2016

William Dunlop looking to return to winning ways at Armoy

William Dunlop looking to return to winning ways at Armoy

William Dunlop is looking to return to winning ways as he confirms his participation in the 2016 Armoy Road races next month. Wins at Cookstown and Tandragee set the Ballymoney man up with a good...

Ulster GP: Anstey out to beat own Dundrod record

Ulster GP: Anstey out to beat own Dundrod record

Bruce Anstey heads in to the 2016 Ulster Grand Prix having held the official circuit lap record for an incredible six years. The flying Kiwi lapped the Dundrod circuit with an average speed of...

TT: Schedule changes to make way for live TV?

TT: Schedule changes to make way for live TV?

Sweeping changes could be on the horizon for the Isle of Man TT as new promoter Vision 9 prepares to take the reins. The Isle of Man Government is set to hand over the event’s organisation to the...

Roads: Kells rained off in horrendous rain

Roads: Kells rained off in horrendous rain

Yesterday’s Kells road races in County Meath, Ireland, were called off after what race organisers described afterwards as ‘horrendous’ conditions. Originally scheduled for an 1130 start, torrential...

TT 2016: Paul Shoesmith’s funeral details

TT 2016: Paul Shoesmith’s funeral details

TT racer Paul Shoesmith will be laid to rest this Wednesday the 22nd June in his hometown of Macclesfield, and the family of the late racer has extended an open invitation to Paul’s fans to...

TT 2016: Technical director apologises over Hutchinson comments

TT 2016: Technical director apologises over Hutchinson comments

Isle of Man TT bosses have released a statement from the Technical Director at the centre of a row over comments made regarding the legality of Ian Hutchinson’s race-winning Supersport bike. Comments...

TT 2016: Dunlop passes Anstey at Ballascary!

TT 2016: Dunlop passes Anstey at Ballascary!

Michael Dunlop was on it at this year's Isle of Man TT. Not only did he win both big bike races but he also shattered both lap and race records in the process with a fastest average lap speed of...

TT 2016: Sarolea explain last minute withdrawal

TT 2016: Sarolea explain last minute withdrawal

Sarolea have defended their decision not to race in this year’s TT Zero race despite pulling up on to the grid having failed to complete a single lap of practice. The Belgian firm had high hopes ahead...

TT 2016: Hickman ruled out of podium finish

TT 2016: Hickman ruled out of podium finish

Peter Hickman was ruled out of a potential podium in Friday’s Senior TT when an electrical problem struck his JG Speedfit Kawasaki. A strong start had seen Hickman slip into third on the first lap,...

TT 2016: McGuinness: 'Not bad for an old fart!'

TT 2016: McGuinness: 'Not bad for an old fart!'

John McGuinness has said he was able to learn from Ian Hutchinson as he chased him around the Isle of Man TT course in yesterday’s Senior race.   Hutchinson caught McGuinness on the road after...

TT 2016: Race bosses clarify Supersport drama

TT 2016: Race bosses clarify Supersport drama

Isle of Man TT bosses have clarified the situation which caused Ian Hutchinson to blast Michael Dunlop during the press conference after yesterday’s Senior TT. Hutchinson hit out at his BMW rival for...

TT 2016: Michael Dunlop: 'We came back fighting'

TT 2016: Michael Dunlop: 'We came back fighting'

Michael Dunlop came out fighting in Friday’s Senior TT to take his 13th career victory around the mountain course. Upset with an issue he had with Wednesday’s Supersport race, the Ballymoney star came...

TT 2016: Former Manx GP winner Andrew Soar has died

TT 2016: Former Manx GP winner Andrew Soar has died

Former Manx Grand Prix Senior race winner Andrew Soar has died following a crash during today’s Senior TT at the Isle of Man TT. He was killed following a crash at Keppel Gate during the final race of...

TT 2016: John McGuinness Video Diary - Senior Race

TT 2016: John McGuinness Video Diary - Senior Race

John McGuinness talks to MCN after securing his 46th TT podium in the 2016 Isle of Man Senior TT  TOP STORIES First ride: 2017 KTM EXC range TT 2016: Dunlop takes Victory to second TT...

TT 2016: Hutchinson blasts Dunlop after Senior TT

TT 2016: Hutchinson blasts Dunlop after Senior TT

Ian Hutchinson blasted Michael Dunlop in today’s Senior TT press conference after the Ballymoney man alluded to a problem with the result of Wednesday’s Supersport race. Dunlop crossed the line to...

TT 2016: Sidecar veteran Ian Bell has died

TT 2016: Sidecar veteran Ian Bell has died

Sidecar racing veteran Ian Bell has died following a crash in today’s second sidecar race at the Isle of Man TT. The 58-year-old motorcycle dealer was killed following a crash at Ballaspur during the...

TT 2016: Dunlop dominates Senior TT

TT 2016: Dunlop dominates Senior TT

Michael Dunlop took his 13th TT victory with a dominant win in today’s Senior race to beat Ian Hutchinson by 31.476 seconds. The Hawk BMW rider doubled up his big bike victory from Saturday after once...

TT 2016: Birchall brothers win second Sidecar race

TT 2016: Birchall brothers win second Sidecar race

Ben and Tom Birchall offset the bad luck suffered in Saturday’s first Sidecar race with a dominant victory in the final outing.  The brothers were gutted as engine problems forced them to retire...

