British Superbikes (July 2015)

  • Hopkins to replace Smrz for remainder of 2015

    03 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Hopkins to replace Smrz for remainder of 2015

    John Hopkins will replace Jakub Smrz at Moto Rapido Ducati for the remainder of the 2015 MCE British Superbike season. The news comes as expected, after the American made impressive progress with the...

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  • Brookes doubles up at Thruxton

    02 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes doubles up at Thruxton

    Josh Brookes has extended his lead in the MCE British Superbike championship by backing up his opening race victory at Thruxton by taking the win in the second race of the day. The Australian took the...

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  • Brookes blitzes for Thruxton pole

    01 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes blitzes for Thruxton pole

    Josh Brookes has blitzed his MCE British Superbike opposition for pole position at Thruxton, taking the top spot by 0.2 from a surprise front row of John Hopkins and Luke Mossey. “I am really happy...

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  • Byrne confident despite slow times

    31 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne confident despite slow times

    Defending MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne is relaxed despite finishing the opening day at Thruxton a distant twelfth place. Working on tyre life instead of single lap pace, the four-time...

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  • Brookes tops opening day at Thruxton

    31 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes tops opening day at Thruxton

    Josh Brookes has topped the opening day of the Thruxton round of the MCE British Superbike Championship, taking the top spot from a surprise performance form John Hopkins on the Moto Rapido Ducati,...

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  • Jenkinson to replace Parkes for Thruxton BSB

    31 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Jenkinson to replace Parkes for Thruxton BSB

    National Superstock 1000 rider Adam Jenkinson will replace Broc Parkes on the Milwaukee Yamaha for this weekend’s Thruxton MCE British Superbike round. The Australian is struggling with the...

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  • Brookes to make German championship wildcard

    25 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes to make German championship wildcard

    Milwaukee Yamaha rider Josh Brookes will gain a significant advantage over his MCE British Superbike championship rivals when the series makes its annual trip abroad for the Dutch round of the series...

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  • Hopkins to extend BSB return to Thruxton

    23 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Hopkins to extend BSB return to Thruxton

    John Hopkins will extend his BSB return until at least the next round of the series at Thruxton, as the Lloyds British Moto Rapido Ducati team’s full time rider Jakub Smrz continues to recover from...

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  • Brands BSB attracts massive crowds

    23 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brands BSB attracts massive crowds

    Last weekend’s Big Brands Bash round of the MCE British Superbike championship attracted an incredible 50,000 people to the Kent circuit, BSB organisers and circuit owners MSV have confirmed. Visibly...

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  • Brookes makes it a double at Brands

    19 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes makes it a double at Brands

    Josh Brookes has made it a Milwaukee Yamaha MCE British Superbike double victory at Brands Hatch, matching his race one performance by holding off a Shane Byrne damaged after his race one crash. Byrne...

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  • Front row all ruled out of BSB Last to First?

    19 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Front row all ruled out of BSB Last to First?

    The front row of the second MCE British Superbike race at Brands Hatch seem to have all ruled themselves out of a chance to win the championship’s incredible cash prize on offer for starting race two...

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  • Kiyo content despite eighth on the grid

    18 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Kiyo content despite eighth on the grid

    Buildbase BMW rider Ryuichi Kiyonari says he’s content after MCE British Superbike qualifying at Brands Hatch today, despite being set to start tomorrow’s opening race from the third row of the grid...

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  • Laverty on top form on opening day at Brands

    17 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Laverty on top form on opening day at Brands

    Tyco BMW rider Michael Laverty is on top form  - and top of the time sheets - after the opening day of this weekend’s MCE British Superbike round at Brands Hatch. Topping the sheets for the first...

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  • Hopkins ‘in awe’ of Moto Rapido Panigale

    13 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Hopkins ‘in awe’ of Moto Rapido Panigale

    Returning MCE British Superbike racer John Hopkins says he’s been left ‘in awe’ after his first taste of the Moto Rapido Ducati Panigale he will contest at next weekend’s Brands Hatch round of the...

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  • Shakey makes it a Scottish double

    05 July 2015 by MCN

    Shakey makes it a Scottish double

    Shane 'Shakey' Byrne celebrated a Scottish double at Knockhill, holding off the challenges from his PBM Kawasaki team-mate Stuart Easton and hard-charging Josh Brookes in an 11-lap sprint race ahead...

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  • Byrne in control for race one at Knockhill

    05 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne in control for race one at Knockhill

    Shane Byrne has taken control of the opening MCE British Superbike race at Knockhill, by pulling just clear from a four bike chasing pack and staying there until the end of the thirty-lap race despite...

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  • Byrne applauds Knockhill track repairs

    04 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne applauds Knockhill track repairs

    PBM Kawasaki rider Shane Byrne has applauded the work done by the Knockhill circuit staff to rectify a pothole caused by heavy overnight rain at the Scottish circuit. Topping the day’s delayed and wet...

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  • Knockhill delay after overnight track damage

    04 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Knockhill delay after overnight track damage

    Morning proceedings at the fifth round of the MCE British Superbike championship at Knockhill has been delayed after torrential overnight rain at the Scottish track caused severe damage to the run...

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  • BSB goes Forth to Knockhill

    03 July 2015 by Simon Patterson

    BSB goes Forth to Knockhill

    The MCE British Superbike championship has gone Forth to this weekend’s Knockhill races, taking to the iconic Forth Road Bridge for an once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity ahead of today’s...

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