British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Neil Hodgson calls it quits

    22 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Neil Hodgson calls it quits

    Neil Hodgson has today announced his retirement from racing. The former World Superbike and British Superbike champion has been forced to quit the sport after aggravating the shoulder injury he...

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  • Thruxton Superstock

    22 April 2010 by brian burrell

    Thruxton Superstock

    Here's a series of photos I took at Thruxton BSB of Richard Cooper in the superstock 1000 practice. Rider number 90 crashes into the back of him, but both riders were ok.

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  • Thruxton BSB thrills and spills!

    18 April 2010 by Dale Baldwin

    Thruxton BSB thrills and spills!

    Here are some pics of a few incidents from the Thruxton BSB weekend, including Michael Laverty's big off at the chicane on Saturday. All riders were ok. The same can't be said for the bikes!

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  • BSB Thruxton: Broken femur sidelines Ellison

    17 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB Thruxton: Broken femur sidelines Ellison

    James Ellison is out of this weekend’s Thruxton BSB round. He suffered a high-speed crash at Goodwood corner in this mornings practice and sustained a broken right femur. After being stabilised at the...

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  • Walker back in action at Thruxton

    16 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Walker back in action at Thruxton

    Chris Walker will be back on the BSB grid at Thruxton this weekend on the Ray Stringer-prepared Suzuki GSX-R1000 he raced at Brands Hatch. Walker is still battered and bruised following his second...

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  • Lowry tests Hodgson’s Yamaha

    16 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Lowry tests Hodgson’s Yamaha

    Ian Lowry starts his Spanish Moto2 campaign this weekend but could make a dramatic return to BSB at Oulton Park on May 3 if Neil Hodgson is still recuperating from the shoulder injury he sustained in...

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  • Swan Honda in confident mood for Thruxton

    16 April 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Swan Honda in confident mood for Thruxton

    Swan Honda aim to maintain their race-winning form at Thruxton this weekend in the second BSB round of the season. James Ellison battled his way to victory in the second race of the opening round at...

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  • Brogan and BMW move to BSB class for Thruxton

    16 April 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Brogan and BMW move to BSB class for Thruxton

    Steve Brogan will race the Jentin Racing-BMW Motorrad S1000RR in the main MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship this weekend at Thruxton. The team were granted dispensation to race in BSB Evo...

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  • Karl Harris's amazing save

    11 April 2010 by darrenstarr

    Karl Harris's amazing save

    Here's a crude cut and paste job of Karl Harris aboard the GR Motorsport Aprilia saving this amazing slide at Paddock during the free practice at Brands Hatch. While watching another rider I heard...

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  • Rutter’s positive start to BSB

    09 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Rutter’s positive start to BSB

    Michael Rutter goes to Thruxton next weekend confident that the Dcuati V-twin has a good record on the ultra fast, bumpy course. Rutter enjoyed a positive start to his season, finishing sixth in the...

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  • Luke Jones: BSB rider to watch

    09 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Luke Jones: BSB rider to watch

    Luke Jones scored his first-ever superbike points in his BSB debut at Brands Hatch last week when he finished 12th in race two – virtually first time out on the PR Racing Yamaha R1. PR Racing won the...

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  • Wood to ride Redline KTM at Thruxton

    09 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Wood to ride Redline KTM at Thruxton

    Last year’s KTM RC8 Super Cup champion Dave Wood will replace injured James Edmeades on the Redline KTM RC8R V-twin in BSB Evo at Thruxton on April 18. Edmeades suffered a highside at Brands Hatch.

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  • Harris has fuelling issues with RSV4

    09 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Harris has fuelling issues with RSV4

    Karl Harris finished a lowly 13th in the first Superstock race of the year after some serious fuelling issues with his GR Aprilia RSV4 at Brands. With no way to adjust the fuelling for the racetrack,...

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  • Tommy Bridewell: BSB Revelation

    09 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Tommy Bridewell: BSB Revelation

    Tommy Bridewell was the revelation at Brands. On the strictly unofficial timing during BSB testing at Guadix he’d been a couple of seconds off the pace on the Quay Garage Honda but at Brands was...

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  • BSB’s suspension wars

    09 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB’s suspension wars

    Ohlins had a big presence at Brands with Harris Performance working directly with HM Plant Honda, Kais working directly with Worx Suzuki and Kevin Harris of FTR also in the paddock.  Arch rivals...

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  • Splitlath Aprilia hoping for more power

    09 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Splitlath Aprilia hoping for more power

    Chris Burns was the third Evo rider home in both of the BSB races at Brands on the sweetest sounding bike on the BSB grid! The music from Burn’s Splitlath Aprilia RSV4 was thanks to an all-new system...

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  • Johnson rides on despite injuries

    09 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Johnson rides on despite injuries

    AIM Suzuki’s Gary Johnson struggled through the first BSB Evo round despite injuries sustained in testing at Cartagena that had still not healed.  Johnson broke his left ankle but that’s well on...

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  • Brands Hatch BSB

    08 April 2010 by Chenty

    Brands Hatch BSB

    Me and my son had a great time at Brands Hatch BSB with full hospitality from Snap-On Tools and HM Plant Honda. We caught up with lots of stars and one legend Randy Mamola and got some great...

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  • Glen Richards high-side

    06 April 2010 by brian burrell

    Glen Richards high-side

    While taking photos of my son Barry Burrell (77) I caught Glen Richards high-side. We hope you're on the mend, Glen.

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  • Brands Hatch bsb: Hodgson out of first round

    05 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Brands Hatch bsb: Hodgson out of first round

    Neil Hodgson has withdrawn from today’s BSB races at Brands Hatch. The former WSB and BSB champion crashed the Motorpoint Yamaha in this morning’s warm-up and banged the shoulder he injured in a...

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  • Brands Hatch BSB: Kiyonari on pole

    04 April 2010 by Liam Marsden

    Brands Hatch BSB: Kiyonari on pole

    Ryuichi Kiyonari put the HM Plant Honda on pole for tomorrow’s opening BSB round of the season at Brands Hatch. The former double BSB champion, back in the series after two years of WSB, showed all...

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  • Walker back in BSB with a GSX-R1000

    31 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Walker back in BSB with a GSX-R1000

    Chris Walker will be racing a privately-run Suzuki GSX-R1000 at Brands Hatch on Easter Bank Holiday Monday in the first round of the British Superbike championship. Walker’s last-minute ride is thanks...

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