British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Easton’s Cadwell crash injury

    31 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Easton’s Cadwell crash injury

    Swan Honda’s Stuart Easton sent us this image, taken by his crew chief Pete Jennings, of the deep laceration to the back of his leg after his crash at Cadwell Park during testing. WARNING: Do...

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  • MAP Centurion Triumph ready for Brands

    30 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    MAP Centurion Triumph ready for Brands

    The MAP Centurion Triumph team of Dan Cooper and AJ Venter are ready for the opening British Supersport round of the season at Brands Hatch on Easter Monday. The team has tested in Spain, and at...

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  • Brookes and Hill go faster at Cadwell

    25 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Brookes and Hill go faster at Cadwell

    Josh Brookes went even faster on Wednesday afternoon in testing at Cadwell Park, than he had on Tuesday but admitted the times came harder. The HM Plant Honda rider clocked a 1:27.87 and told MCN: “I...

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  • Stuart Easton crash update

    24 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Stuart Easton crash update

    Stuart Easton was due to be picked up from Lincoln Hospital this morning, after surgery last night, to repair the deep gash in the back of his left leg, sustained during a crash at Cadwell Park. ...

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  • Brookes climbs the Cadwell mountain

    24 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Brookes climbs the Cadwell mountain

    Josh Brookes was impressively quick first time out at Cadwell on the HM Plant Honda in today’s BSB test. He spent the best part of the entire day on track and clocked a best time of 1:28.1, matched...

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  • Easton’s Cadwell crash

    24 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Easton’s Cadwell crash

    Stuart Easton crashed the Swan Honda during testing at Cadwell Park today. According to his crew chief Pete Jennings, he suffered a ‘nasty deep cut in the back of his knee which required surgery to...

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  • Bridewell set up for Brands

    22 March 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Bridewell set up for Brands

    Tommy Bridewell’s testing on the Quay Honda that Gary Mason rode to the BSB Cup title last year continued at Brands Hatch last week. He lapped the Brands Indy course on the ex-Gregorio Lavilla Honda...

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  • Lowes on the pace at Brands test

    22 March 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Lowes on the pace at Brands test

    British Supersport Championship Team GNS Racing concluded their hectic pre-season testing schedule with Sam Lowes and Paul Jordan taking part in the official BSB test at Brands Hatch. Following...

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  • BSB Blog: Sun shines on Guadix BSB test

    10 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB Blog: Sun shines on Guadix BSB test

    After the heavy early morning snow had cleared the Guadix BSB test got underway at around 14.45pm yesterday. An hour later the track had virtually dried out and Guadix looked picture postcard perfect...

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  • Tunstall undecided on BSB Evo

    09 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Tunstall undecided on BSB Evo

    Tom Tunstall is facing an agonising decision whether or not to switch to BSB Evo or stay in the BSB class. The former Privateer Cup Honda rider tried both configurations of engine at Cartagena and is...

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  • Relentless Suzuki create impression in Spain

    09 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Relentless Suzuki create impression in Spain

    Relentless by TAS Suzuki pair Alastair Seeley and Michael Laverty showed their potential with some impressive laps times at the Cartagena BSB test, despite having about half the track time of their...

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  • Lougher’s TT plans on track

    09 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Lougher’s TT plans on track

    Ian Lougher was testing at Cartagena with his own Black Horse Finance Kawasaki team. He’s riding on the roads with a brace of Kawasakis this year but is fielding Conor Cummins in National Superstock...

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  • Hodgson adapts to Motorpoint Yamaha

    09 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Hodgson adapts to Motorpoint Yamaha

    Motorpoint Yamaha rider Neil Hodgson got his first chance to ride the ex-Airwaves factory R1 at Cartagena last week. He explained to MCN what the experience was like. “I couldn’t believe it when I was...

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  • Tommy Hill and the Cartagena test

    09 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Tommy Hill and the Cartagena test

    Tommy Hill was satisfied with his and the Worx Suzuki team’s progress at Cartagena, the first time they’ve been up against BSB rivals in pre-season testing. He finished the test with the same 1:33.5...

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  • BSB blog: Spanish test hit by snow

    09 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB blog: Spanish test hit by snow

    I got a bit of a shock this morning at 07.00am when I yanked open the shutters of my hotel window here at Guadix to see a white out! Yes, the terrible weather that hit Barcelona yesterday has found...

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  • Gossip from the Cartagena pit lane

    08 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Gossip from the Cartagena pit lane

    Joe Dickinson and Graeme Gowland were both at the Barry Symmons-run Cartagena Pro Test with their ex-Eugene Laverty Parkalgar Hondas that they’ll race in British Supersport this year. 16-year old...

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  • Don’t always believe the lap time hype

    08 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Don’t always believe the lap time hype

    Even if the weather was more Mallory than Malaga, there were some real revelations at Cartagena in the first real BSB pre-season test of 2010. First came the shock of seeing Rob McElnea’s team...

