British Superbikes (December 2008)

  • Llewellyn to make track comeback?

    03 January 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Llewellyn to make track comeback?

    Former BSB racer Matt Llewellyn is contemplating a comeback to racing – in the all-new Harley-Davidson XR1200 Trophy that will at BSB meetings this year. It is three years since Llewellyn, now 40,...

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  • BSB Review: Best race in pictures

    01 January 2009 by MCN News Desk

    BSB Review: Best race in pictures

    Shane Byrne was expected to take the title at Croft but a massive high-side during the second free practice session on Friday left the champion-elect battered and bruised. Byrne passed fit to...

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  • Extra BSB races at Oulton and Brands

    31 December 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    Extra BSB races at Oulton and Brands

    Two of the 2009 British Superbike Championship rounds will feature a new-look three race BSB format – boosting the series to 26 races over the 12 championship rounds. Series organisers MSVR have...

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  • Superstock price-capped

    31 December 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    Superstock price-capped

    MSVR, the BSB series organisers, have announced that there will be a price cap placed on machines eligible for the Superstock 1000cc class in 2009. The MCRCB, the rulemaking body for the MSVR-run...

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  • The changing weight regulation timeline

    31 December 2008 by Rob Hull

    The changing weight regulation timeline

    When British Superbike organisers adapted the minimum weight regulation for V-twins in May it sparked the biggest riot in recent BSB history. Here’s how it all happened. February Jonathan Palmer...

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  • KTM announce RC8 series rules

    30 December 2008 by Gary Pinchin

    KTM announce RC8 series rules

    KTM has now announced the full rules package for the 2009 RC8 Cup, which will run at BSB meetings and replaces the highly-successful Superduke series that ran for two seasons. KTM’s Event Manager...

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  • Video: GSE Racing workshop tour

    22 December 2008 by Rob Hull

    Video: GSE Racing workshop tour

    As well as changing manufacturer to Yamaha from Ducati for 2009, GSE Racing has also moved into a new headquarters. The 2008 British Superbike Champions have moved into the former HQ of the Petronas...

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  • James Ellison hoping for extended GSE career

    22 December 2008 by Rob Hull

    James Ellison hoping for extended GSE career

    James Ellison has told MCN that he’d love to race for GSE Racing for more than just 2009. The 28-year old penned a year-long contract with the 2008 British Superbike Championship winning team. But in...

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  • BSB title winning bikes for sale

    17 December 2008 by Rob Hull

    BSB title winning bikes for sale

    How does a British Superbike championship winning Ducati 1098 sound to you? Well owning one could well become a reality because GSE Racing has all four of their ’08 British Superbike machines up for...

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  • Ducati UK confirm BSB split

    17 December 2008 by Rob Hull

    Ducati UK confirm BSB split

    It’s official: there will be no top Ducati team in British Superbikes in 2009. A statement has been released by Ducati to confirm they will not have any representation in the championship next...

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  • Rob Mac confirms 2009 team

    17 December 2008 by Rob Hull

    Rob Mac confirms 2009 team

    Rob McElnea will have a busy 2009 after confirming his full line-up for next season. A new Superbike, new sponsors and four new riders have come on board with McElnea as he goes in search of his...

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  • GSE -Airwaves deal continues

    17 December 2008 by Rob Hull

    GSE -Airwaves deal continues

    GSE Racing, arguably the most successful team in the modern era of the British Superbike Championship, will continue to be sponsored by chewing gum brand Airwaves in 2009, continuing an association...

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  • No Ducati in BSB

    16 December 2008 by Rob Hull

    No Ducati in BSB

    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...

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  • MSS Colchester Kawasaki into future development

    11 December 2008 by Rob Hull

    MSS Colchester Kawasaki won’t just be running in BSB next season; they will continue their development with 16-year old Jess Trayler in the Superstock 600 championship. Trayler was snatched up by Morgan following his 5th place finish in the Aprilia Superteens championship and 4th overall in the ACU standings in 2006 – his first full season on a road bike. And the lanky 50kg youngster went from...

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  • 2009 British Superbike calendar announced

    10 December 2008 by Rob Hull

    2009 British Superbike calendar announced

    The 2009 British Superbike calendar has finally been announced, with the biggest change being the Brands Hatch GP round being held in the height of the summer. Brands Hatch will not be hosting a World...

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  • Sykes meets Sykes

    09 December 2008 by Martin Sykes

    Sykes meets Sykes

    Josh Sykes from Huddersfield meets his hero Tom Sykes from Huddersfield at Brands Hatch.

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  • Neil Tuxworth: Honda motorcycle racing safe

    05 December 2008 by Rob Hull

    Neil Tuxworth: Honda motorcycle racing safe

    In the wake of Honda’s announcement last night that they have pulled their Formula One project and are selling the team, Honda Racing UK Manager for bikes Neil Tuxworth has spoken about the future of...

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  • British Supersport 2009: Who to look out for

    04 December 2008 by Rob Hull

    British Supersport 2009: Who to look out for

    The 2009 British Supersport paddock is starting to take shape. But who should you be looking out for next season? The 2008 Champion, Glen Richards, has been rewarded with a spot in the factory HM...

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  • Jonathan Palmer talks BSB 2009

    02 December 2008 by Rob Hull

    Jonathan Palmer talks BSB 2009

    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...

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