2014

British Superbikes to open Motorcycle Live in ‘Day of Champions’

British Superbikes to open Motorcycle Live in ‘Day of Champions’

The MCE British Superbike championship will play an integral part in this year’s Motorcycle Live show at the NEC, with every class’s respective champion set to appear on stage for the opening gala of...

GBmoto rebrand to JG Speedfit Kawasaki for 2015 BSB assault

GBmoto rebrand to JG Speedfit Kawasaki for 2015 BSB assault

GBmoto Kawasaki will line up on the grid at the opening round of the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship under a new name, as the team welcome onboard plumbing supplier JG Speedfit as their new...

Team boss Tommy Hill returns to BSB with Chris Walker and Danny Buchan

Team boss Tommy Hill returns to BSB with Chris Walker and Danny Buchan

Former MCE British Superbike champion Tommy Hill will return to the series next year – but as team manager NOT racer. The 2011 winner will manage the Be Wiser Kawasaki team as they step up from...

Tyco move step closer to BMW deal

Tyco move step closer to BMW deal

Although the Tyco sponsored TAS team's official line on the reported shift from Suzuki to BMW for next season's BSB and roads campaigns remains that it is 'speculation', it has emerged that the domain...

Linfoot and O’Halloran spearhead Honda BSB return

Linfoot and O’Halloran spearhead Honda BSB return

Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran will spearhead the return of Honda Racing to the MCE British Superbike championship in 2015. Linfoot, who had a breakthrough year in 2014 to score his first podium and...

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne seals crown with double win

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne seals crown with double win

Shane Byrne has taken the 2014 MCE British Superbike title in style by finishing off his weekend at Brands Hatch with a double victory after lifting the crown after the first race of the day. Byrne...

Brands Hatch BSB: Shakey takes the title in style

Brands Hatch BSB: Shakey takes the title in style

Shane Byrne has become the first ever four time MCE British Superbike champion in style at Brands Hatch, only needing to finish fourth after injury ruled out Ryuichi Kiyonari but settling for nothing...

Kiyonari to ride warmup to assess broken collarbone

Kiyonari to ride warmup to assess broken collarbone

A battered and bruised Ryuichi Kiyonari will return to the MCE British Superbike track tomorrow, with the triple champion confirming to MCN that he will attempt to ride in the morning’s 10-minute...

Brands Hatch BSB: Mainwaring takes victory as Byrne crashes out!

Brands Hatch BSB: Mainwaring takes victory as Byrne crashes out!

Howie Mainwaring has taken a stylish wet weather victory at Brands Hatch, holding off rain man Josh Waters and a resurgent Jon Kirkham to take the win by mere centimetres. However, the main drama of...

Brookes and Byrne launch war of words ahead of BSB finale

Brookes and Byrne launch war of words ahead of BSB finale

Josh Brookes and Shane Byrne have launched a war of words ahead of this weekend’s first MCE British Superbike race, after the Australian jokingly commented after qualifying that it was like the triple...

Brands Hatch BSB: Ellison on pole as War for Four pressure reaches critical

Brands Hatch BSB: Ellison on pole as War for Four pressure reaches critical

James Ellison has controlled all three MCE British Superbike qualifying sessions to take pole position at Brands Hatch, exploiting his position outside the Showdown to make the post of the pressure...

Ryuichi Kiyonari breaks collarbone at Brands Hatch

Ryuichi Kiyonari breaks collarbone at Brands Hatch

The 2014 MCE British Superbike championship took a major plot twist this morning after Ryuichi Kiyonari crashed out of the free practice three session at Brands Hatch, breaking his collarbone and...

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne lands the first hit of the weekend

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne lands the first hit of the weekend

Shane Byrne has landed the first hit of the weekend over championship rival Ryuichi Kiyonari by taking the top spot on the opening day of action at Brands Hatch. Byrne finished the day at his home...

Ellison staying with GBmoto Kawasaki for 2015

Ellison staying with GBmoto Kawasaki for 2015

James Ellison will remain with Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki for the 2015 MCE British Superbike season, after signing an extension to his contract to remain with the team for next season. Switching...

Josh Brookes to remain with Milwaukee Yamaha in BSB

Josh Brookes to remain with Milwaukee Yamaha in BSB

Josh Brookes has surprised the MCE British Superbike paddock by agreeing a new deal that will see the Australian remain with Milwaukee Yamaha for the 2015 BSB season. Having made it clear he wanted to...

Silverstone BSB: Kiyo makes it one each for title fighters

Silverstone BSB: Kiyo makes it one each for title fighters

Ryuichi Kiyonari has made it one apiece for the BSB title fighters at Silverstone, taking the fight to Shane Byrne in the second race of the day to hold off his fellow triple champion and mean that...

Silverstone BSB: Byrne battles to race one win

Silverstone BSB: Byrne battles to race one win

Shane Byrne has extended his championship lead with only four races left in the MCE British Superbike series, taking a dramatic race win at Silverstone. Main title rival Ryuichi Kiyonari was second,...

Silverstone BSB: Kiyonari claims pole

Silverstone BSB: Kiyonari claims pole

Ryuichi Kiyonari rode bravely in drying conditions to take his second pole of the season for the penultimate round at Silverstone. Kiyonari was able to hold off title rival Shane Byrne...

