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Portimao World Superbikes: Leon Haslam eyes double podium

Rob Hull, 30 October 2008 14:51

Leon Haslam has his sights set on a double podium at the all-new Portimao circuit in Portugal this weekend. The runner-up in the 2008 BSB campaign will get an early shot at the WSB paddock with his current HM Plant Honda BSB team who will wildcard the final event of the WSB calendar. And following a successful two-day test out ...

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No WSB at Brands Hatch in 2009: Jonathan Palmer reaction

Rob Hull, 20 October 2008 16:29

MSV Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer has spoken of his disappointment of losing a World Superbike slot for Brands Hatch in 2009, but has remained hopeful of a special one-off event to take place around August to substitute for the loss. It was revealed in MCN two weeks ago that Brands Hatch could lose it’s World Superbike allocation after series owners ...

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World Superbike announce provisional 2009 calendar

Rob Hull, 20 October 2008 16:00

The FIM has released a 2009 provisional calendar for WSB and, as reported in MCN at the start of the month, Brands Hatch is not on the schedule. Below is the provisional calendar released today: The 2009 provisional calendar of the FIM Superbike and Supersport World Championships and Superstock 1000cc FIM Cup is the following : March 1: Australia (Phillip ...

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British Eurosport extend BSB deal

Rob Hull, 20 October 2008 11:33

British Eurosport has signed a new two-year deal to cover the British Superbike series. Part of the deal included a four-hour live show from each of the 12 rounds for the next two seasons and repeat packages later in the week. MSV Chief Executive, Jonathan Palmer, said: "Television coverage is extremely important to MSV as the promoters of BSB and ...

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Rizla officially out of BSB

Rob Hull, 14 October 2008 13:28

Crescent Suzuki has released a statement this morning confirming the departure of title sponsor Rizla. Rizla has become an iconic part of BSB, sponsoring the factory team for the last seven years. But Crecent’s Managing Director and MotoGP team boss Paul Denning says the future is still bright for the Suzuki team in British Superbikes. He said: “We thank all ...

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Sylvain Guintoli to sign for Rizla Suzuki

Rob Hull, 01 October 2008 10:06

French MotoGP rider Sylvain Guintoli will race in BSB next season with Rizla Suzuki. The French man, who has recently been ditched by his Alice Ducati team in MotoGP, will take two years of MotoGP experience to the Rizla team for 2009. And it’s all part of the 26-year old British resident’s master plan to make a step back up ...

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Silverstone British Superbikes: Minimum weight lowered for Ducati’s

Rob Hull, 26 September 2008 13:30

The MCRCB has revised the minimum weight ruling for V-twin machinery to 172kg from 175. Way back in May at Donington Park the race organizers announced the minimum weights for the twins would be upped to 10kg more than four cylinder machinery. The decision sparked controversy in the BSB paddock with Airwaves threatening to pull out of the fourth round. ...

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Croft British Superbikes: Mediocre home race for James Ellison

Rob Hull, 15 September 2008 14:03

It was a weekend of what could have beens for Croft local, James Ellison, who struggled throughout the weekend just a week after impressing everyone at Donington with his wildcard performance at the WSB round. Get the latest BSB news Ellison notched up a ninth and an eighth on race day as a search for setup ended up being unsuccessful. ...

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Croft British Superbikes: John Laverty ties up Cup title

Rob Hull, 15 September 2008 12:57

Shane Byrne might not have been able to put his championship to bed this weekend at Croft, but one Ducati rider who did was John Laverty who took the Daily Star Cup title. Laverty finished sixteenth overall in both Superbike races, but more importantly scored two seconds behind Gary Mason’s Quay Garage Honda in the Cup series. The result upped ...

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James Ellison still on track for Donington Park WSB appearance

Rob Hull, 27 August 2008 14:51

James Ellison is on course to appear at Donington Park as a wildcard entry in a fortnight’s time for round 11 of the World Superbike Championship, despite injuries to his right hand that put him out of the Cadwell Park BSB last weekend. Ellison had to sit out the two races on Bank Holiday Monday when an injury to his ...

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