2014

Byrne fastest at Brands despite struggling with back pain

Byrne fastest at Brands despite struggling with back pain

After launching an intense winter fitness campaign in an attempt to gain every advantage over his rivals ahead of the start of the 2014 MCE British Superbike series, Shane Byrne has been left...

No surprises in BSB Brands test as Shakey goes fastest

No surprises in BSB Brands test as Shakey goes fastest

There were no surprises in the one-hour test session that kicks off the opening weekend of the 2014 MCE British Superbike season, as Shane Byrne took the top spot with a late fast lap from Josh...

Byrne blows away lap record at Snetterton

Byrne blows away lap record at Snetterton

Shane Byrne has dominated the final pre-season test of 2014, setting a time below the outstanding lap record at Snetterton on the final day of two ahead of next week’s opening round of the MCE British...

Walker third fastest despite 'tough' day at Snetterton

Walker third fastest despite 'tough' day at Snetterton

Chris Walker had a ‘tough’ opening day of testing at Snetterton, despite finishing third only to Shane Byrne and Jakob Smrz, with windy conditions at the Norfolk track being less than perfect for the...

Kiyonari pleased with pace despite lack of track time

Kiyonari pleased with pace despite lack of track time

Ryuichi Kiyonari has been able to return some of the form that took him to three MCE British Superbike titles on the first day of the Donington test, with the Japanese rider ending the day third...

Byrne tops day one as rivals close gap

Shane Byrne has once again topped the day in pre-season testing for the MCE British Superbike Championship, finishing the day at Snetterton 0.4 ahead of Jakub Smrz as his rivals slowly close down the gap.   Smrz was impressive on the Millsport Ducati Panigale, finishing 0.4 behind Byrne but almost a second clear of third placed man Chris Walker, who had another fast day on the GBmoto Kawasaki...

Rain For Final Day In Jerez

Rain For Final Day In Jerez

The expected poor weather at Jerez arrived for a time at the start of the last day and conditions proved changeable for the most part, with only a few riders able to get anywhere near a normal lap...

Brookes continues to adjust riding style

Brookes continues to adjust riding style

Josh Brookes, having found a comfortable setting early in testing for the 2014 MCE BSB season on the Milwaukee Yamaha, is now struggling to adapt his riding style to suit the smoother power delivery...

Second fastest Brookes 'out-performed Shakey'

Second fastest Brookes 'out-performed Shakey'

Josh Brookes admitted after the first MCE British Superbike test of the year in the UK that he was dissatisfied to walk away only second fastest to Shane Byrne, finishing some 0.2 seconds off the...

Walker impressed with GBmoto bike at Donington

Walker impressed with GBmoto bike at Donington

Veteran MCE BSB racer Chris Walker says he’s come away from the first ‘proper’ test of the year against the majority of his season rivals feeling impressed with the GBmoto Kawasaki, and believing he...

Byrne fastest as BSB returns to home soil

Byrne fastest as BSB returns to home soil

Shane Byrne has topped the sheets at the first BSB test of 2014 on British soil, after coming out on top of a ferocious battle with title rival Josh Brookes at the end of the final session of the day...

Rutter and Muff at new-look Bathams BMW

Rutter and Muff at new-look Bathams BMW

Bathams IWR have announced that Michael Rutter will be remaining with the squad for the 2014 MCE British Superbike season as they make the switch from Honda to BMW machinery, as he’s joined by Swiss...

Kiyo makes Buildbase BMW debut

Kiyo makes Buildbase BMW debut

Ryuichi Kiyonari has tasted a British circuit on a bike other than a Honda for the first time, completing his first pre-season shakedown at Mallory Park on the Buildbase BMW alongside teammate James...

Tinmouth kicks off 2014 campaign

Tinmouth kicks off 2014 campaign

Ellsemere Port-based Jenny Tinmouth has begun pre-season testing, as she starts her 2014 MCE British Superbike campaign ahead of official testing tomorrow (Tuesday) at Donington Park. Testing her TWR...

Byrne fastest on return to BSB at Almeria

Byrne fastest on return to BSB at Almeria

Shane Byrne has topped the opening day of the first official MCE British Superbike Championship test of 2014, with the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider lucky to avoid gusting winds that caused teammate...

Team WD-40 to race in three classes in 2014

Team WD-40 to race in three classes in 2014

Team WD-40 have revealed their 2014 MCE British Superbike lineup, with a three strong team across three different classes, as Barry Burrell joins the team on Superbike, Canadian Ben Young in...

Milwaukee Yamaha have fun in the sun with five day test

Milwaukee Yamaha have fun in the sun with five day test

Milwaukee Yamaha have completed the first of their pre-season testing, with Tommy Bridewell and Josh Brookes completing three days at Cartagena followed by a further two days at Alcarras to make the...

Moody joins ITV 4 BSB team

Moody joins ITV 4 BSB team

ITV Four have announced their commentator line-up for their midweek highlights package, with James Haydon continuing to host the hour-long show that airs on a Wednesday night on the Freeview...

