2011

Hutchy in BSB with Hill at Swan Yamaha

Hutchy in BSB with Hill at Swan Yamaha

Ian Hutchinson’s fightback from career-threatening leg injuries has been rewarded with a superbike ride in the title-winning Swan Yamaha team, alongside defending champion Tommy Hill. Hutchinson had...

Beech signs for Blackhorse Kawasaki

Beech signs for Blackhorse Kawasaki

Blackhorse Kawasaki have signed Triumph Triple Challenge race winner Ashley Beech and Victor Cox for their Metzeler National Superstock 1000 campaign next season. Beech finished fourth in the Triumph...

Coghlan in British Supersport with Appleyard R6

Coghlan in British Supersport with Appleyard R6

Team Appleyard Macadam have signed Scot Kevin Coghlan to race in British Supersport alongside existing team regular Deane Brown. Coghlan comes to the Appleyard team after three very successful seasons...

Jessopp WSS switch to PTR Honda

Jessopp WSS switch to PTR Honda

Martin Jessopp has blamed the BSB change of rules to a spec Motec ECU for his decision to quit the British series and sign for the PTR Honda team alongside Sam Lowes in World Supersport. The...

Seeley back in BSB with Tyco Suzuki

Seeley back in BSB with Tyco Suzuki

British Supersport champion Alastair Seeley finally signed on the dotted line to race in BSB next year for the Tyco TAS Suzuki team. After Seeley wrapped up the BSB title last year, it was assumed he...

Kyle Ryde for Moto3?

Kyle who? 14-year-old British 125 champion, future british prospect and possibly the next Bradley Smith or Scott Redding. Let's see someone like Paul Bird or Darryl Healey take this talent through the next levels, starting in 2012! Moto3 on an FTR would be a great start - british sponsor, team, bike and rider. Formula One and Italian/Spanish motorcycle federations all have robust...

CN Racing link with Ten Kate

CN Racing link with Ten Kate

Ambitious new race team, CN Racing, has signed an agreement to work with Dutch-based Ten Kate Honda for the 2012 season.
 The Hebden Bridge-based team is intent on lifting the 2012 Superstock 1000...

Laverty and Kirkham with Honda Racing in 2012

Laverty and Kirkham with Honda Racing in 2012

Honda Racing will field Michael Laverty and Jon Kirkham in BSB next year. Laverty finished fourth in BSB this year on a Swan Yamaha but turned down an offer to stay with them to ride for Honda. He...

British Superbikes to race at Assen in 2012

British Superbikes to race at Assen in 2012

The 2012 MCE Insurance BSB calendar has been announced today (Monday) by series promoters MSVR and will incorporate a round of the championship at Assen, Holland for the first time in the history of...

TAS Racing unveil Tyco Suzuki for Brookes

TAS Racing unveil Tyco Suzuki for Brookes

The TAS Racing Suzuki team unveiled their new blue and white Tyco livery at Motorcycle Live, NEC Birmingham this morning - and announced that Josh Brookes would remain with the team for a second...

Westmoreland stays at WFR

Westmoreland stays at WFR

James Westmoreland has been confirmed for the Team WFR Honda team for 2012. He joined the team late in the season from Motorpoint Yamaha, James Westmoreland and rode their 2012 development bike in the...

Team WFR sign Alex Lowes

Team WFR sign Alex Lowes

Team WFR Honda has brought Alex Lowes back into their fold alongside 2011 BSB Evo sensation Graeme Gowland and James Westmoreland for the 2012 British Superbike season. Following a brilliant start in...

Lowes back with WFR Honda

Lowes back with WFR Honda

Alex Lowes has returned to Team WFR Honda for 2012 and will line-up in a three-man team alongside Graeme Gowland and James Westmoreland. Lowes had three sensational meetings for the team in BSB Evo at...

Gowland gets second year with Team WFR

Gowland gets second year with Team WFR

BSB Evo sensation Graeme Gowland will get a second season with Team WFR Honda. Gowland was one of the stars of the show in the second half of the 2011 BSB season, bouncing back from a wrist injury to...

Ben Wilson and David Jones stick with Gearlink Kawasaki

Ben Wilson and David Jones stick with Gearlink Kawasaki

Gearlink Kawasaki have announced that Ben Wilson and David Jones are to ride for the team in 2012 Fuchs Silkolene British Supersport championship. Wilson missed out on the championship win by just one...

Hutchinson back on a superbike

Hutchinson back on a superbike

Ian Hutchinson was back on a Swan Yamaha superbike at Mallory yesterday as he continued his racing comeback. Hutchy will ride the Swan Yamaha at Macau next month and Swan technician Mick Shanley said:...

Buchan gets Gearlink ride in Sunflower Trophy

Buchan gets Gearlink ride in Sunflower Trophy

Kawasaki Team Green rider Danny Buchan continues his exciting year with a run-out at the famous Sunflower Trophy event at Bishopscourt in Northern Ireland this weekend, for top Supersport 600 outfit...

Crockford serious, but stable

Crockford serious, but stable

BSB organisers MSVR have issued the following details of the Superstock crash at Brands. “On the opening lap of the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship race at Brands Hatch, Richard Cooper...

