2010

Neil Hodgson calls it quits

Neil Hodgson calls it quits

Neil Hodgson has today announced his retirement from racing. The former World Superbike and British Superbike champion has been forced to quit the sport after aggravating the shoulder injury he...

Thruxton Superstock

Thruxton Superstock

Here's a series of photos I took at Thruxton BSB of Richard Cooper in the superstock 1000 practice. Rider number 90 crashes into the back of him, but both riders were ok.

Leon Camier at Brands Hatch

Leon Camier at Brands Hatch

Leon Camier at Brands Hatch BSB two weeks ago with my mates Marc Homewood and Mark Gipps.

Tommy Hill at Thruxton

Tommy Hill at Thruxton

I bumped into Tommy Hill at Thruxton on Sunday. Top man. This is a photo of him with my wife Paula.

Thruxton BSB thrills and spills!

Thruxton BSB thrills and spills!

Here are some pics of a few incidents from the Thruxton BSB weekend, including Michael Laverty's big off at the chicane on Saturday. All riders were ok. The same can't be said for the bikes!

BSB Thruxton: Race 2 results - Brookes first, Hill second

BSB Thruxton: Race 2 results - Brookes first, Hill second

HM Plant Honda rider Josh Brookes denied Tommy Hill a second victory at Thruxton. Stuart Easton took third place with Ryuichi Kiyonari taking forth.  1 Josh BROOKES AUS Honda - HM Plant Honda 2...

BSB Thruxton: Race 1 results - Tommy Hill takes first place

BSB Thruxton: Race 1 results - Tommy Hill takes first place

British rider Tommy Hill followed up on his earlier good form to take first place in race 1 at Thruxton today. 1 Tommy HILL GBR Suzuki - Worx Crescent Suzuki 2 Josh BROOKES AUS Honda - HM Plant...

BSB Thruxton: Hill shakes off morning crash for pole

BSB Thruxton: Hill shakes off morning crash for pole

Tommy Hill put the Worx Suzuki on pole for tomorrow’s BSB round at Thruxton with the fastest-ever lap on a motorcycle seen at the 2.356-mile Hampshire circuit. Hill shook off the after-effects of a...

Laverty's crash at Thruxton

Laverty's crash at Thruxton

Here are some photos of Micheal Laverty's crash from Thruxton today.

BSB Thruxton: Broken femur sidelines Ellison

BSB Thruxton: Broken femur sidelines Ellison

James Ellison is out of this weekend’s Thruxton BSB round. He suffered a high-speed crash at Goodwood corner in this mornings practice and sustained a broken right femur. After being stabilised at the...

Walker back in action at Thruxton

Walker back in action at Thruxton

Chris Walker will be back on the BSB grid at Thruxton this weekend on the Ray Stringer-prepared Suzuki GSX-R1000 he raced at Brands Hatch. Walker is still battered and bruised following his second...

Lowry tests Hodgson’s Yamaha

Lowry tests Hodgson’s Yamaha

Ian Lowry starts his Spanish Moto2 campaign this weekend but could make a dramatic return to BSB at Oulton Park on May 3 if Neil Hodgson is still recuperating from the shoulder injury he sustained in...

Swan Honda in confident mood for Thruxton

Swan Honda in confident mood for Thruxton

Swan Honda aim to maintain their race-winning form at Thruxton this weekend in the second BSB round of the season. James Ellison battled his way to victory in the second race of the opening round at...

Mainwaring replaces injured Andrews at Thruxton

Mainwaring replaces injured Andrews at Thruxton

MSS Kawasaki superstock rider Howie Mainwaring has been drafted in to replace injured the team’s Simon Andrews in BSB at Thruxton this weekend. Mainwaring (22) finished second in the opening Brands...

Brogan and BMW move to BSB class for Thruxton

Brogan and BMW move to BSB class for Thruxton

Steve Brogan will race the Jentin Racing-BMW Motorrad S1000RR in the main MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship this weekend at Thruxton. The team were granted dispensation to race in BSB Evo...

Karl Harris's amazing save

Karl Harris's amazing save

Here's a crude cut and paste job of Karl Harris aboard the GR Motorsport Aprilia saving this amazing slide at Paddock during the free practice at Brands Hatch. While watching another rider I heard...

Brands Hatch BSB pictures

Brands Hatch BSB pictures

Action shots from the first round of the BSB at Brands Hatch.

Ian Lowry tests Motorpoint Yamaha at Oulton Park

Ian Lowry tests Motorpoint Yamaha at Oulton Park

Ian Lowry sitting in for the injured Neil Hodgson on the Motorpoint Yamaha R1 at the ACU Test Day at Oulton Park.

