TT & road races

Roads: Michael Dunlop makes Tyco BMW debut

Roads: Michael Dunlop makes Tyco BMW debut

Michael Dunlop made his first appearance in the Tyco BMW colours he’ll campaign this year in a test at Kirkistown on Monday. The 15-time TT winner spent the day lapping the Northern Irish circuit...

Roads: Scarborough bosses confirm Spring Cup cancellation

Roads: Scarborough bosses confirm Spring Cup cancellation

The organisers of the Spring Cup, set to be held at Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount next weekend, have confirmed the event’s cancellation. The popular races were thrown into jeopardy as the ACU announced...

Roads: McGuinness reveals injury set-back

Roads: McGuinness reveals injury set-back

Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness has revealed that he has had a set-back in his recovery from the broken leg he sustained in an accident at last year’s North West 200. The 23-time TT winner broke...

Roads: Anstey set to miss 2018 roads season through illness

Roads: Anstey set to miss 2018 roads season through illness

Bruce Anstey is set to miss the 2018 road racing season as he battles illness, his partner has revealed. The 48-year-old has ‘multiple tumours in his lungs and a tumour on his spine’ as well as a...

Roads: Scarborough Spring Cup faces cancellation

Roads: Scarborough Spring Cup faces cancellation

Next week’s Spring Cup at Oliver’s Mount will be postponed after the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) have been unable to grant a Course Licence for the event. Following a number of serious incidents involving...

Roads: Mercer spotted testing for Honda roads squad

Roads: Mercer spotted testing for Honda roads squad

Steve Mercer was spotted testing for Honda Racing’s roads effort at Cadwell Park alongside Ulsterman Lee Johnston yesterday as Ian Hutchinson remains on the sidelines. Two weeks ago at the official TT...

Guy Martin to race again

Guy Martin to race again

Guy Martin is set to break out his race leathers again this year and is confirmed as racing at both the Tandragee 100 and Cookstown 100 Irish road races. The Cookstown 100 takes place on April 27 and...

Roads: Michael Dunlop signs Tyco BMW deal

Roads: Michael Dunlop signs Tyco BMW deal

Michael Dunlop has signed an eleventh hour deal to ride for Tyco BMW in the superbike classes at this year’s international road races. The 15-times TT winner’s plans have been subject to much...

TT: Jodie Kidd and Matt Roberts lead new TV line-up

TT: Jodie Kidd and Matt Roberts lead new TV line-up

Jodie Kidd and Matt Roberts will head up the all-new presenting line-up for the 2018 Isle of Man TT TV broadcasts. Kidd, who has previously hosted Channel 5’s ‘The Classic Car Show’ will front the...

Roads: Hutchinson still fighting to be fit for TT

Roads: Hutchinson still fighting to be fit for TT

Ian Hutchinson has admitted he still doesn’t know whether he’ll be fit for this year’s TT as he continues to recover from the injuries he sustained after crashing out of last year’s Senior...

Roads: Johnston joins McGuinness and Anstey at Mugen

Roads: Johnston joins McGuinness and Anstey at Mugen

Mugen has today confirmed their trio of riders as they bid to lock out the podium in the 2018 Isle of Man TT Zero race. The Japanese manufacturer has won the electric race for the last four years with...

Roads: McGuinness and Dunlop join forces for Supersport TT

Roads: McGuinness and Dunlop join forces for Supersport TT

Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness will join forces with rival Michael Dunlop to race a CBR600RR in the supersport class at this year’s TT. Dunlop, who has already confirmed he’ll run his own Honda...

Roads: What next for Michael Dunlop?

Roads: What next for Michael Dunlop?

With the 2018 Isle of Man TT launch set to take place on the Isle of Man today, almost all of the top riders have already confirmed their 2018 plans. All except the biggest name of all; Michael...

Roads: McGuinness to ride Farquhar supertwin in Lightweight TT

Roads: McGuinness to ride Farquhar supertwin in Lightweight TT

John McGuinness will ride for Ryan Farquhar’s KMR Kawasaki team in this year’s lightweight race at the Isle of Man TT. The 23-time TT winner, who won the Lightweight 250cc race with lap and race...

Roads: Dunlop confirms Suzuki split

Roads: Dunlop confirms Suzuki split

Michael Dunlop has confirmed he will not race for Suzuki at this year’s Isle of Man TT and other road race events after weeks of speculation. Many thought the 15-time TT winner’s 2018 plans had been...

Roads: Suter to return to Isle of Man TT with MMX500

Roads: Suter to return to Isle of Man TT with MMX500

Suter will return to the Isle of Man TT this year with their MMX500 two-stroke machine. The daring Swiss marque took the 580cc V4 two-stroke to the gruelling 37.73-mile mountain course in 2016 with...

Roads: Positive Honda debut for Lee Johnston

Roads: Positive Honda debut for Lee Johnston

A lack of track time at the weather-hampered Monteblanco test didn’t deter Lee Johnston and the Honda Racing roads team as they made their 2018 on track debut together. With team-mate Ian Hutchinson...

