2009

Harris tops Oulton BSB practice

Harris tops Oulton BSB practice

Karl Harris set the pace during both of Friday’s free practice sessions at Oulton Park today in the final round of the MCE British Superbike Championship. With a new spec engine build for the weekend,...

Wilson stays supersport with Gearlink for 2010

Wilson stays supersport with Gearlink for 2010

Gearlink Kawasaki has announced that Ben Wilson has signed for the 2010 season to challenge for the British Supersport championship on the Kawasaki ZX-6R.  The Lincolnshire rider is currently...

Plater and McConnell shape up for Oulton scrap

Plater and McConnell shape up for Oulton scrap

Everything hangs on the final race of the British Supersport series at Oulton Park this weekend with Steve Plater leading Billy McConnell by just 11 points. At Silverstone two weeks ago the pair...

Team Green road race

Team Green road race

Kawasaki’s ‘Team Green’ has been in existence in the UK for well over 25 years but in recent years has primarily been focussed on off-road racing. But, from next year, Team Green will re-enter the...

Camier aims for 20 race wins at Oulton Park

Camier aims for 20 race wins at Oulton Park

Leon Camier might have wrapped up the BSB title at Silverstone two weeks ago but now his target is taking his season tally of race wins to 20 – in the season ending triple header at Oulton Park in...

Kymco back British 125 race team

Kymco back British 125 race team

Danny Kent will be riding the Aztec GP125 bike with new backing from Kymco UK in this weekend’s 125cc British Championship round at Oulton Park. Kymco UK and Aztec are working on a plan 2010 to...

Guintoli to race at Thruxton

Guintoli to race at Thruxton

Worx Suzuki star Sylvain Guintoli will line-up for the MRO Powerbike club race at Thruxton on October 17. Ironically a year ago on the corresponding weekend, the Frenchman was finishing 14th in the...

Plater: Oulton BSB is business as usual

Plater: Oulton BSB is business as usual

The British Supersport title is on the line but experience campaigner Steve Plater aims to go about business as usual this weekend at Oulton Park in the final round of the series. He’s 11 points ahead...

Finnegan book launched in Lusk

Finnegan book launched in Lusk

In his new book, Flying Finn, Stephen Davison charts the spectacular career of the late Martin Finnegan, one of Ireland’s most colourful and successful road racers. Called simply ‘Flying Finn’, the...

Cooper wins Stars at Darley

Cooper wins Stars at Darley

Co-ordit Performance’s Richard Cooper made the perfect preparations for the final round of this weekend’s National Superstock championship at Oulton by his Stars at Darley title last Sunday. Cooper...

Airwaves aim to sign off in style at Oulton BSB

Airwaves aim to sign off in style at Oulton BSB

The MCE British Superbike Championship heads to Oulton Park this weekend and championship winning team for a record fifth time, GSE Racing aim to end the season, and their five-year relationship with...

Tommy Hill aims for Oulton podium

Tommy Hill aims for Oulton podium

Tommy Hill goes to the final MCE British Superbike round at Oulton Park this weekend, still aiming to achieve his goal of at least one podium finish this year. He said: “At Silverstone we improved the...

Knight wins Natterjack Enduro

Knight wins Natterjack Enduro

Kawasaki rider David Knight brought his participation in the 2009 British Enduro Championship to a winning close by topping the final day of the REME-organised Natterjack Enduro. The fastest rider on...

Kagayama adds fuel to BSB return rumour

Kagayama adds fuel to BSB return rumour

Rumours that Yukio Kagayama could return to BSB have gained some creedence after Worx Suzuki boss Jack Valentine agreed at Silverstone the Japanese rider’s name had been linked to Suzuki’s choice of a...

Hydrex develop new engine braking system

Hydrex develop new engine braking system

Hydrex Honda ran a new airbleed system at Silverstone to try and overcome the Honda’s tendency to back into corners. The team’s technical guru Mick Shanley said: “We’ve more hardware on the bike -...

Valentine says keep FIM superbike rules

Valentine says keep FIM superbike rules

Worx Suzuki team boss Jack Valentine is not convinced that the new Evo rules that call fro superstock engines and control ECUs are the way forward for BSB. He told MCN: “The FIM superbike rules (which...

Harris’ tough debut on SMT Honda

Harris’ tough debut on SMT Honda

After a weekend of troubles, Karl Harris salvaged a distant 14th place in the second BSB race at Silverstone in his debut on the SMT Honda. It was scant reward for early in the weekend, it looked...

Rutter: One BSB season. Five different bikes

Rutter: One BSB season. Five different bikes

Michael Rutter finally achieved something few of his rivals would never wish to contemplate – riding every make of machine in one season of BSB. Rutter pulled the dustsheets off the Ducati he rode all...

Harley XR1200 series ready to rumble

Harley XR1200 series ready to rumble

The much talked-about Harley-Davidson XR1200 series will thunder into life at BSB meetings next year. After almost a year of development with Harris Performance, registrations have opened for next...

