2006

Foggy praises Bayliss

Foggy praises Bayliss

Carl Fogarty has revealed how much he thought the established stars of MotoGP were made to look average after Troy Bayliss’ dominant win in the final round of the 2006 season. Bayliss rode as a...

Corser: Superbikes easy

Corser: Superbikes easy

Troy Corser has said he thinks modern racers have never had it so easy – and claimed that sophisticated electronic aids are allowing average riders to run at the pace of the very best. Now we want to...

Klaffi Honda out of WSB

Klaffi Honda out of WSB

The Austrian Klaffi Honda team that ran Alex Barros in 2006 has quit WSB due to a lack of budget. Team Boss Klaus Klaffenbock, a former Sidecar World Champion, has made his mark on the series during...

Flaming Bayliss caught by reader

Flaming Bayliss caught by reader

Here's a pic I took of Troy Bayliss in August at the Brands Hatch round of World Superbikes

Hodgson waits for Foggy

Hodgson waits for Foggy

Neil Hodgson has spent another week without a ride for 2007 – and seems little closer to realising his dream just yet. But despite several set backs he remains 100% committed to securing a ride in WSB...

Irish racer talks to MCN

Irish racer talks to MCN

Ryan Farquhar is one of the top Irish racers on the roads. His 2006 season was wrecked by an arm injury at the very start of the season but now he is fully fit and plans to bounce back in style in...

Bayliss makes time for young fan

Bayliss makes time for young fan

Mikala Eade meets her hero, Troy Bayliss, at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood.

Xaus impressed after traction control test

Xaus impressed after traction control test

After a year on an old-spec Ducati 999, Ruben Xaus is raving about the potential of the bike he will ride next year. He finally gets to ride an ’06-spec bike with full traction control after...

Hodgson still waits for Foggy deal

Hodgson still waits for Foggy deal

Neil Hodgson’s nails were short last week, and they won’t have got any longer since. The former British and World Superbike star is still waiting to hear from Carl Fogarty’s Foggy Racing team if a...

Shakey link to WSB

Shakey link to WSB

Former British Superbike champ Shakey Byrne was an interested spectator in Valencia at the November World Superbike test – and he spent plenty of time in talks with Yamaha’s European race...

Lanzi - like a new rider

Lanzi - like a new rider

Ducati World Superbike team boss Davide Tardozzi has revealed the transformation in form of under-fire star Lorenzo Lanzi in the major winter test held at Valencia this week is just like signing a new...

Rolfo rides the Blade

Rolfo rides the Blade

New Ten Kate Honda star Roberto Rolfo got his first meaningful ride on the Ten Kate Honda Superbike he’ll be riding next year. Rolfo got his opportunity at Valencia’s big WSB test and has...

Plater wins in Macau

Plater wins in Macau

Steve Plater triumphed in a record breaking Macau Grand Prix on Saturday (November 18), the 40th anniversary race, putting paid to Michael Rutter's hopes of adding to his tally of wins. Rutter had...

McGuinness' 160 miss

McGuinness' 160 miss

John McGuinness had a moment as close as any other in his glittering roads racing career, after a huge moment at over 160mph in Macau today. The 11-time TT winner had the biggest moment of the day on...

Rutter confirms pole

Rutter confirms pole

Michael Rutter took a step nearer a record-breaking seventh Macau GP win, after sealing pole position for Saturday’s race around the street circuit on his Stobart Honda Fireblade. He retained...

Curtain to miss first test

Curtain to miss first test

2006 World Supersport runner-up Kevin Curtain will miss the first official winter test in Valencia next week as he continues to spend time in Australia. Curtain arrived at the final round of the 2006...

Toseland tops test

Toseland tops test

James Toseland has made an impressive start to the world Superbike winter testing season after he topped the timesheets at the first day of the major Valencia test taking place yesterday and today. ...

WSB testing update

WSB testing update

Day two of the Valencia World Superbike test sees Yamaha making big steps already with their new-for-07 R1. Yesterday, Noriyuki Haga and new team-mate Troy Corser rode a 2006 and 2007 bike each at...

