British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Redline KTM for Edmeades in BSB Evo

    25 February 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Redline KTM for Edmeades in BSB Evo

    The KTM RC8R that James Edmeades will race in BSB Evo this year will be relying on the same bolt-on bits from the Power Parts catalogue that any KTM owner can buy -according to Redline KTM dealership...

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  • Pekkanen to race Suzuki in BSB Evo

    23 February 2010 by Laura Stevens

    Finn Pauli Pekkanen is the latest rider to announce his plans to race in the BSB Evo class. He’s aiming to run his own Suzuki in the championship that now boasts nine starters with other teams on the verge on announcing their plans. Pekkanen finished runner-up in last year's one-make KTM RC8 Super Cup series and has a range of experience having competed in the European Superstock Championship in...

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  • Hunts Motorcycles back Michael Dunlop

    19 February 2010 by MCN Sports desk

    Hunts Motorcycles back Michael Dunlop

    Michael Dunlop will race a Honda Fireblade in this year’s superstock races supplied by Manchester Honda dealer Hunts Motorcycles. As well as the international road races, the Ballymoney rider is also...

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  • Brookes gets WSB call-up

    19 February 2010 by Laura Stevens

    Brookes gets WSB call-up

    HM Plant Honda's Josh Brookes will be back on track next weekend at the opening round of the World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island, after receiving a call to deputise for the injured Broc...

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  • What's the deal with: Simon Andrews

    18 February 2010 by MCN Sports desk

    What's the deal with: Simon Andrews

    MCN catches up with MSS Kawasaki rider Simon Andrews to find out what he's been up to in the off season...  What have you been up to this winter? Living in the Alps. Sounds exotic but I’ve been...

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  • Howarth lines up with Magic Bullet in BSB Evo

    17 February 2010 by MCN Sports desk

    Howarth lines up with  Magic Bullet in BSB Evo

    Michael Howarth will be spearheading the Magic Bullet Two Wheel Racing team’s effort in the new BSB Evo class riding a GSX-R1000 Suzuki.  Howarth, who is 29 and hails from Manchester, took part...

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  • Suzuki battered by bad weather at Portimao

    15 February 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Suzuki battered by bad weather at Portimao

    The Worx Crescent Suzuki team today successfully completed a three-day shakedown test at the Portimao Circuit in southern Portugal, in preparation for the 2010 British Superbikes Championship. The...

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  • Team Symitry IT North prepare for 2010

    13 February 2010 by Full Throttle Imagaing

    Team Symitry IT North prepare for 2010

    Team Symitry IT North with rider Shaun Horsman are busy preparing for a renewed assault on the 2010 British 125GP championship which is set to commence at Brands Hatch over the Easter...

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  • Valentine says BSB Evo debate is to come

    12 February 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Valentine says BSB Evo debate is to come

    BSB Evo kicks off this year. It’s a series within the MCE British Superbike Championship and is for superbikes with more standard ‘superstock’ tune engines and control ECUs. The series organisers are...

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  • Valentine praises new BSB points system

    12 February 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Valentine praises new BSB points system

    Worx Suzuki team boss Jack Valentine has spoken out in favour of the new BSB point scoring system. This year’s series is split into a regular season of nine races and a three –round showdown between...

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  • Karl Harris: 10 years on from Euro glory

    12 February 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Karl Harris: 10 years on from Euro glory

    It is 10 years since Karl Harris won the European Superstock title. It’s 15 years since the team that helped him win that title, GR Racing, was formed. And now Harris is back with GR Racing duo Brent...

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  • Moto Rapido Ducati confirm line-up

    10 February 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Moto Rapido Ducati confirm line-up

    Moto Rapido Ducati have completed their rider line-up for the 2010 with the signing of Brighton youngster Leon Hunt who will race in the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 class. The 21-year old, who...

