March

Video: Tommy Hill talks testing at Valencia

At the recent World Superbike and World Supersport test in Valencia, MCN spent some time with injured Hannspree Altea Honda rider Tommy Hill out on track. As an experienced Superbike rider and personal friend to the Brits in Supersport, Hill is ideally placed to comment on the performances of both bikes and riders on track and in the video below he offers an insight into what the teams are trying...

World Superbikes: Vent Axia VK Honda head to Spain for vital testing

World Superbikes: Vent Axia VK Honda head to Spain for vital testing

Gregorio Lavilla and his Vent Axia VK Honda squad will get three days of vital testing onboard the all new 2008 specification Honda Fireblade before Valencia. Lavilla has ridden the opening two...

World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss walks away from Ducati Hypermotard crash

World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss walks away from Ducati Hypermotard crash

World Superbike series leader, Troy Bayliss walked away from a crash onboard a Ducati Hypermotard last week. Bayliss was riding Ducati’s 1100cc Supermoto for a photo shoot but didn’t even get to...

Boys will be boys

Boys will be boys

My little boy (Hayden)would be so happy to see this picture taken at Phillip Island WSB in MCN. I have no idea what the Oz blokes are photographing! Mark & Hayden Adamson

World Supersport Valencia test: Craig Jones denied top spot in final minutes

World Supersport Valencia test: Craig Jones denied top spot in final minutes

Britain’s Craig Jones was denied top spot on the final day of the two-day World Supersport test in Valencia. Jones held top spot until the final 10 minutes when he was relegated to third place by...

World Superbikes Valencia test: Karl Muggeridge leads the way

World Superbikes Valencia test: Karl Muggeridge leads the way

Karl Muggeridge showed the rest of the World Superbike field how it’s done by posting a seriously fast lap on a qualifying tyre to dip under Troy Bayliss’ previous best lap of the Spanish circuit.

Video: World Supersport Valencia test: Craig Jones fifth fastest

Britain’s Craig Jones is out testing his Honda CBR600RR in Valencia with the rest of the World Supersport riders this week. On the first day of testing Jones was the fifth fastest rider recording a best lap time of 1:37.972 on his Parkalgar Racing Team Honda. Check out the video below as MCN’s World Superbike reporter Michael Guy managed to get a video of Craig Jones out on the Spanish track on...

World Superbikes Valencia test: Ruben Xaus blitzes lap record

World Superbikes Valencia test: Ruben Xaus blitzes lap record

Spaniard Ruben Xaus made the most of his one and only day of testing by breaking the circuit best lap record held by Ducati’s Troy Bayliss to finish his test over one second faster than his closest...

World Supersport Valencia test: Graeme Gowland fastest before big crash

World Supersport Valencia test: Graeme Gowland fastest before big crash

Graeme Gowland ended the opening day of testing at Valencia in the medical centre after suffering a massive crash at the fast turn three onboard his Bejan Honda CBR600RR. Valencia test day one...

World Supersport Valencia test: Chris Walker on form

World Supersport Valencia test: Chris Walker on form

Kawasaki’s Chris Walker secured the second fastest time in the opening day of the two day official World Supersport and Superbike test in Valencia today with a lap time 0.3 seconds off the lap record.

World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss and Michael Fabrizio to miss Valencia test

World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss and Michael Fabrizio to miss Valencia test

<?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?> Xerox Ducati men Troy Bayliss and Michel Fabrizio will miss next weeks two day test at Valencia due to the injuries they...

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi begins rehabilitation at home

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi begins rehabilitation at home

Max Biaggi has returned back to his home in Rome following his 170mph crash in race two at Phillip Island, Australia last weekend. Biaggi sustained a broken left wrist in the spectacular crash and now...

World Superbikes: Kenan Sofuoglu - 'I have a lot of respect for James Toseland'

World Superbikes: Kenan Sofuoglu - 'I have a lot of respect for James Toseland'

Kenan Sofuoglu went from 21st in qualifying to running as high as fifth in race two at Phillip Island last weekend. The young Turk is on an incredibly steep learning curve but he’s showing pace and...

