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British Superbikes Almeria test: Stuart Easton - 'Early signs of the ZX-10R are good'

Rob Hull, 27 February 2008 13:18

Despite using stock engines at the Pirelli test in Almeria, Stuart Easton believes the new Kawasaki ZX-10R is going to be competitive come the start of the season. Easton told MCN: “The new engines are due for Snetterton, but they’ll be a different spec and we may have another spec by Brands. “At the moment we’re working with the stock ...

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British Superbikes Almeria test: Michael Rutter talks Ducati 1098 and tyres

Rob Hull, 27 February 2008 12:29

After setting a competitive second day lap time of 1:37.7 Michael Rutter says the team are still very much working with the traction control on the new Ducati 1098. “We’re still learning away with the traction control,” said Rutter. “I’ve not got it quite how I want it yet but we’ll have it sorted by the beginning of the season.” ...

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British Superbikes Almeria test: Shane Byrne tops day two in Spain

Rob Hull, 27 February 2008 09:41

Airwaves Ducati’s Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has continued his impressive return to two-cylinder machinery posting the only sub 1.37 time of the second day of testing at Almeria. Byrne’s unofficial best lap was 1:36.7, putting him 0.4 seconds ahead of his closest rival Leon Haslam. Both HM Plant riders maintained their fast times from the first day with Cal Crutchlow setting ...

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British Superbikes Almeria test: Injury not holding Leon Camier back in Almeria

Rob Hull, 26 February 2008 17:20

Despite still suffering from the injuries he sustained back in August at Cadwell Park, Airwaves Ducati debutant Leon Camier is holding his own at Almeria in the team’s first test of the year. Leon Camier told MCN: “The leg is not too bad when you’re on the bike. “Changing gear coming out of a left-hand corner is difficult because the ...

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British Superbikes Almeria test: Cal Crutchlow impressed with Honda Fireblade

Rob Hull, 26 February 2008 15:56

Both Cal Crutchlow and HM Plant Honda team-mate Leon Haslam had their first experience of the 2008 Honda Fireblade at the official Pirelli test at Almeria, both finishing day one with quick times under their belts. “I’m pleased with the base setting straight out of the box,” said Crutchlow. Obviously after watching the World Superbikes at the weekend, we know ...

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British Superbikes: Airwaves Ducati duo Leon Camier and Shane Byrne ready to go

Rob Hull, 25 February 2008 11:10

Shane Byrne and Leon Camier have both said they are raring to get out on the all-new Ducati 1098 ahead of the three-day British Superbike test at Almeria, which kicks off today.  Despite the team only picking up the motorcycles en route to the Spanish circuit both riders say they are looking forward to getting back into the seat of ...

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THINK! competition winner reports from Brands Hatch

Dave Rawlings, 23 October 2007 09:13

Although yet to gain her full motorcycle licence, Denise McNally has been bitten by the Superbike bug, and as winner of the THINK! MCN Reporter competition was at Brands Hatch to see the deciding rounds of the Championship. Here is Denise's report: Well this was the first competition I have entered so I was completely overwhelmed when I was contacted and ...

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British Superbikes Donington Park: Tom Sykes scores first BSB pole of career at Donington Park

Rob Hull, 22 September 2007 15:32

Stobart Honda rider Tom Sykes will start tomorrow’s races at Donington Park from pole position. Sykes, in his rookie year in British Superbikes, posted an impressive 1.30.901, the only rider to dip below the 1.30 maker. Sykes will lead the front row from a resurgent Chris Walker on the Rizla Suzuki, Leon Haslam on the Airwaves 999 Ducati, and defending ...

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Funeral arrangements for Ollie Bridewell

Dave Rawlings, 24 July 2007 10:21

After the tragic accident and loss of Ollie Bridewell at Mallory Park on Friday the family has made provisional funeral arrangements for Wednesday August 1, 2007. Ollie’s parents Marcus and Liz, brother Tommy and sister Charlotte would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation for the messages and tributes that have been received to date.  Further details regarding a ...

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Oulton Park competition winner enjoys great battles

Dave Rawlings, 18 July 2007 09:54

A life long biking fanatic, Tony Cooper is a regular visitor to British Superbike races, and was on hand at Oulton Park for Round Eight of the Championship as winner of the THINK! Road Safety and MCN Reporter competition.  I’ve always been mad about bikes and try to get to about five or so BSB races every year, so it ...

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