British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • BSB: Brookes takes race one win at Brands Hatch

    21 July 2013 by Steve Hunt

    Pole starter Shane Byrne crashed out on lap 14 of the first race of the MCE BSB Championship at Brands Hatch whilst attempting to overtake eventual winner, Josh Brookes on his Tyco Suzuki. Having taken the lead on the fourth lap, Australian Brookes held on for the win and to narrow the lead of 'Shakey' Byrne to just ten points at the top of the championship.   MCE British Superbikes...

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  • Byrne sets opening pace at Brands Hatch

    20 July 2013 by Philip Wain

    Shane Byrne set the pace in the opening free practice session on the Brands Hatch GP circuit on Saturday morning, his time of 1m26.457s giving him a 0.456s advantage over Alex Lowes.   The cool, cloudy conditions were far removed from the tropical temperatures of late  - indeed, there were a few spots of rain in the air - but Byrne was in command throughout at a circuit he's dominated at...

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  • BSB Brands Hatch testing: Lowes sets the early pace

    19 July 2013 by Michael Guy

    Alex Lowes made his intentions for this weekend’s MCE British Superbike round at Brands Hatch crystal clear by topping the timesheets in a test session on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit this afternoon. Although this weekend s race will take place on the full 2.433 mile Grand Prix circuit it still gives Lowes the early advantage onboard his Samsung Honda CBR1000RR. Winner last time out at Brands...

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  • Britten V1000 in action at Brands Hatch

    19 July 2013 by Michael Guy

    TT legend John Mcguinness fulfilled a lifelong ambition after completing a handful of demo laps onboard the iconic Britten V1000 at Brands Hatch today in the build-up to the sixth round of the MCE British Superbike championship. The New Zealand built Britten was the brainchild of the late John Britten who designed, fabricated and produced every part of the bike before his untimely death in 1995.

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  • Brands Hatch BSB: Series leader Byrne arrives with target on his back

    17 July 2013 by Michael Guy

    The MCE British Superbike Championship ascends on the GP track at Brands Hatch this weekend for another crucial round at the Kent circuit. Series leader Shane Byrne not only arrives as the most successful racer at the GP track with seven straight wins he will have an enormous target on his back as his rivals aim to end he recent domination. There is no doubt that Byrne is on a roll in 2013 with...

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  • Knockhill BSB: Shakey storms to race 1 win

    16 June 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Knockhill BSB: Shakey storms to race 1 win

    Reigning champion Shane Byrne stormed to victory in race one at Knockhill today ahead of Tyco Suzuki racer Josh Brookes. Brookes led for most of the race, until Byrne made a move at the hairpin on lap...

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  • Visiting Knockhill this weekend?

    11 June 2013 by MCN Staff

    If you’re visiting Knockhill this weekend for BSB then why not head up early and take the time to ride the fantastic roads close to the circuit. Must-ride road nearby: A821 Duke’s Pass. Our favourite road in the Trossachs is easily reached from Knockhill. Take the A823/A822 to Crieff, the A85 to Lochearnhead, then head south on the A84 towards Callander, turning right onto the A821. Return to the...

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  • Oulton BSB: Shakey makes amends in race two

    06 May 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Oulton BSB: Shakey makes amends in race two

    Shane Byrne made up for a race one DNF with a hard fought battle for the win in race two from title rivals Josh Brookes and Alex Lowes. Shakey made no repeat of race one and immediatly led off the...

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  • BSB Oulton: Lowes tops early timing sheets

    04 May 2013 by Phil Wain

    BSB Oulton: Lowes tops early timing sheets

    Alex Lowes (Samsung Honda) topped the MCE British Superbike Championship timesheets after the second free practice session at Oulton Park today, the Lincolnshire rider just edging out Shane Byrne...

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  • BSS Thruxton: Easton takes 600 glory

    14 April 2013 by Simon Patterson

    BSS Thruxton: Easton takes 600 glory

    Stuart Easton has stormed to a hard fought battle in British Supersport in a race that saw the leading four separated by only half a second before red flags bring proceedings to an end with two laps...

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  • BSB Race 1: Shakey storms to race one victory

    14 April 2013 by Simon Patterson

    BSB Race 1: Shakey storms to race one victory

    Shane Byrne stormed to victory in the first race at Thruxton, after holding off a late push from Tyco Suzuki racer Josh Brookes. After Alex Lowes led early on, Byrne overtook on lap two, pulling away...

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  • Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne wins season opener

    07 April 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne wins season opener

    Reigning champion Shane Byrne started the 2013 season where he finished 2012 with victory at Brands Hatch. Byrne got a good start from pole position ahead of Samsung Honda rider Alex Lowes. Josh...

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  • Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne takes pole

    06 April 2013 by Philip Wain

    Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne takes pole

    Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) has claimed pole position for this weekend's opening round of the British Superbike Championship, with a lap of 45.655s around the Brands Hatch Indy circuit.

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  • Brands Hatch BSS: McConnell takes pole

    06 April 2013 by Phil Wain

    Brands Hatch BSS: McConnell takes pole

    The Smiths Racing Triumph team got the defence of their British Superport Championship title underway in perfect fashion at Brands Hatch with the Australian pairing of Billy McConnell and Glen...

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  • BSB testing: Walker tops the timesheets at Brands Hatch

    19 March 2013 by Michael Guy

    Chris Walker ended the official BSB test day at Brands Hatch with the fastest time after setting a 51.410 in the fifth and final session of the day. The Quattro Plant rider upped his pace throughout the day to go third fastest in the penultimate session before excellng in the final session to go fastest. The test took place on an initially wet track and with only minimal air and ground...

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