2007

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne tops second practice at Brands Hatch season finale

British Superbikes: Shane Byrne tops second practice at Brands Hatch season finale

Shane Byrne left it to the final minute of the second practice session for the 2007 British Superbike championship finale at Brands Hatch to go top of the timesheets at his local track, with a time of...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: HM Plant Honda's Ryuichi Kiyonari on the pace

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: HM Plant Honda's Ryuichi Kiyonari on the pace

HM Plant Honda’s Ryuichi Kiyonari snatched the fastest time from Airwaves Ducati’s Leon Haslam in the dying seconds in the first British Superbikes free practice at Brands Hatch. The Japanese rider...

British Superbikes: No time for Ryuichi Kiyonari to celebrate if he wins title

British Superbikes: No time for Ryuichi Kiyonari to celebrate if he wins title

Ryuichi Kiyonari won’t have any time to celebrate at Brands Hatch this Sunday, assuming he clinches the British Superbikes title for a second year running. He’s 37 points clear of closest rival...

THINK! competition winner reports from Donington Park

THINK! competition winner reports from Donington Park

MCN THINK! competition winner, Tim Pritchard was lucky enough to report from the British Superbikes round at Donington Park and came face to face with some racing legends. Read Tim's report...

British Superbikes: Relentless Suzuki unveil 2008 plans

British Superbikes: Relentless Suzuki unveil 2008 plans

Irish-based TAS Racing have finalised their racing plans for 2008. Kiwi Bruce Anstey will again contest the roads races for the alongside new signing Aussie Cameron Donald who will contest the...

British Superbikes: Win a pair of VIP hospitality tickets for Brands Hatch with BP Ultimate

British Superbikes: Win a pair of VIP hospitality tickets for Brands Hatch with BP Ultimate

Here is your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Bennetts British Superbikes Championship finale at Brands Hatch on Sunday, October 14, 2007, courtesy of BP Ultimate. To celebrate BP...

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki sign up female racer for Race of the Year

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki sign up female racer for Race of the Year

Jenny Tinmouth’s debut on the Rizla Suzuki superbike is bound to be a major talking point at this year’s Mallory Park Race of the Year, the end of the season non-championship superbike showdown on...

My ode to BSB

FROM ONE BSB FAN, WHO ATTENDS AS MANY MEETINGS AS I CAN, TO SEE THE RIDERS MOTIVATION TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP~DOMINATION. FOR RACING INSPIRATION THIS IS MY DEDICATION. FIRSTLY TO THE COMMENTATORS, WHO'S VOICES BREATHE FIRE ~ LIKE INCINERATERS, WITH ENTHUSIASM AND EXCITEMENT, THRILL SEEKING INDITEMENT. ~THERE CAN'T BE ANYTHING WORSE, THAN THE DREADED "COMMENTATERS CURSE". HAERD BUT NOT SEEN ~ FRED...

British Superbikes: Jentin Yamaha's Simon Andrews back for Brands Hatch

British Superbikes: Jentin Yamaha's Simon Andrews back for Brands Hatch

Simon Andrews returns to racing for the final British Superbike round of the season at Brands Hatch on the Jentin Racing/Lloyds British Yamaha R1. Andrews broken his collarbone in the second race of...

BSB scooter race

BSB scooter race

Karl Harris and Guy Martin at Cadwell.

Keep cool Jonny

Keep cool Jonny

Jonny Rea and his odd looking cooler fixed to his back at Cadwell this year.

Flying Bomber

Flying Bomber

Karl Harris getting some air time on the Mountain at Cadwell.

Walker on the Mountain

Walker on the Mountain

Chris Walker entering the Mountain at Cadwell. If you zoom in, you can read the info on his dash.

Haydon and Walker

Haydon and Walker

This photo was taken at the Cadwell Park round of this year's BSB. It shows James Haydon following Chris Walker into the Hairpin during practice. Nice flames!

Cheers Leon!

Cheers Leon!

I am 29 and love the whole motorcycle community, I also with my fiancee go to many race events. Donington Park holds some good memories so I decided to start drawing racers. This is my tribute to...

Gary Pinchin's British Superbikes blog: Never mind the politics - what about the racing?

Gary Pinchin's British Superbikes blog: Never mind the politics - what about the racing?

Politics, it seems are the order of the day in British Superbikes. Which is a bit disappointing since the championship decider is on October 14 at Brands Hatch and is largely being overshadowed by...

Gary Pinchin's singles blog

Gary Pinchin's singles blog

The Americans are making a big noise about a brand new racing class they have ‘invented’. It’s called 450 Super Singles and the class has been embraced by the AMA (who run the national superbike...

British Superbikes: Aussie star wants British Superbike ride

British Superbikes: Aussie star wants British Superbike ride

Leading Australian Superbike rider, Russell Holland is looking to make the move overseas and wants to race in British Superbikes.  The young Australian is adamant it is time for him to make the...

Huge interest in new R1 cup

Huge interest in new R1 cup

The new Yamaha R1 Cup scheduled to blast into action next year at British Superbike rounds is attracting huge interest. When the series was launched at Donington Park recently over 150 prospective...