Rutter’s positive start to BSB

Rutter’s positive start to BSB

Michael Rutter goes to Thruxton next weekend confident that the Dcuati V-twin has a good record on the ultra fast, bumpy course. Rutter enjoyed a positive start to his season, finishing sixth in the...

Luke Jones: BSB rider to watch

Luke Jones: BSB rider to watch

Luke Jones scored his first-ever superbike points in his BSB debut at Brands Hatch last week when he finished 12th in race two – virtually first time out on the PR Racing Yamaha R1. PR Racing won the...

Wood to ride Redline KTM at Thruxton

Wood to ride Redline KTM at Thruxton

Last year’s KTM RC8 Super Cup champion Dave Wood will replace injured James Edmeades on the Redline KTM RC8R V-twin in BSB Evo at Thruxton on April 18. Edmeades suffered a highside at Brands Hatch.

Harris has fuelling issues with RSV4

Harris has fuelling issues with RSV4

Karl Harris finished a lowly 13th in the first Superstock race of the year after some serious fuelling issues with his GR Aprilia RSV4 at Brands. With no way to adjust the fuelling for the racetrack,...

BSB Blog: Is BSB Evo the future – or just it’s control ecu?

BSB Blog: Is BSB Evo the future – or just it’s control ecu?

If you are a purist racing fan then anything that restricts performance has to be bad. But a realist would argue that 200bhp bikes are enough. And that the more electronic riders aids bikes get, the...

Tommy Bridewell: BSB Revelation

Tommy Bridewell: BSB Revelation

Tommy Bridewell was the revelation at Brands. On the strictly unofficial timing during BSB testing at Guadix he’d been a couple of seconds off the pace on the Quay Garage Honda but at Brands was...

BSB’s suspension wars

BSB’s suspension wars

Ohlins had a big presence at Brands with Harris Performance working directly with HM Plant Honda, Kais working directly with Worx Suzuki and Kevin Harris of FTR also in the paddock.  Arch rivals...

Splitlath Aprilia hoping for more power

Splitlath Aprilia hoping for more power

Chris Burns was the third Evo rider home in both of the BSB races at Brands on the sweetest sounding bike on the BSB grid! The music from Burn’s Splitlath Aprilia RSV4 was thanks to an all-new system...

Johnson rides on despite injuries

Johnson rides on despite injuries

AIM Suzuki’s Gary Johnson struggled through the first BSB Evo round despite injuries sustained in testing at Cartagena that had still not healed.  Johnson broke his left ankle but that’s well on...

Brands Hatch BSB

Brands Hatch BSB

Me and my son had a great time at Brands Hatch BSB with full hospitality from Snap-On Tools and HM Plant Honda. We caught up with lots of stars and one legend Randy Mamola and got some great...

Glen Richards high-side

Glen Richards high-side

While taking photos of my son Barry Burrell (77) I caught Glen Richards high-side. We hope you're on the mend, Glen.

Neil hodgson drops it!

Neil hodgson drops it!

Neil Hodgson falls in Monday morning warm up aggravating his previous shoulder injury.

Brands Hatch BSB: James Ellison takes race two win

Brands Hatch BSB: James Ellison takes race two win

Swan Honda rider James Ellison has won the second race of the 2010 BSB season at Brands Hatch after leading the entire race. First race winner Tommy Hill finished second after following Ellison for...

Brands Hatch BSB: Tommy Hill takes race one win

Brands Hatch BSB: Tommy Hill takes race one win

Worx Suzuki rider Tommy Hill has won the first race of the 2010 BSB championship ahead of ex-champion Ryuichi Kiyonari. HM Plant Honda rider Kiyonari led the for the majority of the race ahead of...

Brands Hatch bsb: Hodgson out of first round

Brands Hatch bsb: Hodgson out of first round

Neil Hodgson has withdrawn from today’s BSB races at Brands Hatch. The former WSB and BSB champion crashed the Motorpoint Yamaha in this morning’s warm-up and banged the shoulder he injured in a...

Brands Hatch BSB: Kiyonari on pole

Brands Hatch BSB: Kiyonari on pole

Ryuichi Kiyonari put the HM Plant Honda on pole for tomorrow’s opening BSB round of the season at Brands Hatch. The former double BSB champion, back in the series after two years of WSB, showed all...

Brands Hatch BSB: Tommy Hill tops Saturday practice

Brands Hatch BSB: Tommy Hill tops Saturday practice

Tommy Hill topped Saturday’s free practice times in preparation for Monday’s first BSB round, and was the only rider to break the 46.0s barrier on the Brands Indy course. Hill’s best time of 45.92s on...

Walker back in BSB with a GSX-R1000

Walker back in BSB with a GSX-R1000

Chris Walker will be racing a privately-run Suzuki GSX-R1000 at Brands Hatch on Easter Bank Holiday Monday in the first round of the British Superbike championship. Walker’s last-minute ride is thanks...