British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • First-ever Kawasaki Ninja at Brands Hatch BSB

    07 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    First-ever Kawasaki Ninja at Brands Hatch BSB

    Geoff Johnson’s 1984 Production TT-winning  Kawasaki GPZ900R will be paraded at Brands Hatch this weekend during the 25th Anniversary of the Ninja. The bike was run at the ’84 TT by Plymouth...

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  • Rutter to ride Andrews’ Kawasaki at Brands

    06 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Rutter to ride Andrews’ Kawasaki at Brands

    Michael Rutter has been drafted into the MSS Discovery Kawasaki team for this weekends’ Brands Hatch BSB triple-header. Rutter replaces injured Simon Andrews whose is not fit enough to ride after...

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  • Brands BSB classic entry grows

    04 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Brands BSB classic entry grows

    It seems like there’s no limit to the amount of classic bikes and legendary riders lining up for the Brands BSB triple header festival this weekend. The entry list almost reads like a 1970s race...

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  • Silverstone/TT date clash: Thinking positive

    04 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Silverstone/TT date clash: Thinking positive

    TT boss Paul Phillips aims to turn any negativity about the date clash between  the Silverstone MotoGP race in June 6 with the Superbike race that opens the TT festival on June 5 into a massive...

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  • Node 4 back Kirkham and Linfoot Yamahas

    04 August 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Node 4 back Kirkham and Linfoot Yamahas

    The Rob Mac Racing Yamahas of BSB rider Jon Kirkham and Dan Linfoot in BSS have been re-branded and will run in orange livery thanks to a new title sponsorship from Node 4, a computer hosting company...

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  • Burns riding for Jentin

    31 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Burns riding for Jentin

    Chris Burns teams up with Jentin Yamaha to make return to BSB at Brands Hatch on August 7-9. Burns was sideline from the series when his STP MV Agusta deal floundered. He’s since been racing in the...

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  • Duke search for missing Joey Dunlop footage

    31 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Duke search for missing Joey Dunlop footage

    Plans are underway to for a DVD to celebrate Joey Dunlop’s incredible tally of 26 TT race wins. The DVD is being produced by Manx firm Duke who have searched extensive archives of TT footage to...

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  • BJ Toal's Centurion Honda ride

    31 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    BJ Toal's Centurion Honda ride

    Former Yamaha R6 Cup champion BJ Toal has joined Centurion Honda for the rest of the 2009 British Supersport season. Toal replaces Tom Grant as the team's second rider alongside Dan Cooper who is...

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  • Fogarty at Uster Grand Prix

    31 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Fogarty at Uster Grand Prix

    Carl Fogarty is set to make a return to the Ulster Grand Prix on Friday, August 14 and on race day, Saturday, August 15 2009. Fogarty might have won four WSB title but he was also the king of the...

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  • Muggeridge gets HM Plant Honda ride

    27 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Muggeridge gets HM Plant Honda ride

    Karl Muggeridge will ride the HM Plant Honda in BSB meetings until injured Glen Richards returns to the fitness. The team will field Steve Brogan alongside Muggeridge at Brands Hatch in two week’s...

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  • Sylvain Guintoli throws away his crutches

    25 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Sylvain Guintoli throws away his crutches

    BSB Suzuki star Sylvain Guintoli continues to make rapid progress from the serious leg injuries he sustained at Donington Park back in May. He was back at Donington Park today, limping around the...

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  • Steve Plater slates Josh Brookes ban

    23 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Steve Plater slates Josh Brookes ban

    Steve Plater can be counted for one thing, his straight –talking attitude - so regardless of which team’s race shirt he’s wearing, you can bank on his honest assessment of a situation. After talking...

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  • Josh Brookes’ Mallory crash video

    22 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    It’s already the most talked about incident of the BSB season and this YouTube video shows why HM Plant Honda rider Josh Brookes copped a two event ban after his crash triggered the carnage that caused six other riders to crash at the Mallory Hairpin.

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  • Tommy Hill retains Worx Suzuki for Brands

    22 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Tommy Hill retains Worx Suzuki for Brands

    Tommy Hill gets to race the Worx Suzuki in the Brands Hatch triple header BSB round on August 9. Hill made a big impression on the team with his efforts at Mallory Park last weekend, running quickest...

