February

Good times at Snetterton

Good times at Snetterton

Happy times at Snetterton. The racing was fun too!

McWilliams to race Harley

McWilliams to race Harley

Warr’s Harley-Davidson, established on London’s Kings Road in 1924, has signed former MotoGP star Jeremy McWilliams to ride in the inaugural Harley-Davidson XR1200 Trophy race series at selected BSB...

Buildbase Kawasaki test in Spain

Buildbase Kawasaki test in Spain

Buildbase Kawasaki completed their first official test of 2010 in Cartagena, Spain, with their official race suspension partner Bitubo. John Laverty returned to action following a strong first season...

Edmeades: “Don’t dismiss the RC8R!”

Edmeades: “Don’t dismiss the RC8R!”

James Edmeades (26) reckons the V-twin KTM RC8R will not be disgraced when it comes to racing it against the four-cylinder bikes in the all-new BSB Evo class in British Superbike races. He spoke to...

The Burns brothers on Aprilias in BSB Evo

The Burns brothers on Aprilias in BSB Evo

Chris Burns (31) and his teenage bother Joe (17) line up on identical Aprilia RSV4 Factory bikes run by Splitlath Racing in BSB Evo this year. For Chris it's a chance to rebuild his career after a...

Brogan’s roller-coaster ride to BMW Evo deal

Brogan’s roller-coaster ride to BMW Evo deal

Steve Brogan is riding BMW S1000RR for Jentin Racing-BMW Motorrad in the new BSB Evo class. The deal was announced officially today, (Wednesday, Feb 24) but as early as October last year, Brogan (29)...

Splitlath Aprilia’s two-man BSB Evo team

Splitlath Aprilia’s two-man BSB Evo team

Chris Burns and his teenage brother Joe with ride a pair of Splitlath Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory superbikes in the new BSB Evo class this year. For Chris, now 31, it’s a lifeline to rebuild his...

Redline KTM for Edmeades in BSB Evo

Redline KTM for Edmeades in BSB Evo

The KTM RC8R that James Edmeades will race in BSB Evo this year will be relying on the same bolt-on bits from the Power Parts catalogue that any KTM owner can buy -according to Redline KTM dealership...

BMW teams up with Jentin to run Brogan and Cooper

BMW teams up with Jentin to run Brogan and Cooper

BMW Motorrad has teamed up with Jentin Racing for an assault on the National Superstock and British Superbike EVO class Championships with the S1000RR superbike. Jentin Racing-BMW Motorrad will run...

Pekkanen to race Suzuki in BSB Evo

Finn Pauli Pekkanen is the latest rider to announce his plans to race in the BSB Evo class. He’s aiming to run his own Suzuki in the championship that now boasts nine starters with other teams on the verge on announcing their plans. Pekkanen finished runner-up in last year's one-make KTM RC8 Super Cup series and has a range of experience having competed in the European Superstock Championship in...

Hunts Motorcycles back Michael Dunlop

Hunts Motorcycles back Michael Dunlop

Michael Dunlop will race a Honda Fireblade in this year’s superstock races supplied by Manchester Honda dealer Hunts Motorcycles. As well as the international road races, the Ballymoney rider is also...

Brookes gets WSB call-up

Brookes gets WSB call-up

HM Plant Honda's Josh Brookes will be back on track next weekend at the opening round of the World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island, after receiving a call to deputise for the injured Broc...

Racing knowledge: What Ellison learned from last season in BSB

Racing knowledge: What Ellison learned from last season in BSB

James Ellison has raised his game in the past year and reckons that that even though he finished runner-up in the series, we've far from seen the best of him. Here's what he learned from last season...

What's the deal with: Simon Andrews

What's the deal with: Simon Andrews

MCN catches up with MSS Kawasaki rider Simon Andrews to find out what he's been up to in the off season...  What have you been up to this winter? Living in the Alps. Sounds exotic but I’ve been...

Howarth lines up with Magic Bullet in BSB Evo

Howarth lines up with  Magic Bullet in BSB Evo

Michael Howarth will be spearheading the Magic Bullet Two Wheel Racing team’s effort in the new BSB Evo class riding a GSX-R1000 Suzuki.  Howarth, who is 29 and hails from Manchester, took part...

Suzuki battered by bad weather at Portimao

Suzuki battered by bad weather at Portimao

The Worx Crescent Suzuki team today successfully completed a three-day shakedown test at the Portimao Circuit in southern Portugal, in preparation for the 2010 British Superbikes Championship. The...

Team Symitry IT North prepare for 2010

Team Symitry IT North prepare for 2010

Team Symitry IT North with rider Shaun Horsman are busy preparing for a renewed assault on the 2010 British 125GP championship which is set to commence at Brands Hatch over the Easter...

Valentine says BSB Evo debate is to come

Valentine says BSB Evo debate is to come

BSB Evo kicks off this year. It’s a series within the MCE British Superbike Championship and is for superbikes with more standard ‘superstock’ tune engines and control ECUs. The series organisers are...

Valentine praises new BSB points system

Valentine praises new BSB points system

Worx Suzuki team boss Jack Valentine has spoken out in favour of the new BSB point scoring system. This year’s series is split into a regular season of nine races and a three –round showdown between...

Karl Harris: 10 years on from Euro glory

Karl Harris: 10 years on from Euro glory

It is 10 years since Karl Harris won the European Superstock title. It’s 15 years since the team that helped him win that title, GR Racing, was formed. And now Harris is back with GR Racing duo Brent...

Moto Rapido Ducati confirm line-up

Moto Rapido Ducati confirm line-up

Moto Rapido Ducati have completed their rider line-up for the 2010 with the signing of Brighton youngster Leon Hunt who will race in the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 class. The 21-year old, who...

Muir on Easton and Ellison

Muir on Easton and Ellison

Swan Honda team owner Shaun Muir unveiled his new-look team of Stuart Easton and James Ellison at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show in London on Sunday. We asked him to evaluate his own riders.

Ellison joins Easton at Swan Honda

Ellison joins Easton at Swan Honda

James Ellison will be Stuart Easton’s team-mate at Swan Honda in BSB this year. The worst kept secret in the history of the series was confirmed today (Sunday) at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show...

Karl Harris gets Aprilia Superstock ride

Karl Harris gets Aprilia Superstock ride

Karl Harris’s career has been saved at the 11th hour with an Aprilia RSV4 ride in the National Superstock championship. Harris had a difficult 2009 season after being sacked late in the year, even...

Stuart Easton’s Swan Honda BSB colours revealed

Stuart Easton’s Swan Honda BSB colours revealed

These are exclusive first pictures of the new Swan Honda livery that Stuart Easton will race with in 2010. Easton will have a team-mate but exactly who that is will not be revealed until the team’s...

Swan Honda boss gives his thoughts on BSB 2010

Swan Honda boss gives his thoughts on BSB 2010

Team owner Shaun Muir unveiled his new-look Swan Honda outfit this week exclusively for MCN readers. So after we got the photo shoot done that appears in MCN today (Wednesday, Febraury 3) we sat down...

Why BSB’s radical new points structure is a winner

Why BSB’s radical new points structure is a winner

The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship has a radical, not to mention complicated, new championship points structure for 2010. It’s all been done with one aim in mind – to spice up the...

Dakota Mamola to race in British 125 series

Dakota Mamola to race in British 125 series

Dakota Mamola, the 15-year-old son of MotoGP legend Randy Mamola, will contest at least nine rounds of the 2010 British GP125 championship. The Barcelona-based Californian will race for Team KRP,...