2014

Hickman and Hamilton out of Macau GP after qualifying crash

Hickman and Hamilton out of Macau GP after qualifying crash

Peter Hickman’s dream of becoming the fastest ever newcomer in all four of the major International road races appears to be over after he crashed out of the opening qualifying session on his Ice...

Rutter on provisional pole for Macau Grand Prix

Rutter on provisional pole for Macau Grand Prix

Eight times Macau Grand Prix winner Michael Rutter is on provisional pole for this year’s race after topping the times in today’s opening qualifying session. Riding the Milwaukee YZF R1 Yamaha that...

Practice and qualifying set to start for the 2014 Macau Grand Prix

Practice and qualifying set to start for the 2014 Macau Grand Prix

2013 Macau Grand Prix winner, Ian Hutchinson will start the defence of his title on Thursday morning as the opening practice session for the 2014 gets under way on the 3.8 mile Guia armoc-lined roads...

Dean Harrison remains with Mar-Train Yamaha for 2015

Dean Harrison remains with Mar-Train Yamaha for 2015

The Northern Irish –based Mar-Train Racing team have announced that 25-year-old Dean Harrison will continue to race with them for the 2015season. The Bradford-born racer will become their sole...

Exclusive: No BMW ride for Dunlop in 2015

Exclusive: No BMW ride for Dunlop in 2015

MCN can reveal that 11 times TT winner Michael Dunlop is without a job for the 2015 season. The 25 year old, who had originally signed only a one year contract with the German...

Michael Dunlop wins Frohburg on BMW

Michael Dunlop wins Frohburg on BMW

Michael Dunlop joined forces with the Penz13.co BMW team to win the feature event at Germany's only road race on Sunday. Riding a S1000RR, described as "the spare bike from Le Mans" by team boss Rico...

Lintin takes Gold Cup victory ahead of McGuinness

Lintin takes Gold Cup victory ahead of McGuinness

Ivan Lintin was the surprise winner of Scarborough’s Gold Cup on the Taylor Lindsey Racing Honda on Sunday. With Guy Martin, Michael and William Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson all sitting out the last...

NW200 organisers on the hunt for BSB talent

NW200 organisers on the hunt for BSB talent

With the 2015 North West 200 still some ten months away, race director Mervyn Whyte is far from standing still, as the 15-year veteran of the top job in Irish racing looks to the MCE British Superbike...

Ladies out to impress at Armoy

Ladies out to impress at Armoy

The Armoy road races is set to show a changing face of road racing this weekend, as no fewer than six women line up on the grid for the Northern Irish races, with a strong entry led by past top ten...

North West 200 confirm 2015 date

North West 200 confirm 2015 date

The North West 200 have confirmed their 2015 dates, with the week of racing and activities set to take place from 10th-16th May, culminating in the main event on the 16th. “We wanted to let people...

Armoy road races set to screen on Channel 4

Armoy road races set to screen on Channel 4

Next weekend’s Armoy road races wis set to air on national tv, with the organisers striking a deal with Channel 4 that will see race coverage go out not only on the channel but on its 4OD streaming...

New Classic TT trophies to honour TT legends

New Classic TT trophies to honour TT legends

The Classic TT organisers have unveiled all-new trophies commissioned for the event, with the four awards set to honour four of the most illustrious TT racers of all time, as well as a combined 54 TT...

Dean Harrison escapes Southern 100 'moment'

Dean Harrison escapes Southern 100 'moment'

Dean Harrison might have taken five out of six victories at last week’s Southern 100, and the Yorkshireman was pushing hard all week, as these incredible videos and photos show. Harrison had a huge...

TT fastest newcomer Hickman set for UGP debut

TT fastest newcomer Hickman set for UGP debut

Peter Hickman, the fastest ever Isle of Man TT newcomer, will continue his transition to road racer next month, as he takes on the ultra-fast Ulster Grand Prix race in mid-August. The Lincolnshire...

S100: Guy Martin takes solo title as Harrison wins five

S100: Guy Martin takes solo title as Harrison wins five

Guy Martin has taken a close victory in the Solo Championship race of the Southern 100, winning the highlight of the week’s racing to retain his title in a close fought battle with four-time winner...

Conor Cummins breaks arm in Southern 100 crash

Conor Cummins breaks arm in Southern 100 crash

Manxman Conor Cummins has suffered a broken arm in a crash at last night’s races at the Southern 100, potentially leaving the Honda Racing rider in doubt for next month’s Ulster Grand Prix. Cummins...

Skerries 100: Hamilton denied Skerries triple by superbike crash

Skerries 100: Hamilton denied Skerries triple by superbike crash

Jamie Hamilton has been denied a triple victory at the Skerries road races this weekend after crashing out of the Grand Final race, leaving himself with a collection of injuries that look set to rule...

Gary Johnson on road to recovery after TT smash

Gary Johnson on road to recovery after TT smash

Double TT winner Gary Johnson is well on the road to recovery following his crash in the Superstock TT just over a month ago, despite the Lincolnshire rider suffering more severe injuries that first...