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  • MCE Insurance backs BSB

    22 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    MCE Insurance backs BSB

    It’s not just riders on different bikes giving BSB fresh impetus. BSB also has a new title sponsor, MCE Insurance, starting at Brands Hatch in two weeks time and lasting until the end of the 2012...

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  • 'Reckless' Brookes banned for two BSB rounds

    21 July 2009 by Phil Wain

    'Reckless' Brookes banned for two BSB rounds

    HM Plant Honda rider Josh Brookes has been handed a two event (four race) ban after causing a massive pile-up at the Mallory Park Hairpin in Sunday's first BSB race. Brookes lost control of his bike...

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  • The BSB Race Director’s Guide to Red Flags

    20 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    The BSB Race Director’s Guide to Red Flags

    In the light of the confusion surrounding yesterday’s red flag incident at the Mallory BSB round MCN asked BSB Race Director Stuart Higgs for the precise rules regarding stopping a race prematurely...

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  • BSB Mallory Park: Race 2 results

    19 July 2009 by Phil Wain

    BSB Mallory Park: Race 2 results

    Leon Camier has won a rain hit second British Superbike race at Mallory Park this afternoon to maintain his Championship lead. The race was held in torrential rain and was ultimately red flagged...

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  • BSB Mallory Park: Race 1 results

    19 July 2009 by Phil Wain

    BSB Mallory Park: Race 1 results

    James Ellison has taken a dramatic victory in today’s first British Superbike race at Mallory Park in one of the most controversial races in the premier class’ history. The red flag came out on the...

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  • BSB Mallory Park: Sunday Morning warm-up

    19 July 2009 by Phil Wain

    BSB Mallory Park: Sunday Morning warm-up

    Tommy Hill topped the times in a slightly damp warm-up session at Mallory Park this morning where, with spots of rain in the air, lap times were three seconds down initially from those set in...

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  • BSB Mallory Park : Qualifying results

    18 July 2009 by Phil Wain

    BSB Mallory Park : Qualifying results

    Leon Camier extended his run of British Superbike pole positions to five when he again took first place in this afternoon’s qualifying session at Mallory Park. The 22-year old overcame engine problems...

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  • BSB: Walker - happy to be back at Mallory

    18 July 2009 by Phil Wain

    BSB: Walker - happy to be back at Mallory

    After a tough start to the 2009 British Superbike season, Chris Walker has enjoyed a resurgence in form of late and that shows no signs of slowing down at Mallory Park this weekend. The...

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  • BSB Mallory Park: Free practice report

    18 July 2009 by Phil Wain

    BSB Mallory Park: Free practice report

    Tommy Hill again set the pace for Sunday’s British Superbike round at Mallory Park, topping the third and final free practice session just as he had done throughout the opening day. The 24-year old...

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  • Hill and Suzuki top first Mallory BSB practice

    17 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Hill and Suzuki top first Mallory BSB practice

    It’s early days, but Tommy Hill topping the first BSB practice session at Mallory Park on his Worx Suzuki debut made everyone sit up and take notice. Hill led most of the session and finished up 0.31s...

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  • Rutter agrees one-race deal with SMT Honda

    15 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Rutter agrees one-race deal with SMT Honda

    Michael Rutter has finally agreed a one-race deal to ride the SMT Honda at Mallory Park this weekend. Rutter initially said he wasn’t too keen on taking another short-term ride in BSB but told MCN...

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  • Rutter to SMT Honda? The facts

    14 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Rutter to SMT Honda? The facts

    Michael Rutter has had talks with the SMT Honda team about racing at Mallory Park this weekend but, as yet, no decision has been reached and the most experienced man in BSB may just prefer to sit...

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  • Interview: Camier says he's ready for Mallory

    14 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Interview: Camier says he's ready for Mallory

    BSB series leader Leon Camier is hoping to shake off his Mallory blues and extend his BSB six-race winning streak this Sunday on the Airwaves Yamaha. MCN spoke to him about the forthcoming weekend: I...

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