British Superbikes (January 2007)

  • Video: Kiyo on 07 Blade

    25 January 2007 by MCN

    Video: Kiyo on 07 Blade

    Surprise attendee at the Sepang MotoGP test was Ryuichi Kiyonari. He was out on a Suzuka Eight Hour-spec Fireblade.  Watch this video to hear just how different it sounds from the MotoGP bikes.

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  • Kiyo suprise in Malaysia

    22 January 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Kiyo suprise in Malaysia

    Reigning British superbike champion Ryuichi Kiyonari was a surprise addition to the Sepang line-up. The Japanese rider was testing two Honda FireBlade machines for a ‘multitude’ of purposes according...

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  • UK1 signs teenagers

    21 January 2007 by MCN

    UK1 signs teenagers

    Former 125 British title–winning team UK1 Racing are continuing their philosophy of fostering new young riders. They have announced they have signed 14-year-old Connor Behan alongside 13-year-old...

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  • MV in BSB

    20 January 2007 by MCN

    MV in BSB

    While the world waits to see if Carl Fogarty can pull off a deal to run factory MV Agusta machinery in WSB, an enterprising team have already finalised their plans to race two of the exotic Italian...

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  • Emmett to ride Honda

    18 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Emmett to ride Honda

    Sean Emmett’s turbulent racing career has another lease of life. Britain’s bad boy of racing has linked up with Liverpool-based PR Branson Honda to race in BSB this year. Emmett said: "The perennial...

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  • Rea's MX rehab

    17 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Rea's MX rehab

    Jonathan Rea has taken delivery of a new CR250F motocross today as he continues his rehabilitation programme following recent extensive knee surgery. The new HM Plant Honda signing ruptured his ACL...

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  • Joey's trophies displayed

    15 January 2007 by MCN

    Joey's trophies displayed

    The 26 trophies won by TT record holder Joey Dunlop, OBE, will go on display to the public during next year’s races. The aim is to boost funds for the Joey Dunlop Foundation and raise money to build...

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  • Stobart get busy

    15 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Stobart get busy

    Stobart Honda have had a busy Christmas preparing their bikes for the most extensive winter pre-season testing programme the team has ever undertaken. The work follows the initial shakedown test at...

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  • BSB boss on '07

    12 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB boss on '07

    We caught up with BSB Race Director Stuart Higgs at the NEC Racing Car Show and asked him about the prospects for the 2007 season. MCN: We had a great 2006 season in BSB. How is the 2007 season...

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  • Bridewells sign for BSB

    10 January 2007 by MCN

    Bridewells sign for BSB

    Wiltshire brothers Ollie and Tommy Bridewell have both signed to ride BSB for the Naturally Best Suzuki team. The team is using the 2006 Vivaldi Suzuki superbikes, operating out of the old Vivaldi...

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  • Another 1098 in Superstock

    05 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Another 1098 in Superstock

    The Buildbase Ducati team of Keiran Clarke and John Laverty won’t be the only ones running 1098s in the National Superstock series this year. Michael Pensavalle, the 27 year-old from Low Moor,...

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  • Dorna take on new man

    05 January 2007 by MCN

    Dorna take on new man

    Dorna UK, the commercial rights holder of the British Superbike Championship, have announced (January 5, 2007) the appointment of Colin Clark to the new position of head of sales and marketing. Colin...

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  • Rizla get ’07 bikes

    04 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Rizla get ’07 bikes

    Chris Walker and Call Crutchlow will have four brand new 2007 GSX-R1000s between them when they resume their pre-season winter testing programme in February. The team took delivery of three 2007...

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  • Jones fund hits £70K

    03 January 2007 by MCN

    Jones fund hits £70K

    The memorial fund for British 125 racer Chris Jones who died on Bank Holiday Monday back in August 2005 has hit the £70,000 mark. And the parents of the teenage racer say more fund raising will...

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