British Superbikes

Ducati UK confirm BSB split

Ducati UK confirm BSB split

It’s official: there will be no top Ducati team in British Superbikes in 2009. A statement has been released by Ducati to confirm they will not have any representation in the championship next...

Rob Mac confirms 2009 team

Rob Mac confirms 2009 team

Rob McElnea will have a busy 2009 after confirming his full line-up for next season. A new Superbike, new sponsors and four new riders have come on board with McElnea as he goes in search of his...

GSE -Airwaves deal continues

GSE -Airwaves deal continues

GSE Racing, arguably the most successful team in the modern era of the British Superbike Championship, will continue to be sponsored by chewing gum brand Airwaves in 2009, continuing an association...

Michael Rutter joins Chris Walker at Rob Mac Yamaha

Michael Rutter joins Chris Walker at Rob Mac Yamaha

Michael Rutter will partner Chris Walker in a resurgent Rob Mac Racing Yamaha team next year which means there will be no major Ducati team in BSB for the first time since the series was revamped in...

No Ducati in BSB

No Ducati in BSB

Ducati will not have a major presence in the British Superbike Championship in 2009 for the first time since the series was launched in its present form in 1995, it has emerged today. The Italian...

Crescent boss says Suzuki WRC split won’t have affect

Crescent boss says Suzuki WRC split won’t have affect

Crescent Suzuki Team Manager Jack Valentine said Suzuki’s withdrawal from the World Rally Championship will not have any affect on his official Suzuki British Superbike team’s budget. Suzuki...

Michael Rutter: “It was like being taken hostage”

Michael Rutter: “It was like being taken hostage”

Michael Rutter said his ordeal stuck out in Thailand for a week was like being in prison after the 26-time British Superbike race winner was stranded at Bangkok airport. Rutter had stayed out in...

MSS Colchester Kawasaki into future development

MSS Colchester Kawasaki won’t just be running in BSB next season; they will continue their development with 16-year old Jess Trayler in the Superstock 600 championship. Trayler was snatched up by Morgan following his 5th place finish in the Aprilia Superteens championship and 4th overall in the ACU standings in 2006 – his first full season on a road bike. And the lanky 50kg youngster went from...

John Laverty joins Tristan Palmer at Buildbase Kawasaki

John Laverty joins Tristan Palmer at Buildbase Kawasaki

2008 British Superbike Cup Champion John Laverty will join Tristan Palmer at Stuart Hicken’s Kawasaki team, which will now run under the name Buildbase Kawasaki. Laverty brings with him the title...

Leon Camier heads to Oz to train with Casey Stoner

Leon Camier heads to Oz to train with Casey Stoner

Following the successful training period last year in Australia with good friend Casey Stoner, Leon Camier flies down under again today for three months with the 2007 MotoGP Champion. Camier spent a...

2009 British Superbike calendar announced

2009 British Superbike calendar announced

The 2009 British Superbike calendar has finally been announced, with the biggest change being the Brands Hatch GP round being held in the height of the summer. Brands Hatch will not be hosting a World...

Sykes meets Sykes

Sykes meets Sykes

Josh Sykes from Huddersfield meets his hero Tom Sykes from Huddersfield at Brands Hatch.

BSB Web Blog: Is Michael Rutter too old for BSB?

BSB Web Blog: Is Michael Rutter too old for BSB?

I understand why Ducati said they wanted to base their BSB assault around a young rider like Brendan Roberts who’s deal to come to the British Championship fell through when the Australian preferred a...

Neil Tuxworth: Honda motorcycle racing safe

Neil Tuxworth: Honda motorcycle racing safe

In the wake of Honda’s announcement last night that they have pulled their Formula One project and are selling the team, Honda Racing UK Manager for bikes Neil Tuxworth has spoken about the future of...

British Supersport 2009: Who to look out for

British Supersport 2009: Who to look out for

The 2009 British Supersport paddock is starting to take shape. But who should you be looking out for next season? The 2008 Champion, Glen Richards, has been rewarded with a spot in the factory HM...

Kawasaki UK end rumours of new official Kawasaki BSB team

Kawasaki UK end rumours of new official Kawasaki BSB team

Kawasaki Motors UK Communications and PR Manager Martin Lambert has ruled out any rumours of a new ‘factory’ Kawasaki British Superbike team emerging on the scene in 2009. It’s been reported that Nick...

MCN online exclusive: Andrews and Da Costa join MSS Colchester Kawasaki

MCN online exclusive: Andrews and Da Costa join MSS Colchester Kawasaki

MSS Colchester Kawasaki has signed the pairing of Simon Andrews and Julien Da Costa for 2009 motorcyclenews.com can exclusively reveal. Both Andrews and Da Costa made the journey to new MSS sponsor...

Jonathan Palmer talks BSB 2009

Jonathan Palmer talks BSB 2009

If you pick up a copy of this week’s Motorcycle News you’ll get a first-hand look at who is lining up where in British Superbikes for 2009. We’ve compiled the top teams in both BSB and British...

Guy Martin talks sticking with Hydrex over Rob Mac

Guy Martin talks sticking with Hydrex over Rob Mac

Road racing specialist Guy Martin has spoken openly about his decision to stay with Hydrex Honda for 2009 instead of going to Rob McElnea’s Yamaha team as he said he was going to back in...

