2015

BSB investigating touring rule changes

BSB investigating touring rule changes

The MCE British Superbike organisers MSVR are investigating new rules designed to limit the effect of touring riders during practice and qualifying sessions after a number of high profile crashes and...

Hopkins to replace Smrz for remainder of 2015

Hopkins to replace Smrz for remainder of 2015

John Hopkins will replace Jakub Smrz at Moto Rapido Ducati for the remainder of the 2015 MCE British Superbike season. The news comes as expected, after the American made impressive progress with the...

Brookes doubles up at Thruxton

Brookes doubles up at Thruxton

Josh Brookes has extended his lead in the MCE British Superbike championship by backing up his opening race victory at Thruxton by taking the win in the second race of the day. The Australian took the...

Brookes takes race one glory as Ellison breaks wrist

Brookes takes race one glory as Ellison breaks wrist

Josh Brookes has become the new leader of the MCE British Superbike championship, after taking his third race win in a row at Thruxton. The Milwaukee Yamaha rider was able to take the lead early on...

Brookes blitzes for Thruxton pole

Brookes blitzes for Thruxton pole

Josh Brookes has blitzed his MCE British Superbike opposition for pole position at Thruxton, taking the top spot by 0.2 from a surprise front row of John Hopkins and Luke Mossey. “I am really happy...

Hopkins: ‘We’re well on our way to a podium’

Hopkins: ‘We’re well on our way to a podium’

Moto Rapido Ducati rider John Hopkins says that his weekend goal – of retuning to the MCE British Superbike podium – is still well on track for this weekend at Thruxton, after a successful first day...

Byrne confident despite slow times

Byrne confident despite slow times

Defending MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne is relaxed despite finishing the opening day at Thruxton a distant twelfth place. Working on tyre life instead of single lap pace, the four-time...

Brookes tops opening day at Thruxton

Brookes tops opening day at Thruxton

Josh Brookes has topped the opening day of the Thruxton round of the MCE British Superbike Championship, taking the top spot from a surprise performance form John Hopkins on the Moto Rapido Ducati,...

Jenkinson to replace Parkes for Thruxton BSB

Jenkinson to replace Parkes for Thruxton BSB

National Superstock 1000 rider Adam Jenkinson will replace Broc Parkes on the Milwaukee Yamaha for this weekend’s Thruxton MCE British Superbike round. The Australian is struggling with the...

Brookes to make German championship wildcard

Brookes to make German championship wildcard

Milwaukee Yamaha rider Josh Brookes will gain a significant advantage over his MCE British Superbike championship rivals when the series makes its annual trip abroad for the Dutch round of the series...

Hopkins to extend BSB return to Thruxton

Hopkins to extend BSB return to Thruxton

John Hopkins will extend his BSB return until at least the next round of the series at Thruxton, as the Lloyds British Moto Rapido Ducati team’s full time rider Jakub Smrz continues to recover from...

Brands BSB attracts massive crowds

Brands BSB attracts massive crowds

Last weekend’s Big Brands Bash round of the MCE British Superbike championship attracted an incredible 50,000 people to the Kent circuit, BSB organisers and circuit owners MSV have confirmed. Visibly...

Brookes makes it a double at Brands

Brookes makes it a double at Brands

Josh Brookes has made it a Milwaukee Yamaha MCE British Superbike double victory at Brands Hatch, matching his race one performance by holding off a Shane Byrne damaged after his race one crash. Byrne...

Front row all ruled out of BSB Last to First?

Front row all ruled out of BSB Last to First?

The front row of the second MCE British Superbike race at Brands Hatch seem to have all ruled themselves out of a chance to win the championship’s incredible cash prize on offer for starting race two...

Brookes takes maiden R1 win as Byrne crashes out

Brookes takes maiden R1 win as Byrne crashes out

Josh Brookes has taken his maiden MCE British Superbike win on the new Milwaukee Yamaha R1, taking the victory from Richard Cooper and James Ellison after title leader Shane Byrne was only one of many...

Byrne on pole for King of Brands – but only just!

Byrne on pole for King of Brands – but only just!

PBM Kawasaki rider Shane Byrne has taken pole position for tomorrow’s opening MCE British Superbike race at Brands Hatch by the narrowest of margins, qualifying only 0.001 ahead of championship rival...

Kiyo content despite eighth on the grid

Kiyo content despite eighth on the grid

Buildbase BMW rider Ryuichi Kiyonari says he’s content after MCE British Superbike qualifying at Brands Hatch today, despite being set to start tomorrow’s opening race from the third row of the grid...

Hopkins: I need to ride the Ducati more tranquilo

Hopkins: I need to ride the Ducati more tranquilo

New Moto Rapido Ducati rider John Hopkins says that he needs to perfect the way he rides the Panigale bike to get the best out of it, after a strong start to qualifying failed to pay off for him.

