British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • BSB Blog: Hey, give Tommy Hill a break

    14 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB Blog: Hey, give Tommy Hill a break

    I’ve got to say I’m a bit surprised at the amount of negativity around the web forums towards Tommy Hill getting the Worx Suzuki for Mallory BSB this weekend. I don’t really understand it.  ...

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  • Tommy Bridewell to race at Mallory BSB

    09 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Tommy Bridewell to race at Mallory BSB

    Tommy Bridewell has announced he will race in the next BSB round at Mallory Park on July 19. Aboard the Team NB Suzuki GSX-R1000K6, the 20-year-old from Etchilhampton near Devizes has won the last...

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  • Tommy Hill gets Worx Suzuki ride at Mallory

    09 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Tommy Hill gets Worx Suzuki ride at Mallory

    Tommy Hill is back in BSB, riding for the Worx Suzuki team at Mallory Park on July 19. The 24 year-old completed a successful test on-board Sylvain Guintoli's 2009 GSX-R1000 and was offered a one-race...

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  • Brogan to ride injured Richards’ BSB Honda

    08 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Brogan to ride injured Richards’ BSB Honda

    HM Plant Honda have nominated reigning British Superstock Champion Steve Brogan to stand in for injured Glen Richards at the next round of the British Superbike Championship at Mallory Pak on 17-19...

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  • SMT Honda face uncertain future

    06 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    SMT Honda face uncertain future

    SMT Honda team owner Robin Croft has admitted that he may be forced to close his race team unless he can unearth a major backer to help with the costs of running Aussie prospect Jason O’Halloran in...

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  • Rutter’s hopes dashed at Knockhill

    06 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Rutter’s hopes dashed at Knockhill

    Sunday’s Knockhill BSB didn’t bring the kind of results Michael Rutter and the Worx Crescent Suzuki were looking for. Rear grip issues affected Rutter’s progress in the first race and he finished 11th...

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  • Bridewell double top in Knockhill BSB Cup

    06 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Bridewell double top in Knockhill BSB Cup

    Following on from a victorious return to BSB at Snetterton a couple of weeks ago, Wiltshire rider Tommy Bridewell scored a superb double victory in the Cup competition at a sun-kissed Knockhill in...

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  • BSB blog: Not over ‘till it’s over

    06 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB blog: Not over ‘till it’s over

    What’s that American cliché for not counting your chickens too quickly? It’s not over ‘till it’s over? Well it could be over a lot sooner than Leon Camier’s rivals think unless they come up with a new...

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  • BSB Race 2: Camier does the double – again

    05 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    BSB Race 2: Camier does the double – again

    Leon Camier has taken his second race win in Scotland today at round six of the ViSK British Superbike Championship. The Airwaves Yamaha rider came over the line almost five seconds clear of second...

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  • BSS: Wilson wins frantic Supersport battle

    05 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    BSS: Wilson wins frantic Supersport battle

    Gearlink Kawasaki’s Ben Wilson won a hard fought Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport race at Knockhill in Scotland. He battled all race long with James Westmoreland on the Triumph swapping paint and...

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  • BSB: Easton disappointed not to take home win

    05 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    BSB: Easton disappointed not to take home win

    Stuart Easton appeared disappointed following race one at Knockhill despite his podium finish. The Hydrex Honda rider would love to win his first BSB race at his home circuit. He was unable to give...

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  • BSB: Brookes - I need to be more aggressive

    05 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    BSB: Brookes - I need to be more aggressive

    Josh Brookes’ first pole position didn’t automatically translate into a race win as he had hoped aboard his HM Plant Honda. He looked like he was going to try and pass Easton on a number of occasions...

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  • BSB: Camier takes fifth consecutive race win

    05 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    BSB: Camier takes fifth consecutive race win

    Leon Camier dominated race one, at the sixth round of the ViSK British Superbike Championship at Knockhil, and gave Airwaves Yamaha its first win in Scotland. Karl Harris crashed his Hydrex Honda on...

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  • Camier heads morning warm-up

    05 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    Leon Camier on the Airwaves Yamaha took the top spot during morning warm-up at a dry Knockhil in Scotland, ahead of round six of the ViSK British Superbike Championship. Camier said: “That was good we tried a couple of things out riding wise. I went out on second hand tyres and was on the same pace as in qualifying so I’m happy. For the race I need to get away as it is hard to pass here. Get away...

