BSB: Showdown teams undergo technical scrutiny

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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, Luke Mossey, Shane Byrne and James Ellison were all fully stripped and found to comply with BSB technical regulations. 

In addition to this, the top six riders from the second race were all subject to a number of other checks, with all machines found to be in line.

Speaking to MCN at Donington, Series and Race Director Stuart Higgs confirmed the checks were standard procedure and that a larger scale technical strip down is often conducted at one of the three Showdown rounds. 

A statement issued by MSVR read: “Following MCE BSB race 2 at Donington Park on Sunday 18th September, a range of extensive technical checks were carried out by MCRCB/MSVR technical officials.


“The top six classified were checked for weight, starter, throttle bodies and airbox, all complied with the class technical regulations, in addition the official ECU supplier Motec downloaded and analysed data from all classified finishers.

“The engines from the following “Showdown” teams were subject to a full mechanical tear-down: #4 Dan Linfoot (Honda), #12 Luke Mossey (Kawasaki), #67 Shane Byrne (Ducati) and #77 James Ellison (Kawasaki).

“All the engine components fully complied with the technical regulations of this class.”

Following the technical checks, organisers have also clarified the wording of a ruling regarding fuel pressures in order to bring it in line with precedent set by the FIM. 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing