2017

BSB: Haslam 'played it safe' in tough Brands opener

BSB: Haslam 'played it safe' in tough Brands opener

Leon Haslam has said he played it safe in the opening MCE British Superbike race at Brands Hatch to bring it home in fourth place as the final title fight got underway. Haslam reckons he was losing...

BSB: Brookes airs frustration with race one issues

BSB: Brookes airs frustration with race one issues

Josh Brookes’ hopes of clinching the 2017 MCE British Superbike title look to be over after a number of issues hampered him in the opening race at Brands Hatch. The Aussie was struggling with the bike...

BSB: Byrne victory keeps title fight alive

BSB: Byrne victory keeps title fight alive

Shane Byrne kept his 2017 MCE British Superbike title hopes alive with a commanding victory in the opening race at Brands Hatch while rival Leon Haslam could only manage a fourth place finish. It...

BSB: Hopkins out after paddock hill crash

BSB: Hopkins out after paddock hill crash

John Hopkins will miss the remainder of the MCE British Superbike finale at Brands Hatch after a crash in qualifying. The MotoRapido Ducati rider crashed heavily on the entry to Paddock Hill bend in...

BSB: Shakey storms to pole as Haslam crashes out

BSB: Shakey storms to pole as Haslam crashes out

Shane Byrne stormed to pole position for this afternoon’s opening MCE British Superbike race with the quickest ever lap of the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. Byrne’s time of 1’24.163 is some 0.451...

BSB: Dixon 'sore but OK' after fast Brands off

BSB: Dixon 'sore but OK' after fast Brands off

Jake Dixon has said he is ‘sore but OK’ after a fast crash in this afternoon’s second free practice session at Brands Hatch. The RAF Regular and Reserves rider crashed after tucking the front at...

BSB: Byrne: 'I'm just trying to enjoy myself'

BSB: Byrne: 'I'm just trying to enjoy myself'

Shane Byrne has said he’s approaching this weekend’s MCE British Superbike title decider in a different way after topping both free practice sessions on Friday. The five-time British Champion reckons...

BSB: Haslam 'not taking risks' on opening day

BSB: Haslam 'not taking risks' on opening day

MCE British Superbike championship leader Leon Haslam says he was careful not to take too many risks on the opening day of action at the 2017 series finale. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki star was third...

BSB: Byrne quickest as Brands finale gets underway

BSB: Byrne quickest as Brands finale gets underway

Shane Byrne led the way as the MCE British Superbike Championship finale got underway at Brands Hatch. The Be Wiser Ducati star topped both Friday practice sessions to come out fighting as he looks to...

BSB: Championship standings ahead of Brands finale

BSB: Championship standings ahead of Brands finale

The time has come. The 2017 MCE British Superbike Champion will be crowned at Brands Hatch this weekend, but who will it be?  Mathematically, there are five contenders remaining. Leon Haslam,...

BSB: 2018 calendar announced

BSB: 2018 calendar announced

Dates for the 2018 British Superbike Championship have today been confirmed with the series once again taking place over 12 rounds with no major changes to the schedule. The season gets underway with...

BSB: Mossey determined to end year on a high

BSB: Mossey determined to end year on a high

Luke Mossey is determined to end 2017 on a high after a horrific high-side at Thruxton ruled him out of the title fight. Mossey missed four races after breaking his back in four places earlier this...

BSB: O'Halloran eyes third in championship

BSB: O'Halloran eyes third in championship

Jason O’Halloran might be out of the MCE British Superbike title chase but the Aussie hasn’t given up on securing a rostrum finish in the overall 2017 standings. O’Halloran became the first title...

BSB: Kyle Ryde to make BSB debut with FS3 Kawasaki

BSB: Kyle Ryde to make BSB debut with FS3 Kawasaki

Kyle Ryde will make his MCE British Superbike debut at Brands Hatch this weekend after losing his seat with the Puccetti Kawasaki World Supersport team. Ryde will stand in for the injured Billy...

BSB: Brookes: 'There's more pressure on Haslam and Shakey than me'

BSB: Brookes: 'There's more pressure on Haslam and Shakey than me'

Josh Brookes believes there’s more pressure on rivals Leon Haslam and Shane Byrne than him as they go into the final round of the MCE British Superbike championship this weekend. Brookes sits second...

BSB: Dixon: 'I'm going to Brands to make a statement'

BSB: Dixon: 'I'm going to Brands to make a statement'

Jake Dixon has said he’ll be out to make a statement in the final round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch this weekend. After a run of form kick-started by a stunning...

BSB: Byrne: 'Pressure is off, for now!'

BSB: Byrne: 'Pressure is off, for now!'

Having finished first or second in the MCE British Superbike Championship every year since 2012, Shane Byrne has been in a position similar to the one he’s in ahead of this weekend’s BSB title decider...

BSB: Haslam: 'I have to pick my fights'

BSB: Haslam: 'I have to pick my fights'

Leon Haslam heads into this weekend’s MCE British Superbike title decider with one hand on the trophy after a commanding performance in the opening two Showdown rounds. With his rivals struggling,...

