2009

First-ever Kawasaki Ninja at Brands Hatch BSB

First-ever Kawasaki Ninja at Brands Hatch BSB

Geoff Johnson’s 1984 Production TT-winning  Kawasaki GPZ900R will be paraded at Brands Hatch this weekend during the 25th Anniversary of the Ninja. The bike was run at the ’84 TT by Plymouth...

Meeting Plater at Mallory Park

Meeting Plater at Mallory Park

I meet the lovely Steve Plater the Saturday at Mallory Park 2009 BSB

Rutter to ride Andrews’ Kawasaki at Brands

Rutter to ride Andrews’ Kawasaki at Brands

Michael Rutter has been drafted into the MSS Discovery Kawasaki team for this weekends’ Brands Hatch BSB triple-header. Rutter replaces injured Simon Andrews whose is not fit enough to ride after...

New rider and sponsor for PBM Kawasaki at Brands Hatch BSB

New rider and sponsor for PBM Kawasaki at Brands Hatch BSB

Brit-based factory Kawasaki WSB team, Paul Bird Motorsport, has a new sponsor as well as a replacement rider for this weekend’s Brands Hatch BSB round. South African Sheridan Morais is deputising for...

Brands BSB classic entry grows

Brands BSB classic entry grows

It seems like there’s no limit to the amount of classic bikes and legendary riders lining up for the Brands BSB triple header festival this weekend. The entry list almost reads like a 1970s race...

Silverstone/TT date clash: Thinking positive

Silverstone/TT date clash: Thinking positive

TT boss Paul Phillips aims to turn any negativity about the date clash between  the Silverstone MotoGP race in June 6 with the Superbike race that opens the TT festival on June 5 into a massive...

Node 4 back Kirkham and Linfoot Yamahas

Node 4 back Kirkham and Linfoot Yamahas

The Rob Mac Racing Yamahas of BSB rider Jon Kirkham and Dan Linfoot in BSS have been re-branded and will run in orange livery thanks to a new title sponsorship from Node 4, a computer hosting company...

Burns riding for Jentin

Burns riding for Jentin

Chris Burns teams up with Jentin Yamaha to make return to BSB at Brands Hatch on August 7-9. Burns was sideline from the series when his STP MV Agusta deal floundered. He’s since been racing in the...

Duke search for missing Joey Dunlop footage

Duke search for missing Joey Dunlop footage

Plans are underway to for a DVD to celebrate Joey Dunlop’s incredible tally of 26 TT race wins. The DVD is being produced by Manx firm Duke who have searched extensive archives of TT footage to...

BJ Toal's Centurion Honda ride

BJ Toal's Centurion Honda ride

Former Yamaha R6 Cup champion BJ Toal has joined Centurion Honda for the rest of the 2009 British Supersport season. Toal replaces Tom Grant as the team's second rider alongside Dan Cooper who is...

Fogarty at Uster Grand Prix

Fogarty at Uster Grand Prix

Carl Fogarty is set to make a return to the Ulster Grand Prix on Friday, August 14 and on race day, Saturday, August 15 2009. Fogarty might have won four WSB title but he was also the king of the...

Muggeridge gets HM Plant Honda ride

Muggeridge gets HM Plant Honda ride

Karl Muggeridge will ride the HM Plant Honda in BSB meetings until injured Glen Richards returns to the fitness. The team will field Steve Brogan alongside Muggeridge at Brands Hatch in two week’s...

Sylvain Guintoli throws away his crutches

Sylvain Guintoli throws away his crutches

BSB Suzuki star Sylvain Guintoli continues to make rapid progress from the serious leg injuries he sustained at Donington Park back in May. He was back at Donington Park today, limping around the...

Kawasaki WSB factory team at Brands Hatch BSB

Kawasaki WSB factory team at Brands Hatch BSB

Makoto Tamada and Broc Parkes will ride their factory WSB Kawasakis in the Brands Hatch BSB triple-header on August 8/9. Their appearance marks a return of Vent-Axia, Kick Energy-backed Paul Bird...

Steve Plater slates Josh Brookes ban

Steve Plater slates Josh Brookes ban

Steve Plater can be counted for one thing, his straight –talking attitude - so regardless of which team’s race shirt he’s wearing, you can bank on his honest assessment of a situation. After talking...

So who lines up on HM Plant Hondas at Brands Hatch?

So who lines up on HM Plant Hondas at Brands Hatch?

HM Plant Honda haven’t announced who will replace banned Josh Brookes and injured Glen Richards at Brands Hatch BSB next weekend - but one rider who won’t be on a superbike either there or at Cadwell...

Josh Brookes’ Mallory crash video

It’s already the most talked about incident of the BSB season and this YouTube video shows why HM Plant Honda rider Josh Brookes copped a two event ban after his crash triggered the carnage that caused six other riders to crash at the Mallory Hairpin.

