British Superbikes (December 2006)

  • Jentin’s ’07 plan

    23 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    British 125 champion Daniel Cooper will ride for the Jentin team in British Supersport in 2007. The 19-year-old from Stroud will have one new R6 plus the Piranha Yamahas fettled by Race Techniques and raced by Simon Andrews this year. Jentin will also run brand new 2007 R1s in the British Superbike class but have yet to confirm their rider, though team boss Bernie Toleman said: “We’re aiming to...

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  • Win BSB tickets

    18 December 2006

    Win BSB tickets

    MCN London Motorcycle Show and Brands Hatch are giving away five pairs of entry tickets and two VIP hospitality places to the opening round of the 2007 championship.  Held on the full-length GP...

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  • Shakey: "I've got to start again"

    13 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Shakey: "I've got to start again"

    Shane Byrne has admitted he was so disappointed with his 2006 season with Rizla Suzuki, he sees his signing with old team Stobart Honda like the start of a new career in 2007. Byrne was finally...

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  • Order official BSB calendar

    13 December 2006

    Order official BSB calendar

    British Superbike fans looking for that extra something to fill their Christmas stockings fear no more. The official 2007 calendar is now available at a discounted price of £7.99 (normally £9.99) and...

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  • Racers turn to baseball

    12 December 2006 by Sarah Carnell

    Racers turn to baseball

    British racers might spend the winter months longing for warmer climes and thinking of their training regimes – Japanese racers play baseball. Race stars Yukio Kagayama, Nori Haga, Makoto Tamada,...

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  • 1098 to race in British Superstock

    11 December 2006

    1098 to race in British Superstock

    Ducati’s new 1098 V-twins might not be eligible to race in the superbike class for 2007 but we’ll still be able to see the exciting new Italian machines in top-class British racing next year. Ducati...

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  • Video: Haydon's R1 deal

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Haydon's R1 deal

    New Virgin Yamaha signing James Haydon has spoken exclusively to MCN about his decision to return to the team. Watch the video clip to hear as he explains in his own words why he has made...

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  • Video: Haslam off season

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Haslam off season

    Ever wanted to know what Leon Haslam gets up to away from the track? In part two of our special feature, see our BSB writer Gary Pinchin putting the questions to the MCN 2006 Man of the Year Watch the...

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  • Shakey signs for Stobart

    07 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Shakey signs for Stobart

    Shane Byrne will team up with the team with which he won the British Superbike title after he re-signed to join Paul Bird’s Stobart Honda team for 2007. Byrne revealed to MCN that he turned his back...

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  • Video: Crutchlow's CBR

    06 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Cal Crutchlow took the British Supersport title with two races in hand so we took him out at Mallory Park to see just how much difference there is between his race bike and a standard Honda CBR600RR. Watch the video of the test then read the full story only in the September 27 edition of MCN.

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  • Haydon back at Virgin Yamaha

    06 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Haydon back at Virgin Yamaha

    James Haydon has snapped up one of the best rides remaining in British Superbikes, after signing to rejoin the Virgin Yamaha team for 2007. The 32-year-old will spearhead the team’s title challenge...

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  • Pictures from Mallory Park BSB

    04 December 2006 by Biker Bird

    Pictures from Mallory Park BSB

    Heres a few pictures I took at the British Superbikes 2005 at Mallory. I saw so many crashes that day. I crossed the bridge the same time as John Reynolds was hobbling across. It was a fantastic...

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  • Plater still wants GB ride

    01 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Plater still wants GB ride

    Macau GP winner Steve Plater is still chasing a full-time ride in Britain – preferably on a superbike but would also take a top-line Supersport ride. One possible option is joining the two-man MSS...

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