August

Dunlop shatters lap record in Post Classic Manx

Dunlop shatters lap record in Post Classic Manx

The Post Classic Senior Manx Grand Prix class won at record pace by Michael Dunlop riding John Simms Suzuki XR69. Chris Palmer won the Junior class riding a Walmsley AJS 7R 350. The race though was...

Diesel spill reduces practice time at Manx

Diesel spill reduces practice time at Manx

Overcast conditions, damp patches, mist and an earlier diesel spill from Braddan Bridge to Kirk Michael all contributed to a severely reduced practice on the Isle of Man today at the Manx Grand...

Dunlop edges ever closer to 120mph classic Manx lap

Dunlop edges ever closer to 120mph classic Manx lap

Friday night’s practice at the Manx GP was a night of lap records in both classic and modern machines with Michael Dunlop again posting an unofficial fastest in the Post Classic Class Double TT 2010...

Dunlop clocks 117.9mph in Manx Post Classic practice

Dunlop clocks 117.9mph in Manx Post Classic practice

Michael Dunlop took advantage of the perfect weather conditions to post another unofficial lap record for the Post Classic class, this time lapping the 37.73mile Mountain course at 117.927mph on John...

Michael Dunlop tops Manx ‘Post Classic’ practice

Michael Dunlop tops Manx ‘Post Classic’ practice

Michael Dunlop posted the fastest time of the night in the Post Classic Senior class during the Manx GP practice last night. Dunlop lapped the 37.73mile course at 115.097mph on John Simms’ Trident...

Riders battle elements in Manx practice

Riders battle elements in Manx practice

Variable conditions around the course on the Isle of Man meant a short delay in this evening’s first timed practice for the 2010 Manx Grand Prix, sponsored by visitisleofman.com but the session got...

Guy Martin at Ulster

Guy Martin at Ulster

My son Chris with Guy Martin just before first practice for the Ulster Grand Prix - Guy's first road race after his big senior TT accident!

Manx GP underway

The 2010 Manx Grand Prix, sponsored by visitisleofman.com, got underway on Satrurday evening after a short weather delay. Roads closed around the course at 5.20pm but mist on the mountain and a rain shower meant that the first bikes left the startline on Glencrutchery Road shortly after 6.30pm in an untimed practice. The 41 newcomers to the Mountain course were the first on the track. They...

Ulster Grand Prix future

Ulster Grand Prix future

The Ulster Grand Prix has been through a difficult period but this year was revered as one of the best days of racing in the sport’s history. But what of the future? MCN spoke to Noel Johnston, the...

Hutchinson to Relentless Suzuki?

Hutchinson to Relentless Suzuki?

Rumours of Ian Hutchinson, Michael Dunlop and Keith Amor being courted by the Relentless by TAS Suzuki team for 2011 simultaneously began at Brands Hatch and  Armoy just over two weeks ago. The...

Top class Manx GP entry

This year’s Manx Grand Prix boasts an impressive line-up  for the classic and post classic races and enforces the event’s boast of being ‘the world’s premier classic road race.’ Practice is scheduled from Saturday 21st August with race week running from Monday 30th August to Friday 3rd September. The decision in 2009 to include races for Post Classic machines has been vindicated with a...

New Manx GP website

This year’s Manx Grand Prix festival audience is set to grow thanks to the launch of a new website branded as ‘Manx Grand Prix Festival’, which runs from 21st August to 5th September 2010. For the first time ever, race fans worldwide will be able to follow this year’s Manx GP races live via Manx Radio commentary and live timing on the internet. The MGP festival brings together four of the biggest...

Pirelli’s 133.977mph Ulster GP tyre

Pirelli’s 133.977mph Ulster GP tyre

Success at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix was looking a bit thin on the ground for Pirelli after Dunlop riders Ian Hutchinson won three races and Keith Amor had won one. But Bruce Anstey took the...

Farquhar to quit racing?

Farquhar to quit racing?

Ryan Farquhar is at a crossroads in his career. For the past three seasons he’s been virtually unbeatable on the Irish Nationals – and last year even surpassed the late, great Joey Dunlop’s record of...

The big question: What’s the plan for 2011?

The big question: What’s the plan for 2011?

With the dust settled on the big three international road races, talk now is of what prospects might be in store for 2011. MCN asked two of the leading players what plans they might have for next...

Bruce Anstey: Road racing’s reclusive hero

Bruce Anstey: Road racing’s reclusive hero

Bruce Anstey arrived at the Ulster Grand Prix without as much as having ridden a scooter since the TT, let alone a 200+bhp superbike.  He left with a Superbike race win and a new 133.977mph lap...

Phillip McCallen: ‘Michael Dunlop must race short circuits’

Phillip McCallen: ‘Michael Dunlop must race short circuits’

Phillip McCallen is an 11 times NW200 winner, 11 times TT winner and 14 times UP winner. He’s also a TV pundit and MCN asked him to give us his views on Michael Dunlop... “I’ve been watching Michael...

Ulster Grand Prix vs MotoGP

Ulster Grand Prix vs MotoGP

This year's Ulster Grand Prix was another fantastic event with unbelievably close racing in every race. I'm so glad I didn't go to Brno to fall asleep during another desperately boring MotoGP...

2010 Ulster Grand Prix pics

2010 Ulster Grand Prix pics

Ulster Grand Prix, sponsored by Lisburn Council - 14th July 2010.

Eugene Laverty at the Ulster GP

Eugene Laverty at the Ulster GP

My son's First Ulster GP. What a great day - and we met Eugene Laverty. Top bloke!

Anstey’s record breaking Ulster GP

Anstey’s record breaking Ulster GP

Bruce Anstey won the final Superbike race of the day at the Ulster Grand Prix and set a blistering new lap record of 133.977mph to maintain the event’s boast of being the fastest road racing in the...

Amor wins Dundrod 150 superbike

Amor wins Dundrod 150 superbike

Keith Amor won yesterday’s six-lap Dundrod 150 Superbike race riding his superstock BMW with a fastest lap of 132.005mph. Amor’s task was eased after Ian Hutchinson’s Padgetts Honda engine expired on...

Ulster Grand Prix: Farquhar tops practice

Ulster Grand Prix: Farquhar tops practice

Ryan Farquhar topped the practice leaderboard in last night’s Ulster GP final combined superbike/superstock practice session. The KMR Kawasaki privateer lapped the 7.4mile Dundrod road course at...

Aberdare Park Road Races 2010

Aberdare Park Road Races 2010

The annual Aberdare Park road races took place last weekend at the unique Welsh parkland circuit. In past years the likes of Mike Hailwood and Phil Read and more recently Carl Fogarty and John...