2007

Oulton Park race pics

Oulton Park race pics

Here's some Oulton Park British Superbike race day pics...

Mallory Park British Superbikes: Kiyo takes red flagged race 2

Mallory Park British Superbikes: Kiyo takes red flagged race 2

Ryuichi Kiyonari took the win in the second race at the Mallory Park round of the British SUperbike championship after Johnathan Rea's dramatic crash caused the race to be red flagged. Kiyo took...

Mallory British Superbikes: Byrne wins race one

Mallory British Superbikes: Byrne wins race one

Shayne Byrne took a long awaited win at the Mallory Park round of the British Superbike championship. Byrne ended the race with nearly a three second lead over second placed man Johnathan Rea who...

Oulton Park Saturday qualifying pics

Oulton Park Saturday qualifying pics

Oulton Park, Saturday qualifying pics... I see that Scott Smart was a bit behind; he had to use his afterburner to catch the rest of the pack up.

Robert and Johnny Rea

Robert and Johnny Rea

Robert Francom with Johnny Rea at Oulton Park... It made his day and mine when invited to meet both HM Plant riders in their hospitality tent! Robert is hoping to follow in Johnny's footsteps and will...

Mallory British Superbikes: Hill tops depleted final practice

Mallory British Superbikes: Hill tops depleted final practice

Tommy Hill topped the timesheets in a depleted field of 15 riders for Saturday afternoon’s free practice at Mallory Park in preparation for Sunday’s ninth round of the Bennetts BSB series. Hill,...

Mallory British Superbikes: One practice per class if rain holds

Mallory British Superbikes: One practice per class if rain holds

Rain continues to fall at Mallory Park but, subject to the weather conditions, there will be one free practice per class this afternoon. Most of the flooded run-off areas have been pumped out to allow...

Mallory Park British Superbikes: practice delayed after continued rain

Mallory Park British Superbikes: practice delayed after continued rain

There’s currently still no track action at Mallory Park due to the continued bad weather.  It is still raining although nowhere near as heavy as it was yesterday but the problem is that the...

Ollie No.46

Tragic news. A more likeable lad you couldn't meet. Ollie's enthusiam and friendliness will be sorely missed by all. From all in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Sad news

I couldn't believe my ears when I heard the sad news on the way home. What a tragic loss to the motorcycle community. Having met Ollie a few times at the Superbike meets, he was a very likeable person, full of energy, and a genuine guy. I looked forward to reading his articles in the motorbike magazines, as they always had me in fits of laughter. He will be sorely missed. My sincerest condolences...

Deepest sympathies

My deepest sympathies to all concerned.

Mallory Park British Superbikes: fatal accident

Mallory Park British Superbikes: fatal accident

A statement has been issued by British Superbikes Race Director Stuart Higgs and Medical Director Toby Branfoot following the serious crash at Mallory Park earlier today. "During the Bennetts British...

Mallory Park British Superbikes: Torrential rain and accident stops practice

Mallory Park British Superbikes: Torrential rain and accident stops practice

All activity has been suspended at the British Superbike round at Mallory Park due to torrential rain and a serious accident. The British Supersport riders managed to get their session in under heavy...

British Superbikes: Gregorio Lavilla recuperating at home

British Superbikes: Gregorio Lavilla recuperating at home

Gregorio Lavilla is still recovering from his crash in the first British Superbikes race at Oulton Park last Sunday. The Airwaves Ducati star fell in the middle of the pack going in to the first...

British Supersport: Statement concerning Ian Hutchinson's Oulton Park jump start

British Supersport: Statement concerning Ian Hutchinson's Oulton Park jump start

Following post race comments concerning race winner Ian Hutchinson’s alleged jump start in the British Supersport race at Oulton Park on Sunday and why there was no imposition of a jump start penalty,...

British Superbikes: Picture exclusive of Ryuichi Kiyonari's Oulton Park crash

British Superbikes: Picture exclusive of Ryuichi Kiyonari's Oulton Park crash

Photographer Neil Gilbert was certainly in the right place at the right time to get these exclusive pictures of HM Plant Honda's Ryuichi Kiyonari crashing out of the British superbikes race on...

Steve Martin talks to MCN about joining British Superbikes' Virgin Yamaha

Steve Martin talks to MCN about joining British Superbikes' Virgin Yamaha

Steve Martin is expected to make his British Superbike debut for the Virgin Yamaha team at Croft on August 12, 2007.  The Australian will also be on-board for the remaining races at Cadwell Park...

