2016

Roads: Rider of the Year - First

Roads: Rider of the Year - First

MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most on the roads in 2016 Number 1 – Michael Dunlop While Ian Hutchinson pushed him all the way and eventually got the better of him at...

Roads: Rider of the Year - Second

Roads: Rider of the Year - Second

MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most on the roads in 2016 Number 2 – Ian Hutchinson Enjoying his best season on the roads since he took the historic five-in-a-week back...

Video: Watch the Whanganui Cemetery Circuit races live

Video: Watch the Whanganui Cemetery Circuit races live

The highlight of New Zealand's racing season and one of the Southern Hemisphere's most prestigious road races, this year's race at the Whanganui Cemetery Circuit sees Isle of Man TT legend...

Roads: Rider of the Year - Third

Roads: Rider of the Year - Third

MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most on the roads in 2016. Number 3 – Dean Harrison Dean Harrison stepped up to the plate in 2016 with a stunning week at the Isle of Man...

Roads: Rider of the Year: Fourth

Roads: Rider of the Year: Fourth

MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most on the roads in 2016.  Number 4 – Peter Hickman 2016 was without a doubt a difficult year for Hickman, but he should still be...

Is Ian Hutchinson your MCN Man of the Year 2016?

Is Ian Hutchinson your MCN Man of the Year 2016?

Each year, we award the motorcycle racer you think has most impressed with their results from across the year with the MCN Man of the Year trophy. With voting for the 2016 Man of the Year now open, we...

Roads: Rider of the Year - Fifth

Roads: Rider of the Year - Fifth

MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most on the roads in 2016.  Number 5 – Alastair Seeley While Seeley only competes in one of the international road races, his 2016...

Roads: Mar-Train quit racing

Roads: Mar-Train quit racing

Northern Ireland based team, Mar-Train Yamaha have announced their retirement from road racing. In a shock move Tim Martin’s squad, which ran Manxman Dan Kneen on the roads in 2016, have turned down...

TT: Private promoter deal collapses

TT: Private promoter deal collapses

The deal between the Isle of Man Government and events firm Vision Nine to take on the promotion of the iconic TT races has collapsed.  The Island’s department of economic development has issued...

Roads: Hutchinson to remain with Tyco BMW for 2017

Roads: Hutchinson to remain with Tyco BMW for 2017

Ian Hutchinson will remain with Tyco BMW for the 2017 roads season after a successful first year with the Northern Irish squad. The Bingley Bullet stormed to victories at all three international road...

Roads: Halsall to make roads switch with William Dunlop

Roads: Halsall to make roads switch with William Dunlop

Halsall Racing have announced they will turn their attention to the roads for the 2017 season after withdrawing from the MCE British Superbike Championship. Team boss Martin Halsall revealed he would...

Roads: Liverpool FC Chairman to help RC Express Racing squad

Roads: Liverpool FC Chairman to help RC Express Racing squad

RC Express Racing have announced that Liverpool Football Club Chairman Ian Ayre will be joining the team as ‘Sporting Chairman’ for the 2017 season.  A big road racing fan, Ayre will join the...

Roads: Glen Irwin impresses at his Macau GP debut

Roads: Glen Irwin impresses at his Macau GP debut

Macau newcomer Glenn Irwin was the sensation of the 2016 Macau Grand Prix. Irwin laid out his stall when he qualified 7th fastest on the Be Wiser/PBM Ducati, less than half a second...

Roads: Hickman wins Macau GP for the second year in a row

Roads: Hickman wins Macau GP for the second year in a row

In the 50th running of the Chinese race the Burton on Trent man kept his best to last, moving into the lead with just two laps to go and taking victory from SMT Bathams teammate Michael Rutter and...

Roads: King of North West 200 Seeley will be back in 2017

Roads: King of North West 200 Seeley will be back in 2017

The Vauxhall International North West 200’s most successful racer, Alastair Seeley, says he will ‘definitely’ be in action at the 2017 event. The 17 times North West winner, who overhauled Robert...

Roads: Jessopp takes Macau pole, rookie Irwin third

Roads: Jessopp takes Macau pole, rookie Irwin third

Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcycles BMW) will start in pole position for the 50th Macau Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon after pipping eight times Macau winner, Michael Rutter (SMT Bathams BMW) in...

Roads: Macau GP set to be a tyre battle

Roads: Macau GP set to be a tyre battle

The 2016 Macau grand Prix is being billed as a battle between tyre manufacturers, Dunlop and Metzeler. Unlike MotoGP or BSB, there is no control tyre in road racing and the rival manufacturers are...

Roads: Rutter tops opening qualifying in Macau

Roads: Rutter tops opening qualifying in Macau

Michael Rutter topped the time sheets in the opening qualifying session for the 50th Macau Grand Prix in China on the SMT/Bathams BMW. The eight times Macau winner had already been fastest in the...

