British Superbikes

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...

BSB: Haslam plotting Jerez test return

BSB: Haslam plotting Jerez test return

Leon Haslam is planning to be back on his JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10RR just over a month after the horrendous Brands Hatch crash that ended his 2017 British Superbike title challenge. The 34-year-old...

BSB: Hickman: 'It made no sense to go anywhere else!'

BSB: Hickman: 'It made no sense to go anywhere else!'

Peter Hickman is hoping remaining with the same team for the second year in a row for the first time in his career will help him take the next step he needs in both the British Superbike Championship...

BSB: Sylvain Barrier joins Hickman at Smiths BMW

BSB: Sylvain Barrier joins Hickman at Smiths BMW

Double European Superstock champion Sylvain Barrier will join Peter Hickman in the Smiths Racing BMW camp for the 2018 British Superbike Championship. As reported by MCN earlier this month, the...

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...