2016

Video: Anstey's RCV practice lap

Video: Anstey's RCV practice lap

One of the most anticipated bikes to have ever ridden the mountain course, Bruce Anstey and his Honda RCV213V-S didn't disappoint in last nights practice session clocking an average speed of 122mph...

Padgett 'over the moon' with RCV debut

Padgett 'over the moon' with RCV debut

All eyes were on Bruce Anstey as the opening Isle of Man TT Superbike practice session got underway this evening, with the New Zealander taking to the track on his RC213V-S MotoGP replica for the...

Hutchinson on top as Anstey debuts RCV

Hutchinson on top as Anstey debuts RCV

Ian Hutchinson was on the verge of a 130mph lap on the first night of practice for the 1000cc classes at this year’s Isle of Man TT. The Tyco BMW star recorded an average speed of 129.964mph on his...

Exclusive! Anstey after RCV shakedown: 'It reminds me of an RC45!'

Exclusive! Anstey after RCV shakedown: 'It reminds me of an RC45!'

Bruce Anstey is set to take his RC213V-S MotoGP replica around the Isle of Man TT course for the first time in this evening’s Superbike practice session. The New Zealander will race the exotic Grand...

McGuinness launches 20th anniversary display

McGuinness launches 20th anniversary display

John McGuinness is celebrating his 20th year at the Isle of Man TT this year and to mark the momentous occasion the Morecambe Missile is displaying a wide variety of machines from his iconic career...

Picture Special: Anstey meets Padgetts RC213V-S

Picture Special: Anstey meets Padgetts RC213V-S

Bruce Anstey had his first view  of the Valvoline Padgetts RCV 213 Honda that he is set to ride in this year's Superbike and Senior TT races on the Isle of Man today.  "It looks like a...

Hillier out for big bike win at TT 2016

Hillier out for big bike win at TT 2016

James Hillier has his sights set on a ‘big bike’ victory at this year’s Isle of Man TT after podiums in the Superbike and Senior races last year. The 31-year-old recorded a lap of 132.414mph on his...

TT 2016: Harrison leads way on opening night

TT 2016: Harrison leads way on opening night

Dean Harrison opened the 2016 Isle of Man TT with the fastest time in tonight’s Supersport qualifying session. This year’s event got underway in near perfect conditions as the solo newcomers were led...

Lougher itching to get out on Suter 500

Lougher itching to get out on Suter 500

The Swiss built Suter two stroke that Ian Lougher will race in this year's TT has arrived on the Island today. Two of the 588cc V4s and four crew members made the 27 hour journey from Zurich and the...

FIRST PIC: Valvoline Padgetts RCV arrives on Isle of Man

FIRST PIC: Valvoline Padgetts RCV arrives on Isle of Man

The Valvoline Padgett's Honda RCV213 that Bruce Anstey is set to ride in the Superbike and Senior TT races has arrived on the Isle of Man ahead of this evening's opening practice session. Final...

Dean Martin dies in Pre-TT Classic crash

Dean Martin dies in Pre-TT Classic crash

Organisers of the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic races have this morning announced that Dean Martin, the rider involved in a red flag incident in yesterday’s 850cc classic practice, has passed...

TT 2016: Practice & Race schedule

TT 2016: Practice & Race schedule

The 2016 Isle of Man TT is upon us! The first laps of the iconic mountain course will be completed this evening as the newcomers are led out on their familiarisation lap and it’s expected New...

Farquhar back out of intensive care

Farquhar back out of intensive care

Ryan Farquhar has left intensive care for the second time following his crash at this year’s North West 200. The Dungannon rider crashed out of the opening Supertwins race and was collected by another...

Policing the Isle of Man roads: "There are people doing 130mph in 40mph zones"

Policing the Isle of Man roads: "There are people doing 130mph in 40mph zones"

Lapsley is so passionate about the TT that he requested a transfer from his home area in Scotland to the island. “I’ve had 20 years in the police service, ten in Scotland and ten in the Isle of Man,”...

Suter reveal TT livery for stunning two-stroke 500

Suter reveal TT livery for stunning two-stroke 500

Suter have just revealed how their Swiss built 576cc V4 two-stroke machine will look when it's piloted around the iconic Isle of Man TT Mountain Course by ten-time TT winner Ian Lougher. The bike,...

Behind the scenes at the TT: Trophy tales

Behind the scenes at the TT: Trophy tales

‘When I look at them I think how much I’ve spent to earn them’ hey are the reward after two weeks of TT torture, but what do the replicas mean to the riders who have won the most?   The TT...

Anstey to race RC213V-S MotoGP replica at 2016 TT!

Anstey to race RC213V-S MotoGP replica at 2016 TT!

Bruce Anstey will swap his Honda Fireblade for an RC213V-S MotoGP replica at this year’s Isle of Man TT. MCN can sensationally reveal the ‘Flying Kiwi’ will take to the iconic 37.73 mile mountain...

