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Lowes takes Assen pole

Gary Pinchin, 22 September 2012 17:49

Alex Lowes claimed an historic pole position this afternoon in preparation for Sunday’s first-ever Assen MCE Insurance British Superbike round. Tomorrow’s two races form the first of the three-round, seven-race Showdown to decide this year’s title and Team WFR Honda rider Lowes is looking to close the 33 points gap on defending champion Tommy Hill. Lowes said: “I knew my ...

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Assen BSB: Lowes sets pace

Gary Pinchin, 21 September 2012 17:22

Alex Lowes set the pace in Free Practice 2 this afternoon (Friday) at Assen ahead of Sunday’s opening round of the three-round Showdown which will decide the outcome of this year’s MCE British Superbike Championship. Lowes clocked a time 1:37.893 on the Team WFR Honda, 0.282s quicker that closest rival Josh Brookes and said: “Now I’m in the Showdown I’m ...

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Seeley dominates North West 200

Gary Pinchin, 21 May 2012 09:15

At one stage during Saturday’s North West 200 it looked like Alastair Seeley might have to be content with just his Thursday Superstock race win on the Tyco TAS Suzuki. In the first Supersport race William Dunlop was in control until he made a mistake at Juniper. That allowed Seeley to close in on the rapid Wilson Craig Honda and ...

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Tinmouth resigns from BSB ride

Gary Pinchin, 24 May 2011 15:19

Jenny Tinmouth has resigned from the Splitlath Aprilia team after a brief flirtation of just two BSB rounds. The news came as no surprise to team owner John Dimbylow who said: "We were expecting it and had planned a formal press release. But within two minutes of discussing details with Jenny, it was on the web. "To be honest, things ...

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Rea and Haslam kick off MCN-backed Donington WSB round in style

Gary Pinchin, 25 March 2011 13:36

Brits Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam were right in the thick of the action in the first free practice session at the MCN-backed Donington WSB round this morning. The timesheets were topped by Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri but Rea posted third quickest time on his Castrol Honda, his 1:30.18 just two tenths behind Checa’s fastest time of 1:29.98 on ...

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Splitlath Aprilia with Kennaugh in BSB

Gary Pinchin, 29 November 2010 16:05

Splitlath Aprilia will run Leicester-based South African Hudson Kennaugh in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship next year. Kennaugh narrowly missed-out on the BSB-Evo title by just three points this year and now the team will step up to the full BSB championship with the Aprilia RSV4. Kennaugh joined the team halfway through the 2010 season, and quickly helped to ...

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Splitlath back in BSB Evo

Gary Pinchin, 10 September 2010 16:56

Splitlath Motorsport Aprilia will be back in the BSB Evo Championship at Croft this weekend since the issue regarding the legality of components used in their engines at Cadwell has been resolved. The team has issued this press statement: Chris Burns and Hudson Kennaugh will be able to once again battle for podiums in the hard-fought series, on board the ...

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Splitlath Aprilia and the ‘Factory’ camshaft

Gary Pinchin, 10 September 2010 16:46

BSB Evo title contenders Splitlath Aprilia were excluded from the Evo class at Cadwell on technical grounds. Investigations have subsequently shown that the homologation process of racing components led to confusion and the BSB organisers have released the following statement to fully explain the situation:  During the event of Cadwell Park, August 28/29/30 it was determined that the motorcycles entered ...

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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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Walker to ride MSS Kawasaki at Oulton

Gary Pinchin, 27 April 2010 11:45

Chris Walker has been drafted into the MSS Kawasaki for this Bank Holiday Monday’s BSB round at Oulton Park. He’ll replace Simon Andrews who is still recovering form the foot injuries he sustained in the WSB round at Valencia on May 11. Team boss Nick Morgan said: “I think Walker will go really good on our bike. I’m really buzzed-up ...


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