Oulton Park competition winner enjoys great battles

Oulton Park competition winner enjoys great battles

A life long biking fanatic, Tony Cooper is a regular visitor to British Superbike races, and was on hand at Oulton Park for Round Eight of the Championship as winner of the THINK! Road Safety and MCN...

Kiyo down at Druids

Kiyo down at Druids

Kiyo wanted to get back on his smashed up machine in race two at Oulton. Hope all is well.

Oulton Park highside

Oulton Park highside

Just returned from round eight of BSB at Oulton Park and managed to catch a few shots of Tom Grant highsiding his Virgin Media Yamaha R6 in the very wet supersport race.

Robinson's builders

Robinson's builders

Jamie Robinson should get the builders in more often. Getting someone else to do those niggly little jobs around the house has obviously paid dividends and allowed him to concentrate on his racing.

Walker at Oulton

Walker at Oulton

Chris Walker at Oulton Park, Saturday qualifying... Do you think he's happy?

Greg's off

Greg's off

Photo taken at Oulton as Greg Lavilla was dumped in front of me. Wish Greg well - amazed he was back for the second race after this.

Rea's crash

Rea's crash

Taken on Sunday at Oulton Park, BSB race one. Jonathan Rea's off while leading coming out of Druids. Only a basic digital camera so no zoom options - sorry!

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea recovers to win race two

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea recovers to win race two

HM Plant Honda’s Jonathan Rea recovered from a massive race one crash to storm to victory in the second British Superbikes’ race at Oulton Park this afternoon. The Ulsterman lost an early lead, which...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Ian Hutchinson wins British Supersport race

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Ian Hutchinson wins British Supersport race

Ian Hutchinson has convincingly won the British Supersport race at Oulton Park this afternoon by more than four seconds ahead of HM Plant Honda’s John McGuinness. Hutchinson took the lead from the...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Ryuichi Kiyonari paddles to victory in race one

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Ryuichi Kiyonari paddles to victory in race one

Ryuichi Kiyonari paddled to victory with conviction at a rain hit Oulton Park for race one of the British Superbike Championship.  The Japanese rider finished more than 20 seconds ahead of...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea secures pole position

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea secures pole position

Jonathan Rea claimed his third successive pole position and his fourth of the season at Oulton Park for Sunday’s eighth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. After wet practice plagued...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea goes fastest late on in free practice three

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea goes fastest late on in free practice three

HM Plant Honda’s Jonathan Rea took advantage of the dry conditions this morning to go fastest in the third free practice session at Oulton Park pipping Gregorio Lavilla in the dying seconds. ...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea jumps up timesheets for session two

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea jumps up timesheets for session two

Jonathan Rea’s confidence returned in the second free practice session for the British Superbikes at Oulton Park this afternoon.  The HM Plant Honda rider recorded a best time of 1:45.431 just...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Karl Harris goes fastest in first practice

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Karl Harris goes fastest in first practice

Karl Harris was the leading man at Oulton Park in the first free practice for the British Superbikes this afternoon. The Hydrex Honda rider recorded a best time of 1:48.997 on the final lap of his 11...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: practice halted following oil trail

Oulton Park British Superbikes: practice halted following oil trail

British Superbike practice was halted for over an hour after Chris Martin’s Honda dropped a crankcase end bolt cover and laid a trail of oil all around the Oulton Park circuit. The problem was...

Video: Johnathan Rea talks to MCN

Video: Johnathan Rea talks to MCN

Knockhill double BSB race winner Jonathan Rea wasn’t fastest at the Croft BSB test this week but he was right on the pace. MCN spoke to him about the test, his title aspirations and his hopes for the...

Martin tests

Steve Martin tested Virgin Media Yamaha's R1, bearing number 8, at Donington today.

Steve Martin tests Virgin Yamaha British Superbike

Steve Martin tests Virgin Yamaha British Superbike

Australian Steve Martin has tested the Virgin Yamaha British Superbike at a Donington Park track day. He only had an hour of clear track during lunch, but after 20 laps he proclaimed the Virgin Yamaha...

Hudson Kennaugh released by Virgin Yamaha

Hudson Kennaugh released by Virgin Yamaha

Virgin Yamaha have released South African Hudson Kennaugh from his BSB contract  to allow him to return to the National Superstock championship with the Raceways Yamaha team. Kennaugh joined the...