2013

BSB: Brookes takes race one win at Brands Hatch

Pole starter Shane Byrne crashed out on lap 14 of the first race of the MCE BSB Championship at Brands Hatch whilst attempting to overtake eventual winner, Josh Brookes on his Tyco Suzuki. Having taken the lead on the fourth lap, Australian Brookes held on for the win and to narrow the lead of 'Shakey' Byrne to just ten points at the top of the championship.   MCE British Superbikes...

BSB Brands Hatch: Shakey claims third pole of season

BSB Brands Hatch: Shakey claims third pole of season

Shane Byrne claimed his third pole position of the season at Brands Hatch on Saturday, edging out season long rival Alex Lowes. The Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider went top of the time sheets with...

Byrne sets opening pace at Brands Hatch

Shane Byrne set the pace in the opening free practice session on the Brands Hatch GP circuit on Saturday morning, his time of 1m26.457s giving him a 0.456s advantage over Alex Lowes.   The cool, cloudy conditions were far removed from the tropical temperatures of late  - indeed, there were a few spots of rain in the air - but Byrne was in command throughout at a circuit he's dominated at...

BSB Brands Hatch testing: Lowes sets the early pace

Alex Lowes made his intentions for this weekend’s MCE British Superbike round at Brands Hatch crystal clear by topping the timesheets in a test session on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit this afternoon. Although this weekend s race will take place on the full 2.433 mile Grand Prix circuit it still gives Lowes the early advantage onboard his Samsung Honda CBR1000RR. Winner last time out at Brands...

Britten V1000 in action at Brands Hatch

TT legend John Mcguinness fulfilled a lifelong ambition after completing a handful of demo laps onboard the iconic Britten V1000 at Brands Hatch today in the build-up to the sixth round of the MCE British Superbike championship. The New Zealand built Britten was the brainchild of the late John Britten who designed, fabricated and produced every part of the bike before his untimely death in 1995.

Brands Hatch BSB: Series leader Byrne arrives with target on his back

The MCE British Superbike Championship ascends on the GP track at Brands Hatch this weekend for another crucial round at the Kent circuit. Series leader Shane Byrne not only arrives as the most successful racer at the GP track with seven straight wins he will have an enormous target on his back as his rivals aim to end he recent domination. There is no doubt that Byrne is on a roll in 2013 with...

Big Jack is back: Valentine joins Halsall Racing team

Big Jack is back: Valentine joins Halsall Racing team

Halsall Racing made their debut in the MCE British Superbike Championship this season and following two consecutive point-scoring rounds, they have already signalled their intentions to progress...

Snetterton BSB: Byrne holds off Lowes for victory

Snetterton BSB: Byrne holds off Lowes for victory

Shakey Byrne has held off race one winner Alex Lowes to take victory in today's second BSB race at Snetterton. Pole man Alex Lowes had a dreadful start, allowing Shane Byrne and Josh Brookes to take...

Snetterton BSS: Seeley takes championship lead with double victory

Snetterton BSS: Seeley takes championship lead with double victory

Alastair Seeley piloted his Gearlink Kawasaki to a double supersport success at Snetterton, taking Sunday's race win in easy fashion by over 3 seconds from teammate Ben Wilson. Samsung Honda racer...

Snetterton BSB: Lowes takes dominant win in Norfolk sunshine

Snetterton BSB: Lowes takes dominant win in Norfolk sunshine

Alex Lowes took the first race win in dominant form at Snetterton today, in glorious sunshine and temperatures in the high twenties. Tyco Suzuki racer Josh Brookes led off the line, managing to pull...

Snetterton BSB: Lowes sets fastest ever lap on way to pole

Snetterton BSB: Lowes sets fastest ever lap on way to pole

Samsung Honda’s Alex Lowes set the fastest ever lap seen around the Snetterton 300 circuit to claim pole position - his third of the season - for the fifth round of the MCE British Superbike...

Knockhill BSB: Byrne continues Scottish domination

Knockhill BSB: Byrne continues Scottish domination

Shane Byrne has continued his Scottish domination this weekend, easily taking the second race of the day at Knockhill from Tyco Suzuki's Josh Brookes. The leading group were able to make a gap on the...

Knockhill BSS: Wilson demolishes supersport rivals

Knockhill BSS: Wilson demolishes supersport rivals

Ben Wilson demolished the opposition to take the win and fastest lap of the race at Knockhill, repeating his dominant form of yesterday. Wilson led from the opening turn, elbowing aside teammate...

Knockhill BSB: Shakey storms to race 1 win

Knockhill BSB: Shakey storms to race 1 win

Reigning champion Shane Byrne stormed to victory in race one at Knockhill today ahead of Tyco Suzuki racer Josh Brookes. Brookes led for most of the race, until Byrne made a move at the hairpin on lap...

Knockhill BSB: Byrne takes pole at windy Knockhill

Knockhill BSB: Byrne takes pole at windy Knockhill

Shane Bryne took pole position at a cool and windy Knockhill on Saturday afternoon, the Scottish venue hosting round four of the British Superbike Championship. The reigning champion lapped inside his...

Visiting Knockhill this weekend?

If you’re visiting Knockhill this weekend for BSB then why not head up early and take the time to ride the fantastic roads close to the circuit. Must-ride road nearby: A821 Duke’s Pass. Our favourite road in the Trossachs is easily reached from Knockhill. Take the A823/A822 to Crieff, the A85 to Lochearnhead, then head south on the A84 towards Callander, turning right onto the A821. Return to the...

