British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2014)

  • Byrne blows away lap record at Snetterton

    09 April 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne blows away lap record at Snetterton

    Shane Byrne has dominated the final pre-season test of 2014, setting a time below the outstanding lap record at Snetterton on the final day of two ahead of next week’s opening round of the MCE British...

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  • Byrne tops day one as rivals close gap

    08 April 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Shane Byrne has once again topped the day in pre-season testing for the MCE British Superbike Championship, finishing the day at Snetterton 0.4 ahead of Jakub Smrz as his rivals slowly close down the gap.   Smrz was impressive on the Millsport Ducati Panigale, finishing 0.4 behind Byrne but almost a second clear of third placed man Chris Walker, who had another fast day on the GBmoto Kawasaki...

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  • Rain For Final Day In Jerez

    02 April 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    Rain For Final Day In Jerez

    The expected poor weather at Jerez arrived for a time at the start of the last day and conditions proved changeable for the most part, with only a few riders able to get anywhere near a normal lap...

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  • Brookes continues to adjust riding style

    02 April 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes continues to adjust riding style

    Josh Brookes, having found a comfortable setting early in testing for the 2014 MCE BSB season on the Milwaukee Yamaha, is now struggling to adapt his riding style to suit the smoother power delivery...

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  • Second fastest Brookes 'out-performed Shakey'

    02 April 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Second fastest Brookes 'out-performed Shakey'

    Josh Brookes admitted after the first MCE British Superbike test of the year in the UK that he was dissatisfied to walk away only second fastest to Shane Byrne, finishing some 0.2 seconds off the...

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  • Walker impressed with GBmoto bike at Donington

    02 April 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Walker impressed with GBmoto bike at Donington

    Veteran MCE BSB racer Chris Walker says he’s come away from the first ‘proper’ test of the year against the majority of his season rivals feeling impressed with the GBmoto Kawasaki, and believing he...

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  • Byrne fastest as BSB returns to home soil

    01 April 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne fastest as BSB returns to home soil

    Shane Byrne has topped the sheets at the first BSB test of 2014 on British soil, after coming out on top of a ferocious battle with title rival Josh Brookes at the end of the final session of the day...

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  • Rutter and Muff at new-look Bathams BMW

    31 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Rutter and Muff at new-look Bathams BMW

    Bathams IWR have announced that Michael Rutter will be remaining with the squad for the 2014 MCE British Superbike season as they make the switch from Honda to BMW machinery, as he’s joined by Swiss...

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  • Kiyo makes Buildbase BMW debut

    31 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Kiyo makes Buildbase BMW debut

    Ryuichi Kiyonari has tasted a British circuit on a bike other than a Honda for the first time, completing his first pre-season shakedown at Mallory Park on the Buildbase BMW alongside teammate James...

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  • Tinmouth kicks off 2014 campaign

    31 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Tinmouth kicks off 2014 campaign

    Ellsemere Port-based Jenny Tinmouth has begun pre-season testing, as she starts her 2014 MCE British Superbike campaign ahead of official testing tomorrow (Tuesday) at Donington Park. Testing her TWR...

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  • Byrne fastest on return to BSB at Almeria

    25 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne fastest on return to BSB at Almeria

    Shane Byrne has topped the opening day of the first official MCE British Superbike Championship test of 2014, with the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider lucky to avoid gusting winds that caused teammate...

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  • Team WD-40 to race in three classes in 2014

    25 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Team WD-40 to race in three classes in 2014

    Team WD-40 have revealed their 2014 MCE British Superbike lineup, with a three strong team across three different classes, as Barry Burrell joins the team on Superbike, Canadian Ben Young in...

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  • Moody joins ITV 4 BSB team

    16 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Moody joins ITV 4 BSB team

    ITV Four have announced their commentator line-up for their midweek highlights package, with James Haydon continuing to host the hour-long show that airs on a Wednesday night on the Freeview...

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  • Westmoreland competes shakedown at home circuit

    16 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Westmoreland competes shakedown at home circuit

    James Westmoreland has completed his first test of 2014 for the Buildbase BMW team, taking to the track at Mallory Park, the circuit now co-managed by team boss Stuart Hicken, to shake down the team’s...

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  • Kirkham returns to track in Valencia test

    15 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Kirkham returns to track in Valencia test

    Jon Kirkham has returned to track for the first time in 2014, as he completed his first test of the year for the Tsingtao WK Kawasaki team at Valencia, alongside National Superstock 1000 teammates...

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  • Waters to race Suzuka with Yoshimura

    11 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Waters to race Suzuka with Yoshimura

    Yoshimura Suzuki have announced their main rider line-up for the Suzuka 8 hours, with Tyco Suzuki MCE British Superbike racer Josh Waters joining Takuya Tsuda, last year’s runner-up with the team, as...

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  • Honda announce 2014 British plans

    11 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Honda announce 2014 British plans

    Honda Racing UK have finalised their 2014 British championship racing plans, with three machines in the National Superstock 1000 series alongside their already confirmed wildcard appearances in the...

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  • Hopper at home on Tyco Suzuki

    10 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Hopper at home on Tyco Suzuki

    Former MotoGP podium finisher John Hopkins says that he feels at home already on the Tyco Suzuki machine he will compete in the 2014 MCE British Superbike championship on, with the similarities to his...

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  • Seeley pleased with Cartagena progress

    10 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Seeley pleased with Cartagena progress

    Alastair Seeley has left a four day test at Cartagena pleased with the progress he has made with his new Mar-Train team, with the Ulsterman able to run competitive times not only on his British...

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  • Hard work pays off for Millsport Ducati

    08 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Hard work pays off for Millsport Ducati

    An intense pre-season testing schedule had paid off for the Millsport Ducati squad and their rider Jacob Smrz, as the privateer team finished day three of the Cartagena pre-season test rivalling their...

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  • Bridewell fastest on day 2 at Cartagena

    07 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Bridewell fastest on day 2 at Cartagena

    Tommy Bridewell has cemented his position as a 2014 MCE British Superbike championship contender, setting a blisteringly fast lap right at the end of day two of pre-season testing at Cartagena in...

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  • Hartley to become youngest ever BSB racer with Halsall Kawasaki

    18 February 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Harry Hartley will become the youngest ever MCE British Superbike racer this season, with the youngster making the jump from National Superstock 600 to the superbike class with Bolton based Halsall Kawasaki. Hartley will join Lee Costello, who scored a remarkable podium place at the season finale at Brands Hatch, as the team look to captialise on an impressive debut BSB season. The signing of the...

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  • Andrews and Cummins joins RAF Racing

    15 February 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Andrews and Cummins joins RAF Racing

    TT hero Simon Andrews will bounce back from life threatening injuries suffered at Le Mans last year to join the MCE British Superbike Championship with RAF Reserves Honda. However, Andrews won’t be...

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  • Knockhill to run reversed in 2014

    11 February 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Knockhill to run reversed in 2014

    MCE British Superbike organisers MSV have confirmed that the Knockhill round of the championship, to be held in late June, will, as previously suggested, be run for the first time in reverse direction...

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  • Tommy Aquino loses life in MX accident

    03 February 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Tommy Aquino loses life in MX accident

    The racing community on both sides of the Atlantic and indeed around the world are this morning finding themselves mourning the loss of American Tommy Aquino in a motocross accident in his native...

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