2017

BSB: Lee Hardy confirms Kawasaki switch

BSB: Lee Hardy confirms Kawasaki switch

Lee Hardy Racing will make the switch to Kawasaki power for the 2017 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship with Jake Dixon, as reported by MCN last month.  The team have run BMW machinery...

BSB: Testing set to resume in Spain

BSB: Testing set to resume in Spain

Testing for the 2017 MCE British Superbike season is set to get into full swing next week with most teams heading out to Spain for their first tests of the year. While some teams have already been out...

BSB: Brad Ray makes Buildbase Suzuki Superbike debut

BSB: Brad Ray makes Buildbase Suzuki Superbike debut

Bradley Ray got his first taste of the Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000 he’ll campaign in this year’s MCE British Superbike Championship at Mallory Park today. Tipped as one of Britain’s quickest...

BSB: Giugliano gets first taste of BMW power

BSB: Giugliano gets first taste of BMW power

Davide Giugliano got a first taste of BMW power as he tested the all-new HP4 Race in Spain earlier this week. The former WSB star is set to join the Tyco BMW team in the MCE British Superbike...

BSB: Tyco BMW unveil 2017 livery

BSB: Tyco BMW unveil 2017 livery

Tyco BMW have lifted the covers off the BMW S1000RR Ian Hutchinson will campaign at the 2017 Isle of Man TT and other major international road races today at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle...

BSB: Quattro Plant FS-3 Kawasaki unveil 2017 colours

BSB: Quattro Plant FS-3 Kawasaki unveil 2017 colours

Quattro Plant FS-3 Racing Kawasaki have today unveiled the colours of the ZX-10RR Billy McConnell will campaign in the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship. With the Superbike machine busy on the...

BSB: Backlund to sit out 2017 after Brands Hatch crash

BSB: Backlund to sit out 2017 after Brands Hatch crash

Swedish racer Filip Backlund has decided to sit out the 2017 MCE British Superbike season following the injuries he sustained in a serious crash in the final round of 2016 at Brands...

BSB: Westmoreland back to BSB with Gearlink Kawasaki

BSB: Westmoreland back to BSB with Gearlink Kawasaki

British Supersport Championship runner-up James Westmoreland will return to the MCE British Superbike class this year after signing a deal with the Gearlink Kawasaki team. The former BSB podium man...

BSB: Haslam plotting WSB, MotoAmerica and World Endurance wildcards

BSB: Haslam plotting WSB, MotoAmerica and World Endurance wildcards

Leon Haslam is hoping to add a host of wildcard appearances to his regular MCE British Superbike duties in 2017. The 2016 BSB runner-up signed a contract directly with Kawasaki UK at the end of last...

Gallery: Guintoli makes Bennetts Suzuki debut

Gallery: Guintoli makes Bennetts Suzuki debut

It might have been a cold and wet Februrary afternoon at Mallory Park, but that didn't stop Sylvain Guintoli getting his first taste of the Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 he'll ride in the MCE British...

BSB: Solid shakedown for Guintoli at Mallory

BSB: Solid shakedown for Guintoli at Mallory

Sylvain Guintoli has today got a first taste of what the GSX-R1000 will feel like in MCE British Superbike trim in a quick shakedown test at a damp Mallory Park. The team first took delivery of the...

BSB: ITV4 highlights deal extended to 2020

BSB: ITV4 highlights deal extended to 2020

Highlights of the MCE British Superbike Championship will continue to be broadcast on ITV4 after the signing of a new deal between the network and series’ rights holders Motorsport Vision. The deal...

BSB: Michael Dunlop hires Carl Phillips as Stock 1000 protégé

BSB: Michael Dunlop hires Carl Phillips as Stock 1000 protégé

Although Michael Dunlop has still not revealed his own 2017 race plans, the winner of last year’s Superbike and Senior TTs has announced a new protégé for this season. The 13 times TT winner is set to...

BSB: Rain halts progress for Byrne in Jerez

BSB: Rain halts progress for Byrne in Jerez

MCE British Superbike Champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne enjoyed a rapid start to his second test of the 2017 season at Jerez this week to lap within 0.4 seconds of World Superbike man Tom Sykes. Byrne...

Opinion: BSB 2017 - Year of the young gun?