BSB: Guintoli: 'I never gave up'

BSB: Guintoli: 'I never gave up'

Sylvain Guintoli showed he’s still got the pace with a spectacular second race win at Assen this weekend.  The 2014 World Superbike Champion’s move to MCE British Superbikes this year has until...

BSB: Brookes: 'One DNF and anything can happen'

BSB: Brookes: 'One DNF and anything can happen'

Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha’s Josh Brookes remains Haslam’s closest title challenger despite a somewhat challenging weekend at Assen. Brookes was fourth quickest in Friday’s dry sessions, albeit some six...

BSB: Ron Haslam: 'This is Leon's best chance yet!'

BSB: Ron Haslam: 'This is Leon's best chance yet!'

Ron Haslam has said he believes 2017 is his son, Leon’s, best chance of winning the title that has eluded him for so long as he heads into the final round of the MCE British Superbike championship 32...

BSB: Lack of aero bodywork hampers O'Halloran

BSB: Lack of aero bodywork hampers O'Halloran

Jason O’Halloran became the first Showdown contender to be mathematically ruled out of the 2017 MCE British Superbike title fight after a disastrous weekend at Assen. The Aussie crashed in the late...

BSB: Dixon: 'Our title fight is over'

BSB: Dixon: 'Our title fight is over'

Jake Dixon has admitted his title fight is all but over after a difficult weekend at Assen. The RAF Regular and Reserves rider could only manage an eighth and seventh place at the penultimate round of...

BSS: Race bosses explain Farmer penalty

BSS: Race bosses explain Farmer penalty

British Superbike race director Stuart Higgs has defended a decision to hand Keith Farmer a 60 second penalty after yesteday’s Dickies British Supersport feature race. Farmer finished second in the...

BSB: Guintoli wins Assen classic as Haslam strengthens series lead

BSB: Guintoli wins Assen classic as Haslam strengthens series lead

Sylvain Guintoli took a debut victory for the all-new GSX-R1000 in an epic second MCE British Superbike race at Assen this afternoon, coming out best in a five-bike battle for the lead. Guintoli, Leon...

BSB: Haslam extends advantage with race one win

BSB: Haslam extends advantage with race one win

Leon Haslam extended his advantage in the MCE British Superbike championship standings with a strong win in the opening race at Assen. It didn’t come easy for the JG Speedfit Kawasaki star, with a...

BSB: Ellison: 'I think I nearly crashed 18 times!'

BSB: Ellison: 'I think I nearly crashed 18 times!'

James Ellison has said he thinks he crashed nearly 18 times on his way to pole position in treacherous qualifying conditions at Assen today. The McAMS Yamaha star skated around the slippery Dutch...

BSB: Haslam on front row as title rivals suffer

BSB: Haslam on front row as title rivals suffer

Leon Haslam holds the advantage going into tomorrow’s first MCE British Superbike race at Assen after significantly out-qualifying his Showdown rivals. Haslam was the only title fighter to progress...

BSB: Ellison takes pole as Showdown shakes up at soggy Assen

BSB: Ellison takes pole as Showdown shakes up at soggy Assen

James Ellison will start on pole for tomorrow’s opening MCE British Superbike race after a treacherous qualifying session at Assen. Constant rainfall all afternoon left the circuit sodden ahead of the...

BSB: Christian Iddon remains with Tyco BMW for 2018

BSB: Christian Iddon remains with Tyco BMW for 2018

Christian Iddon will remain with the Tyco BMW team for a third consecutive season in 2018, it has been confirmed. The Stockport rider becomes the fifth name confirmed on the grid for 2018, joining...

BSB: Byrne: 'Our best first day for a while!'

BSB: Byrne: 'Our best first day for a while!'

Reigning MCE British Superbike Champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne says today’s opening practice sessions at Assen were among the best he’s had all year as he returned to form to lead the pack by half a...

BSB: Dixon: 'Our toughest Friday yet'

BSB: Dixon: 'Our toughest Friday yet'

It was a tough opening day to the second round of the MCE British Superbike Showdown for title fighter Jake Dixon with handling issues leaving him 0.7 seconds off the pace after FP2. The 21-year-old...

BSB: Byrne sets early Assen pace

BSB: Byrne sets early Assen pace

Shane Byrne led the way on the opening day of proceedings at MCE British Superbike’s annual jaunt to Assen, topping the afternoon’s second free practice session ahead of series leader Leon...

BSB: Cooper to run Classic Suzuki livery

BSB: Cooper to run Classic Suzuki livery

Richard Cooper has unveiled a stunning retro-livery for the Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 he’ll wildcard in this weekend’s eleventh round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship. Inspired by the...

BSB: Mackenzie set for McAMS Yamaha Superbike ride?

BSB: Mackenzie set for McAMS Yamaha Superbike ride?

Tarran Mackenzie could be set to make his MCE British Superbike debut with the McAMS Yamaha team in 2018 after a tough transition to Moto2. After winning the British Supersport championship in 2016,...

BSB: Championship standings ahead of Assen

BSB: Championship standings ahead of Assen

The 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship Showdown kicks off this weekend with six riders fighting for the title over the final three rounds.  Just seven races stand between now and the crowing...