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Harley-Davidson announce XR1200 prize money and tyre details

Rob Hull, 06 January 2009 10:18

Harley-Davidson has confirmed today that the one-make XR1200 series that will run as part of British Superbike weekends in 2009 will have Dunlop solely supplying tyres for the championship. Dunlop, who supply the OE tyres for the road going bike, will increase their presence in the domestic championship following BSB using Pirelli as a control tyre from last year. The ...

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No Ducati in BSB

Rob Hull, 16 December 2008 12:00

Ducati will not have a major presence in the British Superbike Championship in 2009 for the first time since the series was launched in its present form in 1995, it has emerged today. The Italian V-twins have won seven of the 14 titles in that time, but the collapse this week of a potential deal between the North West 200 ...

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Jonathan Palmer talks BSB 2009

Rob Hull, 02 December 2008 17:23

If you pick up a copy of this week’s Motorcycle News you’ll get a first-hand look at who is lining up where in British Superbikes for 2009. We’ve compiled the top teams in both BSB and British Supersport and showed you who will be riding for who next season, and who is still being linked with vacant rides in the ...

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James Ellison says he’s getting Wii fit

Rob Hull, 13 November 2008 12:57

James Ellison has said he’s already started his preparation for the 2009 British Superbike season by working on his balance with a computer game. Ellison said in his latest GSE Racing blog that he’s bought a Wii Fit – a board that you can stand on that, combined with a Nintendo Wii console, measures your weight and allows you to ...

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Q&A: Josh Brookes on BSB hopes in 2009

Rob Hull, 20 October 2008 17:05

With Josh Brookes expected to be named in the 2009 HM Plant Honda line-up alongside 2008 British Supersport Champion Glen Richards, MCN spoke to the 25-year old about his one-off appearance in the BSS Championship at the final round at Brands Hatch, what his plans are for the future and a prospective switch toBSB. What were your initial feelings about ...

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Silverstone British Superbike: Cal Crutchlow scores pole number four

Rob Hull, 27 September 2008 16:25

Cal Crutchlow has added to his two poles at Oulton Park and last time out at Croft this weekend to start tomorrow’s BSB races from the front. Crutchlow set the fastest time of the weekend with under five minutes of the third and final phase of qualifying remaining; a 1.25.489. The 22-year old, who has signed to ride for the ...

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Silverstone British Superbikes: Leon Haslam half second faster

Rob Hull, 27 September 2008 12:48

Leon Haslam has put an emphatic touch on the final Free Practice session of the weekend at Silverstone by setting a time over half a second faster than his rivals. Haslam set a 1.25.963, the only rider to dip below a 1.26 and just sixth tenths away from the outright lap record set by Gregorio Lavilla last season, The 25-year ...

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Silverstone British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki to make most of top speed

Rob Hull, 24 September 2008 13:45

Rizla Suzuki Team Manager Jack Valentine has said the Rizla Suzuki squad will want to make the most of their untouchable top speed at the very fast Silverstone circuit this weekend. The acceleration and top speed of the Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 has been a big talking point amongst riders, especially those who aren’t riding them. And Valentine said it’s these ...

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Croft British Superbikes: Tom Sykes: ‘I’m not going to give up’

Rob Hull, 15 September 2008 16:04

Tom Sykes offered a stern warning to Shane Byrne after the Croft weekend that he wasn’t going to make it easy for the Airwaves man to reclaim his second British Superbike title. Sykes along with Leon Haslam kept the BSB crown out of reaching distance of Byrne with podiums for both riders in both races – a third and second ...

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Cadwell Park British Superbikes: Michael Rutter not cutting the Mountain section

Rob Hull, 26 August 2008 15:11

North West 200 Ducati’s Michael Rutter has highlighted the tight and twisty Mountain section of the Cadwell Park circuit as the biggest hindrance to his round nine performance. After getting to grips with the highly technical electronics package on his Ducati 1098 at Knockhill, Rutter struggled to master the final sector of the 2.19-mile circuit. “I'm pleased with the way ...

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