March

Roll on BSB 2012!

Roll on BSB 2012!

Highlights from last year's final BSB round at Brands Hatch. Roll on the new season!

West quits Supersonic BMW for QMMF in Moto2

West quits Supersonic BMW for QMMF in Moto2

A week before the first race of the BSB season, Anthony West has walked out on the Supersonic BMW team to join the QMMF Racing Team in Moto2. In a press release from QMMF, West is quoted: “It’s great...

Honda continue testing at Cadwell

Honda continue testing at Cadwell

The countdown continues to the Easter opener at Brands Hatch next weekend (6-9 April) and the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship teams have been making their final preparations as the...

Tyco Suzuki pair inside Kirkistown lap record

Tyco Suzuki pair inside Kirkistown lap record

With Northern Ireland currently bathed in sunshine, choosing Kirkistown in County Down for a final pre-season shakedown test, prior to next weekend’s opening British Superbike races at Brands Hatch on...

Mason and Foray test Quattro Plant Kawasakis

Mason and Foray test Quattro Plant Kawasakis

The Quattro Plant Kawasaki team completed their first shakedown test at Donington Park yesterday (Tuesday). Gary Mason rode one of the team’s Kawasaki superbikes, Freddy Foray spent most of the day on...

Michael Laverty fastest in Snetterton test

Michael Laverty fastest in Snetterton test

Michael Laverty set the pace in the official BSB test at Snetterton today (Thursday) on his Samsung Honda, setting a best time of 1:48.5 that was full second quicker than his closest rivals Tommy Hill...

Honda teams step up testing at Snetterton

Honda teams step up testing at Snetterton

Honda Racing and Padgetts Honda BSB teams braved the cold conditions at Snetterton yesterday as their pre-season testing programme intensified. Both teams had a shakedown run at Cadwell last week, but...

Byrne and Easton positive after wrapping up Spanish tests

Byrne and Easton positive after wrapping up Spanish tests

The Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki pairing of Shane 'Shakey' Byrne and Stuart Easton have today (Monday) completed their Spanish pre-season testing schedule at Almeria as the team now return to the UK for...

Swan Yamaha boosted by Spanish test progress

Swan Yamaha boosted by Spanish test progress

Reigning MCE Insurance British Superbike champion Tommy Hill has completed his Spanish pre-season test ahead of schedule in Almeria as the Swan Yamaha rider now returns to the UK to evaluate the work...

PBM Kawasaki and Swan Yamaha wrap up Cartagena test

PBM Kawasaki and Swan Yamaha wrap up Cartagena test

Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki and Swan Yamaha have today (Sunday) completed their pre-season test at Cartagena as the teams now pack up and head to Almeria for their final track time in Spain before...

Aragon complete as Byrne and Easton head for Cartagena

Aragon complete as Byrne and Easton head for Cartagena

The Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki team have completed their opening two days of testing at Aragon in Spain as the former MCE BSB champions now pack up and head to Cartagena to join Swan Yamaha on circuit...

Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki arrive at Cartagena

Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki arrive at Cartagena

The Rapid Solictors Kawasaki team truck has arrived at Cartagena this morning after the late night 350-mile drive from Aragon. Team manager Paul Risbridger said that Shane Byrne was in good form and...

Hill crashes in Cartagena

Hill crashes in Cartagena

Tommy Hill was lucky to escape unhurt after a big fourth-gear crash at Cartagena this afternoon. He fell in the fast left turn six and, while he walked away unscathed apart from a sore hip, the...

Positive first impressions for Haga

Positive first impressions for Haga

Noriyuki Haga rolled into the pit lane this afternoon, dismounted from the Swan Yamaha and walked over to put his arm around his crew chief Simon Green. Haga had been in and out of the pit box every...

Hill’s first impressions of 2012 Swan Yamaha

Hill’s first impressions of 2012 Swan Yamaha

The Swan Yamaha team might be spending time fine-tuning the fuelling with the new Motec spec ecu but Tommy Hill was happy enough with his first morning back in the office at Cartagena. “Considering...