JT on electronics focus

JT on electronics focus

While he may have been fastest yesterday in the first day of the WSB Valencia two-day test, James Toseland has revealed that his team is more concerned at developing the new electronics package fitted...

Six Day Enduro begins

Six Day Enduro begins

The 81st International Six Day Enduro kicked off on Monday night (Tuesday morning) in Taupo, New Zealand. The enduro is a team event consisting of 31 nations and 600 racers, riding 155 miles a day...

Rutter takes pole

Rutter takes pole

Michael Rutter has taken provisional pole position in the opening qualifying session for the 40th running of the Macau Grand Prix. The 33-year-old BSB star lapped his Stobart Honda in 2.27.99, over...

Biaggi on top form

Biaggi on top form

New Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Max Biaggi set the fastest time at this week’s two-day World Superbike test at Valencia in Spain. The Italian recorded a time of 1:33.9 with team mate...

Renewed deal for WSB

Renewed deal for WSB

Motorcycle clothing and accessories manufacturer Axo Sport have renewed their contract with WSB rights holders, FGSport, for a further three years. Axo will continue as technical sponsor to the...

Win Toseland's leathers

Win Toseland's leathers

If you’ve ever wanted to get your hands on some genuine racing memorabilia this is your chance. In aid of Riders for Health, MCN’s WSB reporter Michael Guy is competing in the 2000 mile...

Steady start for Biaggi

Steady start for Biaggi

All eyes were on Max Biaggi at the major Valencia WSB test, as series fans waited to see how the four-time GP world champion would perform in his first track outing against the stars who will be his...

Schwantz faces Macau

Schwantz faces Macau

Race legends Kevin Schwantz, Ron Haslam and Mick Grant, plus modern-day riders Michael Rutter, John McGuinness and Cameron Donald will take part in special lap of honour preceding the Macau Grand Prix...

Macau celebrates 40th

Macau celebrates 40th

The 40th Macau Grand prix takes place this weekend, and this year’s GP promises to be fiercer than ever. In his final ride on the Stobart Honda Rutter is aiming to break the record of six...

Toseland's 4-wheel fun

Toseland's 4-wheel fun

There’s no doubt that James Toseland is fast on two wheels, but now he’s shown that he’s also a natural when it comes to racing cars. In a unscheduled test last week, Toseland got...

Pitt weighs BSB offer

Pitt weighs BSB offer

Andrew Pitt has an offer on the table from Paul Bird to race in BSB next year – but the Aussie WSB star is also waiting to see if he has landed a ride with the new Ilmor MotoGP team. The Aussie...

Yukio wins in Japan

Yukio wins in Japan

World Superbike star and former British Superbike fan favourite Yukio Kagayama took victory in his first race in Japan since 2002. Kagayama rode a Suzuki GSX-R1000 in his own team, "JK Suzuki...

Muggeridge on the move

Muggeridge on the move

Karl Muggeridge is set to continue racing for Honda in WSB next season after signing to ride for the Alto Evolution Bertocchi squad. Muggeridge has spent the last two years onboard the Ten Kate...

Biaggi gets head start

Biaggi gets head start

Max Biaggi got a head start on his WSB rivals after testing his Alstare Suzuki at Valencia a week before the first official test. In a high security, secret test at the Spanish circuit, Biaggi got...

Winstanley takes GP win

Winstanley takes GP win

Matt Winstanley secured the first Grand Prix win for a British rider at the Supermoto World Championship final. The weekend started well for the Wigan rider as he squeezed into the shoot-out for...

Simeon moves up

Simeon moves up

Superstock’s 600 European Champion, Xavier Simeon will make the move up to the 1000 FIM Category for the 2007 season. The Belgian rider, who won five races in the 2006 series, has signed a...

Biaggi a happy man

Biaggi a happy man

Max Biaggi ended his first testing session with Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra a happy man following more than a year away from circuit racing. The Italian has spent the three days on the GSX-R1000...

Biaggi delights fans

Biaggi delights fans

Fans of World Superbikes have had their first glimpse of Max Biaggi on his new Team Alstare Suzuki Corona GSX-R1000. The Italian took to the Vallelunga circuit on Saturday, October 28 near his home...