2009

McGuinness and Plater to race indoor shorttrack

McGuinness and Plater to race indoor shorttrack

TT lap record holder John McGuinness and British Supersport champion Steve Plater will take part in the Braintree Bonanza Indoor Shorttrack meeting on 27th December. Plater, 2009 Senior TT Winner...

Neil Hodgson signs for Motorpoint Yamaha!

Neil Hodgson signs for Motorpoint Yamaha!

Neil Hodgson has signed to ride for Motorpoint Yamaha to race in BSB next year. The deal was finalised last week and Hodgson jetted in from his home on the Isle of Man to sign the contract at...

Tommy with Worx Suzuki

Tommy with Worx Suzuki

Tommy Hill lines up with Yukio Kagayama in the Worx Suzuki BSB team next year. Hill was at Crescent Suzuki in Verwood last Thursday to sign his 2010 contract with the team and told MCN:  “I had a...

Motorpoint Yamaha - back from the brink

Motorpoint Yamaha - back from the brink

What a turnaround. One minute Rob McElnea is ready to close down his race shop after their most disappointing season ever. The next he’s arguably bagged the biggest coup in BSB by signing former WSB...

Linfoot is Hodgson's Motorpoint team-mate

Linfoot is Hodgson's Motorpoint team-mate

Dan Linfoot will be Neil Hodgson’s team-mate in next year’s Motorpoint Yamaha team, leaving the team’s 2009 rider Chris Walker and Graeme Gowland both looking for pastures new. Linfoot was bowled over...

BMW for National Superstock?

BMW for National Superstock?

BMW Motorrad UK plans to run a two-man team in next year’s National Superstock championship but is looking to form a partnership with a well-established outfit in the BSB paddock, rather than run the...

McDougall teams with East Coast Racing for BSB

McDougall teams with East Coast Racing for BSB

Pat McDougall will race Phil Reed’s ex-Karl Harris Yamaha R1 in BSB next year. Discussions started after McDougal rode successfully for Reed’s East Caost Racing team at the Silverstone British...

Plater still unsure of 2010 plans

Plater still unsure of 2010 plans

Like everyone else Steve Plater is waiting to hear about Louth-based Honda Racing’s plans for 2010. He told MCN: “Obviously I’ve spoken to Honda about next year but I’ve heard nothing since so I’ve no...

Hodgson close to Motorpoint Yamaha deal

Hodgson close to Motorpoint Yamaha deal

Neil Hodgson is thought to be close to agreeing terms to ride for Rob McElnea’s Motorpoint Yamaha team next year. McElnea was the former WSB champion’s first port of call when he visited the Croft BSB...

Karl Harris to MSS Kawasaki

Karl Harris to MSS Kawasaki

Karl Harris is talking with MSS Colchester Kawasaki team for the 2010 season but MCN understands a deal – if finalised - won’t just be for BSB but also for the roads. Harris has talked about having a...

Ellison and Richards in Qatar 8hr

Ellison and Richards in Qatar 8hr

BSB stars James Ellison and Glen Richards are spearheading the British-base Phase One assault on the Qatar 8hr on November 14, the final round of the 2009 World Endurance Championship. Both Ellison...

Enjoying Silversone BSB

Enjoying Silversone BSB

Natalie enjoying the Silverstone round of the BSB Championship.

New backer opens doors for Westmorland

New backer opens doors for Westmorland

James Westmorland raced his JW racing/JT Performance Triumph in British Supersport at Oulton last weekend with a new backer: Came (pronounced Camay), an international company specialising in...

2009 Oulton Park winners

2009 Oulton Park winners

2009 Winners - Oulton Park

Steve Plater and Gill

Steve Plater and Gill

Steve and me after he won the BSS at Oulton Park.

Karl Harris and Gill

Karl Harris and Gill

Me and Karl Harris before the big off at Oulton!

Leon and the Girls!

Leon and the Girls!

Us with Leon at Oulton Park last weekend.