Oulton BSB: Championship Dashboard

Oulton BSB: Championship Dashboard

With three rounds done in British Superbikes, check out the state of the championship after Oulton Park with our dashboard infographic.

Oulton BSB: Championship Dashboard

Oulton BSB: Championship Dashboard

Three rounds in and this is the state of the championship after last weekend's Oulton Park round.

Oulton BSB: Shakey makes amends in race two

Oulton BSB: Shakey makes amends in race two

Shane Byrne made up for a race one DNF with a hard fought battle for the win in race two from title rivals Josh Brookes and Alex Lowes. Shakey made no repeat of race one and immediatly led off the...

Oulton BSS: Seeley pips Easton at last corner for the win

Oulton BSS: Seeley pips Easton at last corner for the win

Alastair Seeley took an exciting win in today's British Supersport race, just pipping Martrain Yamaha rider Stuart Easton at the last corner to take the victory and break Easton's win streak. Pole...

Oulton BSB: Lowes takes first victory of 2013 as Byrne crashes out

Oulton BSB: Lowes takes first victory of 2013 as Byrne crashes out

Pre-race championship leader Byrne led off the line, but Lowes forced his way through on the first lap to take the lead. Byrne's Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki teammate Keith Farmer crashed out on the same...

BSB Oulton: Lowes puts in commanding performance to secure pole

BSB Oulton: Lowes puts in commanding performance to secure pole

Alex Lowes put in a commanding performance at Oulton Park on Sunday afternoon to claim his second successive British Superbike Championship pole position. The Samsung Honda rider was the only person...

BSB Oulton: Lowes tops early timing sheets

BSB Oulton: Lowes tops early timing sheets

Alex Lowes (Samsung Honda) topped the MCE British Superbike Championship timesheets after the second free practice session at Oulton Park today, the Lincolnshire rider just edging out Shane Byrne...

BSB Thruxton: Shakey takes 44th win, becomes most successful ever

BSB Thruxton: Shakey takes 44th win, becomes most successful ever

Defending champions Shakey Byrne became the most winningest rider in British Championship history today, taking his 44th win after a red flag brought the race to a premature end at Thruxton. Keith...

BSS Thruxton: Easton takes 600 glory

BSS Thruxton: Easton takes 600 glory

Stuart Easton has stormed to a hard fought battle in British Supersport in a race that saw the leading four separated by only half a second before red flags bring proceedings to an end with two laps...

BSB Race 1: Shakey storms to race one victory

BSB Race 1: Shakey storms to race one victory

Shane Byrne stormed to victory in the first race at Thruxton, after holding off a late push from Tyco Suzuki racer Josh Brookes. After Alex Lowes led early on, Byrne overtook on lap two, pulling away...

BSB Qualifying: Wet weather cancels qualifying at Thruxton

BSB Qualifying: Wet weather cancels qualifying at Thruxton

Torrential rain has led to the cancellation of Saturday's MCE British Superbike qualifying session at Thruxton with the circuit deemed unsuitable and too dangerous for any track activity. What...

Brands Hatch BSB: Ellison takes race two victory

Brands Hatch BSB: Ellison takes race two victory

Milwaukee Yamaha rider James Ellison bounced back from a disapponting race one to take victory in the second superbike race of the weekend. Shane Byrne again took the lead from the start, but it...

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne wins season opener

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne wins season opener

Reigning champion Shane Byrne started the 2013 season where he finished 2012 with victory at Brands Hatch. Byrne got a good start from pole position ahead of Samsung Honda rider Alex Lowes. Josh...

Brands Hatch BSS: Easton takes win in season opener

Brands Hatch BSS: Easton takes win in season opener

Stuart Easton took the honours in the opening race of the 2013 British Supersport Championship as he got the better of pole setter Billy McConnell at Brands Hatch on Saturday afternoon. Having moved...

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne takes pole

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne takes pole

Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) has claimed pole position for this weekend's opening round of the British Superbike Championship, with a lap of 45.655s around the Brands Hatch Indy circuit.

Brands Hatch BSS: McConnell takes pole

Brands Hatch BSS: McConnell takes pole

The Smiths Racing Triumph team got the defence of their British Superport Championship title underway in perfect fashion at Brands Hatch with the Australian pairing of Billy McConnell and Glen...

Brands Hatch BSB: Shakey braves the cold to set fastest time

Brands Hatch BSB: Shakey braves the cold to set fastest time

Reigning British Superbike Champion Shane Byrne picked up where he left of a the end of the 2012 season by topping the time-sheets during the second Free Practice session at Brands Hatch today. The...

Brands Hatch BSS: Gowland leads the way on opening day

Brands Hatch BSS: Gowland leads the way on opening day

Graeme Gowland riding the Seton Tuning Yamaha ended the opening day of the track action at Brands Hatch at the top of the timesheets in Free Practice 2. The 27-year-old was the only man to dip into...

BSB testing: Walker tops the timesheets at Brands Hatch

Chris Walker ended the official BSB test day at Brands Hatch with the fastest time after setting a 51.410 in the fifth and final session of the day. The Quattro Plant rider upped his pace throughout the day to go third fastest in the penultimate session before excellng in the final session to go fastest. The test took place on an initially wet track and with only minimal air and ground...

Aitchison left high and dry after Spitlath Redmond put on hold

Aitchison left high and dry after Spitlath Redmond put on hold

Australian racer Mark Aitchison has been left 'high and dry' following the shock withdrawal of his Spitlath Redmond Aprilia team less than a month before the start of the 2013 British Superbike...