2008

Silverstone British Superbike: Cal Crutchlow scores pole number four

Silverstone British Superbike: Cal Crutchlow scores pole number four

Cal Crutchlow has added to his two poles at Oulton Park and last time out at Croft this weekend to start tomorrow’s BSB races from the front. Crutchlow set the fastest time of the weekend with under...

Silverstone British Supersport: MAP Embassy Triumph ’09 future in doubt

Silverstone British Supersport: MAP Embassy Triumph ’09 future in doubt

British Supersport Championship leaders MAP Embassy Triumph has announced today that they have had their funding for the 2009 season withdrawn. The majority funding from EFS Group that finances both...

Silverstone British Superbikes: Leon Haslam half second faster

Silverstone British Superbikes: Leon Haslam half second faster

Leon Haslam has put an emphatic touch on the final Free Practice session of the weekend at Silverstone by setting a time over half a second faster than his rivals. Haslam set a 1.25.963, the only...

Silverstone British Superbikes: HM Plant double top in FP2

Silverstone British Superbikes: HM Plant double top in FP2

Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow completed this afternoon’s second free practice session at the top of the time sheets in a shortened session. Haslam set the fastest lap of the weekend so far, a...

Silverstone British Superbikes: Minimum weight lowered for Ducati’s

Silverstone British Superbikes: Minimum weight lowered for Ducati’s

The MCRCB has revised the minimum weight ruling for V-twin machinery to 172kg from 175. Way back in May at Donington Park the race organizers announced the minimum weights for the twins would be upped...

Silverstone British Superbikes: Strong start for Leon Camier

Silverstone British Superbikes: Strong start for Leon Camier

Leon Camier has topped the opening Free Practice session of the penultimate BSB weekend at Silverstone this morning. Camier, who won in race one at Croft a fortnight ago, continued his resurgence in...

Silverstone British Superbikes: Steve Brogan focuses on Superstock title

Silverstone British Superbikes: Steve Brogan focuses on Superstock title

Steve Brogan will concentrate fully on taking the British Superstock crown this weekend by withdrawing from competing in this weekend’s Supersport race. Brogan broke two bones in his right foot a...

Tom Sykes headlines Race of the Year

Tom Sykes headlines Race of the Year

Tom Sykes’ final competitive performance for the Rizla Suzuki team will come at the Race of the Year at Mallory Park before he heads off to begin his WSB assault. 23-year old Sykes will race in the...

Win a ride with Guy Martin at Brands Hatch

Win a ride with Guy Martin at Brands Hatch

British Superbikes draws to a close at Brands Hatch on October 12 and you can see the season out with a bang by having a flying lap on the back of British Superbike rider and road racing legend Guy...

Silverstone British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki to make most of top speed

Silverstone British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki to make most of top speed

Rizla Suzuki Team Manager Jack Valentine has said the Rizla Suzuki squad will want to make the most of their untouchable top speed at the very fast Silverstone circuit this weekend. The acceleration...

Silverstone British Superbikes: Shane Byrne reserved

Silverstone British Superbikes: Shane Byrne reserved

Shane Byrne has admitted he might not be riding totally on the edge this weekend as he goes in search of his second BSB crown. Shakey just needs seven points this weekend, a ninth place finish, to tie...

British Superbikes: Guy Martin signs for Rob Mac Yamaha

British Superbikes: Guy Martin signs for Rob Mac Yamaha

Guy Martin will ride in Rob Mac colours in 2009 with the 26-year old parting company with Hydrex Bike Animal Honda. Martin, who has had a troubled short circuit season partnering James Ellison in...

GSE Racing to switch to Yamaha for 2009

GSE Racing to switch to Yamaha for 2009

GSE Racing have announced today that they have signed a deal with Yamaha Motor UK to run the new YZF-R1 in the British Superbike Championship in 2009. Colin Wright, Team Manager, had this to...

Croft British Superbikes: Michael Laverty not finding side grip

Croft British Superbikes: Michael Laverty not finding side grip

Talented Relentless Suzuki superbike representative Michael Laverty couldn’t quite solve a gearing problem he’d had all weekend with his GSX-R1000 at Croft, and a lack of side grip only worsened the...

Croft British Superbikes: Michael Rutter struggles with illness

Croft British Superbikes: Michael Rutter struggles with illness

Michael Rutter looked like death warmed up over the full course of the tenth round of the British Superbike Championship, riding with severe migraines all weekend. Rutter did well to hide it on...

Croft British Superbikes: Tom Sykes: ‘I’m not going to give up’

Croft British Superbikes: Tom Sykes: ‘I’m not going to give up’

Tom Sykes offered a stern warning to Shane Byrne after the Croft weekend that he wasn’t going to make it easy for the Airwaves man to reclaim his second British Superbike title. Sykes along with Leon...

Croft British Superbikes: Karl Harris miffed by poor performance

Croft British Superbikes: Karl Harris miffed by poor performance

Rob Mac Racing Yamaha front man Karl Harris admitted even he couldn’t put his finger on why he struggled at Croft this weekend for the tenth round of the BSB Championship. Harris scored a brace of...

