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HM Plant Honda cut back to one bike per rider

Gary Pinchin, 16 January 2009 13:11

HM Plant Honda team boss Neil Tuxworth has confirmed that the team will cut back to one bike per rider in 2009 for new BSB signings Glen Richards and Josh Brookes as part of a cost-cutting programme in the light of current global financial crisis. The HM Plant Honda team has always run two bikes per rider but have the ...

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GSE Racing’s Yamaha R1s arrive

Gary Pinchin, 14 January 2009 13:52

Two of GSE Racing’s four Yamaha R1s which they’ll race in the 2009 BSB series arrived this week and MCN were there to capture the moment. This is the first time since the team was established in 1997 that they will develop a superbike from a production road bike and as soon as the bikes were taken out the crate, ...

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BSB without title sponsor?

Gary Pinchin, 13 January 2009 15:21

The absence of Bennetts branding on the official British Superbike website has led to speculation that negotiations between the insurance company and BSB series promoters MSVR have broken down. BSB Series Director Stuart Higgs insists that is not the case but told MCN: “Bennetts are out of contract so we are not obliged to carry their branding on our website. ...

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HM Plant Honda will run two superbikes

Gary Pinchin, 08 January 2009 16:28

HM Plant Honda team boss Neil Tuxworth has scotched rumours suggesting that their superbike effort would be slashed to just one rider for the forthcoming season. Rumours have persisted that Josh Brookes would be dropped after the team had suffered a cut in budget, leaving just Glen Richards to fly the HM Plant Honda colours in BSB. But Tuxworth told ...

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Harley-Davidson announce XR1200 prize money and tyre details

Rob Hull, 06 January 2009 10:18

Harley-Davidson has confirmed today that the one-make XR1200 series that will run as part of British Superbike weekends in 2009 will have Dunlop solely supplying tyres for the championship. Dunlop, who supply the OE tyres for the road going bike, will increase their presence in the domestic championship following BSB using Pirelli as a control tyre from last year. The ...

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No Ducati in BSB

Rob Hull, 16 December 2008 12:00

Ducati will not have a major presence in the British Superbike Championship in 2009 for the first time since the series was launched in its present form in 1995, it has emerged today. The Italian V-twins have won seven of the 14 titles in that time, but the collapse this week of a potential deal between the North West 200 ...

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Jonathan Palmer talks BSB 2009

Rob Hull, 02 December 2008 17:23

If you pick up a copy of this week’s Motorcycle News you’ll get a first-hand look at who is lining up where in British Superbikes for 2009. We’ve compiled the top teams in both BSB and British Supersport and showed you who will be riding for who next season, and who is still being linked with vacant rides in the ...

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James Ellison says he’s getting Wii fit

Rob Hull, 13 November 2008 12:57

James Ellison has said he’s already started his preparation for the 2009 British Superbike season by working on his balance with a computer game. Ellison said in his latest GSE Racing blog that he’s bought a Wii Fit – a board that you can stand on that, combined with a Nintendo Wii console, measures your weight and allows you to ...

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Q&A: Josh Brookes on BSB hopes in 2009

Rob Hull, 20 October 2008 17:05

With Josh Brookes expected to be named in the 2009 HM Plant Honda line-up alongside 2008 British Supersport Champion Glen Richards, MCN spoke to the 25-year old about his one-off appearance in the BSS Championship at the final round at Brands Hatch, what his plans are for the future and a prospective switch toBSB. What were your initial feelings about ...

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Brands Hatch British Superbikes: HM Plant confirm new year testing in Spain

Phil Dean, 10 October 2008 12:15

HM Plant Honda team manager Havier Beltram has confirmed that the team will be heading to Spain for testing in the new year.  Speaking to MCN, Beltram said "We'll be heading out to do three days testing in Spain in January and then around another six or seven in March – we’ll be using Cartagena, Almeria and Guadix. "We won't be ...

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