British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Worx join forces with TAS Suzuki

    23 December 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Worx join forces with TAS Suzuki

    Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing, have announced Worx Power Tools as a team partner for 2011. Team boss Philip Neill said: “Worx represent quality, making our job of promoting their products very easy...

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  • Canadian McCormick at Oulton BSB round

    22 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Canadian McCormick at Oulton BSB round

    Canadian sensation Brett McCormick had been touted as a potential BSB rider with Relentless by TAS Suzuki but has now penned a deal with BMW Canada for the 2011 Parts Canada Superbike...

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  • Kirkham still chasing BSB dream

    21 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Kirkham still chasing BSB dream

    National Superstock 1000 Champion Jon Kirkham is planning to improve upon his dominant Superstock championship win by progressing into British Superbikes for 2011. Kirkham, who has ridden in the class...

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  • Iddon bags Triumph supersport ride

    16 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Iddon bags Triumph supersport ride

    Nine-times British Supermoto Champion, Christian Iddon has signed to ride for the Oxford Tag Triumph team in next year’s British Supersport championship. The 25-year-old from Derbyshire will join Paul...

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  • Baz reacquainted with Motorpoint Yamaha

    14 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Baz reacquainted with Motorpoint Yamaha

    Loris Baz started his 2011 BSB build up at a sunny and warm Cartagena in Spain. “Three days of sunshine and riding my superbike is like winning X-factor,” he said. “I really could not wait to get...

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  • Baz and Westmoreland testing in Spain

    10 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    New Motorpoint Yamaha signing Loris Baz and prospective team-mate James Westmoreland are testing at Cartagena today. Baz is a confirmed runner with the team for next year’s British Superbike championship but Westmoreland is having a try out on the R1 before any decisions are reached. Team boss Rob McElnea said: “We’ve got some time at a track day to give both of them a run-out on the bikes before...

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  • Hopkins to BSB rumours: The facts

    10 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Hopkins to BSB rumours: The facts

    Crescent Suzuki have admitted they are courting former MotoGP star John Hopkins to race in BSB next year. Rumours that the American may ride for Crescent Suzuki in BSB next year surfaced on the web...

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  • Plater and Lowes to ride indoor shorttrack

    09 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Plater and Lowes to ride indoor shorttrack

    British Supersport champion Sam Lowes and recent Honda TT Legends World Endurance signing Steve Plater are just two of the top names lined up to race in the Braintree Bonanza indoor short track...

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  • Splitlath Aprilia with Kennaugh in BSB

    29 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Splitlath Aprilia with Kennaugh in BSB

    Splitlath Aprilia will run Leicester-based South African Hudson Kennaugh in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship next year. Kennaugh narrowly missed-out on the BSB-Evo title by just three...

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  • Buildbase Hawk team switch to BMW

    29 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Buildbase Hawk team switch to BMW

    The Buildbase Hawk Racing team owned by Stuart Hicken has made a dramatic switch from Kawasaki to BMW – with backing from BMW Motorrad UK. The team will field three riders on S1000RR machines: John...

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  • My son with Kiyo

    28 November 2010 by Dale Swinton

    My son with Kiyo

    My son Joshua with Kiyonari at Cadwell Park this year. He's a great guy - he had all the time in the world for us. Deserves to be 2010 champion.

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  • Honda gear up for BSB

    26 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Honda gear up for BSB

    HM Plant Honda in Louth are facing a busy season with defending BSB champion Ryuichi Kiyonari and Shane Byrne in British Superbike and Jason O’Halloran in Superstock. As a result of several...

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  • Ducati 848 Challenge at BSB

    26 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Ducati 848 Challenge at BSB

    The Ducati 848 Challenge will be an official partner series to the 2011 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship. The Challenge builds on the successful foundations of the 2010 season and will...

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  • Michael Laverty joins Hill at Swan Yamaha

    24 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Michael Laverty joins Hill at Swan Yamaha

    Michael Laverty will join Tommy Hill in Shaun Muir’s new-look Swan Yamaha team for the 2011 BSB season. The team will have factory Yamaha R1s and Laverty told MCN: “I genuinely thought I’d be staying...

