British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • BSB launch new Honda Moto3 class

    04 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    BSB launch new Honda Moto3 class

    2015 will see the addition of a new class of racing to the MCE British Superbike paddock, with the Honda Moto3 Standard class running as a race-within-a-race alongside the Motostar championship. Using...

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  • Shakey stays with PBM for 2016

    04 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Shakey stays with PBM for 2016

    Defending MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne will remain with the Paul Bird Motorsport squad for the 2016 season, after signing a deal yesterday evening with the Cumbrian chicken...

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  • PBM takes on Be Wiser colours

    02 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    PBM takes on Be Wiser colours

    The PBM Kawasakis of defending MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne and Be Wiser Kawasaki refugee Danny Buchan will this weekend sport the colours of the insurance company, after the withdrawal...

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  • Danny Buchan to finish 2015 at PBM Kawasaki

    29 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Danny Buchan to finish 2015 at PBM Kawasaki

    Reigning National Superstock 1000 champion Danny Buchan has been thrown a lifeline by Paul Bird’s PBM Kawasaki team, with the Essex rider set to join them for the remainder of 2015. Buchan was left...

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  • Be Wiser Kawasaki withdraw from BSB

    28 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Be Wiser Kawasaki withdraw from BSB

    MCE British Superbike organisers MSV have this morning confirmed paddock speculation regarding the future of the AP Kawasaki team, who have raced in 2015 under the Be Wiser Kawasaki squad with Danny...

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  • Mossey ‘had nothing to lose’

    22 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Mossey ‘had nothing to lose’

    BSB rookie Luke Mossey had yet another impressive weekend at Assen, adding to his 2015 podium tally with a brave ride in tricky conditions in the second race of the weekend. Admitting afterwards that...

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  • Brookes clears off for opening Assen win

    20 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes clears off for opening Assen win

    Josh Brookes has gone clear of the chasing pack at Assen to extend his MCE British Superbike championship lead, taking the opening race win by nearly seven seconds from Showdown rival James...

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  • Hopkins happy with race pace despite slow start

    19 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Hopkins happy with race pace despite slow start

    John Hopkins says he’s confident that he has the pace on his Moto Rapido Ducati to challenge at the front in tomorrow’s two MCE British Superbike races at Assen, after taking a surprise front row...

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  • Brookes blitzes to Assen pole

    19 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes blitzes to Assen pole

    Josh Brookes has blitzed to an Assen MCE British Superbike pole position ahead of JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s James Ellison and a surprise result for John Hopkins on the Moto Rapido Ducati. Brookes, who...

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  • Rain and a crash fail to hold back Brookes

    18 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Rain and a crash fail to hold back Brookes

    Wet conditions and a low speed crash have failed to deter MCE British Superbike championship leader Josh Brooks from topping the time sheets after the opening day of action at the series’ Dutch...

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  • Kiyonari forced to sit out Assen

    18 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Kiyonari forced to sit out Assen

    Buildbase BMW rider Ryuichi Kiyonari will sit out this weekend’s Dutch round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Assen, after sustaining an injury while flat tracking earlier this week. While...

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  • Byrne recovers to pip Brookes

    06 September 2015 by Steve English

    Byrne recovers to pip Brookes

    The Showdown spots were finalised in the final race of the day at Oulton Park but the crowd was treated to seeing the two title favourites duke it in the 18 lap race. Ultimately four times champion...

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  • Brookes bounces back as Showdown beckons

    06 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes bounces back as Showdown beckons

    Josh Brookes has bounced back form his back of the grid start in yesterday’s opening MCE British Superbike race of the triple-header weekend at Oulton Park to practically lead from start to...

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  • Byrne on pole as Brookes blows

    05 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne on pole as Brookes blows

    Shane Byrne has taken pole position ahead of this afternoon’s opening race of the MCE British Superbike triple-header weekend at Oulton Park form Tommy Bridewell and James Ellison, blitzing the lap...

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  • Hopkins upsets Showdown rivals with Oulton pace

    04 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Hopkins upsets Showdown rivals with Oulton pace

    John Hopkins has topped the opening day of MCE British Superbike action at Oulton Park today, holding off the momentum of six-in-a-row winner Josh Brookes by only 0.054 as both of them dipped close to...

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  • Honda Racing confirm Da Costa for Oulton Park

    26 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Honda Racing confirm Da Costa for Oulton Park

    Honda Racing have confirmed that Julien Da Costa will replace the injured Jason O’Halloran for the next round of the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park in ten days time. Coming in...

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  • Five in a row for Brookes

    23 August 2015 by Steve English

    Five in a row for Brookes

    Josh Brookes won the opening race of the day at Cadwell Park with the Milwaukee Yamaha rider easing away from the field in the second half of the race after a safety car in the early stages. The...

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  • Brookes smashes Cadwell lap record

    22 August 2015 by Steve English

    Brookes smashes Cadwell lap record

    In final qualifying Josh Brookes drew first blood by cracking the lap record at Cadwell Park. The Australian was almost half a second quicker than Danny Buchan at that point but with the duo having...

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  • Cooper splits with Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki

    11 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Cooper splits with Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki

    Richard Cooper has split with the Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki team, with the announcement coming as a major surprise half way through the best season to date for both rider and team. Taking an impressive...

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  • Laverty makes good progress in Cadwell test

    07 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Laverty makes good progress in Cadwell test

    Michael Laverty says the Tyco BMW team have made good progress with the S1000RR, after a much-need one-day test at Cadwell Park on Wednesday. Struggling to get enough testing time on the new model all...

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