British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Harris tops Oulton BSB practice

    09 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Harris tops Oulton BSB practice

    Karl Harris set the pace during both of Friday’s free practice sessions at Oulton Park today in the final round of the MCE British Superbike Championship. With a new spec engine build for the weekend,...

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  • Team Green road race

    09 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Team Green road race

    Kawasaki’s ‘Team Green’ has been in existence in the UK for well over 25 years but in recent years has primarily been focussed on off-road racing. But, from next year, Team Green will re-enter the...

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  • Camier aims for 20 race wins at Oulton Park

    09 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Camier aims for 20 race wins at Oulton Park

    Leon Camier might have wrapped up the BSB title at Silverstone two weeks ago but now his target is taking his season tally of race wins to 20 – in the season ending triple header at Oulton Park in...

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  • Kymco back British 125 race team

    09 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Kymco back British 125 race team

    Danny Kent will be riding the Aztec GP125 bike with new backing from Kymco UK in this weekend’s 125cc British Championship round at Oulton Park. Kymco UK and Aztec are working on a plan 2010 to...

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  • Guintoli to race at Thruxton

    09 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Guintoli to race at Thruxton

    Worx Suzuki star Sylvain Guintoli will line-up for the MRO Powerbike club race at Thruxton on October 17. Ironically a year ago on the corresponding weekend, the Frenchman was finishing 14th in the...

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  • Plater: Oulton BSB is business as usual

    08 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Plater: Oulton BSB is business as usual

    The British Supersport title is on the line but experience campaigner Steve Plater aims to go about business as usual this weekend at Oulton Park in the final round of the series. He’s 11 points ahead...

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  • Finnegan book launched in Lusk

    08 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Finnegan book launched in Lusk

    In his new book, Flying Finn, Stephen Davison charts the spectacular career of the late Martin Finnegan, one of Ireland’s most colourful and successful road racers. Called simply ‘Flying Finn’, the...

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  • Cooper wins Stars at Darley

    08 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Cooper wins Stars at Darley

    Co-ordit Performance’s Richard Cooper made the perfect preparations for the final round of this weekend’s National Superstock championship at Oulton by his Stars at Darley title last Sunday. Cooper...

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  • Tommy Hill aims for Oulton podium

    08 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Tommy Hill aims for Oulton podium

    Tommy Hill goes to the final MCE British Superbike round at Oulton Park this weekend, still aiming to achieve his goal of at least one podium finish this year. He said: “At Silverstone we improved the...

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  • Knight wins Natterjack Enduro

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Knight wins Natterjack Enduro

    Kawasaki rider David Knight brought his participation in the 2009 British Enduro Championship to a winning close by topping the final day of the REME-organised Natterjack Enduro. The fastest rider on...

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  • Kagayama adds fuel to BSB return rumour

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Kagayama adds fuel to BSB return rumour

    Rumours that Yukio Kagayama could return to BSB have gained some creedence after Worx Suzuki boss Jack Valentine agreed at Silverstone the Japanese rider’s name had been linked to Suzuki’s choice of a...

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  • Valentine says keep FIM superbike rules

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Valentine says keep FIM superbike rules

    Worx Suzuki team boss Jack Valentine is not convinced that the new Evo rules that call fro superstock engines and control ECUs are the way forward for BSB. He told MCN: “The FIM superbike rules (which...

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  • Hydrex develop new engine braking system

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Hydrex develop new engine braking system

    Hydrex Honda ran a new airbleed system at Silverstone to try and overcome the Honda’s tendency to back into corners. The team’s technical guru Mick Shanley said: “We’ve more hardware on the bike -...

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  • Harris’ tough debut on SMT Honda

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Harris’ tough debut on SMT Honda

    After a weekend of troubles, Karl Harris salvaged a distant 14th place in the second BSB race at Silverstone in his debut on the SMT Honda. It was scant reward for early in the weekend, it looked...

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  • Rutter: One BSB season. Five different bikes

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Rutter: One BSB season. Five different bikes

    Michael Rutter finally achieved something few of his rivals would never wish to contemplate – riding every make of machine in one season of BSB. Rutter pulled the dustsheets off the Ducati he rode all...

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  • Harley XR1200 series ready to rumble

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Harley XR1200 series ready to rumble

    The much talked-about Harley-Davidson XR1200 series will thunder into life at BSB meetings next year. After almost a year of development with Harris Performance, registrations have opened for next...

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  • Guintoli getting back up to speed

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Guintoli getting back up to speed

    Sylvain Guintoli continued to rebuild his confidence in his comeback from injury with seventh and eighth places on the Worx Suzuki at Silverstone. He said: “At Croft it was difficult to find the...

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  • BSB: Richards happy with Silverstone return

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB: Richards happy with Silverstone return

    Glen Richards made his comeback to BSB at Silverstone last weekend, just three months after suffering a broken femur at Knockhill. The Aussie qualified 12th, 1.6s off Leon Camier’s blistering pole...

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  • Linfoot gets wild card WSS rides

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Dan Linfoot will race the Node4 Yamaha R6 at Magny Cours this weekend and again at Portimao on October 25. And between the two he’s ride the team’s superbike in the BSB round at Oulton Park on October 11. Linfoot started the season well on the supersport bike - taking three podiums on four races but has since been hindered by injuries. With the championship out of the window – the team blooded him...

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  • Westmorland wins Silverstone BSS

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Westmorland wins Silverstone BSS

    James Westmoreland stormed to a convincing win at Silverstone on his 675 Triumph. He got a good start and exited Copse in second and made his move on Lee Johnston towards the end of lap one. Billy...

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  • Seeley to race superbike Suzuki at Oulton

    01 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Seeley to race superbike Suzuki at Oulton

    After his brilliant debut at Silverstone on the Relentless by TAS Suzuki ‘Evo’ GSX-R1000, Alastair Seeley will get to ride one of the team’s fully-tuned superbikes in the final MCE BSB round...

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  • ‘C’mon chaps, play fair’

    30 September 2009

    ‘C’mon chaps, play fair’

    Maybe FIM President Vito Ippolito was watching the Silverstone British Supersport scrap at the weekend when Billy McConnell tagged Steve Plater at the height of their battle for second place. Or more...

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  • Camier to race Aprilia at Magny Cours WSB

    30 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Camier to race Aprilia at Magny Cours WSB

    Newly-crowned BSB champion Leon Camier is aiming to race the factory Aprilia at this weekend’s WSB Magny Cours round, replacing the injured Shinya Nakano. MCN understands that Camier and Aprilia...

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  • Silverstone BSB: Ellison takes race two win

    27 September 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Silverstone BSB: Ellison takes race two win

    James Ellison concluded a successful day for Airwaves Yamaha after winning the second superbike race at Silverstone. Team-mate and newly crowned British champion Leon Camier finished second after a...

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  • Leon Camier can win title at Silverstone

    23 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Leon Camier can win title at Silverstone

    Leon Camier can wrap up the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in the opening race of this Sunday’s penultimate round at Silverstone. The Airwaves Yamaha rider sits on a 99.5 point advantage...

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  • Seeley to debut BSB Evo class bike

    23 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Seeley to debut BSB Evo class bike

    Recently-crowned National Superstock champion Alastair Seeley will ride a new BSB Evo specification GSX-R1000 at Silverstone this weekend.  Seeley will make his BSB debut riding a Relentless by...

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  • BSB announces new superbike Evo class

    23 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB announces new superbike Evo class

    Next year’s MCE British Superbike championship will include a new ‘evolution’ class to replace the Privateer Cup competition. BSB Evo has been proposed by series promoters MSVR after extensive...

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