British Superbikes

BSB: Teams set to unveil liveries at Carole Nash MCN London Show

BSB: Teams set to unveil liveries at Carole Nash MCN London Show

A number of Bennetts British Superbike teams will unveil their new liveries at the 2018 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show this weekend (buy tickets now here). McAMS Yamaha, Tyco BMW, Buildbase...

BSB: 28-strong entry list confirmed for 2018

BSB: 28-strong entry list confirmed for 2018

The entry list for the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship reveals 28 of the world’s finest riders will go head over what is set to be 12 action-packed rounds. Heading the grid will be 2017...

BSB: Insurance giant Bennetts becomes BSB title sponsor

BSB: Insurance giant Bennetts becomes BSB title sponsor

Motorcycle insurance giant Bennetts has been confirmed as the new title sponsor of the British Superbike Championship. The ultra-competitive series will be known as the Bennetts British Superbike...

BSB: Jessopp returns with Riders Motorcycles BMW for 2018

BSB: Jessopp returns with Riders Motorcycles BMW for 2018

Martin Jessopp and Ridersmotorcycles.com BMW will return to the British Superbike Championship grid this season, feeling confident of further improvement as the team prepare to begin their pre-season...

BSB: Ellison pleased with Jerez test progress

BSB: Ellison pleased with Jerez test progress

James Ellison was encouraged by the improvements made by the TAG Racing team over the winter as the 2017 BSB runner-up squad completed their first test of the year in Jerez. Ellison had been...

BSB: Smrz returns for 2018 with PR Racing

BSB: Smrz returns for 2018 with PR Racing

Former World Superbike star Jakub Smrz will return to the British Superbike Championship in 2018 after re-signing with the PR Racing Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad BMW team. Smrz was a consistent...

BSB: Bridewell to front new Halsall Suzuki effort

BSB: Bridewell to front new Halsall Suzuki effort

Tommy Bridewell will be reunited with former team boss Martin Halsall for the 2018 British Superbike Championship as the former title contender looks to bounce back from a difficult season. Bridewell...

BSB: Seeley without ride for 2018

BSB: Seeley without ride for 2018

Former British Supersport and National Superstock Champion Alastair Seeley has found himself without a ride for the 2018 season after plans to continue on the Spirit Moto2 machine fell through. Seeley...

BSB: Carl Phillips to make superbike debut with Gearlink Kawasaki

BSB: Carl Phillips to make superbike debut with Gearlink Kawasaki

Northern Ireland’s Carl Phillips will make his debut in the British Superbike Championship this year after signing a deal with the Gearlink Kawasaki team for 2018. The 24-year-old from Lisburn, who...

BSB: Mason Law steps up superbike class with Team WD40

BSB: Mason Law steps up superbike class with Team WD40

Mason Law will step up to British Superbikes this season with Brent Gladwin’s Team WD40 outfit. Law finished sixth in the Superstock 1000 class with the Sheffield-based outfit last year after a strong...

BSB: Walker back on a superbike with TAG Yamaha

BSB: Walker back on a superbike with TAG Yamaha

Chris ‘Stalker’ Walker jumped back on a British Superbike-spec machine for the first time since 2015 as he joined the TAG Racing squad for their opening test of the 2018 season at Jerez. Walker will...

BSB: Haslam: 'We've made big improvements already'

BSB: Haslam: 'We've made big improvements already'

Leon Haslam has said he is confident the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team have made significant improvements with their package for the 2018 British Superbike season after their first test of the year in...

BSB: Taylor Mackenzie joins MotoRapido Ducati for 2018

BSB: Taylor Mackenzie joins MotoRapido Ducati for 2018

Taylor Mackenzie will ride for Wilf Moore’s MotoRapido Ducati team for the 2018 British Superbike Championship, it has been confirmed. The elder Mackenzie brother has spent two tough years in the...

BSB: Buildbase Suzuki kick 2018 off at Cartagena

BSB: Buildbase Suzuki kick 2018 off at Cartagena

Buildbase Suzuki began their preparations for the 2018 British Superbike Championship early with a shake down test for their new line-up of Bradley Ray and Richard Cooper in Cartagena last week. With...

BSB: Hopkins to miss start of 2018 season

BSB: Hopkins to miss start of 2018 season

John Hopkins will miss the start of the 2018 British Superbike season as he continues to recover from the injuries he sustained in the final round of last year at Brands Hatch. The former MotoGP ace...

BSB: Brookes and Mackenzie confirmed at McAMS Yamaha

BSB: Brookes and Mackenzie confirmed at McAMS Yamaha

Young gun Tarran Mackenzie will join title favourite Josh Brookes in the McAMS Yamaha team for the 2018 British Superbike Championship.  One of the worst kept secrets in the paddock, it has...

