2008

British Superbikes: James Ellison signs for GSE Racing

British Superbikes: James Ellison signs for GSE Racing

James Ellison has landed what he called his ‘dream move’ to the four-time British Superbike Championship winning team, GSE Racing. The former MotoGP and AMA Superbike ace penned a deal with the...

Guy Martin looks like Wolverine

Guy Martin looks like Wolverine

I got to meet with Guy Martin another rider who you dont seem to see much of around the pits. He also reminds me of Wolverine from the X-Men, no offence Guy! a lovely man.

Finding James Ellison

Finding James Ellison

Myself and James Ellison.. a hard man to find, but I found him in the end, it may of taken me a whole weekend but got him in the end!

Pics from the BSB finale

Pics from the BSB finale

Shots from the the BSB finale at Brands Hatch.

Brands Hatch BSB

Brands Hatch BSB

Here are a few pictures from the British Superbikes at Brands Hatch. My son Kelland was invited to have his picture taken on Peter Hasler's KTM Superduke with the AOR brolly babes. Kelland and his...

JT's #1 fan

JT's #1 fan

Thanks to JT & Roger Burnett for spooling my daughter Shannon at this weekends BSB round at Brands. Roger spotted her in the queue & took her to the front for a chat with JT who immediately...

Rizla part company with BSB Crescent Suzuki Team

Rizla part company with BSB Crescent Suzuki Team

The Crescent Suzuki British Superbike team has announced that next season they will not be carrying the familiar Rizla livery. The team released the following statement: Rizla has decided to exit the...

Brands Hatch: Man seen holding up bike singlehandedly!

Brands Hatch: Man seen holding up bike singlehandedly!

This is a photo I took at Brands on Sunday. A fantastic display of strength. Firstly a bike jumps off a ramp 40 feet into the air and this bloke catches it by the front wheel with one hand. Amazing!

Rizla officially out of BSB

Rizla officially out of BSB

Crescent Suzuki has released a statement this morning confirming the departure of title sponsor Rizla. Rizla has become an iconic part of BSB, sponsoring the factory team for the last seven years. But...

Sykes at Brands

Sykes at Brands

Tom Sykes is a top bloke, signed my jacket, had pic with my kids, then in last race of season breaks down and get best seat in the place!!

Cal Crutchlow - top bloke!

Cal Crutchlow - top bloke!

On the TV you see Cal Crutchlow as a pretty sound, down-to-earth guy. But after being in his presence for the past 3 days I can safely say he is the single funniest guy out there.

Good day at the BSB

I took my kids to the final round of the british superbikes at the weekend. A good day had by all. My only disappointment was no extra lap at the end of final race as mentioned. I'd just like to say- loyal fans are all around the track, not just at the grandstand.

Fed up with MSV

Is it just me who is fed up with MSVR appearing to not give a damn about us after they have taken our money? I refer, of course, to yesterday's debacle at Brands commonly referred to as "leaving the car park". Traffic control? Nope. Help for us punters? Nope. I couldn't take the bike and so chose to go by car. Over an hour to get out of the car park? And, MSVR, please don't blame the local...

Jimmy Hill's Brands Hatch off

Jimmy Hill's Brands Hatch off

I was at Brands Hatch for BSB at the weekend. I was teaching my son to use the camara and he managed to get Jimmy Hill mid-crash. I thought Jimmy Hill was very plucky and I will be...

An evening with Airwaves Ducati

An evening with Airwaves Ducati

Leanne Fisher & Jon Beadle enjoying an evening with Shane Byrne and Leon Camier.

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: SMT Honda reaction to 12th and 15th place finishes

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: SMT Honda reaction to 12th and 15th place finishes

SMT Honda owner Robin Croft was over the moon with Jason O'Halloran's performance during the Brands Hatch British Superbike races at the weekend.   After a difficult qualifying session on...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Mechanical failure means Tom Sykes finishes fourth

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Mechanical failure means Tom Sykes finishes fourth

After a sixth place finish in race one, Rizla Suzuki rider Tom Sykes was dealt a massive blow when hi GSX-R1000 came to a stop in race two, meaning he finishes the championship in fourth place...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Jon Kirkham and Rob McElnea comment on surreal weekend

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Jon Kirkham and Rob McElnea comment on surreal weekend

Looking back over a hectic weekend, Karl Harris' replacement Jon Kirkham, finished ninth and 10th in his first races on the Rob Mac Racing Yamaha R1. Reviewing his British Superbike race performances,...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Podiums all round for HM Plant Honda

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Podiums all round for HM Plant Honda

