British Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • Byrne hoping for Brands Hatch fightback

    17 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Byrne hoping for Brands Hatch fightback

    Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne is looking to remind people why he’s a four-time MCE British Superbike champion at Brands Hatch this weekend as he sets out to make amends for two disappointing results at Oulton...

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  • Brands BSB set for free-to-air TV

    17 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Brands BSB set for free-to-air TV

    The third round of the 2016 MCE British Superbike championship will be shown live on free-to-air TV this weekend. Race day from Brands Hatch will be broadcast live on Quest, a free to air channel...

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  • Seventh for rookie Irwin at Oulton

    05 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Seventh for rookie Irwin at Oulton

    MCE British Superbike rookie Glenn Irwin enjoyed a strong weekend aboard the Be Wiser Ducati in the second round of the series at Oulton Park. Saturday morning’s wet practice session was the first...

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  • Kiyo hampered by others' mistakes at Oulton

    05 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Kiyo hampered by others' mistakes at Oulton

    Ryuichi Kiyonari endured a disastrous weekend at Oulton Park for the second round of the MCE British Superbike championship, with the three-time champion forced to retire from both races through no...

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  • Stalker shocks on sidecar debut

    04 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Stalker shocks on sidecar debut

    MCE British Superbike fans’ favourite Chris Walker impressed on his three-wheeled debut at Oulton Park this weekend, taking a stunning sixth place in the first sidecar race of the season. The veteran...

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  • Linfoot distraught to miss maiden BSB victory

    03 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Linfoot distraught to miss maiden BSB victory

    Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot was distraught to miss out on a maiden MCE British Superbike victory after crashing out of the lead of yesterday’s opening race at Oulton Park with three laps to go. The...

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  • Haslam takes first win of BSB return

    02 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Haslam takes first win of BSB return

    Leon Haslam took a hard-fought first victory of the season in today’s opening MCE British Superbike race, holding off a hard late-race charge from Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon. It was Haslam’s JG...

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  • Byrne upbeat despite qualifying crash

    01 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Byrne upbeat despite qualifying crash

    Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne remains upbeat ahead of tomorrow’s opening MCE British Superbike race at Oulton Park despite the uphill challenge he faces starting from the sixth row of the grid after crashing...

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  • Haslam takes pole in dramatic qualifying

    01 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Haslam takes pole in dramatic qualifying

    Leon Haslam will start on pole position for tomorrow’s first MCE British Superbike race at Oulton Park, holding off team-mate James Ellison and Australia’s Jason O’Halloran to take the top spot in an...

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  • Iddon leads close fought pack on day one

    01 May 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Iddon leads close fought pack on day one

    Local rider Christian Iddon led the pack at the end of the first day of MCE British Superbike action at Oulton Park as the top 17 riders were covered by less than a second. The Tyco BMW man...

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  • Silverstone BSB: Laverty draws first blood

    10 April 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Silverstone BSB: Laverty draws first blood

    Tyco BMW rider Michael Laverty took his ninth BSB win with victory in the first race of the 2016 season, holding off all challengers from the first lap. Jason O'Halloran got the holeshot, but was...

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  • 2016 BSB season - all you need to know...

    10 April 2016 by Phil Wain

    2016 BSB season - all you need to know...

    The MCE British Superbike Championship blasts back into action later today so now is the time to get up to speed with the most competitive and innovative superbike series in the world. Our guide...

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  • Silverstone BSB: Haslam takes pole

    09 April 2016 by Stephen Davison

    Silverstone BSB: Haslam takes pole

    Leon Haslam snatched pole position on his return to BSB after dominating Saturday qualifying on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10R. The 32-year-old took his last BSB pole at Knockhill in 2008 before...

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  • Laverty tops final day of BSB pre-season

    31 March 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Laverty tops final day of BSB pre-season

    Michael Laverty has taken the Tyco BMW machine to top spot on the final day of the 2016 MCE British Superbike pre-season, demoting Shakey Byrne with a final fast lap of Donington just as the chequered...

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  • Team WD40 BSB bikes stolen in break-in

    11 March 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Team WD40 BSB bikes stolen in break-in

    MCE British Superbike squad Team WD40 have had a number of bikes stolen from their Sheffied base in an overnight break-in. The team lost two Kawasaki ZX-10Rs that were set to be campagined by Jack...

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  • Honda Racing rolls out 2016 BSB colours

    10 March 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Honda Racing rolls out 2016 BSB colours

    Honda Racing has rolled out the colours that Dan Linfoot, Jason O’Halloran and Jenny Tinmouth will use for the 2016 MCE British Superbike championship. Taking the opportunity to use their trip to...

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  • Cartagena test, final lap times

    06 March 2016 by Stephen Davison

    Cartagena test, final lap times

    Very few riders managed to improve on their times on the final day of the BSB test at Cartagena due to the windy and cold conditions at the Spanish track. Luke Mossey, who threw his leg over his...

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  • Cartagena test, final day ahead

    06 March 2016 by Stephen Davison

    Cartagena test, final day ahead

    After three days of testing at Cartagena, Luke Mossey remains the fastest man on track on the Quattro Plant Teccare Kawasaki ZX-10R. Half a second slower is Danny Buchan on the Lloyds British Moto...

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  • Leon Haslam focussed on making progress

    05 March 2016 by Stephen Davison

    Leon Haslam focussed on making progress

    Over the past three days one of the most intense people in the Cartagena BSB test garages has been Leon Haslam. Returning to the domestic series from WSB after a seven year absence, the 32 year old is...

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  • Fun in the sun at Cartagena BSB test

    05 March 2016 by Stephen Davison

    Fun in the sun at Cartagena BSB test

    Former Honda and Norton race team boss Barry Symmons has been running the Cartagena Pro- test for 18 years and it has become a mecca for all of the top BSB and road race teams. This year the four day...

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  • Irwin has 'interesting' start to BSB career

    05 March 2016 by Stephen Davison

    Irwin has 'interesting' start to BSB career

    Young rookie Glenn Irwin has made a strong start to his BSB career- despite throwing up in his helmet on the first laps of the Cartagena circuit! The 25 year old has been suffering from a chest...

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  • Kiyo has mountain to climb with Suzuki

    04 March 2016 by Stephen Davison

    Kiyo has mountain to climb with Suzuki

    Ryuichi Kiyonari was blunt and disarmingly honest as he began his 2016 season on the Bennetts Halsall Suzuki at Cartagena today. “Last year I was too slow so I must practice, practice, practice.” he...

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  • Easton adapting to ePayMe R1 Yamaha at Cartagena

    04 March 2016 by Stephen Davison

    Easton adapting to ePayMe R1 Yamaha at Cartagena

    “Steady away.” That’s how canny Scot Stuart Easton described his two days of testing on the ePayMe R1 Yamaha at Cartagena. “Although I raced the bike in Macau last year coming here after a few months...

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  • Ellison short of track time in Cartagena

    04 March 2016 by Stephen Davison

    Ellison short of track time in Cartagena

    JG Speedfit Kawasaki ‘s James Ellison only completed a few laps with the new ZX-10R on the opening day of the BSB test at Cartagena. The squad didn’t arrive at the Spanish venue until midnight on...

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  • Hopper over the moon at Cartagena test

    04 March 2016 by Stephen Davison

    Hopper over the moon at Cartagena test

    John Hopkins was running out of adjectives to describe how much he liked his new ePayMe Yamaha R1 after the opening day of testing at Cartagena. It was the first time the American had thrown his leg...

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