2007

Sykes & Walker Wheelies

Sykes & Walker Wheelies

Anything Shakey Byrne can do, Tom Sykes and Chris Walker can do better. Or, can they? You decide. Both riders pulled these monster wheelies from the bottom to the top of Clay Hill. The fans...

Shakey's monster wheelie

Shakey's monster wheelie

Is there any wonder that Shakey Byrne is one of the fans favourites. We were fortunate to see Shakey pull a wheelie from the bottom of Clay Hill all the way to the top. Well done Shakey. Regards...

Hobbs wins Supersport race

Hobbs wins Supersport race

Padgetts Motorcycles rider Dennis Hobbs took the honours at Oulton Park today (Monday) following a race-long battle with Relentless Suzuki’s Ian Lowry. Lowry had the upper hand following this...

Kiyonari takes race two but Lavilla weaves through

Kiyonari takes race two but Lavilla weaves through

 Ruichi Kiyonari secured win number three of the season at Oulton Park this afternoon in a thrilling second race. The Japanese rider and defending champion had to fight hard for his win. Despite...

Lavilla claims race one at Oulton Park

Lavilla claims race one at Oulton Park

Gregorio Lavilla was back to winning ways in race one at Oulton Park this afternoon (Monday, May 7, 2007). The Spaniard, who won the first four races of the season, diced with teammate Leon Haslam...

Kiyo fastest in morning warm up

Kiyo fastest in morning warm up

HM Plant’s Ryuichi Kiyonari set the pace in this morning’s warm up session on a damp track at Oulton Park. The Japanese rider set a best time of 1:45.876, completing eight laps around the Cheshire...

McGuinness snapped at Oulton

McGuinness snapped at Oulton

I got this picture of John McGuinness and my mate, Andy 'mad dog' Brown's, wife Carol at Oulton Park. This was taken at Sunday's pit lane walk. They will be thrilled to see this. Bolly

Lavilla pole at Oulton

Lavilla pole at Oulton

Gregorio Lavilla claimed his and Dunlop’s first pole position of the year for tomorrow’s fourth round of the Bennetts’ British Superbike championship at Oulton Park. The Airwaves Ducati rider just...

Plater wins Albacete Six Hour

Plater wins Albacete Six Hour

Steve Plater and Spanish team-mate Julien Mazuecos dominated Saturday’s Six Hour Nightime Endurance race at Albacate in Spain. The Kawasaki France factory duo won by a lap from their Suzuki Endurance...

Haslam tops first day at Oulton

Haslam tops first day at Oulton

Leon Haslam topped the afternoon session at Oulton Park in practice for Bank Holiday Monday’s fourth round of the Bennetts British Superbike championship. Haslam, still badly bruised from his 174mph...

Rea tops BSB practice

Rea tops BSB practice

Jonathan Rea set the pace in the first free practice session at Oulton Park in preparation for Bank Holiday Monday’s fourth round of the Bennett’s British Superbike Championship. His best time on the...

Sweep Travels

Sweep Travels

Sweep has been travelling the world getting pictures from all around the globe with famous landmarks. And so Sweep wanted to see his favourite racer Leon at Silverstone. This pic was taken a short...

BSB blog: Oulton a refreshing chane

BSB blog: Oulton a refreshing chane

Oulton Park and its changes of elevation in the glorious rolling Cheshire parkland will be a refreshing change after the flat, featureless and frankly tedious Silverstone. It may host the British F1...

Haydon on Virgin leave

Haydon on Virgin leave

James Haydon has been replaced in the Virgin Media Yamaha team due to an alleged shoulder injury. He is being replaced ‘for at least two races’ by South African Hudson Kennaugh, currently placed...

Potential future champion

Potential future champion

BSB action from Silverstone on April 29th including possible future BSB champion, number 86!

Walker-rep birthday cake

Walker-rep birthday cake

Here is a picture of my 30th birthday cake, compliments of my mother-in-law! Had to send it in, it's brilliant. Even Chris Walker himself thought it was great I took the picture...

Kiyo takes Silverstone double

Kiyo takes Silverstone double

Ryuichi Kiyonari took the double win in the second race at Silverstone, leading from the start until the race was red-flagged on lap 14. Behind Kiyonari the drama unfolded with Lavilla working his way...

