British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • Easton confident for home race

    27 June 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Easton confident for home race

    Stuart Easton says he’s looking forward to getting to his home round of the MCE British Superbike championship at Knockhill, after getting his least favourite track of the season out of the way last...

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  • Snetterton celebrates Ago with corner naming

    26 June 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Snetterton celebrates Ago with corner naming

    Norfolk race circuit Snetterton has celebrated the career of Grand Prix legend Giacomo Agostini, officially naming one of the corners at the redesigned circuit in memory of the fifteen-time world...

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  • Westmoreland denies replacement rumours

    24 June 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Westmoreland denies replacement rumours

    JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider James Westmoreland has spoken out about the rumours circulating the MCE British Superbike paddock last weekend at Snetterton that the team were considering replacing the...

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  • Kiyonari suffers through difficult Snett

    24 June 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Kiyonari suffers through difficult Snett

    Three-time BSB champion Ryuichi Kiyonari has had yet another horror weekend at Snetterton, leaving the fourth round of the championship failing to have scored a single point and now trailing title...

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  • Dominant Byrne doubles up at Snetterton

    21 June 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Dominant Byrne doubles up at Snetterton

    PBM Kawasaki rider Shane Byrne has doubled up at Snetterton, taking his second MCE British Superbike race win of the day to secure his title lead over runner-up Josh Brookes. Byrne was once again able...

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  • Byrne takes pole in rain-hit Snett qualifying

    20 June 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne takes pole in rain-hit Snett qualifying

    Reigning MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne has taken his thirty-fifth career pole position in a rain-hit qualifying session at Snetterton for tomorrow’s fourth-round races. The PBM Kawasaki...

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  • Byrne tops opening day at Snetterton

    19 June 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne tops opening day at Snetterton

    Reigning MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne has topped the first day back to the series after a long spring break, taking the top spot in both sessions at Snetterton from Milwaukee Yamaha’s...

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  • Taz Taylor hunting for Silverstone sponsorship

    28 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Taz Taylor hunting for Silverstone sponsorship

    British Motostar championship leader Taz Taylor is currently in the hunt for a wildcard sponsor for the British round of the Moto3 championship later this season at Silverstone. The seventeen year old...

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  • Linfoot back on track after injury absence

    28 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Linfoot back on track after injury absence

    Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot has returned to track in the MCE British Superbike championship after his five-week enforced absence as he recovered from a broken wrist. The Yorkshireman broke the wrist on...

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  • Brookes blitzes lap record at Snetterton

    27 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes blitzes lap record at Snetterton

    Josh Brookes has blitzed another MCE British Superbike lap record in testing, with the Milwaukee Yamaha rider becoming the only rider ever to lap the new configuration at Snetterton faster than 1:47...

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  • Brookes tops opening day of Snett test

    27 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Milwaukee Yamaha rider Josh Brookes has topped the opening day of the two-day MCE British Superbike test at Snetterton, going under the lap record at the Norfolk circuit as the first major upgrade parts for the new R1 arrived for him. Using a new fuel tank designed to lower the centre of gravity of the bike, he was able to finish the day with a new unofficial lap record of 1:47.176, 0.4 ahead of...

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  • Ellison looking forward to Snetterton outing

    22 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Ellison looking forward to Snetterton outing

    MCE British Superbike championship leader James Ellison says he’s looking forward to the chance to test next week at Snetterton, ahead of the next round of the series. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider...

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  • Parkes rues ‘massive disaster’ at Oulton

    15 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Parkes rues ‘massive disaster’ at Oulton

    The third round of the MCE British Superbike championship was a ‘massive disaster’ for Milwaukee Yamaha rider Broc Parkes, after a combination of injury and weather left him struggling to find a...

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  • Free admission for Snetterton BSB test

    15 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Free admission for Snetterton BSB test

    Snetterton circuit will open its doors for free next week for an official MCE British Superbike test, with the stars of the series taking to the Norfolk circuit the 26th and 27th May for the two-day...

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  • Laverty: We can fight for wins at Snetterton

    14 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Laverty: We can fight for wins at Snetterton

    Tyco BMW rider Michael Laverty says that despite a slow start to the season on the German manufacturer’s new S1000RR machine, he fully expects to be able to challenge for wins at the next round of the...

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  • Easton keen to build on Oulton success

    12 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Easton keen to build on Oulton success

    PBM Kawasaki rider Stuart Easton says he needs to build on his progress from last weekend at Oulton Park, where he took his first MCE British Superbike race win in five years. "I saw him go to make...

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  • Update on Jordy De Jonge and James Puttrell

    07 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Update on Jordy De Jonge and James Puttrell

    The families of injured National Superstock 600 riders Jordy De Jonge and james Puttrell have released a futher update on their condition, as the pair continue to recover from horrific injuries...

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  • Byrne: I didn’t realise I was taken out

    06 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne: I didn’t realise I was taken out

    Reigning MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne says he didn’t realise that Ryuichi Kiyonari’s Buildbase BMW had taken him out during the second race of the day at Oulton Park on Monday until he...

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  • Bridewell commands race one at Oulton Park

    04 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Bridewell commands race one at Oulton Park

    Tyco BMW rider Tommy Bridewell has ridden to the performance of his career to take a commanding win ahead of Josh Brookes in the opening MCE British Superbike race at Oulton Park. Leading from his...

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  • Brookes takes new R1 to first BSB pole

    03 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes takes new R1 to first BSB pole

    Josh Brookes has taken the new Yamaha R1 to it’s first MCE British Superbike pole position, topping the time sheets at Oulton Park ahead of a surprise front row of Tommy Bridewell and Stuart...

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  • Byrne and Brookes fastest in dry and wet

    02 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne and Brookes fastest in dry and wet

    Shane Byrne and Josh Brookes have topped the timesheets on the opening day of the MCE British Superbike championship’s first visit of the year to Oulton Park, after wet weather hit the afternoon...

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  • ‘No change in target’ for Iddon at Oulton

    01 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    ‘No change in target’ for Iddon at Oulton

    Bennetts Suzuki rider Christian Iddon says that there’s no changes in his targets for this weekend’s MCE British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park despite still riding with the broken leg he...

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  • Update on Jordy De Jonge and James Puttrell

    30 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Update on Jordy De Jonge and James Puttrell

    The families of Jordy De Jonge and James Puttrell, the two riders seriously hurt in an opening lap crash at the Brands Hatch round of the National Superstock 600 championship, have released further...

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  • Brookes blitzes lap record in Oulton test

    25 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes blitzes lap record in Oulton test

    Milwaukee Yamaha rider Josh Brookes has blitzed his own lap record of Oulton Park, set last year on the old R1, in this week’s official test at the Cheshire circuit. Finishing the day top of the...

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  • Update on Jordy De Jonge and James Puttrell

    21 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Update on Jordy De Jonge and James Puttrell

    MCE British Superbike organisers MSV Racing have released an update on the two riders seriously hurt during Sunday’s National Superstock 600 race at Brands Hatch, describing both as ‘critical but...

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  • BSB Brands: Ellison controls for race one win

    19 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    BSB Brands: Ellison controls for race one win

    James Ellison has taken a resounding victory in the opening race of the MCE British Superbike championship weekend at Brands Hatch, clearing off at the front to control the race. At the start of the...

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