2011

BSB Knockhill: Tommy Hill takes pole

BSB Knockhill: Tommy Hill takes pole

Swan Yamaha rider Tommy Hill took his second pole position this season in the rain soaked qualifying at Knockhill. Hill battled the inclement conditions to start race one tomorrow ahead of...

BSB action at Brands Hatch

BSB action at Brands Hatch

BSB action from the first round at Brands Hatch, 2011.

Thruxton BSB

Thruxton BSB

More BSB action from Thruxton, 2011

Thruxton BSB pics

Thruxton BSB pics

BSB Action from a wet Thruxton 2011

Zemke to race in BSB

Zemke to race in BSB

Californian Jake Zemke has joined Team WFR Honda in the BSB Evo class and will make his debut at Knockhill on June 19. The American star has been keen to find a berth in BSB for some time and replaces...

Thruxton BSB: Byrne dominates race two to secure victory

Thruxton BSB: Byrne dominates race two to secure victory

Shane Byrne (HM Plant Honda) dominated the second race at Thruxton. Starting from pole, the championship leader set the fastest lap of the day and created a 10 second lead over the following...

Thruxton BSB: Laverty takes race one win

Thruxton BSB: Laverty takes race one win

Michael Laverty took his first win of the season for Swan Yamaha at a rain-soaked Thruxton. In a closely contested race one, Michael Rutter (Rapid Solicitors-Bathams Ducati) finished second ahead of...

Thruxton BSB: Alex Lowes takes pole

Thruxton BSB: Alex Lowes takes pole

Alex Lowes (MSS Colchester Kawasaki) secured pole position in qualifying at Thruxton this afternoon, finishing the final session ahead of John Hopkins (Samsung Crescent Racing) and Swan Yamaha...

Byrne quickest in Thruxton BSB practice

Byrne quickest in Thruxton BSB practice

Shane Byrne topped the first day of practice at Thruxton today for Bank Holiday Monday’s fourth round of the MCE British Superbike championship. The HM Plant Honda rider set the pace with a 1:15.248...

Tinmouth resigns from BSB ride

Tinmouth resigns from BSB ride

Jenny Tinmouth has resigned from the Splitlath Aprilia team after a brief flirtation of just two BSB rounds. The news came as no surprise to team owner John Dimbylow who said: "We were expecting it...

Croft BSB: Results - Kirkham wins race one, Byrne takes race two

Croft BSB: Results - Kirkham wins race one, Byrne takes race two

Samsung Crescent Suzuki rider Jon Kirkham won the first BSB race at Croft, finishing ahead of American team mate John Hopkins. Gary Mason (MSS Colchester Kawasaki) took third place. In race two Shane...

Lowes parts company with Team WFR

Lowes parts company with Team WFR

Alex Lowes, one of the brightest prospects in BSB, has lost his ride after failing to agree contractual terms with Team WFR. Lowes has been one of this season’s sensations, running his BSB Evo Honda...

Byrne tops BSB qualifying at Croft

Byrne tops BSB qualifying at Croft

Shane Byrne is in pole position for tomorrow’s third round of the MCE British Superbike championship at Croft. The HM Plant Honda rider set a best lap of 1m 20.069secs to pip Swan Yamaha rival Michael...

Hill tops Croft BSB practice

Hill tops Croft BSB practice

Tommy Hill ignored the pain from his injured shoulder to post the fastest time in free practice today at Croft in preparation for Sunday's third rounds of the MCE British Superbike championship. The...

Tommy Bridewell's crash

Tommy Bridewell's crash

I was taking photos at Oulton Park on Saturday and managed to capture these pictures of Tommy Bridewell's crash.

Oulton Park BSB: Hopkins takes first BSB victory in race two

Oulton Park BSB: Hopkins takes first BSB victory in race two

Samsung Crescent Suzuki rider John Hopkins has taken his first win in the second race at Oulton Park today to become the first ever American to win a BSB race. Stuart Easton got the holeshot from...

Oulton Park BSB: Kiyonari takes race one win

Oulton Park BSB: Kiyonari takes race one win

Reigning British champion Ryuichi Kiyonari has taken victory in the first race at Oulton Park today. Kiyonari didn't get the best of starts and was down the positions in the opening stages of the...

