2015

Doctor John Hinds wins posthumous SPOTY award as HEMS gains momentum

Doctor John Hinds wins posthumous SPOTY award as HEMS gains momentum

Doctor John Hinds, Irish road racing’s ‘flying doctor’ who tragically los this life at the Skerries 100 race in July, has been honoured by the BBC with a posthumous Sports Personality of the Year...

McGuinness and Cummins to remain with Honda Racing for 2016

McGuinness and Cummins to remain with Honda Racing for 2016

23-time Isle of Man TT winner John McGuinness and Manxman Conor Cummins will, as was widely speculated, remain with their Honda Racing squad for the 2016 road-racing season. Making the announcement...

Two-stroke 250GP race set to return to TT course

Two-stroke 250GP race set to return to TT course

2016 will see the return to the Isle of Man TT course of the iconic 205 Grand Prix-spec two-stroke machines, with the launch of a new Lightweight class at August’s Classic TT. The new class, not for...

Video: John McGuinness' Macau Video Diary - Prizegiving

Video: John McGuinness' Macau Video Diary - Prizegiving

In between the victory celebrations from this year's Macau Grand Prix, we managed to sneak in one final video diary with (an admittedly slightly hung over!) John McGuinness to recap the final race of...

Hickman: Macau win perfect swansong for RAF Reserves BMW

Hickman: Macau win perfect swansong for RAF Reserves BMW

Peter Hickman has described his first ever Macau Grand Prix victory as the perfect swansong to bring to an end his eighteen months with Lee Hardy’s RAF Reserves BMW squad. Joining the team as a...

McGuinness delighted with Macau battle

McGuinness delighted with Macau battle

Honda Racing’s John McGuinness may have left the 2015 Macau Grand Prix upset not to return to the podium for the first time since 2009 at the Far Eastern race, but the former winner says the fun of...

Rutter rides to Macau podium despite traction control woes

Rutter rides to Macau podium despite traction control woes

Michael Rutter may have taken an impressive 16th Macau Grand Prix podium finish on the Penz13.com BMW on Saturday’s 49th running of the Asian road race – but the result didn’t come easy to the most...

Injured Macau rider McHale ‘serious but stable’

Injured Macau rider McHale ‘serious but stable’

Cumbrian rider Tom McHale, who was injured in a high-speed crash at the ultra-fast Mandarin Bend during the second qualifying session for this year’s Macau Grand Prix on Friday, is now in a stable...

Video: John McGuinness' Macau Video Diary - Post-race

Video: John McGuinness' Macau Video Diary - Post-race

Race over in Macau, and an impressive result for John McGuinness as he picked his way through to field to nick fourth on the last lap and just miss out on a podium!

Hickman takes Macau Grand Prix victory at first attempt

Hickman takes Macau Grand Prix victory at first attempt

Peter Hickman has continued his amazing transformation from short circuit to road racing specialist with an amazing first-attempt victory at the 2015 Macau Grand Prix, after translating a front row...

Video: John McGuinness' Macau Video Diary - Before the race

Video: John McGuinness' Macau Video Diary - Before the race

Only an hour to go before they line up on the grid for the final race of 2015, the Macau Grand Prix, and we caught up with John McGuinness for his thoughts!

Macau organisers release update on injured Mountford

Macau organisers release update on injured Mountford

The organisers of the Macau Grand Prix have released a medical update on VRS Honda rider Russ Mountford, who was injured during yesterday’s first qualifying for the race after crashing out on the...

Hickman building up pace at Macau

Hickman building up pace at Macau

Fastest ever Isle of Man TT newcomer Peter Hickman says that his 2015 Macau Grand Prix has been all about building up his pace gradually so far, as the Lincolnshire rider has worked his way up the...

Jessopp takes first ever Macau Grand Prix pole

Jessopp takes first ever Macau Grand Prix pole

Martin Jessopp has taken his first ever Macau Grand Prix pole position in this morning’s second qualifying session for the Chinese race, holding off fellow BMW rider Michael Rutter by over a second to...

‘More to come’ from Rutter at Macau

‘More to come’ from Rutter at Macau

Eight-time Macau Grand Prix winner Michel Rutter says there’s still much more to come from him and his Penz13.com BMW package, after he finished the first of two qualifying sessions second to John...

McGuinness delighted with Macau pace so far

McGuinness delighted with Macau pace so far

John McGuinness says he’s understandably delighted with his 2015 Macau Grand Prix pace so far, topping the first of the race’s two qualifying sessions after being denied P1 in practice by only...

Video: John McGuinness' Macau Video Diary - Qualifying 1

Video: John McGuinness' Macau Video Diary - Qualifying 1

First qualifying done at Macau - and just to prove that there's still life in the old dog, McGuinness has went and tuck the Honda Racing Fireblade on provisional pole. Check out his latest video...

McGuinness on Macau provisional pole

McGuinness on Macau provisional pole

Honda Racing’s John McGuinness has topped the fist qualifying session at the Macau Grand Prix to take provisional pole position for the Far Eastern race. The 23-time TT winner finished the day 0.2...

