May

TT 2017: Sunday racing looking likely

TT 2017: Sunday racing looking likely

The Isle of Man TT’s Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson has said he is expecting to have to postpone Saturday’s opening Superbike and Sidecar races until Sunday with poor weather expected to interfere...

TT 2017: Hutchinson on top as weather interrupts second practice

TT 2017: Hutchinson on top as weather interrupts second practice

Ian Hutchinson again led the way as practice resumed at this year’s Isle of Man TT, but riders would only get one full lap of the mountain course before poor weather brought an early end to...

TT 2017: Brookes eyeing top five on TT return

TT 2017: Brookes eyeing top five on TT return

He might have been away from the TT for two years, but 2015 BSB champion Josh Brookes is determined to make his mark as he returns to the mountain course with Norton this year.  Brookes’ praise...

TT 2017: Bosses preparing radical contingency for Wednesday practice

TT 2017: Bosses preparing radical contingency for Wednesday practice

Isle of Man TT bosses are preparing contingency plans should tonight’s practice sessions be affected by heavy mist on the mountain as forecasts are predicting. While at present the island is basked in...

TT 2017: Dunlop: 'A good start and more to come'

TT 2017: Dunlop: 'A good start and more to come'

Michael Dunlop was impressed with the performance of his Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 after he completed his first two laps of the mountain course with the machine on Tuesday evening. Dunlop clocked a...

TT 2017: Hutchinson leads the way as practice begins

TT 2017: Hutchinson leads the way as practice begins

Ian Hutchinson led the way as the 2017 Isle of Man TT finally got underway this evening, but rival Michael Dunlop wasn’t far behind as they completed their first laps of the mountain course. With...

TT: Honda confirm electronics switch

TT: Honda confirm electronics switch

It’s fair to say it’s been a tough year so far for the Honda Racing squad, with star rider John McGuinness ruled out of this year’s TT after a nasty crash at the North West 200 earlier this month and...

TT 2017: TV Guide

TT 2017: TV Guide

The 2017 Isle of Man TT might have been blighted by bad weather but ITV4’s TV coverage has already started with preview shows airing each night at 21:00. Starting last night, ‘TT 2017 Record Breakers’...

TT: Monday practice cancelled

TT: Monday practice cancelled

Hopes of getting the 2017 Isle of Man TT underway this evening were dashed as further bad weather blighted the island. Heavy rainfall had left the majority of the 37.73-mile circuit damp and with that...

TT: Michael Dunlop: 'I think I can win on anything'

TT: Michael Dunlop: 'I think I can win on anything'

Having won four out of the last six Superbike and Senior TT races, Michael Dunlop is the man when it comes to the Isle of Man mountain course. Nephew of the late, great Joey Dunlop and son of Robert,...

TT: Opening practice cancelled because of mist

TT: Opening practice cancelled because of  mist

The 2017 Isle of Man TT got off to a disappointing start after a last minute call to cancel this evening’s scheduled practice sessions due to mist on the mountain. Keen to get the 2017 event underway,...

TT: No McGuinness replacement at Honda

TT: No McGuinness replacement at Honda

Honda Racing will not replace John McGuinness at this year’s Isle of Man TT after the 23-time TT winner was ruled out of action following his North West 200 crash. McGuinness suffered a bad break to...

TT: Practice & Race Schedule

TT: Practice & Race Schedule

The wait is finally over, the 2017 Isle of Man TT gets underway tomorrow night with the Newcomers and Supersport class heading out for their first practice laps of the 37.73 mile mountain...

TT: Kneen joins Brookes at Jackson Racing

TT: Kneen joins Brookes at Jackson Racing

Dan Kneen will join Josh Brookes at Jackson Racing for the two Monster Energy Isle of Man TT Supersport races. The Jackson outfit was left seeking two last minute replacement riders after John...

TT: Lee Johnston parts company with Jackson Racing

TT: Lee Johnston parts company with Jackson Racing

Lee Johnston has parted company with the Jackson Racing team ahead of the 2017 Isle of Man TT, which gets underway this Saturday. MCN understands the decision was made between Johnston and the team...

TT: Brookes takes on McGuinness' Supersport steed

TT: Brookes takes on McGuinness' Supersport steed

Josh Brookes will stand in for John McGuinness on the Jackson Racing CBR600RR in the Supersport class at this year’s Isle of Man TT. Competing for Norton in the Superbike and Senior races, Brookes has...

TT: Anstey to stand in for McGuinness at Mugen

TT: Anstey to stand in for McGuinness at Mugen

Bruce Anstey will stand in for ex-team-mate John McGuinness at Mugen for this year’s TT Zero, it has been announced. Missing the event for the first time since he started in 1996, McGuinness was ruled...

TT: Hickman upbeat despite tough North West

TT: Hickman upbeat despite tough North West

Peter Hickman wasn’t disheartened by a tough week at the Vauxhall International North West 200 after his Smiths Racing team were able to gain a valuable understanding of their package ahead of this...

