2007

Jonathan Rea sets blistering pace at British Superbike test at Cadwell Park

Jonathan Rea sets blistering pace at British Superbike test at Cadwell Park

Jonathan Rea set a blistering pace in the second day of British Superbike testing at Cadwell Park on Thursday morning. Rea’s best lap on the HM Plant Honda of 1:26.5, during a five-lap stint all...

Job done by Neil Hodgson according to British Superbikes Rizla Suzuki boss

Job done by Neil Hodgson according to British Superbikes  Rizla Suzuki boss

Neil Hodgson completed the two-day test on the Rizla Suzuki British Superbike at Cadwell on Thursday to give the team some positive direction to work on for next weekend’s round at Knockhill. ...

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Chris Walker at the BSB in Ireland.

Video: Neil Hodgson's Rizla Suzuki test at Cadwell Park

Video: Neil Hodgson's Rizla Suzuki test at Cadwell Park

Check out the video below to see how Neil Hodgson got on at the first day of testing Rizla Suzuki's British Superbike at Cadwell Park. Hodgson has been away from the British Superbike paddock for...

British Superbikes' Jonathan Rea suffers suspected broken nose in freak incident at Cadwell Park test

British Superbikes' Jonathan Rea suffers suspected broken nose in freak incident at Cadwell Park test

Jonathan Rea’s test on the British Superbike’s HM Plant Honda at Cadwell Park was interrupted by a smack on the nose yesterday (Wednesday).   Rea was just tipping into the Gooseneck when a...

Neil Hodgson settles in at Rizla Suzuki's British Superbike test

Neil Hodgson settles in at Rizla Suzuki's British Superbike test

Neil Hodgson completed his first day of a two-day test on the Rizla Suzuki yesterday (Wednesday) and, despite a bout of food-poisoning that sapped his strength, he made good progress with Chris...

Mondello Park BSB pics

Mondello Park BSB pics

Here are some of my pictures taken at last weekend's BSB round at Mondello Park. It was great to be there as Jonathan Rea took his maiden win in the series.

Chris Walker at Mondello Park

Chris Walker at Mondello Park

A few photos that might be of interest to you from Mondello British Superbikes last Sunday. Brian Farrell tuttiwebs.ie

Neil Hodgson to test Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 British Superbike

Neil Hodgson to test Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 British Superbike

Neil Hodgson has been given a surprise call-up by Rizla Suzuki to test their GSX-R1000 British Superbike in a bid to turn around their disappointing season.  Former British and World Superbike...

Jonathan Rea withdrawn from riding in British MotoGP

Jonathan Rea withdrawn from riding in British MotoGP

Honda Racing has withdrawn British Superbike star Jonathan Rea from the Donington MotoGP this weekend. Honda made the decision early on Monday morning because it claims that its racing top brass felt...

My daughter in the paddock

My daughter in the paddock

Here are a few pictures of my seven-year-old daughter, Louise, with a few big names in the BSB paddock at Mondello Park on 17th June. We live in Bangor, Northern Ireland and made the trip down...

British Supersport rider Guy Sanders dies after Mondello Park crash

British Supersport rider Guy Sanders dies after Mondello Park crash

British Supersport rider Guy Sanders has died following a serious multi-bike incident in the first lap of the re-started British Supersport race at Mondello Park in Ireland on Sunday. Sanders...

Stobart boys

Stobart boys

Great day at Mondello, managed to meet Shakey and Grinner Sykes just before the racing.

British Superbikes: Mondello Park: Jonathan Rea takes first BSB win in Race Two in Ireland

British Superbikes: Mondello Park: Jonathan Rea takes first BSB win in Race Two in Ireland

Jonathan Rea has taken the first win of his British Superbike career at his home round at Mondello Park in Ireland. The Ulsterman took his HM Plant Honda to victory in a race full of drama and action,...

British Superbikes: Mondello Park: Haslam wins race one for Airwaves Ducati

British Superbikes: Mondello Park: Haslam wins race one for Airwaves Ducati

Leon Haslam took his first win of the 2007 British Superbike season in dominant style on the Airwaves Ducati, leading from start to finish at Mondello Park, despite finishing just 0.158 seconds ahead...

British Superbikes: Mondello Park pole for Jonathan Rae

British Superbikes: Mondello Park pole for Jonathan Rae

Jonathan Rae has secured pole for HM Plant Honda at Mondello Park in Ireland, leaving it until very nearly the end of the final qualifying session. The Honda rider posted a lap of 1:46.776...

HM Plant Honda duo Kiyonari and Rae top Mondello Park times

HM Plant Honda duo Kiyonari and Rae top Mondello Park times

The HM Plant Honda team of Ryuichi Kiyonari and Jonathan Rae posted the fastest two times in the third practice session for the Mondello Park round of British Superbikes. The Honda duo took advantage...

Ryuichi Kiyonari the man to beat in British Superbikes at Mondello Park

Ryuichi Kiyonari the man to beat in British Superbikes at Mondello Park

Ryuichi Kiyonari set the pace on his HM Plant Honda in a miserable wet practice day at Mondello Park in readiness for Sunday’s sixth British Superbike round of the season. Defending British...

