2008

Bayliss at Donington

Bayliss at Donington

I thought you might like to see some photos of Troy Bayliss my girlfriend took, just after his crash in race two at Donington Park.

Lasting Memory

Lasting Memory

Tommy Hill doing Jonesy proud at Donington, no more fitting tribute could be possible, at the place of Jonesy's finest hour. R.I.P. Jonesy, you will never be forgotten.

Donington Park WSB

Donington Park WSB

Although the weather was typical of the uk, it was still a good day out at Sunday's WSB at Donington park. It was my girlfriends first ever bike race as well, despite the weather she loved it all and...

Brilliant ride by Troy Corser

Brilliant ride by Troy Corser

Brilliant ride by Troy Corser on Sunday Race 2 to get that podium, despite the absolutely awful conditions, and the amount of pain he was in. Here he was on Saturday not having as much luck. Ouch.

MotoGP man Sylvain Guintoli targets Yamaha WSB ride

MotoGP man Sylvain Guintoli targets Yamaha WSB ride

Current Alice Ducati MotoGP rider Sylvain Guintoli spent the Donington Park WSB round in a series of meetings with team bosses and has emerged as a possible candidate for the factory Yamaha Italia WSB...

MotoGP man Sylvan Guintoli targets Yamaha WSB ride

MotoGP man Sylvan Guintoli targets Yamaha WSB ride

Current Alice Ducati MotoGP rider Sylvan Guintoli spent the Donington Park WSB round in a series of meetings with team bosses and has emerged as a possible candidate for the factory Yamaha Italia WSB...

Tommy Hill

Tommy Hill

At WSB Donington I managed to bump into Tommy Hill, I wished him all the best for the future! He was not troubled by our approach, top man Tommy!!

Bye Bye Bayliss

Bye Bye Bayliss

A great if somewhat wet days racing at Donington Park for the World Superbikes. Troy Bayliss had a great result in race 1 and sadly exited race 2 in the rain to finish his last World Superbike race...

Lee Johnston to race with Direct CCTV Racedays team in European Superstock 600

Current BSB Superstock 600 championship leader Lee Johnston will join the Direct CCTV Racedays team to take part in the remaining European Superstock 600 rounds at Magny Cours and Portimao. Johnston has tested with the Racedays team at Magny Cours where he impressed the team. American Joshua Day will join Lee Johnston at the Racedays team after enjoying success in the Formula Extreme at...

Frustrated with Donington

My wife and I have just returned from WSB weekend at Donnington. Our third visit of this year, firstly by bike, then camping for MotoGP and now in a caravan. I was extremely frustrated to find that the organisation has not improved over the year. The usual lack of sufficient facilities was compounded by the fact that there was no access to the circuit, from the camp site, on Friday. What is the...

MCN reader gets to paint Haga and Corser's Yamaha World Superbikes

MCN reader gets to paint Haga and Corser's Yamaha World Superbikes

MCN reader Ben Leeves got the chance of a lifetime this weekend as the Yamaha World Superbike team of Noriyuki Haga and Troy Corser rode both WSB races at Doningotn Parkwith a paint scheme...

Rubbing shoulders with WSB stars!

Rubbing shoulders with WSB stars!

Rider pictures from the open paddock at Donington round World Superbikes 4th September 08. I only saw this advertised in the MCN and nowhere else! So thanks MCN for not letting me miss it, it was a...

Donington World Superbikes: Ryuichi Kiyonari wins race two

Donington World Superbikes: Ryuichi Kiyonari wins race two

Ryuichi Kiyonari has taken his third World Superbike win in a wet race two at Donington Park ahead of Cal Crutchlow. Current WSB championship standings The reigning British Champion led from the...

Donington Park World Supersport: Josh Brookes takes win for Stiggy Honda

Donington Park World Supersport: Josh Brookes takes win for Stiggy Honda

Josh Brookes has taken his second ever World Supersport win at Donington Park ahead of championship leader Andrew Pitt. The close Supersport race saw Jonathan Rea lead the race for a few laps, until...

Donington World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss wins race one on aggregate

Donington World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss wins race one on aggregate

World Superbike championship leader Troy Bayliss has taken the win ahead of Tom Sykes in the first race at Donington Park on aggregate after the race was red flagged twice. The first red flag...

Donington World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss on pole

Donington World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss on pole

Current championship leader Troy Bayliss will be on pole for tomorrows WSB races at Donington Park after a wet superpole qualifying session. The riders took out to the wet track, and as opposed to the...

Donington World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss on provisional pole

Donington World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss on provisional pole

Troy Bayliss claimed provisional pole position during this afternoons opening qualifying session for Sunday’s two World Superbike races at Donington Park. Get the latest WSB news Despite heavy rain...

