British Superbikes

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...

BSB: Lack of aero bodywork hampers O'Halloran

BSB: Lack of aero bodywork hampers O'Halloran

Jason O’Halloran became the first Showdown contender to be mathematically ruled out of the 2017 MCE British Superbike title fight after a disastrous weekend at Assen. The Aussie crashed in the late...

BSB: Dixon: 'Our title fight is over'

BSB: Dixon: 'Our title fight is over'

Jake Dixon has admitted his title fight is all but over after a difficult weekend at Assen. The RAF Regular and Reserves rider could only manage an eighth and seventh place at the penultimate round of...

BSS: Race bosses explain Farmer penalty

BSS: Race bosses explain Farmer penalty

British Superbike race director Stuart Higgs has defended a decision to hand Keith Farmer a 60 second penalty after yesteday’s Dickies British Supersport feature race. Farmer finished second in the...

BSB: Guintoli wins Assen classic as Haslam strengthens series lead

BSB: Guintoli wins Assen classic as Haslam strengthens series lead

Sylvain Guintoli took a debut victory for the all-new GSX-R1000 in an epic second MCE British Superbike race at Assen this afternoon, coming out best in a five-bike battle for the lead. Guintoli, Leon...

BSB: Haslam extends advantage with race one win

BSB: Haslam extends advantage with race one win

Leon Haslam extended his advantage in the MCE British Superbike championship standings with a strong win in the opening race at Assen. It didn’t come easy for the JG Speedfit Kawasaki star, with a...

BSB: Ellison: 'I think I nearly crashed 18 times!'

BSB: Ellison: 'I think I nearly crashed 18 times!'

James Ellison has said he thinks he crashed nearly 18 times on his way to pole position in treacherous qualifying conditions at Assen today. The McAMS Yamaha star skated around the slippery Dutch...

BSB: Haslam on front row as title rivals suffer

BSB: Haslam on front row as title rivals suffer

Leon Haslam holds the advantage going into tomorrow’s first MCE British Superbike race at Assen after significantly out-qualifying his Showdown rivals. Haslam was the only title fighter to progress...

BSB: Ellison takes pole as Showdown shakes up at soggy Assen

BSB: Ellison takes pole as Showdown shakes up at soggy Assen

James Ellison will start on pole for tomorrow’s opening MCE British Superbike race after a treacherous qualifying session at Assen. Constant rainfall all afternoon left the circuit sodden ahead of the...

BSB: Christian Iddon remains with Tyco BMW for 2018

BSB: Christian Iddon remains with Tyco BMW for 2018

Christian Iddon will remain with the Tyco BMW team for a third consecutive season in 2018, it has been confirmed. The Stockport rider becomes the fifth name confirmed on the grid for 2018, joining...

BSB: Byrne: 'Our best first day for a while!'

BSB: Byrne: 'Our best first day for a while!'

Reigning MCE British Superbike Champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne says today’s opening practice sessions at Assen were among the best he’s had all year as he returned to form to lead the pack by half a...

BSB: Dixon: 'Our toughest Friday yet'

BSB: Dixon: 'Our toughest Friday yet'

It was a tough opening day to the second round of the MCE British Superbike Showdown for title fighter Jake Dixon with handling issues leaving him 0.7 seconds off the pace after FP2. The 21-year-old...

BSB: Byrne sets early Assen pace

BSB: Byrne sets early Assen pace

Shane Byrne led the way on the opening day of proceedings at MCE British Superbike’s annual jaunt to Assen, topping the afternoon’s second free practice session ahead of series leader Leon...

BSB: Cooper to run Classic Suzuki livery

BSB: Cooper to run Classic Suzuki livery

Richard Cooper has unveiled a stunning retro-livery for the Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 he’ll wildcard in this weekend’s eleventh round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship. Inspired by the...

BSB: Mackenzie set for McAMS Yamaha Superbike ride?

BSB: Mackenzie set for McAMS Yamaha Superbike ride?

