2007

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki's Cal Crutchlow talks to MCN about his Croft weekend

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki's Cal Crutchlow talks to MCN about his Croft weekend

Cal Crutchlow qualified on pole at Croft last weekend, finished fourth in the first race but crashed out of the second one when he hooked a neutral exiting the Complex. But overall the weekend showed...

Cracking Croft

Cracking Croft

On Sunday 12th August we were invited as VIPs to Croft. It was amazing, the first time we have seen BSB live. It was an experience, definitely a day to remember, thanks to everyone including Rainbow...

British Superbikes: Mallory Park future uncertain

British Superbikes: Mallory Park future uncertain

There’s a fair amount of discussion about the future regarding Mallory Park as a British Superbike venue following this year’s round on July 22, 2007, which saw two days virtually wipe out due to...

Gary Pinchin's British Superbikes blog: 2008 signings start to shape up

Gary Pinchin's British Superbikes blog: 2008 signings start to shape up

Don’t you just love this time of the year, with all the rumours, counter rumours and downright bullshit that’s surrounding who goes where in the future? It’s such fun. In the British Superbike paddock...

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki distance themselves from Chris Walker for 2008

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki distance themselves from Chris Walker for 2008

Rizla Suzuki boss Simon Buckmaster may not be admitting it openly but his train of thought regarding riders for the 2008 season virtually rules out any hope of Chris Walker may have of retaining his...

BSB virgin at Croft

BSB virgin at Croft

I've never been to any motorsport event before, so I was more than happy when my neighbours invited me to Croft on Sunday 12th August. Being a keen amateur photographer it was my first time trying to...

Croft British Superbikes: Kiyonari does the double

Croft British Superbikes: Kiyonari does the double

Ryuichi Kiyonari has done the double at Croft British Superbikes after stretching out a near three second lead to take race two. The podium was an exact replica of race one with Jonathan Rea...

Croft British Superbikes: Kiyo wins race 1

Croft British Superbikes: Kiyo wins race 1

Ryuichi Kiyonari has taken the win in the first British Superbikes race at Croft, while Tom Sykes got his first podium in third. Jonathan Rea was the man to take the holeshot ahead of pole-sitter Cal...

Video: Behind the scenes with Virgin Yamaha at Mallory

Video: Behind the scenes with Virgin Yamaha at Mallory

With British Superbikes at Croft this weekend we thought we'd give you a recap of the events of the last round of the championship at Mallory Park with the help of "The Weekend in Red" TV show that...

Croft British Superbikes: Crutchlow takes pole

Croft British Superbikes: Crutchlow takes pole

Not satisfied with taking his first front row in British Superbikes Rizla Suzuki rider Cal Crutchlow managed to push to his first ever BSB pole position for Sunday's race at...

Rea hits the deck

Rea hits the deck

Jonathan Rea fell during second practice at Tower Bend on Friday at Croft.

Croft British Supersport: Michael Laverty goes fastest at Croft

Croft British Supersport: Michael Laverty goes fastest at Croft

Michael Laverty was the leading rider in the British Supersport practices at Croft today by taking the fastest lap in both sessions. The Relentless Suzuki rider, winner last time out at Mallory Park,...

Croft British Superbikes: HM Plant Honda's Jonathan Rea the man to beat at Croft

Croft British Superbikes: HM Plant Honda's Jonathan Rea the man to beat at Croft

HM Plant Honda’s Jonathan Rea was the quickest rider again at Croft in this afternoon’s second free practice session. Rea recorded a best time of 1:20.110 to go to the top of the leader board after 26...

Croft British Superbikes: HM Plant Honda's Jonathan Rea quickest in free practice one

Croft British Superbikes: HM Plant Honda's Jonathan Rea quickest in free practice one

HM Plant Honda’s Jonathan Rea was the fastest man on track this morning in the first British Superbike free practice at Croft. The Northern Irishman was on the pace for the majority of the session,...

Croft British Superbikes: Races to be shown live on ITV

Croft British Superbikes: Races to be shown live on ITV

British Superbike fans not able to get up to Croft this weekend to watch the latest round live will be pleased to hear ITV are set to screen most of Sunday’s races on ITV. Three and a half hours of...

British Superbikes: James Haydon unsure on Hawk Kawasaki future

British Superbikes: James Haydon unsure on Hawk Kawasaki future

Motorcyclenews.com finally caught up with James Haydon this morning (Thursday) to discuss his signing for British Superbike team Hawk Kawasaki.   But he says there's some confusion over the...

British Superbikes: No Steve Martin for Croft

British Superbikes: No Steve Martin for Croft

Steve Martin won’t be lining up on the Virgin Yamaha R1 for the British Superbike round at Croft this weekend alongside Tommy Hill. Although the Aussie worked with the team in the Brands World...

British Superbike re-affirms 2008 regulations

British Superbike re-affirms 2008 regulations

British Superbike took the unprecedented step of issuing the following press release during the World Superbikes weekend at Brands Hatch. This was to confirm it’s intentions of going to more...