TT: Brookes to compete in Lightweight race for Farquhar

TT: Brookes to compete in Lightweight race for Farquhar

Josh Brookes will compete in the 2017 Bennetts Lightweight TT with Ryan Farquhar’s KMR Kawasaki squad, it has been announced. The Aussie will join Lee Johnston, Peter Hickman and Danny Webb in the...

TT: Hillier sharper after strong North West

TT: Hillier sharper after strong North West

James Hillier has said he’s feeling sharper ahead of this year’s Isle of Man TT after a strong run at the Vauxhall International North West 200. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider took a podium finish in...

Gallery: John McGuinness through the years

Gallery: John McGuinness through the years

Open John McGuinness' autobiography on any page and you're almost guaranteed to find a story that will either have you laughing into your cornflakes or the hairs on the back of your neck standing on...

TT: McGuinness: 'Missing the TT is going to hurt'

TT: McGuinness: 'Missing the TT is going to hurt'

John McGuinness has spoken out for the first time since his horrific crash at last week’s Vauxhall International North West 200. The 23-time TT winner remains in Belfast’s Royal Victoria hospital...

TT: Honda in crisis after McGuinness crash

TT: Honda in crisis after McGuinness crash

It was a week to forget for Honda Racing at the Vauxhall International North West 200 as their star rider John McGuinness was ruled out of action after a high-speed horror crash in Thursday’s...

NW200: 'Giant strides' for Hutchy during North West

NW200: 'Giant strides' for Hutchy during North West

Ian Hutchinson might have left the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 without victory but the Tyco BMW rider maintained it was a positive week as he focused on getting used to his new Dunlop...

TT Marshals to be armed with Fireblade SPs

TT Marshals to be armed with Fireblade SPs

Honda are preparing to supply 8 brand-new Fireblade SP motorcycles for the Isle of Man TT race marshals to help perform their duties at this year’s event. The bikes will enable the marshals to assist...

NW200: Seeley: 'I can't be disappointed with that'

NW200: Seeley: 'I can't be disappointed with that'

Having become the most successful rider in the history of the Vauxhall International North West 200 last year, expectation was high for Alastair Seeley as he headed into this year’s event with the...

NW200: Irwin: 'Road racing at 90%, nonsense!'

NW200: Irwin: 'Road racing at 90%, nonsense!'

Be Wiser Glenn Irwin came out on top of a barnstormer of a Vauxhall International North West 200 Superbike race this afternoon after an epic battle with short circuit rival Alastair Seeley. Despite it...

NW200: Irwin pips Seeley in Superbike showdown

NW200: Irwin pips Seeley in Superbike showdown

Glenn Irwin held off Alastair Seeley to take a spectacular victory in this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200 feature race. After mixed conditions throughout the day, the weather held off...

NW200: Win 21 for Seeley in epic Superstock battle

NW200: Win 21 for Seeley in epic Superstock battle

Alastair Seeley took his fourth victory of the 2017 Vauxhall North West 200 after an epic battle was ended prematurely in the second Superstock race. It was Seeley’s team-mate Ian Hutchinson who took...

NW200: Rutter takes 14th North West win in Supertwin race

NW200: Rutter takes 14th North West win in Supertwin race

Michael Rutter returned to the top step of the Vauxhall International North West 200 podium with a convincing victory in sketchy conditions in the second Supertwins race. The veteran didn’t have it...

NW200: Seeley obliterates field in shortened Superbike race

NW200: Seeley obliterates field in shortened Superbike race

Alastair Seeley continued to increase his winning record at the Vauxhall International North West 200 after taking victory in a severely delayed opening Superbike race. A heavy downpour at the end of...

NW200: Seeley wins dramatic Supersport battle

NW200: Seeley wins dramatic Supersport battle

Alastair Seeley notched up his 19th North West 200 victory in a dramatic second Supersport race at this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200. With a damp circuit from overnight rainfall and...

NW200: Saturday Race Schedule

NW200: Saturday Race Schedule

Racing resumes at the 2017 Vauxhall International North West today with an action-packed six race schedule set to get underway from around 10.15. The 8.9 mile circuit is a little damp after overnight...

NW200: John McGuinness injury update

NW200: John McGuinness injury update

Honda Racing has revealed the extent of the injuries suffered by John McGuinness in the crash which has ruled him out of the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200. The 23-time TT winner crashed...

NW200: Honda Racing withdraw from North West after McGuinness crash

NW200: Honda Racing withdraw from North West after McGuinness crash

Honda Racing have opted to withdraw from the remainder of the 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 on safety grounds following John McGuinness’ qualifying crash. The 23-time TT winner was...

NW200: Mixed opening races for Rutter

NW200: Mixed opening races for Rutter

Michael Rutter has said he knows he’ll need to up the ante if he’s to compete for the win in tomorrow’s Vauxhall North West 200 Superbike races despite starting from pole position. The 13-time North...