Westmoreland competes shakedown at home circuit

Westmoreland competes shakedown at home circuit

James Westmoreland has completed his first test of 2014 for the Buildbase BMW team, taking to the track at Mallory Park, the circuit now co-managed by team boss Stuart Hicken, to shake down the team’s...

Pirelli to offer free BSB tickets to customers

Pirelli to offer free BSB tickets to customers

Prielli have launched a deal that will give customers the opportunity to attend the 2014 MCE British Superbike Championship, where Pirelli are the official tyre supplier, for free, simply by...

Triumph Tristar R&G Triple Challenge ready to rock for 2014

Triumph Tristar R&G Triple Challenge ready to rock for 2014

The Triumph Triple Challenge will be back for 2014, with the Daytona 675 one-make series officially set to be launched at London’s iconic Ace Café on the 5th April, with organisers T3 Racing also...

Kirkham returns to track in Valencia test

Kirkham returns to track in Valencia test

Jon Kirkham has returned to track for the first time in 2014, as he completed his first test of the year for the Tsingtao WK Kawasaki team at Valencia, alongside National Superstock 1000 teammates...

Hutchinson completes hundreds of laps in Spanish testing

Hutchinson completes hundreds of laps in Spanish testing

Ian Hutchinson has had a successful return to two wheels for the first time since winning the Macau Grand Prix in November, and only his second time on a bike since the onslaught of surgery and...

Waters to race Suzuka with Yoshimura

Waters to race Suzuka with Yoshimura

Yoshimura Suzuki have announced their main rider line-up for the Suzuka 8 hours, with Tyco Suzuki MCE British Superbike racer Josh Waters joining Takuya Tsuda, last year’s runner-up with the team, as...

Honda announce 2014 British plans

Honda announce 2014 British plans

Honda Racing UK have finalised their 2014 British championship racing plans, with three machines in the National Superstock 1000 series alongside their already confirmed wildcard appearances in the...

Hopper at home on Tyco Suzuki

Hopper at home on Tyco Suzuki

Former MotoGP podium finisher John Hopkins says that he feels at home already on the Tyco Suzuki machine he will compete in the 2014 MCE British Superbike championship on, with the similarities to his...

Philip Neil: “Waters has that big smile back”

Philip Neil: “Waters has that big smile back”

Former Australian Superbike champion Josh Waters has left Cartagena having made positive steps forwards on his Suzuki return, after a woeful 2013 season on the Milwaukee Yamaha, finishing the test...

Seeley pleased with Cartagena progress

Seeley pleased with Cartagena progress

Alastair Seeley has left a four day test at Cartagena pleased with the progress he has made with his new Mar-Train team, with the Ulsterman able to run competitive times not only on his British...

Hard work pays off for Millsport Ducati

Hard work pays off for Millsport Ducati

An intense pre-season testing schedule had paid off for the Millsport Ducati squad and their rider Jacob Smrz, as the privateer team finished day three of the Cartagena pre-season test rivalling their...

Bridewell fastest on day 2 at Cartagena

Bridewell fastest on day 2 at Cartagena

Tommy Bridewell has cemented his position as a 2014 MCE British Superbike championship contender, setting a blisteringly fast lap right at the end of day two of pre-season testing at Cartagena in...

Hartley to become youngest ever BSB racer with Halsall Kawasaki

Harry Hartley will become the youngest ever MCE British Superbike racer this season, with the youngster making the jump from National Superstock 600 to the superbike class with Bolton based Halsall Kawasaki. Hartley will join Lee Costello, who scored a remarkable podium place at the season finale at Brands Hatch, as the team look to captialise on an impressive debut BSB season. The signing of the...

Andrews and Cummins joins RAF Racing

Andrews and Cummins joins RAF Racing

TT hero Simon Andrews will bounce back from life threatening injuries suffered at Le Mans last year to join the MCE British Superbike Championship with RAF Reserves Honda. However, Andrews won’t be...

Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki unveil new bikes at MCN London Show

Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki unveil new bikes at MCN London Show

The Paul Bird Motorsport team have kicked off a busy weekend of announcements for the MCE British Superbike Championship with the unveiling of their 2014 machines at the Show in London’s Docklands...

Knockhill to run reversed in 2014

Knockhill to run reversed in 2014

MCE British Superbike organisers MSV have confirmed that the Knockhill round of the championship, to be held in late June, will, as previously suggested, be run for the first time in reverse direction...

Tag Racing confirm former Australian champion Carr as second rider

Tag Racing confirm former Australian champion Carr as second rider

Yet another former Australian champion will join the MCE British Superbike championship for 2014, as former supersport winner Mitchell Carr joins the TAG Racing squad alongside Richard Cooper. Carr...

Tommy Aquino loses life in MX accident

Tommy Aquino loses life in MX accident

The racing community on both sides of the Atlantic and indeed around the world are this morning finding themselves mourning the loss of American Tommy Aquino in a motocross accident in his native...