British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2008)

  • Video: Off-roading with Chris Walker

    19 February 2008 by Michael Guy

    MCN World Superbike reporter Michael Guy caught up with British Supersport rider Chris 'Stalker' Walker at an off road track as he prepares for the 2008 season. Walker talks about the upcoming Qatar testing, his love of off-roading and his aims for the 2008 season with Kawasaki. Read the full article in this weeks Motorcycle News out Wednesday 20th February 2008

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  • Beowulf Racing's Supersport Yamaha R6 makes first appearance

    18 February 2008 by Sarah Carnell

    Beowulf Racing’s Pat McDougall has been testing the Yamaha YZF-R6 he will be racing in this year’s British Supersport Cup Championship at Snetterton. See Beowulf testing in Cartagena The 22-year-old completed five 20-minute sessions on the motorcycle he will be racing this season after previously testing a fleet of Yamaha R6’s to be used by the European Superstock riders. Pat McDougall said: “The...

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  • Video: Tuning a British Supersport Triumph 675

    14 February 2008 by Angus Farquhar, Chris Slade, Gary Pinchin

    Paul Young spent the last couple of years developing a Triumph Daytona 675 rider in British Supersport but now he's joined the Embassy Triumph team and has got the help of engine man John Trigger to work on the bike. We caught up with Trigger to see how he will be developing th bike throughout the year. Click here to see our interview with rider Paul Young

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  • Video: Paul Young - Factory backed Triumph rider

    14 February 2008 by Angus Farquhar, Chris Slade, Gary Pinchin

    Paul Young spent the last couple of years developing a Triumph Daytona 675 rider in British Supersport but now he's joined the Embassy Triumph team and has got full factory backing. We caught up with Youngy to see how he is coping with actually having some backing for a change. Click here to watch our interview with engine man John Trigger

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  • Video: Craig Jones and Tommy Hill pick their Fantasy Road Race

    08 February 2008 by Michael Guy

    If you’re looking for the inside line on who to pick for your MCN Fantasy Road Race competition then look no further. Last week World Supersport racers Craig Jones and Tommy Hill visited MCN’s offices where we got them to chose their own team and give us the low down on what they think is going to happen in 2008. So if you’re looking for inspiration have a look at the riders they selected and...

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  • Video: MSS Kawasaki team update

    30 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    MCN Sports Editor Gary Pinchin recently visited the MSS Discovery British Superbike team at its headquarters to speak to team owner Nick Morgan In our video interview Morgan talks us through the bike and gives his opinion on the previous and current riders. You can read the full interview in the latest copy of MCN (Wednesday 30th January) Watch our interview with Stuart Easton

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  • Video: Relentless Suzuki boss talks

    29 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    The Relentless TAS Suzuki team have plenty of expierence building superbike-spec GSX-1000s for the roads but the requirements of BSB are very different. This year the team is moving into the British series with their 2007 British Supersport champion Michael Laverty Watch the video below to see team boss Phillip Neill interviewd about the bike and read the full story in this weeks copy of MCN...

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  • Play MCN Fantasy Road Race 2008 free

    29 January 2008 by Michael Guy

    Play MCN Fantasy Road Race 2008 free

    If you’ve ever wondered why race team managers choose ageing has-been’s or inexperienced rookies to ride in their team and think you could do better selecting your own dream team line up – then here’s...

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  • 2008 KTM Super Duke R Battle commences

    29 January 2008 by Michael Guy

    2008 KTM Super Duke R Battle commences

    Last season the KTM Super Duke Championship wowed BSB fans with brilliant bar to bar racing and after it’s successful debut season the series is back again in 2008. Click here to see Adam Child's...

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  • Steve Plater assumes rider/manager role

    21 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    Steve Plater assumes rider/manager role

    Steve Plater is now the team manager as well as BSB rider for AIM Yamaha. We spoke to him about his new role – and the forthcoming season. Click here to see Steve Plater's thoughts on the 2008 North...

