British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2014)

  • Westie back on Buildbase BMW at Cadwell

    20 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Westie back on Buildbase BMW at Cadwell

    James Westmoreland will return to the MCE British Superbike championship this weekend at Cadwell Park, having sat out three rounds since fracturing his thumb at Knockhill back in June. The...

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  • Oulton BSB: Brookes strikes back in race three

    10 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Oulton BSB: Brookes strikes back in race three

    Josh Brookes was relentless in his quest for victory in the final MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship race of the weekend at Oulton Park as the Milwaukee Yamaha rider put on a dominating show...

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  • Oulton BSB: King Kiyo on top in race two

    10 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Oulton BSB: King Kiyo on top in race two

    Ryuichi Kiyonari has taken yet another win in the second race of the weekend at Oulton Park, muscling out Josh Brookes and Shane Byrne to take the win in damp conditions. Brookes was the early race...

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  • Oulton BSB: Kiyo wins in style

    09 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Oulton BSB: Kiyo wins in style

    Ryuichi Kiyonari has taken a dominant win in the first race of the weekend at Oulton Park, coming from his lowly tenth place on the grid after a Q2 crash to catch first Shane Byrne and then Josh...

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  • Brookes escapes FP1 crash unharmed

    08 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes escapes FP1 crash unharmed

    Josh Brookes was lucky to escape unharmed from a fast crash in Free Practice 1 at Oulton Park this morning, falling from the Milwaukee Yamaha at Druids half way through the opening session of the...

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  • Byrne shooting for podium credits at Oulton

    07 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne shooting for podium credits at Oulton

    With this weekend seeing a triple header battle at Oulton Park, as a Saturday evening race joins Sunday’s two feature battles, championship leader Shane Byrne says he needs to capitalise on the...

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  • Kiyonari: More aggression needed for Oulton

    07 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Kiyonari: More aggression needed for Oulton

    Three times MCE British Superbike champion Ryuichi Kiyonari says he needs to find more aggression ahead of this weekend’s Oulton Park round, after losing out at Thruxton in both races to Shane Byrne...

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  • BSB to launch KTM 390 Cup?

    06 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    BSB to launch KTM 390 Cup?

    KTM UK are currently in talks with MCE British Superbike organinsers MSV about the potential of seeing the Austrain’s new RC390, aimed at new riders, headlining a one-make series for 2015 in the BSB...

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  • Mason back in BSB with Tsingtao Kawasaki

    05 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Mason back in BSB with Tsingtao Kawasaki

    Former MCE British Superbike Cup winner Gary Mason has announced a fulltime return to the series after his wildcard appearance at Brands Hatch, as he makes the move from Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki to the...

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  • Thruxton BSB: Brookes doubles up in race two

    03 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Thruxton BSB: Brookes doubles up in race two

    Josh Brookes has doubled up on his win in the first race at Thruxton, taking a win in the second race by holding off his main title rivals Shane Byrne and Ryuichi Kiyonari.   Byrne was the early...

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  • Thruxton BSB: Smrz takes maiden BSB pole

    02 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Thruxton BSB: Smrz takes maiden BSB pole

    Jakub Smrz has taken his long overdue virgin MCE British Superbike pole position, finishing 0.2 ahead of Josh Brookes to give Millsport Ducati their debut on the top spot as well, with his 1:15.281...

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  • Rutter finds form on return from injury

    01 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Rutter finds form on return from injury

    Michael Rutter has found a return to the sharp end of the action in the MCE British Superbike Championship, taking third place in Friday’s free practicing at Thruxton. Rutter was less than0.1 off...

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  • Thruxton BSB: Bridewell tops free practice

    01 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Thruxton BSB: Bridewell tops free practice

    Local boy Tommy Bridewell has topped the time sheets on the opening day of action at Thruxton, taking the Milwaukee Yamaha to the top spot, but only 0.039 faster than Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne in...

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  • Jackson impresses on superbike debut

    21 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Jackson impresses on superbike debut

    Lee Jackson has impressed the MCE British Superbike paddock with a brace of impressive rides on the Buildbase BMW, as he made his superbike debut as a replacement for the injured James Westmoreland,...

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  • Ellison to undergo operation for broken femur

    21 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Ellison to undergo operation for broken femur

    James Ellison will undergo surgery today (Monday) to repair a broken femur, following the horror crash on the opening lap of race two at Brands Hatch that almost took championship leader Shane Byrne...

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  • Brands Hatch BSB: Waters triumphs in the wet

    20 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Brands Hatch BSB: Waters triumphs in the wet

    The second MCE British Superbike race at Brands Hatch today has seen records broken with it’s almost unbelievable podium, as wet weather allowed Tyco Suzuki rider Josh Waters to take his maiden BSB...

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  • Alstare Bimota to make BSB debut

    19 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Alstare Bimota to make BSB debut

    Bimota World Superbike team Alstare have announced a new junior team outfit that’s set to compete in the next three rounds of the MCE British Superbike Championship with French rider Christophe...

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  • Josh Brookes "aiming to leave BSB" for 2015

    18 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Josh Brookes "aiming to leave BSB" for 2015

    Josh Brookes has announced that he is determined to leave the MCE British Superbike championship at the end of the current season, with the Australian admitting that his goal for 2015 is to return to...

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  • Gary Mason in surprise return to BSB

    07 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Gary Mason in surprise return to BSB

    Former MCE British Superbike podium finisher Gary Mason will make a surprise return to the series next time out at Brands Hatch, coming out of retirement to deputise for the injured Mitchell Carr in...

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  • O'Halloran continues Honda BSB testing

    03 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    O'Halloran continues Honda BSB testing

    Following on from their recent highly successful wildcard appearance in the MCE British Superbike Championship, the reigning Honda Racing team have completed another test as they make plans to return...

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