October

Opinion: TAG Racing success shows anything is possible in BSB

Opinion: TAG Racing success shows anything is possible in BSB

Sometimes in life holding your hands up and admitting you were wrong is the right thing to do. I’ll be honest, I did not expect Josh Brookes’ relationship with the Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha team to result...

BSB: Ellison confirmed at TAG Yamaha for final year in BSB

BSB: Ellison confirmed at TAG Yamaha for final year in BSB

James Ellison will move to the TAG Racing Yamaha team for the 2018 season as he prepares for just one last attempt at winning the coveted British Superbike crown before moving to America with his...

BSB: Consistent Hickman nicks fourth in standings

BSB: Consistent Hickman nicks fourth in standings

Peter Hickman’s consistency paid off at the final round of the season after another solid weekend saw him clinch fourth in the championship after his Showdown rivals suffered. He might not have had...

BSB: Who's going where in 2018?

BSB: Who's going where in 2018?

This year’s British Superbike silly season has been short and sharp, with most top seats signed and sealed by the final round at Brands Hatch. Before the season ended, we knew that the Be Wiser Ducati...

BSB: Iddon and Tyco BMW end year on a high

BSB: Iddon and Tyco BMW end year on a high

Christian Iddon won the 2017 Riders’ Cup after a dramatic improvement in form saw him and the Tyco BMW return to the podium at Brands Hatch this weekend. Fast throughout practice, Iddon secured a...

BSB: Bird 'chuffed to bits' with historic sixth title

BSB: Bird 'chuffed to bits' with historic sixth title

Be Wiser Ducati boss Paul Bird was lost for words after Shane Byrne took the team to an unexpected sixth MCE British Superbike title at the weekend. Byrne and the PBM squad were on the back foot...

BSB: Laverty returns to Tyco BMW for 2018

BSB: Laverty returns to Tyco BMW for 2018

Michael Laverty will return to the Tyco BMW squad for the 2018 British Superbike Championship. The Ulsterman parted ways with the Neill family outfit at the end of the 2016 season, but after a...

Poll: Shane Byrne pipped him to the BSB title, but will Leon Haslam ever be champion?

Poll: Shane Byrne pipped him to the BSB title, but will Leon Haslam ever be champion?

After Shane Byrne pipped him to the BSB title, will Leon Haslam ever be champion?

BSB: Byrne: "I didn't expect to be champion"

BSB: Byrne: "I didn't expect to be champion"

Shane Byrne has said his 2017 MCE British Superbike title victory feels so special as he didn’t expect to be champion heading in to the final round at Brands Hatch. The Be Wiser Ducati star was...

BSB: Haslam: 'I'm glad to have walked away from that one!'

BSB: Haslam: 'I'm glad to have walked away from that one!'

Leon Haslam’s hopes of winning the 2017 MCE British Superbike title were dashed at Brands Hatch this weekend after a brake failure in the final race saw him forced to jump off his machine. Haslam’s...

BSB: Byrne wins sixth title as brake failure halts Haslam

BSB: Byrne wins sixth title as brake failure halts Haslam

Shane Byrne has been crowned 2017 MCE British Superbike Champion after a dramatic season finale at Brands Hatch saw rival Leon Haslam crash out of contention. Byrne had reduced Haslam’s lead to just...

BSB: Farmer finally claims British Supersport crown

BSB: Farmer finally claims British Supersport crown

Keith Farmer was crowned 2017 Dickies British Supersport champion in the final race of the year, beating Andrew Irwin by 13 points despite building up a hefty championship lead mid-season. Farmer...

BSB: Buchan crowned 2017 Superstock 1000 champion

BSB: Buchan crowned 2017 Superstock 1000 champion

Danny Buchan was crowned 2017 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Champion after doing exactly what was needed in the final race of the season at Brands Hatch. Heading into the race 15 points ahead of...

BSB: Byrne closes gap to two points after Haslam disaster

BSB: Byrne closes gap to two points after Haslam disaster

Just two points separate Shane Byrne and Leon Haslam ahead of this afternoon’s MCE British Superbike championship finale after a dramatic penultimate race at Brands Hatch. With crowds packed into the...

BSB: Iddon: 'The bike is feeling better than it ever has'

BSB: Iddon: 'The bike is feeling better than it ever has'

Christian Iddon returned to the podium for the first time since July this year after a breakthrough with the Tyco BMW at Brands Hatch this weekend. Iddon says the team have made some radical changes...

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...