British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2012)

  • Hickman stays with Buildbase BMW

    12 July 2012 by MCN Sports Desk

    Hickman stays with Buildbase BMW

    Peter Hickman has signed to remain with Buildbase BMW for the second half of the MCE British Superbike championship season. He joined the team at Knockhill in June, filling in for an injured Dan...

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  • Splitlath announce split with Marino

    11 July 2012 by MCN Sports Desk

    Splitlath announce split with Marino

    An official Splitlath Redmond team press statement has announced that the Aprilia BSB team has parted company with Florian Marino. The statement reads: “The Splitlath Redmond team has parted company...

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  • Oulton Park BSB: Hat Trick for Hill

    09 July 2012 by Phil Wain

    Oulton Park BSB: Hat Trick for Hill

    Swan Yamaha's Tommy Hill celebrated his first triple win in the British Superbike Championship by claiming the final race victory of the weekend at Oulton Park ahead of Shane Byrne and Josh Brookes,...

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  • Oulton Park BSB: Hill on Pole

    07 July 2012 by Phil Wain

    Oulton Park BSB: Hill on Pole

    Tommy Hill set pole position for Saturday's opening British Superbike race at Oulton Park with a flying lap of 1m35.742s, the only rider to post a lap time in the 1'35s. With the threat of rain...

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  • Knockhill BSB: Byrne takes race one win

    24 June 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Knockhill BSB: Byrne takes race one win

    Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider Shane Byrne took his 35th BSB win in dominant fashion during the first race at Knockhill today. Samsung Honda rider Michael Laverty got off to a good start and took the...

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  • MSS Kawasaki sign Buchan for BSB

    20 June 2012 by MCN Sports Desk

    MSS Kawasaki sign Buchan for BSB

    MSS Bathams Kawasaki have promoted their Team Green Superstock rider Danny Buchan to the blue riband MCE British Superbike Championship ranks. But he’ll have to wait until a bit later in the season...

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  • Mason quits PR Kawasaki BSB team

    13 June 2012 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Mason quits PR Kawasaki BSB team

    Gary Mason has just issued the following statement announcing his decision to quit the Quattro Plant PR Racing Kawasaki BSB team: “Following a desperately disappointing start to the 2012 BSB season...

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  • Win British Superbike tickets with WD-40!

    31 May 2012 by Marc Abbott

    Win British Superbike tickets with WD-40!

    MCN and WD-40 Specialist are giving one reader the chance to win a VIP day for themselves and a guest at Oulton Park International British Superbikes on July 8. The competition is to celebrate the...

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  • Snetterton BSB: Hill takes race one victory

    27 May 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Snetterton BSB: Hill takes race one victory

    Reigning BSB champion Tommy Hill took his second race win of the 2012 season onboard his Swan Yamaha at Snetterton today. Hill's team-mate last year, Michael Laverty - now on a Samsung Honda - secured...

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  • Hickman dropped by MSS Kawasaki

    14 May 2012 by Gary Pinchin

    Hickman dropped by MSS Kawasaki

    Peter Hickman has lost his full-time ride with the MSS Bathams Kawasaki team in BSB. Following his decision to ride a rival manufacturer’s machine at the weekend’s Donington Park WSB round, Hickman...

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  • Oulton Park BSB: Walker wins wet first race

    07 May 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Oulton Park BSB: Walker wins wet first race

    Bournemouth Pr1mo Kawasaki rider Chris Walker has taken his 21st race victory in BSB in wet conditions at Oulton Park today. Walker last won a BSB race at Brands Hatch in 2000. It was Shane Byrne who...

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  • Freddie Foray at Thruxton

    17 April 2012 by A Craig

    Freddie Foray at Thruxton

    Please find attached a sequence of photos of Freddie Foray crashing out in race two of BSB at Thruxton on Sunday. He kindly fell off right in front of me!

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  • Thruxton BSB: Brookes battles to race two win

    15 April 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Thruxton BSB: Brookes battles to race two win

    Tyco Suzuki rider Josh Brookes battled from 13th place at the end of the first lap to record his first victory of 2012 during the second BSB race at Thruxton. Brookes worked his way through the pack,...

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  • Thruxton BSB: Lowry takes maiden win

    15 April 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Thruxton BSB: Lowry takes maiden win

    Padgett's Honda rider Ian Lowry has taken his first race win in the superbike class in the first race at Thruxton. Lowry and pole setter Tommy Hill both got a great start and pulled away from the rest...

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  • Thruxton BSB: Tommy Hill takes pole

    14 April 2012 by MCN

    Thruxton BSB: Tommy Hill takes pole

    Reigning BSB champion Tommy Hill will start from pole tomorrow after setting the fstest time during a drying qualifying session. The first qualifying session - held in wet conditions - was extended to...

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  • Brands Hatch BSB: Kirkham wins wet first race

    09 April 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Brands Hatch BSB: Kirkham wins wet first race

    Samsung Honda rider John Kirkham has won the opening race of the 2012 BSB championship in wet conditions at Brands Hatch. The safety car was called out onto track twice during the 30 lap race, first...

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  • Brands Hatch BSB: Josh Brookes takes pole

    08 April 2012 by MCN

    Brands Hatch BSB: Josh Brookes takes pole

    Tyco Suzuki rider Josh Brookes will start the first race of the 2012 BSB championship from pole position after setting a fastest time of 52.877secs, ahead of Samsung Honda rider John Kirkham. Rapid...

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  • Roll on BSB 2012!

    31 March 2012 by Kevin Langridge

    Roll on BSB 2012!

    Highlights from last year's final BSB round at Brands Hatch. Roll on the new season!

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  • West quits Supersonic BMW for QMMF in Moto2

    31 March 2012 by MCN Sports Desk

    West quits Supersonic BMW for QMMF in Moto2

    A week before the first race of the BSB season, Anthony West has walked out on the Supersonic BMW team to join the QMMF Racing Team in Moto2. In a press release from QMMF, West is quoted: “It’s great...

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  • Honda continue testing at Cadwell

    30 March 2012 by Laura Stevens

    Honda continue testing at Cadwell

    The countdown continues to the Easter opener at Brands Hatch next weekend (6-9 April) and the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship teams have been making their final preparations as the...

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  • Tyco Suzuki pair inside Kirkistown lap record

    29 March 2012 by Gary Pinchin

    Tyco Suzuki pair inside Kirkistown lap record

    With Northern Ireland currently bathed in sunshine, choosing Kirkistown in County Down for a final pre-season shakedown test, prior to next weekend’s opening British Superbike races at Brands Hatch on...

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