British Superbikes: Hawk Kawasaki plan James Haydon ride

British Superbikes: Hawk Kawasaki plan James Haydon ride

Hawk Kawasaki are making plans to runJames Haydon on their superbike for the Cadwell British Superbike round. Alex Camier has been drafted into the team to replace Peter Hickman for this weekend’s...

British Superbikes: Alex Camier replaces Peter Hickman on Hawk Kawasaki ZX-10

British Superbikes: Alex Camier replaces Peter Hickman on Hawk Kawasaki ZX-10

There will be two Camiers racing in British Superbikes this weekend at Croft when Alex lines up on the same grid as elder brother Leon.  Alex Camier, who celebrated his 19th birthday on July 18,...

British Superbikes: James Haydon tests for Hawk Kawasaki

British Superbikes: James Haydon tests for Hawk Kawasaki

James Haydon was back on a British Superbike this week when he tested the Hawk Kawasaki at Mallory. Although he was only eight tenths off the lap record after four 20-minute sessions, Haydon is still...

Alastair Fagan's triple Triumph victory at Castle Combe

Alastair Fagan's triple Triumph victory at Castle Combe

<?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?>&nbsp; There could be another Triumph triple in British Supersport before the end of this year following success at a Castle...

Suzuka: James Toseland crashes out of Suzuka 8-hour

Suzuka: James Toseland crashes out of Suzuka 8-hour

James Toseland crashed out of the Suzuka 8-hour race just three laps into his first stint forcing the number one Honda squad out of the race and ending his dream of victory in the prestigious event.

Suzuka Eight Hours: James Toseland and Ryuichi

Suzuka Eight Hours: James Toseland and Ryuichi

James Toseland and HRC Honda team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari will start the Suzuka Eight Hours tomorrow from fourth place tomorrow, after the action-packed Timed Attack and Jump-Up special stages today in...

British Superbikes: Michael Rutter gets works-spec parts

British Superbikes: Michael Rutter gets works-spec parts

Michael Rutter's British Superbike effort has been given a shot in the arm with the long-awaited arrival of a new engine for his ZX-10R. The team has taken delivery of the first of new French...

Ollie at Cadwell BSB 2006

Ollie at Cadwell BSB 2006

BSB at Cadwell, 2006. You must have received hundreds of pics of Ollie Bridewell. Thought you might like these two. Such a sad loss.

Gary Pinchin: How do you deal with a problem like Kiyo and Rea?

Gary Pinchin: How do you deal with a problem like Kiyo and Rea?

It can’t be easy having Neil Tuxworth’s job. Just what does the Honda Racing boss say to his riders who are so blindingly quick that they can virtually win at will, but occasionally force the pace so...

Stars of tomorrow test for Virgin

Stars of tomorrow test for Virgin

Some of the leading riders in the Virgin Media R6 Cup have been given a chance to test alongside the main Virgin team's British Superbike squad at Cadwell. The Virgin Media team had exclusive use of...

Mallory Park competition winner's tribute to Ollie Bridewell

Mallory Park competition winner's tribute to Ollie Bridewell

Having won MCN’S THINK! Motorcycle Academy Reporter Competition, Dave Smith and his wife Diane made the journey to Mallory last weekend to file this special report. “When the THINK! representative...

Funeral arrangements for Ollie Bridewell

Funeral arrangements for Ollie Bridewell

After the tragic accident and loss of Ollie Bridewell at Mallory Park on Friday the family has made provisional funeral arrangements for Wednesday August 1, 2007. Ollie’s parents Marcus and Liz,...

Mallory action pics

Mallory action pics

R6 cup first corner mayhem at the recent Mallory BSB round, plus a few others.

Rizla Suzuki benefit from the rain-soaked Mallory BSB round

Rizla Suzuki benefit from the rain-soaked Mallory BSB round

Rizla Suzuki were one of the few teams to benefit from practice being rained-off at Mallory Park, having already tested at the track only a few weeks earlier. Chris Walker got off to a blistering...

New WSB engines for Discovery Kawasaki

New WSB engines for Discovery Kawasaki

MSS Discovery Kawasaki are hoping for a change of fortune when the team take delivery of new Akira WSB-spec engines for the next BSB round at Croft on August 12.&nbsp; Michael Rutter was still riding...

Haslam: Mallory is our worst track

Haslam: Mallory is our worst track

Leon Haslam was happy to leave Mallory Park with 36 points after his two podium finishes, especially as the track doesn’t suit the Ducati F06 999, but is looking forward to the Croft round and the...

Chris Jones fund raises 22k

Chris Jones fund raises 22k

The Chris Jones Riders Fund 2nd Annual Bowling Night raised over £22,000, thanks to the support from leading racers and over 500 race fans. Guest of honour and WSB championship leader James Toseland...

British Supersport: Mallory Park win for Michael Laverty

British Supersport: Mallory Park win for Michael Laverty

It was lucky number ‘13’ today for the Relentless Suzuki British Supersport team, when Michael Laverty and Ian Lowry collected champagne bottles number 12 and 13 for the season to date at Mallory...