May

Edwards and Bayliss share Silverstone honours

Edwards and Bayliss share Silverstone honours

Troy Bayliss and Colin Edwards left a waterlogged Silverstone World Superbikes today with a win apiece.In race one Edwards held off the early attentions of Noriyuki Haga and Neil Hodgson to splash to...

Riders for Health auction on Sunday

It’s your chance to come away from Silverstone World Superbikes with the ultimate souvenir. Riders for Health will be holding an auction of gear and equipment donated by the top riders in the series, with the proceeds going to the Riders for Health charity.The auction will take place in the Paddock Show, situated in the paddock immediately after the post race press conference for the second World...

Your free guide to Silverstone WSB

Your free guide to Silverstone WSB

FREE in Wednesday’s MCN, your guide to this weekend’s Silverstone World Superbikes, and why Neil Hodsgon says it’s the perfect place for him to start winning.The HM Plant Ducati rider tells MCN: ...

Where to watch

You can either watch from the brand-new grandstands or from the banks, which let you walk round the whole circuit.The first corner at Copse is best for the start of the race, and on subsequent laps you can see the bikes hammering down the pit straights towards you before disappearing into Maggotts and Becketts.From Stowe, at the bottom of the circuit, you can see the whole of the very wide, long...

Hodgson slides into provisional Silverstone pole

Hodgson slides into provisional Silverstone pole

On a track still slick with this morning’s rain, Neil Hodgson slid his HM Plant Duacti into another provisional pole position ahead of Sunday’s debut Silverstone World Superbike round. Hodgson time of...

Everything you need for Silverstone WSB

Think of Silverstone and you probably think of Michael Schumacher leading a tedious procession of Snore-mula One cars from pole position all the way to the podium.But this weekend you’ll see some proper racing there when World Superbikes descends on the circuit for the first time in the 16-year history of the series.Though we’ve got used to WSB and GP rounds being held at Donington Park,...

Are you riding to Silverstone this weekend?

Are you riding to Silverstone this weekend?

Looking for a rideout to join to this weekend’s Silverstone WSB? Simply post a message on our News message board stating where you are leaving from and what time you are planning to leave.You’re bound...

Edwards fastest in Silverstone test

Edwards fastest in Silverstone test

Title chaser Colin Edwards was the fastest man around the 3.2-mile course in Wednesday’s Silverstone test with Steve Hislop close behind.Even Hizzy’s home advantage couldn’t overcome the Texan Tornado...

Send your messages to Hodgson, Walker and Toseland

Send your messages to Hodgson, Walker and Toseland

This Sunday the World Superbike series comes to Silverstone, giving the British contingent their best chances of good results.With Neil Hodgson, Chris Walker, James Toseland and Mark Heckles in the...

Zongshen conquer the Silverstone 200

Zongshen conquer the Silverstone 200

The team of Warwick Nowland and Stephane Mertens took the number 2 Zhongshen bike to victory at the end of the 63 laps of the Silverstone 200 on Sunday.Their victory came despite pressure from the...

Looking after Phase One

Looking after Phase One

Britain’s top world endurance team goes into Sunday’s MCN-backed Silverstone 200 as championship leaders and with a fierce ambition to reclaim the world title they last lifted in 2000.The privateer...

Bayliss is practice perfect in Misano

Bayliss is practice perfect in Misano

Just days after his Monza double, Troy Bayliss has continued his untouchable form with a dominant performance at the full WSB tests in Misano.The squads had stayed on in Italy to collect valuable...

Chris Walker: In his own words

Mentaltrev: Hi Chris - I suffered from Bell's Paulsy when I was a teenager but it must have been more mild than you've suffered since it responded to steroidal treatment and cleared up in about 2 weeks. How's YOUR recovery coming along - is it still affecting you at all when you're on the race bike?ChrisWalker: The recovery hasn't been as fast as it could have been because the steroids they...

Catch the world’s best for £10

Catch the world’s best for £10

This weekend you can see some of the world’s best international and national racers going at it hammer and tongs – for just a tenner.Sunday sees the MCN- backed British round of the world endurance...

Chris Walker: ‘I’ll be back in BSB’

Chris Walker: ‘I’ll be back in BSB’

In a live webchat Thursday May 16, Chris Walker told motorcyclenews.com users that he will return to BSB, because he wouldn’t retire as a four times runner-up, and not a champion.He also told us what...

Sidecars shift to Saturday

Sidecars shift to Saturday

The sidecar world championship races will now take place on the Saturday of each WSB round, starting with this weekend at Monza, FIM bosses have announced.They have also cancelled the sidecar...

Bayliss wins in Monza

Bayliss wins in Monza

Troy Bayliss has won the first race at Monza after a miscalculation by Neil Hodgson. Hodgson had made a good start from pole position, and with the retirement of Noriyuki Haga, had seemed to have the...

Benelli back for Monza

Benelli back for Monza

Benelli’s three-cylinder Tornado storms back into WSB action at this weekend’s round in Monza after pulling out during the series curtain-raiser in Valencia, Spain.The factory pulled the Tornado to...

Hodgson blitzes them in Monza

Hodgson blitzes them in Monza

Neil Hodgson set the the fastest ever time around the Monza circuit on a superbike on his way to a stunning provisional pole today.The HM Plant Ducati rider went more than three tenths quicker than...

Eric Bostrom in for injured Izutzu

Eric Bostrom in for injured Izutzu

Eric Bostrom will fill in for the injured Hitoyasu Izutzu in the Kawasaki WSB squad in Monza on May 12.Izutzu crashed heavily in qualifying at his home round in Sugo and broke a bone in his left hand.