Tarran Mackenzie could be set to make his MCE British Superbike debut with the McAMS Yamaha team in 2018 after a tough transition to Moto2. After winning the British Supersport championship in 2016,...

BSB: Championship standings ahead of Assen

BSB: Championship standings ahead of Assen

The 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship Showdown kicks off this weekend with six riders fighting for the title over the final three rounds.  Just seven races stand between now and the crowing...

BSB: Haslam: 'Assen will be tougher than last year'

BSB: Haslam: 'Assen will be tougher than last year'

Leon Haslam has said he’s expecting this weekend’s MCE British Superbike round at Assen to be tougher than it was 12 months ago when he stormed to an emphatic double victory. This time last year...

BSB: Byrne: 'I've got to win all five races'

BSB: Byrne: 'I've got to win all five races'

Shane Byrne has accepted he’s got to win as many of the five remaining races in the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship as possible if he’s to retain the title this year. After a disastrous...

BSB: Mossey: 'I've got nothing to lose'

BSB: Mossey: 'I've got nothing to lose'

Luke Mossey is hoping to return to the sharp end as the MCE British Superbike championship heads to the Netherlands this weekend and with nothing to lose, he won’t be afraid of pulling a few punches...

BSB: Showdown spoiler Linfoot hoping to continue winning streak

BSB: Showdown spoiler Linfoot hoping to continue winning streak

Dan Linfoot might not be an MCE British Superbike Showdown contender but with two wins from the last two rounds, the Honda Racing star is bound to be in the mix at Assen this weekend. The Yorkshireman...

BSB: Brookes: 'I can't control anything but myself'

BSB: Brookes: 'I can't control anything but myself'

Josh Brookes has said the only thing he can control ahead of the penultimate round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship at Assen this weekend is himself, as he looks to close in on Leon...

BSB: Haslam and Mossey stick with JG Speedfit Kawasaki for 2018

BSB: Haslam and Mossey stick with JG Speedfit Kawasaki for 2018

Leon Haslam and Luke Mossey will remain with the JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki team for the 2018 MCE British Superbike Championship. The duo has proven to be a formidable pair this year, taking...

BSB: Cooper to make Assen appearance with Bennetts Suzuki

BSB: Cooper to make Assen appearance with Bennetts Suzuki

Richard Cooper will make a return to the MCE British Superbike class at Assen this weekend with his Bennetts Suzuki team. Joining his 2017 National Superstock Championship title adversary, Danny...

BSB: Buchan to race FS3 Kawasaki at Assen

BSB: Buchan to race FS3 Kawasaki at Assen

Danny Buchan will return to the MCE British Superbike class at Assen this weekend with the Quattro Plant FS3 Kawasaki team.   Buchan, who leads the National Superstock 1000 championship by 15...

BSB: Rookie Ray 'speechless' after debut podium

BSB: Rookie Ray 'speechless' after debut podium

MCE British Superbike young gun Bradley Ray was left ‘speechless’ after taking his debut BSB podium, finishing just 0.1 seconds off race winner Dan Linfoot at Oulton Park this weekend.

BSB: Linfoot: 'I'd have crashed before settling for second!'

BSB: Linfoot: 'I'd have crashed before settling for second!'

Dan Linfoot backed up his wet weather win at Silverstone with two stunning rides this weekend that could have seen him clinch three victories in a row had his engine not let go in Sunday’s opening...

BSB: Series lead 'unexpected' for Haslam after Oulton

BSB: Series lead 'unexpected' for Haslam after Oulton

Leon Haslam left the opening round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Showdown with a significant points advantage after taking two strong results while his rivals struggled at Oulton Park this...

BSB: Byrne: 'It's far from over'

BSB: Byrne: 'It's far from over'

Shane Byrne has said the 2017 title fight ‘is not over’ despite having lost 23-points to rival Leon Haslam at Oulton Park this weekend.  The five-time champ struggled to find his feet on Friday...