2016

Farquhar gets first outing on IEG BMW machine

Farquhar gets first outing on IEG BMW machine

Veteran road racer Ryan Farquhar has had his first taste of BMW machinery on the roads, taking to last weekend’s Mid Antrim 150 races on the S1000RR superstock machine he will campaign at the...

Newcomer Mitchell-Thomas stuns Mid-Antrim 150

Newcomer Mitchell-Thomas stuns Mid-Antrim 150

Newcomer Malachi Mitchell-Thomas has stunned the roadracing world with an incredible debut performance at Saturday’s Mid-Antrim 150 races, taking a hat trick of wins as a rookie to the track and to...

McGuinness looking forward to 22nd year at North West 200

McGuinness looking forward to 22nd year at North West 200

22 years after making his first visit to Portrush, road racing legend John McGuinness is looking forward to this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200. “I want to come and enjoy the decent...

McPint awarded prestigious Segrave Trophy

McPint awarded prestigious Segrave Trophy

John McGuinness has been awarded the prestigious Segrave Trophy by the Royal Automotive Club, honouring his contribution to motorsport in the United Kingdom. One of the most significant awards in...

Cameron Donald leaves Norton for Wilson Craig return

Cameron Donald leaves Norton for Wilson Craig return

Australian Isle of Man TT winner Cameron Donald will leave the Norton squad for the 2016 race, retuning to the Wilson Craig Racing team that he last rode for in 2013. The double TT winner admitted...

TT 2016 start numbers revealed

TT 2016 start numbers revealed

The start numbers for the 2016 Isle of Man TT have been revealed, with John McGuinness retaining the number one plate for all classes at this year’s races. However, there’s big movement behind him, as...

New Mugen unveiled for McGuinness and Anstey at TT 2016

New Mugen unveiled for McGuinness and Anstey at TT 2016

Mugen have unveiled the new version of the Shinden electric bike that John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey will race in this year’s TT Zero race. The bike appears to have had a lot of weight shaved off it...

John McGuinness 'super proud' of brother in TT cycle challenge

John McGuinness 'super proud' of brother in TT cycle challenge

John McGuinness’s brother, Kurt joined fellow ex-RAF serviceman Stuart Robinson to raise over £3000 for injured soldiers by riding a lap of the TT course on hand cycles last weekend. Braving high...

Independent promoter appointed for Isle of Man TT

Independent promoter appointed for Isle of Man TT

After months of speculation and years of deliberation, Vision Nine, has been appointed as the promoter of the Isle of Man TT. The London-based sports promotion company has been awarded a 10-year...

Joey Dunlop’s son Gary to compete in first road race

Joey Dunlop’s son Gary to compete in first road race

Gary Dunlop, the 32 year old son of road racing legend, Joey Dunlop, is set to compete in his first road race at the Mid Antrim 150 on April 1-2. Joey’s eldest son raced in the 125cc class on the...

McWilliams chasing NW200 hat-trick

McWilliams chasing NW200 hat-trick

Former Grand Prix legend, Jeremy McWilliams will return to this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200, chasing a hat trick of Supertwin race wins on May 10-14 at the north coast...

Ryan Farquhar replaces Guy Martin in Tyco BMW squad

Ryan Farquhar replaces Guy Martin in Tyco BMW squad

In a shock move, veteran Irishman Ryan Farquhar will replace Guy Martin in the Tyco BMW squad in 2016. Tyco’s popular Lincolnshire star has opted out of this year’s Isle of Man TT races to compete in...

TT stars head-up Donington Thundersport races this Easter

TT stars head-up Donington Thundersport races this Easter

TT winners Ryan Farquhar and Gary Johnson will be joining the Thundersport GP1 Elite regulars at Donington Park this Easter weekend. And best of all tickets are just £5, including a program. Easter...

Dunlop has first test on Buildbase Hawk BMW superbike

Dunlop has first test on Buildbase Hawk BMW superbike

Michael Dunlop has had his first test on the Buildbase Hawk BMW superbike that he will race on the roads in 2016. The 26-year-old rode the S1000RR at Cartagena on Thursday at the start of a four day...

Saroléa confirm Johnston and Harrison for 2016 TT Zero

Saroléa confirm Johnston and Harrison for 2016 TT Zero

Belgian manufacturer Saroléa have confirmed that the experienced duo of Lee Johnston and Dean Harrison will line up on their Electric SP7 machine for the TT Zero race at the 2016 Isle of Man...

Ian Hutchinson completes first test on Tyco BMW

Ian Hutchinson completes first test on Tyco BMW

Ian Hutchinson has had his first test on the new Tyco S1000RR BMW he will race in 2016. The Bingley Bullet rode a stocker version of the German Superbike at Almeria on Thursday after driving down to...

MCN enter Lightweight TT with Norton

MCN enter Lightweight TT with Norton

The British Motorcycle Manufacturing Academy in partnership with Norton will be returning to the Isle of Man TT this year to compete in highly competitive Lightweight class with MCN’s very own Senior...

Ian Lougher confirmed to ride Suter MMX 500 at 2016 Isle of Man TT Races

Ian Lougher confirmed to ride Suter MMX 500 at 2016 Isle of Man TT Races

Swiss two stroke factory, Suter Racing, has confirmed that Ian Lougher will race the Suter MMX 500 at the 2016 Isle of Man TT. Team boss Eskil Suter has been seeking an experienced TT rider to debut...

