British Superbikes (November 2009)

  • Adam Jenkinson – BSB second time around

    25 November 2009 by MCN Sports Desk

    Adam Jenkinson – BSB second time around

    Adam Jenkinson gets a second crack at BSB, having signed to ride for Buildbase Kawasaki. His first crack at the top level with SMT Honda in 2008 didn’t last long. A monster crash – thanks to a locked...

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  • Martyn Jessop: “Ducati suits my style”

    25 November 2009 by MCN Sports Desk

    Martyn Jessop: “Ducati suits my style”

    Martyn Jessop will team up with Michael Rutter in an all-new BSB Ducati team backed by Riders (owned by Jessop’s father, Phil), Bathams Brewery and Black Horse Finance. The bikes will be up-rated...

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  • Jason O’Halloran to race TAG Triumph

    25 November 2009 by MCN Sports Desk

    Former Australian Supersport Champion and Superbike runner-up Jason O’Halloran is spearheading the TAG Triumph British Supersport title bid in 2010. Making it an all-Australian line-up in the south Derbyshire-based team, O’Halloran will be partnered by Triumph factory test rider and seasoned Daytona 675 racer will remain Paul Young. O’Halloran said “I am totally stoked to have secured a ride with...

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  • 2010 Triumph series at five BSB rounds

    25 November 2009 by MCN Sports Desk

    2010 Triumph series at five BSB rounds

    The 2010 Triumph Triple Challenge will increase its association with BSB with five out of nine rounds of this unique and challenging series hosted on the national stage.  The series features all...

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  • BSB: Who goes where in 2010

    25 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB: Who goes where in 2010

    There are still a lot of unanswered questions about who goes where in next year’s BSB series. Here’s the latest list of confirmed entries – plus those still looking for rides and teams looking for...

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  • Buildbase Kawasaki sign Adam Jenkinson

    25 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Buildbase Kawasaki team owner Stuart Hicken has signed Superstock rider Adam Jenkinson will join John Laverty in the Buildbase Kawasaki team for next year’s British Superbike campaign. Jenkinson’s 2009 Superstock performances that took him to fourth in the championship caught Hicken’s eye and earned a shot on the Buildbase bike in the end-of-season Sunflower international at Bishopscourt. The...

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  • Rutter races on with Ducati in 2010

    25 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Rutter races on with Ducati in 2010

    Michael Rutter will race a Ducati in BSB next year – teamed up with Martyn Jessop on a pair of 1098RS F08s with backing from West Country motorcycle dealership Riders, Bathams Brewery and Black Horse...

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  • Neil Hodgson at North Yorkshire chat show

    24 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Neil Hodgson at North Yorkshire chat show

    Former World and British Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson is the guest for the North Yorkshire Road Racing Supporters Club chat show, tonight, Tuesday 24th November. Hodgson will be discussing with...

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  • Ellison puts Phase One Yamaha on Qatar 8H pole

    13 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Ellison puts Phase One Yamaha on Qatar 8H pole

    BSB runner-up James Ellison has put the British-based Yamaha Phase One Endurance on pole position for tomorrow's Qatar 8 Hour - the final round of the World Endurance Championship. He clocked 2:01.002...

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  • Moto Rapido confirm BSB ‘Evo’ team

    13 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Moto Rapido confirm BSB ‘Evo’ team

    Moto Rapido Ducati will make a step up to the MCE British Superbike Championship next season with a two-rider team. Current racer Scott Smart will return to the main class after a successful year in...

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  • Neil Hodgson signs for Motorpoint Yamaha!

    11 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Neil Hodgson signs for Motorpoint Yamaha!

    Neil Hodgson has signed to ride for Motorpoint Yamaha to race in BSB next year. The deal was finalised last week and Hodgson jetted in from his home on the Isle of Man to sign the contract at...

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  • Tommy with Worx Suzuki

    11 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Tommy with Worx Suzuki

    Tommy Hill lines up with Yukio Kagayama in the Worx Suzuki BSB team next year. Hill was at Crescent Suzuki in Verwood last Thursday to sign his 2010 contract with the team and told MCN:  “I had a...

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  • Motorpoint Yamaha - back from the brink

    11 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Motorpoint Yamaha - back from the brink

    What a turnaround. One minute Rob McElnea is ready to close down his race shop after their most disappointing season ever. The next he’s arguably bagged the biggest coup in BSB by signing former WSB...

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  • Linfoot is Hodgson's Motorpoint team-mate

    11 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Linfoot is Hodgson's Motorpoint team-mate

    Dan Linfoot will be Neil Hodgson’s team-mate in next year’s Motorpoint Yamaha team, leaving the team’s 2009 rider Chris Walker and Graeme Gowland both looking for pastures new. Linfoot was bowled over...

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  • BMW for National Superstock?

    11 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    BMW for National Superstock?

    BMW Motorrad UK plans to run a two-man team in next year’s National Superstock championship but is looking to form a partnership with a well-established outfit in the BSB paddock, rather than run the...

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  • McDougall teams with East Coast Racing for BSB

    06 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    McDougall teams with East Coast Racing for BSB

    Pat McDougall will race Phil Reed’s ex-Karl Harris Yamaha R1 in BSB next year. Discussions started after McDougal rode successfully for Reed’s East Caost Racing team at the Silverstone British...

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  • Plater still unsure of 2010 plans

    04 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Plater still unsure of 2010 plans

    Like everyone else Steve Plater is waiting to hear about Louth-based Honda Racing’s plans for 2010. He told MCN: “Obviously I’ve spoken to Honda about next year but I’ve heard nothing since so I’ve no...

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  • Hodgson close to Motorpoint Yamaha deal

    02 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Hodgson close to Motorpoint Yamaha deal

    Neil Hodgson is thought to be close to agreeing terms to ride for Rob McElnea’s Motorpoint Yamaha team next year. McElnea was the former WSB champion’s first port of call when he visited the Croft BSB...

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  • Karl Harris to MSS Kawasaki

    02 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Karl Harris to MSS Kawasaki

    Karl Harris is talking with MSS Colchester Kawasaki team for the 2010 season but MCN understands a deal – if finalised - won’t just be for BSB but also for the roads. Harris has talked about having a...

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  • Ellison and Richards in Qatar 8hr

    02 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Ellison and Richards in Qatar 8hr

    BSB stars James Ellison and Glen Richards are spearheading the British-base Phase One assault on the Qatar 8hr on November 14, the final round of the 2009 World Endurance Championship. Both Ellison...

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