British Superbikes (October 2009)

  • Tommy Hill aims for Oulton podium

    08 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Tommy Hill aims for Oulton podium

    Tommy Hill goes to the final MCE British Superbike round at Oulton Park this weekend, still aiming to achieve his goal of at least one podium finish this year. He said: “At Silverstone we improved the...

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  • Knight wins Natterjack Enduro

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Knight wins Natterjack Enduro

    Kawasaki rider David Knight brought his participation in the 2009 British Enduro Championship to a winning close by topping the final day of the REME-organised Natterjack Enduro. The fastest rider on...

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  • Kagayama adds fuel to BSB return rumour

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Kagayama adds fuel to BSB return rumour

    Rumours that Yukio Kagayama could return to BSB have gained some creedence after Worx Suzuki boss Jack Valentine agreed at Silverstone the Japanese rider’s name had been linked to Suzuki’s choice of a...

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  • Valentine says keep FIM superbike rules

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Valentine says keep FIM superbike rules

    Worx Suzuki team boss Jack Valentine is not convinced that the new Evo rules that call fro superstock engines and control ECUs are the way forward for BSB. He told MCN: “The FIM superbike rules (which...

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  • Hydrex develop new engine braking system

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Hydrex develop new engine braking system

    Hydrex Honda ran a new airbleed system at Silverstone to try and overcome the Honda’s tendency to back into corners. The team’s technical guru Mick Shanley said: “We’ve more hardware on the bike -...

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  • Harris’ tough debut on SMT Honda

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Harris’ tough debut on SMT Honda

    After a weekend of troubles, Karl Harris salvaged a distant 14th place in the second BSB race at Silverstone in his debut on the SMT Honda. It was scant reward for early in the weekend, it looked...

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  • Rutter: One BSB season. Five different bikes

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Rutter: One BSB season. Five different bikes

    Michael Rutter finally achieved something few of his rivals would never wish to contemplate – riding every make of machine in one season of BSB. Rutter pulled the dustsheets off the Ducati he rode all...

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  • Harley XR1200 series ready to rumble

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Harley XR1200 series ready to rumble

    The much talked-about Harley-Davidson XR1200 series will thunder into life at BSB meetings next year. After almost a year of development with Harris Performance, registrations have opened for next...

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  • Guintoli getting back up to speed

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Guintoli getting back up to speed

    Sylvain Guintoli continued to rebuild his confidence in his comeback from injury with seventh and eighth places on the Worx Suzuki at Silverstone. He said: “At Croft it was difficult to find the...

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  • BSB: Richards happy with Silverstone return

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB: Richards happy with Silverstone return

    Glen Richards made his comeback to BSB at Silverstone last weekend, just three months after suffering a broken femur at Knockhill. The Aussie qualified 12th, 1.6s off Leon Camier’s blistering pole...

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  • Linfoot gets wild card WSS rides

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Dan Linfoot will race the Node4 Yamaha R6 at Magny Cours this weekend and again at Portimao on October 25. And between the two he’s ride the team’s superbike in the BSB round at Oulton Park on October 11. Linfoot started the season well on the supersport bike - taking three podiums on four races but has since been hindered by injuries. With the championship out of the window – the team blooded him...

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  • Westmorland wins Silverstone BSS

    02 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Westmorland wins Silverstone BSS

    James Westmoreland stormed to a convincing win at Silverstone on his 675 Triumph. He got a good start and exited Copse in second and made his move on Lee Johnston towards the end of lap one. Billy...

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  • Seeley to race superbike Suzuki at Oulton

    01 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Seeley to race superbike Suzuki at Oulton

    After his brilliant debut at Silverstone on the Relentless by TAS Suzuki ‘Evo’ GSX-R1000, Alastair Seeley will get to ride one of the team’s fully-tuned superbikes in the final MCE BSB round...

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