Roads: Hutchinson unfit for first Honda test

Roads: Hutchinson unfit for first Honda test

Ian Hutchinson will not ride in Honda Racing’s first test of the 2018 season at Monteblanco next week as he continues to recover from the leg injuries he sustained at last year’s Isle of Man TT. The...

Roads: Dunlop testing Suzuki at Cartagena

Roads: Dunlop testing Suzuki at Cartagena

Michael Dunlop’s plans for the 2018 road racing season have been up in the air through winter with the 15-time TT winner linked to various outfits since he stormed to victory in last year’s Senior...

Roads: Seeley joins Tyco BMW for North West 200

Roads: Seeley joins Tyco BMW for North West 200

North West 200 king Alastair Seeley will remain with the Tyco BMW team for the 2018 event between May 13th – 19th. Seeley, who is the most successful NW200 rider in history after taking 21 victories...

Roads: Dunlop set for Honda Supersport machinery

Roads: Dunlop set for Honda Supersport machinery

Michael Dunlop will return to Honda power for the Supersport categories at this year’s international roads meetings. The 15-time TT winner has linked up with the PTR Honda squad, who have supplied him...

Roads: McLean switches to McAdoo Kawasaki for 2018 season

Roads: McLean switches to McAdoo Kawasaki for 2018 season

Up and coming road racing star Adam McLean will ride for the McAdoo Kawasaki team for the 2018 season, it has been announced. The 21-year-old parted company with the Quinns the Printers IMR team...

TT 2018: Norton boss: 'It's going to be a big year'

TT 2018: Norton boss: 'It's going to be a big year'

Norton boss Stuart Garner struggled to hide his excitement after putting pen to paper with 23-time TT winner last week as the Castle Donington factory looks to scale new heights in 2018. After their...

TT 2018: McGuinness Norton switch confirmed!

TT 2018: McGuinness Norton switch confirmed!

After weeks of speculation and rumour, today it has been confirmed that John McGuinness will race for Norton at the 2018 Isle of Man TT. The 23-time TT winner has signed a deal with the British marque...

Roads: Brookes to remain with Norton for 2018 TT

Roads: Brookes to remain with Norton for 2018 TT

Josh Brookes will remain with Norton for a second consecutive crack at the Isle of Man TT this year, it has been confirmed. The Aussie became the fastest rider ever to lap the iconic 37.73-mile...

Roads: Welsh Road Race set to be called off

Roads: Welsh Road Race set to be called off

The all-new Welsh Road Race event set to take place in the Brecon Beacons later this year has run into difficulty and been called off.  MCN understands the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) has been unable...

Roads: William Dunlop to continue with Yamaha machinery in 2018

Roads: William Dunlop to continue with Yamaha machinery in 2018

William Dunlop is setting out to secure his first Isle of Man TT victory after signing a deal to remain on Yamaha machinery for the 2018 season. The elder Dunlop brother will again campaign a Yamaha...

Roads: David Johnson signs deal with Gulf BMW

Roads: David Johnson signs deal with Gulf BMW

Shaun Muir Racing will return to the Isle of Man TT in 2018 under the Gulf BMW banner. Aussie David Johnson will ride for the Giusborough squad at the TT as well as the 2018 North West 200 and...

Michael Dunlop to test Suzuki MotoGP bike

Michael Dunlop to test Suzuki MotoGP bike

15-time Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop will test Suzuki’s MotoGP bike at the Sepang International Circuit later this week. MCN understands the Ballymoney ace has been invited to the test to...

Roads: North One loses TT TV contract

Roads: North One loses TT TV contract

North One Television has lost the rights to produce coverage of the Isle of Man TT for the first time in nine years.   The London-based firm began producing the TT’s TV coverage in 2009 with...

Roads: McGuinness 'keeping options open' after Honda split

Roads: McGuinness 'keeping options open' after Honda split

John McGuinness has said he is ‘keeping his options open’ with regards to a ride for the 2018 Isle of Man TT after confirming he has split with Honda Racing. The 23-time TT winner announced at a Joey...

TT: Mugen to expand to three bikes for 2018 TT Zero

TT: Mugen to expand to three bikes for 2018 TT Zero

Mugen will expand its effort to three machines for the 2018 Isle of Man TT Zero. Confirming its motorsports activities on Friday, the Japanese marque announced it will return to the Isle of Man TT for...

Roads Rider of the Year: 1st - Michael Dunlop

Roads Rider of the Year: 1st - 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: 2nd - Ian Hutchinson

Roads Rider of the Year: 2nd - Ian Hutchinson

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...

Race of the Year: 2nd - North West 200 Superbike

Race of the Year: 2nd - North West 200 Superbike

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 their favourite races...

Roads Rider of the Year: 3rd - Peter Hickman

Roads Rider of the Year: 3rd - 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...