Eugene Laverty: ‘King of Brands will take a brave rider’

Eugene Laverty: ‘King of Brands will take a brave rider’

MotoGP rider and former British Supersport front-runner Eugene Laverty has pitched in on this weekend’s MCE British Superbike special ‘King of Brands’ title – and it’s £50,000 special prize fund. The...

James Puttrell family start fundraising campaign for paralysed racer

James Puttrell family start fundraising campaign for paralysed racer

The family of James Puttrell, the National Superstock 600 rider injured in a horrific crash at Brands Hatch in April, have set up a fundraising campaign to help the 25 year old adapt to his...

Laverty on top form on opening day at Brands

Laverty on top form on opening day at Brands

Tyco BMW rider Michael Laverty is on top form  - and top of the time sheets - after the opening day of this weekend’s MCE British Superbike round at Brands Hatch. Topping the sheets for the first...

Hopkins making impressive progress on Moto Rapido Ducati

Hopkins making impressive progress on Moto Rapido Ducati

John Hopkins has made an impressive return to the MCE British Superbike championship, by finishing the opening day of his comeback in seventh place overall – despite never before riding any Ducati let...

Hopkins ‘in awe’ of Moto Rapido Panigale

Hopkins ‘in awe’ of Moto Rapido Panigale

Returning MCE British Superbike racer John Hopkins says he’s been left ‘in awe’ after his first taste of the Moto Rapido Ducati Panigale he will contest at next weekend’s Brands Hatch round of the...

Flipped grids in Brands Hatch BSB rules shake-up – and £50,000 up for grabs!

Flipped grids in Brands Hatch BSB rules shake-up – and £50,000 up for grabs!

The MCE British Superbike championship will be turned on its head this weekend for a one-off Brands Hatch spectacular, with a new race two format, and a huge prize fund and double championship points...

Smiling Westmoreland pleased with Knockhill progress

Smiling Westmoreland pleased with Knockhill progress

A smiling James Westmoreland says that he’s happy with his progress at Knockhill, taking his two best finishes of the year after a major restructuring within his side of the JG Speedfit Kawasaki...

John Hopkins makes BSB return on Moto Rapido Ducati

John Hopkins makes BSB return on Moto Rapido Ducati

Former MCE British Superbike championship runner-up John Hopkins has made his first return to the series since the end of the 2014 season, taking to the track at Brands Hatch on the Moto Rapido Ducati...

Shakey makes it a Scottish double

Shakey makes it a Scottish double

Shane 'Shakey' Byrne celebrated a Scottish double at Knockhill, holding off the challenges from his PBM Kawasaki team-mate Stuart Easton and hard-charging Josh Brookes in an 11-lap sprint race ahead...

Byrne in control for race one at Knockhill

Byrne in control for race one at Knockhill

Shane Byrne has taken control of the opening MCE British Superbike race at Knockhill, by pulling just clear from a four bike chasing pack and staying there until the end of the thirty-lap race despite...

Byrne takes fourth pole of the year in PBM double strike

Byrne takes fourth pole of the year in PBM double strike

PBM Kawasaki riders Shane Byrne and Stuart Easton have taken a double strike at their MCE British Superbike rivals, with a one-two on the grid for tomorrow’s opening race at Knockhill. Byrne even...

John Hopkins to make BSB return with Moto Rapido Ducati

John Hopkins to make BSB return with Moto Rapido Ducati

Former MCE British Superbike runner-up John Hopkins will return to the series next time out at Brands Hatch, as he joins the Moto Rapido Ducati team to deputise for the injured Jakub Smrz. Hopkins, a...

Byrne applauds Knockhill track repairs

Byrne applauds Knockhill track repairs

PBM Kawasaki rider Shane Byrne has applauded the work done by the Knockhill circuit staff to rectify a pothole caused by heavy overnight rain at the Scottish circuit. Topping the day’s delayed and wet...

Knockhill delay after overnight track damage

Knockhill delay after overnight track damage

Morning proceedings at the fifth round of the MCE British Superbike championship at Knockhill has been delayed after torrential overnight rain at the Scottish track caused severe damage to the run...

Byrne and Easton makes it PBM one-two at Knockhill

Byrne and Easton makes it PBM one-two at Knockhill

Shane Byrne and Stuart Easton has made it a Paul Bird Motorsport Kawasaki one-two after the opening day of the MCE British Superbike weekend at Knockhill, with the pair leading both free practice...

BSB goes Forth to Knockhill

BSB goes Forth to Knockhill

The MCE British Superbike championship has gone Forth to this weekend’s Knockhill races, taking to the iconic Forth Road Bridge for an once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity ahead of today’s...

Obituary: Colin Appleyard

Obituary: Colin Appleyard

Colin Appleyard MBE, who passed away this afternoon, was a typical Yorkshireman - hard headed in business, a great lover and supporter of his sporting passion of motorcycle racing, and a gentle giant...

Linfoot making progress with return from injury

Linfoot making progress with return from injury

Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot says he’s happy with the progress he made at the Snetterton round of the CME British Superbike Championship last weekend, his first round back after breaking his wrist at...