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BSB's defining moments: 4

BSB's defining moments: 4

4. Biggest disappointment Sylvain Guintoli - on so many levels. First off, the French ace was sidelined by the Donington crash. Up to that point Guintoli looked capable of giving Camier a good run for...

BSB's Defining moments: 5

BSB's Defining moments: 5

5. Biggest under-achievers There’s no denying Chris Walker and the Motorpoint Yamaha team failed to live up to the promise shown in testing. Apart from a solitary third place in the second Donington...

BSB's Defining moments: 6

BSB's Defining moments: 6

Two. The Guintoli incident at Donington Park. The seven-rider pile-up at Mallory Park. Both triggered by HM Plant Honda’s Josh Brookes. At Donington he t-boned Guintoli at the Melbourne Loop on the...

BSB's defining moments: 7

BSB's defining moments: 7

7. Most promising rider Ian Lowry clinched fifth place in the points chase to cap an impressive rookie year on the Relentless Suzuki. Lowry didn’t just have to learn how to ride a 200bhp superbike, or...

BSB’s Defining moments: 8

BSB’s Defining moments: 8

8. Best race Stuart Easton had a pretty fantastic season, taking the privateer Hydrex Honda to third in the championship. He had chalked up his first ever BSB race win at Croft but that was after...

BSB’s Defining moments: 9

BSB’s Defining moments: 9

9. Best bike Without a doubt the Airwaves Yamaha R1 was the bike to beat in BSB 2009. It may have been down on power compared to its rivals and was very physical to ride but for Leon Camier got his...

BSB’s 2009 bikes

BSB’s 2009 bikes

1 Airwaves Yamaha GSE Racing showed why they gained factory Yamaha backing when they finished 1-2 in the series. They started the year with virtually stock bikes but quickly switched to full factory...

Kiyonari back with HM Plant Honda in BSB

Kiyonari back with HM Plant Honda in BSB

Ryuichi Kiyonari is back with HM Plant Honda for the 2010 BSB season, alongside Australian Josh Brookes. Kiyo won back-to-back BSB titles in 2006 and 2007 but never enjoyed the same success in WSB,...

Westmoreland joins McConnell in new-look Yamaha team

Westmoreland joins McConnell in new-look Yamaha team

The new CAME Yamaha team, previously known as Raceways Yamaha, have announced that James Westmoreland will be joining Billy McConnell in the 2010 British Supersport series. Westmoreland strengthens...

Mason signs for MSS Kawasaki

Mason signs for MSS Kawasaki

BSB Cup Champion Gary Mason lines-up alongside Simon Andrews on the MSS Colchester Kawasaki in BSB next year. Mason got the nod ahead of Chris Walker and Karl Harris – both arguably with more...

Rob McElnea on Almeria test

Rob McElnea on Almeria test

At the end of a disappointing 2009 season Motorpoint Yamaha team boss Rob McElnea was on the verge of winding up his team. As a last-ditch effort he asked rival team GSE Racing’s James Ellison to test...

Linfoot casts off the best

Linfoot casts off the best

Last year Dan Linfoot was Rob McElnea’s supersport runner. Mid-season injuries ruled him out of the title race on the Node 4 R6 so McElnea switched him to one of the team’s superbike R1s for the end...

Hodgson: “we achieved so much at Almeria”

Hodgson: “we achieved so much at Almeria”

Neil Hodgson, along with new Motorpoint Yamaha team-mate Dan Linfoot spent three days at Almeria last week, testing the R1s they will race in BSB next year. MCN asked Hodgson for his views on the...

Andrews back with MSS Kawasaki

Andrews back with MSS Kawasaki

Simon Andrews is back with MSS Colchester Kawasaki  in BSB next year. He admits he talked to lots of teams before committing to Nick Morgan’s team for a second season but now he’s back and...

Video: Hodgson successful Almeria test

Video: Hodgson successful Almeria test

Neil Hodgson and Dan Linfoot were both upbeat after their three-day test on the Motorpoint Yamaha R1 at Almeria.   For Hodgson is was his first time back on a bike after recent remedial...

Lowes signs British Supersport deal

Lowes signs British Supersport deal

2009 British Supersport Cup Champion, Sam Lowes has signed to ride for Gary Stubbington's Southampton-based GNS Honda Racing in British Supersport alongside Paul Jordan from Magherafelt. Lowes, 19...

Chris Burns returns to National Superstock

Chris Burns returns to National Superstock

Chris Burns returns to National Superstock 1000 in 2010 riding with the Splitlath Motorsport squad. The former WCM MotoGP rider will partner younger brother Joe to lead the Welsh outfit's two-pronged...

Donington out. Second Cadwell BSB race in 2010

Donington out. Second Cadwell BSB race in 2010

There will be a second Cadwell Park BSB championship round next year, replacing Donington Park, according to the revised 2010 calendar released today by MSVR. Donington Park has not been included in...

Yukio Kagayama says hello British race fans

Yukio Kagayama was back in front of the British public last week at the NEC, his first major public engagement since signing for the Worx Suzuki team to race in BSB next year. And he’s promising some of his typical no holds barred,  ‘dramatic action.’ Kagayama’s outgoing personality and aggressive riding style won him the hearts of BSB fans when he rode for the Rizla Suzuki team in 2003/2004...

Tommy Hill’s testing frenzy

Tommy Hill’s testing frenzy

Tommy Hill met up with his new team-mate Yukio Kagayama on Thursday at the NEC Show and said he’s looking forward to race in the same team as the Japanese star next year. “I’m hoping we can push each...

Gowland wants to stay in Britain next year

Gowland wants to stay in Britain next year

Graeme Gowland is hoping to remain racing in Britain for a second season – despite an impressive two races on the British-built FTR Moto2 in the final two Spanish championships rounds of the...

Future not good for GSE Racing

Future not good for GSE Racing

The future is not looking at all good for GSE Racing. Despite dominating this year’s British Superbikes season, with Leon Camier and James Ellison finishing one-two in the points on their factory...

Seeley confirmed for Relentless

Seeley confirmed for Relentless

Superstock champion Alasitair Seeley has been confirmed as a Relentless by TAS Suzuki rider for 2010 – but what’s now clear yet is whether he’ll race a full BSB bike or ride an Evo-spec bike as the...