March

BSB: Giugliano surprised with close BSB passes

BSB: Giugliano surprised with close BSB passes

Round one of the MCE British Superbike Championship was an eye opener for new boy Davide Giugliano at Donington Park as he admits being surprised by the intense level of racing throughout the...

BSB: Hickman impresses on Smiths BMW debut

BSB: Hickman impresses on Smiths BMW debut

It was a strong opening weekend to the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship for Peter Hickman at Donington Park as he made his debut with the Smiths Racing BMW team. Quick throughout practice,...

BSB: Back to school for Honda at Donington

BSB: Back to school for Honda at Donington

It was a baptism of fire for the all-new 2017 Honda Fireblade as it made its MCE British Superbike debut at Donington Park this weekend with Jason O’Halloran and Dan Linfoot struggling to break into...

BSB: Byrne pragmatic about missing opening races

BSB: Byrne pragmatic about missing opening races

Reigning MCE British Superbike Champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne is looking on the brightside after being sidelined for the 2017 season opener at Donington Park following a heavy crash in morning...

BSB: Dream double for Haslam at Donington

BSB: Dream double for Haslam at Donington

It was a perfect opening weekend to the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship for Leon Haslam, who stormed to another strong race win in the second outing at Donington Park. Haslam’s win came...

BSB: Haslam leads JG Speedfit Kawasaki 1-2 in opening race

BSB: Haslam leads JG Speedfit Kawasaki 1-2 in opening race

Leon Haslam took a dominant victory in the opening race of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship at Donington Park this afternoon. The 2016 runner-up capitalised on the absence of rival Shane...

BSB: Byrne to miss opening races after warm-up crash

BSB: Byrne to miss opening races after warm-up crash

Reigning MCE British Superbike Champion Shane Byrne will miss the opening races of the season after a heavy fall in morning warm-up. Byrne went down heavily at Craner curves towards the end of the...

BSB: Guintoli continues to make progress with GSX-R

BSB: Guintoli continues to make progress with GSX-R

Sylvain Guintoli continues to take significant steps forward in developing the all-new Suzuki GSX-R1000 for the MCE British Superbike Championship at the first round at Donington Park. The Frenchman...

BSB: Ducati Cup rider Mick Whalley dies in Donington crash

BSB: Ducati Cup rider Mick Whalley dies in Donington crash

A rider has died following a serious incident in today’s Ducati TriOptions Cup race at the opening round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship. Mick Whalley, from Sheppey in Kent, sustained...

BSB: Haslam on pole as qualifying cancelled

BSB: Haslam on pole as qualifying cancelled

Leon Haslam will start tomorrow’s MCE British Superbike Championship season opener from pole position after qualifying was cancelled this afternoon following a severe track contamination. A blow-up in...

BSB: Race runs the priority for quickest man Haslam

BSB: Race runs the priority for quickest man Haslam

Leon Haslam laid down the marker on the opening day of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship at Donington Park to lap quickest ahead of team-mate Luke Mossey. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider...

BSB: Brookes thrilled with third on opening day

BSB: Brookes thrilled with third on opening day

Josh Brookes got off to an impressive start with the Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha team to place third on the opening day of action of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship at Donington Park. The 2015...

BSB: Haslam quickest as 2017 season gets underway

BSB: Haslam quickest as 2017 season gets underway

Leon Haslam topped the timesheets as the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship got underway in near perfect conditions at Donington Park today. The day marked the first time all BSB machines had...

BSB: Who's going to shine in 2017?

BSB: Who's going to shine in 2017?

With the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship set to get undereway at Donington Park this weekend, MCN's BSB reporter Oli Rushby takes a look at the field's chances for the year ahead.  Be...

BSB: Ellison keen to stamp authority from the off

BSB: Ellison keen to stamp authority from the off

James Ellison is confident he can return to being a regular MCE British Superbike frontrunner as the 2017 season kicks off at Donington Park this weekend. The Cumbrian ace struggled with consistency...

BSB: Haslam: 'If I do my job, there's no reason we can't win'

BSB: Haslam: 'If I do my job, there's no reason we can't win'

Leon Haslam reckons he’s in the best position he’s ever been in to clinch the title as this year’s 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship is set to get underway at Donington Park this weekend. Haslam...

BSB: Guintoli quietly confident ahead of Round 1

BSB: Guintoli quietly confident ahead of Round 1

Sylvain Guintoli remains quietly confident ahead of the opening round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship at Donington Park this weekend. The 2014 World Superbike Champion heads back to BSB...

BSB: Brookes: 'We have to win'

BSB: Brookes: 'We have to win'

Josh Brookes has said bad weather conditions interrupting his testing schedule with the Anvil Hire Yamaha team hasn’t hampered his confidence ahead of this weekend’s opening round at Donington...

BSB: Byrne admits concern ahead of opening round

BSB: Byrne admits concern ahead of opening round

Reigning MCE British Superbike Champion Shane Byrne has admitted he is concerned with how little track time he’s had ahead of this weekend’s opening round at Donington Park. Byrne and his Be Wiser PBM...