Oulton Park BSB: Hill sidelined with shoulder injury

Oulton Park BSB: Hill sidelined with shoulder injury

Tommy Hill is out of today’s second BSB round at Oulton Park after crashing in morning warm-up and damaging his shoulder. Championship leader Hill – who had yesterday set pole position for this...

Oulton Park BSB: Tommy Hill takes pole

Oulton Park BSB: Tommy Hill takes pole

Swan Yamaha rider Tommy Hill will start the first race at Oulton Park from pole position tomorrow ahead of team-mate Michael Laverty. Samsung Crescent Suzuki rider John Hopkins will start from third...

Oulton Park: Hill quickest by 0.7 seconds in free practice

Oulton Park: Hill quickest by 0.7 seconds in free practice

Tommy Hill was fastest after Saturday’s two free practice sessions at Oulton Park in preparation for the second round of the MCE British Superbike Championship on Bank Holiday Monday. Hill finished...

Glen Richards flying at Brands Hatch

Glen Richards flying at Brands Hatch

Glen Richards at Brands Hatch, Friday practice.

Hill overtaking Byrne!

Hill overtaking Byrne!

Great days racing on Monday. I managed to capture the move when Tommy shoved it up the inside of Shakey.

Josh Brookes at Paddock Hill

Josh Brookes at Paddock Hill

Josh Brookes getting it a little bit wrong at Paddock Hill bend.

Up and down Brands for Laverty

Up and down Brands for Laverty

Michael Laverty settled for a fourth place in yesterday's second British Superbike race after a spectacular highside ended his first race. Laverty's massive highside came while leading the race and...

Highside knocks Brookes out of both BSB races

Highside knocks Brookes out of both BSB races

Josh Brookes endured a spectacular highside in the first of yesterday's British Superbike races, leaving doctors to rule him out of the second. Brookes said: "I'm surprised after the accident I had...

Mixed results for Hopkins’ BSB debut

Mixed results for Hopkins’ BSB debut

John Hopkins had a relatively quiet start to his British Superbikes career with a 17th and a fifth in yesterday's races from Brands Hatch. Hopkins crashed in the first race while attempting to...

Brands Hatch BSB: Tommy Hill takes race two win

Brands Hatch BSB: Tommy Hill takes race two win

Swan Yamaha rider Tommy Hill has taken victory in the second race of the 2011 championship at Brands Hatch today to go to the top of the championship standings. It looked as though race one winner...

Brands Hatch BSB: Shane Byrne takes race one win

Brands Hatch BSB: Shane Byrne takes race one win

HM Plant Honda rider Shane Byrne has continued his dominance of the first race weekend of 2011 at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit with victory in the first race. Byrne got the holeshot from the start...

Faulty front tyre hampers Brookes’ qualifying

Faulty front tyre hampers Brookes’ qualifying

Josh Brookes rebounded from a forgettable qualifying session to score the second fastest time of morning warm up with a 45.586. Brookes missed out on the final knockout session of qualifying yesterday...

Brands Hatch BSB: Shane Byrne takes round one pole

Brands Hatch BSB: Shane Byrne takes round one pole

HM Plant Honda new boy Shane Byrne will start the first British Superbike race of 2011 from pole position at Brands Hatch tomorrow (Monday) after smashing the lap record during qualifying. It looked...

Snetterton BSB testing

Snetterton BSB testing

Here are some pictures from BSB testing at Snetterton

Michael Rutter at Brands Hatch

Michael Rutter at Brands Hatch

Michael Rutter taken during testing for the British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch.

Hopkins testing at Brands Hatch

Hopkins testing at Brands Hatch

John Hopkins testing at Brands ready for British Superbikes.

Over his shoulder

Over his shoulder

Is John Hopkins worried (and is looking over his shoulder) about his rivals catching and surpassing his early supremacy?

Mixed fortunes for Swan Yamaha at Snetterton BSB test

Mixed fortunes for Swan Yamaha at Snetterton BSB test

It was a day of mixed fortunes for Swan Yamaha at Snetterton yesterday (Wednesday) in the final BSB pre-season shakedown before the teams go to Brands Hatch next weekend for the first round of the...

Tom Sykes fastest at Brands Hatch BSB test

Tom Sykes fastest at Brands Hatch BSB test

WSB star Tom Sykes was the quickest rider during the Brands BSB test yesterday (Tuesday). The Kawasaki factory rider was having a run-out to try some different settings ahead of this weekend’s Assen...