British Superbikes (March 2009)

  • Laverty and Palmer

    31 March 2009 by Gary Woodward

    Laverty and Palmer

    Just snapped John Laverty and tristan Palmer at Oulton park today on the Buildbase Kawasaki bikes. See them at www.bikesinweaverham.piczo.com  

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  • Crescent Suzuki to be sponsored by Worx

    31 March 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Crescent Suzuki to be sponsored by Worx

    Crescent Suzuki are no longer blue. The last-minute announcement by Crescent Suzuki today that they’ve secured a two-year title sponsorship deal with professional power tool brand Worx means Sylvain...

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  • Simon Andrews sidelined after Mallory crash

    26 March 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Simon Andrews sidelined after Mallory crash

    MSS Kawasaki rider Simon Andrews missed today’s BSB test at Brands Hatch and will also miss Friday’s test at Snetterton after crashing at Mallory yesterday. The 24 year-old from Evesham crashed on the...

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  • Watanabe first test on Relentless Suzuki

    24 March 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Watanabe first test on Relentless Suzuki

    Atsushi Watanabe got his first laps in on the Relentless by TAS Suzuki today at Kirkistown but any chance of meaningful testing was wrecked by torrential rain and freezing cold temperatures. The...

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  • MSS Kawasaki test at Brands Hatch

    24 March 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    MSS Kawasaki test at Brands Hatch

    MSS Colchester Kawasaki have ditched plans to test in Spain this week and instead new signings Simon Andrews and Julien DaCosta are heading to Brands Hatch on Thursday for the initial shakedown of...

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  • Ian Lowry rides TAS Suzuki superbike

    24 March 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Ian Lowry rides TAS Suzuki superbike

    BSB rookie Ian Lowry gave the 2009-spec Relentless by TAS Suzuki GSX-R1000 its first shakedown test at Kirkistown last week and is out again at the same venue this week. Plans to test the new...

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  • BSB blog:The battle of the BSB Yamahas

    23 March 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB blog:The battle of the BSB Yamahas

    I’m not surprised that GSE racing issued a press statement, saying they’ve ‘postponed’ their planned testing schedule in Europe. Things have been very quiet on the Airwaves Yamaha front this winter...

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  • Young finds new Triumph BSS backer

    23 March 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Young finds new Triumph BSS backer

    TAG Racing will field a new-look two-man Triumph team in British Supersport in conjunction with Paul Young Racing and Hinckley-based Triumph Motorcycles. Young will again challenge for British...

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  • Airwaves Yamaha cancel testing

    23 March 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Airwaves Yamaha cancel testing

    Reigning British Superbike Champions, GSE Racing, the team running the Airwaves Yamahas for Leon Camier and James Ellison in BSB this year, has announced the postponement of their European test...

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  • KTM offer race bike hire for RC8 Super Cup

    19 March 2009 by Michael Guy

    KTM offer race bike hire for RC8 Super Cup

    KTM are giving racers the opportunity to hire a bike and support package to compete in the Focused Events KTM RC8 Super Cup on a round by round basis. Riders will get a race ready KTM 1190 RC8,...

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  • McConnell ready after Raceways Spanish test

    17 March 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    McConnell ready after Raceways Spanish test

    Map Raceways Yamaha’s three-man team has returned from a successful four-day test at Cartagena, with their supersport star Billy McConnell saying he is ready to give the competition a run for their...

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  • Chris Jones Riders Fund buys safety barriers

    17 March 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Chris Jones Riders Fund buys safety barriers

    The Chris Jones Riders Fund (CJRF) and BSB series organisers MSVR have secured the long-term supply and installation of soft barrier protection at BSB events. Since 2005 BSB has rented up to 300...

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  • First BSB test battered by high winds

    06 March 2009 by Michael Guy

    First BSB test battered by high winds

    The first major BSB test of 2009 was battered by high winds yesterday when the HM Plant Honda, Hydrex Honda and Crescent Suzuki teams took to the Almeria circuit in southern Spain. The difficult...

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  • High winds batter BSB Almeria test

    05 March 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    High winds batter BSB Almeria test

    The first major BSB test of 2009 was battered by high winds yesterday when the HM Plant Honda, Hydrex Honda and Crescent Suzuki teams took to the Almeria circuit in southern Spain. The difficult...

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