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  • BSB - Front row start for Rutter

    04 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    BSB - Front row start for Rutter

    Worx Suzuki’s Michael Rutter put his bad start to the weekend behind him to grab a front row start. Free practice on Friday didn’t go well for him with two trips into the gravel. He fell at the...

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  • Easton keen to win at home

    04 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    Easton keen to win at home

    Stuart Easton is yet to take a win aboard his Hydrex Honda but he would love to break his duck at his home round of Knockhill. He looked like a strong challenger for pole position but traffic and not...

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  • Camier - "I'm a little frustrated"

    04 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    Camier - "I'm a little frustrated"

    Leon Camier’s run of pole positions came to a halt today when Josh Brookes got the better of him during qualifying at Knockhill. Camier, who is good friends with Brookes away from the race track, had...

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  • Brookes on pole

    04 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    Brookes on pole

    HM Plant Honda’s Josh Brookes has taken a superb pole position at Knockhill in Scotland ahead of round six of the ViSK British Superbike Championship, with a time of 48.759 secs. He set his blistering...

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  • Harris resting up for qualifying

    04 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    Harris resting up for qualifying

    Hydrex Honda’s Karl Harris is still recovering from a nasty bout of food poisoning and cut his final free practice session short to rest for the Swan Combi 50 Roll for Pole qualifying session. He...

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  • Andrews riding with broken wrist

    04 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    Andrews riding with broken wrist

    Simon Andrews has been racing his MSS Colchester Kawasaki for the past four weeks with a broken scaphoid in his left wrist. The injury was sustained during a test at Snetterton ahead of the BSB round...

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  • Camier leads in Scotland

    04 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    Camier leads in Scotland

    Airwaves Yamaha’s Leon Camier once again headed the time sheets during free practice three at Knockhill in Scotland, ahead of round six of the ViSK British Superbike Championship. The championship...

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  • Hutchy's embarrassing crash

    04 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    Hutchy's embarrassing crash

    Ian Hutchinson managed to crash his Padgetts Honda during “Superbikes in the Square presented by Swan,” when a demonstration wheelie went wrong. The TT winner managed to flip his 600cc during the...

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  • Knockhill BSB: Walker enjoying it

    03 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    Knockhill BSB: Walker enjoying it

    Chris Walker is loving his time with the Motorpoint Henderson Yamaha team as he gets the grip with the all new Yamaha. Walker said: “I’m really enjoying it and the lads are good, they know Yamahas...

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  • Knockhill BSB: Rain stops play

    03 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    Knockhill BSB: Rain stops play

    As forecast, the rain kicked in at Knockhill just ten minutes into the second free practice session, ahead of round six of the ViSK British Superbike Championship. In the dry it was Glen Richards who...

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  • Knockhill BSB: Sight seeing for Lowry

    03 July 2009 by Louise Cain

    Knockhill BSB: Sight seeing for Lowry

    Relentless Suzuki’s Ian Lowry described his first session at Knockhill as a spot of “sight-seeing,” since he had to find he way found on a Superbike for the first time. The Superbike rookie is...

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  • Andrews getting to grips with the Kawasaki

    30 June 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Andrews getting to grips with the Kawasaki

    Simon Andrews, ever the optimist says he’s driving up to Knockhill today, wearing his shorts and flip-flops. He’s looking forward to a scorching weekend, not just to sun himself but to maximise...

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  • Camier: From sixth in WSB to Knockhill BSB

    29 June 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Camier: From sixth in WSB to Knockhill BSB

    BSB points leader Leon Camier heads to Knockhill this weekend after a confidence-boosting sixth place ride in Sunday’s second WSB race at Donington on his Airwaves Yamaha. Although it wasn’t the win...

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  • Me and my mate at Snetterton BSB

    21 June 2009 by blackblade1

    Me and my mate at Snetterton BSB

    Please can you add me and my mate Phil to the "your Pics" pages. We will be well chuffed. It's taken at Snetterton today after a great days racing. We look a bit dodgy but we are top blokes. Phil with...

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  • Mr Carter?

    21 June 2009 by ijpain002

    Mr Carter?

    While at Snetterton for the BSB I bumped into this chap walking towards the pits. I'm sure I have seen him somewhere before but the name escapes me .

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