Kneen and Mar-Train to miss 2016 TT

Kneen and Mar-Train to miss 2016 TT

The Mar-Train Yamaha team will sit out of the 2016 Isle of Man TT with rider Dan Kneen declared unfit to race. The Manxman suffered a broken right arm in a mountain bike crash just before this year’s...

MCE Insurance become title sponsor of Ulster Grand Prix

MCE Insurance become title sponsor of Ulster Grand Prix

MCE Insurance will be the new title sponsor of the Ulster Grand Prix, it has been announced. The firm, which has sponsored the MCE British Superbikes since 2009, has agreed terms for a three-year deal...

Farquhar back in intensive care after North West crash

Farquhar back in intensive care after North West crash

Ryan Farquhar, who was injured in a crash at this year’s North West 200, has been taken back into intensive care and is being described as ‘seriously ill’ by the Belfast Trust. The road racing veteran...

Cookstown Burrows Engineering team to continue with 2016 season

Cookstown Burrows Engineering team to continue with 2016 season

The Cookstown Burrows Engineering team have announced they will continue with plans to compete at the 2016 Isle of Man TT. The Northern Irish squad was left devastated after the passing of Malachi...

Farquhar thanks medics after North West crash

Farquhar thanks medics after North West crash

Ryan Farquhar has thanked the doctors who ‘saved his life’ following the crash which hospitalised him at this year’s North West 200. The veteran road racing star went down hard on the coast road in...

Victory return to TT Zero with William Dunlop

Victory return to TT Zero with William Dunlop

Victory Motorcycles will return to the Isle of Man TT this year with an all-new electric race bike, the Victory RR. The machine, which will be ridden by William Dunlop, has been developed over the...

Cummins in last minute Padgetts TT switch

Cummins in last minute Padgetts TT switch

Conor Cummins will make a shock switch to the Padgetts Racing team for the Supersport and Superstock classes at this year’s Isle of Man TT. The Manxman was set to ride for the Jackson Racing squad at...

Iddon keen to make road racing debut

Iddon keen to make road racing debut

British Superbike ace Christian Iddon has admitted he’s considering making his road racing debut in 2017.  The 31-year-old visited this year’s North West 200 to support his Tyco BMW team-mate Ian...

Behind the scenes at the TT

Behind the scenes at the TT

‘I asked Guy Martin about a bump coming out of Ballagarey and he just said: ‘Where’s Ballagarey?’ o-one’s busier during the countdown to the TT than the man in charge of the condition of the Mountain...

Hickman surprised with Supersport podium at North West

Hickman surprised with Supersport podium at North West

Peter Hickman was surprised to find himself on the podium in the Supersport class at this year’s North West 200 on his first run out with the Trooper beer ZX-6R. Only unveiling the project as he...

Calm approach pays off for Hutchinson

Calm approach pays off for Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson took a calculated victory in Saturday’s North West 200 Superstock race, holding off Peter Hickman and Alastair Seeley after a race-long scrap for the lead. Hutchinson was in the mix in...

Farquhar out of intensive care after North West 200 crash

Farquhar out of intensive care after North West 200 crash

Ryan Farquhar has been moved out of the intensive care unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast and is now reported to be in a stable condition following his crash at the North West...

Seeley becomes most successful racer in North West 200 history

Seeley becomes most successful racer in North West 200 history

Alastair Seeley became the most successful racer in the history of the North West 200 this week as he clocked up a record 16th victory around the Triangle circuit. The Ulsterman had matched the...

Tributes flood in for Malachi-Mitchell Thomas

Tributes flood in for Malachi-Mitchell Thomas

Tributes have flooded in for the young rider, Malachi Mitchell-Thomas, who died racing at this year’s North West 200. The 20-year-old, who was competing at the North West for the first time, lost his...

Malachi Mitchell-Thomas dies at North West 200

Malachi Mitchell-Thomas dies at North West 200

North West 200 bosses have named the rider who passed away following the incident in today’s Supertwins race as 20-year-old Malachi Mitchell-Thomas. Fighting for a rostrum finish, Mitchell-Thomas...

North West 200 abandoned after fatal accident

North West 200 abandoned after fatal accident

The remainder of today’s racing at the North West 200 has been cancelled following a fatal accident in the Supertwins race. The incident occurred on the second lap of this afternoon’s third race and...

Ivan Lintin takes Supertwins double

Ivan Lintin takes Supertwins double

Ivan Lintin dominated the second North West 200 Supertwins race with a runaway victory. The Devitt RC Express Kawasaki rider, who won under questionable circumstances on Thursday, gapped the chasing...

Michael Dunlop wins red-flagged superbike race

Michael Dunlop wins red-flagged superbike race

Michael Dunlop took victory in a red-flagged opening superbike race at the North West 200 ahead of Ian Hutchinson and Michal Rutter. Buoyed by victory in the superstock race, Hutchinson took the early...

Hutchinson holds off Hickman and Seeley for Superstock win

Hutchinson holds off Hickman and Seeley for Superstock win

Ian Hutchinson took his first victory of the 2016 North West 200 in a thrilling Superstock race this afternoon. Alastair Seeley took the early lead from Hutchinson and Peter Hickman with Michael...