British Superbikes (September 2016)

  • BSB: Hutchy still considering BSB future

    06 October 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Hutchy still considering BSB future

    TT star Ian Hutchinson could be re-considering whether he wants to step up to the MCE British Superbike class next season after a tough weekend at Assen. Having ridden his BMW S1000RR to an...

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  • BSB: Suzuki plotting 2017 GSX-R title attack

    05 October 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Suzuki plotting 2017 GSX-R title attack

    Suzuki have exclusively confirmed to MCN that they are in the midst of planning an assault on the 2017 MCE British Superbike title with the brand new GSX-R1000. The Japanese firm had originally...

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  • BSB: JG Speedfit Kawasaki set to quit BSB?

    05 October 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: JG Speedfit Kawasaki set to quit BSB?

    The JG Speedfit Kawasaki team might have left Assen champagne in hand after Haslam’s double victory, but questions surrounding their future in the British series spread through the paddock like...

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  • BSB: Shakey: "We did what we had to"

    04 October 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Shakey: "We did what we had to"

    MCE BSB series leader Shane Byrne wasn’t too disappointed to leave Assen with two second places after racing with the harder option Pirelli SC1 rear tyre for the first time this season. Colder...

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  • BSB: Tyre wear hampers Mossey in Assen

    03 October 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Tyre wear hampers Mossey in Assen

    MCE British Superbike Showdown contender Luke Mossey experienced a mixed weekend in the 11th round of this year’s championship at Assen.  While the Quattro Plant Tec-Care Kawasaki rider was happy...

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  • BSB: Progress for Laverty at Assen

    03 October 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Progress for Laverty at Assen

    Michael Laverty left the penultimate round of the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship feeling positive after a return to the top six in both of Sunday’s races. The Northern Irishman has been...

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  • BSB: Haslam does the Dutch double

    02 October 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Haslam does the Dutch double

    Leon Haslam did exactly what he needed to do to keep the 2016 MCE British Superbike title fight alive at Assen this weekend, leaving the Dutch circuit with two dominant victories.  After beating...

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  • BSB: Haslam wins thrilling Assen opener

    02 October 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Haslam wins thrilling Assen opener

    Leon Haslam took victory in a tantalising opening MCE British Superbike race at Assen, holding off title rival Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne to claim a crucial five points as the championship battle heats...

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  • BSB: Ellison bags front row start in Assen

    01 October 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Ellison bags front row start in Assen

    James Ellison will start tomorrow’s opening MCE British Superbike race at Assen from the front row of the grid after a step forward with a steering problem he’s been suffering with all...

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  • BSB: Haslam confident of hard tyre advantage

    01 October 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Haslam confident of hard tyre advantage

    Leon Haslam is hoping the advantage he has shown on the harder option Pirelli rear tyre in recent rounds will give him the upper hand as racing gets underway at the penultimate round of the 2016 MCE...

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  • BSB: Byrne blitzes opposition for Assen pole

    01 October 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Byrne blitzes opposition for Assen pole

    Shane Byrne will start tomorrow’s opening MCE British Superbike race at Assen on pole position after dominating his rivals in qualifying this afternoon. The four-time British Champion set a time of...

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  • BSB: Byrne unhappy with feeling despite pace

    30 September 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Byrne unhappy with feeling despite pace

    Shane Byrne has confessed he’s not in the strongest position he could be despite placing second fastest on the opening day at Assen.  The Be Wiser Ducati rider was just 0.098seconds off Christian...

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  • BSB: Iddon opens Assen on top

    30 September 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Iddon opens Assen on top

    Christian Iddon led the way as the 11th round of the MCE British Superbike Championship got underway at Assen, holding off title challengers Shane Byrne and Leon Haslam for the top spot in...

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  • BSB: Byrne not taking title lead for granted

    29 September 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Byrne not taking title lead for granted

    Shane Byrne heads in to this weekend’s penultimate round of the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship with a 27-point advantage over title rival Leon Haslam, but the four-time British champ is keen...

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  • BSB: Realistic Linfoot targets third in series

    29 September 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Realistic Linfoot targets third in series

    Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot has his sights firmly set on finishing third in this year’s MCE British Superbike Championship after a strong performance last time out at Donington Park saw him overtake...

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  • BSB: Showdown teams undergo technical scrutiny

    27 September 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Showdown teams undergo technical scrutiny

    MCE British Superbike bosses have confirmed a full technical check of the leading riders from each ‘Showdown’ team was conducted after race two at Donington Park.  The machines of Dan Linfoot,...

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  • BSB: Polita joins MotoRapido Ducati

    27 September 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Polita joins MotoRapido Ducati

    Alex Polita will return to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship grid at Assen this weekend as the Italian contender joins the Lloyds British Moto Rapido Ducati team for the final two...

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  • BSB: Haslam looking to bounce back at Assen

    26 September 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Haslam looking to bounce back at Assen

    Leon Haslam will be looking to get his 2016 MCE British Superbike title fight back on track at Assen this weekend after losing serious points to rival Shane Byrne with a fall at Donington Park. Haslam...

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  • BSB: Easton parts ways with MotoRapido Ducati

    26 September 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Easton parts ways with MotoRapido Ducati

    Stuart Easton has opted to sit out the remainder of the 2016 MCE British Superbike season after struggling to find improvements following a move to the Lloyds British MotoRapido Ducati team. Easton...

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  • BSB: Is this the quickest year yet?

    20 September 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Is this the quickest year yet?

    This year’s British Superbike Championship has really started to heat up over the last couple of rounds and it’s not just the battle between Shakey and Haslam at the front fuelling the fire.  In...

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  • BSB: Iddon returns to podium at Donington

    20 September 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Iddon returns to podium at Donington

    Christian Iddon was able to turn things around for the struggling Tyco BMW squad as he made his return to the podium at Donington this weekend.  The former British Supermoto Champion hadn’t stood...

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  • BSB: Tough weekend for Mossey at Donington

    19 September 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Tough weekend for Mossey at Donington

    Luke Mossey was unable to repeat his Oulton podium form at Donington Park this weekend as a number of issues held him back as the Showdown got underway.  The new Dad secured a spot in the top six...

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  • BSB: Dominant win for Byrne in race one

    18 September 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Dominant win for Byrne in race one

    Shane Byrne took victory in the opening race of the MCE British Superbike Showdown at Donington Park this afternoon after an intelligent race strategy saw him get the better of title rival Leon...

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  • BSB: Halsall Racing to split with Suzuki

    17 September 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Halsall Racing to split with Suzuki

    Bennetts Suzuki team boss Martin Halsall has announced the team will end its association with the Japanese manufacturer at the end of the 2016 season. Citing frustrations with a lack of clear...

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