Reflecting on their final weekend for the team, HM Plant Honda riders Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow were satisfied with their efforts. A fourth in race one followed by a desperately unlucky second in...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: James Ellison and Hydrex Honda part company

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: James Ellison and Hydrex Honda part company

After a successful season on the Hydrex Bike Animal Honda, James Ellison is moving elsewhere for his 2009 racing season. In a statement released by the team, Ellison was quoted as saying:   ...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne does the double

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne does the double

Airwaves Ducati's Shane Byrne completed the double in his final British Superbike weekend today.   Taking the lead from Leon Haslam at McLaren on the final lap, Shakey forced his way past,...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne romps to win in race one

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne romps to win in race one

Shane Byrne took the win in race one at Brands Hatch British Superbikes today. Starting from pole, Byrne was beaten by HM Plant's Cal Crutchlow into turn one, and Crutchlow lead until lap two.  ...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Byrne leads the way in final warm-up

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Byrne leads the way in final warm-up

Airwaves Ducati rider, Shane Byrne headed the field in the final warm-up for today's British Superbike race at Brands Hatch. Setting a best time of, 46.283, Byrne was 0.142s quicker than Rizla...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: HM Plant pair reaction to front row qualifying

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: HM Plant pair reaction to front row qualifying

Having qualified in second and third behind Shane Byrne, HM Plant Honda rider's Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow were in good spirits ahead of their final races for HM Plant. Commenting on his crash in...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Rob McElnea comments on Karl Harris absence

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Rob McElnea comments on Karl Harris absence

The paddock looked on in confusion yesterday as it was announced Karl Harris would not be riding for the remainder of the weekend and Superstock rider Jon Kirkham would take his seat on the Rob Mac...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne glad to be back at the front

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne glad to be back at the front

Shane Byrne was in a relieved mood after taking his fifth pole of the year at Brands Hatch British Superbikes.   Speaking to MCN, Byrne said: "It's good to be back on top, it seems like it's...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow looks ahead to BSB finale

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow looks ahead to BSB finale

HM Plant Honda rider Cal Crutchlow is in a buoyant mood following his third place qualifying this afternoon at Brands Hatch. Speaking to MCN, Crutchlow said: "I think we've definitely got the pace for...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Jon Kirkham reaction to replacing Karl Harris

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Jon Kirkham reaction to replacing Karl Harris

MCN caught up with Brands Hatch British Superbike qualifying sensation, Jon Kirkham, who was drafted into the Rob Mac Racing Yamaha team at the last minute just moments before today’s qualifying...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Josh Brookes takes supersport pole

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Josh Brookes takes supersport pole

Makeshift HM Plant Honda Supersport rider Josh Brookes took pole for tomorrow's Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport race at Brands Hatch this afternoon, setting a lap time of 47.127. Brookes narrowly...

Karl Harris

Karl Harris

Karl Harris, what a top bloke. Best wishes to Karl and good luck for next season.

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Michael Laverty demanding more grip

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Michael Laverty demanding more grip

Relentless Suzuki’s Michael Laverty managed to set the seventh fastest time of this afternoon’s qualifying session but has said he needs more rear grip through Clearways to be able to compete in...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Secret fork solution helps Ellison to fifth

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Secret fork solution helps Ellison to fifth

Hydrex Bike Animal Honda’s James Ellison has put his fifth position qualifying for tomorrow’s two BSB races down to a top-secret fork setting. “Our suspension man, Javier, has come up trumps again,”...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne takes fifth pole of the season

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Shane Byrne takes fifth pole of the season

2008 British Superbike champion Shane Byrne took pole for the last British Superbike races of the season.   Byrne beat the two HM Plant Honda's of Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow into first, and...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Stuart Easton: “It’s so close round here”

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Stuart Easton: “It’s so close round here”

Having been placed 22nd in the final practice session of the weekend, MSS Discovery Kawasaki's Stuart Easton spoke to MCN about how he's faired so far. "It's not been too bad this weekend,” added the...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Two-man team for 2009 not out of question for Lloyds British Yamaha

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Two-man team for 2009 not out of question for Lloyds British Yamaha

Lloyds British Jentin Yamaha Team Manager Bernie Toleman has said a two-man outfit is not totally out of the question for 2009. The team confirmed to MCN that they would be running the new 2009-spec...

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Jason O'Halloran starts to feel at home on the Indy circuit

Brands Hatch British Superbikes: Jason O'Halloran starts to feel at home on the Indy circuit

SMT Honda's Jason O'Halloran is starting to get to grips with the Indy circuit at Brands Hatch this weekend.   Having finished the practice sessions in a highest of 13th, bettering riders such...