Roads: Watch the 2016 Macau Grand Prix live

Roads: Watch the 2016 Macau Grand Prix live

Motorcycle News have teamed up with the organisers of the 2016 Macau Grand Prix to offer this year's race live and free online. With top roadracing names like Ian Hutchinson, John McGuinness and Peter...

Roads: British stars set for Macau Grand Prix

Roads: British stars set for Macau Grand Prix

The 50th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix begins in the Chinese city on Thursday morning with the opening practice session. Riders from the British Isles dominate the 2016 field, comprising 22 of the 28...

Roads: BSB stars set to compete in Sunflower trophy

Roads: BSB stars set to compete in Sunflower trophy

A number of MCE British Superbike stars have descended on Northern Ireland this weekend for the annual Sunflower Trophy races at Bishopscourt. British Superbike Champions Be Wiser PBM Ducati top the...

Roads: Significant investment in North West 200 safety measures announced

Roads: Significant investment in North West 200 safety measures announced

The Northern Irish Government have said they will make a significant investment into improving safety measures at the North West 200 International road races. Communities Minister, Paul Givan has...

Roads: Defending champ Hickman heads Macau entry list

Roads: Defending champ Hickman heads Macau entry list

Defending champion Peter Hickman will return to defend his title in the 63rd running of the Macau Grand Prix next month, but it won’t be easy for the recently turned road racer as he faces challenges...

Roads: Rutter takes Frohburg hat-trick

Roads: Rutter takes Frohburg hat-trick

Michael Rutter returned to winning ways as he made a return to the Frohburg Road Races in Germany at the weekend. The short circuit and road racing veteran took three Superbike wins from four starts...

Roads: Lee Johnston looking for new team after East Coast withdrawal

Roads: Lee Johnston looking for new team after East Coast withdrawal

Lee Johnston is looking for another ride for the 2017 roads season after his East Coast Racing team have opted to take a sabbatical from competition next year. After seven years of involvement in...

Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT: Episode two

Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT: Episode two

Team Classic Suzuki has released the second of a three part series that documents the team’s efforts at this year’s Isle of Man Classic TT. In this episode, the team focus on the build up to the race,...

Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT: Episode one

Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT: Episode one

Team Classic Suzuki has released the first of three videos documenting their efforts at this year's Classic TT as part of the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling. The first video in the series...

Classic TT: Anstey takes Lightweight win

Classic TT: Anstey takes Lightweight win

It was a historic victory for Bruce Anstey and Valvoline Padgetts Racing in the inaugural Lightweight Classic TT as he piloted his Honda 250 to glory ahead of veteran Ian Lougher. Anstey’s fastest lap...

Classic TT: McGuinness shatters records for Senior win

Classic TT: McGuinness shatters records for Senior win

John McGuinness took victory in yesterday’s Bennetts Senior Classic TT after three years of trying with the Roger Winfield Paton. McGuinness has been the man to beat in the 500cc class for the last...

Ulster GP: Fernandez becomes faster ever woman at Dundrod

Ulster GP: Fernandez becomes faster ever woman at Dundrod

Patricia Fernandez became the fastest ever woman around the Dundrod circuit at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix with a fastest lap of 118.2mph in the second Supersport race.  Competing in the Magic...

Ulster GP: Cooper takes maiden international roads win

Ulster GP: Cooper takes maiden international roads win

Dan Cooper took a remarkable maiden international roads victory at Saturday’s Ulster Grand Prix, just three months after his North West 200 horror crash.  Cooper was one of two riders involved in...

Ulster GP: 'Dream day' for Hutchinson at Dundrod

Ulster GP: 'Dream day' for Hutchinson at Dundrod

It was an almost-perfect day for Ian Hutchinson at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix as he stormed to victory in four of Saturday’s five main races. The Bingley Bullet won the Superstock race and both...

Ulster GP: Hutchy makes it four in a day with second Superbike win

Ulster GP: Hutchy makes it four in a day with second Superbike win

Ian Hutchinson made it four wins in a day with an emphatic victory in the second Ulster Grand Prix Superbike race, again holding off a hard-charging Bruce Anstey and Michael Dunlop. Hutchinson took...

Ulster: Hutchinson wins close-fought second Supersport race

Ulster: Hutchinson wins close-fought second Supersport race

Ian Hutchinson took his third win of the day in the second Ulster Grand Prix Supersport race, beating Yamaha-rival William Dunlop with an intelligent move around the outside in the final sector of the...

Ulster GP: Hutchinson holds off Anstey for Superbike win

Ulster GP: Hutchinson holds off Anstey for Superbike win

Ian Hutchinson took his second victory of the day in the first Ulster Grand Prix Superbike race, narrowly beating Bruce Anstey to the win on the Padgetts RC213V-S. Anstey rocketed off the line to lead...

Ulster GP: Anstey shoots to first ever Dundrod Superpole win

Ulster GP: Anstey shoots to first ever Dundrod Superpole win

Bruce Anstey took the Valvoline Padgetts RC213V-S to pole position for this afternoon’s two Ulster Grand Prix Superbike races in the first ever running of a one-lap ‘Superpole’ on the Dundrod...