British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • GP Legends head to Silverstone BSB

    22 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    GP Legends head to Silverstone BSB

    MotoGP legends heading to Silverstone round of BSB Camier on track to become BSB Champion at Silverstone Q&A/autograph sessions with Silverstone British Grand Prix legends, including Randy Mamola...

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  • Cooper back in BSB on Co-ordit Yamaha

    22 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Cooper back in BSB on Co-ordit Yamaha

    Richard Cooper is back in the MCE British Superbike Championship at Silverstone this weekend with the Co-ordit Yamaha team. Cooper joins the Cup competition for the second time this season after an...

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  • Seeley tests superbike

    17 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Seeley tests superbike

    Recently-crowned National Superstock champion Alastair Seeley has been testing the Relentless by TAS Suzuki superbike at Kirkistown today in preparation for a potential MCE BSB debut at Silverstone...

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  • Rutter back in BSB on Ducatis

    17 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Rutter back in BSB on Ducatis

    Michael Rutter makes a return to BSB at Silverstone, riding the ex-NW200 Ducatis that are still owned by Irish Businessman Alastair Kennedy. Rutter has secured backing from Black Horse Finance, Shoei...

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  • Hydrex Honda boss warns of rider pay-cuts

    16 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Hydrex Honda boss warns of rider pay-cuts

    Hydrex Honda team boss Shaun Muir has issued a warning to prospective BSB riders not to expect the kind of wages that were once paid to the championship contenders. Muir said: “Sylvain Guintoli will...

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  • Simon Andrews plans busy off season

    16 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Simon Andrews plans busy off season

    What do you do if you are a BSB rider when the off-season comes? You carry on racing of course. Take Simon Andrews. He outlined his future plans for MCN: “I’m doing Daytona 8H the week after Oulton...

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  • Harris joins sorrymate.com SMT Honda

    16 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Harris joins sorrymate.com SMT Honda

    Karl Harris was sacked by Hydrex Honda after Cadwell for a string of disappointing  performances. He had a disappointing Croft riding the Node4 Yamaha and now he’s been thrown another lifeline –...

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  • Croft BSB: Camier back on form in race 2

    13 September 2009 by James Keen

    Croft BSB: Camier back on form in race 2

    Airwaves Yamaha rider Leon Camier went on to take victory in race 2 at the Croft British Superbike round. A slow start and mistake when working his way up through the pack left Camier with a sixth...

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  • Croft BSB: Easton claims victory in race 1

    13 September 2009 by James Keen

    Croft BSB: Easton claims victory in race 1

    Hydrex Honda rider Stuart Easton took the win in race 1 in the Croft British Superbike round. James Ellison finished second for Airwaves Yamaha leaving HM Plant Honda rider Josh Brookes to claim...

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  • Croft BSB preview: Another Camier benefit?

    13 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Croft BSB preview: Another Camier benefit?

    On paper it looks like it could be another win or two for Leon Camier on the Airwaves Yamaha at Croft today in the tenth round. He qualified pole 0.85s quicker than his nearest rival...

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  • Croft BSB: Camier quickest in roll for pole

    12 September 2009 by James Keen

    Croft BSB: Camier quickest in roll for pole

    Airwaves Yamaha rider Leon Camier was quickest in the roll for pole session ahead of tomorrows British Superbike battle at Croft. Second place on the grid goes to Confused.com Kawasaki rider...

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  • JW Racing announce Croft backer

    11 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    JW Racing announce Croft backer

    James Westmorland’s JW Racing will be backed by A1 Moto Services of York as their title sponsor for the this weekend’s British Supersport race at Croft. Westmoreland is currently third in the...

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  • BSB Croft: Camier extends his advantage

    11 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB Croft: Camier extends his advantage

    Leon Camier was predictably the fastest in this afternoon’s second free practice session of the Croft MCE BSB race weekend. The Airwaves Yamaha rider posted a time that was 0.762s quicker than his...

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  • Camier sets the pace at Croft

    11 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Camier sets the pace at Croft

    Leon Camier set the fastest time in this morning’s first free practice session at Croft ahead of Sunday’s 10th round of the MCE British Superbike Championship. The Airwaves Yamaha rider set a time of...

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  • Guintoli signs 2010 deal with Suzuki

    11 September 2009 by Michael Guy

    Guintoli signs 2010 deal with Suzuki

    Sylvain Guintoli became the first big-name signing on BSB when he agreed terms to stay with the Worx Suzuki team for 2010. Guintoli and team boss Jack Valentine took a detour from their respective...

