British Superbikes (July 2012)

  • Shane Byrne claims his first double win of 2012

    22 July 2012

    Shane Byrne claimed his first double win of the 2012 British Superbike Championship season as the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider again held off a hard-charging Josh Brookes. Michael Laverty again had a characteristic flying start to the race onboard the Samsung Honda to lead on the opening lap from Byrne and Brookes, but race one winner Bryne wasn't settling for second and he took the lead at...

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  • Shane Byrne responds in perfect style at Brands Hatch

    22 July 2012 by MCN Sportsdesk

    After leaving Oulton Park somewhat deflated, Shane Byrne responded in perfect style at Brands Hatch, taking a strong win in the opening race on Sunday. The 2003 and 2008 Champion overhauled the fast starting Michael Laverty and then resisted a late challenge from Josh Brookes to take his third win of the season.   Brookes, fourth on the opening lap, set a series of fastest laps to move up to...

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  • Shane Byrne claims his first pole position of the season

    21 July 2012 by BSB Sports Desk

    Shane Bryne took the top spot in today's qualifying session at Brands Hatch for round 7 of the British Superbike Championship. The Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider was one of only two riders to dip below the 1m26s bracket and a time of 1m25.908s gave him a slender advantage of 0.062s over current Championship leader Tommy Hill.   The Swan Yamaha man will be joined on the front row by Michael...

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  • Samsung Honda test at Assen

    13 July 2012 by MCN Sports Desk

    Samsung Honda test at Assen

    The Samsung Honda team completed a successful day of testing at Assen ahead of the British Superbike Championship debut at the circuit later in the season as Michael Laverty and Jon Kirkham now...

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  • 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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