2013

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness and Anstey set the pace as Brookes continues to impress

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness and Anstey set the pace as Brookes continues to impress

At the fourth time of asking, practice for the 2013 Isle of Man TT races went ahead exactly as scheduled and with conditions around the Mountain Course ideal, the lap times soon edged close to the...

Dabbsy's TT blog: The first few days

Dabbsy's TT blog: The first few days

Saturday “It was 20 years ago today”, the Beatles’ timeless lyrics seemed appropriate as I weaved through Liverpool to catch the ferry to the Isle of Man for practice week, especially as it was 20...

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 7

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 7

On day seven, John shares some of his frustration with the weather on the Isle of Man.tt13diary

Isle of Man TT: Rain again hinders practice

Isle of Man TT: Rain again hinders practice

For the third day in a row, conditions on the Isle of Man worsened as the hours ticked by and just when Wednesday evening’s practice session was due to commence at 6.20pm, rain in the North of the...

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 5

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 5

Chad fills us in on getting his first proper run out on the 600 now that the Bournemouth Kawasaki team have helped fix his suspension issues - but wet weather has hampered practice another night at...

Isle of Man TT: Tuesday practice cancelled

Isle of Man TT: Tuesday practice cancelled

Tuesday evening’s practice session at the 2013 Isle of Man TT Races was cancelled after conditions slowly deteriorated during the late afternoon. The weathermen's prediction of rain to be falling by...

McGuinness tests Mugen Shinden

McGuinness tests Mugen Shinden

John McGuinness tested his new Mugen Shinden electric bike for the first time at Jurby airfield on the Isle of Man today. The 19 times TT winner, who finished second behind Michael Rutter in last...

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 4

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 4

Chad talks us through getting the lightweight bike dyno'ed today before rain cancels practice.tt13diary

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 5

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 5

With practice cancelled thanks to the rain, we catch up with John and his Honda TT Legends teammate Simon Andrews in their new hot tub!tt13diary

Tyco Suzuki rider Yoshinari Matsushita killed during Monday night practice

Tyco Suzuki rider Yoshinari Matsushita killed during Monday night practice

Monday night's practice session at the 2013 Isle of Man TT Races was marred by an accident that sadly claimed the life of Yoshinari Matsushita. The Japanese rider, who had joined the Tyco Suzuki team...

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 3

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 3

After his first run on the 600, Chad talks with Bournemouth Kawasaki crew chief Phil about what he needs to change on the bike.tt13diary

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 4

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 4

As the TT paddock gets drenched in rain and practice tonight looks like it might be cancelled, John catches up with old mate David Knight.tt13diary

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 2

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 2

After yesterday's first practice, Chad talks to the guys at Quattro Kawasaki about getting his Chris Walker Race School bike set up for tomorrow's first supersport session.tt13diary

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 3

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 3

On a sunny Sunday morning after the newcomers practice session, John talks about his first time instructing, as well as getting bored by world champions!tt13diary

TT Practice: Brookes sets fastest ever new comer lap on first night of practice

TT Practice: Brookes sets fastest ever new comer lap on first night of practice

Perfect conditions greeted competitors as the 2013Isle of Man TT Races, powered by Monster Energy, got underway with bright sun, light winds and dry roads all around the 37 and ¾-mile course. As has...

Video: Chad speaks to James May at the TT

Video: Chad speaks to James May at the TT

With only a few hours left until the first practice session, Chad caught up with TV star James May to hear why he's at the TT and what he thinks of it.tt13diary

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 1

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 1

Chad talks us through setting up his tyres, talks to Jason Griffiths from Metzeler, and gives us his feedback from his first laps of the Mountain Course!tt13diary

McGuinness Daily Diary: Eight hours to go...

Only eight hours to go for first practice and John talks about getting his family over, some speedway action, and looking forward to a lap of the Mountain course tonight.  

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 2

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 2

Only eight hours to go for first practice and John talks about getting his family over, some speedway action, and looking forward to a lap of the Mountain course tonight.tt13diary

Chad Daily Diary: Josh Brookes, the newcomer

With less than 24 hours left until the first practice session, Chad caught up with newcomer Josh Brookes to hear his last minute thoughts on the looming qualifying session.  

