MCN Sport Season Preview 2015

“Everyone’s got to die some time. You might as well have fun while you’re doing it.” Michael Dunlop, now on his fourth manufacturer in four years, hardly ever speaks to the press. But he spoke to MCN Sport, and the interview is extraordinary.

This year sees the best crop of British racers in world championships since the 1970s, so MCN Sport has interviewed or featured them all:
– Cal Crutchlow, Bradley Smith and Scott redding in MotoGP
– Sam Lowes in Moto2
– John McPhee and Danny Kent in Moto3
– Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam in WSB

Leon Haslam also reveals his new love – dirt track riding – and admits he still can’t beat his dad round Donington on a CB500.

With the imminent ban on electronics in MotoGP we track their development from the first traction control system to the latest gyro-based systems. Everyone thinks electronics began in 1990. In fact it was 1978. And in a world first, we reveal what MotoGP teams are actually doing during practice.

Our biggest BSB story is Jenny Tinmouth, who has made history by becoming the first woman ever to land a factory superbike ride. Honda want her to inspire female riders. She wants to win races.

After a year of planning we showcase the unique appeal of the Northwest 200 – why you should see it this May, and what else to do when you’re over in Northern Ireland.


Who is Michael Dunlop?


Genius. Force of nature. Awkward customer. Mike Nicks had heard all the rumours. Finally he met the man.

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All the king's horses...


As nine-times World Champion Valentino Rossi prepares for his 20th season of grand prix racing, Michael Scott examines the machines that have helped create a legend.

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Back in the game


Leon Haslam hadn't won a WSB race for almost five years. Then he jumped on an Aprilia and blitzed the first weekend of the year. So what happened?

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