Kiyonari wins first race at Silverstone

Kiyonari wins first race at Silverstone

Ryuichi Kiyonari and Jonathan Rea took a HM Plant one-two in the first race at the Silverstone round of British Superbikes. Chris Walker took third, claiming his first podium since his return to the...

ITV Presenter

ITV Presenter

Whilst at BSB qualifying at Silverstone on Saturday,  I bumped into Jane Omorogbe, (ITV's BSB Presenter), so a quick snap was had. You usually have pictures of the public with racers, so why not...

Kiyonari secures Silverstone pole

Kiyonari secures Silverstone pole

British Superbike Champion Ryuichi Kiyonari secured pole position for tomorrow’s third BSB round of the year at Silverstone with a 1:25.38 later in the session – inside his own lap record time of...

Kiyo tops Silverstone Saturday practice

Kiyo tops Silverstone Saturday practice

Ryuichi Kiyonari set the fast time in Saturday morning’s free practice session at Silverstone, in preparation for Sunday’s third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. Kiyo’s time of...

Shakey gives a wave to his friends

Shakey gives a wave to his friends

More pictures from BSB round one. Shakey gives a wave to his fans. Leon Camier is out in front. Jonathan Rea is spinning up.

Lavilla ups the pace at Silverstone

Lavilla ups the pace at Silverstone

Gregorio Lavilla upped the pace in the second practice session at Silverstone this afternoon (Friday) by going half a second quicker. The Spaniard, who has won all four races so far this weekend,...

Video: Rutter talks at George Whites

Video: Rutter talks at George Whites

Michael Rutter attended the opening of George White's new Swindon super centre last weekend and while he was there BSB commentator Fred Clarke got him on stage for a quick chat. Watch the video below...

Be Lavilla's grid girl

Be Lavilla's grid girl

Would you like to be Lavilla’s grid girl at the next round of the Bennett’s British Superbike at Silverstone on April 29? Bennetts is giving one lucky MCN female reader the opportunity to represent...

Video: We speak to Honda's TT riders

MCN's BSB reporter headed to Castle Combe recently to catch up with the Honda riding TT racers as they prepare for this years race. Watch the video below to see all the action and interviews with the likes of John McGuinness.

Balls of fire

Balls of fire

Some pictures from the Thruxton BSB round.  

Mystery rider gets podium at Thruxton

Mystery rider gets podium at Thruxton

My mate Jon on his podium of the season!

BSB crashes galore

BSB crashes galore

Here is a sequence of three crashes from race day at Thruxton circuit for the BSB 2007 championship. Plus there is one of Walker after his bike blew up.

Worthy sicky

Worthy sicky

Today I pulled a sicky for the first time ever and went to see a friend who was working as a technician at Oulton Park on a BSB test day. It was a fantastic experience and I bumped into my favourite...

Chris Walker's tank slapper

Today I was at Oulton Park watching a mate getting some test time in on his CBR6R for this weekend's club racing.   There were four teams from the British Superbikes also, one being Chris Walker's team.    Chris was out on track doing some testing, I was stood on the pit lane wall watching the start / finish straight when he came up the straight, he had the biggest tank...

Bad day for Rizla Suzuki

Bad day for Rizla Suzuki

Here are some pictures I got of Chris Walker and Cal Crutchlow's retirements at Thruxton. Stalker looks fairly cross after his engine blew while Cal crashed out.

Thruxton supersport crash

Thruxton supersport crash

Adam Jenkinson (11), James Rose (28) and Kieran Murphy (98) came together at Thruxton in the Supersport race and this was the result. This is whilst John Laverty and Kieran Clarke of the...

Cadwell lap times set to tumble

Cadwell lap times set to tumble

Lap times at this year’s August Bank Holiday British Superbike race at Cadwell Park are set to tumble thanks to resurfacing work at the Lincolnshire circuit. The majority of work has been carried out...

Bennets Babes at Thruxton

Bennets Babes at Thruxton

The Bennetts babes were kind enough to pose for pictures with Joseph and Laurence Green at Thruxton BSB. Dont they look fantastic. The girls look great too eh! Have a great 2007 BSB Kerry Green

Brands behind the scenes

Brands behind the scenes

We won the Chris Jones auction and are getting a special year at all BSB rounds including pit access, safety car laps and helicopter flights. Here are a few behind the scenes pictures from BSB...