2016

BSB: Shakey: "We did what we had to"

BSB: Shakey: "We did what we had to"

MCE BSB series leader Shane Byrne wasn’t too disappointed to leave Assen with two second places after racing with the harder option Pirelli SC1 rear tyre for the first time this season. Colder...

BSB: Tyre wear hampers Mossey in Assen

BSB: Tyre wear hampers Mossey in Assen

MCE British Superbike Showdown contender Luke Mossey experienced a mixed weekend in the 11th round of this year’s championship at Assen.  While the Quattro Plant Tec-Care Kawasaki rider was happy...

BSB: Progress for Laverty at Assen

BSB: Progress for Laverty at Assen

Michael Laverty left the penultimate round of the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship feeling positive after a return to the top six in both of Sunday’s races. The Northern Irishman has been...

BSB: Haslam does the Dutch double

BSB: Haslam does the Dutch double

Leon Haslam did exactly what he needed to do to keep the 2016 MCE British Superbike title fight alive at Assen this weekend, leaving the Dutch circuit with two dominant victories.  After beating...

BSB: Haslam wins thrilling Assen opener

BSB: Haslam wins thrilling Assen opener

Leon Haslam took victory in a tantalising opening MCE British Superbike race at Assen, holding off title rival Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne to claim a crucial five points as the championship battle heats...

BSB: Ellison bags front row start in Assen

BSB: Ellison bags front row start in Assen

James Ellison will start tomorrow’s opening MCE British Superbike race at Assen from the front row of the grid after a step forward with a steering problem he’s been suffering with all...

BSB: Haslam confident of hard tyre advantage

BSB: Haslam confident of hard tyre advantage

Leon Haslam is hoping the advantage he has shown on the harder option Pirelli rear tyre in recent rounds will give him the upper hand as racing gets underway at the penultimate round of the 2016 MCE...

BSB: Byrne blitzes opposition for Assen pole

BSB: Byrne blitzes opposition for Assen pole

Shane Byrne will start tomorrow’s opening MCE British Superbike race at Assen on pole position after dominating his rivals in qualifying this afternoon. The four-time British Champion set a time of...

BSB: Fastest man Iddon happy with hard tyre progress

BSB: Fastest man Iddon happy with hard tyre progress

While topping yesterday’s free practice was a welcome boost in confidence for Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon, it was progress on the harder option Pirelli rear tyre that buoyed the former Supermoto star...

BSB: Byrne unhappy with feeling despite pace

BSB: Byrne unhappy with feeling despite pace

Shane Byrne has confessed he’s not in the strongest position he could be despite placing second fastest on the opening day at Assen.  The Be Wiser Ducati rider was just 0.098seconds off Christian...

BSB: Iddon opens Assen on top

BSB: Iddon opens Assen on top

Christian Iddon led the way as the 11th round of the MCE British Superbike Championship got underway at Assen, holding off title challengers Shane Byrne and Leon Haslam for the top spot in...

BSB: Byrne not taking title lead for granted

BSB: Byrne not taking title lead for granted

Shane Byrne heads in to this weekend’s penultimate round of the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship with a 27-point advantage over title rival Leon Haslam, but the four-time British champ is keen...

BSB: Realistic Linfoot targets third in series

BSB: Realistic Linfoot targets third in series

Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot has his sights firmly set on finishing third in this year’s MCE British Superbike Championship after a strong performance last time out at Donington Park saw him overtake...

BSB Exclusive: Haslam: 'Why I'm staying in Britain for 2017'

BSB Exclusive: Haslam: 'Why I'm staying in Britain for 2017'

Leon Haslam has revealed he is set to race in the MCE British Superbike Championship again next season despite having offers on the table to return to the world stage. The 2010 World Superbike...

BSB: Hutchinson to race in Superbike class at Assen

BSB: Hutchinson to race in Superbike class at Assen

Ian Hutchinson will step up to the MCE British Superbike class with Tyco BMW at Assen this weekend. The TT star has been riding for the Moneymore squad in the National Superstock 1000 series this year...

BSB: Showdown teams undergo technical scrutiny

BSB: Showdown teams undergo technical scrutiny

MCE British Superbike bosses have confirmed a full technical check of the leading riders from each ‘Showdown’ team was conducted after race two at Donington Park.  The machines of Dan Linfoot,...

BSB: Polita joins MotoRapido Ducati

BSB: Polita joins MotoRapido Ducati

Alex Polita will return to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship grid at Assen this weekend as the Italian contender joins the Lloyds British Moto Rapido Ducati team for the final two...

BSB: Haslam looking to bounce back at Assen

BSB: Haslam looking to bounce back at Assen

Leon Haslam will be looking to get his 2016 MCE British Superbike title fight back on track at Assen this weekend after losing serious points to rival Shane Byrne with a fall at Donington Park. Haslam...

