British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • Kiyonari in shock move to Buildbase BMW

    16 December 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Kiyonari in shock move to Buildbase BMW

    MCE British Superbike Championship triple winner Ryuichi Kiyonari will dramatically leave Honda for the first time in his career as the Japanese star makes the switch ti Buildbase BMW for 2014 as he...

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  • Samsung Honda withdraw from BSB

    12 December 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Samsung Honda withdraw from BSB

    As reported in this Wednesday’s Motorcycle News, it is looking increasingly likely that there won’t be an official Honda team on the grid for the 2014 MCE British Superbike Championship. MCN have been...

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  • Byrne unconcerned about no contract

    02 December 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne unconcerned about no contract

    Triple BSB champion Shane Byrne says he remains unconcerned about still not having signed a contract for 2014, and believes that a return to his PBM Kawasaki team is still on the cards. With team boss...

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  • Tsingtao Kawasaki sign Kirkham for 2014 BSB

    01 December 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Tsingtao Kawasaki sign Kirkham for 2014 BSB

    Tsingtao kawasaki have secured the services of Jon Kirkham for the 2014 MCE British Superbike Championship, as the former race winner shifts from BMW to Kawasaki machinery. Two-time race winner...

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  • TAG Racing announce Cooper on Kawasakis

    29 November 2013 by Simon Patterson

    TAG Racing announce Cooper on Kawasakis

    TAG Racing, fresh from their strong 2013 Motorpoint British Supersport campaign, have announced the first of two riders for 2014 as the team move from supersport to the MCE British Superbike...

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  • Ducati Coventry aiming for double success

    25 November 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Ducati Coventry aiming for double success

    The Ducati Coventry-backed JHP Racing squad will return to the National Superstock Championship in 2014, with former championship podium finisher Luke Quigley signed to compete on the team’s 1199...

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  • Smrz returns to BSB with Ducati

    19 November 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Smrz returns to BSB with Ducati

    Jakub Smrz will return to the MCE British Superbike Championship for 2014 after signing a deal with debut team Millsport Racing that will reunite him with Ducati machines. Former WSB podium finisher...

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  • Brookes joins Bridewell at Milwaukee Yamaha

    12 November 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes joins Bridewell at Milwaukee Yamaha

    Milwaukee Yamaha have finally confirmed their 2014 line-up for the MCE British Superbike Championship, with Josh Brookes joining Tommy Bridewell at the Guisborough based team. Brookes said: "Three...

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  • Josh Waters completes lineup at Tyco Suzuki

    05 November 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Josh Waters completes lineup at Tyco Suzuki

    Former Australian champion Josh Waters will complete the lineup at Tyco Suzuki, partnering up with American John Hopkins at the Northern Irish based team. Waters, who has a difficult year in the MCE...

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  • Hopkins to return to BSB with Tyco

    29 October 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Hopkins to return to BSB with Tyco

    John Hopkins will return to the MCE British Superbike Championship for 2014, after signing a deal with the Tyco Suzuki team to replace Josh Brookes for next season. Hopkins, who has sat out 2013...

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  • Brookes: Wet sessions 'null and void'

    19 October 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes: Wet sessions 'null and void'

    Josh Brookes says that despite finishing second in today's opening MCE British Superbike session at Brands Hatch, there's not much to take from the wet session. A damp track before the session started...

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  • Video: Byrne and Lowes talk Showdown

    18 October 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Video: Byrne and Lowes talk Showdown

    With the pressure on and only a point separating Shakey Byrne and Alex Lowes, we got the pair of them together only minutes before their first session at Brands Hatch to get their last minute thoughts...

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  • BSB extend Eurosport deal until 2020

    18 October 2013 by Simon Patterson

    BSB extend Eurosport deal until 2020

    MCE British Superbikes have announced a dramatic extension to their contract that will see the championship remain on Eurosport until at least 2020. The deal means live coverage across Eurosport's...

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  • BSB announce 2014 calendar

    18 October 2013 by Simon Patterson

    BSB announce 2014 calendar

    Series organisers MSV have released the 2014 calendar for the MCE British Superbike championship, with the 12 round calendar similar to the current 2013 calendar. Traditional features like the...

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  • Video: Hill announces 2014 plans

    16 October 2013 by Simon Patterson

    When 2011 British Superbike Champion announced last year that he was taking a sabbatical in 2013, many expected to see him back on the grid in 2014. MCN caught up with Hill to exclusively hear his plans for the future - and it's not what anyone expected. Get the full story in today's 16th October Motor Cycle News. 

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  • Kiyonari out for Brands Hatch

    15 October 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Kiyonari out for Brands Hatch

    Ryuichi Kiyonari may have rode his last race for the Samsung Honda squad if paddock rumour is to be believed, as a motocross injury sustained a few weeks ago means he has been ruled out of the final...

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  • Byrne rides through the pain barrier to P2

    05 October 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne rides through the pain barrier to P2

    Shane Byrne has managed to put his Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki on the front row of the grid for tomorrow's MCE British Superbike race at Silverstone, after limping away from a massive high side in free...

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  • Silverstone BSB: Lowes takes pole number seven

    05 October 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Silverstone BSB: Lowes takes pole number seven

    Alex Lowes continued his qualifying domination of the MCE British Superbike Championship, taking his seventh pole of the season to take his second pole in a row on the Samsung Honda. The Lincolnshire...

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  • Bryne returns for 2014 with Bird

    05 October 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Bryne returns for 2014 with Bird

    Shane Byrne will return to the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2014 regardless of how the next two rounds pan out, after signing a deal that will see him remain with his PBM team and Kawasaki...

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  • Smiths Racing Triumph set for WSS wildcards

    05 October 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Smiths Racing Triumph set for WSS wildcards

    Smiths Racing Triumph will graduate to a full factory-supported team for 2014, and are set to wildcard in a number of World Championship rounds as well as continuing their British Supersport...

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  • Brookes’ pace slowed by ‘clean’ track

    05 October 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes’ pace slowed by ‘clean’ track

    Josh Brookes says that yesterday’s times at Silverstone will count for very little due to the conditions on track, despite the Tyco Suzuki rider finishing the day in third.   Heavy rain overnight...

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  • Shakey unveils BSB Showdown helmet

    04 October 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Shakey unveils BSB Showdown helmet

    Reigning champion Shane Byrne has unveiled a special edition helmet for this weekend’s round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Silverstone, showing his wicked sense of humour after his...

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