TT & road races

Roads: Webb sticks with Penz13 BMW for 2018

Roads: Webb sticks with Penz13 BMW for 2018

Former Moto3 GP racer Danny Webb will remain with Penz13 BMW for the 2018 Isle of Man TT races. Webb joined the Penz13 team back in 2016. Prior to that the young Brit established his reputation on...

Roads Rider of the Year: 5th - Glenn Irwin

Roads Rider of the Year: 5th - Glenn Irwin

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: McLean signs for Team IMR

Roads: McLean signs for Team IMR

Young gun Adam McLean will join the quinnstheprinters.com Team IMR squad for the 2018 international road races. The 21-year old will campaign a full complement of machinery for the squad, a BMW...

Roads: Sheils joins Penz13 BMW for 2018 TT

Roads: Sheils joins Penz13 BMW for 2018 TT

Derek Sheils, multiple Irish road racing champion, will join the Penz13 BMW team for the 2018 Isle of Man TT. The move comes after Riko Penzkofer’s squad enjoyed their best ever TT races in 2017 with...

Roads: Hutchinson and Johnston confirmed at Honda

Roads: Hutchinson and Johnston confirmed at Honda

Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston will form Honda Racing’s 2018 roads line-up, as reported in MCN last month. 16-time TT winner Hutchinson will make a sensational switch to the squad after parting ways...

NW200: Seeley to ride EHA Yamaha in Supersport class

NW200: Seeley to ride EHA Yamaha in Supersport class

21-time North West 200 victor Alastair Seeley will race for the EHA Racing Yamaha squad in the Supersport class at the 2018 North West.  The British Supersport squad return to the North West for...

Opinion: Hutchy to Honda... Will it work?

Opinion: Hutchy to Honda... Will it work?

Last week news broke that Ian Hutchinson is set to join Honda’s road racing squad for the 2018 season. While it’s yet to be officially confirmed – Honda will be unable to announce the news until...

Roads: Two pronged attack from Cookstown Burrows Engineering Racing in 2018

Roads: Two pronged attack from Cookstown Burrows Engineering Racing in 2018

Cookstown Burrows Engineering Racing, arguably the top privateer team of motorcycle road racing in recent years, will mount a two-pronged attack in 2018. Dubliner Derek Sheils will ride for the John...

Roads: Hutchinson set to make shock Honda switch

Roads: Hutchinson set to make shock Honda switch

Ian Hutchinson is set to make a shock move to Honda for the 2018 road racing season.   MCN understands the 16-time TT winner is in advanced negotiations with the Louth-based squad, which endured...

Macau: TT Privateer champion Dan Hegarty has died

Macau: TT Privateer champion Dan Hegarty has died

2016 Isle of Man TT Privateer champion Dan Hegarty has died following a crash in today’s 51st running of the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix. The 31-year-old crashed on the seventh lap of the race at...

Macau: Irwin wins red-flagged Macau Grand Prix

Macau: Irwin wins red-flagged Macau Grand Prix

Glenn Irwin has taken a maiden victory at today’s red-flagged Macau Grand Prix. The Ulsterman shot off the line from pole position, but Hickman managed to pass him early in the lap before the Be Wiser...

Roads: Welsh Road Race is go for 2018!

Roads: Welsh Road Race is go for 2018!

Road racing will return to the UK mainland in 2018 with an all new road race set for the 4/5th August 2018 in the Brecon Beacons.  The Welsh Road Race event is the brainchild of a number of key...

Macau: Irwin takes pole with record pace

Macau: Irwin takes pole with record pace

Glenn Irwin will start on pole position for this year’s Macau Grand Prix from pole position after shattering Stuart Easton’s long-standing lap record in qualifying. The Be Wiser Ducati rider’s time of...

Macau: Irwin storms to provisional pole

Macau: Irwin storms to provisional pole

Glenn Irwin led the way as the 2017 Macau Grand Prix got underway, leading the SMT Bathams BMW’s of Michael Rutter and Peter Hickman. Making his second appearance at the event with Be Wiser Ducati,...

Live: Watch the 51st Macau Grand Prix

Live: Watch the 51st Macau Grand Prix

MCN will once again be streaming this weekend's Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix live online, with all sessions at the iconic Asian street race going out from tonight (Wednesday) UK time. Wednesday 15th...

Roads: Bridewell & Cooper hoping to make North West 200 debuts

Roads: Bridewell & Cooper hoping to make North West 200 debuts

British Superbike stars Richard Cooper and Tommy Bridewell are looking to make their road racing debuts at the International North West 200 in 2018. While neither rider currently has a deal that will...

Roads: Jackson Racing launch Road Racing Academy

Roads: Jackson Racing launch Road Racing Academy

Jackson Racing have announced plans to launch a road racing academy programme for the 2018 season as they seek to bolster the future of road racing by helping the next generation of rider to develop...

Roads: Gold Cup meeting abandoned at Scarborough

Roads: Gold Cup meeting abandoned at Scarborough

Racing has been abandoned at today’s Gold Cup meeting at Oliver’s Mount, with an early halt to the day before the main feature race could be run after a number of serious incidents involving...

