mountain section of the course. Clerk of the Course Phil...

Manx GP Junior result revised

The Manx GP organisers have revised the result of yesterday’s Manx GP Junior race and awarded the race win to Michael Sweeney. Following a report that Simon Fulton, the winner of the shortened 2010 Manx Grand Prix race, was not observing the waved yellow flags during an incident at Signpost Corner, the Manx Motorcycle Club have reviewed the incident, confirmed the report and have issued a time...

Two die in Manx GP Junior race

The Manx Motorcycle Club has issued the following statement after today’s (Wednesday) Junior Manx GP race: The Manx Motorcycle Club, organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, regret to announce the death of a second rider at today’s Manx Grand Prix. Both riders were involved in a racing accident at Alpine Cottage on the second lap of the Junior race shortly before 11am. The race was later...