Sylvain Guintoli: “People recognise me”

Sylvain Guintoli: “People recognise me”

Sylvain Guintoli made his first public appearance as a Suzuki British Superbike rider at the NEC Show yesterday and told MCN he was happy that people now knew who he was. The 26-year old Frenchman has...

Ian Lowry receives help to get fit for 2009

Ian Lowry receives help to get fit for 2009

Ian Lowry will take part in a University study to improve his fitness levels ahead of his first season in British Superbikes. Speaking to MCN at the NEC Motorcycle Show, Lowry said he will be taking...

Video: James Ellison and Leon Camier visit MCN at the NEC

GSE Racing’s 2009 line-up of James Ellison and Leon Camier took a short moment out from helping out on the MCN stand at the NEC Motorcycle Show to talk to MCN’s BSB reporter, Rob Hull. Meet Ellison & Camier on the MCN stand at the NEC! Both Ellison and Camier will be on the stand over the weekend, as they have been today and yesterday, giving away signed pictures and helping out selling the...

Hudson Kennaugh stays in BSS with Seton

Hudson Kennaugh stays in BSS with Seton

Hudson Kennaugh will be gunning for the British Supersport Championship for the second season on the trot after joining Seton Racing for 2009. The South African finished runner-up to Glen Richards in...

Ben Wilson signs for Gearlink Kawasaki

Ben Wilson signs for Gearlink Kawasaki

Superstock 1000 and R1 Cup 2008 ace Ben Wilson will ride for the Gearlink Kawasaki British Supersport team in 2009. Wilson joins the factory Kawasaki team and new team-mate Chris Martin, who last year...

Michael Rutter stranded in Bangkok airport chaos

Michael Rutter stranded in Bangkok airport chaos

If Michael Rutter thought his week couldn’t get much worse after losing his ride with the North West 200 Ducati team this week, the Blade is reportedly now stranded in Thailand due to the protesting...

Conor Cummins and Team Blackhorse join forces

Conor Cummins and Team Blackhorse join forces

Conor Cummins will contest the British Superstock 1000 Championship in 2009 with Team Blackhorse Yamaha. The 22-year old Manxman concluded the 2008 championship with two rides for the team at...

Karl Harris and Guy Martin in at Hydrex Honda

Karl Harris has been named as one of the provisional two-man Hydrex Honda BSB team for 2009. Harris makes the move back to the same team he rode for in 2007 filling in the vacant spot left by James Ellison at the end of 2008. Harris will use Ellison’s side of the garage headed by Mick Shanley and will use the heavily developed Pi Pectel electronics used throughout 2008. Hydrex Honda Team Owner...

Walker is a true champ!

I have just read the BSB Blog from a Fella named Rob Hull. Armchair racers are ten a penny, champions are rare. When Chris whas unlucky enough to finish runner up to Neil Hodgson, he took it like a true champ. Since then he hasn't been blessed with a great seat in any class of the sport. I hope he goes on to prove Mr Hull as wrong as I think he is.

BSB Blog: Chris Walker’s back, but is it too late?

BSB Blog: Chris Walker’s back, but is it too late?

Like most racing fans in Britain I was hugely excited about Chris Walker, a.k.a 'The Stalker' coming back to British Superbikes in 2009. I’ve still got an Old Spice Ducati hat from 1996 when...

Chris Walker back in BSB with Rob Mac

Chris Walker back in BSB with Rob Mac

Chris Walker has signed a deal with Rob McElnea to bring him back to British Superbikes on a Yamaha for 2009. Walker will be part of a two-man British Superbike line-up for McElnea’s Yamaha squad next...

North West 200 drop Michael Rutter

North West 200 drop Michael Rutter

Michael Rutter has been pushed into the BSB shadows after being ditched by his 2008 team, North West 200 Ducati. Rutter looked to be the favourite to continue his partnership with the North West 200...

Chris Walker to come back to BSB?

Chris Walker to come back to BSB?

Rob McElnea will announce one of the names for his 2009 BSB team line-up tomorrow, and it’s expected to be fans favourite Chris Walker. Walker has been away from BSB for a year after half a...

Hawk Kawasaki sign Tristan Palmer

Hawk Kawasaki sign Tristan Palmer

Tristan Palmer will ride for Hawk Kawasaki in 2009. 26-year old Palmer was one of the surprise packages of 2008 with the Tena for Men Honda, regularly causing problems for the factory supported...

Video: Walker talks dirt bikes and 2009 plans

MCN caught up with World Superbike star Chris Walker at the Stoneleigh Park DirtBike show last week. Walker is an off road fanatic and spent the day cruising the show seeing what bike to buy for winter training and what goodies he wants for Christmas. Walker also revealed that his 2009 plans are taking shape and that he has a number of offers on the table that will see him back at the...

Sylvain Guintoli’s career in pictures

Sylvain Guintoli’s career in pictures

Crescent Suzuki’s new signing, Sylvain Guintoli, might have had a two year spell in MotoGP, but how much do you know about his career before then? The Frenchman has graduated from being the youngest...

James Ellison says he’s getting Wii fit

James Ellison says he’s getting Wii fit

James Ellison has said he’s already started his preparation for the 2009 British Superbike season by working on his balance with a computer game. Ellison said in his latest GSE Racing blog that he’s...