2018

Poll: Will there be a 136mph lap at the TT in 2019

Poll: Will there be a 136mph lap at the TT in 2019

With MCN bringing you a 40-page TT preview this week, we want to know whether you think we will see a 136mph lap this year. All responses are much appreciated. Will we see a 136mph lap at this year’s...

Roads Rider of the Year: 1st - Peter Hickman

Roads Rider of the Year: 1st - Peter Hickman

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

Roads Rider of the Year: 2nd - Dean Harrison

Roads Rider of the Year: 2nd - Dean Harrison

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

Roads Rider of the Year: 3rd - Michael Dunlop

Roads Rider of the Year: 3rd - Michael Dunlop

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

Roads Rider of the Year: 4th: Ben & Tom Birchall

Roads Rider of the Year: 4th: Ben & Tom Birchall

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

Roads Rider of the Year: 5th - Conor Cummins

Roads Rider of the Year: 5th - Conor Cummins

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

Roads: McGuinness to race Lightweight TT for Norton

Roads: McGuinness to race Lightweight TT for Norton

John McGuinness and Norton will set their sights on victory in the Lightweight class at the 2019 Isle of Man TT races after the unveiling of the British firm’s new superlight model. The 650cc...

Macau GP: Hickman takes third win in red-flagged race

Macau GP: Hickman takes third win in red-flagged race

Peter Hickman ended his 2018 international road racing season with yet another victory in a red flagged 52nd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix. Hickman’s team-mate Michael Rutter had got the better of the...

Roads: Silicone Engineering become Kawasaki's official roads effort

Roads: Silicone Engineering become Kawasaki's official roads effort

Dean Harrison and the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki team will become Kawasaki’s official road racing team in 2019 after a stellar campaign this year. Harrison bagged multiple wins and podiums across...

Macau GP: Hickman on pole from Rutter and Jessopp

Macau GP: Hickman on pole from Rutter and Jessopp

Peter Hickman will start on pole position for this year’s 52nd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix after pipping team-mate Michael Rutter to the top spot by 1.140 seconds. Hickman will be setting out for...

Live: Watch the 52nd Macau Grand Prix!

Live: Watch the 52nd Macau Grand Prix!

MCN is once again streaming this year's 52nd Macau Grand Prix's qualifying and race sessions live online. Peter Hickman led RC213V-mounted team-mate Michael Rutter in the first of two qualifying...

Roads: McGuinness and Jessopp join PBM for Macau

Roads: McGuinness and Jessopp join PBM for Macau

John McGuinness will be back in action at this year’s Macau Grand Prix after signing a deal to ride for Paul Bird’s Be Wiser Ducati squad. Reigning Macau Champion Glenn Irwin opted not to return to...

Team UK in doubt for 2019 Island Classic

Team UK in doubt for 2019 Island Classic

Phillip Island will once again play host to the Island Classic next year on January 25-27. A celebration of classic and vintage race machines, it’s Australia’s third biggest motorcycle event, behind...

Classic TT: McGuinness wins on first return to the Isle of Man course

Classic TT: McGuinness wins on first return to the Isle of Man course

John McGuinness has made the dream return to the Isle of Man mountain course, winning the Senior Classic TT aboard his Roger Winfield Paton ahead of Jamie Coward and Lee Johnston. After missing the...

Roads: French racer Fabrice Miguet dies after UGP crash

Roads: French racer Fabrice Miguet dies after UGP crash

French road racing veteran Fabrice Miguet has died following a crash at Saturday’s Ulster Grand Prix, race organisers have confirmed. The 49-year-old was originally reported as being in a critical...

Roads: Racing abandoned through bad weather at final day of Ulster Grand Prix

Roads: Racing abandoned through bad weather at final day of Ulster Grand Prix

The 2018 Ulster Grand Prix came to a premature close today after just three races, due to the onset of bad weather in the afternoon.  After initially planning an actioned-packed Saturday of...

Roads: Bad weather disrupts opening races at Ulster GP

Roads: Bad weather disrupts opening races at Ulster GP

After hours of delays due to bad weather, Thursday afternoon’s racing schedule at the Ulster Grand Prix eventually kicked off at around 6.30pm. Racing was set to start around the 7.4011-mile course...

Roads: Cummins completes first 134mph lap at this year's Ulster GP

Roads: Cummins completes first 134mph lap at this year's Ulster GP

It was another seriously fast practice session at the Ulster Grand Prix, with Manxman Conor Cummins posting the first 134mph lap of the meeting to take pole in the Superbike catagory with a time of...

Roads: Harrison sets the early pace at Ulster GP

Roads: Harrison sets the early pace at Ulster GP

Silicone Engineering Racing’s Dean Harrison set the early pace on the opening day of the Ulster Grand Prix, from Peter Hickman and Conor Cummins, with a 132.451mph lap. After a delayed start caused by...

Roads: Michael Dunlop to miss Ulster Grand Prix

Roads: Michael Dunlop to miss Ulster Grand Prix

Tyco BMW’s Michael Dunlop will miss this week’s Ulster Grand Prix races from Dundrod. The six-time event winner failed to attend last night’s compulsory rider briefing, which was earmarked by...