BSB: O'Halloran: 'Our bike is already better than last year'

BSB: O'Halloran: 'Our bike is already better than last year'

Jason O’Halloran has said he’s expecting to turn heads as the British Superbike season kicks off in April as the Honda Racing squad has already made big strides forward with the Fireblade. There was...

BSB Rider of the Year: 1st - Shane Byrne

BSB Rider of the Year: 1st - Shane Byrne

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

BSB Rider of the Year: 2nd - Leon Haslam

BSB Rider of the Year: 2nd - Leon Haslam

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

BSB: Gearlink Kawasaki's Norma de Bidaph has died

BSB: Gearlink Kawasaki's Norma de Bidaph has died

Gearlink Kawasaki’s Norma de Bidaph has passed away after a long battle with cancer. One of the biggest characters in the BSB paddock, Norma ran the Gearlink Kawasaki Supersport teams alongside...

BSB Rider of the Year: 3rd - Josh Brookes

BSB Rider of the Year: 3rd - Josh Brookes

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

BSB Rider of the Year: 4th - Jake Dixon

BSB Rider of the Year: 4th - Jake Dixon

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

Race of the Year: 4th - Assen BSB Race 2

Race of the Year: 4th - Assen BSB Race 2

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike reporter) sat down to discuss their favourite races...

BSB Rider of the Year: 5th - Peter Hickman

BSB Rider of the Year: 5th - Peter Hickman

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

Jake Dixon & Danny Buchan: Head to head

Jake Dixon & Danny Buchan: Head to head

If you're on Instagram, you'll know British Superbike race winner Jake Dixon and National Superstock 1000 Champion Danny Buchan have an unusual friendship. Dumb and dumber, the chuckle brothers,...

BSB: OMG Racing excited to make debut with Rea

BSB: OMG Racing excited to make debut with Rea

Gino Rea heads to the British Superbike Championship for 2018 with an all-new team for next year, OMG Racing. Managed by former racer Paul Curran of PCR Performance, OMG Racing is owned by Chris...

BSB: Gino Rea to make BSB debut with new OMG Racing team

BSB: Gino Rea to make BSB debut with new OMG Racing team

World Supersport race winner Gino Rea will make his British Superbike debut in 2018 as he joins the OMG Racing team. Racing a Suzuki GSX-R1000 for the all-new set-up run by former Superstock racer...

BSB: Champ Byrne launches special end of season book

BSB: Champ Byrne launches special end of season book

Six-time British Superbike Champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has launched a limited-edition book to celebrate his 2017 title success. ‘Back to back’ tells the story of what Byrne has called his ‘toughest...

BSB: 'Seeing Red' season review now on sale!

BSB: 'Seeing Red' season review now on sale!

‘Seeing Red’, the definitive photographic record of the 2017 British Superbike Championship is now on sale. Published by the series’ official photographers, Double Red, who also work for MCN, Seeing...

BSB: GP2 prototype 600 class introduced for 2018

BSB: GP2 prototype 600 class introduced for 2018

British Superbike bosses have announced the introduction of a new prototype category for 2018 to race alongside the British Supersport series. Following two years of research and evaluation, including...

BSB: Ryde joins CF Motorsport for 2018 Superbike attack

BSB: Ryde joins CF Motorsport for 2018 Superbike attack

Former British Supersport runner-up Kyle Ryde is the latest young talent to join the British Superbike grid full time as he returns from the Supersport World Championship. The 20-year-old will ride...

BSB: Haslam returns to action after Brands Hatch crash

BSB: Haslam returns to action after Brands Hatch crash

Leon Haslam returned to action today just over a month after the crash that put pay to his 2017 British Superbike title chances. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki star broke his ankle, wrist and dislocated his...

BSB: Ray and Cooper head up official Suzuki effort

BSB: Ray and Cooper head up official Suzuki effort

Bradley Ray and Richard Cooper will form Suzuki’s official British Superbike effort in 2018. Mallory Park-based Hawk Racing will continue to run the factory-backed squad, but, having lost title...

BSB: Buchan back to BSB with FS3, Jackson in Superstock

BSB: Buchan back to BSB with FS3, Jackson in Superstock

Pirelli National Superstock 1000 champion Danny Buchan will return to British Superbikes in 2018 after signing a deal to join the FS3 Racing Kawasaki squad. After a tough two years in BSB in 2015 and...

BSB: Junior Supersport class introduced for 2018

BSB: Junior Supersport class introduced for 2018

British Superbike bosses have announced the introduction of a new Junior Supersport series alongside a growing selection of support classes in 2018. Replacing the KTM RC Cup, the series will feature...

BSB: Honda stick with O'Halloran and Linfoot for 2018

BSB: Honda stick with O'Halloran and Linfoot for 2018

Honda Racing will retain Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran for the 2018 British Superbike Championship as they look to continue making progress with the latest generation Fireblade. The new-for-2017...