June

It's a hard life

It's a hard life

You wouldn't think it was such a worry getting ready to sit on Capirossi's Ducati! George Square, Wednesday, June 27.

World Superbike Brno test: Sebastien Charpentier buries demons to go fastest

World Superbike Brno test: Sebastien Charpentier buries demons to go fastest

Reigning World Supersport Champion, Sebastian Charpentier buried his demons of the Brno circuit by topping the time sheets in a two-day official test at the track. Twelve months ago Sebastien...

World Supersport: Josh Brookes joins Honda in World Supersport

World Supersport: Josh Brookes joins Honda in World Supersport

Australian Josh Brookes has signed to ride for the Stiggy Motorsport team to compete in the final five rounds of the World Supersport Championship.   Josh Brookes began the season riding for the...

World Superbike Brno test: Resurgent Yukio Kagayama goes fastest in Brno

World Superbike Brno test: Resurgent Yukio Kagayama goes fastest in Brno

Yukio Kagayama stormed to the top of the timesheets on day two of the Brno World Superbike test with impressive 2m00.4s lap around the 3.35-mile circuit on race rubber.   The Japanese...

First blood to Noriyuki Haga at World Superbikes test in Brno

First blood to Noriyuki Haga at World Superbikes test in Brno

Noriyuki Haga drew first blood in day one of the official Pirelli World Superbike test in Brno with a seriously impressive lap time just half a second off his last year’s pole time. Despite cold...

World Superbikes Brno test gets underway

World Superbikes Brno test gets underway

The two day official Pirelli test in Brno got underway today (Tuesday) with all the World Superbike top men out in force working on updated parts and new specification Pirelli tyres. At midway point...

Anthony West to pay severe compensation to Yamaha

Anthony West to pay severe compensation to Yamaha

Kawasaki’s new MotoGP signing Anthony West has been forced to pay severe compensation to Yamaha to get out of his contract with the factory World Supersport team.  Following regular rider Kevin...

Video: Toseland talks about a move to MotoGP

Video: Toseland talks about a move to MotoGP

James Toseland spent most of Thursday on stage at the Donington Day of Champions playing with his band Crash, but when the power tripped out he did a brief interview revealing how far advanced his...

Alto Evolution Honda part company with Josh Brookes

Alto Evolution Honda part company with Josh Brookes

With their race trucks and bikes impounded, Alto Evolution Honda has got enough problems, but they were compounded further at Misano when their rider Josh Brookes left the team.  Brookes was the...

Sergio Bertocchi defends World Superbike truck hijacking

Sergio Bertocchi defends World Superbike truck hijacking

Former World Superbike team boss Sergio Bertocchi who was accused of hijacking the Alto Evolution team trucks, was in Misano at the weekend, defending his position. Sergio Bertocchi doesn’t deny that...

World Superbikes' Ten Kate Honda set to grow in 2008

World Superbikes' Ten Kate Honda set to grow in 2008

The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda squad are planning to be the biggest team in the World Superbike paddock by running a satellite Superbike and Supersport team alongside their existing four man set-up in...

Video: Biaggi/Haga crash and WSB Misano highlights

Video: Biaggi/Haga crash and WSB Misano highlights

The first World Superbike race at Misano on Sunday was marred by Max Biaggi managing to crash his motorcycle in to Noriyuki Haga, sending them both in to the gravel and we've got the...

Video: Misano World Supersport race highlights

Check out the video below to watch the highights from the World Sueprsport motorcycle race at Misano.  

World Superbikes: Misano: Troy Bayliss takes second race and double win for Xerox Ducati

World Superbikes: Misano: Troy Bayliss takes second race and double win for Xerox Ducati

Troy Bayliss has taken a double win at the Misano round of the World Superbike championship with victory in race two on the factory Xerox Ducati. It was a dominant performance for the Australian, with...

Misano World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss wins race one

Misano World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss wins race one

Troy Bayliss has won the first race of the Misano round of the World Superbikes championship for Xerox Ducati, with Troy Corser claiming second on the Yamaha Italia motorcycle, and ex-British...

World Superbikes: Troy Corser claims pole position for Yamaha in Misano Superpole

World Superbikes: Troy Corser claims pole position for Yamaha in Misano Superpole

Troy Corser has taken pole position at the Misano round of the World Superbike championship, making his point in the weekend long battle with fellow Australian Troy Bayliss. Corser claimed his 40th...

2008 World Superbike technical rules and regulations announced

2008 World Superbike technical rules and regulations announced

Technical regulations for the 2008 World Superbike Championship have finally been anounced allowing 1200cc twins to compete in next year championship. As predicted in MCN three weeks ago the new rules...

Troy Bayliss leads Misano World Superbike final qualifying

Troy Bayliss leads Misano World Superbike final qualifying

Troy Bayliss posted the fastest time in the final qualifying session of the Misano round of World Superbikes, posting a time of 1:35.395 on the factory Xerox Ducati. He demoted Tory Corser, with...