Tommy Hill retains Worx Suzuki for Brands

Tommy Hill retains Worx Suzuki for Brands

Tommy Hill gets to race the Worx Suzuki in the Brands Hatch triple header BSB round on August 9. Hill made a big impression on the team with his efforts at Mallory Park last weekend, running quickest...

MCE Insurance backs BSB

MCE Insurance backs BSB

It’s not just riders on different bikes giving BSB fresh impetus. BSB also has a new title sponsor, MCE Insurance, starting at Brands Hatch in two weeks time and lasting until the end of the 2012...

'Reckless' Brookes banned for two BSB rounds

'Reckless' Brookes banned for two BSB rounds

HM Plant Honda rider Josh Brookes has been handed a two event (four race) ban after causing a massive pile-up at the Mallory Park Hairpin in Sunday's first BSB race. Brookes lost control of his bike...

The BSB Race Director’s Guide to Red Flags

The BSB Race Director’s Guide to Red Flags

In the light of the confusion surrounding yesterday’s red flag incident at the Mallory BSB round MCN asked BSB Race Director Stuart Higgs for the precise rules regarding stopping a race prematurely...

BSB Mallory Park: Race 2 results

BSB Mallory Park: Race 2 results

Leon Camier has won a rain hit second British Superbike race at Mallory Park this afternoon to maintain his Championship lead. The race was held in torrential rain and was ultimately red flagged...

BSB Mallory Park: Riders and team managers fuming after crash

BSB Mallory Park: Riders and team managers fuming after crash

Riders and team managers are still fuming after the incident in today’s opening British Superbike race at Mallory Park when Josh Brookes triggered a crash that saw six of the leading runners...

BSB Mallory Park: Race 1 results

BSB Mallory Park: Race 1 results

James Ellison has taken a dramatic victory in today’s first British Superbike race at Mallory Park in one of the most controversial races in the premier class’ history. The red flag came out on the...

BSB Mallory Park: Sunday Morning warm-up

BSB Mallory Park: Sunday Morning warm-up

Tommy Hill topped the times in a slightly damp warm-up session at Mallory Park this morning where, with spots of rain in the air, lap times were three seconds down initially from those set in...

Meeting Tommy Hill at Mallory Park

Meeting Tommy Hill at Mallory Park

Go Tommy! From Dazzler and fan club Bromwyn & Skye

BSB Mallory Park : Qualifying results

BSB Mallory Park : Qualifying results

Leon Camier extended his run of British Superbike pole positions to five when he again took first place in this afternoon’s qualifying session at Mallory Park. The 22-year old overcame engine problems...

BSB: Walker - happy to be back at Mallory

BSB: Walker - happy to be back at Mallory

After a tough start to the 2009 British Superbike season, Chris Walker has enjoyed a resurgence in form of late and that shows no signs of slowing down at Mallory Park this weekend. The...

BSB Mallory : Brogan enjoying Superbike outing

BSB Mallory : Brogan enjoying Superbike outing

Reigning National Superstock champion Steve Brogan has been making steady progress so far this weekend at Mallory as he has his first Superbike outing since 2005. Brogan, deputising for the injured...

BSB Mallory Park: Free practice report

BSB Mallory Park: Free practice report

Tommy Hill again set the pace for Sunday’s British Superbike round at Mallory Park, topping the third and final free practice session just as he had done throughout the opening day. The 24-year old...

Hill and Suzuki top first Mallory BSB practice

Hill and Suzuki top first Mallory BSB practice

It’s early days, but Tommy Hill topping the first BSB practice session at Mallory Park on his Worx Suzuki debut made everyone sit up and take notice. Hill led most of the session and finished up 0.31s...

Ellison targets improved qualifying at Mallory BSB

Ellison targets improved qualifying at Mallory BSB

James Ellison knows he needs to qualifying stronger at the Mallory Park BSB round this weekend if he wants to stand any chance of adding to the race win he took at Donington on the Airwaves Yamaha.

Hill and Guintoli at Mallory Park with Worx Suzuki

Hill and Guintoli at Mallory Park with Worx Suzuki

Ex-BSB rider Tommy Hill will return to BSB this weekend at Mallory Park, replacing Sylvain Guintoli at the Worx Suzuki team. The 24-year-old tested the Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 last week at Mallory...

Rutter agrees one-race deal with SMT Honda

Rutter agrees one-race deal with SMT Honda

Michael Rutter has finally agreed a one-race deal to ride the SMT Honda at Mallory Park this weekend. Rutter initially said he wasn’t too keen on taking another short-term ride in BSB but told MCN...

Rutter to SMT Honda? The facts

Rutter to SMT Honda? The facts

Michael Rutter has had talks with the SMT Honda team about racing at Mallory Park this weekend but, as yet, no decision has been reached and the most experienced man in BSB may just prefer to sit...

Interview: Camier says he's ready for Mallory

Interview: Camier says he's ready for Mallory

BSB series leader Leon Camier is hoping to shake off his Mallory blues and extend his BSB six-race winning streak this Sunday on the Airwaves Yamaha. MCN spoke to him about the forthcoming weekend: I...