British Superbikes

BSB: Rider of the Year - Fifth

BSB: Rider of the Year - Fifth

MCN’s Sports Desk rank the five riders who have impressed them most in the MCE British Superbike Championship during the 2017 season. Number 5 – Dan Linfoot Best result: 2nd (x4) Wins: 0 Podiums: 6...

At home with the Mackenzies

At home with the Mackenzies

Twenty years ago, at the ripe old age of 35, former 500cc Grand Prix racer Niall Mackenzie stormed to the first of three British Superbike titles. Now, two decades on, the Mackenzie name is popping...

BSB: Stuart Easton to retire from racing

BSB: Stuart Easton to retire from racing

Double British Supersport Champion and multiple MCE British Superbike and Macau GP race winner Stuart Easton has announced his retirement from racing. The diminutive Scotsman, who turned 33 this year,...

BSB: Series bosses confirm no new grid format for 2017

BSB: Series bosses confirm no new grid format for 2017

MCE British Superbike bosses have opted against adopting a controversial new Race 2 grid format for the 2017 season.  An idea to shake-up race two grids, similar to the one recently announced by...

BSB: Mackenzie completes Bennetts Suzuki line-up

BSB: Mackenzie completes Bennetts Suzuki line-up

Taylor Mackenzie will step up to the MCE British Superbike class for 2017 as he joins Sylvain Guintoli in the new-look Bennetts Suzuki team.  The 23-year-old was confirmed to be remaining with...

Gallery: A day with BSB champ Shane 'Shakey' Byrne

Gallery: A day with BSB champ Shane 'Shakey' Byrne

We’re sitting outside a café in a small Spanish town, “Tres cafés por favor” says the familiar voice of MCE British Superbikes star Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne. It confuses me for a second, we’re so used to...

BSB: Tommy Hill confirms team won't continue in 2017

BSB: Tommy Hill confirms team won't continue in 2017

Tommy Hill has confirmed to MCN that his team will not be on the MCE British Superbike grid in 2017.  The former British Champion was left searching for backing after title sponsor ePayMe decided...

BSB: Superstock shake up confirmed for 2017

BSB: Superstock shake up confirmed for 2017

MCE British Superbike’s Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship will be beefed up for the 2017 with the introduction of new, ‘endurance’ style races. BSB bosses have confirmed that they will...

BSB: Updated: 2017 grid so far

BSB: Updated: 2017 grid so far

The 2017 MCE British Superbike grid is starting to take shape and it looks set to be star-studded year.  Reigning champion Shane Byrne will be out to defend his title after signing a two-year...

BSB: Smrz brothers join PR racing for 2017 attack

BSB: Smrz brothers join PR racing for 2017 attack

Jakub Smrz will remain in the MCE British Superbike Championship for the 2017 season after penning a deal to move to the PR Racing BMW squad. The former WSB star makes the move after a disappointing...

BSB: Guintoli: 'I wanted to be somewhere I could challenge'

BSB: Guintoli: 'I wanted to be somewhere I could challenge'

Sylvain Guintoli has said he doesn’t feel his move to the MCE British Superbike Championship for 2017 is a step down given the current situation of the Superbike World Championship.  It’s...

BSB: Hopkins returns to MotoRapido Ducati for 2017 challenge

BSB: Hopkins returns to MotoRapido Ducati for 2017 challenge

John Hopkins will return to MotoRapido Ducati for the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship as both he and the team look to fight back from a difficult season in 2016. The former MotoGP star will be...

BSB: Team bosses discuss changes for 2017 season

BSB: Team bosses discuss changes for 2017 season

A number of changes could be afoot for the MCE British Superbike Championship following the annual teams meeting in Birmingham last week. Each year, team bosses meet with series organisers to discuss...

BSB: Hill puts Hopkins' bike up for sale

BSB: Hill puts Hopkins' bike up for sale

Ever fancied owning an MCE British Superbike Championship winning bike? Team owner Tommy Hill has put John Hopkins’ 2016 ePayMe Yamaha YZF-R1 up for sale, which was initially the bike used by Josh...

BSB: 2017 grid so far!

BSB: 2017 grid so far!

With a flurry of team announcements at this year’s Motorcycle Live Show in Birmingham, the 2017 MCE British Superbike grid is starting to take shape and it looks set to be star-studded...

BSB: Guintoli returns to Britain with Hawk Bennetts Suzuki

BSB: Guintoli returns to Britain with Hawk Bennetts Suzuki

2014 World Superbike Champion Sylvain Guintoli will make a return to the MCE British Superbike Championship next year after penning a deal with the all new Hawk Suzuki squad.  After much rumour...

BSB: Giugliano joins Iddon at Tyco BMW for 2017

BSB: Giugliano joins Iddon at Tyco BMW for 2017

Former World Superbike star Davide Giugliano will join Christian Iddon in the Tyco BMW team for the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship.  The Italian makes the move over to the UK after...

BSB: Linfoot & O'Halloran remain with Honda for 2017

BSB: Linfoot & O'Halloran remain with Honda for 2017

Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran will once again spearhead Honda Racing’s attack on the MCE British Superbike title in 2017. The duo impressed this year aboard the aging, eight-year-old Honda...

