2007

Tommy Hill ruled out of Vallelunga test

Tommy Hill ruled out of Vallelunga test

Virgin Yamaha’s Tommy Hill had his test on the World Supersport factory SSP Yamaha R6 in Vallelunga cancelled just hours before he got on the bike. Hill was due to test the bike after a position...

Damp trip to Knockhill

Just travelled from Kettering to Scotland for the BSB round at Knockhill. Rode up Saturday and was soaked, went to watch races on Sunday and was soaked, then rode up to mate's house in Forres and was soaked. Went for a ride on Monday and was soaked, rode home Wednesday and was soaked. All in all, a very wet time. Maybe next year i'll buy a jet ski...

Croft wet testing

Croft wet testing

At the official testing at Croft this week wet weather settings were the order of the day. Cal Crutchlow and Kiyo seemed happy to go it alone while others chose to follow the lead of Chris Walker...

Surely a hindrance?

Surely a hindrance?

Cal Crutchlow hitching a lift from Chris Walker at the end of second BSB race at Knockhill.

British Superbikes: Steve Martin to complete test for Virgin Yamaha

British Superbikes: Steve Martin to complete test for Virgin Yamaha

World Superbike man Steve Martin is set to complete a one day test onboard the British Superbikes Virgin Yamaha R1 at Donington Park next Tuesday.  The former Foggy Petronas rider has a wealth...

British Superbikes: Chris Walker fit to race at Oulton Park

British Superbikes: Chris Walker fit to race at Oulton Park

Chris Walker is fit to race his Rizla Suzuki British Superbike at Oulton Park next weekend, after a broken arm scare. He crashed at over 120mph at the Croft test on Wednesday morning and sustained...

Buildbase ducati's new signing Brendan Roberts speaks to MCN

Buildbase ducati's new signing Brendan Roberts speaks to MCN

Brendan Roberts won the National Superstock title last year riding a Suzuki GSX-R1000 and earned a place in the factory Xerox Ducati 1098 team in the 2007 European Superstock series.  Now the...

Revised timetable for British Superbike support races announced

Revised timetable for British Superbike support races announced

British Superbikes Race Director Stuart Higgs has announced the revised championship schedules following the cancellation of various championship races at Knockhill circuit on Sunday July 1, 2007 due...

HM Plant Honda's Jonathan Rea talks to MCN

HM Plant Honda's Jonathan 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...

Tom Sykes fastest at Croft British Superbikes test

Tom Sykes fastest at Croft British Superbikes test

Stobart Vent Axia’s Tom Sykes was the fastest rider at Croft for day two of the British Superbikes test. The 21-year-old recorded a best time of 1:19.8 just as the chequered flag was waved for the end...

Knockhill reporter competition winner meets her heroes

Knockhill reporter competition winner meets her heroes

As winner of the MCN and THINK! road safety reporter competition, Janice Cheetham, a Training Manager and keen biker from Manchester, was on hand at a rain soaked Knockhill for round 7 of the British...

Brendan Roberts gets a chance on Buildbase Ducati

Brendan Roberts gets a chance on Buildbase Ducati

Brendan Roberts first chance to ride the Buildbase Ducati 1098 were in far from ideal conditions but he and the team made dramatic progress.  2006 National Superstock champion Brendan Roberts is...

Rain brings British Superbike test to premature end

Rain brings British Superbike test to premature end

Persistent monsoon showers brought the first day of the two-day official British Superbike test at Croft to a premature end. Rain caused disruption throughout the day but each class got two sessions...

Gary Pinchin's British Superbikes Knockhill blog

Gary Pinchin's British Superbikes Knockhill blog

I flew home from Scotland yesterday afternoon, dashed home to get a fresh set of clothes and then drove up to stop overnight at Darlington ready for the start of a two-day official British Superbikes...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Michael Laverty wins the tyre game at Knockhill

Knockhill British Superbikes: Michael Laverty wins the tyre game at Knockhill

Michael Laverty won not only the race but also the tyre game on way to victory in the British Supersport race at Knockhill by just under two seconds from Triumph rider Paul Young. The race was...

Knockhill British Superbikes: First career double win for Jonathan Rea

Knockhill British Superbikes: First career double win for Jonathan Rea

HM Plant Honda’s Jonathan Rea mastered the wet conditions at Knockhill to record his first double race win of his British Superbike career.  The Ulsterman once again repeated his success from...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Torrential rain plays havoc with timetable

Knockhill British Superbikes: Torrential rain plays havoc with timetable

Torrential rain has hit the Knockhill circuit again this afternoon causing havoc with the timetable for the latest round of the British Superbike Championship.  Organisers managed to get the...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea wins race one at rain soaked Knockhill

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea wins race one at rain soaked Knockhill

Pole man Jonathan Rea paddled his way to victory by more than six seconds at a soaking wet Knockhill in race one of the British Superbikes Championship. The race was delayed by almost an hour to allow...