World Superbikes: Indonesia race cancelled

World Superbikes: Indonesia race cancelled

The 2008 World Superbike calendar has been reduced to 14 rounds after it was confirmed that the proposed Indonesian race at Sentul on October 12 has been scrapped. When the provisional calendar was...

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi breaks wrist in 170mph crash

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi breaks wrist in 170mph crash

Max Biaggi saw his title campaign take a massive blow after two uncharacteristic crashes left him with no points and a badly broken left radius bone in his wrist in Phillip Island. After being the...

Phillip Island World Superbikes: TV highlights

Following Troy Bayliss's stunning double victory at his home circuit in Phillip Island at the weekend here are highlights from the second weekend on the World Superbike calendar. Check out highlights from race one on the right and highlights from race two and the crashes of the weekend below. &nbsp; Race two highlights: &nbsp; Terrible tumbles from Phillip Island: &nbsp; Troy Bayliss crashes in...

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Bayliss does the double

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Bayliss does the double

Troy Bayliss has done the double at Phillip Island taking his second clear win of the day. The Australian rider opened up an instant lead at the start of the race and kept it easily to the flag,...

Phillip Island World Supersport: Pitt takes hard fought win

Phillip Island World Supersport: Pitt takes hard fought win

Andrew Pitt has won the World Supersport race at Phillip Island after a momentous battle, while team-mate Jonathan Rea fought back to fifth. In a race-long battle for the front with Josh Brookes,...

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Bayliss wins dramatic race 1

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Bayliss wins dramatic race 1

Troy Bayliss won the first World Superbike race at Phillip Island after two massive incidents caused the race to be red flagged and restarted before a lap had even been completed. Bayliss’ Ducati...

Video: Fabrizio Phillip Island - Bayliss and Corser are like my Grandfather

Troy Bayliss’ young Italian team-mate Michel Fabrizio backed up his impressive qualifying performance with a quality Superpole lap to secure third on the grid and a front row starting position. The cocky Italian then ‘complemented’ Bayliss and Corser on being old enough to be his Grandfather. Check out what the factory Ducati rider had to say in the post Superpole press conference.

Video: Bayliss talks about his hectic day and Phillip Island pole position

Video: Bayliss talks about his hectic day and Phillip Island pole position

Troy Bayliss had a rollercoaster day in Phillip Island starting with a nasty high side that necessitated eight stitches in his left elbow, but that didn’t stop the tough Aussie WorldSuperbike rider...

Video: Checa speaks after Phillip Island Superpole

Carlos Checa finally gave the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda squad something to smile about with a fine qualifying performance that will see him line up on the front row of the grid for tomorrows two 22 lap WSB races at Phillip Island. Checa has been the only member of the proven Ten Kate team to get the new Honda working and took time to praise the Dutch squad getting him to the front so soon. Chec...

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Bayliss takes pole despite injury

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Bayliss takes pole despite injury

Troy Bayliss amazed everyone today by taking pole position for the Phillip Island round of the World Superbike championship despite having a crash only hours before that left him with eight stitches...

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Heroic Bayliss fastest again

Phillip Island World Superbikes: Heroic Bayliss fastest again

Troy Bayliss showed no ill effects of his morning qualifying crash and resulting eight stitches in his elbow to set a new best lap and fastest time in this afternoon's final free practice session at...

Phillip Island World Supersport: Pitt fastest as Rea goes fifth

Phillip Island World Supersport: Pitt fastest as Rea goes fifth

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Andrew Pitt continued his strong weekend performance to take pole position for Sundays 21 lap World Supersport race at Phillip Island. The 32 year old Australian has...

Phillip Island Word Superbikes: Bayliss crashes out, but still goes fastest

Phillip Island Word Superbikes: Bayliss crashes out, but still goes fastest

Troy Bayliss ended the hour long second qualifying session in the medical centre after crashing his Xerox Ducati with four minutes to go. Bayliss high sided at the fast turn 11 and there was initial...

Phillip Island World Supersport: Local man Brookes sets the pace

Phillip Island World Supersport: Local man Brookes sets the pace

Stiggy Honda rider Josh Brookes led the second 45 minute World Supersport Free Practice session from start to finish with a lap time half a second faster than his closet rival. Brookes, a former WSS...