BSB: Easton parts ways with MotoRapido Ducati

BSB: Easton parts ways with MotoRapido Ducati

Stuart Easton has opted to sit out the remainder of the 2016 MCE British Superbike season after struggling to find improvements following a move to the Lloyds British MotoRapido Ducati team. Easton...

BSB: Haslam: 'I should have settled for second'

BSB: Haslam: 'I should have settled for second'

Leon Haslam left Donington Park this weekend rueing a costly mistake which saw him crash out of Sunday’s second race to give rival Shane Byrne a 27-point lead after the opening round of the MCE...

BSB: Ellison victory charge halted by tyre wear

BSB: Ellison victory charge halted by tyre wear

James Ellison has said he believes a potential faulty Pirelli tyre cost him the chance of fighting for victory in Sunday’s second race after his tyre dropped off after just two or three laps. The...

BSB: Is this the quickest year yet?

BSB: Is this the quickest year yet?

This year’s British Superbike Championship has really started to heat up over the last couple of rounds and it’s not just the battle between Shakey and Haslam at the front fuelling the fire.  In...

BSB: Iddon returns to podium at Donington

BSB: Iddon returns to podium at Donington

Christian Iddon was able to turn things around for the struggling Tyco BMW squad as he made his return to the podium at Donington this weekend.  The former British Supermoto Champion hadn’t stood...

BSB: Tough weekend for Mossey at Donington

BSB: Tough weekend for Mossey at Donington

Luke Mossey was unable to repeat his Oulton podium form at Donington Park this weekend as a number of issues held him back as the Showdown got underway.  The new Dad secured a spot in the top six...

BSB: O'Halloran title chances slashed after crash

BSB: O'Halloran title chances slashed after crash

It was a difficult weekend for Jason O’Halloran at Donington Park despite taking to the podium in Sunday’s opening race. After three crashes on Friday, he could only manage ninth on the grid for the...

BSB: Byrne takes series lead as Haslam crashes out

BSB: Byrne takes series lead as Haslam crashes out

Shane Byrne jumped back in to the lead of the 2016 MCE British Superbike standings with a dominant double as rival Leon Haslam dramatically crashed out at Donington Park. James Ellison took the early...

BSB: Dominant win for Byrne in race one

BSB: Dominant win for Byrne in race one

Shane Byrne took victory in the opening race of the MCE British Superbike Showdown at Donington Park this afternoon after an intelligent race strategy saw him get the better of title rival Leon...

BSB: Byrne 'used head' to secure front row start

BSB: Byrne 'used head' to secure front row start

Shane Byrne was not disappointed with missing out on pole position at Donington Park this afternoon after a mistake in the early stages of his Superpole lap saw him play it safe for the remainder of...

BSB: Haslam pleased with pole after mistake at Melbourne

BSB: Haslam pleased with pole after mistake at Melbourne

Leon Haslam stamped his authority on his MCE British Superbike rivals with a dominant pole position at Donington Park this afternoon. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki man will start tomorrow’s opening race...

BSB: Haslam shatters lap record for Donington pole

BSB: Haslam shatters lap record for Donington pole

Leon Haslam took first blood in the 2016 MCE British Superbike Showdown by claiming pole position for Sunday’s opening race at Donington Park.  Dry weather for the three-stage qualifying session...

BSB: Halsall Racing to split with Suzuki

BSB: Halsall Racing to split with Suzuki

Bennetts Suzuki team boss Martin Halsall has announced the team will end its association with the Japanese manufacturer at the end of the 2016 season. Citing frustrations with a lack of clear...

BSB: Iddon: 'It's time to show what we could have done'

BSB: Iddon: 'It's time to show what we could have done'

Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon set out to prove what could have been by storming to the top of the timesheets in practice at Donington Park. The 31-year-old may have missed out on a Showdown spot but was...

BSB: Iddon tops opening day at Donington

BSB: Iddon tops opening day at Donington

Christian Iddon returned to the top of the timesheets to lead the way in both wet and dry conditions on the opening day of the tenth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Donington...

BSB: Mossey to run Mick Grant-inspired Showdown livery

BSB: Mossey to run Mick Grant-inspired Showdown livery

The Quattro Plant Tec-Care Kawasaki team have unveiled a special livery for Luke Mossey to run in the three MCE British Superbike Showdown rounds. Mossey secured his place in the top six with a...

BSB: Ellison feeling 'strong' ahead of Showdown opener

BSB: Ellison feeling 'strong' ahead of Showdown opener

James Ellison has said he’s feeling strong ahead of the MCE British Superbike Showdown getting underway after a breakthrough saw him return to the front last weekend. The Cumbrian made his return to...

BSB: Ron Haslam: 'Leon is great under pressure'

BSB: Ron Haslam: 'Leon is great under pressure'

Having taken the lead of the MCE British Superbike Championship standings at Oulton, all eyes will be on Leon Haslam as the Showdown gets underway at Donington Park this weekend.  However,...