Donington World Superbikes: Troy Corser crashes twice in first free practice

Donington World Superbikes: Troy Corser crashes twice in first free practice

Troy Corser suffered two painful crashes during the opening Free Practice session at Donington Park World Superbikes this morning. Get all the latest WSB news The 36 year old Australian...

Video: The Brits are back for Donington

The Donington round of the World Superbike championship has got a massive lineup of Brits, both wildcard and regular. We caught up with some of them a the pre-race press conference. Check out the video below to see Tom Sykes, Cal Crutchlow and Chris Walker talk about the upcoming race.

Mixed day for Walker and Laverty at Croft test

Mixed day for Walker and Laverty at Croft test

Brits Chris Walker and Eugene Laverty completed a one day test at the Croft circuit on Wednesday to prepare for this weekend World Superbike round at Donington Park. Get all the latest WSB...

Still no decision on Troy Bayliss’ Replacement

Still no decision on Troy Bayliss’ Replacement

Heading in to the 11th round of the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park this weekend and there is still no further news on what riders will be racing in what teams in 2009. Get all the...

Win VIP tickets for Donington Park WSB

Win VIP tickets for Donington Park WSB

The World Superbike Championship is coming to Donington Park this weekend (Spetember 6-7) - and MCN is giving you the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to the big event. ...

James Ellison still on track for Donington Park WSB appearance

James Ellison still on track for Donington Park WSB appearance

James Ellison is on course to appear at Donington Park as a wildcard entry in a fortnight’s time for round 11 of the World Superbike Championship, despite injuries to his right hand that put him out...

Garry McCoy targets Magny Cours World Supersport return

Garry McCoy targets Magny Cours World Supersport return

Garry McCoy is planning to make his return to motorcycle racing at the penultimate round of the World Supersport Championship at Magny Cours on 3rd to 5th October. Garry McCoy has been out of action...

Thousands of people pay respects to Craig Jones

Thousands of people pay respects to Craig Jones

More than 1000 people turned out to pay their last respects to racer Craig Jones at his funeral today with dozens of famous racers also there. Jones, 23, was injured after an accident at Brands Hatch...

Jonesy's Curve

I just wondered if there could be a way motorsport vision could be pursuaded to change the name of clarke curve to jonesy's, it would just seem fitting.

Craig Jones funeral date announced

Craig Jones funeral date announced

Craig Jones’ funeral will take place on Monday 18th August at 13.00 at St Mary and All Saints Church, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire, PE8 5HZ. Riders and circuit pay tribute to Craig Jones Jones...

Craig Jones DVD?

I would just like to know if it would be possible to buy the DVD of Craig Jones at that Donington race? If ti was released, some of the profits could then go to the Chris Jones fund? To watch Craig backing in the bike was a joy and he will be sorely missed by us all.

Top weekend at Brands Hatch

Top weekend at Brands Hatch

I was trying to convince these chaps to let me have a factory ride next year but they just said no. Top weekend at brands! R.I.P Craig Jones.

Chris Walker's tribute to Craig Jones

May I direct you to Chris Walker's personal website, where you will find a most moving tribute to his great friend Craig Jones: www.walkerthestalker.com

Tragic loss to motorcycle racing

What a superstar in the making, such a tragic loss to the world of motorcycle racing. My heart goes out to Karen, the twins and the rest of the family. RIP Craig from Lofty, mechanic for FPR.

Sympathy to Craig Jones' family and friends

I would just like to send our sympathy to Craig Jones' family and friends after the tragic accident at Brands Hatch on Sunday. My young son and I were at the circuit and we were very sad to here the tragic news and felt we had to leave our condolences somewhere. It was our 1st motorbike race meeting and we still cannot believe the tragic news. The bravery of all the riders is all too apparent,...

Craig at the 2007 WSB Championship

Craig at the 2007 WSB Championship

RIP Jonesy. This is a picture I took of Craig at the 2007 WSBK Championship at Brands Hatch. You will be sadly missed mate.

Leanne & Tony meet the stars

Leanne & Tony meet the stars

Leanne & Tony with a whole host of racing stars at Brands Hatch on 2nd August 2008.

A sad loss. R.I.P Craig

A sad loss. R.I.P Craig

I took this picture of my cousin with Craig on thursday in the paddock, what a loss of a great racer and future world champion, our thoughts go to his family. R.I.P Craig.

My story of Craig's crash

My story of Craig's crash

I was trackside on the exit of the last curve and was watching Craig Jones and the other two coming out of the bend towards me, I saw the rear end step out very quickly and highside Craig, he...