BSB: Ellison & Laverty join new McAMS Yamaha squad

BSB: Ellison & Laverty join new McAMS Yamaha squad

James Ellison and Michael Laverty will head up the all-new McAMS Yamaha team in the MCE British Superbike Championship next year. Stepping up from the British Supersport class, the squad formerly...

BSB: JG Speedfit & Jack Valentine join Haslam at Bournemouth Kawasaki

BSB: JG Speedfit & Jack Valentine join Haslam at Bournemouth Kawasaki

MCE British Superbike runner-up Leon Haslam will continue to run under the JG Speedfit banner in 2017 after the firm join him at the Bournemouth Kawasaki team.  As reported in MCN earlier this...

BSB: Quattro Plant FS3 Kawasaki confirm two-rider line-up for 2017

BSB: Quattro Plant FS3 Kawasaki confirm two-rider line-up for 2017

FS3 Racing will step up their MCE British Superbike effort for 2017 after a successful debut season with Billy McConnell  Running the bikes previously used by PBM and Shane Byrne to fight for the...

BSB: Hawk to become official Suzuki team in 2017

BSB: Hawk to become official Suzuki team in 2017

Suzuki will mount a serious assault on the 2017 MCE British Superbike title with the all-new GSX-R1000 after penning a deal for Hawk Racing to become the official factory supported team.  As...

BSB: Halsall Racing quit British Superbikes

BSB: Halsall Racing quit British Superbikes

Halsall Racing has today announced that the team will be withdrawing from the MCE British Superbike Championship for the 2017 season. The Bolton-based squad had been Suzuki’s official BSB effort until...

BSB: Extance: '2017 will be a hold different ball game'

BSB: Extance: '2017 will be a hold different ball game'

Bournemouth Kawasaki boss Pete Extance says he is prepared for the challenge of fighting for the MCE BSB title as his team becomes Kawasaki’s official presence in the series. The outfit are no...

BSB: Mossey out to fight for title with team-mate Haslam

BSB: Mossey out to fight for title with team-mate Haslam

One of the most promising young talents in the series, young gun Luke Mossey has his eyes set on fighting for the MCE British Superbike title in 2017 as he remains with the Bournemouth...

BSB: Haslam joins Bournemouth Kawasaki for 2017

BSB: Haslam joins Bournemouth Kawasaki for 2017

Leon Haslam will join the Bournemouth Kawasaki team for 2017 after signing a deal with Kawasaki UK to remain in the MCE British Superbike Championship. Despite coming close to beating Shane Byrne to...

BSB: Irwin: 'To stay with PBM next year is a dream'

BSB: Irwin: 'To stay with PBM next year is a dream'

The Be Wiser Ducati line-up will remain unchanged next year as Glenn Irwin once again joins Byrne in the team. The Ulsterman enjoyed an impressive rookie campaign to take two podium finishes this...

BSB: Byrne: No plans to retire at end of two-year deal

BSB: Byrne: No plans to retire at end of two-year deal

MCE British Superbike Champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has said he has no plans to retire at the end of his new two-year deal.   The agreement, which was announced in MCN on Wednesday, will see...

BSB: Byrne signs two-year deal with Be Wiser Ducati

BSB: Byrne signs two-year deal with Be Wiser Ducati

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and the Paul Bird Motorsport team re-wrote the history books this year as both Byrne and the Be Wiser-backed effort became five times MCE British Superbike...

BSB: Bird denies Giugliano rumours

BSB: Bird denies Giugliano rumours

Paul Bird has strenuously denied rumours he is courting World Superbike star Davide Giugliano to join his Be Wiser Ducati British Superbike team next year. The Penrith-based team are set to confirm...

BSB: Guintoli man in demand for 2017 seat

BSB: Guintoli man in demand for 2017 seat

The 2016 MCE British Superbike season might have drawn to a close last weekend but teams and riders remain working frantically behind the scenes as they seek to sort deals for next year. While the...

BSB: Hill 'working hard' to confirm team's future

BSB: Hill 'working hard' to confirm team's future

Tommy Hill has said he is working hard to make sure his team will return to the MCE British Superbike grid in 2017 despite rumours the team may not continue next year.  Launched this time last...

BSB: Hickman looking for BSB and roads ride for 2017

BSB: Hickman looking for BSB and roads ride for 2017

Peter Hickman is hoping his victory and third place from the weekend’s final round of the MCE British Superbike Championship will be enough to help him secure a ride in the series next year. The lanky...

BSB: Five titles 'not enough' for champion Byrne

BSB: Five titles 'not enough' for champion Byrne

He might be the most successful rider in the British Superbike Championship’s 20-year history and set to turn 40 over the winter break, but Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has decided that five titles just isn’t...

BSB: Paul Bird: 'This title means more than our first'

BSB: Paul Bird: 'This title means more than our first'

Be Wiser Ducati team boss Paul Bird has said Shane Byrne’s latest MCE British Superbike title means more to him than the first one his Paul Bird Motorsport team won with Steve Hislop back in...

BSB: Ellison ends 2016 season on a high

BSB: Ellison ends 2016 season on a high

James Ellison ended what has been a challenging season with two victories at Brands Hatch, almost leading lights to flag in both of Sunday’s races. Plagued with technical problems and the same...