2007

Video: Britain's young racing hopefuls

There are two very successful British racers this year that you may never have heard of. Scott Reading and Graeme Gowland have both been racing in Spain and both are moving to world level next year. Scott Redding is 14-years-old, from Gloucester. He won the last three races of the Spanish National Championship to earn himself a ride in the GP125 World Championship for 2008. Graeme Gowland, 21...

British Superbikes: Ian Hutchinson speaks to MCN about 2008 AIM racing deal

British Superbikes: Ian Hutchinson speaks to MCN about 2008 AIM racing deal

Last year Ian Hutchinson was a valued commodity. Honda snapped him as a banker for success in the Isle of Man Centenary TT, alongside their other top name John McGuinness. And Hutchinson delivered,...

Alec Wright and Replicast-UK take on the Spanish championship

Alec Wright and Replicast-UK take on the Spanish championship

Repli-Cast UK Racing move up to CEV Spanish Championship for 2008 with British 125 GP Cup runner up Alec Wright. The Team have decided that they need stronger competion to make Alec even faster and...

Pirelli British Superbike one make tyre survey

Pirelli British Superbike one make tyre survey

British Superbike and British Supersport will run on Pirelli tyres for the next three seasons. Here’s how it will all work….. SUPERBIKE: The minimum assortment available to each rider to be as...

Gary Pinchin's British superbikes blog: 'I'm taken aback by Pirelli getting the tyre deal'

Gary Pinchin's British superbikes blog: 'I'm taken aback by Pirelli getting the tyre deal'

Like everyone else I’m a bit taken aback by the announcement Pirelli getting the tyre deal in British Superbikes and British Supersport – subject to contract of course. I kind of figured that since...

British Superbikes: Christmas series part five: Tom Sykes speaks about new Rizla Suzuki team

British Superbikes: Christmas series part five: Tom Sykes speaks about new Rizla Suzuki team

This is the last in a series of five interviews with British Superbike’s top riders giving  motorcyclenews.com their thoughts on their new teams. Never before has there been so much movement on...

British Superbikes: Christmas series part four: Leon Camier speaks about new Airwaves Ducati team

British Superbikes: Christmas series part four: Leon Camier speaks about new Airwaves Ducati team

This is the fourth in a series of five interviews with British Superbike’s top riders giving motorcyclenews.com their thoughts on their new teams. Never before has there been so much movement on the...

Video: Review of the British Superbike year

In the third of our Reviews of the year we move on to racing with a look back at the 2007 British Superbike season. Check out the video below to see MCN Sports Editor and BSB reprter Gary Pinchin take us through the highlights of the year.

British Superbikes: Christmas series part one: Leon Haslam speaks about new HM Plant Honda team

British Superbikes: Christmas series part one: Leon Haslam speaks about new HM Plant Honda team

This is the third in a series of five interviews with British Superbike’s top riders giving  motorcyclenews.com their thoughts on their new teams.   Never before has there been so much...

British Superbikes: Christmas special part two: Cal Crutchlow talks about his new team

British Superbikes: Christmas special part two: Cal Crutchlow talks about his new team

This is the second in a series of five interviews with British Superbike’s top riders giving  motorcyclenews.com their thoughts on their new teams. Never before has there been so much movement...

British Superbikes: Christmas series part one: Shane Byrne speaks about new Airwaves Ducati team

British Superbikes: Christmas series part one: Shane Byrne speaks about new Airwaves Ducati team

This is the first in a series of five interviews with British Superbike’s top riders giving motorcyclenews.com their thoughts on their new teams. Never before has there been so much movement on the...

Ollie Bridewell - a wheelie for everyone

Ollie Bridewell - a wheelie for everyone

Ollie the show miester, always ready to please. A wheelie for everyone who knew and loved him. I give you the Milky Bar Kid.  

Steve Plater joins GMT for 24-hour races

Steve Plater joins GMT for 24-hour races

Steve Plater has joined French-based GMT94 to race in the Le Mans and Bol d’Or 24 hour races in 2008…. and has still got two options to do the full series with other teams. Steve Plater said: “I’d be...

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki boss reflects on Calafat test

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki boss reflects on Calafat test

Rizla Suzuki completed three days of testing at Calafat last week with Tom Sykes and Atsushi Watanabe.   Motorcyclenews.com spoke to team manager Jack Valentine to get the low down. MCN:...

Stalker's a God

I was at Brands Hatch for the full three days of the last round of B.S.B, and on that damp, foggy, October Friday morning amoungst the media photographers were the die hard fans. The largest fan base was the Stalker's Army, from Kilt wearing Scotsmen with Suzuki blue hair, to little old Ladies with their 'don't look back' Union Jacks we were all there waiting to see the Stalker, and he did not...

British Superbikes: Atsushi Watanabe's first Rizla Suzuki ride

British Superbikes: Atsushi Watanabe's first Rizla Suzuki ride

Japanese superbike champion Atsushi Watanabe is testing the Rizla Suzuki at Calafat, Spain, along with new team-mate Tom Sykes this week. The team are starting their third and final day at the 3.25km...

British Superbikes: British Superbikes and British Supersport on Pirelli tyres for 2008

British Superbikes: British Superbikes and British Supersport on Pirelli tyres for 2008

British Superbike and British Supersport will run on Pirelli control tyres for the next three seasons. The decision to select Pirelli was announced this morning in a press statement from the MRCB,...

Video: Interview with Guy Martin and James Eillison

Last week it was confirmed Bike Animal Honda would be joining forces with Hydrex Honda for the 2008 British superbike Championship. Check out the video below as Sean Muir, owner of the newly named Hydrex Bike Animal Honda team introduces continuing rider Guy Martin and new signing James Ellison.