Billy McConnell goes fastest in British Supersport at Mondello

Billy McConnell goes fastest in British Supersport at Mondello

Yamaha’s Billy McConnell knocked four seconds off his time from this morning to go fastest in the second free practice for British Supersport at Mondello Park.  Billy McConnell recorded a...

Ryuichi Kiyonari fastest in British Superbike free practice at Mondello Park

Ryuichi Kiyonari fastest in British Superbike free practice at Mondello Park

Honda’s Ryuichi Kiyonari was the fastest man in the British Superbikes Friday free practice at Mondello Park. The Japanese rider, who is currently leading the British Superbike championship, recorded...

Guy Sanders fastest for British Supersport practice at Mondello Park

Guy Sanders fastest for British Supersport practice at Mondello Park

Kawasaki’s Guy Sanders was the fastest man at Mondello Park this morning in the first of the British Supersport practices.  Guy Sanders, who is currently 10th in the British Supersport...

Gloomy Mondello Park for start of British Superbike round

Gloomy Mondello Park for start of British Superbike round

We’re half an hour away from starting of practice for the Mondello Park British Superbike round in Ireland and there’s a distinct feeling of déjà vu as far as the weather goes. Last year’s British...

Stuart Easton to ride for MSS Kawasaki at Mondello

Stuart Easton to ride for MSS Kawasaki at Mondello

Stuart Easton will be riding Michael Rutter’s MSS Kawasaki in the British Superbike Championship at Mondello Park in Ireland this weekend (June 15-17, 2007). Rutter, who broke a scapohoid bone in his...

British Superbike stars Rea and Kiyonari win Suzuka 300km

British Superbike stars Rea and Kiyonari win Suzuka 300km

Jonathan Rea and Ryuichi Kiyonari raced their works Honda CBR1000RR to victory in the Suzuka 300km race at the fast Japanese circuit at the weekend as the Anglo-Japanese duo laid solid...

BSB in Glasgow

BSB in Glasgow

The stars of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship roar into George Square in Glasgow with a show-stopping performance on Wednesday June 27 as they warm up for the Knockhill round of the series...

Virgin Yamaha signs Hudson Kennaugh to BSB

Virgin Yamaha signs Hudson Kennaugh to BSB

British Superbike team Virgin Yamaha have signed Superstock rider Hudson Kennaugh for the remainder of the BSB season. The 26 year-old South African initially deputised for James Haydon at the last...

Jon Kirkham signs for Raceways Yamaha in British Superstock

Raceways Yamaha have signed Jon Kirkham to replace their British Superstock rider Hudson Kennaugh who is now riding full time for the Virgin Yamaha team in British Superbikes. Kirkham will race an R1 alongside the team’s current rider Gareth Glynn. Team boss Steve Rodgers said, “Our plan with Hudson was to get him to a position where he could take up a Superbike ride and we have achieved that...

Whirlwind 24 hours for BSB star Rea

Whirlwind 24 hours for BSB star Rea

It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours for Jonathan Rea. While he was celebrating news he had secured a one-off MotoGP ride at Donington Park with Team KR, he was jetting back and fourth between Japan and...

Video: Cal Crutchlow speaks to MCN

Video: Cal Crutchlow speaks to MCN

MCN BSB reporter Gary Pinchin caught up with Rizla Suzuki rider Cal Crutchlow during the recent BSB test at Donington Park. Check out the video below to se what Cal has to say about his season so far...

Great day at Snetterton

Great day at Snetterton

Had a great day at snetterton last Sunday. I sat on the inside of the esses and watched some great racing in the glorious sunshine,had a 200mph drag run too with some turbo hayabusas...

How many virgins can you get in a cage?

How many virgins can you get in a cage?

What a flipping liberty... the Virgin R6 Cup riders pay eighteen thousand quid plus VAT to race these bikes and they stick them in a cage before the race! How many virgins can you get in a cage...

Old faithful to be pensioned off

Old faithful to be pensioned off

Jentin Racing boss Bernie Toleman says the team are pensioning off the incredible 2004 R1 that Simon Andrews qualified ninth on at Snetterton and that James Ellision used to win the Privateer Cup...

Nowland hurt at Snetterton

Nowland hurt at Snetterton

Former World endurance champion Warwick Nowland joined the ranks of MV Agusta riders in the National Superstock series when he tried the Team STP entry on Friday. Unfortunately he crashed at the...

Leon my hero

Leon my hero

Sent by Scotch Dave from Scunthorpe. This is me and Leon at Cadwell in August 2006. A mint picture of my hero.

BSB blog: new rules under discussion

BSB blog: new rules under discussion

So the BSB organisers have upstaged WSB promoters FG Sport yet again after confirming their 2008 British superbike regulations in May to give everyone involved in the British series plenty of time to...

Thomas parks Ducati

Thomas parks Ducati

Dean Thomas will race the Samsung Ducati in Superstock as well as his BSB Samsung Suzuki in the future after Jon Kirkham quit the team to race a Yamaha. Thomas said: “Kirkham quit the team because he...