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  • Brookes signs for Relentless Suzuki

    10 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Brookes signs for Relentless Suzuki

    Josh Brookes has signed to ride for the Relentless by TAS Suzuki team in BSB next year. The charismatic 27-year-old Aussie, who finished runner-up in BSB this year, had been expected to stay with HM...

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  • Tommy Hill signs for Swan Yamaha

    10 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Tommy Hill signs for Swan Yamaha

    Tommy Hill will race a factory-spec R1 in BSB next year for Shaun Muir’s Swan-backed Yamaha team. Muir’s team have ditched the Honda’s they have developed over the past six seasons to run the factory...

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  • Mason and not Linfoot at Tyco Honda?

    05 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Dan Linfoot has still not signed the contract to secure the second Tyco Honda alongside Tommy Bridewell on the ex-HM Plant 2010 title-winning bikes in BSB next year. From what was virtually a done deal at the penultimate round of the 2010 BSB series at Silverstone when the team was announced, Linfoot could actually end up losing out if the deal is not concluded in the next few days. Team owner...

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  • Bridewell at Dirt Bike show

    05 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Bridewell at Dirt Bike show

    BSB star Tommy Bridewell and his Tyco Honda crew chief James Buckingham were at the Dirt Bike Show, Stoneleigh with motocross star Adam Chatfield. Bridewell and Chatfield live about 10 minutes apart...

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  • Tunstall’s BSB Honda at off-road show

    05 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Tunstall’s BSB Honda at off-road show

    Tom Tunstall’s BSB Honda took pride of place on the Doodson Motorsport stand at the Dirt Bike Show, Stoneleigh. Insurance company Doodson’s are also heavily in motocross, backing the official CMC...

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  • Easton confirmed at MSS Kawasaki

    27 October 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Easton confirmed at MSS Kawasaki

    Stuart Easton has officially signed for the MSS Colchester Kawasaki team to race a new ZX-10R next year – as MCN exclusively revealed back in our September 1 issue. Easton previously rode for the MSS...

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  • TAS get Suzuki backing for 2011

    21 October 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    TAS get Suzuki backing for 2011

    The Relentless by TAS team will be the only Suzuki squad in BSB to receive the backing of the UK importer next year.  Team owner Philip Neill said they will continue to field two riders in the...

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  • Crescent future undecided

    21 October 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Crescent future undecided

    The future of the Crescent team in BSB – and Tommy Hill’s future with the Worx-backed team - are in doubt without the backing from Suzuki GB. The Verwood-based dealership now has to find the budget...

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  • A dream come true

    15 October 2010 by Paul Graver

    A dream come true

    This is a photo of my daughter, Danielle. From being small she said she would love to be a brolly girl, so after speaking to Havier Beltran of HM Plant Honda he arranged for her to be a brolly girl...

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  • A great end of season gift!

    13 October 2010 by Phil Duffy

    A great end of season gift!

    Michael Laverty giving my son Josh an end of season gift to remember at Oulton Park after the last race of the year - a ride in the paddock to Michael's motorhome and back to the garage. Josh came...

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  • Big Ed and Little Ed

    12 October 2010 by KJNASH2001JESS

    Big Ed and Little Ed

    I attended Oulton Park BSB at the weekend, with my 4 year old son dressed up as Little Ed. Big Ed and the girls spoilt him rotten - and also James Haydon.

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  • BSB 2011 dates announced

    11 October 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB 2011 dates announced

    The 2011 BSB calendar has been announced today by series promoters MotorSport Vision (MSV). The twelve events include a return to the historic Donington Park circuit, which has re-opened under the...

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  • Oulton Park BSB: Kiyonari takes race one win

    09 October 2010 by Liam Marsden

    Oulton Park BSB: Kiyonari takes race one win

    HM Plant Honda rider Ryuichi Kiyonari has taken victory in the first of three races at the final BSB round at Oulton Park. Worx Suzuki rider Tommy Hill finished in second place, and still holds onto...

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  • Well done sam

    30 September 2010 by Brian Burrell

    Well done sam

    Well done Sam! A few crash photos due to bad weather Silverstone BSB.

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  • Win tickets to BSB showdown at Oulton Park

    28 September 2010 by MCN

    Win tickets to BSB showdown at Oulton Park

    It’s the final countdown to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship triple-header season finale at Oulton Park on 8/9/10 October as the six Title Fighters prepare for the title-deciding round...

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