British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2011)

  • Hutchy in BSB with Hill at Swan Yamaha

    21 December 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Hutchy in BSB with Hill at Swan Yamaha

    Ian Hutchinson’s fightback from career-threatening leg injuries has been rewarded with a superbike ride in the title-winning Swan Yamaha team, alongside defending champion Tommy Hill. Hutchinson had...

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  • Beech signs for Blackhorse Kawasaki

    09 December 2011 by Laura Stevens

    Beech signs for Blackhorse Kawasaki

    Blackhorse Kawasaki have signed Triumph Triple Challenge race winner Ashley Beech and Victor Cox for their Metzeler National Superstock 1000 campaign next season. Beech finished fourth in the Triumph...

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  • Coghlan in British Supersport with Appleyard R6

    09 December 2011 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Coghlan in British Supersport with Appleyard R6

    Team Appleyard Macadam have signed Scot Kevin Coghlan to race in British Supersport alongside existing team regular Deane Brown. Coghlan comes to the Appleyard team after three very successful seasons...

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  • Jessopp WSS switch to PTR Honda

    07 December 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Jessopp WSS switch to PTR Honda

    Martin Jessopp has blamed the BSB change of rules to a spec Motec ECU for his decision to quit the British series and sign for the PTR Honda team alongside Sam Lowes in World Supersport. The...

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  • Seeley back in BSB with Tyco Suzuki

    07 December 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Seeley back in BSB with Tyco Suzuki

    British Supersport champion Alastair Seeley finally signed on the dotted line to race in BSB next year for the Tyco TAS Suzuki team. After Seeley wrapped up the BSB title last year, it was assumed he...

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  • Kyle Ryde for Moto3?

    23 November 2011 by sweattysock

    Kyle who? 14-year-old British 125 champion, future british prospect and possibly the next Bradley Smith or Scott Redding. Let's see someone like Paul Bird or Darryl Healey take this talent through the next levels, starting in 2012! Moto3 on an FTR would be a great start - british sponsor, team, bike and rider. Formula One and Italian/Spanish motorcycle federations all have robust...

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  • CN Racing link with Ten Kate

    22 November 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    CN Racing link with Ten Kate

    Ambitious new race team, CN Racing, has signed an agreement to work with Dutch-based Ten Kate Honda for the 2012 season.
 The Hebden Bridge-based team is intent on lifting the 2012 Superstock 1000...

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  • Laverty and Kirkham with Honda Racing in 2012

    22 November 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Laverty and Kirkham with Honda Racing in 2012

    Honda Racing will field Michael Laverty and Jon Kirkham in BSB next year. Laverty finished fourth in BSB this year on a Swan Yamaha but turned down an offer to stay with them to ride for Honda. He...

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  • British Superbikes to race at Assen in 2012

    21 November 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    British Superbikes to race at Assen in 2012

    The 2012 MCE Insurance BSB calendar has been announced today (Monday) by series promoters MSVR and will incorporate a round of the championship at Assen, Holland for the first time in the history of...

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  • TAS Racing unveil Tyco Suzuki for Brookes

    21 November 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    TAS Racing unveil Tyco Suzuki for Brookes

    The TAS Racing Suzuki team unveiled their new blue and white Tyco livery at Motorcycle Live, NEC Birmingham this morning - and announced that Josh Brookes would remain with the team for a second...

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  • Westmoreland stays at WFR

    16 November 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Westmoreland stays at WFR

    James Westmoreland has been confirmed for the Team WFR Honda team for 2012. He joined the team late in the season from Motorpoint Yamaha, James Westmoreland and rode their 2012 development bike in the...

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  • Team WFR sign Alex Lowes

    16 November 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Team WFR sign Alex Lowes

    Team WFR Honda has brought Alex Lowes back into their fold alongside 2011 BSB Evo sensation Graeme Gowland and James Westmoreland for the 2012 British Superbike season. Following a brilliant start in...