Dunlop set for BMW superbike at Ulster Grand Prix

Dunlop set for BMW superbike at Ulster Grand Prix

Michael Dunlop will have the factory supported BMW S1000RR that he rode to both Superbike wins at the Isle of Man TT available for the final international road race of the year, as the German...

Stars out in force for Ulster Grand Prix launch

Stars out in force for Ulster Grand Prix launch

The Ulster Grand Prix have this week assembled a star studded line up of racers for the official launch of the world’s fastest race, with racing scheduled for the former GP circuit for the 11th-16th...

Triple engines for TT sidecars in 2015

Triple engines for TT sidecars in 2015

Isle of Man TT organisers have announced a major change to regulations for the sidecar class for 2015, with rules being extended to allow the addition of 675cc triple machines into the 600cc class.

Anstey to ride 500GP Yamaha for Classic TT

Anstey to ride 500GP Yamaha for Classic TT

Kiwi Bruce Anstey will line up on the starting grid for this year’s Classic TT on a Yamaha YZR500, as his Valvoline Padgett’s team bring one of the most exotic machines every to tackle the Mountain...

Toye wins Pike Peak as Guy Martin 21st

Toye wins Pike Peak as Guy Martin 21st

Isle of Man TT and Macau Grand Prix veteran Jeremy Toye has taken victory in the annual Pike Peak International Hill Climb, setting one of the fastest ever two wheeled laps of the 12.42 mile mountain...

Hickman sells TT knee sliders for Karl Harris Fund

Hickman sells TT knee sliders for Karl Harris Fund

TT fastest ever newcomer Peter Hickman has put up for auction the R&G knee sliders that took him to his 129mph lap of the Mountain Course, with the funds going to the Karl Harris Memorial...

All-star lineup for Classic TT

All-star lineup for Classic TT

With only two months until bikes once again grace the Mountain Circuit, the organisers of the Classic TT have confirmed an all-star lineup that includes most of the stars of the TT proper, including...

2014 TT in numbers

2014 TT in numbers

The dust has now settled on what was an epic 2014 Isle of Man TT giving MCN contributor Phil Wain time to analyse and digest the winners, the losers and the history makers. Below are 36 stats that put...

All welcome for Bomber's funeral

All welcome for Bomber's funeral

Karl 'Bomber' Harris will be laid to rest tomorrow 20th June at 11am at Howden Minster, Howden East Yorkshire, and his family and friends are urging as many bikers as possible to attend, with everyone...

Scores turn out for Simon Andrews send-off

Scores turn out for Simon Andrews send-off

Scores of bikers as well as top racers from both the road racing and MCE British Superbike paddock turned out yesterday at Worcester Cathedral to say their goodbyes to Simon Andrews, who tragically...

Road movie returns to cinemas

Road movie returns to cinemas

Road, the new film about the Dunlop road racing dynasty, will make a special return to selected cinemas next week, after widespread fan appeals to see the exceptional tale of Ireland’s most famous...

Dunlop makes switch from two to four wheels for Donegal Rally

Dunlop makes switch from two to four wheels for Donegal Rally

Fresh from winning four races on the Isle of Man last week, TT champion Michael Dunlop has switched two wheels for four, with the Northern Irishman confirming his entry in the Donegal International...

Simon Andrews tribute lap t-shirts now on sale

Simon Andrews tribute lap t-shirts now on sale

The Joey Dunlop Foundation have released for public sale their tee-shirts commemorating the tribute lap organised for TT racer Simon Andrews, who tragically lost his life at the North West 200 last...

Isle of Man TT: The history makers

Isle of Man TT: The history makers

We've just about come down from the two week's worth of excitement this year's TT provided us with. The history makers and record breakers continue to deliver year-in-year-out and the 2014 TT was no...

TT 2014: Dunlop makes it four in a week with Senior victory

TT 2014: Dunlop makes it four in a week with Senior victory

Michael Dunlop took his fourth Isle of Man TT win this week with a commanding win in the Senior TT on his BMW S1000RR this afternoon taking him into the all-time TT greats with 11 wins...

TT 2014: Harrison makes history with first TT win

TT 2014: Harrison makes history with first TT win

History was made today made with the result of the Bikenation Lightweight Race at the Isle of Man TT as Dean Harrison took his first TT win, joining his father Conrad, winner of the first Sidecar...

Dunlop withdraws from TT Lightweight

Dunlop withdraws from TT Lightweight

Michael Dunlop has withdrawn from this morning’s Lightweight race at the Isle of Man TT, pulling out of the supertwin class after his hopes of six wins in a single TT week slipped away with Gary...

TT 2014: Moly secures win number 17 after twenty-five years

TT 2014: Moly secures win number 17 after twenty-five years

Sidecar legend Dave Molyneux has taken his 17th TT victory, spanning a 25 year career, in the Sure Sidecar Race 2 today at the Isle of Man TT with passenger Patrick Farrance taking his 3rd win to...