Silverstone BSB: Kiyo scorches to record pace on opening day

Silverstone BSB: Kiyo scorches to record pace on opening day

Ryuichi Kiyonari has raced to a scorching opening day of the penultimate round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Silverstone. The triple champion, currently in a battle with Shane Byrne for...

Honda celebrate Motorcycle Live with Silverstone paint scheme

Honda celebrate Motorcycle Live with Silverstone paint scheme

Honda Racing will celebrate the UK’s biggest motorcycle show this weekend at Silverstone’s MCE British Superbike round, as the wildcard Honda of Julien Da Costa takes to the track in a special paint...

Tommy Hill returns to BSB as team boss with Be Wiser Kawasaki

Tommy Hill returns to BSB as team boss with Be Wiser Kawasaki

Tommy Hill, the 2011 MCE British Superbike champion, will return to the BSB paddock in 2015, but not as a racer. Hill is instead set to launch a two-rider team alongside Alan Greig, team owner and...

Assen BSB: Shakey snatches last corner victory

Assen BSB: Shakey snatches last corner victory

Shane 'Shakey' Byrne ended his winning drought by snatching victory from the grasp of his 'War for Four' rival Ryuichi Kiyonari with a last corner move in the second MCE Insurance British Superbike...

Assen BSB: Wildman Waters holds off Kiyo for wet win

Assen BSB: Wildman Waters holds off Kiyo for wet win

Assen again produced a dramatic MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship Showdown opening race with Tyco Suzuki's Josh Waters claiming the victory, but Title Fighters Shane 'Shakey' Byrne and Josh...

Assen BSB: Iddon takes surprise pole

Assen BSB: Iddon takes surprise pole

The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship Showdown continued dramatically at Assen as Title Fighters Shane 'Shakey' Byrne and Ryuichi Kiyonari crashed out of Datatag Extreme Qualifying, but it...

Iddon joins Bimota team for BSB Assen

Iddon joins Bimota team for BSB Assen

Christian Iddon will join the Alstare Junior team at next weekend’s Assen round of the MCE British Superbike championship, coming onboard as the team’s WSB effort was axed by homologation rules.

Hutchinson set for National Stock 1000 and Macau GP return with Paul Bird

Hutchinson set for National Stock 1000 and Macau GP return with Paul Bird

Ian Hutchinson will return to the national Superstock 1000 championship for the last two races of this season, signing a deal with Paul Bird’s Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki after losing his seat with the...

MV Agusta set for BSB with Tsingtao Kawasaki

MV Agusta set for BSB with Tsingtao Kawasaki

MV Agusta will return to the MCE British Superbike paddock for 2015, with national Superstock 1000 championship leaders Tsingtao Hampshire Motorcycles making the switch from Kawasaki, for not only...

Kiyonari to stay with Buildbase BMW for 2015

Kiyonari to stay with Buildbase BMW for 2015

Ryuichi Kiyonari, fresh from his double win at Donington and heading into the BSB Showdown as one of the title favourites, has extended his deal with the Buildbase BMW team for the 2015...

Donington BSB: Hopkins on pole after three year absence

Donington BSB: Hopkins on pole after three year absence

John Hopkins has taken a surprise pole position, taking the Tyco Suzuki to his first pole since the same race all the way back in 2011. The American, who has struggled so far this season, managed a...

Da Costa happy with wildcard Honda pace

Da Costa happy with wildcard Honda pace

Julien Da Costa has made a positive start to his first day back in the MCE British Superbike Championship, finishing eleventh but happy with his progress as the Honda Racing team continue to develop...

Donington BSB: Hopkins a surprise provisional pole

Donington BSB: Hopkins a surprise provisional pole

John Hopkins has set his 2014 season back on track by setting the fastest time of the opening day of MCE British Superbike action at Donington Park. The American, familiar with the track form his...

Brookes planning on race wins at Donington

Brookes planning on race wins at Donington

Josh Brookes says he’s not thinking of the MCE British Superbike Showdown this weekend at Donington Park, instead planning on concentrating on race wins after a disastrous weekend at Cadwell last time...

Backlund to replace Hutchy at FFX Yamaha

Backlund to replace Hutchy at FFX Yamaha

Swede Filip Backlund will replace Ian Hutchinson at FFX Yamaha for the remainder of the MCE British Superbike Championship. He will make the jump from the highly competitive National Superstock 1000...

Byrne tops BSB Assen test

Byrne tops BSB Assen test

Shane Byrne has topped a one day test at the legendary TT Circuit Assen, with six of the Showdown contenders jetting in for the eventahead of next month’s race at the circuit in the north of the...

Cadwell BSB: Hickman takes stunning debut win in the rain

Cadwell BSB: Hickman takes stunning debut win in the rain

Peter Hickman became the second rider to celebrate a debut MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship race win in the final race of the day at Cadwell Park as the RAF Reserves Honda rider scored the...

Cadwell BSB: Bridewell gains from Shakey mistake for first win

Cadwell BSB: Bridewell gains from Shakey mistake for first win

Milwaukee Yamaha's Tommy Bridewell celebrated an emotional debut victory in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park by just 0.005s from Shane 'Shakey' Byrne in a race that was...