BSB: Haslam to race Suzuka Eight Hour with Team Green

BSB: Haslam to race Suzuka Eight Hour with Team Green

MCE British Superbike star Leon Haslam will once again form part of Team Green’s line up at the prestigious Suzuka 8 Hour endurance race this July.  After finishing second with the team in 2016,...

BSB: Iddon quickest at Donington washout

BSB: Iddon quickest at Donington washout

Christian Iddon walks away quickest from the official MCE British Superbike Championship pre-season test after a washed out day at Donington Park. After morning rainfall, the day started with a damp...

Gallery: 2017 British Superbike Contenders

Gallery: 2017 British Superbike Contenders

With the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship almost upon us, teams have headed to Donington Park for the official test and media day ahead of the season getting underway at the Leicestershire...

BSB: Final pre-season test to get underway at Donington Park

BSB: Final pre-season test to get underway at Donington Park

MCE British Superbike Championship riders will have one final opportunity to take to the track at Donington Park tomorrow before the 2017 season gets underway at the Leicestershire circuit next...

BSB: Rutter considering Superbike return

BSB: Rutter considering Superbike return

MCE British Superbike veteran Michael Rutter is considering a return to the superbike class for the 2017 season alongside his international road racing commitments.  Remaining with the Bathams...

BSB: Honda duo debut new Fireblade at Monteblanco

BSB: Honda duo debut new Fireblade at Monteblanco

Honda’s MCE British Superbike duo made their long-awaited debut aboard the 2017 CBR1000RR Fireblade at Monteblanco last week. Jason O’Halloran and Dan Linfoot spent four days riding the all-new...

BSB: Learning process continues for rookie Ray in Spain

BSB: Learning process continues for rookie Ray in Spain

MCE British Superbike rookie Bradley Ray continued to get to grips with his Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000 as the team completed two Spanish tests last week. Alongside his team-mates from sister outfit...

BSB: Haslam takes Guadix lap record to end positive tests for JG Speedfit Kawasaki

BSB: Haslam takes Guadix lap record to end positive tests for JG Speedfit Kawasaki

His team-mate might have stolen the headlines by taking the lap record at Cartagena, but Leon Haslam fought back in style as the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team moved to Guadix for two days earlier this...

BSB: Hopkins 'feeling at home' with MotoRapido Ducati

BSB: Hopkins 'feeling at home' with MotoRapido Ducati

Former MotoGP star John Hopkins turned heads as he made his return to the MotoRapido Ducati team as testing for the 2017 MCE British Superbike season got underway last week.  Hopkins’ quickest...

BSB: Haslam thrilled with testing pace

BSB: Haslam thrilled with testing pace

His team-mate might have got the better of him in terms of outright pace, but Leon Haslam left Cartagena thrilled having made progress with used tyres to dramatically improve his race pace. The 2016...

BSB: Mackenzie: 'First tests couldn't have gone better'

BSB: Mackenzie: 'First tests couldn't have gone better'

Taylor Mackenzie enjoyed two positive tests aboard the Suzuki GSX-R1000 he’ll ride in this year’s MCE British Superbike Championship last week. The National Superstock 1000 Champion missed the test at...

BSB: Brookes: 'Yamaha feels like an old friend'

BSB: Brookes: 'Yamaha feels like an old friend'

Josh Brookes has said the Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha feels just like ‘an old friend’ after finally getting some decent laps in with the team at Jerez yesterday. The first two days at the Andalusian circuit...

BSB: Byrne keen to get back on track

BSB: Byrne keen to get back on track

One face missing as testing for the 2017 MCE British Superbike season got underway in Spain last week was reigning champion Shane Byrne and his Be Wiser PBM Ducati team. The Penrith-based set-up have...

BSB: Giugliano: 'Tyco BMW more comfortable than my Ducati WSB bike'

BSB: Giugliano: 'Tyco BMW more comfortable than my Ducati WSB bike'

Davide Giugliano showed he could be a contender in this year’s MCE British Superbike Championship at Cartagena this week, telling MCN he was already more comfortable on the S1000RR than his Ducati WSB...

BSB: Brookes makes Anvil Hire Yamaha debut at wet Jerez

BSB: Brookes makes Anvil Hire Yamaha debut at wet Jerez

Josh Brookes made his debut for the Anvil Hire Yamaha team at Jerez today despite poor weather doing its best to interrupt the team’s first test of the season.  Heavy rainfall at the Spanish...

BSB: Guintoli gets first taste of Yoshimura-spec Bennetts Suzuki

BSB: Guintoli gets first taste of Yoshimura-spec Bennetts Suzuki

Sylvain Guintoli got a first taste of the Yoshimura-spec Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R he’ll race in this year’s MCE British Superbike Championship at a windy Almeria today. The 2014 World Superbike Champion...

BSB: Mossey obliterates Cartagena lap record

BSB: Mossey obliterates Cartagena lap record

Luke Mossey obliterated the outright lap record of the Cartagena track to remain on top as lap times tumble on the third day of MCE British Superbike testing in Spain. The young gun set a quickest...