Video: John McGuinness' Macau Video Diary - Free Practice 1

Video: John McGuinness' Macau Video Diary - Free Practice 1

First session done at Macau, and we caught up with John McGuinness straight after for his thoughts on missing provisional pole by 0.051!

Jessopp sets late lap to top Macau practice

Jessopp sets late lap to top Macau practice

MCE British Superbike regular Martin Jessopp was a surprise P1 after this morning’s practice session for the 2015 Macau Grand Prix, after a lap late in the session demoted early leader John McGuinness...

Video: John McGuinness' Macau Video Diary - Riders' Briefing

Video: John McGuinness' Macau Video Diary - Riders' Briefing

Day 0 in Macau, and our John McGuinness video diaries are back for another instalment! We caught up with the 23-time TT winner on Wednesday night just after the final riders' briefing and ahead of...

JG Speedfit Kawasaki confirm Hickman for BSB and roads

JG Speedfit Kawasaki confirm Hickman for BSB and roads

Fastest ever Isle of Man TT newcomer Peter Hickman will join the JG Speedfit GBmoto Kawasaki team for a double-pronged assault at the MCE British Superbike championship and the Isle of Man TT in...

CD Racing expands to superbike with Dunlop

CD Racing expands to superbike with Dunlop

Northern Irish businessman Chris Dowd will expand his stable of machines to include superbikes for 2016, with, as reported last month by MCN, William Dunlop signs full-time with the team. Riding for...

Harrison signs with Silicone Engineering Racing

Harrison signs with Silicone Engineering Racing

Bradford racer Dean Harrison has signed a two-year deal with Silicon Engineering Racing for the 2016 and 2017 international road race seasons, linking up with the squad after a difficult year on the...

Plans for TT World Series shelved

Plans for TT World Series shelved

The Isle of Man TT organisers’ plans for a TT World Series have been shelved. The plans, looking at expanding the event into a global series featuring up to six rounds running as a winter series...

Harrison and Mar-Train part ways for 2016

Harrison and Mar-Train part ways for 2016

Dean Harrison has parted ways with the Mar-Train Yamaha for the 2016 season, after a disappointing year for the Yorkshire man as the team developed the new R1 machine. It’s understood that Harrison...

Hutchy joins Tyco BMW for 2016

Hutchy joins Tyco BMW for 2016

Ian Hutchinson has announced he will race for the Tyco BMW team next season. The Bingley Bullet is making the sensational switch from the PBM Kawasaki squad to campaign S1000RR BMWs for the Northern...

Been there, done that! The man who's raced for 40 years

Been there, done that! The man who's raced for 40 years

Mick Chatterton raced on the Mountain Course for 40 consecutive years. Now 72, he still competes on the Isle of Man. He explains his TT obsession to Mike Nicks "At Greeba Bridge, there, where the...

British riders spearhead 2015 Macau Grand Prix entry

British riders spearhead 2015 Macau Grand Prix entry

British riders dominate the 2015 Macau entry list, with Stuart Easton, set to lead the defence of his 2014 title on the PBM Kawasaki ZX10R. Danny Buchan has replaced the 32 year old in Paul Bird’s BSB...

Guy Martin withdraws from Macau Grand Prix

Guy Martin withdraws from Macau Grand Prix

Guy Martin has withdrawn from the 2015 Macau Grand Prix. As previously reported, the fast talking Lincolnshire star had entered the Chinese street race on November 19-22 on the Tyco BMW S1000RR but...

Guy Martin to return to the Macau Grand Prix

Guy Martin to return to the Macau Grand Prix

Guy Martin is set to make a sensational return to road racing at the 2015 Macau Grand Prix in China. The Tyco BMW star has been out of action since breaking his back in a huge crash at the Ulster...

William Dunlop splits with Tyco BMW

William Dunlop splits with Tyco BMW

The Tyco BMW team have confirmed that William Dunlop has split with the team for the 2016 road-racing season. Dunlop has been with the team since 2014, taking his first international superbike race...

Bruce Almighty

Bruce Almighty

The 46-year-old Kiwi racer targets Senior TT glory and reflects on 2015 as his ‘happiest season ever’ n a grey Sunday morning, Bruce Anstey’s battered camper was the only vehicle left in the...

MCN Plus - World Exclusive - GUY MARTIN: What Doesn't Kill You...

MCN Plus - World Exclusive - GUY MARTIN: What Doesn't Kill You...

TT star and much-loved biking celeb admits his racing future is uncertain after a massive crash – now a new book reveals how he tackled tough times in the past. uy Martin is at a crossroads. In...

Picture story: The last man to win a TT at the first attempt

Picture story: The last man to win a TT at the first attempt

This is 27-year-old Dieter Braun, on his way to an extraordinary victory at the 1970 Lightweight 125 TT. Extraordinary not just because he did it on a four-year-old bike (a Suzuki RT67 125 parallel...

Manx GP racer David Taylor has died

Manx GP racer David Taylor has died

Manx Grand Prix racer David Taylor, who was seriously injured during Friday’s Senior race at the Isle of Man event, has sadly succumbed to his injuries. The Yorkshireman, an experienced Manx Grand...