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Mason and Foray test Quattro Plant Kawasakis

The Quattro Plant Kawasaki team completed their first shakedown test at Donington Park yesterday (Tuesday). Gary Mason rode one of the team’s Kawasaki superbikes, Freddy Foray spent most of the day on a street bike ZX-10R but switched to the superbike for the final session of the day, and Steve Heneghan rode the superstock bike. The team have yet to ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 28 March 2012

Honda teams step up testing at Snetterton

Honda Racing and Padgetts Honda BSB teams braved the cold conditions at Snetterton yesterday as their pre-season testing programme intensified. Both teams had a shakedown run at Cadwell last week, but the aim of Snetterton was to really start to working on different set-ups to develop their respective bikes further.  Honda Racing’s Michael Laverty said: “Cadwell was a good shakedown ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 15 March 2012

Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki arrive at Cartagena

The Rapid Solictors Kawasaki team truck has arrived at Cartagena this morning after the late night 350-mile drive from Aragon. Team manager Paul Risbridger said that Shane Byrne was in good form and lapped quicker than Randy De Puniet on a CRT MotoGP – but qualified that by saying the Bridgestones weren’t working as well at the BSB Pirellis in ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 10 March 2012

Hill crashes in Cartagena

Tommy Hill was lucky to escape unhurt after a big fourth-gear crash at Cartagena this afternoon. He fell in the fast left turn six and, while he walked away unscathed apart from a sore hip, the bike was comprehensively damaged – the front end torn off as the magnesium yokes broke on impact. Hill said: "We had just got the fuelling ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 09 March 2012

Positive first impressions for Haga

Noriyuki Haga rolled into the pit lane this afternoon, dismounted from the Swan Yamaha and walked over to put his arm around his crew chief Simon Green. Haga had been in and out of the pit box every session, fine-tuning the new Motec system. It was obvious there had been a fundamental step forward in the bike set-up on this ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 09 March 2012

Hill’s first impressions of 2012 Swan Yamaha

The Swan Yamaha team might be spending time fine-tuning the fuelling with the new Motec spec ecu but Tommy Hill was happy enough with his first morning back in the office at Cartagena. “Considering we’ve only had one proper five lap run so far, it’s all good,” he told MCN. “We knew coming here we had a good chassis set-up ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 09 March 2012

1921 Velocette boardtracker rocks Ally Pally

This Nick Gale-built Velocette boardtracker was the star of the London International Classic and Custom Bike Show at Alexandra Palace this year, even though it's still a work in progress! Wembley-based custom bike builder Gale took a 1921 Clyno - an old Coventry marque - and shoehorned a 1936 Velocette MAC and 1920s three-speed Albion gearbox into a space once ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 09 March 2012

Haga and Hill on track in Spain

These are the first pictures of Swan Yamaha duo Noriyuki Haga and BSB champion Tommy Hill on track at Cartagena this morning. Right up to leaving for Spain, the team worked with Motec back at the team’s Guisborough-base to finish the mapping of the new spec ecu required in BSB this year. The first two sessions so far this morning ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 09 March 2012

Tyco TAS testing at Kirkistown

The Tyco TAS Suzuki team braved a cold windswept Kirkistown, County Down yesterday (Tuesday) for their first shakedown test of the 2012 season. Aussie Josh Brookes and local hero Alastair Seeley were riding their BSB bikes with the new 2012-spec engine configuration and Motec spec ecu, while Conor Cummins was riding his GSX-R1000 superstock bike. Guy Martin was absent from ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 07 March 2012

McAdoo Racing join forces with Michael Dunlop

McAdoo Racing have issued a press release, announcing that they have signed up with Michael Dunlop for the new road racing season. The team are celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2012 and say that "teaming up with Michael is a great way to mark this special year." McAdoo are supplying Michael with four Kawasaki motorcycles - a ZX-10R Superstock bike, ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • TT & road races
  • 06 March 2012

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