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  • Muir on Easton and Ellison

    10 February 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Muir on Easton and Ellison

    Swan Honda team owner Shaun Muir unveiled his new-look team of Stuart Easton and James Ellison at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show in London on Sunday. We asked him to evaluate his own riders.

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  • Ellison joins Easton at Swan Honda

    10 February 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Ellison joins Easton at Swan Honda

    James Ellison will be Stuart Easton’s team-mate at Swan Honda in BSB this year. The worst kept secret in the history of the series was confirmed today (Sunday) at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show...

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  • Karl Harris gets Aprilia Superstock ride

    10 February 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Karl Harris gets Aprilia Superstock ride

    Karl Harris’s career has been saved at the 11th hour with an Aprilia RSV4 ride in the National Superstock championship. Harris had a difficult 2009 season after being sacked late in the year, even...

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  • Swan Honda boss gives his thoughts on BSB 2010

    03 February 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Swan Honda boss gives his thoughts on BSB 2010

    Team owner Shaun Muir unveiled his new-look Swan Honda outfit this week exclusively for MCN readers. So after we got the photo shoot done that appears in MCN today (Wednesday, Febraury 3) we sat down...

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  • Dakota Mamola to race in British 125 series

    01 February 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Dakota Mamola to race in British 125 series

    Dakota Mamola, the 15-year-old son of MotoGP legend Randy Mamola, will contest at least nine rounds of the 2010 British GP125 championship. The Barcelona-based Californian will race for Team KRP,...

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  • Extensive Brands resurfacing project

    28 January 2010 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Extensive Brands resurfacing project

    MotorSport Vision has carried out a major resurfacing project at Brands Hatch, improving the quality of the track surface for competitors, trackday participants and driving experience guests on over...

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  • Mainwaring on Kawasaki superstocker

    28 January 2010 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Mainwaring on Kawasaki superstocker

    MSS Colchester Kawasaki have signed Howie Mainwaring to race a ZX-10R in the National Superstock Championship. Twenty-two year old Mainwaring has raced in the BSB and Superstock series for many years...

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  • Hastings joins Team Green in Junior Superstock

    28 January 2010 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Reigning British GP125 ACU Academy Cup champion Tim Hastings will step up to the National Superstock 600 Championship as one of Kawasaki’s Team Green Junior Superstock riders. As part of their Team Green initiative in Junior Superstock, 17-year old Hastings will be building on an already impressive career. He started racing via mini-moto in his native Scotland, and won the Scottish Championship...

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  • Peter Hickman steps up to BSB proper

    25 January 2010 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Peter Hickman steps up to BSB proper

    Louth-based Peter Hickman is to remain with the Northamptonshire-based Ultimate Racing team and will make the step up from the British Superbike Cup series to contest the full British Superbike...

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  • Johnson joins AIM Suzuki for BSB Evo

    22 January 2010 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Johnson joins AIM Suzuki for BSB Evo

    Roads star Gary Johnson will race an AIM Suzuki in the new BSB Evo class this year as well as in the three major international road races at the North West 200, TT and Ulster Grand Prix. Johnson said:...

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  • Barn Corner gets run-off

    22 January 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Barn Corner gets run-off

    It’s one of those things you never thought possible. The exit of Barn Corner at Cadwell - with proper run-off.  While everyone has been wrapped up, concentrating on who’s riding what in 2010 and...

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  • 2010 HM Plant Honda: talking tech

    13 January 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    2010 HM Plant Honda: talking tech

    MCN talked to the team’s two crew chiefs Adrian Gorst (with Ryuichi Kiyonari in 2010) and Chris Pike (in Brookes’ corner this year) to find out what they think about their rider’s chances in 2010 -...

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  • Michael Laverty signs for Relentless Suzuki

    13 January 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Michael Laverty signs for Relentless Suzuki

    Michael Laverty has signed to ride for the Relentless by TAS Suzuki team in BSB this year. He joins National Superstock champion Alastair Seeley in the all-Irish team line-up. Laverty won the 2007...

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