Dunlop to remain with Hawk BMW for 2016

Dunlop to remain with Hawk BMW for 2016

Michael Dunlop has ended months of speculation about his 2016 plans my announcing at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show that he will remain with the Hawk BMW team for the coming year. First...

Suter to enter 2016 TT with two-stroke bike

Suter to enter 2016 TT with two-stroke bike

The Swiss built 580cc V4 two stroke Suter machine is set to make its debut at the 2016 Isle of Man TT. The bike, which is eligible for the Superbike and Senior TT races, is the brainchild of Eskil...

Double Italian champion Alessandro Polita to make TT debut

Double Italian champion Alessandro Polita to make TT debut

Former double Italian Superbike champion and World Superbike regular Alessandro Polita will make his debut at the Isle of Man TT in 2016, riding a BMW S1000R for former TT competitor Roberto...

Dunlop makes MSS Kawasaki stocker debut

Dunlop makes MSS Kawasaki stocker debut

William Dunlop has made his debut on the MSS Kawasaki ZX-10R machine he will campaign the 2016 road racing season on, completing a trackday at Spain’s Cartagena circuit to help familiarise himself...

Video: Oliver's Mount 2015 season highlights

Video: Oliver's Mount 2015 season highlights

2015 was an incredible year for Oliver's Mount. With Guy Martin, John McGuinness, Lee Johnston, Ivan Lintin, Bruce Anstey, Michael Dunlop, Dean Harrison, William Dunlop, Daley Mathison, James Cowton,...

Former Irish champ Shiels joins Burrows Engineering Racing

Former Irish champ Shiels joins Burrows Engineering Racing

Former Irish champion Derek Shiels will line up next season on the roads for former racer John Burrow’s team, after signing to ride their ex-Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000 machinery at both international and...

Video: Guy Martin talks Tour Divide

Video: Guy Martin talks Tour Divide

With Guy Martin sensationally announcing last week that he's set to sit out this year's Isle of Man TT to compete in the Tour Divide mountain bike race in the USA, we caught up with him to find out...

McGuinness to Martin: ‘I would rather shove live wasps up my arse than pedal 2745 miles on a bicycle!’

McGuinness to Martin: ‘I would rather shove live wasps up my arse than pedal 2745 miles on a bicycle!’

Guy Martin’s decision to not race at the Isle of Man TT in 2016 has caused much discussion among both his fans and deriders since MCN exclusively covered the announcement in this Wednesday’s paper. We...

Guy Martin explains reasons for TT absence

Guy Martin explains reasons for TT absence

Guy Martin has taken to his Facebook page to explain why he’s decided to sit out this year’s Isle of Man TT races in favour of competing in the cross-America Tour Divide cycle race. “I fancy a change...

Guy Martin to sit out 2016 Isle of Man TT

Guy Martin to sit out 2016 Isle of Man TT

Guy Martin will definitely NOT be racing at the 2016 Isle of Man TT. After months of speculation surrounding the Tyco BMW star’s 2016 plans the Lincolnshire man has finally confirmed that he will miss...

McGuinness: If I lose 10kg, Mugen will give me TT Zero bike!

McGuinness: If I lose 10kg, Mugen will give me TT Zero bike!

Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness has entered a bet with his Mugen bosses that could see the reigning TT zero champion finally secure one of the electric machines for his own private collection –...

Stars pay tribute to Hutchy’s Torrens Trophy success

Stars pay tribute to Hutchy’s Torrens Trophy success

Some of the biggest names in motorsport have paid tribute to Ian Hutchinson after his success in winning the coveted Torrens Trophy, the Royal Automobile Club’s award for those who are considered to...

Hutchy takes Torrens Trophy success

Hutchy takes Torrens Trophy success

Isle of Man TT racer has beat off opposition form not one but two British World Champions to lift the Torrens Trophy, the RAC Club’s award for those who are considered to have made an outstanding...

Cummins ready to build on strong end to 2015

Cummins ready to build on strong end to 2015

Honda Racing’s Conor Cummins says he’s ready to build on a strong end to the 2015 season in order to get to where he knows he can be, after the Manxman penned a deal to remain with the squad for a...

Vauxhall renew North West 200 title sponsorship

Vauxhall renew North West 200 title sponsorship

Car manufacturer Vauxhall have renewed their title sponsorship of the International North West 200 for 2016, retaining the naming rights for the fourth year. Set to run from the 10th to 14th May this...

Alastair Seeley to race Gearlink Kawasaki at 2016 North West 200

Alastair Seeley to race Gearlink Kawasaki at 2016 North West 200

Alastair Seeley will race a Gearlink Kawasaki in the Supersport class at the 2016 Vauxhall International North West 200. And, having equalled Robert Dunlop’s all-time record of 15 North West wins last...

TT winner Hillier heaps praise on new ZX-10R

TT winner Hillier heaps praise on new ZX-10R

Isle of Man TT winner James Hillier says that all the pressure is on him for this year’s races, especially in the Superstock class, at the Isle of Man TT, after deeming the all new for 2016 Kawasaki...

Rossi praises McGuinness's 'big balls' in Senior TT lap

Rossi praises McGuinness's 'big balls' in Senior TT lap

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi and Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness, a pair of men with a healthy respect for each other’s achievements in the sport, have shared a joking exchange on Twitter after...