Troy Bayliss switches places with Troy Corser on the World Superbike timesheets in Misano

Troy Bayliss switches places with Troy Corser on the World Superbike timesheets in Misano

Australia’s Troy Bayliss was fastest in this afternoon’s first qualifying session for the World Superbikes at Misano in Italy.  The Ducati rider recorded a best time of 1:36.479 and knocked...

Craig Jones second in World Supersport qualifying one in Misano

Craig Jones second in World Supersport qualifying one in Misano

Craig Jones clicked instantly with the revised Misano circuit to finish the opening World Supersport qualifying session and just missed out on provisional pole by 0.001sec. Jones riding the...

Troy Corser sets the pace for World Superbikes in Misano

Troy Corser sets the pace for World Superbikes in Misano

World Superbike’s Australian pair Troy Corser and Troy Bayliss put their knowledge of the revised Italian circuit of Misano to good use by finishing the opening free practice session in first and...

Anthony West heads Supersport practice in Misano

Anthony West heads Supersport practice in Misano

Australian Anthony West was the fastest Supersport rider in the first free practice session in Misano this morning (Friday). The Yamaha rider, who has been deputising for the injured Kevin Curtain and...

Misano resurfaced with hours to spare ahead of world Superbikes

Misano resurfaced with hours to spare ahead of world Superbikes

The Misano circuit had over 500 metres of tarmac replaced less than 48 hours before the World Superbike’s top men got out on track due to an excessive amount of bumps around the revised...

JT and friends

JT and friends

Two of my friends, Becky and her step-mum Nicky, finally meet James Toseland, after watching at Silverstone, and then playing with his band Crash.

Video: Corser in flying stunt display

The World Superbike paddock was treated to some amazing flying from the Blades stunt plane team and we've got some great video of Troy Corser, Steve Parrish and our own Michael Guy and they were thown around over Silverstone by the acrobatic pilots before the World Superbike race.  

Former team boss Bertocchi under investigation after Alto Evolution truck hijacking

Former team boss Bertocchi under investigation after Alto Evolution truck hijacking

Italian police are reported to have former team boss Sergio Bertocchi under investigation following the theft and kidnapping of the Alto Evolution team truck and driver.  The truck, which has...

Second round of testing for Ducati 1200

Second round of testing for Ducati 1200

Ducati will complete their second full track test of their new 1200cc Superbike they plan to race in WSB in 2008 at Mugello this week. The Ducati 1200 was first tested eight weeks in the hands of...

Martin turns down Misano rides in favour of commentating

Martin turns down Misano rides in favour of commentating

Steve Martin has turned down two World Supersport rides for this weekend’s Misano race and instead he’ll be at the Italian circuit TV commentating on Sunday’s races. Martin officially parted company...

Jones ready for Misano World Supersport race

Jones ready for Misano World Supersport race

Brit Craig Jones is hoping that improvements to his Reve Ekerold Honda CBR600RR following the Silverstone race will be enough to enable him to fight at the front during this weekends Misano World...

Truck theft and Kidnapping rule out Alto Evolution from Misano WSB

Truck theft and Kidnapping rule out Alto Evolution from Misano WSB

The Alto Evolution WSB team of Karl Muggeridge and Josh Brookes will miss this weekends Misano race after their race truck and bikes were stolen and their driver kidnapped. The incredible turn of...

Positive test for Alstare Suzuki

Positive test for Alstare Suzuki

Max Biaggi and Yukio Kagayama wrapped up their two day private test at Lausitzring in Germany with both riders improving their lap times from the opening day. Biaggi took half a second off his day one...

Fogarty still chasing money

Fogarty still chasing money

Carl Fogarty has admitted he is still months away from making an official announcement on his 2008 MV Agusta team as he still doesn’t have the sponsorship to fund the high profile project. At the...

Kagayama from Biaggi at Lausitz test

Kagayama from Biaggi at Lausitz test

Max Biaggi and Yukio Kagayama have been flat out testing new engine and electronic components in an effort to get their Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000R back to the front in World Superbikes. Riding in a...

Honda want Toseland in World Superbikes

Honda want Toseland in World Superbikes

Honda will fight what looks likely to be a futile battle to keep James Toseland in World Superbikes next season. With rumours intensifying at last weekend's Italian GP in Mugello that he will switch...

Ellison to get help from Ten Kate and Honda

Ellison to get help from Ten Kate and Honda

James Ellison is set to get a technical boost to his American Superbike campaign after Ten Kate and Honda America agreed to work together to further develop the Honda CBR1000RR Superbike. Ellison...

Toseland impresses in Suzuka Eight-hour test

Toseland impresses in Suzuka Eight-hour test

James Toseland has impressed during a two day ‘Audition Test’ in Japan for the prestigious Suzuka Eight-hour race. Riding at the technical circuit for the first time in his career, Toseland got to...