Post image for MCN’s Yearly Fantasy Raceteam Contest Begins February 26th

Just like last year MCN is putting on a fantasy race team complete with prizes. Everyone is eligible for prizes (older than 18) but if you are out of the UK you have to pay shipping. It’s still fun!


There is a fantastic prize awaiting this year’s winner! If you are top of the pile come November you will win, courtesy of MCE Insurance, Yamaha’s amazing special edition YZF – R125 (worth £5,800) – celebrating 50 years of racing in World GPs.

MCE BSB Game Round Prizes:

New this year… Your BSB performance will be put to the test too, with an all-new MCE BSB Game Round prize up for grabs!

All entrants with the two highest scoring MCE BSB riders for each Game Round will be entered into a prize draw, and of these, one entrant will be drawn out at random to win a pair of tickets to a future MCE BSB round.

Game Round Prizes:

As well as the amazing Yamaha special edition YZF – R125 top prize, there are seven separate prizes up on offer, with a £270 set of Pirelli tyres to the winners of each individual Game Round.

The Game Rounds are as follows:

Game Round 1: 27 February to 16 April
Game Round 2: 17 April to 14 May
Game Round 3: 15 May to 18 June*
Game Round 4: 19 June to 16 July
Game Round 5: 17 July to 27 August*
Game Round 6: 28 August to 24 September
Game Round 7: 25 September to 12 November

Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for further details on these prizes, and how they are awarded in the event of a tie.


Post image for That’s A Bit Of Lean Angle

The 2011 Yamaha R6 has an advertised lean angle of 57 degrees, one more than the very capable 2011 Yamaha R1. Anyone want go guess what the 2011 Yamaha M1 is capable of? I’d say Lorenzo has to be well into the 60 degree range.

Post image for Yamaha Unveils New MotoGP Livery (with video)

It’s common knowledge both Ben Spies (my favorite) and Jorge Lorenzo have a great shot at the world title again. Not that the competition won’t be fierce. Casey is looking wicked fast on the Honda and Simoncelli has set down fastest lap times. It will be closely contested.

So far Yamaha hasn’t announced a sponsor. This is unusual due to Yamaha’s good chances at the world championship and last years success. We’ll see if this changes Yamaha’s development budget.

Usually a bike will be named after it’s sponsor. For example: Pramac Ducati or Sterilgarda Yamaha. Basically advertising for the sponsor.

Yamaha loves doing this for some reason. It’s interesting to see the logic behind the decisions of these MotoGP Greats.

You can view the videos on

Post image for The Fastest Way Through The Corner Can Also Be The Most Exciting!

Check out this incredible shot of Rossi testing on his 2011 MotoGP Ducati. Now it would be easy to think this is dramatic style is somewhat exclusive to Rossi, but you’d be wrong. While Rossi definitely has a flair to his riding this corner beckons a balls to the wall drift. Check these out!

Marco Simoncelli #58 Honda

Jorge Lorenzo #1 Yamaha

Ben Spies #11 Yamaha

Casey Stoner #27 Ducati

Dani Pedrosa #26 Honda

Alvaro Bautista #19 Suzuki

Nicky Hayden #69 Ducati

Sepang race track from the air.

These shots were taken at the gorgeous track of Sepang. If you know of anymore post a link or send it to me at


Here’s an even better photo of Lorenzo backing it in!

Lorenzo backing it in like a man!

Here’s some footage of the Yamaha team testing in Sepang. As usual there are insane lean angles.