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James Toseland laughs off Foggy criticism

Rob Hull, 19 June 2008 17:08

James Toseland has laughed off recent comments made by four-time World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty ahead of his home Grand Prix debut this weekend at Donington Park. In a recent interview Fogarty said he didn’t think Toseland had the heart to win in MotoGP, however the Tech 3 Yamaha rider said he took the comments all in jest. The question ...

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British Superbikes: Ex BSB Rizla Suzuki Team Boss joins engine spec debate

Rob Hull, 19 May 2008 10:51

Former Rizla Suzuki British Superbike Team Manager Simon Buckmaster has defended the current engine specification rules in BSB, calling for the teams to rev their bikes less to be more reliable. The comments came about after the current Parkalgar Honda boss who looks after Craig Jones in World Supersport read the comments in this week’s MCN. “I read with great ...

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British Superbikes: Jack Valentine denies Leon Haslam protest

Rob Hull, 07 May 2008 09:31

Rizla Suzuki Team Manager Jack Valentine has rejected the suggestions made by HM Plant Honda that he and his Rizla Suzuki team protested the move made by Leon Haslam that cost Tom Sykes a race two finish at Oulton Park. Haslam has had his fourth position and 13 points taken away from him for ‘careless riding in the course of ...

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Oulton Park British Superbikes: Airwaves Ducati concentrate on practice race runs

Rob Hull, 03 May 2008 21:11

Both Airwaves Ducati riders Leon Camier and Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne have said they’ve used today’s two Free Practice sessions to complete vital race runs before Monday’s two 18 lap BSB races. The Airwaves team has focussed much of their attention on making the new control Pirelli tyres last race distances, and despite carrying on the same today Byrne posted the ...

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British Superbikes: Sean Emmett to ride for AIM Yamaha at Thruxton

Rob Hull, 16 April 2008 11:24

Sean Emmett has been drafted in to replace Steve Plater at Thruxton this weekend in the AIM British Superbike squad with the 2007 Macau winner fulfilling duties with the GMT94 Yamaha team in World Endurance. While Plater rides in the Le Mans 24-hour race, Emmett will jump aboard his Yamaha R1 to compete in the two British Superbike races. “I ...

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Brands Hatch British Supersport: Hudson Kennaugh to start from pole

Rob Hull, 05 April 2008 16:06

After a less than emphatic first day on practice, Hudson Kennaugh appears to have found a winning setup up jumping from 17th in the first free practice session from yesterday up to the front in the second qualifying period. Kennaugh, who had a brief spell in British Superbikes with Virgin Yamaha this year, has put his Raceways Yamaha on pole ...

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Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne tops rain-hit qualifying

Rob Hull, 05 April 2008 15:43

Shane Byrne will head-off from the first position on the grid tomorrow with a blisteringly fast pole lap that was some three tenths faster than anyone else in the field. Byrne set a best of 1:25.832 in cold temperatures at Brands Hatch, just 0.7 seconds off Jonathan Rea’s qualifying lap of last year in more favourable conditions. After the race ...

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British Superbikes: Shane Byrne sets Brands Hatch pace

Rob Hull, 04 April 2008 16:33

He was tipped to be at the top this season and so far Shane Byrne hasn’t disappointed, dominating the first day of riding at Brands Hatch. Video: Airwaves Ducati testing in Almeria Byrne, who has won World Superbike races at the Kent circuit as a wildcard, set the fastest times in both the morning and afternoon practice sessions today. Shakey ...

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British Superbikes: Late Spain test a success for Hydrex Bike Animal Honda

Rob Hull, 04 April 2008 14:47

The Hydrex Bike Animal Honda team has managed to return from a late testing spell out in Spain in time for Brands, and confident to be on the pace. The team looked to be heading into the first race weekend of the year with virtually no testing under their belt, but a last minute decision to go to Spain to ...

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British Superbikes: Shane Byrne getting his head around traction control

Rob Hull, 29 February 2008 16:50

Although he was running consistently at the front of the field in testing at Almeria for the full three days, Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne is still getting used to the Ducati’s traction control. The official Pirelli test was the 2003 British Superbike champion’s first return to Ducati for four years making it his first opportunity to customise with the new traction ...

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