Chad's TT Video Diary: Josh Brookes Interview

Chad's TT Video Diary: Josh Brookes Interview

With less than 24 hours left until the first practice session, Chad caught up with newcomer Josh Brookes to hear his last minute thoughts on the looming qualifying session.tt13diary

Chad's TT Video Diary: 1 day to go

Chad's TT Video Diary: 1 day to go

With less than 24 hours left until he's on track, Chad visits the Fairy Bridge to get some last minute luck from the magic folks!tt13diary

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 1

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 1

Day one of John's exclusive MCN TT diaries - beers at the NW200, getting wet, and arriving in the Isle of Man.tt13diary

Chad's Daily Diary: On our way to the TT

When people talk about embedded journalists at sporting events, it usually means that the writer has managed to book himself in to the same, swanky hotel that the riders/players/athletes are staying in. Not here at MCN. At Motorcyclenews we believe that if a job is worth doing, then it's worth doing properly. During the entire two weeks, Adam 'Chad' Child is not only covering the event for MCN but...

NW200: Racing abandoned in heavy rain

NW200: Racing abandoned in heavy rain

For the second time in three years, Saturday's race action at the International North West 200 fell victim to the weather as torrential rain led to just two laps of racing being completed. The rain...

NW200: Dunlop takes victory in shortened Supersport race

NW200: Dunlop takes victory in shortened Supersport race

Michael Dunlop took victory in Saturday's North West 200 Supersport race although heavy rain meant conditions were treacherous and the result declared at the end of the second lap after four riders...

NW200: Seeley dominates opening night with two wins

NW200: Seeley dominates opening night with two wins

Alastair Seeley dominated the opening evening of racing at the Vauxhall International North West 200 with victories in both the Ballymoney Borough Council Supersport and Live Wire AV Solutions...

NW200: Seeley in second group start

NW200: Seeley in second group start

A steward’s meeting at the Vauxhall International North West 200 has decided that Alastair Seeley will start on the 4th row of Group B in the Supersport races and on the 2nd row of Group B in the...

NW200: Dunlop fastest again in wet Thursday practice

NW200: Dunlop fastest again in wet Thursday practice

Michael Dunlop continued to dominate the 2013 Vauxhall International North West 200 practice today with fastest times in every category except the Supertwins during a very wet session this...

Video: Metzeler Tyres interview Guy Martin and Josh Brookes

Video: Metzeler Tyres interview Guy Martin and Josh Brookes

Metzeler Tyres recently caught up with Tyco Suzuki racers Guy Martin and Josh Brookes prior to the start of their 2013 road racing campaign. Hear what they had to say here.

NW200: Michael Dunlop dominates opening practice

NW200: Michael Dunlop dominates opening practice

Michael Dunlop continued his meteoric start to the 2013 season by setting the fastest time in the Superbike class during the opening practice for the Vauxhall International North West 200 today. The...

HM Plant and Padgett's Honda merge for 2013 NW200 and TT

HM Plant and Padgett's Honda merge for 2013 NW200 and TT

Two of the most iconic race teams- and colour schemes- in British bike racing have merged at this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200. HM Plant Honda has joined forces with Clive Padgett’s...

John McGuinness: 20 years at the North West 200

John McGuinness: 20 years at the North West 200

Honda TT Legends rider John McGuinness first raced at the North West 200 20 years ago. In that time he has only missed two meetings- in 2001 when the Foot and Mouth epidemic led to the race being...

Seeley and Easton go head to head at NW200

Seeley and Easton go head to head at NW200

The first International road race of 2013, the Vauxhall North West 200 on May 18, promises to be the scene of a series of fascinating duels between the heavyweights of the pure road racing...

Video: Norton's TT bike revealed

Norton was brought back into British hands in 2009. After two previous attempts, Norton is back at the TT in just a few weeks with two almost completely new 1000cc V4 bikes, two riders, and a bundle of determination to make this the start of a new racing era for the firm.  

Michael Dunlop wins at Tandragee 100

Michael Dunlop wins at Tandragee 100

Michael Dunlop continued his blisteringly successful start to the Irish road racing season with a double Superbike race triumph at Saturday's Tandragee 100 in Co Armagh. The Ballymoney man had been...