Stalker at Brands

I was at Brands earlier this year and saw Chris Walker signing his book with a smile on his face. Then I saw him all but crawl back to the pits. He's still my hero and I'd ride another 55 miles without whinging.

British Superbikes: MV Agusta's Chris Burns speaks to MCN

British Superbikes: MV Agusta's Chris Burns speaks to MCN

Chris Burns will race an STP MV Agusta in the British Superbike Championship next year. MCN spoke to him about his new deal. MCN: Chris you’re likely to be the only guy racing an MV Agusta in British...

What a disgrace!

Chris Walker is a hero of mine, and when I heard of his book signing in Manchester I was made up. The missus had taken the car so I decided to brave the horrific weather and travel the 55 miles on my bike. I was soaked to the skin and freezing cold, but it didnt bother me - I was going to meet my hero. The book signing was from 1:30pm - 2:30pm. I got there at 2:10pm, to find...

James Ellison back in British Superbikes

James Ellison back in British Superbikes

James Ellison will be back in the British superbike series in 2008 after he signed a deal with the new Hydrex Bike Animal Honda team. Ellison, who last raced full-time in the BSB series in 2004, will...

British Superbikes: SMT sign Adam Jenkinson

British Superbikes: SMT sign Adam Jenkinson

The SMT Honda team have signed Adam Jenkinson to ride their ex-Hydrex Fireblades in British Superbikes next year. SMT team owner Robin Croft said: “We wanted to run a young charger rather than an...

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki riders Sykes and Watanabe head to NEC Show

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki riders Sykes and Watanabe head to NEC Show

Rizla Suzuki's newly-signed British Superbike riders Tom Sykes and Atsushi Watanabe will make their first public appearance together this Thursday (November 22, 2007) during the International...

Chris Walker's Book signing

I would just like to say What a top bloke Chris Walker is. I attended his book signing on saturday in Norwich. Everyone was met with a smile and patience. Nothing seemed too much trouble. And it gave me something decent to read whilst waiting for hours on end whilst the wife tried on clothes in every store. Good luck in WSS Chris.

British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea lifts prestigous Irish award

British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea lifts prestigous Irish award

Jonathan Rea left his sick bed on Saturday night to collect the NGK Irish Motorcyclist of the Year Award, which comprises the coveted Joey Dunlop Trophy. “This is simply awesome,” said Jonathan Rea as...

Video: British Superbikes: Tom Sykes' Rizla Suzuki test at Mallory Park

Rizla Suzuki wasted no time in giving new-signing Tom Sykes a shakedown ride on their 2008-spec GSX-R1000 race bike at Mallory Park this week. Tom Sykes had a full afternoon of riding on Wednesday during an open test day and then got two hours on Thursday before gusting wins and torrential rain brought the test to a halt. To find out how he performed check out the video below. See a full report...

British Superbikes: Stobart Honda moves to World Superbikes for 2008

British Superbikes: Stobart Honda moves to World Superbikes for 2008

In one of the biggest shocks of 2007 Stobart Honda boss Paul Bird has announced he is moving his team to the World Superbike Championship for 2008. Paul Bird has lost both his 2007 riders, Shane Byrne...

Gary Pinchin's British Superbikes blog: BSB's wholesale changes

Gary Pinchin's British Superbikes blog: BSB's wholesale changes

I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for next year’s British Superbike season to blast off. I’ve been around the series for a while now and I certainly can’t remember a time when there’s been such...

Rizla Suzuki sign Tom Sykes

Tom Sykes has signed for Rizla Suzuki for the 2008 BSB championship. The grinner has confirmed that he will be riding along side the two times Japanese Champion Atsushi Watanabe in the british premier series.

British Superbikes: Tom Sykes signs for Rizla Suzuki

British Superbikes: Tom Sykes signs for Rizla Suzuki

Rizla Suzuki have completed their 2008 line-up with the signing Tom Sykes. The 22-year-old from Huddersfield with ride alongside Rizla’s other new signing Atsushi Watanabe, the 2007Japanese Superbike...

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne and Leon Camier sign for Ducati

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne and Leon Camier sign for Ducati

All the speculation is over - GSE Racing are back in British Superbikes.   They have linked up with Airwaves for the fourth year running. They have factory 1098R F08 Ducatis and have...

Conor Cummins signs for NCT Racing in National Superstock

Conor Cummins signs for NCT Racing in National Superstock

Manxman Conor Cummins has signed to ride for Neil Haslam’s Midlands-based NCT Racing in the National Superstock series next year. The 21-year-old from Ramsey, one of the new crop of young racing stars...

Stalker's Next Ride

Rumour has it (www.walkerthestalker.com) that the mighty Chris Walker is heading to World Supersport next year on a Kawasaki for Team GIL motorsport (WHO???) Anyway, good luck to him. I'm sorry to lose him from BSB but he didn't really do it this year on the Suzuki

Gary Pinchin's British Superbikes blog: Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow with HM Plant Honda – but who goes where now in British Superbikes?

Gary Pinchin's British Superbikes blog: Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow with HM Plant Honda – but who goes where now in British Superbikes?

The rider market is now officially in full swing following the announcement earlier in the week that Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow have signed for HM Plant Honda. Apart from that Atsushi Watanabe has...

British Superbikes: Confirmed 2008 signings

British Superbikes: Confirmed 2008 signings

With news of where riders are planning to go to next year in British Superbikes we will be keeping an eye on who signs for whom over the close season. Keep checking back to www.motorcyclenews.com for...