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Isle of Man TT: McGuinness and Anstey set the pace as Brookes continues to impress

Phil Wain, 31 May 2013 10:12

At the fourth time of asking, practice for the 2013 Isle of Man TT races went ahead exactly as scheduled and with conditions around the Mountain Course ideal, the lap times soon edged close to the 130mph mark with John McGuinness topping the session at 129.323mph, just ahead of Bruce Anstey on 129.144mph. BSB star and circuit newcomer Josh Brookes ...

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Isle of Man TT: Rain again hinders practice

Phil Wain, 30 May 2013 12:06

For the third day in a row, conditions on the Isle of Man worsened as the hours ticked by and just when Wednesday evening’s practice session was due to commence at 6.20pm, rain in the North of the Island led to a delay in proceedings. The earlier sunshine was a distant memory and with wet roads between Milntown Cottage and ...

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Isle of Man TT: Tuesday practice cancelled

Phil Wain, 29 May 2013 10:05

Tuesday evening’s practice session at the 2013 Isle of Man TT Races was cancelled after conditions slowly deteriorated during the late afternoon. The weathermen's prediction of rain to be falling by 6pm proved to be exactly right and with steady drizzle falling at the Grandstand and at various other parts of the course, the feeling amongst competitors in parc ferme ...

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Tyco Suzuki rider Yoshinari Matsushita killed during Monday night practice

Phil Wain, 28 May 2013 19:00

Monday night's practice session at the 2013 Isle of Man TT Races was marred by an accident that sadly claimed the life of Yoshinari Matsushita. The Japanese rider, who had joined the Tyco Suzuki team for the two Supersport races on the Island, was killed after crashing at high speed at Ballacrye during his second lap. Matsushita, from Saitama in Japan, ...

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NW200: Dunlop takes victory in shortened Supersport race

Phil Wain, 18 May 2013 13:31

Michael Dunlop took victory in Saturday's North West 200 Supersport race although heavy rain meant conditions were treacherous and the result declared at the end of the second lap after four riders crashed out, fortunately without injury. "A win's a win, I guess," said Dunlop "but it was hard going and there's no grip at all. I tried to take Station ...

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BSB Oulton: Lowes puts in commanding performance to secure pole

Phil Wain, 05 May 2013 18:49

Alex Lowes put in a commanding performance at Oulton Park on Sunday afternoon to claim his second successive British Superbike Championship pole position. The Samsung Honda rider was the only person to dip below the 1m35s bracket and took the top spot by almost half a second from current series leader Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki). Indeed, the qualifying session went ...

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BSB Oulton: Lowes tops early timing sheets

Phil Wain, 04 May 2013 15:22

Alex Lowes (Samsung Honda) topped the MCE British Superbike Championship timesheets after the second free practice session at Oulton Park today, the Lincolnshire rider just edging out Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) and Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki). Rain all but wiped out the morning's opening session but with dry conditions all round the Cheshire venue in the afternoon, the riders took ...

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BSB Qualifying: Wet weather cancels qualifying at Thruxton

Phil Wain, 13 April 2013 17:08

Torrential rain has led to the cancellation of Saturday's MCE British Superbike qualifying session at Thruxton with the circuit deemed unsuitable and too dangerous for any track activity. What started out as drizzle mid-morning got progressively worse and with large puddles forming around the high-speed circuit, particularly on the 140mph+ Village and Church corners, race organisers and marshals were ultimately ...

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Brands Hatch BSS: McConnell takes pole

Phil Wain, 06 April 2013 12:30

The Smiths Racing Triumph team got the defence of their British Superport Championship title underway in perfect fashion at Brands Hatch with the Australian pairing of Billy McConnell and Glen Richards claiming the top two spots in Saturday’s qualifying session. With continuing cool conditions, McConnell got the better of his team-mate, the reigning Champion, by 0.235s, a more than useful ...

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Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne wins with faultless ride

Phil Wain, 14 October 2012 14:54

Shane Byrne put in another faultless ride at Brands Hatch on Sunday to make it two wins from two and strengthen his grip on the 2012 British Superbike Championship. The Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider led from start to finish and despite the intervention of the safety car, which extended the race from 20 to 23 laps, he came home 1.1s ...


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