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BSB 2011 dates announced

Gary Pinchin, 11 October 2010 09:45

The 2011 BSB calendar has been announced today by series promoters MotorSport Vision (MSV). The twelve events include a return to the historic Donington Park circuit, which has re-opened under the guidance of owner Kevin Wheatcroft, and the new Snetterton '300'. It was recently confirmed that Norfolk's Snetterton circuit would be comprehensively redeveloped ahead of the 2011 season, and the ...

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Two die in Manx GP Junior race

Gary Pinchin, 02 September 2010 10:16

The Manx Motorcycle Club has issued the following statement after today’s (Wednesday) Junior Manx GP race: The Manx Motorcycle Club, organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, regret to announce the death of a second rider at today’s Manx Grand Prix. Both riders were involved in a racing accident at Alpine Cottage on the second lap of the Junior race shortly ...

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Manx GP underway

Gary Pinchin, 23 August 2010 10:25

The 2010 Manx Grand Prix, sponsored by visitisleofman.com, got underway on Satrurday evening after a short weather delay. Roads closed around the course at 5.20pm but mist on the mountain and a rain shower meant that the first bikes left the startline on Glencrutchery Road shortly after 6.30pm in an untimed practice. The 41 newcomers to the Mountain course were ...

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New Manx GP website

Gary Pinchin, 19 August 2010 09:00

This year’s Manx Grand Prix festival audience is set to grow thanks to the launch of a new website branded as ‘Manx Grand Prix Festival’, which runs from 21st August to 5th September 2010. For the first time ever, race fans worldwide will be able to follow this year’s Manx GP races live via Manx Radio commentary and live timing ...

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Brookes climbs the Cadwell mountain

Gary Pinchin, 24 March 2010 10:29

Josh Brookes was impressively quick first time out at Cadwell on the HM Plant Honda in today’s BSB test. He spent the best part of the entire day on track and clocked a best time of 1:28.1, matched only by Worx Suzuki’s Tommy Hill. Team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari didn’t fare so well and was totally off the pace for no good ...

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Valentine says BSB Evo debate is to come

Gary Pinchin, 12 February 2010 16:45

BSB Evo kicks off this year. It’s a series within the MCE British Superbike Championship and is for superbikes with more standard ‘superstock’ tune engines and control ECUs. The series organisers are trialling the class this year with a view to adopting the rules for the main championship in 2011 in a bid to cut costs. But not everyone agrees ...

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Valentine praises new BSB points system

Gary Pinchin, 12 February 2010 16:31

Worx Suzuki team boss Jack Valentine has spoken out in favour of the new BSB point scoring system. This year’s series is split into a regular season of nine races and a three –round showdown between the top six points men form the regular season. The system is more complex than in the past, where all races counted towards the ...

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Why BSB’s radical new points structure is a winner

Gary Pinchin, 03 February 2010 15:49

The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship has a radical, not to mention complicated, new championship points structure for 2010. It’s all been done with one aim in mind – to spice up the championship in the closing stages of the season, when, as we saw only too well last year, things can tend to get a little stagnant if someone ...

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BSB's Defining moments: 6

Gary Pinchin, 29 December 2009 17:45

Two. The Guintoli incident at Donington Park. The seven-rider pile-up at Mallory Park. Both triggered by HM Plant Honda’s Josh Brookes. At Donington he t-boned Guintoli at the Melbourne Loop on the sighting lap and the Frenchman suffered a compound fracture of his lower right leg. Brookes screamed brake failure. Honda said not. With no hard evidence to the contrary, ...

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Hodgson: “we achieved so much at Almeria”

Gary Pinchin, 16 December 2009 10:04

Neil Hodgson, along with new Motorpoint Yamaha team-mate Dan Linfoot spent three days at Almeria last week, testing the R1s they will race in BSB next year. MCN asked Hodgson for his views on the test: First off, how’s the shoulder?Really good. I’m so pleased we had a chance to ride the bike before Chrsitmas. I wasn’t sure how my ...

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