Laverty and Kirkham get taste of Honda power at Cadwell Park

Laverty and Kirkham get taste of Honda power at Cadwell Park

Michael Laverty and Jon Kirkham shared the track at Cadwell Park yesterday (Thursday) with their Padgetts Honda rivals as the pair got their first experience of the Honda UK Fireblades ahead of the...

Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki kick off testing at Aragon

Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki kick off testing at Aragon

In a busy week of pre-season testing for the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship teams, returning former championship winners Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki made their on track debut in Aragon,...

Lowry and Scassa debut Padgetts Honda at Cadwell Park

Lowry and Scassa debut Padgetts Honda at Cadwell Park

Padgetts Honda’s Ian Lowry and Luca Scassa have completed their initial shakedown of the new specification Fireblades at Cadwell Park as the team got their pre-season testing schedule underway ahead...

Haga and Hill on track in Spain

Haga and Hill on track in Spain

These are the first pictures of Swan Yamaha duo Noriyuki Haga and BSB champion Tommy Hill on track at Cartagena this morning. Right up to leaving for Spain, the team worked with Motec back at the...

Team WFR complete six days of testing

Team WFR complete six days of testing

The WFR Honda team completed their final day on track at Alcarras yesterday (Wednesday) as Alex Lowes, Graeme Gowland and James Westmoreland wrapped up six days of Spanish testing. The team had...

Positive MSS Kawasaki test in Spain

Positive MSS Kawasaki test in Spain

MSS Bathams Kawasaki boss Nick Morgan summed up their three day Alcarras test as “one of the most positive experiences we’ve had as a team.” The team took a full range of bikes, equipment and staff...

TAS Tyco Suzuki testing ended by rain

TAS Tyco Suzuki testing ended by rain

TAS Tyco Suzuki’s second day of testing at Kirkistown, County Down was hit by rain just after midday but all three riders clocked laps in the morning sunny, but cold conditions. Alastair Seeley tried...

WFR Honda and MSS Kawasaki Alcarras test

WFR Honda and MSS Kawasaki Alcarras test

Pre-season testing continued yesterday (Tuesday) at Alcarras for the WFR Honda and MSS Bathams Kawasaki MCE BSB teams as the riders ended their penultimate day on track. The WFR Honda trio have now...

Swan Yamaha prepare for testing

Swan Yamaha prepare for testing

Swan Yamaha get their 2012 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship underway this week as the team travel to Spain to begin their pre-season testing campaign with a shakedown test at Cartagena.

Laverty makes track return alongside Marino

Laverty makes track return alongside Marino

Splitlath Redmond Racing have completed their first pre-season test on track yesterday (Tuesday) at Oulton Park as John Laverty rode again for the first time since recovering from injury alongside his...

WFR Honda: Cartagena complete, on to Alcarras

WFR Honda: Cartagena complete, on to Alcarras

WFR Honda completed three days on track at Cartagena as Alex Lowes, Graeme Gowland and James Westmoreland attempted to make up for time lost during the second day with the trio feeling positive at the...

Tyco TAS testing at Kirkistown

Tyco TAS testing at Kirkistown

The Tyco TAS Suzuki team braved a cold windswept Kirkistown, County Down yesterday (Tuesday) for their first shakedown test of the 2012 season. Aussie Josh Brookes and local hero Alastair Seeley were...

Rutter and Hickman testing in Spain

Rutter and Hickman testing in Spain

The newly renamed MSS Bathams Kawasaki squad are now in Spain undergoing three days of intensive training at the Alcarras circuit with all four of their Superbike and Superstock riders. With an all...

Honda’s first BSB test wiped out by rain

Honda’s first BSB test wiped out by rain

Honda Racing’s first shakedown test at Snetterton, today, was wiped out by freezing temperatures, gusting winds and rain. New signings Michael Laverty, Jon Kirkham and the rest of the crew spent most...

Polita tests Panigale in Italy

Polita tests Panigale in Italy

Jentin Doodson Motorsport’s Alex Polita tested the Ducati Panigale at the Italian circuit of Vallelunga yesterday (Wednesday) as the preparation continues for their respective debuts in the...