January

Video: Troy Corser stars at London Motorcycle Show

Video: Troy Corser stars at London Motorcycle Show

New BMW signing Troy Corser is at the London Motorcycle Show at ExCeL meeting fans and helping out on BMW's stand. The 37-year-old was having a boys day out with his son Kalani as well as signing...

Ten Kate Honda test Kayaba suspension

Ten Kate Honda test Kayaba suspension

After years of highly successful collaboration, Ten Kate Honda's long term relationship with suspension specialists WP could be coming to an end. Ten Kate have won seven consecutive World Supersport...

Parkalgar WSB test news in brief

Parkalgar WSB test news in brief

Ten Kate Honda rider Ryuichi Kiyonari had two steering dampers one under the other fitted to his Ten Kate Honda in Portugal. Kiyonari likes his steering heavily damped and because he...

Parkalgar WSB test: Byrne again on final day

Parkalgar WSB test: Byrne again on final day

Shane Byrne made it three out of three by setting the fastest time once again on the third and final day of the World Superbike test at Parkalgar today (Sunday). Byrne set his best time during the new...

Parkalgar WSB test: Sofuoglu tops rain hit day three

Parkalgar WSB test: Sofuoglu tops rain hit day three

Former World Supersport champion posted the fastest time of day three on a rapidly drying track at Parkalgar today.   The Turkish rider on-board his 2008 specification Ten Kate Honda set a...

Parkalgar WSB test: Byrne stays top with fastest ever lap of Parkalgar circuit

Parkalgar WSB test: Byrne stays top with fastest ever lap of Parkalgar circuit

Shane Byrne fired yet another warning shot to his rivals on day two of the Parkalgar WSB test in Portugal by posting the fastest ever lap of the circuit to stay at the very top of the leader board.

Parkalgar WSB test: Pitt on top as track dries

Parkalgar WSB test: Pitt on top as track dries

World Champion Andrew Pitt set an impressive 1M 46.094s lap time to top the time sheets in the opening World Supersport test session of the day at the Parkalgar circuit in Portugal. The Hannspree Ten...

Parkalgar WSB test: BMW top first wet session

Parkalgar WSB test: BMW top first wet session

BMW men Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus secured first and second positions in the opening session on day two of the Parkalgar WSB test this morning. Although there has been no rain since lat night the...

Byrne blitzes first day of Parkalgar WSB test

Byrne blitzes first day of Parkalgar WSB test

Shane Byrne showed his undoubted pace on day one of the official World Superbike test at Parkalgar to set the fastest time in both wet and dry sessions today. The Sterilgarda Ducati rider picked...

Cal Crutchlow second fastest at Parkalgar

Cal Crutchlow second fastest at Parkalgar

Factory Yamaha man Cal Crutchlow started his 2009 season where he finished 2008 by running at the front of the time sheets after day one at the Parkalgar circuit in Portugal. The British rider had a...

Ten Kate give Kiyo new paint scheme, but deny it's an HRC bike

Ten Kate give Kiyo new paint scheme, but deny it's an HRC bike

Ten Kate Honda unveiled an all new paint scheme for Ryuichi Kiyonari's World Superbike today (Friday). Having raced in Hannspree colours in 2008, Kiyo will race in Honda Accessories colours similar to...

Rain threatens Parkalgar WSB test

Rain threatens Parkalgar WSB test

Heavy rain and blustery wind are threatening any meaningful testing at the planned three day World Superbike and World Supersport test at the Parkalgar circuit in Portugal. The test is due to start...

Supercasino.com back Kawasaki WSB team

Supercasino.com back Kawasaki WSB team

The Penrith-based Paul Bird Motorsport team has secured a lucrative deal with gaming giants SuperCasino.com to back their factory Kawasakis in WSB. SuperCasino.com was launched in October 2008 and is...

Work to do for Laverty after Almeria test

Work to do for Laverty after Almeria test

Eugene Laverty completed his first test onboard the new 2009 specification Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR he’ll campaign this year World Supersport Championship. The two days at Almeria in Spain were used...

WSB official test preview

WSB official test preview

On Friday, the 2009 WSB season officially kicks off with the first all teams WSB and WSS test at Parkalgar in Portugal. After months of speculation and anticipation regarding this year’s rider line-up...

WSB Almeria Tests

A dozen or so teams from those competing in this years World Superbike, Supersport and Superstock Championships that took the extra time to come down to Almeria for a two day test session, were very much "all smiles" when the chequered flag finally brought an end to proceedings. As is usual, "Circuito de Almeria" was blessed with bright sunshine and everyone´s expectations of having a dry track...

Video: A lap of the new Donington Park Circuit

MCN were granted exclusive access to a £48,000 simulator, which shows how the all new Donington Park circuit will look after its multi million pound developments in time for the 2010 Formula One race. Although it’s difficult to appreciate the true undulation of the new circuit layout the simulator illustrates how fast and flowing the new layout will be. "It also gives an indication to the extent...

Video: Haslam confident in level of new Stiggy Honda team

With just seven days until WSB testing kicks off in Portugal and six weeks before the opening round of the championship in Australia, Leon Haslam is busy preparing for the 2009 season. The 25 year old Brit has been training hard along with spending time on a trials bike over the winter and remains confident in his new Stiggy Honda team and bike for the coming season

Video: Sykes getting back to fitness and focused on Portugal test

Factory Yamaha WSB man Tom Sykes is making a quick recovery following his 100mph crash in testing at the Kyalami circuit in South Africa in December. The 23 year old Brit is now focussed on his third test on the new long bang R1 which will take place at the Parkalgar circuit in Portugal on 23rd, 24th and 25th January 2009.

Video: Tommy Hill talks 2009

MCN caught up with Hannspree Altea Honda rider Tommy Hill at Donington Park last week. The 23 year old Brit only recently returned to action after breaking his right Femur twice in 2008 and has already proved he is on the pace. Hill gave MCN an insight into his aims for 2009 and his current level of fitness with WSB testing in Portugal kicking off next week.

Sykes: “I could ride now if I had to”

Sykes: “I could ride now if I had to”

Factory Yamaha WSB man Tom Sykes is confident of a quick recovery following his 100mph crash on the final day of the Kyalami test in South Africa four weeks ago. The 23 year old crashed his R1 after...

Simoncelli keen but unlikely to make WSB wild card appearance

Simoncelli keen but unlikely to make WSB wild card appearance

Reigning 250GP World Champion Marco Simoncelli has expressed his desire to compete as a wild card in WSB in 2009 following a brief but successful test on the new Aprilia RSV4 Superbike in Valencia...