British Superbikes (February 2007)

  • Leon in medical centre

    28 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Leon in medical centre

    Leon Haslam was taken to the Almeria medical centre after a 90mph highside at the Spanish track just minutes ago – but has thankfully escaped with just a bruised left leg. The Airwaves Ducati man...

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  • Rea ends test on top

    28 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Rea ends test on top

    For the third day running, Jonathan Rea has set the best time at the multi-team BSB test taking place at Almeria in Spain. The 20-year-old set the pace throughout the dry weather test which has just...

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  • Rea continues reign

    28 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Rea continues reign

    Jonathan Rea continues to lead the BSB stars testing out in Spain, with the new HM Plant signing again going fastest at Almeria on day two of the three-day test there. His performance is all the more...

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  • Smart back to Hawk?

    22 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Smart back to Hawk?

    Scott Smart could be on his way back to Hawk Kawasaki, if the team can secure the backing to run a second rider alongside Peter Hickman.  Smart, speaking from the WSB paddock in Doha where he’s...

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  • Smart back to Hawk?

    22 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Smart back to Hawk?

    Scott Smart could be on his way back to Hawk Kawasaki, if the team can secure the backing to run a second rider alongside Peter Hickman. Smart, speaking from the WSB paddock in Doha where he’s...

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  • Martin for BSB

    22 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Martin for BSB

    Roads hero Guy Martin could be racing a Hydrex Honda in BSB this year.  The Ulster GP winner and outright lap record holder was down to race in British Supersport this year but Hydrex team boss...

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  • Team NB on Pirelli

    22 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Team NB on Pirelli

    Devizes-based bothers Ollie and Tommy Bridewell will race Team NB Suzuki GSX-R1000s in BSB this year.  And the team, essentially the re-branded Vivaldi outfit from 2006, have switched from Dunlop...

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  • Mondello Upgrades

    15 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Mondello Upgrades

    The drainage system at Mondello Park is being improved after last year’s dramatic cancellation of the BSB races due to persistent heavy rainfall. There was a general acceptance that no race track...

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  • Ducati 1098S race-build

    14 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Ducati 1098S race-build

    The Buildbase Ducati team, based at John Hackett’s Ducati Coventry shop, are fielding John Laverty and Keiran Clarke in the National Superstock series this year on a pair of the exciting new 1098S...

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  • Oulton improvments

    14 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Oulton improvments

    Druids corner at Oulton Park has a new larger run-off area and gravel trap with the Armco barrier moved back by 72 feet.  New Rizla Suzuki signing Chris Walker last raced at Oulton seven years...

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  • Steve Spray’s Norton demo

    14 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Steve Spray’s Norton demo

    Former British Superbike Champion Steve Spray was back in action recently – riding the ex-Steve Hislop 1992 Senior TT-winning Norton Rotary in New Zealand. Spray and the Norton starred in the...

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  • Cal faster at Calafat

    13 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Cal faster at Calafat

    Rizla Suzuki completed a two-day test at Calafat, Spain yesterday and Superbike rookie Cal Crutchlow lapped faster than his more experienced team-mate Chris Walker. Crutchlow was having his first real...

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  • Rizla's sunshine test

    08 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Rizla's sunshine test

    While we’re shivering under the heaviest snowfalls in Britain for ten years Rizla Suzuki are testing at Calafat, Spain in ideal 24-degrees of sunshine. Chris Walker completed 90 trouble-free laps...

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  • Relentless TAS

    05 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Relentless TAS

    TAS Suzuki are gearing up for BSB in 2008 thanks to a major sponsorship from Relentless – an energy drink targeted at active young people. TAS are the highest-profile race team in Ireland, racing in...

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  • GP250 British Revival

    01 February 2007 by MCN

    GP250 British Revival

    Re-establishing the British title tag to the GP250 class has dramatically boosted interest in the ailing two-strokes.    The exciting new ACU Dunlop Tyres MotoStar Cup GP250 series has...

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  • Metzeler Superstock

    01 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Metzeler Superstock

    While the tyre war wages on in BSB with Dunlop, Michelin and Pirelli all out to claim top honours in the series, Metzeler Racetec will continue as the official tyre supplier and sponsor of both the...

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  • Richards on BSB MV

    01 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Richards on BSB MV

    Aussie Glen Richards is to ride MV Agusta for Q Motorsport in BSB.  The exclusive 1000cc F4 SBK will be developed by UK MV distributor Three Cross Motorcycles. Glen Richards finished 10th in...

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