TT & road races

Roads: Last minute Superbike deal for William Dunlop

Roads: Last minute Superbike deal for William Dunlop

Mar-Train Racing owners Tim and Sonya Martin have stepped in at the last minute to provide William Dunlop with 1000cc machinery to race at this year’s three international road races. Dunlop was left...

Roads: Dario Cecconi has died after Tandragee 100 crash

Roads: Dario Cecconi has died after Tandragee 100 crash

38-year old racer Dario Cecconi has died after a crash at Saturday’s Tandragee 100 in Northern Ireland. The Italian sustained serious injuries during the Senior Support race, and succumbed to those...

Roads: Johnson: '2017 Norton a big improvement'

Roads: Johnson: '2017 Norton a big improvement'

There’s no denying Norton took a big step forward with the SG5 factory racer at last year’s TT with Davo Johnson almost clocking a 131mph lap and securing a top ten result in the opening superbike...

Roads: Baptism of fire for Martin at Tandragee

Roads: Baptism of fire for Martin at Tandragee

Guy Martin has had a baptism of fire on his first run out in anger on the Honda Racing Fireblade machine at today’s Tandragee 100, after a last corner collision with Paul Jordan left the Lincolnshire...

Roads: Brookes pleased with Norton debut

Roads: Brookes pleased with Norton debut

British Superbike star Josh Brookes made his debut on the Norton factory racer he’ll campaign as he returns to the Isle of Man TT later this year at Jurby airfield last week. Brookes and team-mate,...

Roads: Johnston to start Supersport TT from number one

Roads: Johnston to start Supersport TT from number one

Lee Johnston will set off down Bray Hill from the number one spot in the Supersport class at this year’s Isle of Man TT. While the 600cc category’s start order is largely similar to that for the...

Gallery: Guy Martin tests all-new electric Mugen

Gallery: Guy Martin tests all-new electric Mugen

Guy Martin became the first person to crash a Mugen Shinden in the machine's six-year history during his first test on the electric bike.  The Lincolnshire man slid off the first corner on the...

Roads: Guy Martin makes Mugen debut in Japan

Roads: Guy Martin makes Mugen debut in Japan

John McGuinness and Guy Martin had their first rides on the Mugen Shindens they will ride in this year’s Zero TT race at the Isle of Man TT in Japan last week.  The duo, who are also team-mates...

Roads: 'Road Riders' documentary set for BBC Northern Ireland

Roads: 'Road Riders' documentary set for BBC Northern Ireland

A three-part documentary delving into the passion, commitment and enthusiasm behind Irish national road racing is set to be aired on BBC Northern Ireland from next week. ‘Road Riders’ takes viewers...

Roads: Irwin to return to North West with Be Wiser Ducati

Roads: Irwin to return to North West with Be Wiser Ducati

Northern Ireland’s MCE British Superbike star Glenn Irwin will return to the North West 200 this year with his Be Wiser Paul Bird Ducati team. Irwin will compete in both superbike races aboard his...

John McGuinness dislocates thumb in Honda Superbike test

John McGuinness dislocates thumb in Honda Superbike test

John McGuinness has suffered a dislocated thumb in a crash during a Honda test at Castle Combe on Wednesday. The 23 times TT winner was completing two days of tests with his 2017 superbike spec Honda...

Roads: Gary Johnson to run new GSX-R in own team

Roads: Gary Johnson to run new GSX-R in own team

Two-time Isle of Man TT winner Gary Johnson will take on a new challenge this season as he sets up his own team to compete at the 2017 North West 200 and Isle of Man TT. After a couple of difficult...

Roads: Hickman joins Webb, Johnston and Kennaugh at KMR for Lightweight TT

Roads: Hickman joins Webb, Johnston and Kennaugh at KMR for Lightweight TT

Peter Hickman will join Lee Johnston, Danny Webb and Hudson Kennaugh in Ryan Farquhar’s KMR Kawasaki as the squad expands to four riders for this year’s Bennetts Lightweight TT.  Opting against...

Roads: BBC unveil new 'Road Racing People' exhibition

Roads: BBC unveil new 'Road Racing People' exhibition

MCN’s road racing reporter and internationally renowned photographer Stephen Davison has revealed a new photographic exhibition with the BBC delving into the world behind the unique sport of...

Roads: Killalane races saved for 2017

Roads: Killalane races saved for 2017

Racing will take place on Ireland’s Killalane course this September after a new club has stepped in to save the final round of the Irish National Championship.  The Killalane event, scheduled for...

Roads: McGuinness chose to drop number one spot

Roads: McGuinness chose to drop number one spot

When it was announced that John McGuinness would start this year’s TT from fifth many wrongly assumed the 23-time mountain course winner had been demoted down the order, but the Morecambe Missile has...

Roads: Mugen Shinden Roku unveiled in Tokyo

Roads: Mugen Shinden Roku unveiled in Tokyo

Mugen have lifted the covers off the electric challenger John McGuinness and Guy Martin will ride in the TT Zero race at this year’s Isle of Man TT.    Dubbed the Shinden Roku (six), the...

TT: Cummins confirmed at Padgetts Racing

TT: Cummins confirmed at Padgetts Racing

Conor Cummins will race alongside Bruce Anstey for Padgetts Honda at this year’s North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix.  The news comes as no surprise, but was officially confirmed...

