British Superbikes

  • Joey's trophies displayed

    15 January 2007 by MCN

    Joey's trophies displayed

    The 26 trophies won by TT record holder Joey Dunlop, OBE, will go on display to the public during next year’s races. The aim is to boost funds for the Joey Dunlop Foundation and raise money to build...

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  • Stobart get busy

    15 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Stobart get busy

    Stobart Honda have had a busy Christmas preparing their bikes for the most extensive winter pre-season testing programme the team has ever undertaken. The work follows the initial shakedown test at...

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  • BSB boss on '07

    12 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB boss on '07

    We caught up with BSB Race Director Stuart Higgs at the NEC Racing Car Show and asked him about the prospects for the 2007 season. MCN: We had a great 2006 season in BSB. How is the 2007 season...

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  • Bridewells sign for BSB

    10 January 2007 by MCN

    Bridewells sign for BSB

    Wiltshire brothers Ollie and Tommy Bridewell have both signed to ride BSB for the Naturally Best Suzuki team. The team is using the 2006 Vivaldi Suzuki superbikes, operating out of the old Vivaldi...

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  • Another 1098 in Superstock

    05 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Another 1098 in Superstock

    The Buildbase Ducati team of Keiran Clarke and John Laverty won’t be the only ones running 1098s in the National Superstock series this year. Michael Pensavalle, the 27 year-old from Low Moor,...

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  • Dorna take on new man

    05 January 2007 by MCN

    Dorna take on new man

    Dorna UK, the commercial rights holder of the British Superbike Championship, have announced (January 5, 2007) the appointment of Colin Clark to the new position of head of sales and marketing. Colin...

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  • Rizla get ’07 bikes

    04 January 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Rizla get ’07 bikes

    Chris Walker and Call Crutchlow will have four brand new 2007 GSX-R1000s between them when they resume their pre-season winter testing programme in February. The team took delivery of three 2007...

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  • Jones fund hits £70K

    03 January 2007 by MCN

    Jones fund hits £70K

    The memorial fund for British 125 racer Chris Jones who died on Bank Holiday Monday back in August 2005 has hit the £70,000 mark. And the parents of the teenage racer say more fund raising will...

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  • Jentin’s ’07 plan

    23 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    British 125 champion Daniel Cooper will ride for the Jentin team in British Supersport in 2007. The 19-year-old from Stroud will have one new R6 plus the Piranha Yamahas fettled by Race Techniques and raced by Simon Andrews this year. Jentin will also run brand new 2007 R1s in the British Superbike class but have yet to confirm their rider, though team boss Bernie Toleman said: “We’re aiming to...

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  • Win BSB tickets

    18 December 2006

    Win BSB tickets

    MCN London Motorcycle Show and Brands Hatch are giving away five pairs of entry tickets and two VIP hospitality places to the opening round of the 2007 championship.  Held on the full-length GP...

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  • Shakey: "I've got to start again"

    13 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Shakey: "I've got to start again"

    Shane Byrne has admitted he was so disappointed with his 2006 season with Rizla Suzuki, he sees his signing with old team Stobart Honda like the start of a new career in 2007. Byrne was finally...

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  • Order official BSB calendar

    13 December 2006

    Order official BSB calendar

    British Superbike fans looking for that extra something to fill their Christmas stockings fear no more. The official 2007 calendar is now available at a discounted price of £7.99 (normally £9.99) and...

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  • Racers turn to baseball

    12 December 2006 by Sarah Carnell

    Racers turn to baseball

    British racers might spend the winter months longing for warmer climes and thinking of their training regimes – Japanese racers play baseball. Race stars Yukio Kagayama, Nori Haga, Makoto Tamada,...

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  • 1098 to race in British Superstock

    11 December 2006

    1098 to race in British Superstock

    Ducati’s new 1098 V-twins might not be eligible to race in the superbike class for 2007 but we’ll still be able to see the exciting new Italian machines in top-class British racing next year. Ducati...

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  • Video: Haydon's R1 deal

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Haydon's R1 deal

    New Virgin Yamaha signing James Haydon has spoken exclusively to MCN about his decision to return to the team. Watch the video clip to hear as he explains in his own words why he has made...

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  • Video: Haslam off season

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Haslam off season

    Ever wanted to know what Leon Haslam gets up to away from the track? In part two of our special feature, see our BSB writer Gary Pinchin putting the questions to the MCN 2006 Man of the Year Watch the...

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  • Shakey signs for Stobart

    07 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Shakey signs for Stobart

    Shane Byrne will team up with the team with which he won the British Superbike title after he re-signed to join Paul Bird’s Stobart Honda team for 2007. Byrne revealed to MCN that he turned his back...

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  • Video: Crutchlow's CBR

    06 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Cal Crutchlow took the British Supersport title with two races in hand so we took him out at Mallory Park to see just how much difference there is between his race bike and a standard Honda CBR600RR. Watch the video of the test then read the full story only in the September 27 edition of MCN.

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  • Haydon back at Virgin Yamaha

    06 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Haydon back at Virgin Yamaha

    James Haydon has snapped up one of the best rides remaining in British Superbikes, after signing to rejoin the Virgin Yamaha team for 2007. The 32-year-old will spearhead the team’s title challenge...

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  • Pictures from Mallory Park BSB

    04 December 2006 by Biker Bird

    Pictures from Mallory Park BSB

    Heres a few pictures I took at the British Superbikes 2005 at Mallory. I saw so many crashes that day. I crossed the bridge the same time as John Reynolds was hobbling across. It was a fantastic...

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  • Plater still wants GB ride

    01 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Plater still wants GB ride

    Macau GP winner Steve Plater is still chasing a full-time ride in Britain – preferably on a superbike but would also take a top-line Supersport ride. One possible option is joining the two-man MSS...

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  • Rutter's Kawasaki deal

    29 November 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Rutter's Kawasaki deal

    Michael Rutter has sealed a deal to ride factory-backed Kawasaki ZX-10Rs for a brand new British Superbike team in 2007. The most experienced rider in BSB will be back with Kawasaki next year for the...

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  • Famous names on track at Le Mans

    24 November 2006 by Simon Rayner

    Famous names on track at Le Mans

    I thought people might like these pictures from a recent trip to France. The first shows Leon Haslam and Jeremy McWilliams, and you might spot a familiar name on the far right of the second...

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  • British Suzuki Supersport boss speaks to MCN

    24 November 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    British Suzuki Supersport boss speaks to MCN

    While several top British Supersport teams are still finalising their rider line-ups Irish-based TAS Suzuki have already got a two-day test in Valencia under their belts. MCN caught up with team owner...

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  • Irish road racer chats to MCN

    24 November 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Irish road racer chats to MCN

    Ryan Farquhar is one of the top Irish racers on the roads. His 2006 season was wrecked by an arm injury at the very start of the season but now he is fully fit and plans to bounce back in style in...

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