TT 2016: Shoesmith awarded Spirit of the TT award

TT 2016: Shoesmith awarded Spirit of the TT award

Paul Shoesmith has been posthumously awarded the 2016 Pokerstars Spirit of the TT award on Senior Race Day at this year’s Isle of Man TT. The award, which recognises selfless contributions to the...

TT 2016: Dunlop takes Victory to second TT podium

TT 2016: Dunlop takes Victory to second TT podium

William Dunlop took Victory to their second consecutive podium in the electric race at the Isle of Man TT with second place in yesterday’s TT Zero. The Ballymoney man, who has endured a tough campaign...

TT 2016: Harrison overcomes oil leak for Supersport podium

TT 2016: Harrison overcomes oil leak for Supersport podium

Dean Harrison managed to overcome an oil leak to cruise to his third podium of the week in yesterday’s second Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT. The Silicone Engineering Kawasaki rider considered...

TT 2016: Dunlop takes second despite engine drama

TT 2016: Dunlop takes second despite engine drama

Michael Dunlop took a strong second place in yesterday’s second Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT despite fighting against all odds to prepare a new engine in time. The Ballymoney man was...

TT 2016: Lintin takes back-to-back Lightweight wins

TT 2016: Lintin takes back-to-back Lightweight wins

Ivan Lintin took victory in today’s Lightweight TT after holding off a hard-charging James Hillier to take back-to-back wins in the 650 twins class. Hillier had taken the lead on the first lap but...

TT 2016: Hutchinson 'touched' to equal Hailwood

TT 2016: Hutchinson 'touched' to equal Hailwood

Ian Hutchinson has said he is ‘touched’ to have matched Mike Hailwood’s win record with victory in today’s second Supersport race. The Bingley Bullet once again dominated to take his third win of the...

TT 2016: John McGuinness Video Diary - Supersport & Electric Race

TT 2016: John McGuinness Video Diary - Supersport & Electric Race

John McGuinness talks after a tough day at the Isle of Man TT saw him suffer technical issues in both the Supersport and TT Zero races. 

TT 2016: Anstey takes electric win as McGuinness suffers problem

TT 2016: Anstey takes electric win as McGuinness suffers problem

Bruce Anstey has won his first TT Zero race after main rival and team-mate John McGuinness was forced to restart the bike mid-race. Recording lap of 118.416mph, Anstey cruised to victory some 25...

TT 2016: Hutchinson takes Supersport double

TT 2016: Hutchinson takes Supersport double

Ian Hutchinson took his third victory of the week in today’s second Supersport race, once again outpacing rival Michael Dunlop to take the spoils and equal Mike Hailwood’s tally of 14 TT victories. It...

TT 2016: Dramatic pictures show Cowton near miss

TT 2016: Dramatic pictures show Cowton near miss

Isle of Man TT racer James Cowton had a lucky escape from a horrific crash at the 11th milestone in Monday’s Superstock race. Cowton fell from his BMW S1000RR in the late stages of the race and...

TT 2016: On-board: Michael Dunlop's 133.393mph lap

TT 2016: On-board: Michael Dunlop's 133.393mph lap

This year's Isle of Man TT became the quickest in history on Saturday when Michael Dunlop obliterated the lap record with the first ever sub-17 minutes lap of the 37.73 mile mountain course.  The...

TT 2016: Hillier hoping to make big bike step in Senior

TT 2016: Hillier hoping to make big bike step in Senior

James Hillier is hoping to be able to make the step forward he came to the 2016 Isle of Man TT looking for with his all-new Kawasaki ZX-10R in Friday’s Senior TT after struggling to come close to the...

TT 2016: Harrison thrilled with return to TT podium

TT 2016: Harrison thrilled with return to TT podium

Bradford’s Dean Harrison was thrilled to return to the TT podium for the first time in two years with two second places in Monday’s Supersport and Superstock races. The Silicone Engineering rider was...

TT 2016: Hutchinson shatters Superstock record

TT 2016: Hutchinson shatters Superstock record

Ian Hutchinson obliterated the Superstock lap record in this afternoon’s Superstock TT, clocking a 133.098mph average speed from a standing start. Indications of a super-fast Superstock pace came on...

TT 2016: Rossi keen to return to the TT

TT 2016: Rossi keen to return to the TT

Nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi says he’s keen to return to the Isle of Man TT for a second look at the historic event. The Movistar Yamaha racer last visited in 2009, completing a parade...

TT 2016: John McGuinness Video Diary - Superstock & Supersport Race

TT 2016: John McGuinness Video Diary - Superstock & Supersport Race

John McGuinness talks to MCN after sixth places finishes in today's Supersport and Superstock TT races. 

TT 2016: Mar-Train take blame for Dunlop Supersport blunder

TT 2016: Mar-Train take blame for Dunlop Supersport blunder

Mar-Train Racing have apologised to Michael Dunlop for supplying an illegal engine for his Yamaha R6 Supersport machine, which resulted in his disqualification from today’s Monster Energy Supersport...

TT 2016: Michael Dunlop excluded from Supersport result

TT 2016: Michael Dunlop excluded from Supersport result

Michael Dunlop has been dramatically excluded from today’s Supersport race result after a technical infringement was identified in post-race examination. A statement released by ACU Events Ltd...