British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2014)

  • Knockhill BSB: Byrne takes race two victory

    29 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Knockhill BSB: Byrne takes race two victory

    Shane Byrne has taken the second race victory at Knockhill, with the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider doing his best to hold off race one winner Ryuichi Kiyonari for almost the entire 30 lap battle.

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  • Knockhill BSB: Kiyo returns with race one win

    29 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Knockhill BSB: Kiyo returns with race one win

    Ryuichi Kiyonari has taken his first MCE British Superbike win in three seasons, winning the opening race of the day in easy style from fellow triple champion Shane Byrne to hand BMW their first ever...

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  • Hartley makes move from Halsall to Tsingtao

    23 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Hartley makes move from Halsall to Tsingtao

    MCE BSB rider Harry Hartley has completed a swap move with Jon Kirkham, moving from the Halsall Kawasaki seat recently filled by Kirkham to take his spot at the Tsingtao Kawasaki squad for the...

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  • Peter Hickman takes over RAF Reserves Honda

    23 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Peter Hickman takes over RAF Reserves Honda

    Peter Hickman will complete the remainder of the 2014 MCE British Superbike Championship on the RAF Reserves Honda of Simon Andrews, with the TT fastest newcomer taking over after the tragic loss of...

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  • De Puniet joins Waters for Suzuka 8hr

    19 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    De Puniet joins Waters for Suzuka 8hr

    MCE British Superbike star Josh Waters will be joined on the Yoshimura Suzuki Suzuka 8hrs team for this year’s iconic race by Suzuki MotoGP test rider Randy de Puniet, as the team attempt to steal the...

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  • Kirkham joins Halsall Kawasaki as Hartley out

    18 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Kirkham joins Halsall Kawasaki as Hartley out

    Jon Kirkham has dramatically joined the Halsall Biker Gear Kawasaki team, replacing young rider Harry Hartley for the remainder of the 2014 MCE British Superbike season, only days after Kirkham parted...

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  • Kiyonari frustrated despite BMW progress

    18 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Kiyonari frustrated despite BMW progress

    Ryuichi Kiyonari has left Snetterton frustrated with his results, despite finishing fourth and fifth on the Buildbase BMW and showing he is a contender for a Showdown spot come the final three rounds...

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  • Brookes fine after Snetterton highside

    18 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes fine after Snetterton highside

    Josh Brookes suffered no physical damage in the highside crash that saw him ejected from the second MCE British Superbike race at Snetterton on Sunday, despite some initial concerns after the...

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  • Hopkins making progress despite poor finishes

    16 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Hopkins making progress despite poor finishes

    John Hopkins believes that his Tyco Suzuki team have finally started to make progress with the GSX-R1000, with promising chassis development making a difference at Snetterton despite his seventh and...

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  • Honda second on day one of BSB return

    13 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Honda second on day one of BSB return

    Honda Racing rider Julien Da Costa has finished the first day of Honda’s return to the MCE British Superbike Championship in second place, only 0.128 behind pole man Shane Byrne. The Lincolnshire...

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  • Snetterton BSB: Shakey back where he left off

    13 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Snetterton BSB: Shakey back where he left off

    Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has resumed where he left off before the six week break in the MCE British Superbike season, taking the top spot after the opening day of practice at Snetterton to finish 0.128...

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  • Honda return to BSB with wildcard Urban Tiger

    13 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Honda return to BSB with wildcard Urban Tiger

    Honda have unveiled the first of their special MCE BSB colour schemes, as they return to Snetterton for the first of their four wildcard appearances in the championship this year. The colour scheme,...

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  • BSB Oulton Park – Brookes ends Shakey’s domination with thrilling race win

    05 May 2014 by Michael Guy

    Josh Brookes had to put it all on the line to end Shane Byrne’s domination of the MCE British Superbike championship by taking a hard fought race two win at Oulton Park. The Milwaukee Yamaha rider refused to let Byrne get into a rhythm at the front by moving to the front, maintaining his pace before riding a stunning final lap to defend the lead from the constantly attacking Byrne.  Brookes...

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  • McConnell secures Supersport double

    05 May 2014 by Michael Guy

    Billy McConnell stormed to his second win of the weekend after a brilliant battle with Supersport title rival Alistair Seeley. The Smiths Triumph rider fought his way through the field after an initially slow start before becoming embroiled in an intense battle with Seeley for the win. After numerous changes of the lead, McConnell made a decisive pass at the final corner of the final lap to secure...

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  • BSB Oulton Park: Byrne takes win from hard charging Brookes

    05 May 2014 by Michael Guy

    Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki man Shane Byrne secured a flag to flag victory in the opening race of the MCE British Superbike championship at Oulton Park today. The 37 year old, who had qualified on pole was in control from the start of the race and was able to resist a late charge from Milwaukee Yamaha rider Josh Brookes to secure his third BSB win from three starts in 2014. Byrne said: “I was out...

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  • EWC: Watch the Bol d'Or 24hr race live

    26 April 2014 by Simon Patterson

    EWC: Watch the Bol d'Or 24hr race live

    Honda Racing will start today’s Bol d’Or, the first 24hr race of the 2014 Endurance World Championship, from pole position, after the former TT Legends team’s three French riders topped the time...

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  • Byrne fast in Oulton test

    25 April 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne fast in Oulton test

    Shane Byrne has finished off the2014 official MCE British Superbike testing schedule in pole position, taking the top spot on Oulton Park on Friday, albeit in a session lacking many of his...

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  • Video: Honda Racing show off 2014 plans

    19 April 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Video: Honda Racing show off 2014 plans

    When Honda UK announced that they were withdrawing their championship-winning MCE British Superbike team at the end of 2013, many mounted the loss of the most successful team in the series’...

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  • Brookes goes second with mixed emotions

    18 April 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes goes second with mixed emotions

    Josh Brookes was left with mixed emotions after the opening hour-long testing session of the weekend at Brands Hatch, making changes that negatively affected his Milwaukee Yamaha but still managing to...

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