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Shakedown at Cartagena

Gary Pinchin, 04 March 2011 16:32

The four-day Barry Symmons-run Pro-Test kicked off at Cartagena today with former MotoGP star American John Hopkins making his debut on the Samsung Suzuki. Although primarily an installation day for the competitors, Hopkins said: “New bike, new team, new track. It’s a big learning experience but I’d say we’re ahead of the game already (in terms of the bike) apart ...

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John Hopkins to ride Crescent Suzuki

Gary Pinchin, 21 January 2011 10:46

American John Hopkins has signed for the Crescent Suzuki BSB team. It will give the former MotoGP star an opportunity to rebuild his career after a series of injuries and the team an opportunity to prove Suzuki GB wrong not to back the Verwood-based dealership this year. Hopkins said: “I’m totally stoked about coming to Britain to race with Crescent ...

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Iddon bags Triumph supersport ride

Gary Pinchin, 16 December 2010 17:04

Nine-times British Supermoto Champion, Christian Iddon has signed to ride for the Oxford Tag Triumph team in next year’s British Supersport championship. The 25-year-old from Derbyshire will join Paul Young, Billy McConnell and Shaun Winfield in a four-rider line-up for 2011. Iddon only recently made the switch from supermoto to road racing with a few club races in 2008 and ...

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Plater and Lowes to ride indoor shorttrack

Gary Pinchin, 09 December 2010 17:29

British Supersport champion Sam Lowes and recent Honda TT Legends World Endurance signing Steve Plater are just two of the top names lined up to race in the Braintree Bonanza indoor short track meeting on Bank Holiday Monday, December 27. Lowes has no previous experience of racing on dirt but as an accomplished former speedway rider Plater has the potential ...

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Shane Byrne joins Kiyonari at HM Plant-backed team

Gary Pinchin, 22 November 2010 12:01

Shane Byrne will line up alongside British Superbike champion Ryuichi Kiyonari in the HM Plant Honda team in BSB next year. And 22-year-old Aussie Jason O’Halloran will ride for the team in National Superstock. The new line-up is being presented at a Honda dealer conference this morning (Monday, November 22) but while it’s probably been one of the worst-kept secrets ...

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Easton confirmed at MSS Kawasaki

Gary Pinchin, 27 October 2010 14:30

Stuart Easton has officially signed for the MSS Colchester Kawasaki team to race a new ZX-10R next year – as MCN exclusively revealed back in our September 1 issue. Easton previously rode for the MSS team in 2008 and reckons his decision to go back there and leave the Swan Honda team he’s ridden with for the past two years, ...

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TAS get Suzuki backing for 2011

Gary Pinchin, 21 October 2010 09:43

The Relentless by TAS team will be the only Suzuki squad in BSB to receive the backing of the UK importer next year.  Team owner Philip Neill said they will continue to field two riders in the British series, plus two on the roads and are looking at the possibility of running in other classes on the BSB programme.  This ...

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Valentine: 'BSB needs a control ecu'

Gary Pinchin, 11 August 2010 11:48

While there has been a swirling change of opinion among some BSB team bosses regarding next year’s BSB regulations, one man who has a fixed view on the future  is Worx Suzuki team manager Jack Valentine. He gave MCN his thoughts on the situation…….  "I think in the past two years we’ve seen WSB become like MotoGP (in terms of ...

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Poll: What do you think BSB's future rules should be?

Gary Pinchin, 13 July 2010 16:37

BSB has to consider change because motorcycle sales are plummeting, particularly the Japanese big four, who have seen a massive 45.5% decline in sales since 2006. And they’ve  been hit by the falling value of the yen, which has led to a 40% rise in machine costs, although prices have not been increased by the same amount due to market ...

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Oulton BSB: Hill claims pole

Gary Pinchin, 02 May 2010 16:44

Tommy Hill left it until the final seconds to claim his second pole position of the season on the Worx Suzuki today (Sunday) at Oulton Park in qualifying for tomorrow’s BSB third round.  Hill’s sensational 1:35.21 lap meant he edged out Swan Honda’s Stuart Easton by just 0.394s. Hill said: “It’s been a tough weekend but the Worx Crescent Suzuki ...

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