Guintoli getting back up to speed

Guintoli getting back up to speed

Sylvain Guintoli continued to rebuild his confidence in his comeback from injury with seventh and eighth places on the Worx Suzuki at Silverstone. He said: “At Croft it was difficult to find the...

BSB: Richards happy with Silverstone return

BSB: Richards happy with Silverstone return

Glen Richards made his comeback to BSB at Silverstone last weekend, just three months after suffering a broken femur at Knockhill. The Aussie qualified 12th, 1.6s off Leon Camier’s blistering pole...

Linfoot gets wild card WSS rides

Dan Linfoot will race the Node4 Yamaha R6 at Magny Cours this weekend and again at Portimao on October 25. And between the two he’s ride the team’s superbike in the BSB round at Oulton Park on October 11. Linfoot started the season well on the supersport bike - taking three podiums on four races but has since been hindered by injuries. With the championship out of the window – the team blooded him...

Westmorland wins Silverstone BSS

Westmorland wins Silverstone BSS

James Westmoreland stormed to a convincing win at Silverstone on his 675 Triumph. He got a good start and exited Copse in second and made his move on Lee Johnston towards the end of lap one. Billy...

Seeley to race superbike Suzuki at Oulton

Seeley to race superbike Suzuki at Oulton

After his brilliant debut at Silverstone on the Relentless by TAS Suzuki ‘Evo’ GSX-R1000, Alastair Seeley will get to ride one of the team’s fully-tuned superbikes in the final MCE BSB round...

‘C’mon chaps, play fair’

‘C’mon chaps, play fair’

Maybe FIM President Vito Ippolito was watching the Silverstone British Supersport scrap at the weekend when Billy McConnell tagged Steve Plater at the height of their battle for second place. Or more...

Camier to race Aprilia at Magny Cours WSB

Camier to race Aprilia at Magny Cours WSB

Newly-crowned BSB champion Leon Camier is aiming to race the factory Aprilia at this weekend’s WSB Magny Cours round, replacing the injured Shinya Nakano. MCN understands that Camier and Aprilia...

Silverstone BSB: Ellison takes race two win

Silverstone BSB: Ellison takes race two win

James Ellison concluded a successful day for Airwaves Yamaha after winning the second superbike race at Silverstone. Team-mate and newly crowned British champion Leon Camier finished second after a...

Silverstone BSS: Westmoreland takes race win, Plater moved to second

Silverstone BSS: Westmoreland takes race win, Plater moved to second

Triumph rider James Westmoreland took an easy win in the supersport race at Silverstone. Current championship leader Steve Plater looked odds on for second palce after a fierce battle with...

Silverstone BSB: Camier crowned champion and takes race one win

Silverstone BSB: Camier crowned champion and takes race one win

Airwaves Yamaha rider Leon Camier has been crowned the 2009 BSB champion after finishing first, ahead of team-mate James Ellison in the first superbike race at Silverstone. Ellison got the holeshot...

Silverstone BSB: Camier’s ninth pole of the season

Silverstone BSB: Camier’s ninth pole of the season

Leon Camier took his ninth pole position of the year ahead of tomorrow’s penultimate rounds of the MCE British Superbike at Silverstone. Camier only needs to finish ahead of his Airwaves Yamaha...

Silverstone BSB: Camier and Ellison top practice

Silverstone BSB: Camier and Ellison top practice

Leon Camier can clinch the MCE British Superbike title this weekend at Silverstone and warmed up for the potential celebrations by setting the pace in practice today. Camier only needs to finish in a...

Leon Camier can win title at Silverstone

Leon Camier can win title at Silverstone

Leon Camier can wrap up the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in the opening race of this Sunday’s penultimate round at Silverstone. The Airwaves Yamaha rider sits on a 99.5 point advantage...

Guintoli looks forward to Silverstone’s open spaces

Guintoli looks forward to Silverstone’s open spaces

The MCE British Superbike Championship reaches its penultimate round this weekend at Silverstone and for Sylvain Guintoli it's another step on his journey back from injury and yet another case of...

Blog: BSB’s open dialogue ensures a bright future

Blog: BSB’s open dialogue ensures a bright future

By now I’m guessing you’ll have read about the new BSB Evo class that’s going to be introduced next year. Personally, I think it’s the only way forward for superbike racing in the current economic...

Seeley to debut BSB Evo class bike

Seeley to debut BSB Evo class bike

Recently-crowned National Superstock champion Alastair Seeley will ride a new BSB Evo specification GSX-R1000 at Silverstone this weekend.  Seeley will make his BSB debut riding a Relentless by...

BSB announces new superbike Evo class

BSB announces new superbike Evo class

Next year’s MCE British Superbike championship will include a new ‘evolution’ class to replace the Privateer Cup competition. BSB Evo has been proposed by series promoters MSVR after extensive...