Roads: First pictures emerge of David Johnson with Tyco BMW HP4 at Ulster GP

Roads: First pictures emerge of David Johnson with Tyco BMW HP4 at Ulster GP

The first pictures of Aussie David Johnson with his carbon-fibre framed Tyco BMW HP4 Race have emerged at the Ulster Grand Prix. Johnson competed at this year’s North West 200 and Isle of Man TT in...

Roads: Hutchinson withdraws from Ulster GP

Roads: Hutchinson withdraws from Ulster GP

Ian Hutchinson has opted not to compete in this year’s Ulster Grand Prix as he continues to focus on getting back to full fitness. The 16-time TT winner made a remarkable comeback for this year’s...

Roads: Lintin remains critical after Southern 100 crash

Roads: Lintin remains critical after Southern 100 crash

Ivan Lintin remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital after last week’s Southern 100 crash. The Lincoln rider was involved in the four-bike incident during Thursday’s 600 challenge race...

Roads: James Cowton dies in Southern 100 crash

Roads: James Cowton dies in Southern 100 crash

James Cowton has passed away following an incident during this evening’s racing at the international Southern 100 on the Isle of Man. The McAdoo Kawasaki rider was involved in a four-bike incident...

Roads: William Dunlop dies in Skerries practice crash

Roads: William Dunlop dies in Skerries practice crash

William Dunlop has passed away after an incident during practice for the Skerries 100 road races in Ireland. The Ballymoney rider was involved in an incident at the Sam’s Tunnel section of the course...

TT 2018: ACU announce inquiry into Mercer incident

TT 2018: ACU announce inquiry into Mercer incident

ACU Events Ltd, the organising body of the Isle of Man TT has today announced an independent inquiry into the incident which resulted in Steve Mercer’s serious injuries during practice for this year’s...

TT 2018: Set-up changes thwart Dunlop's Senior charge

TT 2018: Set-up changes thwart Dunlop's Senior charge

Michael Dunlop’s disappointing performance in Friday’s Senior TT has been put down to a change in set-up not working for the Tyco BMW rider. Despite storming to victory in Saturday’s Superbike race...

TT 2018: Harrison reveals secrets behind 2018 speed

TT 2018: Harrison reveals secrets behind 2018 speed

The 2018 Isle of Man TT was the making of Silicone Engineering Kawasaki’s Dean Harrison. The Yorkshireman stepped up from a potential podium challenger to fighting for the win in each race he started...

TT 2018: Hickman: 'I hated being the nearly man'

TT 2018: Hickman: 'I hated being the nearly man'

Peter Hickman has said he hated being the ‘nearly’ man at the Isle of Man TT after finally clinching his first mountain course win last week. Hickman finished on the podium in all five races he...

TT 2018: Crowd fund set up to help Steve Mercer and family

TT 2018: Crowd fund set up to help Steve Mercer and family

More than £14,000 has been raised to help the family of Steve Mercer as he remains in a serious condition in hospital after a crash during last week’s Isle of Man TT. Mercer was among a group of...

TT 2018: Birchalls re-write history for Sidecar double

TT 2018: Birchalls re-write history for Sidecar double

The Birchall brothers re-wrote the history books in this morning’s second Locate.im Sidecar race, clocking the first ever sub-19 minute sidecar lap of the mountain course on their way to a fifth...

TT 2018: Dunlop clocks 18th win in Lightweight TT

TT 2018: Dunlop clocks 18th win in Lightweight TT

Michael Dunlop took his 18th Isle of Man TT victory in a record-breaking Bennetts Lightweight race this afternoon. It wasn’t the easiest win for Dunlop with Ivan Lintin and Derek McGee joining the...

TT 2018: Rutter charges to TT Zero record with 121mph lap

TT 2018: Rutter charges to TT Zero record with 121mph lap

Michael Rutter smashed the TT Zero lap record to be the first rider to lap the mountain course in excess of 120mph in this afternoon’s race. There was little competition for the veteran TT star, who...

TT 2018: Prince William meets TT legend John McGuinness

TT 2018: Prince William meets TT legend John McGuinness

Prince William has attended this year's Isle of Man TT Races. Spotted at the start line by the MCN team, the Duke of Cambridge will meet TT Races support staff and volunteers, as well as attend a...

TT 2018: Harrison takes Supersport win, Dunlop hit with penalty

TT 2018: Harrison takes Supersport win, Dunlop hit with penalty

Dean Harrison took his second Isle of Man TT victory in this morning’s second Monster Energy Supersport race. As in every other race this week, Harrison bolted off the line to lead at Glen Helen,...

TT 2018: Hickman: 'That's the hardest I've ridden a bike around here'

TT 2018: Hickman: 'That's the hardest I've ridden a bike around here'

Peter Hickman has said today’s Superstock race was the hardest he’s ever ridden a bike around the 37.73-mile Isle of Man TT course. The Smiths BMW rider smashed out two 134mph laps, including narrowly...