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  • Skittles

    09 September 2009 by ijpain002

    Skittles

    Two pictures taken at Cadwell park BSB one before a strong gust of wind swept across the park straight and the consequences of the damage it caused in the second. Ian.J.Pain

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  • Firestar back Moto Rapido

    09 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Firestar back Moto Rapido

    Firestar Energy is backing Scott Smart’s Moto Rapido Ducati 1198S in the National Superstock series for the rest of 2009 season and 2010 when the team will be expanded to two riders.   Moto...

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  • Guintoli’s comeback continues at Croft

    09 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Guintoli’s comeback continues at Croft

    Sylvain Guintoli is looking forward to another round of challenges in the tenth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Croft this weekend.  The Frenchman is on the comeback trail...

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  • Harris on Node 4 Yamaha at Croft

    07 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Harris on Node 4 Yamaha at Croft

    One door shuts, another opens. Karl Harris was sacked last week by Hydrex Honda. Now he’s been given a reprieve by his former team boss Rob McElnea and will ride the Node 4 Yamaha at Croft this...

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  • Kiyonari to ride HM Plant Honda at Croft

    07 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Kiyonari to ride HM Plant Honda at Croft

    Double BSB Champion Ryiuchi Kiyonari makes a dramatic return to BSB this weekend at Croft riding for HM Plant Honda. The team has obtained special permission from Kiyo’s Ten Kate Honda WSB team for...

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  • Hill confirmed for Hydrex Honda

    06 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Hill confirmed for Hydrex Honda

    One rider’s sacking is another rider’s gain and when Karl Harris was shown the door last week, most pundits thought it was only a matter of time before Tommy Hill was confirmed as his replacement at...

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  • Richards rules out Croft comeback

    04 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Richards rules out Croft comeback

    Glen Richards has ruled out a BSB comeback at Croft after riding a stock road bike at the circuit today. The HM Plant Honda star was sidelined by a broken femur at Knockhill in July but has had to...

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  • Camier aiming to spend holiday in WSB paddock

    04 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Camier aiming to spend holiday in WSB paddock

    Leon Camier admitted during the weekend that he’s off to Italy and Germany ‘on holiday’ this week.  Not surprising perhaps he’s chosen to take a holiday the same weekend of the WSB race at the...

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  • Seeley relies on spare bike to wrap up title

    04 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Seeley relies on spare bike to wrap up title

    Alastair Seeley wrapped up the National Superstock title with his ninth win in nine races so far this year. Closest rival in the points Steve Brogan crashed after tagging the rear end of Adam...

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  • Hydrex Honda sack Harris

    04 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Hydrex Honda sack Harris

    Hydrex Honda boss Shaun Muir has sacked Karl Harris. Muir was fuming with what he described as a lack of effort and race-craft after Harris’ dismal 15th and eighth places at Monday’s Cadwell Park BSB...

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  • BSB Blog: The silly season starts here

    02 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB Blog: The silly season starts here

    Naturally the chat in the cramped Cadwell pit lane during the Bank Holiday MCE British Superbike championship round was all about GSE Racing and last week’s announcement that Airwaves would not be...

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  • Leon Camier’s smoking problem explained

    02 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Leon Camier’s smoking problem explained

    Airwaves Yamaha have discovered the cause of the smoke that was seen coming from Leon Camier’s R1 during the second BSB race at Cadwell Park on Monday – and ultimately led to his disqualification for...

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  • Cadwell BSB: McConnell takes Supersport win

    31 August 2009 by Phil Wain

    Cadwell BSB: McConnell takes Supersport win

    Billy McConnell ensured the race for the British Supersport Championship title showed no signs of slowing down when he took the victory at Cadwell Park on Monday to reduce series leader Steve Plater’s...

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  • Cadwell Park BSB: Camier takes 15th race win

    31 August 2009 by Phil Wain

    Cadwell Park BSB: Camier takes 15th race win

    Leon Camier took his fifth win in a row and his 15th of the season when he dominated the opening British Superbike race at Cadwell Park on Monday. Second off the line, Camier trailed early leader...

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  • Cadwell Park BSB: Leon Camier takes pole

    30 August 2009 by Phil Wain

    Cadwell Park BSB: Leon Camier takes pole

    As expected, Leon Camier took pole position for Monday’s British Superbike round at Cadwell Park with another imperious performance in this afternoon’s ‘Roll for Pole’ qualifying. Having dominated...

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