BSB babes

BSB babes

The kids took these pictures recently in the BSB pitlane walkabout. Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Smart dries out Knockhill

Smart dries out Knockhill

Scott Smart tries a novel method of drying out the track at Knockhill during qualifying practice.

Knockhill British Superbikes: Michael Laverty secures pole for British Supersport race

Knockhill British Superbikes: Michael Laverty secures pole for British Supersport race

Michael Laverty secured pole position for the British Supersport race at Knockhill tomorrow by going fastest this afternoon.   The Relentless Suzuki rider recorded a best time of 50.342,...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea secures pole after rain affected qualifying session

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea secures pole after rain affected qualifying session

Jonathan Rea carried on his form from this morning's final practice session to secure pole position for tomorrow's British Superbike races at Knockhill.  The HM Plant Honda man managed to slip a...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea back to the top of the timesheets in third free British Superbike practice

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea back to the top of the timesheets in third free British Superbike practice

HM Plant Honda's Jonathan Rea shot back to the top of the timesheets to record the fastest lap at Knockhill in the third free practice session for British Superbikes. The Ulsterman, who as fastest in...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Michael Laverty on a mission at Knockhill for British Supersport

Knockhill British Superbikes: Michael Laverty on a mission at Knockhill for British Supersport

Michael Laverty was the fastest man in British Supersport at Knockhill this morning.   The Relentless Suzuki man

Friday at Knockhill

Friday at Knockhill

Here are some pics from Friday's practice session at Knockhill British Superbikes.

Knockhill British Superbikes: Ryuichi Kiyonari and Jonathan Rea swap places on the timesheets at Knockhill

Knockhill British Superbikes: Ryuichi Kiyonari and Jonathan Rea swap places on the timesheets at Knockhill

Ryuichi Kiyonari swapped places with his HM Plant Honda teammate Jonathan Rea in this afternoon’s second free practice at Knockhill.  The Japanese rider went marginally quicker than his first...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea fastest in first superbike session

Knockhill British Superbikes: Jonathan Rea fastest in first superbike session

Jonathan Rea was the fastest rider for the first British Superbikes session at Knockhill this lunchtime. The majority of the session had been led by his HM Plant Honda teammate Ruichi Kiyonari, who...

Fans enjoy British Superbikes demo in Glasgow

Fans enjoy British Superbikes demo in Glasgow

The citizens of Glasgow gave a big, warm welcome to the stars of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship as they provided a spectacular show around the normally busy streets  – upwards of...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Chris Burns signs up for Team STP Racing in National Superstock

Knockhill British Superbikes: Chris Burns signs up for Team STP Racing in National Superstock

Former WSM MotoGP rider Chris Burns will ride in the Metzeler Racetec National Superstock Championship at Knockhill this weekend with Team STP Racing.    The Geordie will race the...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Buildbase Ducati sign Brendan Roberts for rest of season

Knockhill British Superbikes: Buildbase Ducati sign Brendan Roberts for rest of season

Buildbase Ducati signed Brendan Roberts for the remaining half of the British Superbike season, but will ‘share’ him with the official Ducati Corse European Superstock team.  The 2006 National...

Knockhill British Superbikes: Virgin Media Yamaha gets new paintscheme too

Knockhill British Superbikes: Virgin Media Yamaha gets new paintscheme too

Fiat Yamaha in MotoGP are not the only major Yamaha team to unveil a one-off colourscheme this weekend the British Superbike squad Virgin Media Yamaha have a new one too.  As the championship...

Smoking stalker

Smoking stalker

Saw the superbikes in George Square, Glasgow recently. All the stars were there: McGuinness, Mackenzie, Reynolds, Walker and others. A few of the riders did burnouts or stoppies or wheelies. It was...

Tribute to British Supersport's Guy Sanders

Tribute to British Supersport's Guy Sanders

Guy Sanders' close friend and former manager James Jackson has sent us a tribute to the fatally injured rising star, who passed away due to injuries sustained at Mondello Park a week ago. It was...

Knockhill BSB: Michael Rutter out

Knockhill BSB: Michael Rutter out

Michael Rutter will miss the Knockhill BSB round next weekend after an MRI scan on the wrist he injured at Snetterton last month revealed a broken hamate bone as well as the broken scaphoid that had...

You could be Gregorio Lavilla's grid girl at the Knockhill British Superbike round

You could be Gregorio Lavilla's grid girl at the Knockhill British Superbike round

You could be the grid girl for Gregorio Lavilla and the Airwaves Ducati team in this competition in conjunction with British Superbikes title sponsors, Bennetts. By emailing a picture and your details...

Win VIP tickets to Knockhill British Superbikes

Win VIP tickets to Knockhill British Superbikes

You could win a pair of VIP tickets, or one of four pairs of standard tickets, to the Knockill round of the Bennetts British Superbike championship. We've teamed up with title sponsors Bennetts for...