British Superbikes

  • BSB: Solid shakedown for Guintoli at Mallory

    08 February 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Solid shakedown for Guintoli at Mallory

    Sylvain Guintoli has today got a first taste of what the GSX-R1000 will feel like in MCE British Superbike trim in a quick shakedown test at a damp Mallory Park. The team first took delivery of the...

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  • BSB: ITV4 highlights deal extended to 2020

    06 February 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: ITV4 highlights deal extended to 2020

    Highlights of the MCE British Superbike Championship will continue to be broadcast on ITV4 after the signing of a new deal between the network and series’ rights holders Motorsport Vision. The deal...

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  • BSB: Rain halts progress for Byrne in Jerez

    03 February 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Rain halts progress for Byrne in Jerez

    MCE British Superbike Champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne enjoyed a rapid start to his second test of the 2017 season at Jerez this week to lap within 0.4 seconds of World Superbike man Tom Sykes. Byrne...

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  • Opinion: BSB 2017 - Year of the young gun?

    01 February 2017 by Oli Rushby

    Opinion: BSB 2017 - Year of the young gun?

    Following the announcement of Sylvain Guintoli’s return to the MCE British Superbike Championship in November, someone tweeted me to ask why rides in the British series weren’t being offered up to...

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  • BSB: Linfoot gives verdict on new Fireblade

    21 January 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Linfoot gives verdict on new Fireblade

    Honda’s MCE British Superbike duo got their first taste of the all new CBR1000RR Fireblade at the Portimao circuit as they joined journalists at the world press launch. Riding both the standard ‘RR’...

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  • BSB: 2017 grid shaping up

    13 January 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: 2017 grid shaping up

    The 2017 MCE British Superbike grid is beginning to look complete after the announcement that 2015 Champion Josh Brookes will line up with the Anvil Hire Yamaha team as the season gets underway later...

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  • BSB: Team WD40 sign Bridewell for 2017

    10 January 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Team WD40 sign Bridewell for 2017

    Tommy Bridewell has signed a deal to compete with Team WD40 for the 2017 season aboard Kawasaki’s all new ZX-10RR.  The Devizes rider was almost certain to remain with the Halsall Racing squad...

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  • BSB: Lee Jackson joins Hickman at Smiths BMW

    04 January 2017 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Lee Jackson joins Hickman at Smiths BMW

    MCE British Superbike young gun Lee Jackson will join Peter Hickman in the Smiths BMW team for the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship. The youngest rider on the grid turned a few heads with his...

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  • BSB: Rider of the Year: First

    30 December 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Rider of the Year: First

    MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most in the MCE British Superbike Championship during the 2017 season. Number 1 – Shane Byrne Best result: 1st Wins: 9 Podiums: 16...

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  • BSB: Rider of the Year: Second

    27 December 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Rider of the Year: Second

    MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most in the MCE British Superbike Championship during the 2017 season.  Number 2 – Leon Haslam Best result: 1st (x9) Wins: 9...

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  • Is Shane Byrne your MCN Man of the year 2016?

    25 December 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Is Shane Byrne your MCN Man of the year 2016?

    Each year, we award the motorcycle racer you think has most impressed with their results from across the year with the MCN Man of the Year trophy. With voting for the 2016 Man of the Year now open, we...

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  • BSB: Rider of the Year - Third

    24 December 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Rider of the Year - Third

    MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most in the MCE British Superbike Championship during the 2017 season. Number 3 – Jason O’Halloran Best result: 1st Wins: 1 Podiums: 7...

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  • BSB: Rider of the Year: Fourth

    22 December 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Rider of the Year: Fourth

    MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most in the MCE British Superbike Championship during the 2017 season. Number 4: James Ellison Best Result: 1st (x2) Wins: 2 Podiums: 8...

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  • BSB: Kiyonari leaves BSB to return to Japan

    21 December 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Kiyonari leaves BSB to return to Japan

    Three-time MCE British Superbike Champion Ryuichi Kiyonari will not return to the series next year, instead opting to race in the All Japan Road Race Championship. The Japanese ace, who won the...

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  • BSB: Rider of the Year - Fifth

    19 December 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Rider of the Year - Fifth

    MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most in the MCE British Superbike Championship during the 2017 season. Number 5 – Dan Linfoot Best result: 2nd (x4) Wins: 0 Podiums: 6...

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  • At home with the Mackenzies

    16 December 2016 by Oli Rushby

    At home with the Mackenzies

    Twenty years ago, at the ripe old age of 35, former 500cc Grand Prix racer Niall Mackenzie stormed to the first of three British Superbike titles. Now, two decades on, the Mackenzie name is popping...

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  • BSB: Stuart Easton to retire from racing

    15 December 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Stuart Easton to retire from racing

    Double British Supersport Champion and multiple MCE British Superbike and Macau GP race winner Stuart Easton has announced his retirement from racing. The diminutive Scotsman, who turned 33 this year,...

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  • BSB: Superstock shake up confirmed for 2017

    06 December 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Superstock shake up confirmed for 2017

    MCE British Superbike’s Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship will be beefed up for the 2017 with the introduction of new, ‘endurance’ style races. BSB bosses have confirmed that they will...

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  • BSB: Updated: 2017 grid so far

    05 December 2016 by Oli Rushby

    BSB: Updated: 2017 grid so far

    The 2017 MCE British Superbike grid is starting to take shape and it looks set to be star-studded year.  Reigning champion Shane Byrne will be out to defend his title after signing a two-year...

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