British Superbikes (July 2017)

  • BSB: Haslam hampered by lack of testing

    28 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Haslam hampered by lack of testing

    It was the dream start to the 2017 MCE British Superbike season for the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team with Leon Haslam and Luke Mossey sharing the first four victories of the year.  However, since...

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  • BSB: Suzuka breakthrough for Linfoot

    27 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Suzuka breakthrough for Linfoot

    While Jason O’Halloran has been able to enjoy a number strong results with Honda’s now infamous 2017 Fireblade so far this season, team-mate Dan Linfoot struggled to find that same...

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  • BSB: Hickman narrowly misses podium

    26 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Hickman narrowly misses podium

    Peter Hickman’s 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship campaign hasn’t been much to shout about so far this season. The Smiths BMW rider hasn’t set the world on fire but has consistently notched up...

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  • BSS: Kennedy takes stunning win for MV

    25 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSS: Kennedy takes stunning win for MV

    Jack Kennedy took a stunning victory in the Dickies British Supersport race with an incredible last lap, last corner pass on Appleyard Macadam Yamaha’s Keith Farmer. In what would become the race of...

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  • BSB: Ellison gets a break at Brands

    25 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Ellison gets a break at Brands

    James Ellison enjoyed his strongest weekend of the season to walk away as the second highest points scorer of the weekend behind twice winner Shane Byrne. It’s been a frustrating season for the...

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  • BSB: Iddon reignites showdown hopes

    25 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Iddon reignites showdown hopes

    Christian Iddon reignited his hopes of a Showdown spot with a podium finish as he returned to action at Brands Hatch this weekend. The Tyco BMW rider needed a skin graft on a heavy cut to his arm...

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  • BSB: Double for Byrne as Brookes crashes out

    23 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Double for Byrne as Brookes crashes out

    Shane Byrne dominated the second MCE British Superbike race at Brands Hatch after rival Josh Brookes dramatically crashed out of the race after setting a new lap record. Starting on the front row,...

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  • BSB: Byrne wins epic Brands Hatch opener

    23 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Byrne wins epic Brands Hatch opener

    Shane Byrne took a hard-fought victory in an epic opening MCE British Superbike Championship race at Brands Hatch. The Be Wiser Ducati star has been the quickest man all weekend, but he was made to...

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  • BSB: Suzuka test boosts Linfoot at Brands

    22 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Suzuka test boosts Linfoot at Brands

    Dan Linfoot has said his pace in both the wet and dry at Brands Hatch this weekend shows just how far the Honda Racing team has come with the all-new CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. The Yorkshireman was able...

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  • BSB: Byrne: 'There's still plenty to come'

    21 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Byrne: 'There's still plenty to come'

    Shane Byrne reckons there is ‘plenty of time still to come’ despite a blisteringly fast opening day to the sixth round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch. The Be Wiser...

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  • BSB: Brookes: 'The best first day we've had'

    21 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Brookes: 'The best first day we've had'

    Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha’s Josh Brookes is confident of pushing old nemesis Shane Byrne for the win at Brands Hatch this weekend after a strong opening day at the Kent circuit. Brookes placed second in...

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  • BSB: Haslam making up for lost testing time

    21 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Haslam making up for lost testing time

    Leon Haslam remains upbeat despite a tough opening day to the sixth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki star headed in to this weekend feeling...

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  • BSB: Iddon back in action after arm injury

    21 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Iddon back in action after arm injury

    Christian Iddon will return to action today for the first time in almost three months as the sixth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship gets underway at Brands Hatch The Tyco BMW rider was...

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  • BSB: Bridewell planning roads debut in 2018

    20 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Bridewell planning roads debut in 2018

    MCE British Superbike star Tommy Bridewell has confirmed he is looking to make his debut on the roads next year. The 28-year-old is keen to mix his racing calendar up a in 2018 and is already making...

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  • BSB: Positive test for injured Irwin

    19 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Positive test for injured Irwin

    Glenn Irwin will return to the MCE British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch this weekend for the first time since his nasty crash at Knockhill. Irwin dislocated and fractured his elbow and...

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  • BSB: Disaster for Haslam at Cadwell test

    19 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Disaster for Haslam at Cadwell test

    After a tough weekend last time out at Snetterton, Leon Haslam had been hoping to for a productive day’s testing at Cadwell Park on Tuesday. However, disaster struck for the JG Speedfit Kawasaki star...

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  • BSB: Byrne quickest at private Cadwell test

    19 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Byrne quickest at private Cadwell test

    Shane Byrne led the way as a number of MCE British Superbike teams hit Lincolnshire’s Cadwell Park for a private test on Tuesday. The Be Wiser Ducati rider clocked a quickest time of 1’26.4 under the...

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  • BSB: Haslam keen to return to winning ways

    17 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Haslam keen to return to winning ways

    Leon Haslam is determined to return to winning ways as the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship hits its midway point at Brands Hatch this weekend. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki man hasn’t stood on the...

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  • BSB: Brookes: 'There's still more to come'

    13 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Brookes: 'There's still more to come'

    When Josh Brookes signed for the Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha team at the start of the year, no-one was sure whether the unproven team would be able to put together a package good enough for the 2015 British...

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  • BSS: Feature race result hangs in the balance

    07 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSS: Feature race result hangs in the balance

    The result of Sunday’s Dickies British Supersport feature race still hangs in the balance after second-placed Andrew Irwin allegedly passed Tempus MV Agusta’s Jack Kennedy under yellow flags on the...

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  • BSB: Dixon closes in on Showdown spot

    06 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Dixon closes in on Showdown spot

    After his unexpected debut double victory at Knockhill, no-one was sure how Jake Dixon would perform at Snetterton.  But the 21-year-old’s realistic pre-race expectations proved useful as he left...

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  • BSB: Another weekend to forget for Ellison

    06 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Another weekend to forget for Ellison

    It was yet another weekend to forget for James Ellison and the McAMS Yamaha team with the Cumbrian once again leaving with nil points despite showing pace within touching distance of double race...

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  • BSB: Hopkins on the pace at Snetterton

    04 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Hopkins on the pace at Snetterton

    John Hopkins and the MotoRapido Ducati team enjoyed a breakthrough weekend at Snetterton with two solid results as Hopkins pushed on to fight with the lead group for a rostrum finish. Hopkins finished...

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  • BSB: Solid debuts for Tyco BMW rookies

    03 July 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Solid debuts for Tyco BMW rookies

    It was all new for the Tyco BMW team at Snetterton this weekend as Superbike rookies Andy Reid and Josh Elliott got their first tastes of the BMW S1000RR in superbike spec. Reid was announced as the...

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