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Silverstone WSS: Lowes raises the bar in Saturday’s free practice

Sam Lowes asserted his dominance Saturday morning in the second free practice session in this weekend’s World Supersport races from Silverstone. Lowes put in a 2.09.019 on his Parkalgar Honda, more than 0.8 seconds clear of anyone else in the field, and did so on the medium compound Pirelli tyre. Lowes finished provisional qualifying second on Friday, but made big changes in ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 30 July 2011

BSB Snetterton: Hopkins obliterates field for Snetterton pole

John Hopkins took pole for Snetterton 300 MCE Insurance British Superbike race by more than a half-second. Hopkins became the first American to take pole in a BSB race and did so after his Samsung Crescent Suzuki team swapped out engines after the final free practice session. Hopkins said: “We had some nagging problems with the shifter this morning. We ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 02 July 2011

Oulton Park: Hill quickest by 0.7 seconds in free practice

Tommy Hill was fastest after Saturday’s two free practice sessions at Oulton Park in preparation for the second round of the MCE British Superbike Championship on Bank Holiday Monday. Hill finished the afternoon session with a 1.35.682, just 0.246 off Oulton’s Superbike lap record set by Ryuichi Kiyonari in 2006. Hill’s time was seven-tenths quicker than second-place man, Michael Laverty, his Swan Yamaha ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 01 May 2011

Up and down Brands for Laverty

Michael Laverty settled for a fourth place in yesterday's second British Superbike race after a spectacular highside ended his first race. Laverty's massive highside came while leading the race and narrowly avoided being run over by teammate Tommy Hill. Hill's bike did make contact with Laverty, but Laverty suffered no serious injuries in the fall. Laverty said he had a ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 26 April 2011

Highside knocks Brookes out of both BSB races

Josh Brookes endured a spectacular highside in the first of yesterday's British Superbike races, leaving doctors to rule him out of the second. Brookes said: "I'm surprised after the accident I had that I don’t have any broken bones. When I was flying through the air I thought 'this is not going to end good' but I'm stood here now ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 26 April 2011

Mixed results for Hopkins’ BSB debut

John Hopkins had a relatively quiet start to his British Superbikes career with a 17th and a fifth in yesterday's races from Brands Hatch. Hopkins crashed in the first race while attempting to pass Stuart Easton for fifth place after seeing the leaders were beginning to open up a gap to him and Easton. He remounted and managed to finish 17th. ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 26 April 2011

Charity ride to benefit RAF Association

A charity motorcycle run will take place in aid of the RAF Association. The third annual RAFA Charity Motorcycle Ride will take place in Shrewsbury and ride to the RAF Museum Cosford in Shropshire on May 8. Registration costs £5 per person and all proceeds will be split between the RAF Association’s Wings Appeal and the RAF Museum. For more ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Events
  • 18 April 2011

Spinal Injuries Association ride to Ace Café

The Spinal Injuries Association is marking Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day by hosting a motorcycle ride from their headquarters in Milton Keynes to Ace Café London. A donation of £2 will go directly to the Spinal Injuries Association and will enter you into a prize raffle at Ace Café. The ride will take place May 20 and starts at 6.30pm. ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Events
  • 15 April 2011

Brembo’s airbag jacket passes European certification

Brembo’s Life Jacket passed European certification for personal protective equipment Monday, joining the list of motorcycle jackets for sale.The Life Jacket works by an anchor strap, which attaches from the jacket to the seat of a motorcycle, detecting higher than normal inertia forces resulting from a crash, triggers the airbag device. The airbag inflates in 80 milliseconds, which Brembo claims ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 14 April 2011

Horsham Motorcycle Show raising funds for Ingfield Manor School

This year’s Horsham Motorcycle Show will be held July 16 and 17 at Ingfield Manor School in Sussex.The show will include various “Best in Category” competitions, family entertainment, live music, food and drink, and a raffle. Proceeds from the event will go to Ingfield Manor School.For more information, contact the organisers by email at horshambikeshow@gmail.com.

  • Riding & Events
  • Events
  • 14 April 2011

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