Andrews survives monster crash

Andrews survives monster crash

Simon Andrews was concussed, battered and bruised after he had barrel-rolled across the gravel trap on the first lap of the final race at Oulton on Sunday. The MSS Kawasaki rider had finished sixth...

Guintoli operation

Guintoli operation

Sylvain Guintoli was due in surgery today to have one screw removed from the plates and pins that were used to repair the tibia and fibula smashed in his Donington Park crash early in the...

What next for Glen Richards?

What next for Glen Richards?

With the season over Glen Richards faces a difficult period, waiting to hear what HM Plant Honda’s plans are for 2010 – and how he might figure in them. After a painful Silverstone comeback Richards...

Rutter's promising Oulton ruined by crash

Rutter's promising Oulton ruined by crash

After all their technical issues that plagued the Bathams Ducati at Silverstone, Michael Rutter and his makeshift crew finally got the vee-twin running sweetly at Oulton but it all ended in tears when...

Denning's take on Guintoli's WSB switch

Denning's take on Guintoli's WSB switch

Now that the dust has settled on Sylvain Guintoli’s move to Alstare Suzuki there’s time to reflect on how the situation developed into the major moves that took not only Guintoli back to the world...

Oulton Park burnouts

Oulton Park burnouts

The best racing this year in the British Superstock 1000 and fantastic burnouts at Oulton Park.

Sam And BIG ED

Sam And BIG ED

The first time I met BIG ED at Silverstone, he is awesome :)

Celebrations!

I was at Oulton Park for the final round of the BSB last weekend and actually stood at the front of the podium when Leon Camier was presented his trophy for becoming the MCE BSB Champion 2009. The atmosphere was fantastic and I felt truly honoured to be there to share his moment and get covered in the celebratory champagne! What a fantastic weekend! Thanks to all the riders for making it a truly...

My son at BSB

My son at BSB

This is my one year old son at the BSB final having his picture taken with Sylvain Guintoli and the Worx Crescent Suzuki girls. What a fab day.

Big Ed at Oulton Park

Big Ed at Oulton Park

Josh with Big Ed at BSB Oulton Park

Contract? What contract?

Contract? What contract?

When I got the tip-off on Saturday morning at Oulton Park that Sylvain Guintoli had been snatched from the Worx Suzuki team to ride for Alstare Suzuki in WSB I simply didn’t believe it. fter all, I...

On the grid with Steve Plater

On the grid with Steve Plater

Me and Platerman on the grid at Oulton minutes before setting off on his championship winning ride !

Plater takes British Supersport title in style

Plater takes British Supersport title in style

Steve Plater clinched the British Supersport title the best way possible on Sunday at Oulton Park – by taking an emphatic win in the final race of the championship. For Plater it was the end to a...

BSB releases 12-race 2010 calendar

BSB releases 12-race 2010 calendar

Next year’s BSB series features 12 races with two of them - Brands in August and the final Oulton round - again scheduled as triple headers with one race on a Saturday and two races the following...

The last round of BSB 2009

The last round of BSB 2009

The last round and the last race of the season. I think the picture says it all!

Mascots at Oulton Park

Mascots at Oulton Park

At Oulton Park for the final round of BSB I think the mascots had reached breaking point!

BSB Oulton Park: Race 3 results - Camier victorious

BSB Oulton Park: Race 3 results - Camier victorious

Leon Camier finished his title-winning 2009 MCE British Superbike season in style at Oulton Park with his 19th win of the season on the Airwaves Yamaha. Camier led from the first lap to the finish,...

BSB Oulton Park: Race 2 results - Camier fends off determined Easton

BSB Oulton Park: Race 2 results - Camier fends off determined Easton

Leon Camier won his 18th race win of the year after another frantic scrap with Stuart Easton at Oulton Park. Following on from yesterday’s race won by Easton, the race went down to the wire with the...

BSB Oulton Park: Race 1 - Easton beats Camier in first Oulton race

BSB Oulton Park: Race 1 - Easton beats Camier in first Oulton race

Stuart Easton claimed his second BSB race win of the season after a real head-to-head scrap with recently crowned champion Leon Camier to produce what most experts in pit lane were calling the race of...