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  • Hill and Suzuki top Cartagena testing

    07 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Hill and Suzuki top Cartagena testing

    Worx Suzuki pair Tommy Hill and Yukio Kagayama set the pace in four days of testing Cartagena, Spain. Hill was in sensational form, clocking a 1:33.5 on the final day to go 0.9s inside the unofficial...

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  • Tommy Hill still setting the pace in Spain

    06 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Tommy Hill still setting the pace in Spain

    Tommy Hill continues to set the pace on the Worx Suzuki in the first major BSB pre-season test at Cartagena. He posted a best lap of 1:34.5 to go three tenths quicker than James Ellison on the Swan...

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  • Hodgson and Linfoot get works Yamahas

    05 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Hodgson and Linfoot get works Yamahas

    Motorpoint Yamaha duo Neil Hodgson and Dan Linfoot have got the works R1s that Leon Camier and James Ellison raced to a resounding 1-2 in the 2009 British Superbike championship.    In...

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  • Relentless reveal their 2010 BSB GSX-R1000

    04 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Relentless reveal their 2010 BSB GSX-R1000

    Relentless by TAS Suzuki took the wraps off their 2010 BSB GSX-R1000s to reveal this sensational new skeletal paintjob. It’s not just the paint that’s different. There’s a host of technical changes...

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  • BSB Blog: The 2010 season starts here

    04 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB Blog: The 2010 season starts here

    BSB testing starts in earnest this week (Thursday, March 4) for some of the top teams at Cartagena, Spain. It’s a hectic four-day test, swiftly followed by another three at Guadix with the influx of...

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  • Mason fighting fit for MSS Kawasaki

    03 March 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Mason fighting fit for MSS Kawasaki

    Privateer Cup champion Gary Mason has been using the winter break to good effect with a brutal martial arts training regime to prepare himself for the new season on the MSS Colchester Kawasaki. Mason...

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  • Black Bear in XR1200 Trophy

    03 March 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Black Bear in XR1200 Trophy

    Black Bear Harley-Davidson in Newmarket  has put the finishing touches to the bike they will run for 38-year old Warren Scott in the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Trophy. The series features at selected...

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  • Swan Honda gear up for Spanish test

    03 March 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Swan Honda gear up for Spanish test

    The Swan Honda team are preparing for their main pre-season test ahead of the opening round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship as the countdown to the start of the season...

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  • SMT sign Christian Iddon

    03 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    SMT sign Christian Iddon

    Supermoto star Christian Iddon has signed to ride for sorrymate.com SMT Honda in BSB this year. Iddon, a nine-times British Supermoto champion and former factory Aprilia rider in the World Supermoto...

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  • Christian Iddon: From supermoto to superbike

    03 March 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Christian Iddon: From supermoto to superbike

    Supermoto star Christian Iddon will make his BSB debut this year riding for the sorrymate.com SMT Honda team. He told MCN about his switch from supermoto to superbike. So you’ve got a BSB ride with...

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  • McWilliams to race Harley

    26 February 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    McWilliams to race Harley

    Warr’s Harley-Davidson, established on London’s Kings Road in 1924, has signed former MotoGP star Jeremy McWilliams to ride in the inaugural Harley-Davidson XR1200 Trophy race series at selected BSB...

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  • Buildbase Kawasaki test in Spain

    25 February 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Buildbase Kawasaki test in Spain

    Buildbase Kawasaki completed their first official test of 2010 in Cartagena, Spain, with their official race suspension partner Bitubo. John Laverty returned to action following a strong first season...

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  • Edmeades: “Don’t dismiss the RC8R!”

    25 February 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Edmeades: “Don’t dismiss the RC8R!”

    James Edmeades (26) reckons the V-twin KTM RC8R will not be disgraced when it comes to racing it against the four-cylinder bikes in the all-new BSB Evo class in British Superbike races. He spoke to...

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  • The Burns brothers on Aprilias in BSB Evo

    25 February 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    The Burns brothers on Aprilias in BSB Evo

    Chris Burns (31) and his teenage bother Joe (17) line up on identical Aprilia RSV4 Factory bikes run by Splitlath Racing in BSB Evo this year. For Chris it's a chance to rebuild his career after a...

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  • Brogan’s roller-coaster ride to BMW Evo deal

    25 February 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Brogan’s roller-coaster ride to BMW Evo deal

    Steve Brogan is riding BMW S1000RR for Jentin Racing-BMW Motorrad in the new BSB Evo class. The deal was announced officially today, (Wednesday, Feb 24) but as early as October last year, Brogan (29)...

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  • Splitlath Aprilia’s two-man BSB Evo team

    25 February 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Splitlath Aprilia’s two-man BSB Evo team

    Chris Burns and his teenage brother Joe with ride a pair of Splitlath Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory superbikes in the new BSB Evo class this year. For Chris, now 31, it’s a lifeline to rebuild his...

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