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  • Lowes back with WFR Honda

    16 November 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Lowes back with WFR Honda

    Alex Lowes has returned to Team WFR Honda for 2012 and will line-up in a three-man team alongside Graeme Gowland and James Westmoreland. Lowes had three sensational meetings for the team in BSB Evo at...

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  • Gowland gets second year with Team WFR

    16 November 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Gowland gets second year with Team WFR

    BSB Evo sensation Graeme Gowland will get a second season with Team WFR Honda. Gowland was one of the stars of the show in the second half of the 2011 BSB season, bouncing back from a wrist injury to...

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  • Hutchinson back on a superbike

    20 October 2011 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Hutchinson back on a superbike

    Ian Hutchinson was back on a Swan Yamaha superbike at Mallory yesterday as he continued his racing comeback. Hutchy will ride the Swan Yamaha at Macau next month and Swan technician Mick Shanley said:...

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  • Buchan gets Gearlink ride in Sunflower Trophy

    19 October 2011 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Buchan gets Gearlink ride in Sunflower Trophy

    Kawasaki Team Green rider Danny Buchan continues his exciting year with a run-out at the famous Sunflower Trophy event at Bishopscourt in Northern Ireland this weekend, for top Supersport 600 outfit...

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  • Crockford serious, but stable

    18 October 2011 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Crockford serious, but stable

    BSB organisers MSVR have issued the following details of the Superstock crash at Brands. “On the opening lap of the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship race at Brands Hatch, Richard Cooper...

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  • Brands Hatch BSB: Shane Byrne wins race two

    09 October 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Brands Hatch BSB: Shane Byrne wins race two

    HM Plant Honda rider Shane Byrne won the seond BSB race of the weekend in damp conditions at Brands Hatch this afternoon. Byrne was gifted the lead when race leader Michael Laverty crashed at Druids...

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  • Cooper to race Buildbase BMW at Brands

    05 October 2011 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Cooper to race Buildbase BMW at Brands

    Buldbase BMW’s newly crowned National Superstock 1000 Champion Richard Cooper will be competing in both the Superstock and BSB races at this weekend's season finale at Brands Hatch. The...

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  • BSB Showdown: Hill vs Hopkins

    05 October 2011 by MCN

    BSB Showdown: Hill vs Hopkins

    John Hopkins. Tommy Hill. Just eight points separate them at the top of the points table going into the final, three round Showdown of the MCE British Superbikes Championship at Brands Hatch this...

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  • Silverstone BSB: Laverty takes pole

    24 September 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Silverstone BSB: Laverty takes pole

    Swan Yamaha rider Michael Laverty will start the third race of the showdown from pole position tomorrow after both HM Plant title hopefuls failed to qualify for the final qualifying session. Current...

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  • Day Out at Donington

    19 September 2011 by derekwatson45

    Day Out at Donington

    My wife Sue and I on a VIP day out with Relentless Suzuki by TAS at Donington Park BSB, courtesy of Haslemere Motorcycles. Got to meet the team and a pose with Alistair Seeley and Josh Brookes.

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  • Hopkins fit for Silverstone after more surgery

    19 September 2011 by MCN Sports Desk

    Hopkins fit for Silverstone after more surgery

    Samsung Crescent Racing's John Hopkins continues his fight to be 100% fit for the final races as he recovers from hand injuries sustained at the MotoGP round in the Czech Republic in August. Despite...

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  • Lowry signs for MSS Kawasaki

    03 September 2011 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Lowry signs for MSS Kawasaki

    Just days after MSS Colchester Kawasaki dumped Alex Lowes after a string of disappointing results, the team have announced the signing of Ian Lowry to replace him for the last three rounds of the MCE...

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  • Ben Gautrey 1992 -2011

    02 September 2011 by Adam Child

    Ben Gautrey 1992 -2011

    I first met Ben in April 2010 at a cold and damp Mallory Park. I was at Mallory testing one of the new Aprilia 450 race bikes which Ben was competing on; Ben went on to win the Moto 450 Championship...

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