September

Huge interest in new R1 cup

Huge interest in new R1 cup

The new Yamaha R1 Cup scheduled to blast into action next year at British Superbike rounds is attracting huge interest. When the series was launched at Donington Park recently over 150 prospective...

British Supersport: Raceways and Hudson Kennaugh in 2008 Supersport

British Supersport: Raceways and Hudson Kennaugh in 2008 Supersport

Yamaha will have an even stronger presence in British Supersport next year with the Raceways Yamaha team stepping up from Superstock alongside the existing Virgin Media team. Superstock star, South...

Hudson Kennaugh double

Hudson Kennaugh double

Leon Haslam and BJ Toal were not the only ones to record a double win at the Donington Park British Superbikes. Hudson Kennaugh of Raceways Yamaha from Fleetwood also scored a double. We met Hudson...

British Superbikes: One-make tyre rule expected

British Superbikes: One-make tyre rule expected

British Superbike bosses are about to follow World Superbike’s lead and introduce a single-supplier tyre rule for British Superbike and British Supersport for the 2008 season. British Superbike Race...

British Superbikes: New Rizla Suzuki team boss Jack Valentine talks to MCN

British Superbikes: New Rizla Suzuki team boss Jack Valentine talks to MCN

Experienced race team manager Jack Valentine is replacing Simon Buckmaster as the Rizla Suzuki team boss for the 2008 British Superbike season. Jack Valentine is currently the MSS Kawasaki team...

Video: Crescent Suzuki vs Stobart Honda on the road

If you thought standard 1000cc sports bikes were scary enough on the road, think again. Both this Stobart Blade and Crescent GSX-R1000 are in virtually full-on BSB race spec, which means they’re considerably lighter than stock (so much so they’re now not much heavier than a standard 600), boast over 200bhp and are equipped with full race suspension. What’s more, I’m about to ride them not only on...

Lavilla's practice crash

Lavilla's practice crash

Greg Lavilla crashing out at Redgate on Saturday afternoon (Donington 22-9-07).

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki's Cal Crutchlow to have arm operation

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki's Cal Crutchlow to have arm operation

Cal Crutchlow may need an operation on his right arm he hurt in the first race crash at Donington Park on Sunday. The Rizla Suzuki rider crashed at Goddards, taking British Superbike series leader...

British Superbikes: Rumour mill, who goes where part 253.....

British Superbikes: Rumour mill, who goes where part 253.....

The British Superbike silly season is stalling mainly because everyone is waiting to see what Airwaves Ducati are going to do. Once they announce their plans expect everyone else to announce their...

Ana and Leon

Ana and Leon

I'd love you to show my girlfriend Ana Yanzi with Leon Haslam after his two victories in Donington Park this weekend 23/09/07. He is not only a great rider, he is also a great person, who likes to...

Kiyo: a true gent

Kiyo: a true gent

I have just returned from Donington after my first BSB experience and felt compelled to write to you guys on one particular topic. KIYONARI. I have never met a more patient, well mannered,...

Donington Park British Superbikes: Local hero Leon Haslam takes first double victory

Donington Park British Superbikes: Local hero Leon Haslam takes first double victory

Airwaves Ducati’s Leon Haslam secured his first British Superbike double victory at Donington Park as the local hero wowed the crowds at the penultimate round of the championship. Haslam has once...

Donington Park British Supersport: Michael Laverty clinches title with a win

Donington Park British Supersport: Michael Laverty clinches title with a win

Northern Ireland’s Michael Laverty has clinched the British Supersport title in a thrilling two-part race at Donington Park. The 26-year-old celebrated his 2007 title with a win in the eight-lap...

Donington Park British Superbikes: Local lad Leon Haslam wins tough battle

Donington Park British Superbikes: Local lad Leon Haslam wins tough battle

Local lad Leon Haslam took an enthralling race one victory at Donington Park in an extremely close race throwing the championship battle wide open once again. The Airwaves Ducati rider was vying for...