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  • Jentin confirm Andrews for British Superbikes

    18 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    Jentin confirm Andrews for British Superbikes

    Jentin Racing have confirmed Simon Andrews will stay with the team in BSB this year. The Lloyds British-backed Yamaha team are building two brand new 2008 R1s and 23-year-old Andrews said: "I'm...

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  • Embassy run official Triumph BSS effort

    18 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    Embassy run official Triumph BSS effort

    Embassy Racing Moto has announced it will be the official Triumph factory-supported team in British Supersport in 2008. The team will run two riders in the hugely competitive Supersport class. Joining...

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  • Beowulf switch to Yamaha

    18 January 2008 by MCN Sports team

    Beowulf switch to Yamaha

    Beowulf Racing has decided to switch to Yamaha for their 2008 UK and European campaigns. The team has run Suzuki machinery since 1997 but the change is down to machinery availability. Joint Team Owner...

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  • Video: Medd gets BSS Virgin Yamaha ride

    14 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    Nick Medd has spent the best part of two seasons on the sidelines. Now fully recovered from an horrific crash at Silverstone testing his own Ducati, he’s landed a ride with the Virgin Media Yamaha team in British Supersport. In this video interview he tells MCN about his aspirations for 2008. Video Interview with Joe Dickinson Karl Harris video interview Karl Harris gets Yamaha British...

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  • Video: Dickinson and Tucklinks with Yamaha

    14 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    British Supersport rider Joe Dickinson is still backed by Trucklinks in 2008 but now he’s part of Rob McElnea’s official Yamaha set-up. He talks to MCN about his forthcoming season.  Nick Medd talks to MCN Karl Harris video interview Karl Harris gets Yamaha British Superbike ride R1 Cup ready to Rock

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  • Video: Harris with Yamaha

    14 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    It’s been rumoured for some time but now it’s official.  Karl Harris is riding for Yamaha in BSB this year. Harris talks exclusively to MCN about his hopes for the season ahead. Nick Medd talks to MCN Video Interview with Joe Dickinson Karl Harris gets Yamaha British Superbike ride R1 Cup ready to Rock

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  • R1 Cup ready to rock

    14 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    R1 Cup ready to rock

    The new Yamaha R1 Cup that blasts into action next year at BSB rounds is being backed  by Henderson Insurance Brokers. Rob McElnea, the man who gave us the Virgin Yamaha R6 Cup to allow...

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  • Gearlink becomes official Kawasaki team in British Supersport

    11 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    This week the Gearlink Kawasaki team announced their two rider British Supersport line-up of Chris Martin and Steve Neate, as well as stepping up to become the official Kawasaki team in the class. MCN spoke to Michael de Bidaph about this latest step up the ladder for his team … Click here to read our interview with Chris Martin MCN: Why Martin and Neate? de Bidaph: We were approached by ten...

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  • Chris Martin gets a ride in new British Supersport Kawasaki team

    11 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    Chris Martin was the 2006 BSB Cup champion. Now he’s one of two riders in the exciting new-look  Gearlink Kawasaki team in British Supersport. MCN spoke to him about his new ride. Read our interview with team boss Michael de Bidaph MCN: Chris, superbike to superposrt. How do you see this, as a step backwards or a positive career move? Martin: Very positive. People might view it as a...

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  • Video: Easton gets superbike Kawasaki

    08 January 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    He’s had a roller-coaster couple of years but Stuart Easton has bagged a top-line BSB ride with MSS Discovery Kawasaki this year. Check out this exclusive MCN video to get his thoughts on the season ahead…..

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  • Vote for the MCN Man of the Year 2007

    03 January 2008 by MCN Sports Desk

    Vote for the MCN Man of the Year 2007

    This is where you can vote for MCN's presitigious Man of the Year Award for 2007. The 2007 motorcycle racing season produced a dramatic year of surprise, drama and British success. But who do you...

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