Croft British Superbikes: Frustrating weekend for Airwaves despite win

Croft British Superbikes: Frustrating weekend for Airwaves despite win

Both GSE Racing representatives, Shane Byrne and Leon Camier, said they were frustrated by the weekends events at Croft even though the latter scored just his second BSB career victory. Byrne headed...

Croft British Superbikes: Mediocre home race for James Ellison

Croft British Superbikes: Mediocre home race for James Ellison

It was a weekend of what could have beens for Croft local, James Ellison, who struggled throughout the weekend just a week after impressing everyone at Donington with his wildcard performance at the...

Croft British Superbikes: Leon Haslam makes it three winning weekends in a row

Croft British Superbikes: Leon Haslam makes it three winning weekends in a row

Leon Haslam built on his race two win at Knockhill and stunning double win at Cadwell Park with another victory this weekend at Croft. Haslam’s shambolic start to the 2008 campaign has took a massive...

Croft British Superbikes: John Laverty ties up Cup title

Croft British Superbikes: John Laverty ties up Cup title

Shane Byrne might not have been able to put his championship to bed this weekend at Croft, but one Ducati rider who did was John Laverty who took the Daily Star Cup title. Laverty finished sixteenth...

Croft British Superbikes: Camier takes second BSB win

Croft British Superbikes: Camier takes second BSB win

Leon Camier has taken the win in the first race at the Croft round of the British Superbike championship. The Airwaves Ducati rider didn't get a great star, going sixth in to the first corner, but he...

Croft British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow pole reaction

Croft British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow pole reaction

Cal Crutchlow has admitted he was as surprised as anyone when he scored his third pole of the season at Croft, his second BSB pole at the North Yorkshire circuit in consecutive years. Crutchlow set a...

Croft British Superbikes: Tom Sykes needing front-end feel

Croft British Superbikes: Tom Sykes needing front-end feel

In-form Rizla Suzuki rider Tom Sykes says he'll need to fine-tune the front-end setup of his GSX-R1000 tomorrow if he is to continue his impressive run of BSB results. Sykes has only been off the...

Croft British Superbikes: Dental dilemma for Shane Byrne

Croft British Superbikes: Dental dilemma for Shane Byrne

Shane 'Shakey' Byrne will start from third on the grid for tomorrow's British Superbike races despite carrying injuries picked up in yesterday's crash and losing his replacement teeth during...

Croft British Supersport: Hudson Kennaugh pole

Croft British Supersport: Hudson Kennaugh pole

Hudson Kennaugh has taken his third pole position of the season at Croft for round ten of the British Supersport Championship. Kennaugh, who lies second in the standings behind Glen Richards, set a...

Croft British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow scores career fourth pole

Croft British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow scores career fourth pole

Cal Crutchlow has backed up his fine Croft pole from 2007 with Rizla Suzuki with another first position British Superbike start tomorrow. The HM Plant Honda rider posted a best lap of 1.20.386, over a...

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

A days practice at croft (12th sept) did not go too well for some riders!

Croft British Superbikes: HM Plant Honda head FP3

Croft British Superbikes: HM Plant Honda head FP3

HM Plant Honda team-mates Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow have topped this morning’s final British Superbike practice session in damp conditions at Croft. Heavy rain overnight has meant a drying track...

Croft British Superbikes: Tom Sykes desperate to impress at home round

Croft British Superbikes: Tom Sykes desperate to impress at home round

Tom Sykes set the fastest time of Free Practice 2  on the first day at Croft British Superbikes despite crashing out of the first session in the morning. Sykes crashed at the fast Tower...

Croft British Superbikes: Shane Byrne crash reaction

Croft British Superbikes: Shane Byrne crash reaction

Shane Byrne will have to wait on a medical in the morning to determine whether or not he will be fit enough to race this weekend. Get all the latest BSB news The championship leader highsided at the...

Croft British Supersport: Hudson Kennaugh on top on day one

Croft British Supersport: Hudson Kennaugh on top on day one

Raceways Yamaha rider Hudson Kennaugh is desperate to keep his British Supersport title bid alive and started round 10 at Croft as he means to go on by setting the fastest lap. Get all the latest BSB...

Croft British Superbikes: Tom Sykes heads rain and crash interrupted FP2

Croft British Superbikes: Tom Sykes heads rain and crash interrupted FP2

Tom Sykes set the fastest lap of the second Free Practice session of the day this afternoon with a time set in the opening minutes before the session was red flagged. Get all the latest BSB...

Croft British Superbikes: Shane Byrne crashes in Free Practice 2

Croft British Superbikes: Shane Byrne crashes in Free Practice 2

British Superbike Championship leader Shane Byrne has highsided his Airwaves Ducati ten minutes into the second 50-minute free practice session of the day. Get all the latest BSB news Byrne, who was...

Croft British Superbikes: Shane Byrne starts strong

Croft British Superbikes: Shane Byrne starts strong

Shane Byrne has had the ideal start to what could be his title-clinching race weekend by setting the quickest time in this morning’s first free practice session. Get all the latest BSB...

Croft British Superbikes: HM Plant Honda pairing boosted for weekend

Croft British Superbikes: HM Plant Honda pairing boosted for weekend

Leon Haslam and Cal Crutchlow both have their own confidence boosters ahead of this weekend’s round 10 of the British Superbike Championship. Get all the latest BSB news Haslam, who has won the last...