British Superbikes Donington Park: Tom Sykes continues good Donington form with fastest time in Warm-up

British Superbikes Donington Park: Tom Sykes continues good Donington form with fastest time in Warm-up

Tom Sykes has repeated the same feat as yesterday, putting himself on the top of the time sheets, this time in morning Warm-up. The windy morning session saw Sykes clock a time of 1.31.376, half a...

British Superbikes Donington Park: Michael Laverty on British Supersport pole

British Superbikes Donington Park: Michael Laverty on British Supersport pole

Relentless Suzuki’s Michael Laverty is looking to continue his great form in this year’s British Supersport championship tomorrow from the best possible position, on pole. Laverty recorded a best time...

British Superbikes Donington Park: Tom Sykes scores first BSB pole of career at Donington Park

British Superbikes Donington Park: Tom Sykes scores first BSB pole of career at Donington Park

Stobart Honda rider Tom Sykes will start tomorrow’s races at Donington Park from pole position. Sykes, in his rookie year in British Superbikes, posted an impressive 1.30.901, the only rider to dip...

British Superbikes Donington Park: Rider reshuffle for BSB rounds 23 and 24 at Donington Park

British Superbikes Donington Park: Rider reshuffle for BSB rounds 23 and 24 at Donington Park

Injuries and end of season deals have made a few notable changes to the entry lists at the Bennetts British Superbike round at Donington Park this weekend. Bike Animal Honda has promoted their...

British Superbikes Donington Park: BSB organisers contemplating single tyre series

British Superbikes Donington Park: BSB organisers contemplating single tyre series

The day before Dorna announce that they are considering making MotoGP a single tyre series, the British Superbike paddock is already in the throws of a similar change. Series organisers MCRCB have...

British Superbikes: Jentin Yamaha unveil new partnerships

British Superbikes: Jentin Yamaha unveil new partnerships

Jon Kirkham will replace injured Simon Andrews on the Lloyds British Jentin Yamaha in the British Superbike Championship at Donington this weekend. Still recovering from the broken collarbone...

Me and James Haydon

Me and James Haydon

Picture of when I met James Haydon at Cadwell test day when he was riding for Rizla Suzuki.

British Superbikes: Aaron Zanotti on Hydrex Honda for final two rounds

British Superbikes: Aaron Zanotti on Hydrex Honda for final two rounds

British Superbikes privateer Aaron Zanotti switches to a Hydrex Honda alongside regular rider Karl Harris for the final two rounds of the series but is not leaving the SMT team he has raced for this...

Video: At home with Jonathan Rea

The fastest rising star in the country, BSB rider Jonathan Rea, is already primed for the world stage so we caught up with him at his house in Larne, N. Ireland, to see how he relaxes in his downtime. Check out the video below to watch as Jonny takes us for a tour around his new house.

British Superbikes: Leon Haslam gets the ride of his life in a Tornado

British Superbikes: Leon Haslam gets the ride of his life in a Tornado

Leon Haslam had the most exciting ride of his life recently when he was given a flight in a Tornado at RAF Marham in Norfolk.   The British Superbike star, who is currently third in the...

Competition: Be aThink! reporter at Donington Park

Competition: Be aThink! reporter at Donington Park

Be a THINK! race reporter for www.motorcyclenews.com at the Donington British Superbike round next weekend. Here’s the latest chance for a MCN reader and friend to win a reporter’s role complete with...

Ryan meets Shakey

Ryan meets Shakey

My nephew is a true Steady Eddie fan! We are BSB, WSB and MotoGP fans and we introduced Ryan my nephew, aged 5, to motorbike racing last week at Cadwell. We waited patiently outside Shakey's motorhome...

Haslam and Rea on 125s!

Haslam and Rea on 125s!

Seen at Donington Park this Wednesday: Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea just after they finished racing 125 Hondas!