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NW200 organisers on the hunt for BSB talent

With the 2015 North West 200 still some ten months away, race director Mervyn Whyte is far from standing still, as the 15-year veteran of the top job in Irish racing looks to the MCE British Superbike championship to recruit a new generation of racers for the event. Whyte, who brought new TT newcomer record holder Peter Hickman to the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • TT & road races
  • 23 July 2014

North West 200 confirm 2015 date

The North West 200 have confirmed their 2015 dates, with the week of racing and activities set to take place from 10th-16th May, culminating in the main event on the 16th. “We wanted to let people know the dates as early as possible and after discussions with BSB co-ordinator Stuart Higgs we have been able to allocate May 10-16 for ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • TT & road races
  • 23 July 2014

Positive weekend for Quattro Plant Kawasaki at Brands

It was a weekend of ups and downs at Brands Hatch for the Quattro Plant Kawasaki team of Dan Linfoot and Howie Mainwaring, as both riders secured strong finishes, but blighted by a fast crash that left Mainwaring in the gravel on the opening lap of race two. Linfoot was able to score an excellent fifth place in the opening ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 23 July 2014

Tyco boss: Waters win couldn't have come at a better time

With Josh Waters taking the top step in race two at Brands Hatch at this weekend’s MCE British Superbike event, it marks the end of a podium drought that stretches back to the last race of 2013 for the Tyco Suzuki team. However, with the team working hard to continue development of the now six year old Suzuki GSX-R 1000, ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 22 July 2014

Jackson impresses on superbike debut

Lee Jackson has impressed the MCE British Superbike paddock with a brace of impressive rides on the Buildbase BMW, as he made his superbike debut as a replacement for the injured James Westmoreland, who continues to recover from the hand injuries sustained at Knockhill two rounds ago. Jackson, who currently sits third in the National Superstock 1000 series on the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 21 July 2014

Ellison to undergo operation for broken femur

James Ellison will undergo surgery today (Monday) to repair a broken femur, following the horror crash on the opening lap of race two at Brands Hatch that almost took championship leader Shane Byrne down too, as Ellison’s GBmoto Kawasaki careened across the track. Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki Team Principal Mark Smith-Halvorsen today said, “After reviewing James’ X-rays, and on the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 21 July 2014

Brands Hatch BSB: Waters triumphs in the wet

The second MCE British Superbike race at Brands Hatch today has seen records broken with it’s almost unbelievable podium, as wet weather allowed Tyco Suzuki rider Josh Waters to take his maiden BSB win, ahead of fellow podium virgins Richard Cooper and Keith Farmer. The start of the race was delayed not once but twice, after a huge accident for James ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 20 July 2014

Brands Hatch BSB: Kiyonari reignites the war for four

Ryuichi Kiyonari has reignited the war for four MCE British Superbike titles with a stunning win in the first race at Knockhill, holding back home favourite Shane Byrne to take a hard fought victory. Byrne was an early leader, with the GBmoto Kawasaki duo of James Ellison and Chris Walker in close company. However, Kiyonari was forever looming, and the three ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 20 July 2014

Armoy road races set to screen on Channel 4

Next weekend’s Armoy road races wis set to air on national tv, with the organisers striking a deal with Channel 4 that will see race coverage go out not only on the channel but on its 4OD streaming service as well. Presented by local man Graham Little and with commentary from Chris Kinley and former MotoGP racer and Armoy winner ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • TT & road races
  • 20 July 2014

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne on pole as Brookes crashes out

Shane Byrne has taken yet another pole position in qualifying for tomorrow’s MCE British Superbike races at Brands Hatch, setting a 1:26.131 lap to just snatch pole from Chris Walker by 0.058. However, title challenger Josh Brookes will start from back in eighth place, after crashing out first in Q1, making it back in time to go out again in the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 19 July 2014

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