May

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness hits 130 before mist calls a halt to practice

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness hits 130 before mist calls a halt to practice

Competitors were met with considerably different conditions for the third night of practice at the 2012 Isle of Man TT Races powered by Monster Energy and although dry, the temperature was down on the...

Isle of Man TT blog: Cameron Donald’s supercross charge

Isle of Man TT blog: Cameron Donald’s supercross charge

There I was, in the gym at 7.15am this morning – stupidly had a 15-minute lie-in and missed the doors actually opening – giving it max on the rower, listening to Manx Radio. And there was some chat of...

Chad's TT 2012 blog - preparing the bike

Chad's TT 2012 blog - preparing the bike

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam 'Chad' Child is racing at the Isle of Man TT 2012 this year, fulfilling a lifetime's ambition. After completing his first practice laps of the circuit on Saturday May 26...

Isle of Man TT blog: Mackman gives Norton V4 it’s tentative first TT lap

Isle of Man TT blog: Mackman gives Norton V4 it’s tentative first TT lap

112.36mph. By Senior TT standards that’s not fast. But it was a landmark for Stuart Garner’s Norton team as Ian Mackman completed the all-new V4’s first lap of the 37.73 Mountain course. I know there...

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness and Donald up the ante

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness and Donald up the ante

Competitors were met with yet another dry, sunny evening for the third practice session of the 2012 Isle of Man TT Races with conditions described as dry and clear all the way around the course,...

Chad's TT 2012 blog - the paddock

Chad's TT 2012 blog - the paddock

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam 'Chad' Child is racing at the Isle of Man TT 2012 this year, fulfilling a lifetime's ambition. After completing his first practice laps of the circuit on Saturday May 26...

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness sets the pace with 128mph practice lap

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness sets the pace with 128mph practice lap

A dry, sunny evening met the competitors for Monday evening’s practice session with conditions described as good all around the course. Riders were again warned of wet tar at Guthrie’s whilst the...

Isle of Man TT blog: McGuinness throws the gauntlet down

Isle of Man TT blog: McGuinness throws the gauntlet down

So there I was, sat in my hotel room at around 10 yesterday morning crashing out the MCN back page bits and bobs from Snetterton BSB. We’d just jetted into Ronaldsway from Birmingham (always sounds...

Chad's TT 2012 blog - the first laps

Chad's TT 2012 blog - the first laps

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam 'Chad' Child is racing at the Isle of Man TT 2012 this year, fulfilling a lifetime's ambition. On Saturday May 26 Chad completed his first laps on the closed circuits...

Norton announces Santander TT partnership

Norton announces Santander TT partnership

Norton Motorcycles has joined forces with Santander to sponsor Norton for this year's senior TT. The Norton SG1 (pictured) will race in the senior TT on June 8, in Santander livery. The SG1, which...

10 good reasons why this year's TT is going to be a belter

10 good reasons why this year's TT is going to be a belter

The 2012 Isle of Man TT kicks off with the first practice session tomorrow afternoon (May 26) and it looks set to be a good year. Here's 10 reasons why this year's TT is set to be...

Hillier to race Zytek Kawasaki in TT Zero race

Hillier to race Zytek Kawasaki in TT Zero race

British Superbike racer James Hillier is to debut a ZX-10R-framed electric bike in this year’s TT Zero race. Hillier’s BSB team, Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki, and electric powertrain innovators, Zytek...

Poll: Who's going to dominate at the TT?

Poll: Who's going to dominate at the TT?

TT practice starts this weekend and it looks like the field is stronger than ever. Ian Hutchinson and Conor Cummins are back from injury, Michael Dunlop is riding three makes of bike, Cameron Donald...

Seeley dominates North West 200

Seeley dominates North West 200

At one stage during Saturday’s North West 200 it looked like Alastair Seeley might have to be content with just his Thursday Superstock race win on the Tyco TAS Suzuki. In the first Supersport race...

North West 200: Farquhar claims supertwins victory

North West 200: Farquhar claims supertwins victory

Ryan Farquhar claimed an historic victory in the first ever North West 200 Supertwins race this evening (Thursday). Ireland’s top road racer led the four-lap race from start-to-finish in the...

North West 200: Seeley claims Superstock victory

North West 200: Seeley claims Superstock victory

As many expected, Alastair Seeley was a class apart in the opening race of the 2012 Relentless International North West 200. The Tyco TAS Suzuki rider dominated the LiveWire Solutions Superstock...

Seeley fastest in NW200 qualifying

Seeley fastest in NW200 qualifying

Alastair Seeley topped Superbike and Supersport qualifying on his Tyco TAS Suzuki on the first day of qualifying for the 2012 Relentless International North West 200. The ‘Wee Wizard’ was also second...

Isle of Man Government announce Manx GP revamp

Isle of Man Government announce Manx GP revamp

The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development has today announced proposals to revamp the Manx Grand Prix. The plans, revealed in a special MCN interview with the DED’s Chief Executive Office...