Roads: 2018 North West 200 & Ulster Grand Prix dates confirmed

Roads: 2018 North West 200 & Ulster Grand Prix dates confirmed

The dates for Northern Ireland’s two international road races have been confirmed this week with organisers for both the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix announcing their 2018 dates. In a slight...

Exclusive: Ian Hutchinson: 'I'll be back for 2018 TT'

Exclusive: Ian Hutchinson: 'I'll be back for 2018 TT'

Ian Hutchinson has vowed to return for the 2018 Isle of Man TT after breaking his left leg for a third time during this year’s Senior race. Hutchinson crashed at the 27th milestone while leading this...

Classic TT: Harrison beats record breaking Anstey to Superbike win

Classic TT: Harrison beats record breaking Anstey to Superbike win

Dean Harrison took victory in the postponed Superbike Classic TT despite a hard-charging Bruce Anstey breaking the outright lap record twice. The race was initially penned to take place on Monday, but...

Classic TT: Anstey shatters records on way to lightweight win

Classic TT: Anstey shatters records on way to lightweight win

Bruce Anstey shattered the outright 250cc mountain course lap record on his way to a second consecutive victory in the Lightweight Classic TT. The flying Kiwi became the first rider to do a 250cc lap...

Classic TT: Brookes takes first mountain course win

Classic TT: Brookes takes first mountain course win

Josh Brookes clinched his first TT Mountain Course win with victory in yesterday’s Bennetts Senior Classic TT, the opening race of the 2017 Classic TT festival. The Australian led from the start of...

Roads: Gavin Lupton dies after Ulster Grand Prix crash

Roads: Gavin Lupton dies after Ulster Grand Prix crash

West Yorkshire rider Gavin Lupton has passed away in hospital after an incident at the Ulster Grand Prix earlier this month. Lupton, 37 years old from Otley, came off his machine at Lougher’s during...

Ulster GP: Kneen frustrated after last lap contact

Ulster GP: Kneen frustrated after last lap contact

Dan Kneen was left frustrated after an intense last lap battle with Dean Harrison saw him miss out on victory in the second Superbike race by just 0.1 seconds.  Once he’d got to grips with the...

Ulster GP: Hat-trick Hickman 'can't be disappointed'

Ulster GP: Hat-trick Hickman 'can't be disappointed'

Peter Hickman says he can’t at all be disappointed with his Ulster Grand Prix performance despite missing out on victory in Saturday’s two big bike races. The BSB star got off to a dominant start at...

Ulster GP: Harrison: 'I wouldn't have minded watching that on TV'

Ulster GP: Harrison: 'I wouldn't have minded watching that on TV'

Dean Harrison says he’s ‘over the moon’ to be leaving the 2017 Ulster Grand Prix as lap record holder and winner of the second superbike race. The Silicone Engineering Kawasaki rider has enjoyed a...

Ulster GP: Peter Hickman's video diary - Saturday

Ulster GP: Peter Hickman's video diary - Saturday

Peter Hickman rounded off a successful Ulster Grand Prix with three victories on the main race day with the win in both Supersport races and the Superstock race. However, he'd miss out on a Superbike...

Ulster GP: Peter Hickman's video diary - Saturday

Ulster GP: Peter Hickman's video diary - Saturday

Peter Hickman rounded off a successful Ulster Grand Prix with three victories on the main race day with the win in both Supersport races and the Superstock race. However, he'd miss out on a Superbike...

Ulster GP: Harrison wins dramatic Superbike finale

Ulster GP: Harrison wins dramatic Superbike finale

Dean Harrison added a Superbike victory to his outright lap record of the Dundrod circuit after an intense battle with Dan Kneen in the final Superbike race. It was pole man Peter Hickman who took the...

Ulster GP: Hickman doubles up in Supersport

Ulster GP: Hickman doubles up in Supersport

Peter Hickman doubled up in the Supersport class with his third victory of the day at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix. After being beaten by Bruce Anstey to the top step in the Superbike class, Hickman...

Ulster GP: Anstey halts Hickman domination in Superbike epic

Ulster GP: Anstey halts Hickman domination in Superbike epic

Bruce Anstey put a stop to Peter Hickman’s domination of the 2017 Ulster Grand Prix with victory in a thrilling Superbike race. Hickman took the early lead from pole position and it was the second...

Ulster GP: Emotional podium return for Johnston

Ulster GP: Emotional podium return for Johnston

Lee Johnston made an emotional return to the podium this afternoon as he finished third in the opening Ulster Grand Prix Supersport race. The Padgetts Honda rider, who hasn’t ridden since his nasty...

Ulster GP: Hickman holds off Anstey for Supersport win

Ulster GP: Hickman holds off Anstey for Supersport win

Peter Hickman took his second Ulster Grand Prix victory of the day after getting the better of a hard charging Bruce Anstey in the opening Supersport race. After lights to flag victories in the...

Ulster GP: Hickman opens day with Superstock win

Ulster GP: Hickman opens day with Superstock win

Peter Hickman opened today’s Ulster Grand Prix races with another lights to flag victory in the Superstock race. The Lincolnshireman has been in fine form this week, finishing P1 in every session and...

Ulster GP: Two riders critical after separate incidents

Ulster GP: Two riders critical after separate incidents

The Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club have confirmed that two riders remain in a critical condition in hospital following two incidents at this week’s Ulster Grand Prix. Stephen Lynd, from...