2006

Jentin’s ’07 plan

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...

Win BSB tickets

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...

Shakey: "I've got to start again"

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...

Order official BSB calendar

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...

Racers turn to baseball

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,...

1098 to race in British Superstock

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...

Video: Haydon's R1 deal

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...

Video: Haslam off season

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...

Shakey signs for Stobart

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...

Video: Crutchlow's CBR

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.

Haydon back at Virgin Yamaha

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...

Pictures from Mallory Park BSB

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...

Photos from Oulton park British Superbikes

Photos from Oulton park British Superbikes

Some race pics from the British Superbike round at Oulton Park

Plater still wants GB ride

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...

Rutter's Kawasaki deal

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...

BSB stars launching at the Mountain at Cadwell Park

BSB stars launching at the Mountain at Cadwell Park

I took this pic at the Cadwell Park round of the British superbike championship, and as everyone that at work has asked for a copy after seeing it on my computer, I though I'd share it.

Famous names on track at Le Mans

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...

BSB action snapped by an MCN reader

BSB action snapped by an MCN reader

I thought I'd submit a few pictures from the British Superbike meeting at Knockhill in 2006, including actions shots of Kiyonari, Rutter and Shane Byrne.

Walker lookalike spotted at race meet

Walker lookalike spotted at race meet

We spotted this Chris Walker lookalike at the bar at Brands Hatch and had to get a picture with him...

Shane 'Shakey' Byrne playing to the crowd

Shane 'Shakey' Byrne playing to the crowd

Shakey playing to the crowd at Cadwell BSB.

Kirkham's Thruxton crash caught on camera

Kirkham's Thruxton crash caught on camera

Jon Kirkhams bike flying into Campbell during qualifying for Thruxton

MCN reader shares local knowledge with Lavilla

MCN reader shares local knowledge with Lavilla

Here’s me passing on some tips as a Ducati rider and a ‘local’ to Gregorio Lavilla at Mondello Park in Ireland.

British Suzuki Supersport boss speaks to MCN

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...

Irish road racer chats to MCN

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...