British Superbikes

BSB: Opening race brought forward to Sunday

BSB: Opening race brought forward to Sunday

The opening race of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship has been brought forward to Sunday after fears of poor weather affecting the schedule on Easter Monday. Met office weather warnings...

BSB: Irwin sidelined after free practice crash

BSB: Irwin sidelined after free practice crash

Glenn Irwin was taken to hospital after crashing out of the opening session of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park but has received the all clear on a suspected neck...

BSB: Race bosses monitoring weather forecasts at Donington

BSB: Race bosses monitoring weather forecasts at Donington

Bennetts British Superbike bosses say they are closely monitoring forecasts for the remainder of this weekend’s opening round at Donington Park as a bout of poor weather hits the UK throughout Easter...

BSB: Riders predict ultimate top six for 2018

BSB: Riders predict ultimate top six for 2018

The 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship gets underway at Donington Park this weekend. Last week MCN sat down with most of the 2018 grid and put them on the spot for predictions ahead of the...

BSB: Jonathan Rea tips Haslam and Irwin for 2018 success

BSB: Jonathan Rea tips Haslam and Irwin for 2018 success

Jonathan Rea has tipped Leon Haslam and Glenn Irwin for success in this year’s Bennetts British Superbike Championship ahead of the opening round getting underway at Donington Park this year. The...

BSB: Whitham: 'At least 12 riders can win races!'

BSB: Whitham: 'At least 12 riders can win races!'

Ahead of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship getting underway at Donington Park, James Whitham chats about his expectations for the season ahead...  The competitiveness of BSB in the...

BSB: Mackenzie remains realistic ahead of superbike debut

BSB: Mackenzie remains realistic ahead of superbike debut

After a tough half season in Moto2, former British Supersport Champion Tarran Mackenzie takes on a new challenge for 2018 as he joins the McAMS Yamaha team to contest the Bennetts British Superbike...

BSB: Irwin: 'I have to perform this year'

BSB: Irwin: 'I have to perform this year'

The opening round of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike championship marks the start of what is set to be a make or break season for Northern Ireland's Glenn Irwin after two up and down years in the...

BSB: Hickman: 'I'm really feeling it this year'

BSB: Hickman: 'I'm really feeling it this year'

Last season, Peter Hickman enjoyed his strongest Bennetts British Superbike campaign to date, securing a place in the Showdown for the first time and going on to secure fourth overall for the Smiths...

Donington BSB: TV Schedule

Donington BSB: TV Schedule

The first round of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship gets underway at Donington Park this weekend with qualifying and race action set to be broadcast live on Eurosport. As well as...

BSB: Pirelli introduce new front tyre for 2018

BSB: Pirelli introduce new front tyre for 2018

Bennetts British Superbike riders will have the benefit of an expanded front tyre selection from Pirelli when the 2018 season gets underway at Donington Park this weekend. As well as the softer and...

BSB: Brookes: 'I will be stronger this year'

BSB: Brookes: 'I will be stronger this year'

Having finished the 2017 season just seven points off eventual champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne, Josh Brookes is gunning to go one place better this year after a switch to the factory-supported McAMS...

BSB: Haslam: 'Brookes poses the biggest threat this year'

BSB: Haslam: 'Brookes poses the biggest threat this year'

After missing out on the 2017 crown in such disastrous circumstances, Leon Haslam says he’s more fired up than ever before ahead of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship getting underway at...

BSB: Byrne: 'I want 100 race wins'

BSB: Byrne: 'I want 100 race wins'

Shane Byrne might be heading in to the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship as the series’ most successful rider, but the six-time British Champion isn’t without motivation for the season...

2018 Bennetts BSB set to kick off at Donington Park

2018 Bennetts BSB set to kick off at Donington Park

The 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship kicks off at Donington Park over Easter weekend and it’s sure to be an action packed opening round as the grid go head to head for the first time this...

BSB: Haslam storms to the top at official test

BSB: Haslam storms to the top at official test

Leon Haslam lapped within a second of Shane Byrne’s lap record to top the timesheets at a chilly Donington Park to close the final pre-season test ahead of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike...

Gallery: 2018 British Superbike metal

Gallery: 2018 British Superbike metal

The annual Bennetts British Superbike pre-season test and media day is taking place at Donington Park today, and while weather conditions have led to little track action so far teams and riders have...

BSB: Free entry at official Donington test

BSB: Free entry at official Donington test

The Bennetts British Superbike Championship will roll in to Donington Park tomorrow for the official pre-season test before the season gets underway at the Leicestershire circuit next week. Riders and...

BSB: Byrne: 'I'd rather have issues in testing than at round one!'

BSB: Byrne: 'I'd rather have issues in testing than at round one!'

Six-time Bennetts British Superbike Champion Shane Byrne remained pragmatic despite hitting a number of issues with his Be Wiser Ducati at last week’s Monteblanco test. Testing alongside the JG...

