January

Portimao WSB test: Rea fastest in changeable weather

Portimao WSB test: Rea fastest in changeable weather

Poor weather was the enemy of all at the official Portimao WSB tests on day two. An early rain shower made sure only eight of the 16 WSB riders in attendance would go out in the morning session, and...

Rossi tests 1198: full gallery

Rossi tests 1198: full gallery

Ducati has released the following pictures of Valentino Rossi riding the new 1198 superbike this afternoon at Misano.  The multiple world champ is reportedly using the WSB testing...

Rossi tests 1198 superbike at Misano

Rossi tests 1198 superbike at Misano

Valentino Rossi is currently testing the new Ducati 1198 superbike at Misano. The Italian is using the WSB testing session to evaluate the state of his shoulder before MotoGP...

Factory Yamaha’s back in WSS with BE1? – Davies and Scassa to ride 2009 title winning R6’s in 2011

Factory Yamaha’s back in WSS with BE1? – Davies and Scassa to ride 2009 title winning R6’s in 2011

MCN understands that Briton’s Chaz Davies and Italian Luca Scassa could swap their Triumph 675’s to race factory Yamaha R6’s in 2011 – the same bikes that that took Cal Crutchlow to the WSS crown in...

Cold weather hampers Castrol Honda’s first test, but new livery shines through

Cold weather hampers Castrol Honda’s first test, but new livery shines through

Castrol Honda riders Jonathan Rea and Ruben Xaus were only able to complete one day of a scheduled two day test at Aragon due to poor weather conditions in Spain. Despite the lack of track time both...

Video: Castrol Honda are back!

Video: Castrol Honda are back!

Eight years after American Colin Edwards won the WSB crown in 2002, Castrol Honda are back!    MCN caught up with Castrol at the official launch of the new team and spoke to the...

Haslam completes successful three day private test

Haslam completes successful three day private test

Leon Haslam benefitted from a three day private test at Cartegena where he was the only rider on track in an effort to get a full understanding of the advanced electronics system onboard his BMW...

Castrol Honda back with a bang

Castrol Honda back with a bang

Eight years after American Colin Edwards won the WSB crown in 2002, Castrol Honda are back. In an official launch at Castrol’s Technology Centre in Berkshire today the new look team was officially...

Buckmaster backs Ellison for WSS crown

Buckmaster backs Ellison for WSS crown

PTR boss Simon Buckmaster believes that his rider James Ellison can win the World Supersport Championship in 2011. Former BSB runner-up Ellison will ride for the new Bogdanka PTR Honda team and will...

Video: Vermeulen talks about his early exit from Sepang test

Video: Vermeulen talks about his early exit from Sepang test

Chris Vermeulen has elected to return to Australia after completing just 12 flying laps on day one of a scheduled four day test in Sepang. The 28 year old Australian is still struggling with his right...

Vermeulen leaves Sepang test early to focus on recovery

Vermeulen leaves Sepang test early to focus on recovery

Chris Vermeulen has returned home to Australia after completing less than 20 laps in a scheduled four day test at Sepang in Malaysia. The 28 year old Australian rode on the morning of the first day,...

Video: Welcome to the Kawasaki Factory WSB team HQ

Video: Welcome to the Kawasaki Factory WSB team HQ

Kawasaki Heavy Industries is an international engineering corporation based in Japan. It’s involved in the ship building, aerospace, construction, rolling stock and motorcycle industries. And it’s...

Castrol Honda back in WSB

Castrol Honda back in WSB

As previously reported in MCN, oil giant Castrol will become the title sponsor of the Ten Kate Honda World Superbike squad in 2011. The new look team will be unveiled at Castrol’s head quarters in...

Ten Kate confirm two man Supersport team with Hannspree backing

Ten Kate confirm two man Supersport team with Hannspree backing

After looking like they would be forced to quit the World Supersport Championship in 2011 due to a lack of budget, the Dutch Ten Kate Honda squad have confirmed they will run a two man team with...

Dakar Stage 2 - Simon Pavey Blog

Dakar Stage 2 - Simon Pavey Blog

Honorary Brit overcomes first crash and technical problems to hold 60th overall. "I really enjoyed today even though my result wasn’t the best. I ran out of gas as well because the fuel wasn’t was...