Opinion: BSB 2017 - Year of the young gun?

Following the announcement of Sylvain Guintoli’s return to the MCE British Superbike Championship in November, someone tweeted me to ask why rides in the British series weren’t being offered up to...

BSB: Bradley Ray gets Buildbase Suzuki call-up

BSB: Bradley Ray gets Buildbase Suzuki call-up

One of Britain’s most talented young racers, Bradley Ray, will get his chance to shine in the MCE British Superbike Championship next year after signing a deal to join the new Buildbase Suzuki...

BSB: Byrne and PBM kick off 2017 testing in Portimao

BSB: Byrne and PBM kick off 2017 testing in Portimao

MCE British Superbike Champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne enjoyed a positive first test of 2017 in Portimao at the weekend, lapping a similar pace to WSB star Marco Melandri over the two days on...

BSB: Guintoli on new GSX-R: 'The power delivery is like MotoGP'

BSB: Guintoli on new GSX-R: 'The power delivery is like MotoGP'

Sylvain Guintoli got a first taste of Suzuki’s all new GSX-R1000R in a private test with the factory Yoshimura Suzuki squad at Sepang last week. The Frenchman will ride the new GSX-R in the...

BSB: Linfoot gives verdict on new Fireblade

BSB: Linfoot gives verdict on new Fireblade

Honda’s MCE British Superbike duo got their first taste of the all new CBR1000RR Fireblade at the Portimao circuit as they joined journalists at the world press launch. Riding both the standard ‘RR’...

BSB: Jessopp returns with Riders Motorcycles BMW

BSB: Jessopp returns with Riders Motorcycles BMW

Martin Jessopp and Ridersmotorcycles BMW will return to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship this year as the team bid to build on a best result of tenth in 2016.  Yeovil’s Jessopp...

BSB: Honda Racing take delivery of new Fireblade

BSB: Honda Racing take delivery of new Fireblade

The 2017 MCE British Superbike season well and truly kicked off for the Honda Racing squad today as they took delivery of the all-new Fireblade SP2 Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran will campaign in...

BSB: 2017 grid shaping up

BSB: 2017 grid shaping up

The 2017 MCE British Superbike grid is beginning to look complete after the announcement that 2015 Champion Josh Brookes will line up with the Anvil Hire Yamaha team as the season gets underway later...

BSB: Anvil Hire Yamaha boss: 'The plan is to shock people'

BSB: Anvil Hire Yamaha boss: 'The plan is to shock people'

It’s fair to say the Anvil Hire Yamaha squad are somewhat the underdogs in BSB. In 2016, their highest ranked rider was James Rispoli in 27th having finished just one race in the points that...

BSB: Brookes' Anvil Hire Yamaha unveiled at Autosport Show

BSB: Brookes' Anvil Hire Yamaha unveiled at Autosport Show

Anvil Hire TAG Racing have revealed the YZF-R1 contender Josh Brookes will campaign in this year’s MCE British Superbike Championship.  Revealing their 2017 livery on the Pirelli stand at the...

BSB: Brookes to make comeback with Anvil Hire Yamaha

BSB: Brookes to make comeback with Anvil Hire Yamaha

2015 MCE British Superbike Champion Josh Brookes will make a shock return to the series this year after signing a last minute deal with Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha. With all the top seats signed up for...

BSB: Team WD40 sign Bridewell for 2017

BSB: Team WD40 sign Bridewell for 2017

Tommy Bridewell has signed a deal to compete with Team WD40 for the 2017 season aboard Kawasaki’s all new ZX-10RR.  The Devizes rider was almost certain to remain with the Halsall Racing squad...

BSB: Lee Jackson joins Hickman at Smiths BMW

BSB: Lee Jackson joins Hickman at Smiths BMW

MCE British Superbike young gun Lee Jackson will join Peter Hickman in the Smiths BMW team for the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship. The youngest rider on the grid turned a few heads with his...

BSB: Hickman joins Smiths BMW for BSB & Roads assault

BSB: Hickman joins Smiths BMW for BSB & Roads assault

Peter Hickman will join the Smiths BMW team for an assault on the 2017 MCE British Superbike and International Road Racing seasons.  The three-time TT winner and fourth quickest man in TT history...