Brands Hatch BSB: Hill takes championship in photo finish

Brands Hatch BSB: Hill takes championship in photo finish

Tommy Hill has won the 2011 British Superbike championship after beating John Hopkins in the final race of the season by six thousandths of a second. With just two points separating the pair...

Brands Hatch BSB: Shane Byrne wins race two

Brands Hatch BSB: Shane Byrne wins race two

HM Plant Honda rider Shane Byrne won the seond BSB race of the weekend in damp conditions at Brands Hatch this afternoon. Byrne was gifted the lead when race leader Michael Laverty crashed at Druids...

Brands Hatch BSB: Laverty takes win, Hopkins extends lead

Brands Hatch BSB: Laverty takes win, Hopkins extends lead

Swan Yamaha rider Michael Laverty has won the first race of the final round at Brands Hatch ahead of fellow championship hopeful Josh Brookes. Laverty and Brookes were in a race of their own,...

Brands Hatch BSB: Brookes smashes lap record for pole

Brands Hatch BSB: Brookes smashes lap record for pole

Relentless by TAS Suzuki rider Josh Brookes will start from pole position for this afternoon's race after smashing the lap record with a time of 1:24.111. Brookes, who is still in with a chance of...

Cooper to race Buildbase BMW at Brands

Cooper to race Buildbase BMW at Brands

Buldbase BMW’s newly crowned National Superstock 1000 Champion Richard Cooper will be competing in both the Superstock and BSB races at this weekend's season finale at Brands Hatch. The...

BSB Showdown: Hill vs Hopkins

BSB Showdown: Hill vs Hopkins

John Hopkins. Tommy Hill. Just eight points separate them at the top of the points table going into the final, three round Showdown of the MCE British Superbikes Championship at Brands Hatch this...

Silverstone BSB: Brookes battles to race two win

Silverstone BSB: Brookes battles to race two win

Relentless by TAS Suzuki rider Josh Brookes has won the second race at Silverstone today to move up to third place in the championship after the race was red-flagged on the final lap due to Chris...

Silverstone BSB: Hopkins takes third showdown win

Silverstone BSB: Hopkins takes third showdown win

Samsung Crescent Suzuki rider John Hopkins has taken his third victory from three showdown races in the first race at Silverstone today. Swan Yamaha's Michael Laverty took to the lead from the start,...

Silverstone BSB: Laverty takes pole

Silverstone BSB: Laverty takes pole

Swan Yamaha rider Michael Laverty will start the third race of the showdown from pole position tomorrow after both HM Plant title hopefuls failed to qualify for the final qualifying session. Current...

Silverstone BSB: Hopkins ignores pain to top time sheets

Silverstone BSB: Hopkins ignores pain to top time sheets

Championship standings ahead of Silverstone: 1 John Hopkins (Samsung Crescent Racing Suzuki) 568 2 Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha) 565 3 Shane Byrne (HM Plant Honda) 543 4 Michael Laverty (Swan Yamaha) 532 5...

Triumph confirms Triple Challenge commitment for 2012

Triumph confirms Triple Challenge commitment for 2012

Triumph has announced its ongoing support of the Triumph Triple Challenge in 2012, after a successful year in 2011. Backed by the Triumph factory and run in close co-operation with T3 Racing and...

Day Out at Donington

Day Out at Donington

My wife Sue and I on a VIP day out with Relentless Suzuki by TAS at Donington Park BSB, courtesy of Haslemere Motorcycles. Got to meet the team and a pose with Alistair Seeley and Josh Brookes.

Hopkins fit for Silverstone after more surgery

Hopkins fit for Silverstone after more surgery

Samsung Crescent Racing's John Hopkins continues his fight to be 100% fit for the final races as he recovers from hand injuries sustained at the MotoGP round in the Czech Republic in August. Despite...

Donington BSB: Hopkins leads showdown with double win

Donington BSB: Hopkins leads showdown with double win

Samsung Suzuki rider John Hopkins has won the second race at Donington Park today to do the double and move to the top of the championship standings with two rounds remaining. Swan Yamaha rider Tommy...

Donington BSB: Hopkins takes first showdown win

Donington BSB: Hopkins takes first showdown win

Samsung Crescent Suzuki rider John Hopkins has won the first race of the showdown at Donington Park in his first race back from injury. Swan Yamaha's Michael Laverty was quickest off the line, with...

Donington BSB: Hill secures pole with new lap record

Donington BSB: Hill secures pole with new lap record

Swan Yamaha rider Tommy Hill has secured pole position for the first race of the showdown at Donington Park and set a new lap record. Hill continued his form after dominating all free practice...

Lowry signs for MSS Kawasaki

Lowry signs for MSS Kawasaki

Just days after MSS Colchester Kawasaki dumped Alex Lowes after a string of disappointing results, the team have announced the signing of Ian Lowry to replace him for the last three rounds of the MCE...

Ben Gautrey 1992 -2011

Ben Gautrey 1992 -2011

I first met Ben in April 2010 at a cold and damp Mallory Park. I was at Mallory testing one of the new Aprilia 450 race bikes which Ben was competing on; Ben went on to win the Moto 450 Championship...