TT: Norton and Johnson to set off from number one spot, McGuinness fifth

TT: Norton and Johnson to set off from number one spot, McGuinness fifth

The booming sound of Norton’s V4 TT racer will be the first thing heard setting off down Bray Hill to kick off racing at this year’s Isle of Man TT after the British marque and Aussie star Dave...

Roads: Armoy looking for title sponsor

Roads: Armoy looking for title sponsor

Organisers of the Armoy Road Races have put out a plea to attract title sponsorship for the event set to go ahead at the end of July. The move comes as a number of other Irish road races, including...

Roads: Guy Martin to race Cookstown 100

Roads: Guy Martin to race Cookstown 100

Guy Martin will race at next month’s Cookstown 100 as he makes his return to competitive road racing with Honda Racing. Martin will race a Superstock-spec CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 in both the Open and...

Roads: Seeley to race Tyco BMW at North West 200

Roads: Seeley to race Tyco BMW at North West 200

The most successful racer in the history of the North West 200, Alastair Seeley, will return to the Tyco BMW squad for the 1000cc races at this year’s event. Taking a record-breaking 17th North West...

Picture Special: Guy Martin and John McGuinness test TT Fireblade

Picture Special: Guy Martin and John McGuinness test TT Fireblade

“I feel a bit rusty”, were the words uttered by Guy Martin after his first laps on Honda’s 2017 CBR1000RR Fireblade SP in superstock spec for the roads.  Of course, he will be, after a brief...

Roads: McGuinness sticks with Jackson Racing for third consecutive year

Roads: McGuinness sticks with Jackson Racing for third consecutive year

Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness will continue with the Jackson Racing squad in the Supersport category for a third successive year.  The 23-time TT winner will race a Ten Kate-prepared...

Roads: Michael Dunlop teams up with Carl Cox for 2017

Roads: Michael Dunlop teams up with Carl Cox for 2017

Isle of Man TT star Michael Dunlop will receive backing from internationally renowned DJ Carl Cox for the 2017 road racing season. Carl Cox Motorsport will personally support the 13-time TT winner...

Roads: Dunlop to ride McAdoo Kawasaki supertwin

Roads: Dunlop to ride McAdoo Kawasaki supertwin

Michael Dunlop has announced that he’ll return to the supertwin class in the 2017 season, once again signing up to ride for road racing veterans McAdoo Kawasaki on their Gortreagh Printing backed...

Roads: Michael Dunlop gets first taste of Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R

Roads: Michael Dunlop gets first taste of Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R

Michael Dunlop had his first ride on the Bennetts Suzuki that he hopes will carry him to victory on the roads in 2017.  The 13 times TT winner completed a series of steady laps on the unliveried...

Roads: Tyco BMW to make switch from Metzeler to Dunlop

Roads: Tyco BMW to make switch from Metzeler to Dunlop

The 2016 roads battle between Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson has been reignited after Northern Ireland journalist and Tyco BMW's Press officer suggested on Twitter that the 13 times TT winner was...

Roads: Michael Dunlop joins Bennetts Suzuki dream team

Roads: Michael Dunlop joins Bennetts Suzuki dream team

Michael Dunlop will race the all new GSX-R1000R in Bennetts Suzuki colours at this year’s Isle of Man TT after signing a deal to remain with his trusted Hawk Racing squad.  The 13-time TT...

Roads: Martin joins McGuinness in Mugen TT team

Roads: Martin joins McGuinness in Mugen TT team

Guy Martin will join new Honda team-mate John McGuinness in the Mugen team for this year’s TT Zero race as he returns to the iconic mountain course laster this year.  As reported by MCN last...

Video: John McGuinness: A life behind the bars

Video: John McGuinness: A life behind the bars

John McGuinness is an undisputed Isle of Man TT legend, but what makes the Morecambe Missile tick? Honda Pro Racing have just released this exclusive 10 minute video detailing the life of the 23-time...

Video: Inside the Passion: John McGuinness part two

Video: Inside the Passion: John McGuinness part two

The second episode of Inside the Passion: John McGuinness, created by actor and bike fan Andrew Shim, has been released on Youtube. In the second episode Andrew continues his interview with John, and...

Video: Guy Martin & John McGuinness - Team-mates talk business

Video: Guy Martin & John McGuinness - Team-mates talk business

If you've been living under a rock for the past week, you might not know that Guy Martin has signed a deal with Honda Racing that will see him return to the iconic Isle of Man TT alongside 23-time TT...

Roads: McGuinness: 'New Blade less physical to ride'

Roads: McGuinness: 'New Blade less physical to ride'

John McGuinness has said he expects Honda’s new CBR1000RR Fireblade will turn into a strong Isle of Man TT contender given how it is less physical to ride than the outgoing model. McGuinness spent two...

Roads: Stephen Thompson to run Rutter on Yamaha R6

Roads: Stephen Thompson to run Rutter on Yamaha R6

Michael Rutter is set to race a brand new Yamaha YZF-R6 on the roads this year provided by former team-mate and close friend Stephen Thompson who suffered life-changing injuries in a crash at the 2015...

Video: McGuinness intrigued by new teammate Guy Martin

Video: McGuinness intrigued by new teammate Guy Martin

John McGuinness will once again line up for the 2017 isle of Man TT as a part of the official Honda Racing squad as he sets out to match Joey Dunlop's record of 26 TT wins on a brand new...