British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Neil Hodgson signs for Motorpoint Yamaha!

    11 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Neil Hodgson signs for Motorpoint Yamaha!

    Neil Hodgson has signed to ride for Motorpoint Yamaha to race in BSB next year. The deal was finalised last week and Hodgson jetted in from his home on the Isle of Man to sign the contract at...

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  • Tommy with Worx Suzuki

    11 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Tommy with Worx Suzuki

    Tommy Hill lines up with Yukio Kagayama in the Worx Suzuki BSB team next year. Hill was at Crescent Suzuki in Verwood last Thursday to sign his 2010 contract with the team and told MCN:  “I had a...

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  • Motorpoint Yamaha - back from the brink

    11 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Motorpoint Yamaha - back from the brink

    What a turnaround. One minute Rob McElnea is ready to close down his race shop after their most disappointing season ever. The next he’s arguably bagged the biggest coup in BSB by signing former WSB...

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  • Linfoot is Hodgson's Motorpoint team-mate

    11 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Linfoot is Hodgson's Motorpoint team-mate

    Dan Linfoot will be Neil Hodgson’s team-mate in next year’s Motorpoint Yamaha team, leaving the team’s 2009 rider Chris Walker and Graeme Gowland both looking for pastures new. Linfoot was bowled over...

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  • BMW for National Superstock?

    11 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    BMW for National Superstock?

    BMW Motorrad UK plans to run a two-man team in next year’s National Superstock championship but is looking to form a partnership with a well-established outfit in the BSB paddock, rather than run the...

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  • McDougall teams with East Coast Racing for BSB

    06 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    McDougall teams with East Coast Racing for BSB

    Pat McDougall will race Phil Reed’s ex-Karl Harris Yamaha R1 in BSB next year. Discussions started after McDougal rode successfully for Reed’s East Caost Racing team at the Silverstone British...

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  • Plater still unsure of 2010 plans

    04 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Plater still unsure of 2010 plans

    Like everyone else Steve Plater is waiting to hear about Louth-based Honda Racing’s plans for 2010. He told MCN: “Obviously I’ve spoken to Honda about next year but I’ve heard nothing since so I’ve no...

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  • Hodgson close to Motorpoint Yamaha deal

    02 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Hodgson close to Motorpoint Yamaha deal

    Neil Hodgson is thought to be close to agreeing terms to ride for Rob McElnea’s Motorpoint Yamaha team next year. McElnea was the former WSB champion’s first port of call when he visited the Croft BSB...

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  • Karl Harris to MSS Kawasaki

    02 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Karl Harris to MSS Kawasaki

    Karl Harris is talking with MSS Colchester Kawasaki team for the 2010 season but MCN understands a deal – if finalised - won’t just be for BSB but also for the roads. Harris has talked about having a...

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  • Ellison and Richards in Qatar 8hr

    02 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Ellison and Richards in Qatar 8hr

    BSB stars James Ellison and Glen Richards are spearheading the British-base Phase One assault on the Qatar 8hr on November 14, the final round of the 2009 World Endurance Championship. Both Ellison...

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  • New backer opens doors for Westmorland

    16 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    New backer opens doors for Westmorland

    James Westmorland raced his JW racing/JT Performance Triumph in British Supersport at Oulton last weekend with a new backer: Came (pronounced Camay), an international company specialising in...

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  • Andrews survives monster crash

    15 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Andrews survives monster crash

    Simon Andrews was concussed, battered and bruised after he had barrel-rolled across the gravel trap on the first lap of the final race at Oulton on Sunday. The MSS Kawasaki rider had finished sixth...

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  • Guintoli operation

    15 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Guintoli operation

    Sylvain Guintoli was due in surgery today to have one screw removed from the plates and pins that were used to repair the tibia and fibula smashed in his Donington Park crash early in the...

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  • What next for Glen Richards?

    15 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    What next for Glen Richards?

    With the season over Glen Richards faces a difficult period, waiting to hear what HM Plant Honda’s plans are for 2010 – and how he might figure in them. After a painful Silverstone comeback Richards...

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  • Rutter's promising Oulton ruined by crash

    15 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Rutter's promising Oulton ruined by crash

    After all their technical issues that plagued the Bathams Ducati at Silverstone, Michael Rutter and his makeshift crew finally got the vee-twin running sweetly at Oulton but it all ended in tears when...

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  • Denning's take on Guintoli's WSB switch

    15 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Denning's take on Guintoli's WSB switch

    Now that the dust has settled on Sylvain Guintoli’s move to Alstare Suzuki there’s time to reflect on how the situation developed into the major moves that took not only Guintoli back to the world...

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  • Celebrations!

    14 October 2009 by Mandy Richards

    I was at Oulton Park for the final round of the BSB last weekend and actually stood at the front of the podium when Leon Camier was presented his trophy for becoming the MCE BSB Champion 2009. The atmosphere was fantastic and I felt truly honoured to be there to share his moment and get covered in the celebratory champagne! What a fantastic weekend! Thanks to all the riders for making it a truly...

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  • My son at BSB

    13 October 2009 by nigaltomlinson

    My son at BSB

    This is my one year old son at the BSB final having his picture taken with Sylvain Guintoli and the Worx Crescent Suzuki girls. What a fab day.

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  • Contract? What contract?

    12 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Contract? What contract?

    When I got the tip-off on Saturday morning at Oulton Park that Sylvain Guintoli had been snatched from the Worx Suzuki team to ride for Alstare Suzuki in WSB I simply didn’t believe it. fter all, I...

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  • Plater takes British Supersport title in style

    12 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Plater takes British Supersport title in style

    Steve Plater clinched the British Supersport title the best way possible on Sunday at Oulton Park – by taking an emphatic win in the final race of the championship. For Plater it was the end to a...

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  • BSB releases 12-race 2010 calendar

    12 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB releases 12-race 2010 calendar

    Next year’s BSB series features 12 races with two of them - Brands in August and the final Oulton round - again scheduled as triple headers with one race on a Saturday and two races the following...

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