British Superbikes (February 2009)

  • Blog: Can Hydrex Honda step up a gear?

    24 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Last Friday’s Hydrex Honda launch was an impressive show of team owner Shaun Muir’s long-term commitment to the sport. The team’s new workshop facility in Guisborough is by far one of the most outstanding all new facilities in BSB and the fact that Muir has a three-rider team and is building seven bikes is an impressive display of the team’s determination to succeed on all fronts. It’s not only...

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  • Hydrex boss: BSB does it for us

    24 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Hydrex boss: BSB does it for us

    Andrew Simcox is the Managing Director of Hydrex. The company specialises in the rental and sale of mobile plant equipment with the rail, industrial and construction industries – some of the worst...

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  • Hydrex Honda HQ tour

    24 February 2009 by MCN

    Hydrex Honda have shown everyone they mean business this year by unveiling their all-new purpose built headquarters. Hydrex Honda have signed Karl Harris, Stuart Easton and held on to infamous road racer Guy Martin, so it's one serious race effort. Team owner Shaun Muir is confident: "We've no excuses. We've got the best bikes, the best team and the best riders. There's no one on the...

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  • New-look Hydrex Honda

    20 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    New-look Hydrex Honda

    The new-look Hydrex Honda team was unveiled this morning at their lavish new workshops in Guisborough. Team owner Shaun Muir has pinned his and the team’s hopes of lifting the BSB title on Karl Harris...

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  • Tuxworth talks BSB cost-cutting

    19 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Tuxworth talks BSB cost-cutting

    In this week’s MCN we go behind the scenes at the HM Plant Honda team workshops in Louth to talk to the team about their 2009 race bikes. We also talked to team boss Neil Tuxworth about what he thinks...

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  • Let it shine says Suzuki’s top technician

    17 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Let it shine says Suzuki’s top technician

    Crescent Suzuki’s chief technician Les Pearson has a great theory on the forthcoming BSB season. He reckons the weather runs in three-year cycles, two bad ones and one good. And here’s how he worked...

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  • Valentine’s BSB future

    17 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Valentine’s BSB future

    In this week’s MCN (Feb 18) we reveal the full story behind Crescent Suzuki’s one-man British Superbike team with Sylvain Guintoli and talk to team manager Jack Valentine about the new Suzuki...

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  • Ulster GP backs British Supersport team

    16 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Ulster GP backs British Supersport team

    The Ulster Grand Prix has followed the precedent set by the North West 200 and backed a race team in the British championship. The Ulster Grand Prix Bikeweek Race team, will consist of three Yamaha R6...

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  • Tom Grant gets Centurion Honda reprieve

    16 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Tom Grant gets Centurion Honda reprieve

    Tom Grant made his track debut for the Centurion Honda team this week when he joined regular rider Dan Cooper for the team’s three-day test in Calafat, Spain. 20-year-old, Grant from Melbourne, Derby...

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  • Official GSE Racing history

    13 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Official GSE Racing history

    GSE Racing, the most successful British superbike race team of all time, has released a limited edition book, ‘From Diggers to Ducatis,’ charting the history of the team since its inception in...

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  • BSB bikes under development

    13 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB bikes under development

    I’ve had the privilege to go behind the closed doors of some British Superbike team workshops this past couple of weeks, namely Relentless Suzuki, Cresent Suzuki, and Rob Mac Racing Yamaha and...

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  • Crescent Suzuki test at Calafat

    12 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Crescent Suzuki test at Calafat

    Crescent Suzuki continue to steal a march on their British Superbike rivals. While most of the teams continue to labour in the workshops, building new bikes, the Verwood-based  team...

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  • Dennis Hobbs rides for AIM Yamaha

    06 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Dennis Hobbs rides for AIM Yamaha

    Dennis Hobbs is back in British Supersport riding for Alastair Flanagan’s AIM Yamaha team. Hobbs missed most of the 2008 season after a high-speed crash at Thruxton in April left him with a badly...

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  • Video: Rob McElnea interview

    06 February 2009 by MCN

    BSB team owner Rob McElnea has big plans for 2009 after signing Chris Walker, Graeme Gowland and Michael Rutter. Rob Mac is expecting several race wins from all three of his British Superbike riders on the new Yamaha R1.  

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  • No one-bike rule for BSB in 2009

    03 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    No one-bike rule for BSB in 2009

    BSB won’t be adopting a one-bike per rider rule for 2009 according to Series Director Stuart Higgs. HM Plant Honda and Rob Mac Racing are two teams that have already committed to have only one bike...

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  • Rob Mac Racing switch to K-Tech suspension

    03 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Rob Mac Racing switch to K-Tech suspension

    The Motorpoint Henderson Yamahas of Chris Walker and Graeme Gowland, and Michael Rutter’s North West 200 Coca Cola Zero will be equipped with K-Tech suspension in BSB this year. K-Tech is one of the...

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  • Title-wining Triumph team to continue

    03 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Title-wining Triumph team to continue

    Last year’s British Supersport title-winning team are aiming to continue racing despite having lost their title sponsor Embassy Racing before the end of last season. Title-winner Glen Richards has...

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  • Sylvain Guintoli clocks up the BSB track miles

    03 February 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Sylvain Guintoli clocks up the BSB track miles

    Crescent Suzuki team boss Jack Valentine says that their new BSB signing Sylvain Guintoli has already got track knowledge of all but four of this year’s BSB tracks, having done the laps in a Suzuki...

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