July

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...

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&nbsp;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&nbsp;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.&nbsp; 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&nbsp;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.&nbsp; 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&nbsp;two at Oulton. Hope all is well.

Oulton Park highside

Oulton Park highside

Just returned from round&nbsp;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.