BSB: Linfoot: 'We're in a much better position than we were last year'

BSB: Linfoot: 'We're in a much better position than we were last year'

Dan Linfoot has said the Honda Racing squad are in a much better position than they were 12 months ago after significant improvements to the Fireblade after the winter. Late arrival of the 2017...

BSB: Irwin: 'The best I've felt on the bike'

BSB: Irwin: 'The best I've felt on the bike'

Glenn Irwin has decided to re-evaluate his approach for 2018 as the Be Wiser Ducati squad got their winter testing programme underway with the Ulsterman looking to concrete his position in the...

BSB: Haslam confident after strong winter tests

BSB: Haslam confident after strong winter tests

Leon Haslam was brimming with confidence after the completion of a successful Spanish testing programme with the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team.  Taking the package that took Haslam to a 33-point lead...

BSB: Mossey: 'I feel like myself again'

BSB: Mossey: 'I feel like myself again'

Young gun Luke Mossey has said he finally feels like himself again after a winter testing programme focusing on re-building the confidence that was shattered following his high-speed crash at Thruxton...

BSB: Anvil Hire TAG Racing unveil 2018 livery

BSB: Anvil Hire TAG Racing unveil 2018 livery

The Anvil Hire TAG Racing squad have lifted the covers off the 2018 challenger James Ellison and Shaun Winfield will race in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. Having signed another year’s...

BSB: Brookes: 'It's nice to have that factory influence'

BSB: Brookes: 'It's nice to have that factory influence'

Josh Brookes has said he’s found his transition to the McAMS Yamaha team to be seamless as he prepares for an attack on the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike title.  Despite finishing second in the...

BSB: Mackenzie on the pace on McAMS Yamaha debut

BSB: Mackenzie on the pace on McAMS Yamaha debut

The annual Cartagena test saw Tarran Mackenzie make his debut on a full-fat BSB machine with the McAMS Yamaha team and the pint-sized 2016 British Supersport champion seemed to click with the R1...

BSB: Haslam quickest at Monteblanco test

BSB: Haslam quickest at Monteblanco test

Leon Haslam topped the timesheets at this week’s private Bennetts British Superbike testing at Monteblanco. The circuit, just outside Seville, played host to three of BSB’s leading outfits in Honda...

BSB: Iddon and Laverty announce EWC campaign

BSB: Iddon and Laverty announce EWC campaign

Christian Iddon and Michael Laverty will join Danny Webb in the Penz13.com BMW squad for the 2018 Endurance World Championship. Iddon and Laverty, both signed to compete for Tyco BMW in the 2018...

BSB: Weather hampers Monteblanco test

BSB: Weather hampers Monteblanco test

The poor weather conditions battering Europe over recent weeks continued to hamper testing for the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike teams with squads out at the Monteblanco circuit held back by tricky...

BSB: Mackenzie 'loved every second' of Ducati debut

BSB: Mackenzie 'loved every second' of Ducati debut

Taylor Mackenzie enjoyed a positive debut with the MotoRapido Ducati team at Cartagena last week, completing a gruelling five days on track aboard his new Panigale R.  After a tough season with...

BSB: Rea 'relieved' by Cartagena pace

BSB: Rea 'relieved' by Cartagena pace

Gino Rea has said he is ‘relieved’ to have come to his first test as a Bennetts British Superbike rider and posted consistently quick times after delving into the unknown with the new OMG Racing...

BSB: Byrne quickest from Laverty and Rea in Cartagena

BSB: Byrne quickest from Laverty and Rea in Cartagena

Shane Byrne kicked off his Bennetts British Superbike title defence with the quickest time on the third day of action at Cartagena to lap within half a second of Luke Mossey’s circuit best lap. The...

BSB: Zanotti injured in testing crash

BSB: Zanotti injured in testing crash

Bennetts British Superbike rider Aaron Zanotti is in intensive care following a crash on the second day of testing at Cartagena. The BSB veteran highsided out of turn two at the Spanish circuit...

BSB: Dixon evaluating suspension switch in Cartagena

BSB: Dixon evaluating suspension switch in Cartagena

Jake Dixon and the RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki team kicked off their 2018 season preparations this week as testing got underway in Spain. The team had a short shakedown test at Calafat, which...

BSB: Byrne shrugs off crash on first day back

BSB: Byrne shrugs off crash on first day back

Bennetts British Superbike Champion Shane Byrne shrugged off a small crash to post competitive times on his first day of testing in 2018. The Be Wiser Ducati squad joined numerous other teams for the...

BSB: Bridewell 'buzzing' after first laps with Halsall Suzuki

BSB: Bridewell 'buzzing' after first laps with Halsall Suzuki

It might be early days for the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship but there’s a smile back on the face of Tommy Bridewell after his first few sessions on the Movuno.com Halsall Suzuki. The...