British Supersport: Raceways and Hudson Kennaugh in 2008 Supersport

British Supersport: Raceways and Hudson Kennaugh in 2008 Supersport

Yamaha will have an even stronger presence in British Supersport next year with the Raceways Yamaha team stepping up from Superstock alongside the existing Virgin Media team. Superstock star, South...

Hudson Kennaugh double

Hudson Kennaugh double

Leon Haslam and BJ Toal were not the only ones to record a double win at the Donington Park British Superbikes. Hudson Kennaugh of Raceways Yamaha from Fleetwood also scored a double. We met Hudson...

British Superbikes: One-make tyre rule expected

British Superbikes: One-make tyre rule expected

British Superbike bosses are about to follow World Superbike’s lead and introduce a single-supplier tyre rule for British Superbike and British Supersport for the 2008 season. British Superbike Race...

British Superbikes: New Rizla Suzuki team boss Jack Valentine talks to MCN

British Superbikes: New Rizla Suzuki team boss Jack Valentine talks to MCN

Experienced race team manager Jack Valentine is replacing Simon Buckmaster as the Rizla Suzuki team boss for the 2008 British Superbike season. Jack Valentine is currently the MSS Kawasaki team...

Video: Crescent Suzuki vs Stobart Honda on the road

If you thought standard 1000cc sports bikes were scary enough on the road, think again. Both this Stobart Blade and Crescent GSX-R1000 are in virtually full-on BSB race spec, which means they’re considerably lighter than stock (so much so they’re now not much heavier than a standard 600), boast over 200bhp and are equipped with full race suspension. What’s more, I’m about to ride them not only on...

Lavilla's practice crash

Lavilla's practice crash

Greg Lavilla crashing out at Redgate on Saturday afternoon (Donington 22-9-07).

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki's Cal Crutchlow to have arm operation

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki's Cal Crutchlow to have arm operation

Cal Crutchlow may need an operation on his right arm he hurt in the first race crash at Donington Park on Sunday. The Rizla Suzuki rider crashed at Goddards, taking British Superbike series leader...

British Superbikes: Rumour mill, who goes where part 253.....

British Superbikes: Rumour mill, who goes where part 253.....

The British Superbike silly season is stalling mainly because everyone is waiting to see what Airwaves Ducati are going to do. Once they announce their plans expect everyone else to announce their...

Ana and Leon

Ana and Leon

I'd love you to show my girlfriend Ana Yanzi with Leon Haslam after his two victories in Donington Park this weekend 23/09/07. He is not only a great rider, he is also a great person, who likes to...

Kiyo: a true gent

Kiyo: a true gent

I have just returned from Donington after my first BSB experience and felt compelled to write to you guys on one particular topic. KIYONARI. I have never met a more patient, well mannered,...

Latest BSB standings

Latest BSB standings

British Superbike Championship standings after round 24: 1. Ryuichi Kiyonari JPN Honda 404 2. Jonathan Rea GBR Honda 367 3. Leon Haslam GBR Ducati 363 4. Gregorio Lavilla ESP Ducati 318 5. Shane...

Donington Park British Superbikes: Local hero Leon Haslam takes first double victory

Donington Park British Superbikes: Local hero Leon Haslam takes first double victory

Airwaves Ducati’s Leon Haslam secured his first British Superbike double victory at Donington Park as the local hero wowed the crowds at the penultimate round of the championship. Haslam has once...

Donington Park British Supersport: Michael Laverty clinches title with a win

Donington Park British Supersport: Michael Laverty clinches title with a win

Northern Ireland’s Michael Laverty has clinched the British Supersport title in a thrilling two-part race at Donington Park. The 26-year-old celebrated his 2007 title with a win in the eight-lap...

Donington Park British Superbikes: Local lad Leon Haslam wins tough battle

Donington Park British Superbikes: Local lad Leon Haslam wins tough battle

Local lad Leon Haslam took an enthralling race one victory at Donington Park in an extremely close race throwing the championship battle wide open once again. The Airwaves Ducati rider was vying for...

British Superbikes Donington Park: Tom Sykes continues good Donington form with fastest time in Warm-up

British Superbikes Donington Park: Tom Sykes continues good Donington form with fastest time in Warm-up

Tom Sykes has repeated the same feat as yesterday, putting himself on the top of the time sheets, this time in morning Warm-up. The windy morning session saw Sykes clock a time of 1.31.376, half a...

British Superbikes Donington Park: Michael Laverty on British Supersport pole

British Superbikes Donington Park: Michael Laverty on British Supersport pole

Relentless Suzuki’s Michael Laverty is looking to continue his great form in this year’s British Supersport championship tomorrow from the best possible position, on pole. Laverty recorded a best time...

British Superbikes Donington Park: Tom Sykes scores first BSB pole of career at Donington Park

British Superbikes Donington Park: Tom Sykes scores first BSB pole of career at Donington Park

Stobart Honda rider Tom Sykes will start tomorrow’s races at Donington Park from pole position. Sykes, in his rookie year in British Superbikes, posted an impressive 1.30.901, the only rider to dip...